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Asaba 2018: LOC members emerge

ifeanyi okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has inaugurated a 17-man Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2018 Senior Africa Athletics Championship, tagged “Asaba 2018.” Asaba, the state capital, will host the event. The governor, who is keen on seeing the LOC hit the ground running, charged the members to organise a world class championship that would leave a lasting mark in ...

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Clinical Neymar hat-trick sinks Las Palmas


In Spain the battle for the Spanish La Liga title continued at the weekend as Barcelona got a comfortable victory on the road to beat Las Palmas 4-1. Neymar got a hat-trick, scoring in the 25th, 67th, and 71st minutes of play, ensuring that reigning champions Barcelona remain top of the league table. Title rival Real Madrid beat Sevilla with ...

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EPL: Rejected Batshuayi gives Chelsea fifth title

Michy Batshuayi

Do you believe in the adage that the stone that the builder rejects makes the cornerstone of the house? This saying appeared to play itself out on Friday when Chelsea’s reject Michy Batshuayi scored the winning goal against West Bromwich Albion to give the London team the Premier League title. The title was won with eight minutes left as substitute ...

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Sport Federation elections: Ministry unveils committee members


The Ministry of Youth and Sports has released a list of committee members for elections into the National Sports Federations. According to a statement, each Federation would have a chairman and three committee members during the elections. Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, said members of the electoral committees were carefully chosen, based on merit and experience, following wide ...

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Table tennis: Nigeria, Egypt on superior list in Africa

Segun Toriola

Africa’s super powers in table tennis, Nigeria and Egypt, confirmed their superiority on the continent as the two nations have been in the seeding list of the double event of the 2017 IWTF World Championship holding in Dusseldorf, Germany. In the seeding list released by the table tennis ruling body, previous performance and other championships by these countries counted for ...

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AFCON: NFF insists Mikel must play against S/Africa


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said that former Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi, will be sufficiently recovered to play as Nigeria takes on South Africa in an African Cup of Nations qualifier next month. The Super Eagles skipper under went surgery in England on the 29th of last month and was expected to be out of action for a ...

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Chelsea’s Kante wins FWA award

N'Golo Kante

The Football Writers Association (FWA) has voted Frenchman N’Golo Kante as the Footballer of the Year. The Chelsea midfielder pulled most votes among the 340-member organisation. He beat his teammate Eden Hazard and the third placed Dele Ali of Tottenham to the award. Kante is the fifth player in six seasons to compete with the award’s double, having last month been ...

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NFF calls for resignation of integrity officers

Amanju Pinnick

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has directed all its affiliate bodies to send to the National Integrity office, six copies of resignation letters of officials who are playing multiple roles in the administration of football in the country. NFF Integrity Officer, Dr Chris Emeruo, said that, for football to be more credible in the country, the concerned officers must resign ...

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FIFA rankings: Nigeria maintains 40th position

Gernot Rohr-Nigeria

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has maintained the 40th place, the position it previously held, in the latest FIFA rankings. The three-time African champion also retains the 5th place in Africa. Egypt, who is the highest ranked African side, occupies the 19th position. Senegal is rated 30th, reigning African Champions Cameroon holds 33rd position, while Burkina Faso is 35th. The ...

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Table tennis: Toriola, Oshonaike lead Nigeria to Germany

Segun Toriola

The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) is hopeful of an excellent outing when the country’s representatives at this year’s World Table Tennis Championship, compete in Douseldolf, Germany. World number 26, Haruna Quadri, Segun Toriola, Ojo Onaolapo, Omotayo Jide, Funke Oshonaike, Edem Effiong and Akpan Cecelia make the men and women who will be doing the country proud at the competition. ...

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