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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.
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The win meant the Nigerian side has qualified for the World Cup for the second time consecutively. A 90-76 loss to China in their first game meant the West Africans had to put up a brilliant display in their second game against France to win 67-65 before beating Mali. The D’Tigress will be representing Africa in the global showpiece this year. Nigerian Ultimate Fighting Champion, Israel Adesanya, retained his middleweight belt after beating Robert Whittaker through unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) on Saturday, February 12, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. It was the second time Adesanya has beaten Whittaker after their clash in 2019. In the American National Football League (NFL), Nigerian football outside linebacker, Ogbonnia “Obo’’ Okoronkwo, became a Super Bowl champion in the early hours of Monday, February 14, 2022, after the Los Angeles Rams made a comeback to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 at the SoFi Stadium. The Cincinnati Bengals had a total of five Nigerian players on their roster, Olumide Larry Ogunjobi, CJ Uzoma, Joseph Ossai, Hakeem Adeniji, and Chidobe Awuzie.
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Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Remo Stars, suffered their first loss in the 2021/2022 Nigerian league season after they were beaten by Gombe United at the Pantami Stadium, Gombe on Sunday, February 13, 2022. A strike from Ibrahim Yahaya in the 15th minute of the game was all Gombe needed to move from 14th to 10th position on the league log. Following the result, Rivers United moved top of the table after a comfortable 3-0 win over Wikki Tourists on Saturday, February 12. In the biggest clash of the weekend, Plateau United recorded their first away win of the season after beating Kano Pillars 1-0 courtesy of a Sunday Anthony goal at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Sunday. See Full NPFL Results Below: Rivers United 3-0 Wikki Tourists Enyimba 1-1 Niger Tornadoes Katsina United 1-0 Kwara United Gombe United 1-0 Remo Stars Kano Pillars 0- 1 Plateau United Lobi Stars 2-1 MFM Shooting Stars 1-0 Dakkada Nasarawa 1-1 Sunshine Akwa United. 0-0 Heartland Enugu Rangers 2-1 Abia Warriors Sources: Instagram @makingofchamps Channels TV Complete Sports Sky Sports Google Featured Image Source: The Guardian Nigeria
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This article was first published on 14th February 2022


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