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8th Lagos City Marathon kicks-off with fanfare

The 8th Gold-Label Access Bank Lagos City Marathon kicked off on Saturday amidst fanfare, with runners expectant of a good show. The marathon began at 7.00.a.m at National Stadium, Surulere, with Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare on the sidelines for the start. A total of 50,000 runners, local and international, are participating […]

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NPFL: Gombe United earn first full points

Gombe United Football Club secured their first win of the 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season with a 2-1 win over Shooting Stars of Ibadan. In their Group A Match Day 5 fixture, on Wednesday at the Pantami Township Stadium in Gombe, Taye Yusuf grabbed a brace in the 52nd and 58th minutes. The […]

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India’s top wrestlers protest against governing body president

Dozens of Indian wrestlers staged a protest on Wednesday against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), the governing body of the sport in the country. The wrestlers sat on a protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar in India’s capital New Delhi. “The federation’s job is to support the players and take care of their sporting needs. […]

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9th WWC 2023: FIFA sells .5m tickets

By Oluwashina Iyanda FIFA has announced it sold over half-a-million tickets to fans from more than 120 countries for the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. This is contained in a statement e-mailed to The NewsZenith on Monday The women soccer tournament is taking place this July and August in Australia and Aotearoa New […]

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Cameroon qualifies for U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have qualified for the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled for Algeria in April. The lions obtained the qualification after beating Congo 2-0 on Sunday at the ongoing Central African Football Federations’ Union (UNIFFAC) tournament. The tournament, which kicked off in Cameroon on Friday, serves as zonal qualifiers for […]

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I am not the reason for Nigeria’s lack of IOC voting right – Gumel

Ahead of Thursday’s Nigeria Olympic Committee’s election scheduled to hold in Jalingo, Taraba, the incumbent President of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Habu Ahmed Gumel, has exonerated himself from Nigeria’s lack of voting rights at the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Gumel debunked insinuations that he had been the one blocking the country from having a voting […]

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S/Eagles Coach Peseiro says Morocco, Africa’s surprise in Qatar

Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro, has described the Moroccan team as Africa’s biggest surprise team at the ongoing 2022 World cup in Qatar. Peseiro, who is currently in Qatar, spoke with NFF TV on Friday, about his observation of the teams he has monitored so far. Speaking on the performance of the African teams […]

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Ex-Super Eagles players storm Kano for Tinubu campaign

From Our Correspondent in Kano At least, 27 former Super Eagles players stormed Kano on Friday to join the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential campaign tour. The NewsZenith reports that the campaign will take place at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano on Saturday. Former Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Baffa Baba Danagundi received the ex-Nigerian footballers […]

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Delta govt proposes N15.7bn for sports commission

The Delta State Government has proposed a budget of N15.7 billion for its Sports Commission for the 2023 fiscal year. Chief Tonobok Okowa, the Chairman of the Commission announced this during the 2023 budget defence meeting with the State House of Assembly Committee on Youths and Sports on Thursday in Asaba. The Director-General of the […]

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Uzodimma receives Unity Torch for 21st Sports Festival

By Our Correspondent Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, on Monday in Owerri,  received the Torch of Unity for the 2022 edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF) which begins Nov. 28 in Delta. Uzodimma received the Torch at the Imo Government House from Chioma Ajunwa, Nigeria’s first Olympic gold medalist, who brought it into […]

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