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CAF Award: Buhari congratulates Oshoala

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitated with Nigerian football star, Asisat Lamina Oshoala, for winning the CAF-Aiteo Women’s African Football Player of the Year. President Buhari, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja, the President congratulated the Falcon’s team member and all football lovers for the most […]

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CHAN: Eagles jet to Morocco today via Turkey

The home-based Super Eagles will finally depart Abuja for Morocco today via Turkish Airlines, ahead of their participation at the 2018 African Nations Championsip(CHAN). “We are now scheduled to depart for the tournament in Morocco tomorrow night (Monday),” coach Salisu Yusuf said yesterday in Abuja “We plan to train for some days in Rabat before […]

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After capturing Barkley, Chelsea set eyes on Mahrez

Antonio Conte is reportedly targeting the signing of Leicester ace Riyad Mahrez as Chelsea look to strengthen in January. The Blues have succeeded in getting Ross Barkley to Stamford Bridge from Everton having agreed a £15million switch.with the midfielder . But in a blow for the Premier League champions, Foxes boss Claude Puel has claimed […]

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Presidential takeover: Weah drags Wenger to Liberia

Arsene Wenger has revealed he has been invited to George Weah’s inauguration as president of Liberia at the end of January as he described his former player’s life as worthy of a film script. Weah, who played under Wenger at Monaco between 1988 and 1992, was announced his country’s next president after winning 61.5 per […]

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Latest African King, Kane in EPL Player of the month contest

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and seven others have been nominated for Premier League player of the month for December. Kane had a phenomenal month after he scored two successive hattricks against Burnley and Southampton to break the Premier League record for number of goals scored in a calendar year (39 goals). Newly crowned African […]

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CHAN 2018: We ‘re good to go –Eagles captain

By Ikenna Okonkwo Nigeria’s Super Eagles B squad are heading to Morocco, venue of this year’s African Nations Championship taking place between January 13 and February 4, 2018. The team has been involved in different phases of preparation for the 5th edition of CHAN. Part of the team’s preparation included participation in the WAFU Cup […]

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Salah: From zero to hero

It took Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah just three years to transform from a Chelsea reject to being crowned African Player of the Year in Ghana few hours ago. Salah failed to blossom after moving from Swiss outfit Basel to Stamford Bridge, leading to him being loaned to Serie A sides Fiorentina and AS […]

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Presidential gaffe, 2018 soccer strokes

  Ikenna Okonkwo One bizarre stroke Nigerians got less than 48 hours to the end of 2017 was the shocking announcement of many Professionals, politicians and loyalists meant to either head or occupy board positions in various government agencies and parastatal under one ministry or the other. At first, many saw it as a welcomed […]

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20 year-old Nigerian-born Wrestler begins 2018 as Africa’s number one

Nigerian wrestler, Mercy Genesis (48kg) is ranked number one in Africa in the January 2018 ranking released by the United World Wrestling (UWW). The African Champion who had been unranked, gained a step to start 2018 at number 20 – the only African in the ranking. Genesis, 20, broke into limelight after beating Rosemary Nweke […]

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Liverpool Legend joins Big Brother

Football legend John Barnes has been revealed as the first confirmed male housemate on the female-led Celebrity Big Brother. Rylan Clark-Neal made the announcement on spin-off show Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, while this series stars settled in for their first night in the house. The 54-year-old former Liverpool player joined the house on […]

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Ballon d’Or: Lamentations of Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor is still oozing out torrent of regrets which culminated his playing career after he failed to win Ballon d’Or which was his major aim. Adebayor has played for Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Tottenham, though his sole major trophy came at the Santiago Bernabeu, where a six-month loan took in a Copa […]

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AbdulMujeeb, Esuku, Anyanacho, others rise in latest NTF ranking

By Ikenna Okonkwo The Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) has released its inaugural National Ranking for Nigeria taekwondo practitioners who compete in the Olympic event of Kyeorugi [fight], with many young talents who have never represented the country topping the various weight categories. According to NTF Technical department; “the ranking is based on points attached to […]

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YSFON to FG: Bring back NSF, focus on C/wealth Games

By Ikenna Okonkwo The President of Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON), Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has beckoned on the federal government to revive National Sports Festival after years of abandonment. Also, Alhaji Gawuna has called for adequate preparation of Athletes ahead of 2018 Commonwealth Games slated for Gold coast. “The revival of the National […]

