Thursday September 18th, 2014
Thursday September 18th, 2014
Latest

30% of Keshi’s players have no business in Super Eagles – Ladipo

  /   in Sports 1:05 am   /   Comments

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi

Apparently angered by the rather poor start of the Super Eagles to the Morocco 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, President General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo says no fewer than 30% of the current squad have no business being in the national team.

Read More →
Latest

Adepoju: I’m Worried About Nigerian Football

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Mutiu Adepoju

Former Super Eagles midfielder Mutiu Adepoju has expressed concern about the future of Nigerian football, after the country failed to win a game during the first phase of qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Read More →
Latest

Akpabio Classics: N18m prize money highest in World circuit

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

scrabble

Despite a review of the Prize money for this year’s Godswill Akpabio International Scrabble Classics, the total prize money of eighteen million naira is still the highest in the world.

Read More →
Latest

Falcons face ejection from hotel

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Super Falcons at their training for Nation's Cup in Abuja on Tuesday

There are strong indications that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is broke as feelers emerged yesterday that members of the national female team, the Super Falcons could be thrown out by the hotel where they are staying any moment from now.

Read More →
Latest

Chelsea frustrated as Huntelaar earns a point

  /   in Sports 10:06 pm   /   Comments

ChelseaMikel

Chelsea made a spluttering start to their Champions League campaign as Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s second-half equaliser earned Schalke a surprise 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Read More →
Latest

European Champions League results

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring their fifth goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Basel 1893 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 16, 2014.  AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU

European Champions League group stage results on Wednesday

Read More →
Latest

Pique goal sees Barca sneak past APOEL

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Barca-training

A goal by Gerard Pique gave Barcelona a winning start to their Champions League campaign, but they were far from convincing 1-0 victors at home to Cypriots APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday.

Read More →
Latest

Sport analyst urges Super Eagles to change strategy to qualify for AFCON 2015

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Nigeria's midfielder John Mikel Obi (C) falls next to South Africa's defender Thabo Matlaba (L) and midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi (R) during the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifying football match between South Africa and Nigeria on September 10, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. AFP PHOTO

Malik Akanni, a sports analyst on Wednesday urged the Super Eagles to change its tactics if it was to qualify for the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Morocco.

Read More →
Latest

Mikel, Obasi go to war at the Bridge

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Obasi

John Mikel Obi will be backing his team mates at Chelsea to get all the three points when Schalke 04 with Chinedu Obasi visit the Stamford Bridge tonight.

Read More →
Latest

2013/2014 NPFL season to end Nov. 9

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

DO OR DIE AFFAIR: A typical scene  from the Nigerian league.

The League Management Company (LMC) said on Tuesday that the 2013/2014 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season would now end on Nov. 9 as against the initial Nov. 23.

Read More →
Latest

Barca to tackle Stores in Copa Lagos 2014

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Barca

Kinetic Sports, organizers of Copa Lagos – the first ever international beach soccer event in Nigeria have announced plans for its 4th edition which will hold from December 12th to 14th, 2014 at the dynamic Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, Lagos – Nigeria.

Read More →
Latest

Unseeded Nigerian upsets sixth-seeded Thai

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Shehu Lawal in action during the 34th Central Bank of Nigeria Senior Open Tennis Championship in Lagos on Thursday (10/5/12). NAN photo

Nigeria’s good showing at the ongoing ITF West and Central Africa Junior Circuit continued at the Stade Omnisport, Lome yesterday with Ahmed Alamu’s shock 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-0 win over sixth-seeded Itchya Meesommon of Thailand one of the eye-catching performances of the day in the tournament which will end this weekend.

Read More →
Latest

NFF fire: House Committee awaits report – Gaiya

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Hon. Gaiya

More than three weeks after an early morning fire gutted the accounts section and office of the general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the House of Representatives Committee on Sports said it was still awaiting the report of the Federal Fire Service and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) before it could take any further action on the matter.

Read More →
Latest

All set for Akpabio scrabble classics

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

scrabble

One of the biggest Scrabble Competitions in the world, the Godswill Akpabio International Scrabble Classics is set to kick off with World Champion Nigel Richards confirming participation.

Read More →
Latest

Rangers, Dolphin set Enugu alight as NPL resumes

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Rangers vs.I, Bayelsa Utd

Action-starved Nigerian football fans will heave a huge sigh of relief as the Nigeria Premier League matches resume today after the crisis rocking Nigerian football has experienced relative peace.

