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23 Jan 2015
THERE is really a thin line between sponsorship and what today some organizations choose to call Corporate Social Investment (CSI), which hitherto went as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In times past, corporate bodies got involved in CSR initiatives that only returned goodwill, which, of course, is expected long term to translate to loyalty and affinity…
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23 Jan 2015
SKY Sports is reporting West Bromwich Albion are in talks with Super Eagles striker and  former Newcastle man Shola Ameobi over a short term contract.   The 33-year-old forward has been a free agent since leaving Turkish side Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediyespor in December after the club suffered financial problems.    Ameobi managed 79 goals in…
23 Jan 2015
BESTMAN Games and Lamudi, an International property organization, have announced an innovative collaboration on the African editions of the Monopoly board game slated to commence later this year.   Monopoly is one of the most popular and internationally recognized board games in the world. Serving as a recreational game and as well educational tool. The…
23 Jan 2015
AS rumours of a move for Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado gather pace, Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea will do no business in the transfer market. Jose Mourinho is adamant Chelsea have no plans to buy or sell in the January transfer window amid speculation of a move for Juan Cuadrado and the potential exits of Andre Schurrle and Mohamed…
23 Jan 2015
ARSENAL  coach Arsene Wenger, suggested Home Office criteria prevented him from signing Manchester United’s Di Maria nine years ago.  “We wanted him to come here,” said Gunners boss Wenger.  Di Maria, 26, signed for Manchester United from Real Madrid for a British record £59.7m in August.  Wenger said: “We had identified Di Maria when he…
23 Jan 2015
I AM watching Afcon 2015 remotely from my home in Nigeria. It has been a totally different experience. I am missing the electricity and atmosphere of being there live!   Here, I am distracted.  In two weeks time Nigeria’s general elections to choose the country’s political leaders for the next four years will take place.  As…
23 Jan 2015
THE big news from Melbourne Park is the ouster of tournament second seeded player, Roger Federer by Andreas Seppi of Italy. Despite a gallant effort by the holder of 17 Grand Slam titles (five in Australia), the Italian came through in four sets 6-4; 7-6; 4-6; 7-6 to move into the fourth round.   One…
23 Jan 2015
SPORTS fans from across the country have been given the opportunity to win prizes from their knowledge of current events through The Challenge Arena TV Game Show, an indigenous blend of sports and entertainment quiz game show, which debuted on January 5, 2015 on television nationwide.   The game show, which, according to the producers,…
23 Jan 2015
THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee on Friday released the format for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers. According to a statement by CAF, the host country of the 2017 edition would be announced after the CAF Ordinary General Assembly scheduled for April 8, in Cairo. CAF said that the qualifiers…
23 Jan 2015
AFRICA’S reigning Female Footballer of the Year and Nigeria’s starlet, Asisat Oshoala, has sealed a deal with English clubside, Liverpool FC.   Oshoala, who won the MVP awards in both FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and the Africa Women’s Championship, was signed from her Port Harcourt-based River Angels.   Amid profuse joy, she said: “Since I began…
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22 Jan 2015
THE President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Tijani Umar has threatened to quit over what he termed as frustration occasioned by the underfunding of basketball in Nigeria. He spoke Thursday during the Africare award ceremony for coaches and schools that excelled at the last edition of its talent hunt basketball Power Forward program in Abuja.…
22 Jan 2015
AHEAD of Youth U-20  Championship billed for Senegal, 30 players are presently sweating it out in camp of the Flying Eagles to be on the final list.   The team’s assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade, told The Guardian that the crew led by Coach Manu Garba was working round the clock to select the best legs…

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