Rafael Nadal has issued a rallying cry and called on Spanish athletes to help raise 11 million euros ($12.07 million) to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Nigerian tennis players have been hit hard by the ravaging coronavirus scare as the International Tennis Federation has announced the suspension of all tennis tournaments for a six week period.
The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been cancelled over concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, making it the first major sporting event in the US to be scrubbed due to health concerns.
Former world number ones Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber have pulled out of next week’s BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after failing to recover from injuries.
The African one table tennis player injured his hamstring last week during the Olympics qualifiers in Tunisia and hes expected to return towards the end of March or early April.
National Table Tennis coach Nosir Bello has stated that Nigeria will record a podium finish at the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan after leading the table tennis players to seal qualification at the recently concluded Olympic qualifying tournament in Tunisia.
World No. 2 Rafael Nadal remained on course for his third ATP Mexico Open title by breezing past South Korea’s Kwon Soon-woo 6-2, 6-1 in their quarter-final clash on Thursday.
Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri has described his defeat to Ahmed Saleh of Egypt in the final of 2020 ITTF Africa Cup as a painful one.
Novak Djokovic hailed Maria Sharapova as a “legend” with “the mind of a champion” after the Russian superstar announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday.
World number two Rafael Nadal stepped up his bid for a third ATP Mexico Open title with an impressive display of serving and shotmaking to beat Serbian youngster Miomir Kecmanovic on Wednesday.
President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation, Engr. Tikon Ishaku, has assured that Nigeria will have nothing to worry about as far as qualifying her Table Tennis players for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Nigerian women’s table tennis star Edem Offiong lost to African number one Dina Meshref in the final of the 2020 ITTF Africa Cup on Wednesday.
Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh stunned African number one Aruna Quadri to the men’s singles final of the 2020 ITTF Africa Cup in Tunisia on Wednesday.
Africa Table Tennis Federation Vice President and member of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation Barrister Waheed Enitan Oshodi has hailed the Nigerian duo of Aruna Quadri and Offiong Edem after both players secured qualification for the final of the ongoing ITTF Africa top 16 cup in Tunisia for both men and women categories respectively.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in 16 years and second female ever Taekwondo Olympian for the country as well as table tennis player, Cicilia Edem Effiong.
Table tennis’s world team championships, due to take place next month in the South Korean city of Busan, were postponed on Tuesday following a leap in novel coronavirus cases.
Nigeria’s table tennis legend Funke Oshonaike has disclosed that she may take up a coaching role after calling it quit from the game that brought her so much fortune and fame.
Mexico boss Tata Martino is willing to negotiate a pay cut to help during the coronavirus pandemic and believes every coach and player should be ready to do so.
The deadline to leave for up to four cruise ships anchored off the Australian State of Queensland will come at midnight on Wednesday.
The Akwa Ibom state government has stated that all five reported positive test cases of COVID-19 in the state are hale and hearty while awaiting the conduct of a reconfirmation test.
As the World Health Organisation, WHO, celebrates the nursing profession by making the theme of the 2020 World Health Day to be “Support Nurses and Midwives,” the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has asked for a healthy and dignifying working environment for health workers in the country.
Plenty of people on social media have suggested that the season should be cancelled, but it is highly unlikely that it will come to that, as UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has stated that Liverpool will more than likely be awarded the title at some point.
The Oyo State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned opposition party members not to play petty politics with the COVID-19 test result of Governor Seyi Makinde.
The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the weakness of health systems in most countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has revealed she intends to take the same proposed pay cut as the club's players, insisting "we are all in this together" during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
Former Republic of Ireland internationals Damien Duff and John O'Shea have joined their country's coaching staff following the appointment of Stephen Kenny as manager on Sunday.