Aiteo reaffirms support for youth development through football
Optimum Partner of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Aiteo Group has reaffirmed its pledge to the country’s youth capacity development and across the African continent through football. Aiteo signed a N2.5 billion sponsorship agreement with the NFF in 2017, which directly catered to the payment of salaries to coaches of the football teams and the…
Establishing the best sports school in the world with Lee Evans
When I returned from my American trip to the University of Rhode Island (URI) in 2006, my dream was very clear: to establish not just a sports secondary school, but the best such school in the world. I was determined to make it happen. I did not know how it would happen, but in…
Making case for a west African World Cup in 2030
Did you watch this week’s episode of The Sports Parliament on the NTA Network service? If you did not, you missed an opportunity to understand why it was to Nigeria that South Africa came in 1993, immediately after the Apartheid era...
Return of ‘Bede’ Insurance
Ordinarily this should not be headline news, that a football club has returned to the Premiership of Nigerian football. Except of course, if there is more to the club, or the circumstances of the club’s return, than meets the eye.
Open letter to sports constituency
My dear friends in sports, some months ago, I took a major step that you all are likely to be aware of. I joined the train of Nigerian politics.
Odegbami, others want Buhari to celebrate Falcons
Former national team captain, Segun Odegbami has joined the call for the Federal Government to organize a befitting reception for the senior women national team, Super Falcons, who defeated South Africa to retain the African Women Nations Cup trophy. The Super Falcons defeated South Africa through a penalty shootout after the final match had…
Where are they now – The history making 1976 shooting stars squad?
2018 must be the ‘fastest’ year in history. It has gone like a breeze. I can’t believe it is November already. Was it not yesterday that we had the New Year celebrations, and were looking far ahead as if December was a lifetime to go?
Odegbami, Fuludu, others dribble from pitch to political podium
The build up to the 2019 general elections is witnessing the highest number of Nigerian ex-players and sports administrators testing their popularities on the political field.