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Sport General

Nigeria names Davis Cup reps

29 August 2014, 16:55

The Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) has named the five players who will represent the nation at the Davis Cup.

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Aruna Quadri stays focused

28 August 2014, 15:31

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri says his main goal at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Czech Open is to gain ranking points.

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Ogba to lead Team Africa

28 August 2014, 14:23

The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Solomon Ogba will lead Team Africa to this year's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Continental Cup.

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Nigeria wrestlers wait on WWC

27 August 2014, 16:29

Nigeria's participation in the 2014 Wrestling World Championships remained in the balance this week, as health officials pondered tournament safety.

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Reward for Ogoegbunam

27 August 2014, 15:38

The talented Amaka Ogoegbunam has been rewarded with university scholarship from the Anambra government.

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Nigeria cricket continues to grow

27 August 2014, 15:40

The Nigeria Cricket Federation's holiday cricket coaching clinic concluded this month.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Igweh wins gold championship

26 August 2014, 11:29

Okey Igweh won the northern regional qualifiers of the MTN World Golfers Championship in Abuja.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Wrestling: FILA in ebola-hit nations at world champs plea

25 August 2014, 14:47

Wrestling's governing body (FILA) has called on Uzbekistan to allow athletes from Ebola-hit countries to compete at next month's world wrestling championships, the Interfax news agency reported.

Boxing coach recollects golden days

25 August 2014, 16:24

Former boxing great Obisia Nwankpa recollects his time in the ring.

Friday, 22 August 2014

FIBA president supports African development

22 August 2014, 12:35

Yvan Mainini, the president of basketball's world governing body, has urged Nigeria and other African countries to continue developing the sport on the continent.

Abuja to host Judo U-17 tourney

22 August 2014, 15:24

The Nigeria Judo Federation (NJF) will host a national under-17 tournament in September as a dry run for the 2014 Judo World Junior Championships.

D day- for Sevens team

22 August 2014, 17:30

Sunday August 24 is D-Day for Sevens teams across Nigeria as they will be battling it out for places at the upcoming national Sevens tournament.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Gymnastics eyes youth development

21 August 2014, 13:56

The Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria is determined to turn the sport's fortunes around by getting more and more youngsters involved.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

English risks Ebola to train Nigerian swimming coaches

20 August 2014, 11:02

James Richards, a swimming coach from Leeds in England, has been called upon by the Aquatic Federation of Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Extreme Game course opens

20 August 2014, 11:06

The nation’s first ever Extreme Sports Course will be unveiled in the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere on Wednesday.

Nigeria knocked out of Squash tourney

20 August 2014, 12:09

Oludamilola Oluwafemi, Nigeria's only representative at the World Squash Federation's World Junior Championships, has been knocked out of the tournament.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Ebola impact spreading all over Nigeria

19 August 2014, 08:09

Sporting activities have waned considerably at the Abakaliki Township Stadium because people fear the spread of Ebola.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Ebola forces Nigeria and Sierra Leone out of the Youth Olympic Games

15 August 2014, 08:21

Nigeria and Sierra Leone withdrew from the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China, due to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Abugan wins gold in Morocco

14 August 2014, 09:17

Folashade Abugan won gold in the women’s 400m finals at the ongoing African Athletics Championships.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Wrestling Federation to build on achievement

13 August 2014, 14:40

President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation Daniel Igali says Nigeria will look to build on their achievements at the recent Commonwealth Games.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Nwakpa unimpressed with boxers

12 August 2014, 11:47

Obisia Nwakpa, a former Nigerian national boxing coach, is unhappy with the medals the discipline won in the concluded 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Okagbare wins another gold in Morocco

12 August 2014, 15:45

Blessing Okagbare carried her good form from the Commonwealth Games over to the 11th Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Morocco, winning another gold in the 100m.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Togo wants qualifier moved out of Ebola-hit Guinea

11 August 2014, 20:35

Ebola threatening chaos in African Cup qualifying as Togo asks for Guinea game to be moved.

Friday, 01 August 2014

Amalaha fails B sample, faces hearing

01 August 2014, 16:20

Teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha faces a hearing before the Commonwealth Games Federation over her failed drugs test.

Amalaha stripped of weightlifting gold

01 August 2014, 18:21

Nigeria teenager Chika Amalaha has been stripped of her Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold medal after failing a doping test, the Commonwealth Games Federation said.

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