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AfroBasket title: Buhari congratulates D’Tigress

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, for an impressive outing at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2019 in Dakar, Senegal, that saw the Nigerian ladies retaining the African title. The Nigerian ladies defeated their counterparts and host nation Senegal 60-55 to win their fourth title. Buhari in a statement issued on […]

FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life over match fixing

FIFA on Friday banned former Nigeria Football Federation official Samson Siasia for life after the body’s ethics panel found him guilty of taking bribes in connection with match fixing. In a statement, the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s independent ethics committee said the probe targeting Siasia stemmed from a wider investigation involving Wilson Raj Perumal, who […]

NAN retains Chinese-Nigeria NUJ Table Tennis trophy

Tokunbo Adesanya of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) defeated Zhang Zhenghua in the men’s singles final of the Chinese-Nigeria NUJ Table Tennis Tournament on Saturday in Abuja to retain the overall championship. Tomilola Adedeji, also from NAN, defeated another NAN player, Abdulateef Origbajo, for the bronze medal in the men’s singles. In the women’s […]

Mikel retires from international football

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel, has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 32 after a successful career with the national team. Mikel’s announcement comes less than 24 hours after Nigeria won bronze at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt following Super Eagles 1-0 win over Carthage Eagles […]

Super Eagles need better goalkeeper, says Disu

A former Technical Adviser to the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Tunde Disu OFR, has said that the senior national team, Super Eagles deserves a better goalkeeper to keep up with football’s current standard. Disu made his stance known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday while commenting on the lapses […]

Eagles lost to a better team – Rohr

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that his team lost to a better side in the semifinals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a Riyad Mahrez’s goal from a free-kick at the edge of the box, with seconds left to […]