Sport is a global unifying tool, little wonder you see people gather at various newspaper stands to get a glimpse of top stories and information about their teams and favorite .ers, sometimes, a catchy headline does it all.
Here, Sports247, Nigeria’s foremost grassroots sports platform compiles top sports stories headlines from selected top Nigerian newspapers;
After Winning Silver, Team Nigeria Harvests Near Misses in Birmingham
…As Quadri suffers shock exit in the singles event
Nigeria got off to a flying start on Tuesday with a silver medal won by Taiwo Laidi in the women’s weightlifting event but that was how far Team Nigeria could go as so many near misses by other athletes almost marred the early morning celebration.
Senator Sani Bemoans Inadequate Support For Sports
Senator Sani Musa, who represents Niger East Senatorial District in the 9th National Assembly has lamented the lack of support for sports in Nigeria, calling for increased funding for the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.
Nigeria’s Onyenso Signs For Kentucky Wildcats
Nigeria’s young basketball sensation, Ugonna Kingsley Onyenso, has signed for Kentucky Wildcats after spending the past season at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut.
Liadi Wins Silver, Team Nigeria’s 5th Medal in Birmingham
Taiwo Liadi won Team Nigeria’s fifth medal silver on Tuesday at the ongoing 2022 Common Wealth Games in Birmingham
Nigeria Loses Table Tennis Team Event Bronze
England beat Nigeria to take the bronze medal in the table tennis men’s team event at the Commonwealth Games with a decisive 3-0 clean sweep on Tuesday.
Godbless Sets New Nigeria 100m U20 Record
Tima Godbless speed to a new 11.09 seconds, Nigeria’s record to qualify for the semifinal of the women’s 100m at the World U20 Athletics Championships Tuesday morning in Cali, Colombia
Ikpeba Fears For Osimhen’s Career
Former Nigeria international, Victor Ikpeba has appealed to Victor Osimhen to stay away from controversies in his promising career.
Super Eagles To Face Ronaldo… As Peseiro Lines Up Friendly Against Portugal
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will rely on Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro to set up a friendly game with Portugal after holding preliminary talks with the Portuguese FA.
Napoli Ready To Sell Osimhen Next Season
Napoli has decided to keep leading striker, Victor Osimhen for at least one more year and will not listen to offers- no matter how tempting from any club this summer.
Ujah Joins Eintracht Braunschweig On One-year Deal
Through a statement on their official website, German 2 Bundesliga club, Eintracht Braunschweig has confirmed the signing of Nigeria international, Anthony Ujah.
Dennis Keeps Mum On Future…amidst Westham, Everton, Forest Links
…Shines in Win Over Sheffield Utd
Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Dennis has revealed that he is comfortable at Watford, but he is not ruling out a transfer from the club.
19-Year-Old Nigerian Lifts Incredible 216kg, Snatches Silver
Nigeria’s 19-year-old gifted weightlifter, Taiwo Liadi has won a silver medal at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Buhari Congratulates 16-Yr Old Nigerian Golfer
ABUJA-PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Iyeneobong Essien, a 16-year-old Nigerian girl, for finishing second at the champion of Champions World Golf Championship Invitational in Northern Ireland.
NFF Election: NFF Stakeholders Want AGA on Aug 5…Fear of Tenure Elongation Looms
The forthcoming election into the board of the Nigeria Football Federation has taken a major twist as the majority of the congress members are now calling for the Annual General Assembly to take place latest on August 15.
CWG 2022: Ashe, Ekevwo, Oghenebrume Qualify For Men’s 100m Semis
Nigeria’s trio of Favour Oghene Ashe, Ekevwo, and Godwin Oghenebrume all breezed into the semi-final of the men’s 100m event yesterday at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
CAF Postpones Eagles/ G-Bissau Clash To 2023
With the next Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cote D’Ivoire now postponed to 2024, CAF has extended the date of Nigeria’s clash against Guinea Bissau to 2023.
2022 Commonwealth Games: Onyekwere Wins 3rd Gold For Nigeria…As Liadi Wins Silver
Chioma Onyekwere on Tuesday won the third gold for Nigeria at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Aruna, Others Miss Men’s Team Bronze
Team Nigeria on Tuesday failed to win the bronze medal in the table tennis men’s team event at the ongoing Commonwealth Games as it lost 0-3 to the hosts, England in a one sided affair.
Premium Trust Bank Becomes AFN Banking Partner
NILAYO Sports Management Ltd, . consultants of the Athletics Federation Of Nigeria (AFN), has announced Premium Trust Bank as the official banking partner of the federation.
Liadi, Osijo Win Silver, Bronze In Weightlifting
Team Nigeria yet again shine like the moonlight in the dark yesterday as the curtain was drawn to the weightlifting events at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after Taiwo Liadi and Mary Okijo respectively added silver and Bronze to Nigeria’s medal haul.
England Edges Nigeria To Win Table Tennis Bronze
Host England beat Nigeria 3-0 yesterday in the medal match of the men’s team event of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham even as India defended their title with a 3-1 victory over Singapore.
Ikpeba Fears For Osimhen’s Career…Advises Him To Stay Out Of Controversy
Former Nigeria international, Victor Ikpeba has appealed to Victor Ikpeba has appealed to Victor Osimhen to stay away from controversies in his promising career.
Our Participation in Birmingham, An Eye Opener- Oshodi
President, Nigeria Judo Federation (NJF), Dr. Musa Oshodi has described the participation of judokas at the ongoing Birmingham Commonwealth Games as an eye opener.
Occupational Health, Safety Takes Center Stage At Commonwealth Games
With thousands of athletes representing 72 nations and territories in 19 different sports, and an estimated global viewing audience of 1.5 billion, staging the XXII Commonwealth Games is no small risk.
C’Wealth Games Round-Up:
Liadi Wins Silver, Sprinters Shine As Athletics Begin…Team Nigeria Drop 11th On Medals Table
It was a bitter-sweet story for Team Nigeria on Day 5 of the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the Punch reports.
Team Nigeria’s hope of more medals heightened on Tuesday as the athletics event resumed, with the country’s fastest runner Favour Ashe, Grace Nwokcha, and five others advancing in the 100m Round 2 event.
Meanwhile, it wasn’t all rosy for Team Nigeria as Quadri Aruna and his teammates lost the bronze to hosts England in the men’s table tennis Team event.
Also, things didn’t get better for Abdul-Afeez who lost in the men’s boxing Light-Middleweight category to Wales Garan Croft.
In Judo, Cecilia James fought three times, defeating Zambia’s Soko in the women’s 63kg round of 26. James then fell to Australia’s Haecker after a hard-fought match-up resulted in a 3-2 loss in the Golden score round of the quarter-final.
At the end of Day 5, Australia lead the medals chart with a total of 86 medals -34 gold, 24 silver, and 28 bronze, while England are second with 27 gold, 28 silver, and 17 bronze with a total of 72 medals.
Rohr’s Compensation: FIFA Gives NFF 45 Days Ultimatum
Federation of International Football has given the Nigeria Football Federation 45 days ultimatum to pay former Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rher, his compensation of about N157 million following the early termination of his contract.
Gold For Onyekwere, As Liadi Wins First Silver For Nigeria
On the opening day of track and field events of the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the United Kingdom as seen Nigeria winning two medals with Chioma Onyekwere winning gold in the Women Discuss event while National Champions, Obiageri Amaechi, going home with the bronze medal to increase Nigeria’s medal haul
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