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AWKA — The Enugu-Ukwu Community in Njikoka Local Government of Anambra, and some Ex-players of Rangers International FC of Enugu, have expressed shock over the demise of Nwabueze Nwankwo, a foundation member of the team. Bonny Nkwuaku, President General of Enugu-Ukwu said the community had lost a pillar and was in deep shock following the news of his death. Nkwuaku said Nwabueze, popularly known as ‘Bulldozer’ in his heydays died on Thursday after a protracted...

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ABUJA — The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) is set to organise an Initial Professional Education (IPE) training programme for both male and female PGA pros in the country. Mr. Samson Lawal, the Director, PGA of Nigeria made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Saturday. Lawal said that the aim of the programme was to keep its members abreast with international standards in the discharge of their duties with...

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Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Thursday, described the death of former Green Eagles goalkeeper Joseph Erico as a monumental loss to Nigeria. Dare, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media), John Joshua-Akanji, said: “Erico’s death is so unfortunate and sad. This is one death too many for us. “It is a great loss to the entire family and the sports fraternity. He was a great goalkeeper who stood out among...

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The Japanese government plans to hold the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 without making vaccination against COVID-19 a condition for participation. “We are considering comprehensive measures to hold safe and secure games, even without making vaccines a condition,” government spokesman Katsunobu Kato said on Tuesday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach has already on several occasions ruled out making vaccination compulsory for athletes. The organisers however, are pushing for as many athletes...

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Bayern Munich Star, Alphonso Davies, has used Burna Boy’s ‘Way Too Big’ as a soundtrack to a video that celebrates his outstanding performances in 2020.  The song made one of the top 20 Nigerian songs on Apple Music in 2020. In the year 2020, the Ghanaian-Canadian left-back of Liberian Descent won six trophies with German club, Bayern Munich and was named the best left-back in the world.  This is coming after Fireboy’s ‘Champion’ soundtrack was...

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Japan’s government on Sunday dismissed suggestions that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics scheduled for this summer could be cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic. “We have decided the venues and schedule, and the people involved are working on preparations, including infection control,” the Kyodo news agency quoted government spokesman Katsunobu Kato as saying. The statement came after reports quoted Taro Kono, the minister for administrative and regulatory reform, as saying that “anything can happen” and “it...

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has pledged to handsomely reward the Golden Eaglets if they win the ongoing WAFU Zone B Under-17 championship in Togo, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Lawan, who spoke to NAN through his Special Adviser (SA) on Sports, Sani Fema, on Sunday night, stated that the team deserved to be rewarded for not crashing out at the group stages. The Golden Eaglets would face Cote d’ Ivoire, on Monday,...

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Mali kicked off their 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over a tough Burkina Faso side in Cameroon on Saturday. The Eagles won the West African clash in Group A thanks to an amazing 70th minute header by enterprising left-back Siaka Bagayoko at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde. The defender, who plays for local giants Djoliba but previously featured for CS Sfaxien in Tunisia, settled the tie via an...

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Leicester City beat Southampton 2-0 on Saturday to go second in the ongoing 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL). James Maddison and Harvey Barnes scored the goals to lift Leicester City to within one point of Manchester United, who play at third-placed Liverpool on Sunday. Brighton and West Brom both picked up vital wins in their fight for survival Saturday while Chelsea and West Ham moved up the table with wins in the day’s other matches....

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Golden Eaglets to go all out and ensure that they defeat their Burkina Faso counterparts in Friday’s semi-final encounter of the ongoing WAFU U-17 championship taking place in Togo. Lawan spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone through his Special Adviser (SA) on Sports, Sani Fema. He urged the team to focus on the record already set by the country in U-17 football both at...

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