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160 athletes vie for honours at Korean teakwando championship

Three African countries including Cameroon, Niger Republic and Chad and 29 other states, clubs, school, Military, Para-Military and Individual participants are currently sweating it out at the 2017 Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo championship. The event which would signaled the first-ever grand competitive outing by the Elizabeth Binga-led Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) is taking place inside package […]

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Sports facilities’ decay and hypocrisy of Nigerian lawmakers

I received a number of calls after I dished out last week’s menu on the plight of Nigerian Referees. While some felt my position on how Referees had carried out their function was not rightly captured, others agreed and eulogised my view. Whichever opinion you share, let’s as usual continue the conversation after you might […]

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Desailly backs Nigeria as surprise team

Legendary French midfielder Marcel Desailly has tipped Nigeria to be one of the surprise teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. However, the former Chelsea FC and AC Milan player has rued the absence of Nigeria’s rivals Ghana from next year’s World Cup which will be hosted by Russia. Desailly, who was born in Accra, […]

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German-based goalkeeper set to make Eagle’s squad ahwad of W/Cup

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed that 18-year-old German-born Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye will be available to him ahead of the World Cup. The Super Eagles are still searching for goalkeeper after the first choice, Karl Ikeme was hospitalised with Leukaemia. The Franco-German coach who was in Russia for Friday’s World Cup draw […]

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2020 Olympic: Agara rallies sponsors, athletes, others

By Ikenna Okonkwo Nasarawa Deputy Governor and President, Karate Federation of Nigeria (KFN) Mr Silas Agara has beckoned on Sponsors, Karate Athletes, coaches, administrators and other Stakeholders in the country to ensure all hands on deck as race to qualify 2020 Olympic game remains alive. Agara who spoke on the sidelines of the just concluded […]

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Taraba wins APC National Unity Cup

Taraba, a People Democratic Party’s controlled state, has lifted the trophy for the maiden edition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Unity Championship after beating their Gombe state counterpart on penalty yesterday in Abuja. The thrilling encounter had ended in a barren draw at the regulation time of 90 minutes before the Taraba side […]

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Not apprehensive of any team

Stories By Lekan Olaseinde & Gbenga Jolaosho Nigeria Coach Gernot Rohr says he is calm and collected and that the Super Eagles have no fear of any team, 24 hours before today’s finals draw for the 21st FIFA World Cup finals. Speaking from the Crowne Plaza World Trade Centre, Moscow the morning after he landed […]

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Give us Germany or France, Rohr boasts

Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr has sensationally declared he will be happy for his “ambitious outsiders” to be drawn against defending champions Germany or France in the first round of the 2018 World Cup. Nigeria will certainly draw a top seed and both Germany and France are such for Russia 2018. Rohr was born in […]

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Uruguay 2018: Flamingoes off to Ethiopia as race for W/Cup ticket begins

The U-17 Women National Team, Flamingoes, will on Sunday clash with their Ethiopian counterparts in Addis Ababa in their first qualifying match for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals. Last night, Coach Bala Nikyu led a team of 18 players, technical crew, backroom staff and a couple of NFF officials out of the […]

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Ondo signs MoU with NSDFI on next Olympics medallists

The Ondo State government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigeria Sports Development Funds Incorporated (NSDFI) on producing the next generation of Olympics medallists for the nation by taking youths of the streets. Ondo State Sports Commissioner, Hon.Saka Yusuf Ogunleye signed the MoU on behalf of the state while the director general of […]

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LeBron ejected first time in NBA career

  LeBron James was ejected from a game for the first time in his NBA career during a 108-97 win for his Cleveland Cavaliers against the Miami Heat. James was shown the exit in the third quarter after arguing with referee Kane Fitzgerald at not being awarded a foul on a drive to the basket. […]

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Serena, Kuznetsova unsure of playing

Former world No 1 Serena Williams has yet to make a decision about her participation at the Australian Open, while world number 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova is also a doubt for the first grand slam of 2018 after undergoing wrist surgery. Williams was around two months pregnant when she captured her 23rd grand slam singles title […]

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Babatunde will be a great back-up for Mikel – Eguavoen

