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EPL Signs New Improved TV Rights Deal With American Company

Frankie Omokhua The English Premier League (EPL) has reached a new agreement with an American company for a TV rights deal. Although, the successful company has not been made known as at the time of filing this report, indications have it that either CBS or ESPN is in line to clinch the deal. This development is another break through for the Premier League as Tv rights is one of the major sources of revenue for federations, leagues and teams in sports. To earn the right to broadcast matches in regions, a company must acquire the rights from the league board or bid for it with the confederation and pay. The latest deal which gives right to the American company to broadcast matches in the region, is worth £1.1billion (approximately $1.34billion) over six years and will see ea...
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Kuwait Sporting Club Sacks Mikel Obi

Frankie Omokhua According to latest reports, Kuwait Sporting Club has announced the sacking of former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, few months after joining the side. The club made this known on its social media platforms, though, no reason was given for their decision. The midfielder had signed a one year contract with the Brigadiers before this latest development.
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“Rangers Is The Best Organised Club In Nigeria” – says Maikaba, As Club Management Carry Out Formal Unveiling

Frankie Omokhua Former Plateau United coach, Abdul Maikaba, was formally unveiled by the Management of Rangers International FC of Enugu on Thursday. Speaking at the brief ceremony which took place at the club's corporate headquarters in Enugu, Rangers General Manager, Davidson Owumi, welcomed Maikaba to the Flying Antelopes family. "Our newly appointed Technical Adviser, the very distinguished members of the press and the chief coach of the outfit, we are happy to welcome you guys to Rangers management headquarters". "We are in here for a very brief ceremony, and that is to unveil officially the new coach of Rangers International of Enugu". While expressing satisfaction with his appointment and unveiling, Makaiba, who had previously handled Enyimba FC of Aba disclosed that...
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Delay In Owumi Taking Over As LMC’s CEO, Stalling Bet9ja Sponsorship Deal – Bukola Olapade

Frankie Omokhua The much talked about Bet9ja sponsorship deal with the League Management Company (LMC) has failed to see the light of the day because of the failure of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the league body to put a final seal on the appointment of Rangers Int'l General Manager, Davidson Owumi, as the LMC's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Speaking on the development in the week, former Ogun state Commissioner for Sports, Bukola Olapade, said the delay in the completion of the sponsorship deal is as a result of lack of commitment and delay in Owumi's appointment, more than a year after the Delta-born football administrator was announced as CEO by the NFF during its Extra-Ordinary Congress held in Benin City, Edo state capital. The choice of Owumi was approved,&nb...
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2022 WCQs: Ighalo Makes Return, As Rohr Invites 20 Others For Liberia, Cape Verde Clash

Frankie Omokhua Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, has listed team captain Ahmed Musa and his deputy, William Ekong as well as defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi, forwards Moses Simon and Victor Osumhen and 16 others for Nigeria’s closing Group C games of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 African race against Liberia and Cape Verde this month. In a release made available to the media by the Media Department of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday, the Super Eagles will tackle the Lone Star of Liberia at the Grand Stade Tangier in Morocco on Saturday, November 13 and then fly into Lagos for the final group game against Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday, November 16. Top of their pool with nine ...
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Fierce Battle Over Who Controls The Affairs Of Rangers Int’l Looms

Frankie Omokhua The engagement of coach Abdul Maikaba as Enugu Rangers handler last week by some politicians which include Hon. Chidi Aroh, Bar. Steve Orurua and state Commissioner for Sports, Manfred Nzekwe and others, is presently the centre of discussion by soccer fans in Enugu, Nigeria, Africa and the world in general. While the discussion on the uncoordinated employment of Maiikaba is ongoing,a looming crisis is brewing between members of the committee set up by the state government to recruit Maikaba and the immediate Mgt of the club over who controls the affair of the club. While members of the committee who unveiled the new coach were carrying out the assignment in a sitting room belonging to one of its members, the Rangers management was busy completing the signing and u...
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All Nigerian Football Players Union Congratulates Karibe Ojigwe, On His Appointment As Abia Commissioner For Sport

Frankie Omokhua The All Nigerian Football Players Union (ANFPU) has congratulated former Super Eagles midfielder, Karibe Ojigwe, on his appointment and swearing-inas Abia state Commissioner for Sports by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, at the Government House in Umuahia. ANFPU Board of Trustees Chairman/National Coordinator, Chikelue Iloenyosi, in a statement made available to ANFPU Media Team, described the choice of Ojigwe as the best thing to happen to Abia state because of his pedigree. Iloenyosi added that the decision of the state government is a major break through for sports development. "I'm using this medium to congratulate Karibe Ojigwe for his well deserved appointment". "I know the state government will benefit immensely from Ojigwe's wealth of experience because ...
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Rangers Int’l May Face Controversy Over Coach Maikaba’s Contract

Frankie Omokhua Coach Abdul Maikaba, was reported to have signed a contract to take over the coaching job at Rangers International FC of Enugu at the weekend. Some of the personalities that were present at the contract signing ceremony include Mr. Chidi Aroh (in red), Steve Orurua (in black), Commissioner for Sports, Manfred Nzekwe (in orange) and others without any member of Rangers management, Sportsyarnonline can report. This development which is a far cry from the usual exciting way the past coaches were welcomed into the fold of club may see controversy take centre stage at the club ahead of the commencement of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League season. Former Rangers coach, Salisu Yusuf, recently left the Enugu side to pitch tent with Kano Pillars before ...
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South East Football Legends Honour All Nigerian Football Players Union In Owerri

Frankie Omokhua The South East Football Legends on Saturday bestowed its honour and recognition on the All Nigerian Football Players Union (ANFPU) in a ceremony which took place in Owerri, the state capital. In a statement made available to ANFPU Media Team, the event had in attendance top members of the South East Football Legends as well as ANFPU Board of Trustees Chairman/National Coordinator, Chikelue Iloenyosi and the General Secretary, Olisa Onuchukwu. Speaking at the event, Chikelue appreciated the gesture which he described as the best thing to happen to football players union in a long time. "I'm very much impressed with what you have done to recognize the new players union and our efforts to bring a new lease of life to Nigerian players and ex-players". "This will...
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All Nigerian Football Players Union Visits Princess Jegede To Appreciate Her Role In Women Football Development

Frankie Omokhua The All Nigerian Football Players Union (ANFPU) on Thursday paid a visit to the Founder of Women football in Nigeria, Princess Bola Ngozi Jegede, to appreciate the role she played in raising the profile of women game in the country. A release made available by the union's Media Team, ANFPU Board of Trustees Chairman/National Coordinator, Chikelue Iloenyosi, spoke glowingly of Jegede who he described as the mother of Nigerian women soccer. "We are here today to show you recognition and appreciate you for the great work you have done for Nigeria". "You took women football from the scratch and made it a success. Today, women football in Nigeria has gained recognition worldwide because of your dedication and sacrifice which you carried out by spending your personal...
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