2014 Women’s African Volleyball Club Championship Defending champions Kenya Prisons faces Cameroon’s Bafia


2014 Women’s African Club Championship…Defending champions Kenya Prisons faces Cameroon’s Bafia in the opening

Sixteen clubs will be competing for the 24th edition of the Women’s African Club Championship due to start in Carthage, Tunisia April 19 to 27, 2014 with defending champions Kenya Prisons and runner up GS Petroliers of Algeria coming as heavy favourites.

The drawing of lots was held in Carthage on Friday in presence of CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani where the participating teams were divided into 4 preliminary pools of 4.


Defending champions Kenya Prisons faces Cameroon’ Bafia in the opening match of Pool B, while runner up GS Petroliers (Algeria) plays Sfax of Tunisia in Pool C.

Each pool will play a round robin format with the top 2 teams of each qualify for the quarterfinal. The competition will continue in a knock out format there after till the final. The third and fourth teams of each pool will play in the same format for the 9th to 16th places.

Pool Composition

Pool A: 1.Carthage Tunisia 2.Nkumba Uganda 3.Injs Cameron 4.Watersport Ethiopia

Pool B: 1.Prisons 2.Elshams Egypt 3.Bafia Cameron 4.Bejaia Algeria

Pool C: 1.GSP Algeria 2.Ndejje Uganda 3.Manga sport Gabon 4.US Carthage

Pool D: 1.Pipeline 2.Chlef Algeria 3.APR Rwanda 4.FAP Cameroun


Metro Pro League: Union Bank whitewashes Remo Stars

Metro Pro League: Union Bank whitewashes Remo Stars…As Apapa Golden Stars reclaim top spot

Union Bank Football Club of Lagos puts Remo Stars title hopes asunder, as the Bankers dimmed the Stars by 4-0 at the Onikan Stadium.

Union Bank shot into the lead in the second minute of the 2nd half through Dimeji Hassan who cut through the Remo Stars defence to put his team ahead after the entire first half failed to produce any goal from either side.

The Kunle Soname’s boys returned with so much venom in the second half but their attacking forays were checkmated by the Bankers, just as they grabbed another goal when Remo’s goalie attempted a clearance which hit Union Bank’s Bobby Clement in the 75th minute of the tie.

Few minutes later, Union Bank made it three through an own goal, just as Mbonu slotted home the fourth and final goal of the match.
Union Bank with 16 points are now fourth on log while Remo Stars who are former league leaders have dropped to the second place.

Apapa Golden Stars defeated 36 Lion 3-1 to go top of the log with 17 points. Apapa has won five games, two draws and two loses.

In other games of Week 9, Bridge FC drew one-all with Bolowotan FC, Collins Edwin Sports Club also drew two-all with Nath Boys FC at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.

Meanwhile, Collins Edwin Sports Club and 36 Lion are rock-bottom at the mid-season stage of the Metro Pro League.

DSTV Premier Basketball League Week 7 Results


Week 7 Results DStv Premier Basketball League


Atlantic Conference
Union Bank 80-73 Islanders
Police Batons 66-71 Dodan Warriors
Customs 62-66 Oluyole Warriors
Kwara Falcons 71-49 Royal Hoopers


Savannah Conference
Kano Pillars 84-36 Kada Stars
Bauchi Nets 51-62 Mark Mentors
Gombe Bulls W/O Niger Potters
(W/O) Walk Over

Immigration Vs Plateau Peaks rescheduled for Sunday (20/04/14)


Photo Credit: Akinkunmi Farinto

LMC fines Kaduna United; Slaps one year ban on Supporters Club


LMC fines Kaduna United; Slaps one year ban on Supporters Club…Warns club to restore electricity in tunnel or face more sanctions

Following reported breach of security around Match Officials in Kaduna by members of the Kaduna United Supporters Club after the Match Day 6 encounter between hosts Kaduna United and Heartland FC, the League Management Company (LMC) has banned the Official Supporters Club of the team from all league games for a period of one year.

Kaduna United in addition to some financial sanctions have also been ordered to install or restore electricity supply and proper lighting in the tunnel and dressing room area before their next home game or be made to pay N100,000.00 for each game during which this situation persist.

These decisions and others have are the outcome of the LMC investigation after consideration of the Match Commissioner’s report and have been communicated vide a letter signed by the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the LMC, Salihu Abubakar who also announced a decision to fine Kaduna United the sum of N250, 000.

