Sports

Femi Balogun on Saturday defeated international grandmaster, Ambesh Tripani, and former national champion, Bayo Opadeyi, to win the Open category of the August edition of the Chess Heights tournament held at the Sports Centre of the University of Lagos.

 

The competition, which... more

Enyimba head coach Kadiri Ikhana has said the ambition of the side is to win a record seventh title in the ongoing Nigeria top flight.

 

The six-time Nigerian champions will be the guests of Akwa United in a midweek Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match day 21 clash at... more

The Nigeria Football Federation has moved to formalise closer relationship with Germany in all football matters.

 

The Ambassador of Germany to Nigeria, Mr. Dietmar Kreusel, met with top NFF officials on Tuesday in Abuja as they highlighted the achievements Germany has recorded in... more

Players and officials of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, and the U-23 National Team, will depart Nigeria on Thursday for their crucial second leg away matches.

 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the matches are in pursuit of the 2016 Olympic Games... more

Media officer, Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt, China Acheru, has said that the League Management Company (LMC) of Nigeria has approved the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium to host league games. Acheru disclosed this in a statement in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

 

“Dolphins FC will,... more

Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong says he is thrilled to have completed his move to Belgian champions Gent.

 

The 21-year-old, who was a youth player with Tottenham, moved from Dutch club FC Groningen to Gent after agreeing a three-year contract on Tuesday.

 

... more

Chelsea FC has confirmed the season-long loan deal of Nigerian international, Kenneth Omeruo to Turkish side Kasimpasa.

 

“Kenneth Omeruo has on Tuesday, 22nd July 2015,  joined Turkish side Kasimpasa on loan for the next season.

A full Nigerian international,... more

Champions of the Nigerian topflight football and basketball leagues, Kano Pillars FC and Kano Pillars basketball team, have been assured of the support of the Kano State Government in their quest to defend their titles.

 

The Kano State Commissioner for Information, Youth, Sports... more

Nigeria’s boxing sensation, Gifted Cole Chiori, is set to fight one of the best boxers in the middleweight category, Gennady Golovkin, but he is not bothered by the Kazakhtani’s pedigree.

 

Although Golovkin is yet to reach the height Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have... more

Former Nigeria striker Peter Ijeh has backed Sunday Oliseh to succeed as coach of the Super Eagles.

 

Ijeh, a former top goal scorer in the Nigerian league, said Oliseh will be a success if he gets the right environment to thrive.

 

“His (Oliseh) appointment was... more