Facebook with Latestnigeriannews  Twieet with latestnigeriannews  RSS Page Feed
Home  |  All Headlines  |  Punch  |  Thisday  |  Daily Sun  |  Vanguard   |  Guardian  |  The Nation  |  Daily Times  |  Daily Trust  |  Daily Independent
World  |  Sports  |  Technology  |  Entertainment  |  Business  |  Politics  |  Tribune  |  Leadership  |  National Mirror  |  BusinessDay  |  More Channels...

Viewing Mode:

Archive:

  1.     Tool Tips    
  2.    Collapsible   
  3.    Collapsed     
Click to view all Entertainment headlines today

Click to view all World headlines today

Kalu tips D'Tigers to excel at London 2012

Published by Guardian on Mon, 16 Jul 2012


RAVE of the moment in Nigerian sports circle and national basketball team, D'Tigers, was yesterday likened to boxing legend, Dick Tiger Ihetu, by former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, who urged the boys to perform more miracles in London.While describing the basketball team as the authentic Dream Team Four, Kalu prayed compatriots to shift all the attention given to football to the basketballers.He said: 'D'Tigers remind me of our own dear Dick Tiger. I do not know how they coined the name, but I am sure they will perform in Great Britain like the former world champion did in 1958 when he won his first major laurel.'The former governor was talking of the British Empire middleweight crown, which Dick Tiger grabbed by defeating Pat MacAteer of Birkinhead in Liverpool. Now D'Tigers is in London to fight for an Olympic medal in the same Great Britain.'These boys can move mountains,' he stated. 'The Americans' Bring them on. After dunking with the big names in Caracas, nothing is impossible.'For now, let us forget football. Ike Diogu is my new Rashidi Yekini, Olumide Ayodeji is Austin Okocha and Al-Farouk Aminu, our Nwankwo Kanu. I want us to start dancing like coach Ayo Bakare.'He also wished the team more than the luck of Kenyan welterweight boxer, Dick Tiger Murunga, who won an Olympic medal at the Munich Games in 1972. Kalu recalled: 'The first time somebody took the name Dick Tiger to the Olympics, he won a bronze in boxing.'This is the first time Nigeria will take that name to the Games. I am sure the spirit of Richard Ihetu will be with this team. Though Charles Nwokolo was at Los Angeles '84, he only adopted the sobriquet Young Dick Tiger when he turned professional.
Click here to read full news..

All Channels Nigerian Dailies: Punch  |  Vanguard   |  The Nation  |  Thisday  |  Daily Sun  |  Guardian  |  Daily Times  |  Daily Trust  |  Daily Independent  |   The Herald  |  Tribune  |  Leadership  |  National Mirror  |  BusinessDay  |  New Telegraph  |  Peoples Daily  |  Blueprint  |  Nigerian Pilot  |  Sahara Reporters  |  Premium Times  |  The Cable  |  PM News  |  APO Africa Newsroom

Categories Today: World  |  Sports  |  Technology  |  Entertainment  |  Business  |  Politics  |  Columns  |  All Headlines Today

Entertainment (Local): Linda Ikeji  |  Bella Naija  |  Tori  |  Pulse  |  The NET  |  DailyPost  |  Information Nigeria  |  Gistlover  |  Lailas Blog  |  Miss Petite  |  Olufamous  |  Stella Dimoko Korkus Blog  |  Ynaija  |  All Entertainment News Today

Entertainment (World): TMZ  |  Daily Mail  |  Huffington Post

Sports: Goal  |  African Football  |  Bleacher Report  |  FTBpro  |  Kickoff  |  All Sports Headlines Today

Business & Finance: Nairametrics  |  Business Insider  |  Forbes  |  Entrepreneur  |  The Economist  |  BusinessTech  |  Financial Watch  |  BusinessDay  |  All Business News Headlines Today

Technology (Local): Techpoint  |  TechMoran  |  TechCity  |  Innovation Village  |  IT News Africa  |  Technology Times  |  Technext  |  Techcabal  |  All Technology News Headlines Today

Technology (World): Techcrunch  |  Techmeme  |  Slashdot  |  Wired  |  Hackers News  |  Engadget  |  Pocket Lint  |  The Verge

International Networks:   |  CNN  |  BBC  |  Al Jazeera  |  Yahoo

Forum:   |  Nairaland  |  Naij

Other Links: Home   |  Nigerian Jobs