D’Tigress stun Senegal to set up Quarter-Final with Cote d’Ivoire

Nigeria’s D’Tigress shocked Senegalese counterpart 58-54 in a highly competitive game on Wednesday to go top of Group B and maintain an unbeaten streak at the ongoing FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2017 in the Malian capital of Bamako.   WNBA 2017 Draft pick Evelyn Akhator posted a player-of-the-match performance with 15 points and 13 points to … More D’Tigress stun Senegal to set up Quarter-Final with Cote d’Ivoire

Yeni Malatyaspor explains why they let Sunday Mba leave

Turkish based club, Yeni Malatyaspor has released a statement why they had to allow the Nigeria midfielder Sunday Mbah to leave. Sunday Mba, along with three other players, have been declared surplus to requirements by the Turkish club, which gained promotion to the Super Lig last season. According to coach, Ertugrul Saglam, he said the … More Yeni Malatyaspor explains why they let Sunday Mba leave

AITEO Cup first round draw holds on Friday

The draw for the first round matches of this year’s AITEO Cup competition will hold in Lagos on Friday. Thenff.com gathered that the first round matches, which will involve the 64 surviving teams following the Preliminary Round played last week, will hold on Wednesday, 16th August 2017. The draw for the second round matches will … More AITEO Cup first round draw holds on Friday

Nine Nigerians lead the pack in first round of games

It was a good start for Nigeria, as nine of the country’s participants lead the groups in the first round of the 2017 ITTF Challenge Series, Nigeria Open, at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Nigeria have over 60 players at the $42,000 tournament.   In the men’s singles qualifying … More Nine Nigerians lead the pack in first round of games

Semenya plays down gender testing ‘nonsense’

South African Caster Semenya, dogged by gender accusations since shooting to fame in 2009, has played down efforts by track and field’s governing body to change rules on naturally occurring testosterone in female athletes.   Semenya is back in the spotlight following a study funded by the IAAF and the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) that … More Semenya plays down gender testing ‘nonsense’

Abidal returns to Barcelona as an Ambassador

Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal, who returned to top-flight football despite a liver transplant, was on Wednesday named as an ambassador for the Catalan club. Barca said they had reached an agreement with the 37-year-old “to be an ambassador and representative of the club at different events in the next few years”. He … More Abidal returns to Barcelona as an Ambassador