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REMEMBERING ERNEST OKONKWO, THE GOLDEN VOICE OF NIGERIAN FOOTBALL COMMENTARY

This week marks the 28th anniversary of the demise of the man many consider as the greatest Nigerian radio sports commentator , Ernest Okonkwo . Okonkwo who hailed from Nando in Anambra State passed away on 7th August 1990. Below is a tribute done in honour of the great broadcaster by sport’s writer, Tunde Adeleye and published in November, 2017. May his soul continue to … Continue reading REMEMBERING ERNEST OKONKWO, THE GOLDEN VOICE OF NIGERIAN FOOTBALL COMMENTARY

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THE JOY AND THRILLS OF ASABA 2018 -By Jackson Ekwugum

Except for crass opportunism, blatant mischief and sheer dishonesty, it is unthinkable that any well-meaning Nigerian would dismiss the just- concluded 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, a.k.a Asaba 2018, as a failure the way Reuben Abati did in an article circulating online. Aside from the fact that it is unfair and illogical to assess the success or otherwise of a major championship like Asaba 2018 … Continue reading THE JOY AND THRILLS OF ASABA 2018 -By Jackson Ekwugum

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Okowa Bags NOC Merit Award, Says Award Will Inspire Him To Do More

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has bagged Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Merit Award, in recognition of his outstanding roles and contributions towards  the development of sports in the country. In a colourful award ceremony held in Asaba on Saturday night, August 4, President of NOC, Engr. Habu Gumel personally presented the award to the governor in a glittering occasion which also, saw the presentation … Continue reading Okowa Bags NOC Merit Award, Says Award Will Inspire Him To Do More

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AFRICAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP OPENS IN ASABA AMID POMP, FANFARE, AS BUHARI, OKOWA, COE PREACH FRIENDSHIP

Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and the President of International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), Lord Sebastian Coe, have all urged athletes participating in 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, tagged Asaba 2018 to harness the event to build friendships that will consolidate peace and unity in Africa. They spoke on 01/08/18, at the opening ceremony of the event in … Continue reading AFRICAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP OPENS IN ASABA AMID POMP, FANFARE, AS BUHARI, OKOWA, COE PREACH FRIENDSHIP

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ASABA 2018: Coe Hails Okowa As Visionary Leader, Describe Games as Important to African Athletes

President, International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), Lord Sebastian Coe has described the Africa Senior Athletics Championship (ASAC) as an event cherished a lot by lovers of sports. Speaking when he paid a courtesy visit on the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on 31/07/18, the IAAF Chief, accompanied by the President of the Confederations of African Athletics, Hamad Kalkaba Malboum also, described … Continue reading ASABA 2018: Coe Hails Okowa As Visionary Leader, Describe Games as Important to African Athletes

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AFRICA IS COMING TO ASABA – by Chibuikem Diala

In the past months, movement around Asaba, the Delta State capital, has been systematically regulated to minimize commuters discomfort as they move from one end of the metropolis to the other. Thanks to the comprehensive drainage project being carried out by the state government and indeed the top flight preparations for the African Senior Athletics Championship holding in Asaba, the proud capital of Delta State, … Continue reading AFRICA IS COMING TO ASABA – by Chibuikem Diala

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FRANCE ARE 2018 FOOTBALL WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS

France has won the FIFA football World Cup 2018, hosted by Russia, for the second time in their history. “Le Bleus” as the French senior national football team is called, defeated hard fighting national team of Croatia in the final game of the World cup, 4 -2, with goals from Antoine Griezeman, Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and an own goal by Mario Mandzukic for France, … Continue reading FRANCE ARE 2018 FOOTBALL WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS