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Bemore Boot Camp: Akeredolu Recommends Yoga For Nigerians Against Health Challenges

In order to keep people fit and stay healthy, Wife of the Ondo state Governor, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu has recommended yoga as a physical exercise for Nigeria citizens so as to make them prevail over health challenges. Mrs. Akeredolu gave this recommendation while leading about 300 Nigerian girls in the ongoing BEMORE Boot camp for Naija 2019 at the Elizade university stadium in Ilara- Mokin. Ondo First Lady noted that yoga exercise provides one with sound health as it involves moving the entire parts of the body in straight…

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FIFA Ban: I’ll Fight To Clear My Name, Says Siasia

Former Nigeria international and coach Samson Siasia has denied any wrongdoing after he was banned for life from football activities by FIFA.. The ex-forward, who also managed the Nigeria U20 and U23 teams, was found guilty of “having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the Fifa Code of Ethics,” wrote Fifa in a statement. However, the disgraced Siasia has sworn to exonerate himself of any wrongdoing. “I’ve not done anything wrong and will continue to fight to clear my name,”…

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U20 African Games: Falconets Beat South Africa 3-0 In Opener

The Nigeria U20 women’s team started off their campaign in the African Games football tournament with a 3-0 victory over South Africa in Rabat on Saturday. The South Africans were aiming to avenge their 8-0 aggregate defeat in the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers at the expense of West African giants. On the other hand, the Falconets aimed to retaliate after the Super Falcons’ 1-0 shock opening 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations defeat to Banyana Banyana in Ghana. First-half goals from Gift Monday and Zainah Olapade alongside second-half strike from substitute Cynthia…

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Bribery: FIFA Bans Ex-Eagles Coach Samson Siasia For Life

The world soccer governing body FIFA has banned former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia from all football activity for life after being found guilty of accepting to receive bribes in order to manipulate matches. Siasia who led Nigeria U20 and Nigeria U23 teams to second-place finishes at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics was also fined CHF 50,000. According to the world’s football ruling body, the 52-year-old breached the 2009 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics after investigations began on February 11 this year. “The…

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Gov Makinde Says Shooting Stars Will Regain Lost Glory

…..Says Club ’ll return to Premier League next season- …stakeholders commend govt for uncommon support Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, said on Wednesday that his government would transform the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) and return it to the Nigerian Premier League. Governor Makinde, who spoke at the Stakeholders Forum he hosted in the State of the Football Club at the Executive Council Chambers, Governor’s office, Agodi Ibadan, restated his government’s commitment to transform the 3SC and ensure that it reclaims its lost glory. According to the Governor, the…

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Ex-Ivorien International Drogba May Contest As FA President

Former Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba was evasive when asked about his ambition to run as President of the Ivorian Football Federation (IFF). Recent reports claimed the Elephants all-time top scorer was weighing up his chances of taking over from Augustin Sidy Diallo in the elections scheduled to be held in November. When pressed, the former Chelsea striker spoke about his ideas for the position. “It’s something that can interest me because I know Ivorian football well,” Drogba told Radio Foot Internationale.. “I have been in the national team for many…

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AFCON 2019: Ghana must ‘forgive’ Appiah, Says Ex-Player Issaka

Former Ghana player Awudu Issaka wants James Appiah to remain as the Black Stars coach despite the team’s recent poor showing at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. In search for their first continental title since 1982, there was nothing but disappointment for the West Africans as they suffered a Round of 16 elimination by a penalty shootout defeat to Tunisia. Appiah’s future has since been thrown in doubt amid incessant calls for his dismissal. “Ghanaians are not happy about the coach and want him gone because he failed but…

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Sanwo-Olu Says Lagos Ready To Host U-20 Women World Cup

…Governor Receives FIFA Team, NFF Leaders After Facilities Inspection   Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured the safety of participants and visitors coming to the State for the Under-20 Women World Cup in 2020.   The State, the Governor guaranteed, will ensure improvement in the condition of all sporting facilities already inspected by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) committee to give participants a comfort and make their experience rewarding.   Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, received members of the apex football governing body to his office after Lagos…

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Dakuku: Nigeria Can Create Millions Of Jobs Through Sports 

…..To Sustain Her Greatness The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that Nigeria can create million of jobs through sports. He explained that sports play a big role in the country’s development equation, as the spirit of fairness and unity, which sporting events evoke, is a vital ingredient of nation-building, just as excellence in sports can project a notion more. Dakuku said the support of all and sundry, especially corporate Nigeria, was needed to tap the huge benefits that abound in…

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Messi Banned From International Football For 3 Months

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned from international football for three months after claiming that the Copa America was ‘corrupt’. Barcelona forward Messi, 32, was sent off in Argentina’s 2-1 third-place play-off win over Chile and later said the “cup was fixed for Brazil”. He has also been fined $50,000 (£41,121) by Conmebol, the South American Football Confederation. Messi has seven days to appeal Conmebol’s decision to suspend him. The ban means Messi will miss Argentina’s upcoming friendlies against Chile, Mexico and Germany in September and October. Argentina’s qualifying…

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