UCL: Real, Spurs share spoils, City scrap win, Liverpool humiliate Maribor in Slovenia Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty but holders Real Madrid were held 1-1 at home by Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) on Tuesday night, while Manchester City overcame Italian high-flyers Napoli 2-1. Raphael Varane's own goal gifted Spurs the lead on 28 minutes at the Bernabeu, but Ronaldo converted...... read more
NTF Officials depart Maiduguri after showering Taekwondo blessings on Children at Borno IDP camp Board members and other officials of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) have completed their maiden training programme for coaches with a visit to the camp where internally displaced persons (IDP) are in Maiduguri, Borno state. NTF Technical Director, ‎Engr Chika Chukwumerije who disclosed the essence of the visit added that t he...... read more
Camp Nou throws gate wide open as political tension in Catalonia calms ahead Olympiakos clash For the first time since playing to an empty stadium in protest at a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia, Barcelona’s Camp Nou opens its doors when Olympiakos visit on Wednesday. On the field, Barca should have little problem sweeping aside an Olympiakos side without a point in the...... read more
Federer dusts Nadal, crowned Shanghai King Roger Federer brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival. The world number two had beaten Nadal in the finals of the Australian Open and Miami Masters and in the last...... read more
Akwa United are Aiteo Cup champions, pick continental ticket Akwa United will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup after they stopped Niger Tornadoes 3-2 on penalties in the Aiteo Cup final today in Lagos. Akwa United striker Gabriel Okechukwu scored the decisive penalty in sudden death after both teams were tied on 2-2 in the shootout after both...... read more
Count me out of NNPC contracts, Osinbajo tells Nigerians Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, washed his hands off approvals of the alleged $25 billion controversial Nigeria National Petroleun Corporation (NNPC) contracts saying contrary to reports he only approved loans to finance the NNPC Joint Venture projects with oil majors in the country. Osinbajo in a statement by his senior...... read more
Maiduguri agog as NTF board 'relocates' to Borno, anchors training for Taekwondo coaches Maiduguri, capital of Borno state will play host to the first ever coaching course for participating Taekwondo Coaches scheduled for this weekend. Put together by the Mrs Elizabeth Binga-led Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), the training which is the first of its kind by the present leadership of the country’s Taekwondo body...... read more
Messi grabs hat-trick as Argentina pick surprise 2018 World Cup ticket Argentina sealed a place in next year’s FIFA World Cup in a very dramatic final day of the qualifying series in the CONMEBOL zone. Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi, turned up when his country needed him the most, as he scored a hattrick in their 3-1 away win at Ecuador. Messi and...... read more
Salah fires Egypt to 2018 World Cup, Ghana out Egypt have qualified for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia after edging Congo 2-1 in a thrilling Group E encounter in Alexandria on Sunday. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was the hero as his second half brace helped Egypt qualify for their first World Cup since Italia 1990 and their third ever...... read more
BREAKING: Nadal lifts China Open, takes season's title haul to six World number one Rafael Nadal beat Nick Kyrgios 6-2 6-1 in the China Open final to win his sixth title of the season. Australian Kyrgios began well but lost his way after he became frustrated by a line call in the first set in Beijing. The temperamental world number 19 continued...... read more
BREAKING: Nigerians jubilate as Iwobi silence Zambia, sends Eagles to 2018 World Cup Rampant Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday a while ago flew into 2018 FIFA World in Russia with a hard-fought 1-0 win over a resilient Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Nest of Champions the, Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo. The Super Eagles will finish top of Group B and become the...... read more
Eagles' left back major worry against Zambia, Coach Abimbola warns Former coach of Nigeria’s U-20 Men team, Flying Eagles, Coach Samuel Abimbola has warned Super Eagles to be on the guard when they face Chipolopolo of Zambia in their FIFA World Cup qualifying match inside the nest of champions in Uyo, Akwa Ibom capital. Abimbola who handed down the warning while...... read more
Moses teams up with Eagles in Uyo as Rohr dispels injury fears ahead Zambia clash Super Eagles have no injury concerns, Victor Moses trained with the rest of the squad, who will train on Thursday behind closed doors ahead of Saturday’s must-win World Cup qualifier against Zambia, according to coach Gernot Rohr. Defender Elderson Echiejile hurt his ankle in training during the team’s first full workout...... read more
Pandemonium in Catalonia grounds Spanish top side, Barcelona, training put off Protesters blocked roads, public transport slowed to a crawl and FC Barcelona refused to train on Tuesday as Catalonia observed a general strike over police violence at a banned weekend independence referendum. Schools and some businesses also shut in a dramatic protest bound to further ratchet up fever-pitch tensions with Spain’s...... read more
Uwa emerges Sports Director, reflects on Nigeria at 57 Newly appointed Director of Sports, Nwafor Orizu College of Education (COE) Nsugbe, Anambra state, Dr Chinwe Uwa has stated that Nigeria Sporting arena can only get better if infrastructural base and time-tested policies are in place. Dr Uwa whose appointment took effect yesterday (Monday) told Whirlwindnews.com that with steady upgrade of...... read more
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