HUGE TURN–OUT AT EAGLETS SCREENING

The eagerly awaited screening of budding talents into the U-17 National Team, Golden Eaglets started on Tuesday at the NFF\FIFA Goal Project in Abuja with large turn-up of players from nooks and crannies of the country. Though 40 players were officially invited, over 3000 players actually turned up on Monday and Tuesday. Ikegwuonu Ebuka Stanley…

From One Olympic Venue To The Next

Weymouth and Portland, the London 2012 sailing venue, will play host to the final big hit out before sailors make their way to Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. From 6-12 June, Weymouth and Portland will host 380 sailors from 44 nations across the ten Olympic fleets for the…

Kunlunshan Becomes Snooker’s Official Water Partner

World Snooker is delighted to announce Kunlunshan as the new official water partner for several of the sport’s biggest tournaments for the next three years. Kunlunshan (Kunlun Mountain Water) will be snooker’s official water partner at the UK Championship, the Masters, the Welsh Open and the World Championship for the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons….

I DIDN’T CRITICIZE THE REFEREES, INYAMA

Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia Chairman, Chief Emeka Inyama has described as mischievous and misleading, a report credited to him in one of Nigeria’s respected all-sports National tabloids, where he was quoted as saying that Referees are killing the Nigerian League. Chief Inyama who angrily reacted to the publication, questioned the authenticity of the…

GOV. WIKE APPOINTS YOBO AS SPECIAL ASSISTANT By Akeem Busari

Coming quickly on the heels of his well attended testimonial game, the former captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo has been appointed by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, as the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on sports development. According to Simeon Nwakadu, Special Assistant to the governor on electronic media, the appointment…

FCT INAUGURATE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION BOARD

The board of FCT swimming association was inaugurated today at (Tuesday May 31st) at the FCT sports council secretariat in Abuja. Speaking at the occasion, Director of Sports, FCT State Sports Council, Chief, Mrs. Dilichukwu Onyedima charged the new chairperson and the board members to be up and doing and ensure that they live up…

Green Excited As Eagles thrash Luxembourg 3-1

Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Barrister Chris Green was happy with the Super Eagles’ 3-1 win over Red Lions of Luxembourg in an international friendly at the Stade Josy Barthel on Tuesday. After Arsenal FC’s Alex Iwobi fluffed a one-on-one chance with goalkeeper Anthony Morris in the 11th minute and Brown Ideye…

Igbinovia, Five Others Gets Player Of The Month Award Nomination

Bayelsa Queens duo Osarenoma Igbinovia and Rofiat Sule lead the nominations for May’s Nigeria Women Premier League Player of the Month award as powered by Futbalgalore.com. Igbinovia has been in good form and chalked up two assists in two appearances, while also finding the net in the win over COD Ladies. Sule has benefitted from…

FALCONETS CAN WIN THE CUP – SAM IKPEA By Akeem Busari.

The draws for the FIFA U-17 Female World Cup was held in Jordan yesterday and the outcome has thrown-up different reactions from stakeholders and followers of the game. Reacting to the draw that placed Nigeria alongside Brazil, England and Korea, the Secretary – General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Rev. Sam lkpea, was equivocal…

DRAWS GOOD FOR NIGERIA – ADEGBINDIN By Akeem Busari

The FIFA U-17 Female World Cup draws held in Jordan yesterday pitched the Nigeria Falconets against Brazil, England and Korea. Expectedly, the draws have thrown up different reactions from various stakeholders and lovers of the game across the country. Reacting to the draws, Mojeed Adegbindin, a member of the Lagos FA, was confident that the…

AWOBA’S FAIRY TALE RUN AT THE BROWN IDEYE CHALLENGE ENDS

Village boys Awoba Stars came to the end of the road after they were beaten 3:0 by A&B Academy in a quarter final match at the Brown Ideye Challenge. A brace from Ezekiel Oroh and a goal from Sampson Iroka put an end to the dreams of the boys from Bille to claim silverware in…