D’Tigers’ Coach denies Cameroon’s match fixing allegation

D’Tigers’ Coach denies Cameroon’s match fixing allegation

Head Coach of Nigeria Senior Men’s Basketball team, Alex Nwora has come down hard on the Cameroon Basketball Federation (FECABASKET) for their match fixing allegation against the D’Tigers. According to information, FECABASKET and Cameroonians allegedly blamed D’Tigers for wilfully losing to Côte d’Ivoire to aide their qualification for the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup. He said such careless statement borne out of frustration capable of bringing the sport into disrepute should not be taken lightly by the Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA). Nwora blasted Cameroon saying they embarked on a self-destruct mission during…

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2019 AFCON: Eagles will play attacking football- Rohr  

2019 AFCON: Eagles will play attacking football- Rohr   

          Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has disclosed to SportingLife that his team would go full throtle on all attacking style when hostilities begin in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations holding from June this year in Egypt.   When he was asked about his philosophy and what type of style he would love to adopt in the competition he simply told SportingLife that “the best form of defence is to attack”.   He also emphasized on the availability of pacy strikers in the team which suits his attack…

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2019 FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers berth in China as Africa’s best

2019 FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers berth in China as Africa’s best

D’Tigers have qualified as the number one team in Group F and also Africa despite their last game’s defeat to Senegal by 63 to 84 points. Nigeria’s point guard, Ikenna Iroegbu scored 23 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds to finish the qualification series on a high while Captain, Ike Diogu had 10 points, 6 dribbles and 7 rebounds on the night. Despite the superior statistics against the Senegalese, (11-7 steals, 20-16 assists and more 21.4 points from turnovers as against 12.5 points made by their opponents), Nigeria lost the…

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Jamilu’s impressive form earns Paderborn 1-1 draw away to Magdeburg

Jamilu’s impressive form earns Paderborn 1-1 draw away to Magdeburg

Super Eagles and SC Paderborn 07 left back Jamilu Collins has continued to help his club in their gradual climbing on the German Bundesliga 2 table to earn promotion to the Bundesliga 1 after their hard earned 1-1 score draw away to Magdeburg earned them 38 points from 22 matches and only six points below leaders Hamburger SV in the match played on Sunday.   The host Magdeburg opened scoring in the 13th minute to rattle the visitors but Paderborn fought back resolutely and got their deserved equalizer in the…

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Azubuike shines in Rizespor’s 3-0 spanking of Malatyaspor

Azubuike shines in Rizespor’s 3-0 spanking of Malatyaspor

Former Captain of Nigeria’s U23 national team that won bronze in the Football Tournament of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil Azubuike Okechukwu continued his impressive form for his club Çaykur Rizespor on Friday when the team spanked visitors Yeni Malatyaspor 3-0 in Turkey Super Lig. Azubuike as he is fondly called joined his Turkish club on a six month loan from Pyramid FC of Egypt in the January Transfer window and he has since being in an explosive form. Playing against the club of his bosom friend and former…

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2019 FIFA U20 World Cup: Flying Eagles to play Qatar, Ukraine, USA

2019 FIFA U20 World Cup: Flying Eagles to play Qatar, Ukraine, USA

Two –time runners –up Nigeria will confront Ukraine, the United States of America and Qatar in the group phase of the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland. The four countries have been drawn in Group D of the championship unfolding in seven cities in Poland 23rd May – 15th June. Today’s draw ceremony inside the Gdynia Sports Arena in Gdynia slotted host nation Poland into Group A alongside Colombia, Tahiti and Senegal, while African champions Mali will take on France, Panama and Saudi Arabia in Group E. Group…

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Flying Eagles to know World Cup opponents today

Flying Eagles to know World Cup opponents today

          Nigeria’s U20 squad will know their group phase opponents at this summer’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland after the draw ceremony to be held inside the Gdynia Sports Arena, Poland today Sunday, February 24, 2019.   Already, the seven –time African champions have been slotted into Pot 2 of the draw, alongside African champions Mali, as well as New Zealand, Colombia, Korea Republic and Italy.   There will be six groups of four teams each at the 24 –nation championship, with the top…

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Cyprus Women’s Cup: Super Falcons off to Cyprus on Sunday

Cyprus Women’s Cup: Super Falcons off to Cyprus on Sunday

 African champions Nigeria will depart the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday, February 24, 2019 to take part in the annual Cyprus Women’s Cup tournament which begins on Wednesday, 27thFebruary in Larnaca.   Head Coach Thomas Dennerby has selected 24 players for the tournament, which will also welcome another of Africa’s three flag-bearers at this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in France – South Africa – as well as Mexico, Italy, Finland, Belgium, Slovakia, Korea DPR, Czech Republic, Thailand, Hungary and Austria.   The Super…

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2020 Olympics: Dominion Total Ventures boosts Badminton Federation with kits, equipments

2020 Olympics: Dominion Total Ventures boosts Badminton Federation with kits, equipments

Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) has commenced full preparations towards garnering enough ranking points to qualify for next year’s Olympics Games holding in Tokyo, Japan. The President of the Federation (BFN) Francis Orbih with his Board members all in attendance received sports equipments and kits for the men’s and women’s national teams from sports kits and equipments company Dominion Total Sports Ventures in Abuja yesterday. An elated Orbih was full appreciation to the donor and believed the laudable gesture will inspire and propel the national teams in their respective preparations…

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Captainship tussle tears Super Falcons apart

Captainship tussle tears Super Falcons apart

          Sequel to the refusal of Super Falcons Head Coach Thomas Dennerby to appoint permanent captain for the Nigerian senior women national side has torn the team with players queuing behind either of the two serving captains. Presently, Super Falcons have two captains namely Onome Ebi and Rita Chikwelu who have jointly served as skipper since Dennerby took charge of the team last year. In the pecking order of seniority, Onome is the most senior having been with the national team since 2002 and has been…

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