Lawal thanks Nigerians for recognition as sports icon
Former international, Garba Lawal, has thanked Nigerians for including him among the 60 sports icons the country recently celebrated in commemoration of its 60th Independence anniversary. The ceremony was held on Friday at the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja. Lawal is among the 60 sports icons whose pictures will be on display…
Chidi Imoh, Israel Adesanya, Okocha, Izamoje make sports icon list
One of Nigeria’s greatest sprinters of all time, Chukwudi ‘Chidi’ Imoh, former Super Eagles team captain, Austin Okocha, Nigerian-born, New Zealand based Mixed Martial Arts...
Another trophy will be a fine way to say goodbye, says Mikel
John Obi Mikel was the youngest player in the Nigerian camp when the Super Eagles competed in the 2006 African Nations Cup in Egypt.
Rufai, Diouf others extol Ambode as African legends hold Nigerian icons 4-4
It was fanfare at the Agege Stadium, Lagos at the weekend when Nigerian football legends battled with their African counterparts in an exhibition game to bid farewell to Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode. Ambode, who is credited with building several sports facilities in Lagos State, will leave office later this month. The game featured on…
Heineken’s Lush Lagos Party wraps up UEFA Champions League Tour
The three-day UEFA Champions League Tour, which began on April 16, culminated in a lush Lagos Party at Cubana, Lagos on April 18. The night was a roll-call of celebrities in honour of Carles Puyol, the Spanish football icon and former captain of the Barcelona Football Club, who has been in Nigeria for the coveted…
Okocha shocked over court arrest order
Former Super Eagles captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha yesterday said he was never contacted over his alleged failure to pay income tax before a Lagos court issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
Court orders Okocha’s arrest over alleged failure to pay income tax
A Lagos High Court in Igbosere has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, popularly known as Jay Jay Okocha, for failure to appear severally to answer why he has allegedly failed to pay his income taxes.
Worried NFF to meet over Yusuf’s bribery scandal
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is worried over the report of a bribe scandal dangling around the neck of Super Eagles’ assistant coach, Salisu Yusuf. Yusuf, who is the chief coach of the Home-based Super Eagles, was caught on camera taking cash from men posing as football agents. He was the Super Eagles assisted coach…
Iheanacho wants to emulate Kanu, Okocha
Super Eagles and back-in-form Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has admitted that ex-Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu and ex-Bolton Wanderers hero Austin Okocha have inspired him to continue scoring goals for the Foxes in the Emirates FA Cup. Relegated to the bench since the beginning of the season, the Nigeria international strengthened his claim for a…