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Okowa backs Dare over festival postponement

Kelvin Ekerete Delta State Sports Commission chairman, Tonebok Okowa, has backed sports minister Sunday Dare on the postponement of the National Sports Festival, saying it was inevitable. The festival was postponed after Monday’s emergency meeting of the National Council on Sports convened by the sports minister, Sunday Dare. According to a statement from the sports […] Read Full Story

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Dare, NFF mourn Sofoluwe

Kelvin Ekerete Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, and the Nigeria Football Federation have commiserated with the family of ex-international, Yisa Sofoluwe, who died on Tuesday in Lagos. Sofoluwe, who was diagnosed with mild cerebral atrophy, a brain disease, died on Tuesday evening at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital aged 53. In a […] Read Full Story

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Sadiq sees red, Moses scores in Moscow

Kelvin Ekerete Kelechi Iheanacho fired blanks in Leicester City’s goalless draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League on Sunday. The Nigerian started ahead of Jamie Vardy, who just returned from a groin injury. At Old Trafford, Alex Iwobi saw 15 minutes of action as Everton held title hopefuls to a 3-3 draw. The […] Read Full Story

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NPFL stars unhappy over CHAN no show

Kelvin Ekerete Nigeria Professional Football League players have lamented the country’s absence at the ongoing African Nations championship in Cameroon. The home-based Eagles lost 4-3 on aggregate to Togo during the qualifiers to bid the tournament bye. With the final of the championship billed for Ahmadou Ahidjo on Sunday, NPFL players are beginning to think […] Read Full Story

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D’Tigers, D’Tigress know Olympics foes today

Kelvin Ekerete Nigeria’s men and women’s national basketball teams, D’Tigers and D’Tigress, will know their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opponents on Tuesday (today) at the draw ceremony scheduled for the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland, The PUNCH reports. D’Tigers, along with hosts Japan, Australia, Iran, France, Argentina, Spain and champions USA all […] Read Full Story

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Boxers mourn late pugilist Sadiku Dodo

Kelvin Ekerete Nigerian boxers have continued to mourn the death of Akeem Sadiku popularly known as ‘Dodo’, who passed away on Saturday at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, aged 37, The PUNCH reports. Sadiku died of complications arising from surgery on Friday. The late boxer has been buried according to Islamic rites. The boxer, who […] Read Full Story

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We’ll retain NSF title, boasts Delta coach

Kelvin Ekerete Assistant Director, Delta State Sports Commission, Aina James, says the state is confident of retaining the National Sports Festival title they won at the 2018 edition in Abuja. The 20th edition of the festival, which has been postponed thrice, has been fixed for February 14 to 28 in Benin City, the Edo State […] Read Full Story

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Rodgers plays down Ndidi injury concern

Kelvin Ekerete Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has played down the severity of the injury copped by midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, in their 1-1 draw against Everton at the Goodison Park on Wednesday in an English Premier League fixture. READ ALSO: Sunday Igboho has no right to issue eviction notice to herdsmen –Falana The Foxes were […] Read Full Story

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I’ll turn Katsina United around, says Bazuaye

Kelvin Ekerete Baldwin Bazuaye, the newly appointed Technical Director of Nigeria Professional Football League side, Katsina United, says he hopes to bring instant changes at the club. The ex-international replaces Henry Makinwa, who left the club recently by mutual consent. It is Bazuaye’s second stint with the Change Boys after parting ways with them in […] Read Full Story