Monastir to host D’Tigers AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers February

Nigeria’s D’Tigers will next month continue its quest for a ticket to the AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers in Monastir, Tunisia in February when the February window of the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers holds from 17-25. According to the FIBA Regional Office Africa which confirmed this on Friday, the February window of the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers is […]

Golden Eaglets well motivated to beat Burkina Faso, says NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says players and officials of the Golden Eaglets are well motivated to beat Burkina Faso in tomorrow’s semifinal of the WAFU U-17 Cup Tournament in Togo. The coach Fatai Amoo-led Golden Eaglets sneaked into the semifinal on Tuesday evening after Group B pacesetters, Baby Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, hammered the […]

Champion of Champions wrestling tourney will hold as planned, Igali assures

The President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Daniel Igali, has said that the federation will go ahead with the hosting of the maiden edition of Champion of Champions Tournament amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The championship scheduled to commence tomorrow at the ultra-modern Theatre of Wrestling Complex, Yenizue Gene in Yenagoa, […]

Okocha opens up on ‘failed’ business venture with ‘Soccer Ambassador’

Says ‘I won’t succumb to blackmail’ After several months of silence, former Super Eagles’ captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, yesterday, revealed why he fell apart with his former business partner, Friday Nwankwo-Kujah. For several weeks, the Nigerian media has been flooded with allegation by Kujah saying that Jay Jay Okocha and his wife, Nkechi, illegally […]

Messi wants La Liga return

Lionel Messi says he is comfortable with footballers returning to play again as La Liga prepares to restart the season in Spain next month. La Liga president Javier Tebas has circled June 12 as the ideal date for matches to resume. Barcelona sit top of the table, two points ahead of Real Madrid. Players in […]

FIFA postpones women’s U-17 World Cup to 2021

The women’s Under-17 World Cup, due to be held in India in November, has been postponed for three month, FIFA said Tuesday, adding to a growing list of sporting events hit by the pandemic. The tournament, to be played in five cities across the country, will now start February 17, football’s governing body said. India […]

ODEGBAMI: ROHR DOESN’T DESERVE NEW NIGERIA DEAL

Legendary Nigerian winger Segun Odegbami has slammed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), who are reportedly set to renew Gernot Rohr’s contract. The 66-year-old Franco-German coach has been in charge of the Super Eagles since 2016 and he guided them to 2018 FIFA World Cup finals which were hosted by Russia. Odegbami, who scored 22 goals […]