“Further motivated by the desire to serve in higher capacity, he resigned his appointment as Chairman Ondo Waste Management Board in 2006, to contest elections into the Federal House of Representatives. Between June 2007 and June 2011, Hon. Elegbeleye was a member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Akoko North East/North West Federal Constituency of Ondo State, where he served as Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Sports;”


“With barely 10 rounds of games played in the EPL, Ideye is already feeling the heat. And with just 3 league games to his name, he is yet to find the back of the net. His solitary strike came in the league cup game against Hull”


It is with a concerned heart that I write this open letter to you. Like most Nigerians, if not all, I mourn not only because the Super Eagles failed, in the third time of asking, to progress beyond the 2nd round hurdle at the FIFA 2014 World Cup, but also because the team put up […]

Why Nigerian Players Don’t make Big Moves to Europe?

No sooner had the FIFA Brazil World Cup 2014 drawn its curtains than the insatiable eyes of football fans shifted attention to the ins and outs of the summer transfer window of Europe’s ‘Big Five’, comprising Spain, England, Germany, Italy and France, the ultimate destination of every footballer.   Incidentally, the just concluded mundial, which […]

Lessons from the latest FIFA Ban on Nigeria

Article 13 (Members’ Obligations), par. 1 and article 17 (Independence of Members and their bodies), par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes which obliges member associations, “to manage their affairs independently and ensure that their own affairs are not influenced by any third parties”.   Déjà vu, as another poor outing by the Super Eagles at […]

Elegbeleye commends Unity Football

The Director General, National Sports Commission, Gbenga Elegbeleye, has commended the efforts of the Nigerian Unity Football Tournament for their initiative in using football to foster peace across the country. Elegbeleye, who stated this during a recent visit of the National Organising Committee of the body to his office in Abuja, promised that the commission […]

The Sorry State of the Nigeria Premier League

I want to express my unhappiness and disgust on the sorry state of the Nigeria Premier League and this press release is made with a view to express how urgent it is for every concerned individual to take immediate measures of correction before the situation gets catastrophic.  It is painful when I read on the […]

Memory Lane with Edgar Davids

speaks One-on-One with FourFourTwo   Edgar ‘The Pitbull’ Davids, no-nonsense midfielder for Holland, Ajax, Juventus and more, answers questions from FourFourTwo readers – and threatens one of them – back in the New Year 2010 issue.   “Are you gay?” growls Edgar Davids, 
radiating a palpable sense of menace as Soccer AM concludes an interview for its […]

Ryan Giggs in Messy Affairs

Manchester United Star, Ryan Giggs has been accussed of flirting with the mother of his sister-in-law. Giggs, who still finds it difficult to clear his name on an initial messy affair with Natasha – who is married to Giggs’s brother Rhodri. Natasha got married to Rhodri last year. “Natasha is well known in the city […]