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Chelsea Beat Porto To Reach Semis Despite Taremi Stunner

Chelsea hung on to reach the Champions League semi-finals with a 2-1 aggregate win, despite Mehdi Taremi’s stunning overhead kick in added time handing Porto a 1-0 victory in the quarter-final second leg on Tuesday. The substitute had been responsible for his side’s only attempt on target as they chased a 2-0 deficit from last week’s first leg, but he provided an emphatic response in a cagey game with his acrobatic strike deep into added time. Thomas Tuchel’s side had a healthy lead from last week’s away game in Seville…

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Olympics-Bound Adekuoroye Wins NSF Gold For Ondo

Ondo State-born Olympics-bound wrestler, Odunayo Adekuoroye, has won a gold medal in the 57kg category of the wrestling event at the ongoing National Sports Festival (NSF). In her fight, Adekuoroye stamped her authority on the game as world number two by defeating Jumoke Adesoye from Kano State 10-0. Also joining Adekuoroye on the medals table was Princess Bankole who won a bronze medal for Ondo State in the 50kg category of the wrestling event. Isaac John of Ondo State defeated his opponent in the 74kg of the men’s event to…

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NSF: Ondo Female Boxers Pick Two Final Spots

Ondo State female boxers have picked two final spots in the boxing event at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin. Kemi James of Ondo State, fighting in the featherweight category, out-punched Akinremi Azizat of Ogun state in the semi final on Saturday to book a place in the Sunday’s final. Roseline Chukwu, also of Ondo state, beat Sakirat Kareem of Oyo state  in the semi final of the bantamweight event to qualify for the finals; she will face Idera Monday of Akwa Ibom in the final. James said she…

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Sanwo-Olu Pledges To Intensify Support For Lagos City Marathon

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu,  says his administration will continue to support the Lagos City Marathon to sustain healthy living among residents of the state. The governor made this known on Saturday during the 2021 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, said the  Marathon should be encouraged as it was a way of keeping healthy. He noted that the marathon started six years ago and had  helped in promoting tourism and state development, adding that the Lagos City Marathon was…

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Coach Laments Festival’s Earlier Postponements, Even After Medals From 5 Events

Head Coach Isiaka Magaji, of Kwara State’s squash team which have won four medals at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin, says they could have done better. Magaji, whose team are targeting the gold medal in the competition’s team event final on Saturday, said the festival’s several postponements did some damage to their performance. While speaking ahead of Saturday’s event final, which is the last event in squash competition at “Edo 2020”, the coach said his team had been in top form for some time. “Out of…

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British sport pays respect to Prince Philip

British football clubs and Formula One teams are among those to have expressed their deepest sympathies over the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Friday aged 99. Premier League leaders Manchester City extended their “sincere condolences to the Royal Family,” while Manchester United and Chelsea said they were saddened to learn of the passing of Prince Philip. “Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family,” Chelsea wrote on Twitter. Arsenal had a tribute on their website remembering Prince Philip’s…

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Kwara Deputy Gov Rates Ogbemudia Stadium Best

…….In Nigeria The Deputy Governor of Kwara State, Kayode Alabi, has described the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin as the best in Nigeria. Alabi stated this on Thursday during his tour of the stadium with the host Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu. He said the remodelled stadium, with the facilities available in it, could host various international competitions, including the African Games and Olympics. He particularly commended Gov. Godwin Obaseki for empowering the people of Edo through sports. “I want to state it categorically clear that Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium is the…

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SWAN Says Media Deserves Better Working Conditions At 20th NSF

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has advised Nigeria’s sports authorities to always consider and treat the media as a key player in the development and promotion of sports. SWAN, in the communique of its National Convention held in Benin on Thursday, decried the media working conditions at the ongoing festival and said they hampered its members’ work. The convention was held on the sidelines of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) tagged “Edo 2020”. The Association, an affiliate of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), noted the deplorable…

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Lagos Issues Travel Advisory For Saturday’s Access Bank City Marathon

The Lagos State has released travel advisory for motorists and commuters ahead of this Saturday’s 6th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. According to the travel advisory issued by Titi Oshodi-Eko, Spokesperson for Lagos State Sports Commission, there will be road closures while alternative routes have been provided for 12 hours on Saturday. She said that some roads would be totally or partially closed for the race. “Some parts of the metropolis will be shut for safety of thousands of runners, cheering fans and residents. “There will be total closure of…

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20th NSF: FG Averts Abrupt End, Assures Edo Of Financial Support

The Ministry of Youths and Sports Development has assured host of the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF), tagged “Edo 2020”, that it will get the Federal Government’s financial support to ensure the games go on as planned. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Nebeolisa Anako, gave the assurance at a press conference in Benin on Thursday. The permanent secretary, who is also the Chairman of the Main Organising Committee (MOC), said that the minister, Sunday Dare, met with Gov. Godwin Obaseki on Thursday morning to acquaint him about…

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