Ministry Denies Endorsing Bash Ali’s World Record Fight
Nigeria’s Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has denied given approval to former boxing champion, Bash Ali to stage a “World Guinness Book of Record” fight in Nigeria. Kola Daniel, Special Assistant (Media) to Minister of Youth and Sports Development, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.... Read more
Graduation: Another Important Step On The Journey For Leading Women Coaches
  •Inaugural FIFA Coach Mentorship Programme reaches conclusion •15 mentors and 17 mentees attended final workshop in Zurich •Programme’s next cycle to take place following evaluation of first edition The first FIFA Coach Mentorship Programme (CMP), which saw 17 elite members of the women’s football coaching world guide 21... Read more
JUST IN: Lionel Messi Wins 6th Ballon d’Or Award
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has regained the Ballon d’Or crown after winning the 2019 edition in Paris France, to take a record sixth award, pipping Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo, as world best player. The Argentine superstar held off the challenge of Liverpool centre-back Virgil Van Dijk, who... Read more
Eagles Wallop Lesotho’s Crocodiles 4-2 to Stay Top Of Group
Nigeria stayed solid at the top of their qualifying group for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after a brace by Victor Osimhen and goals by Alex Iwobi and Samuel Chukwueze steered them to a 4-2 win over Lesotho in Maseru on Sunday. As has happened in recent times... Read more
FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship Achieves Global Acclaim, Listed In The WAGR
  Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that the FirstBank Lagos Amateur Golf Championship scheduled to Tee-Off on Friday, 15 November 2019 is now listed amongst the golf tournaments in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR). The WAGR is offered by... Read more
Battle For Regional Gongs Ignites Abidjan
L-R: Vice President, Federation of Ivorien Table Tennis (FITT), Patrice N’zi; President, Germain Karou and Secretary-General, Patrick Deleba, at the press conference to herald the kick-off of the 1st ITTF Western Africa Challenge in Abidjan on Thursday, October 31, 2019 Abidjan, the national capital of Cote d’Ivoire and one... Read more
Brazil 2019: Eaglets Stun Ecuador 3-2 To Reach Round Of 16
Nigeria became the first team to reach the Round of 16 of the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil on Tuesday night on the back of a superlative hat-trick by forward Ibrahim Sa’id. Two goals in five second half minutes turned the table against a well-organized and... Read more
2019 FIFA U17 World Cup: Nigeria Lash Hungary 4-2 in Brazil
Five-time champions Nigeria swept past Hungary 4-2 in the opening match of the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil on Saturday evening, with three goals in six second half minutes that were just reward for the persistence and determination of the Golden Eaglets. As happened when both... Read more
FIFA Formally Welcomes Golden Eaglets To Brazil
Five-time World Champions, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, have landed in Gioania, Brazil, where they will tackle Hungary at the Estadio Olimpico in the opening game of Group B of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup finals on Saturday. Players and the officials were received by FIFA and local... Read more
Nigeria, Egypt For 2019 ITTF Team World Cup
From Dianabasi Effiong African champions – Nigeria and Egypt – will represent continent at the 2019 ITTF Team World Cup holding at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. The five-day meet, which serves off on November 6 to 10, is a table tennis test event for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to... Read more