Inauguration ceremony of the FIFA Confederation Cup 2013, held at Brasilia’s National Stadium Mane Garrincha, in Brasilia, on Saturday with an awesome and colorful ceremony that lived up to what is expected of such a global showpiece. Approximately 2,800 performers, with excited crowd and everyone were held spell-bound as the opening ceremony unfolded. It was representative of the artistic showmanship of the Brazilians. Mosaics, flags and colorful faces, were on display. It was directed by carnival designer Paulo Barros, He is 2-time award winner at the prominent Rio de Janeiro Carnival, the colorful ceremony…
French open final! Rafael Nadal clinched his 8th clay title out of 12 grand slams title last night, he defeats in straight sets 6-3 6-2 6-3, he is creating the history now becoming the first man to win same major 8 different times. Rafael Nadal has been pretty impressive after his comeback from injury, making 9finals in 9 tournaments and winning 7 out of 9, he is now 2 grand slams shy away from pete sampras 14 titles, and obviously the favorite for the two remaining grand slams of the year, which is wimbledon and…
The Nigeria’s Super Eagles have named their 23-man squad for the Confederations Cup 2013 Brazil. 8 home-based players made the list; four among all of them have never put on the Super Eagles jersey before. Here is the official list announced by FIFA: Goalkeepers:Austine Ejide, Chigozie Agbim Vincent Enyeama,
Defenders: Efe Ambrose, Godfrey Oboabona, Uwa Echiejile, Azubuike Francis Benjamin, Egwueke, Solomon Kwambe, Kenneth Omeruo Midfielders: John Obi Mikel, John Ogu, Ogenyi Onaz, Emeka Eze, Fegor Ogude, Sunday Mba Forwards: Joseph Akpala, Brown Ideye, Ahmed Musa, Michael Babatunde, Muhammad Gambo, Anthony Ujah, Nnamdi Oduamadi Best wishes with you Super Eagles.
Today! Rome Diamond League 6 time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is beaten by US sprinter Justin Gatlin in the men’s 100 meters race. Justin beat Usain Bolt by 1% of a second. Usain came in 9.95 and Justin dips his head above the finish line to win in 9.94 seconds.
After the recovery from a hamstring injury Usain firstly appeared in the Diamond League of this season. After the race Usain clarified what happened to him:
Last weekend Nigerian international footballer, John Chukwudi Utaka married his heartthrob in France. Recently in the presence of well-wishers the Nigerian striker exchanged marital vows with his ‘white’ lover. Former England FC Portsmouth player John Utaka, unlike he didn’t achieve as much success with the club discrete when he played in France. Later he moved back to France in May 2012 where he won the league for Montpellier in a 2-1 win against Auxerre. Utaka two goals scored for Montepellier in the match. The wedding was attended by Kanu Nwankwo.
Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mike Umeh has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Lagos, following a warrant was declared by a Sokoto State High Court.
Vice President Umeh is collaborator in the case of money laundering and misuse of public funds of N15 billion, EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren told BBC Sport “It’s a case for which former Governor Attahiru Bafarawa of Sokoto State is standing trial.”
The Nigerian Football Federation has however declined to make a comment on the issue saying “it is…
After the outstanding Twenty year career, David Beckham is about to retire from the international football by the end of this season. The former England team captain David Beckham has made 115 achievements for his country and 394 for the Manchester United, winning 6 Premier League titles and also the Champions League. Beckham, popularly known as the midfielder due to his skills at set-pieces and widely regarded as one of the best free-kick takers ever, called an end to a glittering career today. Beckham had a trophy-filled career, winning silverware across 4 countries and…
MADRID: Serena Williams is still the unbeatable No. 1 Women tennis champion, Serena Williams defeats Maria Sharapova in the final of the Madrid Open on Sunday by 6-1, 6-4. In the 2nd set Sharapova slightly recovered, but Serena Williams’ form never trembled and she won easily.
“It feels good,” it was her 50th title. “I am not sure how many more I can win. Who knows if I will ever win another title? I just want to live the dream. I hope I can make it going.
“When you first start out everything is so…
Sir Alex Ferguson told that devotion to his wife, Cathy, is the key factor for his retirement decision from the football management by the end of the current season. The Seventy-one year old Scot was admired by an emotion farewell in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory against Swansea City on Sunday at Old Trafford, This was the first time that Ferguson, illustrated the reasons for this decision that was a great surprise in the football world at the celebrations of victory. He further stated that, it was like around last Christmas that he…
Nigeria Super Eagles becomes the fourth Best African team in new ranking.
The Nigerian Super Eagles have moved up three places in the new FIFA rankings which announced today by the World football governing body and now occupy the 28th spot in the world.
The Coach Stephen Keshi tutored side previously ranked 31st in the world, in the April edition of the monthly rankings, were idle under the period under review but still moved up three places.
Ivory Coast, Ghana and Mali remain above Nigeria in Africa while Algeria, Tunisia, Zambia,…
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