Solomon Dalung blames athletes’ poor performance on negative publicity

Solomon Dalung blames athletes’ poor performance on negative publicity

The Minister of Sport and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung has blamed poor performance of Nigeria athletes in sporting competitions to negative media publicity. Dalung who disclosed this on Saturday during the Okpekpe 10 kilometre international road race said such development played out during Rio Olympics. “Success and winning does not only rest with government but […]

Buhari’s cash: Short-changed basketballers still waiting

Buhari’s cash: Short-changed basketballers still waiting

The U16 female national basketballers who won the African cup last year and were promised N400,000 by President Muhammadu Buhari but were short-changed are yet to be fully paid nearly two months after other athletes were paid. The players received alerts for the payment on Tuesday, March 23 but were utterly shocked as only N300,000 […]

Buhari to redeem 30-year-old promise to Eaglets

Buhari to redeem 30-year-old promise to Eaglets

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday assured the Golden Eaglets team that won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 1985 that his administration will fulfill the promises he made to them 30 years ago. He was said to have made the promises during a reception held in honour of the players at Dodan Barracks, Lagos, in […]

I paid my brother N23m not to come out as gay – Fashanu

Nigeria’s ex-Super Eagles player, John Fashanu, has said he paid N23 million to his brother, Justin Fashanu, in order to prevent

Nigeria’s ex-Super Eagles player, John Fashanu, has said he paid N23 million to his brother, Justin Fashanu, in order to prevent him from publicly announcing that he was gay. The former Wimbledon striker made the confession a week after it emerged that two top footballers were planning to openly declare they are gay. In his […]

Eto rises against Boko Haram, set up foundation to help victims

Eto rises against Boko Haram, set up foundation to help victims

He’s one of world football’s best-known names — and now Samuel Eto’o is using that fame to draw attention to the ongoing crisis that “everyone stops talking about.” The former Barcelona and Chelsea star has set up the Yellow Whistleblower FC foundation to raise funds and awareness to help people fleeing Nigeria and Cameroon amid a […]

Aston Villa sack Sherwood

Aston Villa has sacked manager Tim Sherwood after eight months in charge, with the club 19th in the Premier League table. The move follows a 2-1 defeat by Swansea on Saturday – Villa’s sixth straight loss in the league, the BBC reports. “The board believes the results on the pitch were simply not good enough […]

Oliseh begins real coaching

Oliseh begins real coaching

…As he leads Eagles in Tanzania By Jude Opara, Abuja Coach Sunday Oliseh will be having his first taste of competitive football action this afternoon, when he leads the Super Eagles to battle Tanzania in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Dar es Salaam National Stadium. The former Eagles captain will be attempting […]

The battle and final fall of Coach Keshi

The battle and final fall of Coach Keshi

By Ehi Ekhator, Naija Center News A former Nigerian football coach got more than what he bargained for after he was fired on July 4, 2015 by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over what it termed as “lack of commitment to achieve the Federation’s objectives as set out in the Coach’s employment contract.” Stephen Keshi […]

NFF fires Nigeria Coach, Stephen Keshi

Why NFF fires Keshi

NFF fires Nigeria Coach, Stephen Keshi

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has been fired by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Saturday. Though the details of the sack was not given to journalist, but findings revealed that the action of the NFF may be as a result of Keshi’s application for a coaching job with the Ivory Coast national team.   […]

Fifa ex vice president ‘took $10m bribe for South Africa World Cup’

Fifa ex vice president ‘took $10m bribe for South Africa World Cup’

— Jack Warner among Fifa bosses held over ‘$150m corruption’ — Qatar and Russia could be stripped of 2018 and 2022 tournaments — Fifa president Blatter ‘not dancing in his office’, spokesman says FIFA’S former vice president is accused of taking bribes worth $10million (£6.5million) from the South African government to host the 2010 World […]

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