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Over 30 dead at football viewing centre in Calabar


Over 30 people have been electrocuted at a football viewing centre in Atimbo, Calabar, Cross River state capital. The football fans were reportedly watching a UEFA Europa League match when an high tension cable fell and electrocuted them. It was gathered that the live electricity cable broke from its mooring and fell on the viewers. According to Channels TV, one ...

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Sultan of Sokoto visits Enugu to honour Rangers, inaugurate projects

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar III

His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar is among the dignitaries expected to attend the grand reception being organized by the Enugu State Government in honour of the 2015/2016 Nigerian Professional Football League Champions, the Enugu Rangers International Football club on Monday.  The Sultan of Sokoto who is a staunch fan of Enugu Rangers starting from ...

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Nigeria beat Cameroon, lift 8th AWCON champions title


Nigeria on Saturday defeated Cameroon in the final clash of the 2016 Africa Women’s Nations Cup (AWCON) which took  place in Cameroon to clinch their 8th AWCON’s champions title. The fierce battle at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Omnisports Stadium, Yaoundé, awhich saw Super Falcons trade tackles with the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon turned out in favour of the Falcons at the end ...

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Ekweremadu salutes Rangers on NFPL Title

Senator Ike Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has showered praises on the Rangers International Football Club of Enugu for their gallantry and clinching of the Nigeria Football Professional League, NPLF, title in Enugu on Sunday. Senator Ekweremadu was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium to cheer the Flying Antelopes during their last match for the season against the El ...

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Germany ends Nigeria’s Gold dream at Rio

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Dream Team VI will battle for bronze against Honduras at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 following their 2-0 loss to Germany at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. Left-back Lukas Klostermann was the unlikely goalscorer on the evening when he made a bursting run forward and tapped in an open goal from captain Maximilian Meyer’s cross on the ...

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Nigeria zoom to semi-final ….to clash with Germany


Dream Team VI, Nigeria’s Under-23 team, have qualified for the semi-final of the male football event of the Rio Olympics after defeating Denmark 2-0 at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. Nigeria went into the match without team top scorer Oghenekaro Etebo, who suffered a hamstring injury in the dead rubber loss to Colombia, and was consequently replaced by ...

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Rohr is new Eagles technical adviser


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has finally handed German coach, Gernot Rohr the job of Super Eagles technical adviser. The coach is to arrive the country today alongside two of his aides and would thereafter sign the dotted lines in lagos ahead of his unveiling on monday in Abuja. NFF president Pinnick Amaju who disclosed this Saturday  in Lagos said ...

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Low-key burial for Keshi


*Son, Eguavoen sad Former Nigeria skipper and coach Stephen was laid to rest in his village of Ilah, Delta State but without the fanfare promised by the country’s government. However, it was not the state funeral that the Nigerian government first promised with Delta State and his family organising his final passage beginning with a number of events on Thursday. ...

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SWAN elects new National Officers

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The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) on Wednesday in Ilorin elected Mr. Honour ‎Siraswoo as the National President and other members of the national executives  to run its affairs for the next three years. The election held at the Kwara state council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ilorin under a free and fair atmosphere  had other elected national ...

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Portugal win Euro 2016


Portugal have beaten tournament hosts France to win Euro 2016, despite losing their talisman and captain Cristiano Ronaldo to injury in only the 25th minute of the encounter. Although the hosts were the better side on the night, substitute Eder powered in a shot from distance in the 109th minute to claim an unlikely victory for the Portuguese as the new ...

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