Tunis 2018 AJC: Abamu shocks Tunisian, faces top seed

April 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s Matthew Abamu puts up a brilliant display by beating Elyes ben Abdullah of Tunisia 7-6, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the 2018 ITF/CAT African Junior Championships 16 and Under holding in Tunis, Tunisia. The 15-year-old Abamu was the underdog against the Tunisian but despite the huge home support for his counterpart, Abamu was composed by forcing Read More

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Commonwealth Games: Nigeria set world record, win 3 gold, 2 silver in powerlifting

April 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigerian trio Roland Ezuruike, Esther Oyema and Ndidi Nwosu on Tuesday all won gold medals in the para-powerlifting events at the ongoing Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Roland Ezuruike and Paul Kehinde have won Nigeria four medals from weightlifting at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia. The duo of Paul Kehinde and Lucy Kehinde won silver Read More

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Commonwealth Games: D’Tigers lose to Scotland, suffer fourth straight defeat

April 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s D’Tigers suffered their fourth defeat at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia on Tuesday, losing 66-61 to Scotland in the men’s basketball event qualifying final. D’Tigers lost their first two quarters 16-23, 12-17 but bounced back to win the third quarter 18-6 Ike Diogu was the game’s top scorer. The Nigerian captain posted a double-double in the Read More

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Boboye debunks rejection of Flying Eagles job

April 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye has outrightly dismissed a media report he has rejected his position as one of the assistant coaches of the country’s U23 team. A report quoting an unnamed source claimed he has turned down the post because he wishes to be in charge of the team to be headed by Super Eagles chief coach Salisu Yusuf. Read More

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Finidi fears for Nigeria at 2018 World Cup

April 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Former Nigeria World Cup star Finidi George has said he has his doubts about the Super Eagles making an impact at Russia 2018. Nigeria are the least ranked team in Group D, which also has Argentina, Croatia and Iceland. “I doubt if this team can take us to the next level, which is quarterfinal or semi-final of the World Cup,” Read More

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Eagles stars Musa, Simon confirm switch to new agent

April 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Ahmed Musa long standing association with famous intermediary Tony Harris has come to an end following his move to fast rising DW Sports Management ran by a couple of French men. The company posted the confirmation of his move to them alongside that of Gent Moses Simon on their official twitter handle, and both players liked the post. A sign Read More

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Commonwealth Games: Nigeria wins silver in Shot put, table tennis

April 10, 2018 Gbenga Jolaosho. Abuja 0

Team Nigeria yesterday began to harvest medals after failing to make the podium in the first four days of action at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, with Chukwuebuka Enekwechi picking silver medal in shot put while the combine effort of Olajide Omotayo and Abiodun fetched the country anoth silver in men’s double table tennis event. Enekwechi won Read More

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D’Tigers lose third consecutive game

April 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

After a third consecutive loss, to Australia, on Monday at the 2018 Gold Coast Games, Nigeria’s national basketball team, D’Tigers, will make their way from Australia thoroughly beaten in Pool A. The hosts proved too strong across all four quarters. They won the first 23-17; the second 25-10; the third 28-14, and the fourth 21-14 for an easy 97-55 win Read More

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VAT Wonder Goal Award shortlists Lokossa, Ogbugh, 2 others

April 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Two free kicks and three perfectly aimed goals scored under pressure from defenders on Match Day 15 made the first VAT Wonder Goal shortlist of the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League season. Shortlisted for voting are free kicks by Umar Zango of Lobi Stars and Sunday Emmanuel of Sunshine Stars which are all up against sublime efforts of Rivers United’s Read More

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Nigerian Picks Medal at Common Wealth Games

April 10, 2018 Gbenga Jolaosho. Abuja 0

Team Nigeria yesterday began to harvest medals after failing to make the podium in the first four days of action at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, with Chukwuebuka Enekwechi picking silver medal in shot put while the combine effort of Olajide Omotayo and Abiodun fetched the country anoth silver in men’s double table tennis event. Enekwechi won Read More

