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Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 12:59pm On Aug 23, 2010
Bukola Babes: Why we signed Onuh

Newly promoted team to the Premier League, Bukola Babes of Ilorin has given reason whey they signed Erasmus Onuh as the new coach of the team.

Team Manager of the side, Alloy Chukwuemeka revealed that the new coach posses a lot of qualities that will make the team excel next season.

“He is a very good coach with lots of experience. He can turn an average team around and has a way with young players.

“He is the perfect man that we are looking for and just watch out for Bukola Babes next season. We are going to show a lot of people that we are ready for the Premier League.

“It is not as if we sacked the former coaching crew. We simply did not renew their contract. We hope to give the new coach all the encouragement to succeed,” Chukwuemeka said.

Bukola Babes gained promotion alongside Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau United and Crown of Ogbomosho.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 1:00pm On Aug 23, 2010
Siasia plans big for league players

Heartland coach and Super Eagles coach in waiting, Samson Siasia has disclosed that he has big plans for the league players in the country.

Siasia told Vanguard sports that he will build the new look Super Eagles around some of the

Best players in the country.

“I have a good plan for this job. I really need to go back to how it was done in the past. I need a camp for the local players.

“The local league is very important and I need many players from there. Going by my experience with local players I’ll certainly need a camp for building of a team. They can be released for league matches every Thursday.

“Westerhof did it. We can do it again. We will not only be in camp training. We will be playing friendly matches from time to time.

“There are so many things we need to build into the local players. They are not as daring as we used to be. As players, we were inspired by large crowd at match venues. We were charged anytime we saw good crowd. These days, it cows some players.



I really don’t know why. To get over that, they need exposure. So, we have to play many friendlies.

“And I must have to camp them to effect so many tactical and technical changes. Scouting at home and abroad will be taken seriously. There are challenges and I’m ready for them,” Siasia said.”
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 1:02pm On Aug 23, 2010
NPL holds seminar for coaches, players

The Nigeria Premier League has concluded plans to hold the last of the pre season activities with a seminar for coaches, players, team managers and a medical staff of all Premier League club sides.

The seminar which comes up September 11 is designed to teach the participants on management of league sides for health, nutrition and general Insurance.

Acting Executive Secretary of NPL, Tunji Babalola said that the seminar which will take place at the NFF technical centre, FIFA goal project, National Stadium, Abuja will afford the coaches and players the opportunity to learn the new tricks in the game.

“This is one good way of empowering the coaches and players and the result of what they will learn will greatly change the fortunes of the league next season,” Babalola noted.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 1:05pm On Aug 23, 2010
Gombe opens new stadium in November

Gombe United will not have any problem playing before their home fans next season as the new stadium called Pantami will be opened in November.

According to the Coordinator of the club and Special Assistant to the Gombe Governor, Farouk Yarma told NPL official website that the stadium will be opened in November and the team will be able before their home fans.

“The Stadium is almost ready and some stadium inspectors have been here and they certify everything we have done.

“The Gombe State government is committed to ensuring that sports facilities in the state are world-class. That is why the government has built the Pantami Stadium, which is 80 per cent near completion. Gombe United is our biggest team in the state and it will be using the stadium for the league.

“The stadium was named Pantami because it is located in an area that bears that name. So it will be opened to all sports activities and especially Gombe United, which is the biggest sport project in our state,” he said.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 4:48pm On Aug 23, 2010
Five clubs fight over Eugene Salami

The race to sign on league record goal scorer, Eugene Salami is getting hotter as five clubs are presently locked in a battle to get his signature for next season.

NPL official website can reveal today that Heartland of Owerri, Sharks of Port-Harcourt, Sunshine of Akure, Kwara United of Ilorin and Kano Pillars are the clubs that are jostling to get Salami on their pay roll.

Salami said that he is presently considering the offers and would make his intention known very soon.

“All the clubs have discussed with me. But there are factors that I will consider before I make my decision.

“But it is a good thing that these clubs are seriously looking for me. It shows they recognise my efforts last season when I equalled the record of Ishaya Jatau and Akarandut Orok.

“I will soon join one of these clubs and take my football career to another level,” Salami boasted.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 4:57pm On Aug 23, 2010
Rangers drop 15 players

Rangers of Enugu will drop 15 players from the squad of last season to make way for new ones.

According to the media officer of the club, Foster Chime, the names of the players will be released in the next two days and that will signal the preparation for next season.

“We have short listed 15 players for the drop because we don’t need them for next season. We have been able to retain the players we need for next season and we are also on the verge of signing some quality players.

