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World Cup Poised For Kick-Off As Benzema Blow Rocks France

The World Cup kicks off with host nation Qatar facing Ecuador on Sunday as the month-long football showpiece finally gets under way after a tortuous 12-year build-up dogged by off-field controversies. Foreign government officials, VIPs and celebrities will be in the crowd as the first World Cup staged in the …

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Nigeria to compete at 2023 World Athletics Relays

The World Athletics has confirmed the qualification of Nigeria’s Women’s 4x100m relay and 4x400m mixed relay to compete at World Athletics Guangzhou 23 World Relays earlier scheduled to hold in Budapest, Hungary in August 2023. The event has been postponed to be held between April and May 2025, according to …

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NFF Suspends NPFL Official For Alleged Manipulation

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has suspended a member of the Interim Management Committee of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Auwalu Jada for alleged manipulation of matches. The suspension of Jada is pending investigations into a video that has been trending online for some days now, in which he …

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ESE BRUME BAGS AMBASSADORSHIP DEAL

It’s another big win for women in sports as Amstel Malta Ultra has unveiled African and Commonwealth Games champion Ese Brume as its brand ambassador. The malt drink’s new campaign tagged, ‘Choose your Way to Live’ TV commercial features the newly signed brand ambassador Brume and Amstel Malta Ultra’s long-time …

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Two Mali Basketballers Fight After Serbia Loss

Two female basketballers from Mali resorted to fisticuffs after they lost to Serbia on Monday at the ongoing Women’s Basketball World Cup. The fight happened at the post-match press area after the team was defeated 81-68 by Serbia. In a statement, Fiba said, “Following the incident, Fiba has opened an …

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French Police Begin Probe Into Pogba’s Extortion Claims

French police have opened an investigation into claims by World Cup winner Paul Pogba that he is the victim of a multi-million euro blackmail plot by gangsters involving his brother, a source close to the case told AFP on Sunday. Pogba’s allegations came after his brother Mathias published a bizarre …

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Qatar woos Nigerian migrant workers

The State of Qatar has expressed its willingness to have more Nigerian component in its labour force. Ahmad AL-Horr, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Qatar in Nigeria, said this on Friday in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He spoke when he visited the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige. …

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