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Tobi Amusan Nominated For Women Athlete Of The Year

World Athlete (WA) has nominated the Nigerian sprinter Tobi Amusan for the 2022 Women's World Athlete of the year. They noted that Amusan and other nominees were selected by an international panel of athletic experts which involved representatives from all six continental areas of the World Athletics. Tobi Amusan became the first Nigerian track and field athlete and the second in history to defend a Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title […]

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Benzema Wins 2022 Balloon d’Or in Paris

Karim Benzema, the Real Madrid and French striker, won the 2022 Balloon d'Or at the event held in Paris, France, on Monday, 17th October. This serves as a reward for a remarkable success with Real Madrid. Benzema is the first French winner of the most prestigious individual award in football since Zinedine Zidane in 1998. He scored 44 goals in 46 games for his club last season as Real Madrid […]

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Flamingo Set To Battle USA For Semi-Final Ticket in Mumbai

Nigeria's U-17 women's national team, Flamingos, is set to tackle the United States of America in Navi Mumbai in one of the quarter-final matches of the ongoing U-17 women's world cup in India on Friday, 21st October 2022. The team lost narrowly, 2-1, to Germany in their first match of the competition but have since overcome stage fright and were worthy 4-0 over New Zealand and 2-1 over Chile. Nigeria, […]

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Super Eagles To Meet Costa Rica in a Friendly by November

The Nigeria's Super Eagles will face Costa Rica in a prestigious international friendly match in the country's capital, San Jose on November 9, 8.00pm, Costa Rica time. Jairo Pachon of the Eurodata Sport, the Nigeria Football Federation's (NFF) Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) match agent, said that the African champions have been invited to the Central American nation as part of the major activities at the FIFA world cup […]

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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 […]

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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 25

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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