AFCON 2021: Super Eagles camp open *Osimhen, Ndidi expected Jan 3

December 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The  Super Eagles camp  at the  Bolton  White Apartments camp  in  Wuse Zone  7 is expected  to come  alive Wednesday with arrival  of  several players that will prosecute the Africa Cup of Nations for the country. Blueprint sport Tuesday scooped  that several backroom staff of the team are already in the camp waiting the arrival of the  players. Enyimba’s No 1   John  Noble , South Africa   based duo  Daniel  Akpeyi and Olisa  Ndah  as  well as returnee  Odion Ighalo  are expected to be  the early birds   in camp  with the  latest  ruling by  CAF that  European clubs can hold  on  to Read More

Remo stars break 7-year jinx

October 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Remo Stars broke their seven years jinx in the Ogunjobi Gold Cup in style as they are through to their first finals after they defeated Niger Tornadoes in one of the semi-final games of the pre-season tournament at the Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne. It was an action-packed encounter that saw two super strikes from free-kicks as the Sky Blues Read More

Kaduna Polo tourney: Debutants Badakozaz defeat defending champions

October 26, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The 2021 edition of Kaduna International Polo Tournament enters top gallop on Tuesday as debutants Badakozaz defeated defending champions, Kaduna El- Amin to top the Georgian Cup table.  El-Amin, 13 times champions of Africa’s most prestigious polo trophy, the Georgian Cup, commenced the defence of their trophy with a 6-7 loss to the Badakozaz who is playing their first Read More

Swiatek, Badosa to make WTA Finals debut next month

October 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Poland’s Iga Swiatek and Spaniard Paula Badosa will make their WTA Finals debut next month after booking their spots for the season-ending tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico, the women’s tour said on Monday. Swiatek, last year’s French Open champion, made at least the fourth round of each of the four majors in 2021 while also winning two WTA titles this season. Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Confluence, Edo, Sunshine Queens, Nasarawa Amazons complete pack as quarterfinal kicks off October 18

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

Royal Queens and Osun Babes will on Monday October 18, 2021 sweat it out in the first quarterfinal match of the ongoing Flying Officer’s Cup 2021. The game is expected to kickoff 10am. Thereafter, FC Robo Queens will face Naija Ratels FC in another final eight encounter of the competition that has glowingly and increasingly drawn spectators. Their encounter will Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Osun Babes coach in cloud 9 as team hit quarterfinal

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

Osun Babes Manager, Whyte Ogbonda, has expressed satisfaction with his team, as they earn a berth in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Flying Officers Cup. The ‘Omoluabi Queens’ played a goalless draw against Bayelsa Queens on Friday evening to book a spot in Quarter-Final of the biggest Women Football Pre-season Championship in Africa. The former Ibom Angels Manager praised his Read More

Breaking: Notable World Cup winner is dead

September 28, 2021 Dailymail 0

Roger Hunt, a member of England’s 1966 World Cup winning squad and Liverpool’s second-highest goalscorer ever, has died at the age of 83. Hunt was central figure in Sir Alf Ramsey’s England squad that delivered the nation’s first and only World Cup win in ’66, playing in attack alongside Sir Geoff Hurst. He played in all six games for England in Read More

FCT FA chairman backs Unity preseason tourney

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

The Chairman of FCT Football Association Abba Mourtar Mohammed has given his approval to the hosting of the Unity preseason tournament holding in Abuja from 30th October to 5th November 2021. Revealing this in Abuja, the Organising Committee Chairman, Patrick Ngwaogu (Odogwu Ndi Abia), said the Chairman was so excited of the programme, and has agreed to donate the main Read More

Buhari reveals plans for football development in Nigeria

September 16, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja declared his administration’s commitment to use football for the development of the girl-child, inspiring young people to have rewarding careers in the game.Receiving the FIFA delegation led by its president Gianni Infantino and the president of Confederation of African Football (CAF) Patrice Motsepe, at State House, the President called on the top echelon of Read More

