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Kida Predicts Success For D’Tigress At FIBA Championship

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Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) President, Musa Kida strongly believes the women’s senior national team will give a good representation of Africa when the 2018 World Cup tips off in Spain.

The Nigerian team is currently in Lagos preparing for the World Cup and Kida believes the chosen players are the best squad available for the country across the world.

Speaking on yesterday, which marked exactly one year D’Tigress won the 2017 Afrobasket Championship in Mali to qualify for the World Cup, Kida said he is hopeful of a good performance in Spain.

The 2017 set went on an eighth game unbeaten run to clinch the Afrobasket title after 13 years of endless wait, but the NBBF president said the present squad is an upgrade on that team.

“I think this is one of the best women’s team that we have going to such a tournament and I am also very hopeful and quite encouraged by what I have seen them do,” he said.

He assured that the federation would work closely with the technical crew to ensure that the best players were picked from the pool available to represent the country at the World Cup.

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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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