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Outrage as 13-year-old Thai boxer die in ring

Thais have reacted with shock and anger after a 13-year-old boxer died during a charity bout, reviving calls for a ban on fights between children in the brutal Muay Thai martial art. Thai boxing is hugely popular in the country [...]

November 14, 2018 Sports

How 17-year-old Elijah, others conquered at GOtv Boxing Night 16

GOtv Boxing Night 16: The Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, erupted in wild cheers just after the bell signalling the start of the sixth of the 12-round national light heavyweight title bout. The cheer was for [...]

October 20, 2018 Sports

Kwesé, Kalakoda Boxing Promotions bring Salam versus Gondarenda rematch to Lagos

Salam versus Gondarenda: Kwese in partnership with Kalakoda Boxing Promotions is bringing the Friday Fight Nights series dubbed, Chaos in Lagos, to Nigeria on October 26. Scheduled to take place at the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Chaos in [...]

October 19, 2018 Sports

Ghanaian boxers arrive, vow to shame Nigerian opponents

Ghana’s Benjamin Lamptey and Emmanuel Mensah, who are billed to fight at GOtv Boxing Night 16, have vowed to disgrace their Nigerian opponents in the latest revival of the traditionally fierce Nigeria/Ghana sporting rivalry. Both boxers spoke yesterday on their [...]

October 13, 2018 Sports

Nigeria rebounds as D’Tigress beat Turkey 74 to 68

After the disappointing loss to Australia in their opening game of the on-going FIBA Women World Cup in Tenerife, Spain, Nigeria’s national women basketball team, D’Tigress yesterday defeated Turkey 74 to 68 points to resuscitate their hope of a second [...]

September 24, 2018 Sports

Liberia vs Nigeria: Rohr invites four NPFL players

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has called up four players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), for Tuesday’s international friendly against Liberia. The players are: Ebube Duru, Mfon Udoh, Olamilekan Adeleye and Sunday Adetunji. They are [...]

September 9, 2018 Sports

Nigeria, Egypt clash as Africa battles for 2019 World Team Cup spots

Nigeria and Egypt will battle for bragging rights and places in the 2019 ITTF World Team Cup in Tokyo today in the finals of men and women team events of the 2018 ITTF African Championships holding in Mauritius. As it [...]

September 5, 2018 Sports

Laloko challenges Rohr to pit Eagles against Enyimba

Former Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) Technical Director, Kashimawo Laloko has challenged Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr to pit his team against Enyimba FC of Aba if he was sure he had the best players in the senior national team. Irked [...]

September 5, 2018 Sports

At London Polo Tournament, group raises fund for charity in Nigeria

London Polo Tournament: To an average Nigerian, the game of Polo may be nothing more than a group of men riding on a horse trying to hit a round object, but for Access Bank, a leading player in the Nigerian [...]

August 11, 2018 Sports

Ekwebelem is Imo’s new sports commissioner

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State at the weekend swore in the state’s new Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Robertson Ekwebelem. Okorocha had last week, through his Principal Secretary, Dr. Paschal Obi, forwarded Ekwebelem’s name to the Imo State House [...]

July 30, 2018 Sports

Alex Iwobi gets new £70,000 weekly five-year deal at Arsenal

Super Eagles’ forward, Alex Iwobi has seen his salary doubled by new Arsenal boss, Unai Emery, who has assured the 22-year-old that he has a future at the Emirates, reports The Gunners academy product snubbed interest from Lazio and [...]

July 26, 2018 Sports

Nigerian coach Salisu Yusuf caught on camera taking bribe

The coach of the Nigerian national Salisu Yusuf team has been caught on camera collecting bribe from undercover journalists who pretended to be football agents. The bribe was offered and was collected after a discussion on player selection, BBC said. [...]

July 24, 2018 Sports

‘Mikel Obi has not called me in 5 years’ – father

Following his recent kidnap, the father of Super Eagles captain Chief Michael Obi, has opened up on the kind of relationship he has with his son.   The 74-year-old Jos-based transporter was abducted while travelling for a family meeting along [...]

July 22, 2018 Sports

Arsenal ready to sell striker for £15million

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, is ready to offload striker Danny Welbeck this summer, as he looks to trim his squad ahead of the 2018/2019 campaign.   According to the UK Sun, Everton are said to be considering a £15million move [...]

July 21, 2018 Sports

Galatasaray, Fulham, others battle for Ahmed Musa

Turkish side, Galatasaray, have entered the race to sign Leicester City forward, Ahmed Musa, for the new season. Musa who has been linked with a £40 million move to Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia is seen as a versatile player [...]

