Football politics and the footballer
I have read several reports, mostly on social media, about Didier Drogba’s attempt to contest for the Presidency of the Cote D’Ivoire Football Federation.
Is there Juju in sport? my baptism
I do not have any of the answers to the three questions but I have experiences that span almost 50 years since I played my first serious football competition as a teenager in my first year in Ibadan after leaving Jos at 18.
Celebrating Babuje - One of the greatest goalkeepers in African football history
The ‘problem’ with Babuje, for that’s what I call Emmanuel Okala, is that he takes everything in life very seriously. I recall our years in the national camp.
Story Of National institute for sports – Incomplete without Lasun Emiola
For very many reasons I do not like to write about the National Institute for Sports, NIS. Its story is a pathetic reminder of how Nigeria has lost its way in the development of Sports.
Using spirit of sports to fight our greatest battle
There has always been something different, unique and special about the Nigerian. Most of us do not know it, or even appreciate it, but it is there in every one of us, in our DNA.
The Nigeria of my dream at 60: It is up to us, now - Part 4
Then leave the rest to the Higher Powers. ‘Duty is ours, event is God’s’. Mr. Segun ‘Mathematical’ Odegbami, exhorted recently in The Guardian that, in the new year of a new decade, Nigeria ‘must change its attitude to the past failures and eliminate the spirit of despair.
The National Sports Festival – The greatest sports show in Africa
From March 22, 2020, the 20th edition of the Nigerian National Sports Festival will begin and Nigeria’s best domestic athletes will converge in the ancient city of Benin, Edo State...
All I want is opportunity to clear my name, Siasia pleads
It’s less than a month to March 19, 2020. It is a date former Super Eagles’ Coach, Samson Siasia must appear before the Court of Arbitration for Sports...