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target=_blank rel=noopener>20th NSF: All eyes on Brume, Nse Uko, Nwokocha, Adegoke as athletics event begins

2016 Rio Olympics long jump finalist and bronze medallist at the 2019 World Athletics Championships, Ese Brume and sprinter Grace Nwokocha will be the cynosure of all eyes as the athletics event of the 20th National Sports Festival begins today at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium,Benin City. Brume is the overwhelming favourite to successfully defend theRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>20th NSF: Okoro wins women’s -50kg karate gold medal for Anambra

Ngozi Okoro of Anambra on Thursday won the gold medal in the women’s -50kg karate event at the ongoing National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin. Okoro defeated Ibiene Finebone of Bayelsa 3-0 in their three-minute fight. ALSO READ National Sports Festival: Edo Govt shuts down MOC office  At the end of the game, Okoro who wasRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Viva emerges official sponsor of Kano Pillars, as club sign MoU with Aspira

Former Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Kano Pillars FC, have signed an MoU with Aspira Nigeria, a Kano State-based private firm, till the end of the 2020/2021 season.
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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>Europa League: Xhaka clashes with Arsenal team-mates after 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague

Arsenal midfielder, Granit Xhaka, was furious with his team-mates, after they conceded a late equalizer to Slavia Prague in the Europa League on Thursday night. Alexandre Lacazette, Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all missed good chances to score, before Nicolas Pepe netted in the 86th minute. However, with seconds left, the Gunners conceded a corner
Europa League: Xhaka clashes with Arsenal team-mates after 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague

target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League: Arteta given Arsenal sack warning after 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague

Arsenal legend, Martin Keown, has warned Mikel Arteta that he is in the danger of losing his job, following a 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague on Thursday. The Gunners took the lead through Nicolas Pepe with four minutes left, but conceded a late equalizer in their Europa League quarter-final first leg at home. Keown has
Europa League: Arteta given Arsenal sack warning after 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague

target=_blank rel=noopener>Cavani very close to dumping Man Utd

Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani “is closer than ever” to a deal that would bring him to Boca Juniors this summer, ESPN reports. It is understood that Boca’s vice-president, Juan Roman Riquelme, is personally taking charge of the negotiations. Cavani has scored seven times in 27 games since he moved to United as a free
Cavani very close to dumping Man Utd

target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League: Bruno Fernandes finished Granada game with one eye – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said Bruno Fernandes scored his late penalty against Granada with only one eye. The Red Devils took control of their Europa League quarter-final tie with a 2-0 win in Spain. Marcus Rashford opened scoring in the first half, before Fernandes extended their advantage late in the game. Paul
Europa League: Bruno Fernandes finished Granada game with one eye – Solskjaer

target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League: Man United were “lucky” to be awarded penalty against Granada – Paul Scholes

Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes, has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were “lucky” to be awarded a late penalty during their Europa League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 win against Granada on Thursday in Spain. Man United looked like they were going to take a 1-0 lead back to Old Trafford when they were awarded
Europa League: Man United were “lucky” to be awarded penalty against Granada – Paul Scholes

target=_blank rel=noopener>Paul Scholes names only two clubs Erling Haaland could join this summer

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes has named Chelsea and Manchester United as the only two European clubs desperate to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. According to him, speculations linking the player to Real Madrid and Barcelona are nothing but noises as they may not be willing to break the bank to sign the striker.
Paul Scholes names only two clubs Erling Haaland could join this summer

target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League: Solskjaer laments as Man United lose 3 top players for return leg against Granada

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without three of his key players for the return leg of their Europa League quarter-finals clash against Granada next week United won the first leg 2-0 in Spain with goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes but Solskjaer noted that it was “not a perfect night” after
Europa League: Solskjaer laments as Man United lose 3 top players for return leg against Granada

target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League: Mikel Arteta gives reasons for late substitutions during 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has insisted that he made his substitutions at the right time during his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague on Thursday night. This is despite coming under fire for his decisions that have now seen Arsenal’s Europa League chances hang in the balance. Arsenal conceded an injury-time equaliser with Tomas
Europa League: Mikel Arteta gives reasons for late substitutions during 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague

target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League: Rashford is a blessing to Man United – Owen Hargreaves

Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has described Marcus Rashford as a blessing to the club after their Europa League victory over Granada. Rashford fired United in front in the first-half to set the English side on their way to a comfortable 2-0 win in the first leg of their quarter-final tie. Bruno Fernandes scored
Europa League: Rashford is a blessing to Man United – Owen Hargreaves

target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League: Why we couldn’t defeat Slavia Prague – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, has given reasons for his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague at the Emirates on Thursday. Nicolas Pepe put Arsenal in front late in the first leg of their quarter-final tie but the visitors hit back with a dramatic injury-time goal through Tomas Holes. The result means that the Gunners
Europa League: Why we couldn’t defeat Slavia Prague – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta

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