NIGERIA PITCH AWARDS ‘SEASON 9’: VOTING KICKS OFF DECEMBER

Matchmakers Consult, the organisers of the Nigeria Pitch Awards, have announced the commencement of the 9th edition of the Awards. President of the Nigeria Pitch Awards and CEO, Matchmakers Consult, Dr. Shina Philips unveiled the plans at a media briefing in Lagos on Tuesday. Dr. Philips informed that the 9th edition of the Awards will commence on Thursday, December 1st, 2022 with the voting process. Giving assurances that the organisers will remain committed to the core principles of credibility, transparency and integrity, Dr. Philips announced that Voting will end on…

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AFTERMATH OF EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW: RONALDO LEAVES MANCHESTER UNITED

Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United immediately by mutual consent following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan. United issued a 67-word statement on Tuesday evening announcing they had reached a mutual agreement with the player to terminate his contract. Ronaldo’s interview on TalkTV – aired in two parts on Wednesday and Thursday last week – saw the 37-year-old reveal he felt “betrayed” by the club and has “no respect” manager Erik ten Hag. The Portugal captain, who is currently representing his country at the World Cup, also claimed members…

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BREAKING! ECUADOR BEAT QATAR IN 2022 WORLD CUP OPENER

Fenerbahce forward and Ecudorian Captain, Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra put his team two goals up at half time as Ecuador beat hosts Qatar, in the opening game of the 2022 FIFA world cup. Although the hosts gave a seemingly good account of themselves in the game, played at the Al Bayt Stadium, they were no match for the South Americans who had an earlier goal by Valencia ruled offside. With five goals, Captain Valencia has scored the highest number of goals in the World Cup final stage than any other…

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MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR QATAR AS FIFA WORLD CUP BEGINS TODAY

The moment of truth for Qatar’s ability to organise the FIFA World Cup after years of failed overtures and criticism over labour rights and strict laws has come. Predicaments began mounting as early as December 2010 when it was announced that Qatar would host the finals amid a storm of international criticism. “For me it is clear: Qatar is a mistake, a bad choice,” Sepp Blatter, the former president of world football’s governing body FIFA, said last week. But it was his administration that oversaw the awarding of the 2022…

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THE 61ST FIRSTBANK LAGOS AMATEUR OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP TEES OFF

In furtherance of its commitment to the development of sports in Nigeria, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that the 61st edition of the FirstBank sponsored Lagos Amateur Golf Championship has been scheduled to tee-off at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 on Friday 18th, to Sunday 20th of November 2022. To be played over 54-holes (3-days), the FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship is a World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) listed competition that attracts the best golfers from the amateur scene, not only in Nigeria but across…

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