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ABUJA — Nigeria’s senior male cricket team says it is optimistic ahead of the T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers beginning on Wednesday in Rwanda. The team is also expected to depart the shores of the country for Kigali on Friday via RwandAir Airlines to continue its preparations ahead of the event. Asanka Gurusinha, coach of the team told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that the team was hopeful and ready for the...

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ABUJA — Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt are out of the maiden CAF Women’s Champions League in Egypt, after losing 0-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa on Tuesday. A first-half goal by Zanele Nhlapho in the 17th minute sealed the fate for the Nigerians at the El Salaam Stadium, Cairo. The game saw the Port Harcourt side create lots of scoring chances it could not convert to goals. However, a 53-minute goal by Maryann...

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ABUJA — The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has said that 6,054 Youths have so far benefited from the Nigerian Youths Investment Fund, receiving between N250,000 to N3 million each. The minister said this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Youth Development on Monday, in Abuja, to defend his ministry’s 2022 budget proposal. He stated that the Federal Government was in a hurry to get support for...

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ABUJA — The President of Para-Soccer Federation of Nigeria (PFN), Misbahu Didi, said a total of 16 states would be participating in the 9th edition of the 2021 National Para soccer championship. Didi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, in Abuja, that the Federation had sent letters of invitation to all the 36 states, and the FCT. He said this was the only championship that the Federation had been organising constantly without...

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PARIS — Lionel Messi gave Paris St Germain fans what they came for as he helped them to beat visitors, Manchester City 2-0 in their Champions League clash with his first goal for his new club on Tuesday. The Argentine forward, who joined PSG on a two-year contract after leaving Barcelona, found the top corner superbly in the second half. His strike added to Idrissa Gueye’s early first-half opener and put the capital club top...

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ABUJA — Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has congratulated Nigeria’s senior women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, for qualifying for the final of the 2021 Afrobasket women championship in Cameroon. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that D’Tigress defeated their Senegalese opponents 73-63 in Friday night’s semifinals to book a place in their third consecutive finals. The minister commended the team for their superlative performance in the tournament and praised them for doing...

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LAGOS — Fatima Samoura, the Secretary-General of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), on Monday commended the display of skills and the level of competition at the ongoing 2021 Aisha Buhari Cup in Lagos. Samoura made this known in Lagos after the match that saw the Black Queens of Ghana defeat the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon 2-0. She said she was delighted to see the level of improvement in competitive football for women at the...

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AKURE — Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club of Port Harcourt have been declared winners of the 2021 Nigeria Basketball league(Atlantic conference). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Port Harcourt-based team finished top with sixteen points after winning all eight games. Two venues for the competition are; Abuja and Akure with 22 teams and 11 each for the cities. The teams that participated in the Atlantic conference in Akure included; Winners, Rivers Hoopers, Kwara Falcons, Police Baton,...

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KUALA LUMPUR — The 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Group B match between China and Vietnam on Oct. 7 will be held in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) disclosed this on Monday. The match will be China’s third match in the group. “The decision of a neutral venue was confirmed in light of the ongoing COVID-19 challenges faced by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) in organising its home...

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Long Jumper, Ese Brume, has won the first medal for Nigeria at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 25-year-old Nigerian athlete claimed the bronze medal in the women’s long jump at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Tuesday. Brume achieved milestone with a 6.97m jump, two days after she qualified for the finals with a jump of 6.76m. While Germany’s Malaika Mihambo won the gold medal with a 7.00m jump, Brittney Reese of the United States...

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