Sports

VP: Atiku visits Ekweremadu, explains choice of Obi

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday visited the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, to seek his understanding over the choice of Mr Peter Obi as his running mate. On the entourage of Atiku were the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, who is also the President of the Senate, ...

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Helicopter Crash: Leicester City Owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha And 4 Others Die

Leicester City’s owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, died in the helicopter crash outside the club’s stadium on Saturday night, it was confirmed on Sunday night by the club. He was one of five people killed – all on board the helicopter – when the accident occurred around an hour after Leicester’s draw at home to West Ham United. The Thai owner’s helicopter ...

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2018 Aiteo Cup : How Rangers Stunned Pillars In A Dramatic Comeback To Win

Rangers International FC of Enugu on Wednesday in Asaba stunned Kano Pillars in a dramatic comeback from three goals down to win the 2018 Aiteo Cup on penalties. The game which was played at the 25,000 capacity Stephen Keshi Stadium had ended 3-3 at regulation time, after Rangers fought gallantly from three goals deficit to level up the game. Pillars, ...

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Sports Development in Anambra – The Oli Formula

By Jude Atupulazi When the Anambra State Government pulled out sports from the Ministry and set it up as Anambra State Sports Development Commission, ASSDC, the reason behind it was not very clear at the time. Later, however, it turned out to be something of a master stroke. For the first time, sports stood out on its own, away from ...

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Usain Bolt rejects Malta football offer

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has turned down a contract from Maltese champions Valletta and will remain in Australia to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer, his agent said on Thursday. The eight-time Olympic champion has been on trial with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners since arriving Down Under in August. He scored two goals in a pre-season ...

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Aston Villa Appoint Dean Smith As New Coach, John Terry Assistant

Aston Villa have announced the appointment of Dean Smith as new Coach, John Terry as assistant Coach and Jesus Garcia Pitarch as Sporting Director. Villa’s options over a new coach reduced after Thierry Henry and Rui Faria rejected offers by the club, paving the way for Smith to take over at the club. Smith is known for his introduction of ...

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Ronaldo Now Eligible To Face Manchester United In The UCL At Old Trafford

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo will be available to play former club Manchester United next month after Uefa ruled he must serve only a one-match ban for his Champions League red card. The Portugal captain, 33, was sent off during Juve’s 2-0 win over Valencia last week after appearing to pull defender Jeison Murillo’s hair. It was the first Champions League ...

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Luka Modrić Wins Fifa’s The Best Men’s Player Of The Year Award

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modrić has been crowned the world’s best player at Fifa’s The Best awards. The 33-year-old was the favourite going into Monday’s ceremony in London, ahead of former team mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah. The Blancos maestro claimed the award at a star-studded ceremony last night after what’s been a superb year for the ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo Receives Red Card On UCL Debut With Juventus

Juventus’ forward, Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off after a seemingly innocuous coming-together with Valencia center-back, Jeison Murillo in the first half of their opening Champions League clash on Wednesday. Ronaldo signed for Juventus from Real Madrid in July for £105million, with the Serie A giants hopeful he can propel them to Champions League glory. He broke his duck for his ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Flags off 2019 Awka Diocesan Priests’ Sports Fiesta

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba To promote healthy living among priests, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor on Saturday, April 13, 2019, flagged off the 2019 Awka Diocesan Priests’ Sports Fiesta, at the over 50,000 capacity St Anthony’s International Stadium, St Anthony Catholic Parish, Enugwu-Ukwu, Njiloka L.G.A, Anambra State. The sports fiesta which was organised by the Directorate ...

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