Rio Olympics: Union Bank pledges N30m as sponsorship deal for Team Nigeria

Union Bank, Nigeria’s leading innovative financial institution is set to support the 100 member Team Nigeria Olympic and Paralympic athletes participating in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with N25million. The bank also pledged the sum of N5million to the NOC as it recognises the work and effort that goes into providing the athletes with customised, creative and impactful coaching education programs. The Bank was announced as the official sponsor of the Team Nigeria athletes to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. The announcement was made by the Nigerian Olympic…

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Euro2016 final: Ronaldo, Payet, Eder’s goal lead conversation on Facebook

Following the success of the just concluded UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament in France which saw Portugal win their first ever major title, Facebook has stated that the tournament was one of the most talked about sporting events ever, with 195 million people having 950 million interactions (10th June to 10th July). Aside catching up with old friends and family members, Facebook is also where people talk about football – especially in real-time – so following Portugal’s extra-time win, Facebook looked at how people buzzed about the match. The Final…

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Gianni Infantino emerges FIFA president

The UEFA secretary general, Gianni Infantino from Switzerland has emerged as the president of the world football governing body, FIFA. Infantino beat other three contestants in a second round of voting with 115 votes to beat his closest rival, Sheikh Salman Ebrahim al-Khalifa with 88 votes and prince Ali Al -Hussein‎ with four votes while Jerome Champagne did not secure any vote. ‎ Infantino succeceds Blatter, who had led FIFA since 1998. Blatter stood down last year and was later banned from football for six years for breaching ethics guidelines. Infantino is…

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Aubameyang of Gabon wins Glo-CAF African Footballer of the Year

Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang of Gabon and Borussia Dortmund of Germany has won the 2015 Glo-CAF African Footballer of the Year Award in Abuja. Aubameyang defeated Yaya Toure of Cote D’Ivoire and Mancity attacker and Andre Ayew of Ghana and Swansea City attacker to second and third place respectively at the ceremony held at the International Conference Center in Abuja. Ayew came 3rd with (112 points), Toure came 2nd with (136 points) and Aubameyang emerged winner with (143 Points). Aubameyang was born on June 18 1989 (age 26) at Laval, France.…

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Chelsea sacks manager, Jose Mourinho‎

Chelsea has finally sacked manager, Jose Mourinho, seven months after he led them to the Premier League title. ‎Chelsea Football Club and Jose Mourinho Thursday parted company by mutual consent.‎ The information of Chsea website said all at Chelsea thank Jose for his immense contribution since he returned as manager in the summer of 2013. His three league titles, FA Cup, Community Shield and three League Cup wins over two spells make him the most successful manager in our 110-year history. But both Jose and the board agreed results have…

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African Issa Hayatou takes over as acting FIFA President

The President of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, Issa Hayatou has been appointed on an interim basis as the acting President of the World football governing Body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) The 69 old Camerounian was appointed following the 90 days suspension of the FIFA former president, Sepp Blatter and UEFA president, Michel Platini by FIFA’s ethics committee over allegation of corruption.. Hayatou who before his appointment was the president of CAF and senior vice president of FIFA will now serve as acting FIFA president for…

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Rugby league championship

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Teen Manassero – Youngest champ of European Tour’s tournament

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Federer against Nadal

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Rugby cup for Wales

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