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Moses Peter Wins 2018 Africa Scrabble Championship In Kenya

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Moses Peter Wins 2018 Africa Scrabble Championship In Kenya
Nigeria’s Scrabble national team captain, Moses Peter, has emerged as the new Africa Scrabble Champion in the 13th edition of the championship held at the Resort Centre, Kiriyangi, Kenya at the weekend.

The Africa tournament, which featured seven countries that included Nigeria, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia with 62 players in attendance, saw Nigeria once again stamping its feet at the African scrabble scene by retaining both the individual and country titles for the 12th time.

The national scrabble coach, Anthoney Ikolo, commended the 11 players that took part in the Africa championship and for giving their best and flying high the nation’s flag in Kenya.

He noted that the country’s representatives would not relent in dominating the continent in the game scrabble in Africa, adding that Nigeria’s success in the East Africa country could be attributed to hard work and determination to succeed by the players.

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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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