President Donald Trump on Monday awarded Golf legend, Tiger Woods with the highest civilian honour “The Medal of Freedom” for his achievements and unending determination to succeed in the game of Golf.
Nigerian born Tijani Cole and wife, Susana, defeated their French opponents 8-5 to help Nigeria become the first African nation to win a curling game at a world championship. It was gathered that the Nigerians made a historic appearance at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2019 with a milestone victory on Thursday, April 25th, 2019.
Divine Oduduru has broken Nigeria’s thirteen years record, finishing a 100 meters race in approximately 10 seconds. Oduduru broke his personal and season best records to set a world-leading record of 9.95sec to win at the Michael Johnson Invitational on Saturday.
Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo took a break from his World Cup preparations to join English Championship club, Stoke, on Monday. Etebo will be a member of the Nigeria squad when the World Cup gets underway in Russia on Thursday. The 22-year-old is free to concentrate on his international commitments after leaving Portuguese side Feirense in a £6.35 million ($8.5 million) switch to second-tier Stoke.
Arsenal have signed Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Italian champions Juventus on a free transfer, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The 34-year-old made more than 250 appearances for Juve, winning the Serie A title in each of his seven seasons at the club.
Everton have appointed Marco Silva as their new manager, the Premier League club announced on their official website on Thursday. Silva, who was fired by Watford mid last season, replaces Sam Allardyce. “Marco Silva has revealed his pride at being appointed Everton manager and his resolve to build a winning side with a winning style and a deep connection between the team and Evertonians,” Everton stated.
President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the senior women’s national football team, (Super Falcons), for winning the 2019 WAFU Women’s tournament, which ended in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, over the weekend. Nigeria won the championship after defeating the competition’s hosts, Dame Elephantes, on a 5-4 penalty.
Nigerian footballer, Ahmed Musa who joined a Saudi club side (Al Nassr) last summer has reportedly won the league title with his team. The former Leicester City player is said to have played 24 league games this season and scored seven goals for the Saudi side.
Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby has named a 27-man provisional squad the final camp in Austria ahead of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals taking place in France from 7th June to 7th July 2019. The bulk of the group is from the team who won a record 11th African women’s championship in Ghana last year.
Former world number one (1), Serena Williams has defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 in order to reach the second round at Indian Wells.
Japan's Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open, making it her second Grand Slam title by beating Petra Kvitova in the final stage of the tournament, according to ALJAZEERA. Osaka, 21 years who also defeated former No.1 Serena Williams in the U.S Open in September 2018, is now the first Asian to be ranked No.1.
Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua has been confirmed to fight Andy Ruiz Jr in a bid to defend his WBO, WBA, and IBF heavyweight titles on June1st, at Madison Square Garden, New York. Joshua was initially set to fight Jarrell Miller, who got a 6 months suspension, after failing three different performance-enhancing drug (PED) tests including human growth hormone (HGH) and erythropoietin (EPO).
The WBA, WBO and IBF world champion, Anthony Joshua has challenged Deontay Wilder, WBC belt-holder to a fight. The IBF world champion, made this challenge during an interview on US network ESPN.
The IBF stripped Gennady Golovkin of its middleweight title Wednesday. The New Jersey-based sanctioning organization ruled to take Golovkin’s 160-pound championship from him because Golovkin didn’t adhere to the stipulations of the exception the IBF granted before he fought Vanes Martirosyan on May 5 in Carson, California.