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11 May 2010
FOR their contributions to the development of tennis in the country and Lagos State in particular, Lagos State Tennis Association (LSTA) has honoured the Pillar of Sports, Okoya Thomas, Oceanic Bank Plc's Managing Director, John Oboh, and The Guardian's Deacon Ayo Ositelu.Presenting the award during the maiden LSTA-organised U-18 tennis tournament held at the Teslim…
11 May 2010
THE promise by the incumbent board of the Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF) led by former international, Patrick Ukah, to reposition Nigerian hockey has taken a positive step with the kick-off of the 2010 season of the International Energy Insurance (IEI) National Hockey League.Grouped into two assemblies - the Atlantic and Savannah, all the hockey teams…
10 May 2010
* Warri Wolves crashesCHIJIOKE Ejiogu was Enyimba's saving grace yesterday at the Aba Township Stadium, where the Peoples Elephant beat Congo's Vita FC by 6-5 after a pulsating penalty shootout that saw the Dolphins former goalkeeper saving two spot kicks.Enyimba lost the first leg in Congo 0-3 and wasted no time in canceling the deficit…
10 May 2010
SUPER Eagles' former striker, Emmanuel Amuneke, has commended the Minister of Sports, Ibrahim Bio, for changing the Super Eagles' hotel to a befitting camp for the national team.Uproar had greeted the Nigeria Football Federation's (NFF) decision to choose Hampshire Hotel Ballito for the Eagles, but Bio moved swiftly to cancel the booking and take the…
10 May 2010
DESPITE finishing fifth among the 14 nations that took part in the championship in Morocco, Nigeria could not gain promotion to Europe/Africa Zone Group II of the Davis Cup tournament.After serving off its campaign on a good note with a 3-0 whitewash of Rwanda, the Sunday Emmanuel-inspired side fell 1-2 to Algeria to miss its…
10 May 2010
AFRICA'S current champion, Aruna Quadri, overshadowed all other players at the three-day National Sports Commission (NSC)-organised Commonwealth Games trials held at the Liberty Stadium in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.Quadri, who will be part of the Nigerian team to this month's World Team Championship in Moscow, Russia, held sway at the trials to emerge the…
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…

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