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Doping: Blessing Okagbare Accepts 10-Year Ban

Former Nigerian track and field athlete, Blessing Okagbare has assumably accepted a 10-year ban slammed on her by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) Disciplinary Tribunal. Recall that the 33-year-old sprinter was handed the ban in mid-February 2022 for allegedly breaching multiple anti-doping rules. Nigeria’s 2008 long jump silver medalist due to the development, got expelled from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before the women’s 100m semi-finals after she was confirmed positive […]

todayMarch 22, 2022 12

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Ghana Unveils Squad To Play Against Super Eagles

The head coach of the Ghana men’s football team, Otto Addo has released a 27 player list to play with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the two-legged World Cup play-off. The Ghana Football Association in a post on its website noted that it will play the 1st leg at the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Friday, March 25, while the return leg will be played in Abuja on Tuesday, […]

todayMarch 22, 2022 10

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Tinubu At 70: Ex-Super Eagles Players Defeat Team Lagos 2:0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; led other dignitaries on Sunday, to honour the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, with a novelty match in celebration of his 70 birthday. Other dignitaries were: Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare; Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Demola Seriki; Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, public office holders […]

todayMarch 21, 2022 7

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Nigeria Vs Ghana – Siasia Picks Holes In Eguavoen’s Super Eagles List

Samson Siasia, the Former Nigeria international and Super Eagles coach,  is not comfortable with the new players that was included in the just released squad to face the Black Stars of Nigeria in the World Cup play-off later this month. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, released a list of 25 players and 7 on standby, on Friday.  Some noticeable new names and returnees were on the list. Siasia said, “You […]

todayMarch 7, 2022 8

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We Have The Team To Achieve 2022 World Cup Ticket – Eguavoen, Amuneke

Super Eagles interim coach, Austine Eguavoen has assured Nigerians that the players at his disposal are capable of overcoming the Black Stars of Ghana in the fast-approaching 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff. Ghana will have home advantage first and both legs will be played between March 23 and 29 with the aggregate winners securing a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Nigeria are seeking to qualify for the […]

todayFebruary 18, 2022 20

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Nigeria vs Ghana: Make Abuja Stadium Pitch Flawless For Football – Troost Ekong Tells NFF

Super Eagles vice captain, William Troost-Ekong has pleaded with the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to make the pitch of the Moshood Abiola stadium in Abuja conducive for football when they take on the Black Stars of Ghana in a World Cup play-off reverse fixture next month. Nigeria will square up against perennial rivals, Ghana in a two-legged to decide who picks one of the five tickets to represent Africa in […]

todayFebruary 17, 2022 13

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UEFA Offer Free Tickets To Fans For Their Loyalty During COVID-19

UEFA are to offer 10,000 free tickets to supporters attending this season’s men’s Champions League final to “reward” them for their “support during the Covid-19 crisis”. Another 20,000 free tickets are to be distributed for other European club finals including 6,000 for the women’s Champions League final in Turin, Italy on May 22. The two clubs that reach the men’s Champions League final — to be played in the Krestovski […]

todayFebruary 16, 2022 6

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Djokovic: I Would Miss Tournaments Rather Than Get Covid Vaccine

Novak Djokovic has said he would rather miss out on future tennis trophies than be forced to get a Covid vaccine. Speaking to newsmen he said he should not be associated with the anti-vax movement, but supported an individual's right to choose. Djokovic was asked if he would sacrifice taking part in competitions such as Wimbledon and the French Open over his stance on the vaccine. "Yes, that is the […]

todayFebruary 15, 2022 5

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Club World Cup: Romelu Lukaku Ends Goal Drought As Chelsea Reaches Final

Romelu Lukaku scored a much-needed goal as Chelsea beat Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal 1-0 on Wednesday to advance to the Club World Cup final against South American champions Palmeiras. Chelsea’s club-record signing had failed to score in five games before arriving in Abu Dhabi, and the Blues are looking for the 28-year-old to find his best form in the second half of the season. The Belgium international swept in from […]

todayFebruary 10, 2022 6

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