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Aaron to dump CSKA Moscow for Molde of Norway

Abuja The Nigerian Basketball Federation has released an 18 man provisional list of the D’Tigers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Bamako, Mali, from 23rd to 25th February, 2018. In the list are five players from the 2017 AfroBasket silver winning team top the list, including 3 home based players and 2 from […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Home Eagles win NPFL Invitational tourney

By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja The home- based Super Eagles yesterday showed the stuff they are made by beating MFM FC 3-2 to emerge winners of the Nigeria Professional Football League invitational tournament at the Sani Abacha Stadium here in Kano. Anthony Okpotu scored a brace for the Home Eagles with substitute Kingsley Eduwo scoring the […]

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2017 Nigeria Taekwondo Open: NSCDC winners, Niger Republic best team

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps taekwondo team on Monday finished tops of the medals table to emerge winners of the 2017 Nigeria Taekwondo Open. The Niger Republic national team won the best team award. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the first-ever B-ranked Nigeria Taekwondo Federation event, which began on Friday, climaxed […]

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Azeez rues Super Sand Eagles loss to Spain

By Gbenga Jolaosho Super Sand Eagles player, Abu Azeez, is pained that Nigeria lost opportunity of clinching the 2017 Copa Lagos to Spain despite the spirited effort put up by him and his colleagues in the championship. The Nigeria’s Beach Soccer team was beaten 5-6 by Spain in the final played on Sunday at the […]

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D’Tigers to play 2019 World Cup Qualifiers in Mali

Stories By Gbenga Jolaosho with agencies Basketball world governing body, FIBA Africa has announced Bamako and Maputo as host for Groups B and D of the FIBA 2019 World Cup African Qualifiers. Group B consisting of Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, and Rwanda will play their first round qualifiers in the capital city of Mali, Bamako while […]

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La Liga invade Katsina for NLO Super 8

A new twist of excitement is in the air concerning the NLO Super 8 slated to begin next week in Katsina as officers of La Liga have promised to grace the occasion in furtherance with the partnership the custodian of Spain elite league have with the cradle of football in Nigeria. Olushola Ogunnowo in a […]

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Chan 2018: Video Assistant Referee debut at Morocco

By Lekan Olaseinde With agencies Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used for the first time in a Confederation of Africaine Football (CAF) competition at the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco when the championship gets underway in January, next year. The usage of the latest technology was okayed by the CAF Referees’ Committee […]

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‘Cup loss won’t hurt NPFL chances’

Lobi Stars captain and central defender Anthony Agbaji says their Gold Cup loss will count for nothing when the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) starts in January. The Pride of Benue were beaten 0-1 by the former Nigerian champions, Kano Pillars, in the Gold Cup final on Friday at the Kwara State Stadium in llorin. […]

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APC, govs embrace sports to end unemployment, restiveness

By Bode Olagoke Abuja The ruling All Progressives Congress APC and its governors have expressed greater commitment to sports development, saying they will deploy it as a veritable tool for curbing unemployment, secessionist threats and youth restiveness. Already, about eight teams are currently participating in the ongoing weeklong maiden edition of the APC National Unity […]

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CHAN Eagles defender Osas Okoro against Sierra Leone in WAFU Cup

Home-based Super Eagles will train for at least two weeks in Rabat before the kick-off the 2018 CHAN also in Morocco. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have an agreement with their Moroccan counterparts as regards training programmes between the two countries and that was what was used when the Super Eagles trained in Morocco prior […]