Minister advocates return of state sports festivals

Minister of Youth and Sports development, Mr. Sunday Dare By Franca Ofili The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Tuesday in Abuja urged all state governments to ensure a return of the state sports festivals. Dare, while receiving Daniel Igali, the Bayelsa Commissioner of Youths and Sports who paid him a courtesy […]

Neymar sees red as Marseille grab rare win at PSG

Olympique Marseille grab 1-0 win at Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain (PSG) a match which saw five players sent off and two goals disallowed. Neymar sees red Olympique Marseille earned a smash-and-grab 1-0 win at Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain (PSG) on Sunday in a match which saw five players sent off and two goals […]

Olympic games must be held next year – Japan Official

Tokyo Olympics The rearranged Tokyo Games must be held “at any cost” in 2021, Japan’s Olympic Minister, Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference, Hashimoto said the Games should be held for the benefit of the athletes, regardless of the challenges posed by the novel Coronavirus pandemic. The Japanese government and the […]

Video: Osimhen bags another hat-trick, receives standing ovation

SEE VIDEO BELOW Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen produced another magnificent performance in the colors of Napoli on Friday. He scored a hat-trick to help his team defeat Serie C side Teramo in today’s friendly. This made it six goals in two matches for the Nigerian forward, who opened his account with a hattrick on his […]

Crystal Palace sign Nigerian-born Eze from QPR

Eberechi Eze Crystal Palace have bolstered their attacking options ahead of the new English Premier League (EPL) season with the signing of Eberechi Eze from Championship side Queen’s Park Rangers (QPR). Eze, who earned rave reviews last season and scored a majestic goal in his final appearance for QPR against West Bromwich Albion last month, […]

Etim Esin decries preference for dumped players of Nigerian descent

Former international, Etim Esin, has expressed concern over the sudden shift in confidence on players with Nigerian descent, who were left out of their countries of birth teams and seeking a second choice, saying that such policy will destroy the spirit of the homegrown players and also efforts at discovering more talent at the grassroots. […]

Messi fails to show up for FC Barcelona’s pre-season medical

Lionel Messi Lionel Messi did not attend a pre-season medical with FC Barcelona on Sunday, a Barca club source has confirmed. This is the last latest development, following his shock announcement on Tuesday that he wants to leave the club. Reuters footage showed players arriving for coronavirus tests on Sunday morning and Messi did not […]

Oyo Govt to spend N5.5bn to remodel Salami Stadium

  By David Adeoye Oyo State Government says it has signed a N5.580 billion contractual agreement with Messrs Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Ltd for the remodeling of Lekan Salami Sports complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan. Gov. Seyi Makinde, who said this while flagging off the project on Thursday, noted that the decision was part of the measures to […]

Westerhof floors Bonfrere in court

By Jacob Ajom The Rechtbank Gelderland High Court in Arnhem, Holland has found former Nigeria coach, Johannes Bonfrere guilty of defamation in a case brought before it by, yet another former Nigeria coach, Clemens Westerhof. Westerhof who guided Nigeria to her first World Cup appearance in 1994 took Bonfrere to court after the latter told […]

30 years later, Cameroonian Italia ’90 World Cup team gets promised houses

(NNP) The Cameroonian national team that played in the 1990 World Cup hosted by Italy, has finally been given houses they were promised by the government 30 years ago. The 1990 team was the first in Africa to proceed beyond the second round to the quarter-final stage, eventually losing to England. In the first match […]

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