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GOMBE, (Adamawa) —  Adamawa United Football Club of Yola secured their second full points in 13 matches on Sunday by beating Rivers United of Port Harcourt 2-0 at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe. According to the  News Agency of Nigeria, the Match Day 27 fixture in the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) did not go without any drama. This was when the decision by the match officials to disallow a goal scored by Anayo...

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ABAKALIKI — Ebonyi government on Wednesday said that no fewer than 848 athletes would participate in the state elimination stage of the ongoing maiden edition of Gov. David Umahi Schools Sports competition. The state Commissioner for Sports, Mr. Charles Akpuenika, told journalists in Abakaliki that the inauguration for the event had been fixed for June 3. Akpuenika explained that the local and the zonal elimination stages of the competition concluded on May 27, was successful....

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ABUJA — Chituru Nwazuzu has won the women’s wheelchair tennis event of the 43rd CBN Senior Open Championship which came to a close on Saturday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nwazuzu beat Omisore Kafayat 2-6 6-4 7-5 to win the competition at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium. Nwazuzu later said she was happy at winning the event, even though she was not prepared for the tournament. “But to my surprise, here...

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Kogi State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development Hon. Idris Musa disclosed that the State Government has dissolved all sporting associations in the state. According to a statement, the dissolution takes effect from today 26th May, 202. It added that the measure was based on the dissolution of the various sporting association boards at the federal level. Musa noted that the dissolution takes effect from today 26th May 2021.

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LONDON — Ben White, Ben Godfrey and Aaron Ramsdale received their first England call-ups as Gareth Southgate selected Trent Alexander-Arnold among four right-backs in his provisional European Championship squad. With England dealing with issues such as injuries and European final absentees, the Football Association (FA) confirmed a larger provisional squad would be announced on Tuesday rather than the definitive group. Southgate has named a 33-man party that will be trimmed down to 26 players on June...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has joined sports-loving Nigerians in wishing one of the world’s best goalkeepers, Emmanuel Okala, a happy 70th birthday. The president’s congratulatory message was issued by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Monday. Buhari recalled that Okala, as a goalkeeper for the senior national football team in his prime, represented the best of Nigerian talent and dexterity. The president thanked the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations Winner for inspiring many with...

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The Bauchi State chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, (SWAN), has expressed displeasure over the current performance of Wikki Tourists football club of Bauchi in the ongoing Nigerian professional football league. State Secretary of the Association, Bala Bawaji Konkyiel said “having played twenty-one matches, the team currently occupies the fifteenth position on the log with twenty-four points, which does not reflect the efforts and investment of the state government in the club.” “However,...

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WARSAW — Poland will allow British football fans who want to support Manchester United at the upcoming 2020/2021 Europa League final match to avoid the mandatory coronavirus quarantine. This will be if they fulfill the condition of presenting a negative SARS-CoV-2 test. According to a government regulation that takes effect on Tuesday, fans with tickets to the May 26 game in Gdansk will need to present a negative test. But the test must not be...

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ABUJA —  The draw for qualifiers for the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be conducted on Monday in Cairo, Egypt. The draw will hold at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, tagged “Morocco 2022”, will pit the continent’s finest women’s football teams against each other next year. The competition is also a qualifier for the FIFA Women’s World Cup billed for Australia and...

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KANO — The Chairman of the Kano State Rugby Association, Martins Crawford, has urged the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, to reinstate the dissolved Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) board. Crawford made the call on Wednesday in Kano at a news conference, stressing that this would help to reverse the suspension of NRFF by Rugby Africa. He claimed that the dissolution of the federation’s board infringed on the provisions of the Constitution...

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