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  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.
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Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Victor Osimhen, gave fans a glimpse of what to expect this coming season after scoring four times in Napoli’s 12-0 thrashing of Bassa Anaunia in a pre-season friendly on Sunday, July 18th, 2021. Osimhen struggled with injuries and COVID-19 during his first year at Naples but managed to score 10 times in 24 outings. He will be hoping to show the world the stuff he is made of this coming season. In the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), table toppers, Akwa United, were held to a 1-1 draw by Rivers United in Port Harcourt on Sunday. A defensive error saw Charles Atshimene gift the visitors the lead in the 53rd minute of the encounter. Bakary Bamba equalised for the home side with just three minutes left to play.
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Despite the result, Akwa remains top of the league with 61 points from33 games. At the Lafia Stadium, Nassarawa United maintained their spot in the second position on the league table after a slim 1-0 win over MFM FC. A 15th-minute strike from Silas Nwankwo was enough for the home side. See Full NPFL Results Below:
  • Rivers Utd 1-1 Akwa Utd
  • Nasarawa Utd 1-0 MFM FC
  • Plateau Utd 4-0 FC Ifeanyiubah
  • Adamawa Utd 0-0 Sunshine Stars
  • Kano Pillars 2-0 Dakkada
  • Heartland 2-1 Rangers
  • Wolves 1-0 Kwara Utd
  • Enyimba 2-1 Jigawa Stars
  • Katsina Utd 1-1 Lobi Stars
Sources: Instagram@nigeriabasketball Complete Sports Featured Image Source: @nigeriabasketball – Instagram
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This article was first published on 19th July 2021


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