Match fixing: NLO cancels Alaska vs Ijesha Warriors match over fraud

May 26, 2022 Editorial IV 0

With zero tolerance to match fixing scam, the Nationwide League One (NLO) have cancelled the result from the game between Alaska FC vs Ijesha Golden Warriors. The NLO Division Two League game between the Osun State based teams, played at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado-Ekiti ended 5-0 in favour of Ijesha Golden Warriors. In swift reaction, the NLO Secretariat beamed Read More

NPFL: Akwa United signs shirt sponsorship deal

May 26, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Holders of Nigeria Professional Football League title Akwa United Football Club have signed a shirt sponsorship contract with a foremost online betting company 1XBET. The contract will see the reigning NPFL Champions advertise 1XBET products and services during its league matches, and on its social media platforms and well as crest the company’s logo on the front of its jersey Read More

Peseiro promises 2023 AFCON title for Nigeria

May 26, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles new coach Jose Peseiro has vowed to guide the team to a fourth AFCON crown. Peseiro has been appointed the Eagles coach for an initial one year. “We will work with great ambition, so that in the end we can finally call Nigeria the “four-time African champions!,” the 62-year-old Portuguese coach tweeted. “Commanding the Super Eagles starts with Read More

Peseiro assumes duty, meets with Finidi George, other backroom staff

May 26, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Super Eagles Technical Adviser Jose Peseiro has assumed duty following his arrival in Dallas, USA on Wednesday  in preparation for the international friendly match against Mexico on Saturday.  Blueprint sport gathered that the Portuguese gaffer met with the backroom staff and briefs them about his vision for the national team.  The Portuguese gaffer was appointed few weeks back to Read More

UEFA Champions League final: Liverpool to pocket £106m if…

May 26, 2022 Editor 0

For a golden period in the 1970s and 80s, English football ruled the roost in Europe. And since claiming seven out of 10 European Cups through the triumphs of Nottingham Forest, Liverpool and Aston Villa, England has strived to restore those continental bragging rights. Now, the country can finally step into a new era of supremacy, say analysts, as the Read More

Breaking: Roma beat Feyenoord, win inaugural Europa Conference League as Mourinho strikes new European record

May 25, 2022 BBC 0

Roma won their first major European trophy by beating Feyenoord in the inaugural Europa Conference League final. Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge of the Italians ended with a trophy after Nicolo Zaniolo chested down Gianluca Mancini’s lofted pass before beating goalkeeper Justin Bijlow with a clever flick. Mourinho, who has won the Champions League, Europa League and the Uefa Read More

Finnish MotoGP cancelled

May 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Finnish MotoGP scheduled for July 10 has been cancelled, the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) announced on Wednesday, citing the geopolitical situation in the region as part of the reason. The race was due to be Finland’s first MotoGP in 40 years. Both Finland and Sweden have applied to join NATO due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – a decision Read More

South East condemns international suspension of basketball

May 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

The South East Basketball Association has categorically condemned the suspension of Nigerian basketball from international competitions. The South east which represents all the South East basketball chairmen namely Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo-state. In a press release signed Osondu Ngwude and made available to our correspondent Wednesday, the zone stated that the decision will not augur well for the Read More

Moffi, Bonke, Adeleye get late Super Eagles call-ups

Ahead of Saturday’s international friendly with Mexico in the USA, the trio of Terem Moffi, Innocent Bonke and Israeli based goalkeeper Adebayo Adeleye have been handed late invitations to the Jose Peseiro led team. This is the first call-up for goalkeeper Adeleye. This followed the withdrawal of Watford winger Emmanuel Dennis, Spain-based striker Sadiq Umar and goalkeeper Maduka Okoye. Dennis Read More

Breaking: Emma Raducanu crashes out of French Open

May 25, 2022 TheSun 0

Emma Raducanu will head home and begin her Wimbledon preparations after a severe beating in Paris. What had started out so promisingly for Raducanu turned into a huge disappointment on Court Suzanne-Lenglen at Roland Garros. Raducanu, 19, won the opening 6-3 and appeared to be coping with the wind and the conditions following a 11am start in the French capital. Yet Aliaksandra Sasnovich Read More