“These players that would be dropped did not meet up to the expectations of the coaching crew and they will be asked to look for other clubs.

“Most of them did not play up to five matches throughout the season and we cannot continue to retain such players.

“Rangers will certainly be stronger next season. That is a promise and the Enugu State Government is ever ready to support the team,” Chime said.

Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 4:59pm On Aug 23, 2010
Effugh: Heartland will win Premier League trophy next season

The new Premier League season starts September 25th, and one player who is so sure that his team will not only do well, but will win the trophy is Heartland of Owerri midfielder, Chinedu Effugh.

The former Rangers of Enugu defender told the NPL official website that nothing will stop the team from winning the trophy next season.

“A lot of people will think I am just boasting. But I have looked at our team and what is going on and I have this confidence that no team will be able to stop us.

“We have a good team. And as long as we retain majority of the players, I don’t see how any club side in the country will be able to match us.

“And our management have taken the welfare of the players very serious. So it will be real business for us when the new season begins.

“I want to tell other clubs to watch out for us. We are getting ready and the Champions League matches will also help us prepare for the new season.

“Heartland will certainly be the team to beat next season,” Effugh boasted.

Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 5:05pm On Aug 23, 2010
Rangers Chief applauds Technical crew and players

Enugu Rangers International Chief Executive Officer, Ozo Paul Chibuzor, has applauded the efforts of his technical crew and players in the just ended premiership season for their efforts in picking a ticket to represent the country in next year’ sub-regional club football competition, WAFU cup.

In an exclusive chat with www.npl.com.ng, Chibuzor poured encomiums on the technical crew led by Coach Alphonsus Dike for their general performance during the just ended season that saw Rangers emerging the best defensive side in the league and placing fifth in the twenty team log and playing for the third place in the Federations cup.

“Surely, our performance could have been better but I have to give kudos to the technical crew and the players for their determined effort at re-launching the fortunes of the club in the ended season. I am pretty sure that with a little more effort we will get there in the coming season. Also, I have to say that picking a ticket to play in the WAFU cup was no mean feat. I will say that getting this far should be celebrated considering the fact that the club has not gotten to this level for a long while,” stated the club boss.

He further said, “We are already in the market seeking quality strikers to help us bury the numerous chances that we create in most games that we play. Our search will not be limited to the shores of the country as our dragnet will include players from other countries in the sub-region.”



On the payment of the players and officials entitlements for the ended season, the CEO said, “As soon as we get back to Enugu from Kano, everything about sign-on fees will be sorted out and we plan ahead for the coming season.

Rangers beat Sunshine Stars 2-1 in the third place game of the Federation Cup last week.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 5:08pm On Aug 23, 2010
Zamfara Coach dream of a successful season ahead


Head coach of Premier League side, Zamfara United F.C of Gusau, Coach Alhassan Mohammed, has promised the club’ numerous fans that the coming 2010/2011 season will be one that will see the team contesting for honours with the top class teams for a place in the continent.

In an exclusive telephone chat with www.npl.com.ng, the youthful coach stated that with the players he is assembling for the coming season, there is no way for his side to be among the strugglers as he expects to keep the bunch of players that helped him steer the team out of relegation waters last season.

“We are doing all we can to ensure that we emerge amongst the top four sides next season and we are not joking about our intentions. We hope to retain the bunch of players that helped us last season and looking to replace those that will be willing to go to other clubs with some quality players that we are already discoursing with. I am very optimistic that the coming season will be one for Zamfara United,” enthused the coach who is still holidaying in Benin.

The former Bendel Insurance and Julius Berger veteran further stated, “Our first game with Bukola Babes will no doubt be an interesting one but I assure you that we will start early to gather the points from that very game as every point gained in any game will to a very large extent enhance our dreams of rubbing shoulders with the more established sides in the premiership.”
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 5:10pm On Aug 23, 2010
Slovenian eager to return to Pillars


Slovenian coach, Ivo Sajh, has told MTNFootball.com he wishes to return to Nigerian club Kano Pillars to complete some 'unfinished business'.

Sajh led Pillars to the semi-finals of last year's CAF Champions League only to depart the team soon after under a cloud.

"Reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League was no mean achievement for this team, but I also know that we could have gone all the way and won the trophy but for some problems in the team by the time we clashed with Heartland in the semi-finals," Sajh told MTNFootball.com.

"That is why I wish to return to the club and ensure that next year, Pillars are champions of Africa."�

Sajh was suspended and his tactics and team selection questioned by Pillars management by last year's semi-final against fellow Nigerian club Heartland.