July 20, 2018 Sports

Argentina sacks Jorge Sampaoli over World Cup performance

Argentina has sacked its coach, Jorge Sampaoli after a disappointing World Cup, in which the South Americans were eliminated in the last 16 by eventual champions, France. The Argentine Football Association (AFA) said this on Sunday. “The Argentine Football Association [...]

July 16, 2018 Sports

Philippines erupts in joy after Pacquiao win

Millions of boxing fans across the Philippines erupted in cheers and tears of joy on Sunday after national icon Manny Pacquiao beat Argentine Lucas Matthysse in a world title bout. In the run-up to the fight 39-year-old Pacquiao was trailed [...]

July 15, 2018 Sports

Nigeria’s amputee football team prepares ahead of World Cup debut

Emmanuel Ibeawuchi, captain of Nigeria’s national football amputee team will lead the country’s Special Eagles at the Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico this October. Staying positive despite the poor performance of the country’s Super Eagles at the World Cup [...]

July 13, 2018 Sports

Cat Who Predicted Nigeria’s Loss Against Argentina Dies

Cat Who Predicted Nigeria’s Loss Against Argentina Dies: A stray cat living at Beijing's Palace Museum died on Monday (July 2) after becoming an online sensation for making six successful predictions for this year's World Cup. The cat, named Baidianr, [...]

July 6, 2018 Sports

Messi’s Argentina have shot at World Cup redemption

Lionel Messi’s Argentina face their World Cup day of destiny on Tuesday, needing a win to have any chance of progressing to the last 16 after VAR chaos in Russia. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and 2010 winners Spain progressed from Group [...]

June 26, 2018 Sports

See Pre-Match Reactions Of The Nigeria Versus Argentina World Cup Clash

Nigeria Versus Argentina World Cup Clash: Still basking in the win against the Vikings on Friday, June 22, Nigerians are hopeful of victory against the Argentine team today. Nigeria has never beaten Argentina at the World Cup so it is [...]

June 26, 2018 Sports

World Cup 2018: Argentina gets major boast ahead of do-or-die clash with Nigeria

Argentina players have been handed a major boost ahead of their all important last group game of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup against Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday at the Krestovsky Stadium.   The trio of Nicolas Otamendi, [...]

June 24, 2018 Sports

How Super Eagles ‘defeated’ Iceland

Super Eagles kept their World Cup hopes alive after defeating Iceland 2-0, thanks to a sensational brace from Ahmed Musa. After a goalless first half, the game sprung to life as the Leicester winger scored two fantastic goals to put [...]

June 23, 2018 Sports

Super Eagles, bring home the cup!

Super Eagles, bring home the cup!: “CAPACITY, audacity and tenacity will take you to your mountaintop” – Robin Sharma  The World Cup is here again. All eyes are on Russia as they host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. And our [...]

June 22, 2018 Sports

Eagles train for stamina, in hot weather

The Super Eagles had two training sessions yesterday with emphasis on building the players’ stamina and adapting to the expected sweltering heat in Volgograd on Friday. The Eagles will meet Iceland tomorrow in Volgograd, a city with a temperature akin [...]

June 21, 2018 Sports

World Cup 2018: Modric speaks after Croatia’s win over Nigeria

Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric has spoken on Croatia’s 2-0 win over Nigeria in their opening World Cup 2018 group D game on Saturday evening. The Croatian captain scored from the spot 15 minutes from full time after Ogenekoro Etebo’s [...]

June 17, 2018 Sports

Croatia leads Group D, beats Nigeria 2-0

The Super Eagles opened their campaign at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup on a losing note, as they were beaten 2-0 by Croatia in their first game. The defeat at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, effectively dimmed Eagles’ hopes [...]

June 17, 2018 Sports

Nigeria vs Croatia: Super Eagles starting XI for World Cup 2018 opening match revealed

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has been forced to make two changes to his desired starting XI against Croatia. Leon Balogun is set to sit out the match, after picking up an injury. He failed to take [...]

June 16, 2018 Sports

2018 World Cup: Messi, Hazard, 10 short players to watch out for in Russia

As the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday, the best football stars will be on display with all manner of skills. Most of the football greats are mainly players without much heights ranging from Diego Maradona, Pele, [...]

June 13, 2018 Sports

BREAKING: USA, Mexico, Canada to host 2026 World Cup

In a long-anticipated vote on Wednesday, the joint bid of the United States of America (USA), Mexico and Canada defeated Morocco its only challenger, to win the hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup. The result was determined by more [...]

June 13, 2018 Sports