Tag: sports

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 10, 2018

How one man’s actions shook the entire sport’s world

The movement against bigotry and racism took a whole new turn with the inauguration of US president,  Donald Trump on ...

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EditorNovember 22, 2018

Here’s the full #YNaijaPowerList2018

Genevieve Nnaji, Chris Ogunlowo, Maraji, Tony Nwulu, Falana have been unveiled as some of the most influential personalities in the ...

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EditorNovember 18, 2018

Ahmed Musa, Seni Saraki, Evelyn Akhator… see the #YNaijaPowerList2018 for Sports

For the seventh consecutive year, YNaija brings you its annual ranking of the most powerful young persons under the age ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 2, 2018

Mourinho under fire for Manchester United’s woes

It’s been a rough patch for the Red Devils and all fingers are pointing to the coaching staff, Jose Mourinho ...

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Chinedu OkaforSeptember 24, 2018

Tiger Woods’ PGA victory is the comeback we’ve all been waiting for

Well… you can say Tiger Woods is back. It’s been five years since we witnessed Tiger Woods win a tournament, but ...

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Chinedu OkaforSeptember 22, 2018

With Anthony Joshua and Povetkin both having good records, who wins the fight today?

On September 22, 2018 (today), 28-year-old, British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua faces off against 38-year-old, Soviet boxer, Alexander Povetkin in front ...

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Chinedu OkaforSeptember 20, 2018

Amaju Pinnick re-elected as NFF president

Reigning president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick on Thursday was re-elected as chairman for a second term ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 6, 2018

#WorldCup2018 Profile: Salah, Suarez and Cavani are the key men in Group A

Generally, there is less excitement about Group A of the upcoming World Cup in Russia as attention will be focused ...

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EditorMay 4, 2018

Battle for relegation survival heats up as Week 37 draws near

The battle for the 3 positions in the Barclays premier league intensify as West Ham, Hudderfield City, Swansea, Southampton and ...

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Michael Adedipupo OgunMarch 5, 2018

Is it end of the road for Arsene Wenger?

In the space of five days, Arsenal suffered a 3 nil loss twice to Manchester City. The first defeat came ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 1, 2017

#WorldCupDraw: These are the countries Nigeria is likely to face ahead of tonight’s draw

The draw for the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup will hold on Friday, December 1 at the State Kremlin ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 22, 2017

Opinion: How to make Nigerian football attractive in a digital age

by Temitope Adigun Several years ago, most Nigerians were strangers to the advancing age of digitalization, especially that of the ...

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EditorSeptember 9, 2017

Anthony Joshua (of course he’s Nigerian), Seni Saraki, Lucy Ejike… see the #YNaijaPowerList2017 for Sports

by Wilfred Okiche For the sixth consecutive year, YNaija brings you its annual ranking of the most powerful young persons ...

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SponsorAugust 26, 2017

Catch the Money Fight live on DStv Premium

The greatest fight in history is here! The world boxing champion, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jnr and the World mixed martial ...

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ToluAugust 23, 2017

ESPN removes sports broadcaster who has the same name as Confederate general

by Wareez Odunayo   After the white supremacist violent rally in Charlottesville, U.S. based global cable and satellite sports television ...

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ToluAugust 6, 2017

Neymar’s destiny-changing transfer deal; Man up, Amir Khan; Usain Bolt | Here are last week’s winners and losers

Last week definitely had its share of political and pop culture drama but we liked that the news cycle was ...

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EditorAugust 3, 2017

Understanding the intricacies of Neymar’s €222m world record transfer deal

by Wareez Odunayo The news of Brazilian forward’s, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly called Neymar world record transfer has ...

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SponsorMay 12, 2017

5 reasons to engage in sporting activities

There’s a common trait to most successful people today — they take part in some sort of sporting activity. Today’s ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 8, 2017

Ololade Ajekigbe: Anthony Joshua- Once a prophet without honour

Familiarity breeds contempt. We tend to despise and underrate that which is readily available to us. This is the summary ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMay 2, 2017

FG congratulates World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua

by Dolapo Adelana The Federal Government has congratulated British professional boxer of Nigerian descent Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, who recently defeated ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaApril 17, 2017

Just In: John Terry to leave Chelsea at the end of the season

by Dolapo Adelana Chelsea Football Club has announced that its captain, John Terry, will depart Stamford Bridge at the end ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaApril 6, 2017

Ahmed Musa considering legal action over asssault allegations

by Dolapo Adelana Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa is set to take up legal action over reports that he was arrested ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaApril 5, 2017

Ex-Super Eagle’s striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni leaves Coventry City after playing only 3 games

by Dolapo Adelana Former Super Eagles forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni has terminated his contract with Coventry City after featuring for the ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 30, 2017

2026 World Cup: FIFA proposes 9 slots for Africa in new 48-team competition

by Dolapo Adelana Nine African countries may get the opportunity to represent at the 2026 edition of the FIFA World cup, ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 30, 2017

“Wonderboy Hamilton was a perfect gentleman…” | NFF mourns ex-Eagles coach

by Dolapo Adelana The Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday paid glowing tributes to former Nigeria player and coach, Paul Hamilton, ...

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ToluMarch 17, 2017

Who is Ahmad Ahmad? The man who just ended Hayatou’s 29-year reign as CAF President

It only took 29 long years after but the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has witnessed the emergence of a new ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 17, 2017

FIFA bans Mali from international football

by Dolapo Adelana World Football governing body FIFA has suspended Mali from international football due to government interference. FIFA took ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 16, 2017

BREAKING: Ahmad Ahmad beats Hayatou to become CAF president

by Dolapo Adelana Ahmad Ahmad is the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Ahmad, who is from ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 9, 2017

Arsenal release statement on Arsene Wenger’s future (READ)

by Dolapo Adelana Arsenal FC has released a statement concerning the future of its manager Arsene Wenger. Fans have been ...

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ToluMarch 8, 2017

Nike launches ‘Pro-Hijab’ for female Muslim athletes | 7 things you should know

First we saw muslim model, Halima Aden walk the runway of the season’s biggest fashion shows in her hijab and ...

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