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    REVEALED: West Ham goalkeeper makes Nigeria’s 21-man list for U-17 World Cup

REVEALED: West Ham goalkeeper makes Nigeria’s 21-man list for U-17 World Cup

English Premier League goalkeepers from West Ham United and Bournemouth Football Club will be keeping the shots as Manu Garba lists his 21-man final list for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, TheCable can report.The goalkeepers are Jinadu Daniel (picture) and Oluwabusola Joseph.The Eaglets, who made a return to the biennial international men's youth football championship, will be led by Samson [...]

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    The 2020 Olympics is not a trial event, Dare tells federations

The 2020 Olympics is not a trial event, Dare tells federations

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has challenged various national sports federations (NSF) to begin early preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games.The minister, however, assured that early preparation for the Olympiad would make a big difference between success and failure.Dare said this in a meeting with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games federations presidents, technical directors, secretaries, [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I ignore food when I fail to score goals, says Nigeria’s Tayo Saliu

INTERVIEW: I ignore food when I fail to score goals, says Nigeria’s Tayo Saliu

Tayo Saliu, a Nigerian footballer who plies his trade with Malmo FC, Swedish club side, says he rejects food when he does not score during any match he plays in.In an interview with TheCable, Saliu, who is yet to put on the country's jersey, opened up on his journey from the nation's league and why he is called "the lion".The beast, [...]

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    We’ll explore all viable options to attract investors, says sports minister

We’ll explore all viable options to attract investors, says sports minister

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports, says the federal ministry of youth and sports development is committed to rehabilitate, reposition and revamp the various sporting centres for podium performances through public private partnership funding.Dare made the commitment on Thursday at the occasion of the 2020 defence of the ministry, held by the senate committee on youth and sports, at the national [...]

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    Aisha Buhari to flag off Para Powerlifting World Cup at presidential villa

Aisha Buhari to flag off Para Powerlifting World Cup at presidential villa

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, will on Thursday flag off the first major activity leading to the 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup.The announcement was made in a statement issued on Wednesday by Queen Idris, president of the Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation.She said the first lady, who agreed to host the Abuja 2020 World Cup in demonstration of her passion [...]

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    Aderonke Bello, Nigerian journalist, selected for global sports mentoring programme

Aderonke Bello, Nigerian journalist, selected for global sports mentoring programme

Aderonke Bello, a Nigerian journalist and gender advocate, has been selected to attend the 2019 Department of State Global Sports Mentoring Programme (GSMP).The programme, which is a partnership between the Department of State, espnW, and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Sport, Peace and Society will run from October 10 to November 19, 2019.The GSMP is an international leadership development [...]

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    Junior golfers chase world ranking points at Awa Ibraheem tourney

Junior golfers chase world ranking points at Awa Ibraheem tourney

The 6th edition of Awa Ibraheem Junior Golf Championship has become the first junior event in the country which has secured endorsement of the global body, R & A, to issue participants world ranking points.The event, which is expected to hold from October 17 to 19, at the Ikeja Golf Club in Lagos, would see ninety players test their skills [...]

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    FirstBank sponsors Kaduna polo ‘Georgian Cup’ for 100th year

FirstBank sponsors Kaduna polo ‘Georgian Cup’ for 100th year

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of the Georgian Cup of the Kaduna polo tournament for the 100th year.In a statement issued on Tuesday, the bank said the decision to continue its support of the tournament is due to its commitment to the growth and development of sports, nation building and the economy at large.The bank said [...]

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    ‘Eagles played PSG, Man City, Barca and Liverpool’ — Twitter reactions to Nigeria-Brazil friendly

‘Eagles played PSG, Man City, Barca and Liverpool’ — Twitter reactions to Nigeria-Brazil friendly

The Nigerian Twittersphere  is currently abuzz after the Super Eagles held the Samba Boys of Brazil to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.The international friendly game took place at the Singapore national stadium, Kallang.Joe Aribo gave the Super Eagles the lead in the 35th minute but Real Madrid's Casemiro equalised three minute into the second half.The moment the game ended, quite a [...]

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    Like Kipchoge, Kosgei breaks Radcliff’s 16-year-old women’s marathon record

Like Kipchoge, Kosgei breaks Radcliff’s 16-year-old women’s marathon record

Like compatriot, Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya's Brigid Kosgei has broken Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old women's marathon world record.She defended her Chicago title after completing a sensational weekend of road running, winning the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:14:04 on Sunday.Radcliffe record of two hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds was set at the London Marathon in 2003.Kosgei’s run came over 24 [...]

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