[Pictures] WAFU B U20: Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Nathaniel Nwosu, makes best XI of the tournament

May 25, 2022 Editor 0

Flying Eagles goaltender, Nathaniel Nwosu, has been named in the WAFU B U20 Team of the tournament after series of superb performances in the championship. The Water FC trainee produced lots of brilliant saves that defined Nigeria’s tournament and deservedly got into the all-star XI for his heroics. Standing at 6’4, Nathaniel’s reflex, flexibility and agility is at an impressive Read More

Revealed! How Caster Semenya pulled off cloth to prove she’s woman

May 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya offered to show her vagina to athletics officials when she was 18 to prove she was female, the South African middle-distance runner said in an interview with HBO’s Real Sports that will air on Tuesday. Semenya, now 31, burst onto the scene in 2009 when she won the women’s 800m world title by Read More

Presidential primaries: Ex- govs urge APC, PDP, others to put Nigeria first

May 25, 2022 Agi Onda 0

Ahead of the epic presidential conventions of the major political parties, politicians on the aegis of Former Governors Forum have cautioned stakeholders to put Nigeria first and do all they can to forestall crisis that would truncate the nascent democracy. The Forum, in a press statement, Tuesday, signed by its chairman and former governor of Niger state, Dr Babangida Aliyu, Read More

2022: Ballon d’Or ceremony set for October 17

May 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

TThe 2022 Ballon d’Or will be awarded on 17 October in Paris, with the successors to Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas to be named, organisers announced on Tuesday. The 66th edition will be held at the Chatelet theatre, where Messi won the men’s award for a record-extending seventh time last year. The nominees will be announced on 12 August. It Read More

ITTF Africa Cup: Egyptian veteran wary of Aruna’s threat

May 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

At 42, Ahmed Saleh loves to compete in Lagos and as the defending champion of the forthcoming ITTF Africa Cup, the Egyptian veteran believes the atmosphere at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium is a motivating factor for every player. He is particularly concerned about the threat posed by the present form of Quadri Aruna who set a Read More

Mexico land in US for Super Eagles friendly

Super Eagles opponent in Saturday’s international friendly, Mexico have arrived Dallas, United States of America ahead of the three African champions. The players and their officials arrived Dallas on Tuesday morning Their Nigerian counterpart are expected to arrive Wednesday to start preparation for the match. The El Tri will take on the Super Eagles at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Read More

Sports minister pledges to revamp Kuru high altitude training centre, lauds Blueprint Award

May 24, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Chairman Editorial Board Blueprint Newspapers Hajiya Zainab Suleiman Okino (3rd right) presenting a letter of award nomination as Sports Icon to Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare (middle) during a visit by the newspapers’ management team to the minister in Abuja Monday, while Managing  Clem Oluwole (3rd left), Editor Abdulrahman Abdulrauf (2nd right), Deputy General Manager Business and Strategy Durojaiye Hassan (2nd left), Head Admin and Human Resources Nuhu Sani (right) and Online Editor Ikenna Okonkwo watch 

French Open: Defending champion knocked out

May 24, 2022 Eurosport 0

Defending champion Barbora Krejcikova has been knocked out of the first round of the French Open after losing 1-6 6-2 6-3 to Diane Parry. The second seed was playing her first match since February due to injury and couldn’t have asked for a better start on Court Philippe-Chatrier. Czech star Krejcikova secured an early double break to lead 4-0 in Read More

Manchester City star, Mendy, pleads not guilty to 9 sex offences

May 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has denied nine sexual offences against six young women.Mendy, 27, stood in the dock at Chester Crown Court and repeated: “Not guilty,” as the charges were put to him and he entered pleas for the first time. The French international denies seven counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted Read More