• Nigerian clubs share 240 million Naira loot recovered by anti-graft EFCC

    Nigerian clubs share 240 million Naira loot recovered by anti-graft EFCC

    Top Nigerian clubs including Nembe City have been paid their share of 240 million Naira recovered by anti-graft agency EFCC from a television broadcast agent.

    The cash was paid into the Club Owners Association account.

    EFCC are set to recover another 100 million Naira from the TV broadcast agent as well as a former sponsor of the league.

    The clubs to benefit from this largesse will be those who featured in the now defunct Nigeria Premier League (NPL).

    It was also understood that some […]

  • Izu Joseph that was killed by JTF military to be buried 3rd December.

    Izu Joseph that was killed by JTF military to be buried 3rd December.

    Izu Joseph, the former Shooting stars of Ibadan footballer that was killed in October by Military men from the JTF in Rivers State (If you don’t know this story read here here and here) will now be laid to rest on the 3rd of December, 2016 in his hometown of Okarki, Rivers State according to his family…

    His brother Izu Reuben said :

    ‘We as a family have taken a date for his burial. It’ll be 3rd of December in Rivers State.

    ‘We […]

  • Injured Rangers striker Ifeanyi Egwim discharged from hospital

    Injured Rangers striker Ifeanyi Egwim discharged from hospital

    Injured Rangers striker Ifeanyi Egwim was today discharged from the National Orthopedic Hospital in Enugu after he was admitted four weeks ago.

    Egwim fractured his leg during a final league game at home against El Kanemi and he had to undergo two surgeries.

    “He has been discharged and has already made remarkable recovery. He now moves around with the help of crutches and we believe in the coming days, there will even be more improvements,” said Rangers doctor Emeka Onyia.

    Rangers general manager […]

  • Nigeria players’ union insist Izu Joseph murdered in cold blood

    Nigeria players’ union insist Izu Joseph murdered in cold blood

    Nigeria Professional Footballers Association have insisted Shooting Stars defender Izu Joseph was murdered in cold blood.

    The Nigeria army have announced the player was killed around a notorious cultists’ den.

    But secretary general of the Nigeria Professional Footballers Association Austin Popo said he personally conducted an on-the-spot investigation of the incident.

    “I went to Okaki village with colleagues in order to establish the facts on the murder of Izu,” he said.

    “I was informed the soldiers had come to raid a shrine close to […]

  • Army lied, late 3SC player not a cultist – Brother insists

    Army lied, late 3SC player not a cultist – Brother insists

    Reuben Izu, the elder brother of late Joseph Izu, who was killed by operatives of the Joint Military Task Force, said on Thursday that his brother was not a cultist.

    Joseph was killed during a raid by the JTF in Okaki community on Sunday after he allegedly identified himself as a player with the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Oyo State.

    The Nigerian Army had claimed that the late footballer was shot near a cultists’ shrine in Okaki.

    But speaking on […]

  • Shooting Stars defender, Izu Joseph was at a cultist’s shrine when he was killed – Army reveals

    Shooting Stars defender, Izu Joseph was at a cultist’s shrine when he was killed – Army reveals

    The Nigerian Army has said the Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan defender, Izu Joseph, who was killed on Sunday, reportedly by a stray bullet from a member of the Joint Task Force, JTF, was killed in a cultist’s shrine.

     

    The shocking revelation was made on Tuesday by the Commander, 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Brig. Gen. Hamisu Hassan.

    According to him, investigation is ongoing to determine what Izu was doing at the shrine.

    Recall that Joseph, a regular with […]

  • NFF mourns with family of slain Izu Joseph

    NFF mourns with family of slain Izu Joseph

    The Nigeria Football Federation has commiserated with the family of Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan defender, Izu Joseph, who was killed on Sunday, reportedly by a stray bullet from a member of the Joint Task Force.

    NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, was much grieved when he learnt of the incident, and immediately put a telephone call through to the father of the late footballer, who agonizingly narrated the tragic circumstances in which the young Joseph was killed.

    Pinnick said afterwards: “I am […]

  • Shooting Stars defender Izu Joseph shot dead in Bayelsa

    Shooting Stars defender Izu Joseph shot dead in Bayelsa

    Shooting Stars energetic defender Izu Joseph has been shot dead by soldiers in his hometown Okaki in Bayelsa State.

    The player’s father confirmed the death of the player at the hands of Joint Task Force (JTF), who are locked in a long-drawn face-off with militants in the restive Niger Delta.

    The powerful central defender, who was a great man marker and good aerially, joined Shooting Stars three years from Bayelsa United when the Ibadan club were still in the second-tier Nigeria National […]

  • NFF to re-organise referees’ committee ahead new season

    NFF to re-organise referees’ committee ahead new season

    As part of its effort to strengthen the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) ahead of next season, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have concluded plans to re-organise the referees’ committee.

     

    There were several allegations against some referees, who were accused of trying to destroy the game in the just concluded 2015-2016 NPFL season, an act the NFF sees as unhealthy for the development of the league.

    The chief executive officer of the League Management Company, Nduka Irabor, said in Lagos yesterday that […]

  • Enugu Gov. Ugwuanyi donates N1 million to injured Egwim

    Enugu Gov. Ugwuanyi donates N1 million to injured Egwim

    Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has donated a million Naira to injured Rangers striker Ifeanyi Egwim when he visited him in hospital.

    Egwim has been operated on twice after he suffered a double leg fracture during Sunday’s championship decider at home against El Kanemi Warriors.

    Rangers doctor said the striker should be back playing again in four months.

    Ugwuanyi visited Egwim at the National Orthopedic Hospital in Enugu Tuesday to wish him quick recovery.

    The Enugu State Government’s huge financial support has helped Rangers […]

  • Fidelis Ilechukwu quits as MFM FC coach

    Fidelis Ilechukwu quits as MFM FC coach

    MFM FC coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has resigned his post after 10 years at the Lagos club.

    He will be the second coach to quit after the end of the Nigeria premier league season on Sunday after Mohammed Babaganaru also resigned as Kano Pillars handler.

    The young coach said he quit because he was unhappy with conditions at the church club.

    “The way things were going at the club were not okay with me,” he said.

    Ilechukwu was in charge in MFM first season in […]