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Ugboaja Emerges BAPAN President

Basketball Player Association of Nigeria (BAPAN) have elected Ejike Ugboaja as the body’s new president. The former NBA draft from Union Bank basketball club of Lagos floored former president of the association, Umar Bala and Tijani Idris, polling a total of 25 votes to emerge with a unanimous decision of accredited delegates. In his acceptance speech, the soft spoken Ejike ...

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Special Sports Athletes Target Gold

-30 Members Ejected After Trials In Ibadan -Boxers Won’t Disappoint, Says Okorodudu Team Nigeria’s camp in Ibadan was a beehive of activities at the weekend, as Special Sports Federation conducted a mini-trial to reduce the number of athletes ahead of the 2015 All Africa Games. At the end of the exercise, which took place at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, 30 ...

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Blackburn Chase Hope Akpan

English Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers are hot on the chase of Super Eagles rookie midfielder, Hope Akpan, who currently lines out for fellow-former EPL side, Reading. Akpan, who was capped by the Eagles last year, has only 11 months left of his contract at Reading and reportedly watched Blackburn lose at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers in a Championship clash at ...

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Ibe Plans Eagles Verdict Next Year

Liverpool winger, Jordon Ibe has told Super Eagles coach, Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh that he will take a decision on his international future in 2016. The Nigerian-born forward, who has already represented England at U18, U19 and U20 levels, will be 21 December 2016, after which he would step out of youth level football. However, observers have suggested this position could ...

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Siasia Knows U-23 Foes September 14

-Two Nigerian Refs For AAG 2015 Under-23 national team coach, Samson Yebowei Siasia will get to know his group opponents for this year’s African U-23 Championship on September 14, when the draw for the competition in Senegal takes place. Nigeria has also received good news from CAF, with the inclusion of two referees from the country for the All Africa ...

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Rivers State Male, Female Cruise In ARS 5

Rivers State male and female teams have emerged winners of the South Regional Championship at the on-going Airtel Rising Stars (ARS) 5 U-17 football tournament held in Port Harcourt at the weekend. Rivers State boys clinched the ticket after defeating their Delta State counterpart by 2 goals to nil in an encounter that was full of actions. The goals were ...

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Guinness Partners DStv

-As Multichoice Mark EPL Kick-off Football fans were thrilled and excited as Guinness, the official broadcast partner of DStv and GOtv over the weekend commenced the new England Premier League football season with fun and great aplomb as it brought a live studio audience to watch the opening matches in Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. As the fun gets underway ...

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Pulis Loses Faith In Ideye, Anichebe

West Brom Albion manager, Tony Pulis may have lost faith in the EPL club’s Nigerian duo of Aide Brown Ideye and Victor Anichebe, as the gaffer continues hunting round for new strikers in the squad. So soon after Pulis signed Liverpool flop, Rickie Lambert last week, he sent Ideye’s WBA transfer record to the dustbin by sealing a deal for ...

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Haruna Faces Suspension In Russia

New signing at Anzhi Makhachkala of Russia, Lukman Haruna (Apache) is facing disciplinary action over allegations of insulting a refree during a match with his club. Head of the Control and Disciplinary Committee of the RFU, Arthur Grigoryants has disclosed that Lukman Haruna will be sanctioned for insulting referee Vladislav Bezborodov after Anzhi Makhachkala’s 3 – 2 loss to Dinamo ...

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SportsDay Marks 7th Year Anniversary

-As National Weekender Clocks Two -Zenith Sports Donate Quality Items The corporate headquarters of SportsDay Publishing and Printing Company Limited was a beehive of activities this past Saturday, as the foremost newspaper house, marked seven years of its existence. Activities marking the seventh year anniversary of SportsDay daily newspaper and Weekend SportsDay on the newsstands – since August 8, 2008 ...

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