Hoopers begin BAL playoffs against AS Douanes The Nigerian champions, Rivers Hoopers, will hope to reach new heights in the Basketball Africa League when they begin their playoff campaign against AS Douanes on Saturday (today) at the BK Arena,... Read more AFN holds Olympics, African champs trials June 16-18 The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has sent out invitations to States Athletics Associations, military/paramilitary organisations, all institutions, and athletic clubs to participate at the Nigeria National Trials from June 16–18, 2024, at... Read more World Cup qualifiers: Finidi names Lookman, Osimhen, 21 others in S’Eagles squad New Super Eagles coach, Finidi George, has named the official squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Nigeria will face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo, Akwa Ibom,... Read more Oshonaike decries fallen standard of Nigerian table tennis Nigerian women’s table tennis icon Olufunke Oshonaike regrets the fallen standard of sports in the country, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. Sharing her displeasure in a chat with our correspondent, the German-based multiple... Read more Lookman’s Europa heroics excite Finidi, Eguavoen Super Eagles head coach, Finidi George, and the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Austin Eguaveon, have heaped praises on Atalanta forward, Ademola Lookman, after scoring a historic hat-trick which... Read more Lookman: Game changer who found love in Bergamo When the 2023/24 Europa League final was scheduled for the Dublin Arena on Wednesday night, no one, not even football’s greatest experts, thought it would be Ademola Lookman’s night. But it indeed... Read more Osimhen to play final Napoli game against Lecce – Report According to Il Corriere dello Sport, Manchester United, Chelsea, and PSG remain interested in Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, while the Partenopei have been monitoring Real Madrid-owned defender Rafa Marin. Napoli are preparing... Read more Ijeh: Finidi must instill discipline in Eagles Former Nigeria striker Peter Ijeh has explicitly explained what new Super Eagles head coach Finidi George must do to make the difference, Punch Sports Extra reports. Corroborating the opinion of most... Read more Aruna, Edem up for $80k WTT Contender Lagos Quadri Aruna will be the headline star among Nigerian players who will face off against other top stars from the world, including world No.8, Hugo Calderano of Brazil, as they battle for... Read more Queen of The Tracks: Ofili shatters three African records in one year Still in the first year of her professional career, Nigerian sprinter, Favour Ofili, is fast becoming the next big thing out of the country with impressive performances which has seen her shatter... Read more Nigerian POS operator Ezeji wins Amputee AFCON award Nigerian defender, Kennedy Ezeji, who was voted Man of The Match in the Special Eagles’ opening game against hosts Egypt at the ongoing Amputee Nations Cup has described it as another achievement... Read more From Dempsey to Usyk: Boxing’s undisputed world heavyweight champions Some of boxing’s greatest ever have been undisputed heavyweight champions during their careers. Iconic fighters like Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson achieved the feat while Sonny Liston, George Foreman and Evander Holyfield... Read more BUSINESS END: Awoniyi, Aina survive, adebayo, osho relegated •Onyedika nears title in Belgium As leagues in Europe and some other parts of the world are coming to an end, Nigerian players are prominent in the permutations with Raphael Onyedika... Read more Super Eagles captain, Troost-Ekong wins league with PAOK Nigerian international, William Troost-Ekong, has won the 2023-2024 Greek Super League title with PAOK FC. The triumphant moment came on Sunday night as PAOK secured a hard-fought 2-1 away victory over... Read more Omotayo Olympics qualification thrills Oshonaike Table tennis icon Olufunke Oshonaike is over the moon following Olajide Omotayo’s qualification for the men’s event of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris via the qualifying tournament in Kigali, Rwanda.... Read more Nwabali: Why West African players move to Europe Super Eagles and Chippa United goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, has offered his reasons on why a lot of players from West Africa are desperate to travel abroad to ply their trades in... Read more Shooters hold Pillars 21-21 in Ardova handball league Safety Shooters and Kano Pillars clash on Friday ended 21-21 as both teams battled to maintain their places among the leaders at the ongoing Ardova Handball Premier League in Benin City, the... Read more It’s Okoye time! Resurgent Udinese keeper primed to battle Nwabali for Eagles No. 1 shirt Stanley Nwabali arguably earned the Nigeria cap the easiest, with the Super Eagles number one shirt tossed on his lap... Read more Tinubu urges Senate to pass anti-doping bill President Bola Tinubu has urged the Senate to review and approve a bill aimed at prohibiting athletes from using substances that enhanced their performances. Tinubu’s request was conveyed in a letter... Read more Dynamos beaten, Pillars bounce back at Ardova league Bendel Dynamos of Benin on Thursday lost to Imo Grasshoppers of Owerri 33-17 as their abysmal run in the Ardova Handball Premier League continues. The hosts had no answer to the superior... Read more B’Faso hold champions Eaglets 0-0 in WAFU U-17 opener Burkina Faso held the Golden Eaglets to a goalless draw in their opening game of the WAFU Zone B U-17 Championship at the University of Ghana Stadium, Accra on Thursday evening. Manu... Read more Para Badminton: Chigozie qualifies for Paris 2024 Paralympics Jeremiah Chigozie has qualified for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. Chigozie will represent Nigeria in the men’s singles standing lower four (SL4) at the global event. He joins multiple African... Read more Eaglets face old foes B’Faso in WAFU U-17 opener National U-17 men’s team, Golden Eaglets, will begin their WAFU B U-17 title defence in Ghana on Thursday (today) against old foes, Burkina Faso, the team that prevented them from reaching... Read more Injured Osimhen out of Fiorentina tie, doubtful for W’Cup qualifiers Victor Osimhen will miss Friday’s Serie A clash with Fiorentina, The PUNCH reports. Osimhen did not participate in training on Wednesday due to a muscular problem, and only had physiotherapy and personalised work... Read more Boniface credits fans after Bundesliga Rookie award Bayer Leverkusen striker Victor Boniface boasted about his Nigerian fanbase and quality on Wednesday after he won the Bundesliga Rookie of The Season award for his instant impact in his debut season... Read more Anambra, Kebbi Win as 2nd Round Beach Soccer League Gets Underway In Anambra Anambra Beach Soccer team secured a 3-2 victory over Nmanko Patigi of Kwara state as the second round National Beach Soccer League gets underway in Anambra State. Earlier, Kebbi United Beach... Read more Amusan, Harrison renew rivalry at adidas Atlanta City Games Saturday Tobi Amusan will face off against Kendra Harrison in a highly anticipated women’s 100m hurdles at the 2024 Adidas Atlanta City Games on Saturday, May 28. The 27-year-old Nigerian is set to... Read more Team Effort: Nnadozie credits teammates with best keeper award Super Falcons and Paris FC goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie, has heaped praises on the management of her club as well as her teammates in France after winning the National Union of Professional Footballers... Read more Golf: Battle for Nigeria’s No.1 intensifies at eTranzact Classic The second eTranzact Classic billed to tee off at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja on Wednesday (today) holds more than a share of the N20m prize at stake as... Read more Aruna downs Egyptian foe to reclaim ITTF Africa Cup Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna waxed lyrical about fulfilling his dream as a table tennis player again on Tuesday after reclaiming the International Table Tennis Federation Africa Cup for the first time since 2017... Read more
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