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Weightlifting brings disaster to Nigeria again!

Maryam Usman, weightlifter

*Weightlifting Federation messes up athletes *Misses all qualifiers By Olajide Fashikun Nigeria’s chances of doing well at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games is in jeopardy as the Weightlifting Federation of Nigeria (WFN) has totally messed up the chances of her elite athletes competing at the Games scheduled for Australia. Sources at …

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Hannah Babalola qualifies for Commonwealth Games

Hannah Babalola...in action in the colours of Nigeria lands in Australia

Hannah Babalola, 28, of Nigeria won the women’s race in her first Beach to Beacon attempt. She finished in 28:26, 90 seconds ahead of Yen Hoang of Champaign, Illinois. With this time, she has qualified for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. “Tony (Nogueira) told me about it when we …

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NASS has cancelled Commonwealth Games, Sports festival – Dalung

Solomon Dalung...his inaction led to this sad development

*No budget for the two items *NFF gets N6.8billion, Ministry N7.7billion By Oluwole Francis As it is, there are chances that Nigeria may be missing from next year’s Commonwealth Games holding in Gold Coast Australia. She may not be able to hold the bi-annual National Sports Festival. Minister of Sports …

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Commonwealth Games: South Africa disappointed with Durban strip of hosting

Solomon Dalung and Engineer Habu Gumel...leading forces against each

*Queen’s baton relay team arrives Nigeria in April South Africa voiced disappointment Tuesday that Durban had been stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, blaming financial disagreements but vowing to host major tournaments in the future. Commonwealth Games chiefs confirmed on Monday they were looking for a new venue after Durban …

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