Naija Ratels to face Ghana Police Ladies in opener as 2021 Flying Officers Cup kicks off Oct. 10 (PICTURES)

October 7, 2021 Editor 0

The 16 teams, including those in Nigeria and neighboring country Ghana were on Thursday drawn into four different groups which will compete for honours from October 10 to 24, 2021, at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The tournament which was formerly known as Ratels pre-season championship was re-named the Flying Officers Cup to celebrate and immortalise the late Flying Read More

Flying Officer’s Cup final to be aired live on AIT

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The organisers of the Flying Officer’s Cup has announced that leading broadcast station, Africa Independent Television (AIT), will beam live the final match of the 2021 edition of the competition, the biggest women football pre-season championship in Africa. Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF), main sponsors of the pre-season championship in build up to the competition sought to partner with AIT Read More

2021 Volleyball Nations Cup: Nigeria qualify for quarterfinal, 16 years after

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria broke 16 years jinx by qualifying for the quarterfinal of the ongoing 2021 African Men’s Senior Volleyball Nations Championship in Rwanda. Usman Abdallah’s men dug deep to defeat Ethiopia 3-1 (25-20, 25-12, 32-34, 25-17) in their last match of Pool B. An elated head coach of Nigeria men’s team, Usman Abdallah, expressed satisfaction with his team’s display against the Read More

Breaking: Aubameyang fires hat-trick as Arsenal ‘go goal gaga’, whip West Brom in EFL clash

August 25, 2021 Editor 0

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was on fire for Arsenal as his hat-trick gingered a bewildered London club that thrashed Championship side West Brom 6-0 in the Carabao cup second round contest on Wednesday night. Nicholas Pepe, Saka and Lacazette were the other Arsenal players that registered their names on the scoresheet. Before the match, Arsenal had suffered defeat during their opening English Read More

Paralympics: Nigeria eyes first medal as Adesokan hits Tokyo

August 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s world Para Powerlifting champion, Yakubu Adesokan, arrived Tokyo on Wednesday night to light  up the Team Nigeria camp in expectation for  early entry on the medals table. Competition in Para Powerlifting at the Tokyo Paralympics starts on Thursday morning with Adesokan taking the first go in the 48kg category. He is joined by Latifat Tijani, gold medalist at the Read More

2021 AfroBasket: D’Tigers defeat Mali in opening group game

August 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers hope of winning the Afrobasket Championship got off on good note Wednesday as the Coach Mike Brown tutored side beat Mali 81-73 in their opening match of the ongoing championship in Kigali, Rwanda. D’Tigers who represented Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympics paraded none of their NBA stars were full of upcoming youngsters and was Read More

Pictures: How Ministers Dare, Farouk, Nwajiuba hosted victorious Team Nigeria athletes from World U-20 Athletics Championship

August 24, 2021 Editor 0

Reception for Nigerian contingent to the U-20 World Athletics Championship hosted by Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare at MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba and SSA on Sports to the President,Mr Daniel Read More

N-Youth Sports Academy’s Taekwondo team shines at IGP Open C’ship

August 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The N-Youth Sports Academy (N-YSA) taekwondo team put up a great performance in the just concluded 9th  Inspector General of Police (IGP) Open Championship.  This year’s competition, which took place at the Nigeria Police Badminton Complex, Police College, Ikeja, Lagos, from 27th to 30th July, 2021, saw two athletes; Favour Ndubuisi Ajah (67 kg) and Nafisat Ibrahim (47 kg) representing N-YSA.  Read More

NVBF seeks support as 34 male, 24 female senior volleyball teams camp in Kaduna

August 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of their departure later in September, a total of 34 male and 24 female players of Nigeria’s senior volleyball teams are currently camping at the Ahmadu Bello stadium Kaduna, ahead of continental competition in Kigali, Rwanda. Caretaker Committee Chairman of NIgeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod, disclosed this to newsmen, at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna on Saturday, Read More

World Athletics U20 Championships: Minister Dare announces cash rewards for medalists as Nigeria produces best outing in Kenya

August 22, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has announced cash rewards for Team Nigeria athletes who won medals at the ongoing World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya where 200 countries are competing. Nigeria is second on the medals table so far. Dare had charged and promised the athletes before the Championships began that those who do the Read More

2021 FIBA Afrobasket: Brown announces D’Tigers’ final 12-man list

August 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Head coach of Nigeria’s senior male basketball team the D’Tigers, Mike Brown, has announced final 12-man roster for the 2021 FIBA Afrobasketball Championship holding in Kigali, Rwanda. Daniel Utomi who plies his trade with Vichy Clermont in France will be joined by Ikenna Ndugba, Emmanuel Omogbo of Apoel BC of Cyprus and Benjamin Emegolu (Rouen Basket Metrople, France) after days Read More

NVBF announces final 12-man list for the U19 World Cup

August 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The head coach of Nigeria U19 Boys team, Sani Mohammed has announced the volleyball final 12-man list for the 2021 FIVB U19 Boys World Championship. The 2021 FIVB U19 Boys World Championship will take place in Iran from August 24 to September 4, 2021. The Ex international said the team will be captained by Kano Pillars player, Michael Abari and Read More

Golf: Abuja agog as 13th IBB junior open gets underway

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Lady Captain of the IBB Golf and Country Club, Maryrose Richard-Obioha, has described the hosting of the ongoing IBB Junior Open as a dream come true for the club’s ladies section as it has discovered new talents for the country. Speaking to newsmen, Richard-Obioha said, “It’s been challenging in the last one year, especially in terms of sponsorship. We Read More

KBFN holds Tatami seminar/championship in Asaba

August 10, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Kickboxing and martial arts enthusiasts have another opportunity to be entertained and watch the combatants learn new tricks, as Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria holds the Tatami Seminar and Championship in Asaba, Delta State, beginning August 10-14, 2021. The championship which would feature full and low kick categories, is part of the series of training seminars and competitions lined up by Read More

Pictures: 8 things to know about first Nigerian Olympic Gymnast Uche Eke

July 22, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria will for the first time participate in gymnastics at the Olympics this July and her winning ticket to the games is Uche Devon Eke. Below are eight things you should know about him: He was born to a Nigerian father, Daniel Eke. Uche recently graduated from the University of Michigan School of Information’s Master of Science in Information program Read More

Breaking: 4-star Naija Ratels pick top flight Nigeria Women Football League ticket

June 27, 2021 Editor 0

Before even playing their last match versus Adamawa Queens, Naija Ratels FC have already gained promotion to the top flight Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) after demolishing Gallant Queens 4-0 on Sunday during the playoff championship on matchday three. Players Yetunde Balogun, Josephine Dzer, Aminat Bello and Adeola Omowodun all got on the score for Naija Ratels. The Abuja-based private club Read More

Brazil Supreme Court to decide fate of Copa America

June 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Brazil’s Supreme Court opened an extraordinary session on Thursday to decide whether the Copa America can go ahead in three days, the latest threat to a tournament beset by the chaotic fallout of the pandemic. The high court’s 11 justices have until 11:59 pm to cast their votes remotely in three cases brought by opposition parties and a union, which Read More