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    Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri has won the men's singles final of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Nigeria's table tennis superstar defeated Frenchman Hachard Antoine after six tightly contested sets.He's the first Nigerian to win the tournament in its fifth year.The world number 18 qualified for the final after defeating Thailand’s Wisutmaythangkoon Supanut 11-9, 14-12, 11-9, 11-8 in the semi-final. [...]

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    Quadri through to final of Nigeria Open

Quadri through to final of Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri has qualified for the final in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.The world number 18 defeated Thailand's Wisutmaythangkoon Supanut in straight sets, 11-9, 14-12, 11-9, 11-8.Aruna will face Hachard Antoine of France who defeated Rumgay Gavin of Scotland.The Men's single final is slated for 4:30pm.All other Nigerians who started the tournament have crashed out, leaving Quadri as the only one flying the [...]

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    Joel Obi completes switch from Torino to Chievo Verona

Joel Obi completes switch from Torino to Chievo Verona

Chievo Verona have announced the signing of Joel Obi from Torino.The midfielder was snapped up in a deal which will keep him at the club for the next three seasons.Obi will wear the number 22 jersey for the Serie A outfit.The Nigeria international has an option to add a fourth year to the deal at the Stadio Bentegodi.Born in Nigeria in [...]

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    Nigeria Open: China win gold in U-21 men, women’s final

Nigeria Open: China win gold in U-21 men, women’s final

Chinese representatives are leading the gold-hail at the 2018 Nigerian Open.Guo Yan and Wang Shaobo on Saturday won gold in theU21 men and women's singles finals.Shaobo defeated India's Bhanja Ronit in three straight sets, Yan defeated her Chinese counterpart, Fan Siqi, after a four-set thriller.China have now won two medals at the ongoing tournament while India has one.Nigeria, the host [...]

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    Ndidi, Iheanacho on losing side as Man United defeat Leicester City

Ndidi, Iheanacho on losing side as Man United defeat Leicester City

Manchester United opened the 2018/19 English Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Leicester City in the opener thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw.Claude Puel retained Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi in Leicester's line up, while Kelechi Iheanacho who had a goal-laden preseason led the attack, and both players were on the pitch for 90 minutes.Old Trafford, more [...]

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    FIFA bans Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya over Qatari ‘gift’

FIFA bans Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya over Qatari ‘gift’

Kalusha Bwalya, Zambian football legend, has been banned by FIFA for two years.Bwalya was banned over a payment he received from former Asian football leader Mohammed bin Hammam.FIFA found Bwalya guilty of breaching the ethics code by accepting gifts and violating confidentiality rules when he was president of the Zambian Football Federation (ZFF).The 1988 African player of the year was also [...]

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    Quadri, Toriola scale through to second round of Nigeria Open

Quadri, Toriola scale through to second round of Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola have qualified for the second round of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Quadri, who is ranked 18 in the world, defeated Italian, Amato Antonino, in straight sets.The Nigerian did not break a sweat as he won in all four sets.Meanwhile, Toriola defeated China's Wang Xinyang in a five-set thriller.Aruna crashed out of the Nigeria Open in 2017 as [...]

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    France 2018: Falconets edge resilient Haiti

France 2018: Falconets edge resilient Haiti

The Falconets put up a determined performance to pip Haiti 1-0 at the Stade de Marville on Thursday.Both sides, eager to prove a point, started the match at an electrifying pace.Skipper Rasheedat Ajibade got things rolling in the first minute with a goal-bound cross which was well dealt with by Haiti goalkeeper Kerly Théus.Falconets' strikers Ajibade, Anam Imo and Monday Gift [...]

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    Chelsea sign goalkeeper Kepa for record fee

Chelsea sign goalkeeper Kepa for record fee

Chelsea have smashed the record transfer fee for a goalkeeper with the arrival of Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga for £71 million.The Spanish number two keeper, who is to replace Real Madrid-bound Thibaut Courtois, comes at a price higher than what Liverpool paid in July for Alisson Becker (£66.8 million).The 23-year-old goalkeeper was close to joining Real Madrid in January.He, however, [...]

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    I’ll win Nigeria Open in future, says youngest player at ITTF Challenge

I’ll win Nigeria Open in future, says youngest player at ITTF Challenge

Musa Mustapha, nine, the youngest player at the ongoing Nigeria Open, says he will win the tournament in the future.Musa alongside his brother, Mustapha, 10, played their first international tournament on Wednesday in the U-21 men’s singles.The youngest players at the Nigeria Open 2018 hail from Borno state.Despite being overpowered by their older opponents in both their two group matches, the [...]

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