Sunday 19 May, 2019
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Ambode with the African and Nigerian soccer legends and coaches A galaxy of African football legends converged on Agege Stadium in Lagos on Saturday for the testimonial match in honour of outgoing Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode. The News Agency of Nigeria...

By Optimum Times on May 19th, 2019

WAFU Champions: Nigeria’s Super Falcons Nigeria’s Super Falcons won the 2019 WAFU Women’s Cup on Saturday in Abidjan after defeating hosts Cote d’Ivoire 5-4 on penalty kicks. Both sides went into a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw...

By Optimum Times on May 19th, 2019

Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa in Super Eagles AFCON squad Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr on Tuesday listed midfielder Mikel John Obi, Ahmed Musa and 23 others in a 25-man squad to prepare for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Egypt. A...

By Optimum Times on May 15th, 2019

A final year student of Engineering at Akwatia Technical Institute, Ghana, collapsed and died as he and others celebrated the 4-0 defeat of Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals second-leg match at Anfield on Tuesday The...

By Optimum Times on May 8th, 2019

Woods with Trump after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom Tiger Woods was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday for his relentless will to win, win, win. The honour came weeks...

By Optimum Times on May 7th, 2019

A team of girls have defeated boys to emerge winners in a boys’ football league. The under-12 girls’ junior football team of SB Frankfort, a club based in Plymouth, Devon, won the Devon Junior and Minor league with two matches left...

By Optimum Times on May 4th, 2019

L-R: Chief Strategy Officer, PACE Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Olamide Adeyemo; Head, Global Markets, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Samuel Ocheho; Director, PACE Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Sola Fijabi; and Head, Marketing and Communications,...

Semenya loses battle against IAAF South African 800m runner Caster Semenya has lost her all-important suit against International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), over her testosterone levels, in a decision that might determine...

By Optimum Times on May 1st, 2019

Cameroon are Under-17 team rules Africa The Young Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have won the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Tanzania after defeating the Syli Cadets of Guinea 5-3 on penalties. The encounter played on Sunday at the National...

By Optimum Times on Apr 29th, 2019

Anthony Joshua and Miller: New York fight cancelled New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) has denied Jarrell Miller a licence to box over a failed drug test on Wednesday, scuppering his planned June 1 bout with world heavyweight champion...

By Optimum Times on Apr 19th, 2019