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NFF to interview coaches for vacant Super Falcons job

The President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that the Federation is working tirelessly to recruit qualified coaches for the country’s senior women national, the Super Falcons.
Two-time Olympic 800-meter champion David Rudisha underwent surgery on his left ankle on Thursday after fracturing it while walking on uneven ground at his home in Kilgoris in rural Narok County, Kenya, last week.

Kenya’s star athlete ruled out for months after surgery

Two-time Olympic 800-meter champion David Rudisha underwent surgery on his left ankle on Thursday after fracturing it while walking on uneven ground at his home in Kilgoris in rural Narok County, Kenya, last week.

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.
Coach of NPFL side Heartland FC Fidelis Ilechukwu has expressed his deep concern about his team despite the Owerri side’s 1-0 win over Jigawa Golden stars incidentally been their first win of the league season coming on match day 5.

Fidelis Ilechukwu: Most foreign-based players don’t respect local coaches

Heartland Football Club of Owerri head coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has disclosed that foreign-based players don’t give enough respect to the local coaches.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

Daniel Amokachi donates food items to Kaduna residents

Nigerian Football Ambassador and former Super Eagles striker Daniel Amokachi has brought huge relieve to thousands of Kaduna residents by distributing food items and other provisions to ward off the effect of the covid-19 lockdown.
Two time Olympic Gold Medalist and 800m specialists Caster Semenya has revealed her intention to fight critics and others planning to pull her down to a standstill.

Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya slams critics

Two time Olympic Gold Medalist and 800m specialists Caster Semenya has revealed her intention to fight critics and others planning to pull her down to a standstill.

Queensland halts work on 2032 Olympics bid to deal with coronavirus

Senior international Olympic official John Coates said on Saturday he supports a decision by Queensland’s state government to postpone work on its bid for the 2032 Games while they focus on the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Ex-international, Jonathan Akpoborie, says Chinedu Obasi, who accused officials of demanding bribe from him prior to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, should be given a chance to present his case.

Jonathan Akpoborie: Don’t dismiss Chinedu Obasi’s bribery allegations

Ex-international, Jonathan Akpoborie, says Chinedu Obasi, who accused officials of demanding bribe from him prior to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, should be given a chance to present his case.
Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts during the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay

Naomi Osaka overtakes Serena Williams as world’s highest-paid female athlete

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world’s highest-paid female athlete, making US$37.4 million (S$50 million) in the past 12 months for an earnings record, Forbes magazine reported on Friday.
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.

Olympics official sees ‘real problems’ in holding Games in 2021

A senior Olympics official has warned that holding the postponed Tokyo Games next year faces “real problems”, with even a vaccine unlikely to stave off the threat of the coronavirus.
Nigeria’s para powerlifter and Paralympic gold medalist, Esther Oyema, has been sanctioned by the International Paralympic Committee for violating anti-doping rules.

Nigeria’s Paralympic gold medalist gets four-year doping ban

Nigeria’s para powerlifter and Paralympic gold medalist, Esther Oyema, has been sanctioned by the International Paralympic Committee for violating anti-doping rules.
Nigeria legend Sunday Oliseh has opened up on his experience with the Super Eagles which spanned nine years.

Sunday Oliseh: I started funding Nigeria national team in 1996

Nigeria legend Sunday Oliseh has opened up on his experience with the Super Eagles which spanned nine years.
Olympic and World Champion long distance runner Mo Farah exercises in Richmond Park, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain May 12, 2020. REUTERS-Dylan Martinez

Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000m title defence

Multiple Olympic champion Mo Farah says the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 could work to his advantage as the Briton will now have around 20 months to train for the defence of his 10,000m title having switched his focus back to the track.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has rated former Bolton Wanderers captain Austin Jay-Jay Okocha higher than Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu.

Leon Balogun rates Austin Okocha over Nwankwo Kanu

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has rated former Bolton Wanderers captain Austin Jay-Jay Okocha higher than Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu.
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.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Former Super Eagles star lauds Gernot Rohr for accepting new contract

Former Super Eagles and Rennes winger John Utaka has hailed coach Genort Rohr for accepting the NFF’s offer to continue his job with the National team.
The Nigeria Football Federation has sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles midfielder Sani Kaita who clocks 34 years on Saturday.

NFF celebrates ex-Super Eagles star Sani Kaita at 34

The Nigeria Football Federation has sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles midfielder Sani Kaita who clocks 34 years on Saturday.
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.

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Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.