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Paralympics: Nigerian Powerlifter Folashade Oluwafemiayo wins Gold, sets new World Record

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Super Eagles striker Iheanacho, named EPL player of the month

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AFCON QUALIFIER: LAGOS GOVERNOR, SANWO-OLU CHARGES SUPER EAGLES TO BEAT BENIN, LESOTHO

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After months of intense speculation and anxiety, Chelsea Football Club says terms have been agreed for a £4.25bn ($5.2bn) sale to a consortium led by Todd Boehly, co-owner of the LA Dodgers baseball team. The European champions was put up for sale before their owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned for his alleged links to Russian president Vladimir Putin following …

Finally, former England youth player Ademola Lookman has received FIFA’s nod to play for the Super Eagles the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) can confirm. The news of the confirmation was made public through a tweet on the verified Twitter account of Amaju Pinnick, NFF president, who said Lookman has now been cleared by FIFA, the …

As the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) enters its knock out stages, The Super Eagles of Nigeria has been paired to face the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the round of 16 fixtures. The mouth-watering clash was announced on Thursday night following Tunisia’s 1-0 loss to the Gambia — which consigned the North Africans to …

Former England youth player Ashleigh Plumptre has finally switched her allegiance to Nigeria following the approval from FIFA The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) confirmed the switch in a chat with BBC Africa, Ademola Olajire, NFF director of communication who said Plumptre has now been cleared by FIFA, the world football’s governing body, to wear the green and …

Vetran Lawn tennis player Sunday Igbinovia and her partner Ogechi Iheanacho on Saturday defeated the pair of Yinka Abiola and Bolaji Olawepo 6-4, 3-6 and 10-7 to claim the seventh edition of the Oba Elegushi Tennis Championship at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club. The Blind Double tournament which was sponsored by the Elegushi of Ikate …

After a 4-1 humiliation in the hands of Watford football club, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has finally been relieved of his duties as Manchester United’s manager. The news of his sack was made public by the English club in a statement via all its social media pages on Sunday morning. The 48-year-old Norwegian coach was sacked …

Despite playing score draw against Cape Verde, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the final round of qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The nervy encounter which could have gone way of either side, with Nigeria knowing just one point will be …

Nigerian born British boxer Anthony Joshua have defeated by Oleksandr Usyk in a unanimous decision to be crowned the new unified world heavyweight champion. With this victory, the Ukrainian boxer has become the new heavyweight champion after all the three judges scored him 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 over Joshua. The Nigerian-born British boxer was left stunned …

•Nigeria’s Super Falcons Trash Mali’s Team 2-0 Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, became the cynosure of the global soccer lenses on Wednesday, as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was joined by the President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, to attend the opening round of the maiden Aisha Buhari Women Cup. Nigeria’s …

The player made this known on his Instagram in his words, “Everyone who knows me knows about my never-ending love for Manchester United. The years I spent in this club was absolutely amazing and the path we have made together is written in gold letters in the history of this great and amazing institution. I …