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4 Feb 2015
THE players of Kaduna United FC Wednesday appealed to the management of the club to pay their one year salary arrears for 2013/2014 season.   The Assistant Captain of the team, Ali Adam, said in Kaduna that some of the players had left because of the non-payment of the salary arrears, adding that those still…
4 Feb 2015
THE Australian Open Tennis Championships ended on Sunday, drawing the curtain on the first Grand-Slam event of the annual calendar of tennis. It was a fortnight when the whole world focused on a great nation with a history of eminence and contribution to the development of the game. The show in Melbourne is deservedly one…
4 Feb 2015
ORGANISERS of the 2015 edition of the Kandaval Inter-School Table Tennis Championship, tagged Kandaval Cup, have named Isheri Grammar School, Ojodu Berger, Lagos, as the venue of the competition.   The competition brings together five schools that have qualified from the several zones across the state to battle for the top prizes in the boys…
4 Feb 2015
NATIONAL U-23 men’s football team coach, Samson Siasia, has invited Christian Obiozor of Kano Pillars and Kingsley Sokari of Enyimba Football Club of Aba to fortify the team as preparation for the team’s first game against Gabon hots up in Abuja.   Explaining his decision to take the players, the coach said he was impressed…
4 Feb 2015
FINAL of the third edition of Indomie U-13 FAB-5- football challenge, a 5-A-side competition, will hold Thursday at the Campos Stadium according to the organisers of the competition, Pet-Bamok Nigeria, supported by Sportvision.    Its Chief Executive Officer, Deji Tinubu, said the aim of their vision is to give selected primary schools a life changing…
4 Feb 2015
THE ongoing Lagos State Secondary Schools Sports Festival tagged Ibile Games 2015, has been extolled by the sports associations in Lagos State.   Some of the chairmen, who spoke at venues where their sports are taking place, applauded Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola for ensuring that the Ibile Games, which hitherto had been an open tournament…
4 Feb 2015
BARCELONA’S vice-president on Wednesday appeared to contradict the club's boss by claiming that the Catalan giants want to retain a sponsorship deal with Qatar for "many, many more years". Javier Faus said the club had "zero problems" with either the shirt sponsor, Qatar Airways, or the Gulf state itself, which has come under fire for…
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3 Feb 2015
TWO Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs, 3SC and Sharks, are scheduled to face lower league outfits, Kogi United and Supreme Court FC respectively in Wednesday’s Gold Cup semifinals, reports SuperSport.com.   The Gold Cup is a pre-season tournament featuring clubs from the NPFL and Nigeria’s lower leagues as well as football academies. Among teams…
3 Feb 2015
FCT Rock Basketball Coach, Emmanuel Ogar, believes his team is in a fine position to compete successfully in the 2015 DSTV Basketball Premier League, which holds from March 6 to July 19 in both the Atlantic and Savannah Conference.   Ogar told The Guardian on Monday that the team aspires to perform better than they…
3 Feb 2015
• Team depart for Sokoto Wednesday, hits Niamey February 12 THE national U-17 team will depart Abuja Wednesday for Sokoto to conclude preparations for the African U-17 Championship slated to kick off in Republic of Niger on February 15.  According to the Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Musa Ahmadu, who told The…
3 Feb 2015
THE leadership of the National Sports Commission (NSC) and the Nigeria Olympc Committee (NOC) have joined other Nigerians in mourning the late sports philanthropist, Molade Okoya Thomas, who died on Monday aged 79.   The NSC described the death of the business mogul as a great loss to Nigeria, especially, Nigeria’s sports family.   NSC…
3 Feb 2015
ORGANISERS of the annual Pastor D. K. Olukoya Athletics Championship may find it tough controlling the large crowd of athletes expected to storm Lagos on Friday for this year’s edition of the tourney. The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says it is expecting about 1,000 athletes, but the number might go up considering the excitement…

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