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SportsDay’s 7 Plus 2 Equals 72

Ben Alaiya

…Plus Brila Blast It started like a joke, when one of the pioneer staff of SportsDay Newspapers, Sam Epele, walked into the office on Saturday morning even ahead of your humble self and said he saw two cakes on the tables. One he said has seven written on it and the other he declared has two. “Oga, the two were …

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EXIT OF THE SPORTING DR. ABOLURIN AND THE FLYING FLAG

I cannot certainly remember when exactly l first met Dr. Abolurin but l guess it should be around 2005. It was a period l was neck deep in the rebranding process for the emerging umbrella for sporting activities for Public Servants in Nigeria. I was at that time the National President of the Federation of Public Service Games in Nigeria …

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August For Restoration

The prophecy for this month is a testimony of the supernatural power of resurrection, with an assurance that you are heading for divine restoration and total recovery in all areas of your life. No matter how long you have desired a return to glory, no matter the level agony to which has hindered you, regardless of the lingering plight you …

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ARSENAL FINALLY REBORN

It seemed it was never going to come to an end. In fact, Chelsea fans termed it ‘mission impossible’ for Asene Wenger to have a win against Mourinho led Chelsea. All Arsenal fans waited for that moment of victory against Chelsea. Thirteen straight win was almost abnormal. Not many ever remembered that Arsenal had won the more games against Chelsea …

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Akpom, Iwobi, Moses On My Mind

Ben Alaiya

We are starting a new European football season next weekend and not many Nigerians are in the big clubs across the globe. John Mikel Obi, remains like a Northern star in the Chelsea squad and he has vowed to see out his contract. I praise his doggedness. A lot of other Nigerian players are getting out from injuries to resuming …

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AAG, WE CAN BETTER OUR BEST

It is an incontrovertible fact that all countries participating in a contest are all aiming toward the same goal of making a seriously commendable impact. The target in most cases is to be victorious. It is my personal view that to become an over-all winner in sports championships like All Africa Games, Commonwealth Games or Olympic Games may not have …

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Mikel’s Oliseh’s Albatross

It has already dawned on Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh that will have to take a closer look at his declaration that shirts in his squad are available only for players plying their trade in elite leagues and top divisions across the world. His U-turn comes in the face of reality that only few of the Eagles’ key players fall …

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A GOOD MAN

I was already few minutes late for the event. No point wasting more time on trivialities. I stepped out in a hurried manner, moving briskly with utmost precision like a man after a thief who had just stolen from him. Many would wonder what was wrong with me. If my memory serves me right, people in my street have never …

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AAG, ANOTHER GAMES YEAR IS HEAR

The 11th All Africa Games should be holding barring any unforeseen situation from the 4th – 19th September, 2015 in Brazzaville, Congo. Nigeria has been participating regularly in the games since its inception in 1965. That to me is no news. What is of major concern to me and other well meaning sports loving Nigerians should be the results of …

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Gyan, Emenike, Martins…

A story that appeared online last week caught my fancy, with critical comments trailing the shock move by Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan to China, as many of his fans felt he had taken a poor decision that is capable of denting his burgeoning career. However, Gyan gave a terse response to the report, saying he took the decision because he is …

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