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Pope Francis Receives PSG Shirt From Messi

Pope Francis has thanked Argentina football star Lionel Messi for sending him a Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) club jersey. “Lionel Messi, dear brother, thank you for the jersey and the dedication,” the pontiff said in a...

Kogi FA Imposes 2-Year Ban On Club, 8 Officials For Beating Referee

The Kogi state Football Association has banned Kabawa United and eight of its officials for two years, from all football related activities, for acts of hooliganism. Fans of the club were alleged to have beaten...
SPORTSFLAKES: TALE OF ETTA EGBE, THUNDER BALOGUN

SPORTSFLAKES: FINIDI: NOT YET UHURU

I belong to the Finidi George Supporters Club, no apologies for that. While I congratulate the gaffer for a job well done, there is more hard work ahead. Beating Diambars FC de Saly is...

Pique Strike Secures Crucial Win For Barcelona

Gerard Pique scored the vital goal to earn FC Barcelona a nervy 1-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv in Champions League Group E on Wednesday. The win keeps alive the Spanish side’s hopes of reaching the...

LSSC Laments Use Of Over-Aged Athletes At 2021 National Youth Games

The Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Sola Aiyepeku, on Tuesday expressed displeasure over the usage of over-aged athletes for the just-concluded National Youth Games (NYG) in Ilorin. Team Lagos came second behind Team Delta...

No Vaccination Exemption For Australian Open, Australia’s Immigration Minister Says

Australia’s immigration minister on Wednesday ruled out vaccination exemptions for tennis players competing in the Australian Open, amid speculation about the vaccination status of world number one Novak Djokovic. “Our health advice is that when...

WHO Names Football Star Drogba Ambassador

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, announced football legend Didier Drogba from Côte d’Ivoire as its new Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Drogba will promote WHO’s top tips on how physical activity can lead...

Leicester City Storm Back To Sink Manchester United 4-2

Leicester City fired on all cylinders late on to beat Manchester United 4-2 at home in the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday. The win ended a four-match winless run for them and piled more...
SPORT FLAKES: AMODU SAVED NORTH FROM BONDAGE

HOW GAMBARI DECODED RANGERS

Confronting Enugu Rangers in the 1970s was like going to war. The Flying Antelopes were majorly Biafran soldiers and played like death was honourable. Folorunsho Gambari of Shooting Stars, Ibadan found a way round...

Eagles’ Defeat Of CAR Doesn’t Mean Rohr’s Tactics Are Great, Fuludu Says

Former Super Eagles midfielder Edema Fuludu says the Nigerian senior male football team’s defeat of Central African Republic (CAR) should not be used to judge the team’s Head Coach. Fuludu told the News Agency of...

Lagos SWAN Calls Out Iheanacho Over Unruly Behaviour

The Sports Writers’ Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Lagos Chapter, on Saturday berated Super Eagles’ striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, over his disrespect to a journalist, Yinka Oyedele of Brila FM, during an encounter in Lagos. Iheanacho’s attitude,...

Minister Inaugurates 29 Sport Federation Boards, Sets Out Agenda

Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, on Friday, in Abuja inaugurated 29 sports federation boards with a charge to them to formulate their constitutions within six months. Dare also told the executives and...
SPORTS FLAKES: EGBO'S NOT ALONE IN ALBANIA

SPORTSFLAKES: OYAREKHUA GUNNED DOWN GUINEA

As a police officer, Sunny Oyarekhua's service pistol was enough protection. That was outside the field of play. When the Green Eagles tackled Sylli National in the soccer final of the Lagos '73 All...

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