Category Archives: Sports
The beautiful city of Uyo is the perfect setting for the opening of a new chapter in the history of sports in Nigeria. Come tomorrow the Governor Akwa ibom State, Godwin Akpabio, will lead the government and people of Akwa ibom state in opening the Akwa Ibom International Stadium aptly nicknamed the Nest of Champions.
It’s not all ladies that are crazy about money; and this beautiful girl Courtney Dike is one of the very few exceptions.
She is among the Super Falcons who made Nigeria proud by winning the just concluded 2014 FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup which took place in Canada.
JJ Okocha: “Nigeria Football is Dead and Gone today”
Respected former skipper of the Super Eagles, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, has expressed disappointment with the senior national team, over the 1-0 loss to Sudan in the Cup of Nations Qualifiers in Khartoum on Saturday.
The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has given Chris Giwa and its factional NFF board until Monday, September 8 to vacate the Glass House, failure to do so will earn Nigeria an outright suspension.
Stating this in a signed letter by its Secretary-General, Jerome Valcke, the FIFA Emergency Committee “decided that should there still be persons claiming to be elected and occupying the offices on Monday, 8 September, 2014 at 8am Swiss time, the NFF will automatically be suspended with immediate effect until the said persons vacate the premises of the NFF and the General Secretary is able to come back and carry out his work without interference”.
In the letter, addressed to NFF scribe, Musa Amadu, the FIFA Emergency Committee also postponed today’s scheduled Elective Congress of the NFF and extended the tenure of the Aminu Maigari’s Executive Committee board till fresh elections are held.
24 year old Cameroonian striker Albert Ebossé Bodjongo (pictured above) was killed yesterday Aug. 23rd, after being struck in the head by an object thrown from the stands by an angry fan after his team lost 2-1 in a home defeat during an Algerian league game.
Albert and his team mates were leaving the field at the end of a match between his club JS Kabylie and USM Alger in Tizi Ouzou, when an angry fan threw what is believed to be a rock.
Albert, who had scored the sole JSK goal, died a few hours later in the hospital. He was 24. Continue.
His club, JS Kabylie, published a statement yesterday on its website saying his death will be investigated.
‘The Ministry of Interior and Local Government, speaking through minister Tayeb Belaiz, has given an instruction to open an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Albert Ebosse.” The statement read
Kabylie captain Ali Rial told reporters that Albert died in his arms as he accompanied him to the hospital in the ambulance.
“I’m depressed, it’s real drama and I do not know if I’ll get over it. He died in my arms, I still cannot believe we have lost him forever. He was a good man, God rest his soul.”
So sad! May his soul rest in peace…amen.
Erstwhile Nigeria Super Eagle’s Coach, Stephen Keshi has made a sensational claim that he is out of job not because he is out of demand but for his decision to wait on a possible contract renewal with Nigeria.
The Big Boss told BBC Sports that as much as seven countries have approached him in the last two months he has only kept them away with the hope of staying on as the Super Eagles Coach.
“I have had about seven countries approach me in the last two months but I kept them all away,” Coach Keshi was quoted as saying.
The former Togo and Mali Coach continued “I love my country and I am aware of the dream our fans had of me taking this team to the next level.
Samuel Eto’o has opted to join Liverpool and is undergoing a medical on Friday ahead of signing a one-year deal, Goal understands.
Everton’s late interest in the 33-year-old had threatened to derail Liverpool’s move, with Roberto Martinez’s side ready to offer a two-year contract, but the striker is excited by the prospect of working under Brendan Rodgers.
The Cameroon international’s medical is taking place outside of the UK, while the deal could be finalised before Liverpool face Manchester City on Monday evening.
Eto’o is available on a free transfer having left Chelsea at the end of last season and had held talks with Ajax earlier this summer before the Dutch club pulled out of negotiations.
Victor Moses joined Stoke City for one year. Photo: Stoke City FC
The chief executive of Stoke City expressed confidence that this is a worthy signing:
“We are delighted to have secured the services of such an exciting young talent in Victor.
Germany World Cup-winning goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, the Netherlands talisman, Arjen Robben, and reigning Fifa World Player of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo, have been named on the final three man shortlist for Uefa’s Best Player in Europe award for 2013/14.
The prize was inaugurated in 2011 by Europe football’s ruling body, Uefa. A jury made up of journalists from the 54 member associations of UEFA will vote to decide the winner.
Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery claimed the prize last season.
Neuer put up an outstanding performance for Germany at this summer World Cup and eventually claimed the Best Goalkeeper Award (the golden gloves). The goal-tender alongside Robben were part of Bayern Munich’s squad that claimed a domestic league and cup double last season.
Arjen Robben is Among the Final Shortlist for the Uefa Best Player Award. Getty Image.
He might not be the most famous African soccer star but stats show that he’s raking in the biggest bucks.
The Ghanaian Black-Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has surpassed Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon and Manchester City’s Yaya Toure to become Africa’s highest paid sportsman as indicated by ESPN Magazine’s Money Issue salary survey project.