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President Jonathan Honours Africa’s Fastest, Okagbare–Channels

The federal government has honoured Nigeria’s athletic sensation, Blessing Okagbare for her wonderful performance and making the country proud at the 2013 athletic championship in Moscow. President Goodluck Jonathan gave N3m to the athlete and N3.5m to the coach. Olympic and world medallist in the long jump and world medallist in the 200m, Okagbare is also the African record holder in the 100m. The president ... Read More »

Shola Ameobi Delighted By His First Goal For Nigeria

Shola Ameobi says he is “very happy” after scoring his first international goal for Nigeria in Tuesday’s 4-1 friendly win against Burkina Faso. The Newcastle forward told BBC Sport: “I have finally scored and I am very happy with the goal. “It took a while but the moment I got the ball, I managed to lose my marker and put it into the bottom corner. ... Read More »

Blatter Admits Mistake In Qatar Summer World Cup

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has admitted it may have been a mistake to give Qatar the World Cup in 2022, knowing full well that the tournament being played in the summer would cause serious problems. The Arab nation was awarded the World Cup in 2010 but there have been significant concerns raised about players and supporters’ safety holding the event in summer months where temperatures ... Read More »

World Cup Play-offs: FIFA Rankings to Determine Seeding

The Confederation of African Football is waiting for the September 12 FIFA rankings before making the draw for the World Cup qualifying play-offs, according to  Cafonline.com on Monday. The draw will hold on September 16 in Cairo, Egypt. The group leaders in the 10 groups of the qualifiers will be paired for two-legged matches each and the eventual winners will progress to the 2014 World ... Read More »

WCQ: Make or Break For Nigeria

The 16,000 capacity U.J Esuene Stadium, Calabar is expected to be filled to capacity as the Super Eagles of Nigeria take on the Flames of Malawi in today’s World Cup qualifier last group match. While Nigeria, the African champions, need just a draw to progress, the Malawians need an outright victory if they are to go through. For the technical crew and players of the Super ... Read More »

Moses Makes Liverpool Squad

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has included new signings Victor Moses and Mamadou Sakho in his 25-man squad for the new season. Moses signed from Chelsea on Monday, the last day of the summer transfers. Luis Suarez also features after being linked away from the club over the last few months. All Barclays Premier League managers had to submit names to the authorities on Wednesday following ... Read More »

Usain Bolt Confirms Retirement Plan For 2016

The world’s fastest man plans to bow out after the Rio games and says he wants to be remembered alongside Pele and Muhammad Ali. Usain Bolt has confirmed he plans to retire after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The fastest man in history said he hoped that in future people would mention him in the same breath as Pele and Muhammad Ali. The ... Read More »

I Don’t Know About Mba’s Transfer -Keshi

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has spoken for the first time on the stories making the rounds that he had a part to play in the stalled transfer of Sunday Mba to french second division side CA Bastia. “I have absolutely no idea what this is all about. My attention was called to the story and I am as baffled by the insinuations of it ... Read More »

Malawi, not do-or-die -Keshi

HEAD coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, says Saturday’s Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier against the Flames of Malawi billed for Calabar is not a do-or die affair. Keshi told sportswriters in Calabar on Wednesday that his experience in the game does not call for such attitude. “There is no football match that is a ‘do-or-die’ game for me even right from my active ... Read More »

Mikel, Moses, 16 Eagles Storm Calabar

After a dull Monday afternoon, the Super Eagles camp at the Transcorp Metropolitan Hotel came alive on Tuesday afternoon with almost all the top actors already in town, though only 12 of them trained in the evening session at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar. Among early trainers for the African champions are stand-in skipper, Vincent Enyeama, Chelsea superstar, John Mikel Obi, goalkeepers Ausin Ejide ... Read More »

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