Saturday, 26 January 2019

Olatunbosun wants full points for Plateau United against Pillars



Plateau United new import Sikiru Olatunbosun is hopeful of an outright win this weekend as his team face Kano Pillars in Lafia.


Following their earlier sanctioned by the League Management Company (LMC) to play three home games in Ilorin.  After playing the first, Plateau United appealed that they should play the remaining in Lafia and it was granted hence, this tie between the Peace Boys and Pillars will be staged  at the Lafia City Stadium.


The former MFM FC star who made his debut for his new team against FC Ifeanyi Ubah in the opening match of the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in Jos is optimistic of a victory when his team host the former NPFL Champions.


“Our game against Pillars is a must win for us. We need the maximum points like every other thing.


“The game is one of the biggest games of the week and we need to win games like this to make a big statement.


“I know it’s going to be difficult but then I think we are capable of beating any NPFL team,” he stated.


Plateau United are fourth on the Group B NPFL table with four points from five league games. A win for them tomorrow will take them to a better position on the log.



Friday, 25 January 2019

Fresh Condoles Super Eagles Assistant Captain, Ahmed Musa over Mother's death


Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation Technical and development committee (NFF) Ahmed Yusuf Fresh has rued the demise of Mrs Sarah Moses, mother of Super Eagles Stand-in captain, Ahmed Musa who passed away  24-01-19 .

In a condolence message Fresh mourned the late mother of the super eagles icon with little memories shared before she died

" Madam Sarah was a good mother who never hid her love for all the children with reference to Musa. As a special guest of honor , I was opportuned to see her when musa Formally opened his Sports Center in Kano State few years back . She's a wonderful Being especially with her tremendous supports for Ahmed Musa when things are rosy otherwise vice versa " Fresh disclosed


The Niger State football association chairman has these messages for Ahmed Musa on his mother's death

" It is a thing of Joy to wish our mothers long life, but we can not question Allah for he giveth and he taketh . On behalf of Niger State football association, North Central football fraternity we Sympathize with you and your family at large with the shocking exit of your dearest mother; we pray Almightly Allah give you all huge heart to be this great lose and by extension God would grant her Asses to Heaven where the righteous are positioned" he mourned as tears drips from his heart


Late Super Eagles assistant captain's Mother, Madam Sara Moses had a long battle with the illness that eventually took her life Precisely 4pm Yesterday,   as this happened After Her Only and Golden Son(Ahmed Musa)Stormed Federal Capital Territory Abuja from his club base , Al Nassri in Saudi Arabia at (2pm) and had brief chats with her before bowing out of this world in pains at a private hospital, in Abuja

From :Olaoluwa Aro, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, Member Confederation of Africa football (Caf) Technical And Development committee.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Ilechukwu describes win over Rangers as precious for MFM's season


  • Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries FC head coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has predicted a tough game on Wednesday against CAF Confederation Cup campaigners, Enugu Rangers.

    MFM FC will battle Rangers in one of the Matchday 4 fixtures of Group A of the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season which will be decided at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium.

    The two teams have faced each other in this same fixture on five occasions. MFM won one of the games. The Flying Antelopes on the other hand claimed the full points in two of the meetings while the remaining two ended in a draw but Ilechukwu believes his wards have all it takes to overcome the visitors.

    “We are prepared very well to face Rangers in tomorrow’s game and we are not going to leave any stone unturned because the three points is very important. 

    “As you can see there were a lot of draws and as well away win in Sunday’s games and it shows everybody is doing well to get results. We have prepared very well. We have a lot of good preparation knowing fully well that Rangers is a very good side," he told MFM FC Media.

    The Nnewi-born tactician also talked about the quality in the visitors' team and the importance of the game to his team. 

    “Rangers have one of the best coaches in Nigeria without any sentiment and when the best coach is around he must gather the best players as well. They have a lot of quality players but we want to maintain our home record because is very important to us.

    “You know this is an abridged league and I know from the beginning that the Rangers game will be tough but for me and my players it’s a must win game for us. Inasmuch as they have quality players, we as well, we are coming up and our game is improving, the understanding is there.

    “We have had close to three to four days rest because of Lobi's CAF Champions League engagement and I think that’s a big advantage for us,” he concluded.



Wednesday, 16 January 2019

I believe we will come out victorious, says Ohanu ahead Kwara game



Former Kwara United forward Michael Ohanu is hopeful of a victorious outing on Wednesday when Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries FC face his former team.


MFM FC will host the Harmony Boys in one of the mid-week fixtures of Matchday 2 in Group A which will be played at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium.


