US trained coach calls for Nigeria football on TV

This was the opinion of US-trained football coach and educator, Gboyega Olutade while speaking at a seminar on ways to develop football in the country.

Olutade, a youthful but seasoned football coach with playing and coaching experience garnered across six countries including USA, UAE, Bahrain, Ghana, Nigeria and Thailand, lamented the standard of football and particularly, the low quality of the present crop of Nigerian footballers. He was also irked that local football is no longer on television.

” I will personally describe the league as a low-quality one and absolutely, non-appealing. Factors to look at include poor officiating, terrible stadiums, pitches and facilities.

” And painfully, too, we don’t have our football on television. I doubt if any football league would succeed financially without television money. It is the oxygen that gives life to the game globally. Without it, football will ‘die’. That’s what is happening now to Nigerian domestic football, ” the much-sought tactician remarked. Read more

Rangers star Joe Aribo opens up on Nigeria call-up

Joe Aribo arrived at Rangers with warnings ringing in his ears from former coaches at his previous club Charlton.

They think he’d made the wrong career move coming to Scotland, but news today that he has been called up for Nigeria after his barnstorming start at Rangers will surely go some way to shutting-up the likes of Lee Bowyer and Chris Powell. Read More

Liverpool legend hails Super Eagles hopeful as ‘outstanding’

SHEYI OJO scored one and provided another two assists as Steven Gerrard’s men defeated FC Midtjylland 3-1 at Ibrox to leave the Liverpool legend delighted.

A brace from Morelos and a fine Ojo finish ensured that Glasgow Rangers emerge 6-3 aggregate winners and proceed to the next round of the Europa League.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard commended his team while singling out his two forward players for special praise.

“They are two great players, very mobile and very hungry to go and get numbers in the game,’ a delighted Gerrard said.

“I thought Sheyi was outstanding today but I think Jordan Jones has been really strong in his last couple of performances so I was keen to get him a run-out as well. Read More

Ikpeba: Onyekuru, Osimhen’s France Switch Good For Their Development

Former Nigeria international, Victor Ikpeba has hailed the recent switch of Super Eagles strikers, Henry Onyekuru and Victor Osimhen to French Ligue 1 clubs, reports.

Ikpeba, who himself starred in the French Ligue 1 during his playing days says the transfers of the Nigerian duo will help the development of the young strikers as well as rub off well on the Super Eagles. Read more