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FIFA president, others for NFF awards on February 19

The Nigeria Football Federation has revealed plans for a first –ever awards ceremony organized by it to recognize and reward excellence in the Nigerian game.NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who is chairman of the project, told dignitaries and media representatives in Lagos yesterday that the Federation decided time

Serena Williams to make comeback at Fed Cup

By AFP Serena Williams, who has not played a competitive match since capturing last year’s Australian Open, will return to the court next month at a Fed Cup tie, the US Tennis Association announced Tuesday. Williams was pregnant when she won her 23rd major crown last January in Melbourne. She gave birth to

Missed Messi penalty costs Barca in cup derby defeat

Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat since August, 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday. Oscar Melendo slotted home a neat finish with two minutes remaining of a temperamental derby cup tie,

CHAN: Eagles off to Morocco today

Trophy–hunting home-based team will fly out of the country  on Monday  night for the 5th  African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco, 13th  January – 4th  February 2018. CHAN Eagles A few days ago, Head Coach Salisu Yusuf named a 23 –man team to fly Nigeria’s flag at the finals,

Argentina vs Nigeria: Super Eagles Wins La Albiceleste 4-2 in Russia

Super Eagles of Nigeria came from two goals down to trash Argentina on Tuesday in a 6-goal thriller in Russia on Tuesday. Goals from Banega and Manchester city’s forward, Kun Aguero, put the Messi-less Argentine side ahead in the first 36 minutes. But the Super Eagles fought back brilliantly. In the 44th minute,

President Buhari Doles Out N17.5m To D’Tigress

President Muhammadu Buhari has redeemed his promise to reward the 2017 Afrobasket winning women’s team, D’Tigress of Nigeria. Each player got N1,000,000 (One million Naira) while 5 Coaching crew members got N500,000 (Five hundred thousand Naira)each. In his address, the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung said sports in Nigeria

World Cup: Rohr Sets Semi-Final Target For Super Eagles

Coach Gernot Rohr has set a semi-final target for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, saying that they had already advanced to the round of 16 in three previous tournaments. Against all the odds, the national team qualified for next year’s showpiece with a game to spare after beating

Lionel Messi ahead of FIFA Best award tonight

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to retain The Best FIFA men's player award on Monday evening in London, despite Ronaldo scoring just one La Liga goal this season even though he is the highest goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League. Zidane spoke after Ronaldo missed chances

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