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Gana inaugurates new N/Tornadoes management C’ttee

By Lekan Olaseinde   Abuja Two weeks after their appointment, the Niger state government has inaugurated the eight man Niger Tornadoes Management Committee with a mandate to win the Nigeria Professional Football League title. Inaugurating the management at the sports council in Minna on Thursday, the permanent secretary, Ministry of sports development, Alhaji Mohammed Gana […]

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2018 W/Cup: 018 W/Cup: Why I want to play in Russia n Russia – Ideye

Brown Ideye has promised to bring goals and his experience to bear on the Super Eagles at the World Cup in Russia. AFCON 2013 champion Ideye started the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, but he has since fallen out of favour after he was left out in the cold by his Chinese club Tianjin Teda. […]

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Messi, Suarez & Mascherano touchdown in Barcelona on private jet

Lionel Messi has returned to Barcelona after spending the Christmas and New Year period back in his native Argentina. The 30-year-old, who wore a grey hoody and a black and white cap, touched down in Spain on Tuesday and was accompanied by his family along with team-mates Luis Suarez and Javier Mascherano on a private […]

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Macro grids as likely future of renewable energy

An increasing number of countries are employing direct current lines to move energy across continents. This could deliver clean energy where it’s most needed at any time, helping solve the problem of intermittent supply. Micro grids are the future While micro grids are in the public eye as a solution to power remote communities with […]

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Murray considers hip surgery

Britain’s Andy Murray says he may have to consider surgery after withdrawing from the Brisbane International because of his long-term hip injury. The 30-year-old is down to 16th in the world, having not played since July. Murray said on Instagram surgery was a “secondary option, something I may have to consider but let’s hope not”. […]

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Fixture list ‘disaster’ – Guardiola

Kevin de Bruyne, who has the most assists in the league this season, was carried off at Crystal Palace The Premier League’s congested schedule is a “disaster” for players, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. City, who have a 12-point lead in the table with a game in hand, face Watford on Tuesday, their fourth […]

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Ezenwa, Ajiboye pay tribute to late Raymond King

Super Eagles goalkeepers, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Dele Ajiboye, have paid tributes to the late former international goalkeeper, Raymond King, following his death in Lagos on Monday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. King, aged 52 died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness. The former flamboyant goalkeeper was a member of the Flying Eagles squad […]

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…Eagles foes, Libya name strong squad

Libya coach Omar Al-Marimi has named a strong 23-man squad for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco. The Mediterranean Knights are in Group C along with Nigeria, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea. Top on the list is highly rated goalkeeper Mohammad Nashnoush who was in goal when the Mediterranean Knights won the competition in 2014. […]

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CHAN: Salisu picks Ezenwa, Ali, Okpotu, 20 others for Morocco

Stories By Lekan Olaseinde Abuja Head Coach Salisu Yusuf yesterday released his final squad of the Super Eagles B for the 5th African Nations Championship starting in Morocco next week, with goalkeeper and skipper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, midfield Trojan Rabiu Ali and marksman Anthony Okpotu listed. Ezenwa is joined for the goalkeeping duties by Oladele Ajiboye […]

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African Player of the Year: Again, Moses voted out

For the second time running, Nigerian and Chelsea star Victor Moses has been voted out in the ongoing 2017 CAF Team of the Year selection for the best winger in Africa. According to a poll published on CAF’s verified Twitter handle, Moses narrowly lost out to Morocco and Wydad Casablanca player Mohamed Ounnajem for the […]

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Unlucky Crystal Palace end Man City winning streak

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City were denied a chance to equal Bayern Munich’s record for the most consecutive wins in Europe after they were held to a 0-0 Premier League draw by Crystal Palace on Sunday at Selhurst Park. The draw ends Manchester winning streak of 18 games and it was the second time this season […]

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Commonwealth Games: NBBF invites 20 players to camp

Stories by Lekan Olaseinde Abuja 20 players have been invited by the Nigeria Basketball Federation for the first phase of camping ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In a memo signed by the Secretary General of the NBBF, Chimezie Asiegbu and sent to the respective clubs, the camping exercise which will be supervised by the […]