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Wrestling: Adekouroye, 4 others off to Rome for ranking series

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Reigning world bronze medalist Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) and Commonwealth champion Blessing Oborududu (68kg), will be joined by three other elite female wrestlers to the 2020 Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in the Italian city of Rome. The competition is expected to serve as part of preparations for the Olympics Games holding in Japan in July.  The three other wrestlers featuring Read More

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Tokyo Olympics: Nimrod upbeat of Nigeria Beach Volleyball qualification

January 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers, Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) President Engineer Musa Nimrod has expressed optimism of Nigeria picking the male ticket. Addressing sports reporters at the Beach Volleyball Courts of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, on the sidelines of the team’s training before departing for the qualifiers in Lome, Togo, he said, “we are doing everything Read More

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Beach Volleyball: Nigeria through to final round of Olympics qualifier

January 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Head coach of Nigeria beach volleyball team, Francis Imoudu has said the women’s team is one step away from Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Nigeria women’s beach volleyball team finished first at the Zone III 2020 Olympic qualifiers in Laboma, Ghana. The Nigerian female team won their two qualifying matches as they beat Benin 2-0 (21-3, 21-7) and  21-17, 21-16. The Nigerian Read More

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Volleyball: Nigeria face Cameroon in Olympic qualifiers

January 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria women’s team will face Cameroon on Monday by 7pm at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The head coach of the Nigeria senior women’s Volleyball team, Samuel Ajayi said the team will go all out when the team meets Cameroon. Ajayi said Nigeria is in a tough group but believes that the country can make it Read More

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5 lifters to represent Nigeria in Doha Olympic qualifiers

December 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), has disclosed that  it has selected five Weightlifters to represent Nigeria at the 6th International Qatar Weightlifting Cup slated for between Dec. 19 and Dec. 24 in Doha.NWF Technical Director, Christopher Nwadei, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.Nwadei said that the competition was one of the qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics Read More

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Nigeria to battle USA, Serbia, others for Olympics ticket

November 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Reigning African Champions, Nigeria will face World Number One, United State of America, Serbia and Mozambique in the battle for a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. This was revealed at a brief ceremony held in Switzerland Wednesday to officially kick start the Olympics Tournament qualification race. D’Tigress will play in Belgrade after being drawn in Group A. Read More

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Akinloye lauds Canice Abua’s tenacity after victory at J5 Abuja tennis

November 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Following Canice Abua’s sensational title-run in the first leg of the NTF International Junior World Tennis Tour in Abuja last Sunday, the NTF Technical Director and National Coach, Rotimi Akinloye, has heaped praise on the youngster, lauding his tenacity and dedication to the game. Abua, who turns 15 on the 15th of November, made a stunning run from the qualifiers Read More

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AFCON qualifiers: 14 Super Eagles players train in Uyo, new invitee Anamena, 8 others expected Tuesday morning

November 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has called up Enyimba FC defence stalwart Ifeanyi Anaemena to the Super Eagles’ camp as the three –time African champions get set to open their 2021 AFCON qualifying campaign against Benin Republic’s Squirrels in Uyo on Wednesday. The defender will also be part of the squad for the Day Two clash with Lesotho in Read More

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Basketball: Otis lists Atosu, Akhator, Kalu in 2020 pre-Olympics squad

November 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

D’Tigress Head Coach, Otis Hughley has announced a 12 man roaster for the 2020 pre Olympics qualifiers coming up in Mozambique between November 14 to 17. Otis has recalled United States of America based Upe Atosu, whose last game for Nigeria was at the 2017 Afrobasket final win over Senegal. 2019 Afrobasket Most Valuable Player Ezinne Kalu, Promise Anumakara, Atonye Nyingifa, Read More

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Euro 2020 qualifier: France, Turkey set to clash

October 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

France host Turkey in a crunch Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday with the teams vying for top spot in Group H and diplomatic tension simmering between the two nations after Turkey’s bombardment of Syrian Kurds this week. With three games to go in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, the sides have 18 points each ahead of Monday’s showdown at the Read More

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Why I dumped Super Eagles for England – Chelsea star Tomori

October 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chelsea star, Fikayo Tomori has admitted it was difficult for him to say no to England when he was called for the Euro 2020 qualifiers in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria taking place this month. The 21-year-old was born in Calgary, Canada, to Nigerian parents but raised in England. He was eligible to represent the senior national teams of the Read More

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Euro 2020 Qualifier:Rashford major doubt for England

March 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Marcus Rashford is a major doubt for England’s opening European Qualifier against the Czech Republic after missing full training on Thursday. The Manchester United forward trained separately from the rest of the England squad at St George’s Park due to an ankle injury. Rashford sustained the injury in the 0-0 draw with Liverpool on February 24. The 21-year-old has been Read More

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Rice, Heaton named in England squad

March 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Declan Rice has been named in the England squad for the first time ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 Qualifiers, with Tom Heaton also included. West Ham midfielder Rice decided in February to commit his international future to England, despite having already represented Republic of Ireland three times at senior level. None of those matches were competitive fixtures, however, and Read More

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Togo recalls Adebayor for crunch AFCON qualifier

March 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Coach of Togolese national team, Claude Le Roy has recalled veteran striker Emmanuel Adebayor in the Togo squad for their crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin in Cotonou on 22 March, Bestchoicesports understands.  Adebayor, 35, who plays his club football with Istanbul Basaksehir in Turkey, is among 22 players picked by the Sparrow Hawks coach Claude Le Read More

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Evans storms into Florida q/finals

February 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Briton Dan Evans surged into the Delray Beach Open quarter-finals in Florida with an emphatic 6-0 6-2 win against South African wildcard Lloyd Harris. The 28-year-old British number three, a qualifier in this event, won the first nine games and secured a comfortable victory in an hour and eight minutes. At the Rio Open, British number two Cameron Norrie lost Read More

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NFF interface with F/Eagles coaches

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Football Federation top officials last night interface with the newly appointed national U-20 team, Flying Eagles, technical crew led by Paul Aigbogun . The meeting which was held at the NFF Glass House in Abuja was chaired by the chairman of the technical and development committee ,Alhaji Ahmed Fresh Yusuf and also had in attendance the General Secretary of Read More

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Nigeria can beat Argentina at World Cup – Iwobi

February 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr has two players from 2018 CHAN to be part of his World Cup preparations – goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and central defender Stephen Eze. “Rohr has decided to pick Ezenwa and Eze for his World Cup preparations and it is now up to the two players to fight for a place in the final squad to Read More

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S/Eagles youngest team during qualifiers – FIFA

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

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 play with the most foreign-based Read More

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AFCON qualifier: NFF seek postponement of Seycheles’ clash

November 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ikenna Okonkwo In Constantine, Algeria The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will this Thursday seek postponement of another round of 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier match against Seycheles scheduled for March next year. NFF President, Amaju Pinnick who disclosed this to Blueprint Sports in Constantine before Super Eagles departed Algeria to face Argentina in a friendly match, maintained that Read More