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Siasia orders players back to camp Monday

Siasia orders players back to camp Monday

Under-23 Head Coach, Samson Siasia, has ordered players who featured for their clubs in the last weekend African club competitions to report to camp by Monday (today). The coach, who…

Guinea beats Eaglets to bronze

Guinea beats Eaglets to bronze

By Augustine Akhilomen Correspondent, Lagos Golden Eaglets lost 3-1 by Guinea in the third place match of the just concluded CAF U-17 Championship on Sunday in Niamey , Niger . Victor…

Anyansi: Keshi’s an ingrate

Anyansi: Keshi’s an ingrate

NFF technical committee chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu has slammed Stephen Keshi after the coach expressed dissatisfaction with the new contract proposed to him. Keshi has described the new two-year contract tabled…

Toriola out of Lagos ITTF World Tour

Toriola out of Lagos ITTF World Tour

Nigeria’s Segun Toriola has opted out of the forthcoming $46,000 prize money International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour, Lagos Open serving off on March 10 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas…

Pillars book Morocco ticket, as Dolphins face Club Africain

Nigeria champions Kano Pillars will play FC Moghreb Tetouan of Morocco in the first round proper of this year’s CAF Champions League competition. Pillars swept aside Al Malakia of South…

Nigerian coaches afraid of foreign jobs?

Nigerian coaches afraid of foreign jobs?

By Uzor Odigbo Snr. Correspondent, Lagos IN Spite of the fact that nigeria is well respected in the footballing world, one can not proudly say that the nation’s football coaches have…

Nigeria set for NCC Tennis Cup

Nigeria set for NCC Tennis Cup

By Uzor Odigbo Snr. Correspondent, Lagos There are indications that a league for Nigerian tennis players would be entering the sports calendar this year. This will ensure that   Nigerian players,…

Abesan football tourney kicks off in Lagos

Abesan football tourney kicks off in Lagos

The 2015 edition of the grassroots football tournament, Abesan Cup, will kick off on March 11, at various centres in Lagos. Coordinator of the competition, Tayo Adeyemo, said over 30…

I was a sprinter, hurdler – Awolowo-Dosumu

I was a  sprinter, hurdler  – Awolowo-Dosumu

Former Nigerian ambassador to the Netherlands, Olatokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, daughter of the late Obafemi Awolowo, while in school, did more than study to make good grades. She was indeed an avid…

Udo-Obong: Track star turns boardroom guru

Udo-Obong: Track star turns boardroom guru

After adding Master of Advanced Studies in Sports Administration and Technology to all his accolades, one can  say without mincing words that Enefiok Udo-Obong is indeed a great athlete who…

Awolowo Cup’s N1m up for grabs

One million naira will be won in the second edition of the Obafemi Awolowo Under-10 Boys and Under-16 Girls Memorial Kids’ Cup, which kicks off today at the White Sand…

Kwara Falcons ready for new season

Kwara State’s Basketball Premier League team, Kwara Falcons, are set to resume preparations for the 2014/2015 DStv Premier Basketball League in Ilorin, their home ground. According to the chairman of…

I’m already a victim of my own reputation – Costa

I’m already a victim of my own reputation – Costa

Chelsea striker Diego Costa says that he has to be “extra careful” to avoid getting into trouble on the pitch, because he is treated differently to other players. Renowned for…

Barca set to pummell Granada

Barca set to pummell Granada

After a damaging defeat to Malaga last weekend, Barcelona hope to apply the pressure back on its title rivals when the team heads to Granada. Barcelona visits second-from-bottom Granada in…

Contract saga: NFF hands Keshi tough conditions

Contract saga: NFF hands Keshi tough conditions

By Peter Edema / Group Sports Editor   Hopes of Stephen Keshi renewing his contract as Super Eagles Head Coach deemed during the week, after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) handed…

Support for clubs and the economic gains

Support for clubs and the economic gains

One unique feature that has left the Nigerian league scene, particularly from the top flight clubs in recent times is the thrills and frills which the vociferous fans of the…

NPFL new season ‘yearning’ for new records

NPFL new season ‘yearning’ for new records

A week from today the 2014/2015 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season will kick off on March 1, 2015 and of course fans expects nothing more than  new records to…

Players of Nigeria descent, will they benefit Super Eagles?

Players of Nigeria descent, will they benefit Super Eagles?

By Augustine Akhilomen  / Correspondent, Lagos   The need to revamp the fortunes of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is taking a new dimension since the team …

I love the discipline of Man United, says Opara

I love the discipline of Man United, says Opara

Manchester United is a club that cannot be marched in player discipline, club accomplishment and managerial pedigree, says Charles Opara, a retired naval officer. He believes that Man United is…

2022 W’Cup final should be on December 18 – Blatter

2022 W’Cup final should be on December 18 – Blatter

The 2022 World Cup final should be played no later than December 18, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said. A FIFA Task Force set up to seek out suitable timings…

Manu Garba names Muhammed, Alampasu 19 others for AYC

Manu Garba names Muhammed, Alampasu 19 others for AYC

Flying Eagles’ Head Coach, Manu Garba (OON) on Thursday released a list of 21 players who will represent the country at the 19th African Youth Championship in Senegal . Skipper…

Falcons coach says Mali challenge a big task

Falcons coach says Mali challenge a big task

Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Edwin Okon on Thursday said having to face Mali in the All-Africa Games (AAG) and 2016 Olympics qualifiers was a big task for the African champions.…

NFF offers me N5m per month-Keshi

NFF offers me N5m per month-Keshi

Stephen Keshi has revealed that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has offered to pay him five million Naira monthly, same amount he received during his initial three-year contract. Keshi also…

Ghana, Togo others for Lagos International Junior Golf Open

Ghana, Togo others for Lagos International Junior Golf Open

Ghana, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire will participate in the forthcoming West Africa junior golf tournament, meant for players between 5 and19 years. The tournament, slated for March 13-15, 2015, is billed…

Oshonaike targets first World Tour title n Lagos

Former African table tennis women champion, Funke Oshonaike, has promised to win the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour tagged Lagos Open. She has represented Nigeria at various international…

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