Delta State to Fund 6 Football Clubs: The Way Government sees Things

  For the second consecutive season, 20% of the clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) will be privately-owned. Last season’s quartet comprised of Giwa, Ifeanyi Ubah, Ikorodu United and MFM; but with Giwa’s expulsion and Ikorodu United’s relegation, two other privately-owned clubs, ABS and Remo Stars, have gained promotion to the top-flight. In this era of calls for government to leave the running of professional football clubs to the private sector, the fact[…]

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Calm Down, Rangers are not yet Champions.

One can understand the excitement over the imminent end to the three-decade wait for a trophy that Rangers International – one of the historical clubs in the Nigerian league – has had to endure. Their 2-1 away win at Ikorodu United coupled with Rivers United being held at home to a goalless draw by Abia Warriors has placed the Flying Antelopes (as Rangers are fondly called) on the verge of league victory for the first[…]

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Joao Havelange (Former FIFA President) dies aged 100

FIFA has announced the passing on of its former President, Joao Havelange, at the age of 100. Mr Havelange, a Brazilian, was the 7th President of FIFA and served for six terms, from 1974 to 1998. He is credited with significantly developing FIFA as a global brand. According to the current FIFA President Gianni Infantino: “During his 24 years as FIFA President football became truly global, reaching new territories and bringing the game to all corners of[…]

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Nigeria U17 vs. Niger U17: CAF U17 Qualifier

This Saturday, August 6th, the National Stadium, Abuja will host the AFCON U17 Qualifier between Nigeria and Niger. The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria defeated Niger’s Junior Menas 2-0 in the third place play-off of the AFCON U17 last year, before winning the FIFA U17 World Cup for a record 5th time. This first leg match of the second round of the Madagascar 2017 qualifiers is expected to kick-off at 4:00 pm. The Golden Eaglets drew a[…]

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