Sports Veritable Tool To Engender Unity, Says Ambode

• Receives Torch Of Unity In Lagos   Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd right); Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan (2nd right); member, Governing Board of Lagos State Sport Commission (LSSC), Mrs. Toyin Okenla-Ejiaga (right); Chairman, Lagos State Sport Commission (LSSC), Dr. Kweku Tandoh (3rd left); South West Zonal Coordinator, National Sport Festival, Mr. Olufemi Ajao (2nd left) and Deputy Director, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sport, Laison Office Lagos, Alahaji Bode Durotoju (left) and others during the presentation of the Torch of Unity for 2019…

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2019 AFCON: Atiku, Duke, Others Salute Eagles Over Qualification

Super Eagles Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and ex-governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, have congratulated the Super Eagles over their 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification. The Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw in their last Group E encounter with South Africa at the FNB Stadium in that country on Saturday. Atiku, Duke and other Nigerians took to twitter to applaud the Eagles who had launched themselves back to the continental championship after missing out on two consecutive editions since winning the 2013 edition. Duke…

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Super Eagles Plans For Bafana Bafana Downfall In Asaba

The Super Eagles during training Team captain Ahmed Musa and 21 other Super Eagles players trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Tuesday evening. The Super Eagles by the training stepped into gear for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying battle against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Johannesburg. According to a statement by Ademola Olajire, the Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), there were goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi, Theophilus Afelokhai and Ikechukwu Ezenwa at the training. “At the training, we also had defenders Olaoluwa Aina,…

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Rangers Confound Pillars, Lift 2018 Aiteo Cup

Rangers International Team: winners of the Aiteo Cup Rangers International FC of Enugu on Wednesday in Asaba stunned Kano Pillars in a dramatic come-back from three goals down to win the 2018 Aiteo Cup on penalties. The match which was played at the 25,000-capacity Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba had ended 3-3 at regulation time, after Rangers fought gallantly from three goals deficit to level up the game. Pillars, backed by over 400 travelling supporters dominated the first half of the game banged in three goals. The first goal came in…

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Arsene Wenger On The Move To Coach Again

Arsene Wenger Arsene Wenger has indicated he will be back in football management at the start of 2019, but he did not disclose where it will be. “I believe that I’ll start again on January 1,” he told the German newspaper Bild . “I don’t know yet where I’m headed. I am rested, and I am ready to work again.” “There are associations, national teams; it could be also in Japan. “Thanks to my 22 years at Arsenal, I have big experience on different levels. There are enquiries from all…

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150,000 Athletes Expected @ 2019 Lagos Marathon, Increased Prize For Local, Physically-Challenged

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2ndright); President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Hon. Ibrahim Gusau (2nd left); Group Managing Director, Access Bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe (left) and Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tando (right) during a press conference on the 2019 Lagos City Marathon at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday, October 15, 2018 Not less than 150,000 athletes both locally and internationally are expected to participate in the 4th edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode said on Monday.…

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Lagos To Set Up Tennis Academy For Attraction Of Global Attention

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (left), with the Winner of 2018 Lagos Open Men’s Singles, Jack Draper of Great Britain (right) during the trophy presentation at the Final Match/Closing Ceremony of the 2018 Lagos Open International Tennis Championship at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, on Saturday, October 13, 2018 Lagos State Government will fully support the setting up of a Lawn Tennis Academy in the State that will make the annual Lagos Open International Tennis Championship attract the global attention that it truly deserves, the state governor, Mr.…

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Super Eagles Trash Libya, Ighalo In Hat Trick

Hat trick Ighalo shoots Nigeria’s Super Eagles second in AFCON qualifiers A hat trick from China-based Odion Ighalo and one goal from Samuel Kalu gave Nigeria’s Super Eagles a 4-0 win over Libya in a 2019 AFCON Qualifier in Uyo. The victory moved the Eagles into second place in Group E, behind leaders South Africa. The Eagles now have six points from three matches, one point behind South Africa who earlier in the day mauled visiting Seychelles in Johannesburg 6-0. Ighalo converted a fourth-minute spot-kick after being fouled and rounded…

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FIFA Suspends Sierra Leone From Football Matters

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has suspended the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) with immediate effect, due to government interference in soccer affairs, the sport’s world governing body said on Friday. FIFA’s decision came after it wrote to the African country’s sports minister expressing “grave concern” about the removal of SLFA President Isha Johansen and General Secretary Christopher Kamara. The football governing body had asked for both individuals to be allowed to access SLFA premises without delay to ensure that the operations of the…

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S/Eagles Captain Mikel Obi, Coach Rohr Disagree On Luka Modric

Luka Modric displays his awards Captain of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, John Mikel Obi and Coach Gernot Rohr disagreed on whether Croatian Luka Modric should be crowned as Best FIFA Player of the year. Modric was Rohr’s first choice, according to the details of the voting done by national captains, coaches and media men. But Mikel Obi chose Lionel Messi as first choice, and French player Kylian Mbappe as the second. Modric was Obi’s third’s choice. Rohr also picked Mbappe as second choice and Belgium and Chelsea player Eden Hazard as…

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