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    Aribo scores as Super Eagles play out 1-1 draw with Brazil

Aribo scores as Super Eagles play out 1-1 draw with Brazil

Super Eagles of Nigeria held Brazil to a 1-1 draw in an international friend game at the Singapore national stadium, Kallang on Sunday.The Eagles endured early time of pressure from the Brazilian side with their 4-3-3 formation.Gernot Rohr’s side had finished third at this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations, losing in the semi-finals to Algeria, who went on to beat [...]

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    Kenya’s Kipchoge becomes first runner to complete marathon under two hours

Kenya’s Kipchoge becomes first runner to complete marathon under two hours

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge became the first distance runner to successfully complete a sub two-hour marathon on Saturday.Kipchoge achieved this historic feat in the 42.2km race at Prater park in the Austrian capital of Vienna, in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds.He was guided by rotating 41-one man teams of pacemakers, many of whom are world class runners, and by [...]

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    Dare backs NSA as 2019 nomination ends on Sunday

Dare backs NSA as 2019 nomination ends on Sunday

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, on Friday, pledged to provide necessary support for organisers of Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) with a view to motivating the country's athletes.Dare, who spoke in his office in Abuja where the NSA panel members paid him a courtesy visit, said the ministry's support for the award, which he described as laudable, would contribute to [...]

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    Onyebuchi, Genesis depart for world wrestling beach games in Doha

Onyebuchi, Genesis depart for world wrestling beach games in Doha

Blessing Onyebuchi and Mercy Genesis, reigning African champions, have departed Nigeria for Doha, Qatar, venue of the inaugural World Beach Games.Onyebuchi and Genesis are expected to contest in the +70kg and -50kg categories respectively.The pair, alongside coach Victor Kodei, left the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 12pm on Friday via a Qatar Airways flight.At the tournament, the two [...]

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    Golden Eaglets arrive Brazil for FIFA U17 World Cup

Golden Eaglets arrive Brazil for FIFA U17 World Cup

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, five–time champions, have landed in host nation Brazil for the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals.The 18th edition of the men's youth football tournament will hold from October 26 to November 17.A team of 25 players and nine officials flew out of the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday evening for [...]

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    Fashola, Akeredolu, Adeojo ‘to attend’ Ondo car racing

Fashola, Akeredolu, Adeojo ‘to attend’ Ondo car racing

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, and Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, are set to attend this year's edition of Ondo car racing.The event organised by Adeoye Ojuoko, motoring entrepreneur and president of Work and Play group, will hold in Akure, the state capital, on November 8.According to the organisers, it will be a two-way drag race with participants from [...]

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    Dare appoints Mary Onyali, ex-sprinter, as special adviser

Dare appoints Mary Onyali, ex-sprinter, as special adviser

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has appointed Mary Onyali, former Nigerian sprinter as special adviser on sports. Onyali's appointment was announced on Tuesday during a meeting between the minister and the National Olympic Committee (NOC) executive committee.Prior to her appointment, she was special adviser, technical to Gbenga Elegbeleye, former director general of the National Sports Commission (NSC).The 51-year-old won [...]

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    Super Falcons crash out of Olympic qualifiers

Super Falcons crash out of Olympic qualifiers

Super Falcons on Monday failed in their bid to qualify for the 2020 Olympics Games after playing out a 1-1 draw with Cote D'Ivoire at the Agege stadium in Lagos.The nine-time African champions had a goalless draw in the first leg away in Abidjan on Thursday.The away goal rule was key to the Ivorians booking their place in the Olympics [...]

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    North-west team wins cricket U-17 championship

North-west team wins cricket U-17 championship

The north-west team on Sunday won the maiden event of at the National Under 17 Cricket Championship with eight points from five matches at a net run rate of 4.86.The competition, held at the Cricket Oval of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, was sponsored by Price WaterHouse Coopers (PwC).Captain of the winning team, Boniface Oche, who is also a [...]

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    17th WAC: Nigeria’s Ese Brume wins bronze in women’s long jump

17th WAC: Nigeria’s Ese Brume wins bronze in women’s long jump

Ese Brume, track and field athlete, has won Nigeria's first and only medal at the 17th edition of the World Athletics Championship at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha.Brume became the third Nigerian, after Chioma Ajunwa and Blessing Okagbare to make it to the long jump final at the Athletics championship, after leaping 6.91m to win the bronze medal on Sunday.Germany's Malaika Mihambo [...]

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