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Ajayi Target 2018 World Cup With Eagles

Striker Junior Ajayi has said he hopes to fight his way to the 2018 World Cup with Nigeria. Junior Ajayi has shone for Egyptian giants Al Ahly since his move from CS Sfaxien of Tunisia. He has now netted three goals in the league for the Cairo giants. “I hope to join the Nigeria national team and reach the 2018 …

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Ekiti ALGON Cup Kicks Off Dec. 12

All is set for the maiden edition of Ekiti State ALGON Cup which is scheduled to kick off December 12, 2016 among Secondary Schools in all the 16 local government in Ekiti State. The competition is packaged by Phoenix Athletics Sports Limited and powered by Association of Local Governments Chairmen, ALGON Ekiti State Chapter under the leadership of Hon. Dapo …

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DALUNG REITERATES SUPPORT FOR SPORTSMEN, WOMEN

Youth and Sports Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung have re-stated his support for National and grassroots sports teams in the country. The Minister made the statement while reacting to a media report which said he was not in support of the Super Eagles’ campaign for the World Cup in Russia in 2018. “On Thursday, I congratulated the Falconets and the Super …

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Korean Ambassador Taekwondo Championship: MOC Committed To Hitch Free Event

Main Organising Committee of the Korean Ambassador Cup has reiterated its commitment towards organising a hitch free 2016 edition of the Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo championship holding at the Teslim Balogun stadium, Lagos from the 8th to the 10th of December. According to the Chairman of the MOC, the President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Grandmaster George Ashiru, the event which …

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Customs Basketball Club Cry For Financial Support

With qualified clubs across Africa already putting finishing touches to their preparations ahead of the 2016 Africa Men’s club championship holding in Egypt, the Assistant coach of Customs Basketball club of Lagos, Abba Mohammed says the club is at risk of missing out of the tournament. Abba Mohammed explained that with the non-availability of funds for training, visa processing, transportation …

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Etisalat U-15 School Cup: Enugu, FCT, Kwara Through To Semi-Finals

•As Edo, Sokoto Crash Out School teams representing the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Enugu and Kwara states at the on-going National Finals of the season three of the Etisalat U-15 School Cup are through to the semi-finals of the age-grade competition. The Kwara team represented by Socrates Secondary School, Ilorin and FOSLA Academy representing the FCT earned the tickets after …

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Eight Teams Battle For N2m Prize Money

 .As Etisalat U-15 School Cup National Finals Begins In Lagos Eight teams that qualified for the National Finals of the third season of the Etisalat U-15 School Cup have begun their quest for the Tournament’s grand prize at the Digital Bridge Institute, Oshodi, Lagos State. The quarter-finalists include Socrates Secondary School, Ilorin; Sultan Bello Secondary School, Sokoto; Niger College, Benin; …

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Eagles Will Be Ready For Cameroon Clash – Rohr

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has allayed fears that the team will be match rusty before the next 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Cameroon in August 2017 Rohr who gave an insight on how he plans to prepare his team before Nigeria’s back to back World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Cameroon next year insisted that the players will …

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Oshoala Plays Down Talk Of Top Scorer

Despite hitting four goals in Nigeria’s 6-0 demolition of Mali, Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala says her ultimate goal is to help Nigeria defend their title at the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The Arsenal Ladies forward was rampant on Sunday as she led the Nigerian attack in an impressive Group B win over Mali and has …

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Axe Dangling Over Dedevbo

.As NFF Awaits Technical Report NFF Technical director, Bitrus Bewerang has stated that no decision will be taken in haste on the future of Falconets’ head coach, Peter Dedevbo, despite the team’s inability to progress beyond the group stage of the ongoing FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea. Bewerang maintains that the Federation learns how to structure …

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