Three reasons AFCON 2019 attendance average worsens
As the Pharaohs bade farewell to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations last weekend, it brought about a fall in the average attendance at the continent’s showpiece football tournament.
The resurgence of the Nigerian boxing scene
Last December, I took my family to watch our first live boxing fights together on Boxing Day at the well-appointed Landmark Centre, Victoria Island. My wife had never cared for the sport but by the end of the night, she had become a big fan of Olaide ‘Fijaborn’ Fijabi and the other pugilists who won…
The new Lagos Open embraces an old heritage
A new name and a new logo 18 years in the making, the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis championship, Nigeria’s leading international tennis event, has changed its name to the Lagos Open. The rebranding was unveiled at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club on Tuesday, August 14, with excitement and hope that it can finally become a…
Sport gets a chance at the economic roundtable
Sport is big business, we always hear. But in Nigeria, sport has been relegated to the back pages of newspapers for such a long time that the only time it makes the front page is when a major title or victory is achieved.
Russia serves appetiser ahead of World Cup
Many people gave up an opportunity to come to Russia for the Confederations Cup this year because they were afraid of getting a hostile reception. The events of last summer when Russian fans clashed with England fans at a game in France...