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Russia banned from 2022 World Cup as part of anti-doping sanctions

Russia will be barred from competing at the 2022 World Cup, with the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) hitting the nation with a four-year ban from all major sporting events.

WADA meet with Russia’s sporting fate in their hands

Russia will discover Monday whether they will be banished from sporting competitions, including the Olympic Games, for four years when the World Anti-Doping Agency hold a crunch meeting in Lausanne.
The funeral ceremony of late Super Eagles forward Promise Isaac, who died October 2, 2019, in the United States as an active player has been announced by his family.

Late Super Eagles star gets burial date

The funeral ceremony of late Super Eagles forward Promise Isaac, who died October 2, 2019, in the United States as an active player has been announced by his family.

US wrestlers decline Iranian invitation

A U.S. team official on Tuesday said U.S wrestlers have declined an invitation to compete in a tournament in Iran, saying they have to concentrate on next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Germany send Super Falcons packing from 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup after 3-0 win on Saturday evening encounter at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble. 23x

Super Falcons star reveals what will happen to senior women team next year

Super Falcons forward Francisca Ordega remains upbeat the African champions will bounce back from recent setbacks and qualify for the next African women’s cup of Nations in 2020.
Veteran D’Tigress player Aisha Balarebe has stated that the Nigeria women basketball national team have been handed a huge advantage in the race to pick a ticket for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games after been drawn alongside USA, Serbia and Mozambique.

Aisha Balarebe: D’Tigress handed huge advantage in Olympic qualifiers

Veteran D’Tigress player Aisha Balarebe has stated that the Nigeria women basketball national team have been handed a huge advantage in the race to pick a ticket for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games after been drawn alongside USA, Serbia and Mozambique.
Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen picked up his first yellow card in the UEFA Champions League as Lille lost at home 0-2 against Ajax in the Match-day 5 encounter played at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

30 Gold Label Runners invited for 2020 Lagos City Marathon

Gov. Babatunde Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says 30 Gold Label Runners and 25 Silver Label Runners have been invited as elite runners for 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Feb. 8, 2020.
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

D’Tigress gets USA, host Serbia, Mozambique in Tricky FIBA WOQT Group

African Champions D’Tigress will battle host Serbia, 17 times Olympic Champions as well as Mozambique in the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.
In this file photo dated Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. Russia has sent a formal response to the World Anti-Doping Agency, Tuesday Oct. 8, 2019.

Possible new doping sanctions loom for Russia

Top Russian officials decried the recommendations by a World Anti-Doping Agency committee to suspend Russia from international competition over tainted athlete doping probes — the latest in a drawn out saga over accusations of Russian state sponsored doping that has roiled global sport since 2014.
Nigeria’s D’Tigress will now face hosts Mozambique in the FIBA women’s basketball Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers.

Olympics qualifiers: D’Tigress seeded with Japan, Brazil, Great Britain in pot 3

Nigeria women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, has been seeded in pot three alongside Japan, Brazil and Great Britain ahead of the draw ceremony for the 2020 Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament.
Lyle Foster celebrates goal during the 2019 U23 Olympic Qualifier 2020 match between South Africa and Zimbabwe at the Orlando Stadium, Soweto on the 06 September 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela-BackpagePix

South Africa book Olympic ticket as Egypt claim AFCON U23 crown

David Notoane’s troops booked their place at next year’s world showpiece with a 6-5 penalty shootout win over Ghana in the Africa U23 Cup of Nations on Friday.g
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

U23 Eagles out of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Nigeria will not be one of Africa’s representatives at the 2020 Olympic Games after crashing out of the ongoing U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Cup holders, the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria, were knocked out of the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations following a 0-0 draw with South Africa at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo on Friday night.

Olympic Eagles draw with South Africa, out of U-23 AFCON, Tokyo Olympics

Cup holders, the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria, were knocked out of the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations following a 0-0 draw with South Africa at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo on Friday night.
Cup holders Nigeria returned to contention for a place in the semi finals of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations, coming from a goal down to steamroll Zambia 3-1 in Cairo on Tuesday. 6

AFCON U-23: Nigeria in must-win battle against South Africa

Nigeria U-23 team must not lose in their third Group B game against South Africa in their 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations at the Al Salam in Cairo, Egypt.
Nigerian U23 striker Taiwo Awoniyi has assured victory over Sudan ahead of the U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday evening.

U23 AFCON: Boost for Nigeria as Taiwo Awoniyi, Okechukwu Azubuike arrive for Zambia game

Istanbul Basaksehir midfielder Okechukwu Azubuike and Mainz striker Taiwo Awoniyi have joined Nigeria at the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, ahead of their game against Zambia.
Azubuike Okechukwu has joined Turkish Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir on a season-long loan from Egyptian club Pyramids FC.

U23 AFCON: Dream Team VII gets huge boost ahead of Zambia showdown

Dream Team VII squad members have been boosted by news regarding the arrival of team captain Azubuike Okechukwu ahead of Tuesday’s important clash against the U23 side of Zambia in Cairo.
Super Eagles forward Asisat Oshoala nest a second-half hat-trick after as Barcelona thrashed AEM Lleida 13-0.

Asisat Oshoala’s Barcelona to face Atletico Madrid in Champions League quarterfinals

Following the draws of the UEFA Women’s Champions League held in Nyon on Friday, Asisat Oshaola’s Barcelona have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals.

FIFA U-17: Why we succeeded in 1993 – Wilson Oruma

Captain of Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets to the 1993 Under-17 FIFA World Cup in Japan, Wilson Oruma, has said the team succeeded in winning the tournament because other countries underrated Nigeria.

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World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has expressed appreciation to the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, for psyching him up to reclaim his titles.

Anthony Joshua thanks Nigerian envoy for inspiring him

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has expressed appreciation to the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, for psyching him up to reclaim his titles.
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Rivers governor threatens to sack traditional ruler over ‘romance’ with Bayelsa governor

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