Rohr Signs Contract Extension, Advises Humility

The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday signed a two –year contract extension with Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr. NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, explained that Rohr, initially taken on board in July 2016, deserved the extension after qualifying the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, even with a match…

NFF unveils Coca-Cola as Official Soft Drink and Co-Sponsor of the National Teams

The Nigeria Football Federation and Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited on Wednesday in Lagos consummated a partnership agreement that made the beverage behemoth ‘Official Soft Drink and Co-Sponsor of Nigeria National Teams’. Cletus Onyebuoha, Head of Strategic Marketing (Sparkling) at Coca-Cola’s West Africa Business Unit comprising 33 countries with 45% Africa population, said: “We are proud and…

Go Round FC Host Akwa United In First NPFL Home Game

Top scorer from last season, Ekunta Etenfa (11 goals) returns to the match day squad after he missed the season’s opener against Wikki Tourists with a slight injury. Etenfa is not the only returnee to the Match Day squad as Obinna Ukwu and Onyirumba Odinaka, both regulars last season in the Nigeria National League may…

Quadri, Meshref To Defend Titles At ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup

Aruna Quadri of Nigeria and Dina Meshref of Egypt will be defending their titles at this year’s ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup holding in Nairobi, Kenya. To win the tournament in 2016 in Khartoum, Sudan, Quadri defeated Omar Assar of Egypt 4-2 while Meshref also beat Edem Offiong of Nigeria and this year they will…

ONAOLAPO: WITH AIGBOGUN, WE CAN BE UNSTOPPABLE

For much of the 2016/17 NPFL season, Enyimba struggled to fill the right full-back position. Goodluck Onamado and midfielder dynamo Dare Ojo filled in for the most part, before, in a flash of inspiration, winger Andrew Abalogu was converted midway through the season. However, with the arrival at the club of Yinka Onaolapo, it appears…

IAAF ANNOUNCES $500,000 SOLIDARITY FUND TO ASSIST NACAC FEDERATIONS REBUILD

IAAF President Sebastian Coe visited Puerto Rico today to continue discussions and on this occasion hear first-hand about the devastating damage caused last year by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Jose. Visiting Toa Baja and meeting representatives from six member federations in San Juan, Coe said he was humbled by the destruction that so many…

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFIER 2018 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Two-time world champions the Windies will be the star attraction when 10 sides converge on Zimbabwe next month for the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018, to battle it out for the two remaining places in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The announcement marks 500 days to the ICC’s pinnacle 50-over tournament, which will…

Nigerian football lacks structure – Coach Unuanel

A former coach of Enyimba football club, Coach Samson Unuanel, has lamented that Nigerian football lacks the basic structure to meet up the demands of modern day football. Speaking in an exclusive interview in Lagos, where he had led a group of youthful players from Ilorin to participate in a football trials, Unuanel, described the…

2018 NPFL MATCH DAY 1: Rivers United Pip El Kanemi-Warriors

Guy Kuemian’s well-taken second-half goal proved decisive as Rivers United got their 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign off to the perfect start. The Pride of Rivers won 1-0 against El-Kanemi Warriors in a wonderfully-open contest Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt on Sunday. Kuemian latched onto a perfect through ball from debutant, Samuel Ganda…

2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Over 100 Top Runners Ready For Race

The interest shown in the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is growing with each edition and this is evident in the number of top runners from across the world seeking participation in the one-day event. For the forthcoming edition slated for February 10, the General Manager for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Yusuf Alli,…