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Professionalism will make Nigeria Leagues better — Minister

By Moses Omorogieva Lagos, Sept. 9, 2020 The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says that professionalising Nigerian Football Development as being promoted by current reforms in the nation’s football will make Nigerian Leagues better to compete with others around the world. Dare,...

Akeredolu tells Ondo SWAN to promote Sunshine Stars’ activities

By Segun Giwa Akure, Sept. 9, 2020 Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has requested the state chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) to help promote Sunshine Stars FC and other sports to get sponsors. Akeredolu made the request when officials of the...

Sporting: Expert harps on appropriate diet for athletes

By Yinusa Ishola Ado-Ekiti, Sept. 9, 2020 A Nutritionist, Dr Alex Abegunde, has counseled Nigerian athletes, who wish to compete favourably and excel in global sports competitions, to maintain appropriate diet and feeding pattern. Abegunde told newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. He said that the importance...

We’ll reunite Supporters Club in Nigeria to “one big family” – Ladipo

By Muhyideen Jimoh Abuja, Sept. 8, 2020 President General of the Nigeria Football and Other Sports Supporters Club (NFSC) Rafiu Ladipo, has pledged to reunite the various factions of the club in order to achieve better efficiency and success. Ladipo made the pledge in...

Rangers, Abia Warriors say they’re ready for new NPFL season

By Emmanuel Afonne Abuja, Sept. 8, 2020 The management of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu and Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia say they are ready for the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. Team Manager of Rangers, Amobi Ezeaku, told Newsmen that...

Coaches association chairman appeals to minister to provide more sports facilities in FCT

By Victor Okoye Abuja, Sept. 8, 2020 Godwin Bamigboye, Chairman of FCT Chapter of Nigeria Football Coaches Association (NFCA), on Tuesday called for an urgent solution to the challenges of dearth of sports facilities in the territory. Bamigboye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

NFF pledges support for African Beach Soccer Union

By Emmanuel Afonne Abuja, Sept. 7, 2020 The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it will provide necessary support within its capacity to the African Beach Soccer Union – a body created to develop the game of beach soccer in the continent. General Secretary of the NFF,...

Ex-3SC defender Babalade died at hospital gate — Shorunmu

By Akeem Abas Ibadan, Sept. 5, 2020 Ike Shorunmu, a former Super Eagles goalkeeper, on Saturday said late former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade died because medical attention was late in coming his way. Shorunmu told newsmen in Ibadan that Babalade died at the University College...

Youth football devt will be my priority, Delta FA chairmanship aspirant says

By Edeki Igafe Warri (Delta), Sept. 4, 2020 Kenneth Nwaomucha, a Chairmanship aspirant in the upcoming Delta Football Association (DFA) elections, on Friday in Warri said his priority would be the development of youth football in the state. Nwaomucha who is the Senior Special Assistant (SSA)...

Necessary protocols delaying unveiling of national cricket team coach, Ukwenya says

By Ijeoma Okigbo Abuja, Sept. 1, 2020 Yahaya Ukwenya, President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), on Tuesday said a few necessary protocols could delay the unveiling of the federation’s national team coach. Ukwenya told newsmen in Abuja that the federation was in the...
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