Former Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen has told SCORENigeria coach Gernot Rohr need not search too far for a back-up for Eagles captain Mikel Obi as Qatar SC midfielder Michael Babatunde would be a great replacement if given the chance. Eguavoen, who worked with Michael Babatunde in the Nigeria U23s in 2011, said: “Michael has […]

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Plateau United, Enyimba clash in Super 6 opener

Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Plateau United, will face Enyimba in the opening fixture of the Super Six competition on Monday December 11 at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano. Aiteo Federation Cup champions, Akwa United and MFM FC will clash in the in other opening day fixture. According to the fixture schedule released by the […]

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Tough or easy group, Eagles will be ready – Pinnick

Ahead of the 2018 World Cup draw in Moscow on Friday, NFF president Amaju Pinnick has maintained he is open to any group the Super Eagles will be drawn in. Nigeria will know their World Cup first round opponents on Friday when the draw is conducted in Moscow, Russia. The Eagles are likely to be […]

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Badaru presents Jigawa’s N134bn 2018 budget

Jigawa state Governor, Muhammad Badaru, yesterday, presented the sum of N134.17 billion as the state’s 2018 appropriation bill to the state Assembly. The governor, who tagged the appropriation bill “Budget of Economic Diversification and Self Sufficiency’’, said the estimates is slightly above 2017 budget by 3.3 per cent. The breakdown of major incomes, which will […]

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La Liga invade Katsina for NLO Super 8

A new twist of excitement is in the air concerning the NLO Super 8 slated to begin next week in Katsina as officers of La Liga have promised to grace the occasion in furtherance with the partnership the custodian of Spain elite league have with the cradle of football in Nigeria. Olushola Ogunnowo in a […]

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Balogun back in training

Leon Balogun has returned to full training with German Bundesliga club Mainz 05 after he suffered a hand fracture earlier this month. The Super Eagles star defender announced his return to full action via a tweet. “Back on track#MaskOn,” he tweeted today accompanied with two training pictures featuring him wearing his protective face mask after […]

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600 athletes and officials storm Lafia for Education Games

A total of six hundred Athletes and officials from the Federal Ministry of Education and its Agencies would be storming the ancient city of Lafia for the maiden edition of the Federal Ministry Education and its Agencies Games tagged, FEDUGAM. According to the organizers all the Athletes and Officials are expected to arrive Lafia latest […]

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Chan 2018: Video Assistant Referee debut at Morocco

By Lekan Olaseinde With agencies Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used for the first time in a Confederation of Africaine Football (CAF) competition at the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco when the championship gets underway in January, next year. The usage of the latest technology was okayed by the CAF Referees’ Committee […]

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Enyimba suspend Obiozor

Enyimba Football Club have suspended striker Christian Obiozor indefinitely and without pay until further notice. The suspension takes effect immediately. The decision to suspend the player is in light of his gross indiscipline and violation of the club’s code of conduct, which has seen him fail to report to the team’s pre-season camp in Ado-Ekiti. […]

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S/East pre-season tourney begins Dec. 3

A pre-season tournament for most NPFL clubs in the South East of the country will staged at FC Ifeanyiubah Stadium in Nnewi on December 3. Enugu Rangers, Abia Warriors, Heartland, Akwa United, FC Inter of Enugu and Cynosure of Port Harcourt will feature in the competition, which will end on December 8. Chairman of Abia […]

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S/Eagles youngest team during qualifiers – FIFA

By Gbenga Jolaosho With agencies The world football governing body, FIFA has named the Super Eagles as the youngest team of the 32 teams who qualified for next year’s World Cup in Russia, according to statistics published by the organization yesterday in Zurich, Switzerland . The Eagles were also among the top 10 teams to […]

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Ibenegbu thinks little of NPFL Super 6

Enyimba attacking midfielder, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu has described as not do-or-die affair the upcoming Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super 6 tournament in Kano. The People’s Elephant qualified for the NPFL Super 6 on the strength of their third finish in the immediate past top-flight and will be joined in the prestigious preseason tournament by league […]

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Agali reveals reason Rohr wants Akpoguma, others in Eagles

Newly appointed scout of the senior national team of Nigeria Victor Agali has revealed the plans Franco-German coach Gernot Rohr has for Nigerian football. Agali who recently returned from Germany where he went on a scouting mission with the coach spoke in Lagos upon his arrival, and said Rohr’s plan for Nigerian football extends beyond […]