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Ogba: Nigerian Sports Has Bright Future

Athletics Federation of Nigeria President, Dr Solomon Ogba, who was awarded a honorary doctorate degree by University of Port Harcourt last weekend, has predicted that there will be no catching up with Nigerian sports if the right people are placed in pole position in the arena. He was speaking in Port Harcourt, during the award ceremony. Ogba noted that sports ...

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Olape Rules Millionaire Chess Festival

International chess master, Bunmi Olape emerged winner of the maiden Millionaire Chess Festival, in the mist of the country’s best players at the competition that was rounded-off in Lagos on Monday. Olape, a veteran of several international chess tournaments, for this feat, the prodigy has won an all expense paid trip to Las Vegas, USA in October 2015. With a ...

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Dedevbo Back As Falconets Coach

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have reappointed Peter Dedevbo as head coach of the country’s under-20 women’s national team, the Falconets. Dedevbo was in charge last year when the Falconets went all the way to the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada, where they lost 1-0 to Germany. He is expected to take charge of the next set ...

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Ndubuoke Wants Foreign Handlers

Veteran sports journalist and a former board member of Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Chief Fan Ndubuoke says the nation’s football governing body must face reality and appoint foreign managers for the national teams. Ndubuoke said that he was close to tears after watching the Falcons, Flying Eagles and Super Eagles last week. He pointed out that one thing that was ...

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Martins Makes MLS’ Best Team

Seattle Sounders of America striker, Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins has been named to Major League Soccer (MLS) team of the week, following his seventh goal of the season in action last Sunday. Obagol deified a recent nurse injury and surgery to make hay as a second half substitute for Sounders, even with a face mask to protect the healing spot, which ...

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Hayatou Mourns Late Oniya

The president of Confederation of African Football (CAF), Dr Issa Hayatou has joined in mourning David Oniya, who died last Saturday in Malaysia. Before playing in Malaysia, Oniya, who had been a professional footballer of about ten years and was aged 30 at the time of his death, played in Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. The centre midfielder collapsed just three minutes ...

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Yaya Becomes Airtel Africa Ambassador

-New Campaign To Boost Focus Strategy Leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, Bharti Airtel Africa has announced Yaya Touré as the new African face for its upcoming continental campaign. Airtel’s partnership with the Ivory Coast’s captain and Manchester City’s midfielder will launch the brand’s “It’s Now” campaign which seeks to nurture and grow ...

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Heineken Celebrates UCL Final

-Thrills Guests In Legendary Style It was a befitting conclusion to a hugely successful UEFA Champions League season with simultaneous viewing parties across two continents As Juventus and Barcelona FC traded tackles in the final match in Berlin, Heineken House Lagos treated fans and special guests to a night of exquisite football, refreshments and live entertainment anchored by top artiste, ...

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NFF Seek Sweden’s Coach For Falcons

Handler of Sweden’s female national team to the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, Pia Sundhage is reportedly in the sight of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to take over the country’s squad, Super Falcons. Although Sundhage could not marshal her side to defeat the Falcons, as both sides settled for a 3-3 draw in their opening match of the ...

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Siasia Eyes U20 Lads For Dream Team

Under-23 national team coach, Samson Yebowei Siasia is undaunted by the poor run of the Flying Eagles at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, as he is keeping faith with the lads and wants to invite some of them into his squad. A couple of the under-20 players, like Taiwo Awoniyi, Kingsley Sokari and Dele Alampasu, have already ...

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