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Nigeria Rowing, Canoe and Sailing Federation targets early Tokyo 2020 preparation

The Secretary General of the Nigeria Rowing, Canoe and Sailing Federation, Olubunmi Ola-Oluode, has described…

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EPL: Iheanacho scores twice as Manchester City win big

Nigerian youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho, scored twice on Saturday as his team Manchester City recorded a…

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Four matches to watch this weekend

Leicester vs. Swansea City @ King Power Stadium @4:15pm on April 24 Five points ahead…

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Sports Analysis: Will Mikel truly add value to Siasia’s team?

The national U-23 manager, Samson Siasia, has revealed that Mikel Obi is interested in representing Nigeria at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Good thought! The Chelsea man offers experience and big-game mentality. Mikel has played in the UEFA Champions League final, won the Nations Cup and played in the EPL for…

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Okpekpe race organisers sign deal with Dutch timing company

The IAAF Bronze label Okpekpe international 10km road race organisers have sealed an agreement with MYLAPS Sports Timing, a Netherland's based internationally recognised automatic sports timing company, to provide the race with an easy to use, accurate and reliable timing system which ensures flawless timing for all the participants. This…

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Rio Olympics: Siasia predicts Nigeria, Brazil final

The Head Coach of the Nigeria’s U-23 team, Samson Siasia has predicted that his team, the Dream Team VI, will be facing hosts, Brazil in the final of the men’s football event at the Rio Olympics. The Olympic Gold is one trophy that is missing in the Brazil collection and…

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LMC, La Liga set to seal partnership deal

A delegation of the Spanish La Liga League Board will arrive in Nigeria on Monday for a bilateral meeting with Nigeria’s League Management Company (LMC) to conclude discussions on collaboration between the two leagues. The discussions began during a similar visit by the LMC to Spain earlier this year. The…

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Ahead Rio Olympics: Siasia gives home-based players deadline to report

Samson Siasia, the Dream Team’s Head Coach, says any of the invited home-based players who fails to report to camp by Monday should not bother coming to camp again. In a report on the website of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday, Siasia said the national under-23 male football…

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CAF Champions League: Enyimba seeks sanctions against Etoile du Sahel

The reigning Nigeria League champions, Enyimba FC, have confirmed that they will be reporting Tunisian club, Etoile du Sahel, to the Confederation of African Football, CAF, over the hostile treatment meted to them in the build-up and during Wednesday’s clash at the Olympic Stadium in Sousse. Etoile adopted dirty antics…

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NFF picks Amodu, Salisu as Super Eagles interim managers

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said on Wednesday that Shaibu Amodu, the Technical Director of the NFF and Salisu Yusuf would take charge of the Super Eagles on interim basis. This was part of the decisions taken after Wednesday’s meeting of the NFF Technical Committee which took place at the…

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CAF Champions League: Enyimba qualify for group phase

The reigning Nigeria League champions, Enyimba FC, are through to the lucrative group stage of the CAF Champions League despite first going down to a 3-0 defeat on Wednesday night against Etoile du Sahel. Enyimba, who are Nigeria’s last team standing in CAF Club competitions this season, progressed at the…

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Fury-Klitschko rematch confirmed for July 9

Vladimir Klitschko has confirmed his heavyweight title rematch with champion Tyson Fury will take place on July 9 in Manchester, the Ukrainian said on Wednesday. Fury's camp had already announced the date and venue earlier this month but Klitschko's management said a few issues still had to be sorted out.…

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Mourinho to manage at Old Trafford in charity game

Jose Mourinho will soon get to test out life in the manager's seat at Manchester United sooner than many expect. Mourinho and Leicester City's Claudio Ranieri were announced on Wednesday as the managers for Soccer Aid, a match which raises money for Unicef to be played at Old Trafford on…

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Super Eagles to take on Mali, Luxembourg in Europe

