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Weekend Sports RoundUp: Flamingoes Fly Over Congo

April 19, 2022

Nigerian national women’s U-17 team, the Flamingoes, recorded an impressive 3-0 victory over DR Congo on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Kinshasa. Strikes from Blessing Emmanuel, Oluwatunmininu Adeshina and Opeyemi Ajakaye was all the Nigerian teenagers needed to see off the Central Africans in the second round of qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s … Continue reading Weekend Sports RoundUp: Flamingoes Fly Over Congo

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Weekend Sports Round Up: Paul Onuachu Scored His 16th Belgian Jupiler League Goal

April 19, 2022

Super Eagles of Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu scored his 16th Belgian Jupiler league goal on Sunday, February 27, 2022, as Genk beat Kortrijik 2-0. Onuachu who scored in the 17th minute of the game also set up Ghanaian winger Joseph Paintsil for Genk’s second goal of the encounter. Read  more about Sports In the Nigeria … Continue reading Weekend Sports Round Up: Paul Onuachu Scored His 16th Belgian Jupiler League Goal

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Weekend Sports RoundUp: D’Tigress Book FIBA World Cup Ticket

April 19, 2022

Nigerian national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, qualified for the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Australia after beating Mali 73-69 in a thrilling encounter on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Read more about Sports The win meant the Nigerian side has qualified for the World Cup for the second time consecutively. A 90-76 loss to China … Continue reading Weekend Sports RoundUp: D’Tigress Book FIBA World Cup Ticket

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Weekend Sports Roundup: Aruna Quadri Sets African Table Tennis Record

April 19, 2022

Legendary Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri made history over the weekend after being ranked 11th in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings. Aruna is the first African to attain this height in the history of world table tennis, beating his November 2021 record when he moved from 17th spot to 13th spot. Read … Continue reading Weekend Sports Roundup: Aruna Quadri Sets African Table Tennis Record

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Weekend Sports Roundup: Super Eagles Continue Fine Run

April 19, 2022

  The Super Eagles of Nigeria continued their brilliant run in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon by beating Sudan 3-1 in their second group game on Saturday, January 15, 2022, to qualify for the knockout round of the continental showpiece. Goals from Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi, and Simon Moses was all the … Continue reading Weekend Sports Roundup: Super Eagles Continue Fine Run

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Weekend Sports Roundup: Victor Osimhen Ruled Out

April 19, 2022

  The Nigerian football space saw some controversy over the weekend as the Super Eagles continue preparations ahead of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Watford FC of England refused to release Emmanuel Dennis for the AFCON, while COVID-19 meant Victor Osimhen was ruled out of the tournament despite expressing willingness to play. … Continue reading Weekend Sports Roundup: Victor Osimhen Ruled Out

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Weekend Sports RoundUp: Remo Stars Continues Impressive Run

April 19, 2022

  Remo Stars continued their impressive run in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after beating Heartland FC 3-0 in their second league game on Sunday, December 26, 2021. Andy Okpe’s brace and Samuel Anakwe’s lone strike was all the NPFL newcomers needed to earn all three points on Sunday. Read more about Sports League … Continue reading Weekend Sports RoundUp: Remo Stars Continues Impressive Run

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Weekend Sports RoundUp: NPFL Is Back

April 19, 2022

  The 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season kicked off on Friday, December 18, 2021, with MFM playing host to Remo Stars at the Onikan Arena in Lagos. The away side emerged top of the encounter with a 2-0 win over the Oluykoya Boys. Strikes from Qudus Akanni and Andy Okpe was all the … Continue reading Weekend Sports RoundUp: NPFL Is Back

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Weekend Sports Roundup: Niger Tornadoes Win NNL Super 8 Tournament

April 19, 2022

  Nigerian clubs commenced their CAF Champions League campaign on a brilliant note after securing vital wins in the preliminary round of the competition. Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Akwa United, beat visiting Algerian side, CR Belouizdad, 1-0, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Read more about Sports An … Continue reading Weekend Sports Roundup: Niger Tornadoes Win NNL Super 8 Tournament

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Enyimba Appoints Finidi George As Head Coach

April 19, 2022

  Retired Nigerian footballer, Finidi George, has been appointed as the head coach of the biggest Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Enyimba FC of Aba. The two-time CAF Champions League winners appointed the former Super Eagles star to replace Fatai Osho who led the Aba-based club to a second-place finish in the 2020/2021 NPFL … Continue reading Enyimba Appoints Finidi George As Head Coach

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Weekend Sports Roundup

April 19, 2022

Super Eagles of Nigeria star, Kelechi Iheanacho, was the talk of the weekend after his excellent display for Leicester City FC helped them win the Community Shield Cup over favourites, Manchester City, on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Iheanacho forced City defender, Nathan Ake, to foul him in the 18-yard box and netted brilliantly the resulting … Continue reading Weekend Sports Roundup

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Weekend Sports Roundup: Akwa United Crowned NPFL Champions For The First Time In History

April 19, 2022

  Team Nigeria had some impressive results in the Olympics over the last 24 hours. Long Jump specialist, Ese Brume, gave Nigerians something to smile about after leaping a distance of 6.76m, 1cm ahead of the automatic qualifying mark to book a place in the final of the event. She will be looking to clinch … Continue reading Weekend Sports Roundup: Akwa United Crowned NPFL Champions For The First Time In History

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Weekend Sports Roundup: Nigeria Ranks Fourth On The FIBA Olympic Power Rankings

April 19, 2022

  Following a string of decent performances that saw the Nigerian men’s national basketball team beat the United States and Argentina in their pre-Olympic international friendlies, Nigeria has been ranked fourth on the FIBA Olympic Power Rankings. Read more about Sports Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Victor Osimhen, gave fans a glimpse of what to … Continue reading Weekend Sports Roundup: Nigeria Ranks Fourth On The FIBA Olympic Power Rankings

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Weekend Sports Roundup: D’Tigers Beat USA

April 19, 2022

The Nigerian national men’s basketball teams, the D’Tigers were the talk of the weekend after making history as the first African nation to beat the United States in the men’s basketball. Nigeria recorded a 90-87 points win over America in the early hours of Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Las Vegas to show that they … Continue reading Weekend Sports Roundup: D’Tigers Beat USA

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Home-Based Eagles Arrive USA For Mexico Clash

April 19, 2022

  The home-based Eagles have arrived in Los Angeles, United States of America, for the international friendly match against Mexico on Sunday, July 4th, 2021. Read more about Sports After touching down the Tom Bradley International Airport, Los Angeles, the Nigerian team which is fully comprised of players plying their trade in the Nigerian domestic … Continue reading Home-Based Eagles Arrive USA For Mexico Clash

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