Pastor Charles Osazuwa organises table tennis tourney in Benin

The first edition of the Pastor Charles Osazuwa Table Tennis Tournament 2020 has commenced at the indoor sports hall of the ultra-modern Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City. The three days closed tournament which commenced on Monday, December 28th and ends on Wednesday, December 30th has some celebrities and kid prodigies on the list of contestants. Speaking about the tournament, Pastor Osazuwa, who is the General Overseer of Rock of Ages Christian Assembly (RACA), said he decided to organise it so as to contribute his quota towards empowering and developing the…

Stop 20th National Sports Festival now, stakeholders plead with FG

The desperation by some powerful individuals to force the Edo State Government to host the 20th National Sports Festival(NSF) before the end of this year is stiffling. Stakeholders are asking very germaine questions on what is really behind the desperation. Recall that the festival would have held many months back but for the Covid-19 pandemic which necessitated its postponement until the situation is back to normal. As it is now there is a mad rush by some elements to ensure that the festival hold this year Covid-19 pandemic or not. Today(Monday,…

How Bayelsa United narrowly lost pre-season tournament to Rivers United in Port Harcourt

Chairman of Bayelsa United FC, Mr.Braveman Wodi, has expressed appreciation to the organizers of the second edition of Governor Nyesom Wike Pre-Season Football Tournament in view of the exposure his players have gathered from the outing. Braveman Wodi, who is also the Director of Sports, Bayelsa State, said he was shocked by the progress his wards made by getting into the finals against Rivers United FC a team billed for continental engagement. In a gruelling encounter Bayelsa United lost the final to Rivers Utd via a penalty shoot out, after…

NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, scared of Leone Stars

In a couple of hours from now the high calibre AFCON 2021 qualifying match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone would be on. The match, which is slated for the ultra-modern Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in the heart of Benin City, the Edo State capital, is the first leg of the two encounters between the two countries. It has generated so much heat such that the spectators and soccer administrators are feeling the heat more than even the players and the technical crew. Popular…

Edo deputy governor joins Super Eagles in training

Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu on Tuesday joined the Super Eagles to train ahead of the 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. The qualifying game against Sierra Leone will be played on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, which was newly remodeled by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration. Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Maduka Okoye, Oghenekaro Etebo and Paul Onuachu are among the Super Eagles players at the training as supporters watched in anticipation of the interesting encounter. Super Eagles…

Benin agog as Super Eagles arrives for AFCON qualifier

Benin City, the Edo State capital, was on a standstill on Monday night as Super Eagles players arrived in the ancient city, ahead of their 2021 AFCON qualifier match against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. The crew led by Super Eagles Chief Coach, Gernot Rohr, also inspected the newly reconstructed Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, venue for the match billed for Friday, November 13th in Benin City. The city also ecstatic over the return of sporting activities, as elated residents watched the players inspect the newly revamped stadium by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government.…

Ahead AFCON qualifier game, Shaibu, Pinnick inspect Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium

As part of preparations for the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick, has inspected the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City. Pinnick was accompanied by the Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, who led other stakeholders in the state’s sports sector, on a tour of the newly reconstructed sporting facility. Pinnick said, “These are very critical and sensitive times. So, I decided as President of the NFF to take charge, possibly to go…

Obaseki assures players, visitors of security as Edo set to host Super Eagles match

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured the safety and security of players, supporters and all other visitors coming to the state for the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital. The game doubles as the first competitive match for the Super Eagles since the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the first major competitive game to hold at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium since it’s reconstruction. The match will be played on November…

Oyo SWAN recovers property from impostor

                        Sports Writers Association of Nigeria(SWAN), Oyo State Chapter, has recovered its official vehicle from an impostor, one Niyi Alebiosu of the Nigerian Tribune newspaper. Alebiosu has been holding some property of the association illegally to himself. The vehicle was recovered following a court judgment which granted relief to the national body of SWAN, to retrieve all the association’s property from Niyi Alebiosu. The national body of SWAN had dragged the former chairman of Oyo SWAN, Niyi Alebiosu, to…

Beach Soccer gets blessings of NOC, NFF, LMC and FCT FA

African Beach Soccer Union [ABSU] has received the blessings of the Nigeria Olympic Committee(NOC), the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF), the League Management Company(LMC) and the FCT Football Association in a bid to grow the game of beach soccer on the continent. The union created for the collective bargaining, facilitation, and development of beach soccer across the continent is headed by Mahmud Hadeijia, with the headquarters situated in Abuja, Nigeria. The leading sports authorities gave their blessings to the union when they were paid a courtesy visit by the Nigerian members of…