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Nigeria Open: Nigeria is Africa’s table tennis hub- Derek  Abrefa

Derek  Abrefa, Ghanaian table tennis player

*Lagos gives Africans ranking opportunities By Adeyemi Robinson-Adefioye, Lagos  Staging of the annual ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open ‘Lagos 2017’ coupled with the rating of its players among the best in the world, Nigeria is fast becoming the hub of table tennis in Africa, says Ghana’s Derek Abrefa. Abrefa, who was …

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ITTF Nigeria Open: LOC organises refresher training for umpires

Umpires in table tennis are the Lords inviolate...need more training

*Enitan Oshodi to deliver keynote address By Adeyemi Robinson-Adefioye, Lagos As part of efforts to update the knowledge of umpires that will handle proceedings at the ITTF Nigeria Open ‘Lagos 2017’, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) in collaboration with Nigeria Table Tennis Umpires and Referees Association is organising one-day refresher …

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Kida reaffirms commitment to players’ welfare

Engineer Musa Kida...assures basketball players of commitment

*As NBBF decamps U-16 team President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Engineer Musa Kida, has reaffirmed his Board’s commitment to players’ welfare during their tenure. Speaking on Wednesday evening at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National stadium immediately after training of the Senior Women’s national team who are …

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World athletics championships: Nigerian athletes get visas at last

Tosin Oke...in for the World Athletics championships

*Officials, coaches still stranded in Abuja *Tosin Oke cleared At last, the recalcitrant and arrogant British High Commission has started to issue visas to some Nigerian athletes listed for the London 2017 World Athletics Championships, which started on Thursday. For the past few days, AFN officials had been lamenting the …

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Funds will affect Nigeria’s participation in World Wrestling Championships — Igali

Daniel Igali...Wrestling Federation President

*Lovers of wrestling should rise to support our team Nigerian Wrestling Federation (NWF) on Thursday said that paucity of funds had forced it to prune the number of wrestlers for the forthcoming World Wrestling Championships in Paris. The President of NWF, Daniel Igali, told www.gongnews.net in a WhatsApp chat that …

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Vladimir Klitschko avoids re-match with Anthony Joshua, retires

Vladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua

*I achieved all I wished to Ukraine’s former heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko announced his retirement from boxing on Thursday. Klitscko hangs up his gloves as one of the all-time greats of the ring after a nine-and-a-half year reign as heavyweight champion. The 41-year-old’s last fight was in April when he …

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Again, Sani Lulu laments forced removal as NFF President

Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi

*I have no business in the NFF again *I am still a patriotic Nigerian Former President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, said he is still angry and pained by the way and manner he was impeached and removed as the President of the federation, after serving …

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LBA shortlists eight for NPFL July award

Duke Udi with Sunshine Stars crew...set to win LBA this month

*Ilechukwu, Udi with four wins each may win the Manager’s prize League Bloggers Awards (LBA), on Wednesday, named contenders for the player and manager’s awards for the month of July in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Four of the eight men shortlisted for the July recognition will contest for …

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NLO clubs coaches to receive Coerver coaching training

Mr Shola Ogunnowo and Yomi Kuku entering the Coerver working relationship

*We want to producing highly skillful future football stars – Ogunnowo By Olayinka Elebute Coaches in the Nationwide League One (NLO) are to be trained and certified by Coerver Coaching in 11th – 17th September in Abuja. The Youth Diploma 1 professional development course to be held at the FIFA goal …

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GOtv Boxing night teturns with N20m prize monies

GOTV Boxing night...promises another tough night for stars

*Biggest ever pay day in Nigeria’s boxing history By Adeyemi Robinson-Adefioye, Lagos Africa’s premier professional boxing show, GOtv Boxing Night, is set to return in a much bigger way, with participating boxers billed to earn up to N20million in prize monies. The 11th edition of the show held in Ibadan on 26th March, delivering …

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