NFF To Decide New Super Eagles Coach on Thursday 

  By Miracle Ogunde The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, will on Thursday decide the new coach for the men's senior national team, the Super Eagles. This was confirmed by sources close to the NFF on Wednesday. The final shortlist of coaches include: Emmanuel Amuneke (Nigerian), Danny Bujis(Dutch;Fortuna Sittard Coach), Michael Nsien (Nigeria-American, US U-20 Coach), Antonio Conçeicão (French, ex-Cameroon coach) Domenic Torrent(Spaniard, Ex-Galatarsary). Recall that Jose Peseiro left his role as the coach of the Super Eagles after taking the team to the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). His contract expired in February, after leading the

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World Marathon Record Holder, Coach Lost Lives In Car Crash

  World marathon record holder and London Marathon winner Kelvin Kiptum has died aged 24. Kiptum died in a road accident in Kenya. The athlete’s coach, Gervais Hakizimana, was also killed in the accident. Kenyan President William Ruto tweeted on Monday, “Kelvin Kiptum was a star. Arguably one of the world’s finest sportsmen who broke barriers to secure a marathon record. “He was only 24 yet, as a hero, triumphed in Valencia, Chicago, London and in other top competitions. His mental strength and discipline were unmatched. Kiptum was our future. “An extraordinary sportsman has left an extraordinary mark in the

By |February 12th, 2024|Categories: Sports, Starnews Sport|0 Comments

Ekong in, Nwabali out as CAF announces 2023 AFCON awards

        The AFCON 2023 came to an end after Ivory Coast went on to lift the trophy against Nigeria in the final. Both sides showed tremendous display on the field.   Below is the list of the award winners.   AFCON 2023 Winner: Cote D’ivoire   Cote D’ivoire lifted the trophy after a bit of initial struggles in the competition. They made a huge comeback to win 2-1 against Nigeria in the final of the competition. Franck Kessie and Haller scored the goals for the winning team. William Troost-Ekong was on the score sheet for the Super

By |February 12th, 2024|Categories: Sports, Starnews Sport|0 Comments

Nigerian children win international cultural dance contest

    Five Nigerian children whose ages range from five to 10 years old have won the inaugural African cultural dance contest.   The dance contest was staged on Facebook, where contestants submitted five minutes dance videos for adjudication by a panel of cultural experts.   The contest climaxed on Saturday with presentation of prize sums to the winners by the sponsor, Nigeria-born United States based cultural exponent, Perfecta Mfonma Ekpo.   Out of the 42 participants from across some African countries, in the children category, Master Chisom Ikenna won the first prize of N50,000, while Master Emeh Ifeanyi pocketed

By |February 10th, 2024|Categories: Sports, Starnews Sport|0 Comments

Nigerian children win international cultural dance contest

    Five Nigerian children whose ages range from five to 10 years old have won the inaugural African cultural dance contest.   The dance contest was staged on Facebook, where contestants submitted five minutes dance videos for adjudication by a panel of cultural experts.   The contest climaxed on Saturday with presentation of prize sums to the winners by the sponsor, Nigeria-born United States based cultural exponent, Perfecta Mfonma Ekpo.   Out of the 42 participants from across some African countries, in the children category, Master Chisom Ikenna won the first prize of N50,000, while Master Emeh Ifeanyi pocketed

By |February 10th, 2024|Categories: Education, International, News, Sports, Starnews Sport|0 Comments

Nigerian children win international cultural dance contest

Five Nigerian children whose ages range from five to 10 years old have won the inaugural African cultural dance contest. The dance contest was staged on Facebook, where contestants submitted five minutes dance videos for adjudication by a panel of cultural experts. The contest climaxed on Saturday with presentation of prize sums to the winners by the sponsor, Nigeria-born United States based cultural exponent, Perfecta Mfonma Ekpo. Out of the 42 participants from across some African countries, in the children category, Master Chisom Ikenna won the first prize of N50,000, while Master Emeh Ifeanyi pocketed the second prize of N40,000.

By |February 10th, 2024|Categories: History & Culture, International, News, Sports, Starnews Sport|0 Comments

Kenyan Wins 2024 Lagos City Marathon

  Kenyan runner, Bernard Sang, has emerged as the winner of the 2024 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, after clocking a time of 02:16:49.   The 32-year-old defeated about 80 others in the 9th edition of the race on Saturday to win the 42km race and clinch the $50,000 prize money.   The East Africans dominated the race as two other Kenyans, Simon Cheprot and Edwin Kiptoo, came second and third, with cash prizes of $40,000 and $30,000 respectively.   The Kenyans won the marathon in 2016, 2017, 2020 and 2021.     More so, 25-year-old Ethiopian, Kebene Chala, was

By |February 10th, 2024|Categories: International, News, Sports, Starnews Sport|0 Comments

AFCON Final: Vp leads FG’s delegation to cote D’Ivoire

  President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has directed Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential team to the finals of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d'Ivoire. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to The President on Media & Communications (Office of The Vice President) Stanley Nkwocha,  noted that the President also called for maximum support while urging the Eagles to make Nigeria, Africa proud   It will be recalled that The Vice President had also represented the President at the semi-finals when the Super Eagles defeated South Africa in a pulsating encounter.   According to

By |February 10th, 2024|Categories: News, Sports, Starnews Sport|0 Comments

Avoid matches that stir up your heartbeat, Experts caution football lovers

  Medical experts and sports enthusiasts have advised sports lovers, particularly football fans, to stay clear of tension-filled matches that can excite them and trigger their known or underlying health issues.   They gave the advice in separate interviews with newsmen in Ibadan on Friday.   NAN reports that a number of Nigerians died following the anxious moments that characterised Wednesday’s semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) games in Cote D’Ivoire.   The tension-soaked match, which ended in penalty kicks, saw Nigeria eventually winning 4-2.   The Medical Director, Ashamby Hospital,

By |February 10th, 2024|Categories: News, Opinion, Sports, Starnews Sport|0 Comments

O.C General Unity Cup Kicks Off In Okitipupa, Ondo

**As construction of borehole, toilets and bathrooms begin at Okitipupa government field The most anticipated O.C General Unity Cup for teams across the six Local Governments of Ondo South Senatorial District has commenced on Wednesday in Okitipupa, headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. Starnews Nigeria reports that the opening ceremony had in attendance residents and soccer enthusiastic across the zone, including Senior High Chief Idowu Asonja, the Ondo State Commandant of Tantita Security Services who declared the football match opened. At the opening fixtures held at the Government field in Okitipupa and officiated by Adeyemi Famakinwa, SENEGA

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