Breaking: France stun USA in Tokyo Olympics basketball opener

July 25, 2021 Editor 0

Favourites Team United States of America men basketball team have been defeated by France in their opening game of the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. At the end of the match, France got the vital victory after beating basketball giants USA 83-76. With the latest development, France have ended USA 25-match winning streak. It marks the United States’ first Read More

Nigeria’s Oshonaike crashes out of 2020 Olympics, retires

July 24, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Olufunke Oshonaike has apparently featured at her last Olympic games after she lost to Liu Juan of the USA in their preliminary round singles match in the table tennis event at on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Oshonaike who spoke immediately after the match said, “I’m going to appear in Paris 2024 but as a spectator.” Liu, 36, sealed a Read More

Breaking: Chinese wins first 2020 Tokyo Olympic gold medal

July 24, 2021 BBC 0

She had to put her own medal round her neck and sing the national anthem behind a mask, but Chinese shooter Yang Qian still celebrated winning the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics. The morning after the delayed Games had opened with a scaled-back and sombre ceremony, Yang won the 10-metre rifle competition in front of empty stands. She Read More

Real Madrid’s Benzema tests positive for COVID-19

July 24, 2021 Agency Report 0

It has been confirmed that Real Madrid star, Karim Benzema, has tested positive for COVID-19. The French striker had planned to rejoin the discipline of the white team this Friday and meet again with Carlo Ancelotti in the new stage of the Italian as Real Madrid coach. Benzema was on vacation since the elimination of France from the European Championship, Read More

Nigeria, others on parade as 2020 Olympics kicks off in Tokyo

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria with 58 athletes and their officials were among the 205 countries on parade on Friday when the 2020 Olympics officially kicked off in Tokyo, Japan. It marked the official opening of Tokyo 2020, a year later than planned, and in the midst of a global pandemic. The 2020 Games is the fourth Olympic Games to be held in Japan, Read More

Covid-19: Tokyo Olympics starts in empty stadium

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

At an Olympics opening ceremony overshadowed by the coronavirus, Tokyo 2020 organisers on Friday paid tribute to medical workers as athletes from across the world paraded into an almost empty stadium, their smiles hidden behind masks for the first time. Normally, a star-studded display teeming with celebrities, the ceremony was shorn of its glitz, with fewer than 1,000 people in Read More

Breaking: At last, Jadon Sancho completes Manchester United switch

July 23, 2021 BBC 0

England winger Jadon Sancho says joining Manchester United is “a dream come true” after he completed his £73m move from Borussia Dortmund. Sancho is the second most expensive English player of all time behind his new United team-mate Harry Maguire. He joins United on a five-year deal. “I’ll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play Read More

French President, Macron, US First Lady, Jill Biden, in Tokyo for 2020 Olympics opening ceremony

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Tokyo on Friday to attend the opening ceremony of the pandemic-postponed Olympics, which is taking place under strict virus rules. Paris will host the next edition of the summer Games in 2024, and Macron’s meetings in Tokyo will include talks with International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach. The French president is one of just Read More

Tokyo 2020: Okowa charges Team Nigeria athletes to rewrite history

July 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Caretaker President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria Tonobock Okowa has charged the track and field team to the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics which gets underway today to rewrite their record of participation at the quadrennial games. Nigeria’s track and field team has failed to win a medal in the last two Olympics and Okowa believes the story will be Read More

Guinea reverses decision to withdraw from Olympics

July 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The West African state of Guinea on Thursday said it was scrapping its decision to withdraw its five-person team from the Olympics, a move that it had said was sparked by worries over coronavirus. “The government, after receiving assurances from the health authorities, is giving its agreement for our athletes to take part,” Sports Minister Sanoussy Bantama Sow said in Read More

NPFL Top scorers: Silas Nwankwo hits goal No 16

July 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Silas Nwankwo has maintained top spot in the NPFL goals chart with 16 goals after he scored a brace for Nasarawa United against Lobi Stars at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi on Wednesday evening n the NPFL Macthday 34 matches decided across the nation. Nwankwo’s goals were not enough as Nasarawa United still fell 3-2. However, he is closely Read More

NRA suspends 12 referees over misconduct

July 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The following referees have been stepped down from further appointments in the NPFL pending their appearance before the Nigeria Football Federation Referees Committee concerning incidents related to the matches handled in the following matches, Week 32 Akwa United vs Enyimba : Nura Albulahi ZM, Aromona Moruf LG  Francis Friday BA The referees will have to defend their actions in the said Read More

Aiteo Cup: Gateway battle-ready for Bayelsa United

July 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

It will be a fight to finish as Gateway United FC seek a spot in the semi-finals of the 2021 Aiteo Cup at the expense of Bayelsa United in one of the  quarter- finals matches slated for  Friday 23rd July, 2021 at Kwara Sports complex, Ilorin. Both sides will be meeting for the third time in all competitions this season Read More

Ahmed Musa completes move to Turkey’s Fatih Karagumruk

July 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Turkish Super Lig club Fatih Karagumruk, who are yet to win a major trophy, have achieved a transfer coup by signing Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa. Ahmed Musa signed as a free agent after he terminated his contract with NPFL club Kano Pillars. “We have added the 28-year-old Nigerian attacker to our squad,” the Istanbul club said in a statement.  Read More

As Real Madrid struggle persists, Hazard considers Chelsea return, Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham weigh options

July 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Chelsea are contemplating the idea of bringing Eden Hazard back to the club from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports.The Belgian winger has endured a difficult two seasons in Spain since joining Real from the Blues in an initial £88million, with the 30-year-old playing just 21 times for the Spanish giants last season in an injury-hit season. Overall, Hazard Read More

Brisbane picked to host 2032 Olympics

July 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Br isbane was picked Wednesday to host the 2032 Olympics, the inevitable winner of a one-city race steered by the IOC to avoid rival bids.The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956.“We know what it takes to deliver a successful Games in Australia,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told International Read More

Olympics: We are in Tokyo for serious business – Minister

July 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has affirmed that Team Nigeria was not in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics for show, but to win laurels for the country by competing clean. Speaking at a brief ceremony organised by the Ethiopian Airline to send the Minister and others forth, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport Abuja on Tuesday, the Read More