Nigerian sprinter, Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha has been temporarily suspended after she tested positive for the use of banned substances by the Athletics Integrity Unit, AIU. Nwokocha, 21 run the anchor leg in Birmingham last month when Nigeria thrash England and Jamaica to emerge a gold winner. She was also part of the winning group of four of Tobi Amosun, Favour Ofili, and Rose Chukwuma who won gold in the 4x100m during the just concluded commonwealth games that took place at Birmingham.

The tie has been revealed as Arsenal and West Ham are up for a showdown in today’s English Premier League.
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta displays the names of a 25-man squad to clash head-on with the West Ham at the Emirate stadium, according to Football London. Following a victory of 3-0 over Southampton in their last Premier League encounter, Arsenal is optimistic for the match. Arsenal is currently occupying the sixth position on the Premier League table with 26 points cumulative from 16 games.

Nigeria have been drawn against Australia, Argentina and Turkey in Group B of the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup from September 22 to 30 in Tenerife, Spain. According to the draw, D’Tigress will start their campaign at the tournament against Australia on September 22 before facing Turkey on September 23 and Argentina on September 25.

The lingering leadership dispute in the NBBF has been laid to rest as FIBA called for fresh elections into the board of NBBF. FIBA has, in a letter to all concerned parties on Thursday, called for a fresh election to settle the federation’s lingering leadership dispute. It had based its decision on the report of its three-man fact-finding team which visited Nigeria recently.

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