Friday, July 28, 2017
Enyimba FC Stadium
Plans have reached an advanced stage to see Enyimba return to their home patch, the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba. Enyimba have prosecuted domestic and continental fixtures in Port Harcourt, Umuahia and Calabar for two seasons now as a result of refurbishment work in Aba. The crucial rehabilitation work and re-grassing of the pitch have now reached an advanced stage and the...
FAWSL, Ini Umotong, Brighton and Hove Albion
Nigeria international Ini Umotong has joined Brighton and Hove Albion women ahead of the FA Women's Super League 2 season. Ini was signed from fellow FAWSL 2 side Oxford United to help bolster the attacking options of the Brighton women's team. "Brighton & Hove Albion women have completed the signing of Nigerian international Ini Umotong from Oxford United for the...
2017 FIBA Women's AfroBasket, Musa Kida, Tijani Umar, FIBA, NBBF
FIBA Africa Zone 3 President Rtd. Col Sam Ahmedu has described FIBA communiqué to the Musa Kida led-NBBF board as a partial recognition of its legitimacy. Ahmedu stated that the recognition for communication purpose accorded the newly inaugurated board of the NBBF that emerged from the Abuja election is a clear indication of what to expect eventually on or before...
Daniela Ospina, James Rodriguez
James Rodríguez and Daniela Ospina have called it quits. The news of the soccer superstar's separation comes directly from the couple itself. On Thursday, the 24-year-old former professional volleyball player made a formal statement on her Instagram. "Daniela Ospina and James Rodríguez, parents of Salomé Rodríguez Ospina; officialize their separation after six and a half years of marriage. It was all in...
Victor Moses
Nigeria's most valuable player at the moment is no doubt Victor Moses. But how has the player's form translated to a leadership and match-winning role in the national team? Moses, 26, has England to thank for his development in football. Growing through the academies at Crystal Palace and subsequently to the top scene until he landed at Wigan Athletic under the...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic,
Jose Mourinho has hinted that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will remain with Manchester United for next season. Swedish striker Ibrahimovic is now a free agent after his one-year deal at Old Trafford expired. But he is continuing the recovery from his ACL knee injury at United's Carrington training ground while the rest of the first-team squad prepare for the new season in the...
Kyrie Irving, Carl Lentz
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving reportedly requested a trade following conversations with pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church. According to TMZ Sports Irving and Lentz have been close for a long time and that Lentz urged Irving to make the decision he was most comfortable with. ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst was the first to report that Irving asked for a trade due...
NBBF, FIBA
Basketball World Governing body, FIBA, has finally made a statement as regards the election crisis in the NBBF. Recently, two separate elections were held into the board of the NBBF - in Kano and Abuja - on the 12 and 13 June 2017 respectively. Consequently, two Boards were inaugurated and two presidents emerged - Mr Tijjani Umar and Mr Ahmadu Musa...
WAFU 2017
The 2017 WAFU tournament will be launched on Thursday, July 27 at the Labadi beach hotel in Accra with the Live draw also to be held at the event. According to the Local Organizing FA, The Ghana Football Association, Tournament's Broadcast sponsors and key officials from various West African countries have arrived in Accra for the launch of the tournament. In...
Shane Kluivert
Shane Kluivert, the youngest son of former Barcelona striker Patrick, has signed his first sponsorship deal despite being just nine years old. He is the youngest European athlete to have such a contract having penned a five-year agreement with Nike, which would bring him to the age of 15. Kluivert, who is in the youth ranks of Ligue 1 side Paris...
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Daniela Ospina, James Rodriguez
James Rodríguez and Daniela Ospina have called it quits. The news of the soccer superstar's separation comes directly from the couple itself. On Thursday, the 24-year-old former professional volleyball player made a formal statement on her Instagram. "Daniela Ospina and James Rodríguez, parents of Salomé Rodríguez Ospina; officialize their separation after six and a half years of marriage. It was all in...
Fatih Terim, TFF
Turkey national team coach Fatih Terim has left his job two weeks after he was involved in a brawl in a west coast holiday town, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) said in a statement on Wednesday. The 63-year-old former Fiorentina, AC Milan and Galatasaray boss, was seen in television footage fighting with a restaurant owner. Turkish media said he and his...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
It is barely overstating the matter to say Zlatan Ibrahimovic has attained living legend status in Sweden - he is the country's top scorer and is being immortalised in a statue outside the national stadium. Now, the striker has his face on currency after being represented on the 1,000 kroner note by a Swedish artist. The former Manchester United, Barcelona and...
Neymar
Barcelona star Neymar has never been scared of splashing the cash but with a £500,000-a-week contract at Paris Saint-Germain on the cards, the Brazilian took his spending to a whole other level on Complex magazine's Sneaker Shopping series. Neymar was invited onto the show to discuss his career, his love of fashion and most importantly his penchant for limited edition...
Carl Ikeme, Young footballer
Nigeria goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme is creating awareness for Leukemia and also showed support to a 19-year-old footballer who was diagnosed with the disease. Anthony Renton of Middlesbrough is already receiving treatment and on Monday when the club tweeted a story about the player, Ikeme retweeted the news. The 30-year-old Nigeria himself is undergoing treatment for Leukemia and has shared messages of...
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