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LMC rates NPFL Africa’s best as coaches gather for La Liga training

About 50 coaches are currently undergoing a refresher course put together by the League Management Company (LMC) and La Liga barely one year after similar seminar took place in Abuja. The coaching exercise which is part of ongoing collaboration between Spanish league outfit and that of Nigeria was initiated after both league bodies entered into […]

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Presidential reception for CHAN Eagles postponed

The much awaited presidential reception for players and officials of the home-based Super Eagles will now hold at a new date to be announce very soon The Home Eagles came second at the African Nations Championship in Morocco after going down to a 4-0 defeat against the hosts in the final fixture in Casablanca on […]

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NFF chiefs hit London for Eagles W/Cup kits presentation

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) bosses have arrived London from the CHAN in Morocco ahead of tomorrow’s public presentation of the Super Eagles special kits for the World Cup in Russia. Kit sponsors Nike will do the presentation. The kits have some similarities with the jerseys Nigeria wore on the World Cup debut in 1994 in […]

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2018 FIBA Women’s W/Cup: D’Tigress draw Australia, Turkey, Argentina

With agency African champions, Nigeria’s D’Tigress, have been drawn in Group B with Australia, Argentina and Turkey of the 2018 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Women’s Basketball World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. The draw which was held yesterday at the Teatro Leal, San Cristobal de la Laguna on the island of Tenerife, was confirmed on FIBA’s […]

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Wrestling: Egypt, S/A, 7 others hit P/ Harcourt for Africa Championships

Participating Wrestlers from nine different countries including Egypt and South Africa have arrived Nigeria for this week’s Africa Wrestling Championships, slated for the Garden City, Port-Harcourt The Technical Director of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Damian Ohaike confirmed the arrival of the nine countries for the five day event scheduled to hold from today to Feb. […]

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Silver –winning Eagles return from Morocco

Players and officials of the home-based Super Eagles have arrived in the country following their participation at the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco where they won the silver medal. Salisu Yusuf’s charges came second in the tournament after going down to a 4-0 defeat to hosts Morocco in the final on Sunday in Casablanca. […]

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2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Nigerian champions vow to defend titles

The top Nigerian finishers at the 2017 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Iliya Pam and Olude Fadekemi have both promised to do all within their reach to retain their number one positions in Saturday’s 2018 race. While Pam has been training hard for the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon in Jos, […]

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Sokoto DoS receives double award

Two different awards of a plaque and medal was recently presented to Sokoto state acting Director of Sports, Patrick Atusu, by a Kaduna and Abuja based youth organisations. At the presentation ceremony held at the Sokoto State Sports Council headquarters, the two organisations commended Patrick Atusu’s selfless commitment to the development of the youth and […]

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Bony, Leroy of Swansea City pair ruled out for season

Leroy Fer has also played Premier League football for Norwich and QPR Swansea City midfielder Leroy Fer and striker Wilfried Bony have both been ruled out for the rest of the season. Both players require surgery after suffering injuries in the 1-1 draw at Leicester City that lifted the Swans out of the relegation zone. […]

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Boxing’s place at 2020 Olympics under threat, says IOC

Boxing’s place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games could be in jeopardy, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has said. The IOC executive board has expressed disapproval with the governance of amateur boxing’s world governing body AIBA. There is dissatisfaction from the IOC with a report prepared by the AIBA concerning its governance, finance, […]

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Allardyce blasts ‘pathetic’ Everton after 5-1 Arsenal defeat

Everton manager Sam Allardyce said he was “very angry” about a “pathetic” and “unacceptable” display as they lost 5-1 at Arsenal in the Premier League. Allardyce accused his players of failing to follow his instructions as they fell 4-0 behind by half-time. Having switched from a back four to a three-man central defence, he witnessed […]

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FIBA team arrives for NBBF crisis resolution

After almost one year of deadlock in the leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, a resolution is finally in sight as the FIBA team assigned to ensure a final truce between two warring NBBF boards, one led by Musa Kida and the other led by Tijanni Umar are expected to swing into action following their […]

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Okolie defeat Chamberlain as at O2 Arena

Lawrence Okolie claimed the biggest win of his short career with a unanimous points victory over Isaac Chamberlain at London’s O2 Arena. The British cruiserweights shared a heated rivalry in recent weeks as they prepared to risk undefeated records. Olympian Okolie, 25, dominated physically and knocked Chamberlain, 23, down in rounds one and six. The […]

