Category: Sports

Mikel Retires From National Team

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has announced his retirement from the national team. The 32-year-old retired after the Super Eagles of Nigeria took the third position at the 2019 AFCON. In a post on his verified Instagram handle, he said, “At the age of 32 it’s time for me to retire from the National team […]

Nigeria Olympic Committee Re-elects Habu Gumel President

Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) last Thursday in Yola, the Adamawa state capital re-elected Engr Ahmed Habu Gumel the body’s President and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Gumel ran for the election unchallenged and scored all the 35 votes to retain his seat for the second time. Other positions contested in the election which […]

African footballers more likely to die young?

The recent death of Ivorian footballer Cheick Tiote on the pitch brought an outpouring of sadness in the world of football. Many are asking if there is any evidence to suggest that African players are more likely to die on the pitch than other players. By Olabisi Tayo In the past few years there have been a number of […]