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2022 AWCON qualifiers: Falcons beat Ghana 2-0 in Lagos

2022 AWCON qualifiers: Falcons beat Ghana 2-0 in Lagos

Uchenna Kanu scored a brace as the Super Falcons defeated Ghana 2-0 in the first leg of the 2022 African Women’s Cup of Nations on Wednesday at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos. With Nigeria enjoying the bulk of possession, …

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2022 Commonwealth Games: Queen’s Baton Relay arrives Nigeria

2022 Commonwealth Games: Queen’s Baton Relay arrives Nigeria

In preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Queen’s Baton Relay arrived Nigeria on Friday as part of its tour of Africa. The has Queen’s Baton Relay started with a special event held at Buckingham Palace in London as part …

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Who is in charge of Nigeria’s national sports teams?

Who is in charge of Nigeria’s national sports teams?

Take away the freebies from the international engagements of national sports teams and see the restoration of sanity into Nigerian sports administration, accountability in funding, less crisis and fair process in the elections in sports federations, and focus on the …

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Messi off the mark for PSG in Champions League win over Man City

Messi off the mark for PSG in Champions League win over Man City

Lionel Messi scored his first Paris Saint-Germain goal on Tuesday and it was a significant one, helping put Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to the sword in a 2-0 Champions League win for the French club. Messi’s goal was both stunning …

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Cristiano Ronaldo scammed of £250,000 by travel agent

Cristiano Ronaldo scammed of £250,000 by travel agent

A travel agent, named Maria Silvia scammed Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, out of £250,000 (about N140 million) after the football star entrusted her with his credit cards and pin. The 53-year-old travel agent also scammed Ronaldo’s super-agent Jorge Mendes …

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Joshua ready to battle with Fury, accuses Gypsy Kings of always pulling out of fights

Joshua ready to battle with Fury, accuses Gypsy Kings of always pulling out of fights

Anthony Joshua says it will be an honour to fight Tyson Fury next year after his rival British heavyweight finally gave an indication that he expected to face Joshua next year, reports boxingscene.com. Fury defends his WBC title against Deontay …

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Ronaldo breaks men’s all-time international record

Ronaldo breaks men’s all-time international record

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 110th international goal to overtake Iran’s Ali Daei as the men’s all-time international goal scorer. The newly minted Manchester United man’s record mark arrived in the 89th minute of Portugal’s World Cup qualifier against the …

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FIFA ranks €81m Osimhen world’s 18th most expensive player

FIFA ranks €81m Osimhen world’s 18th most expensive player

• Napoli striker only Nigerian in Top 70 list Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is the 18th most expensive player in the world. In a report released by FIFA, which has records of transfers done in the last 10 years, …

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Team Nigeria now 29th as Oluwafumiayo wins gold, sets new world record

Team Nigeria now 29th as Oluwafumiayo wins gold, sets new world record

Team Nigeria is now the 29th best side at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games following the addition of one more gold and a silver medal in the para-powerlifting event of the world sports festival. Team Nigeria’s Folashade Oluwafemiayo lit …

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Juve agrees to sell Ronaldo if their demands are met

Juve agrees to sell Ronaldo if their demands are met

Juventus have told Cristiano Ronaldo they are willing to sell him this summer – but only on their terms. Portugal forward Ronaldo, 36, still has a year left on his contract. His future has been the subject of increasing scrutiny …

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Tokyo Olympics: Jordan Nwora’s 33 Points Not Enough As D’Tigers Go Down To Germany

Tokyo Olympics: Jordan Nwora’s 33 points not enough as D’Tigers go down to Germany

Nigeria’s D’Tigers lost for the second time in a row in the Olympic men’s basketball tournament, going down to Germany 99-92 following a fourth-quarter collapse that made fruitless Jordan Nwora’s game-leading 33-point performance. It was an incredible display from the …

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Sancho, the $100 million man, wants to bring trophies back to Man United

Sancho, the $100 million man, wants to bring trophies back to Man United

Jadon Sancho said he wanted to help bring trophies back to Manchester United after joining the English football giants from Germany’s Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth a reported £73 million ($100 million). The 21-year-old England international, a former Manchester …

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Tokyo Olympics: D’Tigress go down fighting in narrow loss to USA

Tokyo Olympics: D’Tigress go down fighting in narrow loss to USA

Nigeria’s national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, on Tuesday lost 81-72 to the United States in their Olympic Games opener in Saitama. It was a brave performance from the African champions who were recently beaten by these same Americans 93-62 in …

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Despite COVID-19 New Wave, XXXII Olympiad Begins

Despite COVID-19 new wave, XXXII Olympiad begins

• 61 Nigerians take on world’s best athletes Today in Tokyo, Japan, the best athletes from across the world will gather in various centres to compete for medals and cultivate new relationships. It is the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the …

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Suddenly, D’Tigers are Tokyo 2020 basketball medal contenders

Suddenly, D’Tigers are Tokyo 2020 basketball medal contenders

• Beat Argentina 94-71, meet Australia today For the first time in the history of the beautiful game, an African country is being rated among the medals prospects in global contest. Basketball has been the sole preserve of the United …

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Kenyans, Other Athletes Storm Ijebu Ode Today For Heritage Half Marathon

Kenyans, other athletes storm Ijebu Ode today for Heritage half marathon

Over 40 foreign runners, including Kenyans, Ugandans and Azerbaijanis are expected to arrive in Nigeria today ahead of the maiden Ijebu Heritage International Half Marathon fixed for Saturday, July 17. The introduction of the Ijebu Heritage International Half Marathon has …

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Buhari Unveils Team Nigeria’s Official Outfit, Wants Repeat Of 1996, 2000 Feat

Buhari unveils Team Nigeria’s official outfit, wants repeat of 1996, 2000 feat

• Minister promises excellent outing as NOC takes over contingent President Mohammadu Buhari has charged Team Nigeria to replicate the performances of past Nigerian Olympians, noting, ‘you stand on the shoulders of giants.’ Speaking while officially unveiling Team Nigeria’s outfit to …

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Italy Inflict More Penalty Heartache On England To Win Euro 2020 Final

Italy inflict more penalty heartache on England to win Euro 2020 final

Italy inflicted more penalty heartache on England to win Sunday’s Euro 2020 final 3-2 in a shoot-out, Bukayo Saka missing the decisive kick to deny the hosts after the game at Wembley had ended in a draining 1-1 draw through …

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Super Eagles ridiculed Nigeria against Mexico, says Izilien, Babatunde Joseph

Super Eagles ridiculed Nigeria against Mexico, says Izilien, Babatunde Joseph

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says its plan to get the Super Eagles B exposed to high-grade international games to improve their level of confidence and aptitude remains in place, despite the 4-0 defeat by Mexico’s ‘A’ Team in Los …

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Mexico friendly: Eagles to undergo COVID-19 tests today

Mexico friendly: Eagles to undergo COVID-19 tests today

Officials and players of the Super Eagles will on Tuesday (today) undergo COVID-19 screening in Abuja as they prepare to depart the country for their friendly fixture against Mexico in the US. The team’s media officer, Babafemi Raji, confirmed this …

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