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Pinnick Predicts World Cup Win For Nigeria

The president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Melvin Amaju Pinnick has predicted that his country will one day win the FIFA World Cup, and possibly be the first African team to do so. Although Nigeria are yet to equal the quarter-final feats of Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana, despite being the African country with most appearances at the Mundial (six since …

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Hockey Federation Seeks Sponsors For Sports Festival

Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF) have set plans in motion to ensure they procure a wide range of sponsors ahead of the National Sports Festival, in order to make the sport stand out during the December showpiece. This much was disclosed by general secretary of the federation, Rita Mordi, who told sports247.ng that the officials are already doing a lot to …

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Ocheho Cherishes Discovery Of Youth Handball Talents

Nigeria Handball Federation (NHF) president, Sam Ocheho says he highly cherishes the body’s youth development achievements in the outgoing year. Making his thoughts known in an interview with sports247.ng, Ochebo said the milestone achievements of the country’s under-18s and under-20 teams is a true reflection of the body’s developmental strides. Ochebo expatiated: “Our under-18 and under-20 teams both recorded huge …

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Para-powerlifting Body Plans Coaching Clinic

Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation has set in motion plans to organize a coaching clinic, with a view to preparing the country’s technical hands for a global championship next year. President of the body, Queen Uboh enthused in an interview with sports247.ng that the country’s para-powerlifting coaches will be busier with the clinic billed to come ahead of the world championship slated …

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COAS Shooters Coach Spots Talents For U18 Team

COAS Shooters coach, Emeka Nnamani says he was able to spot some talented new players for the Nigeria’s under-18 boys team from the recent Handball National League at Rowe Park, Lagos. Nnamani, who is also Nigeria’s under-18 boys national team coach, told sports247.ng that he expects the new discoveries to fit in well before next year’s international outings for the …

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Ghana forward l Dwamena suffering the curse of No. 9 jersey at UD Levante

For over a decade now the No. 9 shirt at UD Levante has been under a strange and powerful curse. Nano, Álex Alegría, Rafael Martins, Sadiku, or slightly more distant cases such as Babá or Nong. The list of strikers who have failed with Levante’s jersey is extensive. The shadow of Felipe Caicedo and Arouna Koné, even that of Obafemi …

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Mikel Apologises For Missing Battle With Libya

Tianjin Teda of China midfielder, John Mikel Obi has apologised to Nigerian soccer fans over his absence from the Super Eagles’ squad for this weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya. While many Nigerians are already critical of Mikel’s absence from the second straight AFCON qualifier, and have dubbed it a stylish approach to retirement, the Eagles’ skipper says …

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Volleyball Federation Picks Date, Venue For League Final

Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has announced the date and venue for the final round of this year’s National Volleyball League. According to NVBF secretary-general, Malam Adamu Maikano, the finals will hold in Kaduna from the 1st to 10th of November. Maikano added that eight male and female teams will be part of the tournament. He also thanked the body’s board …

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Dalung: Credible Hands Are Handling Nigerian Sports

Minister of youth and sports development, Barrister Solomon Dalung is holding his head very high, as he says Nigeria has been able to achieve great results of recent in the secotr because of the presence of many credible hands in charge of various units. Dalung said in an exclusive interview with sports247.ng that the presence of erudite and seasoned administrators …

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Shotokan Open Karate Cup 2018 Ends In Lagos

The 2018 Open Shotokan Cup has ended at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, with outstanding performances from the competitors, to the delight of spectators and Japanese instructor, Kasuya Sensei. The World Shotokan Karate-do Federation representative, one of the most respected karate masters in the world, was thrilled with the performances. Kasuya, who was a student of the late modern day shotokan …

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