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Who is the greatest right-full back in the history of Nigerian football? About a year ago, I asked football fans the question above, and conducted a small poll to get an answer. The response from Chief Dele Adetiba...
Last Thursday, purely out of curiosity and the unusual invitation I received from Augustine Eguavoen, former captain, as well as former manager of the Super Eagles, for whom I have a lot of respect, I attended a Nigeria Football Federation programme for the first time in ages. The invitation aroused my curiosity.
A few days into the month of November, my mind is set on my late friend, African/American legendary athlete and international coach, Lee Edward Evans.
Victor Osimhen will aim to equal or break the scoring records of Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Segun Odegbami for the Super Eagles when they take on Saudi Arabia in Friday’s international friendly game.
I am writing this on Friday morning. A new Minister of Sports for Nigeria has been in office for one week. The sports fraternity welcomes him to the beleaguered sector.
The event was not ordinary, but clearly historic. And therefore embarking on the trip from the United States of America to Lagos was worth the while for Olympian, Ruks Bazunu.
It happened on Thursday night at the Yar’Adua Conference Centre, Abuja. Some of the most outstanding athletes in Nigeria's Olympic sports in the past six decades (therefore all Olympians), assembled for a special bi-annual re-union organised to remind their government and prick the conscience...
Former international and football legend, Segun Odegbami, has commended Air Peace for the proposed Diplomacy Wall of Fame initiative to be unveiled in Lagos on July 28.
On this special day, I humbly seek the permission of all that are reading this to hide under the license of my column to delve into elementary philosophy. Life is too complex a subject for me to attempt to x-ray mine in any other way.
An event last week is nudging me back to a subject I have avoided for a long time in my sports discourse - Nigerian football.
As far as I can recall, it has never happened quite like this in Nigeria’s sports history. I mean, for stakeholders (not all of them though, admittedly) to come together at the end of the tenure of a Sports minister and fete him for doing well. I should know, having been in the corridors of…
It was in 1992, at the finals of the 4x100 metres relay race of the Barcelona Olympic Games in Spain.