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Nigerian Newspaper Sports Headline For Monday August 8 2022 – Latest Sports and Football News in Nigeria

The grand finale of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham yesterday saw Nigeria coming 6th on the medal table. This, and lots more are what make the headline stories today on your most informative grass-root online media website


CAF fights back to rescue Osimhen, others from Napoli


Continental football ruling body, CAF has reacted to a public statement by Napoli President, Aurelio De Laurentiis which seeks to prevent African .ers from featuring in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Amusan leads Team Nigeria’s women to clinch 4X100m gold, sets new African record

Team Nigeria women’s 4x100m quartet of Tobi Amusan, Favour ofili, Rosemary Chukuma and Grace Nwokocha made history Sunday afternoon at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham by becoming the first women’s relay team to win a Commonwealth Games gold.

Amusan’s G-O-A-T!Ground-breaking records unmatched; leads Team Nigeria’s women to clinch 4x100m gold; 12 gold medals won by female athletes.


Tobilba Ayomide Amusan has made history as the first Nigerian track and field athlete and the second in history to successfully defend a Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title to become the greatest of All Time, GOAT.

The Point

Birmingham 2022: Genesis in ‘Cloud 9’ after winning gold in wrestling

Nigeria’s fast-rising weight lifter, Mercy Genesis has expressed great joy after beating Canada’s Madison Parks 3-1 to claim the gold medal in the Women’s Freestyle 50kg at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.


Special Tribute: Immortalizing Okwaraji, 33 years after

Come August 12, 2022, will be exactly 33 years after death combed the soccer scene and froze the legs of Nigeria midfield dynamo, Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji. However, with a tinge of regret, the Federal Government alongside soccer–loving Nigerians yet to immortalize this great patriot who gave his all for Nigerian football to thrive.

IPC President hails Birmingham 2022 Para sports

The huge support for Para-sport competitors at the Birmingham 2022 Games has been “very positive”, according to international Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons , but he insists the Paralympics will remain a stand-alone event “for the foreseeable future”.


Sports Central

HiFL Round16: ATBU, UNILORIN win away

ATBU Brave Hearts, IAUE Minders, and UNILORIN Warrior have recorded away wins in the first leg of their round of 16 matches of the ongoing Higher Institutions Football league (HiFL) season organized by Pace Sports and supported by StanbicIBTC, Bold, LIRS, and Indomie Noodles in the fourth active season.

Elite runners to feature in Abuja International Marathon


Determined to achieve the objective of becoming the first race in Nigeria to have an elite men’s field that will return a sub 2,10 minutes.

The Nation

Abiodun rejoices as Amusan defends C’wealth title

Governor Dapo Abiodun has congratulated Nigerian sprinter and world champion, Tobi Amusan on winning again a gold medal in the women’s 100m Hurdles in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.


Super Eagles Tracker: Toughie Ndidi unable to halt Foxes collapse, Lampard hails brilliant Iwobi despite Chelsea loss

Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi .ed all 90 minutes as his Leicester City side surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against Brentford.

2022 is God’s year, says golden girl AMUSAN

After setting a new Commonwealth games record in the final of the women’s 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan has said she would continue to showcase her talent at the big stage, adding she was yet to come to terms with her stunning 12.12 seconds semi-final win at the World Championships before going on to win the world title in Oregon with 12.06s wind-sided time.


CAF raps Napoli president over AFCON remarks

The CONFEDERATION of African Football (CAF) has condemned Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis’s “irresponsible and unacceptable” remarks concerning African .ers urging UEFA to discipline the Italian filmmaker.

Brilliant Brume shatters record in gold medal leap…Team Nigeria has 12 gold medals

Nigeria’s Women Long Jump sensation, Ese Brume has won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.


The Punch

Nigeria wins record 12th gold, post best outing ever

Long Jumper Ese Brume on Sunday helped sixth-place Team Nigeria record their best ever outing at the Commonwealth Games in 72 years after her record-breaking leap of 7.00m at the ongoing edition of the Games in Birmingham on Sunday, The PUNCH reports.

C’wealth Games: Buhari hails Team Nigeria after heroic feat


The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Retd.) has hailed the performance of Team Nigeria following the impressive performance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Politano tips Osimhen for Napoli captain role

Following the departure of Kalidon Koulibaly and Lorenzo Insigne, Italian midfielder Matteo Politano has tipped Victor Osimhen for the Napoli captaincy role.

New Telegraph


Amusan completes historic golden clean sweep

Rave of the moment in track and field, Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan on Sunday became the first Nigerian athlete dead or alive to be crowned champion at all levels of athletics in the same year after successfully defending the Commonwealth games tile she won four years ago in Gold Cost, Australia.

