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FIFA extends four-year ban on Orji Okonkwo worldwide

By Victor Okoye, Abuja.   Former Nigeria’s junior international Orji Okonkwo has had his four-year ban for doping violation by the Italian National Anti-Doping Tribunal extended worldwide by world football governing body, FIFA.   A statement by Ademola Olajire, Director…
Boxing fans react to Usyk’s win over Anthony Joshua

By Babatunde Ogunrinde, Lagos.   Some boxing fans in the sporting fraternity on Sunday expressed shock over the loss of Anthony Joshua to Oleksandr Usyk in a split decision in the world heavyweight championship bout in Saudi Arabia.   With…
Buhari hails Super Falcons for qualifying for 2023 WWC

By Ismaila Chafe, Abuja.   President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s female football team, the Super Falcons, for qualifying for the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023.   Super Falcons’ qualification came after their emphatic quarter-final…
Winners at 12th WAFCON to get more money

Wale Alabi, Abuja.   The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has increased by 150 percent the prize money for the 12th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON), which gets underway in Morocco on Saturday.   The tournament will kick off…