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Taekwondo: Federation visits IDP camp in Maiduguri

Taekwondo in Maiduguri

*Explores possibility of introducing sport to IDPs, orphans Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) visited the “Farm Centre” where internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri, Borno state over the weekend with the intent to introduce the sport to them. The objective of the visit was to distribute some taekwondo equipment and …

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Reflections of Nigeria’s sporting families in history

Reflections...Yesterday's sports events, people...Ebewele

*Reflections of a reporter’s diary By Olajide Fashikun They are all from Nigeria. Siblings from what is better known as sporting families. They came together into sports. Their stories is fun. Reflections of the past. We tracked the reflections back from records of previous reports done by a reporter of …

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Governor’s Cup 2nd leg: Nigerians crash in first round  

Tadeja Majeric...win's first game in Governor's Cup as Nigerians lose out

*Same story of exits in the women category By Adeyemi Robinson-Adefioye, Lagos None of the Nigerians who played their first matches of the main draws of the second leg (Futures 5) in the ongoing 17th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship failed to live up to expectations as they could not …

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Lobi Stars, Kwara Utd kick off Gold Cup tourney 

Alimi of Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi...no mercy for Kwara United in Gold Cup

*Remo, Rivers United,  Crown also in the tourney Defending champions, Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi, will lock horns against Nigeria Professional Football League newcomers, Kwara United FC of Ilorin, as the 5th edition of the Gold Cup Pre-Season tournament kicks-off on Wednesday 15th November, in Ilorin, Kwara State. The …

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CHAN championships: Kenya out, Morocco in – CAF

Ahmad Ahmad CAF President...Morocco back

*Morocco returns to hosting continental championships Morocco will replace Kenya as host of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), Confederation of African Football (CAF), the organisers announced Sunday in Lagos. The emergency committee of the African Football Confederation (CAF) met Saturday in Lagos and unanimously decided to give Morocco the …

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Russia 2018: Dalung begs NASS for funds

Solomon Dalung...watch out for new Eagles

*Even for Commonwealth Games Borne out of the determination to make a statement at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has appealed to the National Assembly (NASS) to appropriate sufficient funds for sports in the 2018 budget. The Minister reasoned …

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Weah has raised bar for Africa’s youths, Sports stars- John Shittu

George Opong Weah...sports people should emulate him

*Sports stars should emulate Weah As former football star, George Weah and incumbent Vice-President, Joseph Boakai, edge towards what may later be a run off in the Liberian presidential election next month, Olatunji John Shittu, manager and confidant of Weah for over two decades, on Sunday, posited that the leading …

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First-timers rule Lagos Governor’s Cup Tennis 

Dudi Sela (right) and Deniz Khazaniuk (left) hold their trophies at the Lagos Governor's Cup tennis tourney on Friday

*Deniz Khazaniuk, Pedja Krstin win titles By Adeyemi Robinson-Adefioye, Lagos Deniz Khazaniuk of Israel and Pedja Krstin of Serbia were respectively crowned champions of the women and men singles of the Nigeria Futures 4 Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship on Saturday. Both players are making their debut at the $25, …

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Future of Women football is in Edo state –Roland Abu

Governor Obaseki and the Super Falconets...Edo is the future of women football

*Gov Obaseki has laid the path to tomorrow By Olayinka Elebute Chairman of Edo Queens FC of Benin-City, Mr. Roland Abu, has revealed that the future of Women Football is in Edo state, given the quality of expressed support from the government of the state. Abu said this while chatting …

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U-20: Tottenham’s Omolabi wants to lead Nigeria to glory

Moroyin Omolabi of Tottenham Hotspurs

*Rave reviews trail exploits of Moroyin *Netted his first competitive goal for club By Olajide Fashikun Nigerian central midfielder Moroyin Omolabi is hoping to break into the first team of Tottenham Hotspur in future. Born in Walthamstow, England, the 17-year-old is one of the talented players at the Spurs Academy …

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