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    Winter is coming

Winter is coming

As the 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off in PyeongChang, South Korea, on Friday 9th February 2018, I am one of those watching the competition in the troubled peninsula with rapt attention. I’ll be monitoring newsfeeds from my phone for updates on events and results because I want to know the minute any major upset happens. I’ll also be absorbed by the [...]

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    Kiprotich, Kenya-born French athlete, wins Lagos City Marathon

Kiprotich, Kenya-born French athlete, wins Lagos City Marathon

Abraham Kiprotich, Kenya-born French long-distance runner, has emerged winner of the third Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.He concluded the 42 kilometer race after 2 hours, 15 minutes and 10 seconds.Kiprotich will take home the $50,000 prize.While Herpha Guta, an Ethiopian, won the women edition of the competition. She completed the race after two hours and 38 minutes.The race started at [...]

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    CAF Confederation Cup: Akwa United ‘hungry’ to beat Banjul FC

CAF Confederation Cup: Akwa United ‘hungry’ to beat Banjul FC

Emmanuel Ariwachukwu, Akwa United central defender, says himself and his teammates are "hungry" to prove their mettle in the CAF Confederation Cup tie against Banjul FC.The Promise Keepers entered the first qualifying round after winning the 2017 Aiteo Cup.The first leg match against Banjul will be played Sunday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Akwa Ibom.“Banjul showed they have excellent individual [...]

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    Nigerian firm appointed sales agent of World Cup hospitality programme

Nigerian firm appointed sales agent of World Cup hospitality programme

The 2018 FIFA World Cup hospitality packages are now on sale in Nigeria courtesy of Integral, a sports marketing company.Integral is the exclusive sales agent of FIFA's official partner, Match Hospitality. The partnership was sealed in Lagos on Wednesday.Match Hospitality is the exclusive rights holder of the World Cup hospitality programme.Abimbola Ilo, the managing director of Integral, said the company's [...]

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    CAF cracker: Plateau United ‘have 100 percent chance of beating Eding Sport’

CAF cracker: Plateau United ‘have 100 percent chance of beating Eding Sport’

Striker Tosin Omoyele says Plateau United are not afraid of playing Eding Sport in the first leg of the CAF Champions League knock out tie.The reigning Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions are debutants in the biggest club competition in Africa.While there is a fear that they may concede a home goal, confidence isn't lacking among the players.Ahead of the [...]

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    Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru, breaks 20-year record at Texas varsity

Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru, breaks 20-year record at Texas varsity

Divine Oduduru, Nigerian sprinter, is breaking records and shining brightly in the US.Oduduru has been named athlete of the week by the Big 12 Conference for his performance at the Texas Tech Open.The athlete, who is known for his "I never espered it" expression, has broken five all-time records at the Texas Tech University.He shattered the university's 20-year old school record [...]

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    Nigeria wins 10 medals at Africa Wrestling Championships

Nigeria wins 10 medals at Africa Wrestling Championships

Nigeria’s female wrestlers won 10 medals at the Africa Wrestling Championships holding at the Alfred Diete-Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt.NAN reports that each of the 10 wrestlers, who represented the country in the cadet freestyle, won a medal in this category which ended late on Wednesday night.The wrestlers clinched five gold, one silver and four bronze medals.The gold medalists are [...]

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    VIDEO: How Mikel, Iwobi, Iheanacho reacted to new Super Eagles’ kits

VIDEO: How Mikel, Iwobi, Iheanacho reacted to new Super Eagles’ kits

The Super Eagles' World Cup kits were on Wednesday unveiled in London.But prior to the unveiling ceremony, a few Super Eagles players had seen the new kits.This is how Mikel Obi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi reacted to the kits designed by Nike.[...]

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    PHOTOS: NFF, Nike unveil Super Eagles’ World Cup kits

PHOTOS: NFF, Nike unveil Super Eagles’ World Cup kits

The Super Eagles' 2018 World Cup kits have been unveiled by Nike and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Nike is the official kits sponsor of Nigeria's national teams.The sportswear manufacturer presented the kits to the NFF at a ceremony in London on Wednesday.The Super Eagles' World Cup jersey was modelled by Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi while Sophia Omidiji modelled the Super Falcons' [...]

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    Mgbolu, former NFF spokesman, is dead

Mgbolu, former NFF spokesman, is dead

Austin Mgbolu, former spokesman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is dead.The deceased, who served as the image maker of the body between 1993 and 2001, died on Wednesday.He was said to have undergone a major surgery in January, and appeared to have regained his health. But he had complications on Wednesday morning and was taken to the hospital, where he [...]

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