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50th Anniversary: Is Kwara still ‘Mecca of Sports’?

50th Anniversary: Is Kwara still ‘Mecca of Sports’?

In the 70’s, 80’s, down to the early 90’s, Kwara State was referred to as a ‘Mecca of Sports’ following her great achievement, as the state is celebrating 50 years of existence. For the older generations, Kwara state wasn’t christen (Mecca of sports) for no reason but for the exploits of both indigenes and residents […]

Tunisia ref to take charge of Eagles/Bafana clash

Tunisia ref to take charge of Eagles/Bafana clash

The Confederation of African Football has appointed Tunisian arbiter, Youssef Essrayri as the referee for next month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo. Essrayri, 40, who became an international referee five years ago, will be assisted by compatriots Yamen Melloulchi (Assistant […]

NNL: Ohanu’s hat-trick sinks Adamawa Utd

NNL: Ohanu’s hat-trick sinks Adamawa Utd

…as Kwara Utd maintains home streak Kwara United continue their impressive home runs in the Nigeria National League, NNL as they defeated Adamawa United 2-0 in matchday 11 played on Wednesday at the Kwara Stadium, Ilorin. Micheal Ohanu’s double in 14th and 21st minute respectively gave the Harmony boys a comfortable 2-0 lead at half […]

Kwara @ 50: Team Executive defeats Legislature

Kwara @ 50: Team Executive defeats Legislature

Team State Executive Council on Wednesday thrashed members of the Kwara State House of Assembly 2-0 in a novelty match organised as part of activities marking the golden jubilee celebration of the state. The Deputy Speaker, Mathew Okedare scored the lone goal for the Parliament while the Commissioner for Water Resources, Sheu Akorede scored brace […]

Man Utd are Europa League champs

Man Utd are Europa League champs

Manchester United lifted the Europa League trophy after an emotional 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday night in Stockholm. Paul Pogba’s deflected strike in the 18th minute and Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s close-range goal (48) secured United’s second trophy of the season and a result which may offer some joy to the city of Manchester following a […]

Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial, but will not go to jail

Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial, but will not go to jail

Spain’s Supreme Court, Wednesday, rejected an appeal by FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi and stood by a Catalan regional court’s 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud, according to court documents. The five-times World Player of the Year is however unlikely to go to prison. Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty by a Catalan […]

NPFL/LALIGA U-15: KFA offers scholarship to 2 players

NPFL/LALIGA U-15: KFA offers scholarship to 2 players

The Kwara Football Academy (KFA), has awarded scholarships to two of its players who participated and won the NPFL/LALIGA U-15 Promises with Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) Ilorin FC U-15 team. The two players are William Oni and Christopher Omomeji. The State Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Kale Ayo, announced the scholarship on Tuesday during […]

Holyfield visits Ambode, pledges $3m health facilities

Holyfield visits Ambode, pledges $3m health facilities

Former world Boxing Champion, Evander Holyfield, on Wednesday said his foundation would donate health facilities worth $3 million to Lagos State. Holyfield, who announced the donation during a courtesy visit to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode at the State House in Alausa, also said that the foundation would be established in the state. The News Agency of […]

Ilorin West gets football council

Ilorin West gets football council

Ilorin West Football Council was yesterday inaugurated at the Conference Room of the Kwara State Sports Council, with a charge to other Local Governments to constitute and inaugurate their Councils to assist football development at the grassroots. Speaking after the inauguration, the Chairman of the Council, Mallam Busari Ishola, who also doubles as the Chairman […]

Broner jailed for three days after failing to appear in court

Broner jailed for three days after failing to appear in court

Adrien Broner, who was once considered as the heir to Floyd Mayweather as boxing’s kingpin, has been jailed for three days for contempt of court. The troubled American boxer is now serving three days behind bars after failing to appear in court for part of his hearing into a disorderly conduct charge, relating to a […]