By Clement Nwankpa Jr

The future of the beautiful game is in the youth. Every nation that aspires to excel in international football must evolve a system that ensures regular supply of fresh talents.

Nigeria has won the U-17 World Championship a record five times. Ironically, this has not reflected in the nation's performances at the World Cup. This has led to a clamour for a more institutionalised process that guarantees a regular supply of quality young talents.

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By George Akpayen

Nyima Nwagua has told npfl.ng that he has that feeling of inspiring optimism that his club Kano Pillars can throw their hat in the ring for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and the AITEO Cup titles in the coming season.

The striker joined Kano Pillars in the mid-season transfer window of last season from another NPFL side Lobi Stars and at that time, the former league champions finished in 14th place with 24 points, 11 behind leaders Plateau United, after 19 matches.

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By Joshua Tekidek

Wikki Tourists have began preparation in earnest for the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after a disappointing performance in the last campaign.

The fortunes of the club on the playing pitch nosedived following the departure of Abdu Maikaba who joined Akwa United at the start of last season's campaign as head coach having led them to top-four places in 2016 and 2015.

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Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Plateau United are on the verge of signing striker Tosin Omoyele from Osun United while Enyimba are hopeful of landing Nasarawa United duo of Abdulrahman Bashir and Olayinka Onaolapo.

Plateau United have made an official bid for Osun United's top scorer in the second tier, the Nigeria National League (NNL) last season and look close to winning the race to sign the forward.

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By Osondu Ngwude

Former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Rangers International on Wednesday unveiled Gbenga Ogunbote as their head coach for the coming season.

The club also appointed former Rangers and Sharks striker Davidson Owumi as their general manager with Festus Onu as chairman.

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Seven-time Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) winners Enyimba are inching closer to sealing a move for Gombe United forward Austine Oladapo.

However their city rivals Abia Warriors have taken their scouting to the amateur ranks in a bid to pluck talented midfielder Solomon Obubu from Delta-based outfit Sunsel FC.

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Rangers International will soon be floated on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), an official of the Administrative Commission of Inquiry on Rangers confirmed on Tuesday.

Based on the submissions made by the commission, the Enugu State Government will likely divest its shares and stakes in Rangers soon.

About two months ago the state government had set up the Administrative Commission of Inquiry, which had been looking into the club’s activities.

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By Andrew Randa

Plateau United skipper Elisha Golbe was recently honoured at Federal College of Education Pankshin, Plateau State for his outstanding contribution to sports in Pankshin Local Government and Plateau State in general.

Golbe who is an alumnus of the institution led Plateau United to a first-ever Nigeria Professional Football League title and has been making appearances and giving motivational speeches at various grass-root competitions in Pankshin and other places.

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Defender of relegated Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC, Ernest Governor is one the targets of former champions, Enyimba International as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup.

The Aba side have lodged a transfer request with the NPFL FIFA Domestic Transfer Matching System for the player and his teammate, Mohammed Aman Mohammed.

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By Osondu Ngwude

After missing out in all of last season's games in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Rangers International striker Ifeanyi Egwim has declared himself fit for the coming season.

The player who last played for his team on the last day of the 2015/16 season has revealed that he has recovered fully and now feels he is in good shape to make a return.

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