Athletic

Nigeria now has 29 FIFA referees

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the referees will receive their badges at a special ceremony in Abuja on Wednesday.   Seven of them will be badged as centre referees, while another seven will be decorated as assistant referees.   Four of them are women referees and three are women assistant referees.   […]

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Highlights Of 125th Monthly Saturday Boxing Show

An elated teenager, Mayowa Ayomide of Mayor Boxing club on Saturday won her first ‘best boxer of the day’ award based on her impressive performance at the 125th edition of the Monthly Saturday Boxing Show. The show held at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Hall, Rowe Park, Yaba.   Ayomide was voted the best boxer by […]

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Flying Eagles, Young Chipolopolo Now To Play On Saturday

The international friendly match between Nigeria and Zambia at the U20 boys’ level will now hold at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Saturday, 4th February. Initially, both countries’ football-governing bodies had agreed on a two-match tour for 27th and 30th January respectively. However, issues of logistics and the compunction on the Young Chipolopolo […]

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Lagos City Marathon Gunning For Platinum Status

It is barely 8 days to the 8th edition of the Lagos City Marathon and organisers say preparations are in top gear to ensure the race is a huge success.   Report says 76 first-class foreign runners from across the world have been invited to compete in the first-ever Gold-Label Marathon which has been confirmed […]

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NFF President Extends Tenure Of IMC Team

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ibrahim Musa Gusau, has extended the tenure of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), till the end of the 2022/2023 season.   Gusau said he decided to extend the IMC’s tenure in order to allow the team to concentrate fully on the […]

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Cricket: Oyo State Dominates South West National U-17 Qualifiers

Oyo State won both the boys and girls categories of the South West National Cricket U-17 Zonal qualification tournament and will compete in the National U-17 Cricket Championship finals in Abuja.   Lagos showed a brilliant performance in the boys category, while it was a close call for Ekiti and Ogun States in the girls […]

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NPFL: Rivers United Claims 2-1 Victory Against Niger Tornadoes

Rivers United FC moved to the top of Group B on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table after claiming a 2-1 victory against Niger Tornadoes, at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.   The hosts took the lead in the 6th minute after a corner kick from Chiamaka Madu was headed […]

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Meristem Open: 83 players jostle for N10m

No fewer than 83 professional golf players are expected to participate at the maiden edition of Professional Golf Development (PGD) Tour by Meristem Securities.   It is scheduled to tee-off at Lakowe Lakes Golf  Estate Resort in Lagos from Jan. 26 to Jan. 28.   Adefemi Taiwo, Head of  Brand and Corporate Communications, Meristem Securities, […]

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Doma United Coach Decries Absence Of VAR In NPFL

The Technical Adviser of Doma United Football Club of Gombe, Akinade Onigbinde, says the absence of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is not good.   Onigbinde said it was very bad VAR was non-existent during his team’s match against Dakkada FC of Uyo on Sunday at the Pantami Township […]

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Osimhen Fires Napoli 12 Points Clear In Serie A

Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen helped fire Napoli 12 points clear at the top of the Serie A table after a comfortable 2-0 victory against Salernitana, at the Stadio Arechi in Salerno, Italy.   The visitors featured Osimhen in attack with Eljif Elmas and Hirving Lozano supporting on the wings. For Salernitana, Krzysztof […]