AFCON 2019: NFF appoints Okocha, Kanu, Babangida as scouts, motivational figures

AFCON 2019: NFF appoints Okocha, Kanu, Babangida as scouts, motivational figures

    The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed former Super Eagles’ captains Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu, as well as former star winger Tijani Babangida as scouts and movitational figures for Nigeria’s campaign at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt this summer. According to NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the three legends will monitor the activities of the Super Eagles’ opponents leading to the finals in Egypt and report to Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr, and will continue their assignment in Egypt during the championship….

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Volleyball Federation gets maximum support assurances from Sports Ministry

Volleyball Federation gets maximum support assurances from Sports Ministry

The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod said the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has assured the federation of maximum support. Nimrod disclosed this during a media parley with newsmen after the end of the successful 2019 Africa Beach Volleyball Cup Seniors in Abuja. He said the ministry of sports supports the activities of the NVBF and that is why both local and international tournaments are hosted in Nigeria. He added that the ministry has pledged to assist the federation when hosting the 2019 All Africa…

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Chukwuebuka sets new National shot put record in Brazil

Chukwuebuka sets new National shot put record in Brazil

Nigerian Commonwealth Silver medalist, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has erased the Shot Put National record of 21.76m set by Stephen Mozia in 2016, setting a new record of 21.77m at the IAAF World Challenge Meet in Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday. Chukwuebeuka previous personal best was his season opener of 21.22m earlier set in May. The performance places him in good position to contend for medal at the forthcoming World Championships in Doha in September. Reacting to his performance President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, Ibrahim Gusau expressed…

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Abuja 2019 Africa Beach Volleyball Cup Seniors: Morocco emerges men’s Champion, Egypt women’s 

Abuja 2019 Africa Beach Volleyball Cup Seniors: Morocco emerges men’s Champion, Egypt women’s 

Morocco men team and Egypt women team have been crowned champions of the just concluded 2019 Africa Beach Volleyball Cup Seniors in Abuja. Morocco’s Abicha Mohammed and Elgraoui Zouheir beat Rwanda’s, Patrick Kavalo Akumuntu  and Olivier Ntagengwa 2-0 (21-15, 21-16) in the men’s final. The promising Rwanda team played with so much passion but the Moroccans were stronger and more composed. An elated Elgraoui Zouheir told newsmen in Abuja that he is excited winning the title for the second time in a row. “I feel so great about this win;…

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Flying Eagles off to Germany for final training camp

Flying Eagles off to Germany for final training camp

        Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, will fly into Germany on Sunday morning for a final training camp ahead of this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland. The wards of Paul Aigbogun will spend three weeks in Germany perfecting tactical and technical strategies before flying into Poland for the championship billed for 23rd May – 15th June. Team Administrator, Aliyu Ibrahim Lawal disclosed tothenff.com that 23 players were billed to fly out of Abuja aboard a Lufthansa Airline flight on Saturday night, while eight overseas –based professionals would…

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Africa Beach Volleyball Cup: Morocco battles Rwanda in men’s final today

Africa Beach Volleyball Cup: Morocco battles Rwanda in men’s final today

        Morocco will face Rwanda in the final of the men’s final of the ongoing 2019 Africa Beach Volleyball Cup senior in Abuja today. In the women’s final, Africa number one team Egypt squares up with Mauritius at the Jabi Lake on today. Morocco sent a strong signal by beating Mozambique 2-0 (22-20, 21-17) in the first semifinals of the men’s category before Rwanda defeated stubborn Sierra Leone 2-1 (16-21, 21-12, 15-13) in the second semifinals. Mauritius stunned Rwanda in an epic 2-1 (21-16, 22-20, 23-21) win to book the…

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LULU TO SPLASH N10.8m SCHOLARSHIP ON STUDENT PLAYERS

LULU TO SPLASH N10.8m SCHOLARSHIP ON STUDENT PLAYERS

Former NFF President, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi will this weekend award academic scholarship worth over N10.8 million on 15 outstanding student players selected from the recently organized football competitions in Kogi State and FCT. According to the program of events released by the Secretary of FOSLA Academy Patrick Ngwaogu, the list of the lucky students would be drawn from the Sixty players that were selected from the 2019 edition of the FOSLA U.13 Football Competition organized in Kogi State and FCT. According to the Scribe, ” when the tournament was…

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Nigeria female beach volleyball team secures World Cup ticket

Nigeria female beach volleyball team secures World Cup ticket

Host Nigeria defeated Team Niger Republic 2-0 (21-18, 21-16) in the female category have secured a ticket for the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Germany next June. Nigeria’s Tochukwu Nnoruga and Fransica Ikhiede fought hard to beat Rakatou Seydou and Roukaya Garba of Niger Republic in the quarterfinals of the ongoing 2019 Africa Beach Volleyball Cup Seniors front of her home fans at the Jabi Lake, Abuja. Speaking after the game, Nigeria National team Coach, Imoudu Francis, commended the female team for picking the last ticket adding that the…

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Nigeria, Egypt, 6 others qualify for Africa Beach Volleyball Cup Q/finals

Nigeria, Egypt, 6 others qualify for Africa Beach Volleyball Cup Q/finals

      Nigeria, Rwanda, Morocco, Mozambique, Mauritius, Egypt, Niger Republic and Botswana women teams have qualified for the quarter finals of the ongoing 2019 Africa Beach Volleyball Cup seniors in Abuja. Two times Olympian, Doaa Elghobashy and fast rising Farida El Askalany were impressive in the colours of Egypt pummeling Gambia 2-0 (21-6, 21-13) before beating Nigeria 2-0 (21-19, 21-8) to halt their unbeaten run at the Jabi Lake. Speaking to newsmen after qualifying, Egypt captain, Dona Elgbobashy said, “Playing with Nigeria was the most difficult game in our…

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AFCON U17: Nigeria, Angola clash again for bronze

AFCON U17: Nigeria, Angola clash again for bronze

      Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will on Saturday file out against U17 national team of Angola for the Third best match in the ongoing 2019 U17 African Nations Cup in Tanzania, BSNSports.com.ng can report. Cameroon dumped out Angola 4-3 on penalties in the second semi final game after the two sides could not be separated after regulation time. Nigeria had earlier lost 9-10 on penalties to Guinea after 90 minutes ended goalless. Nigeria defeated Angola 1-0 during the group stage and meeting Angola again will afford the two teams…

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