Six female footballers kidnapped in Delta/Edo boundary, abductors demand N5m each

August 13, 2022 Amaechi Okwara, Asaba 0

Six female grassroots footballers have been kidnapped at Oronigbe community in Edo state, a boundary between Delta and Edo states. It was gathered that the female footballers were kidnapped around 6pm on Friday while returning from a football competition at Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta state. Community said that contact had been established with family members Read More

Manchester City legend, Yaya Toure, returns to Premier League ahead Chelsea vs Tottenham clash

August 13, 2022 Dailymail 0

Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has staged a return to the English Premier League (EPL) after Tottenham handed him appointment as Under-16 coach. Toure arrives at Hotspur Way with a wealth of experience as a player after winning 13 major trophies as a player, including three Premier Leagues, a Champions League and an African Cup of Nations. Chelsea will welcome Tottenham to Read More

U-19 male volleyball team target world championship ticket in Tunisia, honour NVBF President Nimrod

August 13, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The Nigerian national U-21 male volleyball team will Friday night depart Nigeria for the African U-21 Volleyball Championship billed Tunis, Tunisia. The team of 12 players and two coaches are heading to Tunisia with the aim of winning one of the tickets to the World U-21 Volleyball Championship, as they spike against hosts Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Cameroon. The Read More

I never said Igbos are Nigeria’s problems – Sen. Adeola

August 13, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West) has refuted a story making the rounds that he said “Igbos are the problem of Nigeria.” In a rebuttal issued in Abuja Friday, Adeola popularly known as Yayi said the originator of the story “must be a very sick and demented soul.” Igbos, he said, are a substantial part of his constituents in Lagos Read More

Again, Tyson Fury announces retirement

August 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said on Friday he is to “walk away” from boxing, two days after insisting he would make a comeback to the sport to complete a trilogy against fellow-Briton Derek Chisora. Fury said in April, after beating Dillian Whyte at Wembley stadium, that he had promised his wife he would retire, before then declaring his interest Read More

Nigerian International nominated for 2022 Ballon d’Or award

August 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

Super Falcons star player, Asisat Oshoala, has been nominated for the Balon d’or. This was announced on Friday August 12, 2022 by French Football. The 27-year-old Nigeria’s senior Women team forward was included in a list of 20 players nominated for the 2022 Ballon d’Or Award. On Friday, August 12 2022, France football organizers of the Ballon d’Or Award released Read More

Lessons from Nigeria’s success at 2022 Commonwealth Games

August 12, 2022 Editor 0

The 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham has been a tournament with more highs and lows for Nigeria. The Nigerian contingent finished 7th on the final medals tally with 12 Gold, 9 Silver, and 14 Bronze medals to make up a total of 35 medals won. Birmingham 2022 was Nigeria’s 14th Commonwealth Games as Nigeria has participated since 1950, a Read More

FIFA foundation board gets new officials

August 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

Former Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) President and a top African football administrator Isha Johansen has been elected to the Fifa Foundation Board on Friday during a virtual meeting. The FIFA Foundation was established in March 2018, as an independent entity with the objectives to help promote positive social change around the world and raise support for the recovery and Read More

FG slams NFF over Aiteo Cup crisis, domestic league disarray

August 11, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Government has expressed dissatisfaction over the football crisis generated by the Aiteo/FA Cup imbroglio, as well as degradation of domestic league football in the country, due to inconsistent calendaring and other attendant problems. The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, through its Press and Public Relations Unit reacted on Thursday to the latest crisis where football clubs have Read More

Anti-corruption marathon race to mark 62nd Independence anniversary – Organisers 

August 11, 2022 Editorial IV 0

In line with the current administration of President Muhammed Buhari desire to bequeath a corrupt-free society to the nation, a new dimension will be added to the day with the Anti-Corruption Marathon Race scheduled for October 1st as part of activities to mark the 62nd Independence anniversary of the country. The Honourable Chief Commissioner, Hon. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf of the Public Complaints Commission,(PCC), Read More

Serena Williams busts into tears amidst farewell applause in Toronto

August 11, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Serena Williams lost her first match since announcing her retirement from tennis, falling 6-2 6-4 to Belinda Bencic in the second round of the National Bank Open on Wednesday night. After the match, organisers gave her an emotional farewell, with Williams’ appearance expected to be her last in Canada. As expected, the entire crowd stood up to say goodbye to one of the best tennis Read More

Nigerian athletes, officials return as FG assures of bumber packages  

August 11, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The first batch of Team Nigeria athletes to the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham has been given a heroic welcome by the Federal Government on their arrival after their successful outing.  Receiving the athletes and their officials at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport today in Abuja, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, applauded the excellent Read More

12 women teams to compete at Betsy Obaseki football tournament

August 11, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

A Cash prize of N14 million is up for grabs in the second edition of Betsy Obaseki women football tournament scheduled to hold between September 7 and 17, 2022 in Benin City, Edo State capital. The invitational event would feature 10 clubs in the Nigerian Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership and two other local clubs in the State. The football Read More

2023: CAF rallies African countries for Infantino’s FIFA third term bid

August 11, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe says the continent will throw its weight behind incumbent FIFA president Gianni Infantino as the latter seeks a third term in office at the 73rd FIFA congress next year. Motsepe confirmed all 54 member associations of CAF have resolved to vote for Infantino, despite the fact that the identity of any potential Read More

Allow NFF decide my appeal before playoff, Lulu tells NLO

August 11, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Former President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi has advised the leadership of the Nationwide League One to allow the Appeals Committee to decide on the petition of his club, Fosla FC before going ahead with the Division 1 Group F playoff. Lulu who spoke at the end of the Group F1 league match between Setraco Read More

Breaking: Benzema shines as Real Madrid subdue Frankfurt, win 2022 Super Cup

August 10, 2022 BBC 0

Karim Benzema continued his Ballon d’Or pursuit with a 324th goal for European champions Real Madrid as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt to lift the Uefa Super Cup in Helsinki. Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who beat Liverpool to win the Champions League in May, took the lead when David Alaba tapped into an empty net, with Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp stranded following Read More

Plaudits commend organisers of North Central Handball Championships

August 10, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Key stakeholders in Nigeria’s handball, have lauded the decision by organizers of the North Central Handball Championships, to host this year’s edition of the region tournament, in Makurdi, Benue state. One of such plaudit, is captain of the nation’s senior women’s handball team, Dorothy Nyagh, who described the decision to host the 3rd edition of the North Central handball championships Read More

Breaking: CAF unveils $100m Africa Super League *See details

August 10, 2022 Editor 0

Caf president Patrice Motsepe has launched Africa’s Super League with prize money of $100 million. During the 44th Caf Ordinary General Assembly on August 10 in Arusha, Tanzania, Motsepe said each member association is set to benefit from the money accrued from the inaugural competition set to begin in 2023. “We announced on July 3, 2022, that the total prize Read More