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Ayew “sacks” Villa’s manager and other sports highlights of last weekend

It was also a weekend of hat-tricks in Europe.


ANALYSIS: Who should Oliseh give the No. 9 shirt to?

These are the players we believe Coach Oliseh should consider as main custodian of the No. 9 jersey

Seven key sporting events that caught our eyes last week

Here are the seven sporting things that caught our attention last week

ANALYSIS: The real cost of following football in Nigeria

What price are you paying to watch or follow your favourite team? We like to hear from you.

Amaju Pinnick , NFF chairman

ANALYSIS: Why Buhari Should Create a Ministry of Football, By Jide Alaka

“We are asking that the erstwhile Ministry of Sports should be renamed Ministry of Football and Other Sports.”

​Enyeama resigns on social media and 7 things we saw last week

FIFA provisionally suspended its president, Sepp Blatter.

Can Oliseh trust Mikel for the Super Eagles?

Many Nigerians have asked why Oliseh overlooked the likes of Mikel, Echiejile, Onazi to name Musa captain.

7 top Sports events weekend | Ronaldo reigns at the Bernebeu

Venus Williams passed the 700 winning mark despite living with Sjogren’s syndrome.

ANALYSIS: Why Oliseh should shun Ibe, but get Tottenham’s Dele Alli, By Jide Alaka

With Mikel Obi seemingly on a downward slope the Super Eagles need another conductor and Alli could be that player.”

Olympic movement targets youth-centric sports for Tokyo2020

“The five sports will serve as a driving force to further promote the Olympic movement and its values.”

The 7 sporting events that caught our eyes last week

Lionel Messi is out for two months

Eagles Abroad | Ogbeche with a brace, Ajagun nets winner for Panathinaikos

Abdul Ajagun was on the pitch for 58 minutes and got the only goal for Panathinaikos against Platanias.

Segun Odegbami (Photo:

FIFA Presidency – My credentials (1), By Segun Odegbami

“I have never been afraid to take the long, lonely and more challenging route in all my activities.”

African Games: Para athletes lead the way as Nigeria unearths more stars in Congo

It remains to be seen how the Nigerian government will honour the athletes in the days ahead.

Blatter’s FIFA continues to unravel and the 7 things we saw last week

Daniel Amokachi quits FC Ifeanyi Ubah after just five matches in charge

​All Africa Games: Nigeria power lifters set 3 new world records

Nigeria shone at the power lifting competitions.

ANALYSIS: Why Jordon Ibe may regret the decision to choose England over Nigeria

“Ibe, look and learn. There are many that have gone down this well-worn road and have come to regret it.”

Serena williams

7 top sports events last week: Nasarawa United breaks another record, Mayweather retires

Hingis wins two Grand Slam titles at the US Open.

CAF and soccer development in Africa, by Chidi John

“In Africa, we always cry of poor soccer followership and bad media coverage of our soccer events.”

7 top sports event last week: Konta sets US Open match record, Referee sued by assistant, and more

Holland lose for the first time at home in Euro qualifiers

ANALYSIS: Nigeria sports must move from hope to science, By Jide Alaka

If we continue at the rate we are going, then the years ahead will become known for more painful disappointments

How Super Eagles players fared in Europe last weekend

The Super Eagles will be meeting this week in Abuja.

Weekend’s 7 top sports events | First, Bolt ‘rescues’ athletics with bold win

Golfer Andreas Harto, Denmark, made a tournament called ‘Made In Denmark’ count when he proposed to his girlfriend, Louise, during the tournament in Farso on Friday.

2015 IAAF World Championships: Team Nigeria battling against the odds

This games may not be a good one for the Nigerian team – and that is far from being pessimistic.

Tiger Woods needs to take a break and the 7 things we saw last week

Djokovic: ‘Someone is smoking weed, I can smell it, I’m getting dizzy.”