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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 are out for some serious basketball business when the Olympics commence on July 25. Gabe Vincent led the scoring charts with a total of 21 points, followed by Caleb Agada (17 points), and Ike Nwamu (13 points).

At the American Track League, Tobi Amusan, clocked an impressive 12.71 seconds in still conditions (0.0) to finish second in the 100mH, behind Danielle Williams (with a Season’s Best of 12.62s), and ahead of Tiffany Porter (12.88s).

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Ese Brume was also impressive at the American Track League, finishing third in the women’s Long Jump event with a best effort of 6.78m (0.0), behind Lorraine Ugen in first place (6.89m) and Darya Klishina in second place (6.79m).

In Belgium, the Nigerian duo of Usheoritse Itsekiri and Enoch Adegoke were outstanding in the 100m event at the Gulden-Kortrijk meet. Usheoritse Itsekiri won the event in a time of 10.24s (0.2m/s), while Enoch Adegoke placed second in a time of 10.27s ahead of Jamaica’s Michael Bentley who finished third in 10.31s.

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Akwa United boosted their chances of winning the Nigeria Professional Football League after a narrow 1-0 victory against Enyimba FC in Uyo on Sunday, July 11, 2021. A 90th-minute penalty converted by Charles Atshimene was all Akwa United needed to maintain their spot on top of the league table. Elsewhere, Nassarawa United suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Ifeanyi Ubah but remained second on the league table. In Akure, Kano Pillars dropped to fourth on the league table after a 1-0 loss to Sunshine Stars. Sadeeq Yusuf gifted the home side all three points with a 59th-minute strike. Rivers United moved to third place on the league table after a 2-1 home win against Warri Wolves at the Adokiye Amasiemeka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

See full NPFL results below:

Akwa United 1-0 Enyimba

Ifeanyi Uba 2-1 Nassarawa United

Sunshine Stars 1-0 Kano Pillars

Rivers United 2-1 Warri Wolves

Lobi Stars 1-0 Adamawa United

Rangers 2-1 Wikki Tourist

MFM 0-0 Katsina Utd

Abia Warriors 2-1 Kwara Utd

Jigawa GS 1-0 Plateau United

Akwa Starlets 1-0 Heartland


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This article was first published on 12th July 2021


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