Wednesday, October 27

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Broja strike earns Saints first PL win of the season
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Broja strike earns Saints first PL win of the season

Armando Broja scored on his maiden Premier League start to earn Southampton a much-deserved first league win of the season, beating a below-par Leeds 1-0 at St Mary's. There was pressure on the Saints heading into Saturday's game, having drawn four and lost three of their opening seven league games of the season, while Leeds were looking to build on their first victory of the season against Watford before the international break. But Southampton dominated against a Leeds side who looked to be feeling the effects of Raphinha, Patrick Bamford and Kalvin Phillips' absences. After having 12 shots in the first half, it looked to be the same story for Southampton, who have struggled to convert chances this term. But a superb break saw Chelsea loanee Broja slot home from Nathan Redmond...
Raphinha and Claudinho earn first Brazil call-ups
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Raphinha and Claudinho earn first Brazil call-ups

The Leeds and Zenit attackers have been rewarded for their efforts after catching the eye of Tite Attacking duo Raphinha and Claudinho have been handed their first senior call-ups to the Brazil national team ahead of the Selecao's Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers in September. The Leeds playmaker and Zenit forward have both earned their maiden place amid Tite's squad, with the latter rewarded for a successful gold-medal campaign at Tokyo 2020. Now, they will be in the frame to make their debut for their country's qualifiers as they face a Copa America rematch with Argentina, sandwiched between games against Chile and Peru.
Akwa United’s Boboye shifts focus to Caf Champions League after historic NPFL triumph
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Akwa United’s Boboye shifts focus to Caf Champions League after historic NPFL triumph

After helping the Promise Keepers win their maiden Nigerian top-flight title, the tactician is aiming to lead the team to a fruitful outing in Africa   Coach Kennedy Boboye has shifted focus to Akwa United’s Caf Champions League campaign after leading the Promise Keepers to Nigeria Professional League glory. Inspired by a Charles Atshimene hat-trick, the Uyo-based outfit mauled MFM 5-2 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium to end their NPFL title wait with a game to spare. Following winning their maiden top-flight crown, the former Nigeria international now boasts of two winners medals after leading Plateau United to the country’s elite division diadem in 2017 after leaving Abia Warriors. While revelling in Akwa’s historic feat, Boboye claims his next goal is to lead the te...
Akwa United secure maiden NPFL title after thrashing MFM
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Akwa United secure maiden NPFL title after thrashing MFM

  The Promise Keepers thrilled their fans in Uyo on Sunday by securing the Nigerian top-flight crown with an emphatic win Akwa United have won the 2020-21 Nigeria Professional Football League title after they defeated MFM FC 5-2 in their penultimate fixture of the season on Sunday. Charles Atshimene stood out for the hosts at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium as his hat-trick of goals helped crush the Olukoya Boys, who are winless in their last eight matches on the road. Atshimene opened the scoring in the 24th minute followed by Alimi Adebayo's own goal on the stroke of half-time which gave Kennedy Boboye's side a two-goal lead at the half-time break.  
Football is a game of incentives’ – Gambia players boycott meeting President Barrow over bonuses
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Football is a game of incentives’ – Gambia players boycott meeting President Barrow over bonuses

Dissatisfied with how they were treated after qualifying the country for their maiden Afcon, the Scorpions have turned down their leader’s call Players of the Gambian senior national team have boycotted meeting with President Adama Barrow due to a row over bonuses. Having qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations slated for Cameroon, the Scorpions were scheduled to meet with the West African country’s number one citizen on Monday. According to BBC Sport Africa, the gathering would see President Barrow give the team 11 million Dalasi (approximately $215,000) to be shared between the players and backroom staff who were involved in the historic feat.
Kaduna State To Hold Maiden International Marathon Race
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Kaduna State To Hold Maiden International Marathon Race

Kaduna State would hold her first maiden marathon in November this year as disclosed yesterday in stakeholders’ meeting by the chairman on the committee for competition, Jimi Lawal. Lawal, who is the Senior Adviser and Counselor to Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai said the marathon is in furtherance of the Governor’s commitment to revive and develop sports in the state . “The race is strictly a community affair and it requires the active involvement of the stakeholders “said Lawal, as he seeks the commitment of all stakeholders for a hitch free marathon. The race according to report is expected to host no fewer than one hundred thousand participants, which includes m youth mostly from higher educational institutions while other senior citizens are expected to ...
Tottenham 0-1 Newcastle United: Joelinton gives Bruce first win
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Tottenham 0-1 Newcastle United: Joelinton gives Bruce first win

