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Uncertainty over sports festival affecting preparation- Para-athletics coach

A coach, Austin Chima, says the uncertainty over the staging of the 19th National Sports Festival in Calabar in November is disrupting preparations by athletes for the competition. Chima of the Rivers Para-athletics Association made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. He said that since […]

No date fixed for 19th National Sports Festival

No date has yet been fixed for the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) which Cross River will host in Calabar, Tunde Kazeem, the Chairman, State Directors of Sports Forum, says. Kazeem told NAN in Abuja on Friday that the forum was not aware of any new date for the festival. NAN recalls that the festival […]

Poor funding threatens Nigeria’s participation in Deaflympics

The Head Coach of the Nigeria Deaf Football team, Kamiludeen Banjo, said on Monday that a lack of funding was hindering the team’s preparation for the Deaflympics Games, slated for Samsun, Turkey this year. Banjo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that a lack of funds was hindering the team’s preparation for […]

Salawe Wants More Tourney For Lagos Inter Clubs

Powerlifter Akeem Salawe has called on Lagos State Para Sports Association to organise more competitions to keep the athletes fit ahead of next year’s National Sports Festival scheduled for Calabar, Cross River State. Salawe said this after he emerged champion in the 150kg event of the just concluded Lagos State Inter-clubs Paralifting Championship. The two […]

Legacy, Fashola Babes Shine In Volleyball

It was a celebration galore for the fans of Legacy Volleyball Club after their team defeated Unity Volleyball Club 2-0 to win the final of Lagos Inter Clubs Volleyball Competition. The final was played at the Volleyball Court, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere,Lagos at the weekend. The match which was watched by hundred of spectators saw […]

Lagos Ready For Inter-Clubs Competitions —Oshodi

All logistics, both human and material resources, to be used for the Inter-Clubs Competitions in Lagos State between now and the end of the year are ready. The Inter-Clubs Competitions, which will be organised by the 36 Sports Associations, are facilitated by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development and the Grassroots Sports Development […]

Why I Dumped Athletics For Wheelchair Basketball

Many sports athletes take delight in competing as an individual athlete as against taking part in a team sport. But for Janet Omole, 28, her decision to be part of the Edo State wheelchair basketball team at the Eko 2012 National Sports Festival after many years competing as a para-athlete was the best thing to […]



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