FUNDING, ACCOUNTABILITY THE BANE OF SPORTS IN 2016 – Dalung

The federal government says it is determined to continue with its current drive to sanitize the sports sector to make it more viable and credible to investors. In his New Year message, the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung said that the sports sector recorded successes in 2016 which could be improved upon…

Rivers United’s Ihunda Undergoes Successful Surgery In India

Rivers United defender, Chigozie Ihunda has undergone successful surgery on his knee and is expected to be back in action for the ‘Pride of Rivers’ in the next three to six months. Ihunda injured his left knee during United’s 1-0 win over Warri Wolves at the Warri City Stadium, Warri on May 8 and has…

Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje Welcomes New Kano Pillars Players

Kano state Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje yesterday (thursday) Welcomed newly recruited Kano Pillars Football Club players on board. The Governor welcomed the players yesterday at the Sani Abacha Stadium kano shortly after their training. The meeting occurred shortly before Pillars moved to Kaduna for last phase of their pre-season camping in readiness for the…

Al-Mohannadi Announces Candidacy For The ITTF Presidential Election

ITTF Deputy President Khalil AL-MOHANNADI has announced his candidacy to become the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President, where elections will be held on 31 May 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Mr AL-MOHANNADI from Qatar has an array of international experience, being the Qatar Table Tennis Association President since 1995 and serving as ITTF Deputy President…

NFF: Nobody Shortchanged Super Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation has denied a report on an African football website that it shortchanged players of the Super Eagles with regards to payment of their win bonus for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria in Uyo in November 2016. Eagles’ Team Administrator Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed to thenff.com: “That report…

Go Round FC Unveil Coach Esu For 2017 Season

The management of Nigeria National League, NNL side, Go Round FC have unveiled Caleb Esu as chief coach for the next football season. Ngozi Elechi was with the club last season as head coach and has now been named the Technical Adviser, while Caleb Esu joins the team from Unicem Rovers and will assist Elechi…

Victor Ezeji Testimonial Fixed For January 7th 2017

The Victor Ezeji Testimonial, VET will now hold on Saturday, January 7, 2017. This is according to the chairman of the Main Organising Committee, China Acheru. The testimonial was previously scheduled for December, 17, 2016 but had to be moved after that date clashed with the Annual General Assembly, AGA of the Nigeria Football Federation….

NPFL Stars Storm Ajegunle For Bello Boys – As Club Reunion Holds This Friday

Naval Barracks, Boundary-Ajegunle, Lagos will this Friday come alive from 1pm, as several players from various clubs in Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) and other divisions of the domestic scene have been invited to be part of a reunion planned by Bello Boys FC. The event is the brainchild of some England-based former players of…

Seyi Akinwunmi Charity Show Holds In Lagos On Thursday

The third edition of the Seyi Akinwunmi Charity Mini-Tournament will hold at the Campos Square, Lagos on Thursday, 29th December 2016. Barr. Akinwunmi is the 1st Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation. Conceived as a special project to give back to the society, by an individual who is much in love with the young ones,…

FEI Announces Candidate Cities For FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2022

Two cities have been announced as Official Candidates to host the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2022. Lexington, Kentucky (USA) and Samorin (SVK) have both been selected as potential hosts for the FEI flagship in six years’ time. “We are very happy to have two such strong official candidates for the FEI World Equestrian Games in…