Metuh sponsors tournament for inmates, commends FG on correctional policies

September 13, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has kick started pro-bono legal and rehabilitation services in addition to sponsoring sporting tournament for inmates at Kuje Correctional Center, Abuja. Metuh, who is reaching out to the inmates through his Beyond the Wall Initiatives, a novel platform under his Legend Golden Care Foundation, said the gestures Read More

Battle of Teens: 2 unknown faces clash in US Open final

September 11, 2021 Supersport 0

Win or lose in Saturday’s US Open final, teen sensations Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez have already cemented their star power after announcing themselves on the big stage at Flushing Meadows. The two unseeded players were virtually unknown quantities this year but Fernandez — who turned 19 this week — beat three top-five seeds along the way while Raducanu became Read More

Flying Officers Cup: NWFL premiership coaches heap praises on organisers

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Top Coaches in the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership have heaped praises on the Organisers of the upcoming Women Football Pre-season Championship, the Flying Officers Cup. Some of the Managers who spoke to the Media recently, described the tournament as a good way for their various teams to prepare hard at the highest level, ahead of the beginning of Read More

2020 Paralympics: Nigeria’s Envoy hails team Nigeria in Tokyo 

August 31, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Envoy to Japan, Ambassador Husaini Abubakar Moriki, has hailed team Nigeria performance so far at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Amb. Moriki who spoke in Tokyo described Nigeria as a sporting nation which has transformed to world beaters. He said, “I’m delighted that we have just won a gold medal in the Paralifting and not only that but I’m Read More

Edo: 12 clubs to participate in Edo gov’s wife female football tournament

August 18, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

As part of efforts aimed at encouraging women football in Nigeria, Betsy Obaseki, Wife of  Edo state governor, Godwin  Obaseki, has unfolded plan to organise the maiden edition of  Women Football Tournament in the State. A statement from the Head, Media & Communication Committee, Comrade Ebomhiana Musa, said 12 clubs have been invited from across the country to participate in the maiden Read More

Aisha Buhari Cup: Barr Edeh, Ratels Sports Boss backs LOC

August 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The President of Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF), Barrister Paul Edeh, has strongly commended the work of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the upcoming six-team African Women Championship (Aisha Buhari Cup) between September 13 and 21, 2021 in Lagos. The legal Luminary said he is full of confidence that the LOC, headed by NFF First Vice President, Barrister Seyi 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

Italy, Argentina climb FIFA ranking after trophy triumphs

August 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Italy and Argentina have risen to fifth and sixth respectively in the FIFA World Ranking following their triumphs at Euro 2020 and the Copa America, while Belgium remain in top spot.The Azzurri, who defeated England on penalties in the European Championship final at Wembley last month, climbed two places to fifth. Argentina moved up two spots to sixth after winning Read More

OMSA: Akume charges member countries on peace, unity

July 29, 2021 Donald Iorchi 0

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume Tuesday charged 15 member African countries of the Organisation of Military Sports in Africa (OMSA) to promote peace and unity and foster unity as well as strengthen the collective resolve of the Armed Forces of the member countries to defeat any common enemy especially (ISWAP). The minister stated this Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s D’Tigers surrender to Germany, lose second basketball match at Tokyo Olympics

July 28, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, suffered another disappointing defeat against Germany in their second Group B match at the ongoing delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan in the early hours of Wednesday. After their 84- 67 defeat to the Boomers of Australia in the opening game the Mike Brown-tutored side were hoping to bounce back in their second Read More

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Lagos emerges champion of KIFA national challenge cup

July 18, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

The maiden edition of KIFA National Challenge Cup came to a very exciting end Thursday, with KIFA Lagos emerging as champions, after defeating KIFA South-West 3-1 via penalties after a pulsating 3-3 draw at regulations time. The 4-day football tournament which was held at Remo Stars stadium, Ikenne, featured 8 teams representing various KIFA zones. And expectedly, it brought to Read More