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Ogun U-12 Girls Clinch National Handball Championship

Ogun State Under 12 Female side will represent Nigeria at an international youth championship later this year in Sweden or Japan after trashing Kogi State 16-3 points  to emerge champions on Friday at the ongoing National Under 12 and 15 Handball competition in Lagos. The team did not allow  the initial setback, which saw several of the state teams’ players ...

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Mikel Celebrates Gold Coast 2018 Medals’ Haul

Tianjin Teda of China midfielder, John Mikel Obi has hailed what he called a commendable medals haul by Nigerian athletes at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. After seeing Team Nigeria amass four gold, five silver and two bronze medals, at Thursday morning, Mikel congratulated the contingent for their efforts in making Nigerians proud. All four gold medals ...

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Nigerian Athletes Get Stern Warning Against Defecting

The permanent secretary in Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Olusade Adesola has warned the country’s athletes to this year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia to drop any thought of defecting. Adesola said the athletes must all think twice before plunging themselves into a taking any dishonourable decision that would give them perpetual regret. The perm sec gave the advice ...

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Adekuoroye, Oborodudu Win Gold At Commonwealth Games

Nigeria’s female wrestling sensations, Odunayo Adekuoroye and Blessing Oborodudu added to the country’s gold medal haul at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Friday, as they both grappled their way to the top of their respective categories. Adekuoroye defeated India’s Pooja Dhanda 7-5 in the Women’s Freestyle 57kg event to win Gold and therefore, retain her Commonwealth title. On her part, ...

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Super Eagles Can’t Win Russia 2018 – Falana

Renowned lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Femi Falana has opined that the Super Eagles do not stand a realistic chance of emerging champions of this year’s World Cup, because he believes other countries that have invested more in football will get the prize. Although Falana admits Nigeria is blessed with many talented footballers, among who some will don the ...

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Fashola Wants Nigeria To Co-host World Cup

Minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has declared that Nigeria can enter into a joint-bid with Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup, because a single African country might not be able to pull off the feat. With Morocco having already entered the race in a bidding war with three North American countries, the former Lagos State ...

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Nigeria Seeks Anti-Doping Deal With Australia

The Ministry of Youth and Sports is seeking collaboration with the Australian Anti Doping Authority. This was made known when a 5-man Nigerian delegation led by Barrister Solomon Dalung the Youth and Sports Minister visited the Operations Centre of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority in Gold Coast on Wednesday to acquaint themselves with the organizational structure of the Centre. Barrister ...

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GOLD COAST 2018: Nigerian Wrestlers Bag Three Medals On Opening Day

Team Nigeria won three medals – one silver and two bronze – as the wrestling event began at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday. Fighting in the 76kg weight class, Blessing Onyebuchi settled for silver after she lost to Olympic champion Erica Wiebe in the final. The Canadian secured the gold via a fall. Onyebuchi had ...

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Age Cheats: Ogun Handball U-12, U-15 Teams Players Sent-Out Of Tourney

It was a devastating moment  for the Ogun State Handball Association at the ongoing Under 12 and Under  15 National Handball Championship in Lagos, as majority of its players were sent-packing from the tournament for allegedly presenting  over-age players for screening . The State Under 12 male side are the worst hit with just five players cleared to play against ...

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Traore, Tavares, Dossevi Among Prix Marc-Vivien Foe Nominees

The 13-man shortlist for the 2018 Prix Marc-Vivien Foe – awarded to the best African footballer in Ligue 1 – was unveiled on Monday, with Bertrand Traore, Mathieu Dossevi and Julio Tavares among the early favourites. The shortlist, which is selected by France 24 and Radio France International, includes the current holder of the award – Jean Michael Seri – ...

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