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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Infantino running out of time to prove reformer credentials, By Mustafa Qadri

This January, Bayern Munich jetted off to Qatar for a week of training in the sun at the state-of-the-art Aspire Academy sports centre, in the shadow of Doha’s flagship Khalifa International stadium. When asked by reporters about Qatar’s human rights record, club captain Philippe Lahm said, “The whole team are…

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Nigeria will not underrate any team in Olympic football – Siasia

Nigeria's Under-23 coach, Samson Siasia, said on Friday that he will not underrate any opponents in the group stage at the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympic Men’s Soccer event. In the draws made on Thursday, the African U-23 champions are drawn in Group B with Sweden, the European U-21 champions; Japan,…

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Champions League/Europa League: Spanish teams lead hunt for glory

Spanish La Liga teams are dominant in the hunt for glory in Europe’s club competitions, the Champions League and the Europa League.   The Spanish clubs are evenly spread in the Champions League with two teams, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, and in the Europa League with Villarreal and Sevilla.…

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NFF Crisis: Arrest Chris Giwa now, Pinnick tells Police IG, Sunday Arase

The Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has asked the Inspector General of Police, Sunday Arase, to order the arrest of Chris Giwa, the man leading a faction of the Federation, and laying claim to be the head of the football body. In a petition to Mr. Arase through…

GOtv Boxing Night 7: Joe Boy, Prince Nurudeen In Ultimate Grudge Clash

Top Nigerian boxers duel in Lagos competition

The Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, will on 1 May witness one of the biggest grudge fights in Nigeria's boxing history. It will see Nurudeen "Prince" Fatai, reigning national lightweight champion, defend his crown against savage puncher Oto "Joe Boy" Joseph in the headline bout of GOtv…

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Rio Olympics: Nigeria to face Japan, Colombia in men’s football

The Nigeria U-23 team, the Dream Team VI, have been handed a seemingly fair draw in the men’s football event of the Rio Olympics as they were placed in Group B alongside Sweden, Colombia, and Japan. The draw took place on Thursday at the Maracana Stadium in Brazil and the…

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UEFA Champions League : Barcelona crash out, Bayern Munich pull through

Defending champions, Barcelona, are out of this season’s UEFA Champions League after they were beaten 2-0 on Wednesday night by Spanish rival, Atletico Madrid. The star-studded Barcelona team, which had the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez in their team beat Atletico 2-1 in the first leg but that…

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Pinnick-led NFF board drags Giwa, others before face disciplinary committee

More twists and turns are playing out in the ongoing crisis engulfing Nigeria football, with the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF board referring the Chris Giwa-led faction to its disciplinary committee. Rising from its extra-ordinary General Assembly held in Abuja on Wednesday, the Pinnick-led NFF congress summoned Giwa and his group to…

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UEFA Champions League: Iheanacho makes late show as City progress to semi final

Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho came in as a late substitute for Sergio Aguero as his team, Manchester City, secured a historic passage into the semi finals of the UEFA Champions League. City beat fellow big spenders, PSG, 1-0 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate to make it to the last…

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NFF Crisis: Giwa dares FIFA, vows to take over secretariat

The factional head of Nigeria Football Federation, Chris Giwa, has promised to take over the secretariat of the football house on Wednesday despite a FIFA directive to the contrary. Giwa addressed journalists in Abuja on Tuesday where he announced his next line of actions while also maintaining that he was…

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons beat Senegal, qualify for Nations Cup

Nigeria's national women football team, the Super Falcons have secured qualification ticket for the 10th Africa Women’s Cup of Nations billed to take place in Cameroon later this year after they beat their Senegalese counterparts 2-0 in Abuja on Tuesday. The reigning African Champions sealed their place in Cameroon 2016…

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Siasia invites 30 players as Dream Team VI resumes camp

The head coach of the national under-23 men’s football team, Samson Siasia, on Monday released a list of 30 players for camping in preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A statement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Abuja revealed that the invited players included goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel, and…

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NFF Crisis: FIFA threatens to ban Nigeria

The world football governing body, FIFA, has warned that Nigeria may be suspended if the current crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation is not promptly resolved. In an email sent to the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, from the FIFA headquarters and made public by Ademola Olajire, the world football governing…

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International Sports Fans Carnival Foundation to raise $1Billion – Founder.

The International Sports Fans Carnival Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization newly founded by Oluwaseun Adebola Olatunji (Nigeria) with a simple idea, but very creative. He founded the foundation with the target to host and hold the world’s largest carnival come 21st September, 2017 to celebrate the "International Day of…

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Pinnick not sacked by court, Keyamo insists

The embattled Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, was not sacked by any court of law, his lawyer, Festus Keyamo, claims. In a press statement, Mr. Keyamo countered reports and interpretations suggesting that his client had been relieved of his position as head of Nigeria football governing body. The report…

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Udoh is Enyimba’s hero and the 7 things we saw last week

Enyimba get healthy first leg advantage The only surviving Nigerian club still in African competitions , Enyimba FC, on Sunday in Port Harcourt beat Etoile du Sahel 3-0 in the first leg of their two-legged encounter to emphasize their readiness to make it to the CAF Champions League stage. And the hero for…

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Nigeria League Review: Pillars, El-Kanemi lead home wins

Kano Pillars and El-Kanemi Warriors both secured home wins in the Nigeria Professional Football League games on Sunday. All the other home teams except for Ikorodu United who played a 0-0 draw against visiting Sunshine Stars all beat their opponents in the Match Day 11 fixtures. Pillars came from a…