Friday, September 1, As the Air Malawi Boeing 727- 300 series commenced its final descent into Chileka International airport in Blantyre, Malawi, a feeling of conquest enveloped me. (The six number of African countries I am yet to visit has now been reduced to five.)Read More
Just before I left the country Thursday for Algeria via Morrocco, I was fascinated by media reports and insinuations that Coach Samson Siasia was accusing the Technical Committee of the NFF of interfering with his team list drawn up for the all important nations cup qualifier against Madagascar in Antannarivo in a fortnight.Read More
Certainly the last has not been heard of the defeat of the Flying Eagles in the hands of France at the just concluded FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Colombia. I was a reporter sent by Champions Newspapers to cover the competition in Saudi Arabia in 1989 and we played up to the final.Read More
I was fascinated with the first interview the new Sports Minister granted the media when he resumed duties in Abuja.Read More
Two matches into the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup, the Flying Eagles of Nigeria had banged in ten goals against Guatemala and Croatia respectively.Read More
The Kenya Airways flight that took me to Kinshasha en route Nairobi also had on board, Alhassan Yakmut, Deputy Director in the National Sports Commission, part of a Nigerian team to Maputo, for a pre All Africa Games meeting.Read More
Whenever a new minister is appointed to man sports, we the stakeholders ( That word again ) have developed the bad habit of criticising government for what is often considered an uninformed decision, a bad pick.Read More
As you are reading this, I am transiting in Cairo.
I left Algiers yesterday, after Coordinating the CAF Champions League match between Mouloudia d’Alger and Esperance of Tunisia.
I remember that immediately after the Kaduna festival, I wrote on the madness that trails the publication of medals tables.Read More
Nigeria is in the dock. Brought to the court of public opinion on the believed “premature ouster” of the Falcons from the FIFA Women’s World Cup.Read More