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1st Q/final matchups set as 2024 BAL playoffs tip off

The 2024 Basketball Africa League (BAL) playoffs tipped off at Kigali’s BK Arena, on Friday night, in the Rwandan capital. This is as Libya’s Al Ahly Ly defeated South Africa’s Cape Town Tigers 87-76. Also, Morocco’s FUS Rabat beat the defending champion Egypt’s Al Ahly 89-78 in their seeding games. Robert Golden led Al Ahly […]

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Sports Minister rallies support for new S/Eagles’ coach

From Ridwan Bolanle, Abuja Sen. John Enoh, Sports Minister, on Monday, rallied the support of Nigerians and relevant stakeholders for the new Coach of Super Eagles,  Finidi George. Enoh made the call while speaking at the unveiling of Finidi George as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles on Monday in Abuja. TheNewsZenith reports […]

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Finidi George picks 5 assistants, 3 foreigners inclusive

By Our Correspondent Super Eagles Head Coach, Finidi George, formerly resumed duty, on Monday, after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced his appointment in Abuja. The new Super Eagles gaffer has also picked five assistants. They are comprised of three foreign-based assistants and two Nigerians. The Nigerians are Daniel Amokachi and Olatunji Baruwa, who will […]

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Accident: Sports Minister commiserates with Tijjani Babangida

From Our Correspondent Sports Developmentn Minister, Sen. John Enoh, has sent a condolences message to ex-Super Eagles star, Tijjani Babangida and family, on the tragic loss of his brother, Ibrahim Babangida, in a fatal car accident. TheNewsZenith reports that Babangida, was involved in a devastating car accident on Thursday along the Kaduna-Zaria Road. He was […]

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Sports, Information Ministers discuss on sports coverage

From Our Correspondent Realising the contribution of sports to nation-building, the Ministers of Sports and Information have held a crucial meeting, emphasising the urgent need to partner in the coverage of sporting events. This came to the fore when the Sports Minister, Sen. John Enoh paid a visit to his counterpart in Information and National […]

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Olympic Qualifier: Nigerians in S/Africa laud S/Falcons

By Peter Ejiofor As Nigerians celebrate the Super Falcons’ qualification to the Paris Olympics, those in South Africa have lauded their performance, saying the team’s character and discipline gave Nigeria the ticket to the Games. TheNewsZenith reports that the  Super Falcons played a goalless draw with Banyana Banyana of South Africa in Pretoria on Tuesday. […]

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African Games: NOC commends Team Nigeria, FG media

By Peter Ejiofor The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has extolled the remarkable performance of the country’s contingent to the just-concluded 13th African Games in Accra, Ghana. NOC’s Public Relations Officer, Tony Nezianya, gave the commendation in a statement on Monday in Lagos. Nezianya extended the committee’s commendation to all members of Team Nigeria for their […]

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Former Enyimba scribe commends NFF Youth League

From Peter Ejiofor Chief Kolos Okechukwu Ijioma, a former Secretary of Enyimba FC of Aba, says the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Youth League will produce abundant football talents for Nigeria. TheNewsZenith reports that NFF held its inaugural Youth League involving U-17 players of all professional football clubs in Nigeria. The Rivers United FC’s youth team […]

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Arm Wrestling: Nigeria has huge potential — Jackson

From Our Correspondent Samuel Jackson, President of the Arm Wrestling Federation of Nigeria says the country has big potential in the sport. Jackson spoke against the backdrop of Team Nigeria, having won four gold, two silver and seven bronze medals in the arm wrestling event at the 13th African Games. He said Nigeria is the […]

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African Games: Hard work gave us medals in Wrestling – Igali

From Our Correspondent Daniel Igali, the President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, says hard work is the key to the success of Nigerian wrestlers at the African Games. TheNewsZenith reports that Nigeria won six gold, three silver and two bronze medals. They won the medals at the wrestling event at the ongoing 13th African Games […]

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