2017 ITTF World Cup: Aruna Quadri Gets German Tactician…

Former German national coach, Martin Adomeit has been engaged to coach Aruna Quadri at the 2017 ITTF World Cup holding on October 20 to 22 in Liege, Belgium. The appointment of the German Tactician was made possible by Joola, A sports manufacturing firm that secured the services of the German coach for the Nigerian. Joola,…

ITTF Appoints Frank Ji as Special Adviser to ITTF President

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Executive Committee has appointed Mr. Frank JI as the Special Advisor to the ITTF President for Commercial and Business. Mr. JI has been a major commercial supporter to the ITTF in the last 24 months, through a strategic investment partnership with the new form of table tennis, Table Tennis…

Nigeria’s Mati Rules At ITTF Egypt Junior Open

As a debutant, 12-year-old Taiwo Mati was not intimidated by the pedigree of his opponents and even when he was not seeded, he played with a lot of determination and this indeed paid off for him as the Ondo State-born star won two gold medals at the five-day tournament. Mati, who was awarded the Most…

AITEO Takes Over CAF Awards

Nigeria’s leading energy solution company and major partner of the Nigeria Football Federation, AITEO Group, has swiftly moved in as new sponsors of the annual Confederation of African Football Awards. The agreement to this effect was signed in Lagos at the weekend, with CAF President Ahmad, Vice Presidents Kwesi Nyantakyi and Omari Selemani, and CAF…

WBSC Baseball and Softball Divisions Elect New Leaders

New leaders of the WBSC Baseball and WBSC Softball divisions were elected at the 12-14 October WBSC Congress at the Gaborone International Convention Centre in Botswana’s capital. Italy’s Riccardo Fraccari ran unopposed to win the seat as the Chairman of the WBSC Baseball Division, while Puerto Rico’s Tommy Velazquez was elected as the new Chairman…

MOROCCO TO HOST TOTAL CHAN 2018

The Emergency Committee of the Confederation Africaine de Football, chaired by Mr Ahmad, met on 14 October 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria, and unanimously decided to grant the organisation of the 5th edition of the Total African Nations Championship to the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. The latter had been a candidate following the withdrawal of the…

Dafabet To Sponsor Snooker’s English Open

World Snooker is delighted to announce Dafabet as the new sponsor of the English Open, the first of the 2017-18 season Home Nations series. The Dafabet English Open will run from October 16 to 22 at the Barnsley Metrodome with a star-studded field including all of the world’s top 16 players. World Champion Mark Selby,…

Lagos Rumbles As Tornadoes, Akwa Battle For AITEO Cup….

Positive and edifying history will be made on Sunday when Niger Tornadoes FC and Akwa United clash at the Agege Stadium for the right to be the first team to hoist the glittering AITEO Cup, freshly delivered for the purpose. For the umpteenth time, change was effected in the name of the oldest competition in…

ITTF Confirms List of Players for ITTF World Cups

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has confirmed the 20 male & female players who will be in action at the Liebherr 2017 ITTF Men’s World Cup and the Uncle Pop 2017 ITTF Women’s World Cup presented by Polar Naturals to be held later this month. Liebherr 2017 ITTF Men’s World Cup – 20-22 Oct…

DISCIPLINES ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 IAAF WORLD INDOOR TOUR

The disciplines for an exciting 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour have been confirmed. The scoring disciplines for 2018 are: Men: 60m, 800m, 3000m/5000m, shot put, pole vault, triple jump Women: 400m, 1500m, 60m hurdles, high jump, long jump With the new addition of the Madrid Indoor Meeting, the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour will consist…