He will thereafter leave for his native Slovenia while also complaining that the club had breached certain clauses in his contract.

"The problem was lack of communication between me and the officials. This will not happen again when I return," he argued.

Last season, Pillars finished as runners-up in the Nigeria Premier League and will represent the country along with champions Enyimba in next year's CAF Champions League.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 5:11pm On Aug 23, 2010
Chibuzor says Rangers is ready for next season

Chief Executive Officer of Rangers International, Ozor Paul Chibuzor has boasted that the team is ready for next season.

Chibuzor told NPL official website that everything is set to make the team regain its past glory next season.

“I must confess that we made some mistakes last season which denied us a continental ticket. But we are ready to compete for honours next season.

“We have also identified some players that will join us very soon. The team will be fortified with about six new players, because we realise that the core of the side must remain.

“That will give us a very tight team and I am already looking ahead to a good season where we will finally break the jinx of not winning any trophy for a long time.

“All I want our supporters is that they will smile at the end of next season,” Chibuzor said.

Rangers finished in the fifth position in the Nigeria Premier League last season and were also knocked out in the semi finals of the FA Cup by Kaduna United.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 9:52am On Aug 24, 2010
3SC sacks nine players

In its bid to reposition and seriously challenge for the league title next season, Shooting Stars Sports of Ibadan has decided to wield the big stick by dropping nine players.

NPL official learnt from Ibadan that the players are Daniel Zuzu, Daniel Ozoata, Kingsley Papin, Felix Orji, Emeka Ezeugo, Madu Chibuzor, Meshack, David Abidoye and Chukwubuikem.

Officials of the Ibadan based side revealed that the players did not justify the confidence reposed in them and they stayed on the bench throughout the season.

“Most of the players did not meet the expectations of the coaching crew. That is why it is inevitable that they will be dropped at the end of the season.

“We have able to carefully taking a look at the players that we need and retain them for next season. Since these players are out, it will give us ample time to recruit the new players that we need for the coming season.

“I am confident that we have started on the right track and everything will work well for us,” said an official of the club who preferred anonymity.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by blank(f): 11:24am On Aug 24, 2010
Was reading the post about Siasia.

Sounds like the young man is counting his chickens before they are hatched.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 3:55pm On Aug 24, 2010
Well i hope he's not.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by medjai(m): 8:19am On Aug 25, 2010
The way they offload players in the league is horrifying. Do the players get their entitlements as they are being released from their contracts? I doubt.
Kaduna United's captain, Efe Ambrose has joined Ashdod FC in Israel.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 10:14am On Aug 25, 2010
The players contract is one of the things the new board are planning to look into and i pray they do something good with it.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by medjai(m): 4:50pm On Aug 26, 2010
3SC in talks with Owu Sportswear over team’s kits NIGERIA Premier League giants, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan has opened negotiations with a local sports wear manufacturing company, Owu Sportswear, with a view to getting the outfit to supply kits to the club.

A source close to the club told journalists on Tuesday that the deal has reached such a stage that agreement could be signed as early as next week.

In the deal, according to the source, who pleaded anonymity, Owu Sportswear is expected to supply 10 sets of kits and ceremonial wears so that it would have enough wears for its assignments.

Confirming the deal, Chief Operating Officer of Owu Sportswear, Olatunji Brown, said the parties have reached agreement in principle subject to a contract, which could hold in a few days time.

He said the company chose to partner with 3SC so that the club would be dressed properly in all its assignments, adding that the deal will bring a new dimension to club football in Nigeria.

“Being the first Nigerian club to win a continental championship we see 3SC as the ideal club to pioneer this innovation.

“With this deal 3SC will have enough jerseys to exchange with its opponents after every match, just as it would fresh kits for every game. There are also away and home kits, as well as alternate wears to differentiate it from the mass,” said Brown.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 5:23pm On Aug 26, 2010
^^

good one for 3SC there, i like that, i can't wait to see our clubs dressing well without having to use paper to write names at the back of their Jerseys
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by medjai(m): 6:10pm On Aug 26, 2010
LOL. Rangers also have a kit contract with Nike and Hrtland with Adidas. We are making progress
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 6:28pm On Aug 26, 2010
Yes bro, we are making progress, i don't want to see that yeye jersey for Zamfara and Lobi star neck, they should get a new kit and stop disgracing us.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by Cappadona123: 6:31pm On Aug 26, 2010
Up crown,where's honeric?
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 6:52pm On Aug 26, 2010
Cappadona123:

Up crown,where's honeric?

