Category Archive: Sports

Taye Taiwo seals Bursaspor switch from Milan

Nigeria defender Taye Taiwo has completed his move to Turkish side Bursaspor from AC Milan. Taiwo, who played on loan at Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev last season, passed a medical before finalising his… Continue reading

Home based Eagles beat Ivory Coast

The home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria Saturday defeated Ivory Coast 4-1 in the African Nations Cup Championship qualifier. The first leg match was played in Kano, northwest Nigeria. Sunday Mba was man of… Continue reading

Army, Police, Civil Defence dominate Ibadan judo tournament

THE Nigerian Army athletes and their counterparts from other paramilitary organisations, including the Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps are the dominant forces at the on-going four-day Senior National Judo Tournament, a… Continue reading

Under-20 World Cup: Nigeria 1-2 Uruguay

Nigeria’s hopes of lifting a first ever Under-20 World Cup were ended by Uruguay in the last 16 of the tournament in Turkey. The Flying Eagles were reduced to 10-men just before half-time… Continue reading

Keshi rules out Osaze, Martins, others’ return

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has for the umpteenth time ruled out the return of the likes of Osaze Odemwingie, Obafemi Martins, Ike Uche and Yakubu Aiyegbeni as he negotiates his crucial  World… Continue reading

CHAN Game: Keshi Banks On Experience

Ahead of Saturday’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Cote D’Ivoire in Kaduna, the Super Eagles handler, Stephen Keshi has said that the experience acquired by his players in the FIFA Confederations Cup… Continue reading

Keshi plans meeting with Anichebe

The Nigeria trainer wants to bring back the Everton forward back into the national team after the player asked to be allowed time off to concentrate on club duties Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is making plans… Continue reading

‘For best results, NFF should allow Keshi a free hand’

SUPPORT aplenty appears to be coming to Head Coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, from his professional colleagues, who are vehemently opposed to him having his team list vetted by his employers,… Continue reading

Nigeria CHAN preparations progressing

The Super Eagles have been working hard as they welcome the Elephants to Kaduna for the first leg qualifier of the second tier national team competition on Saturday Nigeria are in earnest preparations for… Continue reading

Reps panel summons NSC DG over N3 billion

THE House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts Wednesday summoned the Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), , to appear before it and respond to several auditor queries raised against the… Continue reading

Preparation for 19th NSF on Track- Cross River Director of Sports

The Cross River Director of Sports, Jude Amadi, on Friday said that preparations had reached advanced stage in the buildup to forthcoming 19th National Sports Festival (NSF). Daily Times Nigeria

Obuh relishing Uruguay test

Head coach of the Nigeria Under-20 team, John Obuh is looking forward to the prospect of facing Uruguay in the round of 16 at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. The South… Continue reading

Fomer Nigeria midfielder Thompson Oliha dies at 44

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Thompson Oilha has been confirmed dead in Ilorin after a brief illness. Oliha, 44, a coach with Kwara Football Academy reportedly died in the early hours of Sunday after… Continue reading

Former Super Eagle Owolabi advises Keshi on how to pick a better team

Former Super Eagle, Felix Owolabi, has added his own advice to the series of advice from ex-Eagles to Coach keshi following Nigeria ouster in the group stage of the Confederation Cup in Brazil.… Continue reading

Keshi, Gambo criticism unfair

Former Nigeria captain Henry Nwosu  is saddened by the criticism Stephen Keshi has been subjected to since the Super  Eagles were sent packing from the Confederations Cup in Brazil. The African champions defeated… Continue reading

Keshi, NFF May Clash Over Team Selection, Bonus Crisis

THE face-off between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Super Eagles’ Coach, Stephen Keshi, could be reignited when the African Nations Cup winning coach meets with his employers this weekend. The NFF allegedly… Continue reading

Nigeria U-20 triumph over Korea Rep.

A 9th minute goal from the no. 9, Kayode was enough to secure the win for Nigerias U-20 side in the ongoing under 20 world cup in Turkey. The win moves Nigeria to… Continue reading

Nigeria: We’ll Not Accept Excuses for Failure – NFF

Ahead of Flying Eagles’ final group B make or mar encounter against South Korea today, General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Musa Amadu has made it clear to Coach John Obuh led… Continue reading

Super Eagles deserve commendation for Confederations Cup performance– Musa Amadu

The General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Association, Musa Amadu, said on Tuesday that Nigerians should praise the Super Eagles for their performance at the Confederations Cup in Brazil despite dropping out of the competition… Continue reading

Wilson Oboh to Keshi: Recall Eagles experienced strikers

The former junior international has admonished the Eagles’ coach to put sentiments aside and recall some of the strikers he is having clashes with for the interest of the nation