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Kano Pillars in slim win over El-Kanemi Warriors

Hosts Kano Pillars Football Club on Wednesday produced a brilliant performance to beat visiting El-Kanemi Warriors FC of Maiduguri 1-0 in a rescheduled 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture.‎

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Rio Olympics Games an eye-opener for me, says Oduduru

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos A member of Team Nigeria to the recently concluded Olympics Games in Brazil and World Junior Championships silver medallist, Divine Oduduru has said on Monday that returning 7th in the 200m semi-finals of the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil was an eye-opener for him.

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Aruna Quadri targets semis at table tennis World Cup

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos Africa’s number one table tennis player Quadri Aruna has stated that he hopes to surpass the quarter-final placing at the Men’s World Cup slated to hold in Saarbrucken, Germany next month. Aruna who made history as the first African to reach the quarter-Final stage at the Olympics last month said his target was to surpass his ...

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Buhari lauds Team Nigeria’s feat at Rio Paralympic Games

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s team for an outstanding performance at the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A statement in Abuja on Monday by Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said Buhari joined all sports-loving Nigerians in commending the athletes for doing the country proud. The president ...

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AWCON 2016: Super Falcons Draw Ghana, Mali, Kenya

Read more at http://www.completesportsnigeria.com/51170-2/#wARfw3GmGKfC7cf2.99 Nigeria’s Super Falcons have been drawn against arch-rivals Ghana, Mali and Kenya in Group B of the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. The draw was held in Yaounde, Cameroun on Sunday. In Group A, hosts Cameroun will face Egypt, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The competition, which takes place from 19 November to 3 ...

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FIFA picks Egyptian officials for Zambia-Nigeria world cup clash

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos World’s football ruling body, FIFA has picked Egyptian referees led by Ghead Grisha to officiate the  World Cup qualifier between Zambia and Nigeria slated for October 9 in Ndola. Grisha was also in charge of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations group phase clash between the Super Eagles and the Chipolopolo, at the Mbombela Stadium in ...

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Super Eagles rise in FIFA ranking, now 64 in the world

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos The Super Eagles of Nigeria has moved positively by three spots to 64th in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. This is just as the 2018 World Cup rivals Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia slipped in the ratings of the world’s football governing body. With the development, the country’s national football team is now ranked 14th ...

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Robbers attack Super Eagles’ defender’s Jos home

By Samuel Gabkwet, Jos Suspected armed robbers numbering about four on Monday attacked the Jos home of Super Eagles’ midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, carting away valuables including a vehicle, Toyota Highlander and cash. During the operation, the suspected robbers also physically assaulted the midfielder’s father but his condition is yet to be ascertained as the time of writing this reports. Commenting ...

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Team Nigeria wins gold at Paralympics Games

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos Captain of Team Nigeria at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Lucy Ejike has shattered both games and World Record three times to win a gold medal for the country in the women’s -61kg event in powerlifting.

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Breaking: Ezuruike breaks paralympic record, wins gold

Team Nigeria continued their impressive run on Friday at the 2016 Rio Paralympics as Rolland Ezuruike sets a new Paralympic record of 190kg to win gold in the men’s -54kg. His first lift of 185kg broke the previous Paralympic record before he extended it with his second lift of 190kg. Culled THE NATION http://punchng.com/ezuruike-breaks-paralympic-record-wins-gold/

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