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Opeifa Handball Cup 2017 | Full List Of Winners As Arch Deacon Adelaja School Retains Title

The 3rd edition of the Lagos State Secondary Schools Handball Competition tagged 'Opeifa Cup' ended yesterday with cheers, excitements and pain echoed from the winners and loosers. Arch Deacon Adelaja High School retained their title as they won the trophy back to back while Herbert Macaulay Girls School, Herbert Macaulay Boys School, Ayetoro Grammar School and Birrel Avenue High School have all proved to be forces to be reckoned with in Secondary School Handball.

Over 120 Schools Storm Rowe Park As Opeifa Handball Cup Kicks Off

The 3rd edition of the Lagos State Secondary Schools Handball Competition tagged 'Opeifa Cup' began this morning at the popular Rowe Park centre in Yaba, Lagos. The competition was introduced in May 2015 in a bid to use the sport to celebrate the birthday of Mr Kayode Opeifa who was the Commissioner for Transportation Lagos State at that time.

Students from various Secondary Schools from the corners of Lagos gathered with excitement to do battle against each other. 

Tottenham vs Manchester United Preview | Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats

Spurs’ only win in their last 15 home Premier League games against Manchester United came in last season’s 3-0 victory (D6 L8).

That 3-0 defeat for the Red Devils is the only time they’ve conceded in their last five Premier League games against Spurs, keeping four clean sheets.

Jose Mourinho has failed to win on his last four Premier League visits to White Hart Lane (D2 L2) and hasn’t won a league game there since August 2005, when his Chelsea side defeated Spurs 2-0.

West Ham vs Liverpool Preview | Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats

West Ham have won their last two home Premier League meetings with Liverpool, their best run since winning three in a row between 1997 and 1999.

The Reds have kept one clean sheet in their last 10 Premier League visits to West Ham, a 3-0 victory in May 2009.

None of the last 11 Premier League meetings between these sides at West Ham have ended as a draw, with the Hammers winning four and Liverpool seven since a 1-1 draw in December 2001.

Nigeria Football Supporters Club Chairman, Samuel Ikpea Congratulates Pinnick, Phillips Over New Appointments

The future of Nigerian football has been described as very bright. This observation was made during the week by Rev. Samuel Ikpea, the National Chairman of Nigeria Football Supporters Club, while speaking with the press in his office in Lagos. 

Ikpea hinged his optimism on the  fortunes that smiled on Nigerian football in recent times. 

Basketball | Golden State Warriors' Coach Attends Practice After Leave Of Absence

Coach Steve Kerr of Golden State was involved in practice on Saturday for the first time since early in the postseason as the Warriors worked out in preparation for the Western Conference finals.

Kerr, 51, has not been on the bench since Game Two of a first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 19 because of recurring issues resulting from back surgery two years ago.

The Warriors will meet the San Antonio Spurs in Game One of the Western Conference finals on Sunday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

Manchester United 1-1 Celta de Vigo | Fellani's Goal Propels Red Devils In Europa Final

Manchester United reached the Europa League final in typical style, turning a routine assignment into the riddle of the Sphinx before finally scraping home. If they do not play better in Stockholm against Ajax, they will find themselves on the other end of a kicking.

AC Milan vs Roma Preview | Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats

AC Milan have won only one out of the last nine Serie A meetings against Roma (D4 L4).

Both Roma and AC Milan have found the net in four of their last five league clashes at San Siro Stadium.

Excluding the derby just played, the reverse fixture between these two teams saw Roma muster just 13 shots, their lowest total in a home league game this season.

In the last 15 league games, AC Milan have picked up 12 points fewer (20) than in the first 15 games this season (32).

Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview | Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats

Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Manchester United at the Emirates last season is their only win in 11 Premier League games against them (D4 L6).

Manchester United haven’t lost consecutive away Premier League games against Arsenal since November 2001.

Arsenal were 3-0 up against Manchester United in this exact fixture last season, with Alexis Sanchez scoring twice. This is the only time that the Red Devils have conceded three goals in the opening 20 minutes of a Premier League game.

Liverpool vs Southamapton Preview | Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats

Jurgen Klopp hasn’t won any of his three previous Premier League games against Southampton (D2 L1). Liverpool had won their previous three v Saints prior to his arrival.

Southampton have won just one of their last five visits to Anfield in the Premier League (D1 L3), 1-0 in September 2013 with a goal from current Liverpool player Dejan Lovren.

Liverpool are yet to score against Southampton in three games this season - drawing 0-0 in the Premier League in November and losing both League Cup semi-final legs 1-0.

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Nigerian News

NPFL Match Day 12: Top Five Goal Scorers    

Stephen Odey of MFM FC still leads the top goal scorers table after matchday 12 with 7 goals while Mbaoma and Samuel are jointly closely behind with 6 goals each.

