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List Of Nominees For The African Player Of The Year 2017

ICYMI: List Of Nominees For The African Player Of The Year 2017

The nominees for the African Player of the Year and African Player of the Year – Based in Africa 2017 have been revealed. Thirty (30) players each have been nominated...

Sports Minister Solomon Dalung Gives Touching Message As He Turns 52

Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung is 52-year-old yesterday and he shared a lenghty birthday message celebrating his life and personal achievements, via his...

Okocha,Yobo and Others to Play Novelty Against Jamaican Ex Internationals Tommorrow

The ‘A Trip To Jamaica’ Novelty match which is billed to take place tomorrow Saturday, September 24, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, will feature prominent EX Super...

Kanu Nwankwo Loses Mum, “She Was Our Rock…”, He Says.

Mrs Susan Kanu Iheme, the late mother of Nigerian football legend Kanu Nwankwo, passed away on September 7th. Opening up after her passing to papilonews.com, Kanu said:...

Joseph Yobo Foundation Launches Football Academy in Prisons

The former Super Eagles player launched the football academy in prisons to secure release of many inmates. Joseph Phillip Yobo was born 6 September 1980. He is a former...

Amazing Guiness Moments at The BPL 2016/17 Season Kick Off Event

The wait is finally over! It’s another season of football! Exciting and intense moments ahead! Are you ready for the excitement of a new season! Sunday August 14, was...

Kanu Nwankwo in Canada for Soccer Academy

Football legend Kanu Nwankwo is in Canada for the Kanu soccer academy which is a football clinic where he went to scout for talented players and collaborate with  some...

Mikel Obi Resolves to Donate His Own Share of Money Gift From Japanese Surgeon to His Teammates

After Japanese multi millionaire surgeon Katsuya Takasu kept to his promise by donating $390,000 to Nigeria’s team that won Bronze at Rio 2016, reports now have...

Nigeria Beats Honduras, Wins its First Medal

Nigeria beat Honduras 3-2 to clinch the bronze medal. This is the only medal for Nigeria in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Congratulations!!!

Sports Presenter Charlie Webster Contracts Rare Form of Malaria in Rio

British TV presenter Charlie Webster is currently fighting for her life in a Brazilian hospital after being struck down by a rare strain of malaria on her way to the...

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru Comes 7th in Semi-final Heat at The Rio Olympics

Ejowvokoghene Divine Oduduru, Nigeria’s fastest man missed out on a spot at the 200m finals after coming 7th at the semi-finals heat early this morning at Rio...

“We Have Started Preparations for Tokyo 2020 Already” Says Sports Minister Solomon Dalung

According to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, preparations are being put in place to prepare Nigeria for the next Olympics in 2020....

Nigeria’s record breaking boat rower Chierika Ukogu won’t be competing for medals at Rio 2016

Nigeria’s record breaking boat rower Chierika Ukogu who put medical school on hold won’t be competing for medals at Rio 2016. Chierika Ukogu’s dreams of...

John Mikel Obi Appointed Nigeria Captain For Rio Olumpics

Chelsea and Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel has been named as the captain of Nigeria’s Olympic team that will compete at the upcoming Olympic...