Sir Mo Farah: Olympic champion ‘relieved’ after US travel clarification

Britain’s four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah says he is “relieved” he can return to his US home after it was clarified that President Donald Trump’s travel ban did not apply to him. Somali nationals are among those banned from travelling to the US under the executive order issued on Friday. That had applied to Farah, who More...

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By Punch On Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Mutiu Adepoju to promote La Liga in Africa

Former Nigeria World Cup star Mutiu Adepoju has been appointed by the Spanish top-flight to promote La Liga in the football-mad African country where the English Premier League is the big draw. The 45-year-old, More...

By VOA On Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Ivory Coast Wins First Olympic Gold Ever

ABIDJAN —  Ivory Coast won its first Olympic gold medal in history on Friday in Rio. Taekwondo athlete Cheick Cisse won gold after defeating a Tunisian competitor in the finals. Earlier in the day, teammate Ruth More...

By AFP On Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Chinese takeover bid for Liverpool – report

Premier League giants Liverpool are the target of an 800 million pounds ($1 billion, 924 million euros) takeover bid backed by the Chinese government, British newspaper the Sunday Times reported. China Everbright, More...

By Punch On Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Okagbare leads Nigeria into relay finals

Olympic and World Championships medallist, Blessing Okagbare, on Thursday led team Nigeria into the finals of the women’s 4x100m relay at the Olympic Games after posting  a 42.55sec finish. The Nigerian quartet, More...

By NBC On Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Germany defeats Nigeria to advance to Gold Medal Match

In the second semifinal of the Olympic men’s soccer tournament, Germany bested Nigeria 2-0. To start the match, Germany had the better run of play and found a goal early on to take the lead. In the 8th minute, More...

By CNN On Monday, August 15th, 2016

Social media dubs slow Ethiopian swimmer ‘Robel the whale’

He may have finished last, but that didn’t stop Robel Kiros Habte getting the biggest cheer at Rio’s Olympic Aquatics Stadium. The Ethiopian swimmer, ranked 59 out of 59 in the men’s 100m freestyle More...

By NAN On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Three Nigerians create records at Rio Olympics1

At least three Nigerian athletes in the ongoing Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games created records of sorts that will be cherished in a longtime to come. The trio with records are two table tennis stars, Segun Toriola More...

By Punch On Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Gernot Rohr signs two-year Super Eagles contract

The Nigeria Football Federation has handed Mr. Gernot Rohr a two-year contract as Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles. The simple ceremony at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja saw NFF President Amaju Pinnick More...

By NBC On Monday, August 8th, 2016

USA’s Muhammad, first American to wear hijab in Olympics, into quarterfinals

U.S. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the 8th ranked fencer in the world, faced Ukranian Olena Kravatska. Kravatska jumped to an early 4-1 lead but Muhammad quickly turned things around pinning her opponent at the end of More...