THE BOYS FROM AJEGUNLE VOWS TO TAME LIONS OF CAMEROON

As Nigerians look earnestly towards the all-important double legged Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying games against continental arch-rivals Cameroon, beginning this weekend in Uyo, the attacking duo of Ajegunle born Odion Ighalo and Tony Nwakaeme have vowed to tame the Lions of Cameroon. Ajegunle is a suburb in Lagos, Nigeria, and renowned for producing top…

Dainton and Calin Appointed To Senior ITTF Positions

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced two senior staff appointments. Steve DAINTON, who has been the Acting CEO for the past two months, has now been appointed as the permanent CEO. Raul CALIN, who has been serving as the ITTF Director of Operations will assist Mr DAINTON as the ITTF Secretary General. On…

Rabiu Ali At Orphanage: Makes Case For Players’ Exemplary Conduct

Kano Pillars’ Rabiu Ali became the latest player that participated in the ‘Play with Compassion’ charity theme of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) anchored on the VAT Wonder Goal award. Winners of the VAT Wonder Goal which is supported by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) nominate and visit charity organizations which receive half…

FIRST GOLDS TO RUSSIA AS 2017 RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGIN

Carrying on a longstanding tradition of success for Russian Rhythmic gymnasts at the world level, identical twins Dina and Arina Averina each pocketed a gold medal in their World Championship debuts Wednesday at the Adriatic Arena. For Averina twins, a gold apiece As they have at major competitions all season, the 19-year-olds wasted no time…

NFF, Zenith Launch Second Edition Of Future Eagles Tourney

The Nigeria Football Federation and Zenith International Bank on Wednesday in Lagos held a press conference to launch the second edition of the NFF/Zenith Bank U13/U15 Future Eagles Stars Championship. At the event, held inside the offices of Lagos State Football Association, Onikan were NFF 1st Vice President/Chairman of Youth Football Committee, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi,…

Pesaro To Raise Curtain On Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

After nine editions of hosting a World Cup event in Rhythmic Gymnastics, the seaside city of Pesaro, Italy welcomes the most high profile competition on the sport’s yearly calendar: the World Championships, beginning Wednesday, August 30 at the Adriatic Arena. More than 250 gymnasts from 53 nations have gathered in the Adriatic-facing city for the…

Ikeh Ginika Targets Super 4 Success

Nasarawa Amazons forward Ikeh Ginika, has pointed out that the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super 4 is one of the team’s aspirations this season. The 2013 NWPL champions finished second behind Delta Queens in the Group B of the regular season to book their place in the tourney tagged “Edo 2017”. Matches will take…

Nigeria’s Otuadinma earns World Taekwondo Grand Prix Invitation

Nigeria’s African Champion, Uzoamaka Otuadinma, has been invited by the World Taekwondo body for the prestigious WT World Taekwondo Grand Prix, which is scheduled to hold in Rabat, Morocco September 22 – 24, 2017. The WT Grand Prix Series is a G-4 ranked prestigious event exclusively for the top ranked athletes in the world who…

Umar Lauds D’Tigress For Winning Third Afrobasket Title

The factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Tijani Umar, has sent a congratulatory message to the officials and players of the national senior women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, for winning the Afrobasket Championship title for the third time at the weekend after earlier victories in 2003 and 2005. Umar, expressed his delight at the commitment…

Upbeat Eagles Plot Cameroon’s Fall In Uyo

Table–toppers Nigeria are confident of overhauling Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions when both teams clash in perhaps the biggest match of Africa’s Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying race on Friday. Reigning African champions Cameroon come to town at a time the Eagles are fully committed to establishing an unassailable lead in the pool,…

PHOENIX BOSS ACCUSES AYO ALABI OF SMEAR CAMPAIGN By Akeem Busari

The last may have not been heard about the fortunes and misfortunes of teams that were involved in relegation and promotion matches in the just concluded Nation Wide League One. This writer exclusively gathered that the boss of Top World football club of Ekiti, one of the teams that missed the promotion from its group,…