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Ogun YSFON In Ramat Cup Q/Final

Ogun State team are through to the quarter-final of the on-going Ramat Cup being organized by Youths Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON). To qualify for the last eight of the competition holding at Sanni Abacha Stadium in Kano, the team managed a slim victory against Benue state 2-1 in the first round, then piped Taraba State 1-0, thrashed Plateau State …

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Rasaq Kazeem Eyes Wrestling Glory

 Lagos State wrestling coach, Rasaq Kazeem, has said the state wrestlers are ready to win the National Wrestling Championships in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, from March 8 to 13. The competition, which will feature junior wrestlers competing for honours in various weight categories and will serve as a trial for the national teams, will see wrestlers compete in 10 weight categories …

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Obazuaye, Ukpera Rise In Para-taekwondo

Faith Obazuaye (K42) and Samson Ukpera (K44) have moved up to fifth and 11th in the current World Para-Taekwondo ranking order. A statement signed by secretary-general of Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), Oriss Taiwo in Abuja noted that the ranking is a good beginning for the country. Taiwo said the federation was working hard to participate in the world para-taekwondo championship …

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Chuma Anosike Cricket Championship Begins

The seventh edition of Chuma Anosike Cricket Championship begins this midweek at the St Paul’s University Cricket Oval, Awka, Anambra State. The championship which is the flagship cricket tournament exclusively for states within the South East geopolitical zone will have six teams contest for honours. Although there are five states in the zone, one of the states, Anambra, which is …

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Adi Positive Of A Great MLS Season

Nigeria’s Fanendo Adi believes Portland Timbers will have a special MLS season after a successful pre-season tour campaign in Tucson, Ariz. Portland Timbers ended their impressive off-season form with just a defeat in six games and will welcome MLS newcomers Minnesota United to the Providence Park on Saturday morning. Adi who was named the Timbers top scorer last season with …

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Adamu Declares Support Hayatou

Former CAF Executive Member, Dr. Amos Adamu says Issa Hayatou has always been a dependable friend to Nigeria as the leader of the Confederation of Africa Football. Speaking with footballlive.ng on Friday, Adamu insists the preferable direction for Nigeria to take in the forthcoming CAF Elections is to throw its weight behind the 70-year-old, who has been in charge since …

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Lookman Turned Down Chance To Play For Nigeria

Nigeria has failed in their attempt to persuade a youth international player of England to pledge his immediate international future to the senior national team of Nigeria ahead of England. Everton rising star Ademola Lookman who has represented England at various youth levels held talks with Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, but requested for more time to decide on his …

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Babayaro Questions Rohr’s Goalkeepers Selection

Former Nigeria international goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro has taken a swipe at Gernot Rohr over his choice of goalkeepers for the upcoming friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso. Rohr selected three goalkeepers in Carl Ikeme, Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa but Babayaro questions the rationale behind their selection. “I understand Carl Ikeme is the undisputed first choice of the team …

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Porto Congratulates Awaziem On Super Eagles Invitation

Super Eagles invitee Chidozie Awaziem has received congratulatory message from his Portuguese team FC Porto following his invitation to the senior Nigeria national team. Awaziem was named in the squad released by Coach Gernot Rohr for the upcoming friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London later this month. Although it is not the first time he is being …

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Why Rohr Snubbed China Based Eagles Players

Facts has emerged as to why coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr snubbed players based in China for the upcoming friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso. The three Nigerian players who recently moved to China lead by captain John Obi Mikel, and the duo of Brown Ideye and Odion Ighalo were originally in the list of players called …

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