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  • Lloyd Ekweremadu, Enugu State Commissioner for Sports, Ike Chioke, GMD of Afrinvest and Amobi Ezeaku, Rangers GM at a press conference in Enugu

    Victorious Rangers Shuts Down Enugu

    Winners of the Nigerian Premier League, Rangers International Football Club of Enugu rode an early morning downpour into Enugu in a private jet to the thunderous applause of its fans and excited air travellers and airport staff. In the entourage of the jubilant players was Dr Ike Chioke, the Group Managing Director of Afrinvest West Africa, whose sponsorship of the…

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  • NFF appoints Finidi George as Super Eagles’ head coach

    Int’l friendly: Coach George takes positives from Super Eagles’ defeat

    Super Eagles interim coach Finidi George has reserved special praise for his team despite losing to their Malian counterparts in an international friendly on Tuesday in Marrakech, Morocco. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Super Eagles were given a reality check by Mali’s Les Aigles as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat in a friendly game played…

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  • Egypt bows out in 2nd round of ITTF WTTC

    Egypt bows out in 2nd round of ITTF WTTC

    Africa’s only surviving team at the ongoing ITTF World Team Table Tennis Federation (WTTC), Egypt, exited the tournament on Wednesday after an impressive outing in Busan, South Korea. The Egyptian ladies, led by six-time African Champion Dina Meshref, worked their way to the second round after finishing second in their group, which included France, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, and Croatia.…

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  • Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta (R) on a handshake with Mr Samuel Okoro, a cyclist, who rode from Damaturu, Yobe to Asaba, Delta State in 10 day in honour of Gov. Oborevwori on Wednesday in Asaba

    Oborevwori receives Okoro, cyclist from Yobe to Delta

    Asaba, Dec. 20, 2023(NAN) Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta has received Mr Samuel Erukoghene Okoro, who cycled for 10 days from Damaturu, Yobe State to Asaba. Okoro, a native of Orhuwhorun in Udu Local Government Area of Delta, who reside in Damaturu, had  embarked on the journey on Dec. 9, arrived Asaba on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Welcoming the cyclist, Oborevwori…

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  • World Cup pitch invader with rainbow flag says he is free

    The activist who ran onto the pitch at the World Cup in Qatar on Monday carrying a rainbow flag says he is not in custody. “No legal consequences, I am free,” Italian Mario Ferri wrote on his Instagram page on Tuesday, thanking everyone for their support. He entered the pitch during the match between Portugal and Uruguay and was taken…

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  • Tokyo Olympics torch relay begins in Japan

    The long-awaited torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics kicked off in the north-eastern prefecture of Fukushima on Thursday. This was in spite of persisting concerns about the Games going ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic. Strict social distancing measures are in place for the relay, with people encouraged to watch it online and roadside spectators asked to wear masks. They…

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  • Rugby shimmers of hope in Libya with first infrastructure for training and competitions

    The Rugby Federation of Libya under the presidency of Mustapha Hoty inaugurates today their first state-of-the-art rugby stadium at the university of Benghazi, home to 150,000 students of which 2,000 are studying sports. The modern facility complies with international standards and will facilitate trainings and the organisation of national as well as international competitions in Libya in the future. The…

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  • COVID-19: Olympic Games postponed to 2021

    Japan and the Olympics movement decided on Tuesday to delay this year’s Tokyo Games into 2021 as the coronavirus crisis obliterated the world’s last major imminent sporting event. It was the first time in the Olympics’ 124-year history that they had been postponed, though they were cancelled outright several times during the two 20th century World Wars. After a call…

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  • USADA to drug-test Mayweather, McGregor before August 26 bout

    US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) confirmed both Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would be subjected ‘robust’ drug test ahead of their historic boxing match slated for August 26 at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. USADA says the Mayweather vs. McGregor drug-testing program is “consistent” with the UFC’s policy and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code. Mayweather and McGregor will be subject to…

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  • Malan leads England to series win over South Africa

    England debutant Dawid Malan’s hard-hitting 78 helped the hosts to a 19-run victory over South Africa in their Twenty 20 international at Cardiff on Sunday to secure a 2-1 series win. The 29-year-old left-hander Malan, who was born in London and brought up in South Africa, blasted 78 from 44 balls, including 12 fours and two sixes as England, whose…

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  • BenQ declares ZOWIE to be its new brand for eSports

    BenQ, one of the pioneer of professional gaming monitors and a leading human technology and solutions provider, has announced that the ZOWIE brand will represent its future releases in the gaming line.   BenQ acquired ZOWIE in 2015 in order to aggressively lead its eSports offerings with products that deliver true competitive advantages. Following its investment in ZOWIE gear, the…

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  • Bayern win record fourth straight Bundesliga title

    Bayern Munich secured a record fourth consecutive Bundesliga title, with a game to spare, on Saturday after a 2-1 victory at Ingolstadt 04 eased the disappointment of their midweek Champions League exit. The Bavarians clinched a 26th German league crown, and their first silverware of the season, thanks to two goals from top scorer Robert Lewandowski in the first half.…

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  • Nigeria Professiojal League Week 13

    2015/16 Nigeria Professional Football League (Week 13): Heartland v Sunshine Stars, Kano Pillars v Shooting Stars, Plateau United v Rivers United, FC Warri Wolves v Giwa FC, Wikki Tourists v IfeanyiUbah, Abia Warriors v MFM FC, Akwa United v Enyimba, Lobi Stars v Niger Tornadoes (all 4pm) Wikki Tourists will not only do themselves a favour by denying their guests…

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  • EUROPEAN League Updates Week 33,34, 35

    English Premier League (Week 34): AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool, Leicester City 2-2 West Ham United (both FT); Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace (20 minutes played) José Leonardo Ulloa rescues a point for Leicester City in 90th minute to extend their lead to eight points pending Tottenham’s match at Stoke City tomorrow night. Liverpool continue on the winning way and are level…

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  • South African court grants Pistorius bail after murder conviction

    A South African court on Tuesday granted bail to paralympian Oscar Pistorius after he was convicted of murder for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013, with the judge saying the athlete did not pose a flight risk. The Supreme Court last Thursday upgraded the 29-year-old athlete’s sentence to murder from culpable homicide, South Africa’s equivalent of manslaughter,…

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  • Two Eritrean riders to compete in Tour de France

    MTN-Qhubeka, the first African-based team to ride in the Tour de France, named its nine-rider line-up on Tuesday with three South Africans and two Eritreans making the cut. The team, which promotes the BicylesChangeLives campaign that it hopes will mobilise young Africans, will feature Merhawi Kudus and Daniel Teklehaimanot who will become the first riders from Eritrea to ride in…

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  • Dangote expresses investment interest in Arsenal

    Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has expressed interest in becoming the owner of English top flight giants, Arsenal FC. But the plan to buy the North London club is not an immediate priority for the Nigerian billionaire, as he hopes he can convince the owners to sell “at the right price” in the future. The Nigerian said he is ready…

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