2017 AITEO CAF AWARDS: “Don’t let anyone talk you down, follow your heart.” Oshoala

Asisat Oshoala has been named the best women’s football player in Africa.

Super Falcons Forward saw out challenge from banyana's Chrestina Kgatlana and Cameroonian Gabrielle in the 2017 Aiteo CAF Awards held in Ghana.

Speaking immediately after receiving her award,  Oshoala says many had condemned her to win any award after she left Arsenal for China.

“It has been an emotional journey (for me), and this is the best moment in my career because when I quit Arsenal to China, a lot of people said my career is gone.

“But I told myself I can do this and here I am today.

“Don’t let anyone talk you down, follow your heart.” Oshoala.

Oshoala first won this prestigious award in 2014, before she repeated the feat in 2016.

She led her club to winning the Chinese league and also finished as the league top scorer.

Salisu picks Ezenwa, Ali, Okpotu, 20 others for CHAN

Head Coach Salisu Yusuf on Tuesday released his final squad of the Super Eagles B for the 5thAfrican Nations Championship starting in Morocco next week, with goalkeeper and skipper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, midfieldTrojanRabiu Ali and marksman Anthony Okpotu listed.

Ezenwa is joined for the goalkeeping duties by Oladele Ajiboye and Theophilus Afelokhai, and defensive stalwarts Osas Okoro, Stephen Eze and Kalu Orji Okogbue also made the list, as midfielders Ifeanyi Ifeanyi and Ekundayo Ojo and forwards Sunday Faleye and Emeka Atuloma.
The team of 23 players and their officials are expected to fly out of the country in a few days, to continue preparations in Morocco ahead of Nigeria’s first match of the campaign against Rwanda in Tangier on Monday, 15th January.
The 2014 bronze medallists will also play 2014 champions Libya at the same Ibn Batouta Stadium in Tangier on Friday, 19th January, before travelling to Agadir to tackle Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday, 23rd January.
Goalkeepers: Ikech…

Crisis, Accusations Tear Ekiti State FA Apart

Things have fallen apart among the rank and file of members and officials of Ekiti State Football Association, as prolonged crisis has stalled activities of the body, with fingers of accusation pointing in the direction of the body’s chairman, Ayo Alabi.

Information on offer from the state capital, Ado Ekiti indicates that stakeholders and board members of the association have blamed the poor state of football in the state on the crisis currently rocking the FA.

Some members of the board described the status of football in the FA as a state of comatose, which they attributed to the administrative system of Alabi, who is also commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs in the state.

However, while Alabi says there is no crisis, top members of the board, including the vice chairman, Otunba Ariyo Yomi and spokesman, Joseph Fatukasi, insist he is to blame for their woes.

They went on to accuse the chairman of several offences, including arbitrariness in decision making, as w…


Here are the Groups for the 2017/18 Uefa Champions League and Dates to be played:

After the draw which took place in Monaco, we know what teams will come face to face in this season's Champions League group stages.

GROUP A: Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow.

GROUP B: Bayern Munich, PSG, Anderlecht, Celtic.

GROUP C: Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Qarabag.

GROUP D: Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiacos, Sporting Lisbon.

GROUP E: Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, Maribor.

GROUP F: Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli, Feyenoord.

GROUP G: Monaco, Porto, Besiktas, Leipzig.

GROUP H: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham, Apoel.

The group stage fixtures will be scheduled as follows:

September 12-13: gameweek 1

September 26-27: gameweek 2

October 17-18: gameweek 3

October 31 - November 1: gameweek 4

November 21-22: gameweek 5

December 5-6: gameweek 6

Chisom Delighted With Debut.

The hopes of Remo Stars Feeders might have seen the light of the day with the sudden debut of Kenneth Chisom.
The 17-year-old midfielder has expressed happiness after featuring in his side's 1-1 draw against Shooting Stars Sporting Club (3SC) in Match Day 30 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Chisom is pleased to make his debut for Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) in Wednesday's game at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu.
The young and vibrant midfielder was part of the NPFL U17 All Stars that featured in this year's Gauteng Future Champions Football tournament held in South Africa and he claims he was delighted he was able to contribute to his side’s display at home against 3SC.
He also participated for Nigeria when the Golden Eaglets played against the Baby Menas in Naimey for the U17 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers and currently participating in the ongoing Nationwide League One competition for Remo Stars Feeders.
 “It is amazing, a great feeli…

NFF confirms Corsica, Togo friendlies for Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed that the Super Eagles will play two international friendly matches, against the Senior National Teams of Corsica and Togo respectively, before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in Uyo next month.
Chief Coach Salisu Yusuf will lead a contingent of goalkeepers trainer Alloy Agu, home –based professionals Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Alhassan Ibrahim, Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatubosun and backroom staff to Paris on 22nd May, from where they will travel to Corsica.
The three –time African champions will take on the Corsica Senior Team at the Stade Francois Coty in Ajaccio starting from 8pm on Friday, 26th May, and then travel to Paris for the game against the Hawks of Togo.
The match against the Hawks has been scheduled for the Stade Municipal de Saint Leu La Foret, Paris on Thursday, 1st June 2017, starting from 7.30pm.
The Super Eagles will tackle South Africa in the opening match of Group E of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation…

LMC, FIRS Launches NPFL-VAT Wonder Goal

Ahead the start of second round of matches in the Nigeria Professional Football League (2016/17) season, the League Management Company (LMC) and the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) are partnering to resuscitate the Wonder Goal series.

At the turn of the second round of matches last season, the LMC had introduced the Wonder Goal to build affinity between players, their clubs and their community of domicile. It aimed amongst other objectives to create an engagement channel between the clubs and their immediate communities through charity work by players who win the award.

It will be recalled that the LMC recently offered FIRS, the NPFL as a platform to engage the football community on the benefits of paying taxes and other government charges such as the Value Added Tax (VAT). Tax education messages are since being displayed on perimeter boards at all NPFL match venues.

LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko said the relaunched scheme is now to be known as the VAT Wonder Goal and to serve as …