Mark D Ball: Players, officials hail organisers as IGP Queens win big, others dig deep for points

January 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

Players and officials of teams participating in the ongoing Mark D Ball Basketball Women’s Championship have commended the organsers and Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for putting together what they described as the best basketball tournament, in recent times. Day three of the Mark D Ball Women’s Basketball Championships, saw eight matches decided at Package B of the Read More

Shaibu to run alongside Sanwo-Olu in February

January 17, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The sports-loving deputy-governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu, will add to his huge sports resume on February 12, 2022. He will be joining the governor of Lagos state and host of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Babajide Sanwo-Olu to participate in the 2022 edition. Speaking while signing the entry form over the weekend, Shaibu said he has been a Read More

Ogba pays tribute to late Etemike

January 17, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Vice-President of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Solomon Ogba has paid glowing tribute to the father of football in Mid-Western state, and one of the fathers of football in Nigeria late Godwin Etemike who died recently. “The Mid-West, indeed Nigeria has lost a genuine lover of football who gave his all for the beautiful. He was selfless, patriotic and empathic. Read More

Kida becomes member Borno advisory committee on governance

January 17, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Borno state governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has announced the appointment of NBBF President, Eng Ahmadu Musa Kida ,as a member of Borno State Advisory Committee On Governance and Development.  Announcing this at the weekend in Maiduguri, the Governor said the appointment of Musa Kida, who is also a Non-executive Director of the TotalEnergies, into the government advisory committee will Read More

FIBA bans Rivers Hoopers

January 17, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

  FIBA Africa has banned Nigeria representative, Rivers Hoopers from participating in the Basketball African league. According to  Biles Alphonse, FIBA Secretary and Regional Director ,the Port Harcourt based team are exempted from taking part in the competition which will dunk off in March across major cities in Africa. The letter which was released over the weekend cited the inability Read More

Nigeria may face Gambia, Tunisia in AFCON 2021 knockout

January 17, 2022 Editorial IV 0

If  the Super Eagles are able to pick at least one point in their last group game with Guinea Bissau on Wednesday, they will be confirmed as the  Group D leaders of the Africa Cup of Nations 2021. Being the group leaders, they will remain in the former CAF president (Issa Hayatou) home town, Garoua for their Round of 16 duel. At Read More

Breaking: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set for early Arsenal return from AFCON 2021 over ‘health issues’

January 17, 2022 TheSun 0

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will fly home early from the Africa Cup of Nations due to his current health issues, Gabon has confirmed. The Arsenal hitman missed Gabon’s 1-1 draw with Ghana on Friday after it was discovered he had ‘lesions’ on his heart following a bout of Covid. Aubameyang is said to have felt fine, although talks between Arsenal and the Gabonese football federation over Read More

Novak Djokovic back home after deportation from Australia

January 17, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Novak Djokovic has arrived in Serbia after being deported from Australia. The top men’s player was deported on Sunday after losing a visa battle that centred on the fact he is unvaccinated. A crowd of supporters had gathered at the airport in Belgrade, waving the national flag and chanting “we love Novak”. This year’s Australian Open tournament, which has been Read More

Updated: Everton sack manager Benitez

January 16, 2022 Editorial IV 0

 Rafael Benitez was sacked as Everton manager on Sunday after just eight months in charge of the struggling Premier League club. Benitez was an unpopular appointment in June last year after his long spell with Everton’s Merseyside rivals Liverpool. The Spaniard paid the price for a dismal run of nine defeats in Everton’s last 13 league matches, culminating in a Read More

NOC sports administrators course begin Wednesday

January 16, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Nigeria Olympic Committee, under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, will be holding a-3-day seminar on sports administration for sports administrators/officers of Nigeria Association of Physical & Health Education and other sports organisations from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st January 2022 in Lagos.  The sports administration course will equip sports administrators with the knowledge and tools that will Read More

Gambia hold Mali after late two VAR penalties in AFCON clash

January 16, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Two late penalties awarded after intervention by the Video Assistant Referee saw debutants Gambia hold Mali to a 1-1 draw at the Africa Cup of Nations in Limbe on Sunday as the teams stayed joint top of the Group F standings. Both have four points from two matches with the group’s other sides, Mauritania and Tunisia, meeting later in Limbe Read More

AFCON 2021: Mo Salah ‘s goal gives Egypt hope

January 16, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Mohamed Salah scored the only goal against Guinea-Bissau to kick-start Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign. But the Pharaohs rode their luck as Mama Balde had a stunning late equaliser for the Djurtus ruled out after a video assistant referee review. Record seven-time winners Egypt, who lost their Group D opener 1-0 against Nigeria, struck the woodwork three times in a game Read More

Breaking: Everton sack coach Rafael Benitez 6 months after

January 16, 2022 BBC 0

Rafael Benitez has been sacked as Everton manager after less than seven months in charge. The Toffees appointed the former Liverpool manager, 61, as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor in June. Everton, who lost 2-1 to Norwich City on Saturday, have won only one of their last 13 Premier League games and sit 15th in the table, six points above the relegation Read More

Breaking: I’m disappointed, Novak Djokovic gives up, set to be deported, misses Australian Open

January 16, 2022 BBC 0

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has lost his last-ditch court bid to stay in Australia and is set to be deported. Judges rejected his appeal after the government cancelled the unvaccinated player’s visa for a second time this month on public health grounds. The decision has ended the 34-year-old’s hopes of defending his Australian Open title and winning a record 21st Read More

[Breaking] Premier League: Manchester City pip Chelsea, go 13 points clear

January 15, 2022 BBC 0

Kevin de Bruyne produced a moment of world-class quality to tighten Manchester City’s stranglehold on the Premier League title race with victory over Chelsea at Etihad Stadium. The former Chelsea player broke the deadlock in a tight game with a superb curling drive past keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga with 20 minutes left to extend City’s lead at the top of the Read More

Tennis: Murray storms first final since 2019

January 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Former world No 1 Andy Murray stormed into his first final since 2019 on Friday where he will meet Russian top seed Aslan Karatsev in a massive boost to his confidence ahead of the Australian Open. The 34-year-old three-time major winner, who underwent career-saving hip surgery, has now strung together four wins in a row for the first time since Read More