Home Based Eagles Prepare For Burkina Faso Clash

Home-based-eaglesThe home-based Super Eagles on Tuesday began preparations for a CHAN qualifier against Burkina Faso in Port Harcourt, with 17 players in camp.

Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf, led the team’s first training session which was held in morning. Another training will also hold in the evening.

The players already in camp include Gbolahan Salami, Solomon Kwambe, Osas Okoro, Stephen Eze, Bature Yaro, Tunde Adeniji and Abdulrazaq Aliyu.

Abia Warriors forward, Chisom Chikatara, has replaced Godwin Obaje of Wikki Tourists.

The team faces South Africa U-23 team in a test game on Tuesday, October 13 in Port Harcourt, ahead of the qualifier on October 18.

Enyimba, Sharks FC Suffer Defeat In Nigerian League

npfl-enyimba-fcNigerian League leaders, Enyimba FC on Sunday evening suffered their fifth defeat of the season in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

El-Kanemi Warriors defeated the Aba side two goals to one, with Benjamin Turba and Efe Yarhere getting the goals for the Maiduguri based team.

Enyimba got a consolation goal on the 88th minute through substitute, Nzube Anaezemba.

Meanwhile, Sharks FC dropped to the relegation zone, following a one nil defeat to Giwa FC, while another Port Harcourt based team, Dolphins moved out of the relegation zone after a 3-1 win against another relation threatened side, FC Taraba.

Wikki Tourists closed the gap at the top of the table after a 2-0 win over Bayelsa United.

In other matches, Abia Warrior beat Warri Wolves, FC Ifeanyi Ubah held Kano Pillars to a 1-1 draw 3SC beat Akwa United by a lone goal.

Kano Pillars Stunned In Home Loss To Nasarawa After 12 Years

kano pillarsThe Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) defending champions, Kano Pillars have been beaten at home for the first time in 12 years, following a 1-2 defeat in the hands of visiting Nasarawa United at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

Mannir Ubale and Yaro Bature scored the goals for the Lafia-based club.

Sunshine Stars thrashed El-kanemi Warriors 5-nil to boost Coach Kennedy Boboye’s men chance of lifting their first domestic title.

In other games played on Sunday, Sharks FC beat Bayelsa United at home by a lone goal, while Akwa United and Giwa FC settled for a 2-2 draw.

Rangers International and Dolphins of Port Harcout played a 1-1 draw, as Warri Wolves edged out Wikki Tourists 1-nil.

Abia Warriors beat Heartland FC 1-nil, while Kwara United also defeated Shooting Stars by same score line.

Warri Wolves Beat El-Kanemi Warriors 5-0

Warri wolvesWarri Wolves have moved up to the fourth spot on the Nigeria Professional Football League after the team recorded the biggest win of the 2014/2015 season in a rescheduled game.

Wolves on Sunday thrashed El-Kanemi Warriors 5-0 at the Warri City Stadium.

The team took the game beyond their opponents from Maiduguri by the hour mark, as Paul Aigbogun’s men raced into a four-goal lead.

With Wolves in total control, they needed just a goal to move into the top-four behind Sunshine Stars, Enyimba and Wikki Tourists. Lordson Ichull got the all important goal to wrap up the one-sided contest.

Wolves are now four points behind table-topping Sunshine Stars and could cut that lead to one by Wednesday if they beat Kwara United.

Ajiboye Completes Deal to Nasarawa United

Relegated Shooting Stars Football Club of Ibadan goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye has completed a transferred deal  to Nasarawa United.

The former Nigeria Olympic International, Ajiboye revealed to Channels Television that he is thrilled with the deal.

“I have joined Nasarawa United, the deal has been sealed and I am happy with it. I am looking forward for unity of purpose in the team and great things with Nasarawa United,” Ajiboye told Channels Sports.

With this move, Ajiboye will reunite with the goalkeeper trainer of the Olympic team, Alloy Agu.

He was already training at Sunshine Stars Onitsha camp before he decided to move on to Lafia when no deal was made.

He has played for Prime FC, Wikki Tourists and Spanish club Pontevedra CF.