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Eneji off to Villarreal after 2018 CHAN

  Peter Eneji of Plateau United is expected to jet to Spanish La Liga side Villarreal immediately after the CHAN in Morocco. Throughout the CHAN Eneji only had the chance of playing in the yesterday final against the Atlas Lions of Morocco, but no thanks to a niggling ankle injury. However, Villarreal have been tracking […]

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Rivers United show superiority over GO Round FC

Sunday claimed three maximum points against Go Round FC in the local derby to prove that they are the force to reckon with when it comes to game of soccer in Rivers state. United won 1-0 in a game lacking in quality. Ochowechi ‘Oche’ Salefu’s late penalty was all Rivers United needed to triumph over […]

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Morocco wallop Eagles 4-0 to win 2018 CHAN

Nigeria will still continue her search to win African Nations Championship (CHAN) in 2020 as the home-based Super Eagles were handed a 4-0 defeat by Morocco in the final of the competition played yesterday in Casablanca. Both teams had never won the CHAN before, but it was the Atlas Lions that showed more desperation to […]

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2018 AJC Qualifiers: Marylove, Abamu lead Nigeria to flying start in Lome

By Lekan Olaseinde Abuja Team Nigeria made a flying start in their quest or the defense of the ITF/CAT West and Central Africa Junior Championship qualifiers in Lome, Togo with no fewer than eight of its 12 players advancing to the next stage of the event. While Oyinlomo Quadri, who is Nigeria’s highest ranked junior […]

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Russia 2018: Get a club now, Rohr tells Iheanacho, Musa, others

Coach Gernot Rohr has said he expects Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa and Vincent Enyeama to move during the January transfer window so as to enhance their chances of featuring at the World Cup in Russia. “Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa and Enyeama should move in this (transfer) window so that they can play regularly ahead of the […]

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3SC’ll be back in NPFL next season – GM

Rasheed Balogun , General Manager, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, yesterday assured the club’s fans that it would regain promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football Leagues (NPFL) next season. The darling team of Ibadan was relegated to play in the 2017/2018 Bet9ja/Nigeria National League (NNL). The Ibadan based club was 16th on the […]

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Podolski opens kebab shop in Cologne

Former Germany, Arsenal and Bayern Munich star Lukas Podolski has unveiled a new project: a kebab restaurant in his longtime home city of Cologne. Around 1,000 fans turned up on Saturday to the opening of Mangal Doener, some arriving more than five hours early to catch a glimpse of their local hero, according to the […]

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Leicester Boss Puel hints at Musa exit

Leicester City boss Claude Puel has admitted that Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa may be on his way out of the club. Musa who was The Foxes’ £16million signing in the summer of 2016 from CSKA Moscow, has fallen on the coach’s pecking order. He has not played a single minute of Premier League football […]

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Makarova stuns Ostapenko in sweltering heat

Ekaterina Makarova kept cool in the fierce Australian heat to upset the French Open champion and world number seven Jelena Ostapenko 7-6(3) 6-1 in the opening round of the Sydney International on Sunday. Makarova, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals after stunning Serena Williams three years ago, rode an early break for a 5-3 lead […]

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…Onuh to be named Tornadoes’ new gaffer

Former Heartland and ABS FC coach Erasmus Onuh is set to be named new coach of NPFL side Niger Tornadoes after Abubakar Bala was sacked amid bribery allegations. Onuh, who played for Niger Tornadoes in 1986, arrived Minna Friday and he is expected to be introduced to the team later today. “I have no comments […]

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LMC officials inspect Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna

Officials of the League Management Company (LMC) are due in Minna this week to inspect the Bako Kantogora Stadium for approval to host home games of Niger Tornadoes in the NPFL. Tornadoes have played at the Lokoja Stadium for the past two seasons because their home ground has been undergoing a major renovation. A club […]

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Marylove lead Team Nigeria title defense in Togo

Stories By Lekan Olaseinde Abuja Oyinlomo Quadri and Marylove Edwards headline Team Nigeria’s title defense as the 2018 ITF/CAT West and Central Africa Junior Championship Qualifiers serves off in Lome, Togo later today. The team left Lagos yesterday morning and are scheduled to arrive the venue same day. Nigeria is aiming for a record-extending seventh […]