Igali begs government to sponsor athletes to competitions
President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali, has begged the Federal Government and corporate bodies to sponsor Nigerian athletes to major international competitions, saying competing against their peers is the only way they would be ready for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
40 foreign athletes arrive for Abeokuta City Marathon
A total of 40 foreign athletes have arrived in Nigeria for the maiden Abeokuta City Marathon, organisers of the event confirmed yesterday. The 10km race, which will see over 6,000 local athletes from different parts of the country competing for honours will hold tomorrow morning.
Lagos grooms 200 athletes at South West U-18 Karate Championship
As part of measures to discover and nurture talents from their formative age, Lagos State Karate Association in conjunction with Optimum Impact Children Youth Development Foundation at the weekend took over 200 athletes to the fifth South West U-18 Karate Championship held at the indoor sports hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
Sapele has produced more athletes for Nigeria than other cities, says Ojokolo
Or years, Delta State in South-South Nigeria has been the dominant state in the nation’s sports, producing great athletes from various sectors, including track and field, boxing, tennis, and football.
150 athletes set for 10th Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo Championships
A total of 150 athletes from 20 teams will compete for honours at this year’s 10th edition of Korean Ambassador’s Cup for Taekwondo holding between October 17 and 18 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere Lagos.
Porbeni urges Nigerian male athletes to wake up, praises women stars
Former Nigerian jumper, hurdler and sprinter, Coach Seigha Porbeni says women athletes, who represented the country at the recently concluded African Games in Morocco, deserve praise for their effort, which resulted to the second position placed by Team Nigeria on the overall medals table.
Minister mulls athletes’ sustenance fund
Determined to improve the quality of athletes and their performance, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare is considering floating an Athletes Sustenance Fund that will ensure that the country’s sportspersons do not suffer financial deprivation when they are not in tournaments.
Too much pressure, abuses on athletes lead to failure, says Adelabu
As Nigerian athletes compete with their counterparts from other African countries at the on-going 12th African Games in Morocco, former Green Eagles winger, Adegoke Adelabu has advised the nation’s sports administrators to desist from putting too much pressure on the athletes, both on and off the field of play. He has also urged sports administrators to stop using abusive wards on athletes.
US rejoices after women's football World Cup win
Politicians, athletes and even an astronaut celebrated the US victory in the women's World Cup on Sunday, and the mayor of New York announced a ticker tape parade for the football champions. A penalty by Megan Rapinoe and a strike by Rose Lavelle took the United States women to a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands…
Morocco 2019: AFN begins camping with 42 athletes
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Friday opened camping for the African Games in Morocco with 42 athletes invited for trials in Kaduna. Those invited by the federation in a letter by its Secretary-General, Elija Ademu, includes 21 males and 21 females and they are expected to start reporting to camp from 6 p.m.…