Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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UFC fighter Justine Kish saw the funny side of her embarrassing moment which saw her defecate while getting choked out against Felice Herrig. Despite her accident in the octagon, Kish managed to wriggle out of her opponent’s hold before going on to lose a unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 112. The 29-year-old lost her undefeated record in Oklahoma and despite having...
Solomon Dalung, Commonwealth Youth Games
Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung has assured Athletes preparing for the Commonwealth Youth Games the payment of their camp allowances "without complaints". Only Twenty-six Athletes are expected to fly the West African nation's flag at the Commonwealth Youth games in Bahamas next month. The Minister also charged them to "win laurels not only for yourselves but for our country, Nigeria." About 50 athletes...
Anthony Joshua took a break from his ongoing feud with Tyson Fury to give his fans a glimpse of his gruelling training regime as he continues to prepare for his next fight. The WBA, IBF, IBO world heavyweight champion took to Instagram to show off his impressive levels of fitness with a video titled 'Boxing's most wanted'. Joshua performs a number...
Former IBF world boxing champion Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko has said Ghanaians love boxing more than football, discrediting a long-held assertion that football is the passion of the nation. Many have argued that Ghanaians are passionate about football, especially when the national team is involved in a continental showpiece or playing on the world stage, but according to the boxer,...
Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather seems to be back in his element and looking abtastic ahead of his £500million mega-fight with Conor McGregor. Mayweather's last fight was in September 2015 were he beat Andre Berto. And judging by the physique he has been showing off in training, he seems to be looking forward to the fight against McGregor in Las Vegas on August...
Odaudu
Rivers Hoopers head coach, Ogoh Odaudu is still revelling in his leadership of the Atlantic Conference team at the 2017 Kwese Premier Basketball League All Star Weekend in Kano. Odaudu coached the Atlantic Conference Selected side in their 106-115 loss to the Savannah Conference last weekend. In a chat with Rivers Hoopers Media, the former Nigeria international says he had fun...
ITTF
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has named a three-man referee team for the 2017 ITTF World Tour tagged Nigeria Open holds at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The ITTF World Tour Coordinator, Emese Barsai said the team would be led by Algeria’s Abdallah Boudjahem who will serve as the tournament’s referee. South Africa’s Roderick Volkwyn is the deputy...
he newly elected President Karate Federation of Nigeria, Mallam Silas Agara on Friday said aggressive machineries are in place to ensure that Nigeria features at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Agara emerged president after the incumbent Chief Donatus Ejidike stepped down for him at the Abuja National Stadium on Tuesday. The deputy governor of Nasarawa noted that his board members will out in their best,...
A disenfranchised candidate from last Tuesday’s elections into the board of National Sports Federation, Olukayode Thomas, over the weekend, accused the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, of manipulating the process to favour his cronies because he abhors progressive change and good governance. Thomas, who contested for the position of President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), said Dalung not...
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has listed Nigeria Open in its Challenge Series calendar as well as confirms the date for the championships holding at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium. Nigeria Open remains the highest prize money tournament among the ITTF Challenge Series with a purse of $46000 and the world table tennis ruling body has...
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