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Kano Pillars Legend Gambo Mohammed Joins Indian Premier League Side East Bengal

Kano Pillars long serving striker Gambo Mohammed has ended his association with the Nigeria Professional Football League side after penning a one year deal with Indian Premier League side East Bengal. The 30 year old has been been with Kano Pillars for ten years and he made the Nigerian team to the 2014 FIFA Confederation Cup and also played for the B team at the African Nations Championship. Nicknamed Gambo Ronaldo by fans of Kano Pillars, he missed out on a high profile move to Turkey three years ago and a proposed move to Vietnam collapsed two years ago. He temporarily left…

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Exclusive – Nigerian Striker Benjamin Kuku Joins Israeli Side Hapoel Kfar Saba

23 year old Nigerian forward Benjamin Kuku has joined second division Israeli side Hapoel Kfar Saba on a free transfer from recently promoted Sepsi of Romania. The forward signed a one year deal with the option of a further two year if he impresses during his stay with the Israeli side who are eyeing promotion back to the top flight. His representative Akinyemi Busola told Owngoalnigeria.com, that the he will no doubt add bite to the attack of the Israeli side due to his ability to create and also score goals. Kuku will succeed in Israel, he is not just…

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One Cap Super Eagles Midfielder Paul Onobi Joins Saudi Arabia Side Al-Nojoom FC

Fomer Lobi Stars, Warri Wolves and Sunshine Stars of Akure midfielder Paul Onobi has joined Saudi Arabia top division side Al -Nojoom FC according to reports . Onobi represented Abia Warriors and Lobi Stars in the Nigeria Professional Football League after his one season stint with Finnish side KuPS where he played 22 games with just one assist to his name. The 25 year old also had a short stint in Oman with Al Nasr with injury cutting short his stay at the club. His move to Al Nojoom FC is believed to be a contract for just a season although it has…

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Shorunmu Happy Nigeria Escape FIFA Ban, Wants End To NFF Crisis

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu, is happy to see the country escape indefinite suspension from international football by FIFA. FIFA had threatened to suspend Nigeria from all international competitions if Nigeria Football Federation president , Amaju Pinnick and general secretary, Mohammed Sanusi were not given back the effective control of he NFF and its offices by 12 noon, Monday, August 20. But an intervention by the federal government who sent a letter to FIFA on Monday morning to intimate the world soccer ruling body of their support for the Amaju Pinnick led executive of the Nigeria Football Federation prevented the ban. FIFA…

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FIFA Backs Down On Plan To Suspend Nigeria As Pinnick-Led NFF Resumes Duties

Nigeria have escaped indefinite ban from international football by FIFA after the duly elected executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation led Amaju Pinnick were allowed back into office on Monday. FIFA had threatened to bar the West African country from all her activities after the Pinnick-led executive board were prevented from running the affairs of the NFF. The leadership crisis started in 2014 when two separate NFF elections were staged with Pinnick and Chris Giwa emerging presidents from the respective two exercises. Relying on court orders and alleged support from Nigerias sports minister, Solomon Dalung, Giwa and his cohorts…

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Nwakaeme Joins Trabzonspor On Two-Year Deal From Hapoel Be’er Sheva

Nigerian forward, Anthony Nwakaeme, has finally completed his move to Turkish outfit, Trabzonspor from Israeli side, Hapoel Beer Sheva. Nwakaeme, 29, penned a two-year contract with Trabzonspor with the option of another year. The striker is highly delighted to make the switch from Hapoel Beer Sheva and is looking forward to having a great time with his new club. Thank you very much for giving me the chance to play here. I feel very happy to be here, to be part of this team. I see that the team has a great ambition to be successful, Nwakaeme told the…

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Enugu Rangers midfielder Christian Madu joins Portuguese club CD Nacional

Enugu Rangers defensive midfielder Christian Madu has signed a four-year contract with Portuguese club CD Nacional. The former Giwa FC star won the NPFL with Rangers in 2016 under the tutelage of coach imama Amapakabo. The reliable midfielder himself confirmed the deal on social media: Finally finally I am now a professional footballer in Portugal. I give God the glory. He has thus joined another Nigeria star, Ibrahim Ahassan Muazzam, who only recently transferred to the club who are based in Madeira and only regained promotion back to the top league in Portugal after several years in the lower division. They…

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We Must Beat Djoliba To Stay In CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba Coach, Abdallah

Enyimba head coach, Usman Abdallah ,insists his side will go all out for a win in todays (Sunday) CAF Confederation Cup crucial Group C clash against Malis Djoliba AC at the Modibo Keita, Bamako. Currently, in third position with six points behind Williamsville AC (seven points) and CARA Brazzaville (six points), Enyimba must grind the result against bottom-placed Djoliba, who have four points. And Abdallah, who have been put in charge of the Peoples Elephant after erstwhile handler of the team, Paul Aigbogun left the club to concentrate on his job with the Nigerias U-20 side is…

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Ndidi Stars, Iheanacho Subbed On, Vardy Red-Carded As Leicester Pip Wolves

Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, was involved for the entire 90 minutes as 10-man Leicester City picked their first win of the campaign following a 2-0 home win against Wolverhampton Wanderers in their Premier League clash on Saturday. Ndidis international teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho came in for James Maddison eight minutes from time. Wolves defender Matt Doherty conceded an own goal in the 29th minute, while Maddison scored the second on the dot of half time. Leicester City were reduced to 10-men on the hour mark when Jamie Vardy was sent off for a bookable offence. At the Wembley Stadium, London…

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Ndidi Celebrates Leicester First Win Of The Season

Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, is thrilled to see the side picked their first win of the campaign following a 2-0 home win against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes recovered from their opening day 2-1 loss to Manchester United to record the win despite playing the last 30 minutes of the game with a man down following Jamie Vardys dismissal. Wolves defender Matt Doherty conceded an own goal in the 29th minute, while Maddison scored the second on the dot of half time. Happy to get the first 3 points Massive support from the fans ??, reads a…