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2019 Handball Championships: 2018 best female goalkeeper vows to retain title

Kehinde Babatunde, the best goalkeeper in the U-18 category of the 2018 edition of the Female Handball Championships has vowed to retain her title in the ongoing edition. Babatunde told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos that she had seen that many goalkeepers in the tournament were anxious to dethrone her but would not allow it. NAN reports that her team, Team Lagos, won the trophy in the U-18 category in the 2018 edition. The championships, being organised by the Handball Federation of…

PSG willing to pay £68m to sign Toni Kroos from Real Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly prepared to pay £68million to sign Toni Kroos from Real Madrid this summer. In the wake of their shock Champions League elimination by Manchester United at the last-16 stage, the French champions  are looking to refresh their squad. With Adrien Rabiot expected to leave the club, German midfielder Kroos has emerged as a potential transfer target According to OK Diario and Sport, PSG would be willing to pay £68m for him and also offer a 50 per cent pay rise on his  current deal at Real.…

Chess Championship: Bill Clinton lauds 8-year-old Nigerian

Former U.S President, Bill Clinton has congratulated the eight year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi and also invited him and his parents to his office for personal introduction. The young Nigerian recently won the New York State Chess championship for his age bracket. The New York Times reported that Adewunmi had won seven chess trophies including the state tournament, where he outwitted other children.   The story went viral and got the attention of Clinton According to the New York…

Paul Pogba:  Ole deserves Man United full-time job

As if rubbing in his widely known cat and dog relationship with former Coach Jose Mourinho, France international and World cup winner Paul Pogba has described Manchester United caretaker coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the "man wey sabi" ( The one who knows the job as opposed to the special one). Ole Gunnar Solskjaer according to Pogba who has become a super performer for the Reds, 'deserves' the Manchester United job full-time after transforming the club during his three months as caretaker boss. Pogba admits…

Mindgames Scrabble Premier League Makes History 

    History was made last Saturday in the annals of Scrabble development in Nigeria when the first ever Mindgames Scrabble Premier League was held in Lagos. The Mindgames Scrabble Premier League is a fresh perspective introduced by Mindgames Incorporated to raise the sports to a professionally-organized level as obtained in other higher climes. On Matchday 1, Team Braniacs took the lead on the table,  edging out Team Supreme with a cummulative advantage of 325 points as both sides recorded nine wins and three losses…

Nigeria Baseball and Softball team for Olympic qualifier in Ghana

A 23-man contingent (20 players and 3 officials) of the Nigeria Baseball and Softball team departed the shores of the country on Tuesday for the West Zone 1 Olympics qualifier billed for Labone Senior High School, Accra, Ghana from March 22 to 24, 2019. A total of 17 countries in Africa have been divided into four zones and Nigeria will compete in Zone West 1 alongside Ghana, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Cote d'Ivoire. Two teams will then qualify from the group to play in the Africa Cup and Olympic Qualifier in Boksburg,…

Xavi says 48-team Qatar World Cup would be too long

Former Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez says FIFA should abandon a proposal to increase the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 from 32. The World Cup has been slated to feature 48 teams for the 2026 edition, to be co-hosted by the U.S., Mexico and Canada. But FIFA President Gianni Infantino has also said last week that increasing the number of teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar was “feasible”. Former FC Barcelona great Xavi said 48 teams would not be the right option for 2022, however. He…

Pirates Land in Nigeria for Eagles Match in Asaba

The delegation of the senior national team of Seychelles, known as Pirates, havd landed in Nigeria for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against the Super Eagles. Group leaders Nigeria have already secured their place in the finals. They will therefore be in the pot for the draw on April 12 at the headquarters of Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Cairo. The Pirates were long eliminated and have only come to fulfill the fixture. READ ALSO: 18 Eagles to train at 4.45pm at…

Ronaldo ban would be ‘crazy’, says Juve

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus teammate Federico Bernardeschi said Tuesday it would be “crazy” for UEFA to suspend the Portuguese forward for his controversial goal celebration. Ronaldo faces UEFA charges for “improper conduct” after mimicking Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone’s crotch-grabbing ‘cojones’ gesture after his hat-trick in Juventus’ Champions League comeback win. “It’s something that I don’t think needs looking at, it (a suspension) would be crazy,” international winger Bernardeschi told a press…

Ibrahimovic lambasts Ferguson’s Class of 92 for Pogba criticism

Manchester United’s former players from the famous Class of 92 are critical of midfielder Paul Pogba because he was not loyal to former manager Alex Ferguson, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said. Pogba, who came through Manchester United’s academy, left the club for free in 2012 after Ferguson fell out with the Frenchman’s agent Mino Raiola. But he returned following a four-year spell at Juventus for a then world record fee in 2016. The 26-year-old was criticised for his poor form earlier this season by former players…
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