Saturday, October 1, 2022

Sport

Lagos, Edo excel in the Panamanian W’African Taekwondo Championship

Nigeria celebrated in abundance the just concluded 15th Panamanian West African Taekwondo Championship and Cottage Mills, which was held in Lagos.With more than 15 Nigerian states and five West African countries participating in the five-day championship, Lagos State finished...

NFF holds annual meeting tomorrow to chart electoral roadma

Members of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) congress will also meet in Lagos tomorrow, among other things, to map out a roadmap for the Federation's elective congress later this year.It is the 77th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the...

Fusion Clinic Tennis Tournament Casts New Stars

It was a magical week at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos, where the Fusion clinic and tournament unleashed some exciting new talent to the delight of the sports lovers in attendance.Held over six days at the LLTC,...

Neymar scores a brace and Mbappé scores in PSG win

Neymar continued his excellent start to the season with a brace, while Kylian Mbappe marked his return to the team with a goal but also saved a penalty as Paris Saint-Germain defeated Montpellier 5-2 in Ligue 1 on Saturday.Neymar...

Sodje Salutes Athletes and Minister for Nigerian Team’s Commonwealth Games Achievement

Former international Sam Sodje has said that the outstanding performance of the Nigerian team athletes at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK, reflects the possibility that the country's potential soars when talents have the right environment.Nigeria enjoyed...

Man City and Arsenal maintain a perfect start in the Premier League

Manchester City ominously rose to the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth, while Gabriel Jesus opened his Arsenal account with a 4-2 win over Leicester on Saturday.As soaring temperatures in England forced water breaks...

Northern caucus elects Ibrahim Gusau as next NFF president

There are strong indications that the current Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) board chairman, Ibrahim Gusua, has been endorsed by the northern caucus as the next president of the Federation.Barring last-minute changes, the NFF's emergency general assembly will take place...

Tottenham’s Premier League title credentials face Chelsea test

Tottenham lived up to pre-season expectations that they could challenge for the Premier League title if they top the table on the opening weekend of the season, but they will face a more real test of their credentials in...

The Qatar World Cup will start a day earlier on November 20: sources

The opening match of this year's World Cup, between hosts Qatar and Ecuador, will be moved up a day to November 20, World Cup sources told AFP on Wednesday.The move, which must be approved by the FIFA Council before...

CAF launches new Super League to boost clubs

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday launched a lucrative new $100 million Super League aimed at injecting financial muscle into cash-strapped clubs on the continent.Twenty-four clubs, yet to be decided, will participate in the first edition, which...

Serena Williams says the ‘countdown’ to her retirement has begun

American tennis player Serena Williams announced on Tuesday that "the countdown has begun" to her retirement from the sport.“There comes a time in life when we have to decide to move in a different direction,” the 40-year-old 23-time Grand...

Real Madrid motivated ahead of Frankfurt Super Cup clash

Real Madrid are determined not to lose their position at the top of European football this season as they prepare to kick off their campaign against Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup in Helsinki on Wednesday.Madrid manager Carlo...

Serene optimist emerging from her tennis ‘tunnel’

Serena Williams stepped onto a hard court for the first time in a year and a half on Monday and battled to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Spain's Nuria Parrizas Diaz.The 40-year-old American was competing in only her second...

Everton sign Coady from England on a season-long loan from Wolves

England centre-back Conor Coady has joined Everton on a season-long loan from Premier League rivals Wolves, it was announced on Monday. The Toffees were short on defenders after both Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina were injured during a 1-0 loss...

Salah, Mane score at start of season

African superstars and former Liverpool team-mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane scored at the weekend as new league seasons dawned in Europe. Salah of Egypt scored on the opening day of the Premier League for the sixth successive season to...

Assembly to investigate relegation of Kano Pillars FC from NPFL

The Kano State House of Assembly has ordered its sports standing committee to investigate the relegation of Kano Pillars FC from the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).This followed the adoption of a motion of public importance by Alhaji Nurudeen...

Former Man United star Giggs goes on trial for assault

Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs is set to stand trial on Monday on charges of coercively attacking and controlling his ex-girlfriend in a case that has upended his coaching career.The 48-year-old, who until recently was coach of the...

NGF to hold its first national summit on August 31

The Nigerian Golf Federation (NGF) has finalized plans to hold its first national summit from August 31 to September 2, 2022.According to the NGF led by Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, the summit will be held at Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton...

Fury, Usyk ‘talks’ emerge before Joshua showdown

Tyson Fury's co-promoter Bob Arum has revealed that a fight between Gypsy King and Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight title is a possibility in December, provided the Ukrainian defeats Anthony Joshua in their upcoming rematch, express reports. .co.uk...

Record-breaking Ese Brume Wins Commonwealth Games Long Jump Gold

That Brume won the women's long jump event at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, claiming gold in a Games record 7.00m ahead of Australia's Brooke Buschkuehl (6.95m). Ghana's Deborah Acquah was third with a new personal best of...
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