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Federation Cup renamed AITEO Cup

AITEO, Nigeria’s foremost energy solution company, on Wednesday acquired the ‘Naming Right’ of the NFF Federation Cup, as an extension/addendum to the company’s sponsorship agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation. It is also part of the rights AITEO has under the original agreement. Those rights will enable the acquisition of additional commercial assets from the…

Nigerian defender slumped and died

A Nigerian defender who plays for local club Kwara United in the Nigeria National League, has died. Azeez Saka died after he slumped on the pitch during training on Friday. He was aged 24. Born Zakaria Lasisi, the defender is the son of late table tennis coach Kasali Lasisi. Azeez joined Kwara United in 2017…

LMC’s hammer falls on Kano Pillars, Katsina United over fans attacks

The League Management Company’s hammer has come down hard on some NPFL clubs. In review of the recent incidents, the LMC imposed sanctions on Kano Pillars, Remo Stars, Katsina United and Enyimba International. Kano Pillars was cited for violations of Rules B13.18 and C1 The club is to pay 7.25 million Naira as well as…

Kano Pillars hold Rivers United

Amos Gyang scored a stunning header in the second half to hand Kano Pillars a share of the spoils against Rivers United in Wednesday’s rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash in Port Harcourt. Godbless Asamoah had given United the lead in first half stoppage time with a supreme finish but the hosts were pegged…

Eguma says Rivers United can win CAF CL title

Technical manager of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma believes his side can tear the form books to shreds and emerge champions of the 2017 Caf Champions League. Debutants, United were heavy underdogs in their preliminary round tie against Malian side, AS Real Bamako who were making their seventh appearance in the competition but pulled the chestnut…

Okey Emordi dumps Abia Warriors

Veteran coach Okey Emordi has resigned his position as the Technical Director of Abia Warriors Football Club. Emordi tendered his resignation letter to the club management on Monday. The coach cited poor run of form as his reason for leaving Abia Warriors. “Following series of poor results recorded recently by the club, I wish to…

Onome Ebi fast recovering

Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi is fast recovering after her arm injury at the 2016 Africa Woman Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Ebi has been out since November with POP (Plaster of Paris) on her arm. She is now glad as she looks forward to making a return to competitive football action. “I’ve started lifting…

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