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CAF Champions League: MFM FC walk tight rope

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Opinions are divided as Lagos-based MFM FC face a herculean task of dislodging MC Algiers in the second leg of the second round of the Prestigious CAF Champions League on Saturday. The Olukoya Boys, debutant in the 2.5 million dollars prize championship depart the shores of the country on Thursday for Algiers. The team is set to face Moulouda Club ...

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FIBA urges NBBF, NOC to organise new elections to resolve crisis

The International Federation of Basketball Associations (FIBA) has called for fresh elections into the board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) as the only way to resolve the ongoing crisis in body. FIBA made the call in a letter on the way forward by its Secretary-General, Patrick Bauma, to the NBBF Secretary, Chimezie Asiegbu, the leaders of the two factions ...

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Commonwealth Games: We are confident of D’Tigers – NBBF

Ike Diogu The Nigeria Basketball Ball Federation (NBBF) on Wednesday expressed confidence in the national men’s team, D’Tigers’ ability to excel at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. The  Alex Nwora-led coaching crew released the team list for the Games on Tuesday. The team, made up of six home-based players and six foreign-based, would be captained by Ike Diogu of ...

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Halep beats Wang to reach Indian Wells q/finals


World number one Simona Halep overcame a sluggish start to beat Wang Qiang 7-5 6-1 at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday and book a quarter-final  seed. She will now rest before joining Petra Martic in the California desert. The turning point came after a string of unforced errors left Halep trailing 5-4 in the first set. It prompted coach ...

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Woods and Els named as Presidents Cup captains


Tiger Woods and Ernie Els shifted their decades-long friendly rivalry onto the international stage as they were officially named captains for the 2019 Presidents Cup on Tuesday. Woods, who holds the matchplay competition’s record with 24 match wins for the U.S., and Els, who has won an International side best 20 matches, will lead their teams to Australia. Australia will ...

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NBBF national divisions League dunks off in Ilorin


No fewer than 11 teams are currently battling for promotion ticket in both the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), National Division 1 & 2 leagues which tipped off in Ilorin on Tuesday. Three games were played in Division 1 while two took place in Division 2. In Division 1, Osun Lions roar past Gombe Bulls by 74-61 points in the opening ...

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Ondo Govt. sacks Sunshine Stars Coach

The Ondo State Government on Tuesday sacked the Head Coach of Sunshine Stars, Duke Udi with immediate effect and asked  the former Coach of the team, Henry Abiodun to take over. The state Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, made this known  on Tuesday in Akure. Abiodun was the Technical Director of the team before his appointment . ...

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Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s contingents depart from March 18

The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports on Monday announced that Nigeria’ s contingent to  the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia would start departing on March 18.  Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, Special Assistant on Media to Minister of Youths and Sports said an advance team made up of officials of the ministry would leave on March 18 to attend the ...

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Russia 2018: ‘British threats to boycott World Cup hurt ties, sport’

Russia’s foreign ministry said on Monday that British threats to boycott the 2018 FIFA World Cup would damage ties with Moscow and hurt world sport, Interfax news agency reported. The British government it would respond decisively to any Russian government’s involvement,  in the wake of the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in England. Prime Minister Theresa May said ...

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OYO SWAN raises alarm over activities of fraudsters 


IBADAN – Oyo State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, has raised the alarm over what it described as “nefarious activities of some impostors who are disguising as SWAN members and defrauding unsuspecting members of the public. A statement signed by Oyo SWAN secretary, Adewale Tijani reads, “All the executives of Oyo state chapter of the Sports ...

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