Saturday August 2nd, 2014
Saturday August 2nd, 2014
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World juniors fall-out: How athletics officials planned to fail

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•United we Stand... Nigerian juniors pleading for adequate training and preparations for major international meets.

Is it that the Athletics Federation of Nigeria officials do not want to learn or simply they are just a plan- less bunch? The IAAF world junior championships ended last Sunday in Eugene, Oregon USA with Divine Oduduru winning 200m silver; sparing the country the embarrassment of not winning a single medal just like the last edition 2012 in Barcelona Spain.

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Amalaha stripped of gold

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GOLDEN GIRL . . . Nigeria’s gold medalist Chika Amalaha competing in the women’s weightlifting 53kg class, at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Photo: AFP PHOTO

Nigeria teenager Chika Amalaha has been stripped of her Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold medal after failing a doping test.

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Glasgow: Women will always be on top of men – Onyali

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*Mary Onyali Omagbemi

When Team Nigeria officials count their blessings in the ongoing XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, much of the plaudits would no doubt be going to women for making Nigerians walk with their noses in front.

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Glasgow: Nigeria in coat of many colours

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Gideon Aigbefoh lifts in a kit designed by Adidas

For a glimpse into Africa’s possible future look at the great sporting talent the continent produces in the leading sports.

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CGF withdraws Amalaha’s medal over doping violation

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GOLDEN GIRL . . . Nigeria’s gold medalist Chika Amalaha competing in the women’s weightlifting 53kg class, at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Photo: AFP PHOTO

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has stripped Nigeria’s weightlifter Chika Amalaha of the gold medal she won at the ongoing 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Wenger blasts Gerrad: ‘No player too good for Arsenal’

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wenger

(AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit back at claims by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard that striker Luis Suarez was “too good” to ever move to the north London outfit. The Gunners tabled a £40,000,001 ($67.5 million, 50.4 million euros) bid for Suarez a year ago in the mistaken belief it would trigger a

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Efe Ajagba, Adams othres in boxing final

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Isaac Ekpo (L) Super Middle Weight Boxing Champion with his Coach, Seidu Kalifa, in training  at the National Stadium In Lagos recently.

Nicola Adams says she is full of confidence heading into Saturday’s women’s boxing flyweight final at the Commonwealth Games where she will be looking to add Glasgow gold to her Olympic title.

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Nigeria weightlifter fails B sample, faces hearing

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GOLDEN GIRL . . . Nigeria’s gold medalist Chika Amalaha competing in the women’s weightlifting 53kg class, at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Photo: AFP PHOTO

Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha faces a hearing before the Commonwealth Games Federation on Friday over her failed drugs test.

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Special Olympics: Unilag hosts 2014 Nigeria National Games

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Unilag

140 special athleteswill storm the University of Lagos for the 2014 Special Olympics Nigeria national Games billed to hold between 10th and 13th of August.

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Okagbare completes sprint double

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Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare (2nd-R) wins heat 1 during the women's 100 metres semi-final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on August 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO

Nigeria’s sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare yesterday won the women 200m gold at the on-going Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. She clocked 20.25 seconds to confirm forecasts that the sprints medals were hers for the taking.

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NFF not in a hurry to re-engage Keshi

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Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi gives a press conference at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba on June 15, 2014, on the eve of their Group F 2014 FIFA World Cup football match against Iran. AFP PHOTO

More facts haveemerged from the Executive Committee meeting of the Nigeria Football Federation held in Abuja, Wednesday, particularly, on the impending re-engagement of Coach Stephen Keshi as Super Eagles coach.

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Dolphins, Enyimba for Federation Cup final

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WORTHY CHAMPIONS: Players of Dolphin FC of Port Harcourt rejoice after winning the 2010/2011 NPL Leaque

Dolphins will face cup holders Enyimba in the final of this year’s Federation Cup final after they pipped hard-fighting Prime FC in Thursday’s semi-final in Abuja.

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Amalaha’s drug saga saddens Danagogo

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•Golden lift... Amahala lifts for gold in Glassgow Friday. Photos: AFP

Sports Minister and Chairman, National Sports Commission, Dr. Tammy Danagogo has expressed sadness over the reported drug-test failure by Team Nigeria’s first gold medallist at the on-going 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Chika Amalaha.

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Maigari has no right to call a congress – Umeh

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NFF

The Acting President ofthe Nigeria Football Federation, Chief Mike Umeh has condemned the purported “emerg-ency congress” organ-ised by those he called “Maigari’s supporters” saying, “the gathering is unconstitutional.”

