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7 May 2010
SUPER Eagles' coach, Lars Lagerback, will unveil Nigeria's 30-man provisional squad to the South Africa 2010 World Cup today, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced.Lagerback was expected to return to Abuja yesterday to meet with chieftains of the NFF Technical Committee before the announcement this evening. The 30 players to be named in this…
6 May 2010
OZIM Tobena's dream of ruling the world in the Olympics may sound over-ambitious, but his sterling performance at the recent Estaport Schools inter-house athletics competition, where he won nine gold medals to emerge best overall male athlete, could be his springboard to a great feature.Competing against some of the best in the junior boys category,…
6 May 2010
FEMI Okunnu (SAN) was a versatile athlete who did athletics, played hockey and was good in cricket. His exploits at King's College made him a household name among schoolboys in Nigeria, though he played second fiddle to late Abdulkareem Amu in the 440 yards. The die-hard Arsenal fan, who went on to play hockey for…
6 May 2010
WITH everything already in place coupled with the solid shape-up the team had before departing on Wednesday, Asegun Comprehensive High School, Ibadan, has vowed to lift the trophy at the maiden Nestle Milo U-13 African Soccer Championship holding in South Africa.Five teams from the continent will take part in the championship - Nigeria, Ghana, Cote…
6 May 2010
THE proprietress of Caley College, Ikeja, Mary Iyayi, has identified the constraint of space being suffered by private secondary schools within Lagos State as a major obstacle hampering the efforts of school owners towards developing sports.Iyayi, who led some of the students on tour of the United Kingdom, recently told The Guardian during one of…
6 May 2010
FOR the second time since its renovation, the Teslim Balogun Stadium will be agog as the curtains are drawn on this year's Lagos Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) Principal's Cup.The stadium will host the boys and girls finals, with Gaskiya Senior College confronting Oriwu Senior Model College in the boys event, while Akande Dahunsi Memorial High…
6 May 2010
A FINAL year student of Demonstration Secondary School, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Micah Katuka, led two other players to win Sprite Triple Slam (STS) basketball competition at the basketball court of the university's main campus in Samaru.The basketball players from Blades group came tops ahead of 19 other contestants during the Sprite Triple Slam…
6 May 2010
NIGERIANS with interest in sports will soon be rewarded with huge prizes as Ideas Quotient International gets set to stage the first Nigerian all-sports television reality show, where participants' sports knowledge will be tested in a quiz.Idea Quotient's Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communication, Rosemary Owuamanam, said the high stake was to propel participants to…
6 May 2010
THIRTY-NINE home-based players selected by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) are now competing in the ongoing National Sports Commission (NSC)-organised Commonwealth Games trials holding at the Liberty Stadium in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.The players were selected from the 60 invited to camp by NTTF last week and the number would be further pruned…
6 May 2010
* Iceland pulls out of friendlySUPER Eagles' midfielder John Obi Mikel's fitness has become a source of worry for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), which fears that he might not be in top shape for Nigeria's opening game against Argentina on June 12. The Chelsea star will miss next weekend's FA Cup final with Portsmouth,…
6 May 2010
THE Federal Government has approved a budget of N1.25 billion (over $8 million) for the country's participation in next month's World Cup in South Africa, according to MTNFootball.com. The breakdown of the anticipated expenditure shows that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will receive N900 million, while its supervising government agency, the National Sports Commission (NSC),…
6 May 2010
NIGERIA'S quest for promotion to the elite division was thwarted yesterday, as Sunday Emmanuel fell to Algeria in the second match of the ongoing Europe/Africa Zone Group III of the Davis Cup tournament. After showing class against Rwanda on Wednesday, the Nigerians could not break the fighting power of the Algerians after Abdulmumini Babalola had…

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