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Antonio Conte

Chelsea’s matches made me lose weight – Conte

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has revealed the physical side-effects to his celebrations from the touchline. The Italian is known for his antics during every game, as he ‘kicked’ every ball and disputed every decision. Conte, who has a strict regime [...]

July 29, 2017 Sports
African Nations Cup expanded, moved to June/July

African Nations Cup expanded, moved to June/July

The African Nations Cup will be moved to June and July and the size of the competition will grow from 16 to 24 finalists from the next edition in 2019. These decisions were made by the Confederation of African Football’s [...]

July 21, 2017 Sports

France, Scotland sign up for Nigeria Open /

The quality of players signing up for this year’s annual ITTF Challenge Series tagged Nigeria Open has confirmed the popularity of the tournament among top players across the globe as France and Scotland have registered for the Africa’s elite championship [...]

July 10, 2017 Sports
We’ll Restore Nigeria’s Lost Glory – New AFN President

We’ll Restore Nigeria’s Lost Glory – New AFN President

The president-elect, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Honorable Ibrahim Gusau, has promised that his board will bring back the good old days in athletics saying it is high time to set Nigerian athletes on winning path again. Gusau, a former [...]

June 19, 2017 Sports
Gofit Winnie

Nigerian Wins Gold In Women Wrestling

A Nigerian Army, Private Gofit Winnie, has won a gold medal in the Women Freestyle Wrestling Competition in the African Wrestling Championships in Marrakech, Morocco. She clinched the gold in the 75kg event on Saturday. Her success came as Nigerian [...]

April 30, 2017 Sports
Oyo state is planning to hold a 21-kilometre international marathon in Ibadan

Ibadan To Host Half Marathon

Oyo state is planning to hold a 21-kilometre international marathon in Ibadan, Mr. Abayomi Oke, the State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, said in Ibadan on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the half marathon would centre [...]

April 28, 2017 Sports
Vincent Enyeama,

Enyeama Free To Return To Super Eagles – NFF

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have insisted that they do not have any issues with Vincent Enyeama, who quit international football in 2015. This was after a row between back then Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh and Enyeama, the 34-year-old former [...]

April 22, 2017 Sports
West African heavyweights Nigeria and Senegal

Eagles, Lions Clash In London Tonight 9pm

West African heavyweights Nigeria and Senegal will meet in a friendly international at the Hive Stadium in London tonight, kick-off at 9 p.m. Both teams will be using the match as preparation for group phase qualifiers in the 2019 Africa [...]

March 23, 2017 Sports
Ten-man Arsenal

Bayern Rout Arsenal 10-2, Madrid Advance

Ten-man Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the seventh successive season following a second-half 5-1 humiliation by Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium. A controversial decision in the 53rd minute by the referee shattered [...]

March 8, 2017 Sports
Nigeria's First Women's Bobsled Team

Nigeria’s First Women’s Bobsled Team Makes History

Nigeria's First Women's Bobsled Team: Black women athletes showed up and showed out in the 2016 Olympic Games, and slew on a global scale. But if Akuoma Omeoga, Ngozi Onwumere, and Seun Adigun have their say, the excellence won’t end [...]

December 28, 2016 Sports
Manchester City sink Arsenal

Manchester City sink Arsenal to revive title bid, Spurs battle back

Manchester City breathed fresh life into their Premier League title challenge as they came from behind to secure a crucial 2-1 win over Arsenal, while Tottenham beat Burnley 2-1 to close the gap on the top four on Sunday. Pep [...]

December 18, 2016 Sports
Super Falcons Of Nigeria

SEE PHOTOS: Falcons in 2014 With Jonathan vs Falcons in 2016 with Buhari (Nigerians Bemoan ‘Change’ )

Let's take a look at where we went wrong. Check out the picture of Super Falcons Of Nigeria when they were crowned African champions in 2014 and look how happy they are with Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Yes, we [...]

December 15, 2016 Sports

BREAKING: Falcons Unpaid Allowances: We Never Knew They Will Win AWCON – Buhari’s Govt.

The confusion ridden Buhari's government through the Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, revealed the Federal Government did not expect the Super Falcons to win the just-concluded CAF African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon and that is why [...]

December 8, 2016 Sports

Sports Festival: Kano Ready To Step In For Cross River

Following the disagreement between the Cross River State government and the Ministry of Youth and Sports over the hosting of the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF), there are clear indications that the government of Kano State is signifying interest to [...]

November 30, 2016 Sports

Eguaveon: Only Eagles Can Shut Themselves Out Of Russia 2018

Former Super Eagles coach and captain, Austin Eguaveon has said the Super Eagles have destiny in their own hands as they chase qualification for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Eagles lead Group B with six points after [...]

