Category: Nigerian

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Two Nigerian coaches bag fencing masters certs – Daily Sun

In what apparently indicates Nigeria’s commitment to reach its full potential in fencing, two of the country’s coaches at the weekend became certified fencing masters. The two coaches, Oladipo Gabriel and Happiness Iroenyenwa, attended a year-long coaching course in South Africa. The development is coming on the heels of IOC president, Thomas Bach’s declaration that…

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Two Nigerian coaches bag fencing masters certificates – Daily Trust

HomeSportsTwo Nigerian coaches bag fencing masters certificatesADVERTISEMENT Two Nigerian fencing coaches, Oladipo Gabriel and Happiness Iroenyenwa over the weekend became certified fencing masters. This followed a year-long coaching course in the Republic of South Africa. The achievement by the two coaches is further indication of Nigeria’s readiness to reach her full potentials in the sport.…

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VAR cannot work in Nigerian football competitions for now, sports enthusiasts say – The Nation Newspaper
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VAR cannot work in Nigerian football competitions for now, sports enthusiasts say – The Nation Newspaper

Agency Reporter Some sports stakeholders in Nasarawa state on Thursday observed that the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in local football fixtures in the country would fail due to certain obvious reasons. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that VAR is a match official in Association Football who reviews decisions made by the…

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Nigerian Armed Forces shine at international sports – Daily Trust
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Nigerian Armed Forces shine at international sports – Daily Trust

The contingent of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) have emerged victorious in the recent international sporting events in South Africa and Republic of Guinea. The Acting Director of Defence Information, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. Nwachukwu disclosed that the Nigerian military contingent emerged winners of the recently…

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Why VAR cannot work in Nigerian Football League — Sports enthusiasts – Vanguard
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Why VAR cannot work in Nigerian Football League — Sports enthusiasts – Vanguard

A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Nigeria news, Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc Nigerian Professional Football LeagueSome sports stakeholders in Nasarawa state on Thursday observed that the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in local football…

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Nigerian Lifter, Amalaha, Faces Eight-year Ban for Second Dope Offence – THISDAY Newspapers
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Nigerian Lifter, Amalaha, Faces Eight-year Ban for Second Dope Offence – THISDAY Newspapers

Chika Amalaha …faces eight years ban for a second dope test A Nigerian weightlifter stripped of a Commonwealth Games gold medal for doping when she was 16 years old has tested positive again and faces an eight-year ban from the sport. Chika Amalaha, whose sample showed traces of steroids, is the third Nigerian woman to…

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U-23 AFCON: Nigerian players, officials owed allowances – The Punch
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U-23 AFCON: Nigerian players, officials owed allowances – The Punch

Sodiq Oyeleke Bonuses and allowances of players and officials representing Nigeria at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nation have not been paid, The PUNCH can report. This is as the tournament holding in Cairo began on Friday (today) with Egypt locking horns with Mali at the Cairo International Stadium in the Egyptian capital.  Nigeria’s…

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Nigerian weightlifter Amalaha faces eight-year ban – The Punch
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Nigerian weightlifter Amalaha faces eight-year ban – The Punch

Kelvin Ekerete Nigerian weightlifter, Chika Amalaha, has tested positive to a banned substance and faces an eight-year ban from the sport. Amalaha, 22, whose sample showed traces of steroids, is the third Nigerian woman to have twice tested positive in recent years – all of them continental champions. The past seven Nigerian doping violations announced…

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Tokyo 2020: Nigerian athletes to camp in Kisarazu – The Punch
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Tokyo 2020: Nigerian athletes to camp in Kisarazu – The Punch

Sodiq Oyeleke Team Nigeria athletes for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo would camp in Kisarazu City, Japan ahead of the tournament.  The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, said this on Tuesday after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Kisarazu City in Abuja.  Dare said the MoU signed by Nigeria and the  Mayor…

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Two Nigerian, Moroccan and Egyptian sides advance in Confederation Cup – BBC News
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Two Nigerian, Moroccan and Egyptian sides advance in Confederation Cup – BBC News

16 clubs will take part in the Confederation Cup group stageNigeria, Morocco and Egypt will all have two clubs in the draw for the group stage of the Confederation Cup on 10 November.Nigeria’s Enyimba beat South Africa against second-tier side TS Galaxy 4-1 on aggregate, while Enugu Rangers edged past Togo’s ASC Kara on away…

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EPL Return to Nigerian Screen as Integral Secures FTA Rights from Infront – THISDAY Newspapers
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EPL Return to Nigerian Screen as Integral Secures FTA Rights from Infront – THISDAY Newspapers

Nigeria’s leading sports marketing Company, Integral Sponsorship and Experiential Marketing Limited has secured the media rights to broadcast a Live English Premier League match per week on Free-To-Air television over the course of the 2019/2022 rights cycle.  The Sub-license deal from Infront, a Wanda Sports Group company and current rights holder for Free-To-Air distribution rights in Sub-Saharan Africa, allows one live match per match-week. Integral has therefore consequentially secured the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), the national terrestrial broadcaster…

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U.S. based Nigerian athlete, Olatoye, stripped of African Games medals – Guardian
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U.S. based Nigerian athlete, Olatoye, stripped of African Games medals – Guardian

Nigerian athletics made another bold headline for the wrong reasons yesterday, as the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) stripped United States-based female shot put thrower, Oyesade Olatoye of the two medals she won at the 2019 African Games in Morocco. Olatoye won a gold and bronze medals for Team Nigeria at the last African…

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Nigerian midfielder scores as Real Madrid loses 2-1 – Daily Post Nigeria
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Nigerian midfielder scores as Real Madrid loses 2-1 – Daily Post Nigeria

Nigerian midfielder, Marvin Akinlabi on Saturday scored for Real Madrid Castilla as they were defeated 2-1 by Racing de Ferrol in the Spanish Segunda B. Akinlabi scored the first goal of the encounter for Raul’s men in the 24th minute when he converted one-on-one with the Racing goalkeeper. The 19-year-old’s strike against Racing de Ferrol…

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I’m Nigerian but England called me first – Fikayo Tomori – Vanguard
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I’m Nigerian but England called me first – Fikayo Tomori – Vanguard

Chelsea center-back Fikayo Tomori admitted difficulty in choosing the country to represent at the international level. Earlier this month, Tomori was handed his debut England call-up for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria. Before his selection into the Three Lions’ fold, the 21-year-old was eligible to play for his county of birth, Canada or Nigeria through his parents. Although…

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EPL: I am Nigerian, I enjoy jollof rice – Chelsea defender, Tomori – Daily Post Nigeria
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EPL: I am Nigerian, I enjoy jollof rice – Chelsea defender, Tomori – Daily Post Nigeria

Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori, has admitted difficulty in choosing the country to represent at the international level. Tomori was handed his debut England call-up, for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria earlier this month. Before his selection into the Three Lions’ fold, the 21-year-old was eligible to play for his county of…

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