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Shooting Federation Trip To Kano State And The Benefits

Shooting sports is about taking a new dimension in the country as the four days trip embarked upon by the President of Nigerian Shooting Sports Federation(NSSF), Brigadier-General Lonsdale Oladeji Adeoye(Rtd), to Kano State, two months ago, may soon start yielding dividends. The President disclosed this while highlighting the benefits of …

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Northeast Has Lost A Great Administrator, As Bauchi FA Mourns Musa Duhu

Follow me on Twitter: @Vjwale The Bauchi State Football Association (BAFA) has joined Nigerians all over the world in mourning the death of Member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Chairman of the Adamawa State Football Association, Alhaji Musa Duhu. In a statement signed by …

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Amuneke Dolls Out 200k To Nigerian Journalists On Sports World platform

By: Sunday Agunbiade Former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke has expressed joy over the contributions of sports Journalists domiciling in the foremost online WhatsApp platform, *Sports World* to development of sports in Nigeria. The Ex Barcelona and Taca de Portugal forward who praised highly the sincerity, professionalism and quality of …

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Former IAAF Head Diack, Jailed Over Corruption Charges

Lamine Diack, the ex-head of athletics’ governing body, has been jailed after being found guilty of corruption. The Senegalese, 87, faced corruption and money-laundering charges linked to the Russian doping scandal. Diack was convicted of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping to cover up test results and letting them …

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Friday Football Gossip

Chelsea have rejected an offer from Inter Milan for France World Cup-winning midfielder N’Golo Kante, 29, which included offering Croatia international Marcelo Brozovic, 27, in exchange. (Guardian) Arsenal’s Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, will sign a new three-year deal which will make him the highest paid player at the club. …

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Transfer rumours: Bellerin, Bale, Kean, Mendy, Ritchie, Luiz, Lacazette

Barcelona have contacted Arsenal over a potential move for Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 25. (Sport – in Spanish) French champions Paris St-Germain also want to sign Bellerin and have made contact with his representatives. (Independent) Real Madrid are willing to pay half of Gareth Bale’s wages to help the 31-year-old Wales forward leave the Spanish champions. (Telegraph – subscription …

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Transfer rumours: Draxler, Stones, Batshuayi, Tomori, Garcia, Brooks

Leeds United are trying to persuade Paris St-Germain and Germany winger Julian Draxler, 26, to join the club. (RMC Sport – in French) England centre-back John Stones, 26, is prepared to stay at Manchester City this season and fight for a place in Pep Guardiola’s team. (Telegraph) ea and England defender Fikayo Tomori, 22, is close to a …

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NBBF To Unveil Sponsor For Leagues Sept 15

Follow me on twitter:@vjwale  The Nigeria Basketball Federation will officially sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Total E&P Nigeria Limited on September 15, 2020 for the sponsorship of Division 1 and 2 men basketball leagues. Announcing this to the members of the board on Tuesday, the federation’s Secretary General, …

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Nasarawa United  To Resume Camp Sept 16 For 2020/21 NPFL Season

In line with the lifting of embargo on sporting activities across the country by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and in complying with the League Management Company’s fixing of September 18 as commencement date for the submission of players’ licensing applications for the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Season, …

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Fieldoo Football Challenge Gets FCT FA Boost  

The Federal Capital Territory Football Association, FCT FA, has partnered with Fieldoo Football Challenge for development of the game in Nigeria and Abuja in particularly. Two prominent coaches in Nigeria, Coach John Obuh and Abimbola Samuel who are representatives of the scouting programme in Nigeria paid a courtesy visit to …

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NVBF Uncertain Over 2020 Volleyball Premier League Season

Follow me on twitter @vjwale The chairman, League Management Committee (LMC) of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Professor Olatunde Morakinyo has said that the committee is uncertain over the commencement of 2020 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League season.   Morakinyo, who stated this in a chat with LEADERSHIP sports, lamented the …

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Caster Semenya loses latest ruling appeal

Caster Semenya has lost her appeal to Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court against the restriction of testosterone levels in female runners. Semenya is not allowed to compete in events between 400m and a mile without taking testosterone-reducing drugs, following a 2019 rule change by governing body World Athletics. “I am very …

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De Bruyne Named 2020 PFA Player Of The Year

Kevin De Bruyne has been named the 2020 Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year with Chelsea’s Bethany England taking the women’s award. The midfielder beat Liverpool’s title-winning quarter of Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold to become Manchester City’s first recipient of the award. Alexander-Arnold …

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Fury Should Fight Me ‘To Cement His Legacy’- Anthony Joshua

Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says Tyson Fury can “cement his legacy” by facing him but should also “retire soon”. Joshua holds the IBF, WBO and WBA world titles and has agreed in principle to face WBC champion Fury in 2021. Both would need to win again first – …

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