November 30, 2016 Sports
Federal University of Technology Akure

Crisis: FUTA Suspends 3 Union Chairmen, 20 Other Members

Akure—THE  crisis at the  Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, Ondo state, took a new dimension  as the school management yesterday suspended 23 workers of the institution for alleged insubordination and disobedience to the constituted authority. Those suspended included leaders [...]

November 30, 2016 Sports

Pinnick Embarks on Super Eagles ‘VIP Scouting Tour’ in Europe

Super Eagles ‘VIP Scouting Tour’ in Europe: Apparently, in a  bid to identify more talented Nigerians playing professional football abroad, President of Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has embarked on a tour of some European countries ostensibly to convince [...]

November 28, 2016 Sports
women's Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria, Ghana Qualify To The Semi-Finals Of Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations

Nigeria thrashed Kenya 4-0 to reach the semi-finals of the women's Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon from Group B along with Ghana who beat Mali 3-1 to book their place. At the start of the final group matches on [...]

November 27, 2016 Sports
Nigeria's Victory Over Algeria

Nigeria’s Victory Over Algeria Proves Jinxes Are Only In The Mind

Nigeria's Victory Over Algeria: Nigeria dismissed Algeria with a 3-1 win on Saturday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo to open up a four point gap at the top of their 2018 World Cup qualifying group. Two goals from [...]

November 14, 2016 Sports

BREAKING: FIFA U-20 World Cup: Falconets Lost 6-0 To Japan.

Few days after Nigerian U-17 men's Football team was defeated by 8-1 by England in UAE tournament, the Nigeria U-20 Women’s team, the Falconets, was thrashed 6-0 by Japan in their opening game of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup [...]

November 13, 2016 Sports
Alex Iwobi

WATCH Alex Iwobi Brings A Bit Of Fifa Street To Nigeria vs Algeria Game

Alex Iwobi is one of the most talented youngsters playing in the Premier League and has emerged into one of Arsenal's key players. The 20-year old is also a full Nigeria international and with the way he has been playing, [...]

November 13, 2016 Sports
Michael Essien

Michael Essien: ‘Ghana are better than Nigeria’

Footballer Michael Essien speaks to the BBC ahead of the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016 award show. He tells Peter Okwoche who his top five nominees would be. He says Ghana are better than Nigeria, as the African [...]

November 12, 2016 Sports

Nigeria Flying Eagles Beaten 8-1 By England in South Korea.

There is no part of the Nigerian system that have not being negatively affected by the #Change mantra in the last 18 months. In what appears another self-inflicted disaster for Nigerian football happened in far away South Korea, as Nigeria’s U-17 [...]

November 12, 2016 Sports
national team of Algeria

Recession: Algeria Squad Arrives Nigeria With Their Own Food, Water, Beddings

The national team of Algeria arrived Nigeria with their own supply of food, water and beddings. According to former media officer of the Super Eagles, Colin Udoh, the North African players even brought along pillows.     Algeria arrived with [...]

November 11, 2016 Sports
Adam Ounas

Algeria Replace Injured Star, Pick 2 New Foreign Pros

Algeria Replace Injured Star: Algeria have replaced injured Adam Ounas and included two more foreign pros, as well as four players from the country’s domestic league to their squad for a crucial World Cup clash in Nigeria. Nigeria tackle Algeria on Saturday, [...]

November 4, 2016 Sports
Solomon Dalung

Athletes Don’t Need Training To Win Medals – Dalung, Nigeria Sports Minister.

As Nigerians still seethe with anger over the poor preparation Team Nigeria athletes had which resulted in their woeful outing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil last, Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung may further infuriate [...]

September 13, 2016 Sports

List Of 23 Athletes That Would Represent Nigeria At The Paralympic Games In Brazil

As the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games draws closer, the Paralympic Committee Nigeria in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Sports, has named 23 athletes and six coaches that will represent Nigeria.     The committee said Nigeria will be competing [...]

August 30, 2016 Sports
Yobo, Ex Super Eagles Captain, Signs For Kano Pillars

Yobo, Ex Super Eagles Captain, Signs For Kano Pillars [VIDEO]

Yobo, Ex Super Eagles Captain, Signs For Kano Pillars     [...]

August 26, 2016 Sports, Video
Katsuya Takasu

Takasu, Japanese Surgeon, Fulfills $390,000 Promise To Dream Team

Katsuya Takasu, the Japanese surgeon who fell in love with the Nigerian U23 team the ‘Dream Team’, has fulfilled his promise of donating $390,000 to the team.     Takasu gave the Nigerian Olympic football bronze winners $200,000 and $190,000 [...]

August 22, 2016 Sports
Nigeria’s Dream Team

Germany Dashes Nigeria’s Dream Team Olympic Gold Hope In 2:0 Defeat

Nigeria’s Dream Team VI will play no part in Saturday’s final of the male soccer event of the Olympics, after falling to a 2-0 defeat to Germany. Nigeria went into the match without the injured Oghenekaro Etebo, for the second [...]

August 18, 2016 Sports