Athletics

Former World Champion, Current Number One win 2019 Mindgames scrabble, chess titles

Former world champion, Wellington Jighere and current number one chess player in Nigeria, Daniel Anwuli has won the scrabble and chess events of the...

Handball Division One League kicks off in Kaduna

Twenty-two male and 10 female teams will compete at the National Handball Division One League, which begins today at the Murtala Muhammed Squares in...

AFCON 2021 qualifiers: it is match day, Eagles possible lineup

The AFCON 2021 qualifiers kick off as match day 1 will see lots of actions going down today. In Nigeria, it is all about the...

EX NIGERIAN ENVOY PREDICTS PROMOTION FOR SHOOTING STARS

The Chairman, Governing Concil of the Ibadan City Polytechnic (ICP), Ambassador (Dr) Yemi Farounmbi, has predicted a successdul campaign for the Shooting Stars Sports...

3SC BOSS UPBEAT ON TEAM’S PROMOTION

General Manager of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Rasheed Balogun, is optimistic his side will not miss promotion to the Nigeria Professional...

FCAAN Training takes 55 Coaches to Ondo

Fifty five Football Coaches are undergoing FCAAN D Diploma training course in Akure, the Ondo state capital. President, Football Coaches Association of Africa Nations, FCAAN,...

NRA Felicitates With Member over CAF U23 Action in Cairo, Egypt

A member of the Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, from the Adamawa State council, Fifa Samuel Pwadutakam has been applauded for appearance as one of...

Qualifying for OQT is not negotiable- Otis Hughley

As Nigerians eargerly anticipate the commencement of the FIBA Africa pre-Olympic qualifiers, head coach of senior women national team, Otis Hughley says the team...

Nigeria finish 8th as Kenya qualifies for japan 2020 Olympics

Nigeria Rugby Sevens Team participated in the Africa Cup Sevens which doubled as Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers at the Bosman Stadium in Johannesburg, South...

Eight teams battle for BAL ticket as President Cup National Final 8 gets underway

…Nigeria Army and Raptors in curtain raiser Action will commence on Wednesday in the National Final 8 of the Nigeria Basketball Federation organised President Cup...

JKF YOUTH CUP 2019: Organizers reveal novel prizes for teams

The organizers of the Dr. John Kayode Fayemi U-15 Football Competition have revealed what has been described as novel method in terms of rewards...

Minister Launches New DEEL for Nigerian Youth

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare on Tuesday in Abuja launched “a New DEEL” for the Nigerian Youth at the celebration...

Biffo picks positives as Kwara United FC extends unbeaten run

The Technical Adviser of Kwara United FC, Coach Abdullahi Biffo has attributed the outcome of their friendly match with Ekiti United FC to bad...

Real Madrid Foundation Officials Arrive Rivers for Assessment of Instructors, Students

Officials of Real Madrid Foundation yesterday arrived Port Harcourt for the assessment of trained instructors of the Real Madrid Academy for the take-off of...

Abuja J5 ITF Tennis: Philips Whitewashes Gaddafi, Ekpeyong Crashes

Abayomi Philips began his second leg campaign at the NTF International Junior Championships in Abuja on a brilliant note, as he thrashed Gaddafi Yakubu...

Ondo State Government to partner with NGOs on sports development

Mr Dotun Owanikin, the Ondo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, has reiterated the readiness of the state government to partner with Non-...

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will soon get gold, platinum labels, says Olopade

The promoter of the Lagos City Marathon, Bukola Olapade has described the race’s recent silver labelling by the world athletics ruling body (IAAF), less...

‘Secret’ Puma kits contract tears AFN board apart

• Due process was not followed, says vice president, George • Ebewele spits fire Barely a week after the Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of...

Federer recovers from opening loss, beat Berrettini at ATP Finals

Roger Federer recovered from his opening round-robin defeat to beat Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in straight sets at the ATP Finals. The Swiss 20-time Grand...

Young athletes battle at Channels track/field classics

Young athletes from over 50 secondary schools in Lagos State will converge at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos for the second edition of the...

Record holder in world marathon Kiptum gets four years ban for drugs

Kenyan runner, Abraham Kiptum has been banned for four years over an anti-doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit has said. The AIU, which oversees...

D’Tigress camp bubbles as more players arrive in Maputo

D’Tigress camp came alive yesterday as players and coaches reported to their base in Maputo for the 2020 pre-Olympics qualifiers coming up in Mozambique...

Raak Wins Star Prize at 2019 Ondo Auto Rally

Estonia-born Argo Raak at the weekend won the third edition of Ondo State Auto Rally organised by Motorsports group ‘Work and Play’ at Ilara...

Marylove, Abua Win Abuja J5 ITF Titles

The top seed, Marylove Edwards, overcame Blanche Minet of Ivory Coast 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 to win the girl’s title while Canice Abuse edged Musa...

GOTV BOXING NIGHT MINI: Organisers Assure Fans of Adequate Security

Flykite Productions, organisers of the maiden edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini, have assured fans going to the event on Saturday of adequate security....

Ex-international, Ogunkoya emerges Chairperson south west athletics association

Reigning African 400m record holder (49.10), chief Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo (MON) has been chosen as the chairperson of the South West Athletics Association (SWAA) while...

Oyo Obas launch Ilaji Football League

The development of grassroots football in Nigeria received a much-needed fillip, Saturday, last week in Ibadan, as 10 traditional rulers in Oyo State, launched...

Governor Fayemi set to host inaugural Ekiti 10km road race

The stage is set for the 1st Ikogosi Road Race scheduled to hold December 14 in Ekiti state. The 10km race-themed “Ekitikete Lets Run” is...

Zenith Bank/Delta Principals’ Cup S’finals Hold Wednesday

The semifinals of the Delta State Principals’ Cup Football Competition, a developmental tournament for Secondary Schools and sponsored by Zenith Bank Plc, is scheduled...

Lagos Open Tennis Participants Get WTA Rankings

In what could be described as the reflection of the most significant gain for Nigerian players who featured at the last Lagos Open Tennis...