Sports Features

Divock Origi. [PHOTO CREDIT: CBS Sports]

Origi: The Liverpool prodigal son has finally come good

“Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were injured but Origi stood tall and delivered.”

Stoke City sign Super Eagles midfielder, Etebo

Fans ‘beg’ Etebo after winning Stoke City Award

Some have interpreted Etebo’s appreciation message as a valedictory speech.

Caster Semenya of South Africa from Team Africa in action during Mixed 4x400m Relay at the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, 09 September 2018. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Caster Semenya: how much testosterone is too much for a female athlete?

Semenya felt that the IAAF was targeting her, specifically. She took her case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but the court rejected the 28-year-old athlete’s challenge against the IAAF’s new rules.

Samuel Chukwueze . [PHOTO CREDIT: @LaLigaEn]

The Rise of Chukwueze: Is this Nigeria’s next superstar?

Fans have been raving over the performance of the youngster in his first year in La Liga.

Tottenham v Man. City [Photo: Channel 24]

Tottenham v Man. City: Why stumble could be in the offing

All indices suggest City will get the better of Tottenham on Tuesday at the new White Hart Lane.

Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu in action PHOTO CREDIT PREMIUM TIMES

Nigeria 1-0 Egypt: Five things learnt as Super Eagles end 29-year jinx

The last time the Super Eagles beat Egypt was on March 5, 1990.

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel

Cheering Middlesbrough fans sing Mikel’s praise as ‘African Zidane’

The official website of Middlesbrough has described Mikel as the ‘Rolls Royce midfielder’.

UEFA Champions League Trophy

The Champions League is back and United are favourites

PSG are hampered with injuries to Neymar, Edinson Cavani, and Thomas Meunier.

Ola Aina was the winner for Torino [Torino]

Nigerians Abroad: Aina nets first goal, Iwobi equals last season’s tally

Former Arsenal youngster, Akpom scores against Olympiacos

Pep Guardiola, Maurizio Sarri {Photo: FOX Sports Asia}

Man. City v Chelsea Preview: Which Argentine striker will come tops?

Chelsea’s serial slayer, Sergio Aguero, is in good form and has scored 12 goals in 17 against the Blues

Pep Guardiola

Man. City v Arsenal Preview: Can Gunners stop another City defeat

Arsenal’s’ Unai Emery is also looking for his first victory over his fellow Spaniard.

Arsenal FC used to illustrate the story.

Arsenal v Man. United Preview: Can Emery stop Solksjaer’s juggernaut?

Arsenal and Manchester United are tied on the same points in the English Premier League, though United have the greater momentum.

Rangers secure dramatic victory over Kano Pillars to win 2018 Aiteo Cup

The long, tortuous road to new football season in Nigeria

With no start date in sight, some players have left the country to play in other leagues.

Year 2018 in Sports: Nigerians’ joy, heartache, regrets

One of the highpoints of 2018 for Nigeria was its debut appearance at the Winter Olympics.

Napoli defender, Kalidou Koulibaly. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Mail]

The complex, interwoven marriage between racism and football

None of the major league would have grown into the cash behemoths they are today without the mixture of playing and coaching personnel from all around the world.

Team Delta

ANALYSIS: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly sides of the 19th National Sports Festival

Aside the drawbacks, the Abuja Festival had memorable performances that would linger in the minds of many.

Victor Moses celebrates goal

Moses’ Chelsea C of O has again been revoked, it’s time to move

Victor Moses has gone from a seldom-seen outcast to key player to seldom-seen outcast again, in a topsy-turvy Chelsea career.

Jose Mourinho on his appointment as Manchester United Manager.

Klopp may have catalysed three Mourinho sackings

“Borussia Dortmund humiliated Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.”

NFF Chairman, Amaju Pinnick

ANALYSIS: The NFF and the aberration called Nigeria Professional Football League

The NPFL was stopped just before the start of Russia 2018.

Jose Mourinho on his appointment as Manchester United Manager.

Mourinho: The ‘Special One’ fast fading into a ‘Special Past’

The latest affront to Manchester United fans was the way and manner Liverpool took their team to the cleaners on Sunday.


At 2018 National Sports Festival, age is no barrier as six and 56-year-old athletes compete

Deborah, the youngest at the festival, was barely six months old when the last edition of the National Sports Festival was held in Lagos in 2012.

National Sports Festival (Day 4 Wrap): More swimming medals give Team Delta early lead

Two festival record times were broken by a Delta State athlete