Saturday, November 7, I drove from Uyo to Enugu where I reunited with a long standing friend,Christian Chukwu MFR ( Chairman Chukwu, a living legend of Nigeria’s football, winner of CAF Football Legend award needs no introduction).Read More
Friday, September 11, Lubumbashi, 9am: T P Mazembe arrive the stadium named after them to train for the must win CAF Champions League encounter against Moroccans Moghreb Tetouane.Read More
For a lot of personal reasons, I would have loved to keep Saturdays result and performance of the Super Eagles in Dar es Salaam to myself, but not so readers of this columnRead More
I have been mandated by the Government and good people of Akwa Ibom State to ask that the Federation Cup, in the true spirit and character of the Cup be handed to Akwa United FC.Read More
Where do I start? Football has become very exciting in the last couple of months that I start having the feeling that in my life time, we may just get near to where some of us have always dreamt to be.Read More
So much has been written about the success of the ongoing Glo Premier league, on and off the field that I have very little to add.
I do appreciate however the constant assertion by the operators that there is still much to be done before we can relax and thump our chests. Such an area is in the Club Licensing structures.
The NFF calls it the Federation Cup, yet I have come across thousands who prefer to remember it as the Challenge Cup, that competition that ignited football in this country and brought out the best in our clubs thanks to its knock out, no second chance format.Read More
By PAUL BASSEY Four years ago, in a piece entitled “ One visa denial too many”, I wrote “ From September 1-11 2011 in Ravenna Italy, Nigerians sat through a harrowing experience as their decimated beach soccer team, faced a herculean task in the 5th FIFA beach Soccer competition. “Vice champions of Africa, Nigeria competed
Friday, June 25 was the final of the GT Bank sponsored Masters Cup Season 4 at the good old Onikan Stadium, Lagos.
On the invitation of Bashorun Adeyinka Augustine DC and Ifeanyi Njoku President and Secretary General respectively of the Saint Finbarrs College Old Boys Association, I set out with some pride to cheer my school to victory against old foes St Gregory’s College.Read More
Yesterday morning Nigerians breathed a sigh of relief when the Flying Eagles overcame a nervy start to beat Hungary by two Awoniyi goals( one in each half) to progress in the Group behind Brazil.Read More