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The PowerFul Fatma Samba

The PowerFul Fatma Samba

When newly elected president Gianni Infantino appointed Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura as his secretary-general in June 2016, Samoura, an African Muslim woman, became not only the first non-European to hold FIFA’s second-most powerful position but also the first female to sit at its top table. Samoura was born in Dakar two years after Senegal declared […]

Quadri Is The first Nigerian Player To win The International Table Tennis Federation Challenge

Quadri Is The first Nigerian Player To win The International Table Tennis Federation Challenge

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri made history on Sunday as he became the first Nigerian player to win the International Table Tennis Federation Challenge Nigeria Open at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Quadri beat Frenchman Antoine Henchard 4-2 in the final of the men’s single in front of a capacity crowd at the […]

LASG To Develop Facilities For International Sports Competitions

LASG To Develop Facilities For International Sports Competitions

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it would develop sports facilities in the state in order to host international competitions. The Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh, stated this in Ikeja at the Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration.  He said the governor […]

Let’s Root For Women’s Football – Ahmed Ahmed

Let’s Root For Women’s Football – Ahmed Ahmed

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmed Ahmed has urged women to play their role in the promotion and uplifting of women football on the continent. Ahmed, who was in Rwanda as a guest speaker at the Forum for the African Union of Broadcasting, made the remarks while meeting the press at Kigali Convention Centre […]

Radio And Sports – World Radio Day

Radio And Sports – World Radio Day

Radio reaches the widest audience in the world. In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to entertain, educate, inform and inspire. It can unite and empower communities, and give voice to the marginalized. This year, with the Winter Olympics now under way, we also recognize the many ways in which […]

Nigeria First African Side To Book World Cup Place

Nigeria First African Side To Book World Cup Place

Alex Iwobi scored a second-half winner as Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Zambia in Uyo on Saturday. The win moved Nigeria to 13 points and an unassailable lead at the top of Group B with one round of qualification matches to be […]

All Hail The Champions -Nigeria’s D’Tigress Win Afrobasket 2017

All Hail The Champions -Nigeria’s D’Tigress Win Afrobasket 2017

After booking the first ticket to the FIBA World Championship, D’Tigress defeated Senegal  65-48 in the final of the 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket tournament in Mali. It was their second victory over Senegal, who they had defeated in a group match and marked a glorious outing for Nigeria, who have now won the title thrice. […]

Floyd Mayweather Stops Conor McGregor in 10th Round

Floyd Mayweather Stops Conor McGregor in 10th Round

  The Latest on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight (all times local): 9:52 p.m. Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped UFC champion Conor McGregor on his feet in the 10th round Saturday night, ending the boxing spectacle of the summer with a harsh dose of reality. The most unusual megafight in years went longer and was […]

The Power Of Sport Against Racism – International Day Of Sport For Peace and Development

The Power Of Sport Against Racism – International Day Of Sport For Peace and Development

Established by the United Nations in 1960, this Day marks the need to continue to tackle racial discrimination, xenophobia, hate speech and hate crimes, ever-present across the world. Through a long-standing partnership with the United Nations, the IOC has been using sport to unite individuals and communities amidst their diversity and promote a culture of […]

Ahmad Ahmad Ends Hayatou’s 29-Year Reign

Ahmad Ahmad Ends Hayatou’s 29-Year Reign

MADAGASCAR executive Ahmad Ahmad, is the new President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after elections held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This brings to end the 29-year reign of Cameroonian strongman, Issa Hayatou, whom he beat 34-20 votes in a secret ballot. Hayatou has comfortably won previous polls since succeeding the late Sudanese Abdel […]

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