Joelinton's first-half strike proved decisive at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as Newcastle clung on for Steve Bruce's first win. Steve Bruce claimed his first win as Newcastle United boss as Joelinton's maiden Premier League goal earned a 1-0 triumph at Tottenham. Bruce had seen his side slip to a 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal and a tame 3-1 loss to Norwich City in his opening two matches since taking charge. Those setbacks only served to deepen the gloom that followed Rafael Benitez's departure, but Newcastle produced a superb away performance as Spurs suffered an early slip up in the 2019-20 season.
Lagos All-Sail Championship Set to Light up Waterways
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Lagos All-Sail Championship Set to Light up Waterways

PHOTO CAPTION: L-R: Initiator, Lagos All-Sail Championship, Maleek Shehu, and President, Nigeria Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation (NRCSF), Rear Admiral Festus Porbeni (Retd) showcasing the King of the Sea trophy while Ladi Ani-Mumuney (middle) looks on during the unveiling of the Lagos All-sail Championship in Lagos The Lagos All-Sail Championship debuting this week is set to up the ante regarding water-based activities in the state, as well as create awareness around the safe and healthy use of the waterways. The championship will feature four categories of races: King, Queen, Prince and Princess Sea boat races. According to the organisers, the three-day tournament billed for December 13 through 15 will be a yearly competition with the support of the Nigeria Rowing Canoe and...
Covenant University Wins Maiden Pan-african Debate Contest In Lagos
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Covenant University Wins Maiden Pan-african Debate Contest In Lagos

Barely three months after emerging champions at the 6th All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), Covenant University was again the team to beat at the maiden edition of the Lagos Debate Open, as it won the championship. The Lagos Debate Open (LDO) was hosted by the University of Lagos. The LDO was a Pan-African elite tournament with teams from all over West Africa participating. Ayafa Tonye Amada, leading other members of the Covenant University team from the Literary and Debate Society (CULDS) had a commanding and comfortable cruise into the final of the championship, pairing with a colleague from another university (as is the practice with Debate Opens) and clearly outmatched other debaters and delegates to cruise into the grand finale and eventually flying the Covenant...
Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Don Jazzy,  Others Storm ‘Big N Bangin’ Concert
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Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Don Jazzy, Others Storm ‘Big N Bangin’ Concert

Disc Jockey and Mavin Records official DJ, DJ Big N has announced his maiden edition of his anticipated show, Big N’ Bangin billed to take place on the 13th of October 2018 at the Union Bank Sports Ground, Bode Thomas, Surulere. The concert will see the heavyweights in the music industry perform smashing hits on the night, featuring over 50 artists from Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks, Yemi Alade, Mayorkun, Simi, Niniola, Korede Bello, CDQ, Falz, Chidinma, Small Doctor, Ycee, Mr Real, Dr Sid, lil Kesh, Mr DiL, Slimcase , Skales, Sound Sultan , Peruzzi, B-Red and many more with dance entertainment from DNMT. Celebrity DJs on the night include, Dj Jimmy Jatt, Dj Humility, Dj Spinall, Dj Xclusive, Dj Neptune, Dj Obi, Dj Sose, Dj Consequence, Dj Nana, Dj Lambo and Dj Kaywise among ...
Lagos Para Soccer Team Prepares for Maiden Cup of Nations in Ghana
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Lagos Para Soccer Team Prepares for Maiden Cup of Nations in Ghana

  Femi Afolanyan, Coach of the Lagos State Para Soccer team on Wednesday said the team have commenced preparations for the maiden Para Soccer Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana. Afolanyan said in Lagos that the competition would hold from Sept. 27 to Sept. 30 in Accra. The coach said that the Lagos State team and the Kano Pillars Para Soccer Club were invited by the organizers to participate in the event. “We got an invitation to participate in the maiden Africa Cup of Nations and we have since commenced preparations to have a good outing in Accra. “We have intensified our training to adequately prepare and select the best players that will represent us in Accra,’’ he said. He assured that selection of players for the competition would be based on merit. Afolanyan...
Women Make Historic Gains In British Election
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Women Make Historic Gains In British Election

Women have entered Britain’s parliament in numbers after Thursday’s election, winning at least 200 seats out of the 650-seat parliament. The last parliament had 196 female lawmakers, voted in at the election in 2015 and subsequent by-elections. NAN reports that Preet Gill, the first Sikh woman to be elected to the British parliament’s House of Commons, is from the opposition Labour party. Britain’s election ended in a hung parliament early Friday, with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives losing their majority. With results in 637 constituencies counted, no party was in a position to gain the 326 seats required to gain an absolute majority in the 650-seat parliament. The Conservatives had won 311, the opposition Labour party were on 258 and the Scottish National Party ...

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