Tunde Eludini

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FIFA Confederation Cup: Germany, Chile end tie in stalemate

World Champions Germany and South American champions Chile settled for a 1-1 draw in their second group game of the ongoing FIFA Confederation Cup on Thursday. It was the Chileans that drew the first blood through Alexis Sanchez in the 6th minute but Germany ensured they were level before half…

Chile's midfielder Arturo Vidal (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the 2017 Confederations Cup group B football match between Cameroon and Chile at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 18, 2017. Yuri KADOBNOV / AFP

FIFA Confederation Cup: Cameroon start on losing note

African champions Cameroon on Sunday started out their FIFA Confederation Cup campaign on a losing note as they conceded two late goals against a resolute Chilean team. The Indomitable Lions gave a good account of themselves in the Group B clash, but the South Americans deservedly won the tie with…

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Nigeria League Review: Sunshine, Shooting Stars ease relegation worries with home wins

Although Sunshine Stars and Shooting Stars face the risk of dropping into the Nigeria National League at the end of the season, they gave themselves hope on Sunday; registering home wins in their Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 25 fixtures. Shooting Stars at their Adamasingba home ground beat visiting…

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IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare fumbles in Oslo

It was another disappointing outing for Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor at the Oslo leg of the IAAF Diamond League held on Thursday as the sprint queen could only manage a seventh-place finish in the Long Jump event entered for. With her leap of 6.48m, there was very little to cheer for…

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Super Falcons Coach loses son

Super Falcons Coach, Florence Omagbemi’s 15-year-old son, Samson, has died. Samson and his classmate reportedly drowned in a swimming pool at a hotel in Effurun, Delta State, where they had gone to for an after exams party. The media officer for the Nigeria U-23 team, Timi Ebikagboro, revealed the sad…

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Abiola’s ‘loyalists’ have turned back on him – Gani Adams

The leader of the Odua People's Congress, OPC, Gani Adams, said most followers of the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Abiola, have turned their back on the late politician. Mr. Adams, who spoke in Lagos at an event to commemorative the annulled election, said that…

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Victor Moses to begin Premier League title defense with Chelsea against Burnley

Victor Moses and his Chelsea teammates have been handed a fairly easy start to their Premier League title defense as they are scheduled to start their 2017/18 league season at home against Burnley. The fixtures for the upcoming campaign were announced on Wednesday. Last season's runners-up Tottenham Hotspur will go…

The Super Eagles squad for the 2019 AFCON qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa, in Uyo on Saturday (10/6/17). Bafana Bafana won 2-0.
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After emergency meeting, Nigerian govt reacts to Super Eagles loss to South Africa

After an emergency meeting called by the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, Tuesday, the federal government restated its pledge to continue to support the Super Eagles. Although Mr. Dalung refused to speak to reporters after the meeting, he asked the chairman of the Technical and Development Committee of…

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10-man France down England in lively friendly

Ousmane Dembele scored the winner as 10-man France beat England 3-2 in an entertaining friendly on Tuesday. Harry Kane had scored twice for the visitors and France’s Raphael Varane was sent off early in the second half. Winger Dembele sealed the victory with an angled shot from inside the box…

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Deputy governor, Senator, others win Nigeria sports federations’ polls

Despite allegations and counter allegations by aggrieved contestants, the Nigeria’s Sports Federations elections held in Abuja on Tuesday have produced winners. While some of the winners were predictable long before Tuesday's poll, there were some elements of surprise elsewhere while some returned unopposed. In the Nigeria Wrestling Federation Presidency elections,…

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British instructors set to hold International Karate training course in Lagos

The Nigerian Association of Shotokan Karate (NASK) is set to host the 3rd edition of her ‘Training with the Champions’ International Karate training course with Senseis Andy Sherry (9th Dan) & Frank Brennan (8th Dan) of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) as event Instructors. The four-day event which…

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Mass fraud rocks elections into Nigerian athletics body, AFN

The ongoing election into the board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, is marred with irregularities, multiple sources in Abuja have told PREMIUM TIMES. It was gathered that some names are being smuggled in for the elections, holding at the Abuja National Stadium, a situation that is already leading…

