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10 May 2010
OVER the weekend, the Abia State Government affirmed its support for the successful hosting of the World Wrestling Professionals (WWP) Commonwealth Champion of Champions tournament, which will be staged in Nigeria in October.Governor Theodore Orji, who made this assurance when he received the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the event at the Abia State Governor's…
10 May 2010
THE book written on the Super Eagles by Kunle Solaja got a ravishing acknowledgment at the weekend as FIFA President, Joseph Sepp Blatter, sent a goodwill message.The goodwill message, which originally was to be incorporated in the book titled Super Eagles ... Through the Ages, was sent by e-mail by the Media Attaché to the…
10 May 2010
IN what looks like a change of stance, Sharks of Port Harcourt, which boycotted last weekend's Nigeria Premier League (NPL) board election, has congratulated the newly elected chairman of the board, Davidson Owumi.Owumi defeated the Chairman of Bayelsa United, Victor Baribote, by 13 votes to 4. Delegates from Sharks, Dolphin and Bayelsa United boycotted the…
10 May 2010
PLAYERS hoping to ply their trades abroad will have the opportunity to do so as International Stars network has concluded arrangements for the Harvest of Soccer Star Football Talent, which is expected to begin at the end of the South Africa 2010 World Cup.Organisers of the event have also chosen Super Eagles' former striker, Daniel…
8 May 2010
Former Rangers International of Enugu chairman, Davidson Owumi has been elected chairman of the Nigerian Premier League (NPL).The election which, took place in Abuja, however, went ahead yesterday despite a Federal Court of Appeal order, obtained by one of the disqualified chairmanship candidates, Dr. Sam Sam Jaja.The court order restrained the NPL and the Nigeria…
8 May 2010
AS a mark of respect for the late President Umaru Musa Yar' Adua, players and officials of Warri Wolves, who are in Harare, Zimbabwe for their CAF Confederations Cup match, will wear black arm band, as they confront host, CAPS United in their return leg, 3rd round game at the Rufaro Stadium today.The Nigerian team…
8 May 2010
It was in July 2002 that Lucio and Juan were first aligned together as Bayer Leverkusen's first-choice centre-back pairing, a partnership which has since become an integral part of a Brazil side now almost as well-known for their defensive ability as attacking prowess.Indeed, after taking the reins following A Canarinha's disappointing quarter-final exit at the…
7 May 2010
SUPER Eagles' coach, Lars Lagerback, will unveil Nigeria's 30-man provisional squad to the South Africa 2010 World Cup today, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced.Lagerback was expected to return to Abuja yesterday to meet with chieftains of the NFF Technical Committee before the announcement this evening. The 30 players to be named in this…
6 May 2010
OZIM Tobena's dream of ruling the world in the Olympics may sound over-ambitious, but his sterling performance at the recent Estaport Schools inter-house athletics competition, where he won nine gold medals to emerge best overall male athlete, could be his springboard to a great feature.Competing against some of the best in the junior boys category,…
6 May 2010
FEMI Okunnu (SAN) was a versatile athlete who did athletics, played hockey and was good in cricket. His exploits at King's College made him a household name among schoolboys in Nigeria, though he played second fiddle to late Abdulkareem Amu in the 440 yards. The die-hard Arsenal fan, who went on to play hockey for…
6 May 2010
WITH everything already in place coupled with the solid shape-up the team had before departing on Wednesday, Asegun Comprehensive High School, Ibadan, has vowed to lift the trophy at the maiden Nestle Milo U-13 African Soccer Championship holding in South Africa.Five teams from the continent will take part in the championship - Nigeria, Ghana, Cote…
6 May 2010
THE proprietress of Caley College, Ikeja, Mary Iyayi, has identified the constraint of space being suffered by private secondary schools within Lagos State as a major obstacle hampering the efforts of school owners towards developing sports.Iyayi, who led some of the students on tour of the United Kingdom, recently told The Guardian during one of…

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