SPORT FLAKES: AMUNEKE JOINS CHUKWU , KESHI

SPORT FLAKES:  AMUNEKE JOINS CHUKWU , KESHI

Emmanuel Amuneke’s appointment as coach of Tanzania’s senior national soccer team takes him to East Africa exactly 20  years after Christian Chukwu was  hired as Manager of Kenya’s Harambee Stars. Another compatriot and ex-Rangers, Harrison Okagbue, was in charge of Cranes of Uganda as well. The Taifa Stars have remained perennial under achievers and Amuneke […]

SPORTS FLAKES: WHEN PELE STOPPED BIAFRA WAR

SPORTS FLAKES: WHEN PELE STOPPED BIAFRA WAR

Legendary footballer, Pele, gave the world a breather when he visited Lagos during the Civil War  with his Brazilian club Santos. The Nigeria Football Association[NFA] organized a team for the friendly. And while the trip lasted there were neither fighter jets in the air nor gunfire in the battle field. Pele’s role was quite appreciated […]

SPORTS FLAKES: KHAN, WEAH AND OTHERS PRESIDENTIAL SPORTS MEN

SPORTS FLAKES:   KHAN, WEAH AND OTHERS PRESIDENTIAL SPORTS MEN

This, indeed, is a year of sports politicians. Legendary Pakistani cricketer,Imra Khan,is the Prime Minister-elect of his country following elections this week. He thus joins Liberian soccer hero, George Oppong Weah who was sworn as President of the West African nation on January 21, 2018 as head of government after quitting sports. Imra Khan is […]

SPORTS FLAKES: HOGAN BASSEY AND OTHER KIDS.

SPORTS FLAKES: HOGAN BASSEY AND OTHER KIDS.

He was born in Creek Town Calabar as Okon Asuquo in 1937. At 12, the boy relocated to Lagos and it did not take long for his real name to be eclipsed. As an amateur boxer in  1952, the name Hogan ‘Kid’ Bassey stuck. Boxing in the beginning was the sport of boys in juvenile […]

SPORTS FLAKES: Nigerian footballers and nickname

SPORTS FLAKES:  Nigerian footballers and nickname

Sebastine  Brodericks-Imasuen  became ‘Sabara’ overnight after Pele and his Brazilian club engaged an NFA Selected at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos in a 1968 friendly. It ended 2-2 and beyond the great Pele, one other Santos star that impressed the fans was right winger, Sabara.   When the visitors traveled back, Nigerian fans looked for a way […]

Medic Corner: Be breast aware

Medic Corner: Be breast aware

Cancers are increasingly becoming a major source of ill health and death all over the world. In Nigeria, it is responsible for over hundreds of thousands of deaths yearly according to World health Organization. The commonest type affecting women in Nigeria are Breast cancer and Cervical cancer. Being Breast aware can help reduce the rate […]

SPORT FLAKES: SIBLINGS WHO PLAYED FOR EAGLES

SPORT FLAKES: SIBLINGS WHO PLAYED FOR EAGLES

It all started with the Quist brothers, Pius and Alex. They began as students of St.Gregory’s College, Obalende, Lagos and by the 1940s, were playing for Nigeria. The Quist brothers were indeed Ghanaians whose parents settled in Nigeria. Apparently they opened the way for later day players like John Orlando, Loatis Boateng and John Benson. […]

SPORT FLAKES: MCGRATH: FIRST NIGERIAN AT WORLD CUP

SPORT FLAKES: MCGRATH: FIRST NIGERIAN AT WORLD CUP

He is not celebrated in Nigeria just like his dad never showed up from the moment he was born in London. Paul Nwobilo, better known as, Paul McGrath, was at the Italia’90 World Cup, playing for Republic of Ireland, four years before Super Eagles made their debut in 1994.The Irish got as far as the […]

MEDIC CORNER: Keeping Fit is Good Business

MEDIC CORNER: Keeping Fit is Good Business

It is important to note that: Staying fit is a great bonus to life and can lead you to be a happy and healthier person. By staying fit and healthy you not only look and feel better but you decrease your chance of medical problems such as diabetes, heart attacks, high cholesterol and hypertension.[1] There […]

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