Ram Lovers Association Set For 20th Ram Charging Contest

A staunch member of Ram Lovers Association of Nigeria, Rasaki Shodunola, has congratulated the association's members for being dedicated to the course of adding value to the ram charging contest.

In readiness for the 20th edition which will begin on Sunday at the Hockey pitch of National Stadium, Surulere, Shodunola, stressed that the association had put necessary arrangements in place for a hitch-free competition.

NPFL: Week 3 Match Fixtures

Football action will continue on Sunday in the Nigeria Professional Football League.

Kano Pillars FC vs Shooting Stars FC

MFM FC vs Lobi Stars FC

ABS FC  vs FC Ifeanyiubah

Rivers United FC vs Niger Tornadoes FC

Wikki Tourists FC vs Akwa United FC

Rangers Int’l FC vs El- Kanemi Warriors FC

Katsina United FC vs Nasarawa United FC.

Remo Stars FC vs Abia Warriors FC

Enyimba Int’l FC vs Gombe United FC

Plateau United FC vs Sunshine Stars FC

Leekens Laments Desert Foxes AFCON Performance

Coach George Leekens has found himself in a pressure cooker situation when his side lost to the Desert Foxes in an important game that could see them take an early flight back home. That's despite coming to the tournament as one of the favourites with top stars as two defensive howlers left them on the brink of elimination from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Table Tennis: Aruna, Ojo, Omar Crash At Hungary Open

Representatives of Nigeria  crashed out of the men’s singles and doubles event of the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation’s World Tour, Hungarian Open, on Thursday after  Kazeem Makanjuola and Bode Abiodun fell in the Round of 32.

Ojo Onaolapo also crashed out of the men’s singles in the group stages.

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and his  Egyptian rival  Omar Assar also crashed out in the Round of 16 of the event.

Makanjuola and Abiodun lost 3-0 to Gommers Rajko and Khatchanov Martin of the Netherlands while Quadri and Assar lost 3-0 to China’s Fang Bo and Zhou Yu.

Olumide Oyedeji Cup: College Of Education, Minna Set To Tackle Unilag In Semi Final

College of Education Minna, has continued its brilliance in the ongoing Olumide Oyedeji Intercollegiate Basketball championship in Lagos by thrashing Lead city, Ibadan, 119-82 to claim her third consecutive victory.

The varsity, dominated the game from the first quarter recording a 23-19 and 55-35 in the second quarter and effortlessly took the game beyond Lead city’s reach in the third and final quarters.

The College of Education, will clash with the University of Lagos, Akoka in the semi finals.

EPL Weekend Match Fixtures

Action continues tomorrow in the English Premier League.

Liverpool                V     Swansea City
    
Bournemouth          V     Watford
    
Crystal Palace        V     Everton
    
Middlesbrough        V     West Ham United
    
Stoke City              V     Manchester United
    
West Bromwich       V    Sunderland
    
Manchester City      V    Tottenham Hotspur

On Sunday

AFCON 2017: Senegal Becomes 1st Team To Qualify For Last 8

The Terengal Lions of Senegal has qualified for the quarter final of the ongoing Gabon twenty- seventeen Africa Cup of Nations, Afcons, after defeating Zimbabwe by two unreplied goals.

Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, tapped in the opener from close range in the ninth minute from Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao's low cross.

Henri Saivet, on loan at Saint Etienne from Newcastle, struck home a brilliant twenty yard free-kick four minutes later.

Stoke's Mame Biram Diouf should have increased Senegal's advantage, but blazed his left-foot shot over the crossbar.

Australian Open 2017: Day Five Highlights

These are the latest news from the five day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Friday (all times GMT):

0705 WAWRINKA RALLIES TO REACH FOURTH ROUND

Three-times grand slam winner Stan Wawrinka came back from a set down to beat Serbian 29th seed Viktor Troicki 3-6 6-2 6-2 7-6(7) in two hours and 32 minutes.

The Swiss fourth seed faces Italian Andreas Seppi in the next round.

0656 MURRAY BEATS QUERREY TO SET UP ZVEREV CLASH

Wolverhampton Manager Praises Carl Ikeme

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, Paul Lambert has praised Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme and the team's defenders for their remarkable feat in the season.

Lambert who is hopeful the Wolves can still make the Bet Championship play-off spot, said the  the Nigerian international has been in top form since returning to full fitness.

Wolves,  which is sixteenth in the Championship, is also thirteenth points off the play-off places. 

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Australian Open 2017: Day Five Highlights    

These are the latest news from the five day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Friday (all times GMT):

0705 WAWRINKA RALLIES TO REACH FOURTH ROUND

 

Wolverhampton Manager Praises Carl Ikeme   

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, Paul Lambert has praised Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme and the team's defenders for their remarkable feat in the season.

 

ESPN Sacks Commentator That Called Venus Williams A 'Gorilla'   

Sports media giant, ESPN said it had relieved tennis commentator Doug Adler from its Australian Open broadcast after he generated controversy with a comment during Venus Williams's second round match against Stefanie Voegele.

 

West Brom Make Move For Odion Ighalo   

Super Eagles and Watford striker, Odion Ighalo has been linked with a seventeen million pounds switch from Watford to West Bromwich Albion.

Ighalo could hope to resurrect a rather wretched season with a move to The Hawthorns.

 

EL Kanemi 2-1 Wikki Tourists: Samuel Mathias's Brace Downs Visitors   

The last match of NPFL week two fixtures saw EL Kanemi Warriors defeat visiting Wikki Tourists 2-1.

 

Pinnick Appointed As Member Of FIFA Organizing Committee For Competitions   

World football ruling body, FIFA, has named the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, into one of its most important committees – the Organising Committee for Competitions. 

 

Rangers Home Ground Not Ready For CAF Competition - NFF   

Director of Competitions, Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Bola Oyeyode, says the current state of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium is below standard for Africa Football Confederation competitions.

 

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal In easy win over Marcos Baghdatis   

Ninth seed Rafael Nadal saw off veteran Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 6-1 6-3 in Thursday night's final match at the Australian Open.

Nadal breezed past the world number 36, dropping only seven games, and will now face up-and-coming German Alexander Zverev, seeded 24th, in the third round.

 

Over 400 Rams Set To Do Battle At Ram Sports Promoter Association   

Over four hundred rams from six South-West states will participate in the eleventh edition of Ram Sports Promoter Association, Ram Owners, billed for next Sunday at Jalisco Sport centre, Oshodi.

 

NPFL: Today's Match Fixture   

El Kanemi will host Wikki Tourists today by 4pm at the EL Kanemi Stadium in Boko-Haram infected Borno State as match day 2 rounds up in the NPFL today.