Head Coach of the Nigeria Under-20 boys team, Emmanuel Amuneke, has opted to have a three-day open screening for new players ahead of the team’s camping for a 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Burundi.

Burundi progressed to be eligible to square up with Cup holder, Nigeria, after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR of C) withdrew from the race.

Rivers Hoopers head coach, Ogoh Odaudu, has pledged that the team will make up for the game they lost to Delta Force when they travel to take on Oluyole Warriors on Friday.

The Port Harcourt side had won the first game by 20 points and was hoping to build on the victory against the Asaba side on Saturday but failed to do so losing 65-71 on home court.

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, El-kanemi Warriors, is set to return to its original home ground in Maiduguri this weekend.

The Northern based club has played the last two seasons in the NPFL outside the state due to some domestic security challenges.

Embattled Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday brushed off allegations of wrongdoing concerning his wife's offshore assets revealed in the Panama Papers, as he went on trial in Abuja on fraud charges.


The Congress Nigeria National League (NNL) on Wednesday in Abuja resolved that the 2015/2016 League season would kick off on the weekend of 7th May 2016.

At the Congress held at Top Rank Galaxy Hotel, Abuja, the league body also agreed to have an abridged league format of eight teams in four different groups.

The rivalry at the senior level between Nigeria and Egypt will again be ignited at the 2016 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championship holding in Algiers on Wednesday April 6 to 12.


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