Scrabble National Championship starts Friday in Abuja

Scrabble National Championship starts Friday in Abuja

The 2019 National Championship of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NSF) will commence on Friday and will be rounded off this Sunday at the Package A of Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. According to the Chairman NSF Media and Publicity Committee Akintunde Akinsemola,  players from across all the geopolitical zones are expected at the VIP Lounge, Package A of Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja for the event. In 2012, the competition was renamed Asaph Zadok National Championship, in honour of late Homun Asaph Zadok, the immediate past Hamma Bachama, a Scrabble…

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12th African Games: Flying Eagles edge South Africa 2-1

12th African Games: Flying Eagles edge South Africa 2-1

        Nigeria’s Flying Eagles got their first three points of the football event of the ongoing 12th African Games with a 2-1 win over South Africa at the FAR Sports Complex in Rabat on Tuesday. Goals by Collins Sor and Ahmed Ghali ensured Nigeria went top of Group A of the men’s football event at the on-going competition. Coach Paul Aigbogun made three changes to the lineup that drew 1-1 with Burkina Faso with Adesina Gata coming in for Success Makanjuola, while Liameed Quadri took the place of Samuel…

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NFF lawyers start review of FIFA life ban decision on Siasia 

NFF lawyers start review of FIFA life ban decision on Siasia 

    The Nigeria Football Federation has disclosed that its lawyers have started to review the decision against former Nigeria player and coach Samson Siasia by the FIFA Ethics Committee, which on Friday announced that it had placed a life ban from all football-related activities on Siasia. Acting President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, himself a lawyer of more than three decades at the bar, said on Monday that the Federation had already reached out to the former U20, U23 and Super Eagles head coach and is…

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FCT FA boss Mouktar Mohammed bags award

FCT FA boss Mouktar Mohammed bags award

  FCT FA chairman Adam Mouktar Mohammed has bagged a special award from the Nigerian Football Coaches Association Kano chapter following his resounding election victory. “I am honoured by this recognition and I am further committed to make myself available to serve for the development and promotion for football,” Mouktar Mohammed told ScoreNigeria. The award was received on his behalf by coach Mansur Abdullahi Businessman and politician Mohammed toppled incumbent Musa Talle 11-4 at the polls in June in Kuje. He has since swung into action by entering a co-operation…

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2019 Rabat African Games: Sanusi charges Flying Eagles, Falconets to go for gold

2019 Rabat African Games: Sanusi charges Flying Eagles, Falconets to go for gold

      The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi has challenged the U20 boys’ and girls’ National Teams to go for gold medals in the football events of the ongoing 12th All-Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco. Paul Aigbogun’s wards were forced to a 1-1 draw by their counterparts from Burkina Faso in their opening match of the men’s football event on Friday, while Chris Danjuma’s Falconets took no prisoners, hammering South Africa’s Basetsana 3-0 in their first match on Saturday. “I have confidence in the two teams…

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FIFA ban on Siasia: Our lawyers are studying the case says Coach’s associate 

FIFA ban on Siasia: Our lawyers are studying the case says Coach’s associate 

An Associate of former Super Eagles Coach Samson Siasia who was handed a life ban by FIFA for alleged bribery and match-fixing allegation, Prince Opukiri Jones-Ere has said the case has been referred to his lawyers. Briefing the newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, Opukiri said the lawyers will come out on their reactions after studying the matter adding that he will brief the press by next week. According to him, the matter is a legal issue and the lawyers have advised him not to make any statement until they have…

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Taekwondo Federation unveils final team for All African Games

Taekwondo Federation unveils final team for All African Games

    The Federation has released the final list of the sixteen athletes that will represent Nigeria at the Taekwondo event of the forthcoming All African Games. Captaining the Male National Team will be All African Games Veteran, Sunday Onofe, who will be competing in the male middle weight -87kg category. Other members of the male team are: Arinola Abdullateef [male fin -54kg], Abdulfathi Sanusi [male fly -58kg], Ifeoluwa Ajayi [male bantam -63kg], Shola Olowookere [male feather -68kg]; Bright Paul Kolade [male light -74kg], Peter Itiku [male welter -80kg], and…

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Buhari charges Team Nigeria to win African Games, compete clean .Olusade, Gumel, Yakmut promise successful participation

Buhari charges Team Nigeria to win African Games, compete clean .Olusade, Gumel, Yakmut promise successful participation

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Team Nigeria to work hard and and put in their utmost best to emerge overall winner of the 12th African Games starting on August 19, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. The President represented by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha  made the call yesterday in Abuja at the handing over of Team Nigeria to the African Games to the Nigerian Olympic committee (NOC). He however stressed the need for the athletes to compete clean and fair without any form of doping infractions…

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Rohr invites Iheanacho, Ebuehi, goalkeeper Okoye, 20 others for Ukraine friendly

Rohr invites Iheanacho, Ebuehi, goalkeeper Okoye, 20 others for Ukraine friendly

    Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has called up 23 players for the Super Eagles’ international friendly with the Senior National Team of Ukraine scheduled for Dnipro Arena on Tuesday, 10thSeptember, with Saudi Arabia-based Skipper Ahmed Musa at the head of the roster. Tyronne Ebuehi, who missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals where Nigeria won bronze due to injury, has been recalled after recovering from injury, and Oluwasemilogo Ajayi Kelechi Iheanacho, cut from the roster just before the AFCON, have been told to fly to Ukraine. England –based…

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Eaglets begin camping in Abuja for Brazil 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup 

Eaglets begin camping in Abuja for Brazil 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup 

  Golden Eaglets’ Chief Coach Manu Garba Five –time champions Nigeria have kick-started their camping programme for the ofinals taking place in Brazil 26th October – 17thNovember 2019. The Golden Eaglets picked a ticket to the championship after finishing among the top four teams at the Africa U17 Cup of Nations held in Tanzania in April this year. Head Coach Manu Garba has called up 52 players who have been instructed to arrive at the Serob Legacy Hotel, Abuja on Tuesday, 13th August 2019. Manu Garba was head coach of the squad…

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