By Clement Nwankpa Jr

Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte made playing back three the new fad in England and as other English Premier League coaches are now cloning the formation, Abia Warriors recently-signed Brazilian coach, Rafael Everton plans to bring it to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) when the new season kicks off in January.

This much was revealed from the team's training sessions monitored by npfl.ng in Umuahia.

Read more: Everton tests back three formation in Abia Warriors vs El-Kanemi friendly  

 

By George Akpayen

Ikechukwu Batholomew Ibenegbu has declared that he is looking to keep up from last season by continuing his goalscoring act from dead-ball situations when the 2017-18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season gets underway on 14 January 2018.

Last campaign, Ibenegbu, nicknamed Mosquito, was one of 27 players who scored direct free kicks and two out of the three free kicks he scored helped his club Enyimba to finish in the top-three which secured them a place in next year's edition of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Read more: Ibenegbu keen to turn in more goals from freekicks  

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.

Read more: Deepening youth development culture in NPFL clubs  

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.

Read more: Nwagua hopes to compete for double with Kano Pillars  

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.

Read more: Wikki look to recoup after underwhelming outing last season  

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