Live | NPFL Rescheduled Matchday 8 Fixtures

Two rescheduled matches are being played now in Lagos and Ibadan. The both matches involves the two clubs that just fell into the CAF Confederations Cup.
Matchday 8 Rescheduled Fixtures

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Rivers United Coach Stanley Eguma Appologises For Al Merrikh Loss

Rivers United manager Stanley Eguma appologised to Nigerian fans after his side lost to Al Merrikh of Sudan 4-3 on aggregate despite defeating the Sudanese side 3-0 in Nigeria during the first leg.

Rivers United were horrendously pegged 4-0 in the reverse fixture at Omduman, Sudan on Saturday, a result that cancelled out the Nigerians' 3-0 advantage in the first leg decided in Port Harcourt a week earlier.

CAF Champions League Fallout | Rangers, Rivers To Know ConFederation' Cup Opponents Today

Downgraded from the elite CAF Champions League, the Nigerian duo of Enugu Rangers and Rivers United will today know the teams they will be facing in the playoff for the second tier CAF Confederation Cup. 

The draw for the second round of 16 of the Confederation Cup will hold at the October 6 City headquarters of CAF today. The draw will pit the qualified teams from the 1/16th final of the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2017 against the losers from the 1/16th final of the Total CAF Champions League 2017 for a place at the group stage of the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2017. 

Tweet Of The Day! Rangers It's Possible, Believe!!!

Popular NPFL journalist Tobi Adepoju Samuel believes it is possible for Rangers to turn the game around after going down to Zamalek in Cairo. He sighted the example of Sunshine who went down by 4-1 against Libolo in 2012.
Tobi's Tweet

Maybe Rangers will do a Barca over Zamalek..

CAF Champions League: Zamalek Thrash Rangers In Cairo

NPFL 2016 champions Enugu Rangers were on Sunday night defeated 1-4 by Egyptian side Zamalek SC in a Caf Champions League round of 32 game at the Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo.

The Flying Antelopes hardly made it out of their half in the opening exchanges as Zamalek pressed from the start of the game.

Inside the opening four minutes, the Egyptian club had won four corner kicks as they pegged back Rangers.

Eight minutes after kickoff, Zamalek took the lead through their Nigerian forward, Stanley Ohawuchi.

Rangers vs Zamalek: Ten Things People Are Saying

Here are what people are saying below:

Let the never say die spirit guide the flying antelopes against Zamalek - Alex Ogbodo

The Match is a big test for Nigerian champions - Emmanuel Amunike

When power fails, then determination does the deal... Be prepared, be determined and return in glory! - Sewuese Bem

I  hope that there won't be bias by the referee? And Rangers should sharpen their strike force. It will be a battle royale! - Ugonna Agujiobi

Go on and make it count! Victory is the least of my wishes - Okechukwu Ugwu

Pictures: Rangers FC Players Arrive Cairo For Zamalek Clash

Rangers Fc players have arrived in Cairo ahead of their Champions League clash and the players are looking good.
Rangers FC

Rangers FC

CAF Cahmpions League: Imama Amapakabo Thinks Zamalek Doesn't Pose A Threat

Coach Imama Amapakabo has said that home support of Zamalek won’t make any difference as his team gets set for their encounter against the vice champions of the CAF Total Champions league last season come Sunday.

The coach told ahram.com on Thursday that his side’s mission against Zamalek in the Champions League round of 32 will not be tough, as he believes that the Egyptian team are not better than their preliminary round opponents JS Saoura of Algeria.

Rangers Players Get 750 Pound Bonus Ahead Of Zamalek Clash

As part of measures in ensuring that Nigeria's representative in the CAF Champions League Ranger of Enugu are well motivated, the management of the club has given its players the sum of seven hundfred and thirty pounds each as travelling allowances.

The team departed Nigeria yesterday aboard an Ethiopian Airline plane and are expected to land in Alexandria this morning after stopping over for two hours in Addis Ababa ahead of theSunday's fixture billed for the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria.

CAF Champions League: Rangers To Jet Out To Egypt Today

NPFL champions, Rangers of Enugu Football Club will fly out of the country on Thursday for their CAF Champions League second round, first leg encounter with Zamalek FC of Egypt on Sunday.

The club's chairman, Christian Chukwu said the ‘Flying Antelopes’ had the tenacity to dig their feet into the ground against the ‘Mediterranean Knights.

He stressed that the tea would go to Egypt with a game plan to get a favourable result ahead of the return leg in Enugu next weekend, adding that the gesture would make the return leg in Enugu a mere formalty.


Nigerian News

Bash Ali Sues Sports Minister, Demands For N1b For Damages   

It ought to have been a meeting where Nigeria's record aiming boxer Bash Ali would have cemented a plan with the Minister for sports to promote his proposed World Guniess book of record match but it turned to a fight between him and the minister's security aides and it has grown to a


Graphic: Just For Laughs   

Nigeria............................ is this the next stage?


