Tag: sports

Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum Wins Lagos City Marathon For The Second Time

  Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum has won the 42.1km Lagos Marathon for the second time in a row. Kiptum who won in 2016, crossed the line a time of 2:15:20.Rodah Tanuyi was the first woman to cross the finish line. The event had about 100,000 athletes from 27 countries, including Nigeria.[Read More…]

“I Say Goodbye As A Champion of England” – John Mikel Obi Pens Open Letter To Fans

In an open letter shared on his Twitter account, Mikel shared memories of his greatest achievements in 10-trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge. He wrote: ‘To play in the Premier League, the best league in the world, is every professional player’s ambition. But to play for Chelsea, to become part of[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Sunday Oliseh Appointed New Coach of Fortuna Sittard

Former Nigeria Coach, Sunday Oliseh has been appointed as the new head Coach of Dutch second tier club Fortuna Sittard. The former Super Eagles was the coach of the Nigerian national football team from July 14, 2015, until he resigned on February 26, 2016, over a “lack of support”, unpaid[Read More…]

Unpaid Taraba Footballers Shut Down Government House

The players of Taraba State’s male and female football teams, Taraba FC and Taraba Queens, on Monday shut down activities at the government house in the state capital, Jalingo, to protest non-payment of backlogs of their salary arrears. The players are demanding immediate payment of 21 months’ salary arrears from[Read More…]

Super Falcons’ Players & Officials have been Paid – NFF Says

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has paid players and officials of the Super Falcons their outstanding allowances after receiving the money from the Federal Government on Friday. This is according to a statement by NFF’s spokesman, Ademola Olajire in Abuja. The statement quoted NFF’s Head of Women’s Football, Ruth David[Read More…]

Buhari Finally Orders Immediate Payment of Falcons, After The “Embarrasing” Protest

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered the immediate payment of all entitlements accrued to the Super Falcons who won the just-concluded CAF African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.[Read More…]

“We Didn’t Know Falcons Would Win” – Dalung Explains Why The Champions Are Not Paid

The Federal Government on Thursday gave a new insight into its inability to pay the allowances of the Super Falcons, saying that it did not know that they would win the 2016 African Women Nation’s Cup Trophy. Sports Minister Solomon Dalung told State House correspondents that had the government been[Read More…]

In Yaoundé, Nigeria’s Super Falcons Beat Cameroon To Win 8th African Title

The Nigerian Super Falcons have emerged champions of Africa again after beating Cameroon 1-0 in the finals of the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations on Saturday. Desire Oparanozie scored the only goal that saw the Falcons beat the Indomitable Lionesses in a nervy final match played at the Ahmadou[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Super Eagles Moved 10 Places Up In November FIFA World Ranking To 50th

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved 10 places up in the November FIFA World ranking to 50th. In the rankings on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria is now placed joint 50th with Burkina Faso and Slovenia. Nigeria garnered 616 points for the month of November[Read More…]

“Nigeria’s Second Goal Is Not Valid” – Algeria Coach Claims His Team Were Robbed By Gambian Referee

Algeria coach Georges Leekens claims the Desert Foxes were robbed by Gambian referee Bakary Gassama against the Super Eagles in their Russia 2018 World Cup Group B qualifier in Uyo on Saturday. Chelsea right wing-back Victor Moses struck a brace as Nigeria beat Algeria 3-1 to pick up their second[Read More…]