I am here bro, congratulation to Crown, i hope you guys are not looking to fix matches with officials? this is the top league and stuff like that is not expected.

Play good football and get the desired points, nothing more.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by DisGuy: 7:33pm On Aug 26, 2010
Aminu Maigari won the NFF elections
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 8:17pm On Aug 26, 2010
^^

And the rubbish continues sad
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by DisGuy: 8:24pm On Aug 26, 2010
was the election rigged?

Who came second?

Who were the state executive or the board members are they all northerners?

well many court cases
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 8:52pm On Aug 26, 2010
Clean sweep, he got almost all the votes, followed by Toro and Obaseki.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 8:56pm On Aug 26, 2010
Maigari wins NFF election

Posted: 2010-08-26 17:25

Aminu Maigari has been returned as President of the Nigeria Football Federation following a tumultuous day of voting in Abuja.

Maigari got 31 out of the 44 votes, well ahead of former NFF Secretary General Sani Toro, who got five votes.

NPL chairman Oyuiki Obaseki got four votes, Shehu Dikko got two votes, Fan Ndubuoke one vote and Lumumba Adeh got zero votes along with Segun Odegbami, Bukola Olopade and Tijani Yusuf.

Odegbami, Olopade and Yusuf all withdrew from the elections, but electoral committee declined their withdrawals, saying it did not comply with the statutes, which require a one-week notice.

Former Super Eagles Team Manager Mike Umeh was elected First Vice President with 26 votes ahead of Jarret Tenebe with 13, former executive committee member Obinna Ogba with 2 votes and Fanny Amun with 3 votes.

Effiong Johnson was elected unopposed with 42 votes as Chairman of Chairmen, the position previously held by impeached board member Taiwo Ogunjobi.

In other positions, former international Dominic Iorfa lost out in his north central zone, with Suleiman Kwande and Yusuf Ahmed both emerging.

In the North-West zone, Shehu Ahmed Adamu kept his seat, but was joined by Muazu Suleiman with 28 and 24 votes respectively.

Enyimba chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu defeated former Green Eagles captain Christian Chukwu to emerge from the South East, and Austin Jay Jay Okocha lost out to Rivers State FA Chairman Christopher Greene.

Green won with 25 votes to Okocha's 8. Israel Goli got 6 votes, Collins Eselemo got 2 votes and Aisha Falode 1 vote.

Anyansi Agwu topped Chukwu by 21 votes to 19.

Deji Tinubu and Olaleye Adepoju claimed the positions for the South West ahead of Adegboyega Onigbinde, Mutiu Adepoju, Ayo Omidiran and incumbent Paul Odebunmi.

Olayeye Adepoju polled 32 votes and Tinubu 31 votes. Ex international Mutiu Adepoju got 8 votes Odebunmi got 4 votes, same as Onigbinde and Omidiran.

An attempt to stop the elections by NANS President Harrison Jalla, who was accompanied by a court bailiff and some policement, was prevented by armed policemen at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, where the elections were held.

New NFF board
President: Aminu Maigari
1st Vice President: Mike Umeh
2nd Vice President: Davidson Owumi
Chairman of Chairmen: Effiong Johnson
North Central: Suleiman Kwande, Yusuf Ahmed
North West: Shehu Adamu, Muazu Suleiman
South East: Felix Anyansi-Agwu
South South: Christopher Greene
South West: Olaleye Adepoju, Deji Tinubu
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by medjai(m): 9:35pm On Aug 26, 2010
some credible people did make the board like Felix Anyansi Agwu and Deji Tinubu.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 9:37pm On Aug 26, 2010
medjai:

some credible people did make the board like Felix Anyansi Agwu and Deji Tinubu.

South East: Felix Anyansi-Agwu
South South: Christopher Greene
South West: Olaleye Adepoju, Deji Tinubu

They did.
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by DisGuy: 4:54pm On Aug 27, 2010
^^^ hmmm yes I agree with you all the southerners were credible? sarcasm
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by honeric01(m): 9:09pm On Aug 27, 2010
Well, he said some cool
Re: Nigerian League Fan Thread: Enter D Place N Know Every by medjai(m): 10:13pm On Aug 27, 2010
Deji Tinubu is a seasoned sports analyst and was former chairman of Lagos State Sports Council.
Felix Anyansi Agwu needs no intro. He's been there and done that with Enyimba.
Christopher Greene, dont know much about him but up until now was Rivers state FA chairman.

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