After a very long wait, live football is gradually coming back to our screens. The Euphoria and excitement can be felt as football fans react to this development. Admist the currently ravaging Coronavirus pandemic, the German Bundesliga is the first top flight European league to receive permission to resume sporting actions. The famous German league officially returned to action Yesterday, Saturday 16th May. Moreover, it is not without strict guidelines and restrictions.
On Thursday 23rd April, administrators of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs held a meeting with the leadership of the League Management Company (LMC) through digital video conferencing. The meeting was to decide the way forward for the currently suspended 2020 season. With varying options available so far and also judging and relying on the best practices, the administrators are meant to come up with a concrete plan to salvage the situation. Simultaneously, Football Leagues across the world are facing the same challenge as a result of the novel Coronavirus Pandemic. It has therefore became necessary for every league to deduce a homegrown solution to the situation.
This Sunday, 3rd November 2019, the most interesting league on the African continent resumes after so much anticipation. Lobi stars won it the last season and are determined to jealously defend their title again. However, they will have to slug it out with other top teams in the league like Kano Pillars, Rangers Fc, Enyimba, … Continue reading NPFL Resumes: Results and Highlights
The 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season will kick off on the 1st December. All the league giants are bracing up to the task. Stadiums are getting renovated; teams are getting reinforced and, of course, managers are moving in and out. Indeed, the fans cant wait for the actions. As usual, this column gives … Continue reading Npfl Updates: 2018/19 Pre Season Preparations.
The League Management Company (LMC) has confirmed that it has agreed with the 20 clubs involved to declare Lobi Stars winner of the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. This decision was reached following an emergency meeting in Abuja, in order to meet up with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) October 15 … Continue reading NPFL Update: All 20 Clubs Agree To Terminate 2018 Season.
Manchester City: Finally! the raging thunder is settling down. It is only surprising to see the champions been tamed by the restless Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. In an encountere were everyone had thought would have been a thorough fare for the Manchester giant, Wolves were the first to put one through the goal post on … Continue reading EPL Round Up: Week 3
Arsenal Vs Chelsea: Arsenal suffered yet another painful loss this weekend on the road to Chelsea. The London rivals needed the game to not only claim the bragging right but also boost their chances on the title chase. Chelsea, already with 3 points before the game, were first to initiate successful attacks. Pedro Rodriguez [9’] … Continue reading EPL ROUND UP: Week 2
The NPFL week ended yesterday on an amazing note as usual. Six games across the nation while four of our team were in Africa (CAFCC) making us proud. Below are the results of week 16's outings: Katsina utd 2 vs 1 Rivers United Heartland 0 v 0 Abia warriors Lobi stars 1 v 0 El … Continue reading NPFL Updates: Week 16 Results + CAFCC Review.
Nonetheless, the concluded games(6) this week summed up a total of 18 goals already. Kano pillar fc's Junior Lokosa continues his excellent run after netting his 14 goal of the season in a 4-0 win against Fc Ifeanyi Ubah in Kano. Rangers also came out victorious with a 3-0 win over Yobe Ds. Kwara united were held to a 2-2 draw by Sunshine stars in Ilorin.
According to the LMC, the poor performances and conduct of some officials during some games on the week 14 fixtures may earn them punishments. It was reported that their ordeals in during the games intentionally and consistently favored one side over the other. This is not going to be encouraged. So the deserving punishment shall be melted.