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Increasing Spectatorship: LMC goes tough on Stadium Safety Requirements

The League Management Company (LMC) has shifted focus to ensuring strict compliance with safety measures at match venues against the backdrop of rising numbers in spectatorship at matches of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Over the past four seasons, the LMC has been working with clubs on strategies to win back fans to match venues after years of dwindling …

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CAF: Kalu Mourns Rangers CAF Ouster

It was all grimaces as Pillar of Sports, Orji Uzor Kalu, got the news of Enugu Rangers ouster from the elite CAF Champions League last Sunday. The Flying Antelopes crashed out 5-3 aggregate despite beating Zamalek of Egypt 2-1 in Enugu at the Weekend. Kalu said :”This is a terrible result. I thought Rangers would fight like wounded Lions inspite …

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NWFL frees COD Utd Ladies

Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) has granted a compassionate concession to the players of disbanded COD United Ladies to play for any team of their choice in the upcoming season. The Lagos outfit were disbanded by its management on the eve of registration deadline, Tuesday, March 21 given to the top-flights to complete registration for the football season due to …

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LBA reveals February shortlists for NPFL

The League Bloggers Awards (LBA), on Monday, announced an eight-man shortlist to vie for the Manager and Player’s awards respectively for the month of February in the Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL). The list include four managers and four players from the top division in the country. Abubakar Bala of Tornadoes, Ladan Bosso of El-Kanemi Warriors, Abdu Maikaba of Akwa United …

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Rangers Fall Badly At Zamalek, Rivers United Shine

 Nigeria’s abysmal showing in continental football seemed to have showed its ugly face in far away Egypt, as Nigerian league defending champions, Rangers International of Enugu, fell 4-1, against Zamalek of Egypt. It was a different story for Rivers United, who also took what looked like a revenge Almareik of Sudan, whom they defeated 3-0 in the first let for …

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Emeteole Seeks Support Against Throat Cancer

-Top Coach’s Wife Makes Solemn Appeal Former Heartland of Owerri and El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri coach, Kelechi Emeteole’s wife, Lolo Phoebe Emeteole has sent out a solemn appeal for support from well-meaning Nigerians, philanthropists and sports lovers to help her husband in his ongoing battle against throat cancer. As the veteran coach is unable to speak, his wife (who can …

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Rangers Fly Out To Egypt

Rangers International of Enugu on Thursday flew out of Nigeria for their CAF Champions League second round, first leg encounter with Zamalek FC of Egypt. Rangers eliminated Algerian debutants JS Saoura on the away goal rule in the earlier round, and must be at their best to overcome the experienced Egyptian campaigners to reach the lucrative mini-league stage of Africa’s …

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Wikki Not In Crisis – Nwabulu

Wikki Tourists of Bauchi goalkeeper, Emeka Nwabulu says his side are not in any form of crisis, but believes the club have been unlucky since the commencement of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football league season. The Bauchi-based side are currently ranked 19th on the Nigerian topflight table with 11 points from 10 games – two games behind schedule but the …

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Bazuaye Aims To Keep NPFL Place

Katsina United coach, Baldwin Bazuaye has declared that maintaining a place in Nigeria Professional Football League after the 2016/17 season is the cub’s main aim. The Chanji Boys are ninth in the league with 16 points from 12 matches and despite their decent standing, their handler has stated that working hard to avoid the drop is all they care about. …

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Pillars’ Form Is Back – Gyang

Kano Pillars attacking midfielder, Amos Gyang believes the team have regained their fearsome form and instinct for victory in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL). The Pyramid City side piped Wikki Tourists of Bauchi 1-0 in Wednesday’s top-flight rescheduled matchday 8 clash in Kano, after which Gyang said his side will soon ease themselves into the top spot of the …

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