Nigeria Bankers Games: Wema Bank tops with 22 record-breaking medals

Wema Bank, one of Nigeria’s most innovative banks, emerged the overall winner in the just concluded 2022 edition of the Nigeria Bankers Games with a record-breaking 22 medals. At the end of the games, reputed as the most prestigious sporting competition in the Nigerian banking industry, the bank stood at the top of the medals table having garnered a total of ten gold, seven silver and five bronze medals. The organizers of the sports fiesta, Media Vision Limited, Nigeria’s leading sports marketing and activation company, in a letter to the…

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Crown Prince of Saudi promises players Rolls Royce for Argentina win

Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, has promised each player in the national team a Rolls Royce Phantom for their win against Argentina in their World Cup opener in Qatar. A resilient Saudi Arabian side on Tuesday shockingly defeated the Copa America winners 2-1 with all odds against them. It is not the first time that a Rolls Royce would be awarded to a Saudi Arabian player. In the 1994 tournament Saeed Al-Owairan receiving one of the luxury cars after scoring the winning goal in…

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Amusan gets multi-million naira house, N5m gift from Ogun governor

World, Commonwealth and African 100m hurdles champion Oluwatobi Amusan has received a cash reward of N5m and a house from the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday. The Governor also named Amusan an Ogun State Sports Ambassador. Abiodun, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, stated, “So, you (Amusan) will be our Sports Ambassador; I am happy that you said you are not from any other state. You are from Ogun and not from Lagos and you want to come back home. We also want…

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Tobi Amusan breaks 22 year old record to defend Diamond league title

Tobi Amusan, a Nigerian sprinter has broken a 22 year-old meeting record at the Diamond League final in Zurich. The World and Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles champion and record holder finished in 12.29s. American Tia Jones came in 2nd in 12.40s while Britany Anderson of Jamaica ran 12.42s to finish 3rd. This adds to her golden feats this year with golden medals won at the World Athletics Championship in Oregon and at the 2022 Commonwealth games in the United Kingdom. Share on: WhatsApp

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Nigerian sprinter, Nwokocha suspended on grounds of doping

Grace Nwokocha, A Nigeria sprinter, was revealed to have had two banned substances in her blood sample and has therefore been suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). Grace Nwokocha was part of the quartet that won gold in the 4x100m relay at this year’s Commonwealth Games. She has been suspended by the world body for the use of banned substances. Ostarine and Ligandrol, two anabolic agents prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – were found in Nwokocha’s blood sample. “The AIU has provisionally suspended Nigerian runner, Nzubechi Grace…

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Tobi Amusan breaks world record, wins 100m hurdles gold

Tobi Amusan has become the first Nigerian athlete to win a World Athletics Championship gold as she stormed to victory in the women’s 100m hurdles in Oregon on Sunday. Amusan, who had obliterated the world record in an astonishing semi-final where she clocked 12.12sec, powered over the line at Hayward Field in 12.06sec. Jamaica’s Britany Anderson took silver in 12.23sec, while Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico claimed bronze in 12.23. Amusan had produced a jaw-dropping world record in the semi-finals, smashing the previous best mark of 12.20secs held…

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NFF announces Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles’ head coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), yesterday, announced Jose Peseiro as the senior national team head coach, six months after his initial appointment as Super Eagles’ manager in place of the sacked Gernot Rohr. Peseiro was first announced as Super Eagles head coach in December 2021, but the decision was reversed following the sports ministry intervention. The ministry reportedly did not agree with the NFF decision, as it did not follow standard recruitment procedures. The ministry directed the NFF to open the window for more coaches to be auditioned for the…

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Cristiano Ronaldo loses baby boy

Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United star and his partner have announced that their baby son has died. The sad news was revealed in a message from the couple that appeared on Manchester United and Portugal forward Ronaldo’s social media accounts yesterday. The couple said they are “devastated” and called losing their child the “greatest pain that any parents can feel”. “It is with deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away,” they wrote. “It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel. “Only the birth…

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CAF medical official died of cardiac arrest, not from injuries – CAF

Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) has clarified that medical official, Joseph Kabungo from Zambia, died from cardiac arrest and not from injuries sustained after Nigeria versus Ghana World Cup match. Angry Nigerian fans invaded the Moshood Abiola Stadium pitch at the end of the encounter, which ended 1-1 and effectively ended Nigeria’s hope of qualifying for the World Cup. They went for the players, who were shielded out of the stadium immediately after the game by security men. Failing to get their hands on their targets, the hooligans descended on…

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Nigeria vs Ghana: CAF doctor collapses, dies after football match

A Confederation of Africa Football’s doping doctor, Dr. Joseph Kabungo, has reportedly died after the Nigeria vs Ghana match yesterday at the Abuja stadium. Kabungo, a Zambian medical practitioner, was said to have died shortly after Ghana stopped Nigeria from qualifying for the 2022 World Cup on Tuesday. There are reports that Kabungo died as a result of the stampede that occurred at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja before the commencement of the match. However, another account blamed fans’ invasion of the pitch after the match for the…

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