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Federation Cup renamed AITEO Cup

AITEO, Nigeria’s foremost energy solution company, on Wednesday acquired the ‘Naming Right’ of the NFF Federation Cup, as an extension/addendum to the company’s sponsorship agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation. It is also part of the rights AITEO has under the original agreement. Those rights will enable the acquisition of additional commercial assets from the…

Tertiary sports bodies set up two committees

In a major drive to reposition the state of sports development in the nation’s tertiary institutions and the country at large, three tertiary –based sports bodies have formed two committees with the objectives of putting collegiate sports back on the front burner. The sports bodies are Nigeria Universities Games Association (NUGA), Nigeria Polytechnics Games Association…

NBBF, Gradoms set to unveil Schools Basketball Development Initiative

In an effort to ensure Nigerian students are exposed and groomed on the game of basketball at an early age, Gradoms Global concepts, a Public Relations and social advocacy agency, today announced its readiness to kick-off its basketball development initiative for students tagged “Schools Dunk Basketball”, mentoring series, to address the prevalent challenges of basketball…

Nigerian defender slumped and died

A Nigerian defender who plays for local club Kwara United in the Nigeria National League, has died. Azeez Saka died after he slumped on the pitch during training on Friday. He was aged 24. Born Zakaria Lasisi, the defender is the son of late table tennis coach Kasali Lasisi. Azeez joined Kwara United in 2017…

AFN names Okagbare, 12 others for IAAF World Relays

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has released a provisional list of 13 female athletes to represent the country at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays. The competition is scheduled to hold between Saturday and Sunday in Nassau, Bahamas. Those picked for the 4×100 metres are Blessing Okagbare, Dominique Duncan, Jennifer Madu,…

LMC’s hammer falls on Kano Pillars, Katsina United over fans attacks

The League Management Company’s hammer has come down hard on some NPFL clubs. In review of the recent incidents, the LMC imposed sanctions on Kano Pillars, Remo Stars, Katsina United and Enyimba International. Kano Pillars was cited for violations of Rules B13.18 and C1 The club is to pay 7.25 million Naira as well as…

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