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NIGERIAN CRUISERWEIGHT SENSATION, EFETOBOR APOCHI, IS SET TO FACE THE TOUGHEST TEST OF HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER WHEN HE GOES HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH UNBEATEN AMERICAN, DEON NICHOLSON, IN A 12-ROUND WBA TITLE ELIMINATOR AT THE SHRINE EXPOSITION CENTER, LOS ANGELES ON APRIL 17. NICHOLSON IS RANKED FIFTH IN THE WBA DIVISION, WHILE APOCHI IS RANKED SIXTH. THE […]

FORMER SUPER EAGLES STARS TIJANI BABANGIDA, SAM SODJE AND AYO MAKINWA SAYS THE CURRENT NATIONAL TEAM HAS LOST THEIR IDENTITY AND THEY HAVE CALLED FOR AN OVERHAUL OF THE NATIONAL COACHING STRATEGY. THEY ALSO BELIEVE THE EAGLES DON’T HAVE A COHERENT PLAYING STYLE. MAKINWA, WHO FEATURED FOR THE EAGLES AT TWO AFCON TOURNAMENTS IN 2006 […]

IT WILL TAKE A MONUMENTAL WITHDRAWAL OF MEDALS FOR THE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS OF THE NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL, DELTA STATE, NOT TO RETAIN THEIR TITLE WON IN 2018 IN ABUJA AS THE STATE CONTINGENTS ARE CURRENTLY LEADING THE TABLE WITH FEW EVENTS TO GO. AS AT THE TIME OF GOING TO PRESS, THE STATE WAS LEADING […]

MANCHESTER CITY MIDFIELDER KEVIN DE BRUYNE HAS SIGNED A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT, WHICH WOULD KEEP HIM AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM UNTIL 2025. THE 29-YEAR-OLD, WHO ARRIVED AT THE CLUB FROM WOLFSBURG IN 2015, HAD BEEN IN TALKS OVER A NEW DEAL SINCE NOVEMBER LAST YEAR. REPORTS IN JANUARY HAD SUGGESTED THAT DE BRUYNE HAD REJECTED CITY’S […]

  DEFENDING CHAMPIONS DELTA MAINTAINED THEIR LEAD ON THE MEDALS TABLE OF THE ONGOING 2020 NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL (NSF) IN BENIN ON WEDNESDAY, WITH HOSTS EDO SLIPPING TO THIRD. ACCORDING TO THE MEDALS TABLE RELEASED BY THE GAMES SERVICES UNIT OF THE FESTIVAL’S MAIN ORGANISING COMMITTEE (MOC), DELTA ARE WITH 15 GOLD, SEVEN SILVER AND […]

FOSLA  ACADEMY KARISHI, ABUJA YESTERDAY EMERGED CHAMPIONS OF THIS YEAR’S NATIONAL PRINCIPALS’ CUP FINALS HELD AT THE MOSHOOD ABIOLA STADIUM, ABUJA. THE SANI LULU BOYS DEFEATED CHRIST COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE, KADUNA 2-0 IN AN ENTERTAINING FINAL DOMINATED BY THE FCT BOYS. THE KADUNA LADS WHO STARTED THE GAME ON A FAST PACE FIZZLED OUT MIDWAY IN […]

SUPER EAGLES HEAD COACH, GERNOT ROHR SAYS HE IS ANTICIPATING CHALLENGING GAMES IN PORTO NOVO AGAINST THE SQUIRRELS AND IN LAGOS AGAINST LESOTHO ON MARCH 27 AND 30, RESPECTIVELY. NIGERIA LEAD THE GROUP L QUALIFYING GROUP WITH EIGHT POINTS AFTER FOUR MATCHES WHILE BENIN TRAIL IN SECOND PLACE WITH SEVEN POINTS, AND LESOTHO ARE AT […]

TWELVE NIGERIANS HAVE BEEN ACCREDITED TO OFFICIATE IN THE 2021/2023 INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL WINDOW. AFOLABI ONI, THE MEDIA COORDINATOR OF NIGERIA BASKETBALL FEDERATION (NBBF), DISCLOSED THIS IN A STATEMENT ON TUESDAY. HE SAID THIS FOLLOWED THE CONCLUSION OF THE 2021 FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (FIBA) COMMISSIONER AND REFEREES EXAMINATIONS ON MONDAY. ONI ADDED THAT CURRENT TECHNICAL […]

VICE PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIA BASKETBALL FEDERATION, BABS OGUNADE, SAYS HOME-BASED PLAYERS WILL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO FIGHT FOR PLACES WITH THEIR OVERSEAS-BASED COUNTERPARTS AT THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS. THE MEN AND WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAMS HAD RELIED LARGELY ON OVERSEAS-BASED PLAYERS RECENTLY, BUT OGUNADE SAYS TOP LOCAL PLAYERS WILL BE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO […]

WBC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION TYSON FURY SAYS HIS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED FIGHT WITH BRITISH RIVAL ANTHONY JOSHUA IS NO CLOSER TO BEING FINALISED. FURY AND JOSHUA ARE EAGER TO FACE EACH OTHER BUT THE ADDED COMPLICATION OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS MADE NEGOTIATIONS EVEN MORE DIFFICULT. EVEN IF THE FIGHT DOES GET ARRANGED FOR 2021 FURY ADMITS HIS […]


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