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Manchester City etched their names even deeper into the Premier League history books on Sunday, securing a remarkable fourth consecutive English Premier League title. Pep Guardiola secured the championship with a thrilling 3-1 victory over West Ham at the Etihad Stadium. Despite City’s victory, tension hung heavy in the air as their closest rivals, Arsenal, were also battling for glory across town at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal, Manchester City’s closest challengers throughout the season, were...

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Nigerian football fans are celebrating after Victor Boniface, the 23-year-old striker for Bayer Leverkusen, secured the coveted Bundesliga “Rookie of the Season” award. This recognition marks a phenomenal debut season for Boniface, who arrived at the German club from FK Bodø/Glimt in the summer of 2023. Boniface’s impact on the league was undeniable. He quickly established himself as a key player for Bayer Leverkusen, earning the moniker “The Bull” for his powerful playing style. His...

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Nigerian sprint queen Tobi Amusan scorched the track at the inaugural Jamaica Athletics Invitational on Saturday, setting a world-leading time of 12.40 seconds in the women’s 100m hurdles race. Amusan, the reigning world record holder in the event, displayed her dominance throughout the race. Despite trailing for most of it behind Danielle Williams, the two-time world champion, Amusan surged ahead in the closing stages, showcasing her exceptional technique and power. Williams finished a close second...

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The Super Falcons, Nigeria’s senior women’s football team, have qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics, after a 16-year hiatus The team secured their spot after a tense second-leg match against South Africa’s Banyana Banyana. The first leg in Abuja ended in a goalless draw, but the Nigerian team held their nerve in the second leg in Pretoria on Tuesday night, which also ended in a 0-0 stalemate. However, the Super Falcons secured victory thanks to...

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Nigerian sprint hurdler Tobi Amusan continued her dominance in Africa, securing a remarkable third consecutive gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles at the ongoing African Games in Ghana. The race, held on Wednesday, saw Amusan clock an impressive time of 12.89 seconds, leaving her closest competitors Mozambique’s Sidoane Fiadanantsoaso and Ashley Tinashe of Zimbabwe in the dust. Fiadanantsoaso and Tinashe took the silver and bronze medals, respectively. Amusan’s victory wasn’t without its initial hiccup....

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Despite losing the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, crown, the Super Eagles of Nigeria has been ranked the 28th national team in the world. AFCON winners Côte D’Ivoire reaped the rewards of their continental triumph on home soil by being the 39th team in the table. The new ranking released by FIFA today saw Nigeria make their biggest jump from 42nd in December 2023 to 28th globally. A run that saw the country reach the...

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Despite the failure of Super Eagles to win the title at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria’s vice-president, Kashim Shettima has eulogized the team for its performance. The Super Eagles fell to a 2-1 defeat against hosts, Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the competition on Sunday night. Shettima, who watched the game live at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan, revealed that the players will be rewarded for their effort in the game....

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Asisat Oshoala, the six-time African women’s footballer of the year, has officially bid farewell to Spanish giants FC Barcelona after five solid years. The Super Falcons forward announced her departure for Bay FC, a new National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) club, via a social media post on Thursday. Bay FC also released a statement confirming her signing following a “transfer fee” between the American club and FC Barcelona Femení. “To have the opportunity to add...

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Oluwatobilola ‘Tobi’ Amusan has bounced back from last year’s heartbreak at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary where she finished sixth to win the African women’s indoor 60-meter hurdles. But Amusan did not only win, she also set a novel record of 7.77s, what Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Development John Enoh called an “amazing accomplishment.” At the Qazaqstan Athletics Sports Complex in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Saturday, 27 January, Amusan breezed past American Nia Ali...

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The Super Eagles have scaled to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, tournament. This followed Nigeria’s victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Saturday night. The score line was 2-0 in favour of the Nigerian team. Ademola Lookman netted the first goal in the 36th minute and doubled it seconds before the referee blew the final whistle in the 90th minute. The Super Eagles’ next game will be with the...

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