Category: Nigerian

Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman, Blasts McGregor ahead of Challenge – THISDAY Newspapers
Nigerian, Nightmare

Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman, Blasts McGregor ahead of Challenge – THISDAY Newspapers

Nigerian born USA-based Kamaru Usman has stoked the fires ahead of a potential fight with Conor McGregor, claiming it would be so one-sided that he would be able to ‘s**g’ the Irishman if he wanted. Talks surrounding a showdown between the two have intensified over the past week despite the significant weight difference between the…

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Nigerian Paralympic gold medalist given four-year doping ban – BBC News
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Nigerian Paralympic gold medalist given four-year doping ban – BBC News

Oyema failed a test from 2019The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned former Paralympic para-powerlifting champion Esther Oyema for four years after committing an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). The Nigerian, who won gold at London 2012 in the women’s 48kg, returned a positive after urine tests while participating at the 2019 International Para Powerlifting competition…

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Nigerian, Xinhua

Nigerian Para powerlifter Esther Oyema receives four-year doping ban – Xinhua | English.news.cn – Xinhua

BONN, May 20 (Xinhua) — Nigerian Para powerlifter and Paralympic gold medalist, Esther Oyema, has been banned for four years after she committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Wednesday. The Nigerian was found a prohibited substance named 19-norandrosterone in a urine sample provided on January 28, 2019 after…

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Nigerian, striker

Nigerian U23 striker thrilled after scoring his first Bundesliga goal for Mainz – Fcnaija

Nigerian U23 striker Taiwo Awoniyi reacts after scoring his first Bundesliga goal for FSV Mainz in the 2-2 scored draw against Cologne on Sunday evening. The 22-year-old Liverpool star found playing opportunities hard to come by before the league was halted in March, failing to make Mainz’s matchday squad in nine consecutive matches. The hosts,…

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Nigerian coaches threaten legal actions against false accusers – TVC News Nigeria
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Nigerian coaches threaten legal actions against false accusers – TVC News Nigeria

The Nigeria Football Coaches Association have frowned at the bribery allegations levelled against National team coaches by Former Super Eagles Players. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos: http://www.youtube.com/tvcnewsnigeriaFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tvcnewsngLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tvcnewsngFor more great content go to https://tvcnews.tvDownload our mobile app for iPad, iPhone and Android at http://mobile.tvcnews.tv…

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Nigerian Star Ighalo Eager To Extend Man United Deal – Channels Television
Ighalo, Nigerian

Nigerian Star Ighalo Eager To Extend Man United Deal – Channels Television

A file photo of Odion Ighalo. Source: [email protected]Former Super Eagles star, Odion Ighalo, is eager to extend his stay with Manchester United until the end of the Premier League season. Ighalo, 30, joined the Premier League side from Chinese Super League outfit, Shanghai Shenhua in January and his contract with the Old Trafford side will expire…

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COVID-19: Nigerian govt pay athletes N50,000 each – Daily Post Nigeria
COVID-, Nigerian

COVID-19: Nigerian govt pay athletes N50,000 each – Daily Post Nigeria

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has directed the onward payment of funds into the accounts of Nigerian athletes to provide some relief in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was contained in a statement to DAILY POST on Thursday signed by A.B Lere Adams, Director of Press in the Ministry.…

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Nigerian, Switzerland-born

Switzerland-born Nigerian star sends message to Gernot Rohr over Super Eagles chance – Fcnaija

Switzerland born Nigerian goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe has sent a message to Gernot Rohr over Super Eagles under German tactician. The 26-year-old has represented the country of his birth at the U-15’s, 16’s and U-18’s levels, but wants to follow the footsteps of his father, Vitalis Osigwe who played for the three-time Africa Champions in the past.…

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footballer, Nigerian

Nigerian Footballer, Balogun Reveals The ‘Crazy’ Exchanges He Has With The Coach, Rohr – SundiataPost

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, has revealed that he sometimes goes to the extreme when he has to stand for his national teammates against Gernot Rohr. The former Mainz man joined the national team in 2014 and since then has been a regular for the Eagles. Balogun said since his teammates knew he could speak…

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Nigerian goalkeeper shot in arm ‘making recovery’ – BBC News
Goalkeeper, Nigerian

Nigerian goalkeeper shot in arm ‘making recovery’ – BBC News

Tambe was attacked whilst trainingThe goalkeeper for Nigerian top-flight side Abia Warriors, Charles Tambe, is making a “good recovery” after being shot in the arm by robbers in Ibadan on Friday.Tambe, who was shot during a run in the early hours of Friday morning by attackers who are yet to be identified, is being treated…

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Nigerian duo crowned Belgium League Champions after early end to season – Fcnaija | The Latest Sports News – Fcnaija

Nigerian duo of Emmanuel Dennis and David Okereke have been crowned Belgium Champions after an early end to the season due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak worldwide. They voted unanimously for cancellation in a conference call on Thursday, and it is expected to be approved by the general assembly on April 15. In a statement…

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Nigerian powerlifting great Ndidi Nwosu to be buried on April 17 – Pulse Nigeria
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Nigerian powerlifting great Ndidi Nwosu to be buried on April 17 – Pulse Nigeria

Nwosu who won a gold medal for Nigeria at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro died in Owerri after a short battle with the infection. Before her death, Nwosu had been battling with ill health which started after she got injured at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia where she also won a…

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Nigerian Paralympic powerlifting champion Nwosu dies age 40 – Insidethegames.biz
Nigerian, Paralympic

Nigerian Paralympic powerlifting champion Nwosu dies age 40 – Insidethegames.biz

Tributes have been paid to Paralympic powerlifting gold medallist Ndidi Nwosu of Nigeria, who has died at the age of 40. Nwosu won the women’s up to 73 kilograms category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and claimed gold in the same category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.The Nigerian,…

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Two Nigerian footballers kidnapped on the road – BBC News
Footballers, Nigerian

Two Nigerian footballers kidnapped on the road – BBC News

Ojo has five caps for NigeriaTwo footballers – Super Eagles forward Dayo Ojo and Abia Comets’ Benjamin Iluyomade – have been kidnapped while driving on the Benin-Owo expressway in Nigeria.The pair were travelling from Akure on a break, as the Nigerian league is currently suspended amidst the coronavirus pandemic.A team-mate of Ojo’s from his club…

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Nigerian league update – BeSoccer EN
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Nigerian league update – BeSoccer EN

The Nigerian league was one of the only leagues to have matches at the weekend, with Plateau United remaining top. Plateau United remain top of the league as they won 2-1 at home to Kwara United. Mustapha got a double for the hosts before Adeleke pulled one back. Rivers United are 2nd, beating Warri Wolves…

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