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Nigeria can lift 2018 World cup – NFF chief Amaju Pinnick

The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick, says Nigeria can lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia in the light of the preparations the association is putting in place.

Sunshine stars to sack 20 players ahead of next season

The Sunshine Stars Football club of Akure has reportedly pencilled down about 20 players to be fired before the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League Ssason.

Rivers commissioner Boma Iyaye congratulate Go Round FC for promotion to NPFL

Rivers State sports commissioner Boma Iyaye has congratulated Go Round FC for winning promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Abia Warriors appoint ex-FC IfeanyiUbah coach Rafael Everton as new manager

Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, club, Abia Warriors, have confirmed the signing of former Coach of FC IfeanyiUbah, Rafael Everton, as their new manager.

We played tougher games in NNL than we did in NPFL – Heartland coach...

Coach Ramson Madu of Heartland Football Club of Owerri says his team played tougher matches in the Nigeria National League than they did in the Nigeria Professional Football League.

Governor Sani Bello charges Niger Tornadoes to go for AITEO Cup title

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has charged the Niger Tornadoes to go for the cup as they proceed to the AITEO Cup Final on Sunday against Akwa United FC.

NPFL champions Plateau United sacks 11 players

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Plateau United FC of Jos, have sacked 11 of their players as they intensify preparations ahead of the new season.

Rivers United retain 21 players for new NPFL season

Rivers United have retained 21 players for the new Nigerian Professional League season (NPFL) season and will commence preparations on Monday.

Heartland FC gain promotion to NPFL

Heartland Football Club of Owerri is back in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), one year after they were relegated to the Nigerian National League (NNL).

Russia 2018: Super Eagles need new left-back – Ajibade Babalade

Former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade has urged the technical crew of the national team to scout for more defensive players before the 2018 World Cup particularly in the left-back position.‎

Stephen Odey joins FC Zurich from MFM FC

MFM FC striker Stephen Odey has finally completed his move to Swiss side, FC Zurich, after his International Transfer Certificate was released.‎

NPFL side El-Kanemi Warriors sack coach Ladan Bosso

Nigeria Professional Football League club El-Kanemi Warriors have relieved Head Coach Ladan Bosso of his job.

Nigeria’s WAFU Cup outing a success – Garba Lawal

Former international midfielder, Garba Lawal, has described Nigeria’s participation in the just concluded Ghana 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations as a success because it has produced players that the national team coach could call up for some positions in the main Super Eagles team.

Aiteo Cup: Niger Tornadoes end Plateau United’s double dream

Nigeria Professional Football League champions Plateau United’s hope of claiming the double this season was dashed following their 2-2 draw against 10-man Niger Tornadoes in Jos in their Aiteo Cup second leg quarter-final clash on Sunday morning.

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Everton owners’ faith in him has not changed – Ronald Koeman

Everton boss Ronald Koeman insists the club's owners' faith in him is unwavering, despite a poor start to the season.

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Boko Haram kills three Nigerian soldiers in Borno ambush

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