Philip Morris exacites trade partners with EPL experience

No less than six Nigerian trade partners of Philip Morris Limited, had a lifetime dream of watching a live English Premiership League (EPL) match in England in addition to a tour of Stamford Bridge recently. The tour by the partners of Chelsea Football Club (CFC) and the eight largest ground in the ... [More]

First CAN sports award holds April 29

The maiden Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Veteran International (All-Stars) Novelty Football Match and Awards will take place at the Eagle Club, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street , Surulere, Lagos on April 29, 2017 at 3pm. The epoch-making event will feature the Minister for Power, Works and Housing... [More]

Over 24 countries jostle for $75,000 Abuja Tennis Open

From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja No fewer than 24 tennis players from Europe, America and African countries have submitted entries to participate in the $75,000 Abuja Tennis Open billed to serve off May 1. President of the Nigeria Tennis Federation, Sani Ndanusa, who made the disclosure, said players from U... [More]

Confederation Cup: Rivers United drawn against FUS, KCCA

By Joe Apu Nigeria’s only surviving team on the continent, Rivers United of Port-Harcourt at the completion of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup draw was placed in Group A alongside Moroccan club, Fath Union Sport de Rabat (FUS Rabat) Club Africain of Tunisia while Ugandan club, KCAA completes the line... [More]

Nigeria concludes inspection of Bahamas Games Village

Nigeria’s delegation to the Bahamas has concluded its inspection of facilities for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games billed for Nassau in July . The team comprising the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung, the Director Grassroots Sports, Dr Ademola Aare and the Secretary-General of... [More]

Klitschko touches down in London ahead of Wembley showdown

Wladimir Klitschko has arrived in London ahead of his heavyweight title fight with Anthony Joshua on Saturday night. The Ukranian was pictured stepping off a private jet at London’s Biggin Hill Airport on Wednesday afternoon. The two-time champion looked in good spirits as he waved to the cameras be... [More]

Newcastle, West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Newcastle United and West Ham United’s grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation. It is understood Newcastle’s managing director Lee Charnley was among “several men within professional football” who were arrested. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said it had deployed 180 officers across the UK ... [More]

Victor Moses shifts focus to Everton game

Nigerian international, Victor Moses has put behind him Chelsea’s 4-2 victory over Southampton in Tuesday’s English Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge. The Blues extended their lead over Tottenham Hotspur to seven points after Diego Costa’s brace and strikes from Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard... [More]

Tennis leads betting cases in first quarter of 2017

Tennis was the sport involved in 45 per cent of reported cases of suspicious betting during the first quarter of 2017, according to the European Sport Security Association (ESSA). The international betting integrity body said it has reported 27 cases to relevant authorities in the first quarter of t... [More]

Coaches salary: Aiteo Group bails out NFF with N2.5bn

By George Aluo Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday hit goldmine as it signed a N2.5 billion sponsorship deal with oil and gas firm Aiteo Group. According to the deal, the group becomes the NFF’s optimum partner for the next five years with an option for another year. The partnership, whic... [More]

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