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  • N1.5m up for grabs in NB Plc chess tourney

    December 3, 2013 11:03 PM 29

    A total cash prize of N1.5m will be up for winning at the 36th edition of the Nigerian Breweries International Open Chess Championship which holds from December 12 to 15 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The four-day tournament will be in seven-round Swiss event paring with the star prize winner going home with N250,000 and corporate gift from the sponsor

  • Nigeria FA chief targeted by money transfer fraudsters

    December 3, 2013 3:32 PM 32

    Early Doors began life as a daily vehicle for mocking Rafa Benitez - and as such represented something a prototype for the modern internet. It has now evolved into a must-read morning feature from our team of football writers. Serious or silly, penetrating or puerile, Early Doors has always got something to say on the big issues. And there's still a fair amount

  • Nigeria move to avoid World Cup bonus row

    December 3, 2013 3:12 PM 30

    Nigeria football officials are set to implement a code of conduct which they hope will prevent future rows with the national team over bonus payments. The move is designed to ensure there is no repeat of the dispute that almost caused the country to miss out on this year's Fifa Confederations Cup. Sports minister Bolaji Abdullahi has forwarded a code of conduct

  • Exclusive: Liverpool, Manchester City battle for Golden Eaglets star, Chidera Eze

    December 3, 2013 8:58 AM 24

    A member of the world-conquering Golden Eaglets, Chidera Eze, has received offers from two English Premier League sides, Liverpool and Manchester City, PREMIUM TIMES can reveal. The attacker was a part of the Nigerian U-17 side that emerged World Champions at the FIFA tournament held in the UAE. The player, who had been linked to clubs in the Portuguese

  • Interim ASA board gets down to business

    December 3, 2013 7:15 AM 28

    Monday 2 December 2013 20:03 The newly appointed Athletics South Africa (ASA) interim board has not wasted time to tackle issues hampering this troubled organisation. The seven member committee was appointed this past weekend following the dissolution of the previous board led by James Evans. Following a mandate from the 16 ASA regions to normalise

  • NSC secures N280m to pay Keshi, others

    December 3, 2013 12:53 AM 32

    The Ministry of Sports/National Sports Commission has secured a grant of N280m on behalf of the Nigeria Football Federation to pay the salary arrears of national football coaches. A major share of the money will go to Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi and the former coach of the Flying Eagles John Obuh. An aide of the sports minister who spoke with The PUNCH

  • Toure wins BBC sport award

    December 2, 2013 6:51 PM 29

    December 2 2013 at 08:27pm London – Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was named the BBC's African Footballer of the Year for 2013 on Monday. It was the fifth straight year the Manchester City star had made the shortlist but the first time he'd taken the award. “Thank you to all the fans around the world who continue to support me and who love me a lot,” said Toure

  • Red-hot Enyeama continues shut out

    December 2, 2013 1:38 AM 30

    Vincent Enyeama stayed in top form to help 10-man Lille win 1-0 away at Valenciennes on Saturday after Franck Beria was sent off. The Nigerian has now gone 945 minutes without conceding a goal as Lille have not lost in 10 matches. He is closing in on the Ligue 1 record of 1,176 minutes held by Gaetan Huard during the 1992-93 season with Bordeaux

  • Odegbami: Eagles lack cohesion

    December 1, 2013 3:41 PM 18

    Segun Odegbami Nigeria Super Eagles Segun Odegbami believes there is still time for the current Super Eagles to improve, as he believes the team lacks cohesion. The former Green Eagles and Shooting Stars winger, who was nicknamed 'Mathematical' in his playing days, told Radio Nigeria that the current Super Eagles lack cohesion, as they are yet to properly

  • Emenike on song again

    December 1, 2013 10:29 AM 14

    Nigerian striker, Emmanuel Emenike continued to prove his worth to Turkish club, Fenerbahce as he scored his fifth league goal of the season in the Super Lig on Saturday. Emenike also provided an assist in the game as Fener drew 3-3 against bitter rivals, Besiktas in a bad-tempered contest at the Sukru Saracoglu. His goal arrived in the 12th minute as he reacted