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Balogun Debunks ‘Injury’ Reports’

Super Eagles and Mainz 05 of Germany defender Leon Balogun has dispelled speculations in a section of the sporting press that he is nursing an injury that may stop him from Nigeria’s crucial Russia 2018 qualifying match against Zambia on October 7 in Uyo Speaking to AOIFootball.com after his German Bundesliga game at the weekend, the former Damstadt FC defender ...

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Nigeria’s Sports On The Rise, Says Dalung

Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung believes that the country’s sports are gradually bouncing back into reckoning with the latest successes being recorded by some sports federations. According to a press release from the ministry, Dalung made the remark while eulogizing the Nigerian men’s basketball team, the D’Tigers for emerging as runners up at the FIBA Men’s AfroBasket ...

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Obinna Expected To Make Cape Town Debut This Week

Cape Town City FC are confident that newly acquired Nigerian marksman Victor Obinna will make his first appearance for the club this week. The Citizens are scheduled to take on Orlando Pirates at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday night, followed by a home match with Polokwane City on Friday evening. Club boss John Comitis has said that the chances of ...

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Obaseki Launches Super 4 During Nigeria, Tanzania Duel

…Flight Delay Brings Tanzania To Benin City Friday Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, will officially launch the maiden Nigeria Women’s Super Four Championship, during the U20 World Cup qualifier between  Nigeria and Tanzania on Saturday  in  the modern city of Benin City. Aisha Falode, the Nigeria  Professional Women’s League Chairman, declared in a statement that the event will be grandios, ...

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WAFU Cup: Nigeria In Goalless Draw With Mali

Nigeria and Mali collected a point each when both teams played a goalless draw in the WAFU Cup of Nations Group A opener at the Cape Coast Stadium on Thursday afternoon. It was Mali who draw first blood through Kone from outside the box in just the fifth minute to test goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa. However, Nigeria showed quality in the ...

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FIFA Rankings: Nigeria Drop Six Spots To Placed 44th

Nigeria have slipped six places below to be placed 44th in the latest edition of the FIFA rankings released on Thursday. In the month under review, the Super Eagles recorded a decent outing against Cameroon in the World Cup qualifiers. First, they pummeled the Indomitable Lions 4-0 in Uyo before they were held to a 1-1 draw in Yaoundé. Even ...

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South West Zonal U-13, U-15 Football Tourney Kick-Off In Sagamu

The zonal preliminaries of the SouthWest U-13 and U-15 Male Football competition have kicked off at Sagamu in Ogun State. The competition opening ceremony which started on Wednesday, at the Sagamu International Stadium, attracted six states, Lagos, Oyo, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti and host Ogun within the South West Zone of Nigeria. The age grade Competition according to the organizers, is ...

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Playing Cameroon In Our Last Game Gives Us An Edge Over Nigeria – Zambia FA Boss

The President of the Football Association of Zambia believes playing Cameroon in the final game of their World Cup 2018 Qualifiers should give them an edge over Nigeria. Andrew Kamanga is confident that they will progress to the World Cup because Cameroon will have little or nothing to play for when both teams meet in their final group game. He ...

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Wrestling Federation Thinks Competing and Winning

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has outlined the forthcoming Commonwealth wrestling Championship in South Africa, the 2017 Governor Wike championship slated for November and next year’s African Senior Championships and the Commonwealth Games in Australia as a major focus of the board. At the board meeting in Abuja, the President of the federation, Daniel Igali urged members to be ready ...

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IOC Makes History, Awards Olympics 2024, 2028 Same Day

The Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting in Lima, Peru, Wednesday elected Paris as host city of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad 2024 and Los Angeles as the host city of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad 2028. “Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city ...

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