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Fashola Fulfils Promise To Eko 2012 Medallists

-As Govt Rolls Out Scholarship Awards Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, has fulfilled his promise of scholarship awards to athletes who won laurels for the state at the 18th National Sports Festival (NSF) in 2012. These set of athletes who are from secondary school level to tertiary institutions have since Monday, 16 March started the collection of …

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Falcons Return Monday Morning

-After 1-1 Draw In Mali The female national team, Super Falcons are expected back home this Monday morning, following their 1-1 draw with Mali in the first leg of their final qualifier for this year’s All Africa Games in Congo Republic. The team, though, may not go for a break, as officials are said to be unhappy with the inability …

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Oba Of Benin Cup S/Finals Hold

Semi-final matches will hold this Monday in the 25th edition of Oba of Benin National Football Championship, which kicked off Friday at Paragon Schools Sports Ground in Benin city has reach the semi final stage The U- 13 boys and U-18 Girls competition, organised by the country’s oldest developmental body, Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON), is an annual football …

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Chidera Joins F/Eagles’ Injury List

-As Dele Alli Misses England Duty The roll call of injuries to key players of the under-20 national team, Flying Eagles has pooled in enterprising striker, Chidera Ezeh, who was ruled out of Sunday’s African Youth Championship (AYC) final on account of the crock. Ezeh’s setback comes on the heels of earlier mishaps that stopped fellow-FIFA U-17 World Cup winners …

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Amokachi Deserves Eagles’ Job – Ezeugo

As a stalemate continues over the appointment of a new coach for the Super Eagles, one of the team’s former players and stars of the USA’94 World Cup trailblazers, Emeka Ezeugo has made a case for Daniel Amokachi to take over the saddle. Amokachi has been working as interim handler of the side, while Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) drag feet …

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Sidney Sam May Join Moses, Osaze

-Also Linked With Sammy Ameobi Combo Stoke City of England stars, Victor Moses and Peter Osaze Odemwingie have received a strong hint of the possibility of Schalke 04 of Germany’s Nigerian-born winger, Sidney Sam joining them at The Britannia Stadium, following speculations linking the star with The Potters. In what could be a chance for Moses and Osaze to finally …

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Keshi’s Daughter Weds In Benin

The ancient city of Benin, Edo State will come alive this Saturday, as AFCON 2013-winning coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi will give his daughter’s hand in marriage to her heartthrob. All roads will lead to Christ Embassy Church, Erediuwa, Ekewam Road, Benin City from 10am, as Ifeanyiwa Keshi ties the nuptial knots with her hubby, Emeka Enyihor, with esteemed guests from …

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Athletics Talent Hunt Holds In Enugu

Ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, a Lagos-based athletics development outfit known as Top Sprinters is organising a 2-day talent hunt of young grass root athletes in Enugu. The event which will attract budding talents from the South-East and its environ is tagged, “Making of Champions.” According to the initiator of the programme, Bambo Akani, the event is aimed …

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FIFA Largesse Tears NFF Apart

-How Pinnick, Amadu Face-off Forced SG’s Resignation More details have emerged in the shock resignation of Barrister Musa Amadu as general-secretary of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) this past Thursday, as competent sources say it was on account of a disagreement he had with the body’s president, Melvin Amaju Pinnick on account of expenditure of FIFA’s World Cup largesse for the …

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Edo SWAN Mourns Bazuaye

EDO state chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria ( SWAN) has commiserate with the Family of Bazuaye on the death of former National team coach of Nigeria, Willy Bazuaye who died on Monday this week at the University of Benin teaching Hospital(UBTH) Benin city. Edo SWAN boss, Ahmed Aigbona, told SportsDay in Benin, that coach Bazuaye was a …

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