Nigeria’s Aruna became the first African to reach the quarterfinal after his quarterfinal finish at Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
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Germany, France and Spain also claimed first victories, and hosts Japan are the only side with the maximum points.
“Part of reasons why we had to declare a state of emergency in sports is to take steps to regain public confidence which we have lost and this will take us to looking into what we have done in the past and where we didn’t do it well
Three Nigerian wrestlers had earlier lost out in the games
Netherland’s Dafne Schippers, the 2015 world champion, pushed her to the line, but her 21.88 time was only good enough for second
Azubuike will miss Wednesday night’s (tonight) game after picking a second yellow card in their quarterfinal clash against Denmark in Sao Paulo
Neymar fired the hosts in front on 15 seconds with the fastest goal in Olympic history
He said: “As a Federation, we have always had confidence in Samson Siasia. We believed in him enough to appoint him to head the U23 crew and gave him all the support, including organizing several friendlies and invitational tournaments for the team over the past 18 months
Majority of these Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports officials are collecting between $300 to $400 per day while the athletes are on $150
Nene scored 19 points, Marcelinho Huertas had 11 assists and Brazil kept its chances of advancing to the men’s basketball quarterfinals alive
An authentic source told the News Agency of Nigeria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that top officials of the sports ministry had been running around to settle the members of the team
Following two scoreless draws, Brazil knew anything less than victory would likely mean an early exit and another dream of Olympic football gold medal dashed
The Stanford University graduate became the first Nigerian to compete at the Olympics in rowing and has now gone one better as she is one event away from being in the finals of the event
They play Japan at 0100 GMT on Friday
It is understood City have no intention of going back on their initial decision, which was exclusively revealed by MEN Sport this week.
They are under no obligation to make Iheanacho available and have already spoken to him about the issue
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation has disclosed that the country’s Olympic football team will depart the country next week for United States of America ahead of this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Iwobi emerged as the latest star to break through into Arsenal’s first-team from their academy earlier this year and was recently handed the No.17 shirt vacated by Alexis Sanchez – who takes the No.7 – a clear indication that he’s set to play a big part in Arsenal’s future
Felix Awogu, General Manager of SuperSport, while making these announcements in Lagos, said: “SuperSport has always been associated with quality and we pledge to always deliver world-class content to our subscribers
The Jamaican sprinter is also attempting a third successive hat-trick of Olympic gold medals in Brazil following his successes in Beijing and London where he triumphed in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100 metres relay
However, according to reports from the competition venue, the trio of Nwosu, Otuadimma and Samson lost in the semi-finals, while Mohammed was disqualified for being overweight