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Nigeria’s Sports Finest Hour: The Commonwealth(Part 2)

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh There were 28 athletes, boxers and swimmers and it showed then in 1966, that Nigeria has a wealth of athletic talents which with more adequate training, facilities and experience were likely to take her place among the leaders in the world of sports. In my article, ‘The Death of Nigerian Sports And A Walk Down Memory ...

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Nigeria’s Sports Finest Hour: The Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh For Nigeria, the year 2022 should be dedicated to Nigerian athletes, men, and women alike. Their feat, prowess and a bit of success in the World Athletics Champions held in Eugene, Oregon in the USA from July 15, 2022, to July 24, 2022, and then the spectacular successes at the XXII Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, ...

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Homeland FA Club Wins 2nd Edition Igwe Nanka YSFON U-17 Cup

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Homeland FA Club, Nnewi, has won the Second Edition of Igwe Nanka Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria, YSFON U-17, Anambra State Chapter. The final of the YSFON U-17 Cup took place at the Awka City stadium, with Ozala FA club Obosi and Homeland FA Club of Nnewi slugging it out. It started at 2pm last Sunday, ...

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Why Women Are Leaving the Men in Nigerian Sports

By Alexander johnson Adejoh While Tobi Amusan is Nigeria’s first-ever world champion and record holder, all 12 gold medals at the Commonwealth Games were also won by women. Fides learnt that Nigeria won 12 gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Women won every single one of them. The World Athletics Championships yielded two medals, one gold, and one ...

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Stadium Fee: Anambra FA Boss Makes Case for State Clubs

By Chioma Ndife The Chairman of the Anambra State Football Association, Chikelue Iloenyosi, has disclosed plans to lead an advocacy for the removal of stadium fees for clubs owned and managed in the state. He noted that the removal of the club fee was to encourage players and club owners in the state and enable them to enjoy stadium facility ...

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My Blueprint for Anambra Football – Iloenyosi

The new chairman of Anambra State Football Association, Mr Chikelue Iloenyosi, a.k.a General, recently had a session with Fides Editor-in-Chief,  Jude Atupulazi) and unfolded his plans for football development in the state. Excerpts Congrats on your emergence as the Chairman, Anambra State Football Association. Briefly, can you tell us how you came to this moment? Thank you very much. My ...

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Tobi Amusan: Symbol of Nigerian Greatness

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan celebrates setting a world record in the women’s 100m hurdles final during the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on July 24, 2022. Quite apart from the euphoria of having a Nigerian athlete broke a world record at a prestigious international competition in which the country had never won a ...

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Sports Ministry says MKO Abiola stadium Back in Good Shape

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports development has said that repair works have been completed at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. The mainbowl turf of the national stadium as well as two of its training pitches are back in good shape and ready to host international football matches again, according to the Ministry. ...

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NBF Partners NUGA for Boxing Development in Universities

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh In what has been described as a defence strategy and genuine sporting endeavour for students, the Nigerian Boxing Federation (NBF) has promised to help Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) establish the sport in the country’s universities ahead of the 2024 Games in Jos. The body believes that including boxing in the NUGA Games comes at a ...

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Insecurity in Nigeria Affecting Sports Business, Aihie Laments

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Covid is almost completely gone but there is yet another epidemic that has continued to ruin the Nigerian enterprise, laments Mr. Emmanuel Aihie an executive director (Operations) with SBM Ltd. ‘That scourge is the violence and all forms of it around the country. Name them: the bandits, Boko Haram, unknown gunmen, herdsmen and kidnappers. They have ...

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