Do you know there are seven times the number of women in Angola than men? that will be my focus tomorrow. Dont miss your Vanguard copy. MY MAN OSVALDO ALVARO Yesterday, I introduced you to this column.Read More
I made the mistake of suggesting in my weekly column that given the dynamics of football, that my column will not attempt to treat match reports and results as the case may be.Read More
The 27th Orange CAF Nations Cup started yesterday in Angola. By tomorrow, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will take centre stage in the only match that will, perhaps determine their fate in the competition.Read More
It was in the year 2009 that Ghana made the Black Continent proud by historically winning the FIFA Junior World Cup.
If you think I am trying to run away from Nigeria you are mistaken. In 2009, Nigeria emerged the champion of African Beach Soccer World Cup elimination. In 2009, Engineer Habu Gumel restored Nigeriaâ€™s pride at Olympic level when he was elected into the most prestigious sports board on earth, that of the International Olympic Committee, ( IOC ) .
Globacomâ€™s contract runs out on December 8, but they have the right of first refusal, so we have written to them to offer the Eagles and other national teams at individual values.Read More
I woke up this morning to the realisation that there were a lot of sports issues I could not put my fingers on. I woke up to see my phone inundated with text messages of readers seeking my views and opinion on issues they believe I could help.Read More
A youth soccer competition where foreign scouts fish out raw talents has kicked off in Lagos on Sunday. It is called Carl Woermann Nigeria Youth Football Championship. It is in its third edition. In one of the matches played yesterday, Stihl Power Tools Football Club of Badagry held Bosch Tools Football Club of Amuwo Odofin to a 1-1 draw.Read More
There is a joke making the rounds that for election sake, the minister has even forgotten that he gave approval for the recognition of certain sports as Olympic sports, just because their chairmen are now in the opposition! â€œIf there is a platform for contesting against me, it should not be for non performance. Our records are there for all to see,â€ Engineer Gumel argued.Read More
Trust CNN to stay with bad news. Since Thierry Henry used his hand to help Gallas score that goal, the world has not rested. What fascinates me in the whole story is the news that the French captain admitted that he told the referee it was hand ball.Read More
Adokiye says he has licences, he has documents, now he has people who have come out to say â€œwe have more. We will testifyâ€The former commissioner for justice laughed at a suggestion by Taiwo Ogunjobi, one that says this team will be our next U- 20(?) our Under-20 at age 40?, he asked. He wants the sports, education and youths ministries to come together and evolve an enduring system that will guarantee the evolution of our youth. He wants more.Read More
I have just received a request asking me to do a letter to Barrister Adokiye Amiesimaka. It reads in part â€œ dear sir, you must be abreast with the current news making the rounds, especially the claim by former international Adokiye Amiesimaka that certain members of the Golden Eaglets are over the 17 year age limit.Read More
As you are reading this, the World Under-17 championship is grinding to a close. Whether we like it or not, it will go down on record that we hosted. Leave all this argument of hosting well or not. We are hosting and it is going on, iced by the gradual success of the Eaglets.Read More
A friend called me early Friday to discuss the ongoing FIFA U-17 competition. He has just been told how in the attempt to disinfect a pitch, mosquito flit was sprayed on it and the grass turned brown immediately!
I could not stop laughing. He said it was not a laughing matter and asked what we were doing about it.
I doff my hat for technology. For advancement in communication science. It is that technology that made it possible for me to get out of Nigeria on Wednesday, destination Lubumbashi, via South Africa.Read More
By Paul Bassey For the benefit of my rising band of readers let me repeat the fact that this column usually goes in on Friday sometimes as early as noon. What this means and sadly too is that I will not be in a position to discuss the decisive CAF Champions league return leg cracker