2020 Abia school sports competition Mascot: Designers wanted!!! In line with his promise to bring back school sports, The Hon. Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Chief Emeka Ikwuagwu is seeking interested Abians to design the official 2020 Abia school sports competition Mascot. Those eligible to participate are Abians, who are not professional artists. Must be below 45 years. All...... read more
Messi wins sixth Ballon d'Or as he breaks ties with his arch-rival, C Ronaldo Barcelona striker, Lionel Messi has won his sixth Ballon d’Or, breaking a tie for most ever with his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo.   The 32-year-old beat Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award at a ceremony which took place in Paris on Monday night, Dec. 2nd.  ...... read more
Alisson crowned Goalkeeper of the Year as Liverpool star wins Yashin award Alisson was crowned Goalkeeper of the Year after winning the Yashin award during the Ballon d'Or ceremony on Monday night.   The Brazilian goal stopper was honored with the award following Champions League and Copa America triumphs for Liverpool and Brazil in 2019.     Alisson beats Manchester City's Ederson, Chelsea's Kepa...... read more
Rangers, Enyimba lose CAF Cup group openers Nigerian contenders Enugu Rangers and Enyimba were both beaten by north African clubs on Sunday as the CAF Confederation Cup group phase kicked off. Enugu coach Salisu Yusuf lost his first match in charge, with the sending off of defender Temitope Olusesi not helping as they crashed 3-1 at home against...... read more
Arsenal sacks coach Unai Emery Arsenal have sacked head coach Unai Emery after the club's worst run of results since 1992. Arsenal are without a win in their last seven matches following Thursday's 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. The Gunners have won only four of their 13 Premier League games this season and...... read more
NFF to review match bonus payment structure for Super Eagles players The body responsible for the organization of football in Nigeria, the Nigeria Football Federation has stated it is currently reviewing the way of payment and amount of payment given to the Super Eagles players as bonus for matches.   The Super Eagles are currently receiving $15,000 as bonus per tournament and...... read more
Jose Mourinho named new Tottenham manager succeeding Mauricio Pochettino Jose Mourinho has been appointed Tottenham manager, succeeding Mauricio Pochettino who was sacked on Tuesday. Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season. "The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me," said the 56-year-old Portuguese. "Working with these...... read more
Sports: Abia Govt to distribute 600 table tennis boards across schools in the state The Abia state government is set to distribute 600 table tennis boards aross schools within the state. This was contained in the state executive council briefing made available to Factnews and signed by the Commissioner for Information, Hon John Okiyi Kalu. The Exco also directed the Commissioner for Sports to relaunch school...... read more
Football club in Kano State buys a player for N5,000 Super Stars club, a division two football club in Kano State FA league has signed a new player, Ibrahim Salisu Iriyos, for the sum of N5, 000.     According to BBC Pidgin, the transfer is the most expensive one in the town as Iriyos used to play for Aston Villa Gano, before his transfer...... read more
Ex-Super Eagles captain Mikel falls prey to social media trick Former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, has been tricked into posting a fake comment by Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder, Ruben Neves. The fake post had Neves making a reference to how young midfielders at FC Porto were all tasked to make Mikel their reference point as midfielders. The post quoted Neves saying, “At...... read more
CAF Approves Enyimba Stadium For Champions League Match  The Confederation of African Football, (CAF) has granted the Enyimba Stadium an exceptional approval to host next weekend's Champions League fixture against Al Hilal. The decision by Africa's football governing body was conveyed in a letter signed by its deputy general secretary, football and development, and addressed to the general secretary...... read more
I Loved watching Okocha, He is my hero - Chukwueze Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze has revealed his admiration for former Super Eagles captain Jay-Jay Okocha.The highly-rated youngster has continued to turn heads in La Liga since breaking into the first team of the Yellow Submarine last season.Chukwueze scored eight goals in as many appearances last term amid other dazzling displays to...... read more
2019 African Games: Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare disqualified in 100m race Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare was on Monday disqualified in heat one of the women’s 100m semi-final race for a false start. Before being disqualified, Nigeria’s fastest athletes in the women’s 100m had a good run in Heat 3, clocking 11.53secs to place first. After her disqualification, Ivory Coast’s Marie Ta Lou went...... read more
Why FIFA banned Samson Siasia FIFA on Friday banned former Nigeria Football Federation official Samson Siasia for life after the body’s ethics panel found him guilty of taking bribes in connection with match fixing. In a statement, the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s independent ethics committee said the probe targeting Siasia stemmed from a wider investigation involving...... read more
Chukwueze: Roc Nation Sports wants Super Eagles player in EPL Super Eagles up and coming striker, Samuel Chukwueze has been linked to English Premier League side Liverpool and Manchester United and his new management outfit Roc Nation Sports will be pleased with a move.   Chukwueze signed a contract with the Roc Nation partly owned by rap star Jay-Z last week...... read more
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