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Rio Olympics: Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba loses quarterfinal bout

Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba has failed to make it to the medal's stage following his loss to Ivan Dychko in a quarterfinal bout of ongoing Rio Olympics. Ajagba lost by unanimous decision of 28-29, 28-29, 28-29 to Dychko who won bronze at the London 2012 Olympics. The Nigerian pugilist had a bright

Dream Team players, officials sent packing from Rio Olympics

Reports reaching Sportdaylive on Tuesday say two players and three officials of the Nigerian Dream Team have been sent packing from the on-going Rio 2016 Olympics. The players affected are Stanley Dimgba and goalkeeper Yusuf Mohammed who are not officially on the team squad because they were dropped. Also sent packing

D’Tigers crash out of Rio Olympics after Brazil defeat

Nigeria’s D’Tigers on Monday crashed out of the ongoing Rio Olympics men basketball event, losing 69-86 to hosts Brazil. The team showed some signs of exploit in the early minutes of the game but succumbed and never regained its focus from the second quarter of the game. Alade Aminu, Ike Diogu, Uzoh

Okagbare qualifies for 200m semis

Track and field queen Blessing Okagbare has finished top of her heat and qualified for the semifinals of the 200m women’s race event. Okagbare on Monday finished first in Heat 5 with a time of 22.71s. The 27-year-old beat Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith who finished second with a time of 22.77s. Okagbare will

Dogara says Dream Team good for gold

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara,  who assured the team of his support when  they threaten to boycott the quarter final encounter against Denmark,  has hailed the heroics of the team for their 2-0 win against Denmark. John Obi Mikel and Aminu Umar scored in each half to

Sports Ministry refunds Mikel’s $4,600

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has refunded to Captain John Obi Mikel the $4,600 he paid for the team in São Paulo on their way to Salvador, a press statement from Nigeria Football Federation media officer, Ademola Olajire, said. Mikel was said to have spent the money on the welfare

D’Tigers beat Croatia to win first match

Nigeria’s D’Tigers beat Croatia 90-77 to record their first win in the basketball event of the Rio 2016 Olympics. The Nigerian team led in all quarters of the match and never allowed the Europeans the chance to play their kind of game. Nigeria having lost three games prior to the victory over

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