Nimrod pledges to sponsor Volleyball clinic annually

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

President of Nigerian Volleyball Federation, Engr. Musa Nimrod has expressed delight at the huge turnout of school children at the 2018 Volleyball For All Holiday Clinic, just as he pledged to continue sponsoring the clinic. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the clinic in its third edition in Kaduna , Engr. Nimrod, said with 130 participants from private and public Read More

2018 FIBA World Cup: D’Tigress hit Lagos camp on Monday

The Women’s Senior National Basketball team will arrive Lagos, Nigeria in the early hours of Monday for the next phase of their 2018 FIBA Women’s World cup in Spain. After weeks of training in Atlanta, the team led by Hughley Otis will have their last training in the United States of America on Saturday before their departure on Sunday. According Read More

Musa pays tribute to Moses on S/Eagles retirement

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, has wished his former teammate, Victor Moses, the best of luck in his future career following the latter’s decision to quit international football. Moses who plays for English Premier League club, Chelsea announced on Wednesday that he will no longer be available for selection at the international level again. The former Crystal Palace star said Read More

FG approves outstanding bonus

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Federal government has approved the payment of all camp allowances and match bonuses accruing to the National U-20 Women’s team, the Falconets. The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung made this known when he called the team’s camp in France ahead of yesterday’s quarter final match against Spain which the team eventually lost by 1-2. In a Read More

Spain send Falconets crashing out of the World Cup

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Spain have sent the Falconets crashing from the 2018 World Cup in France after they won 2-1 today to qualify for the semi-final. They will now face the winners of the quarterfinal between hosts France and defending champions North Korea for a place in the final. They thus avenged a 2-1 loss to the Africans two years in Papua New Read More

Ola Aina agrees loan move to Torino

August 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Chelsea Nigeria international defender Ola Aina has agreed a season long loan move to Italian Serie A side Torino with the option of making the deal permanent next summer, Owngoalnigeria. com reports. Aina shunned a host of English Championship teams in favour of a move out of England with Torino and fellow Serie A side Frosinone leading the chase for Read More

Nigeria joins 13 other countries for CAF club licensing workshop

August 14, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu. Kaduna 0

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) will join 13 national leagues in Africa and the Australian League to participate in a Confederation of African Football (CAF) organised workshop on Club Licensing. The workshop, which holds in Nairobi, Kenya will commence today (Monday), August 13 and end on Wednesday August 15th, 2018. The Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Company Read More

European teams chasing Nigerian teen Ighodaro’ legs

August 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Recently turned 18 year old Nigerian forward Etiosa Ighodaro has emerged as a target for several top teams in Europe after his goal scoring feat at the prestigious Viareggio Youth Championship. The Abuja Football Academy forward first made his mark at Viareggio last year in Egypt when he scored six goals, a tally he improved on this year with 8 Read More

Nigeria Cricket team target W/Cup slot ahead Div 2 contest

August 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigeria’s under-19 Cricket team will as from August 19 begin a swift quest for higher heights when they confront their opponents in search of 2019 World Cup spot. Put together by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the country’s emerging side will be taking part in the division tournament holding between August 17 and 29 in South Africa. No fewer than Read More

Fans mob Ahmed Musa on arrival at Saudi Arabia

August 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, got an heroic welcome upon his arrival at the King Khaled International Airport, Riyadh early Friday morning to begin his career with Saudi Premier League club, Al Nassr A large number of fans according to pictures posted on Al Nassr’s twitter handle, trooped out out enmasse to welcome their new signing to the country. Musa Read More

DSS siege on NFF continues, official cries assault

August 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Acting General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Emmanuel Ikpeme, has cried out over the continued siege onthe NFF office in Abuja by heavilyarmed operatives men from the Department of State Services (DSS) after he alleged he was assaulted by some of them. In a press statement Ikpeme recounted his ordeal at the hands of the DSS when he reported Read More

EPL: Super Eagles stars to watch

August 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Usual soccer hostilities have again reared up across Europe. The English Premier league (EPL) Season officially kicked off on Friday with many other opening matches going doing this weekend. Some Super Eagles big guns are not left out of action. Already, Ahmed Musa who dazzled at the 2018 FIFA World Cup has move on with his playing career to Saudi Read More

Falconets pip Haiti to keep hope alive

August 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigeria’s U20 girls, Falconets recorded their first victory at the ongoing 9th FIFA U20 World Cup in France as the Christopher Danjuma-tutored side pipped hard tackling Haiti 1-0 in Saint Malo. The Falconets needed a win to keep their hopes of a qualification to the knockout stage alive and that they did when stand –in captain Rasheedat Ajibade netted from Read More

Enyimba must beat Djoliba, CARA

August 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Brazzaville to stay alive ‘ Enyimba stand-in coach Usman Abdalla has said his team must win their remaining group games to reach the knockout stage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup. Enyimba are away to Djoliba on August 18, before they welcome CARA Brazzaville 10 days later to conclude their Group C campaign. “It’s sad we went down at Williamsville Read More

Isaac Success set to join Aston Villa on loan

August 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

EFL Championship club Aston Villa are set to sign Watford’s Nigerian striker Isaac Success on a season-long loan, according to reports in the British media. The 22-year-old, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Spanish side Malaga, is in line to be Levante UD pull out of chase for Anderson Esiti farmed out again by the Read More

Ogba condoles with Kenya over former world champion’s death

August 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Local Organizing Committee, LOC for the recently concluded 21stAfrican Senior Athletics Championships, have expressed deep shock at the news of the sudden death of Kenyan athlete, Nicholas Kiplagat Bett. Bett passed away on Wednesday morning, a day after returning from Asaba,Delta State where he and his colleagues did Kenya proud to emerge as theoverall champions at the continent’s flagship Read More

Simon rated ahead Kalu for Super Eagles jersey

August 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigerian manager Gernot Rohr says he rates Moses Simon higher than Samuel Kalu, despite the latter’s rise to prominence and transfer to French Ligue 1 club Girondins de Bordeaux. Kalu has been handed the prestigious number 10 jersey at Bordeaux after completing a bigmoney move from Belgian First Division A side KAA Gent a couple of days ago. Simon himself Read More

NFF crisis: David backs Galadima committee

August 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The former chairman of technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mallam Suleiman David has thrown his weight behind the Ibrahim Galadima-led reconciliatory committee on the crisis rocking the Nigeria Football house, describing the move as a well come development. “I am particularly impressed with the step that the Minister of sports has taken in trying to bring peace, Read More