CHAN: Defenders turn scorers as Cameroon, Mali edge nearer last...

Cameroonian Salomon Banga set a trend of defenders scoring Wednesday as his country and Mali moved closer to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals, Burkina Faso remained in contention and Zimbabwe were eliminated. In a dramatic start to the top-of-the-table Group A clash in Yaounde centre-back Banga put hosts Cameroon ahead and Mali right-back Issaka…

Buhari mourns death of former Sports Minister, Ka’oje…

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of former Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Bala Ka’oje. In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari recalled the virtues of the later former minister, saying he would be greatly missed. “President…

President Buhari mourns former Sports Minister, Ka’oje…

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the Ka’oje family, the government and the people of Kebbi State on the passing of former Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Bala Bawa Ka’oje. In his condolence message released on Wednesday, President Buhari noted that as a former member of the House of Representatives, community leader…

Again, Tiger Woods undergoes another back surgery…

Tiger Woods Golf star Tiger Woods has had another back operation and will skip at least two events. But the former world number one said online on Tuesday that he intends to return to the PGA Tour. The 45-year-old said he had “a microdiscectomy” which was to alleviate nerve pain in his lower back. Woods will…

2021 AFCON QUALIFIERS: Rohr predicts stiff competition for Eagles’ shirt…

By Morakinyo Abodunrin   Coach Gernot Rohr has lamented the absence of Super Eagles B from the on-going African Nations Championship in Cameroon  even as he  predicted stiff competition for shirts ahead of the remaining 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho in March. However, Rohr said he has been monitoring the players featuring…

Golden Eaglets Lose U17 WAFU Finals To Cote d’Ivoire…

BEVERLY HILLS, January 19, (THEWILL) – The final match in the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone B qualifiers had no role to play in the qualifying series as the two finalists, Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets and the Baby Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, had secured their spots in the 2021 Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)…

COVID-19: NFF Constitutes Special Task Force To Ensure Compliance…

BEVERLY HILLS, January 18, (THEWILL) – In a bid to effectively monitor the overall compliance with COVID-19 health and safety protocols in the domestic competitions, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed some individuals into a special COVID-19 Task Force. Among other responsibilities as enumerated in the terms of reference involved in setting up the…

Rivers govt begins admission into Madrid football academy…

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (m) and Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah (r) at the Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt. By Davies Iheamnachor, Port-Harcourt The Rivers State Government has commenced admission of students into the Real Madrid Football Academy in the state. The selection process for interested persons which started…

Play It Dream It: FAME foundation signs MoU with FCT...

FAME Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FCT Football Association under the PLAY it DREAM it Initiative, to mentor and equipped under-served and Internally Displaced Girls within the FCT with life skills, which in turn will result in the education of the girls, reduction in the occurrences of early marriage and increasing…

Why I empower former footballers – Davies…

…registers Ottasolo for amateur league A football administrator, Gabriel Davies, has revealed that his passion for the round leather game informed his empowerment programme for former players. The former Stationery Stores and Mogas ’90 of Benin player said even in retirement, football was all his life and that led to the setting up of Ottasolo…

Super Falcons Striker Umotong Signs For Lewes…

BEVERLY HILLS, January 18, (THEWILL) – The January transfer window is witnessing more mobility in the ranks of Nigeria’s senior women’s national football team, the Super Falcons. On Monday, Lewes Football Club, an English club based in Lewes, Easy Sussex announced the signing of the skillfully experienced Nigerian international,si Ini Umotong. The 26-year-old striker was previously…

Top 10 Nigerian players abroad for the weekend…

By Emmanuel Okogba Below is a list of the ten best performing Nigerian players abroad for the weekend of 15/01-17/01 Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo (Crotone – Italy) The towering forward grabbed a brace as his side ran out 4-1 winners over Benevento. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Doncaster Rovers – England) Scored both goals as his side defeated Swindon…