Welfare contributes to an inclusive society

“Welfare makes it possible for people with disabilities to be included in society,” said Åsa Regnér, the minister with responsibility for disability issues, as she represented the Swedish Government at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on 7–9 September.    The 2016 Paralympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 7–18 September 2016. These […]

Sweden: Owoeri scores twice in Hacken win

Nigerian striker John Owoeri scored twice on Sunday as his side BK Hacken beat IF Elfsborg 4-2 away in the Swedish football championship. The strikes took the Nigerian’s tally to eight goals this season, making him the leading African scorer in the country’s premier football league. Owoeri grabbed an early equalizer in the 13th minute after Elfsborg had […]

FIFA world rankings: Algeria leads in Africa

Algeria is Africa’s top football nation, according to the latest edition of the FIFA world football rankings. The north African nation, which is the first of six African countries on FIFA’s top 50, occupies the 32nd spot on the world rankings to lead in Africa. African champion Ivory Coast at number 35 on the global rankings is second on […]

African goals in Swedish premier league

The Swedish premier football championship, Allsvenskan, resumed last weekend after the Euro finals break. Nigeria’s John Owoeri struck twice as BK Hacken beat Hammarby 4-2 at home on Saturday. The striker pounced in the 37th minute and added another in the 63rd in this win that gave Hacken 19 points from 13 games and a 7th place on the […]

Court dismisses Bility’s FIFA election appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the appeal filed by Musa Hassan Bility against the FIFA Ad hoc Electoral Committee’s decision of 12 November 2015 (the FIFA AEC Decision) in which his candidacy for the upcoming FIFA presidential election was refused. The CAS has dismissed the appeal and upheld […]

Liberia’s Bility goes to court in FIFA election issue

Musa Bility, the head of the Liberia Football Association(LFA) whose candidacy for the presidency of the sport’s controlling body, FIFA was recently rejected, will on Wednesday try to convince the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Zurich, Switzerland, to allow him run for the office. According to a statement issued today by the LFA, Mr. Bility is “seeking an interim […]

Nigerian is world Scrabble champion

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday evening congratulated a Nigerian, Wellington Jighere, after he emerged as the World Scrabble Champion. It is first time for Africa. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said that the President conveyed his congratulatory message to Jighere in a telephone conversation he […]

Kamara wins football championship in Sweden

Sierra Leonean striker Alhaji Kamara on Saturday became a proud winner of Sweden’s most valuable football crown as IFK Norrkoping overcame Gothenburg 2-0 to win the premiership. The 21-year-old was not on the scoresheet on the league’s last day after hitting the net five times in the last three previous matches but golden boot winner Emir Kujovic […]

Sweden: Can Norrkoping win title after 26 years?

A victory against champions Malmo on Saturday will mean IFK Norrkoping are Swedish football champions after 26 years. Norrkoping go into Sunday’s finale in the country’s topmost division with a point lead over 2nd placed Gothenburg and the league leaders are banking on the current scoring form of Sierra Leonean hitman Alhaji Kamara to do […]

Liberia: Why Min. Nagbe’s 5-year plan is ripe

From where I sit in Abuja, the Federal Capital of Nigeria, I marvel at how the country’s football authority has been able to keep active all its football teams in all the major continental and global competitions. At six (6) different levels, Nigeria’s various national football teams have been simultaneously competing at the highest levels […]