Nigerian Newspaper Sports Headlines Today August 16th, 2022 | Latest Sports and Football News in Nigeria | Sports247

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Dare hails teenage gymnast, Stephanie , after gold in S’Africa

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has praised 11-year old Stephanie Onusiriuka who won a gold medal last weekend at the Africa Gymnastics Championships inPretoria, South Africa.

Draw for Ogunjobi Memorial U15 tourney holds today

The draw for the football competition of the maiden Western Nigeria Football Forum/late Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi Memorial U15 Football Tournament holds today in Ede, Osun State.

Why I support Sept 20 for NFF polls – Akinwunmi

First Vice President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi has said he is statutorily bound to support the calls for the staging of the federation’s election on or before September 20 in complete adherence to the NFF statutes.

U20 World Cup: Falconets can beat any team – Onyenezide

Falconets midfielder, Esther Onyenezide, is confident that Nigeria can overcome any challenge faced at the ongoing 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica

As Danjuma defends team’s tactics
Coach of the Falconets, Chris Danjuma, has explained why his team appeared to sit deep in their games, revealing its aim to block some leakages and set a trap for the opposition.


NFF Elections: I’ll intervene but never interfere- Pinnick. Finally drops third term ambition.

Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick has finally laid to rest his third term ambition in office.

Costa Rica 2022: Falconets pip Korea Republic, qualify for finals

Nigeria U20 girls, Falconets, have reached the last eight of the 10th FIFA U20Women’s World Cup Finals ongoing in Costa Rica after another gutsy performance saw them collect all three points from Korea Republic in a 1-0 win in Alajuela.

Olatunde clocks new PB to win 100mheat at Euro championships

Israel Olatunde today set a new PB of 10.19 to storm to victory in his heat in the men’s 100m atr the European championships in Munich.


Big names don’t scare us – Falconets’ Onyenezide

Following the Falconets’ 1-0 win over South Korea in their second Group C match of the U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica, thanks to a superb goal from Esther Onyenezide that sent Nigeria into the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Creative midfielder Esther Onyenezide is confident about the chances of the team winning the tournament.

This Day

NFF Election: Pinnick restates no third term ambition, says: ‘I will assist and work with anyone who wins the election

Amaju Melvin Pinnick yesterday restated his earlier pronouncement not to seek a third term in office as President of the Nigeria Football Federation when his second termexpires on September 20, 2022.

Awoniyi, Aribo relishing Debut goals with Forest, Southampton

Super Eagles duo of taiwo Awoniyi and Joe Aribo are delighted scoring in their respective first games for Nottingham Forest and Southampton at the weekend.

Nigeria Info , others secure broadcast rights to air Premier League

Nigeria’s leading talk and entertainment radio brands, Nigeria Info, Cool FM, and Wazobia FM have hit yet another broadcast milestone as they recently secured the exclusive right to broadcast the English Premier League Games through their partnership with Talksport to bring the footballing experiences associated with the English premier League closer to Nigeria in a unique broadcasting style while also advancing the reach of the competition nationally.

The Nation

Brown invites Okpojie, 14 others for FIBA World Cup

D’Tigers Coach, Mike Brown has invited 15 players to camp ahead of the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers between August 26 and 28.

Awoniyi praises mates , fans after historic goal; Sodje salutes Nigeria international

Notingham Forest’s man-of-the-moment Taiwo Awoniyi is still basking in the euphoria of scoring the sdie’s first Englidh Premer League (EPL) goal after 23 years in their 1-0 home win against West ham at the City Ground on Sunday.

Akinwunmi backs Sptember’s NFF Elective Congress. Lagos to host AGA Aug.18

The First Vice President of the Nigeria Fotball Federation (NFF), Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, said he is statutorily bounmd to support the calls for the stagng of the federation’s election on or before September 20 in complete adherence to the NFF Statutes.

Ekiti Golf Club urges gov’t to introduce golf in schools

The Ekiti Golf Club has called on the government to intrisuc golf as parts of sporting activities ion Secondary schools in order to make a living from it.

Tyson offers Joshua tips to beat Usyk
Legendary former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has yet admitted that Anthony Joshua is one of his toughest career tests in Saturday’s rematch against Oleksandr Usyk,

Daily Sun

Falconets heroine, onyenezide, talks tough, says we can beat any team

Falconets midfielder, Esther Onyenezide, IS CONFIDENT THAT Nigeria can overcome any challenge at the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women Woorld Cup currently ging on in Cista rica.

Victor Moses to undergo surgery in Germany

Spartak Moscow press chief, Dmitry Zelenov has revealed that Victor Moses is set to undergo surgery in Germany in the coming days.

FIVB eyes on Nigeria – Nimrod

Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVF) President, Engr. Musa Nimrod, says the giant strides recordsed in developmental programs of the game of volleyball in Nigeria have caught the attention of the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB).

African U21 Men’s Nation: Nigeria beat Morroco at Championship opener

Nigeria defeat morocco 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-20) in their first match at the ongoing 2022 African U21 Men’s Nation’s Volleyball Championship in Tunisia.

New Telegraph

AVC 2022 : Promise Uwaeme returns as LOC Chairman

The Adamu yola Ture Foundation has announced the appointment of promise uwaeme as the Chairman of the local Organizing Committee of the 7th edition of the annual football competition.

Gumel praises Team Nigeria athletes to CWG 2022

President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engr. Habu Gumel, has praised the efforts of the Nigerian athletes at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after they won 35 medals to become the number one African nation on the Commonwealth Games medal table.

The Guardian

Nigerian paralifters will rule the world, next Commonwealth Games, says Ezenwanne ;plans to host international weightlifting championship

Newly elected President of the Para Powerlifting Federation of Nigeria (PPFN), Chiamaka Ezenwane has promised a season of gold medals at the next Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

We fear no foe, says Onyenezide, Falconets’ goal heroine; we’ll adapt to every game.
For large spells against South Korea, Nigeria dominated the play, but the Asians forged better chances in the game, reports

Okogie, Metu, Oni to lead D’Tigers FIBA World Cup ticket charge

D’Tigers Head Coach, Mike Brown, has invited 15 players to camp ahead of the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers between August 26 and 28.

Daily Trust

I am a noble man, I won’t run for NFF elections again, says Pinnick

The embattled President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has again announced he will not seek re-election to third term in office.

Volleyball: Nigeria beat Morroco at African U21 men’s nation championships opener

Nigeria defeated Morocco 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-20) in their first match at the ongoing 2022 African U21 Men’s Nations Volleyball Championship in Tunisia.

Gara-Gombe under pressure to join race for NFF presidency

A former chairman of Gombe State Football Association, Alhaji Ahmed Shuaibu-Gara Gombe, has come under pressure from Nigerian football stakeholders to join the race for the next president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Push yourselves out of comfort zone , Ganon Baker tasks Nigerian coaches.

Elite basketball trainer, Ganon Baker has challenged Nigerian basketball coaches to feel challenged and aim for success on the court by getting out of their comfort zones.

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