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Ex-Olympian, Okorodudu says pro-boxing can’t thrive without good promoters

Ex-Olympian, Mr. Jerry Okorodudu, says unless the challenges, including lack of good managers and promoters affecting professional boxing in the country were removed, the sport would not grow as desired. Okorodudu, a former national boxing coach, told newsmen in Lagos that promoters and managers in the country lacked the wherewithal needed to organise major bouts for boxers. He spoke against ...

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Nigeria beats Guinea 106-33 in women Afrobasketball

Nigeria’s Senior Women Basketball Team, D’Tigress, has taken the campaign for 2018 World FIBA Championship to another level by beating Guinea 106-33 in the ongoing 2017 Afrobasket holding in Bamako, Mali. Africa’s women representative in the 2018 FIBA Championship is expected to emerge from the tournament. Evelyn Akhator topped the lead in Nigeria’s assault against Guinea by scoring 24 points ...

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Nigeria beat Benin 2-0 to qualify for CHAN 2018

Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles have qualified for the 2018 Championship for African Nations billed to take place in Kenya after the defeating Republic of Benin. Nigeria sealed their place in Kano courtesy of a 2-1 aggregate scoreline having previously lost 0-1 in the first leg last week in Cotonou.‎ ‎Rabiu Ali opened the scoring in the 21st minute and Kingley ...

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Manchester United beat Swansea 4: 0 in EPL away fixture

Former champions, Manchester United on Saturday beat Swansea City four goals to nothing in Week two fixtures of the new Premier League season. The victory makes it the second in two games thus making them reach 15 percent of their goals tally from last term. Goals from Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, a fabulous Paul Pogba dink and a swept finish ...

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Liverpool reject FC Barcelona’s £90m bid for Coutinho

English Premier League side Liverpool FC have rejected a bid of 100 million euros (about £90m or N45bn) from Spanish side FC Barcelona for Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho. Barca’s second bid for the 25-year-old, which was rejected immediately, comprised an initial 85m euros (about £76.8m) plus 15m euros (about £13.5m) in add-ons. Blackface News gathered that Liverpool have insisted that ...

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Nigeria name Nwora as new head coach ahead of FIBA AfroBasket 2017

LAGOS (FIBA AfroBasket 2017) – FIBA AfroBasket reigning champions Nigeria have appointed Alex Nwora as head coach, the country’s Basketball Federation (NBBF) announced on Wednesday. Nwora replaces Will Voigt, who led Nigeria to their first-ever continental title two years ago in Tunisia. Nigeria are expected to begin preparations to defend the African title on Friday, August 12th. According to newly elected NBBF president ...

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World Cup qualifier: I’m looking for top striker against Cameroon, says Rohr

Coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has confirmed his search for a top striker ahead of Nigeria’s World Cup 2018 Qualifiers game against Cameroon. Nigeria will be defending their leadership of group B when they take on Cameroon in back to back games next month, and according to Rohr he needs a target man for the ...

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CAF considering Algeria, Morocco as likely host of 2019 AFCON

Indications have emerged to suggest that the Confederation of Africa Football is considering a number of countries, including Morocco and Algeria to host the 2019 event. This may likely occur as Cameroon face being stripped of hosting the event after the CAF boss, Mr. Ahmad Ahmad admitted on Saturday that the Cameroon “is not ready” to host the 2019 tournament. ...

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Iheanacho’s arrival at Leicester heightens Musa’s loan speculations

The arrival of Kelechi Iheanacho at Leicester City has heightened speculations linking fellow Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa with a move away to Hull City on loan. Musa was sparingly used by coach Craig Shakespeare who took over from Claudio Ranieri last season, and the arrival of Iheanacho means the manager now has more options in the role where Musa plays. ...

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Gatlin’s father flays London crowd for booing son

Justin Gatlin’s father has asked the fans to lay off his son after the 35-year-old was booed inside the London Stadium, while accepting his 100 meters World Championships gold medal. American Gatlin, who has served two suspensions for doping offences, ruined Usain Bolt’s farewell on Saturday by beating the Jamaican sprinter in his final individual race. “He is very strong ...

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