Now That The Pitch Is Over – Jide Olaniran

Sometime ago the Nigeria Football Federation called a press conference to announce that it is going to organize its own awards ceremony to recognize and reward excellence in the game. According to one of the executive members of the football body “The stock of Nigerian Football is on the upward trajectory” emphasis is mine. If…

Lagos Bubbles As First – Ever AITEO/NFF Awards Holds

There is huge excitement and expectation in the Nigerian Football firmament as the inaugural edition of the NFF Football Awards, supported by partners AITEO as Sponsors and Lagos State as Host City, holds at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Monday, 19th February 2018. It is the first time that the nation’s…

2017 FILIPPI SPIRIT AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

World Rowing and Filippi Boats are on their way to pick the 2017 Filippi Spirit Award winner with the announcement of the top five finalists Featuring three Africans, a Serbian and one from Great Britain, the finalists were narrowed down from more than 20 applicants from 12 nations, including Olympic rowers, national team members and…

ICC MEN’S TEST AND ODI TEAMS OF THE YEAR 2017 ANNOUNCED

India’s Virat Kohli has been named as captain of the ICC Men’s Test and ODI Teams of the Year 2017, which were announced today by the International Cricket Council. Apart from his own stellar performances across both the formats during the period between 21 September 2016 and 31 December 2017, Kohli also inspired India to…

MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS TO HONOUR INVESTORS FRIDAY

The Ministry of Youth and Sports is to hold an Awards night for various sponsors of athletes, competitions and sports projects. The event holds on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the VIP Lounge of the Abuja National Stadium. The Awards night, according to the Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung is to appreciate investors in sports development…

Accra Radiates For Historic Aiteo CAF Awards Ceremony

The city of Accra, Ghana’s sedate but attractive capital is the venue for another watershed in the history of the African Football Awards as the event begins another quarter–century life under a new headline sponsor. AITEO Group, Nigeria’s leading energy solution company and Official Optimum Partner of the Nigeria Football Federation, signed a contract with…

ENYIMBA’s ANYANSI AWARDED MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB ADMINISTRATOR

Chief Felix Anyansi Agwu has been presented with an award for being the ‘Most Successful and Longest Serving Club Administrator’ in Nigeria. The Enyimba Chairman was the recipient of this award, in acknowledgment of his consummate leadership and remarkable longevity at the helm of the two-time African Champions, as part of activities to close the…

WORLD AQUATIC FAMILY GATHERS IN CHINA FOR FINA GALA 2017

The FINA World Aquatics Gala “Soiree des Etoiles,” the fourth edition of its kind, is set to celebrate the best athletes and coaches of 2017 in Sanya, South China’s Hainan Province, on Saturday December 2. In addition to the biggest FINA Stars, several of the most outstanding Chinese athletes in aquatic sports will gather at…

Winners Emerge at LBA End-of-Season Ceremony

The League Bloggers Awards (LBA) end-of-season ceremony, on Tuesday, produced winners in 13 categories that covered the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the Nigeria National League (NNL) and the Nigeria Women’s Premier League (NWPL). Ten players, one club and one coach were named winners in the different categories during the award night at the Sheraton…

BARSHIM AND THIAM NAMED 2017 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Friday (24). Barshim, 26, was one of the most consistent and dominant athletes of the year. Starting with a 2.35m…

2017 League Bloggers Awards Takes Centre Stage in Lagos

The 2017 League Bloggers Awards (LBA) end-of-season ceremony is expected to parade the most outstanding performers from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NNL), the Nigeria National League (NNL) and the Nigeria Women’s Premier League (NWPL) when it holds at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos next Tuesday week. Coaches, clubs and players will vie for recognition…