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Glasgow 2014: Okagbare Clinches Women’s 100m Gold in Record Time

Blessing Okagbare Powers Ahead of Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown and  Kerron Stewart in the Women's 100m  of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Image: The BBC via AFP.

Nigeria’s multi-talented athlete Blessing Okagbare won the women’s 100m gold at Hampden Park on Monday. The 25-year-old, who ran the fastest time in both Sunday’s heats and Monday’s semi-finals in 11.20secs and 10.93 secs respectively, finished off an emphatic finale with a winning time of 10.85sec- a new Commonwealth Games ... Read More »

Wenger on Chambers: ‘He has tremendous quality’

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed new signing Calum Chambers after the Southampton starlet completed his move to the Emirates Stadium The teenager, who could the Gunners a total of €20m, is expected to provide competition to new signing Mathieu Debuchy, while his arrival also paves the way for Carl ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014: Toriola Inspires Nigeria to Team Table Tennis Bronze

Segun Toriola in Action During an All-African Games Match.

Team Nigeria’s line-up of Segun Toriola, Ojo Onaolapo and Qadri Haruna came back from Sunday’s semi-final loss to Singapore to clinch the men’s team table tennis bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Nigeria completed a 3-1 overall victory over India in the best of five third-place match at Scotstoun Campus ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014: Nigeria Boxing Captain Blazes Into Last 8

Captain of Team Nigeria’s boxing team to the Commonwealth Games, Efetobor Apochi, overwhelmed Isle of Man’s Krystian Borucki in the heavyweight 91kg class on Sunday. The 26-year-old is the only Nigerian to book Wednesday’s quarter-finals return date, as Wasiu Shogbamu and Wasiu Taiwo lost their light welterwight and flyweight categories ... Read More »

Sociedad’s Griezmann to Have Atletico Medical

Atletico Madrid have reached agreement with Real Sociedad on the transfer of Antoine Griezmann. The deal for the Frenchman, 23, is subject to a medical. “The young French footballer will sign a contract with our team once he passes his medical,” read a statement from Atletico. Griezmannn was a member ... Read More »

Injured Rafael Flown Back to Manchester from Denver

Manchester United right full-back Rafael Da Silva has returned ahead of the rest of the squad back to England to start treatment on a groin injury. Rafael, 24, sustained the injury during training on Friday ahead of the 3-2 win over AS Roma a day later in Denver. The club ... Read More »

QPR’s Remy Won’t Join Liverpool as Frenchman’s Switch Collapses

Liverpool’s move for Queens Park Rangers’ striker Loic Remy has collapsed, as a result of an undisclosed reason. The ‘Reds’ are yet to comment on the reasons behind their rethink but it is understood there has been some niggles with the France international’s medical. Remy, 27, flew to the United ... Read More »

Glo Premier League Round-Up: Giwa are Superior Elephant, Dolphins Down Pillars

Giwa FC rubbed the shine off Enyimba International FC for a second successive time as Dolphins maintained their home unbeaten run against leaders Kano Pillars on resumption of the Glo Premier League on Sunday. Giwa FC 1-0 Enyimba FC Following the World Cup break and the brief hiatus for the ... Read More »

Lovren joins Liverpool

Lovren Dejan Lovren has completed his €24 million move to Liverpool to become the club’s third summer recruit from Southampton. Goal understands the Croatia international has turned down interest from Arsenal and Tottenham to complete the move to Merseyside. The centre-back was outspoken earlier in July after revealing Southampton had ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014: Okagbare Fastest in Women’s 100m Heat

Blessing Okagbare Gives Her Fans Thumbs Up During the London 2012 Olympic Games. Image: Reuters.

