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NFF Promise Better Refereeing

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has again re-affirmed total commitment of the present soccer administration to the improvement of refereeing in the country. The NFF supremo, who is also Member of the CAF Executive Committee and Member of the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions, restated his administration’s resolve to tackling one of the big issues of ...

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Akinwunmi Heads Aiteo Fed Cup Committee

First vice-president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi is head of the new organising committee for the first edition of the AITEO Cup Competition (formerly Federation Cup) for men and women. NFF second vice-president and chairman of League Management Company (LMC), Mallam Shehu Dikko is vice chairman, with football governing body’s board members Ibrahim Musa Gusau, Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, ...

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NSE Corporate Challenge Draws Crowd

More than 850 participants braved the rain to support the fight against cancer at the 4th Nigerian Stock Exchange  Corporate Challenge  at Onikan Stadium, Lagos. The NSE Corporate Challenge is an annual highly competitive and fun-filled 5km walk, jog and run competition designed to raise awareness and funds for the purchase of 37 Mobile Cancer Centres, valued at $613,000 each. ...

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Benue Darts Association Pledges Improvements

Benue State Darts Association chairman, Prof.  Moses Kembe has pledged to work towards the development of the sport in the state and declared after the inaugural meeting of the body in Makurdi the board would not disappoint. Kembe, who is the Vice-chancellor of Benue State University, called for the   Nigerian Police, Nigeria, Air Force and the Army to revive the ...

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11 Nigerian Gymnasts Storm S/Africa

Eight female and three male gymnasts will represent Nigeria at the African All-Stars Level 4 to 10 System Gymnastics event in South Africa. Coach and newly-elected member of Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria board, Tony Asuquo said the gymnasts would leave for Pretoria on July 26. Asuquo said the gymnasts representing the country are between the ages of five to 17 ...

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Lottery, A Tool For Social Re-engineering, says Expert

The Executive Director Administration and Marketing, Give and Take Lottery Limited Mr Faith Robert had said that lottery was a tool for social re-engineering of the society. He made this known at the company’s jackpot game played at its Corporate Headquarters in Abuja. According to Dr Robert, Lottery is not only a business but is a social re-engineering project that ...

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Commonwealth Games, Sports Festival Doubtful-Dalung

Nigeria will neither participate in next year’s Commonwealth Games holding in Gold Coast Australia, nor hold the annual National Sports Festival this year owing to financial constraints Minister of Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has hinted. The minister who bared his mind in the course of addressing discordant notes as direct fallout from the recently concluded Federations elections, revealed that the ...

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Guardiola To Host Eagles Boss Over Iheanacho Future

Coach of Manchester City Pep Guardiola will host the senior national team coach of Nigeria Gernot Rohr later in the week to discuss the future of Kelechi Iheanacho at Manchester City. Linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium Iheanacho is one of the players the Franco-German coach of the Super Eagles is counting on ahead of Nigeria’s World ...

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Rohr Should Forget Enyeama, Says Lawal

Former Nigeria international Garba Lawal has urged Gernot Rohr to cancel plans to recall goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, urging him to seek alternatives for the senior national team. The Lille man had announced his retirement from international duties in 2015 but the Super Eagles gaffer voiced his desire to have the 34-year-old back after his side lost 2-0 to South Africa. ...

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Rohr In Germany To Keep Tabs On Balogun

Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is in Germany to monitor the progress of Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun who has returned to training. Nigeria crumbled to her first defeat under Rohr losing 0-2 to South Africa in Uyo without the cultured stopper ‎, with Rohr admitting after the game that the team missed the presence of ...

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