NPFL Match Day 11: Ten Things Fans Said   

It seems the fans are happy with the way the NPFL is progressing. Here are a few comments from the fans after match day 11:
Fans Talk


Friendly: Nigeria Boast Better Head To Head Records Than Senegal, Burkina Faso   

Ahead of the international friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London in March, records show that the Nigerian team have faired better in previous encounters against their West African neighbours. 


NPFL: Match Day 11 Results   

NPFL Match day 11 results:

Rangers 1-0 ABS
Katsina 2-1 MFM 
Remo 1-1 Pillars
Enyimba 0-0 3SC
Plateau 0-0 Lobi
Gombe 2-0 FCIU
Abia Warriors 1-0 Tornadoes
El-Kanemi 3-1 Sunshine
Wikki 0-0 Rivers


Funke Oshonaike Kicks Off Table Tennis Clinic For Youth, Says Future Is Bright   

Table, tennis star, Funke Oshonaike, has urged young Nigerian players to take their training seriously, saying it’s the only way they can fulfill their potential in the sport.

The Germany-based player said this during the Funke Oshonaike Table Tennis Clinic in Lagos on Monday.


Victor Moses Extends Chelsea Contract   

Super Eagles winger Victor Moses has extended his contract with English Premiership side Chelsea after a brilliant campaign under Italian coach Antonio Conte.


CAF Presidency: NFF Declared Support For Pinnick's Choice - Yahaya-Kwande   

Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has cleared the air on the Federation’s mandate to its President, Amaju Pinnick, with regards to the Confederation of African Football,CAF, election.


Amos Adamu Banned By FIFA For Two More Years   

Fifa, on Tuesday, placed a two-year suspension on its former executive committee member Amos Adamu after investigation into a proceeding opening against him last year.


Athletes Dump Ogun For Other States Due To Poor Facilities   

Ogun State is currently losing some of its top athletes to other states due to the poor state of sports facilities in the state, it has been learnt.


CAF Elections: Solomon Dalung Backs Pinnick   

Amanju Pinnick has gained and won the support of Solomon Dalung toward contesting for a CAF seat and backing Ahmad Ahmad to defeat long serving Isa Hayatou to the surprise of many who thought the Minister was going to call Pinnick's blough.


Super Eagles: Rohr Set To Consider Players In Europe Ahead Of Players In China   

Gernot Rohr has warned players of the senior national team moving to China, that players based in Europe are going to be considered ahead of them when it comes to selection of players. 



Sunderland vs Manchester City: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: Stadium of Light

Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)

Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats:


Tottenham vs Everton: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: White Hart Lane

Referee: Michael Oliver (England)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats:


Super Messi runs Riot On Celta de Vigo   

Enrique's Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga with a thumping 5-0 win over Celta Vigo, with Lionel Messi and Neymar at their peak.


Eibar 1-4 Real Madrid: Benzema's Double Inspires Los Blancos   

Karim Benzema inspired Real Madrid to a comprehensive 4-1 win over Eibar, putting Zinedine Zidane’s side top of La Liga - at least until Barcelona play later this evening.


Barcelona vs Celta de Vigo: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: Camp Nou

Referee: Jesus Gil (Spain)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats


Liverpool vs Arsenal: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Anfield

Referee: Robert Madley (England)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats


Manchester United 1-1 Bournemouth: Mourinho's Men Look Destined For 6th Position As Zlatan's Penalty Gets Saved   

Rojo scored for Mourinho's men, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved and somehow avoided a red card as Manchester United drew 1-1 at home to 10-man Bournemouth as the Red Devils looke


Leicester vs Hull: Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats   

This is the fourth Premier League meeting between the teams, with both sides claiming one victory each in the three previous games (D1).


Manchester United vs Bournemouth: All You Need To Know   

Match venue: Old Trafford

Referee: Kevin Friend (England)

Stats, Head to Head & Match Facts


Pep Guardiola Slams Selfish Players Aiming For Personal Glory   

Guardiola expressed his fury over players that places individual honours ahead of team commitment and the Spanish thinks awards are really nothing.


Ronaldo, Bale, Morata Set To Miss Real Madrid's Trip To Eibar   

CR7 is out of the clash due to an injury scare a move that has left Real Madrid with the option of Benzema in attack as the other two regulars Bale and Morata are out on card issues, it


La Liga Roundup: Madrid Held As Barca Goes To Top Of League Table   

Barcelona moved top of La Liga on the night Luis Enrique confirmed he will not continue as coach next season as Gareth Bale was sent-off in Real Madrid's thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Las Palmas.