Lagos confirmed as the host of the 22nd edition, charged to hold between June 23and 27, 2021

Thirty-two years after hosting the sixth version of the African Senior Athletics Championships, Lagos has been confirmed as the host of the 22nd edition charged to hold between June 23and 27, 2021 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. In a statement issued in Cairo, Egypt yesterday, Kalkaba Malboum, President of the Confederation of African Athletics and Sunday Dare, the Minister …

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Benzema’s France recall ahead of La Liga final round of game with Real in contention to retain the name

Zinedine Zidane expressed delight on Friday at his Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema’s France recall ahead of La Liga’s final round of games with Real in contention to retain the name. Benzema’s kind this year -he’s netted 29 times death 20 league goals in three seasons since Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus in 2018 — has helped keep living Real’s …

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NWFL will take Soccer back to fans, says Falode

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board member, who has been busy building alliances with some important organs across the world in pursuit of excellence for Nigerian girls soccer, at the weekend revealed that her ambition is to make sure fans regularly add visiting stadiums to watch girls soccer matches in their calendar. This, she said, could be done by creating …

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Nigeria Excels at World Para Athletics championship Grand Prix in Nottwil Switzerland

Nigeria Para-Athletics team into the just concluded 2021 World Para-Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil Switzerland dazzled amidst a selection of shirts teams that featured in the championship. Nigeria claimed 11 gold and five silver medals in the Championship using multi-gold medalist Flora Ugwunwa headed the medal haul with three gold medals while Chituru Nwaozuzu, Eucharia Iyiazi, Onyegbule Lovina, Ahiaukwu Joy, …

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Osimhen hit back at Uche Jombo for preferring Ronaldo to play in Champions League

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, has hit again at Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo, after she expressed her need for Cristiano Ronaldo to play within the Champions League next season. Osimhen’s Napoli and Juventus are locked within the race to complete in high four. The combat will go right down to the wire with Napoli at the moment occupying the final …

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veteran Dani Alves rejoins Brazil for World Cup qualifiers

Veteran Dani Alves rejoins Brazil for World Cup qualifiers

Brazil trainer Tite has remembered 38-year-old veteran Dani Alves for their World Cup qualifiers from Ecuador and Paraguay on 8 and 4 June. It’ll be the very first global appearance since October 2019 for its Sao Paulo wide player, who had been named player of the tournament when Brazil won the Copa America this year. “It is good to see …

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Neymar Shown His Plans To Play With Cristiano Ronaldo

Paris Saint-Germain ahead, Neymar, has shown his plans to play Juventus celebrity, Cristiano Ronaldo, later on. Neymar, having spent a considerable portion at PSG attempting to orchestrate a means to play Barcelona captain Lionel Messi again, wants to play alongside Ronaldo in the French Ligue 1 winners. Ronaldo’s future in Juventus is now unclear, and his stay in Turin could …

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LaLiga name: Koeman makes assert after Barcelona failed to beat Levante

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has promised that it could be hard because of his side to win the LaLiga title following their 3-3 draw against Levante on Tuesday. Koeman explained that the LaLiga title is currently complicated for Barcelona because the objective was to win each of their past three games. Goals from Messi, Pedri, Ousmane Dembele, Gonzalo Melero, Jose …

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Nigeria’s Relay Team Departs For Olympics Qualifiers In USA

Team Nigeria’s preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has hit high gear since 16 athletes yesterday departed the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos for Texas where they will get involved in relay Qualifiers. The team had nearly three weeks camping at Abuja to get ready for the relay races in the USA which also functions as Qualifiers for the Olympics. …

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SWAN wants members in Lagos Sports Associations

The Chairman, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter, Debo Oshundun, has called on the leadership of the Lagos State Sports Commission to deliver onboard members of the association about the reconstituted sports association boards in the nation. “As one of the essential stakeholders in sports development in the state, I wish to call on the direction of the commission …

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Arteta urges Arsenal to take’largest step ahead’ and reach Europa final

Mikel Arteta considers his Arsenal side can take their”biggest step ahead” under his direction should they finish a tumultuous season by booking their place at the Europa League closing. The Gunners welcome former manager Unai Emery back to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday to the second leg of the semi-final with Villarreal. The Spanish side holds a slight 2-1 edge …

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Swiss court eliminated FIFA appeal to obtain Gianni Infantino’s criminal investigation

The prosecutor who was investigating FIFA president Gianni Infantino was eliminated for public statements that were biased from the head of world soccer’s governing body, a Swiss court announced on Wednesday. Stefan Keller opened a query into Infantino in July 2020 more than three casual meetings with the former head of the Korean public prosecutor’s office (MPC). In March he …

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John, Esther Kolawole departed to Bulgaria for Olympic Games World Qualifier

Nigeria wrestlers, Emmanuel John and Esther Kolawole, Meanwhile departed the shores of the country for the last Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games World Qualifier to be held between May 6 and 9 at Sofia, Bulgaria. Nation Sport reports that over 400 wrestlers from 84 countries have entered the World Qualifier in the last hope to adapt their country for the Tokyo …

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Bazuaye expresses confident of Stronger Katsina United In Second Round

The Technical Adviser of Katsina United, Baldwin Bazuaye has expressed confidence that his struggling side will put up a better performance in the second round of the 2021 Nigeria Professional Football League. At the end of the first stanza of the league, the ‘Chanji boys’ as Katsina United are called solely managed five wins, three draws and 11 loses in …

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EPL: Wood hat trick as Burnley routs Wolves 4-0 in Premier League relegation zone

Chris Wood scored a first-half hat-trick as Burnley pummelled sorry Wolves 4-0 on Sunday to lift themselves nine points clear of the Premier League relegation zone. Burnley was sharper and more dedicated but mid-table Wolves contributed to their own downfall with some sloppy defensive work at an empty Molineux. The away side took the lead in the 15th minute after …

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fresh AFN elections will hold on June 14

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has established June 14 as the date for fresh elections into its board despite the federation’s leadership crisis that has refused to end. It’ll be remembered that since 2018 the sports federation has been embroiled in a leadership tussle between Engineer Ibrahim Gusau and Hon. Olamide George. However, the international sports governing body, World …

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NSF: Edo Govt threatens to shut down festival over lack of funds

The Edo government, hosts of the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin, will shut down the 13-day event by 12 noon Thursday, an official said late Wednesday. Musa Ebomhiana, Project Manager with the Media and Communications Sub-Committee of the festival’s Local Organising Committee (LOC), said the decision was necessitated by President Muhammadu Buhari regime’s refusal to fulfil a …

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Paul Onuachu vows to break Super Eagles goal in AFCON qualifiers

Top striker, Paul Onuachu, has vowed to justify his late recall into the senior national team, Super Eagles with goals in the AFCON qualifiers if given the opportunity by Coach Gernot Rohr. Onuachu may have scored many goals for his club, Gents however Nigerians are looking forward to what he would do for Super Eagles in the AFCON qualifiers. “Of …

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Serena Williams Withdraws From Miami Open due to oral surgery

Serena Williams will not have the chance to add to her eight Miami Open Masters title. The American tennis superstar and legend announced her withdrawal from the event over the weekend. The 39-year-old said that she would be missing her hometown tournament due to the must recover from oral surgery. “I am disappointed to withdraw from the Miami Open due …

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