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Cycling Lagos 2018 Final Shifted To October 27

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The organisers of the Cycling Lagos competition have announced that the final of the competition earlier scheduled for Saturday will now hold on October 27.

The shift in date, they said, was due to the temporary closure of the Third Mainland Bridge, a strategic route for the race by the Federal Government.

The Children’s edition of the Cycling Lagos event held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on August 18, 2018 produced youngsters such as Okiki Abiodun, who won the senior boy’s category, while Opeyemi Abiodun won the junior boy’s category.

Ajirotutu Toluwalase came tops in the female version.

Chairman Cycling Lagos, Mr. Soji Adeleye in a statement attributed the postponement to logistics and particularly the planned temporary closure of the Third Mainland Bridge by midnight of Thursday August 23 by the Federal Government for maintenance purposes.

“Due to a combination of reasons, logistics, and the coincidence of the temporary closure of the Third Mainland Bridge, we are moving the last event – the grand finale of the Cycling Lagos 2018 to Saturday, October 27, 2018.

“The grand finale is the main and last event of the Cycling Lagos 2018 calendar that has witnessed the Mini Tour of Lagos, the Children Cycling competition amongst others.

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Edo State To Host 2020 National Sports Festival

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Edo State To Host 2020 National Sports Festival
Edo State has been declared as host of the 20th National Sports Festival in 2020, thus knocking out other contenders that include Delta, Imo and Cross River states.

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung made the announcement last night at the close of the 19th edition won by Delta State.

“Despite the short preparation, adequate arrangements were made to ensure the success of the festival,” Dalung said.

Governor Godwin Obaseki, who received the festival flag signifying the next host of the national unity games that began in 1973 in Lagos, said Edo is capable and has the capacity to host the nation come 2020.

The state, however, finished third on the overall medals table with 47 gold, 41 silver and 53 bronze medals totaling 141, behind the champion, Delta and Rivers states

Delta State retained her top position with 352 medals that included 163 gold, 88 silver and 101 bronze followed by Rivers State in the second position with 69 gold 58 silver and 67 bronze medals.

The state’s Sports Commission Chairman, Godwin Dudu-Orume, told The Guardian that Edo State is rebuilding the famous Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to be the best and most modernized stadium with state-of-the-art facilities.

“We will provide the best modern facilities ever in the history of the National Sports Festival. The state has previously hosted it, but this time, there will be a huge change,” Dudu-Orume stated.

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Nigeria Qualifies For Beach Soccer World Cup

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Nigeria Qualifies For Beach Soccer World Cup

The Super sand Eagles of Nigeria have made it to the Beach Soccer World Cup by beating hosts Egypt to clinch a place in the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations 2018 final.

Abu Azeez scored the opening, and his 100th goal for Nigeria, after a period of high pressure from the men in green.

Taiwo made it for Nigeria a few minutes later after he ran on to a long pass to arrow a low shot past Mohamed Fawzy in the Egyptian goal.

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Flying Eagles Through To Semi-finals Of WAFU Cup

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Flying Eagles Through To Semi-finals Of WAFU Cup

Nigeria’s under-20 side, the Flying Eagles, are now in the semi-finals of the Wafu cup in Lome, Togo after a 4-2 win against perennial rivals, Ghana.

The Flying Eagles will face Mali in the semi-finals, while Niger will do battle with Senegal in the other last four clash.

The Flying Eagles took the lead for the first time in the game few minutes after the break with Ibrahim Babawo converting from the spot.

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