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Thomas promises to revive road races, marathons

One of the aspirants contesting to be the next president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, Olukayode Thomas, has made a bold promise that he would be reviving the culture of road races and marathons in the country if elected. Thomas said Kenyans and Ethiopians, who lead the world…

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Nigeria League Review: Plateau United win big

Plateau United on Sunday continued their fine run in the Nigeria Professional Football League as they recorded the biggest win of the weekend. The table toppers whitewashed Gombe United 5-1 to retain their advantage at the summit of the NPFL log. In all the other fixtures, the home teams were…

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England win U-20 World Cup, first major trophy in 51 years

England on Sunday won the FIFA U-20 World Cup, defeating Venezuela 1-0 in the final. The trophy was the first by any English national football team since the country won the World Cup in 1966. On Sunday, a first half strike by Dominic Calvert-Lewin ensured the Young Lions emerged victorious…

2019 AFCON Qualifying match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria (Green) and Bafana Bafana of South Africa, in Uyo on Saturday (10/6/17).
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AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: Bafana Bafana shock Super Eagles

The Super Eagles of Nigeria started their quest for qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on a very disappointing note as they were beaten 2-0 at home on Saturday by the Bafana Bafana of South Africa. The Eagles before Saturday were unbeaten under new manager Genort Rohr, but…

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LIVE UPDATES: 2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Nigeria vs South Africa

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will Saturday get underway their quest to stage a comeback to the Africa Cup Nations after missing out on two sucessive editions on the bounce. The Eagles are starting out against perennial foes South Africa who are beginning to prove as hard nuts to crack.…

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Eguavoen quits Sunshine Stars

Former Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen has quit his position as coach of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Sunshine Stars. Eguavoen on Friday officially threw in the towel after just five matches in charge of the relegation-threatened Akure-based team. It was gathered that Eguavoen chose to step down from…

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We won’t stop fasting because of South Africa match – Ahmed Musa

Fleet-footed, Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa has insisted he and his Muslim colleagues will not break their Ramadan fast to play Saturday’s AFCON qualifier against South Africa. At a press conference in Uyo on Thursday, Musa revealed that he was also fasting at the last World Cup in Brazil said…

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Full Details: How Nigerian football club Osun United were robbed, players injured

More chilling details have emerged from Tuesday’s robbery attack suffered by players and officials of Nigeria National League side, Osun United Football Club at the Ore/Ondo/Akure Expressway. The Media Officer of the second-tier club, Tunde Shamsudeen, told PREMIUM TIMES it was only an act of God that no life was…

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Nigeria League Review: Plateau United stun Sunshine in Akure

Plateau United and Enugu Rangers produced the most outstanding results in the midweek Nigeria Professional Football League games played across the country on Wednesday. While Plateau United revalidated their credentials as real title contenders with an away win over Sunshine Stars in Akure, Rangers ended the winning streak of El-Kanemi Warriors…

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French Open: Djokovic crashes out in quarter final

Former World number one, Novak Djokovic, has been dumped out of the ongoing 2017 French Open tennis tournament. The defending champion was thoroughly beaten by Dominic Thiem in Wednesday’s quarter final; losing out in straight sets-7-6 6-3 6-0. Djokovic had endued a poor run of form in recent times and…

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AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: Super Eagles intensify preparations for South Africa clash

The Nigeria national team have intensified their preparations for Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against South Africa as they held another training session at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium which will host the crunch clash. All the 24 players invited for the South Africa game are in camp following…

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Ivorian footballer Cheick Tiote dies at 30

A former Newcastle United midfielder, Cheick Tiote, has died after collapsing during training in China, a spokesperson for the player has announced. The Ivory Coast international, 30, spent seven years with the Magppies making 138 league appearances before joining Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises in February. "It is with deep…

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FIFA assures on 2022 World Cup despite Qatar, Arab nations row

FIFA has said that it is monitoring the dispute between Qatar and some fellow Arab countries to ensure it does not affect preparations for 2022 World Cup. The world football governing body has expressed concern about the diplomatic dispute among the gulf states and said it is 'in regular contact'…