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Australian Open Boss Craig Tiley Expresses Confidence that Grand Slam Will Start On February 8

Australian Open boss Craig Tiley says he is confident the first Grand Slam of the year will start as planned on February 8, despite 160 players waiting for the outcome of coronavirus tests. A total of 507 people connected to the Australian Open were told to isolate by Melbourne health …

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Edo 2020 Sports Festival- Main Organizing Committee Reduce Number of States to Attend

  The Main Organizing Committee, MOC, of the Edo 2020 Sports Festival has announced the reduction in number of States to partake in team sports at the event. The decision taken in the light of Covid-19 uncertainties, was made known in a letter to all states sports commissions. The Main …

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Enyimba FC Defeated Nasarawa United 2-1

Enyimba FC of Aba defeated Nasarawa United 2-1 in a difficult encounter at the Lafia Township stadium yesterday, to go top of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL with 18 points from eight matches played so far. Nasarawa United, desperate to return to winning ways after their first defeat of …

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NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE APPROVES REGISTRATION OF THREE FEDERATIONS

The Nigeria Olympic Committee has approved the registration of three federations; the Nigeria Teqball Federation, Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Nigeria, and the Nigeria Curling Federation. The NOC granted the approval during its Annual General Meeting, which was virtually held yesterday. In a nine-point communique issued at the end of …

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FIFA BANS CAF PRESIDENT MR. AHMAD AHMAD

World Football governing body, FIFA has banned the President of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, Mr. Ahmad Ahmad for five years due to a breach of various codes of ethics. Mr. Ahmad who is also a FIFA vice-president was found to have breached codes relating to the duty of …

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EPL MANAGER SAYS LEICESTER MIDFIELDER WILFRED NDIDI WILL BE FIT TO PLAY SOON

Manager of English Premier League side, Leicester City, Brendan Rodgers, says Wilfred Ndidi is a few weeks from being fully fit to play despite returning to training two months after he sustained an abductor injury. Rodgers told a news conference yesterday ahead of Leicester City’s trip to Liverpool that Ndidi …

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FIFA POSTPONES CLUB WORLD CUP

World Football governing body, FIFA, has announced the postponement of this year’s Club World Cup from December to February 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions. In a statement published on its website, FIFA noted that the tournament will still be played in Qatar, the earlier scheduled venue, but now from February1-11. …

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AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS WILL BE PLAYED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – CAF

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, says all 48 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers between November 9 and 17 will be played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from the continental football governing body said the goal is to ensure uniformity of safety across Africa, adding …

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LEAGUE MANAGEMENT COMPANY (LMC) APPROVES 13 STADIUMS FOR 2020/21 NIGERIA PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SEASON

The League Management Company (LMC) has approved 13 stadiums for the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League season. The LMC in a statement said the 13 approved stadiums were the only ones approved to host NPFL games in the new season scheduled to start on November 15. The approved stadiums are …

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FOUR NIGERIANS SHORTLISTED TO OFFICIATE IN THE FORTH COMING AFCON QUALIFIERS

Four Nigerian referees have been shortlisted by the Confederation of African Football, CAF, to officiate in the forthcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers between Congo and Eswatini on November 12. According to the continental football governing body, Nigeria’s Joseph Ogabor will serve as center referee for the game at …

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