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Africa U-17 Cup of Nations: Eaglets must beat Uganda

Henry Nwosu has urged Nigeria’s U17, the Golden Eaglets, to go all out for victory against Uganda U17 in their final Africa Cup of Nations Group A game, today. The Golden Eaglets lead Group A standings with six points, following back-to-back victories against Tanzania and Angola. The Nigerians only need, at least, a draw to […]

Rivaldo: Lionel Messi already deserves the next Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi already deserves to lift a sixth Ballon d’Or regardless of whether he wins the Champions League with Barcelona or not, according to former Brazil striker Rivaldo. Messi’s Blaugrana side remain in European competition after seeing off Manchester United and are currently on course to secure another La Liga title, while a Copa del […]

Nigeria, Ghana friendly cancelled – The Sun Nigeria

The proposed friendly encounter between Ghana and Nigeria has been called off. After the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations draw was held, reports emerged that the Super Eagle will host the Black Stars a preparatory match ahead of the tournament in Egypt. However, sources said the Black Stars would be in the UAE at the […]

Boxing Needs More Corporate Support -WABU President

Boxers in action The President of the West African Boxing Union (WABU), Remi Aboderin, has called on corporate organisations in Nigeria  to emulate pay television service provider, GOtv’s support for Nigerian boxing.Aboderin, also the Secretary-General of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), said that GOtv’s intervention  had helped to revive  boxing in […]

PHC FC Confident Of Aiteo Cup Ticket

Football The head coach of Port Harcourt City FC, Joseph Zico has expressed optimism that his team will pick one of the slots to represent Rivers State in Aiteo Cup.He stated that the experience he got from the coaching clinic in Spain has yielded fruitful result, saying that he will not fail […]

Real Madrid close to signing Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba

Agence France-Presse Real Madrid have moved closer to signing both Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba from the Premier League this summer, after upping their offers for them, the UK Sun reports. Returning boss Zinedine Zidane completely overhauls his under-performing squad at the Santiago Bernabeu this summer and will spend big. It is believed Madrid have […]

Ambode receives UEFA Champions League trophy in Lagos

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday received the UEFA Champions League trophy alongside its ambassador and former captain of Barcelona FC of Spain, Carles Puyol, in Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. Puyol, a three-time Champions League winner, is in Nigeria on a three-day visit to lead the UEFA Champions League Tour connecting with consumers […]

Golden Eaglets secure semi-final, World Cup tickets

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have become the first African team to book a ticket to the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup. They achieved this feat after they beat Angola 1-0 in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations for U17s. Olakunle Olusegun earned the ticket to the tournament semi-finals […]

Japan’s Kei Nishikori knocked out in Monte Carlo

Japan’s Kei Nishikori lost his opening match of the clay season on Wednesday, with Asia’s top player crashing to a 7-5, 6-4 defeat to Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the Monte Carlo Masters. Fifth seed Nishikori reached the final here last year but will lose a chunk of ranking points after he hit 25 unforced errors and […]

U-17 AFCON: We’re condemned to berth in Brazil

Monica Ihieakam Golden Eaglets assistant coach, Jolomi Atume says the team is not only chasing the U-17 AFCON glory in Tanzania, but are equally primed to clinch one of Africa’s slot for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Nigeria, Five –time champions, must overcome Angola today at the Dar es Salaam, national stadium Tanzania to secure […]

Hugo Lloris: Tottenham must be ambitious at Manchester City

Hugo Lloris wants Tottenham to show attacking ambition as they aim to complete an upset triumph against Manchester City in the Champions League. Spurs take a 1-0 first-leg advantage to the Etihad Stadium after Son Heung-min’s 78th-minute goal gave them a slender quarter-final lead last week. City have frequently scored early on in games this […]

FIFA bans former Brazilian football chief for life

Jose Maria Marin, the former president of the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF), has been banned from the game for life, the world governing body, FIFA said on Monday. The 86-year-old Jose Marin was sentenced to four years in prison by a New York court in August 2018 on corruption charges. The sport’s governing body said […]

AFCON: Mikel Obi demands captaincy for Super Eagles’ return

Getty Images John Mikel Obi wants to be assured of his position as the Super Eagles’ captain as condition for him to return to the senior national football squad. Mikel, who joined English Championship side, Middlesbrough, last January from Chinese Super League side, Tianjin TEDA has not kicked a ball for the Eagles after captaining […]

London to host 2019 world para swimming championships – The Sun Nigeria

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Monday awarded London the right to host the rearranged 2019 world para swimming championships in September. The move follows IPC’s decision to strip Malaysia’s hosting rights after the country failed to provide the necessary guarantees that Israeli athletes could participate, free from discrimination, and safely in the championships. “We […]

Woods jumps to sixth in rankings

Tiger Woods’ final-round rally to win the Masters on Sunday in Augusta, Ga., boosted him to Number 6 in the Official World Golf Rankings, which were updated Sunday evening. Woods, 43, entered the tournament at No. 12 in the world, equaling his highest ranking since late in the 2014 season. In the time in between, […]

Australian rugby star to be sacked over anti-gay social media post

An Australian rugby star who said “hell awaits” gay people will have his contract terminated, officials have said. Israel Folau has been found to have committed a “high-level breach of the professional players’ code of conduct” over the offending Instagram and Twitter post, which the Wallabies fullback made last week. The Rugby Australia (RA) integrity […]

NBBF Board Holds Successful AGM In Abuja

Basketball The Nigeria Basketball Federation led by Engr. Musa Kida held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Stakeholders forum today April 13th, 2019 in Abuja and it ended on a successful note.Today’s event is the first AGM of the Nigeria Basketball Federations which was held earlier today was an event to […]

Basketball W’Cup: Kida Sure Of D’Tigers’ Performance

Super Eagles in one of their qualifying games. The FIBA men’s World Cup might be almost five months away, but the President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Engr. Musa Kida believes that the national Men’s basketball team, D’Tigers Can shock the world.Kida stated to Tidesports source that the federation and […]

Kogi United’s Coach Excited With Players’ Good Start

Coach of NNL side, Kogi United FC, Tunde Abdulrahman, has expressed his joy after his team’s goodstart to the new NNL season emerging as match day 1 biggest winner following the team’s 5-0 thrashing of visiting Yarmalight of Gombe yesterday at the Confluence City stadium in Lokoja.Abdulrahman said in a telephone […]

Sports Enthusiast Calls For Regular Tournaments

In a bid to curb cultism in Nigeria, particularly in Rivers State, sports enthusiast in the State, a Tonye Harry, has called on the state government to organise different sporting competitions to divert the attention of youth from social vices.He stated that if sports tournaments are organised in the state, it […]

Super Eagles to camp in Egypt –Pinnick – The Sun Nigeria

Ahead of this year African Cup of Nations slated for Egypt, president of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has confirmed that Super Eagles will have its camp set up in Egypt. Pinnick announced this during the build up to the draw of the competition. He also confirmed that the team will play two friendly matches in […]

Barcelona held by Huesca as Ernesto Valverde rests stars

A much-changed Barcelona were held to a 0-0 draw by Huesca on Saturday as they moved 12 points clear of second-place Atletico Madrid at the top of LaLiga. Head coach Ernesto Valverde left out Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic against LaLiga’s bottom club, who have only won five matches […]