Sports247, your numero uno when it comes to grassroots sports reporting in Nigeria presents the top sports news headlines from the various Newspapers today.
2022 CWG: Team Nigeria gets a heroic welcome from Birmingham
Team Nigeria received a heroic welcome in Abuja on their arrival from the 2022 Commonwealth games in Birmingham.
Motsepe launches $100m CAF Super League, Winner to earn $11.5m
Confederation of African Football President. Patrice Motsepe has launched Africa’s Super League with prize money of $100 million.
World Cup to start a day earlier
World Cup 2022 will start a day early after FIFA agreed to let hosts Qatar kick off the tournament this winter.
Costa Rica 2022: Falconets set three precious points against France
Two-time runners-up and one-time semi-finalists in Nigeria are upbeat about getting three points when they . against one of Europe’s top teams in the opening match of Group C of this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup Finals in San Jose tonight.
How I discovered World, CWG champion, Amusan – 68-year old retiree
Retired athletics coach, Alaba Ogunde has disclosed exclusively to the PUNCH how she discovered World and Commonwealth Games Champion, Tobi Amusan.
CAF unveils plan for African Super League
The Confederation of African Football launched a new club super league concept on Wednesday which they claim will usher in a new era of prosperity for football on the continent, but final details over its structure and funding are yet to be confirmed.
Ex-Minister Abdullahi faults NFF on football development
Former Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Bolaji Abdullahi, has faulted the Nigeria Football Federation on grassroots development saying instead, the body was focused on getting important results.
Heartland, Katsina boycott Aiteo Cup Finals in Ilorin
Heartland of Owerri and United showed up for their quarterfinal matches of the 2022 Aiteo Cup in Ilorin but refused to ..
Delta sets for 1st Kickboxing championship in Asaba
All is now set for the maiden edition of the Diamond Superstar National male and Female Championship scheduled to hold between August 15 and 21, 2022 at the Delta State Sports Complex in Asaba.
Betsy Obaseki football tournament drive campaign against drug abuse, trafficking, says Shaibu
The Edo State Deputy Governor and Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament (BOWFT), Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has said the second edition of the yearly football tournament will drive the government campaign against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.
Africa’s FA backs Infantino for the third term as FIFA President
Africa football will support FIFA President Gianni Infantino in his re-election bid next year, the CAF President, Patrice motsepe announced yesterday.
Falconets seek France scalp in opener
Two-time runners-up and one-time semi-finalists in Nigeria are upbeat about scooping the three points when they go up against one of Europe’s top teams in the opening match of Group C of this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup Finals in San Jose tonight.
Osuola tips Super Falcons to win 2023 World Cup
Super Falcons star forward, Asisat Osuola won the Africa Women’s Player of the Year Award for the fifth time some weeks ago.
AITEO Cup: Clubs boycott Quarterfinal matches
No fewer than five clubs boycotted the quarterfinal matches of the ongoing 2022 Aiteo Cup as they reportedly failed to arrive match centres yesterday.
FG gives Team Nigeria’s hero’s welcome
The final batch of Team Nigeria athletes to the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham has been given a heroic welcome by the Federal Government on arrival after their successful outing.
LALIGA: Chukwueze to perform ritual rite today
In a bid to gain favour ahead of the forthcoming Spanish Laliga season, Villareal star, Samuel Chukwueze will today join other members of his club side to perform a mandatory ritual rite in a Spanish-based Catholic church.
Dessers seals N3bn move to Cremonese
Super Eagles striker. Cyriel Dessers has sealed a permanent transfer to the newly promoted Serie A side, Cremonese from Belgian club, Cienk.
FG gives Team Nigeria a heroic welcome
The first batch of Team Nigeria athletes to the just concluded Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham has been given a heroic welcome by the Federal Government on their arrival after their successful outing.
Lukaku admits woeful return to Chelsea makes him ‘angry’
Romelu Lukaku has reflected on his difficult season at Chelsea as he aims to remind people about what he is capable of while on loan at Inter Milan.
Crisis, confusion rock Nigerian football, NFF
Nigeria clubs that qualified for the quarterfinals of the 2022 Aiteo Cup, have shunned their respective games after some of them failed leave their base for the matches scheduled for various centres yesterday.
N8m for grabs in 2022 ValueJet Cup
About 18 clubs will share among themselves N8m in the maiden edition of the ValueJet-sponsored preseason tournament as the organizers announced August 24 as the Kick-off date of the competition.
Costa Rica 2022: Falconets’ top scorer promises good outing
Nigeria’s highest goal scorer in the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women World Cup in Costa Rica, Florish Sebastian, has said her target alongside her teammates is to get as far as possible in the competition.
Asaba ready to host first diamond Superstars kickboxing championship
Organizers of the maiden Diamond Superstars National Open Kickboxing Championship, which is debuting this year in Asaba, Delta State, have declared the city ready for the competition.
First batch of athletes arrives at a rousing reception in Abuja. Amusan, Brume jets out to U.S., AFN officials, remaining athletes return today; how Ofili wanted to pull out of C’wealth Games.
The first batch of Team Nigeria athletes to the just concluded Commonwealth Games to Birmingham were yesterday given a heroic welcome by the Federal Government on their return after a successful outing.
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