Read More →
Latest

Bale, Ronaldo on song as champions Madrid thrash Basel

  /   in Sports 10:07 pm   /   Comments

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring their fifth goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Basel 1893 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 16, 2014.  AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU

Real Madrid put their La Liga woes behind them to get their defence of the Champions League off to a flying start with a 5-1 hammering of Basel on Tuesday

Read More →
Latest

European Champions League results

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

UCL-Liverpool

European Champions League group stage results on Tuesday

Read More →
Latest

CAF denies lifting ban on games in Ebola-hit Guinea

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

CAF

The Confederation of African Football has denied claims by the Guinea Football Federation that the temporary ban on games in the Ebola-hit country has been lifted.

Read More →
Latest

NFA extraordinary congress holds on Sept 20 in in Warri

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

nfa1

The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) on Tuesday reiterated its resolve to hold an extraordinary congress in Warri, Delta, on Sept. 20.

Read More →
Latest

Cesc is just Fab for Costa, says Mourinho

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Chelsea’s Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa (L) scores his third goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge in London on September 13, 2014.  AFP PHOTO

Jose Mourinho has hailed Cesc Fabregas as the driving force behind Chelsea striker Diego Costa’s blistering start to the season.

Read More →
Latest

Liverpool back as Champions League kicks off

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

UNITED THEY STAND: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, fourth left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his second penalty against West Ham at Upton Park in London on Sunday. (Reuters)

Liverpool’s return to Champions League action for the first time in five years and Real Madrid’s shaky start to the season dominate the start of the new battle for the elite European title on Tuesday

Read More →
Latest

Why coaches fear Mikel – Siasia

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Siasia

Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has warned that anyone who wishes to talk to Mikel Obi to raise his game, should equally be ready to take a slagging from the Chelsea star.

Read More →
Latest

No Nigerian good to coach Eagles – Babayaro

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Emmanuel Babayaro

Ex-international Emmanuel Babayaro has declared that no Nigerian coach is good enough to handle the Super Eagles.

Read More →
Latest

Iheanacho good for Eagles – Ugbade

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Kelechi Iheanacho

As the call for the graduation of Kelechi Iheanacho to the Super Eagles intensifies, former Nigeria international Nduka Ugbade says the Manchester City youngster is ready for the senior side if needed.

Read More →
Latest

Uwua jets out to Germany for course

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Koko Uwua

Former Super Eagles assistant coach, Godwin Koko Uwua, last night left for Cologne, Germany for a three week coaching course.

Read More →
Latest

Coaches murn Ntiero

  /   in Sports 10:46 pm   /   Comments

Late Ntiero

The umbrella body of coaches in Nigeria, Nigeria Coaches Association (NCA), has lamented the sudden death of former coach of the Super Falcons, Effiong Ntiero.

Read More →
Latest

Emenike’s goal drought continues

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Emmanuel Emenike

Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike’s goal drought has now extended to three games after the AFCON 2013 top scorer drew blank in Fenerbache’s 0-0 draw with Trabzonspor.

Read More →
Latest

Ronaldo could re-join United, says Calderon

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has become increasingly frustrated with life at Real Madrid, and could be interested in a sensational move back to Manchester United, according to the European champions’ former president Ramon Calderon.

Read More →
Latest

Ideye: Coach demands patience

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Ideye

West Bromwich Albion fans have been told to exercise patience with club record summer signing Brown Ideye after the club suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Everton on Saturday.

Read More →
Latest

Wheelchair basketball athletes happy with participation in Ghana tourney

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

*PLAYTIME: Wheelchair basketballers doing their thing

The players who represented Nigeria at a recent two-day wheelchair basketball tournament in Ghana on Monday expressed happiness with their participation, saying it afforded more exposure.

Read More →
Latest

Abia Warriors pays players N150,000 minimum salary

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Action recorded during a Nigerian league match

Ladan Bosso, the Technical Director of Abia Warriors FC on Monday said the club had adopted the new salary scale stipulated by the League Management Company (LMC).

Read More →
Latest

Lagos State Baseball Association promises to grab all slots in MLB tryout

  /   in Sports   /   Comments

Manager, Nigeria's National Cricket Team, Mr Olisa Egwuatu (R), speaking on  the team's victory at the Jersey 2013 World Cricket League in Abuja. Team Nigeria defeated
Vanuatu, Bahrain, Kuwait and Argentina but lost to Jersey, to pick a silver medal in  the competition.

The Lagos State Baseball and Softball Association (LSBSA) on Monday expressed the confidence that its players would grab all available slots at the forthcoming Major League Baseball tryout in Lagos.

Read More →