Aruna Quadri wins first African tennis championship

Aruna Quadri wins first African tennis championship

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri on Sunday won the Men’s Singles title at the 2018 ITTF African Championships in Mauritius, the first time in his career. He beat veteran and three time champion, Egypt’s Ahmed Ali Saleh (11-7, 6-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-1). The victory came one month after he won the 2018 ITTF Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open […]

Japan celebrates groundbreaking Naomi Osaka

Japan celebrates groundbreaking Naomi Osaka

Japan celebrated Naomi Osaka ’s groundbreaking victory over Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final on Saturday. They put her stunning success down to a steely focus and humble attitude as much as her powerful performance at Flushing Meadows. Osaka, who became the first Japanese woman to clinch a Grand Slam singles title, was a […]

Super Eagles defeat Seychelles 3 – 0

Super Eagles defeat Seychelles 3 – 0

The hope of Nigeria qualifying for the Nations Cup billed to hold in Cameroon next summer brightened on Saturday as the Super Eagles defeated Seychelles. The match which was played in Victoria, Seychelles, ended 3-0 . The goals were scored by Ahmed Musa, Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo. Ighalo converted a second half penalty to […]

Maradona named coach of Mexican club Dorados

Maradona named coach of Mexican club Dorados

Argentine soccer legend, Diego Maradona, a 1986 World Cup winner, has been appointed coach of Mexican second division team Dorados, the club said on its website on Thursday. The club issued a short video on their social media channels with the messages ‘Welcome Diego,’ and ‘Make it a 10,’ the Argentina great’s shirt number as […]

Serena Williams cruises into US Open final

Serena Williams cruises into US Open final

Serena Williams made it a walk-in-the-park affair on Thursday night, trouncing Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in two straight sets to book her deserved place in the US Open final. In just a little over one hour, the 23 Grand slam winner saw off her opponent, 6-3 6-0 to contend for the trophy she last won in […]

AFCON 2019 qualifier: Eagles in Seychelles for serious business –Rohr

AFCON 2019 qualifier: Eagles in Seychelles for serious business –Rohr

The weather was exceedingly warm on Mahe Island on Thursday morning as Coach Gernot Rohr, alongside his assistants, took his charges through their paces at the Stade Linite ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying encounter with the Pirates of Seychelles. After the one hour training session, attended by all 21 players available […]

Why we are against Sirawo -Lagos SWAN

Why we are against Sirawo -Lagos SWAN

The Lagos State State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, has explained the reason for dissociating with the Honour Sirawoo-led body. It faulted the constitution, composition and structure of SWAN as registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. It also complained about the “arbitrary manner in which the documentations were processed and skewed.” […]

NPL: Ortom celebrates Lobi Stars, set to pay allowances owed

NPL: Ortom celebrates Lobi Stars, set to pay allowances owed

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has celebrated the state’s football club, Lobi Stars for winning the recently concluded Nigeria Professional League (NPL). In the spirit of the celebration, he directed the Commissioner for Finance to clear all the financial indebtedness of the state to Lobi Stars Football Club. Ortom gave the directive on Wednesday in […]

Latvian Sevastova topples Stephens in New York

Latvian Sevastova topples Stephens in New York

Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, the number 19 seed has ended the title defence of number 3 seed, Sloane Stephens of the United States, with a stunning 6-2, 6-3 upset in the quarterfinals of the 2018 US Open. The match on a sweltering Tuesday afternoon was a rematch. Twenty five years old Stephens had squeaked past Latvian […]

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