5th edition of the Nigerian Sports Award: See Full list of Award winners (PHOTOS)  5th edition of the Nigerian Sports Award: See Full list of Award winners (PHOTOS)  The 5th edition of the Nigerian Sports Award has come and gone but would be remembered for a long time to come because of the glitz and glamour and the attendance by personalities from all parts of the country. Dignitaries were in no small amount present at theaward ceremony.  Right from the beginning when nominations opened it…

5th edition of the Nigerian Sports Award: See Full list of Award winners (PHOTOS) 5th edition of the Nigerian Sports Award: See Full list of Award winners (PHOTOS) The 5th edition of the Nigerian Sports Award has come and gone but would be remembered for a long time to come because of the glitz and glamour and the attendance by personalities from all parts of the country. Dignitaries were in no small amount present at theaward ceremony. Right from the beginning when nominations opened it…

See the attire FC Ifeanyi Ubah players wore for their Trophy Parade as Governor Obiano commends club Owner (PHOTOS)  See the attire FC Ifeanyi Ubah players wore for their Trophy Parade as Governor Obiano commends club Owner (PHOTOS)  After their Nigeria Federation Cup triumph over Nasarawa United in Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos which saw them book a continental ticket next season players and coach crew members of FC Ifeanyi Ubah took to the streets of Anambra for their Trophy parade…

See the attire FC Ifeanyi Ubah players wore for their Trophy Parade as Governor Obiano commends club Owner (PHOTOS) See the attire FC Ifeanyi Ubah players wore for their Trophy Parade as Governor Obiano commends club Owner (PHOTOS) After their Nigeria Federation Cup triumph over Nasarawa United in Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos which saw them book a continental ticket next season players and coach crew members of FC Ifeanyi Ubah took to the streets of Anambra for their Trophy parade…

Enyimba Stars: Well Beat Plateau United To Celebrate Ogunbotes Birthday     By Adeboye Amosu:  Enyimba players are hoping to hand the club's technical adviser Gbenga Ogunbote a perfect birthday gift by securing maximum points inWednesday'sNigeria Professional Football League matchday two fixture against Plateau United reports Completesportsnigeria. com.  Ogunbote who replaced Paul Aigbogun as the new handler of the side at the end of last season is celebrating his 54th birthday today. "Let…

Enyimba Stars: Well Beat Plateau United To Celebrate Ogunbotes Birthday By Adeboye Amosu: Enyimba players are hoping to hand the club's technical adviser Gbenga Ogunbote a perfect birthday gift by securing maximum points inWednesday'sNigeria Professional Football League matchday two fixture against Plateau United reports Completesportsnigeria. com. Ogunbote who replaced Paul Aigbogun as the new handler of the side at the end of last season is celebrating his 54th birthday today. "Let…

Jacinta Okorie wins first medal for Team Nigeria at 2017 Africa Continental Road Cycling Championship  Jacinta Okorie wins first medal for Team Nigeria at 2017 Africa Continental Road Cycling Championship  Jacinta Okorie wins first medal for Team Nigeria at the ongoing 2017 Africa Continental Cycling Road Race Championship in Luxor Egypt.She finished 3rd to win the bronze medal in the Individual Junior Girls category. The Senior Boys and Girls will race on Thursday in the Individual Time…

Jacinta Okorie wins first medal for Team Nigeria at 2017 Africa Continental Road Cycling Championship Jacinta Okorie wins first medal for Team Nigeria at 2017 Africa Continental Road Cycling Championship Jacinta Okorie wins first medal for Team Nigeria at the ongoing 2017 Africa Continental Cycling Road Race Championship in Luxor Egypt.She finished 3rd to win the bronze medal in the Individual Junior Girls category. The Senior Boys and Girls will race on Thursday in the Individual Time…

Klopp says buck stops with him as Liverpool name sporting director   London (AFP)  Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp stressed he would have the final say over which players were bought and sold at Anfield after the Merseysiders announced Friday their newly-created post of sporting director.  Michael Edwards who previously held backroom roles as Liverpools head of analytics director of technical performance and technical director has the new role.  Many British-born managers have been uneasy at…

Klopp says buck stops with him as Liverpool name sporting director London (AFP) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp stressed he would have the final say over which players were bought and sold at Anfield after the Merseysiders announced Friday their newly-created post of sporting director. Michael Edwards who previously held backroom roles as Liverpools head of analytics director of technical performance and technical director has the new role. Many British-born managers have been uneasy at…

