Tuesday 17 September, 2019
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Eagles versus Ukraine A relatively newbreed Super Eagles team came close to bringing down Ukrainian counterparts at the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday before suffering loss of concentration that saw Ukraine tie the game 2-2 with two goals in 45 seconds. Debutant...

By Optimum Times on Sep 11th, 2019

SWAN logo The Kwara chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has threatened to boycott the 5th National Youth Games (NYG) holding in Ilorin from Saturday Sept. 17. This was part of decisions reached by the body after its...

By Optimum Times on Sep 7th, 2019

Super Falcons The Super Falcons moved to the third round of CAF’s 2020 Tokyo Women Football Qualifiers after beating Algeria 1-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday to qualify 3-0 aggregate. The Falcons had defeated the North...

By Optimum Times on Sep 4th, 2019

Chipolopolo of Zambia Zambia’s football association has called off its friendly match against South Africa due to xenophobic attacks. Chipolopolo and Bafana Bafana were scheduled to square off on Saturday in Zambia. In a statement released...

By Optimum Times on Sep 4th, 2019

Falconets celebrate African Games gold medal Nigeria’s Under-20 women’s national team, Falconets, have won the women’s football tournament of the ongoing 12th African Games in Rabat Morocco. The Christopher Danjuma tutored team won...

By Optimum Times on Aug 30th, 2019

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria are through to the final of the football event of 2019 12th African Games in Rabat Morocco. The Nigeria U-20 team defeated their Malian counterparts 5-4 on penalties after the game ended 0-0 at regulation and extra...

By Optimum Times on Aug 28th, 2019

Blessing Okagbare: Not happy with her disqualification Blessing Okagbare on Monday in Rabat at the 12th African Games suffered disqualification after a false start in the women’s 100 metres semi-finals heat 1. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

By Optimum Times on Aug 27th, 2019

CAF Champions League Enyimba International Football Club on Sunday advanced to the second preliminary round of the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League after a 5-0 win over Rahimo FC of Burkina Faso in Aba. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports...

By Optimum Times on Aug 26th, 2019

Sunday Dare The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has pledged to give equal attention to the development of Sports and the youth as he strives to reposition the ministry. Mr Dare disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria...

By Optimum Times on Aug 23rd, 2019

D’Tigress with Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, for an impressive outing at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2019 in Dakar, Senegal, that saw the Nigerian ladies retaining...

By Optimum Times on Aug 20th, 2019