The Super Eagles will take on the Eagles of Mali and the Luxembourg senior national team in two international friendly matches in Europe in the next FIFA window. The former African champions will take on Mali, ranked four places above them at 63, at the Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen,…

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Nigeria League: LMC slams N6.75 million fine on Giwa FC, banishes team to Ilorin

Giwa FC has been fined N5 million and ordered to play their next three home matches at the Ilorin Township Stadium. The sanctions on the club and its media officer by the League Management Company, LMC, followed investigations into the circumstances that led to the abandoning of the Match Day…

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CAF Champions League: Enyimba accuse Etoile of frustrating team ahead second leg clash

Tunisian club, Etoile Du Sahel​,​ have resorted to frustrating Nigeria​n​ ​CAF Champions League flag-bearers, Enyimba FC,​ as they prepare ahead of Wednesday’s crunch return-leg clash​, an Enyimba official has said.​ Enyimba hold a healthy 3-0 lead from the first leg played in Port Harcourt penultimate weekend but the Tunisians have…

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FIFA Corruption scandal: Three top officials plead guilty

More shocking revelations have continued to emerge from the world football governing body, FIFA, following investigations launched by the United States into the affairs of the football house. The latest indictment is coming as a U.S. judge has released the transcripts of three prominent defendants expressing regret and submitting that…

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Africa Basketball League: Lagos Islanders secure comeback win over Izobe  

Lagos Islanders have increased their total number of wins in the ongoing Africa Basketball League to six after recording a slim victory of 71-69 points over Libreville Izobe in their last outing. The Coach Lateef Erinfolami-tutored side put up a resolute performance before finally seeing off Izobe as they lost…

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The seven sporting events that caught our attention last week

Falcons qualify for 10th Nations Cup Nigeria’s Super Falcons are through to the 10th Africa Women’s Cup of after beating Senegal 2-0 in Abuja last Tuesday. The African champions sealed their place in Cameroon 2016 with a 3-1 aggregate score line having played out a 1-1 draw in the first…

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Nigeria League review: Nasarawa United pull out of relegation zone

Nasarawa United's Coach Dogo has described their Match Day 12 Nigeria Professional Football League fixture against Plateau United as the most difficult the team has played so far this season. The Solid Miners defeated Plateau United 2-1 with Seun Sogbeso and Esosa Igbinoba to lift them out of the relegation…

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Nigerian defeats world scrabble champion

Olatunde Oduwale of Lagos State on Sunday emerged winner of the 2016 Asaph Zadok National Scrabble Championship with 19 wins and 1,856 points. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that as the National champion, Oduwale was decorated with a green jacket, given a plaque, a trophy and a cash prize…

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EPL Round up: Scrappy draw stalls Arsenal’s title chase

Arsenal were heading for a scrappy win until Yannick Bolasie beat goalkeeper Petr Cech in the 82nd minute to ensure that Crystal Palace had a share of the spoils. Alexis Sanchez headed in his 10th goal of the season in the 45th minute after latching on to a Danny Welbeck…

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Nigeria wins 3rd place in Women Beach Volleyball

Nigeria on Sunday won the third place in the ongoing African Women Beach Volleyball 2016 Olympics Qualifiers at the Jabi lakeside in Abuja. The Nigerian teams 1 and 2 will now participate in the Women Beach Volleyball World Championship after failing to qualify for the Olympic Games. The final Beach…

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‘Hungry’ 3SC players unpaid for five months — Coach

Coach Kadiri Ikhana of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan on Saturday appealed to the Oyo State Government to pay the club’s players their outstanding five-month salaries. Ikhana told newsmen in Ibadan, after his team defeated visiting Heartland Football Club of Owerri 2-1, that his players’ morale was down…

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Four matches to watch this weekend

Inter Milan vs. Napoli @San Siro @7:45pm on April 16 A loss at the San Siro on Saturday could mean bygones to the Scudetto for Napoli while Inter still have their target set on overhauling Roma for the last Champions League slot. Gonzalo Higuain is still suspended for the Partenopei…