Team Nigeria’s medal hopefuls Blessing Okagbare and Mark Jelks got off to a blast in the men and women’s sprint heats on Day4 of the Commonwealth Games. Africa’s fastest woman, Okagbare, 25, racing in heat 5, emerged quickest qualifier in a time of 11.20secs. Team England’s Asha Philip finished second ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014: Adesanmi Edges Okoli to 63kg Women’s Weightlifting Gold

Team Nigeria Have Won Six Medals So far In The Commonwealth Games.

The early camping of Team Nigeria’s weightlifters look to be paying much dividend at the Commonwealth Games as the pair of Oluwatoyin Adesanmi and Obioma Okoli claimed the women’s 63kg Group A gold and silver medals respectively after lifting a joint total weight of 207kg on Sunday. Prior to Day ... Read More »

Eaglets Edge DR Congo to a Narrow Win in Kinshasa

Nigeria Under-17 men’s national team defeated the DR Congo by 1-0 margin in an Africa Junior Championship second round qualifier on Saturday. On-form Victor Osimhen scored early into the encounter played at the Tata Samuel Stadium. Osimhen headed directly into the net from Usman Abbas’ one-time pass on 13 minutes ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014: Ndidi Winifred, Yinka Ayenuwa Claim Weightlifting Silver

Team Nigeria’s Ndidi Winifred claimed silver in the women’s 58kg weightlifting event as Yinka Ayenuwa claimed the country’s first men’s individual event medal, all on Day 3 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Asaba-born athlete, 25, looked to have built an early momentum in the snatch phase after seemingly successfully ... Read More »

Norwich apologize for claiming to win 13-0

Norwich have apologised to Italian side Saint-Christophe Vallee d’Aoste after confusion over exactly who the Canaries had lined up against in a pre season friendly this week. The confusion started when Norwich’s original opponents, Serie C side Novara, cancelled their scheduled clash with the Canaries. Norwich bosses then organised a ... Read More »

Arsenal Signs David Ospina

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Arsenal have completed the signing of David Ospina from Club Nice. Information Nigeria understands. The Goalkeeper joins the NorthLondon club for a fee reported to be around £3million. Arsene Wenger said: “David Ospina is an excellent goalkeeper, with good experience and a proven record of performing with Nice and Colombia. ... Read More »

United in pole position to land Vermaelen

Manchester United remain confident of completing a deal to sign Thomas Vermaelen this summer, despite interest from Barcelona. United are yet to agree a deal to sign the centre-back with Arsenal, but Goal understands the Old Trafford club have maintained their interest despite having enquiries regarding a £6m bid knocked ... Read More »

Albiol: I was right to leave Real Madrid for Napoli

Albiol Raul Albiol believes his decision to leave Real Madrid for Napoli last summer has been fully vindicated by his increased game time. The Spain international enjoyed a successful first season at the San Paolo, helping the Partenopei claim both a Champions League place and the Coppa Italia. Consequently, he ... Read More »

Lightning Strikes Glasgow at Last, Bolt Enters for 4×100m Relay Heats

World and Olympic 100m and 200m champion has said he will compete in the 4×100m relay at the Commonwealth Games. The Jamaican, who has won the 4×100m relay gold in each of the past two Olympics and World Championship Games, ended weeks of skepticism about his plans to make his ... Read More »

Ranieri Named New Greece Coach

Claudio Ranieri Named New Greece Coach.

Former Monaco and Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri has been named new coach of Greece national team. The Italian, 62, succeeds Fernando Santos, whose contract expired after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where he guided the country to the last 16. It is Ranieri’s first job on the international stage ... Read More »

More NPFL Clubs Get LMC’s Clearance on Payment of Players’ Salary

The NPFL Body Has Made Players' Welfare One of Its Top Priorities Since Inception.

Seven other Glo Premier League clubs would receive the second installment of the Basic Award from the League Management Company (LMC), having met requirements on payment of players’s minimum wage on Friday. Sunshine Stars, Warri Wolves, El-Kanemi Warriors, Rangers International, Heartland, Lobi Stars and Enyimba have tendered proof of payment ... Read More »

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