 

Bash Ali Sues Sports Minister, Demands For N1b For Damages   

It ought to have been a meeting where Nigeria's record aiming boxer Bash Ali would have cemented a plan with the Minister for sports to promote his proposed World Guniess book of record match but it turned to a fight between him and the minister's security aides and it has grown to a

 

Good Gesture! Super Eagles Defender Kenneth Omeruo Donates N2M To Sick Coach Kelechi Emetole   

Kenneth Omeruo has showed his cheerful character outside the football pitch as the defender kindly donated N2M to Coach Kelechi Emetole who needs a total of $11,000 for cancer of the throat treatment in India.
 
Kelechi Emetole

 

NPFL Match Day 11: Ten Things Fans Said   

It seems the fans are happy with the way the NPFL is progressing. Here are a few comments from the fans after match day 11:
 
Fans Talk

 

How Much Will It Cost You To Watch An NPFL Match On A V.I.P. Sit?   

According to a fan it will only cost you N500 to watch a match in Kano on the V.I.P stand, isn't that amazing. It will probably cost you from about N300,000 to be on the V.I.P. stand in any of Europe's top five leagues, we will get there....
 

 

NPFL: Match Day 11 Results   

NPFL Match day 11 results:

Rangers 1-0 ABS
Katsina 2-1 MFM 
Remo 1-1 Pillars
Enyimba 0-0 3SC
Plateau 0-0 Lobi
Gombe 2-0 FCIU
Abia Warriors 1-0 Tornadoes
El-Kanemi 3-1 Sunshine
Wikki 0-0 Rivers

 

Victor Moses Extends Chelsea Contract   

Super Eagles winger Victor Moses has extended his contract with English Premiership side Chelsea after a brilliant campaign under Italian coach Antonio Conte.

 

Victor Moses Aiming For Better Goal Scoring Form Return   

Super Eagles star and Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses is currently enjoying the best form of his career but the Nigerian admits he needs to take more of his goal-scoring opportunities after he was rewarded with a two-year contract extension earlier this week.

 

Amos Adamu Banned By FIFA For Two More Years   

Fifa, on Tuesday, placed a two-year suspension on its former executive committee member Amos Adamu after investigation into a proceeding opening against him last year.

 

FIFA 'Mafia' Behind My Ban Says Amos Adamu   

Amos Adamu has slammed the FIFA mafia for his increased football ban globally. Amos thinks he's suffering from the fall out with the recent cabal that allegations forced out of FIFA

 

CAF Elections: Solomon Dalung Backs Pinnick   

Amanju Pinnick has gained and won the support of Solomon Dalung toward contesting for a CAF seat and backing Ahmad Ahmad to defeat long serving Isa Hayatou to the surprise of many who thought the Minister was going to call Pinnick's blough.

 

EPL, LA LIGA, SERIE A

Serie A: Five Things We Learned   

Juventus conceded their first league draw in over a year amid rumours that coach Massimiliano Allegri is on his way to Arsenal, but Roma are still heading for a podium place.

 

Alaves vs Sevilla Preview: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Estadio Mendizorroza

Time: 7:45pm

Referee: Daniel Trujillo (Spain)

Date: 06/03/17

 

West Ham vs Chelsea Preview: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Olympic Stadium

Referee: Andre Marriner (England)

Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats:

 

Sunderland vs Manchester City: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: Stadium of Light

Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)

Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats:

 

Tottenham vs Everton: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: White Hart Lane

Referee: Michael Oliver (England)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats:

 

Super Messi runs Riot On Celta de Vigo   

Enrique's Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga with a thumping 5-0 win over Celta Vigo, with Lionel Messi and Neymar at their peak.

 

Eibar 1-4 Real Madrid: Benzema's Double Inspires Los Blancos   

Karim Benzema inspired Real Madrid to a comprehensive 4-1 win over Eibar, putting Zinedine Zidane’s side top of La Liga - at least until Barcelona play later this evening.

 

Barcelona vs Celta de Vigo: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: Camp Nou

Referee: Jesus Gil (Spain)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats

 

Liverpool vs Arsenal: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Anfield

Referee: Robert Madley (England)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats

 

Manchester United 1-1 Bournemouth: Mourinho's Men Look Destined For 6th Position As Zlatan's Penalty Gets Saved   

Rojo scored for Mourinho's men, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved and somehow avoided a red card as Manchester United drew 1-1 at home to 10-man Bournemouth as the Red Devils looke

 

Leicester vs Hull: Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats   

This is the fourth Premier League meeting between the teams, with both sides claiming one victory each in the three previous games (D1).

 

Manchester United vs Bournemouth: All You Need To Know   

Match venue: Old Trafford

Referee: Kevin Friend (England)

Stats, Head to Head & Match Facts