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D’Tigers, D’Tigress named for Tokyo Olympics

All is now set for the 2020 Olympic Games as the D'Tigers and D'Tigress coaches have released their final 12-man roster. After about a month camping exercise in Sacramento and Las Vegas, D'Tigers head coach, Mike Brown selected Josh Okogie (Minnesota Timberwolves), Miami Heat’s trio of Gabe Vincent, KZ Okpala and Precious Achiuwa. Jahlil Okafor

Falcons storm Austria to prepare for Aisha Buhari tourney

A contingent of nine-time African champions Nigeria has arrived in the Austrian capital, Vienna for an 8-day training camp as part of intense preparations for some upcoming challenges, most notably the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament. The City of Lagos will host the six-nation invitational that will see the Super Falcons, Ghana’s Black Queens,

Wins over US, Argentina big boost for Olympics – Okafor

As the 2020 Olympic Games draw nearer, D'Tigers centre, Jahlil Okafor says the big wins against USA and Argentina is a morale booster for what they hope to achieve in Tokyo. The Detroit Pistons big man made his announcement on the international stage with a bang after missing the game against USA. Okafor scored 15points

Eric out of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Michael Eric will not be representing Nigeria at the 2020 Olympic Games due to Covid-19 complications. In an official announcement made yesterday, Eric who recently won the European Championship with CSKA Moscow said he has tested positive to Covid-19. “I will not be able to represent my country, Nigeria in this year’s Olympics in Japan. During

Eagles land in America for clash with Mexico

The delegation of Nigeria’s Senior Men National Team has arrived in Los Angeles, United States of America for Saturday’s international friendly match taking place at the imposing Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, simply known as LA Coliseum. Organisers expect a full house at the 77,500-capacity LA Coliseum at Saturday’s match, which would make it the most-attended

Ezenwa, 24 Eagles listed for Mexico friendly clash

Super Eagles’ goalkeepers John Noble and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, as well as forward Anayo Iwuala top the list of 25 players invited to camp for next month’s international friendly match between Nigeria and Mexico at the famous Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the State of California, United States of America. Three-time African champions Nigeria will clash

Falcons aim for victory against Portugal

African champions Nigeria say they have put behind them the loss to Jamaica and are determined to earn victory against Portugal on Sunday, in the second of their three-match programme in the Summer Series in the United States of America. Missing several key players who were held back by either delayed issuance of entry visa

Nigeria beaten by DR Congo in Nations Cup clash

The Nigeria's Women Handball Team began their Africa Women Handball Championship on a losing note as they lost to DR Congo in the first match of the championship. The match played in front of few fans at the Yaoundé Multipurpose Sports Complex saw Nigeria capitulate 16-35 to their Congolese counterparts in the first match of

Falcons land in US for 4-nation tournament

Nine-time African champions Nigeria have arrived in the United States of America for this year’s Summer Series – a 4-Nation Tournament also involving hosts USA, Jamaica and Portugal’s ‘A’ Women Teams. A contingent of Nigeria-based technical crew and nine home-based professionals flew aboard a Delta Airlines’ flight on the long haul from Lagos to Atlanta

Eagles, Lions clash again in Vienna

Nigeria and Cameroon will once more battle it out at the Stadion Wiener Neustadt in the second of a two-match friendly in the Austrian capital, Vienna. Five-time African champions Cameroon edged the first encounter 1-0 at the same venue on Friday, courtesy of a 36th minute strike by Andre Zambo Nguissa. The Super Eagles created