Sports

Lagos based businessman makes serious bid for 3SC

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos The Chief Executive Officer of a Lagos fixed odds (betting) company, Otunba Akin Alabi has expressed his to take over the Ibadan, Oyo State based sporting outfit Shooting Stars from the state government.

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Shooting Stars re-appoint Gbenga Ogunbote as coach

The former Sunshine Stars’ gaffer has made a quick return to the club he left at the beginning of the current campaign after quitting Giwa FC on Wednesday

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Amoo confident despite Dream Team IV defeat in pre-Olympic tournament

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos Assistant Coach of the Rio-Olympic bound cadet under-23 national team, Mr Fatai Amoo has stated that his boys will shake off their 1-0 defeat to South Korea at the Suwon invitational tournament on Thursday.

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Newly promoted Hull City free Sone Aluko on transfer

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos Newly promoted English Premiership side, Hull City has freed Nigerian born international Sone Aluko days after the club gained promotion for the 2016/17 league season.

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Super Eagles climb six places in FIFA rankings

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos The nation’s national football team, the Super Eagles have moved up six places in the latest FIFA rankings released by the world football governing body.

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Ex-Eagles captain Yobo becomes Wike’s aide on sports development

By Tom Amakri, Port Harcourt  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has appointed a former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports Development.  

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Green charges Amuneke to win U-20 World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation technical committee chairman, Chris Green, has charged Emmanuel Amuneke to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup with the Flying Eagles and land the Super Eagles job.

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Babatunde scores on Raja Casablanca debut

Super Eagles midfielder, Michael Babatunde, scored for Raja Casablanca on his official debut for the Moroccan Botola Pro side in Friday’s 1-1 draw with FUS Rabat.

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World record fight: Bash Ali reports sports minister to Buhari

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos

A former World Boxing Federation (WBF) Welterweight champion, Mr. Bashiru Lawrence Ali has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari complaining about treatment being meted out to him by the Sports Minister, Mr. Solomon Dalung and some other government officials.

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Foreign athletes arrive for Lagos marathon, says commissioner

By Dotun Omolaja, Lagos

Lagos State Government has confirmed the arrival of renowned marathoners from Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and other countries for the forthcoming Lagos marathon scheduled for Saturday.

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