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Aiteo Cup: Kano Pillars drawn into group of death

13 Nigeria Professional Football League teams, two from the Nigeria National League and Supreme Court FC, the only side left standing from the Nationwide League One, are the teams still contesting a CAF Confederation Cup berth.

The Lagos centre has thrown up a group of death, with the four teams involved - Kano Pillars, Rivers United, Kwara United and Abia Warriors - all NPFL clubs.

Defending champions Akwa United are tipped to pick up one of two tickets in Group D as they make the short trip to...

 By Colin Udoh

Amaju Pinnick re-elected NFF president

Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected for a second four-year term as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Pinnick, 47, saw off the challenge of his predecessor, Aminu Maigari, and former NFF General Secretary and executive committee member Taiwo Ogunjobi to coast home by a landslide.

Pinnick polled 34 of the 44 votes on offer, with Maigari a distant second with eight votes, and Ogunjobi managing only two. Chinedu Okoye, the fourth man in the contest, got zero votes.

Maigari, the immediate...

NFF Elections: The men who would be king

Thursday is shaping up to be a pivotal, one is even tempted to say, historic day for Nigerian football.

That is the day scheduled for elections into the board of the Nigeria Football Federation.

Incumbent Amaju Pinnick is attempting to become the first person to be both elected to and serve two terms. Former president Aminu Maigari, from whom Pinnick took over, hopes to be the first to be elected to a second non-consecutive term.

Chinedu Okoye is angling to be the first outsider to be elected to...

Ifeanyi Ubah, Niger Tornadoes fall in Aiteo Cup

The Aiteo Cup round of 32 fixtures played across various match venues on Sunday produced further upsets, FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Niger Tornadoes the latest big guns to exit the cup competition.

Emmanuel Uangbadje's 24th-minute strike was the match-winner as giant-killers J. Atete knocked out 2016 champions FC Ifeanyi Ubah 1-0 at the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt.

2017 Aiteo Cup runners-up Niger Tornadoes were denied a spot in the round of 16 following a shock 1-0 defeat against Kogi United in the...

Rayon Sports sound Enyimba battle cry

Rayon Sports are determined to win away in Nigeria and eliminate Enyimba from the CAF Confederation Cup, according to coach Roberto Oliveira Goncalves.

The two sides played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their quarter final in Kigali on Sunday, and Goncalves is confident that they can get over the line in the return leg on September 23.

"My boys played well although we failed to achieve the win we wanted while playing at home," Goncalves told KweséESPN, "but we can win in Nigeria.

"I liked...