Grosjean survives huge fire after crash

November 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Romain Grosjean has been taken to hospital with minor burns and injuries after a terrifying, fiery accident at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Frenchman’s Haas pierced the barrier, split in two and burst into flames on the first lap of the race, which was stopped.Grosjean’s car was embedded in the barrier on its side and the driver appears to have Read More

Unbeaten Leverkusen held by Hertha in stalemate

November 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Bayer Leverkusen missed the chance to go second in the Bundesliga with a 0-0 draw at home to Hertha Berlin as Jamaica forward Leon Bailey’s four-game scoring streak came to an end on Sunday. In-form winger Bailey has found the net five times in his last four games for Leverkusen in all competitions, but he and his colleagues were left Read More

Hazard suffers fresh injury blow at Real Madrid

November 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Belgian star Eden Hazard suffered fresh injury woe as he hobbled out of Saturday’s game against Deportivo Alaves which ended in 2-1 defeat for Real Madrid.Hazard has been blighted by ankle and leg problems since joining Madrid from Chelsea 18 months ago.  It was not immediately clear what his latest problem was, with Hazard able to walk off the Alfredo Di Read More

Dubois suffers broken eye socket in Joyce defeat

November 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

British heavyweight Daniel Dubois suffered a broken orbital bone and nerve damage around his left eye during his stoppage defeat to Joe Joyce.The 23-year-old was ahead on two of the three scorecards when he was stopped by Joyce in London on Saturday. He was taken to hospital immediately and will now get specialist advice on the injury when the swelling Read More

Messi salutes Maradona as Barca trounces Osasuna

November 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Lionel Messi paid a personal tribute to the late Diego Maradona after scoring on Sunday as Barcelona returned to winning ways in LaLiga with a resounding 4-0 home win over Osasuna. Messi adorned a brilliant team display with a thumping strike into the top corner in the second half, after Martin Braithwaite had broken the deadlock and Antoine Griezmann and Read More

Diop, Ex-Senagalese star is dead

November 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Senegal, Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has died aged 42. Diop made 129 appearances in the Premier League and also had spells in England with West Ham United and Birmingham City. He played for Senegal at the 2002 World Cup, scoring the winner in the tournament’s opening game as his country beat France 1-0. “Once a World Read More

Kwara FA confirms palliative payment from NFF

November 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kwara state football association has confirmed that it has received the payment of FIFA Covid-19 palliative funds from the leadership of the Nigeria Football federation. Chairman of the Association, Malam Idris Musa Abdullahi on Sunday confirmed his led  board received the funds on Thursday following the Nigeria Football Federation decision to release the Relief packages. He commended president of Read More

Rivers United will bounce back from Futuro Kings defeat – Anaemena

November 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Rivers United defender Ifeanyi Anaemena said his team is not down following their 1-2 loss to Futuro Kings on Saturday. Rivers United must overturn there 1-2 loss if they must advance to the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup. Anaemena acknowledged his teammates are disappointed but they have what it takes to overturn the result in the second leg. Read More

Nigeria Cricket hires Gurusinha from Sri Lanka as head coach

November 29, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Nigeria Cricket Federation has hired Sri Lankan, Asanka Gurusinha to tutored the national team to a greater height. The new head coach  will resume officially on the 1st of December 2020. The new coach is expected to head the high performance unit of the Federation and also act as coach trainer and mentor to our indigenous coaches. Reacting to Read More

Kaduna polo club unveils 2 new trophies

November 29, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The 2020 edition of Kaduna International Polo Tournament will commence on Saturday December 7 at the Ahmadu Yakubu Polo Club House, Murtala Muhammed Square, Kaduna, President of Kaduna Polo Club has said. According to Alhaji Suleiman Abubakar (Walin Keffi), the annual tournament would have been shelved this year due to Covid-19 pandemic, if not for the insistence by traditional sponsors Read More