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NFF plans pay cut for Keshi

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Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi

The Nigeria Football Federation plans to tell Coach Stephen Keshi to accept a pay cut when he is offered a new contract, a top official of the football ruling house has told Saturday Sports Vanguard.

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Amos stuns Rudisha, Okagbare in sprint double

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Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare celebrates winning the women's 100m athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 28, 2014.   AFP PHOTO

Olympic champion and world record holder David Rudisha was beaten by Nijel Amos in the Commonwealth Games 800m final on Thursday while Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare claimed a women’s sprint double.

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Team Nigeria is a strong force in World sports – Elegbeleye

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Stephen-Mezie

Chef de Mission, Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye has described Team Nigeria as a strong force in World sport.

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Ghana sulks over no podium appearance

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Quadri in action

While Team Nigerian officials continue to swim as their athletes amass gold medals at the XX Commonwealth Games, their Ghanaian counterparts are sulking over their inability make any podium appearance.

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Foundation to hold Football Campuses’ training for youths

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Edu-Sports Foundation has concluded plans to hold a Football Campuses training for Nigerian youths from ages 6 to 18 years, in order to develop sports potentials in all talented youths by creating an early-age sporting awareness.

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TOURE: Iheanacho will shine in EPL

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Kelechi Iheanacho

African footballer of the year Yaya Toure has tipped Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho to shine in the English Premier League with Manchester City.

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I want to continue as Super Eagles coach—Keshi

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Stephen Okechukwu Keshi

Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, has expressed his desire to extend his contract with Nigeria.

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Neymar father in tax fraud probe

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Learning curve: Neymar is happy to take all he can from new team-mate Lionel Messi

Brazilian striker Neymar’s father will have to appear in court as a witness as part of a probe into possible tax crimes over Barcelona’s 86-million-euro ($117 million) signing of the player, a Spanish court ruled Wednesday.

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Lukaku not up for Chelsea fight – Mourinho

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Lukaku

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that he sold Romelu Lukaku to Everton because the Belgian striker did not have the stomach to fight for a place at Stamford Bridge.

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Cavani ‘staying’ at PSG despite transfer speculation

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PSG

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani on Thursday claimed that he would not be leaving the French champions this summer, despite ongoing speculation about his future.

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Okagbare can create another record in 200m final – Ogunkoya

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Okagbare

Africa fastest women 400m runner Falilat Ogunkoya on Wednesday said Commonwealth track and field queen, Blessing Okagbare can return a sub-22 in the final of the women 200m slated for Thursday.

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Nigerians in gold rush

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Maryam Usman of Nigeria during her golden lift in the Women's +75kg weightlifting final at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, yesterday.

Odunayo Adekuoreye and Aminat Adeniyi gave Nigeria the perfect pick-up as they claimed two gold medals in wrestling – and then celebrated their achievement by singing round the venue with the green white green flag fluttering.

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Our developmental programmes are working – AFN

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File photo: Athletes

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has said that the success recorded in the track and field events at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, was the result of its development programmes.

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Usman wins gold in Weightlifting

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DOWN & OUT . . . Team Nigeria’s female weightlifter hopeful, Maryam Usman disappointed as she flops during the women’s +75-kg weightlifting event of the London 2012 Olympics.

Superwoman Maryam Usman capped a remarkable performance yesterday lifting Nigeria to a Gold medal in a gritty test of power between her and Samoa’s Ele Opeloge.

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Keshi to get N7m a month

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Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi

The Nigeria Football Federation have proposed an improved contract that will pay coach Stephen Keshi seven million Naira a month (over $44,000), a top official has revealed.

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We’re on our way back – Oshodi

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Quadri in action

After successfully masterminding the return of Table Tennis to its pre-eminent position in Nigeria, President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation, Wahid Enitan Oshodi has said that it is not yet uhuru for Nigeria that took Africa by storm in the past.

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Int’l Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Junior Games begin tomorrow

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File photo: Cross Section of Nigeria's Paralympians

The attention of the sporting world will tomorrow shift, albeit temporarily, from the Commonwealth Games going on in Scotland, to the magnificent Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Buckinghamshire, England as the opening ceremony for the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) Junior Games get underway. The games will run through August 8.

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Mikel may be thrown out of Chelsea

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BRAZIL, Campinas : Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mikel takes part in a training session in Campinas, Sao Paulo, on June 18, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup. AFP PHOTO

Jose Mourinho openly admitted that John Obi Mikel could end his stay at Chelsea FC. The Special One does not have enough squad place for foreigners so either him or other foreign players can be forced out of the club.

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