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Despite having the second best time of 19.73 behind Jamaican Yohan Blake’s 19.26 in heat three of the men’s 200m semifinal, Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru finished last to miss out from the final of the event at the ongoing IAAF World Championships holding in Doha, Qatar.

Visa signs Nigerian athlete for programme on 2020 Olympics

The athlete identified as Divine Oduduru is a Nigerian track and field sprinter specializing in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. He holds personal bests of 9.86 seconds for the 100 m and 19.73 seconds for the 200 m. The latter is a Nigerian national record.
Nigeria;s striker, Victor Osimhen, has been sanctified fit and ready by medical doctors to play for Lille against Monaco on Saturday in the French Ligue 1 encounter.

Victor Osimhen disappointed with Lille French Cup defeat to Lyon

Victor Osimhen is disappointed with Lille’s exit from the Coupe de la Ligue following Tuesday night semi-final defeat against Olympic Lyon at the Groupama Stadium.
Wolves have officially completed the signing of Barcelona SC striker Leonardo Campana.

Wolves complete signing of highly rated Barcelona striker

The 19-year-old has four senior caps for Ecuador and is currently representing his country in the pre-Olympic Championship.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Daniel Igali hails Sunday Dare over wrestling feat

The President of the Nigeria wrestling Federation (NWF), Daniel Igali, has showered praises on the minister of sports Sunday Dare for his role in the feat achieved by Nigerian wrestlers at the just concluded Ranking Series Tournament in Rome, Italy.
World number 2 wrestler in the 57kg category Odunayo Adekuruoye is hopeful she is able to capitalise and consolidates on her recent victory after winning Gold at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament to record a commanding start to 2020.

Adekuruoye Odunayo hopes to consolidate on Gold medal win in Rome

World number 2 wrestler in the 57kg category Odunayo Adekuruoye is hopeful she is able to capitalise and consolidates on her recent victory after winning Gold at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament to record a commanding start to the year 2020.
Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday.

World, Olympic women’s hurdles champs set for Boston duel

Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday.
The Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in the final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket to win their fourth continental title. - 108

NBBF: Fund won’t hinder D’Tigress

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has stated that the country’s female national team, the D’Tigress, would not suffer paucity of funds, as the team opens camp on February 1 in Serbia for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifier championship taking place in Belgrade, Serbia from February 7 to 9.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football in the wake of England players suffering abuse in Bulgaria.

Gianni c: IOC to consider increasing teams at Olympic Women’s Football Tournament

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has revealed that the IOC will consider increasing the number of teams participating in the Women’s Olympic football tournament in the future.
Kimia Alizadeh celebrates after winning bronze in Rio de Janeiro, 2016. Andrew Medichini-AP

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist quits country

Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh said this was because she had had enough of being used by Iranian authorities as a propaganda tool.
Samuel-Kalu

Gernot Rohr backs Samuel Kalu to rediscover best form for Bordeaux

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has backed Samuel Kalu to get back to his best following his struggles at French Ligue 1 outfit Girondis Bordeaux this season.

Foreign-based boxers to boost Nigeria’s outing at Olympic qualifiers

Foreign based boxers from the United States of America are expected to join and few others in camp for next month’s Olympic qualifiers in Senegal.
Nigerian women’s national volleyball team on Wednesday recorded their first win at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers in Cameroon.

Team Nigeria crashes out of 2020 Olympics volleyball qualifiers

Nigerian women’s national volleyball team crashed out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers in Cameroon on Thursday after losing 0-3 to Kenya in a riveting match that tested both sides well.
Nigerian women’s national volleyball team on Wednesday recorded their first win at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers in Cameroon.

Team Nigeria record first win at 2020 Olympic’s volleyball qualifiers

Nigerian women’s national volleyball team on Wednesday recorded their first win at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers in Cameroon.
Daniel Igali, President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), has congratulated legendary sprint queen, Mary Onyali, on her appointment as Special Adviser to Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development.

Daniel Igali hopes for ‘better’ 2020 in Nigerian wrestling

After recording some groundbreaking achievements last year, President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) Hon. Daniel Igali is hopeful that 2020 will be even ‘better’ for the sport in the country.
Nigeria women’s team will face Cameroon on Monday by 7pm at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Nigeria face Cameroon in Olympic volleyball qualifiers

Nigeria women’s team will face Cameroon on Monday by 7pm at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Former Nigeria Football Federation technical director Kashimawo Laloko has ripped into the performances of the country’s national teams in 2019, saying they “achieved nothing in football”.

Nigerian football failed last year – Ex-NFF chief

Former Nigeria Football Federation technical director Kashimawo Laloko has ripped into the performances of the country’s national teams in 2019, saying they “achieved nothing in football”.
Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye

2020: Odunayo Adekuoroye looking forward to a greater year

Two-time Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) has reflected on her performance in the year 2019 and gave thanks to God almighty for her achievements.
[Fil] International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach- AFP PHOTO - Fabrice COFFRINI

IOC chief warns athletes against political protests at Tokyo 2020

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, has warned athletes against protesting in any form at Tokyo 2020, claiming the Games “must never be a platform to advance political or any other potentially divisive ends”.

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