2021 FIBA Afrobasket qualifier: D’Tigers pummel Mali

November 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

D’Tigers concluded their first FIBA Afrobasket on a winning note as they maintained their unbeaten run with another emphatic 91-68 points win against Mali. Captain Ike Diogu led from the front as he powered the team to its third victory with 14 points, 5 rebounds to emerge the team’s top performer. Although Mali won the first quarter, 16-13, they lost Read More

Breaking: SWAN President confirms receipt of FIFA Covid-19 funds from NFF

November 29, 2020 Editor 0

The President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Sir Honour Sirawoo, has commended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the release of the FIFA Covid-19 Relief Fund.  The NFF had released the sum of N11,400,000 (eleven million, four hundred thousand Naira) only as part of the Covid-19 Relief Fund from FIFA to SWAN  Sirawoo lauded the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF for Read More

Mike Tyson’s return to boxing ends in stalemate

November 29, 2020 AFP 0

Mike Tyson’s return to boxing at age 54 ended in a draw with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday in an eight-round exhibition battle of former heavyweight champions. Fifteen years after retiring with a 2005 loss to journeyman Kevin McBride, Tyson made his comeback at Staples Center in Los Angeles without spectators in a pay-per-view matchup that mixed curiosity and Read More

Ekiti football can be great – Enyadike

November 29, 2020 Editorial III 0

Ekiti State Football Association, Thursday,  organised a session in its series of webinar lectures aimed at positively changing the narratives of football in the state. The session which was moderated by a sports enthusiast, Dr. Tunde Akinbinu, featured one of the most erudite and experienced football administrators cum sportscaster in Nigeria, Emeka Enyadike, who thoroughly delved into several aspects of Read More

Minister Dare believes in grassroots – Media aide

November 28, 2020 Editor 0

The long awaited Ogbomoso marathon race finally became a reality as the representative of the Minister of Youth and Sports development declared the marathon race open. The Ogbomoso marathon race that began as at 7:45am Saturday morning saw many athletes who participated in the race but their is always a saying “there must be a winner there must be a Read More

Sports minister’s aide declares Ogbomosho marathon race open

November 28, 2020 Editor 0

Kola Daniel, Media aide to the Minister for Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, Saturday morning, declared Ogbomosho marathon race open. The marathon which attracted countless number of athletes across the country has been declared open by the minister. According to Daniel who represented Mr. Dare at the glamorous event tagged ‘Ogbomoso Marathon Race’, “I am here to represent the Read More

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TopPro training programme excites Nigerian football coaches

November 28, 2020 Editorial III 0

There is excitement amongst Nigerian grassroots football coaches as they formalise plans to participate in the forthcoming training programme being organized by one of Nigeria’s foremost sports outfits, TopPro Sports Management Company. This was revealed when the executives of Lagos Divisional Football Association (LDFA) and coaches in the division led by its Chairman Tunde Tinubu met with the management of Read More

Bosso names 20 for WAFU U20 Cup of Nations

November 27, 2020 Blueprint 0

Head Coach Isa Ladan Bosso has picked his 20 -man squad that will contest for the WAFU B Cup of Nations title at the tournament taking place in Porto Novo, Benin Republic next month. The competition, which holds 5th – 20th December, will also serve as the qualifying tournament for the 2021 U20 Africa Cup of Nations that will be Read More

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NFSC holds NEC meeting in Lagos

November 27, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

…sets election date for December Nigeria Football Supporters Club, held its National Executive Council meeting, Wednesday in Lagos. The NEC, which drew attendance from members of the National Executive, States Chapter Chairmen, Secretaries, Elders and members of the Board of Trustees, amongst several other issues, deliberated on innovative measures aimed at taking the club to greater heights. Importantly, the NEC, Read More

Breaking: National sports festival gets new kick off date

November 26, 2020 Editor 0

Barring any further change, the National Sports Festival (NSF) will now kick off on January 3 and end on the 17th of same month. JJ Akanji, Special Assistant to the Minister of Youth and Sports development Mr Sunday Dare who revealed this on Thursday evening via WhatsApp confirmed, “Jan 3rd to 17 subject to adherence to covid-19 protocol decision was Read More