Birmingham 2022: Brume’s gold confirms Nigeria’s best-ever record

The 2022 Commonwealth Games, which ended in Birmingham last night, became the best-ever so far for Team Nigeria with the country ending the competition with 12 gold medals.


Dare’s hands-on style, initiatives paying off – Aide

The amazing run of Team Nigeria at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham has been attributed to the initiatives and administrative style of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare.

The Express

Adron Games: Akanni thumbs up EmmanuelKing


Ex International, Waidi Akanni has poured encomium on the Managing Director of Adrop Homes, Aare Adetola Emmanuelking for his unflinching commitment to the development of sports in the country.

FA Cup: Dakada was difficult to beat –Onu, Heartland coach

Heartland manager, Erasmus Onuh has declared that beating Dakada in the FA Cup round of 16 was difficult.

Abuja International Marathon confirm four elite runners


Determined to achieve its objective of becoming the first race in Nigeria to have an elite men’s field that will return a sub 2:10minutes, the Abuja International Marathon (AIM) has confirmed the signing of gold-labeled runners, two men, and two women.

 AFN boss thumbs up Olopade

The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Tonobok Okowa has given a pat on the back to the CEO of Nilayo Group, Bukola Olopade.

Birmingham 2022: Miller makes history as he becomes the oldest medalist at 75


The Millers of this world have a way of setting a sporting record. Cameroon’s Roger miller did it with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the USA ’94 World Cup; coming out of retirement to . at 42. Here in Birmingham, another Miller has done it for Scotland.

HiFL ’22 r16: ATBU, IAUE, Unilorin record away wins as EKSU hedges Fuoye 1-0

ATBU Brave Hearts, IAUE Minders, and UNILORIN Warriors have recorded away wins in the first leg of their round of 1y6 matches of the ongoing Higher Institutions Football league (HiFL) season organized by Pace Sports and supported by StanbicIBTC, Bold, LIRS, and Indomie Noodles in its fourth active season.

Birmingham 2022: IPC president opens up on merging Paralympic and Olympic Games


President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Andrew Parsons says he is happy seeing special athletes competing for side by side . with able-bodied athletes . in Birmingham

The Guardian

Offiong commends Dare, NTTF for the peaceful atmosp. in Team Nigeria’s camp

Cross River State-born table tennis star, Edem Offiong, has attributed the calm environment and early resolution of issues by the Ministry of Sports and Nigeria (NTTF) for the country’s good outing at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which officially ended yesterday.


NGF to hold first National Summit August 31

The Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) has concluded plans to hold its first national summit from August 31 to September 2, 2022.

Birmingham spectators: Catalyst for 2022 Commonwealth Games’ success

This year’s Commonwealth Games, tagged Birmingham 2022, has no doubt, provided residents the opportunity to come out en masse to support both the government and athletes.


Shorunmu begins search for prospective Super Eagles goalkeepers

Super Eagles goalkeepers’ trainer, Ike Shorunmu, has said he is on a mission to unearth young talented goalkeepers who will be nurtured to . for the national team in the future.

Edo State plans to revive the principal’s Cup

The Edo State Government has said that plans are underway to revive the Principal’s Cup in the state’s schools in a new move to advance grassroots sports development.


Daily Trust

Team Nigeria produces best performance as 2022 Commonwealth Games end. Amusan retains 100m hurdles title in style.

Team Nigeria on Sunday, July 7, built on the 14 medals garnered on Saturday as they won three additional gold medals and one bronze medal in athletics to produce their best-ever performance in Commonwealth Games history.

FA Cup: Kogi Utd knock out Star-studded Akwa Utd


The 2022 edition of the Federation Cup has continued to produce shocking results as lowly rated Kogi United on Sunday knocked out their more illustrious opponents, Akwa United, in the Round of 16 match .ed in Enugu.

2022 NFF election still possible in Sept – Kurf

The Chairman of Katsina State Football Association, Alhaji Aminu Balele Kurfi, has initiated that it is still possible to conduct the 2022 NFF elections in September if t. is sincerity and commitment on the part of those who are in charge.

NGF convenes first national summit on golf in Abuja


The Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) has concluded plans to hold its first-ever National Summit on gold which is to be held in Abuja from August 31 to September 2.

Samukonga, Williams win historic golds in Birmingham

Zambian teenager Muzala Samukonga won his nation’s first-ever Commonwealth games 400m title on Sunday as Sada Williams gave Barbados their first gold in the women’s event on the final day of athletics in Birmingham.

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