GREAT BRITAIN’S KATHERINE GRAINGER WINS 2017 THOMAS KELLER MEDAL

Rowing’s most prestigious award, the Thomas Keller Medal for an Outstanding Career in Rowing is to be awarded to Katherine Grainger of Great Britain. Grainger is Great Britain’s most accomplished female Olympic rower with five Olympic medals from five consecutive Olympic Games. These medals include gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games and then a…

Nigerian Sports Award Gets New Award Panel

2017 Nigerian Sports Award has inaugurated a new award panel. This follows the dissolution of the Ikeddy Isiguzo led panel, which has been in charge for the past five years. Mr. Kayode Idowu, Executive Director, Unmissable Incentive Limited, revealed this shortly after the inauguration of the new panel at the inaugural meeting held in Lagos…

MURALIDARAN FORMALLY INDUCTED INTO ICC CRICKET HALL OF FAME

The most successful bowler in Tests and One Day Internationals, Muttiah Muralidaran, was today formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson during the innings break of the India versus Sri Lanka ICC Champions Trophy match at The Oval. The retired Sri Lanka spin great was awarded the…

Saka, Abdulwaheed and Ugochukwu make VAT Wonder Goal Cut

Gombe United’s Afolabi Abdulwaheed, Ayo Saka of Rivers United and Enyimba’s Ugochukwu Leonard have been shortlisted for the inaugural VAT Wonder Goal award for Match Day 20. The three made the cut from the total of 18 goals scored across the centers in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) last weekend. The video footage of…

Organizers Release Nominees For Nigeria Pitch Awards

Organizers release nominees for Nigeria Pitch Awards…Enyeama, Mikel, Ojeikere, Udom Emmanuel contest for honours The nominees for the 4th edition of the Nigeria Pitch Awards are now known, after SIAO Partners Limited, the collating and verification firm, released the results to the Nigeria Football Federation. In a letter to the NFF President dated 11th May…

Rohr Applauds Nigeria Pitch Awards

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has commended the idea and efforts behind the Nigeria Pitch Awards, which fourth edition is slated for Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Saturday, 10th June 2017. The Franco-German, who has won all three competitive matches with the three –time African champions since taking over the squad in July 2016,…

LBA Shortlists Eight For March Recognition

The League Bloggers Awards (LBA) has revealed the nominees in contention for the Player and Manager for the month of March in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Four players and four managers have been picked as standout performers for the month under review. Nasarawa United’s Kabiru Dogo, Abdullahi Biffo of Abia Warriors, Fidelis Ilechukwu…

Nigeria Pitch Awards ceremony holds June 10

The fourth edition of the annual Nigeria Pitch Awards ceremony will hold in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State on Saturday, 10th June 2017. A statement from Matchmakers Consult International Limited, organizers of the awards, disclosed that the ceremony will kick off two hours after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between…

Bosso, Adetunji Win February League Bloggers Awards

The League Bloggers Awards (LBA) has named Ladan Bosso of El-Kanemi Warriors and Sunday Adetunji of Abia Warriors Manager and Player for February respectively in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Bosso has been awarded the February LBA manager recognition after his team El-Kanemi Warriors had a near excellent run in the month under review…