AITEO Takes Over CAF Awards

Nigeria’s leading energy solution company and major partner of the Nigeria Football Federation, AITEO Group, has swiftly moved in as new sponsors of the annual Confederation of African Football Awards. The agreement to this effect was signed in Lagos at the weekend, with CAF President Ahmad, Vice Presidents Kwesi Nyantakyi and Omari Selemani, and CAF…

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR TO BE RECOGNISED AT IAAF ATHLETICS AWARDS 2017

The IAAF will present an award for the best athletics photograph of the year at this year’s IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 on 24 November. Any professional photographer who has been officially accredited at an athletics event in 2017 can take part. Photographers are requested to submit one photograph by email to iaafphotoaward@iaaf.org, and include a…

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2017

This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 in Monaco on Friday 24 November. The IAAF is pleased to confirm a list of 10 men and 10 women nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts,…

2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees announced…

2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees announced; representing the breadth and depth of the sport World Sailing, the international federation for the sport, and Rolex are proud to announce a diverse lineup of nominees for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2017. The 2017 nominees feature sailors drawn from the America’s…

TIME TO NOMINATE FOR THE 2017 FILIPPI SPIRIT AWARD

The World Rowing Federation, FISA, is pleased to announce that the nomination process for the 2017 Filippi Spirit Award is now open. The Filippi Spirit Award is open to university students who, through the core values of rowing, have inspired exceptional success in other people’s lives in education, business, sport or charity. To recognise the…

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…