Flying Eagles battle Burundi as African juniors go to war

• Lobi Stars Meet Morocco’s Wydad In CAF Champions League Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will begin their bid for a Poland 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup ticket today in Niamey, Niger Republic where they face Burundi in their Group A opening game. It is the African U-20 Nations Cup, which presents the four semifinalists tickets to […]

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Osinbajo receives, hands over 19th sports festival’s torch of unity

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday evening received and subsequently handed over the Torch of Unity for the 19th National Sports Festival. The sports festival holds in December in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The receipt and hand over of the torch was one of the highlights of the dinner and gala night held at […]

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Italy football star Rossi tests positive for banned substance

Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi is facing a doping ban after testing positive for the banned substance dorzolamide, media reports said Tuesday. Rossi, who has played 30 times for the Azzurri in a career blighted by knee injuries, tested positive following an Italian league match between his team at the time, Genoa, and Benevento on May […]

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NFF elections: Piazza, Sangare lead FIFA, CAF’s delegation

FIFA President World football governing body, FIFA on Monday picked Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege as its observers to Thursday’s elections into the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) 2018 to 2022 Executive Committee. In the same vein, African football body, CAF has chosen Sita Sangare as its observer to the polls. Mudege is FIFA’s Senior Manager […]

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Dalung says FG’s budgetary attitude hampers Sports

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has blamed the sector’s woes on the Federal Government’s budgetary attitude, accusing it of hampering the maintenance of ministry’s infrastructure across the country. Speaking in Abuja while unveiling plans for the 2018 National Sports Festival, Dalung said: “The past three annual budgets for sports development is not even up to one […]

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Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri wins first African tennis championship

African Women’s champion Dina Meshref with Aruna Quadri, the African men’s champion Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri on Sunday won the Men’s Singles title at the 2018 ITTF African Championships in Mauritius, the first time in his career. He beat veteran and three time champion, Egypt’s Ahmed Ali Saleh (11-7, 6-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-1). The victory came […]

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Scrap ODSFA, Ondo football teams committee recommends, submits report

– says agency should be given a “decent burial” because it’s not useful to Ondo state football Ondo State Government on Thursday frowned at the situation of the three clubs being sponsored in the local league, saying it would do the needful to make them meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people and the […]

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