Category: Sport

Nigeria, Zimbabwe hold talks over potential pre-World Cup friendly

If negotiations sailed through, Nigeria would meet Zimbabwe in a pre-Russia 2018 World Cup, officials of the Zimbabwean FA have disclosed.Nigeria has lined up some friendly matches to prepare the Super Eagles for the World Cup, while the NFF is still negotiating with some African countries for more of the games before the team flies […]

Siasia explains his love for Mikel Obi

Former Super Eagles handler and ex-international, Samson Siasia on Thursday said that there was nothing special in his love for the Super Eagles Captain, Mikel Obi. Siasia made the assertion when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the reason for his preference for Obi who he took to the 2016 Olympics […]

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky was stripped of his Pyeongchang Winter Olympics bronze medal Thursday after admitting doping, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said. The 25-year-old was one of 168 Russian athletes who passed rigorous testing to compete as neutrals in Pyeongchang after Russia were banned over a major doping scandal. “The athlete has admitted […]

Mourinho hails McTominay after leaving out Pogba for Sevilla draw

Jose Mourinho described Scott McTominay as “fantastic” in response to his decision to select the young midfielder ahead of Paul Pogba for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg draw with Sevilla. Pogba had been left out of the starting line-up for the goalless draw with Mourinho apparently unhappy after the French star withdrew from last […]

Nigeria’s Winter Olympics Team completes Competition, sets Sights on Beijing 2022

Following Seun Adigun and Ngozi Onwumere‘s completion of the bobsled event at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Nigeria’s participation at the event has come to an end. According to Punch, the Nigerian bobsled team finished 20th with a time of 3:29.60, finishing +7.15 seconds behind first place Germany. The bobsled team, the first females of […]

NLNG dominates swimming at NOGIG 2018

The tennis singles event at the on-going Nigeria Oil and Gas’s Industry Games is getting hotter as the boys have been separated from the men. The competition enters the semi- final stage today, In the first semi-final to be decided this morning, tournament favourite, Vincent Kiehl of Total, who defeated William Ibiba of NNPC 6-1 […]

NBBF sure D’Tigers will excel as Nigeria battles Uganda tomorrow

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) is optimistic that the men’s national basketball team, D’Tigers, which is preparing for tomorrow’s opening game against Uganda in the 2019 World Cup qualifying series in Mali, will do the nation proud. The NBBF disclosed the the home-based players that left for Mali last week and their overseas-based counterparts, have intensified their […]

Peace with Pogba needed for Mourinho to shirk familiar criticism

Manchester United’s Champions League trip to Sevilla on Wednesday night is the type of occasion for which the English giants swallowed their pride to pay £89 million ($125 million) for Paul Pogba, four years after he left Old Trafford for Juventus as a free agent. Yet, it remains to be seen whether the French midfielder […]

Arsenal announce record shirt deal with Emirates

Arsenal announced the club’s biggest-ever sponsorship deal on Monday, extending their shirt partnership with Dubai-based airline Emirates by five years. The Gunners confirmed the branding of Emirates, which began its sponsorship agreement with the north London club in 2006, would continue to feature on the shirts and training kit of all of their teams until […]

Manchester United boss Mourinho slams Pogba ‘lies’

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has angrily insisted that rumours his relationship with Paul Pogba has broken down are “lies”. According to French sports newspaper L’Equipe, midfielder Pogba is unhappy with the more defensive position in which he has been used by Mourinho. Pogba, who rejoined United from Juventus for £89.3 million ($123.5 million, 100.5 […]