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  • Lloyd Ekweremadu, Enugu State Commissioner for Sports, Ike Chioke, GMD of Afrinvest and Amobi Ezeaku, Rangers GM at a press conference in Enugu

    Victorious Rangers Shuts Down Enugu

    Winners of the Nigerian Premier League, Rangers International Football Club of Enugu rode an early morning downpour into Enugu in a private jet to the thunderous applause of its fans and excited air travellers and airport staff. In the entourage of the jubilant players was Dr Ike Chioke, the Group Managing Director of Afrinvest West Africa, whose sponsorship of the…

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  • Enyimba International beat Heartland FC 1-0 in Aba

    Enyimba International beat Heartland FC 1-0 in Aba

    Enyimba International FC of Aba on Tuesday defeated Heartland FC of Owerri 1-0 in the ongoing Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) match day 30 in Aba. The result compounded the visitors’ hope of surviving relegation in the ongoing league. They will have to look elsewhere for points to scale through the hurdle. Ekene Awaziem scored the only goal of the…

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  • Maximum points crucial in tough matches – Sporting Lagos FC Asst. Coach

    Maximum points crucial in tough matches – Sporting Lagos FC Asst. Coach

    The assistant coach of Sporting Lagos FC, Micah Bello, said on Tuesday that gaining maximum points during tough matches was more important in football games. Bello said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of his side’s lone goal victory over the visiting Sunshine Stars of Akure. NAN reports that the 2023–2024 Nigeria…

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  • 2023/2024 NPFL Match Day 31 results

    2023/2024 NPFL Match Day 30 results

     The following are the results of Match Day 30 fixtures played on Tuesday  in the 2023–2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL): River United FC 3-1 Plateau United FC Gombe United FC 1-2 Kwara United FC Enugu Rangers International FC 3-2 Abia  Warriors FC Enyimba International FC  1-0 Heartland FC  Bendel Insurance FC 2-1 Kano Pillars FC  Sporting Lagos FC 1-0 Sunshine Stars FC Bayelsa United FC…

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  • NPFL: Ondo commissioner charges Sunshine Stars on away win

    NPFL: Ondo commissioner charges Sunshine Stars on away win

    The new Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, has charged Sunshine Stars to win the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) against Sporting Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa on Monday assigned portfolios to the new commissioners sworn in on Friday. Yusuf-Ogunleye, in a chat with journalists in Akure on Monday, charged the…

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  • Governor`s Cup: Mutfwang gifts winners fertilizers, cash

    Governor`s Cup: Mutfwang gifts winners fertilizers, cash

    Gov. Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau has rewarded winners and runners-up of the 2023 Plateau Football Association Governor’s Cup with fertilizer and cash gifts. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor’s cup final between Mangu and Jos North Local Governments was played on Sunday at the Mangu Mini Stadium in Mangu Local Government of the state. Mutfwang said…

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  • Unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen win maiden Bundesliga

    Unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen win maiden Bundesliga

    Bayer Leverkusen’s record-breaking run to their first Bundesliga title was no fluke, with a 16-month plan coming to fruition. The team made sure of their first trophy in 31 years with five matches left in the season, snapping Bayern Munich’s 11-year stranglehold on the Bundesliga. Sunday’s 5-0 home victory over Werder Bremen further stretched Leverkusen’s Bundesliga record unbeaten run to…

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  • Arsenal suffer 2-0 loss to Aston Villa as Manchester City get title boost

    Arsenal suffer 2-0 loss to Aston Villa as Manchester City get title boost

    Arsenal’s Premier League title push was hit by late goals from Aston Villa’s Leon Bailey and Ollie Watkins as they suffered a surprise 2-0 home defeat on Sunday. The loss hands the initiative to leaders and defending champions Manchester City. Villa substitute Bailey tapped home from close range in the 84th minute before Watkins’ sublime finish three minutes later sent…

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  • Win gold at Paris Olympics, First lady charges Super Falcons

