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NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM (D'TIGER) PLAYER AND CAPTAIN, MARK MENTORS BASKETBALL CLUB, STANLEY GUMUT (L), PRESENTING THE 2015 DSTV BASKETBALL PREMIER LEAGUE TROPHY TO THE SPONSOR OF THE TEAM, SEN. DAVID MARK (R), AT THE 2015 MARK D'BALL BASKETBALL COMPETITION IN OTUKPO, BENUE

Ex-Senate President pledges undying love for sports

The former Senate President, David Mark, has said that his love for sports would outlive…

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Year Review: Nigeria Eagles not Super in 2015

The Nigeria national football team is not at the height many want it to be…

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NPFL: Enyimba kick out defender, Ojobo

Reigning Nigeria Premier League champions, Enyimba international, have resolved to kick out one of their…

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EPL Round-Up: Ighalo sets new record in away draw against Chelsea

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has become the first Watford player ever to score in five straight top-flight games as he scored in the 2-2 draw against Chelsea in the Boxing Day clash at Stamford Bridge. With his latest effort, Ighalo has scored 13 times in 18 premier league appearances this…

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EPL: Sack looms for Van Gaal as Manchester United lose again

Manchester United Coach Louis Van Gaal may turn out to be the next high profile labour casualty in the English Premier as the Dutch tactician again watched his side crumble to yet another defeat this season on Saturday. The Red Devils were humbled 2-0 away against Stoke City, making it…

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Five high and low points of Nigeria’s sports in 2015

​​It was relatively a good and a bad year for the country in sports but despite the economic downturns – the country witnessed some very good wins while there were also some embarrassing outcomes. The sporting fortunes of the country ended on a bright note as the Samson Siasia-led U-23…

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Obafemi Martins nets hat-trick in All-stars friendly

Seattle Sounders of USA striker, Obafemi Martins, on Wednesday in Lagos showed his goal scoring prowess as he scored three goals in a friendly match played between an All-Star Euro selected team and the Westerloo Football Academy. The exhibition game which has been a regular feature for the past nine…

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FIFA slams Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini with eight-year ban

The duo of Sepp Blatter and UEFA, boss Michel Platini, have been handed lengthy bans of up to eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation. The two guilty football big heads have also been fined £33,700 ($40,000) and £54,000 ($80,000) respectively. They were found guilty of breaches…

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Bayern Munich name Ancelotti as next manager

German club, Bayern Munich, have announced Italian Coach, Carlo Ancelotti, as their next manager following the confirmation that present boss, Pep Guardiola, will exit the club at the end of the season. Ancelotti, who had been out of work since being dismissed by Real Madrid, has signed a three-year contract…

Amaju Pinnick , NFF chairman

The NFF, LMC, money and the development of football in Nigeria, By Jide Alaka

The Nigeria Football Federation [NFF] on Wednesday, December 16, held its 71st Congress, and its major decision was a vote of confidence on the Amaju Pinnick-led board. At the time of the Congress, players of Taraba United [a team in the Nigeria Professional Football League] were on a sit-in [if…

Barr. Solomon Dalong at the Ministerial screening

A new agenda for excellence in sports in Nigeria, By Sadiq A. Abdullahi

Solomon Dalong, minister of youth and sports, needs a sustainable and vibrant sport structure if youths and sports will be the vehicle for social change, national unity and peace. As Nigeria’s 31st sports minister and the first under the All Progressives Congress, Minister Dalong has a seasoned sports technocrat in…

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Copa Lagos: Super Sand Eagles thrash England

The last game of the day at the ongoing Copa Lagos tournament produced a lot of fireworks as Nigeria's Super Sand Eagles recorded an impressive 8-6 victory over England. The Audu Adamu Ejor-tutored side showed signs of improvement from their opening day loss to Cote d'iviore and could have enjoyed…

Jose Mourinho, coach of EPL struggling Chelsea FC

EPL Round-up: Chelsea marks Mourinho’s exit with win, as Man. U loses

There were contrasting fortunes for two big Premier League teams on Saturday as Chelsea returned to winning ways on the heels of the exit of their erstwhile manager, Jose Mourinho, while Norwich on their part piled more pressure on Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal with a shock win at…

