Tunde Eludini

Tunde Eludini is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied International Relations. He is a Senior Correspondent coordinating the sports section of the website.

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National Sports Festival: Tobi Amusan breaks another record

The 19th National Sports Festival rounding off in Abuja will for long be remembered as one with different shades of records. The athletics event at the festival has provided some breathtaking performances, and yet another record was set on Saturday in the 100m Women’s Hurdles where Team Delta’s Tobi Amusan…

Wrestling

National Sports Festival: Team Ondo dominates women’s wrestling

Team Ondo won four of the 10 gold medals available in Women’s Wrestling at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja, following the conclusion of Day 2 of action at the Velodrome. Commonwealth champions - Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) and Aminat Adeniyi (62kg), African champion Sunmisola Balogun (65kg) and Esther…

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National Sports Festival: Team Delta sweeps tennis medals

The 19th National Sports Festival is already winding down, but Team Delta are not slowing down in their harvest of gold medals in Abuja. In the Tennis event, it was Delta State all the way as they carted away the gold medals in the Men’s Doubles, Women's Doubles and Mixed…

Small Doctor, Skales others to perform at closing ceremony

National Sports Festival: Small Doctor, Skales others to perform at closing ceremony

As the curtain prepares to fall on the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja this weekend, organisers have promised to stage a befitting closing ceremony on Sunday. To this end, some top musical artistes have been pencilled down to thrill the fans at the main bowl of the National Stadium,…

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National Sports Festival: FCT wins football gold

The host of the 19th National Sports Festival, Team FCT, have emerged winners of the gold medal in the football event. The FCT football team, on Friday, beat Bayelsa by a lone goal to win yet another gold medal for itself, at the ongoing festival in Abuja. Coach Bala Nikyu's…

WBF Africa middle weight champion King Davidson who is one of the pugilists

Lagos set for ‘King Of The Ring’ boxing show

Boxing fans in Lagos and its environs are set for a bumper festive season as top boxers across the world will be storming the Center of Excellence for the King of the Ring Boxing Show. Organised by Monarch Events and Promotions, boxers from the United Kingdom, Ghana, Australia and Mexico…

Orukpe 400m Men Winner

National Sports Festival: U-15 Champion beats experienced athletes to win 400m finals

Imaobong Nse Uko, the current National U15 Champion, gave a breathtaking performance to finish ahead of the other experienced athletes all lined up in the Women’s 400m final, in yet another surprise performance at the 19th National Sports Festival ongoing in Abuja, on Thursday. Nse came from the fourth position…

Alex Iwobi

CAF Awards: Alex Iwobi tops list for African best player

Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi, is top on the list of 10 players shortlisted for the prestigious Africa Player of Year Award. The Confederation of African Football on their official website on Friday released a trimmed list of nominees as the CAF Awards 2018 gathers momentum. Aside from Iwobi who…

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National Sports Festival: FCT, Rivers win Beach Volleyball gold

Team FCT and Team Rivers have emerged as the gold medal winners in the male and female Beach Volleyball event at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Abuja. Team FCT beat Team Kaduna 2-0 (22-20, 23-21), while Team Rivers beat Team Kaduna 20 (21-15, 21-13) at Jabi Lake. Team Delta…

INTERVIEW: Why I’m not competing at National Sports Festival — Okagbare

Nigeria’s queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, is in Abuja for the National Sports Festival, though not to compete as an athlete, as many of her numerous fans would have loved. PREMIUM TIMES caught up with the poster girl of Nigeria athletics at the main bowl of the National Stadium…

Juventus celebrates after scoring against Manchester United (Photo Credit: Sqwuaka on Twitter)

UEFA Champions League: Juventus, Real Madrid suffer shock defeats

European giants, Real Madrid and Juventus, ended their campaign in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League on a disappointing note on Wednesday as they were beaten by ‘lowly rated’ oppositions. In the day’s earlier kickoff, CSKA Moscow floored reigning European kings, Real Madrid, 3-0 at the Bernabeu. Real…

WAFU Cup: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles defeat Ghana to secure semi-final ticket

The U20 National Team, Flying Eagles, on Wednesday reached the semi-finals of the ongoing WAFU U20 Championship in Togo with a come-from-behind 4-2 win over the Black Satellites of Ghana. Following their 0-0 draw with Niger Republic on Sunday, the result took the seven-time African champions into the semi-finals as…

