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FIFA clarify Bazee can play for Nigeria if …

Th e international governing body for football, Fifa, has cleared the air regarding the eligibility of Hannover striker Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee for the upcoming international friendly matches against Senegal and Burkina Faso. A Nigeria Football Federation international expert earlier ...

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Handball tasks corporate bodies on sponsorship

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna- Th e Secretary General, Handball Federation of Nigeria, Malam Mohammed Maigidansama has called on corporate organisations and philanthropist to sponsor active competitions in handball to promote the game. Speaking during an interactive session with handball premier ...

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‘Akwa Utd clash a-must-win’

Nasarawa United head coach, Kabir Dogo says that the topfl ight clash against visiting Akwa United is a must-win encounter. Th e Solid Miners are up against the Promise Keepers in Th ursday’s top-fl ight matchday 11 clash at the ...

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Organisers say about 50 countries have signed up to attend a family planning conference convened to see how nations can make up for a funding gap left by President Donald Trump’s ban on US funding to organisations linked to legal abortion. Th e participants agreed to attend conference planned for Th ursday in Brussels on short notice. Belgian vice Premier Alexander De Croo said in an interview that “this should not be a moment where we are taking steps back into the Dark Ages”. Trump’s decision withholds about half a billion dollars in US funding from international groups that perform abortions or provide information about abortions. Offi cials in many European nations and around the world say the move will hurt women and girls who need family planning most

By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Issa Hayatou challenger for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency, Ahmad Ahmad yesterday stormed Nigeria to solicit for support from the Federal Government. Th e Madagascar Football Association president Ahmad met with the Senate president ...

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Emeruwa quits NFF Disciplinary Committee

By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Th e National Integrity Offi cer, Dr. Christian Emeruwa has voluntarily quit his position as secretary of the NFF Disciplinary Committee. Citing “on-going integrity reforms and the fact that I occupy an offi ce that will ...

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Two female wrestlers off to Austria

Ahead of next year Commonwealth Games in Australia, the President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Daniel Igali, has confi rmed that two of the nation’s top female wrestlers, Mercy Genesis and Aminat Adeniyi, are currently in Vaasa, Finland, preparing ...

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Crystal Palace team coach vandalised

Crystal Palace’s team coach was vandalised prior to Saturday’s 1-0 win over Middlesbrough, with the club’s name and colours sprayed on to it. Contrary to speculation, the coach had not been provided for Boro to use for their visit to ...

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Thiem takes Rio Open

Austrian Dominic Th iem secured his eighth ATP title with a 7-5 6-4 win over Pablo Carreno Busta in the fi nal of the Rio Open. Second seed Th iem, who became the favourite after top seed Kei Nishikori was ...

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Infantino puts Africa as priority

As he continues to visit the African continent, FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he will put the continent as a priority in his plans going forward. The president was speaking during his visit in Uganda following his visit to South ...

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I’m a clean athlete, Mo Farah insists

Great Britain’s Mo Farah says he is a “clean athlete” after a leaked report suggested his American coach may have broken anti-doping rules to boost the performance of some of his athletes. The leaked US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) report, dated ...

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Mayweather calls out McGregor

Floyd Mayweather has urged Conor McGregor to get the ball rolling on negotiations over a potential fight. Speculation has been growing that the retired former pound-for- pound king was “very, very close” to agreeing to a super-fight with UFC lightweight ...

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Bolt, Biles & Leicester among winners

Usain Bolt and Simone Biles claimed the top accolades at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco. Eight-time Olympic sprint champion Bolt and four-time Olympic gold gymnast Biles were named sportsman and sportswoman of the year for their 2016 achievements. ...

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Bedene beaten in Rotterdam

Bedene beaten in Rotterdam

British No 4 Aljaz Bedene was beaten by Denis Istomin in the first round of the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Monday. Bedene was broken once in the opening set, before squandering a 5-3 lead in the second to ...

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Wenger not yet ready to quit Arsenal

Arsene Wenger says he did not give any indication on his future as Arsenal manager to Ian Wright, after the Gunners legend claimed the Frenchman was “coming to the end”. Wenger, 67, was appointed as Arsenal manager in September 1996. ...

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Nadal returns to Queen’s Club

A resurgent Rafael Nadal will warm up for Wimbledon by returning to The Queen’s Club for the Aegon Championships in June. The 14-time grand slam champion missed the entire grass-court season last year with a wrist injury, but after finishing ...

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Hazard is as good as Messi – Martinez

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez believes the ability of Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is comparable with Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi easy. The 26-year-old has been in sparkling form this season, having endured an uncharacteristic dip in 2015-16. Hazard had entered that ...

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Konta confirmed for Nottingham Open

British number one Johanna Konta will play all three Wimbledon warm-up events in England this year. Konta, the first British woman to reach the top 10 in the world rankings in 32 years, has confirmed her place at the Aegon ...

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Shakespeare favourite to replace Ranieri

Craig Shakespeare is the bookmakers’ favourite to succeed Claudio Ranieri as manager of Leicester City after taking charge of Monday’s impressive 3-1 victory over Liverpool. Assistant coach since 2011, Shakespeare is now 5-4 favourite ahead of Dutchman Guus Hiddink, former ...

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La Liga to introduce video refs

Video referees are expected to be used in Spanish soccer by the 2018-19 season when they are fully approved by FIFA, La Liga president Javier Tebas has said. Tebas was speaking after Sunday’s 1-1 draw between Barcelona and Real Betis, ...

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Jamaica considering medal appeal

Jamaica may appeal against the decision to strip the rest of its Beijing 4x100m relay squad of their gold medals after Nesta Carter’s failed drugs test. Usain Bolt stands to lose one of his nine Olympic golds after a retest ...

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