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Nigeria-born Italy’s teenager, Oyebode shines at ITTF Junior Open in Lignano

Nigerian-born Italian, John Oyebode was in superb form at the just concluded 2017 ITTF Italian Junior and Cadet Open in Lignano as the 15-year-old claimed two gold medals in the cadet event of the championship. Oyebode, whose father – Michael was part of the Nigerian coaching crew to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil […]

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Gov Dickson Classics: Four National Champions suffered setback in Bayelsa

There is a new twist in the Nigeria Wrestling Federation as four National Champions suffered defeat at the ongoing 2nd Governor Seriake Dickson Wrestling Championships in Yenegoa, Bayelsa state. All Africa Games (AAG) Gold medalist Gold medalist, Emmanuel Nworie and Nathaniel Samuel AAG bronze medallist muscled their way to remain national champions in the 71kg […]

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Dalung, Gov Dickson to commission Wrestling Center in Yenegoa

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung will commission the Dynamite Recreation Centre in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State on Saturday, 11th March, 2017. President Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali who revealed this to NationSport said the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson and President Nigeria Olympic Committee, Eng Habu Gumel will also be […]

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1,000 Wrestlers Converge For 2nd Dickson Wrestling Championship

About 1,000 wrestlers are expected to participate at the 2nd Governor Seriake Dickson Wrestling Classics, which commence on Friday at the Indoor Hall of the Samson Siasia Sports complex, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State. The President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Hon Daniel Igali disclosed this on Thursday said winners of the National Championship will represent Nigeria […]

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Lagos City Marathon: Nigerian elites hail organizers for prompt payment of prize money

Nigerian elite marathoners that won prizes at the 2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Tuesday expressed gratitude to the organizer and project consultant, Nilayo Sports Management Nigeria Limited, for the prompt payment of their prize money. “We have never had it this good. This is the first time that we are being paid a […]

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Sports Federations’ Elections: Ministry Yet To Release Guidelines – Akinyemi

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has disassociated itself from the electoral guidelines currently in circulation announcing that the ministry is yet to release guidelines for the forthcoming sports federations elections. The Director, Federations and Elite Athlethes Department (FEAD), Mrs Hauwa Kulu- Akinyemi said that the purported document in circulation should be disregarded. According to […]

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Kano State defeat Kogi to lift Ramat U17 Cup

Kano state have emerged champions of the 32nd edition of the Murtala Ramat Mohammed tournament after defeating Kogi 2-0 in the final at the Kano Pillars Stadium on Saturday. Usman Auwal’s brace were all the hosts needed to secure the U16 football championship organised by the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria [YSFON] from February 12-18 […]

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How Nigeria Boys & Girls Qualify For U21 Beach Volleyball World Championship

Nigeria’s under-21 boys and girls beach volleyball teams have qualified for the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball Under-21 World Championships scheduled for Nanjing in China from June 13 – June 18. Technical director and international referee Timothy Samuel told SavidNews that Nigeria claimed the gold in the girls category, while the boys won silver in the […]

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Kogi Handball Tourney: Gov Bello is keen on grassroot sports – Adoji

Kogi state commissioner of youth and sports, Arome Adoji has stated Governor Yahaya Bello’s willingness to develop grassroots sports in the state. Adoji who spoke at the closing ceremony this year’s Alice Alaba Cadetshandball Championship in Kabba on Saturday lauded the organizers and participating athletes. On his agendas for sports, he said the current administration […]

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US will make Baseball a popular sport in Nigeria – Brooks

The spokesperson, Embassy of the United States of America, Russell Brooks said the United States is making moves in order to make baseball a popular sport in Nigeria. Brooks in a clinic organized by Baseball Tomorrow in Lokoja, wants the sport to be embraced by Nigerians and desires seeing the country feature in the League […]

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8 years old shines at Calabar Table Tennis Cadet Open Championship

Eight-year-old Bright Joel Udoh of Prison Primary School, Calabar was the cynosure of all eyes at the grand finale of the NTTF-sanctioned maiden Calabar Open Schools Table Tennis Championship after he claimed gold medal in the cadet event of the three-day tournament held at Hope Waddel Training Institute Calabar. Despite his physical size, Udoh was […]

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Table Tennis: Nigeria, Egypt, 14 African countries for ITTF World Championships

The continental powerhouses in table tennis – Nigeria and Egypt will lead 14 other African countries to this year’s International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Championships holding in Dusseldorf, Germany. The qualification of the participating teams was based on their attendance of continental tournament held in Agadir, Morocco last year while other African countries that […]

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4th CCSF International Taekwondo Open fixed for October 27 in Abuja

The 4th edition of the Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (CCSF) International Taekwondo Opens is set to return on the 27th and 28th October 2017 at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. The bi-annual event is one of the top Taekwondo tournaments in the West African region and has been credited to exposing many recent […]

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Althetics Federation of Nigeria releases 2017 Calendar

The Athletics Federation Nigeria(AFN) has released the 2017 calendar as the season to commence fully in April with the D.K Olukoya U-18 Championships, Mt. Sac and Penn Relays, AFN All-Comers Competition, and the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas. The AFN Golden League will comprise of four legs and is scheduled to commence with the […]