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ITTF Nigeria Open Lures Top Players

-As Stars From France, Scotland Sign Up The presence of top quality players signing up for this year’s annual ITTF Challenge Series, tagged Nigeria Open, has confirmed the popularity of the tournament among ping-pong talents across the globe. This has been underscored by the presence of players from France and Scotland among the roster of those who have registered for ...

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Moneidafe Explains Ex-internationals Launching

-Says It’s For Welfare Funds, Not Jamboree President of Nigerian Ex-international Footballers Association (NEIFA), Francis Moneidafe has explained that the group’s forthcoming grand dinner and official launch is not meant as a show of cash or opulence, but as a means of generating funds for their welfare efforts. Speaking to SportsDay in an exclusive interview, the former soccer star stated ...

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Umar, Abdullahi Get Hope At Roma

Newly appointed coach of Roma Eusebio Di Francesco could hand Nigerian duo Nura Abdullahi and Sadiq Umar first team opportunities at the club next season. The duo are presently in the camp of the Rome outfit where they are currently being put through their paces by the coach, with Nura looking sharp despite the numerous injury setback he suffered last ...

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Usman Receives Resumption Date At Barca

Usman Mohammed has been given a new date to resume training with the B team of Barcelona following the authentication of his move to the Spanish giants on a free transfer from Uniao Madeira . Mohammed’s move to Barcelona became official on the 1st of July, the date his two year deal with Portuguese side Uniao Madeira came to an ...

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Tangawarima Hails Nigerian Referees

FIFA referees instructor, Felix Tangawarima from Zimbabwe has hailed the progress that Nigerian referees have made in the past one year, positing that if they continue on that trajectory, it would be only a matter of time before they start making the grade for major global championships. The former FIFA referee made this observation at the closing ceremony of this ...

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India 2017 Draw Throws up Intriguing Ties

The Official Draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which will be played in six venues across India between 6 and 28 October 2017, took place on Friday in Mumbai. The draw revealed that hosts India will take on USA in their opening match of the competition in New Delhi. Group A also includes Colombia and Ghana, who will also ...

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Njitap Blames Poor Preparations For Africa Soccer Woes

…List Okocha, Kanu, Pele As African greats Former Camerounian and Chlesea football great, Geremi Njitap, has blamed Africa’s abysmal showing at global competitions on poor preparations by the various countries, even as he lists himself, Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Abedi Ayew Pele, as some of the stars to have graced the game in the contoinent. Njitap, who played as ...

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WBO Champ Eager For Anthony Joshua Clash

Joseph Parker believes Anthony Joshua will soon target his WBO title and welcomes the prospect of a heavyweight unification clash. Joseph Parker says that a fight with Anthony Olufemi Joshua will have to happen soon if the Briton wants to achieve his goal of unifying the heavyweight division. We asked the men behind the other world champions about a potential ...

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Dalung Rallies Support For Ikeme, Bekom, Mute On Ministry’s Support

Nigeria’s beret wearing, Games Master General, Solomon Dalung was again at his wits end when he issued a statement at the weekend through his media aide, Nneka Ikem-Anibeze for support for Super Eagles goalie Carl Ikeme and SWAN Vice President Eddie Bekom, without telling the world what the Sports Ministry hopes to do for the duo. Ikeme was during the ...

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Six Men Arraigned For Burgling Segun Odegbami’s Home

…It Was Horror, Says Big Seg Six men alleged to have burgled the home of former Green Eagles captain, Mr. Segun Odegbami, were, on Thursday, arraigned before the Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos. The accused men are Oke Moses, 18; Abdul Azeez, 22; Ajibade Rahmon, 24; Isaac Okenuga, 29; Olusola Orisansope, 22; and Daramola Abiodun, 22. They are facing ...

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