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Handball: Over 37 Teams To Battle For Nat’l U-18, 21 Titles

Follow me on Twitter @vjwale No fewer than 37 teams from 15 States would lock horns at this year’s National U18/21 Handball Championship in Lagos. The U18/21 championship would take centre stage from today till 1st April, 2021 at Rowe Park, Yaba, even as teams from different states, handball clubs …

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Comoros Book First-ever AFCON Ticket

For the first time in their history, Comoros have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations. The volcanic archipelago off Africa’s east coast were held to a 0-0 draw by Togo in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier at Stade Omnisports de Malouzini in Moroni yesterday, but the …

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AFN Warns Athletes Against Flouting COVID-19 Protocols

Follow me on Twitter @vjwale Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) led by Engr. Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau has warned all the athletes participating at the 2021 National trials against non-compliance to COVID-19 protocols. The ÀFN gave the warning in a statement signed by its technical director, Sunday Adeleye and made available to …

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Super Eagles Arrive Porto-Novo Today, Battle Ready For Benin Showdown

Follow me on Twitter @vjwale Nigeria’s Super Eagles will arrive in Porto-Novo today on a ferry ride for Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying game against Republic of Benin. The three-time African champions, Nigeria who defeated the Squirrels in their first leg tie 2-1 at the Godswill Akpabio …

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Tokyo Olympics Torch Relay Begins In Japan

A year later than planned and despite an ongoing global pandemic, the torch relay for the delayed Tokyo Olympics finally got under way in Japan on Thursday. The 121-day relay signals the start of the build-up to this summer’s Games, which were postponed from 2020 by coronavirus. The torch was …

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AFCON Qualifier: Expect A Tough Game Against Benin Rohr Insists

Head coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles Gernot Rohr, has revealed that the crucial 2021 Africa Cup of Nation’s (AFCON) qualifier game against Republic of Benin will be a hard nut to crack, following their recent performances. The three-time African champions, Nigeria would battle the Squirrels at Porto-Novo’s Stade Charles de …

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Musa Reveals Retirement Plans

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has opened up on his retirement plans, admitting that he was pleasantly surprised to see his name among the list of 24 players called up for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho. The former CSKA Moscow …

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Former FIFA President, Blatter, Gets New 6 Years Ban From Football

FIFA said yesterday it had extended the ban on its former president, Sepp Blatter, and former secretary-general Jerome Valcke until 2028 on Wednesday after handing him a new suspension of six years and eight months for receiving huge bonuses by six years and eight months, in relation to the receipt …

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Juventus Place £21.5m Price Tag On Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly available for £21.5 million with Juventus willing to sell him. The Portugal superstar is eyeing a potential return to Real Madrid. According to AS, Juve could be prepared to offload Ronaldo for just over £20m as they look to rebuild their squad. Ronaldo was brought in …

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GWG Acquires HISL/HIFL Trademark

Green White Green Sports Centre Ltd (GWG) has announced the acquisition of Higher Institution Sports League (HISL) and Higher Institution Football League (HIFL) trademark. The acquisition extends the GWG’s search for all encompassing education – providing training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities. Announcing the acquisition via a press statement, yesterday, …

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AFN Factions In War Of Words Over Preparations For Competitions

Follow me on Twitter @vjwale  The leadership crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is taking a new twist as the two factions are engaged in a war of words over preparations for international competitions. Engr Ibrahim Shehu Gusau-led AFN backed by the World Athletics (WA) and Confederation of …

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