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Newspaper Sport Headlines For Wednesday August 3rd – Latest Sports and Football News in Nigeria

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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;

Daily Trust
After Winning Silver, Team Nigeria Harvests Near Misses in Birmingham
…As Quadri suffers shock exit in the singles event

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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

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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

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Nigeria’s young basketball sensation, Ugonna Kingsley Onyenso, has signed for Kentucky Wildcats after spending the past season at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut.

Daily Independent

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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

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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.

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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

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Sporting Sun
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Vanguard
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nigerian Tribune
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Nation

Liadi, Osijo Win Silver, Bronze In Weightlifting

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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

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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.

The Sun
Ikpeba Fears For Osimhen’s Career…Advises Him To Stay Out Of Controversy

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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

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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

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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.

Punch
C’Wealth Games Round-Up:

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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.

Athletics

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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.

Table Tennis

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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.

Boxing

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Also, things didn’t get better for Abdul-Afeez who lost in the men’s boxing Light-Middleweight category to Wales Garan Croft.

Judo

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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.

Medals Chart

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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.

New Telegraph
Rohr’s Compensation: FIFA Gives NFF 45 Days Ultimatum

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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

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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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