Ohanu, who had a stint with the Ilorin-based team for three years where he emerged as the club’s top scorer with 15 goals in the NNL joined the Olukoya Boys from El-kanemi Warriors after a brief stay up in the north during the transfer window, talked about the possibility of his new team claiming the maximum points of the encounter.


“If you watch our last match we lost that match, so myself and my teammates will put in our best and work very hard because this is our home.




“Kwara United drew their last home game and they are coming with everything to make sure that they get a point here but I believe in what our coach has said, the encouragement and the hard work we have been putting together. So I believe we will come out victorious,” he to told MFM FC media team shortly after his team’s work out session on Tuesday.


Fidelis Ilechukwu and his charges lost their first game of the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season on Sunday 2-0 to Enyimba of Aba with Ohanu posting a worthy performance upfront.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Akwa United home defeat: Olorunleke beg fans



Akwa United goalkeeper Ojo Olorunleke has tendered a heartwarming apology to the Supporters and Fans of his team following his costly mistake against El-kanemi Warriors on Sunday in Uyo.


El-kanemi claimed a vital 1-0 away win in one of the opening fixtures of the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) played yesterday at the Godswil Akpabio Stadium for the first time in four years against the Promise Keepers with Ba'akaka Ajikolo bagging the only goal after benefiting from an error committed by Olorunleke.


With less than a minute to wrap up the game, Ojo took the team’s burden upon himself and pushed forward for a counter, beating his first opponent before over stretching the ball to midfield but he was dispossessed of possession and the visitors immediately spread the ball wide to Ajikolo and the substitute scored with a well tailored curling effort from 45 yards.


Ojo on Monday morning posted on his Facebook account an unreserved apology message to Akwa United, Supporters and Fans.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Ilechukwu not gutted with team’s performance against Enyimba



MFM FC head coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu says he’s not gutted with his team's performance despite the 2-0 loss to Enyimba on Sunday in Aba.


The People's Elephant claimed the full points with a 2-0 win over the Lagos-based team in one of the opening fixtures of the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) played at the Enyimba International Stadium courtesy of a goal each from Nelson Ogbonnaya and Abdulrahman Bashir.


MFM began the new top flight season with relatively new and young squad alongside captain Austine Opara, Zikiye Jonathan, Abisoye Olawale, Julius Emiloju, Chijioke Akuneto and proved their mettle but all of their attempts in front of goal could not yield any meaningful result after 90 minutes.


While addressing the press after the game, Ilechukwu said: “ I am not disappointed. I am not because we played a better side honestly speaking. Enyimba is a big team we just tried if we can and that's football.”


The gaffer admitted that plenty of work needs to be done especially in the attack. 


“I think we really need serious work in converting chances which has been a problem even in our pre-season games.


“You know when you have a lot of young players in the attack, I expect such thing and that was why we tried to get one or two experienced players but we couldn't,” he concluded.


MFM FC will hope to bounce back from this defeat when they host Kwara United in Matchday 2 of the NPFL at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium on Wednesday.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Olatunbosun bids MFM FC emotional farewell as he joins Plateau United



Newly acquired Plateau United forward, Sikiru Olatunbosun has bid his former team MFM FC an emotional farewell as he looks forward to making his debut in the  2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which will kick off this Sunday across various match centers.


The tricky left-footed player who joined the Jos-based team during the transfer window for the new season after an eventful years of service at the Lagos-based team shared an emotional valedictory message on his Twitter account: @Skolatunbosun appreciating his former team, family, friends fans and the Media.







Friday, 11 January 2019

Ilechukwu talks of fresh start as MFM starts new season at Enyimba



Head coach of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club, Fidelis Ilechukwu has said that the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season will be a fresh start for his wards as they face Enyimba this Sunday in Aba.

Ilechukwu and his charges will be guests to seven-time NPFL champions, the Peoples Elephant in one of the opening fixtures of Group A of the new NPFL season which will take place at the Enyimba International Stadium with the hope of starting the season on a good note.

This meeting will be the sixth between the Olukoya Boys and the Aba-based side. Enyimba claimed the available three points in the last fixture last season while the remaining four ended in a draw.

The MFM FC gaffer is not perturbed despite the result of the previous meetings as he looks forward to kickstart this season with a large number of newly-signed players and hopes his men can make a huge statement from the opening day contest.

“It’s going to be a fresh start for us playing against Enyimba Football Club one of the best in the Nigerian league.

“MFM Football Club are a good side as well although I know it’s going to be difficult because we lost a lot of our players to other clubs.

“Last season we lost eight players but the players we have now are young and as well new players. I know it’s going to be a little bit difficult but we will do anything possible to get a good result,” Ilechukwu told MFM FC media department.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Samuel Nnamani anxiously waiting for new Swedish top League season



Nigerian forward, Samuel Nnamani has told nigeriasportarena.blogspot.com that he’s anxiously waiting for the new  Swedish top League season scheduled to kick off in March, 2019.