“Kaduna United is held responsible for the conduct of their fans as provided for under Rules 115:16 and is therefore fined N250, 000 as a first offender to serve as an appropriate deterrent to all others”, Abubakar wrote.

The Club was also held liable for access of unauthorized persons to Match Officials and thereby exposing them to danger. The LMC ruled that “Kaduna United failed to secure egress leading to the Dressing Rooms thereby allowing unauthorized persons access to match officials who were now exposed to potential danger.

“For this; Kaduna United shall pay a fine of N100, 000 and undertake to conduct a Supporters’ Enlightenment seminar to which leaders of their Supporters Club must be invited to before their next Home game. This seminar must be observed and approved by the LMC”.

Abubakar informed the Club that to the Supporters of Kaduna United are being reprimanded for rowdy behaviour after the match and have therefore “been put on notice of possible heavier sanctions should this type of behaviour repeat as envisaged by Rules 13:22”.


2014 Youth Olympic Games- African Qualifications – Sierra Leone men and Rwanda women claim gold medals


Sierra Leone men and Rwanda women teams clinched the gold medals at CAVB qualifications for 2014 Youth Olympic Games after both teams won the corresponding qualification tournaments held in Accra, Ghana this weekend.

Following the end of the qualifiers, six men and six women teams booked their tickets to the Beach Volleyball competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjang, China August 17 to 28, 2014.

In the Men’s category the top six teams; Sierra Leone, Ghana, Burundi, Congo, Nigeria and Rwanda secured their tickets to the Olympics, while at the women’s side Rwanda, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and Congo set the achievement.

In the Men’s final, Sierra Leone beat host Ghana 2-1 (16-21, 21-16, 15-11) to pick up the gold medal, while Burundi pulled off a 2-0 (21-18, 21-14) victory over Congo to win the bronze medal.

In the Women’s side, Rwanda proved their consistency by beating Namibia 2-1 (17-21, 21-19, 19-17) in the final. Sierra Leone won the bronze medal by beating Ghana 2-1 (11-21, 21-15, 15-10)

Men’s Final Ranking

1. Sierra Leone
2. Ghana
3. Burundi
4. Congo
5. Nigeria
6. Rwanda
7. Mauritius
8. Egypt
9. Namibia
10. Benin

Women’s Final ranking

1. Rwanda
2. Namibia
3. Sierra Leone
4. Ghana
5. Nigeria
6. Congo
7. Mauritius


Men’s Results


DAY 1 11 April 2014
BURUNDI vs GHANA 0:2 (16:21),(12:21)
MAURITIUS vs EGYPT 1:2 (21:15),(12:21),(13:15)
NAMIBIA vs SIERRA LEONE 0:2 (13:21),(17:21)
CONGO vs RWANDA 1:2 (10:21),(21:16),(12:15)
GHANA vs BENIN 2:0 (21:10), (21:17)
BURUNDI vs MAURITIUS 2:1 (21:19), (18:21), (15:12)
SIERRA LEONE vs NIGERIA 2:0 (21:19), (21:17)
NAMIBIA vs CONGO 0:2 (17:21), (14:21)
EGYPT vs BENIN 2:0 (21:12), (21:11)
GHANA vs MAURITIUS 2:0 (21:19), (21:11)
RWANDA vs NIGERIA 1:2 (18:21),(21:16),(14:16)
SIERA LEONE vs CONGO 2:0 (21:14), (21:13)

Day 2 12 April 2014
BURUNDI vs EGYPT 2:1 (16:21), (21:12), (24:22)
MAURITIUS vs BENIN 2:1 (21:14), (17:21), (15:11)
NAMIBIA vs RWANDA 0:2 (18:21), (09:21)
CONGO vs NIGERIA 2:0 (21:14) (21:15)
BURUNDI vs BENIN 2:0 (21:16) (21:14)
GHANA vs EGYPT 2:0 (21:16) (21:14)
NAMIBIA vs NIGERIA 0:2 (18:21), (09:21)
SIERRA LEONNE vs RWANDA 2:0 (21:12) (21:09)


Pool Standings
Pool A: 1st GHANA , 2nd BURUNDI , 3rd EGYPT, 4e MAURITIUS, 5e BENIN

