How Efe Ajagba became one of heavyweight’s most feared boxers
The man known as “The one and only” has racked up an impressive record of 13 consecutive wins to start his professional career. And with the decorated trainer Ronnie Shields in his corner
With sponsors, we would have harvested medals in Budapest, says Daniel Igali
Following the recent not-too-impressive feat of the country’s team at the World Wrestling Championship in Budapest, Hungary, the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) president, Daniel Igali, has attributed the dismal outing to paucity of funds, which never allowed the athletes to have enough competitions to be able to compete well at major championships. In this session…
African javelin champion wants to rebound in Asaba after Commonwealth Games disappointment
The build-up to the Asaba 2018 African Athletics Championships is already generating much excitement as athletes across the continent have started talking tough.Javelin thrower, Phil-Mar Janse van Rensburg, who finished fourth at the recent Commonwealth Games...
In the aftermath of Commonwealth Games... a medal is not any medal!
This is one of those weeks for me. There is little happening around of great interest in our domestic sport. So, I spend more time groping in the dark for what to write in order to fill this page with literature that readers want to read.
Lagos Country Club hosts Funke Oshonaike U-21 table tennis tournament
The Lagos Country Club will from April 26 to 28 host an U-21 table tennis tournament to celebrate the birthday of the country’s foremost female player, Funke Oshonaike.
Weightlifting federation boss laments as head coach ‘disappears’ at Commonwealth Games
The President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, Mohammed Yahaya has described as ‘big embarrassment’ the alleged disappearance of its head coach in the Gold Coast, Australia, venue of the just concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games. The coach (names withheld) was said to have followed the way of some Africans, especially athletes from Cameroun, who chose to escape…
South Africa unveils squad for Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships
On the heels of its good outing at the just-concluded Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, South Africa is aiming for more glory in international athletics. Athletics South Africa at the weekend unveiled an ambitious 127-member national preparation squad for the 2018 CAA African Senior Championships in Asaba, Nigeria between, scheduled to hold from August 1…
Quadri’s table tennis silver medal rounds off exciting outing for Team Nigeria
Despite failing to win the gold medal battle against Singapore’s Gao Ning, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has described his silver medal as a just reward for his efforts at the just concluded Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Australia. Having come from 2-0 down against the experienced Singaporean, Quadri succumbed to the two–time silver medalist…