Thursday, June 8, 2023


Benzema bids goodbye to Real Madrid, moves to Saudi Arabia

Ballon d’Or winner, Karim Benzema, on Tuesday said goodbye to Real Madrid in a small, private ceremony closed to fans and media, after spending 14 years at the LaLiga club, loaded with trophies. The 35-year-old French striker is leaving as...

Resolving crisis rocking S’African Chess Federation achievable – Adeyemi

Mr Olalekan Adeyemi, head of International Chess Federation’s (FIDE) delegation to resolve crises rocking the South African Chess Federation, has described the task as huge but surmountable. Adeyemi, who is a former President, Nigerian Chess Federation, and current Vice-Preisdent, FIDE,...

Sports sector to get N80bn under National Development Plan – Minister

Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, says the sports sector will receive N80 billion in the next four years, under the Federal Government’s National Development Plan (NDP). Dare said this in Abuja while receiving the “Outstanding Youth and...

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Flying Eagles beat Italy 2-0, qualify for round of 16

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria had a good outing on Wednesday defeating Italy 2-0 at the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina. The victory earned the team valuable three points having won their first game, and qualified them for...

FIFA, WHO extend collaboration to promote health through football

By Lawrence Oshodi (SPORTS CORRESPONDENT) - Football governing body, FIFA, and ad the World Health Orgnization (WHO), have agreed to extend their collaboration and to continue to use the power of football to promote healthy lifestyles and equal access...

Sawane scores winner as Senegal clinch U-17 AFCON title

Mamadou Sawane on Friday scored the winning goal as Senegal came from a goal down to clinch their first ever U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in Algiers. Sawane headed home the winning goal seven minutes from time as...

Burkina Faso edge out Mali to clinch U17 AFCON bronze

Burkina Faso ended their sojourn at the U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with a place on the podium. This was after they edged out Mali 2-1 in the play-off in Annaba on Thursday night to finish third. The Burkinabe enjoyed...

Young Africans to meet USM Alger in CAF Confederation Cup final

Young Africans became the first team from Tanzania in 30 years to reach a continental club competition final. This was after they beat Marumo Gallants of South Africa 2-1 away on Wednesday to book a date with USM Alger in...

FIFA U17 World Cup: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Mali to represent Africa

Senegal, Burkina Faso, Morocco and Mali will represent Africa at the 2023 FIFA U17 World Cup. The four sides sealed their places following the conclusion of the quarter-final matches at the U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Thursday. The News...

Nigeria out of U17 AFCON

Nigeria’s Under 17 team, Golden Eaglets have crashed out of the ongoing Under 17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Algeria. The team lost 1-2 to their Burkina Faso counterparts in the quarter finals of the event at the Nelson...


Kwankwaso Declaration: FG Turns Down Request to Use Eagle Square

Just 24 hours to the highly publicized presidential declaration of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso due to hold at the Eagle Square on Wednesday, the...