Day 3 13 April 2014
3e Group A (EGYPT) vs 4e Group B (RWANDA) 1:2 (21:19) (18:21),(12:15)
3e Group B (NIGERIA) vs 4e Group A (MAURITIUS) 2:0 (21:12) (21:17)
Semi Final 1st Group A (GHANA) vs 2nd Group B (CONGO) 2:1 (21:17), (18:21), (15:09)
Semi Final 1st Group B (SIERRA LEONE) vs 2nd Group A (BURUNDI) 2:0 (21:11) (21:12)
5e Group A (BENIN) vs 5e Group B (NAMIBIA) 0:2(15:21),(12:21)
Loser match 21(EGYPT) vs loser match 22 (MAURITIUS) 0:2(20:22),(15:21)
Winner match 22(NIGERIA) vs Winner match 21 (RWANDA) 2:0 (21:14) (21:15)
Bronze Medal: Loser match 23 (CONGO) vs Loser match 24 (BURUNDI) 0:2(18:21),(14:21)
FINAL: Winner match 24 (SIERRA LEONE) vs Winner match 23 (GHANA) 2:1 (16:21), (21:16), (15:11)

Women’s Results


NIGERIA vs CONGO 2:1 (20:22) (21:18) (15:10)
SIERRA LEONE vs GHANA 0:2 (11:21) ; (19:21)
MAURITIUS vs RWANDA 0:2 (17:21) ; (10:21)
NIGERIA vs SIERA LEONNE 1:2 (21:13); (15:21); (12:15)
CONGO vs GHANA 2:1 (21:14) (17:21) (15:13)
MAURITIUS vs NAMIBIA 1:2 (17:21) (21:09) (10:15)
NIGERIA vs GHANA 1:2 (14:21),(21:15),(13:15)
CONGO vs SIERA LEONE 1:2 (15:21), (21:15), (08:15)
RWANDA vs NAMIBIA 0:2 (21:23) ; (15:21)

Pool Ranking :
Pool B : 1st NAMIBIA , 2nd RWANDA , 3rd MAURITIUS

Day 2 12 April 2014
4e Group A (CONGO) vs 3rd Group B (MAURITIUS) 2:0 (21:11) (21:09)
Semi Final 1st Group A (GHANA) vs 2nd Group B (RWANDA) 0:2 (09:21) (15:21)
Semi Final 1st Group B(NAMIBIA) vs 2nd Group A (SIERRA LEONE) 2:0 (21:19) (21:15)
5e/6e 3rd Group A (NIGERIA) vs Winner match 10 (CONGO) 2:1 (18:21) (21:18) (15:13)
Bronze: Loser match 11(GHANA) vs Loser match 12 (SIERRA LEONE) 1:2 (21:11), (15:21), (10:15)
Gold: Winner match 11 (RWANDA) vs Winner match12 (NAMIBIA) 2:1 (17:21) (21:19) (19:17)


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Flying Eagles train on Good Friday, drop 3 players

The Nigeria U20 team shunned the holiday festivities to train on Good Friday at the practice pitch of the Abuja National Stadium.

Bernard Bulbwa, Chidera Eze and Ahmed Umar trained outside the main squad as they are nursing injuries.

Bulbwa has a groin injury, Eze is nursing a hamstring strain and Umar has a knock on his right knee.

Chidiebere Nwakali, who also has a knee complaint, took part in all the training drills, but did not feature in the two-a-side game as he has yet to start kicking a football.

Three players have been dropped from the squad preparing for next month’s African Youth Championship qualifier against either Kenya or Tanzania.

The players are midfielders Uche Okereke and Fidelix Irene as well as goalkeeper Zaradeen Usman.

There are now 34 players in the team’s training camp in Abuja.

The Flying Eagles will play another test match on Saturday morning against Nationwide side Dabo Babes of Kano.

The match will kick off at 7am at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja.

Sharks FC Captain Odinga Odinga offers 50 match tickets to Fans

Sharks’ captain Odinga Odinga is wooing fans to come watch this weekend Glo premier league tie against Nassarawa United with fifty free tickets.

the gesture is the second from the Sharks’legendary captain who also gave out thirty free tickets in the week four match against Crown FC.

Odinga is appealing to fans to be patient with the team after loss too Gombe United last weekend and proomised the team will not disappoint in this weekend’s tie against Nassarawa United.

