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ARUNA QUADRI RISES IN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

Nigeria’s number one table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, is now number 18 in the world, and believes his new ranking would enable him to work more on his game. An excited Quadri, said: “This ranking has shown that I should not relax but continue to work harder because remaining on top is one of the […]

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NIGERIA’S FALCONETS ARRIVE FRANCE FOR FIFA U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

The Super Falconets have arrived France for the FIFA Under-2O Women’s World Cup. The team, comprising of 21 players and 11 officials arrived their base in Saint Malo yesterday evening. They arrived from Austria where they underwent a 12-day training programme.

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DISTURBING VIRAL VIDEO CAPTURES NIGERIAN FOOTBALL COACH SALISU YUSUF TAKING BRIBE

Coach of the Nigerian national football team, Salisu Yusuf has been caught on camera collecting bribe from undercover journalists who pretended to be football agents. The bribe was offered and was collected after a discussion on player selection. The footage, shot by BBC’s Ghanaian reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas in September 2017, showed Coach Yusuf collecting […]

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SHOOTING STARS SET FOR BENIN REPUBLIC UNDER-20 FRIENDLIES IN IBADAN

Shooting Stars Football Club will tomorrow face Benin Republic’s Under-20 national team in an international friendly tie as it aims to keep in form, pending the resumption of the league. The match has been slated for tomorrow, Friday, 20th July, 2018 at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan.

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NIGERIA TO HOST 2019 WORLD PARA POWERLIFTING TOURNAMENT

Nigeria has been granted the rights to host the 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships by the International Para Powerlifting Committee. This was revealed in a confirmation statement addressed to the President of Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation, Queen Uboh The Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation has confirmed that the country will host the tournament from January 28, […]

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FIFA REJECTS CHRIS GIWA AS NEW NFF PRESIDENT

The federal government has moved to sack Amaju Pinnick as the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, said the directive followed a written notification signed by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) requesting the sports ministry to ensure compliance. It is […]

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NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION TO MOBILISE 1,500 NIGERIANS FOR UPCOMING WORLD CUP MATCH

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation has concluded arrangements to mobilise Nigerians in every part of the country to provide support for the team during the crucial encounter against Iceland this Friday in Volgograd. The Nigeria Football Federation will procure match tickets for the over 500 Nigerians resident in St Petersburg and other 1,000 […]

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SUPER EAGLES TO ARRIVE RUSSIA AHEAD OF WORLD CUP GAMES TODAY

The Super Eagles are expected to arrive in their Russia 2018 World Cup base camp in Yessentuki, Russia today. The team has played against Argentina, Poland, Serbia, Democratic Republic of Congo, England and Czech Republic in friendlies, winning two, drawing one and losing three. Nigeria’s first match of the finals is against Croatia this Saturday.

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DIEGO SIMEONE LAUDS SUPER EAGLES TEAM B IN UYO

The Atletico Madrid of Spain Coach, Diego Simeone, has described the international friendly between his team and Nigeria’s Super Eagles in Uyo as a tough tie. Eagles team B lost 2-3 to the 2018 Europa League Cup winners on Tuesday. Simeone also told a post-match briefing at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium that the Super Eagles […]

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PRESIDENT BUHARI CHARGES SUPER EAGLES TO WIN WORLD CUP

President Muhammadu Buhari has made it clear to the Super Eagles that he wants the team to aim at winning the World Cup trophy. The President also promised that funding would not be an issue for the Super Eagles team.

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