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Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria Receive Nike Kits

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) on Tuesday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, presented to her 2018 Commonwealth Games-bound athletes (as well as her elite performers), wrestling kits from sportswear giants Nike. The kits which include wrestling boots/singlets, ear guards and knee pads, are part of a partial sponsorship deal struck by the federation with Nike.It is also the first ...

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Sports Ministry Insist, Commonwealth Not A Jamboree

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has dismissed allegations of exclusion, marginalisation and gender inequality leveled against it  by parliamentarian Ayo Omidiran. The House Committee on Sports member accused the Ministry of excluding veteran tennis players Funke Oshnaike and Offiong Edem from the Commonwealth Games bound team threatening to carry placards in protest of their exclusion. However, the Ministry of ...

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Rugby: Eight U-20 African national teams compete in the Barthés Youth Trophy

From 28th to 31st of March 2018, the Barthés U20 Trophy (for under 20 year olds), will kick-off the Rugby Africa 2018 competition season The competition was renamed in 2016 in honour of the late Mr. Jean-Luc Barthés who worked tirelessly for fourteen years as Rugby Service Manager for Africa at World Rugby (www.WorldRugby.org) to encourage the development of African ...

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Troost-Ekong Cherishes First Win As Eagles’ Captain

Bursaspor of Turkey defender, William Troost-Ekong has admitted his delight at getting victory with the Super Eagles in his first match as the team’s captain, and says he was honoured to lead the squad in Friday’s friendly against Poland. The 24-year old wore the armband as Nigeria beat Poland 1-0 in Wroclaw, after which he said he was proud to ...

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Oprah Winfrey Gives Messi Tips On Beating Nigeria

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has received extra tips on how to shine against World Cup group rivals, Nigeria and other countries at this year’s Mundial, with the latest roll of advice coming from an unlikely source, American talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey. Messi is aiming to win the global soccer showpiece for the first time with Argentina, but will first ...

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Serbia’s Coach Says No Ill Blood Over Axing Ivanovic

Serbia’s coach, Mladen Krstajic has refuted any bad blood in his camp over his decision to strip former Chelsea star, Branislav Ivanovic of the team’s captain’s band, which he says was done because he is not sure if the Lokomotiv Moscow of Russia utility defender will make it to Russia 2018 with the side. While confirming that former Manchester City ...

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Modric Cherishes New Design In Croatia’s Jersey

The new captain of Croatia, Nigeria’s first group opponents at this year’s World Cup, Luka Modric is beaming with delight over what he described as a highly inspiring and symbolic design from American sports kit manufacturers, Nike, for his team to wear at the Mundial in Russia. While also stating how much he cherishes being named Croatia’s skipper for the ...

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Amuneke Insists Watani Owe Him 2 Months Salaries

Former Super Eagles winger-turned-coach, Emanuel Amuneke has accused Al-Khartoum Watani of owing him two months’ salaries, hence his decision to call it quit with the team he joined officially in January. In the wake of reports earlier today that the club have sacked him for garnering 11 points from a possible 24 in eight matches, Amuneke insists he actually left ...

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Top Goalies Slam FIFA World Cup Ball

It’s a tradition as old as time — the union of top goalkeepers from all over the world, no matter the continent from which they hail, complaining about the new ball to be used at the upcoming World Cup. By the end of this summer’s tournament in Russia, you’ll reflexively twitch every time you hear the words “Telstar 18.” Goalkeepers ...

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Why The FIFA-Inspired Perception Of Football Is Unrealistic

Games like FIFA have changed how a generation think about football – and not for the better For better or worse, technology has changed the way we see football. There are plenty of positives about being able to watch more games from around the world, and tap into a wealth of analysis and opinion on what’s unfolded, but sometimes it ...

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