“I want to appeal to our fans not to hold back their support, especially after the loss to Gombe United last week,”Odinga said.

”One or two lapses on our part caused the defeat but we have worked on them and are out to win this weekend’s game,”

”All we need at this point is your support,So i urge you to come out en masse on Saturday and cheer us on,” Odinga echoed.

LAGOS SWAN CUP 2014: Team SWAN calls up Ogazi, Alao, Obi, Awogu and others

LAGOS SWAN CUP 2014: Team SWAN calls up Ogazi, Alao, Obi, Awogu and others….Rafiu Ladipo as Centre Referee and Seyi Akinwunmi, Match Comm


Ahead of the Lagos SWAN Cup 2014, the technical committee in conjunction with the Team SWAN Coaching crew after weeks of scouting and deliberation has released a provisional list of players that will take on the Nollywood All Stars at the novelty match to herald the official opening ceremony of the SWAN Cup 2014.

A Shortlist of 34 players has been submitted to the coaching crew but this list will be pruned down to 18 players and 4 officials. The game which will last 50 minutes with 25 minutes both halves will be 11 a side and each team will be made up of male and female players, with an unlimited number of substitutions.

Top on the list is long standing captain Paul Ogazi, the Mastersports duo of Ejiro Omonode and AIPS Africa President Mitchell Obi, also invited to camp is Brilafm Boss Larry Izamoje, Hotsports MD Taye Ige, Supersport GM Felix Awogu, Jenkins Alumona, Mumini Alao and Super Eagles Media Officer Ben Alaiya while a high powered women’s list consist of Ejiro Babafemi, Nneka Anibeze,Henrietta Ukaigwe, Blessing Nwosu, Pepsie Adiukwu, Mercy Igbafe, and Barrong Tony-Uranta amongst others.

Meanwhile, Dr Rafiu Ladipo, President General, Nigerian Supporters Club Worldwide, will be the Centre Referee. The no nonsense centre referee has asked that both teams come with their “A” game as he would not be showing them any favours but concluded that FIFA rules will be applied to the fullest, while the Lagos State FA Chairman, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi has been appointed match commissioner of the day.

In the same vein, the Sponsor, Winners Golden Bet speaking through their Assistant General Manager, Deji Beecroft, have promised to spice up the event in their own way. Beecroft is set to lead a large entourage of supporters to the game while stating that this is just the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial relationship between his company and Lagos SWAN.

On its own part, Organisers of the Nigerian Sports Awards, Unmissable Incentives LTD have stated that their drive to use Awards as a form of stimulating growth in Nigerian Sports is what informed their decision to provide all the medals and trophies that will be won during SWAN CUP 2014.

Kits for all the teams that make it to the Semi finals of the Lagos SWAN CUP 2014 will be provided by OWUSPORTS Nigeria, and C.E.O. Of the company Barrister Tunji Brown has promised fresh designs which he says are the hallmark of OWU.

So come Thursday, April 24, 2014 all roads lead to the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, as Team SWAN battles Team Nollywood in the SWAN Cup 2014 opening ceremony novelty match.

The Full list for Team SWAN below:

Paul Ogazi

Mitchel Obi

Ejiro Omonode

Larry Izamoje

Mumini Alao

Felix Awogu

Niyi Oyeleke

Felix Okugbe

Taye Ige

Onochie Anibeze

Adekunle Salami

Chris Opara

Dapo Sotiminu

Ben Alaiya

Tony Ubani

George Aluo

Jide Alabi

Jenkins Alumona

Ladi Egbedire

Godwin Enakhena

Ken Ochonogor

Femi Obong Daniel

Mike Maiyaki

Ejiro Babafemi

Henrietta Ukaigwe

Blessing Nwosu

Deola (NTA)

Pepsie Adiukwu

Mercy Igbafe

Barrong Tony-Uranta

Nneka Anibeze

Mariah Olatunji

Cecilia Omorogbe

Anulika (VON)

Anabel Okweri )FRCN)

Chisom Mbonu.

Rivers state FA CUP-Ogunbote delighted with win over Amphibious FC

Sharks Football Club of Port Harcourt has qualified for the semi final of the Rivers State FA cup following a five-two demolition of amateur side Amphibious FC.

