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Sports Commercialization can Create Wealth

Ugo Udezue, Chief Executive Officer, Lagos Islanders Basketball Club and Vice President, Player Representation, BDA Sports Management in this interview with Sawubona Advisory Services, highlights some of the opportunities for sports commercialisation in Nigeria. What is your assessment of the Nigerian sports industry? The Nigeria sports industry is mostly untapped Read More…

Roger Federer is guaranteed not to meet any of his so-called “Big Four” rivals

Roger Federer is guaranteed not to meet any of his so-called “Big Four” rivals – Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal – until the Wimbledon semi-finals following his latest victory over Mischa Zverev at the Gerry Weber Open on Thursday (22 June). The 18-time Grand Slam winner, seeking to Read More…

MLS fans know Fanendo Adi as a star striker for the Portland Timbers, a physically-imposing forward blessed with elite finishing ability. He’s made it look easy in MLS, scoring 49 goals in 106 regular season appearances and helping the Timbers to their 2015 MLS Cup title, but Adi’s journey to Read More…

Arsenal Ready To Part Company With Nigerian Starlet After Fifteen Years

Chuba Akpom could bid farewell to Arsenal this summer after spending fifteen years at the club, according to reports. The Independent says the Hale End Academy product is among the nine players expected to depart the Emirates Stadium outfit before the close of the transfer window. Arsenal are hoping to Read More…

Rio silver medallist Dan Wallace given three-month suspension for drink-driving

Olympic silver medallist Dan Wallace has been suspended from all national programmes after he admitted driving under the influence of alcohol. A joint statement from British Swimming and Scottish Swimming confirmed the 24-year-old will be banned from activity until September 12 for violating the athlete code of conduct. The Scot, Read More…

Nigeria: Mikel Boost for Rohr

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has shown great recovery from the injury that has kept him out of action for both club and country for some weeks now. This is no doubt, good news for national team coach, Gernot Rohr who has sorely missed the services of his experienced Read More…

How Gabrselassie Ran his Way to Wealth

Four years ago, sitting with Haile Gebrselassie in his eighth floor office at Alem Building, we enjoyed an uninhibited view of Addis Ababa. Alem Building, named after the running legend’s wife, is the headquarters of the couple’s business empire, Haile and Alem International PLC, and is one of the most Read More…

How coach Emeteole died in India

The Nigerian football family has been thrown into mourning following the death of former national coach and player, Kelechi Emeteole. He was 66. Emeteole died in the early hours of Wednesday June 21, 2017 at an Indian hospital following a protracted illness diagnosed as cancer of the throat. Mr. Chinedu Read More…

Milan Winger Oduamadi Is Africa’s Record Goalscorer At Confederations Cup

Out-of-favour Nigeria international Nnamdi Oduamadi is Africa’s record goalscorer at the FIFA Confederations Cup with three goals to his name. The AC Milan winger surpassed the record previously held by six players, including ex-Everton striker Daniel Amokachi, when he bagged a hat-trick in the Super Eagles 6-1 hammering of Tahiti Read More…

This Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor Trailer Will Make You Shadowbox In Your Living Room

Say what you will about the circus that currently is and increasingly will be the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight, but no one can deny the hype. And if McGregor can do what many consider impossible — knock down or even beat the untouchable Mayweather, then all of the Read More…

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