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University Of Agriculture Makurdi Wins Maiden HIFL Title

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Highflying University of Agriculture, Makurdi (Tillers) at the weekend in the Agege Stadium, Lagos defeated University of Calabar (Malabites) by 5-4 penalty shootout to win the maiden Higher Institutions Football League (HIFL).

The exciting game ended goalless at full time and the teams had to be separated through the penalty lottery. UAM emerged victorious after the pulsating five kicks each.

According to HIFL officials, the best players of the competition would be picked to represent Nigeria in the 2019 International University Sports Federation Games scheduled for Naples, Italy.

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Speaking at the end of the match, Stanbic IBTC Bank’s Acting Head, Marketing Communications, Margaret Oyefeso- Odusami applauded the finalists and all the teams that participated in the football league for giving their best in the championship and promised that the bank would continue to support the growth of grassroots football development in Nigeria.

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Also speaking at the event, Chief Strategy Officer, Pace Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Olamide Adeyemo, whose company organises the league, said with the success of the 2018 edition of the HIFL, 2019 would feature more teams from across the country.

The HIFL league, which was supported by the Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA), featured 30 games played by 16 teams.

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Coach of University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Priscilla Vande, who is the only female coach in the HIFL, said she was filled with joy for leading her team to win the tournament.

Earlier, OAU defeated the University of Ilorin Warriors 3-1 to win the third place match.

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Atletico Madrid’s Costa Suspected Of Tax Fraud In Spain

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Atletico Madrid's Costa Suspected Of Tax Fraud In Spain

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is the latest star to fall foul of the Spanish authorities for possible non-payment of taxes on image rights

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The tax administration accuses the Atletico striker of fraud totalling 1.1 million euros related to taxes related to his image rights in 2014

The tax office suspects the 30-year-old Costa “concealed income” from a sponsorship deal he signed with Adidas shortly before he joined Chelsea from Atletico in 2014

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U-17 AFCON: Eaglets Beat Tanzania In A Thrilling 5-4 Encounter

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U-17 AFCON: Eaglets Beats Tanzania In A Thrilling 5-4 Encounter

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets won their opening match, 5-4, against hosts Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam at the 13th Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday.

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That victory took the eaglets top of Group A ahead of the other clash between Angola and Uganda.

The Eaglets will take on Angola on Wednesday, while the Serengeti Boys will go up against Uganda.

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If the Golden Eaglets win, they will have a place in the AFCON semi-finals, and a place at the FIFA U-17 world cup finals in Brazil later this year.

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Tiger Wins 15th Major Title In Dramatic Comeback

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Tiger Wins 15th Major Title In Dramatic Comeback

Tiger Woods completed an epic comeback from career-threatening injury and scandal by winning the 83rd masters on Sunday, capturing his 15th major title to end an 11-year major drought.

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The 43-year-old American superstar, who underwent spinal fusion surgery in 2017, seized his first major title since the 2008 US Open.

Winning a fifth masters title, and his first since 2005, cemented for woods a fairytale comeback to the pinnacle of golf.  Woods’ career imploded after a 2009 sex scandal, and nagging knee and back injuries that required a total of seven surgeries.

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