Author: Enitan Obadina

“This is the time for me to shine, this is the time for me to be the World Champion, for people to know me…” a tearful Cynthia Ogunsemilore couldn’t control her emotions after qualifying for the Paris Olympic Games in the women’s 60kg Boxing event. Cynthia Ogunsemilore won the GOLD medal in women’s 60kg, recording a 5-0 unanimous decision win over Algeria’s Khelif Hadjila. A product of the monthly Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame (LBHF) title, Cynthia made the podium at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with the bronze medal in the women’s lightweight. Her Chance meeting that Introduced…

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Switching Allegiance from One Country to the other always comes with the attendant shift in orientation for new players like, Jordan Torunarigha. The Gent defender is the latest player to pursue his international career with Nigeria despite playing for Germany at the youth level. Jordan Torunarigha: His Fathers’ Son Jordan Torunarigha and his switch is one for the movies has he is following in his Dad’s footstep. Initially, he allegedly rejected Nigeria despite being the son of Ojokojo Torunarigha, a former Nigerian International. After getting an invitation, Jordan is setting foot in Nigeria for the first time according to sources…

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Super Eagles coach handed first call up to Gift Orban, Victor Boniface and Jordan Torunarigha who recently switched allegiance from Germany. Peseiro left out Ahmed Musa in Super Eagles squad to Face Sao Tome and Principe. Sportsintel shares some insights into what Torunarigha Orban and Boniface can offer the Super Eagles. Torunarigha: Auditioning For Central Defence After The Fall of Oyinbo Wall The centre-back has been called for the first time. He is the son of a former Shooting Stars player, Ojokojo Torunarigha who emigrated to Germany and played for Chemnitzer Fußballclub from 1991 to 1995 and scored five goals…

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For NPFL clubs betting is king when it comes to front of shirt sponsorships but how does this impact the brands? Nine-Times NPFL Champions, Enyimba recently signed a multi-year deal with Australian Betting and Crypto Company, Stake. The deal brings to seven the number of NPFL front of shirt sponsorship deals so far. Out of the seven clubs, four of the sponsorships are Betting brands. Kwara Utd, Akwa United, Enyimba and Remo Stars all carry betting brands in front of their jerseys. This represents 60% of the NPFL front of shirt sponsorship deals by teams. NPFL Front of Shirt Sponsorship:…

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Super Eagles Coach, Jose Peseiro will stay on in his role after reaching an agreement with the country’s football federation. The renewal comes after almost a week of negotiations where the NFF seek to add clauses different from first contract. From Salary Cut to percentages for NPFL players in future team lists, the NFF put all their cards on the table. Peseiro Renews Contract: The Targets As stipulated in the original contract, drawn in May 2022, the Portuguese has been given the mandate to lead the Super Eagles to, at minimum, the semi-finals of the 34th Africa Cup of Nations…

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The two clubs representing Nigeria in the CAF champions league representatives are out after Enyimba and Remo lost out to Al Ahli and Medeama SC respectively. Nigerian League champions Enyimba FC of Aba suffered a surprising barren draw against Al Ahly Bengazi to fall out of the CAF Champions league on 3-4 aggregate scores. Needing just a single goal margin win, Enyimba could not find the back of the net in Aba as efforts went begging. However, the two time African kings couldn’t replicate their three goals feat from the first-leg in the return leg. It is the 1st time…

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The newly appointed G.M/CEO of Enugu Rangers F.C, Barrister Amobi Ezeaku is seeking to make the club become a truly professional outfit. Amobi made the pledge in Enugu, on Thursday after rolling out the club’s strategic plans for the period 2023–2027 at an interactive media session. Ezeaku, while reeling out the plans says he wants to make the club the most admired and most followed sports institution in Africa, explained that the plans define the club’s present and future achievable aims. “The plans will be achieved through three standing which the club called ‘Rangers Trinity’ of C, S, & C.…

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Taiwo Awoniyi has equalled the record of Mohamed Salah and Emmanuel Adebayor as the Africans with the longest Premier League scoring run after scoring as early as the second minute to put Nottingham Forest 1-0 ahead against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Awoniyi has now scored in seven consecutive Premier League matches. Two goals each against Southampton and Chelsea and one each against Arsenal and Crystal Palace in the last four matches to save the team from relegation last season. The super eagles star has also now scored against Arsenal, Sheffield United, and Manchester United in the first three matches…

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A panel of the Disciplinary Tribunal, by majority decision found that Tobi Amusan has not committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) of three Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period. Amusan’s provisional suspension has now been lifted with immediate effect. According to reports, two of the whereabout violations were struck out by an independent committee. What this means that Tobi successfully proved that the tester didn’t do enough to meet and test her. Tobi Amusan’s Performance Before The Suspension At the beginning of the season, Tobi Amusan ran 100m PB and kicked off her season with 12.5s in the hurdles.…

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Awoniyi scored to become only the second Nottingham Forest player to score in five consecutive Premier League games, after Stan Collymore(6 in March/April 1995). Awoniyi came on as a substitute to pull one back for Nottingham Forest as they lost 2-1 to Arsenal today in the Premier League. To equal the record, Taiwo in the 82nd minute won possession at the edge of his box, passed to Elanga before racing the length of the Emirates pitch to tap him for his first goal of the season. The feat coincides with his 26th birthday celebration ending in joy of equalling the…

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