Home » Posts tagged with » Sports (Page 2)

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 […]

The Indomitable Lions Rules Africa Again

The Indomitable Lions Rules Africa Again

Hugo Broos has gone from being criticised at almost every turn to national hero in Cameroon after masterminding a most unlikely victory for the country at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals. The Indomitable Lions, who were without eight top players that withdrew prior to the tournament, rallied from a goal down to defeat more […]

Life Is Beautiful, Venus Says, Brushing Off Commentator Row

Life Is Beautiful, Venus Says, Brushing Off Commentator Row

Seven-times grand slam winner Venus Williams on Friday brushed off a remark made about her at the Australian Open which led to a TV commentator being stood down by broadcaster ESPN. Doug Adler, commentating on the African-American 13th seed’s second-round match against Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele on Wednesday, provoked outrage on social media when he was […]

Yes! We Did It Stylishly- Russia Admits To Doping

Yes! We Did It Stylishly- Russia Admits To Doping

Russia is for the first time conceding that its officials carried out one of the biggest conspiracies in sports history: a far-reaching doping operation that implicated scores of Russian athletes, tainting not just the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi but also the entire Olympic movement. Over several days of interviews here with The New York […]

Nigerian Athletes To Miss IAAF Championship Nextyear

Nigerian Athletes To Miss IAAF Championship Nextyear

This is because the world athletics ruling body, IAAF recently released new standards, which no Nigerian athlete has been able to achieve. The AFN must now organise a series of competitions for the athletes or more so, the elite athletes need to feature in meets between now and July 23, 2017 to meet the new […]

Copa Lagos 2016: Ambode Restates Commitment To Sports

Copa Lagos 2016: Ambode Restates Commitment To Sports

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday, reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to encourage sports, saying the numerous world-class sporting events taking place in the state clearly indicate that the state is the next destination for sports on the continent. Fielding questions from journalists at the opening ceremony of the 6th Edition of […]

Nigeria And The Rio Paralympics

Nigeria And The Rio Paralympics

Whoever came up with the aphorism that “like attracts like” deserves a special place in the Guinness Book of World Records. How true! Our country Nigeria went to the Rio Olympics and came back with a bronze medal in football, looking really pitiable on the overall medals table whereas countries like Kenya, South and Ethiopia […]

Flamingoes Will Be Ready for the World, Nikyu Assures

Flamingoes Will Be Ready for the World, Nikyu Assures

With just two weeks to the kick-off of the Fifth FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals in Jordan, Coach Bala Nikyu has again assured that the Nigeria U-17 girls, known as Flamingoes, will be ready for the challenge on the biggest stage. The Kaduna State -born tactician, who took charge of the team at the […]

Novak Djokovic Into US Open Semi-finals After Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Retires

Novak Djokovic Into US Open Semi-finals After Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Retires

The doubts that persist about Novak Djokovic’s mental and physical fitness at this US Open are no less intact after Thursday’s quarter-final win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but at the present rate it’s unclear how much they will matter. The world No1 is through to the US Open semi-finals for a 10th consecutive year after Tsonga […]

Rafael Nadal Beaten By Lucas Pouille In Five-Set Classic At US Open

Rafael Nadal Beaten By Lucas Pouille In Five-Set Classic At US Open

When he reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon this year, many tipped the 22-year-old Lucas Pouille as a star of the future. After his victory over Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday evening, he looked a lot like a star for the present. Pouille outlasted the two-time champion over five […]

Page 2 of 512345