President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday announced various forms of cash reward to members of the national under-17 male football team and Nigeria’s medalists at the maiden African U-18 Athletics Championships.
BERLIN, May 21, 2013 (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s path from the brink of bankruptcy in 2005 to Saturday’s Champions League final against Bayern Munich has been dubbed “Ground Zero to Wembley” by CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.
LONDON (AFP) – Jose Mourinho looks set to be welcomed back to Chelsea with open arms, but his reputation has been sullied during his three-year stint at Real Madrid and he will return to Stamford Bridge with several thorny issues to address.
BERLIN (AFP) – Bayern Munich are out to exorcise the ghosts of losing the 2012 Champions League final at home to Chelsea when they take on Borussia Dortmund on Saturday at Wembley for the European title.
President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba has commended grassroots athletics coach, Isaac Osagie who has been fishing out budding talents from primary and secondary schools to train.
Chairman of the League Management Company, Honourable Nduka Irabor has said that the alarm being raised by Sharks Football Club of Port Harcourt over the security situation in Maiduguri was unfounded
Football Kenya Federation has made a passionate appeal to prospective sponsors, the government and well wishers to step in and assist the national team Harambee Stars financially as they get set to ‘beat’ Nigeria in the return leg of the World Cup Qualifier in Kasarani on June 5.
Four members of the Glo Soccer Academy have arrived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on a training tour of the city, courtesy of telecommunications giants, Globacom.
The national U-19 cricket team departed the country yesterday for Kampala, Uganda to participate in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers Division 1 taking place in East African country from May 25-June 1,2013.
Uganda have unveiled Serbian tactician Milutin Micho Sredojevi? as the new coach on a 2-year deal at FUFA House in Mengo, beating former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia to the position.
Kano Pillars have settled all outstanding match bonuses and other allowances totalling 35 million Naira, officials said.
The Nigeria National Wheelchair Tennis Team has suffered two straight defeats at the on-going wheelchair tennis BNP Paribas World Team Cup event taking place in Antalya, Turkey.
Enyimba attacking midfielder, Ayo Saka has said his side are on the path towards achieving their ambition in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Having experienced a gruelling football season with Chelsea, Nigerian duo, Jon Mikel Obi and Victor Moses have pleaded with Coach Stephen Keshi to leave them out of the exhibition match against Mexico on May 31
No fewer than eight Nigerians have been appointed into the Standing Committees of the Africa Football Confederation (CAF) for the 2013/2015 soccer season.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said that the Super Eagles will host Cote d’Ivoire between July 6 and July 7 in the first-leg qualifying encounter of the Championship for African Nations (CHAN).
An ex-international, Christain Chukwu, on Tuesday urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and other football authorities in the country, to urgently address the issue of declining spectators at match venues.
MADRID (AFP) – Spain’s press bid a caustic farewell Tuesday to self-anointed Special One Jose Mourinho, jeering his divisive three-tear reign at Real Madrid and his failure to win more silverware.
LONDON (AFP) – Premier League fans have been treated to dazzling displays from some of the world’s best players over the last nine months. And with the season at an end, AFP London Sports Desk unveils its team of the year:
Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after a turbulent three-year spell in charge of the Spanish giants, club president Florentino Perez confirmed Monday.
Outgoing Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson heads into retirement with the Premier League manager of the year award.
Newly appointed Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF Amodu Shaibu has warned the Super Eagles not to put all their strings to win the FIFA Confederations Cup and lose focus on the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which is more important.
A former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation, Taiwo Ogunjobi has carpeted the NFF for meddling with the provisional 30-man list of Coach John Obuh for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which kicks off June 21 in Turkey.
The 2013 Delta Governor’s Cup is nearing its climax with two semifinal matches slated to hold this Thursday, May 23 in two centres, Agbor and Oleh.
Rangers are confident they will reach the league stage of the Confederation Cup despite a slim 1-0 home win over CS Sfaxien on Sunday.
In recognition of his contribution to Sports Journalism and pioneering Sports Radio in Africa, Chairman of Sports Radio, 88.9 Brila Fm, Dr. Larry Izamoje has been conferred with a Doctorate Degree in Information technology by Salem University.
In his address during the ceremony, the Chancellor of Salem University, Archbishop Sam Amaga said the renowned sports [...]
Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa is not bothered that he was left out of the team that will play Mexico in an international friendly game on the 31st of this month in the United States.
“I Know Honourable Gbenga Elegbeleye to be very passionate about sports most especially the game of football which he loves so much. I have had the opportunity to work with him and I know that he has something to offer Nigerian sports.
The 2013 UEFA Champions League final will mean different things to different Nigerians as MasterCard, the official sponsor of UEFA Champions League, has elaborate plans to celebrate the final of Europe’s most lucrative club football competition.