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Two Down, Five To Go For Serena

In her opener at this year’s U.S. Open, Serena Williams spent half an hour on court and didn’t lose a single game against a hobbling Vitalia Diatchenko. Wednesday’s outing versus Kiki Bertens in New York was more indicative of the way things have gone for the American at grand slams in 2015. She toiled for […]

Arik Air To Sponsor Ekundayo’s Fight

Arik Air has offered to sponsor London-based Nigerian boxer, Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo’s fights in Nigeria. The offer was made on Thursday by the Chairman of Arik Air, Sir Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide, when the welterweight boxer – who is on the sponsorship bill of Arik Air – paid a Thank-You visit to the airline’s head office […]

How D’Tigers Finally Broke Afrobasket Jinx

Stories by Chibuike Chukwu / LAGOS After D’Tigers lost to the host country, Dakar in 1997, in its first final appearance of the Afrobasket, the question has been when will Nigeria win this championship? This question became more deafening after the team failed attempts in 1999 and 2003, losing on both occasions to Angola in the finals. […]

Salami Out Of Tanzania Match

By Khaleed Dambazau / Gboloahan Salami Nigerian international and Warri Wolves striker, Gbolahan Salami, has been dropped from the Super Eagles squad expected to play Tanzania in the crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier this Saturday in Dar es Salaam. A top camp source said that the non-release of the former 3SC striker’s international passport by the […]

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Awoniyi Signs For Liverpool

Flying Eagles striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has completed a move to join Premier League side Liverpool on Monday. The 18-year-old was immediately sent on loan to German side FSV Frankfurt, which plays in the Bundesliga 2. The Reds have reportedly seen off competition from Portuguese side Porto and French outfit Monaco to land the young striker […]

Taiwo Awoniyi Joins Liverpool

Liverpool FC have signed Nigerian striker, Taiwo Awoniyi. Awoniyi impressed with Nigeria’s under-17s and under-20s and has now been snapped up by Liverpool. After representing Nigeria at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup this year, a number of clubs from around Europe were said to be impressed with his performances despite a lacklustre showing from the […]

Leone Stars Hit Lagos On Monday

The delegation of Senior National Team of Sierra Leone, known as Leone Stars, will arrive in Lagos on Monday for Sunday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Matchday 2 clash with African champions, Cote d’Ivoire. Thenff.com learnt on Sunday that the Leone Stars, to be made up of 32 persons and to be led by President […]

FIFA Appoints Nigerian Referees

Renowned former Nigerian referee and FIFA technical advisor on refereeing and NFF refereeing consultant, Linus Mba, has been appointed by the world football –governing body, FIFA, as Referee Assessor for the 2018 FIFA World Cup preliminary match between Namibia and The Gambia. The match will take place in Windhoek, capital of Namibia on October 13. […]

Quade Leads Team Nigeria To Morocco

Emerging tennis sensation, Oyinlomo Quadre will shoulder Team Nigeria’s hope for a memorable outing at the 2015 ITF Junior Championship in Morocco, serving off Monday morning. Timipre Maxwell and Mathew Abamu (both 11) complete the team. According to the Nigeria Tennis Federation President, Engr. Sani Ndanusa, the trio departed the Lagos airport in the early […]

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Oliseh Invites 23 Home-Based Players For Tanzania

Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has invited 23 home–base professionals who will kick –start preparations for next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier away to Tanzania. At the head of the pack is Warri Wolves’ forward, Gbolahan Salami, who scored one of the goals when the Eagles opened the race with a […]