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NSC calls for sports department in African Union

The National Sports Commission (NSC) has called on the African Union to create a Sports Department to enhance a speedy growth of sports in the continent. This will be the main agenda as over 50 sports ministers across the continent converge in Abuja next Monday for the commencement of the 3rd African Ministers’ Conference which holds between October 12 and 19.

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Evernal Tennis: Okeke emerge winner

Mike Okeke emerged overall winner of the Evernal Tennis Tournament which came to an end last Thursday October 1st 2009 at the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Lawn Tennis Club-Festac Town. The event which brought together top executives from various private outfits brought to the fore the best of tennis actions.

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My desire for Oceanic Talent Hunt players -Okocha

With the selection of 30 successful candidates for the final camping stage in the football reality show powered by the Oceanic Bank International Plc, Austin Okocha has expressed hope that the Talent Hunt project will be a veritable platform to discover talented footballers that the nation will rely on for glory in the nearest future.

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Amiesimaka, NPL mourn Ogedegbe

Ex-international Adokie Amiesimaka like most Nigerians was shocked when he heard of the news of the dead of ex-Green Eagles goalkeeper Best Ogedegbe. This was how Amiesimaka reacted to the demise of Ogedegbe, “What a shame! My commiseration to his wife, children and relatives.

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Woods still the world’s best golfer

Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship, but Tiger Woods concluded the ’09 season by raking in golf’s biggest pot On Sunday evening, after Phil Mickelson had finished what seemed like an endless series of TV and radio interviews, he made it back to the scorer’s tent behind the 18th green at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club, where his caddie, Jim (Bones) MacKay, waited. MacKay and his boss wore big, satisfied grins as they shared a hearty handshake. “Best idea you’ve ever had, Bones,” Mickelson said before heading out to the green for the trophy presentation.

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Lokpobiri: A lawmaker or football administrator

Bayelsa-born Senator, Heineken Lokpobiri is gradually turning the Media Officer and image maker of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Ademola Olajire into a redundant staff as he now speaks and defends the federation’s actions and inactions more than contributing to the business of making laws for the country.

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Gombe blames NFF for Flying Eagles woes

Following Nigeria’s second loss at the U-20 event, former Chairman of Gombe United Alhaji Ahmed Gara Gombe has again blamed the NFF for the team’s woes. The Flying Eagles were beaten 2-0 by Spain, after losing the first game 0-1 to Venezuela. For Gombe, the NFF are the brains behind the disappointing performance by the Flying Eagles.

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Ikoyi bubble as Heineken sponsored Nigeria Cup

The 13th edition of the Nigeria Cup 2009 sponsored by Heineken and few others holes out today at the golf section of Ikoyi Club. The event which teed off on Monday with the caddies event, saw the professional light up the course on Tuesday, while the Ladies had a filled time on Wednesday. Ikoyi Club guests and sponsors guests took time out to tee and put.

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