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Clemens Westerhof

Clemens Westerhof sues Jo Bonfrere over allegations of match-fixing

Two former Nigeria coaches, Clemens Westerhof and Johannes Bonfrere are locked in a legal battle in far away Holland, over allegations of match-fixing during Nigeria’s USA ’94 World Cup campaign.
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ndubuisi Egbo is two wins away from leading KF Tirana to the league title in Albania.

Ndubuisi Egbo: I was racially abused in the Albanian league

Coach of newly crowned champions of the Albanian League KF Tirana, Ndubuisi Egbo, has spoken of the racial abuse he received this season on his way to making history.

Abuja-Kaduna train service resumes July 29 – minister

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the Abuja-Kaduna rail service would resume on July 29.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF congratulates coach Ndubuisi Egbo on Albanian league victory

The Nigeria Football Federation has congratulated former Super Eagles player, Emmanuel Ndubuisi Egbo, who has become the first Nigerian and African to lead a European club to a top league domestic title.
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

Osun SWAN begs governor to reinstate footballers salaries

The Osun State chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has criticised the state government for suspending the salaries of Osun United, Osun Babes as well as contract coaches and athletes.
Football leagues across Europe have been suspended since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed over 100,000 lives throughout the continent.

Anambra independent league to decide winners via PPG, play-offs

The Anambra Independent Football League (AIFL), on Sunday, said it had rounded off 2019/2020 league season before its suspension at the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Frank Lampard will not judge his Chelsea players on one game as they prepare to face Manchester City, and admitted the Blues would need to defend well at the Etihad Stadium.

Hernan Crespo: Frank Lampard right man for Chelsea job

Former Chelsea striker, Hernan Crespo, is confident manager, Frank Lampard, is the right man for the job.
Wolves then sealed the three points in spectacular fashion, 20-year-old Portuguese attacker Pedro Neto – who had come on at the same time as Traore – firing home a thunderbolt of a volley from a Matt Doherty cross.

Wolves ‘feel back’ announces Nuno after impressive 2-0 win over West Ham

Nuno Espirito Santo’s impressive Wolves outfit boosted their chances of finishing in the top four, with a comfortable 2-0 win over West Ham at the London Stadium this evening.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he is “embarrassed and ashamed” at the historic treatment of black people as the Premier League’s return was marked by protests against racial injustice on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola embarrassed by treatment of black people

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he is “embarrassed and ashamed” at the historic treatment of black people as the Premier League’s return was marked by protests against racial injustice on Wednesday.
Next month’s German Cup final will be played behind closed doors after the country’s football association’s application for fans to be present was turned down by the local Berlin government on Wednesday.

Berlin rejects German Cup final fans request

Next month’s German Cup final will be played behind closed doors after the country’s football association’s application for fans to be present was turned down by the local Berlin government on Wednesday.
Champions League winner Rafael Benitez and former Barcelona star Paulinho have arrived back in China after being locked out by coronavirus, but now face 14 days’ quarantine and an indefinite wait for the season to begin.

Rafa Benitez, Paulinho back to China and into coronavirus quarantine

China is now battling a fresh outbreak of coronavirus in the capital Beijing, having seen the number of reported deaths and infections decline markedly in recent weeks.
Tanzania this weekend became the first African country to resume a national league suspended during March because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Tanzania first African country to restart league amid virus

Tanzania this weekend became the first African country to resume a national league suspended during March because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Nigerian government receives coaches, locomotives for Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Kaduna railways

The Federal Government on Monday announced that it had received some coaches and locomotives to be deployed on key rail lines in Nigeria.
Coach of NPFL side Heartland FC Fidelis Ilechukwu has expressed his deep concern about his team despite the Owerri side’s 1-0 win over Jigawa Golden stars incidentally been their first win of the league season coming on match day 5.

Fidelis Ilechukwu: Most foreign-based players don’t respect local coaches

Heartland Football Club of Owerri head coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has disclosed that foreign-based players don’t give enough respect to the local coaches.
Gombe United Ladan Bosso

Nigerian coaches association in talks with federation, ministry to help vulnerable members

President of the Nigerian coaches Association Coach Issa Ladan Bosso has confirmed that the coaches union is in talks with both NFF and the Sports Ministry in order to help the vulnerable members.
Amaju Pinnick

NFF throws Super Falcons’ job open to foreign, local coaches

NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, who disclosed this at the weekend said the most important is to ensure the Super Falcons get a manager that can keep them on top of African football.
Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has banned the shaking of hands by players in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Tanzanian coaches condemn players’ beach training sessions

Coaches in Tanzania have criticised the habit of footballers congregating at beaches and training together.
Zidane picked out Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Fede Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane for praise.

Sergio Ramos, Ivan Rakiti, others voice support for LaLiga return

Several key figures in Spanish football, from players and coaches to directors, have spoken out about why the time is right for LaLiga to restart.

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Antonio Guterres

More than one billion school children worldwide affected by coronavirus – UN chief

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the largest educational disruption in history that has affected more than 1 billion school students worldwide, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday.

Akwa Ibom NUJ hails appointment of Ini Ememobong as information commissioner

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Akwa Ibom State Council, has hailed the appointment of Mr. Ini Ememobong as the new Commissioner for Information & Strategy in the State.
Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon, sources have told ESPN.

Chelsea in advanced talks with Real Madrid for defender

Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan had all made inquiries about Reguilon this summer, but multiple sources have told ESPN that Chelsea are now favourites to land him.
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Sunday, visited Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt. 4

Governor Wike: Godwin Obaseki resolved to quash acts of violence in Edo

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Council for Edo 2020 gubernatorial election and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said the party and its candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki, will resist plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to unleash mayhem on voters in the state in order to rig the forthcoming poll.

Former CBN director urges government to intensify efforts to strengthen nation’s economy

Dr Titus Okunrounmu, a former Director, Budgetary Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has called on the Federal Government to redouble efforts in developing the economy in order to stabilise the nation’s exchange rate.