Wednesday 20 November, 2019
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Category Archives: Sports

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare welcomes International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach to Nigeria The Federal Executive Council’s approval of the UNESCO International Convention Against Doping in Sport...

By Optimum Times on Nov 15th, 2019

Super Eagles Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Wednesday defeated the Squirrels of Benin Republic 2-1 in the opening Group L match of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. The Super Eagles came from behind to win the encounter...

By Optimum Times on Nov 14th, 2019

The Federal Government on Tuesday withdrew the corruption charges against the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick and four other members of the board. The Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu...

By Optimum Times on Nov 6th, 2019

L-R ; Chief Financial Officer, Vista International, Binod Mohapatra; Head Marketing, PZ Cussons Nigeria, Charles Nnochiri; Chairman, Higher Institutions Sports League (HiSL), Remi Ogunpitan; CEO, Higher Institutions Sports League (HiSL) Sola...

By Optimum Times on Oct 27th, 2019

NDIC Board Chairman, Ronke Sokefun addresses NDIC Staff as NDIC MD/CE, Umaru Ibrahim and other NDIC Board Members watch during the Corporation’s 30th Anniversary Novelty Match, Saturday. The winners of NDIC’s 30th Anniversary...

By Optimum Times on Oct 20th, 2019

Super Eagles record 1-1 draw against Brazil The Super Eagles of Nigeria drewn 1-1 against Brazil in an international friendly in Singapore on Sunday afternoon. Joe Aribo scored in the 34th minute to put the Super Eagles in front. Brazil leveled...

By Optimum Times on Oct 14th, 2019

Newly elected SWAN leadership at the Port Harcourt congress Two Presidents on Monday emerged at separate elective congresses in Port Harcourt, Rivers and Abuja, to pilot the affairs of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN). The...

By Optimum Times on Oct 8th, 2019

Super Falcons at 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France Hosts Cote d’Ivoire battled African champions Super Falcons of Nigeria to a 0-0 draw on Thursday in Abidjan in the third round first leg match of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers. The...

By Optimum Times on Oct 4th, 2019

Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, on Saturday in Abuja said the upcoming friendly game between Nigeria and Brazil would expose the Super Eagles’ strengths and weaknesses. The...

By Optimum Times on Sep 29th, 2019

By Loveth Azodo, Lagos African Freestyle Football (AFFC) Championship 2019 in collaboration with World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) have commended Heritage Bank Plc for its pivotal role in enhancing youth development and engendering...