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LAGOS SWAN CUP 2015: Unlucky SportsDay Crash Out

-Lose 3-4 On Penalties To Sports Vision Three-time winners of Lagos SWAN Cup competition, SportsDay (Ogba Millionaires) on Thursday got their unluckiest moment ever in the history of the competition, as they settled for a goalless draw at regulation time against less-fancied Sports Vision and eventually crashed out via penalties. Ominous signs of a bad day for last year’s winners ...

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Iorfa Shines Against Aston Villa

England youth international, Dominic Iorfa Jnr was in sparkling form to help his Championship side, Wolverhampton Wanderers play a 2-2 draw against top-flight side, Aston Villa in a pre-season game. The son of Nigeria’s former international lasted throughout the duration of the match and provided assist for the first equalizing goal scored by David Edwards after villa took the lead ...

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NSC Move To Appease Keshi, NFF

National Sports Commission (NSC) has moved swiftly to ensure the ongoing feud between Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and immediate past coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi is settled out of court. Keshi dragged the NFF to Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) demanding one billion naira as compensation for his sack last month as the chief coach of the ...

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Chinese Club Block Aaron

Great expectations of a move to CSKA Moscow of Russia for Aaron Samuel Olanere, may not be as straight forward as initially thought, with latest reports indicating that the striker’s club, Guangzhou R&F are playing hard to get over a possible transfer. Aaron’s fans went agog with delight late Tuesday, when information via the online media informed that a deal ...

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2015 LAGOS SWAN CUP: SportsDay, Sports Vision Clash In Q/F

Lagos SWAN Cup defending champions, SportsDay (Ogba Millionaires) will this Thursday line-out against Sports Vision in one of the quarter-final matches off this year’s competition, as action resumes at Legacy Pitch, National Stadium, Lagos after a day’s rest. This was confirmed in a press release by the organising committee of this year’s competition, which noted that the next line-up of ...

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NSC Give AAG Funds With Stern Warnings

National Sports Commission (NSC) has finally released funds for Nigeria’s participation at this year’s All-Africa Games in Congo Republic, but the nation’s sports umbrella body has done so with stern conditions to the various sporting federations. This much was made public in a press release from the NSC on Wednesday, as the sports body finally set in motion funding for ...

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GOtv To Air NBA Africa Game Live

GOtv, a digital pay television offering on the digital terrestrial television (DTT) platform will air the first NBA Africa Game live on SuperSport Select 1. National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced the full rosters for the first NBA Africa Game, which will take place on 1 August, at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa. ...

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Obriki Hails Warri Relays

A leading businessman, Mr Tamunokuro Obriki George has hailed Delta State government and Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) over the recent successful hosting of a relays competition in Warri under auspices of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Although many Nigerians are of a view that the country’s athletes did not fare well during the recent relays and Confederation of ...

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Yakmut Lauds Dangote, Uba Over NNWL

National Sports Commission (NSC) director-general, Mallam Al-Hassan Yakmut has lauded the proposed sponsorship of the country’s third-tier division, Nigeria Nation-wide League (NNWL) by two top business men, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Dr. Ifeanyi Uba. Speaking against the backdrop of last weekend’s hint by NNWL chairman, Alhaji Muazu Kawu that Dangote and Uba have both indicated interests to invest in the ...

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Kehinde Fatai Stops CSKA

-Emenike Loses On Al-Ain Debut A tale of the unexpected was played out Tuesday evening in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers, as Sparta Prague of Czech Republic striker, Kehinde Fatai struck a goal to seal a 2-2 away draw against CSKA Moscow of Russia, who featured his Nigerian compatriot, Ahmed Musa; while Emmanuel Emenike lost in his debut with Al-Ain ...

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