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Obisia pleads for boxing

National boxing coach, Obisia Nwankpa, has attributed the failure of Nigeria in amateur boxing in recent times to lack of international exposure. He said that for Nigeria to bounce back to her winning ways in boxing there must be a conscious effort on the part of the Nigerian Boxing Federation, NBF, to organise foreign training tours and competitions to expose our young talents.

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Jacques Rogge lays ANOCA secretariat foundation

ABUJA — Vice President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, while declaring the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees in Africa open yesterday said that Nigeria’s acceptance to host the permanent secretariat of ANOCA was a means of demonstrating the resolve of the federal government to develop sports at all levels. Later, the president of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge performed the foundation stone laying ceremony for the permanent secretariat of the ANOCA.

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Warri South flags off inaugural Community Unity Cup

A MONTHLY soccer  tournament to consolidate the existing peace and unity in Warri South Local Government Area was weekend, flagged off at the Federal Government College football pitch, Warri. The competition which is the first to be organised by the local government since its creation is tagged: “Warri South Inter-Community Cup.” In an address at
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Yakubu targets opening day comeback

Yakubu Aiyegbeni  thinks he will be fit Everton’s opening match of the season against Arsenal. The Nigerian striker ruptured his Achilles against Tottenham Hotspur last November and has since undergone a strict rehabilitation programme. After responding well to treatment he has set his sights on the Toffees’ Barclays Premier League match with the Gunners on
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