France 2018: Falconets Ready To Battle For Semi Final Ticket

Nigeria’s U20 girls tackle their counterparts from Spain on Thursday for a place in the semi finals of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals, with sweet memories of how the Falconets edged the Spaniards in a group phase game in Papua New Guinea two years ago. Nigeria won that match 2-1, and the two…

2019 World Cup qualifier: Diogu rues conflicting schedule for 2015 D’Tigers absence

D’Tigers captain, Ike Diogu has blamed the conflicting schedule of the FIBA international calendar for the continued absence of members of the 2015 Afrobasket winning side from the national team fold. Diogu dispelled rumours of conflicts between the players and the Nigeria Basketball Federation as reasons for their continued absence saying the players remain patriotic…

Ejidike Charge Falconets To Go Past Spain

Nigeria’s Pillar Of Sports, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike has charged the Nigeria U-20 female national team the Falconets to get past Spain in the quarter final clash in the ongoing FIFA Under-20 women’s World Cup in France. In a release made available to the press, the sports philanthropist cum businessman expressed his confidence in the…

ITF LAUNCHES ADVANTAGE ALL CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY

The ITF presented its Gender Equality Strategy on the opening day of the 2018 ITF Conference and AGM in Orlando, Florida. The Advantage All campaign, which is based around five key themes, is aimed at improving gender equality in all areas of the game to ensure tennis is a leading light for sport both on…

SWEDISH SWIMMING SUPERSTAR SARAH SJOSTROM TO HIGHLIGHT SWC INAUGURAL MEET

Multiple Olympic and World champion but also last year’s Series overall winner Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden who just completed an impressive European championships is gearing up to the highly anticipated FINA Swimming World Cup to start in just 22 days. Sjostrom, 24, doesn’t need to be introduced anymore. She counts 1 Olympic gold medal, 10…

I’m a Proud Nigeria Table Tennis Federation Boss – Tikon

President of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), Ishaku Tikon has said that he is proud to be in charge of the sport that has continued to set standard for others to follow following the successful staging of the 2018 ITTF Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open. Tikon specifically lauded the Local Organising Committee (LOC) chaired by Wahid…

DUPLANTIS AND ASHER-SMITH CEMENT STATUS AS STARS OF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

On the final day of what had already been an exciting European Championships, it seemed only fitting that two of the stand-out moments came from a Scandinavian teenager and a rising British sprint star. Just 24 hours after 17-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen made history by completing a distance double, Sweden’s Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis quite literally reached…

France 2018: Nigeria’s Falconets Determined To Reach Quarter Finals

A highly–motivated Nigeria U20 girls’ squad is exuding confidence of earning a berth in the 9th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup quarter finals ahead of a potentially–explosive encounter with China in Dinan/Léhon on Monday. Nigeria will reach the competition’s knockout stages for the seventh time in nine editions if they avoid defeat against the Chinese…