Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

Nigeria U17 – World Cup 2015 Champions – How They Did It

Written on November 9th, 2015 by
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Although stoic on the sidelines throughout the U17 World Cup tournament in Chile over the past several weeks, head coach Emmanuel Amunike always had a plan -- and his boys executed it to defend their World Cup title. Proud of the U17 Eaglets -- they have now extended their record number of U1...
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Babatunde Aiyegbusi, a Nigerian-Polish American Football Phenom, Gives His NFL Dream a Go

Written on March 27th, 2015 by
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Here's an interesting NFL (National Football League) story, concerning Babatunde Aiyegbusi, a hopeful to play American football in the United States --- without having ever played college football in the U.S. Ayeigbusi, a native of Poland, of Nigerian heritage (his father is Nigerian), stands at ...
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Nigerian Table Tennis Player Wins a Masterpiece Rally at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Written on July 30th, 2014 by
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The 2014 Commonwealth Games are currently in full swing in Glasgow, Scotland.  In case you haven't already seen it making the rounds online, Nigeria's Segun Toriola, a table tennis player, put on a masterful defensive display in winning a point in a recent semifinal match-up versus Singapore's Gao ...
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2010 World Cup finals draw is in 2 days

Written on December 2nd, 2009 by
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The 2010 World Cup Draw takes place in Cape Town on December 4, 2009. The 32 nations will be drawn into eight groups of four with the top two in each group progressing to the Round of 16. The nine chosen South African cities to host the matches next summer are Johannesburg, which will have two venu...
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Corruption, bane of sports development in Nigeria — Williams

Written on October 18th, 2008 by
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Last year the Federal Government set up a Presidential Advisory Committee on Sports to fashion out ways to move sports forward. The committee headed by General Ishola Williams (rtd.) submitted its report to President Umar Musa Yar’Adua who in turn passed it on to the Sports Minister and Chairman N...
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Williams sisters confirm visit to Nigeria

Written on September 19th, 2008 by
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Tennis stars - Serena and Venus Williams - have confirmed their visit to Nigeria to motivate the youths. The Americans, who have won three of the four Grand Slam titles, are expected to be in Lagos from November 10 to 12. According to the Director of the International Tennis Academy, Godwin Kienka...
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Umenyiora, Giants sack Eagles 16-3 – NFL

Written on October 1st, 2007 by
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London-born Nigerian American Football player Osi Umenyiora had a team-record six sacks and the Giants (2-2) set a franchise record and tied a league record by sacking McNabb 12 times in a 16-3 victory that brought back memories of Lawrence Taylor intimidating opposing quarterbacks at will....
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Oyebola dies in hospital – Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Written on July 29th, 2007 by
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Former champion heavyweight boxer James Oyebola died on Friday after his life support machine was switched off. BOXING; James Oyebola, former British heavyweight champion, July 2007 - 0 Family and friends of Mr Oyebola, 47, of north west London, had gathered at his bedside to pay their last respect...
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Chelsea supports Beckham's 'big moment'

Written on July 11th, 2007 by
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LOS ANGELES - Chelsea is one of the world's glamour soccer teams, and it will play a strictly supporting role to David Beckham when the English star makes his U.S. debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 21. ADVERTISEMENT "It's a big moment for L.A. and also U.S. soccer," Chelsea coach J...
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Soccer – Nigeria beats Costa Rica

Written on July 2nd, 2007 by
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VICTORIA (CP) - A goal by Brown Ideye lifted Nigeria to a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Ideye, who plays for Nigerian club Ocean Boys, headed the ball past Costa Rican goalie Alfonso Quesada in the 75th minute to the delight of the sold-out crowd at Victoria's Royal Athlet...
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