The 23-year-old Nigerian striker, helped his team AFC Eskilstuna gained promotion from the Superettan  to the Allsvenskan, scoring 13 goals from 29 games; 12 from 27 League outings and one from two play off matches.


“I am anxiously waiting for the new season and I can’t wait for it to begin.


“The feeling you get after promotion is exciting, the dream to play in the top league and the atmosphere, the hunger to play for the team and to score more goals are the reasons why I can’t wait for the league to start.


“We have been preparing and I think we are ready for the big stage,” enthused the former player of Jagodina, Doritos Srem and Sloboda Uzice of Serbia.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Omoyele bags debut goal in Nogoom FC 2-0 win vs FC Masr



Nigerian forward, Tosin Omoyele bagged his debut goal in Nogoom FC colours against FC Masr in a friendly game played on Friday.


Tosin who recently joined Nogoom FC on loan few days ago from former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions helped his new team secured a 2-0 win over FC Masr.


The former Osun United goal poacher came off the bench in the second half of the friendly game and made his presence felt scoring the second goal of the match with a well worked finish.


“Happy to start the year with a remarkable note.


“First it was a move to the Egyptian League and after few days in my first game although a friendly game but then I scored one of the goal as we beat FC Masr this afternoon, Omoyele tweeted on his official Twitter handle @AbrahamAlabi3.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

New Year Message : North Central will be the hub of Exceptional Football Talents, says Fresh




Chairman of the Nigeria football federation Technical and development committee  has revealed year 2019 will be a Fresh Air for football talents in the North Central football fraternity of Nigeria.



Fresh who is also the North Central football Fraternity Coordinator gave this assurance of hope for football Talents at the Last match of Nasarawa State Fa Premier league in Keffi.



" We had series of football program in 2018 but national football activities did allow us to activate and actualise our grassroots football development program.



"watching the last league finals here in Keffi gave me exhilarating feelings and this also means we lot of work to do football hidden football talents in our zone, because we are poised to give endless hope to youths" he affirmed.



"Going forward we are going interlace all last programs together with 2019 Football Calendar, so I'm urging  football Stakeholders, fans and Entrepreneurers in football business to set sights on Central North football development programs as these  would come  with lots of heart-racing Benefits, " fresh Vehemently.



At the 2017/2018 Nasarawa State Premier League Season Goriya United Whooped Mallam Dr. FC 4-0 to be crowned Champions; and would represents Nasarawa State at the Nigeria Nationwide League one division 3 playoff. Other top North Central football Echelon at the Grand finale, were Abuja State Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Musa Talee, Kogi State Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Issa Suleiman, Plateau State Football Association Chairman, Mr Sunday Longpam amongst other dignitaries across North Central football fraternity. 

Grassroots Developer, Akinwunmi Gifts.100m to Jemilu Abdullahi Of Goriya United as MVP



Vice President President Of the Nigeria football Federation Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi supported Nasarawa State Premier Football League Season with the cash price of 100 thousand naira  to the Most Valuable Player this term, according to a report from Maxinews24.com.


The Last Contest Of The League Took place between Goriya United and Mallam Dr. FC at Keffi Township stadium where Goriya United Wing wizard voted,  jemilu Abudualli, Most Valuable Player by Journalists, and Relevant Football Stakeholders due to his Huge Contributions throughout the league season, especially with Outstanding Performance at final match. The Promising Jemilu who done Jersey number 22 for his Team was a major point of reference having Been involved in 3 of the goals scored by his side in a Four nil Demolition of Mallam Dr. FC.



The Gesture by The Debonair Lawyer Seyi Akinwunmi Tingle the head  of Nasarawa State Fa Chairman Mohammed Alkali who is also Member of Nigeria football Federation Executives, while Thanking the Donor " On behalf of the Executives of Nasarawa State Football Association we are indeed grateful for your kind gesture towards State football Premier league as we pray Almightly God blesses you beyond your imaginations, we are very honored " he said.


Jemilu Abdullahi to Akinwunmi " This is one the surprised Gift I ever received as a footballer. I'm extremely honoured to have benefited from your Good Nature and I promised to make the entire football Family proud in Nigeria; more Conquests in your life as you continue to achieve uncommon success " he expressed



As mammoth crowd witnessed the Epic Nasarawa State Football premier League finals, Zangina Attahiru scored a hat -trick in the four Goals Drubbing whilst Jemilu Abdullahi Smelled home 100 thousand naira. The Victory means Goriya United would represents Nasarawa State at the forthcoming Nigeria Nationwide League one division 3 play offs this season.