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MRS Oil Cup Ends In Style

The third edition of MRS Oil U-12 Boys and U-16 Girls Championship ended in grand style at Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos Island, on an evening many talented youngsters smiled home with awards, gifts and commendations. B Unit of Surulere and Yomi Queens of Ajah have emerged winners of the boys and girls categories of the competition respectively. The Surulere side ...

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Lagos Plans Deaf Schools Tourney

Lagos State Deaf Sports Association has finalized plans to commence an athletics competition for secondary school students with heading disability in district six of the state this Thursday at Nigerian French Village, Badagry, Lagos. Chairman of the association, Revd Samuel Ikpea, said the challenge is expected to feature 15 public and three private schools in events as 100 meters, 200 ...

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Ibile Games Coach Threatens Court Action

A community-based sports coach in Lagos, Oluwafemi Solanke has pleaded with Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area to pay him or he would drag them to court, after helping them win four medals at the first edition Ibile Games. The computer engineer turned boxing coach said he had made several attempts to get his monies paid back but all to no ...

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NSC Make Plans For Kids

-Open Performance Centre On Children’s Day National Sports Commission (NSC) director-general, AL-Hassan Yakmut has disclosed that the body picked Wednesday, May 27 as date for the opening of a high performance centre in Abuja because they wanted to specially mark Children’s Day for a cross-section of Nigerian kids. Yakmut stated as much during a media conference called to herald Wednesday’s ...

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Okorocha’s School Snatch Shell Cup

Rochas Okorocha Foundation College, Ogboko in Imo State won the 2015 edition of NNPC/Shell Cup after defeating Government Day Secondary School, Gwale Kano 2-1 at Teslim Balagun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. Okorocha’s wards took the lead in the first half, Government Day however returned in the second half to get the equalizer but, as the tie drew to a close, the ...

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Okoku Boosts St. Paul’s Sports

Yesterday’s inter-house sports day of Saint Paul’s Primary School, Ebute-Metta, Lagos received a major boost from Greater Tomorrow Children Foundation, as the founder, ex-international Paul Okoku earlier unfolded plans to make it a colourful and memorable affair. The annual inter-house sports competition that produced the likes of Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi and ex-defender, Godwin Odiye took place at the ...

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Enyiazu Advocates Grassroots Focus

Former international high jumper, Alex Enyiazu has charged Nigeria’s sports authorities to pay more attention to grassroots athletics development, if the country were to produce top quality athletes like Jamaica. He made this call while making a donation of kit to All Sports Foundation in Nimo Anambra State, during which the UK-based ex-athlete lamented that Nigeria is lagging behind in ...

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Ibile Games Coach Threatens Court Action

A community-based sports coach in Lagos, Oluwafemi Solanke has pleaded with Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area to pay him or he would drag them to court, after helping them win four medals at the first edition Ibile Games. The computer engineer turned boxing coach said he had made several attempts to get his monies paid back but all to no ...

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Gunners Shake Master Mind League

-Coach Tosin Celebrates 4-1 Victory The chief coach of Gunners Football Academy, Idimu, Lagos, Afolabi Tosin has expressed his high level of delightful emotion over his team’s victory last weekend at the ongoing Master Mind U-17 Local League in Ikotun area of Lagos, as his side won 4-0 against Panatiakos Football Club of Ejigbo. Coach Tosin said he was happy ...

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Iyaloja Cup Sets Ibadan Alive

Olubadan Stadium, in the ancient capital of Oyo State, Ibadan, was full to its brim as a grassroots soccer tourney initiated by Iyaloja of Ibadanland, Chief Mrs. Labake Lawal, took place with pomp and pageantry. The competition, an idea which Oyo State Football Association chairman, Chief James Odeniran described as a laudable step in the right direction, is aimed at ...

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