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2018 FIFA World Cup: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes today
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2018 FIFA World Cup: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes today

Only 9 spots are yet to be filled at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Hosts Russia have been joined by Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Poland, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal, Panama, Uruguay, Colombia and Argentina. Excitement is building prior to FIFA’s flagship event and ticket […]

Cross River Requires About N1b to complete Indoor Sports Hall -- Orok Duke
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Cross River Requires About N1b to complete Indoor Sports Hall — Orok Duke

From Dianabasi Effiong   The abandoned indoor sports hall of the U.J. Esuene stadium, Calabar, Cross River state will need over N1 billion to be completed.   However this figure is only for the completion of the oval portion of the hall with roofing while the other attachments for other facilities that collapsed need to […]

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Okumagba Seeks More Supporters Club For Nigeria

From: Dianabasi Effiong The National Chairman of Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), Prince Vincent Okumagba has advocated for a multiplicity of supporters club in the country.Okumagba, who leads a faction of the NFSC, spoke to some Sports Writers in Uyo after the Super Eagles match with Cameroon where the Nigerians won  4-0.   He said: “In […]

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Edo Super 4 Teams Line Behind Super Eagles Against Cameroon

  From Dianabasi Effiong With assurances coming from all quarters, especially Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki that the maiden Super Four Championship for Nigerian women will be a show piece at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, players and officials say they are also lining behind the Nigerian national team, the Super Eagles to qualify for the […]

Hensen Demonstration School Benin lifts 2017 NNPC/Shell Cup
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Hensen Demonstration School Benin lifts 2017 NNPC/Shell Cup

From: Dianabasi Effiong   The 19th edition of the NNPC/Shell Cup, came to a thrilling climax on Tuesday with the crowning of Hensen Demonstration School, Benin City as the 2017 champions after defeating their counterparts from Holy Ghost College, Owerri by 2-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.   Two members of the team, Arase […]

Age-grade Competitions: Cross River Wants Sponsors to redefine Sponsorship Deal
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Age-grade Competitions: Cross River Wants Sponsors to redefine Sponsorship Deal

By Dianabasi Effiong The Cross River Sports Commission has threatened to withdraw the state contingent from Nestle Milo and Coca-Cola sponsored age-grade competitions if participants’ concerns over sponsorship shortcoming are not addressed. The Chairman of the commission, Orok Duke gave the hint in an interview with sports writers on Tuesday in Calabar at a reception […]

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SWAN President Lauds Minister, NOC Over Membership of Sports Federations

The President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Honour Sirawoo has commended the country’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung for approving the Association as Associate Members of  national Sports Federations. Sirawoo, who stated this in Abuja, shortly after the minister gave the approval following recommendation from the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), said the gesture will ensure a bigger platform for sports journalists to continue to play key […]

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Bereaved Nyaghassang Residents Celebrate Man U Victory In Europa League

Some residents of Nyaghassang Community in Calabar Municipality expressed their delight over Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat of Ajax of Amsterdam to win Europa League crown Wednesday night in Stockholm, Sweden.   The residents, who spoke in Calabar on Thursday, said that they were consoled by Manchester United’s victory at the finals for obvious reasons.   […]

$14m multipurpose Sports Hall Collapses At UJ Esuene Stadium Calabar
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$14m multipurpose Sports Hall Collapses At UJ Esuene Stadium Calabar

From Dianabasi Effiong   A major disaster was averted in Calabar, Cross River State on Good Friday when an uncompleted multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall at the U. J. Esuene Sports Stadium collapsed.   The structure, which contract was awarded for $14 million (N2.2 billion) to serve as one of the facilities to host the 19th […]

Ayade Lauds Dev. Programmes of C’River Sports Commission
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Ayade Lauds Dev. Programmes of C’River Sports Commission

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has said that the efforts of the State’s Sports Commission to develop sports in the state will be continually appreciated by his administration. The governor gave the assurance in Calabar at the finals of an Under 15 football tournament for schools organised in his honour across by the commission […]