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Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq scored a first career hat-trick as Partizan Belgrade 6-2 big win over Javor Ivanjica in their Serbian Super Liga encounter at Partizan Stadium.

Sadiq Umar may replace Vitor Osimhen at Lille

Partizan Belgrade of Ser­bia striker Sadiq Umar may replace compatriot, Victor Osimhen, at Lille Metropole of France, se­quel to his stunning form this season.
Kenya hopes to break the ice and compete at their Olympic debut in taekwondo at the Tokyo Games in 2021 with Faith Ogalo having secured her ticket.

Kenya seeks to win taekwondo medal at Tokyo Olympics

Kenya hopes to break the ice and compete at their Olympic debut in taekwondo at the Tokyo Games in 2021 with Faith Ogalo having secured her ticket.
Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman is facing a two-year suspension after revealing on Tuesday he missed a drugs test last December.

World 100m champion faces suspension after new missed test

The US sprint star – who only narrowly avoided being banned last year after three violations of anti-doping “whereabouts” rules across 2018 and 2019 – revealed details of his latest missed test in a statement on Twitter.

Phil Neville: England women’s job a stepping stone to club football

Phil Neville says he always intended to leave the England Women’s team after three years to take a job in club football.
Former Nigerian international Austine Jay Jay Okocha once said he never knew he is a black footballer until he got to, where he suffered racial abuse while playing in the German Bundesliga.

El-Hadji Diouf rates Jay Jay Okocha Africa’s most talented footballer

Senegal legend El-Hadji Diouf says Nigeria’s Austin Jay Jay Okocha is the most talented footballer Africa has ever produced.
The International Olympic Committee came under pressure to speed up its decision about postponing the Tokyo Games on Tuesday as athletes criticised the four-week deadline and the United States joined calls to delay the competition.

IOC to discuss providing financial support to international federations

International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been discussing how it might help international sports federations overcome financial losses linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisation revealed on its website.
Benedict Akwuegbu – a former Super Eagles striker, has touched up the lives of some of his retired colleagues with a surprise car gifts amid the biting Covid-19 pandemic.

Benedict Akwuegbu: Why I regret playing for Nigeria instead of Austria

Despite an illustrious international career that saw him feature in all categories of the Nigeria’s national teams, Benedict Akwuegbu has told Complete Sports that he now regrets representing his fatherland in international football instead of Austria that also offered him a great opportunity.
Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.

John Coates: Tokyo Olympics could be ‘greatest ever’

Senior international Olympics official John Coates said on Saturday the delayed Tokyo Olympics could end up being the greatest Games ever, coming next year as the world emerges from COVID-19 crisis.

Francis Xavier: Nigeria still struggling to find Austin Okocha’s replacement

The now 46-year-old former Nigeria international was a joy to watch during his playing days both at the club and national level. The former AFC Leopards midfielder has explained why he will go for the former Super Eagles star.
Yoshiro Mori, President of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organising Committee, delivers a speech during Tokyo 2020 Executive Board Meeting in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan March 30, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato-Pool

Japan would ‘scrap’ Games if not held next year- Tokyo 2020 chief

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said that the Olympic Games, already postponed to 2021, would be “scrapped” if they could not take place then, according to an interview published on Tuesday.
Rafa Nadal

Rafa Nadal pessimistic of chances of return to normal for tennis

Rafael Nadal says he is very pessimistic about the possibility of tennis returning to normal any time soon because of the new coronavirus pandemic that shut down the sport last month.
Nigeria’s Super Falcons have failed to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics football tournament, having crashed to Cote d’Ivoire at the Agege Stadium, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Tokyo Olympics: Why Super Falcons failed to qualify – defender

Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi has disclosed that the absence of enough foreign base professionals cost the team a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.
Nigerian striker, Lanre Kehinde has called on Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, to give him a chance in the national team set up by extending a call up to him to show what he is capable of adding to the team.

K-League striker wants Super Eagles call up

Nigerian striker, Lanre Kehinde has called on Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, to give him a chance in the national team set up by extending a call up to him to show what he is capable of adding to the team.
Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) has confirmed the death of the country’s two-time Olympic 800m finalist Donato Sabia from Coronavirus disease.

Italy’s Olympic 800 metres finalist dies of coronavirus

Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) has confirmed the death of the country’s two-time Olympic 800m finalist Donato Sabia from Coronavirus disease.
Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has reacted for the first time after his contract termination by Trabzonspor over coronavirus comment.

Dosu Joseph slams former Nigeria skipper Mikel Obi

Legendary Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel has been slammed by his compatriot Dosu Joseph.
A research assistant holds coronavirus test samples. Peter Steffen-dpa via AP

Tokyo records high rise in new coronavirus cases

Tokyo on Sunday recorded 143 new cases of the coronavirus, raising the number of people, who have tested positive for it, to over 1,000.
Toshiro Muto, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee Chief Executive Officer, attends a news conference after Tokyo 2020 Executive Board Meeting, during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan March 30, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato-Pool

Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics

The postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until Aug. 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee said on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to plan for them properly this year.
Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.

Eliud Kipchoge: We will win fight against coronavirus

Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s greatest marathon man, reckoned his first reaction was shock when he heard at home in Kenya that the 2020 Olympic Games had been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Police arrest five for rape in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champions League and Europa League last-16 venues confirmed by UEFA

UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC confirms 17 political parties for Ondo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

FIDA, NCWS, others fault Governor Ayade over Justice Ikpeme

International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.