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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.

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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.

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“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.

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“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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AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles Beat Seychelles 3-1

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AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles Beat Seychelles 3-1

The Super Eagles on Friday defeated the Pirates of Seychelles in their last group Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba. The encounter ended 3-1 in favour of the host, Nigeria. The Super Eagles finished top  of Group E with 13 points.

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Nigeria have already qualified for the AFCON in Egypt after they were held to a 1-1 by South Africa in Johannesburg last November.

Libya will host South Africa on Sunday in the last game of the group. The Bafana Bafana are currently sitting second in the group with nine points followed by Libya with seven points.

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Seychelles ended their AFCON qualifying campaign with just one point.

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FIFA Bans Togolese Referee For Life Over Corruption Charges

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FIFA Bans Togolese Referee For Life

FIFA has banned for life Togolese referee and football official Kokou Fagla after finding him guilty of corruption.

Football’s world governing body ruled he accepted bribes to manipulate an unspecified international friendly.

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The findings came from FIFA’s investigation into various international matches that convicted match-fixer Wilson Perumal tried to manipulate for betting purposes.

Fagla has been “banned for life from all football-related activities at both national and international level.”   a three-thousand- dollar fine has also been slapped on him.

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South Africa 2020: Nigeria U-19 Cricket Team Close To Qualification

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South Africa 2020: Nigeria U-19 Cricket Team Close To Qualification

National U-19 cricket team, the Junior Yellow Green, are closer to the South Africa 2020 World Cup qualification, doing so well to remain the only unbeaten team at the African qualifiers in Namibia.

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Nigeria struggled in the opening stages of the game losing four wickets in the opening 15 overs with just 14 runs on the board.

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