Arsenal Football Club and the 2020 English FA Cup

By Emmanuel Ojeme BENIN-CITY/Nigeria: On August 1st, 2020, history was made at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, at the final game of the English F.A. Cup between Arsenal F.C and Chelsea F.C. Prior to his game many followers of English football had concluded that Chelsea F.C. would come out victorious and carry the day. And so the two teams squared up on the day and with early game bravado, Chelsea F.C. scored its first goal in the 5th minute of the game. This early goal may have suited and…

Nigeria Rugby Football Federation Partners Rugby Outreach UK

LAGOS/Nigeria:  Nigeria Rugby has announced its partnership with Rugby Outreach UK to provide Rugby fitness, strength and conditioning advice to local teams across Nigeria. Technical Director; Abubakar Yaro says the partnership will help local teams across the country improve their fitness and conditioning required in the game. The Rugby Outreach Project is a global charity that provides Rugby fitness, strength and conditioning advice. The project operates on every rugby playing continent and assists teams from the grassroots level all the way up to international. This includes Union, League and 7s…

Ndame Football Academy, Kwale A Place to Grow Young and Talented Footballers

Street Football in Nigeria By Juliet Ogbodu KWALE/Nigeria: Football is arguably the most popular sport in the world. The attention it draws from its followers is second to none. Apart from the role it plays as a source of recreation, it has also become a huge source of revenue for investors. This explains why most of the big clubs in Europe like Manchester United FC, Liverpool FC Chelsea FC etc have been bought over by individuals. In Nigeria, football administrators have not been able to create the enabling environment for the maximisation…

FEATURE: Segun Odegbami-A Man of Many Parts

Chief Patrick Olusegun Odegbami  By Emmanuel Ojeme Segun Odegbami, full names, Patrick Olusegun Odegbami is a household name in Nigeria. He has remained in the national limelight which was propelled by his sublime performances as a national team player in football. Segun Odegbami is a special personality as an international athlete and role model for many Nigerians as he exemplifies the veracity of sports as a tool for upward social mobility by virtue of his lofty achievements in life coming from an optimum football foundation as a young man. Furthermore,…

Ukah Commends Okowa for Prioritising Schools Sports … Unveils Mascot Logo

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has applauded the State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, for its administration’s priority attention to schools sports festival in the state. Chief Ukah, who gave the commendation in Asaba yesterday during the unveiling of the Logo and Mascot of the 2020 Delta State Schools Sports Festival, said that the unveiling, tagged ‘Greater Delta Games 2020 ‘ was aimed at reflecting the finishing strong agenda of the state government. The Commissioner stated that schools sports festival was designed to discover and develop future sports men and women, adding that the festival…

Governor Nyesom Wike: “Real Madrid Academy Port Harcourt is a legacy for Rivers State”

opening day of the 83rd AIPS Congress on February 4, 2020. (Photo by Carlo Pozzoni/AIPS Media) BUDAPEST/Hungary: During the opening day of the 83rd AIPS Congress at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary, the Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria, His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike took the stage to share his vision for a project he holds dear – the Real Madrid Academy based in his capital, Port Harcourt. Wike, who is described by many in Nigeria as the “Sports Loving Governor” began his presentation by reflecting on the genesis of…

Rugby Union returns to Nigerian National Sports Festival

LAGOS/Nigeria:  Rugby Union is set to return to the National Sports Festival 2020 after a ten year absence having missed out in the last three editions held in Lagos, Rivers and Abuja. The Nigerian National Sports Festival is a biennial multi-sport event organized by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Sports Commission for athletes from the 36 States of Nigeria. Rugby last featured as a medal winning event in Kaduna 2009 having debuted at the 2006 Gateway games in Ogun State. Prior to that Rugby went through a…

Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Foundation Rolls Out Millions of Naira on Members

WARRI/Nigeria: No doubt Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin is one of the greatest friends of the poor and downtrodden within and outside Nigeria. A prophet with heart of gold that put smiles on faces of the needy, members of his church, elderly, sick, depressed gladly with a joyful heart. Owomowomo1 recently through his foundation, Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Foundation (JOFF) showered millions of naira on members of his church. He deserves to be celebrated from different perspectives, especially at a time like this Nigerians are going through severe hardship. During the miracle…

Delta Inaugurates 2020 Delta State School Sports Festival LOC

Chief Patrick Ukah ASABA/Nigeria: A 13-member Local Organising Committee ( LOC) for the 2020 Delta State School Sports Festival was on 27 January, 2020 inaugurated by the state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, inside the conference hall of the ministry in Asaba. Chief Ukah stated that the state school sports festival was different from the state sports festival as the former is meant to discover talents at the school level that can be further nurtured by the latter. He warned that mercenaries will not be allowed…

SWAN/NUJ Faceoff Splits Kaduna Council

KADUNA/Nigeria: The crises rocking the Kaduna State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, and the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, had taken a new dimension with being removed from the social media platform, by the Secretary, John Femi Adi, who was not comfortable because they shared a statement issued by the National Secretariat of SWAN dissociating itself from a purported election of Kaduna NUJ SWAN executives, early Tuesday behind closed doors at the NUJ Secretariat in Kaduna. The purported election was arranged, and a lawyer hired to swear…