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    NBBF appoints Otis Hughley as D’Tigress coach

NBBF appoints Otis Hughley as D’Tigress coach

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has appointed Otis Hughley as the replacement for Sam Vincent who was fired as head coach of the senior women’s basketball team on Thursday.The appointment of the former NBA coach was finalised after the NBBF leadership approved his program for the D’Tigress’ participation at the World Cup in Spain.Musa Kida, NBBF president, said the leadership [...]

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    Iwobi commits future to Arsenal, signs long-term deal

Iwobi commits future to Arsenal, signs long-term deal

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has committed his future to Arsenal by signing a new long-term deal.Iwobi has been at Arsenal since he was nine years old, making his first-team debut in 2015.The 21-year-old has since played 98 times for the north London club, scoring nine goals."It’s always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal, from young," Iwobi told the club’s [...]

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    NBBF sacks Vincent as D’Tigress coach

NBBF sacks Vincent as D’Tigress coach

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has sacked Sam Vincent as head coach of the senior women's basketball team.The NBBF said the decision was taken after assessing the team’s progress in camp ahead of the 2018 FIBA Women World Cup.Musa Kida, NBBF president, said the conflicting commitments of Vincent has continued to affect his duties as coach of D'Tigress.The coach was [...]

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    Ahmed Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr

Ahmed Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has moved from Leicester City to Al-Nassr for an undisclosed fee, the Saudi Arabian club has announced.Musa was the Foxes' record signing when he moved to the King Power for £16.6m in 2016.But the 25-year-old failed to hold down a place and was loaned back to his old club CSKA Moscow for the latter part [...]

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    Kanu: It’s a miracle if Arsenal win EPL

Kanu: It’s a miracle if Arsenal win EPL

Can Arsenal win the English Premier League (EPL)? It's going to be a miraculous feat, says Nwankwo Kanu, a Super Eagles legend.Speaking to BBC, the 42-year-old who spent five seasons with the Gunners does not fancy the North London club, who are starting their post-Wenger era after 22 years, to win the league."If it happens and they win the league, [...]

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    Tragedy averted at Stephen Keshi Stadium as water tank collapses

Tragedy averted at Stephen Keshi Stadium as water tank collapses

A tragedy was on averted at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, venue of the ongoing African Athletics Championship, after an overhead tank collapsed.No casualties were recorded in the incident which took place on Thursday.According to Celestine Karoney of BBC Africa, part of the newly built stadium caved in, destroying three vehicles parked close to the overhead tank."A Kenyan official actually [...]

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    Ogunlewe misses out on 100m medal, finishes fifth in Asaba

Ogunlewe misses out on 100m medal, finishes fifth in Asaba

Seye Ogunlewe, Nigeria's representative in the men's 100m final of the African Athletics Championship, went home empty-handed.Ogunlewe came fifth after finishing the race in a time of 10:45 seconds on Thursday.Commonwealth champion Akanni Simbine claimed the gold medal, winning in a time of 10:25 seconds.Gueu Arthur Cisse of Cote D'Ivoire won the silver medal in 10:33 seconds.Another South African Simon Magakwe of [...]

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    Asaba 2018: Enekwechi wins gold as Udo-Gabriel settles for bronze

Asaba 2018: Enekwechi wins gold as Udo-Gabriel settles for bronze

Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has won the men's shot put event at the ongoing Africa Athletics Championship.The Commonwealth silver medalist produced a gold medal performance with a throw of 21.08 meters.Mohamed Khalifa of Egypt came second with a throw of 19.33 meters while South Africa's Kyle Blignaut won the bronze medal with a 19.05 meters throw.Enekwechi participated in the 2017 World Championships [...]

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    NFF to lift Giwa’s ban, reabsorb his football club into NNL

NFF to lift Giwa’s ban, reabsorb his football club into NNL

The Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday took steps to resolve the crisis at the NFF.At an extraordinary general assembly congress, the NFF resolved to lift the ban on Chris Giwa and his collaborators on the condition that they withdraw their court case against the NFF.The directive was given in a communique issued by the executive members of the [...]

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    Amusa wins first medal for Nigeria in Asaba

Amusa wins first medal for Nigeria in Asaba

Oluwatobiloba Amusan has won the first medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Africa Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta state.Amusan's medal came in the women's 100m hurdles event on Thursday.The Commonwealth champions won the gold medal in a time of 12.86 seconds.South Africa's Rickenette Steenkamp won silver in a time of 13.18 seconds while Ivorian sprinter Rosvitha Okou took the bronze [...]

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