Saturday, July 22, 2017
Usain Bolt
Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt ran his first sub-10-second time of the year to win the 100m at the Diamond League in Monaco. The 30-year-old Jamaican clocked 9.95 in his final Diamond League race to beat America's Isiah Young (9.98) and South African Akani Simbine (10.02). Bolt has confirmed he will run the 100m and 4x100m relay at the World Championships...
Alvaro Morata, Chelsea FC
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. Morata had been expected to join Manchester United but that deal fell through when they signed Romelu Lukaku instead. The 24-year-old Spain forward was pictured saying goodbye to his teammates and manager earlier in the week. Morata said: ‘I am so happy to be here. It’s an incredible emotion to be...
CAF , Ahmad
The size of the Confederation of African Football's executive committee has effectively increased from 15 to 23 following a change in statutes. Caf's highest decision-making body used to be made up of 15 members, plus African members of the Fifa Council. Since the Fifa Council members were co-opted onto the Caf board, they had no voting rights. But a vote to change...
Chukwu Christian, Enugu Rangers
The League Management Company have suspended Enugu Rangers General Manager Christian Chukwu from "all NPFL activities with immediate effect," the body announced on Friday. Chukwu’s suspension is in connection with the recent arrest of the club's former coach Imama Amapakabo over a pay dispute. Amapakabo, who won the League title with the Flying Antelopes last season, was arrested after he failed...
Godfrey Oboabona
Godfrey Oboabona has signed a one-year contract deal with Saudi Arabian football club Al Ahli Jeddah. The 26-year-old defender played for Rizespor last season, but they were relegated from the Turkish Super Lig. Oboabona has now joined three-time Saudi league champions, who have never been relegated from the top flight in the Saudi Arabian league. Al Ahli finished as runners-up in the...
CAF Extra Ordinary General Assembly , Age Limit
Caf's Extraordinary General Assembly on Friday have recommended an age limit of 70 for any elective position in its Executive Committee. The age limit recommendation was deliberated at the an Extra-Ordinary General Assembly on Friday after a series of reform were put forward at an earlier symposium in Rabat Morocco. CAF has placed an age limit of 70 for any Executive Committee position. Once...
Man United third kit
Imagine you having to design your favorite NPFL club's 2017/18 season jersey. Better yet, imagine the Nigeria Football Federation picked your concept for the next line of national team jerseys. Well, that was the situation at Old Trafford, after Manchester United unveiled their new alternative kit, which was actually designed by a fan of the club. In a very complicated selection process, 21-year-old...
NOC, Federations, Dalung, Inauguration
Inauguration of all 31 National Sports Federations will take place on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the National Stadium Abuja at 2pm according to a release from the office of the Minister of Sport, Solomon Dalung. The outstanding elections in Rugby and Gymnastics were held in the Abuja National Stadium according to the release signed by Nneka Anibeze, Special Assistant to...
CAA Gran Prix, Warri Relays
Nigerian Kelechi Nwanaga broke her 15-year-old national record with a 58.15m throw to win the women’s Javelin event at the 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix held at the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro on Tuesday. The previous record of 55.30m was set by Sorochukwu Ihuefo in 2002. Nwanaga’s new feat is yet to be officially ratified by the Athletics Federation...
Ahmad , CAF
CAF President Ahmad and FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura have at different fora in Rabat, Morocco affirmed that Nigeria has become a strong player in international football politics and therefore has a key role in driving the new vision of the Confederation of African Football. A two-day symposium on the future of the African game ended in the Moroccan capital...
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Chad Johnson
If you’re going to go claim you’re a famous athlete to try and buy expensive things using his name, you might want to actually look like the athlete in question. A man who looks nothing like former NFL receiver Chad Johnson tried to buy more than $18,000 of Louis Vuitton merchandise in Aspen by using Johnson’s identity and was arrested...
Georgina Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant with his fourth child following months of speculation. The 32-year-old was asked by Spanish news outlet El Mundo whether he was 'happy' to have another child on the way, he replied: 'Yes, very much.' Georgina, 23, has been pictured sporting a small bump in recent months, but her mother had previously denied...
Diego Costa, hug Antonio Conte
Diego Costa has fuelled speculation about his desire to return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea this summer by wearing the club's shirt to a street party in Brazil. Fan account Forza Atleti shared the video on Twitter after Costa filmed himself on Instagram: Los huevos de Diego Costa no caben el amazonas. pic.twitter.com/hB8MIdGwD3 — Forza Atleti (@roj1blanco) July 16, 2017 The Spain striker...
Kennedy, Hermannia Boboye
Kennedy Boboye is on the verge of achieving an unprecedented feat as Coach of Plateau United. The club is ten games from securing their first ever league title and it'll be a long pursuit come to fruition. While it's a life long ambition for the former Striker, his wife knows how much clinching the NPFL title would mean to his reputation as...
Rio Ferdinand,
The mother of Rio and Anton Ferdinand has died after a battle with cancer. Janice St Fort, 58, died in hospital on Thursday with her family at her bedside. The tragic news comes just two years after Rio lost his wife through cancer - something which he spoke movingly about in the BBC documentary 'Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad' earlier...
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