BASEBALL (WITH NO BATS OR GLOVES) MAKES DEBUT AT FRIENDSHIP GAMES IN AFRICA

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) staged a new form of baseball that did not include gloves or bats for baseball’s debut at the Friendship Games, which took place from 10-13 August in Bujumbura, Burundi. The annual Friendship Games, organised by Peace and Sport in the Great Lakes region of Africa since 2007, is a…

KWESE PBL Conference Six Playoffs: Rivers Hoopers Off To Flying Start

Rivers Hoopers tipped off their Conference six playoffs campaign with a 70-56 win over Nigeria Customs at the Indoor Sports Hall, Kwara Stadium, Ilorin on Tuesday. Ronald Alalibo had 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals, Solomon Ajegbeyi added 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists while Somto Managor contributed 10 points. Hoopers joined Kwara…

World Cup Qualifier: Pinnick Meets Gov Udom Emmanuel

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Tuesday met with Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and members of the State’s cabinet as the countdown begins for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying battle between Nigeria and Cameroon in Uyo. The NFF President, alongside Chairman of the NFF Technical…

Irabor Takes Centre Stage In Merrybet-Lagos SWAN Week

Amidst the mounting excitement of the Merrybet-Lagos SWAN Cup, Lagos sports journalists will take time off today (Wednesday, August 16) to brainstorm on solutions towards achieving a revival of the nations sports. The special lecture which is part of the Lagos SWAN Week has as guest speaker, Hon Nduka Irabor, pioneer chairman and CEO of…

Nigeria’s Future Eagles Go Up Against Morocco U15 squad

The U15 National Team of Nigeria, known as Future Eagles, will on Wednesday and Thursday play two international friendly matches against their Moroccan counterparts in Rabat, Morocco. Both teams will slug it out at the National Football Centre, Rabat starting from 4pm on Wednesday, and again clash at the same venue on Thursday from mid-day….

Nigeria’s D’Tigress To Depart Mali On Wednesday For Afrobasket Campaign

D’Tigress team will depart on Wednesday for Bamako for the 2017 Afrobasket tournament at 9:45am aboard an Air Cote d’Ivoire flight. The delegation which will be led by the Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Babatunde Oguande will include 12 registered players, three members of the technical crew led by Sam Vincent and 4…

KPL Basketball: 12 clubs struggle for Final Eight in Conference Six

The Nigerian Basketball Premier League, The Kwese Premier League, Conference Six has been scheduled to start on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the two designated venues across the country. The Atlantic Conference, for teams in the southern part of the country, will hold at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Kwara State Sports Complex, Ilorin,…

Tiwa Savage Visits Nigeria’s D’Tigress

D’Tigress camp received an August visitor on Sunday when Nigeria music sensation, Tiwa Savage paid an unscheduled visit to the team at their Protea Hotel abode. The visit of the musician which was facilitated by a board member and athletes’ representative of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Ejike Ugboaja was part of a welfare package put…

I’m Indebted To Lagos Fans – Omar Assar

For the support he has always enjoyed whenever he is playing in Lagos, Egypt’s Omar Assar believes the fans played a crucial role in his triumph at the ITTF Nigeria Open ‘Lagos 2017’. The Egyptian who made history as the first player to win the men’s singles title thrice as well as staying unbeaten in…

World Snooker Partners With Rigour Media For Digital Expansion In China

World Snooker has licensed digital rights in China to Rigour Media, in a new ten-year deal… The agreement gives Rigour exclusive control of digital audio-visual rights in China, for all World Snooker events until 2027. Fans throughout China will be able to watch World Snooker tournaments using Rigour Media’s platform Superstar Online as well as…