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Foreign, home-based athletes assured training grants

April 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has assured Nigerian athletes currently in the Commonwealth Games village in Gold Coast, that the federal government will not discriminate against athletes during payment of training grants. The Minister made the remark during his second visit in one week to the village to make clarifications on issues of training grants. “I Read More

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Buhari dares IBB, OBJ, others, seeks re-election

After a long silence, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, declared his intention to take another shot at the Presidency in the 2019 general elections. President Buhari disclosed this at the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The declaration came as the party’s NEC unanimously agreed on waivers for the John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee and other APC executives Read More

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Super Eagles to host DR Congo in Port Harcourt

April 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The World Cup bound Super Eagles will now play a farewell match against DR Congo on their way to the World Cup in Port Harcourt on May 27. Abuja and Uyo were the two venues previously considered to stage this match. However, the Abuja National Stadium pitch is not playable with sports minister Solomon Dalung at a time requesting for Read More

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Ganaru rues injury crisis plaguing Yobe Desert Stars

April 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Coach Baba Ganaru has lamented his team Yobe Desert Stars are facing an injury crisis as they have as many as five players on the treatment table. “We have an injury crisis because we have as many as five players out with injury,” the former Kano Pillars coach told SCORENigeria “But we have no choice but to make adjustments. ” Read More

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I dream and live Taekwondo –Victor

April 7, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

Coach John Victor is a National handler of Nigeria Taekwondo Athletes who just returned from Morocco after he led Athletes to compete at African Taekwondo championship. An Officer with the Nigeria Civil Service Defense Corps, coach Victor is without doubt, currently the top performing Taekwondo Coach in Nigeria for the past five years. In this interview, the soft-spoken former National Read More

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Makanjuola rallies support for Rohr ahead W/Cup

April 7, 2018 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

  Popular FIFA licensed agent and Football Administrator Makanjuola Nureni has urged Nigerians to glue to support for Super Eagles despite shocking defeat they suffered against Serbia in one of the recently decided friendly matches ahead of 2018 World Cup. Nureni who was in London and Poland for the two friendlies affirmed that coach Gernot Rohr has been doing great Read More

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EPL week 33 preview: Manchester, Merseyside under siege

April 7, 2018 Gbenga Isaac 0

  Manchester will be the centre of attention when Manchester City tackle Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. Both sides have had contrasting seasons, with City breezing their way to the title with some mesmerizing football, while United have trailed their rivals for a huge part of the season. A solid start to the season was marred by injuries to Read More

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CAF Confederation Cup: Plateau battle Alger, Obaje out

April 7, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

Plateau United forward Joshua Obaje has been ruled out of Saturday’s CAF Confederation Cup Play-off Round, first leg tie against Algeria’s USM Alger. Obaje, has been struggling with a knee injury and won’t be part of the team that will face the Algerians. He sat out training earlier this week and didn’t travel with his teammates to Lagos for the Read More

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Anxiety as Joshua, Wilder fight draws near

April 7, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

  Eddie Hearn is poised to send over a new offer to Deontay Wilder to fight Anthony Joshua. After months of both boxers calling each other out after their respective fights and on social media, the prospect of a unification fight seems the closest it’s ever been. Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel says AJ’s promoter Hearn has told them he has Read More

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C/Wealth Games: Yakubu crashes out in Weightlifting, Agboegbulem sails through

April 7, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

Nigeria’s poor outing in the weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, continued on Friday following Fatima Yakubu’s disappointing finish. Competing in the women’s 53kg category, Yakubu got a verdict of “did not finish” and was not ranked among the 14 contestants in the final standings. India’s Sanita Chanu Khumukcham won the gold medal with a Read More

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Champions League: My magic wand ‘ll send Liverpool crashing at return leg –Pep boasts

April 7, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has slammed Liverpool fans for attacking the club’s bus before the 3-0 defeat at Anfield. Guardiola said they believe in their strength to turn the game around at the Etihad next Tuesday, insisting that he has no complaints with his players’ performance. Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane netted at Anfield. He said, ““I Read More

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