Qatar 2022: A moment in history for football and Africa — Magnus Onyibe

The quote “It is time for Africa” captured the feelings of most Nigerians and indeed Africans during the just concluded football fiesta FlFA World Cup 2022 held in Qatar, a tiny gulf country in the Arab world from 20th November…

*Lassa fever deaths hit 178, cases now 989 (Punch)*Bamise: Family plans to mark posthumous 22nd birthday (Vanguard)

Lassa fever deaths hit 178, cases now 989 (Punch) The number of Lassa fever cases in Nigeria has increased to 989, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The suspected cases of the disease also stand at 7,492 as…

World Cup without beer — Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Nobody should expect to see me near Qatar in this period of the FIFA World Cup lasting from November 20 to December 18.  It’s totally against my constitution to be a part of a so-called World Cup in which beer…

Kizz Daniel, CKay miss opening ceremony

A number of Nigerian fans are wondering why their music stars missed out during the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. An enigmatic, but colourful ceremony saw Morgan Freeman Qatar take the world through what it should…

National Council for Sports to meet over Asaba 2022 Sports Festival

We’ve not postponed Games, says LOC official The National Council for Sports will soon meet to decide whether or not the Asaba 2022 National Sports Festival will hold on its scheduled date of November 2 to 15. The mascot and…

Final tickets for Qatar 2022 available from Tuesday

The remaining tickets for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar slated for later this year will go on sale from July 5 on a first-come first-served basis. Global football governing body FIFA said on Thursday that the tickets would be…

Team monikers clash as AFCON 2021 hots up -Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

As I type, the 33rd edition of the Confederation of Football (CAF) sanctioned Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) goes on in Cameroon. There the various national teams of the continent are superseding each other to live up to their superfluous…

Can we learn anything from the Olympics? – Gbubemi Atimomo

…Thoughts on the Olympic Games and our world today The Olympic games began last week Friday and will run for about two weeks. This is one event that almost didn’t hold as the coronavirus pandemic tried to throw a spanner…

Nwosu: AFCON 1980 triumph was like winning World Cup

Nigeria’s triumph at the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations was like winning the FIFA World Cup, ex-international Henry Nwosu said while recalling the historic feat. At the age of 16, Nwosu was the youngest player in the then Green Eagles…

75 stranded World Cup fans absconded in Russia, says Foreign Affairs ministry (Guardian)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says 75 out of 230 stranded Nigerian Football fans absconded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The ministry’s spokesperson, Dr. Tope Elias-Fatile, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja that…

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