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It was a record-breaking outing for Team Nigeria at the just concluded 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham, United Kingdom. At the end of the competition on 8 August, Team Nigeria amassed a total of 12 Gold, 9 Silver and 14 Bronze medals, bringing the numbers to a total of 35 medals, finishing 7th on the medal standings table. Here, we spotlight three Nigerian female athletes who broke several records at the games,...

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A Ghanian sports journalist, Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo, says Nigeria is not a model for Ghanaians to look up to when it comes to sports. The journalist who made this known in a Facebook post on Sunday was reacting to the disqualification of the Ghanian team from the Commonwealth Games men’s 4x100m final following a technical blunder. Team Ghana had, at the last minute, made a decision to rest an athlete Joseph Paul Amoah on the...

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Nigerian athlete, Oluwatobiloba “Tobi” Amusan on Sunday defended her world championship title after winning the women’s 100m hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Amusan, 25, crossed the finishing line in 12.30s, setting a new Commonwealth Games record in the Women’s 100m Hurdles. She finished ahead of Devyne Charlton and Cindy Sember who came second and third in 12.58s and 12.59s respectively. “Honestly, I believe in my abilities but I was not expecting a...

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Wednesday, 3 August announced Nigerian artiste, Mr. Eazi’s online gaming franchise, betPawa, as the headline sponsor of the Ghana Premier League (GPL) for the next three seasons. The signing ceremony of the three-year deal worth $6 million took place at the headquarters of the Ghana Football Association in Accra. In a chat with newsmen at the event, Afropop musician and shareholder for betPawa, Mr. Eazi, said the company’s love...

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NB: Please, publish this and disregard the previous. Sorry for the inconvenience(s). Super Falcon’s striker, Asisat Oshoala, has been named 2022 CAF women’s Player of the Year. With this win, Oshoala, who had won the best African female footballer award in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019, becomes the first player in history to win five African players of the year awards, going beyond former Falcon’s striker, Perpetua Nkwocha. In the men’s category, Senegal forward, Sadio Mane...

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons refused to show up for training on Wednesday morning in protest against the non-payment of bonuses by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The team was supposed to train ahead of their third-place match against the Copper Queens of Zambia slated for Friday, 22 July in the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Morocco, but they boycotted the training. The players are protesting the non-payment of the match day allowances and their...

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Title-holders Nigeria set on a better track for their 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) campaign with a 2-0 win over Botswana in Rabat on Thursday. The development meant they rose to second place in Group C behind new leaders in South Africa, with Botswana dropping from the table’s apex to third place. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that South Africa had earlier in the day thumped Burundi 3-1 to lead the group...

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Igoche Mark, the factional President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), has hailed the Federal Government’s decision to rescind its earlier directive on Nigeria’s withdrawal from international basketball. President Muhammadu Buhari, through the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, had on Thursday announced the Federal Government’s decision to withdraw the two-year ban it placed on the NBBF from international basketball. Mark, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria said the latest decision taken...

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Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique and Colombian singer, Shakira have announced the end of their 11-year marriage. Shakira, 45, and Pique, 35, announced the split in a joint statement released on Saturday. The couple, who have two children from the marriage, stated that the well-being of their children necessitated the separation. “We regret to confirm that we are separating,” the statement reads. “For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that...

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ABUJA — Nonso Madueke won the 2022 CBN Senior National Open Tennis Championships’ male singles title on Saturday in Abuja after a stunning comeback against Henry Atseye in the final match. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Madueke, who was trailing his opponent after the first set, bounced back in the next two sets to claim the championship’s top prize. After losing 2-6 in the first set, Madueke stormed back to win 7-6(10) in...

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