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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 […]

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Falcons to face France in Paris

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick has confirmed that the women’s senior national team the Super Falcons will play their counterparts from France in an international friendly in 2018. The game will be played in Paris on the 4th of April, 2018. Pinnick also rued Randy Waldrum’s rejection of the Super Falcons’ job, […]

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Dalung clears air on Buhari’s appointment

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has called on football stakeholders to remain calm as efforts were being made to correct an oversight made following the recent appointments into the board of the Nigeria Football Federation by President Muhammad Buhari. The Federal government announced the appointment yesterday of over 1,000 members including […]

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Goalless: Crystal Palace ends Man City’s winning streak

    Manchester City’s long winning streak in the English Premier League has ended after they were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace.   The record breaking streak saw them surpass Arsenal and Chelsea who jointly held the record. The outcome not withstanding, City still remain comfortably at the top of standings with […]

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George Weah: A Footballer with Presidential destiny

Former football star George Weah was on Thursday declared winner of keenly contested Presidential election of Liberia. As the news of Mr Weah’s victory emerged, his supporters began celebrating in the capital Monrovia. He will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president, in Liberia’s first democratic handover in decades. As a footballer, George […]

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I became renowned administrator on a platter of gold – Fanny Amoo

  In every competition, all participant want to achieve is qualification and at the moment a national make the final list, they are regarded as finalist with equal opportunity to make meaningful impact in the final stages through the group, knock out, quarter , semi and emerge as champion in such a completion like the […]

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New dawn for Nigeria Taekwondo

  There appears to be real change sweeping across the length and breadth of Nigeria Taekwondo since the past four months after years of near comatose occasioned by lack of practical and proactive sporting programmes. The dwindling fortunes of Taekwondo in a country where majority of young People have remained unengaged climaxed woefully and turned […]

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Premier League Preview: Red Devils tackle the Saints, Reds set to outfox Leicester

Manchester United will look to return to winning ways when they face Southampton at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have registered back to back draws in the league, a run which has seen them fall a staggering 15 points behind leaders Manchester City. It’s not quite the way Mourinho would have wanted his December to […]

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CHAN 2018: Libya appoint Al-Marimi as new Coach

The Libyan Football Federation has appointed Omar Al-Marimi as the new head coach of the national team ahead of their participation at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco. The Mediterranean Knights who won the CHAN in 2014 will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea in Group C at CHAN […]

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Struggling French side target Enyeama

Struggling French Ligue 1 outfit Angers Sporting Club de l’Ouest have reportedly set their sights on securing the the services of former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama. The 35-year-old Lille keeper, who sustained a knee injury earlier in the year, returned to the field with Les Dogues’ U18s this month after seven months out of […]

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Nadal pulls out of Brisbane International

Nadal was beaten by Roger Federer in Australian Open final in 2017 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International with an ongoing knee injury but says he still intends to play at the Australian Open. The world number one had already pulled out of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi this weekend. […]

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Argungu boys victorious in Sanusi Annual Super League

There was much glamour and panache as Argungu United FC of Argungu edged New Stars FC of Kebbi 3-2 in the grand finale of the annual Mohammed Sanusi Kebbi State Annual Super League held in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday. Sponsored by Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, the competition has been […]

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CHAN 2018: Eight players to get red card

Coach Salisu Yusuf will name his final 23-man squad for CHAN 2018 after he would have dropped eight players from the training camp in Abuja just before the team depart for Morocco early in the New Year. “The coach will name his squad a day to the team’s departure to Morocco,” a top official informed […]

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Russia 2018: Buhari to watch Eagles warm-up match in Abuja

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have said they expect the country’s President Muhammadu Buhari to attend a Super Eagles World Cup warm-up match on May 27 in Abuja. NFF president Amaju Pinnick announced this on a Cool FM Abuja programme SportsMax on Thursday monitored in Abuja . “We hope President Buhari will bid the Super […]

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FIFA has presented badges to 29 Nigerian referees.

According to the Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Referees Association, Kelechi Mejuobi, they are 22 men and seven women referees. He said the men referees consist of 14 centre referees and assistant referees, four futsal referees and four beach soccer referees. He said the seven women are all football referees and assistant referees. “From the […]

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Beach Volleyball: Nigeria to participate in invitational tourney

  The Nigeria Volleyball Federation says it will participate in a beach volleyball invitational tournament in Yaounde, Cameroon on Friday. Kehinde Lamidi, Chairman of Media and Publicity Committee of the NVF, said this on Thursday in Akure. He said four of Nigeria’s Beach Volleyball players will be representing the country at the invitational beach volleyball […]

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IOC accused of ‘cowardice’ over doping

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been accused of ‘cowardice’ for failing to help a former Russian anti-doping official turned whistleblower. Grigory Rodchenkov, whose revelations of statesponsored cheating led to the country’s ban from the 2018 Winter Olympics, fled to the US two years ago and remains in hiding. But his lawyer – Jim Walden […]

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PSG star Neymar embarrassed after losing shoe in the Persian Gulf during club’s winter break in Qatar

Even for the best footballers in the world, something as simple as kicking a football for a promotional video can go badly wrong. That’s the rather soothing message that comes from video clips posted to Instagram by Paris Saint-Germain superstars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. PSG are in Qatar for a warm weather training camp and […]

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EPL: Man City opens 15 point lead

  Raheem Sterling’s first half strike for Manchester City ensured that the Pep Guardiola side picks all three points with a lone goal victory against Newcastle United. The win extends City’s winning streak to an unprecedented 18 straight wins and ensures that City enters the new year with a 15 point cushion against their nearest […]

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Liverpool breaks world record for Van Dijk

Liverpool has convinced Southampton to accept a world record fee of £75m for their highly rated defender Virgil van Dijk, the BBC has reported. The Dutchman had been expected to join the Reds last summer after he handed in a transfer request.   But a move fell through when Liverpool apologized for making an alleged illegal approach for […]

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Athletes intensify training in Abuja, Lagos, P/H

By Lekan Olaseinde Abuja   Athletes preparing for the Commonwealth Games billed for April 2018 have intensified preparations in various camps across the nation. The Ministry of Youth and Sports began its first phase of camping on December 17, 2018 in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja. Boxers, Table tennis and Para Table tennis players are […]

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Kane breaks record with hat-trick as Spurs thrash Saints

Harry Kane grabbed another hattrick and broke the record for the most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year as Tottenham thrashed Southampton at Wembley. Th e Spurs and England striker headed home his 37th league goal of 2017 on 22 minutes to surpass Alan Shearer’s landmark, which was set during his time at […]

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England consider Elland Road for friendly

England are considering playing their final World Cup warm-up game at Leeds’ 37,890-capacity Elland Road ground. Manager Gareth Southgate wants to play two matches, against as yet unnamed opposition, as final preparation for the summer tournament in Russia.   The first will be at Wembley but the second is set to be played away from […]

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Middlesbrough name Pulis as manager

Middlesbrough have appointed former Stoke and West Brom boss Tony Pulis as their manager to succeed Garry Monk. Welshman Pulis was sacked by the Baggies in November after a run of 10 Premier League games without a victory.   The 59-year-old will watch Boro’s Boxing Day home Championship game against Bolton from the stands, with […]

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SWAN Advisory Council lauds NEC over Obi’s re-election

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna   The National Advisory Council of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has commended the Honour Sirawoo-led executive committee for its role towards the re-election of Mr Mitchell Obi as President AIPS Africa at the just concluded Congress in Nairobi, Kenya. Chairman of the SWAN NAC, Barrister Steve Alabi, who […]