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Grassroots Development Key to Basketball Growth, Says Mark

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria must invest in the youths and encourage grassroots development for the country’s basketball to grow to its desired level, factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Igoche Mark, has said. Mark, who said building the game from the grassroots is his main priority, added that the country has the talents to challenge the best ...

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Nigeria Coach Augustine Eguavoen Says he Made Picks to ‘Pacify’ NFF

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria coach Augustine Eguavoen’s recent tacit admission that he picked midfielder Ogenyi Onazi to appease NFF higher-ups was a seismic confirmation of what has previously been whispered rumours. Onazi, who plays for Saudi Arabia’s Al Adalah, was included in the squad to face Ghana in this month’s FIFA World Cup qualifying playoff, and Eguavoen’s seemingly off-the-cuff ...

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NFF is Observing ‘Bad Shape’ Of Cape Coast Stadium, Says Pascal

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said it is observing the reports that the Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana, which will host the first leg of the Qatar 2022 World Cup play-off between the Black Stars and Super Eagles on Match 25, is currently in bad shape and undergoing rehabilitation a few weeks to the crucial ...

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Meet Footballer, Handballer, Athelete, Academician-All in One – Fidelis Onuchukwu

In these two Colleges, I replicated all I did at St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Emene, Enugu in terms of preparing schedules for morning road- walk, sports training and practice sessions which were followed meticulously to maximum advantages to the students in particular and to the respective colleges in general. I groomed and nurtured the students to stardom in readiness for ...

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Russia, Ukraine, and Nigeria

By Rev. Fr. Gerald Nwafor I have watched with great concern the opinion of some actors in the world, and how they ignore the mayhem going on in Ukraine. I am concerned about the people in Ukraine and Russia because they are human beings like you and I are. What is the real reason behind killing and destroying properties in ...

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Meet Footballer, Handballer, Athelete, Academician

-All in One – Fidelis Onuchukwu However, in 1966, due to pogrom, the Eastern Regional Team did not go to defend the Cup she won in 1965, but simply relinquished it to the Federal Football Authorities. I finished my Higher School Course in 1966 and in early 1967, I secured employment to teach at St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Emene Enugu. ...

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AIFL Matches Debut at the New Awka City Stadium as Father Obinna Commend the State Government.

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Chairman Anambra Independent Football eague, (AIFL) Rev. Father Obinna Dike, has commended the Chairman, Anambra State Sports Development commission, Chief Tony Oli, and the out going administration of Governor, Willie Obiano, for the effort made to put in place, a beautiful Football Stadium in Awka Capital City. The newly constructed stadium, hosted AIFL matches this ...

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ESPN’s Built to Play Initiative Sees Football pitch opened in Makoko, Nigeria

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The informal settlement of Makoko in inner city Lagos is largely built on stilts and uses canoes for transport, but a new football pitch is giving the community a solid foundation. A new football pitch has been opened in the Makoko Area of Lagos, Nigeria, as part of ESPN’s built to Play initiative, and serves a ...

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Meet Footballer, Handballer, Athlete, Academician

 – All in One – Fidelis Onuchukwu Name: Onuchukwu, Fidelis .C. (KSM) Village: Umuodum, Isingwu -Unodu Town: Oraifite Education Work: I finished my Higher School Course in 1966 at Trinity High School, Oguta, Imo State, in 1966. Early in 1967, I secured employment to teach at St. Patricks Secondary School, Emene, Enugu State. Not long after I started work, than ...

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NFF To Query Eguavoen On Eagles’ List

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will demand explanation from Super Eagles technical adviser, Austin Eguavoen, on his inclusion of Ogenyi Onazi on the standby list ahead the World Cup playoff with Ghana, Fides learnt. Onazi was named by the coach on a standby list of seven players in the squad for the World Cup playoff games ...

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