Preparations for the successful hosting of the 17th National Sports Festival tagged “Garden City Games 2011” billed to hold in Port Harcourt from June 27 to July 11, 2011, received a boost last night with the sum of N83 million realized at a fund-raising dinner.
Several former Nigeria track and field internationals who added colour and elegance to last weekend's 65th All Nigeria/Cross River State Ahletics Championships in Calabar have hailed the executive governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, for providing the platform for a best-ever All Nigeria Open Championships in the last 20 years.
It was fun and excitement galore as the Nigeria Insurance Games Season 3 kicked off on Sunday at the University of Lagos Sports complex. This year’s opening ceremony marked a great departure from the first two editions as all the participating companies, clad in their various organizations colours, observed a march past.
Super Falcons head coach, Eucharia Uche has querried the wisdom of the organisers of the Germany 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup to schedule our two remaining games for night when the weather condition will be very cold", the Falcons gaffer pointed out.
Acting Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation, Musa Amadu, has told Complete Sports that the football house will bid for the hosting of the next phase of the 2012 London Olympic qualifiers if it can get adequate support from relevant quarters.
A member of the Security Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ify Izedunazor, who was in charge of providing security to the teams in Benin, has rubbished claims by the Ghananian team officials that they were given a cold reception while in Nigeria.
Complete Sports can report that despite the fact that the Ghanaian team and their delegation were not happy with the kind of reception they got from Nigeria Football Federation during their stay in Benin, they still reserved a lot of respect for the most populous black nation on earth.
Beijing 2008 Olympics bronze medallist, Nigeria’s Chika Chukwumerije, is set for the World Taekwondo Federation-organised London Olympic Games qualifiers holding in Baku, Azerbaijan with the intention of picking a slot at the global championship.