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FG Restates Sports Commitment


President Muhammadu Buhari has restated  the Federal Government’s commitment to sports development in the country. The President made the remark while declaring open the 1st Session of the African Union Sports Council Minister’s meeting  at the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja on Wednesday. He said  the purpose of the meeting affirmed the seriousness that African countries  and other stakeholders attach to sports on the continent. Buhari ... Read More »

Aruna Quadri Now 21st In Latest ITTF Ranking


Aruna Quadri has placed Nigeria on the International Table Tennis Federation radar after setting a new personal record for the country and himself as he is now ranked 21 in the end-of-the-year ranking released by the sport governing body. The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation, in a statement on Friday, said Quadri has now surpassed his best of 25th in the ranking. “This has helped him ... Read More »

Europa League: All 32 Teams Left In Competition, Details Of Draw


Following Thursday’s matches, the 32 teams left in this season’s Europa League have been confirmed. The 12 group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the UEFA Champions League group stage are seeded, ahead of the draw on Monday in Nyon, Switzerland. They will be drawn against the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-placed UEFA Champions League sides. Round of 32 draw pots ... Read More »

Kane A Bigger Threat Than Lukaku, Says Klopp


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes “world-class” Harry Kane poses a bigger threat to his side than Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku did last weekend. The Reds boss succeeded in dousing the threat from in-form United striker Lukaku in the goalless draw at Anfield although the job was made easier by Jose Mourinho’s cagey tactics. But Klopp believes Kane, who has 15 goals in 15 appearances for ... Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Could Be Back This Year, Says Mourinho


Jose Mourinho said on Friday that he expects Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be ready to return to action from his career-threatening knee ligament injury before the end of the year. The Manchester United manager has stubbornly refused to put a timeline on the absences of long-term injury victims Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, who suffered a hamstring tear in mid-September. He has said he does ... Read More »

NFF To Conclude Talks On World Cup Bonus By Year End


Nigerian football bosses have promised to conclude talks on World Cup win bonuses by the end of the year, to avoid a repeat of protests that have dogged the team in previous finals. The Super Eagles deliberately missed a training session in Brazil in 2014 in protest at the non-payment of a bonus for qualifying. Coach Gernot Rohr has said a similar situation would “be ... Read More »

Conte Hits Back At Mourinho Over Injury Jibe


Antonio Conte warned Jose Mourinho to stop talking about Chelsea after the Manchester United boss criticised managers who complain about injuries. Defending United’s cautious tactics in last weekend’s draw at Liverpool and Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Benfica, Mourinho made it clear he had opted for a conservative approach because his side are missing key players. But Mourinho insisted that wasn’t making excuses, a charge he ... Read More »

Nigeria Can Win 2018 World Cup – Pinnick


The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Pinnick, says Nigeria can lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia in the light of the preparations the association is putting in place. Pinnick expressed the optimism this during the official opening of the Federation’s Annual General Assembly in Jos on Thursday. The NFF president said that the country was well positioned now after it had overcome ... Read More »

FIFA In Deal To End FIFPro Transfer Complaint


FIFA on Thursday reached a deal it hopes will lead to footballers union FIFPro withdrawing its complaint to the European Commission over “transfer market madness”. World football’s governing body FIFA plans to launch an investigation into transfers after this summer’s record-breaking window sparked renewed unease at FIFPro. Neymar’s staggering world record 222 million euros move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain was described by the union ... Read More »

Gateway FC Management Charged On Improved Performance


The Chairman, House Committee on Youth, Sports and Employment Generation, Hon Ganiyu Oyedeji has charged the management of the Gateway Football Club to improve on its performance so as to climb the Premiership ladder. Oyedeji gave the charge while leading other members of the Committee on oversight visit to the Ministry of Youth and Sports at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta. He equally challenged ... Read More »

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