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Okagbare, Dibaba, others to be inducted into CAA Hall of Fame In Asaba
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Okagbare, Dibaba, others to be inducted into CAA Hall of Fame In Asaba

From Dianabasi Effiong Nigeria’s queen of the track, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and other members of Team Nigeria’s 4×200 quartet that won Gold at the 2016 IAAF World Relay in the Bahamas will be inducted into the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Hall of Fame. This accolade will be bestowed at the Welcome Dinner for athletes and […]

Japanese Firm Boosts Kenya With Equipment For Girls
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Japanese Firm Boosts Kenya With Equipment For Girls

The efforts to lift the fortune of table tennis among girls received a boost in Kenya as a Japanese firm – San Ei Corporation donated 50 tables on July 14, 2018. According to the media officer of Kenya Table Tennis Association(KTTA), Charity Muturi, the donation is part of the initiative that seeks to have more […]

Flying Eagles Return, Poised To Beat ‘Tough’ Mauritanians
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Flying Eagles Return, Poised To Beat ‘Tough’ Mauritanians

The contingent of Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, departed Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania on Sunday morning following a 1-1 draw with their Mauritanian counterparts in the first leg, final qualifying round for the 2019 Total Africa U20 Cup of Nations. Abubakar Ibrahim put Nigeria in front after only seven minutes into the encounter at the […]

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CAA Asaba 2018: Jim Ovia, Others Set For Fund Raising Dinner Thursday

From Dianabasi Effiong The Delta State government and the Local Organizing Committee’s intention to drive the CAA Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Champions as a private sector championship will get more flesh on Thursday as a fund-raising dinner will be held at the Grand Hotel Asaba. Mr. Jim Ovia former Chairman and Managing Director of […]

Nigeria Open Has Exposed African Players To Top Class Tournament – Felix Lartey
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Nigeria Open Has Exposed African Players To Top Class Tournament – Felix Lartey

Felix Lartey is an integral member of the Ghanaian team to the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia and has also featured for the West African nation in several continental tournaments including the African Games, but the Ghanaian star has described the annual ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open as a good platform for exposure for […]

Super Eagles bow out of World Cup
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Super Eagles bow out of World Cup

From: Dianabasi Effiong Two-time champions Argentina edged Nigeria 2-1 in a tight game in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday to sneak into the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup and condemn the Super Eagles to an early exit. A sumptuous atmosphere prevailed at a capacity Zenit Arena in northern Russia, and the sea of […]

Eagles Aim To Avoid Going Home Early
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Eagles Aim To Avoid Going Home Early

Nigeria will give it her best shot when they tackle Argentina in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday to guarantee a fourth Round of 16 berth at the FIFA World Cup finals. Long before the contingent arrived in Saint Petersburg on Sunday evening, technical chiefs concerned themselves principally on what would be the best formation to establish […]

Super Falcons Qualify for Women Africa Cup of Nations
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Super Falcons Qualify for Women Africa Cup of Nations

From Dianabasi Effiong Four goals by Desire Oparanozie and a brace by Asisat Oshoala enabled reigning champions Nigeria to spell GAMBIA in Lagos on Monday and qualify for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations on a 7-0 aggregate win. Oparanozie started early, blasting past goalkeeper Aminata Gaye from the spot in the second minute […]

Avoid Distractions, SWAN Tells NFF, Rohr
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Avoid Distractions, SWAN Tells NFF, Rohr

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has called on the Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr and the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to avoid any distractions and remain focused on the objective of delivering at the World Cup. The call contained in a release signed by the SWAN Secretary-General, Olawale Alabi read: […]

25,000 people visit Moscow’s FIFA Fan Fest and kick off festival of football in Russia
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25,000 people visit Moscow’s FIFA Fan Fest and kick off festival of football in Russia

According to the local organisers, around 25,000 people visited Moscow’s FIFA Fan Fest™ on its opening day (10.06), when fans were thrilled by the vibrant music line-up and the presence of French FIFA World Cup™ champion Marcel Desailly and Russia’s all-time top scorer Aleksandr Kerzhakov. The FIFA Fan Fest Ambassadors took to the stage to greet the crowd […]