FC Ifeanyi Ubah are Champions of 2016 Nigeria Federation Cup (See PHOTOS)  FC Ifeanyi Ubah are Champions of 2016 Nigeria Federation Cup (See PHOTOS)  FC Ifeanyi Ubah defeated Nasarawa United 5-4 on penalties to win the 2016 Nigeria Federation Cup after a goalless draw in full time in the Teslim Balogun Stadium. Olamilekan Aniyikaye smashed in the decisive kick to win it for FC Ifeanyi Ubah.The two teams were gunning for their first-ever major trophy in their history but it was theresilient…

FC Ifeanyi Ubah are Champions of 2016 Nigeria Federation Cup (See PHOTOS) FC Ifeanyi Ubah are Champions of 2016 Nigeria Federation Cup (See PHOTOS) FC Ifeanyi Ubah defeated Nasarawa United 5-4 on penalties to win the 2016 Nigeria Federation Cup after a goalless draw in full time in the Teslim Balogun Stadium. Olamilekan Aniyikaye smashed in the decisive kick to win it for FC Ifeanyi Ubah.The two teams were gunning for their first-ever major trophy in their history but it was theresilient…

More prize money for African competitions   Johannesburg (AFP)  All CAF competitions will offer increased prize money from 2017 the Cairo-based African football body said Wednesday.  The announcement came months after French oil-gas company Total signed an eight-year sponsorship deal with CAF reportedly worth more than one billion dollars (915 million euros).  Winners of the biennial Africa Cup of Nations will receive $4 million up from the $1.5 million pocketed by 2015 champions the Ivory…

More prize money for African competitions Johannesburg (AFP) All CAF competitions will offer increased prize money from 2017 the Cairo-based African football body said Wednesday. The announcement came months after French oil-gas company Total signed an eight-year sponsorship deal with CAF reportedly worth more than one billion dollars (915 million euros). Winners of the biennial Africa Cup of Nations will receive $4 million up from the $1.5 million pocketed by 2015 champions the Ivory…

Coach-less South Africa stretch unbeaten run   Johannesburg (AFP)  Coach-less South Africa stretched an unbeaten record to 14 matches on Tuesday by drawing 1-1 away to Mozambique in an international friendly.  Clesio Bauque gave the Mambas a first-half lead in Maputo that was cancelled by Bafana Bafana substitute Bradley Grobler early in the second half.  Mozambique captain Elias Pelembe and South Africa defender Clayton Daniels were foiled by the woodwork in the closing stages of a…

Coach-less South Africa stretch unbeaten run Johannesburg (AFP) Coach-less South Africa stretched an unbeaten record to 14 matches on Tuesday by drawing 1-1 away to Mozambique in an international friendly. Clesio Bauque gave the Mambas a first-half lead in Maputo that was cancelled by Bafana Bafana substitute Bradley Grobler early in the second half. Mozambique captain Elias Pelembe and South Africa defender Clayton Daniels were foiled by the woodwork in the closing stages of a…

England Scotland go through with poppy tribute   London (AFP)  England captain Wayne Rooney and Scotland counterpart Darren Fletcher led out teams sporting black armbands with red poppy motifs for Fridays World Cup qualifier paying a commemorative war dead tribute at Wembley that leaves both nations at risk of FIFA sanctions.  Footballs world governing body has warned the move could contravene rules banning political religious or personal slogans statements or images.  But the two countries…

England Scotland go through with poppy tribute London (AFP) England captain Wayne Rooney and Scotland counterpart Darren Fletcher led out teams sporting black armbands with red poppy motifs for Fridays World Cup qualifier paying a commemorative war dead tribute at Wembley that leaves both nations at risk of FIFA sanctions. Footballs world governing body has warned the move could contravene rules banning political religious or personal slogans statements or images. But the two countries…

Spartak CSKA fined over Moscow fan violence   Moscow (AFP)  Russian arch-rivals Spartak and CSKA were each fined nearly $8000 on Wednesday over fan violence that halted their Moscow derby at the weekend and shone another damning spotlight on the World Cup host.  The latest crowd trouble to tarnish Russian football erupted on Saturday when Spartak and CSKA supporters clashed at Spartaks Otkrytie Arena a 2018 World Cup venue forcing the referee to stop the match for five minutes in the second…

Spartak CSKA fined over Moscow fan violence Moscow (AFP) Russian arch-rivals Spartak and CSKA were each fined nearly $8000 on Wednesday over fan violence that halted their Moscow derby at the weekend and shone another damning spotlight on the World Cup host. The latest crowd trouble to tarnish Russian football erupted on Saturday when Spartak and CSKA supporters clashed at Spartaks Otkrytie Arena a 2018 World Cup venue forcing the referee to stop the match for five minutes in the second…

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