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Ta Lou ready to end Jamaican and U.S. sprint supremacy

28 Aug 2018

ASABA, Nigeria African sprint queen Marie-Josee Ta Lou believes the era of Jamaican and American women dominating track and fields shortest events is coming to an end.

With minutes left, Nigeria avoids international soccer ban

20 Aug 2018

LAGOS/ABUJA Nigeria narrowly avoided being kicked out of international soccer on Monday when it recognised the FIFA-approved head of its national federation, minutes before a ban for its failure to do so was due to take effect.

Soccer-Facing ban, Nigeria says recognises FIFA-approved soccer chief

20 Aug 2018

LAGOS/ABUJA, Aug 20 Nigeria acknowledged a FIFA-approved appointee as the sole head of its national soccer federation on Monday, minutes before the world body was due to ban the country from international matches over political interference in filling the post.

Semenya speeds to 400m win in African Championships

03 Aug 2018

ASABA, Nigeria Caster Semenya won the women's 400 metres in a South African record time of 49.96 seconds, while Nijel Amos of Botswana retained his 800m title by beating Kenya's Emmanuel Korir at the African Championships on Friday.

Simbine, Ta Lou and Obiri claim African titles

02 Aug 2018

ASABA, Nigeria South Africa's Commonwealth Games champion Akani Simbine won the men's 100 metres with Marie Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast the women's winner at the African Championships on Thursday.

Nigeria's Idowu thought playing in Russia would see him passed over for World Cup

28 May 2018

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria Nigerian defender Brian Idowu believed that playing for his club in Russia would see him passed over for a place in the national team for this year's World Cup, he told Reuters, after having made the provisional squad.

Nigeria names provisional 30-man World Cup squad

15 May 2018

ABUJA Tianjin Teda midfielder John Obi Mikel was named as Nigeria captain when the country's provisional 30-man squad for the 2018 World Cup was released on Monday.

Players involved in 'scandalous' Nigerian goalfest banned

22 Jul 2013

ABUJA Nigeria's soccer federation has imposed a life ban from all football-related activities on the players and officials from the amateur clubs involved in two matches that yielded a total of 146 goals earlier this month.

Players involved in 'scandalous' Nigerian goalfest banned

22 Jul 2013

ABUJA Nigeria's soccer federation has imposed a life ban from all football-related activities on the players and officials from the amateur clubs involved in two matches that yielded a total of 146 goals earlier this month.

Soccer-Players involved in 'scandalous' Nigerian goalfest banned

22 Jul 2013

ABUJA, July 22 Nigeria's soccer federation has imposed a life ban from all football-related activities on the players and officials from the amateur clubs involved in two matches that yielded a total of 146 goals earlier this month.

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