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Table Tennis: Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri moves up 24 places on world rankings

Nigeria’s foremost Table Tennis star, Aruna Quadri, has taken a massive leap on the world…

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Pep Guardiola named as next Manchester City Coach

Spaniard Coach, Pep Guardiola, will be the new manager at Manchester City as from the…

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Seven key sporting events that rocked last week

There was a lot of happenings in football and tennis this past week. So many…

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Emenike completes loan move to West Ham

Nigerian striker, Emmanuel Emenike, has joined English Premier League side ,West Ham United,  on loan until the end of the season. The Hammers announced the signing of  Emenike on loan late Sunday night, adding that they have the option to make the transfer permanent in the summer. Emenike, who played…

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ANALYSIS: Why Pellegrini needs to put Iheanacho in City’s Champions League squad

With his three goals on Saturday, Kelechi Iheanacho should be added to the Manchester City squad for the second phase of the UEFA Champions League, for which he was omitted in the first phase. The Nigerian striker has eight goals from just seven starts, a stat that has definitely put his manager,…

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Djokovic beats Murray to win Australian Open

It is becoming a one-man show in men’s tennis as Novak Djokovic espoused his dominance once again with the utter demolition of Andy Murray in the final of the 2016 Australian Open. Murray lost for a fifth time in the final in Australia - and his conqueror on three of…

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FA Cup Round up: Iheanacho scores hat-trick, Odemwingie crashes out

Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first senior hat-trick on Saturday as he helped Manchester City to a 0-4 win over Aston Villa as the Citizens zoomed into the next phase of the FA Cup. Iheanacho, who has continually made the most of the limited opportunities availed him at City, justified…

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Australian Open: Kerber stops Serena from 22nd Grand Slam win

Serena Williams lost her bid to win a 22nd Grand Slam title of her career as she lost 6-4 3-6 6-4 to Germany’s Angelique Kerber. The World No.1 had won all matches en-route the final without dropping a set but the No.7 seeded Kerber played a brilliant game to win…

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PREMIUM TIMES REVIEW: Four must-watch matches this weekend

Liverpool vs. West Ham @Anfield @14:000 on Jan.30 Liverpool have not scored against the Hammers this season and the stat reads dismally - played two, scored none, conceded five. But this is something Jurgen Klopp will want to redress in Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round tie at Anfield. The Euphoria…

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Wenger confirms Nigerian duo close to Arsenal move

Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, has confirmed that two Nigerian youngsters, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze, are on course to join the Gunners. The London Club, which enjoy a great followership in Nigeria, are ready to avail Nwakali and Chukwueze the platform to blossom, to become world-class stars. ESPN FC quoted…

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Sports kits maker, Nike, to review deal with NFF

Sports kit manufacturing company, NIKE, may currently be reviewing their partnership with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The company gave a hint of their intentions in a letter sent to the NFF on Thursday, asking the federation to furnish them with some facts.…

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CHAN 2016: Ikpeba slams Oliseh over Eagles’ exit comments

Former Nigerian international, Victor Ikpeba, has faulted his former teammate and current coach of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh’s claim that his team’s early ouster from the ongoing African Nations Championships was largely caused by the Nigeria Football Federation. Speaking on Brila FM’s Sports Machine programme, Thursday, Ikpeba said rather…

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Serena eases into Australian Open final, to face Kerber

World No. 1, Serena Williams, has booked her place in the final of the 2016 Australian Open where she would face Angelique Kerber, who downed Englishwoman, Johanna Konta. Williams is seeking a 22nd Grand Slam title in this her seventh final in Australia and her 26t Grand Slam final. She…

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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Patoranking signs for race

Popular Nigeria Dancehall artiste, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, a.k.a Patoranking, is the latest celebrity act to sign up for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. The multi award-winning musician was at the Lagos City Marathon office at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, on Tuesday, where he picked a form…

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CHAN 2016: Oliseh apologises after early exit

Nigeria's National team coach, Sunday Oliseh, has tendered an apology to Nigerians after his team crashed out in the group phase of the ongoing African Nations Championships, CHAN. The Eagles, who were seen as firm favourites for one of the quarter final slots, suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at the…

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CHAN 2016: Nigeria’s Eagles crash out after shock defeat against Guinea

The Nigeria Home based Eagles have surprisingly crashed out of the ongoing African Nations Championships, CHAN after suffering a lone goal defeat at the hands of Guinea. Ibrahima Sory Sankhon scored the only goal of the game which ended the ambition of Coach Sunday Oliseh and his boys who had…

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CHAN 2016: Nigeria vs Guinea – Live Commentaries

Sunday Oliseh has made two changes to the team that played a 1-1 draw with Tunisia last Friday, ahead of the clash with Guinea. Nigeria's four goals hero, Chisom Chikatara makes way for Tunde Adeniji, who started the first game against Niger. Also back in the starting XI is Jamiu…

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Three things to expect in the match between Nigeria and Guinea

The Super Eagles can feel the quarter-final tie against Zambia or Mali but first they have to get a result against the Syli Stars of Guinea, who can qualify for the second round if they beat their Nigerian opponents. So, it is a dilemma of sorts for Sunday Oliseh – should he…

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Seven sports events that caught our attention last week: Friendly match ends with 17 players

Nigerian Shot Putter sets sights on Rio Stephen Mozia became the first Nigerian to throw a Shot Put above the 20m mark as he improved his Nigeria indoor shot put record to 21.03m at the Commodore Invitational meeting in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States. The 23-year-old, who changed allegiance…

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Lagos Marathon: Athletes begin collection of numbers

Athletes who registered their interests to be part of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will, from January 26, start collecting their Bib numbers for the February 6 race, the organizing committee has announced. Bib numbers are used for identifying runners and for getting a time for them. The general…

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EPL: Mikel wins with Chelsea at Emirates

Nigeria midfielder, John Obi Mikel, was in action for 90 minutes in the London derby on Sunday as his club, Chelsea FC, secured a vital win over Arsenal at latter's home ground at the Emirates. Mikel was booked in the 72nd minute of the encounter but that will by no…

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NPFL: Enyimba to begin title defence against Dolphins

The seven-time Nigeria League champions, Enyimba International, will start the defence of their league shield away to Dolphins FC in Port Harcourt. While the Aba Elephants won top prize last term, Dolphins escaped relegation by the whiskers after a final win away to Shooting Stars. The draws for Match Day…

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EPL Round Up: Ighalo scores, Manchester United lose at home

Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo, has rediscovered his goal scoring form as he netted the first in Watford’s 2-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday in one of the English Premier League games played across England. Ighalo’s goal, adjudged the third quickest second half goal scored in the premier League so…

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Former Arsenal captain says Mourinho has influenced him more than Wenger

In a statement that is going to rile many Arsenal fans, Gunners legend, Patrick Vieira, has declared that former Chelsea manager and eternal nemesis of Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho, had more impact on him as a player and now as a coach. Vieira, who led the famous Arsenal team that…

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Four matches you must watch this weekend

London comes alive again on Sunday when Chelsea make the short trip to the Emirates to face league leaders, Arsenal, while on Saturday, Jurgen Klopp, will want all three points against 16th placed Norwich, who also need the three points desperately.   Norwich City vs. Liverpool @Carrow Road @1:45pm on…