Chelsea were recognised “for their outstanding achievement during the 2011-12 season on a European and domestic level”. Last term saw the Blues finally end their wait for Champions League glory as well as winning the FA Cup, although they finished sixth in the Premier League.
Serena Williams showed incredible resolve to outlast Victoria Azarenka and secure her fourth US Open title. The 30-year-old lifted her 15th Grand Slam singles crown – and fourth in New York – with a 6-2 2-6 7-5 win in 138 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium. World number one Azarenka served Continue Reading
Nigeria were held to a 2-2 draw by Liberia in Saturday’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in Monrovia. The hosts took the lead early into the encounter through Omega Roberts in the eighth minute. The Super Eagles caame into the game a few moments later through Nosa Igiebor on Continue Reading
CONTROVERSY has hit the camp of Team Nigeria in the ongoing London 2012 Paralympics, as the athletes are complaining of marginalization. Tribunesports gathered that some of the athletes refused to collect their allowances saying that they ought to have been paid by the National Sports Commission (NSC) in pound sterling like Continue Reading
Nigerian Ivory Nwokorie today won gold in women’s -44kg power lifting competition. Ivory lifted an incredible 109kg at the South Arena 3 at ExCel.
Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has bagged the highly rated UEFA’s award for the best player in Europe over the last season ahead of Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. The 28-year-old Spaniard endured a frustrating campaign throughout, seeing their Liga title slip to to archrival Real Continue Reading
U-20 World Cup: Falconets gets through semi-final with extra-time goal against Mexico Desire Oparanozie’s goal in extra time has let the Falconets beat Mexico 1-0, to advance to the semi-finals of the on-going women’s Under-20 World Cup, after a grueling goalless of 90 minutes. The Nigerian ladies dominated the first Continue Reading
Angel di Maria’s late goal against Barcelona last week gave Real Madrid a slim advantage as the two sides lock horns at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu later this evening for the second leg of the Super Cup. Barca’s 3-2 victory at the Camp Nou only means that the tie is Continue Reading
DEBATE: WHO WINS UEFA EUROPEAN BEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR? On the 30th of August, 2012, the UEFA best player for 2011/2012 will be announced. The finalists are Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona duo, Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta. Three analysts will make a case for each player: Achere Continue Reading
Reports have it that ALEX SONG last night taunted Arsenal after completing his £15million switch to Barcelona by declaring: I’ve come here to win EVERYTHING. Just days after Robin van Persie quit for Manchester United in search of silverware, the Cameroon midfielder, 24, became the latest Arsenal ace to leave. Song said: “I’m so happy to Continue Reading
A Somali Olympic athlete has reportedly drowned while attempting to reach Europe on a migrant boat. Runner Samia Yusuf Omar was trying to cross from Libya to Italy in April when the boat she was travelling in sank, according to Italian media. The head of Somalia’s National Olympic Committee confirmed Continue Reading
One of the longest running transfer battle is over, as Arsenal have agreed to sell their captain, Robin van Persie, to Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson stepped up his pursuit of the striker, who scored 30 goals last season, after he lost Lucas Moura to PSG. His initial bids of Continue Reading
Democratic Republic of Congo’s Cedric Mandembo, who lost his only judo match in 49 seconds to Russian Alexander Mikhaylin in the 100 kg category, disappeared shortly after Sunday’s closing ceremony and was not answering his mobile phone, U.N.-sponsored Radio Okapi reported, citing the Congolese Olympic Committee. Congo judo coach Ibula Continue Reading
He represented Nigeria at the basketball games at the London Olympics, but when asked by TMZ if he’s Nigerian, he said he’s not! He said he’s from Atlanta Georgia but his father is from Nigeria, and has never even been to Nigeria.
Kenya has indicated its interest in becoming the first African country to host the Olympics. The country’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga said in London on Wednesday that Kenya will bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Mr Odinga said sub-Saharan Africa’s time to host the games had come as the region’s trillion-dollar economy was Continue Reading