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NNL: 3SC wallop visiting Bayelsa United 4-0

Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan on Sunday humiliated visiting Bayelsa United Football Club 4-0 in a Match Day 4 fixture of the 2017/2018 Nigeria National League (NNL). The Oluyole Warriors had to wait for long before a brace from Olufemi Opeoluwa in the second half set them on course. Opeoluwa scored in the 53rd and 66th minutes of ...

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Niger 2019: Flying Eagles progress to final qualifying round

Seven-time African champions Nigeria reached the final round of qualification series for the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations after a 1-0 home defeat of Guinea Bissau on Sunday. Following a scoreless first half at the U.J. Essence Stadium in Calabar, Nigeria’s two –goal hero in the first–leg, Wasiu Alalade was badly impaired in the penalty box in the 58th ...

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Tennis: Svitolina dominates Halep to defend Italian Open crown


Fourth seed Elina Svitolina successfully defended her Italian Open title on Sunday with a dominant 6-0 6-4 victory over an out-of-sorts Simona Halep. World number one Halep came through a tough three-set semi-final against Maria Sharapova on Saturday and was well off the pace, failing to coax even a single break point opportunity the entire match. “It’s amazing that I ...

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Dennerby calls 10 Pros for Gambia

Coach Thomas Dennerby has invited 10 foreign-based players to the camp of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, ahead of next month’s Women African Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against The Gambia. Skipper Rita Chikwelu tops the list that also has experienced defenders Onome Ebi, Osinachi Ohale, Josephine Chukwunonye and Faith Ikidi, midfielders Halimat Ayinde and Ngozi Okobi and ...

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NFF, LMC sign 1XBET as ‘Official Partner’

The Nigeria Football Federation and the League Management Company have signed separate but similarly-useful partnership agreements with global online betting company, 1XBET. The company, which operates in several territories and has impressive record of association with ‘the beautiful game’ (including sponsorship of the 5th African Nations Championship held in Morocco at the beginning of the year) is the latest in ...

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Chelsea beat United to win FA Cup

Eden Hazard

Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup thanks to Eden Hazard’s penalty at Wembley on Saturday to salvage a disappointing season. In what is still widely expected to be Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s final game in charge, the Blues withstood a second-half onslaught from United after Hazard’s 22nd-minute spot-kick to ensure Jose Mourinho’s men end the season ...

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Buffon bids tearful farewell to Juve after 656 games

Talismanic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon bid a tearful farewell to Juventus after 17 seasons at the club. The Italian played his last match for them in a 2-1 win over relegated Verona on Saturday. The Turin side, who clinched their seventh consecutive Serie A title a week ago, were leading 2-0 when Buffon was substituted. It was just after the hour ...

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FIBA Women’s World Cup: D’Tigress to begin camping in Atlanta soon- NBBF


The Nigerian national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, would soon begin camping in Atlanta, U.S as part of preparations for the FIBA Women’s World Cup, according to the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). President of the federation, Musa Kida, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the 2018 NBBF Stakeholders Meeting held on Friday in Abuja. According to Kida, preparations for the 2018 ...

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Russia 2018: Boufal left out of Morocco squad

Sofiane Boufal’s fallout at Southampton has cost him a World Cup place as Morocco coach, Herve Renard made the surprise selection of Mehdi Carcela in his 23-man squad named on Thursday. Boufal, 24, was banished from the Southampton first team following an argument with manager Mark Hughes and missed the last five games of the Premier League season. He angered ...

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Salisu calls Omoyele, Ashadi, Nwakali, 20 others for friendly with Atletico

Ahead of Tuesday’s glamour friendly match with newly –crowned Europa League kings, Atletico Madrid FC of Spain at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Super Eagles’ B Head Coach Salisu Yusuf has invited 23 players, among them highly –rated Plateau United striker Tosin Omoyele and Katsina United defender Destiny Ashadi. There were also call-ups for Akwa United FC goalkeeper Olorunleke ...

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