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  Long Jump specialist Ese Brume, put Nigeria on the podium of the World Indoor Championship again in 14 years after winning Silver. Brume leapt an outstanding Personal Best of 6.58m to win Nigeria’s only medal at the global showpiece. The last time a Nigerian athlete won a medal in the competition was in 2008 when Olusoji Fasuba won gold in the 60m race in Valencia, Spain.
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Nigerian national U-17 women’s football team qualified for the third round of the 2022 U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers after beating DR Congo 5-0 in Benin City. The first leg of the encounter ended 3-0 in favour of the Nigerians as Bankole Olowookere’s girls qualified with an 8-0 aggregate. Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen continued with his blistering form for league title-chasing Napoli with a brace in their 2-1 Serie A win over Udinese on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Diego Amando Maradona Stadium. Osimhen’s goals ensured that Napoli stayed 3 points behind league leaders AC Milan, and 3 points ahead of third-placed Inter Milan. In the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Rivers United remained top of the table after a convincing 4-1 home win over champions Akwa United at the Adokiye Amasiemeka Stadium on Sunday, March 20, 2022. A penalty strike from Ishaq Rafiu put the home side ahead in the fifth minute of the encounter before a hat-trick from Chijioke Akuneto all but sealed victory before halftime. Akwa United would get a consolation goal from Austin Osayande in the 60th minute of the encounter.
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Plateau United ensured they kept the title race tight after an impressive 2-0 win over Sunshine Stars at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday. The Fidelis Ilechukwu tutored side won the encounter courtesy of goals from Mohammed Zulkifilu and Haggai Katoh. Stanley Eguma’s Rivers United top the league with 42 points from 19 games, while Plateau United sit in second place with 41 points. See Full NPFL Results Below:
  1. Rivers United 4-1 Akwa United
  2. Plateau United 2-0 Sunshine Stars
  3. Kano Pillars 3-1 Gombe United
  4. Dakkada 2-1 Niger Tornadoes
  5. Heartland 0-0 MFM
  6. Abia Warriors 2-2 Katsina United
  7. Remo Stars 3-0 Kwara United
  8. Wikki Tourists 0-0 Enyimba
  9. Shooting Stars 1-0 Nasarawa United
  10. Rangers 5-3 Lobi Stars
Sources: The Nation Complete Sports Featured Image Source: Independent Newspaper NG
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This article was first published on 23rd March 2022


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