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We are using sports development to engage youths in Oyo – Makinde

*Pledges to make Golf Clinic annual event…as gov, sport commissioner celebrate Oyo’s medal haul at National Sports FestivalOyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, said that his administration is developing sports to productively engage youths in the state.The governor stated this at the presentation of awards and certificates to the winners of the Oyo State… Read More »

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EDO 2020: Okowa congratulates victorious Team Delta

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated the state’s contingent to the just-concluded 20th National Sports Festival in Edo for emerging overall winners of the games. Team Delta, the defending champions of the competition, topped the medals table with 158 gold, 126 silver and 110 bronze, hauling a total of 394 medals. The host, Edo,… Read More »

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Eight players fail MRI tests in Eaglets camp

Eight new players in the Golden Eaglets team missed a chance to be part of the team after they failed the Magnetic Resonance Imaging tests ahead of this month’s U-17 Africa Nations Cup in Morocco, The PUNCH has learnt. Our correspondent learnt the players underwent the age tests February 23 in Abuja, but failed to… Read More »

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Ex-Eagles defender Sofoluwe is dead

Former Super Eagles defender Yisa Sofoluwe died on Tuesday evening at the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. The PUNCH broke the news of Sofoluwe’s ill-health on Friday, after the Maroc ’88 Africa Cup of Nations star was diagnosed with mild cerebral atrophy, a brain disease. According to healthgrades.com, cerebral atrophy is… Read More »

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Lampard ‘disappointed’ with Chelsea exit

Frank Lampard expressed his disappointment at not being given time to succeed after being sacked by Chelsea on Monday, with former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel set to take over at Stamford Bridge. Lampard led Chelsea to a fourth-placed Premier League finish and the FA Cup final in his first season in charge. However, he… Read More »

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Coach Joe Erico: His pains, unfulfilled dreams

• Ex-Green Eagles goalie found dead in bed“I swore for them in the NFA or NFF when we came back from Mali 2002 African Nations Cup. They treated all of us: Shuaibu Amodu, Stephen Keshi and myself just anyhow. What basically happened was that, I was very angry at the time. So I went back… Read More »

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President Buhari Mourns Former Sports Minister, Ka’oje

President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the Ka’oje family, the government and people of Kebbi State on the passing of Hon. Bala Bawa Ka’oje, former Minister of Youth and Sports Development. President Buhari notes that as a former member of the House of Representatives, community leader and APC stalwart, Hon. Ka’oje believed deeply in… Read More »

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Didier Drogba’s marriage of 10 years crashes

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba’s marriage to his wife, Lalla Diakite has crashed. He announced his separation from his wife after twenty years on Instagram. This comes after video of Drogba with another woman went viral on social media recently. In the footage, which a representative claimed had been hacked, the ex-Ivory Coast striker was seen… Read More »

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NO CHANCE: No interest from Liverpool in Sergio Ramos

The fact that Jurgen Klopp fielded two midfielders at the heart of the Reds’ defence in Monday night’s loss at Southampton may have hammered home the Premier League champions’ desperate need to sign a new centre-half, but the captain of Real Madrid will not be rocking up at Anfield any time soon. The 34-year-old’s age,… Read More »