UK & Ireland sole bidder for Euro 2028

October 4, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The UK and Republic of Ireland will now bid unopposed for Euro 2028 after Turkey withdrew to focus on a joint bid with Italy for Euro 2032. Turkey agreed to merge their Euro 2032 bid with Italy in July and that has now been approved by governing body Uefa. While Italy had only bid for the 2032 tournament, Turkey had bid to Read More

Enoh and sports renewed hope agenda

October 4, 2023 Felicia Oby Nwokorie 0

  The sports sector, from inception of its organogram, is factored to be a practical arm comprising men and women of all ages who are talented either in single or multiple events. It has no prerequisite of academic degree to qualify a person to participate in his chosen sports nor does it have age limit for participation.  Although the grassroot Read More

Players to undergo compulsory doping tests – NPFL

October 4, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has moved to curb possible existence of drug abuse by players in the league. NPFL Chairman, Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye, said random dope tests would be conducted in the weeks ahead following the acquisition of testing kits from the United Kingdom. NPFL Chairman, Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye said, “We are committed to joining the NFF, CAF, Read More

Real Madrid major blow ahead of El Clasico clash with Barcelona

October 4, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Real Madrid suffered a major blow as Nacho Fernandez has been handed a three-match ban which will see the defender miss El Clasico. The Spanish defender was given the marching orders in stoppage time during Real Madrid’s impressive 3-0 win over Girona last weekend for a dangerous tackle on Portu. Nacho recklessly lunged at the forward with his studs up Read More

Van Gaal gets fresh club appointment

October 4, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is set to take up an advisory role with his former, currently crisis-stricken club, Ajax. Van Gaal has been out of management since resigning as head coach of the Netherlands national team after the 2022 World Cup last December. Now, the Amsterdam outfit have announced the Dutchman, who declared himself cancer free and Read More

Champions League: Osimhen fails to score as Napoli yield to Real Madrid

October 4, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Jude Bellingham scored and set up another as Real Madrid beat Napoli 3-2 in the Champions League group stages on Tuesday. The Madrid midfielder intercepted a pass from Napoli captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo before setting up Vinicius Junior for an equaliser at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after Leo Ositgard put Napoli ahead. The England international then slalomed through Napoli’s Read More

Second phase National division 1 Volleyball tourney serves off October 5

October 4, 2023 Editor 0

The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has announced that the second phase of the 2023 National Division 1 and 2 Volleyball Leagues will begin on October, 2023. According to Chief Martin Melandi, the Technical Director of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, the Division 1 and 2 leagues are scheduled for 5th to 15th October, 2023 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna state. Read More

Osimhen Napoli mockery: Fans protest against racism, discrimination in Ibadan

October 3, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Following the incident of TikTok video involving Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen fans of the round leather game in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State trooped out on Monday October 2nd to hold a peaceful protest against racism and discrimination in football. The rally which was spearheaded by Splash FM and Lagelu FM Ace Sportscaster, Olawale Hamzat, that is popularly known Read More

Enoh lauds 13-years old gymnasts Onusiriuka

October 3, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh on Tuesday, received rising gymnastic sensation, Stephanie Ogechukwu Onusiriuka, in his office in Abuja, after the outstanding performance of the 13 year old at the recently concluded National Youth Games in Asaba, Delta State. Little Stephanie won four gold medals in gymnastics, blazing the trail in the sport and displaying Read More

Boxing: Oyekola ‘scorpion’ in homecoming duel with Ghana’s Quartey

October 3, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

After narrowly losing to Keisuke Matsumoto via unanimous decision on August 30 in Japan, the Nigerian boxer, Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola will be making a return to the ring in a bout tagged: ‘Homecoming’ against Ghana’s Emmanuel Quartey on the 27th of this month. The boxing show being sponsored by Zion Sports Incorporation Management will be held inside the indoor sports hall Read More

NNL: Abdulrahaman takes over from Adesanya as COO

October 3, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has deployed Dr. Ayo Hameed Abdulrahaman to the Nigeria National League as the chief operating officer, to take over from Mr. Emmanuel Adesanya who has retired from the Federal Civil Service after attaining the age of 60 years. Abdulrahaman, who holds a doctorate degree in physical and health education, has robust sphere and institutional experience in Read More

Aina to miss Saudi Arabia, Mozambique friendlies due to injury

October 3, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Nottingham Forest defender Ola Aina will miss Super Eagles friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique later this month due to injury. His Premier League club announced the injury caused him to miss Sunday’s home tie against Brentford and a return date was unknown. “Ola (Aina) is out with muscle injuries,” disclosed Forest manager Steve Cooper. It was further reported that Read More

Peseiro to tinker CHAN Eagles – Gusau

October 3, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau on Tuesday disclosed that the Super Eagles Technical Adviser Jose Peseiro has been mandated to tinker the CHAN Eagles for optimum results and reinvigoration. He made this pledge while reviewing the activities of the NFF and the teams in one year of his Board in office, and also articulating expectations for the Read More

Australian Open: Grand Slam extends to 15 days 

October 3, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

in an attempt to reduce the number of late-night finishes at Melbourne Park.The tournament’s scheduling was questioned in January after Andy Murray described his 4am finish as a “farce”. Now the Grand Slam has added a day and will start on Sunday, January 14. A minimum of two matches will be scheduled for day sessions on the main courts, rather Read More

Rugby: Areh thumps up ValueJet’s contribution to grassroots development

October 3, 2023 Editor 0

President of Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF), Dr Ademola Are, has hailed the impact of ValueJet’s to rugby development and sports generally in the country. Dr Are who was speaking on the sideline of the just concluded National Youth Games in Asaba, where Delta state emerged winner in both the male and female events of rugby, said ValueJet’s contributions to Read More

Swiatek, Jabeur through at China Open

October 2, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

In the first round of the China Open women’s draw, world No 2 Iga Swiatek defeated Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo in straight sets in Beijing on Monday. The Pole, who recently relinquished her hold on the number-one spot to Aryna Sabalenka, enjoyed considerable success at the net on her way to a 6-4, 6-3 victory. Swiatek will play France’s Varvara Read More

Women’s football rising: NWFL’s vision under Nkechi Obi

October 2, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

  In the heart of Nigerian sports, a revolution is brewing, one that promises to elevate women’s football to unprecedented heights. Spearheading this transformation is the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), under the dynamic leadership of Chairman Ms. Nkechi Obi. With a compelling vision and a 5-pronged execution strategy, NWFL is set to redefine women’s football in Nigeria. The NWFL, founded in Read More

‘Joshua currently training with ex-Fury coach’

October 2, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Anthony Joshua’s camp manager KD has revealed the British boxing superstar is currently training with Tyson Fury’s old coach. The former two-time world heavyweight champion is staying in shape with Ben Davison who helped Fury make a sensational comeback in 2018. The former world champion left coach Robert Garcia after his rematch loss to Oleksandr Usyk. That one-fight partnership was followed Read More

We’re phenomenon in Basketball League – Coach  

October 2, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Ahead of the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League, Bayelsa Blue Whales on Monday left Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State  capital for Asaba to participate in the Atlantic Conference phase 2.  Coach Tony Nelson who led the delegation says high premium has been placed on the young talents to make the state proud. Addressing the girls at the Samson Siasia Stadium, shortly before Read More