Rose Akusho 5000m

National Sports Festival: ‘New’ athletes win 100m men, women

The second day of Track and Field events at the ongoing National Sports Festival produced some stunning results with Team Ondo and Rivers claiming the coveted gold medals in the women and men’s 100m events respectively. Contrary to expectations, it was Margret Boluwatife from Ondo that won the gold in…

Mohamed Salah in game with Napoli

Champions League: Liverpool, PSG qualify for Round of 16

The roster of teams that would be playing in the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League is almost complete with more teams confirming their places on Tuesday night. English teams, Liverpool and Tottenham, are among the teams that progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions League after a…

Reigning African champion, Ese Brume

National Sports Festival: Ese Brume sets new record in Long Jump

Reigning African champion, Ese Brume, has set a new Championship record in the Women's Long Jump event at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Abuja. Brume, who is competing for Team Delta, leapt 6.62m on Tuesday to claim gold and also erase the former record of 6:39m held by Chinedu…

NSF: Dambe boxing

National Sports Festival: Kano sweeps medals in Dambe boxing

Kano State have improved its fortunes on the medals table at the ongoing National Sports Festival by dominating the proceedings in the Dambe Traditional Boxing event. In the 55kg category, Bahagon Sanin Kurna from Kano was quite ruthless in his bout as he knocked down Aljanin Bahagon Musa within the…

UCL: Liverpool vs Napoli [Photo: SINDOnews]

Liverpool Vs Napoli (Live Updates): Reds Battle For Survival At Anfield

Premier League table toppers, Liverpool, are at the risk of crashing out of the UEFA Champions League. To stand any chance of survival, the Reds need to get a win over Napoli at Anfield tonight and hope other results go their way. Interestingly, the Reds could still finish in any…

Deborah

At 2018 National Sports Festival, age is no barrier as six and 56-year-old athletes compete

They are both 50 years apart, but their goals are the same: to win medals at the 2018 National Sports Festival. Welcome to the world of six-year-old Deborah Quickpen and 56-year old Taofeeq Maya, the youngest and oldest of the athletes competing at the ongoing National Sports Festival. Deborah was…

Hanball Action

National Sports Festival (Day 5): Team Delta maintain dominance as Lagos drop to sixth spot

Team Delta are dictating the pace at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Abuja as they are holding firmly to the number one position on the medals standings after the conclusion of events on Day 5. With more medals added to their tally from the pool and a sprinkle of…

Blessing Okagbare

National Sports Festival: Okagbare, others set for action in athletics

The excitement at the ongoing National Sports Festival in the Federal Capital Territory is expected to go a notch higher as the athletics event of the games will get underway on Tuesday. Already a handful of superstars have arrived in Abuja to burn the tracks inside the main bowl of…

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National Sports Festival: Aregbesola knocks Oshonaike out of Tennis event

The hope of Funke Oshonaike making up for Sunday’s shock exit in the Mixed Doubles of the Table Tennis event at the ongoing National Sports Festival has been dashed. The six-time Olympian was dumped out of the Women's Singles event on Monday by Team Lagos’ Nimota Aregbesola who battled to…

National Sports Festival (Day 4 Wrap): More swimming medals give Team Delta early lead

Team Delta are gradually pulling away from the rest of the participating states on the medals’ table at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Abuja as they continued their dominance at the pool, on Sunday, adding six more gold medals to their total array. In the 200m Backstroke Women, Timpamere…

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National Sports Festival: Oshonaike, Toriola crash out

Well-respected legends, Segun Toriola and Funke Oshonaike, have crashed out of the mixed doubles of the ongoing National Sports Festival taking place in Abuja after they were beaten 12-10, 7-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8 by Team Oyo. Toriola and Oshonaike who are competing for Akwa Ibom were dumped out in the…

National Sports Festival (Day 3 Wrap): Delta dominates swimming; Lagos, FCT Shine

The defending champions of the National Sports Festival, Team Delta, have started showing that they are in Abuja to successfully defend their title. Led by the state's sports commission boss, Tony Okowa, Team Delta won more than half of the total medals up for grabs in the first day of…

2019 Women’s World Cup Draw

2019 Women’s World Cup Draw: Nigeria to face France, Norway

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn in Group A of next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup that would be taking place in France. The Super Falcons who only recently emerged champions of Africa for an astonishing ninth time are drawn against hosts, France, Norway and Korea Republic. The…