Two of the goals were scored in the first half through Christian Pyagbara and Fortune Omoniwari while Jayeola Yusuf fondly called Olokpa (police) scored the third goal.

Omoniwari scored the fourth goal thus getting a brace before former Qatar based striker Kayode Johnson stretched the game beyond Amphibious FC with the fifth goal, his first in his second competitive game in Sharks colours while Amphibous fc scored a goal in each half.

Coach Gbenga Ogunbote described the win as just one feat out of so many more to come and hopes they find their rhythm in front of goal in subsequent games.

“The federation cup could go either way, It is just one step behind us now and we still have many more steps to take,” Ogunbote said.

“All the same, we pray we get our rhythm back into scoring form.”

Ogunbote was delighted to see his new sign on, Kayode Johnson score the last goal of the match, adding that it is the dream of every attacker to score goals.

“I’m happy that he scored, the joy of every attacker is to score goals and I hope this will serve as morale booster for him.” He stressed

When asked what fans should expect from the team ahead of this weekends cracker against Nassarawa United in the Glo premier league, Ogunbote said it is a must-win so as to restore the confidence of fans and supporters in the team.

“My prayer is that we win the game and win convincingly, at least to bring confidence back to our teaming supporters and fans.”Ogunbote echoed


Nwakali to captain Eaglets in Togo

Golden Eaglets’ coach Emmanuel Amuneke has picked Kelechi Nwakali to captain his fledging team at the WAFU B Under-17 Tournament in Togo. Kelechi is the younger brother of Chidiebere Nwakali, the Manchester City’s youngster who played a pivotal role when Nigeria won a record fourth title at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Amuneke said he settled for Kelechi because the attacking midfielder has demonstrated overtime the capacity to lead others. The lad nearly gate crashed into the 2013 World Cup-winning team but for an unfortunate injury on the eve of departure to Abu-Dhabi.

” Kelechi has shown that he’s about the most experienced about the demands of playing for the national team amongst the players we have at present ,” noted Prince Udofia, the Golden Eaglets’ vastly experienced coordinator.

So far, Kelechi has shown some sterling qualities not least on the pitch where he roams in the midfield like a gazelle. He has been among the goals for the team and his cracking long-range goal in the 2-1 win against College of Football, Abuja is rated as one of the team’s best effort so far.

Meanwhile, the Golden Eaglets departed Lagos for Lome Thursday with Alhaji Yussuf Fresh, a board member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the leader of delegation. In the continent also is Mr.

Patrick Pascal, former Nigerian international who is a special assistant to NFF’s President Alhaji Aminu Maigari on technical

Fresh said that the tournament in Togo offers the players the opportunity to show what they can do at a competitive level after a
remarkable five wins in as many trial matches before their departure to the neighbouring West African country.

The Golden Eaglets drawn against Mali and Niger in Group B at the six-nation tournament; and will open their account against Mali 5:30 pm on Saturday at the Municipal Stadium.







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26 SUNDAY 27/04/2014

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28 MONDAY 21/04/2014

29 MONDAY 21/04/2014

30 TUESDAY 22/04/2014

31 SUNDAY 27/04/2014


Super Falcons defender Osinachi Ohale, joins Houston Dash FC

Osinachi Ohale,Super Falcons defender,has signed a professional contract with Houston Dash FC,a club in the National women’s soccer league,USA.

The former Delta Queens defender told Super Falcons Media Officer Gracious Akujobi that she is happy to be playing in a league as strong as the NWSL.

“Firstly,I thank God for His grace and favour because playing in the NWSL was the least thing I expected this year but the offer came on a platter of gold”

Ohale has already opened her league account as she took part in her club’s first league match of the season which they lost to league defending champions Portland Thorns.She however said she likes the standard of the league as it will help her improve her game and confidence.

The defender will not reveal the details of her contract but however said it is a good one with good salary to go with it adding that the environment is favorable to her and her team mates have been very good to her.

When asked if she will honour her invitation to Super Falcons camp now,she replied and said

“I can’t come to camp now because our league just started this April,but I will be with the team for the African women championship because our league ends in August”

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Played for Rivers Angels (2008-09) and Delta Queens (2010-14) in the Nigerian Women’s Premier League … Won the league with Delta Queens in 2011 and 2012

INTERNATIONAL: Nigerian international (12 caps) … Played 90 minutes in all three of Nigeria’s matches at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.


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