Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tag "Sport"

    FIBA WC: D’Tigers must end qualifiers on a high, says Nwora

FIBA WC: D’Tigers must end qualifiers on a high, says Nwora

Despite the absence of some key players who took part in the last FIBA World Cup qualifiers, Alex Nwora, D’Tigers head coach, is still determined more than ever, to end the qualifying campaign on a high.Having recorded nine straight wins so far to become the first country in the world to qualify for the World Cup in China with an unbeaten [...]

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    Aruna Quadri speaks excellent Yoruba in ITTF new ‘topspin master’ promo

Aruna Quadri speaks excellent Yoruba in ITTF new ‘topspin master’ promo

Aruna Quadri became Nigerian culture advocate in the new promo released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for the 2019 World Championship scheduled for Budapest, Hungary.Considered as the best import from Africa, Quadri spoke in Yoruba language in the promo on the quality of his forehand which makes him a threat to opponents in the game of table tennis.Being [...]

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    Iheanacho described as £25m ‘potential flop’ at Leicester

Iheanacho described as £25m ‘potential flop’ at Leicester

Kelechi Iheanacho, Super Eagles forward, has been described as a possible "flop" in the colours of Leicester City.Iheanacho who joined Leicester City in 2017 has not lived up to the expectations of the East Midland fans.According to Jamie Kemble of Leicester Mercury UK, the £25 million player needs to show desire to earn his place with The Foxes."Failure to do [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: European clubs couldn’t afford my buy-out clause, says Ighalo

EXCLUSIVE: European clubs couldn’t afford my buy-out clause, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo,Super Eagles striker, has revealed that European club sides could not afford his buy out clause as the reason for opting for another Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua.Ighalo told TheCable his buy out clause was €40 million ($45.2 million) at the Chinese side Changchun Yatai.He also admitted that reuniting with his former Watford FC of England coach, Quique Sanchez Flores, [...]

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    NPFL Wrap Up: Remo Stars pick first win of the season

NPFL Wrap Up: Remo Stars pick first win of the season

Matchday nine games in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) took place on Wednesday and Thursday which saw Remo Stars record their first win of the season.Group ANiger Tornadoes 0-0 EnyimbaNiger Tornadoes played out a 0-0 draw with Enyimba at the Bako Kontagora Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.Sunshine Stars 1-1 Bendel InsuranceBendel Insurance earned a valuable point away from home when [...]

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    Ighalo joins Shanghai Shenshua FC

Ighalo joins Shanghai Shenshua FC

Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles forward has joined Shanghai Shenshua from another Chinese Super League side, Chanchung Yatai.Shanghai Shenshua confirmed the 29-year deal on their Twitter handle.https://twitter.com/shanghaishenhua/status/1095852512907735040?s=21Inspire of Ighalo's 22 goals last season for Changchun Yatai, the CSL side went on relegation.The Super Eagles forward was linked with a move to La Liga's Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier [...]

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    Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF SG, is dead

Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF SG, is dead

Taiwo Ogunjobi, former Nigeria Football Federation secretary general, is dead.Ogunjobi, chairman of Osun state Football Association, died in UCH Ibadan on Monday morning.Tunde Shamsudeen, Ogunjobi's personal assistant on media, told TheCable: "He felt unwell and went to the hospital on Saturday and the doctor put him on bed rest.""He told me to represent him at the Osun SWAN award last [...]

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    NPFL wrap up: MFM FC shock Tornadoes with massive comeback

NPFL wrap up: MFM FC shock Tornadoes with massive comeback

It was a good matchday eight for Enyimba, MFM FC, El-Kanemi Warriors, Plateau United and Kwara United who won their matches.Group AMFM FC 3-2 Niger TornadoesKenedinum Chuks' late strike capped a dramatic 3-2 win for MFM FC against Niger Tornadoes on Sunday.Fidelis Ilechukwu's side trailed to Abishiya Peter's early opener and Osondu Jonathan's effort at the Agege Stadium.But Olawale Abisoye [...]

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    Flying Eagles pip Niger to qualify for U20 FIFA World Cup in Poland

Flying Eagles pip Niger to qualify for U20 FIFA World Cup in Poland

Flying Eagles of Nigeria pipped Niger 1-0 in the U20 Africa Cup of Nations to book a ticket to the 2019 FIFA World Cup in Poland.A second-half goal from Adamu Alhassan was enough to secure Nigeria a place in Poland.The first half ended goalless with the hosts Niger with more chances that they failed to convert.Nafizi Yahaya would have put [...]

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    Bollywood actress tenders apology over Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Bollywood actress tenders apology over Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Esha Gupta, Bollywood actress who got heavy backlash for sharing a racist comment, calling Alex Iwobi "gorilla" has tendered a written apology to the Arsenal player and Super Eagles forward.She tendered her apology via an Instagram post. She wrote, ''I am extremely sorry for my ignorant action last Friday. Being an ardent fan of many years, I was deeply engrossed [...]

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    Residents escape death as scoreboard collapse at Stephen Keshi stadium

Residents escape death as scoreboard collapse at Stephen Keshi stadium

The scoreboard of the Stephen Keshi stadium collapsed on Monday night -- only six months after its installation.The scoreboard was installed during the 2018 African Senior Athletics championship, Asaba 2018.According to SaharaReporters, the residents of the popular Nnebisi and commuters plying the road narrowly escaped death after the electric scoreboard at the newly commissioned stadium in Asaba, Delta state, collapsed.Tony [...]

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    Ethiopia’s Yinesu wins 2019 Access Bank Marathon

Ethiopia’s Yinesu wins 2019 Access Bank Marathon

Sintayehu Yinesu of Ethiopia outpaced thousands of marathoners on Saturday to emerge winner of the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.Yinesu breast the tape in a time of 2.17.20 to grab the ultimate prize of $50,000.Joshua Kipkorir of Kenya came second with a time record of 2.18.16 to go home with $30,000 while William Yegon, also of Kenya, came third [...]

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    We’re expecting another great event, say organisers of Access Bank marathon

We’re expecting another great event, say organisers of Access Bank marathon

Organisers of the Access bank marathon say they are expecting to have another great event on Saturday.Speaking at a press conference in the state on Friday, Bukola Olopade, project manager of the marathon, said the event which had a "humble beginning" was already becoming the toast of runners across the globe.He said the organisers would strive to make the race [...]

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    Ex-Miss India under fire for supporting Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Ex-Miss India under fire for supporting Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Esha Gupta, former Miss India a well-known Arsenal fan, has come under heavy backlash for sharing racist remarks aimed at Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi.Gupta, a Bollywood star posted a Whatsapp image conversation with a friend describing Iwobi as a "gorilla".The other person wrote: "Solves our winger issues. I can't see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again. [...]

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    Kaizer Chiefs complete signing of Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

Kaizer Chiefs complete signing of Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

Daniel Akpeyi, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has joined Kaizer Chiefs from Chippa United.Chiefs announced the signing of the Nigerian international on Thursday.Akpeyi's move brings his four-year stay at Chippa United to an end."Kaizer Chiefs would like to confirm the signing of goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi from Chippa United. He has signed a contract for 1 year and 5 months," the club tweeted."We [...]

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    Rohr assures Flying Eagles players of promotion to Super Eagles

Rohr assures Flying Eagles players of promotion to Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr says he will include the best Nigerian players in the U20 Nations Cup in the Super Eagles.The Super Eagles technical adviser gave the assurance to the Flying Eagles on Tuesday in Niger."I have decided to pick one or two of them, the best ones, to give them a chance when we regroup for the matches against Seychelles and Egypt [...]

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