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target=_blank rel=noopener>(BREAKING) National Sports Festival: Edo Govt shuts down MOC office 

Deputy Gov says no retreat no surrender By Tony Ubani The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Phillip Shuaibu has directed that the Local Organising Committee (LOC)  and Main Organising Committee (MOC) offices of the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin be shut down, following yesterday’s revelation that the state has no more funds to prosecuteRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>National Sports Festival in Benin continues

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has clarified that the 20th National Sports Festival, Edo 2020, is going on as planned with competitions going on as scheduled. The Ministry and the Main Organising Committee (MOC) for the festival are unaware of any plans or threat by the Edo State Government to shut down theRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Edo threatens to end Sports Festival over lack of funds

The Local Organising Committee has threatened to shut down the National Sports Festival over the failure of the Federal Government to release funds. Coordinator of Media and Publicity, National Sports Festival, Ebomhiana Musa, confirmed in a statement after a meeting if the LOC. He said that the Federal Government had promised to make funds availableRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>OBN Basketball Academy is for all— Obinna Okezie

The Organised Basketball Network officially commissioned its basketball academy in Ajah, Lagos, amid fanfare. The event attracted stakeholders in basketball from across the country, including former President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation Tijani Umar and Mr. Stephen Ibelli, Public Affairs Officer, United States Consulate in Lagos, among others.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Edo threatens to shut down 20th NSF Thursday

The Edo Government, hosts of the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin, will shut down the 13-day event by 12 noon Thursday, an official said late Wednesday.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Tiger Woods crash due to ‘unsafe’ driving speed

Tiger Woods was driving at nearly double the 45 mph speed limit when he crashed in California in February, Los Angeles County’s sheriff said Wednesday. Woods’s SUV was travelling at up to 87 miles (140 kilometers) an hour before it flew off the road and flipped several times during the accident in Ranchos Palos Verdes,Read More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>FIFA suspends Pakistan, Chad football federations

World football ruling body FIFA has suspended the national federations of Pakistan and Chad with immediate effect. FIFA said on Wednesday the decision to suspend the Chadian football association (FTFA) was taken because of interference by the country’s government authorities in the federation’s affairs. “The suspension will be lifted once the relevant government decisions haveRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NOC official says women deserve more from sports

Olabanji Oladapo, Secretary-General of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), says women have not been given their deserved dues in spite of their contributions to the country’s sports development. Oladapo spoke on Tuesday in Lagos at an event to mark the United International Sports Day’s “Sports Development for Peace”, organised by the NOC. He said both theRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Osun United management suspends head coach, two others

By Shina Abubakar The management of Osun United on Tuesday suspended some members of the team’s coaching crew over poor performance. The suspected coaches include, the Head Coach, Bright Omokaro and two of his assistants, Bayo Adesina and Wole Animasahun. The decision was taken after the Management’s emergency meeting following the team’s lack lusture performanceRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Edo 2020: Minister expresses satisfaction with COVID-19 compliance

Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin. Dare said this on Tuesday in Benin shortly after he was conducted round the games village by University of Benin (UNIBEN) ViceRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League: This is the worst Arsenal team ever – Merson

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has labelled the current squad as the worst he has seen. The Gunners were thrashed 3-0 by Liverpool last weekend, leaving them in 10th place in the league. Arsenal face Slavia Prague on Thursday night in the Europa League, knowing they must win, if they want to stand any chance of
Europa League: This is the worst Arsenal team ever – Merson

target=_blank rel=noopener>LaLiga: Messi made sure Real Madrid did not win more titles – Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has said they would have won more titles if Lionel Messi was not playing for Barcelona. The Spanish defender claims Messi made Los Blancos suffer over the years. Ramos has won four Champions League crowns and five league titles during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu. Messi has helped Barca
LaLiga: Messi made sure Real Madrid did not win more titles – Sergio Ramos

target=_blank rel=noopener>I have made many mistakes – Juventus manager, Pirlo

Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, has admitted he made many mistakes in his first season at the club. But according to him, he would do it all over, as they are helping his learning process. Juve beat Napoli 2-1 on Wednesday night, to move into third place in Serie A. Pirlo’s men were dumped out of
I have made many mistakes – Juventus manager, Pirlo

target=_blank rel=noopener>Champions League: Tuchel speaks on Ben Chilwell’s performance after Chelsea’s win over Porto

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has commented on Ben Chilwell’s performance following his side’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 victory against Porto on Wednesday night in Sevilla, Spain. Tuchel said he was pleased with Chilwell’s display against Porto, adding that the England left-back was impressive. Chelsea defeated Porto, thanks to Mason Mount’s first-half goal and Chilwell’s
Champions League: Tuchel speaks on Ben Chilwell’s performance after Chelsea’s win over Porto

target=_blank rel=noopener>Juventus vs Napoli: Pirlo reacts to Serie A 2-1 win, singles out Dybala

Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, has reacted to his side’s Serie A 2-1 victory against Napoli on Wednesday night. Pirlo also singled out Paulo Dybala for praise after the Argentine scored a goal against Napoli. Juventus defeated Napoli at the Allianz Stadium, thanks to two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Dybala. “We have dropped lots of
Juventus vs Napoli: Pirlo reacts to Serie A 2-1 win, singles out Dybala

target=_blank rel=noopener>PSG star, Neymar banned for two games

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has been suspended for two matches, following his red card against Lille last Saturday. This means the Brazilian international will not feature for PSG when they tackle Strasbourg this weekend and Saint-Etienne on April 18, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has announced. Neymar was sent off during PSG’s 1-0 home
PSG star, Neymar banned for two games

target=_blank rel=noopener>Champions League: What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has heaped praises on his players, including Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, for their “enormous sacrifice” after beating Bayern Munich 3-2 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Wednesday night in Germany. Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG before Marquinhos made it 2-0 for the visitors, thanks to Neymar’s assists.
Champions League: What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich

target=_blank rel=noopener>Porto vs Chelsea: Why I benched Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he benched Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante in the Blues’ Champions League quarter-final clash first-leg tie against Porto on Wednesday night. Tuchel decided to name Silva and Kante among Chelsea’s substitutes against Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Spain. The German said he left Silva on
Porto vs Chelsea: Why I benched Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante – Tuchel

target=_blank rel=noopener>UCL: Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto

Former Premier League star, Clinton Morrison, has told Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel to keep Timo Werner out of the team. Morrison said the Germany International ‘needs time out’ of the Chelsea team after the striker struggled again in the game against Porto in Sevilla last night. Werner has endured a difficult season at Chelsea, scoring
UCL: Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto

target=_blank rel=noopener>UCL: Draxler names best player in the world following PSG’s 3-2 win over Bayern Munich

Julian Draxler has said that his Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe has ‘quality like no-one else in the world.’ Draxler said this after Mbappe netted twice to help the French champions to a memorable 3-2 win over Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night. Mbappe opened the scoring
UCL: Draxler names best player in the world following PSG’s 3-2 win over Bayern Munich

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