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Dalung Promises Rio Olympics Success

Minister for youths and sports, Solomon Dalung has promised that Nigeria will do well at the 2016 Olympics, with a vow that his office would do everything possible to ensure the country’s athletes are top contenders at the Games. Dalung, who spoke at the Nigeria Sports Awards ceremony in Lagos held weekend, reiterated his commitment to rid the sports sector ...

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Ohawuchi Reveals Zamalek Interest

Former Heartland of Owerri striker, Stanley Ohawuchi has disclosed that Egyptian double champions, Zamalek plan to sign him in the next transfer window. Zamalek top official Ahmed Mortada Mansour said that the club are considering signing another centre-forward in the winter break to bolster a strike force that only comprises Bassem Morsi and Ahmed Hassan Mekki. “Stanley is on our ...

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Hacken Set To Hook Owoeri

BK Häcken of Sweden are in advanced talks over the possibility of signing former youth international, John Owoeri, but will have to ward off plans for extension of contract for the ex-Heartland of Owerri star by their Allsvenskan rivals, åtvidabergs FF. A Ghanaian striker had been the primary target of The Wasps before Oweri pooped into the picture, and the ...

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Eguavoen Hails Eagles’ Victory

Former Super eagles captain and coach, ex-Golden Eaglets and under-23 national team handler, Austin Eguavoen has hailed the Nigerian senior squad for their victory over Swaziland in the return leg of their 2018 World Cup qualifier in Port Harcourt on Tuesday. Eguavoen told SportsDay that he was happy to see the players put up what he called a ‘wonderful performance’ ...

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El-Clasico Trials Sign New Deal

-Registration Starts Nov 27 In Lagos, Ibadan As part of her contributions to youth empowerment through sports, Canopus West Africa Nigeria Limited has renewed its partnership and sponsorship deal with Bevmo Hephzibah Ventures, which paves way for this year’s edition of El-Classico Trials. In a short ceremony held in the corporate office of Canopus West Africa Nigeria Limited, the company’s ...

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NFF Need Early Preparation – Igbokwe

-Urges Many Friendly Games For Eagles Bussdor United of Port Harcourt chairman, Oscar Igbokwe has tasked Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to commence early preparations for Super Eagles, ahead of the group stage of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Following what he believes was a shaky outing by the Eagles in struggling to beat Swaziland 2-0 in Port Harcourt on ...

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Nigerian Sports Award Holds Friday

-Sports Minister Storms Lagos For Event The stage is set for the 2015 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award holding today, Friday November, 20, 2015 at the Marquee, Oceanview, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos from 6pm prompt. The award gala night, which is the fourth in a row, is expected to be attended by top shots in the ...

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NFF Not Funding Women Football – Onyedinma

-Pinnick Fires Back With Query, Threat Chairperson of Nigeria Women Football League, Dilichukwu Onyedinma has said her board since inauguration in 2011 has not received any financial support from the Nigeria Football Federation for women football development in the country. Onyedinma blamed the country’s women national teams’ recent poor performance and falling standard on inadequate funding claiming great talents had ...

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Five States Hit Women’s Cricket Championship

Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) says five states have qualified for the 6th National Women’s Cricket Championship slated for Abuja later in the month. A statement issued on Thursday by NCF said the states qualified through preliminary matches held across five zones of the country. It said that Rivers qualified from the South-South zone; Anambra team picked the slot for the ...

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Onazi Out With Injury

SS Lazio midfielder, Eddy Ogenyi Onazi will be out of action for at least a week, after suffering a thigh strain. The Jos-born star picked up an injury during the Super Eagles 2-0 win over Swaziland in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, and underwent tests Thursday. “The tests which were carried out showed the presence of a grade one ...

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