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FIFA holds Compliance Summit With Member Associations, Confederations

As part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen good governance and promote ethical conduct across the international football community, FIFA held its second Compliance Summit at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 17 and 18 October. The two-day gathering saw professionals from all around the globe discuss key compliance concerns and challenges in the world of football and share …

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FIVB: Nigeria to participate in World U19 Championship

The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) has approved the qualification of Nigeria U19 Boy’s National Team to the World Championship in Tunisia next year. FIVB Vice President, Dr. Amr Elwani confirmed it in a letter addressed to the President, Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod on Thursday. He felicitated with Nigeria over her qualification at the 2018 African Youth Games …

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Chukwumerije: Takekwondo Needs Private Sector Support

Technical director in the board of Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), Chika Chukwumerije has appealed to the private sector to support the body financially, in order to help them meet up with their programmes. The three-time Olympian added in an interview with sports247.ng that taekwondo needs support from everyone and different sectors across the country, as government cannot fund sports alone. …

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Oborodudu Turns Attention On World Championship

Nigerian female wrestler, Blessing Oburududu has shifted her attention to the fast approaching 2018 World Senior Wrestling Championship in Budapest, Hungary. As she continues her countdown and preparations for the championship, the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist said it is important for her to train hard because she hopes to do well. Oburududu also said the entire Nigerian contingent is …

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Gymnastics’ Boss Flaunts Nigeria’s Talents

The president of Nigeria Gymnastics Association (NGA), Prince Kelvin  Erhuwunsie has stated eight with the vast array of talents the country has been able to churn out in the sport  over the recent past months. Erhuwunsie said the giant strides Nigeria is making in the sport are due to his good leadership style. He disclosed in an interview with sports247.ng …

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Cricket Federation To Reveal Budget In January

Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) are making plans to reveal their annual budget for 2019 in Janaury. President of the body, Profesor Adams Yahaya said a budget for capacity building and workshops will be made available at the beginning of every year. Yahaya stressed that, apart from following regulations that budgets should be made public early each year, the NCF also …

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NOC To Unveil Patrons On Tuesday At Elegushi Palace

Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) will on Tuesday unveil their latest patrons at the palace of the monarch of Elegusi in Lekki area of Lagos, ahead of which frenetic plans are already on. Palace sources said the event will formally mark the investiture of new patrons of the NOC in Ikate, off Lekki-Epe Expressway from 12 noon. The palace is wearing …

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Amputee Eagles Need More Cash Donations – Isah

The president of Nigeria Amputee Football Federation (NAFF), Suleiman Isah has declared that the country’s national team, Special Eagles need more financial support for them to participate in this year’s World Cup. Despite confirming a huge cash donation from the Super Eagles and a number of sports personalities, Isah told sports247.ng that more still needs to be done to ensure …

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Nigeria Gets 2 Female Refs For AWCON 2018 Training

Two Nigerian referees, Ndidi Peace Madu and Mimisen Agatha Iyorhe, are set to take part in the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON 2019) training course, footballlive.ng has gathered. Madu, a center referee, and Iyorhe, an assistant referee, are among 32 female match officials selected to undergo the training in preparation for the continental tournament in Ghana. The course is …

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Sports Ministry Celebrates Youth Olympics’ Medals

Permanent secretary in the ministry of sports, Adesola Olusade has stated delight at the performances of Team Nigeria at the ongoing Youth Olympic Games in Argentina. With Nigeria winning gold and silver after just three days of the events in Buenos Aires, Olusade said it is very pleasant news for the country. However, Olusade stated further in an interview with …

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