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Playing in Italy is my dream–Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku hopes to play in Serie A "sooner or later", with the Manchester United forward describing a potential move to Italy as a "dream". The Belgium international joined United from Everton in 2017 under Jose Mourinho in a deal worth an initial £75m and has since scored 42 goals in 95 matches. Federico Pastorello, Lukaku's representative, revealed earlier this month that the 25-year-old would discuss his future in the summer despite having three years remaining on his contract at Old Trafford. Speaking on Sky…

Mo Farah lifts lid on bust up with Gebrselassie

Athletics icons Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie are locked in a bitter dispute just days away from the London Marathon with claims of robbery and an unpaid hotel bill at the heart of the row. Britain’s quadruple Olympic champion Farah, aiming to win Sunday’s race, wrapped up his pre-marathon press conference with claims that Gebrselassie had made no effort to recover items stolen from his room at the Ethiopian’s hotel near Addis Ababa. Farah was staying at the hotel in late March as part of training for Sunday’s…

Ighalo, Oshoala, The Nations’ Liadi shortlisted for Nigeria Pitch Awards

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo as well as Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala and The Nations’ correspondent Tunde Liadi top the list of nominees for the 6th edition of the prestigious Nigeria Pitch Awards as organisers revealed in Lagos on Thursday the identities of prospective winners. Ighalo who is currently attached to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua in the Chinese Super League, is listed along with Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa of Al Nasr and defender Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City for the Player of the Year…

Ex- Flying Eagles player to marry daughter of Ahmed Musa’s former Coach 

Former Nigeria youth international Mustapha Abdullahi aka Musty would on Saturday 27th April seal his love with the daughter of amiable coach Ibrahim Ahmed popularly known as Coach Bros in a Nikkai ceremony to be held at the Malam Babangida Karami Mosque in Bukuru, Jos. The wedding solemination according to Abdullahi, a member of the Flying Eagles that won the U-20 AFCON trophy in Senegal, is like a home coming and fait accompli to marry from the home of the coach that discovered the Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa.…

Abiodun, Toriola, others may get improved ranking

Despite their early exits at the 2019 ITTF World Championships in Budapest, Nigeria’s Bode Abiodun, Segun Toriola, Olajide Omotayo, Olfunke Oshonaike, Edem Offiong and Ajoke Ojomu may get improved ranking when the May 2019 ITTF ranking is released next week. From their performance in Budapest, it was clear that the win recorded by the Nigerians will rub off positively on their fortune in the latest ranking. Despite going out from the group stages, Toriola, Omotayo, Oshonaike, Offiong and Ojomu will be rewarded for…

Sanusi commends Eaglets despite loss to Guinea

The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation Dr Sanusi Mohammed has commended the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria despite their defeat at the hands of Guinea via penalty shoot out which ended 10 -9 in favour of their opponents in the semi-final encounter. Sanusi while reacting yo the defeat, said the Eaglets gave good account of themselves in the game and for the fact that penalty kick is a game of luck which may go either way.. Though I blame the boys partially for not taking their chances but this is football you…

95 players for third Ex Squash Pros junior tournament

No fewer than 95 junior squash players in both boys and girls categories will be jostling for reputable prizes at the third edition of the Ex-Squash Pros U-13 and U-16 national tournament  at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. The tournament which is being put together by former Nigeria international squash players will see 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory take part. Speaking at the pre-event briefing, the Chairman of Planning Committee of the event, Laurel Mubo, stated that the tournament was a means…

Efe Ajagba dreams of a heavyweight title

Ahead of what will be his biggest fight so far in his professional career, Efe Ajagba's goals in boxing is to be a heavyweight champion and help Nigerian boxers with their careers. The undefeated Nigerian will fight once-beaten Michael Wallisch at the Chelsea inside of The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Saturday and the 25-year-old Ughelli- born pugilist believes he is prepared to face the 33 year-old German. The fight, a 10-round heavyweight affair, is part of the under-card fights for the vacant World Boxing Association…

I’m disappointed I couldn’t not win a game, says Quadri

Despite losing 4-0 to China’s Fan Zhendong in the third round of the men’s singles at the 2019 ITTF World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Aruna Quadri has that he was disappointed that he could win a game. Having lost 0-4 to the Chinese star in their first meeting at the 2017 Swedish Open, Quadri said: “I tried my best to win at least a game in the encounter to be able to put him under pressure unfortunately I could not. So I am so disappointed because of this. I am disappointed with my performance in the competition…

You can’t underestimate Quadri’s forehand, admits Fan Zhendong

Despite claiming a 4-0 win over Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri in the third round of the men’s singles at the 2019 ITTF World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, world number one – China’s Fan Zhendong has said that the African star forehand cannot be underestimated as he gave a good fight in the encounter. He told NationSport that he knew that he had to be at his best to play against the Nigerian while admitting that the forehand of Quadri was a big threat to him in the tie. “We had played against each other in Sweden two years…
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