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Nigeria @ 54: Football, one step forward, two steps backward

Nigeria @ 54: Football, one step forward, two steps backward

By Tony Ezimakor Snr. Correspondent Abuja   A number of sports technocrats have argued at different fora that the sports sector and football in particular, have contributed more in placing…

Chukwu, Ikana give kudos, knocks

Chukwu, Ikana give kudos, knocks

By Steve Oma-Ofozor, Senior Correspondent, Lagos   Nigeria is 54 years old today, no doubt in sports, football, the Nigeria Premier League is one sector that has defied age, tribal…

Chelsea faces tricky test against Sporting

Sporting is defending a 16-game unbeaten run at home in European fixtures as the team welcomes Chelsea today. Currently 10th in the Primeira Liga thanks to four draws in six…

Siasia: I’ve an unfinished business with Eagles

Siasia: I’ve an unfinished business with Eagles

By Augustine Akhilomen’ / Correspondent, Lagos   Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has insisted that he has an unfinished business with the senior national after his unceremonious exit in 2011.…

NTTF national league kick off gets date

NTTF national league kick off gets date

Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has fixed October 9 for the official kick off of its national league. The secretary of NTTF, Chinedu Ezealah-Ogundare announced that the league became necessary…

Junior tennis tourney serves off

Junior tennis tourney serves off

The 2nd edition of the NNPC/SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship served off in Lagos on Monday, 29 September and ends on  Saturday, 4 October, 2014. According to the International Tennis Academy,…

Nations Cup: Keshi cries out over poor preparation

Nations Cup: Keshi cries out over poor preparation

Super Eagles Interim Coach, Stephen Keshi has expressed concern with the current lack of leadership at the Nigeria Football Federation by saying there isn’t enough preparation for the team ahead…

Nadal back in action, targets Djokovic in China

Worlds No 2 Rafael Nadal makes his most anticipated return to the tennis court at the China Open this week to challenge the world no. 1 Novak Djokovic. Nadal has…

Sunday, Ebi delay release of AWC list

The late arrival of two foreign based Super Falcons players, Esther Sunday and Onome Ebi was responsible for the late release of the team’s list for the forthcoming Africa Women…

China Open: Venus, Sharapova advance

China Open: Venus, Sharapova advance Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams moved into the second round at the China Open on Sunday with straight-set victories. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame six double-faults…

Coaches on the firing line as clubs battle for survival

Coaches of Nigerian league clubs are again walking the tight rope as the competition reaches its business end. The coaches are again literally sitting on hot seats and even when…

Falcons coach to submit AWC final list today

Falcons coach to submit AWC final list today

Super Falcons Coach, Edwin Okon, said on Sunday that the final list of the 21 players who would represent Nigeria at the next edition of the Africa Women Championship (AWC)…

Europe wins the Ryder Cup

Europe wins the Ryder Cup

Europe overcame a strong start to Sunday’s singles by the USA to complete a 16½-11½ win in the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Ryder Cup rookie Jamie Donaldson was the…

NFF president: Who wears the crown?

NFF president: Who wears the crown?

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) electoral committee eventually released the list of candidates for its elections billed for Tuesday, September 30 during the week. This is in accordance with its…

Chukwumerije picks taekwondo grand prix ticket

Chukwumerije picks taekwondo grand prix ticket

After missing out of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix in China and managed to make it to the Grand Prix in Astana, Kazakhstan last month, Nigeria’s Chika Chukwumerije,…

IICC 2014: Nigerian cricket team promises gold

IICC 2014: Nigerian cricket team promises gold

By Uzor Odigbo Snr. Correspondent, Lagos Nigerian cricket team has promised to win gold medal at the 2014 IICC Africa Division-Two T-20 International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament which began in…

Ekeji unhappy over closure of NSC zonal offices

Ekeji unhappy over closure of NSC zonal offices

Former director-general of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Patrick Ekeji has faulted the collapse of the NSC zonal offices created to accelerate development of sports at the grassroots. The offices,…

Ryder Cup: Europe leads 10-6

Europe lead 10-6 heading into Sunday’s Ryder Cup singles after a one-sided penultimate session at Gleneagles. Europe won Saturday afternoon’s foursomes 3½-½ to move to within four points of retaining…

Eaglets qualifies for CAF U-17 tourney

Golden Eaglets on Saturday qualified for the Africa U-17 Championships after routing Gabon 5-0 in the second leg of the final qualifying match played in Calabar. The Eaglets qualified on…

Oriental clash: Emeteole eyes victory at Enyimba

Oriental clash: Emeteole eyes victory at Enyimba

Heartland technical Kelechi Emeteole said his target is guiding his side to victory when they meet Enyimba International at the Aba Township Stadium in Week 29 clash. The Naze Millionaires…

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