45MIL PRIZE MONEY AT STAKE AT OKPEKPE ROAD RACE THIS YEAR

A total prize purse of over N45million will be on offer at the seventh Okpekpe International 10km Road Race next month in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo State. Pamodzi Sports Marketing, organisers of the race announced the unchanged prize money outlay on the event’s website,www.okpekperoadrace.com In the outlay, a total of $112,000 is on offer as prize money to the top eight finishers in the men and women’s elite race with the winner in each gender category going home with $20,000 while $13,000 and $9,000 respectively will go to the…

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ALUNG PROMISES TO DELIVER 2018 WORLD CUP TICKET

Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, says the Super Eagles will deliver the 2018 World Cup ticket to Nigerians. Dalung told newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja that the team was well prepared for the world cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon coming up on Friday in Uyo. “We have prepared very well and the team is in high spirit, ready to do their best. “We want to assure Nigerians that we will definitely make good our promise of delivering the ticket for the 2018 World Cup in…

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BUHARI RECEIVES AFRICAN CHAMPIONS, D’TIGRESS,. AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, SEE PICS

President Muhammadu Buhari hosts victorious Afrobasket 2017 winners/Nigeria National Female Basketball team, D’Tigress at the executive council chamber of the presidential villa in Abuja today. He met with the Basketball Team at the council chambers, after they won the Afrobasket Championship title for the first time in 12 years in Mali. President Buhari also disclosed that each player will receive the sum of a million naira while the officials will receive half a million. Nigeria defeated defending champions Senegal to win the trophy in Mali on Sunday night. Buhari Receives…

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SINGER TIMI DAKOLO EMPLOYS PERSONAL FOOTBALL TRAINER FOR SON AFTER NEYMAR DEAL, SEE PICS

Voice Nigeria Coach, Timi Dakolo has employed a personal trainer to help train his son after Neymar’s record breaking deal with PSG. The Singer who took to Twitter to disclose this wrote; “I AM NOT KIDDING.. PERSONAL COACH HAS ARRIVED” http://www.lailasblog.com/timi-dakolo-employs-personal-football-trainer-son-neymars-record-breaking-deal-psg/ (

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NEYMAR PAYS 222MIL EUROS TO FREE HIM FROM BARCELONA AND PAVE WAY FOR PSG MOVE

Neymar is now free to complete his world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain after Barcelona confirmed on Thursday his 222 million euro ($260 million) buyout clause had been received by the Catalan club. “On Thursday afternoon Neymar Jr’s legal representatives visited in person the club’s offices and made the payment of 222 million euros in the player’s name with regards to the unilateral termination of the contract that united both parties,” Barca said in a statement. The move had been held up by the Spanish league’s refusal to accept the…

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SEE THE NEYMAR CONTRACT THAT WOULD MAKE HIM THE COSTLIEST PLAYER OF ALL TIMES

Barcelona Fc forward, Neymar Junior has agreed a deal with French side, Paris Saint Germain in a deal that will make him the most expensive footballer on earth. Neymar will make about £30,000,000 after tax, which shows that he will earn a massive £2,384,000 every month and £3,547 per hour. No one needs to even persuade me if I was Neymar, I will just show up at Training on Monday. NEWS VIA:http://www.jamienaija.com/2017/08/inside-neymar-mammoth-psg-contract.html?m=1 14 Likes 1 Share

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CAF EXPANDS AFCON {AFRICA CUP OF NATION} TO 24-TEAM

The Confederation of African Football have confirmed that the continental championship will increase by eight teams The Confederation of African Football have confirmed that the Africa Cup of Nations will be expanded from 16 teams to 24 as of the 2019 edition. The expansion of the biennial tournament was one of the key issues discussed during the Caf Symposium in Morocco earlier this week, and a statement issued by the Confederation of African Football have confirmed the decisions taken by the working party. As well as the expansion—the first since…

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SEE PICS OF SUNSHINE QUEENS FC PLAYERS ATTACKED BY FANS OF BAYELSA QUEENS FC

Some fans of the Bayelsa Queens football club attacked Sunshine Queens FC players after a league game in Nembe, Bayelsa state yesterday July 19th. According to reports, the fans were angry that the goalkeeper of the Sunshine Queens FC prevented their home club from scoring as many goals, despite that they won the match 1-0. The goalkeeper was singled out during the attack and was rushed to the hospital after sustaining serious head injury. Sunshine Queens reportedly received lots of threats during the game by the fans who vowed to deal with…

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HERDSMEN TURN ABUJA NATIONAL STADIUM TO GRAZING FIELD

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Fulani herdsmen have  converted  the National Stadium, Abuja,  into a fertile land for cattle pasture  as weeds overtake the package B section of  the $360m  facility. Our correspondent,  who visited the stadium  on Tuesday,  saw  tall grasses in almost every part of the complex. Fresh and dried cow   dung could be seen on the asphalt within the complex showing that the animals regularly graze on the grasses  at the stadium. The security officials manning the  gate blamed the sports ministry  for the deterioration in the condition of…

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PROMOTER GETS BIDS FOR JOSHUA KLITSHCO REMATCH IN ABUJA

ANTHONY JOSHUA has been told there are two bids on the table from Nigeria to stage his world heavyweight title rematch against Wladimir Klitschko, according to The Sun. His promoter Eddie Hearn has been sifting through mega-money offers to put the fight on in Nigeria’s capital Abuja and a decision is expected early next week on where and if the clash goes ahead. Hearn said,  “There has been big interest from Nigeria, we have had two approaches to stage it in  Abuja and we are going through the contracts. “Some…

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