Victor Moses and burden of being captain
He is 27 years old. Under normal circumstances no player voluntarily retires from international football at an age that he is at his very best – experienced, mature, exposed, comfortable and at the peak of his physical fitness. So, to retire at 27 means something is not right somewhere.
Sport can change the black person’s world
Once upon a time, Sport bared its fangs. It clearly demonstrated that it has the power to change the world’s dynamics.
The World Cup begins
By the time you are reading this I shall be in Russia. For the next one month every other activity on the planet shall be put on temporary hold.Meanwhile, last Thursday night, on the very first day of the world’s greatest sporting event, as Russia opened the 2018 World Cup with a spectacular display of culture and technology at the opening ceremony....
My personal World Cup experience
Nigeria has been to the FIFA World Cup five times in history – 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014.
Ogun State, politics, 2026 World cup
In the summer (or winter) of 2022, the football World Cup, the biggest and most lucrative organized event in the world, will take place in the State of Qatar, a small peninsula in Western Asia.Qatar, in a stunning and uncommon victory, won the rights to host the event some three years ago.....
In the aftermath of Commonwealth Games... a medal is not any medal!
This is one of those weeks for me. There is little happening around of great interest in our domestic sport. So, I spend more time groping in the dark for what to write in order to fill this page with literature that readers want to read.
Sport is life, life is sport
The Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast of Australia is rounding off this weekend. Whilst the games have been a feast of sports, they have also been a painful reminder of our country’s past as well as its current state.
A special tribute to our mother – Maami
That’s what we all called her – Maami. We sometimes also called her mum, the English word for mother, even though she understood only two words of the English language...
Tribute to our mother
Forgive me. This week I am applying my literary ‘license’ to pay another special tribute.Only a few days ago the world celebrated ‘Mother’s Day’, a day specially set aside globally to appreciate and honour the women in our lives whose immeasurable contributions...
Chief Adegboye Onigbinde at 80 – My special tribute
At the start, I did not like him at all. And I was not alone that did not like his face in Ibadan in those days in the 1970s when I first met him.