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Kwara Stakeholders Demand Obuh Sacking


Kwara United supporters have called for the sacking of  the struggling  Ilorin  Premier League club coach John Obuh. Obuh was during the week handed a three-game ultimatum by the Kwara State Government-owned outfit, who are  19th in the 20-team league,    to save his job At a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the club in Ilorin on Wednesday,  the supporters called for the former Flying Eagles manager ... Read More »

Obaseki Boosts Boxer


Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on Wednesday  donated some kits to  Germany-based boxer  Alex Ekhorowa ahead of his Global Boxing Federation  title fight against  Lebanese  Ali Muhamed, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Obaseki, represented by his deputy, Philip Shaibu, presented the kits to the boxer ahead of the bout slated for March 24 in Benin. The governor urged Ekhorowa to ensure he did the state and ... Read More »

Mourinho Hails Mctominay After Leaving Out Pogba For Sevilla Draw

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Jose Mourinho described Scott McTominay as “fantastic” in response to his decision to select the young midfielder ahead of Paul Pogba for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg draw with Sevilla. Pogba had been left out of the starting line-up for the goalless draw with Mourinho apparently unhappy after the French star withdrew from last weekend’s FA Cup win at Huddersfield Town citing illness. That followed ... Read More »

Winter Olympics: Seun, Ngozi Bow Out On A High

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Seun Adigun and  Ngozi Onwumere on Wednesday finished 20th in their bobsleigh event at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games  South Korea, after completing the four heats in 3:29.60. They finished +7.15secs behind Germany’s  Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz, who won the race. Meanwhile,  Nigeria’s women’s bobsleigh team finished with the wooden spoon  but left with their heads held high after an emotional Olympic debut ... Read More »

Rampant MFM, Plateau Utd, Akwa Utd Zoom Into Next Round


For the first time in recent participation, all the three Nigerian representatives in all the continental club competitions scaled through to the next stage of the both CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup respectively. Although the two Nigerian representatives in the Champions League, MFC and Plateau United already had one leg in the next round each before their respective return leg fixtures wednesday, it ... Read More »

My Heart Is In Madrid – Courtois


Thibaut Courtois has fuelled Real Madrid transfer speculation by saying his “heart is in Madrid”, even though he is in talks with Chelsea over a new deal. The 25-year-old, who is under contract with Chelsea with 2019, has reportedly emerged as a target for reigning La Liga and European champions Real. In an interview with Belgian publication Sport/Foot Magazine, Courtois confirmed talks are ongoing with ... Read More »

FG Restates Sports Commitment


President Muhammadu Buhari has restated  the Federal Government’s commitment to sports development in the country. The President made the remark while declaring open the 1st Session of the African Union Sports Council Minister’s meeting  at the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja on Wednesday. He said  the purpose of the meeting affirmed the seriousness that African countries  and other stakeholders attach to sports on the continent. Buhari ... Read More »

Aruna Quadri Now 21st In Latest ITTF Ranking


Aruna Quadri has placed Nigeria on the International Table Tennis Federation radar after setting a new personal record for the country and himself as he is now ranked 21 in the end-of-the-year ranking released by the sport governing body. The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation, in a statement on Friday, said Quadri has now surpassed his best of 25th in the ranking. “This has helped him ... Read More »

Europa League: All 32 Teams Left In Competition, Details Of Draw


Following Thursday’s matches, the 32 teams left in this season’s Europa League have been confirmed. The 12 group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the UEFA Champions League group stage are seeded, ahead of the draw on Monday in Nyon, Switzerland. They will be drawn against the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-placed UEFA Champions League sides. Round of 32 draw pots ... Read More »

Kane A Bigger Threat Than Lukaku, Says Klopp


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes “world-class” Harry Kane poses a bigger threat to his side than Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku did last weekend. The Reds boss succeeded in dousing the threat from in-form United striker Lukaku in the goalless draw at Anfield although the job was made easier by Jose Mourinho’s cagey tactics. But Klopp believes Kane, who has 15 goals in 15 appearances for ... Read More »

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