2020 Olympics: Ogwumike, Akhator, Ezinne, 13 others hit D’Tigress camp in Atlanta

2020 Olympics: Ogwumike, Akhator, Ezinne, 13 others hit D’Tigress camp in Atlanta

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has invited 16 players to Atlanta for a 10 day training camp as preparation commences for the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. Training camp to be held at Fairfield Inn & Suites, Atlanta will start on Sunday, 31st of January and end on Monday, 8th, of February. The list is headlined by centre, Elizabeth Williams who plays for Atlanta Dreams in the WNBA and 26th overall draft pick, Erica Ogwumike, Minnesota Lynx who are part of the five new faces joining the team. Nicole Enabosi will have another chance to be…

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Drama as CAS reinstate banned Caf President with immediate effect

Drama as CAS reinstate banned Caf President with immediate effect

Embattled Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad Ahmad has been reinstated by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) following a ruling on Friday, according to BBC Sports. In November 2020, Ahmad was banned by Fifa for five years after the football’s world governing body found him to have breached several of its ethics codes. The Malagasy, however appealed his decision at Cas, which issued a preliminary ruling on Friday. Despite his reinstatement, Ahmad is still ineligible to contest Caf’s presidential elections in March however, since the Cas decision…

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Rohr, NFF unaware of FIFA clearance for Lookman Ademola, Adarabioyo, others

Rohr, NFF unaware of FIFA clearance for Lookman Ademola, Adarabioyo, others

Super Eagles’Technical Adviser/Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has denied knowledge of the news going round in the media that world football governing body FIFA has cleared eight players born abroad to play for Nigeria, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. The Coach who was surprised about the news simply describes it as Fake news. The report stated that FIFA, the international governing body of association football, has cleared eight new players for the Super Eagles. Fulham’s forward Ademola Lookman is on top of the list. Others on the list include: Jordan Torunarigha Hertha BSC, Nathan…

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Sadiq Umar scores 10th goal of the season

Sadiq Umar scores 10th goal of the season

The tall lanky striker of Almeria has scored his 10th goal of the season in a four goals thriller encounter against Sabadell The Kaduna born striker scored as at 76 minutes of play in a crucial match which saw both teams scored two goals apiece While speaking from his base in Spain, the former Nigeria U23 star player said, “Yes, i scored again today which is a plus to me and my team. Overall, we actually deserve the three points but a point is better than losing the game. Sadiq…

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Gernot Rohr declares: Wilfred Ndidi key star for Eagles

Gernot Rohr declares: Wilfred Ndidi key star for Eagles

Super Eagles’Technical Adviser/Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has disclosed that Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi is a very important player for the Nigeria’s senior national football team, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. The Eagles’ gaffer said without mincing words that the defensive midfielder is a key star for the country’s team. He observed that the Eagles have usually won difficult games when the hard working battling midfielder featured for the team. Rohr has not hidden the fact that he desperately needs Ndidi to be very fit and available for the two important 2022 Africa…

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Sports Minister Sunday Dare mourns Erico

Sports Minister Sunday Dare mourns Erico

Nigeria’s sports minister, Sunday Dare has described as monumental loss, the death of former Green Eagles goalkeeper and national coach, Joseph Erico. A statement by the Minister’s  Media  Office states: “Erico dead, this is so unfortunate and  sad. This is one death too many, a great loss to the entire family and the sporting fraternity. “He was a great goalkeeper who stood out among his peers.  He also made his mark  as an assistant coach to the Super Eagles. My deepest condolences to the family, friends and the football family. …

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Minister targets Olympics talents at OSOM Games, As competition begins in Abuja

Minister targets Olympics talents at OSOM Games, As competition begins in Abuja

PHOTO: Table tennis, men’s double, Navy Vs Police. Police won 2-0 on Wednesday at the Indoor Sports Hall of Package B of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja. Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has said that his main focus on the ongoing OSOM Games in Abuja is to fish out Olympics talents. He said this at the opening ceremony of the 4th edition of the OSOM Games which was strategically designe by the Sports Ministry in collaboration with the Military and Para-Military Agencies in Nigeria after the…

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Kaoje’s death a huge loss to Sports- Minister

Kaoje’s death a huge loss to Sports- Minister

Minister of Youth and sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has said the death of former Minister of Youth and Sports Development Malam Bala Bawa Kaoje is a huge loss to not only his family and friends, but the country at large. In a statement Mr Dare said ” Shocking to learn about the death of former Minister of Youth and Sports Development Engineer Bala Bawa Kaoje. So sad that Nigeria has lost a very illustrious son who served this country meritoriously. His death has robbed Nigeria of another bright mind…

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Golden Eaglets arrive after picking U- 17 Cup of Nations’ ticket, Bow 3-2 to Cote d’Ivoire in WAFU B tournament final

Golden Eaglets arrive after picking U- 17 Cup of Nations’ ticket, Bow 3-2 to Cote d’Ivoire in WAFU B tournament final

Nigeria’s U17 boys came close to a stunning comeback from three goals down before losing 2-3 to their Ivorian counterparts in Monday night’s final of the WAFU U17 Cup Tournament in the Togolese capital, Lome. The sleeky Baby Elephants, who had won all their previous three games in the tournament (1-0 over Nigeria; 3-1 over Ghana and; 1-0 over Niger Republic), raced to a 1-0 first half lead and then added two more before the 70th minute, leaving five-time world champions Nigeria crestfallen and looking out of sorts at the Stade…

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Sadiq Umar dreams more goals after equalling 17 goals in 29 games

Sadiq Umar dreams more goals after equalling 17 goals in 29 games

PHOTO: Sadiq Umar celebrates his second goal against Deportivo Alaves with his teammate last weekend. Former U-23 National team striker, Sadiq Umar has vowed to score more goals  for his club UD Almeria after scoring a brace to lead his club to the Round of 16 of the Copa Del Rey in their 5-0 rout of La Liga Santander side, Deportivo Alaves last weekend. Having met his target of 17 goals for last season in just 29 games this term and with lots of games more to be played, the…

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