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Nigeria’s Adekuroye picks Olympic ticket, bronze medal at world championships

Nigerian Wrestler, Odunayo Adekuroye, has secured a berth to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games billed to take place in Tokyo, Japan. Adekuroye achieved this feat after making it to the semi-final stage at the ongoing Senior World Wrestling Championships in Kazakhstan. The 2014 Commonwealth Gold medalist defeated North Korea's…

Tammy Abraham

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham undecided over England, Nigeria

Chelsea striker and Premier League top scorer at the moment, Tammy Abraham, could still play for the Nigeria national team if his recent utterances are anything to go by. Abraham who grabbed the headlines over the weekend with his eye-popping performance for Chelsea in the 5-2 Premier League win over…

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers start on losing note against Russia

Nigeria men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, suffered an 82-77 defeat to Russia on Saturday in their opening game of the FIBA World Cup taking place in China. The game played at the Wuhan Gymnasium was quite as Nigeria almost recorded an upset against the Russians. The Russians survived a tight battle…

Aruna Quadri wins again

Table Tennis: Aruna Quadri retains Nigeria Open title, may miss African Games

Africa’s highest-ranked table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, has retained the Nigeria Open Men's Singles title after defeating Austria's Gardos Robert 4-2 on Sunday in Lagos. Quadri, ranked number 22 in the world, went on a thrilling six games decider (15-13, 11-3, 8-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-1) to defeat world ranked number…

Table Tennis: Egyptian duo win Africa Cup in Lagos

Egyptian duo, Omar Assar and Dina Meshref have emerged as champions of the 2019 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF ) Africa Cup held in Lagos. Assar defeated fellow countryman Saleh Ahmed in the men's singles final by 10-12, 11-3, 11-6, 12-14, 11-3, 11-9, 11-3. In the women's single, Dina also…

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Table Tennis: Aruna Quadri crashes out of African Cup

Top-ranked Nigeria Table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, has crashed out of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Cup ongoing in Lagos Quadri was beaten on Monday by his fierce Egyptian rival, Omar Assar, in a keenly-contested semi-final contest. Although Quadri won the 3rd set to trail Assar 2-1 and…

Quadri Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Dr Kweku Tandoh and ATTF President at the press conference in Lagos

Nigeria setting the pace in table tennis – NTTF President

The President, Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), Ishaku Tikon, has said the federation is setting the pace for other African countries in the hosting of major competitions. Nigeria is currently hosting three competitions: the African Club Championships, ITTF Africa Cup and ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open. The NTTF boss said…

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Table Tennis: Aruna Quadri admits extra pressure when playing in Nigeria

The number one ranked African table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, has disclosed that it is difficult for him to play in front of home fans. Quadri made this remark at the press conference to herald the 2019 International Table Tennis Federation Africa Cup on Thursday at the Molade Okoya Thomas…

Relegation: How Remo Stars failed again

The 2019 abridged version of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) will pass as one of the most keenly-contested ever. Week after week, the fortunes of teams fluctuated, from vying to qualify for the season-ending playoffs to battling with relegation. At the end of 22 match days, eight teams were…

The Head Coach of Ogun State-owned football club, Gateway United, Hakeem Busari

NNL: Head Coach resigns as Gateway United suffers first defeat

The Head Coach of Ogun State-owned football club, Gateway United, Hakeem Busari, has resigned from his position. Coach Busari threw in the towel as Gateway suffered her first defeat at home to Nnewi United in match-day three of the Nigeria National League (NNL). Nnewi defeated Gateway 3-2 at the MKO…

Almar FC win Ogun FA Cup

Almar FC win Ogun FA Cup

Nigerian League side, Almar FC, became the new FA Cup champions in Ogun State after they shocked Gateway United in the final match decided over the weekend. Almar FC beat Gateway 3-2 on penalties at the MKO Abiola stadium to emerge champions. Having conquered their state, the lower league side…

Nigeria’s Aiyelabegan Sukurat in action at the ongoing African junior championship in Accra PHOTO CREDIT: NTTF Media

Table Tennis: Nigeria starts on winning note in Africa Championships

Nigeria recorded victory on Day One at the ongoing ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championships in Accra, Ghana. The championship that witnessed 19 teams but only two countries in the boys and girls events will berth in the finals of the 2019 ITTF World Junior Championship that would take place…

During the draws at the MKO Abiola Stadium. PHOTO Credit: Hassan Abdulsalam

Ogun State FA Cup kicks off on Monday

The Ogun state FA Cup (Aiteo Cup) is set to kick off on Monday at two different stadia in the state. A Nigeria Professional Football League club, Remo stars, and 14 other clubs will fight for the state's slot at the National Aiteo Cup this year. The draw for this…

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NPFL: Remo Stars vow to pick first away win in Enugu

Remo Stars Football Club Head Coach, Daniel Ogunmodede, is confident that his team can secure their first away win in the 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League this weekend. The Sky Blue Stars will be taking on Enugu Rangers in one of the matchday 12 games of the NPFL. Ogunmodede said…

Basketball World Cup: Nigeria’s D’Tigers to face Argentina, Russia, Korea

The Nigeria men’s basketball team, D'Tigers, will be battling against former Champions, Argentina, Russia and Korea in Group B of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup billed to take place in China later this year. The draw was conducted on Saturday at Shenzhen Bay Arena in China. D’Tigers are staging…

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NPFL: Remo Stars celebrate first win in Sagamu

The Ogun State-based football club, Remo stars, on Sunday recorded their first win in Sagamu after defeating Wikki Tourist 2-1 in a rescheduled NPFL matchday two fixture. The Sky Blue Stars were banished to Osogbo after their first game of the season at the Gateway Stadium ended in a stalemate…

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NPFL: Remo Stars back To Sagamu after three-match ban

Remo Stars Football Club will return to the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu, for the first time this weekend since after they were hit with a stadium ban following the crowd violence that greeted their Match Day Three encounter against Bendel Insurance. The Sky Blues will be playing host to Wikki…

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FIFA U20 World Cup: Flying Eagles to face USA, Qatar, Ukraine

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria will battle with reigning CONCACAF champions, USA, as well as Qatar and Ukraine in Group D at the FIFA U20 World cup in Poland. The draws for the 22nd edition of the Fifa Under-20 World Cup were conducted in Gdynia, Poland on Sunday. The Flying…

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FIFA slams transfer ban, heavy fine on Chelsea

The world football governing body, FIFA, has placed a ban on Chelsea Football Club from signing players for the next two transfer windows. The English club has also been slammed with a fine of £400,000. It is understood that Chelsea are being punished having been found guilty by FIFA of…

FIFA mourns late Taiwo Ogunjobi as family picks burial date

The world football governing body, FIFA, has joined in mourning the demise of the former secretary-general of then NFA, Taiwo Ogunjobi, who died on Monday last week. FIFA through its President, Gianni Infantino, in a letter on Tuesday, addressed to President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, paid tribute to…

Bendel Insurance

NPFL: Remo Stars, Bendel Insurance coaches react after stalemate

Newly promoted side, Bendel Insurance, picked a point away from home in their debut game in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at the gateway international stadium, Sagamu. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, as the away team went in front in the 54th minutes with a goal from…