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Mikel going nowhere – Shittu

Midfielder John Mikel Obi will not be leaving Chelsea, at least not during this transfer window, according to his agent John Shittu. Mikel, 26, has been heavily linked with Turkish club Galatasaray throughout the summer, with Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala and Italian side Napoli also emerging as late entrants for his

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Kenya sends 20 to AJC in Mauritius

Athletics Kenya has selected 20 youths for the 11th African Junior Championships starting in Mauritius today. The Eastern Africa Youth 1,500m silver medallist Sheila Chepngetich will lead the team. The national trials were held on Monday at the Nyayo Stadium. Chepngetich of South Rift clocked 4:20.91 ahead of Janet Chesang of

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AJC 2013: Team Nigeria poise for medal haul

•As athletics hostilities begin in Mauritius As Africa’s best young talents converge on Port Louis, Mauritius, Team Nigeria, represented by 26 athletes will want to prove once more that its victory at the 1st Africa Youth Athletic Championships (AYAC) in March was no fluke. Gladly, most of the athletes that competed at

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Nigeria v Malawi: Uncertainty over Ogude

Uncertainty surrounds the availability of Super Eagles midfielder, Fengur Ogude’s availability for the 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Malawi in Calabar on September 7. The Valerenga midfielder was named by Keshi as one of 18 Europe-based players to come down for the game on September 7 in Calabar. Super Eagles

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Udinese FC President commends Amosun’s wife

President of Udinese Football Club, Mr. Giampaolo Pozzo has commended the Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun for discovering football talents in youngsters and taking it upon herself to expose them to international opportunities. Twenty-two players  discovered during the UPLIFTing U-15 Grassroot Football programme organised  in April

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AFN set higher standards for athletes

The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has reiterated its resolve in setting higher standards for athletes towards making them world beaters. Making this known in a media parley in Lagos on Monday, AFN President, Solomon Ogba, informed that the federation  target were young athletes, who according to him, were the future

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