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Soccer crash survivors undergo operations in Colombia

The Braillian Chapecoense team

Doctors treated traumatised survivors and an investigation was underway on Wednesday into an air crash that killed 71 people and wiped out Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team en route to a cup final in Colombia. Only six people; three players, a journalist and two crew members, survived the disaster on Monday when Chapecoense charter plane hit […]

Organisation donates sports equipment to 47 schools

sport-equipment

Mr Ahmed Gumel, Executive Secretary of the National Lottery Trust Fund says the organisation has donated sports equipment to 47 public primary schools in Plateau to promote sports development in Nigeria. The secretary made this known on Friday in Jos. He said the organisation would distribute sports equipment to 2,000 schools in the country in […]

Schweinsteiger retires from international football

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from international football after making 120 appearances for Germany. The 31-year-old is one of his country’s most capped players and featured in five games for Die Mannschaft at Euro 2016 as they reached the semi-finals before losing out to hosts France. Schweinsteiger, who made his debut […]

Pele visits Nigeria August 11

Pele

Brazil’s football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as “Pele’’ will be in the country in August for a two-day programme on youth development and empowerment. The facilitators of the visit, Winihin Jemide Series (WJS) and Youth Experience Days Africa (YEDA), made the disclosure at a news conference on in Lagos. The football great, […]

NFF shortlists Yusuf, Saintfiet, Le Guen for Super Eagles’ chief coach

Amaju Melvin Pinnick

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has shortlisted three coaches for consideration for the post of Chief Coach of Super Eagles, and will name the successful one on Monday. A statement by the NFF on Friday in Abuja listed the three coaches to include Super Eagles’ caretaker coach Salisu Yusuf. The rest two are former Ethiopia […]

Berlusconi close to selling AC Milan to Chinese buyers

File Photo: Silvio Berlusconi in 2015 rejected Singapore offer for AC Milan

Italian tycoon and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is close to selling soccer club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium in a deal that could see the Serie A team listed in China. “Milan is to all extents and purposes on a path towards China,” Berlusconi said on Tuesday, leaving a Milan hospital after heart […]

FC Barcelona unveils academy in Nigeria, LASG pledges support

File Photo: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), in a group photograph with Board member, FC Barcelona of Spain, Pau Vilanova i Vila Abadal (3rd left); Commissioner for Sports, Pharm. (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf (3rd right); Special Adviser to the Governor on Sports, Mr. Deji Tinubu (2nd right), President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFA), Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick (right) and others, during a courtesy visit to the Governor by FC Barcelona of Spain, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Monday, February 22, 2016

The Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Deji Tinubu, on Tuesday said the government would ensure the smooth operation of FC Barcelona Academy in Nigeria by supporting its plans for youths. Tinubu made the promise at the unveiling of the academy, named “FCBESCOLA’’, which is to be sited temporarily at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. He […]



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