IAAF World Championships: Day of reckoning for Okagbare

Amusan begins battle for sprint hurdles honour     All eyes will be on Blessing Okagbare- Ighoteguonor on Friday (today) when she takes to the long jump pit to battle for one of the three medals on offer at the ong o i n g 1 6 t h IAAF World Championships. Silver medallist four years ago at the championships in Moscow, Russia, the Nigerian will attempt to consolidate on her status as the country’s most successful athlete in the history of the Championships by winning her third medal following…

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World Cup: Supporters inaugurate ‘Operation tame Cameroon Lions

The Nigeria Football and other Sports Supporters Club Thursday launched “operation tame Indomitable Lions of Cameroon,’programme ahead of the FIFA 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the African champions come September 1 and 4, 2017. President General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, alongside National Chairman, Rev. Samuel Ikpea, several officials and other members launched operation tame Cameroon at the International Secretariat, Ayinde Giwa, Lagos (Thursday) in apparent bid to drum support for the Gernot Rohrhandled Super Eagles squad. “Operations tame Indomitable Lions is a special support…

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Senate to summon Dalung over Sports Festival

The Senate Committee on Sports will soon summon the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung to explain why the National Sports festival has not hold as scheduled. Chairman Senate Committee on Sports, Chief Obinna Ogba disclosed that Dalung would be invited for questioning following the botched attempts to host the festival by Cross River State. The state has begged the Sports Ministry to come to its aid due to the lack of funds. Ogba said money is budgeted for the festival every year. “Our is to budget money…

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Dortmund suspend Dembele, reject Barca’s bid

Ousmane Dembele has been s u s pended by Borussia Dortmund after skipping training, with the Bundesliga club having turned down an offer from Barcelona for the winger earlier on Thursday. Dembele is being targeted as a replacement for Neymar, who left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last week in a record-shattering £222million deal. And the 20-year-old was absent from training without permission on Thursday, with Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz telling a news conference the club had been unable to contact Dembele. Speculation that a move to Barcelona was imminent…

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D’Tigress’ll bounce back despite loss to Raptors – Ahmedu

Peter Ahmedu, assistant coach of the senior women basketball team, the D’Tigress, is optimistic the team would bounce back stronger despite the 71-55 loss to Raptors Basketball club of Lagos in their first test match ahead of the 2017 Afrobasket Women competition. The game played Wednesday evening inside the Indoor Sports Hall of the Lagos National stadium was witnessed by Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Babs Oguande and two board members, Col Samuel Ahmedu (rtd) and Felix Awogu including an impressive turnout of fans. Speaking after the game,…

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LMC shifts league for W’ Cup, CHAN qualifiers

                   …as NPFL season ends September 9   The NPFL season will now end on September 9 due to 2018 World Cup and CHAN qualifiers, officials have disclosed. The season was to have ended on September 3. The Super Eagles will do battle with Cameroon on September 1and 4 in World Cup qualifiers, while the country’s home-based team are engaged in a final CHAN 2018 playoff with Benin. The first leg of the CHAN playoff is on Sunday in Cotonou with the return leg in Kano on August 19. As…

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DAWN commission partners S’ West Football Forum

Acting Director General of DAWN Commission, Seye Oyeleye, has said the agency will collaborate with South-West Football Forum to reclaim the zone’s old glory not only in football, but also in sports generally. “DAWN in collaboration with South-West Forum is set to reclaim the glory of the zone not only in football but also sports development,”Oyeleye said during the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday at Cocoa House, Ibadan. “South-West in the past was proud of seasoned sports men and women like Dele Jonathan, Nojeem Mayegun, Falilat Ogunkoya.…

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Redknapp: Onazi close to Birmingham deal

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed that the Championship club is close to signing midfielder Ogenyi Onazi from Trabzonspor. Reports in Turkey suggest that a £4m fee has been agreed for the 24-year-old, who is due to fly to the Midlands to undergo a medical. The Blues have reportedly also made a £7m bid for Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah, but Redknapp has suggested that he will only sign one of the two. “You’ve got to see what you can get really,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News. “If you can…

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Kayode seeks Premier League switch

Nigeria striker Olanrewaju Kayode is set to complete a transfer to the Premier League in England “in a matter of days”, SCORENigeria has been exclusively informed. “Kayode is on his way to England in a matter of days,” a top source informed only SCORENigeria. Kayode’s future has been open to a lot of speculations since his goal-filled seasons in the Austrian Bundesliga. There have been interests for the racy Austria Wien striker across Europe with Russian clubs reportedly leading the chase. The former Nigeria U-17, U-20 and Olympic team international,…

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Palace sign defender Fosu-Mensah on loan

Crystal Palace signed Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah on a season-long loan on Thursday. Fosu-Mensah will link up with new Eagles boss and fellow Dutchman Frank de Boer ahead of the new Premier League season. The 19-year-old has made 21 appearances for United and still has a future at Old Trafford after being given a new contract in October. Fosu-Mensah, who can also operate in midfield, is hoping to learn plenty from his time with Palace. “The manager spoke to me about coming down to join Crystal Palace and it…

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