UEFA confirms Istanbul as CL final venue

May 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Champions League final will take place in Istanbul, Turkey despite current lockdown restrictions, UEFA has confirmed.Manchester City will face Premier League rivals Chelsea on May 29. It was suggested Wembley could have been a potential destination for an all-English final but the stadium is already committed to hosting the Championship play-off final on that date.UEFA hopes to secure at Read More

Rivers Hoopers release BAL roster

May 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Rivers Hoopers head coach Ogoh Odaudu has revealed his roster for the Basketball Africa League which tips off next week at the Kigali Arena, Rwanda.  13 players and five members of the backroom staff arrived in Kigali at 12am on Tuesday and were immediately placed on four-day quarantine.  The team is made up of 9 local players and 4 foreign based Read More

We’re building solid structure for Judo- Brig.Gen Abubakar

May 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Brig. Gen. Z.L. Abubakar has promised to build a solid structure for the Nigeria Judo Federation during his time in office.  The Chairman Caretaker committee of the Nigeria Judo Federation, Brig. Gen. Z.L. Abubakar, was sworn in alongside 29 sports federation chairmen by the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare on Tuesday in Abuja. Brig. Gen. Read More

Oshoala suffers another injury blow

May 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Asisat Oshoala has been ruled out of the cup tie against Sevilla after she suffered an ankle injury. Barcelona Ladies announced Oshoala, who only recently bounced back from a foot surgery, will miss the Sevilla clash after she sprained her left ankle. This may also impact on her selection for the UEFA Champions League Final in Gothenburg, Sweden, on May Read More

Barty beats Kvitova to set up last-four clash with Badosa

May 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Ashleigh Barty will take on Paula Badosa in the semifinals of the Madrid Open after beating Petra Kvitova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Wednesday.World No 1 Barty is chasing her fourth singles title of the year after her triumph in Stuttgart 10 days ago. In the last four she faces the woman who knocked her out in the quarterfinals in Charleston Read More

Roma appoint Mourinho as new manager

May 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Jose Mourinho has been announced by AS Roma as its new manager. He will replace head coach Paulo Fonseca, who will leave at the end of the season. The club, on their official twitter handle, said: “The club are delighted to announce an agreement has been reached with Jose Mourinho for him to become our new head coach ahead of Read More

NSF: Athletes stage walk out as Obaseki announces meagre cash reward for gold medallists, others

May 4, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Edo State athletes who won medals at the just-concluded National Sports Festival (NSF), staged a walk-out on Friday night at the grand reception party organised for Team Edo by the state government. An air of euphoria which filled the tennis court of the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium- venue of the reception ceremony soon faded away when Governor Godwin Obaseki announced a Read More

2022 W/Cup qualifiers: FIFA okays Teslim Balogun stadium, 6 others

May 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

World football governing body, FIFA have approved Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos and six other stadiums for Nigeria’s home games in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Others stadia approved in Nigeria include, the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja (under renovation) , Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo and Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba ,the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu, Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City Read More

Atlanta 96 is our benchmark for Tokyo Olympics – Dare

May 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has charged the Caretaker Committee of the 30 Sports Federation that the athletes must come back from Tokyo Olympics with nothing less than six medals. Speaking during the Inauguration in Abuja on Tuesday, Dare said, “We need to build on our past performance. We have the talents to excel. Atlanta Read More

UEFA approves 26-man Euro 2020 squads

May 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Teams will be allowed to select a 26-player squad instead of the usual 23 at this summer’s European Championship.The change has been implemented to lessen the load on players after a club season compressed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will also help managers adapt if outbreaks occur during the tournament.The decision, taken by Uefa’s national teams committee in April, Read More

Premier League introduces new rules to prevent future Super League

May 3, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Premier League has introduced additional rules and regulations, including a new owners’ charter, to stop future attempts to join a breakaway Super League. Six Premier League sides, including Manchester United and Liverpool, announced late on April 18 they were joining a new continental competition called the European Super League, only for it to collapse amid intense pressure within 48 Read More

Argentina’s ambassador wants stronger footballing ties with Nigeria

May 3, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina to Nigeria, His Excellency Alejandro Herrero has advocated the strengthening of footballing ties between Argentina and Nigeria, insisting that there are compelling commonalities between the two countries in the realm of the ‘beautiful game’. During a courtesy call on the President of Nigeria Football Federation and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick Read More

Harris downs Dimitrov in Madrid

May 3, 2021 Editorial IV 0

South African Lloyd Harris downed Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in three sets in the first round of the Madrid Open on Monday. Harris, who beat world No 4 Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov en route to the final in Dubai in March, pulled off another upset by ousting Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5). The world number 54 held off a late Read More

Magaji heads FCT Volleyball Coaches Association caretaker c’ttee

May 3, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A three man caretaker committee headed by Christopher Magaji had been inaugurated to head the FCT Volleyball Coaches Association (FEVOCA). The development was made known to newsmen after a meeting held in Gimbiya with 12 FCT coaches in attendance on Monday. Magaji led committee has Kingsley Alika as the Secretary General while Ahmed Bashir of Royal Spikers of Karu will Read More

Iganmu FC ace striker Nwala joins Remo Stars on loan

May 3, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Remo Stars football club have fortified its attack with the signing of fleet footed Ifeanyi Nwala on loan from Lagos based NLO side Iganmu FC. Ifeanyi Nwala shone brightly for Iganmu FC during the recently held NLO zonal matches played at Remo Stars International stadium, Ikenne, scoring five goals in as many matches for his team who narrowly missed out Read More

Boards dissolution: Morakinyo, Oshodi replace Gumel, Oladipo as Minsitry removes AFN from committee

May 3, 2021 Editorial IV 0

About 48 hours after the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development announced the dissolution of 31 boards of sports federations in Abuja, two members of Volleyball and Table Tennis caretaker committees have been replaced. A press statement signed by the Director of Federation of Elites Athletes Department (FEAD) of the ministry Dr. S. E. Ebhojiaye with the title “Correction on Read More

Ahmedu charges Rivers Hoopers to win BAL

May 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

President of the FIBA African zone 3, Col Sam Ahmedu, has urged Rivers Hoopers to go all out to win the Basketball Africa League . Ahmedu stated this while presenting sports items to the team as they prepare for the competition. The Dodan Warrior proprietor enjoined all Nigerians to support the team to ensure they return with the trophy from Read More