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Nasarawa United player Chieme Martins

Nasarawa Utd retire late player’s jersey

Chineme Martins or Nasarawa United slumped and died in March during his team’s NPFL encounter with Katsina United at the Lafia Township Stadium.

Leon Balogun [Photo Credit: Rangers.co.uk]

Leon Balogun Injured Again

Steven Gerrard is optimistic the injury setback for the Nigerian defender is not so serious.

FIFA Headquarters

FIFA World Cup: Asian qualifiers postponed to 2021

New dates for the next round of qualifying matches would be announced at a later time.

Organisers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon celebrating the Silver Label for the Lagos race while expecting another upgrade from the world body

Lagos City Marathon: 10km winners set to receive car prizes

Various cash prizes have already been paid to the other winning athletes.

Late Razak Okedeyi

Nigerian basketball referee, Razak Okedeyi, is dead

The NBBF President described the demise of the fast-rising referee as shocking and very difficult to comprehend.

Kamaru Usman VS. Jorge Masvidal [PHOTO: @USMAN84kg]

#UFC251: Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman successfully defends welterweight title against Masvidal

The victory for the champion leaves him with a professional record of 17 wins and just the one defeat.

Nick Kyrgios [PHOTO: Daily Express]

Tennis: Americans ‘selfish’ to go ahead with U.S. Open – Kyrgios

“People that live in the U.S. of course are pushing (for) the Open to go ahead ‘Selfish’,” Kyrgios said.

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Table Tennis star Quadri joins campaign against coronavirus

Aside from Quadri, two of the leading names on the professional scene have also been named for the campaign.

Swimming at the last National Sports Festival

National sports festival gets new dates

The new date for the National Sports Festival was announced on Friday.

Roger Federer. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Mail]

Federer out for rest of season

Federer struggled with injury at this year’s Australian Open in Melbourne, where he lost in the semi-finals

Shehu Dikko, Chairman of the League Management Company, LMC,

‘No plan for Nigerian football clubs to pay for COVID-19 testing’

The NPFL, like many leagues across the world, was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Late Super Eagles midfield maestro, Sam Okwaraji

Samuel Okwaraji’s mother is dead

The death of the 83-year old was confirmed Monday by her eldest son.

Anthony Joshua joins anti-racism protest. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram handle of Anthony Joshua]

Anthony Joshua joins anti-racism protest

The world heavyweight champion marched through the streets with other co protesters before speaking to the gathering at a park.

Anthony Joshua showing off his belts [Photo: Sky Sports]

Boxing: Anthony Joshua anticipating Mike Tyson’s comeback

Anthony Joshua says Mike Tyson holds a special place in his heart.

IOC president says Tokyo Games would be cancelled if not held in 2021

In March, the IOC and Japanese government took the unprecedented decision to delay the Games, which had been due to start in July, for a year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Tennis

Coronavirus: Nigeria Open tennis tournament cancelled

A special invitational tournament is being muted towards the end of the year.

kelechi Anuna

Coronavirus: Nigerian basketball star distributes relief materials

The basketball star says he believes governments at various levels cannot be left alone at this crucial time.

coach Uremu Adu

Nigerian athletics coach Uremu Adu is dead

The late Coach Adu had an impact on a lot of athletes including Africa’s 100m record holder, Olusoji Fasuba

Fanny Amun

INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria’s successful youth teams don’t succeed at senior level – Fanny Amun

Fanny Amun also speaks on the debate for the extension or termination of Gernot Rohr’s contract as the Super Eagles.

Nigerian football star, Mikel Obi, helping Nigerians with relief materials during this difficult times. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Mikel Obi]

Coronavirus: How Nigerian Sports Stars Are Providing Relief

Many sports stars across the globe have been providing the people with palliatives.

President, Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Yahaya Muhammad

President Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, Yahaya Muhammad, is dead

Mr Muhammad was also the special assistant to governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State, on Assembly matters.

Deborah Onu, Nigerian female basketball player

Young Nigerian Basketball player dies of tuberculosis of the spine

The young girl was responding to treatments after undergoing treatment before the sad incident.

Tobi Amusan

INTERVIEW: Postponing Olympics was ‘extremely devastating’ — Commonwealth hurdles champion, Tobi Amusan

The African champion says she worried less after the announcement.

Simona Halep [Photo credit: YouTube]

Tennis: Coronavirus forces cancellation of 2020 Wimbledon

The organisers had hoped to hold off making a final decision for a few more weeks

Former Olympic Marseille's boss, Pape Diouf. [PHOTO CREDIT: Brila.net]

Former Olympic Marseille’s boss, Pape Diouf, dies of Coronavirus

Diouf was the first black president of a first-level European club when he took the leadership at Marseille in 2005.