First Bank win maiden Olukoya basket ball tourney

First Bank win maiden Olukoya basket ball tourney

First Bank win maiden Olukoya basket ball tourney   First Bank Basketball Club have won the maiden Dr. D.K. Olukoya Basketball Championship, which ended on Sunday at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. The Elephant Girls defeated Sunshine Angels of Akure 44-30 in a game which came to life in the third quarter after a cagey first half. First Bank took the lead from the start, which they maintained till the end of the game, despite a spirited effort by the Akure side. In the third…

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Olawale Oyeleye authors “Every Beginner’s Chess Book” with 215 Puzzles

Olawale Oyeleye authors every Beginner’s Chess Book” with 215 Puzzles

Olawale Oyeleye authors “Every Beginner’s Chess Book” with 215 Puzzles Mr. Olawale Oyeleye, an International Chess Federation (FIDE) licensed Chess in School Instructor has authored a book titled Every Beginner’s Chess Book” with 215 Puzzles. The book which has been unveiled to Chess players, organizers, arbiters, coaches, and corporate Nigerian recently is a worthy addition to the book of knowledge on the board game. While welcoming participants to the virtual launch, Mr. Oyeleye noted that the idea of the book had been on his mind in the last 9 years…

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Nigeria’s Oshoala wins UCL as Barca crushes Chelsea in final

Oshoala wins UCL as Barca crushes Chelsea in final

Nigeria’s Oshoala wins UCL as Barca crushes Chelsea in final     Nigerian striker Asisat Oshoala was a late substitute as Barceloca produced an emphatic display to brush aside Chelsea 4-0 in the Women’s Champions League final on Sunday. It was the Spanish side’s first title and they did it in style at the Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, thumping the English champions. Oshoala, who had been out of action with injury, was brought on as a 71st minute substitute for Jennifer Hermoso, after passing a late fitness test. Barcelona…

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FIFA disapproves of Super League —Infantino

FIFA disapproves of Super League

FIFA disapproves of Super League —Infantino     FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday there is “no doubt whatsoever” that football’s world governing body “disapproves” of the proposed European Super League (ESL) and that clubs involved could face “consequences”. Twelve major clubs launched plans Monday for a new breakaway league which would drastically change the landscape of the world’s most popular sport. “At FIFA we can only and strongly disapprove the creation of the Super League, of a Super League who is a closed shop, a breakaway from the…

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Nigerian government yet to release fund for sports festival, says LOC official

Sports Festival

Nigerian government yet to release fund for sports festival, says LOC official   The Federal Government is yet to release the fund it promised Edo State for the hosting of the 2020 National Sports Festival with less than a week to its commencement. Musa Ebomhiana, a Project Manager in the Media and Communications Sub-Committee of the festival’s Local Organising Committee, disclosed this on Sunday in Benin. He told the News Agency of Nigeria however that, while the Edo State Government still remained hopeful the fund would be released, an early release would…

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World’s five highest paid football players lose $173m in market value

highest paid football players

World’s five highest paid football players lose $173m in market value   The pandemic has had an enormous impact on the entire football eco-system, causing considerable drops in clubs’ revenues and their players’ market value. According to data presented by SafeBettingSites.com, the combined market value of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Mohamed Salah, as the world’s five highest-paid football players, plunged by $173 million in the last year. Messi lost $66m in market value, more than Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo combined The Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi backs…

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Manchester City becomes first English football club to go crypto

Manchester City becomes first English football club to go crypto

Manchester City becomes first English football club to go crypto   Four-time English Premier League champions, Manchester City has become the latest football club to embrace cryptocurrency. City has now launched its own $CITY digital fan token. According to a report on City’s official website, its fans worldwide will be able to clinch VIP rewards and voting rights using the $CITY token through sports fan engagement platform, Socios.com – which runs on the Chiliz blockchain. Having gone live in 2019, Chiliz has morphed into one of the largest blockchains for…

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StarTimes airs Europa League Live as Arsenal look for salvation

StarTimes airs Europa League Live

StarTimes airs Europa League Live as Arsenal look for salvation     Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Arsenal will face a tough match against Benfica with the first leg ending in a draw. Marcus Rashford’s Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have less pressure, having won the first leg. Last English club, Leicester City, will have to step up their games if they want to advance in the competition. Arsenal, who drew 1-1 against Benfica, will play their home game in Greece because of the Covid 19 pandemic, while Leicester City, who played to…

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Why FIFA wants to develop football in Africa

Why FIFA wants to develop football in Africa

Why FIFA wants to develop football in Africa     The stance by some sections in the continent that the Federation of International Football Association’s (FIFA’s) interest in the beautiful game in Africa is driven by a colonialism narrative is a misconception. These deepening ties indicate a major shift in FIFA’s objectives since 2016 under the leadership of the Gianni Infantino, who succeeded the controversial Joseph Blatter, under whose watch the game in Africa was synonymous with individuals misusing FIFA funds to enrich themselves. Spending has increased considerably to FIFA’s…

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TikTok is the global sponsor of UEFA EURO 2020

UEFA EURO 2020

TikTok is the global sponsor of UEFA EURO 2020   Short-form mobile video app TikTok has been announced as a Global Sponsor of UEFA EURO 2020. This is the first time a digital entertainment platform has sponsored a major international tournament for UEFA and represents an exciting step for both TikTok and UEFA, bringing a new kind of partner to UEFA EURO 2020. Through its partnership with UEFA, TikTok is looking to cement its reputation as the home for football fans to share their passion for the game. As an…

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