About Us

The Athletic NG (Nigeria) delivers insightful stories and great analysis of sports stories in Nigeria and Africa that bring sports enthusiast closer to the heart of the game with breaking news to exclusive interviews and every sports story that matters.

The Athletic NG is aiming to have dedicated reporters across the major leagues and tournaments in Nigeria and Africa.

We cover the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Nigeria National League (NNL), Nationwide League (NLO), Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), Aiteo Cup, AFCON, FIFA World Cup, European Leagues and much more.

What you’ll love about¬†The Athletic NG

  • Select the teams and leagues you want to follow. We’ll show you the most relevant sports news possible, including coverage you can’t get anywhere else.
  • Listen to podcast from The Athleic NG for in-depth analysis and exclusive storytelling.
  • Read newsletter from The Athletic NG to keep up to date on the most important stories in sports.
  • Engage with our journalists, ask real-time questions and get real-time answers, and see what your fellow fans have to say.

Our roots

The Athletic NG is the brainchild of sports journalist and enthusiast, Nsidibe Akpan. In 2020, during the COVID-19, he founded The Athletic NG with the goal of building the best news platform in Nigeria, filling a void for fans hungry for deeper sports news and better coverage of their local teams.

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