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​Chelsea return excites Hiddink

Dutch tactician, Guus Hiddink, has expressed great delight at the fresh chance offered him to handle English Premier League giants, Chelsea. The 69-year-old was on Saturday confirmed as the Blues Manager for the rest of the season following the sacking of erstwhile manager, Jose Mourinho. After his confirmation, Hiddink spoke…

ABL CEO, Ugo Udezue pictured with partners

African Basketball League debuts with seven clubs

Seven strong basketball clubs have already been confirmed for the debut season of the newly introduced African Basketball League (ABL), which will officially get underway in the tail end of January, 2016. At the launch of the unique Basketball League in Lagos, Ugo Udezue, CEO of the African Sports Entertainment,…

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Zimbabwe player makes Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis final

Zimbabwe’s Takanyi Garanganga is the only African player remaining in action in the second leg (Futures 4) of the 15th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship and he is playing in the final of Men’s Singles on Saturday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. Garanganga survived a tough encounter with…

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Lagos Governors’ Cup Tennis: Odegbami tops list for media game

Former Nigeria national football team captain, Segun Odegbami, has been listed as one of the players to take centre-stage during the first media tennis exhibition game as part of the ongoing 15th Lagos Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos. Odegbami, a celebrated sports…

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Why we fired Mourinho – Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC have confirmed the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho. In a statement on its website, the club praised Mourinho for his achievements at Chelsea and said they remain grateful to him as the most successful manager of Chelsea’s 110-year history. “Chelsea Football Club and Jose Mourinho have today parted…

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Chelsea sack Coach Jose Mourinho

Chelsea FC of England have sacked their title-winning Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho, after a seven-month reign, British media are reporting. The Daily Mail and Goal.com report that the self-styled 'Special One' was sacked on Thursday following a woeful start to the 2015-2016 Premier League campaign. Reports say Mourinho was dismissed at…

AFN President Solomon Ogba proud of the upcoming marathon

‎Return of Lagos marathon excites AFN President

The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Solomon Ogba, has expressed great joy at the return of full marathon race to Lagos with the berth of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. The last time Lagos had a full marathon was 1985, 30 years ago, Ogba recalled that…

Coach Siasia celebrate victory with U-23 players

I’m celebrating Dream Team VI success in triple fold, says Siasia

Samson Siasia, Head Coach of the National Under-23 football team, said in Abuja on Monday that he was celebrating its championship triumph in Senegal, in three folds. Siasia, who said this at the secretariat of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on arrival from Senegal, told newsmen that his celebration was…

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2015 Glo-CAF Awards: Nigeria gets five nominations

Despite being ruled out of contention for the biggest prize on offer, there will still be a lot to look out for Nigeria at the upcoming 2015 Glo-CAF Awards as the country has been nominated in five other categories, including the National Team of Year award. The biggest prize is…

Dream Team VI on their arrival from Senegal

Africa U-23 Championships: Dream Team VI arrive from Senegal

The Nigeria U-23, Dream Team VI, are back in the country after their exploits in Senegal where they emerged champions on Saturday in the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations. The team, scheduled to arrive the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, by 9.am, touched down at about 11.10 am on Monday…

Nigeria's U-23 national team defeats Algeria 2-1 to emerge African Champions

The seven key sporting events that caught our eyes last week

Siasia sets record in Senegal With fond memories of Senegal while playing for the Super Eagles, Nigeria U-23 national coach, Samson Siasia, on Sunday in Dakar led his team to win the second U-23 CAF Nations Cup, even though his employer, the Nigeria Football Federation were owing him salaries and…

Nigeria's U-23 national team defeats Algeria 2-1 to emerge African Champions

3 heroes of Siasia’s Dream Team VI

Samson Siasia is the first Nigerian coach to win the CAF U-23 Nations Cup after he led his team to beat Algeria 2-1 in the final and claim the title. The team also secured the 2016 Olympic Games ticket, which they booked by their 1-0 win over hosts Senegal in…