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HEMERY ACES HIS WAY TO VICTORY, RESILIENCE PAYS OFF FOR BHATIA AT THE LAGOS OPEN.

An incredible fortnight of tennis at the Lagos Open came to an end with the Men’s and Women’s Singles Finals of the second week on Monday, October 21. In the Women’s Singles Final, India’s Riya Bhatia, seeded 4th, defeated 6th-seeded Slovenian Nastja Kolar 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.  It was a tight first set from the start. Serving …

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FACT FILE: GOIANIA, NIGERIA’S U-17 WORLD CUP “HOME” STADIUM

Get to know the stadium where Nigeria’s U-17 national team, the Golden Eaglets, will be based for their first two matches the World Cup: Goiania. Name of stadium: Pedro Ludovico Teixeira Olympic Stadium, Goiania Inaugurated: 1941 Capacity: 10,000 (initial); 13,500 (post-renovation) Interesting facts After the infamous Goiania radioactive contamination accident of 1987, the stadium served …

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NIGERIA READY FOR FOR ICC T20 QUALIFIERS, UNVEIL KITS

The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has unveiled the kits to be worn by the national cricket team at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates later this month. The announcement of the stunning yellow and green kit, sponsored by the Vega High Performance sportswear company, was made …

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AFROBASKET 2019: D’TIGRESSES BEAT MALI TO REACH SECOND CONSECUTIVE FINAL

Nigeria’s D’Tigresses beat Mali 79-58 to reach the final of the 2019 AfroBasket on Friday evening.  The D’Tigresses had been impressive leading up to the encounter, winning all three previous games with relative ease to reach the semi-finals, but went up against a tricky Malian side with a better head-to-head record against them.  The reigning …

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