    Win gold at Paris Olympics, First lady charges Super Falcons

    The First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, has charged the Super Falcons to win the gold medal for Nigeria at the 2024 Olympic games in Paris. The first lady made this known in a statement by her spokeswoman, Olubusola Kukoyi, in Abuja on Wednesday. She also commended the Super Falcons for qualifying for the games for the first time in 16…

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  • I’m not desperate for Super Eagles coaching job – Emmanuel Amuneke

    I’m not desperate for Super Eagles coaching job – Emmanuel Amuneke

    1996 Olympic gold medalist, Emmanuel Amuneke, has said that although he would love to coach the Super Eagles if given the opportunity, he was not desperate for the job. Amuneke, a former Super Eagles player, said this while addressing newsmen in Owerri on Tuesday. The former Nigeria U-17 national team coach and former coach of the Tanzania national team, said the…

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  • Osimhen inspires Napoli’s goal blitz in stunning comeback victory at Monza

    Osimhen inspires Napoli’s goal blitz in stunning comeback victory at Monza

    Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen on Sunday inspired a stunning comeback win for Napoli as the visitors scored three goals within six second-half minutes to clinch a 4-2 victory at Monza. The result kept alive Napoli’s slim hopes of a top-four finish in Serie A. Milan Duric nodded in the opening goal for Monza nine minutes into the match, out-manoeuvring Napoli’s Juan…

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  • 2023/2024 NPFL Match Day 31 results

    2023/2024 NPFL Match Day 29 results

    The following are the results of Match Day 29 fixtures played on Sunday  in the 2023–2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) across the country. Lobi Stars FC 1-0 Enyimba International FC Kwara United FC 1-1 Bendel Insurance FC Heartland FC  3-1 Sporting Lagos FC Katsina United 4-3 Enugu Rangers International FC Sunshine Stars FC 1-1 Bayelsa United FC Niger Tornadoes FC 5-0 Gombe United…

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  • Olympic qualifiers: Minister charges Super Falcons to break jink in Pretoria

    Olympic qualifiers: Minister charges Super Falcons to break jink in Pretoria

    The Minister of Sports Development, John Owan Enoh, has tasked the Super Falcons of Nigeria to defeat their South African counterparts in the second leg of their Olympic qualifiers on Tuesday in Pretoria. The minister made this known in a statement to a newsman on Sunday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Super Falcons, who…

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  • NPFL: Enyimba thrash Kano Pillars 5-0 in Aba

    NPFL: Enyimba thrash Kano Pillars 5-0 in Aba

    Enyimba International FC of Aba thrashed visiting Kano Pillars 5-0 on Wednesday in the ongoing Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) 2023/2024 match day 28 in Aba. In the match played inside the Enyimba stadium, Eze Ekwutoziam put the home team in front in the 14th minute after the visiting team goalkeeper parried Joseph Atule’s shot into his way. Enyimba made…

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  • Enugu Rangers dominate NPFL POTM awards for March 2024

    Enugu Rangers dominate NPFL POTM awards for March 2024

    The Technical Adviser of Rangers International F.C., Fidelis Ilechukwu, and two of his players, Godwin Obaje and Ejike Ugochukwu, are among the nominated coaches and players for the Nigerian Professional League NPFL Bloggers Award for March 2024. This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the media officer of the Rangers, Norbert Okolie, in Enugu on Wednesday.…

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  • Manchester City’s Grealish says he tries to take heckling as a compliment

    Manchester City’s Grealish says he tries to take heckling as a compliment

    Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish, often the target of heckling since moving to Manchester City, says he endeavours to take the jeers from opposition supporters as a compliment. Grealish won the treble with the Manchester club in the 2023 season, during which he was booed at Stamford Bridge, at Leeds United and at other games. The 28-year-old, who joined City…

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  • FA Cup: Gombe United beat Doma 3-0 to win FA Cup

    FA Cup: Gombe United beat Doma 3-0 to win FA Cup

    Gombe United Football Club on Saturday defeated Doma United FC 3-0 to win the 2024 Gombe State Men’s FA Cup competition.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gombe United defeated their state rival after a penalty shoot-out following a goalless draw after 90 minutes of play at the Pantami Township Stadium, Gombe. Speaking with NAN, Alhaji Kwairanga,…

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