Sports

Edo 2020: Sports Ministry Reduces Number of Teams

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Main Organising Committee (MOC), has directed all states to reduce the number of team sports for the Games owing to the high level of uncertainty still surrounding the commencement of the 20th National Sports festival in Edo State. Fides gathered that the festival, which has suffered series of postponements, is expected to hold from February ...

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27 Footbal Clubs Ready for Anambra Super 8 Tournament

… as AIFL announces Top Players By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Not less than 27 grassroots football clubs cut across the three senatorial districts of Anambra State, will next month (February) compete in the first edition of ‘My Anambra’ Football Super 8 Football Tournament slated to kick start on Feb. 1. My Anambra Football Super 8 Football Tournament is a programme ...

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Ndidi, Iheanacho Push Leicester City to Emirates FA Cup Last 16

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Leicester City are through to the last 16 of the Emirates FA Cup after coming from behind to beat Championship high-flyers Brentford last Sunday evening. Fides gathered that it was the second consecutive season that the Foxes have knocked out the Bees from the competition and the result set up a meeting with fellow Premier League ...

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Musa Set for EPL to Play for West Brom

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh English Premier League Club West Brom recently concluded a deal to sign Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa. Fides learnt through Daily Mail UK, that the Baggies were eyeing up a move for the striker following his release from Saudi Arabian side, Al-Nassr, with the Nigerian believing he has unfinished business in the Premier League. Also, Nigeria Soccer ...

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COVID-19: ‘I am Happy Osimhen is Back’ –Gattuso

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso was delighted to see the club’s most expensive signing in history, Victor Osimhen return to action as his side were beaten 3-1 by Verona in a Serie A clash last Sunday. The Nigeria international who came off the bench in the 65th minute as a replacement for Andrea Petagna, his first appearance ...

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Enugu Ranger Honors Late Colleague

… Gave N20 million to the deceased family By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Players of Enugu Rangers last Friday stopped over to pray for their late colleague, Ifeanyi George, at a spot along Asaba-Benin Highway where he died in a car accident in March, last year. The players who were travelling to Lagos for Sunday’s premiership clash with MFM F.C. stopped ...

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Stiff Competition for Eagles’ Shirt ¬– Gernot Rohr

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Super Eagle’s Coach, Gernot Rohr, recently lamented the absence of Super Eagles B from the on-going African Nations Championship in Cameroon even as he predicted stiff competition for shirts ahead of the remaining 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho in March. However, Rohr said he has been monitoring the players featuring in the domestic ...

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COVID-19: NWFL Postponed for One Month

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Aisha Falode, Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, (NWFL), at the weekend announced an additional one month postponement of the country’s women’s topflight league in a frantic bid to ensure strict compliance with Covid-19 protocols agreed before the season kicked off last December. Falode, noted that the irregularities discovered during the one-week postponement of the ...

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Osimhen Sad about Nigeria Trip…

Apologies to Club and Fans By Alexander Johnson Adejoh What could be termed the reckless actions which led to Napoli striker Victor Osimhen testing positive for COVID-19 after a trip to Nigeria will serve as a steep learning curve, Fides discovered. And that lesson, as many sports people have discovered in the past few months, is that attending a party, ...

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