by on January 2, 2019
Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, has admitted he might not stay at the club beyond this season.The former Athletic Bilbao boss took over at the Nou Camp in 2017 and led the club to the league and cup double last season.Barca currently sit top of La Liga and remain in contention in the Champions League.But Valverde said: I do not know what I will do next season. In this football, who knows? We all know how things are. I never think long or long term.For us, two months are a very long term. If...
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by on December 31, 2018
The team were criticised for their slow style of play under Jose Mourinho butshowed renewed energy during the latest vi Luke Shaw insists Manchester United's players try to play quick, attacking football under every manager they play for after the Red Devils beat Cardiff City 5-1 in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's debut match in charge. The game was United's first outing after Jose Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday, ending a turbulent spell at Old Trafford which saw the United boss consistently critic...
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by on December 31, 2018
Akwa Ibom new ultramodern stadium President Muhammadu Buhari will not be allowed to use the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, for his campaign next Friday, the state government has said. Mr Buhari is scheduled to visit Akwa Ibom on Friday to flag off his re-election campaign in the state. The president’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), requested the use of the stadium for the campaign. The state government, instead, has directed the president and the APC to mak...
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by on December 25, 2018
Chelsea winger, Victor Moses is set to leave Stamford Bridge to join Premier League side, Crystal Palace for £12million when the transfer window opens in January 2019.   According to The Sun, Chelsea are ready to cash in on the 28-year-old next month as the Blues manager, Maurizio Sarri looks to strengthen his team for the second half of the season. Moses has fallen out of favour at Chelsea since Sarri took over from fellow Italian compatriot, Antonio Conte early this season.   Th...
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by on December 22, 2018
As part of efforts geared towards encouraging Athletes via-a-vis re-engineering Sports architecture in Niger state, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ibrahim Isa Ladan spoke of plans to upgrade Sporting activities at the Power state when he visited Niger state contingent at towards the end of 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja, Blueprint weekend Sports Crew was there. Impression on Niger State performance Yes, Im highly impressed and the fact that they have been abl...
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by on December 22, 2018
Troubled Nigerian league must start January 13 NFF Eyimba team used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Gola.com] The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it has advised the League Management Company (LMC) to ensure the commencement of 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season not later than January 13. The league has been suspended since before the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Ademola Olajire, NFFs Director of Communications, in a statement on Fr...
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by on December 22, 2018
Anthony Joshua has been spotted for the first time since smoothing things over with Amir Khan following accusations the British heavyweight boxer had an affair with his wife. The 27-year-old was spotted on holiday in Spain with a mystery woman as he sauntered down a quiet road in Spain over the weekend dressed in navy and a cream sun hat. Joshua is enjoying some time away from the spotlight after he became embroiled in the public break-up between Khan and Faryal Mahkdoom, who was accused b...
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by on December 22, 2018
Jose Mourinho is back in London and says he will return to management after he took a stroll the day after being sacked by Manchester United. His tumultuous two-and-a-half year spell at Old Trafford came to an end on Tuesday, and he has returned to the family home having stayed in the Lowry Hotel during his time in Manchester. Mourinho was approached by Sky Sports News as he walked down the street, but he was initially not in the mood to discuss his future in management. Asked about his...
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by on December 22, 2018
The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have drawn hosts Tanzania, Angola and debutants Uganda in the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations. The draw, which took place in Dar-es-Salam on Thursday, pitches 2003 champions, Cameroon against Ghana, Morocco and Senegal. Nigeria will open the competition against hosts Tanzania on April 14, 2019 before going on to face Uganda and Angola on 17th and 20th April respectively. CAF Director of Competitions, Samson Adamu conducted the draw assisted by captain of th...
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by on December 22, 2018
African Boxing Union lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, and Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union lightweight champion, have attributed their rise to fame and fortune to GOtv Boxing Night. Both boxers have enjoyed a meteoric rise in boxing in addition to winning the best boxer award at the event. Joe Boy, who made his professional debut at GOtv Boxing Night 1 after an impressive reign as amateur champion, is a three-time winner of the Mojisola Ogunsanya Prize for the b...
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by on December 22, 2018
Head Coach of the U-17 National Boys Team, Golden Eaglets, Manu Garba has assured that his five –time world champions would be ready for business when the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations opens in Tanzania on  April 14, 2019. Speaking to thenff.com, Garba said his wards already have the mentality of champions, but would not approach the finals in East Africa with an attitude of over-confidence. The man who led Nigeria to triumph at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament in the United Arab Emi...
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by on December 21, 2018
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barr. Solomon Dalung, Thursday recounted how he faced rejection from many personalities in sports administration and how such acts of hostility frustrated his early days as minister. Dalung, who spoke in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, said, I was not welcome as minister of youths and sports. This was because members of the sports family were suspicious of me, especially as I was always wearing khaki and even topping it with beret. Many wondered ...
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