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Nigerian footballer and Lille forward, Victor Osimhen has lost his father, Patrick Osimhen. Osimhen, 21, took to his official Twitter handle to break the news of his father’s demise. “RIP Dad. No words to describe this feeling,” he tweeted. :sob::sob::broken_heart: pic.twitter.com/YRA9LCdtUh — victor osimhen (@victorosimhen9) May 24, 2020 His French Ligue 1 team also commiserated with the […]

A member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation and Chairman of the Nigeria National League, Chidi Ofo Okenwa, is dead. Okenwa, who is also the Chairman of the Enugu State Football Association, died on Tuesday at the age of 50. He had been diagnosed with leukemia and was said to have been […]

The next swimming world championships, scheduled for summer 2021 in Japan, have been pushed back until May 2022 following the postponement of the Olympic Games, the sport’s governing body said Monday. The world championships were due to be held in Fukuoka next year from July 16-August 1 but will instead take place from May 13-29 […]

The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will open on July 23, 2021, organisers said Monday, announcing the new date after the Games were delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes less than a week after the organisers were forced to delay the Games under heavy pressure from athletes and sports federations as the global […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate postponement of the National Sports Festival, Edo 2020. Details later…

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has confirmed that giving a boost grassroots football a boost and promoting youth participation in sports is priority for the ministry. Mr Dare made the assurance in Daura, Katsina State, at the finals of the 2019 PMB Cup for the Next Level where Arewa United FC of […]

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, could not hide his feelings on Saturday after watching brilliant performances by two young female boxers. Mr Dare shared a video of eight-year-old Shekinah on Twitter while that of another young female boxer was twitted by a user – @samson_stringz. In the video, the young boxers […]

Sebastien Ogier’s hopes of securing a seventh straight world rally driver’s title were dealt a potentially fatal blow in Catalonia on Friday. The French rally ace’s Citroen suffered power steering problems resulting in a loss of over 40 seconds on his rivals in the Rally of Catalonia’s second stage. Ogier trails championship leader Ott Tanak […]

Amnesty International says no fewer than 19 journalists and media practitioners have suffered attack in Nigeria between January and September 2019. The human rights organisation disclosed this in its report entitled, ‘Endangered Voices: Attack On Freedom Of Expression In Nigeria’. In the 42-page document launched in Abuja on Monday, the group noted that the figure […]

Newly crowned world 100m champion Christian Coleman has withdrawn from the 200m at the World Championships, the United States Track and Field Federation confirmed Sunday. US sprinter Coleman, who blasted to a brilliant gold medal in the 100m on Saturday, had been due to take part in the heats of the 200m. However a revised […]


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