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Chukwueze gets nomination for top international award

Chukwueze will look to become the second player to win it after Kylian Mbappe won the maiden edition last year.

Godwin Okoko

15-year-old Okoko wins golf tournament in Lagos

The event had 95 players in different categories.

Chidinma Otuadinma, gold medallist in the -73kg female category at the just-concluded 10th Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo Championships.

Taekwando: I was inspired by Chinese films – Nigerian gold medallist

Otuadinma won gold at the 10th Korean Ambassadors Taekwondo Cup held at the Molade Okoya Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos

Barakat Oyinlomo Quadre

Lagos Open Tennis: 16-year-old Nigerian causes upset

The 16-year old caused a major upset as she edged out tournament number 8th seed, Serbian Curovic Tamara.

Patrick Day (red trunks) reacts after getting knocked down by Charles Conwell (not pictured) during a USBA Super-Welterweight boxing match

American boxer, Patrick Day, dies following brutal knockout

Day’s death comes after a 23-year-old Argentine super lightweight, Hugo Santillan, died in July from injuries suffered in the ring

King Davidson against Castaneda

Boxing: Nigeria duo retain world titles as monarch promotions debuts in England

One of the boxers knocked out his opponent in the fourth round.

Sada Nahimana

Lagos Open Tennis: Burundi’s Nahimana reaches first leg final

The 18-year old defeated Fanny Oslund, a Swedish star, in the semi-final decided on Sunday at the Lagos Open Tennis.

NUJ logo

Bayo Abubakar wins NUJ Inter-Chapel Table Tennis championship in Ilorin

The says the contest, which began in 2014, allows journalists to interact despite their busy schedules.

Brazil-Beeach Soccer Team

Brazil, England join Nigeria for 2019 Copa Lagos tournament

Copa Lagos over the years has been held in December but organisers say this year’s edition had to be moved to November.

Umeh-Joseph [PHOTO CREDIT: ]

Tennis: 16 Nigerian players set for action as Lagos Open begins

Joseph Imeh Ubon is the highest-ranked among the local players and has been handed a straight slot to play in the Main Draws


Nigeria’s Ese Brume wins medal at World Championships

Before this feat, Okagbare’s silver medal in 2013 was Nigeria’s last medal at the World Championships.
Before this feat, Okagbare’s silver medal in 2013 was Nigeria’s last medal at the World Championships.

Super Falcons

Tokyo 2020: Ivorians draw goalless with Super Falcons

The match at the Parc des Sports de Treichville saw both teams creating several opportunities but failing to put the ball in the net.

Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja

Sports minister moves office to Abuja stadium – Official

Mr Dare stated that the move was in line with his promise to ensure that the nation’s sports facilities are restored.

Lagos Open

Tennis: All set for 2019 Lagos Open Tournament

Players are expected from 57 countries of the world in the 19th edition this year.


World Championships: Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi qualifies for Shot Put final

Just a few weeks back, Enekwechi set a new Games record in Morocco.

Alberto Salazar (Photo Credit: The New York Times)

American coach gets four-year ban for doping violations

The 61-year-old was quickly stripped of his accreditation for the world athletics championships in Doha by the sport’s governing body, IAAF, at the request of the U.S. track and field federation.

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pyrce ran a 10.71 seconds. [PHOTO CREDIT: IAAF]

World Championships: Fraser-Pyrce clinches 100m gold

Fraser-Pyrce, who was away in the 2017 edition to have her son, stunned with a 10.80 to become the world’s fastest ever in the heats.


World Championships: Divine Oduduru qualifies for 200m semifinals

The other Nigerian in the 200m men’s event has crashed out.

Blessing Okagbare,

World Championships: IAAF reinstates Okagbare, Odudduru after appeal

The two top athletes have now been given a spot at the starting line for the 200m at the World Championships.

Blessing Okagbare is out

Doha 2019: Okagbare accuses Nigerian athletics federation of incompetence

Nigeria’s top female athlete blames the federation for her predicament and that of Divine Oduduru.

Blessing Okagbare is out

Doha 2019: Oduduru disqualified from World Championship

Blessing Okagbare is likely to be disqualified also.

Raymond Ekevwo

Mixed fortunes for Nigeria at World Athletics Championships

Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo qualifies for 100 semi-final

Rafael Nadal (Photo Credit: SkySports)

Nadal pulls out of Laver Cup with hand injury

Team Europe’s Nadal was scheduled to take on Team World’s Nick Kyrgios.

The selected athletes

Doha 2019: AFN picks 25 athletes for IAAF World Championships

Okagbare is the country’s sole representative in the Women’s 100 and 200 metre events.

Rohr and Mom

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr losses mum

Rohr’s mother was 97-years-old.