Category archives for: Sports

How One Lawyer’s Crusade Could Change Football Forever

By MICHAEL SOKOLOVE There are 1.27 million lawyers in the United States, one for about every 300 Americans — about 400,000 more of them than there are doctors. Their work is rarely glamorous, and especially for those just starting out in the profession, it can be grinding and repetitive. Jason Luckasevic, hired out of law […]

2014 AWC: Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon tipped to star

By Oluwashina Okeleji BBC Sport Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon are favourites as the African Women Championship kicks-off in Namibia on Saturday. The championship is scheduled for 11-25 October 2014 in two stadiums [The Independence stadium and the Sam Nujoma Stadium] in Windhoek. It will also serve as qualification for the Fifa Women’s World Cup to […]

AFCON Qualifier Results: Sudan stun African champions Nigeria as South Africa wins 2-0 against Congo

Sudan stunned Africa Cup of Nations title-holders Nigeria 1-0 Saturday in a 2015 qualifier while Algeria, Ivory Coast and South Africa achieved impressive away victories. Algeria overcame Malawi 2-0, South Africa triumphed by the same score in Congo Brazzaville and Ivory Coast won 2-1 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sierra Leone exceeded expectations to […]

AFCON Qualifying: Togo 2 Ghana 3

Christian Atsu scored a late winner as Ghana claimed a dramatic first victory of Africa Cup of ations qualification, beating Togo 3-2. The winger, on loan at Everton from Premier League rivals Chelsea, hit home the winner five minutes from time to give Kwesi Appiah’s men victory in the Group E clash in Lome. Having […]

AFCON Qualifying: South Africa 0 Nigeria 0

Nigeria’s poor run continued with a 0-0 draw against South Africa in Africa Cup of ations Qualifying on Wednesday, September 10. Pressure is sure to mount on Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi as they followed a shock 3-2 home loss to Congo on Saturday with another uninspiring performance. The defending African champions have now won just […]

Milo who? A confused nation with no sense of direction

By Nathan Gadugah We are back again! Back to base. An ignominious return to the foreign-local coach banter all over again. Only this time we have decorated the monkey and given it a new name-technical advisor- instead of the head coach we all know. Who are we deceiving? Who is the FA deceiving? Nobody but […]

Didier Drogba will be a Chelsea success again – John Terry

John Terry has backed Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba to be a success on his return to the Premier League. The Ivory Coast striker is back at Stamford Bridge after signing a one-year deal last month. Drogba, 36, scored 157 goals in 342 games in his first spell with the club, which spanned eight years. Terry, […]

Glasgow 2014 – Team Nigeria Finishes Eighth Overall

By Tunde Eludini Team Nigeria to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, finished eighth on the final medal tables for the multi sports event. A string of silver medals on the penultimate day of the competition and the stripping of teenage Weightlifter, Chika Amalaha, denied Team Nigeria from making history at the tournament. The […]

It is time to let Africa host the Commonwealth Games

by Grant Jarvie Chair of Sports, Univ. of Edinburgh With the end of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, it is tempting to suggest that its success might just have saved the event. Certainly what has not been in question is that its future has been in doubt in recent years. For one thing, the number […]

FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking -June 05 Release

Rank Team Pts +/- Pos 1 Spain 1485 0 Equal 2 Germany 1300 0 Equal 3 Brazil 1242 1 Up 4 Portugal 1189 -1 Down 5 Argentina 1175 2 Up 6 Switzerland 1149 2 Up 7 Uruguay 1147 -1 Down 8 Colombia 1137 -3 Down 9 Italy 1104 0 Equal 10 England 1090 1 Up […]