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Top 20 Weekly Sport News Roundup For Latest Nigeria News – New Telegraph Newspaper

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Here is New Telegraph’s weekly Sports news roundup of the top 20 latest Nigerian news making headlines from Monday, June 17 to Saturday, June 22, 2024.
Nigerian-born British heavyweight  boxer, Anthony Joshua, has overtaken Tyson Fury in the latest WBC heavyweight rankings.
Following his win, Joshua has now moved to number one in the WBC…Read more
Super Falcons of Nigeria forward, Asisat Oshoala is targeting a podium finish at the 2024 Olympic Games.
The nine-time African champions will be making a return to the games after 16 years…Read more
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may wield the big stick against Napoli forward Victor Osimhen unless he tenders a public apology following his outburst against the erstwhile Super Eagles coach Finidi George.
Osimhen carpeted Finidi in a live Instagram video calling…Read more
Former Manchester United striker, Michael  Owen has named Real Madrid stars, Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Junior as his favorites to win the 2024 Ballon d’Or.
New Telegraph recalls that Bellingham and Vinicius were impressive…Read more
I t was a shout of Holy! Holy!! Holy!!! at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu, popularly called The Cathedral as Enugu Rangers emerged as the champions of the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League with a game to spare.
Playing their last game at home…Read more
The Ministry of Sports and the Nigeria Football Federation are under intense fire following the poor run of the Super Eagles in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.
Eagles are languishing in Group C of the qualifiers with three points…Read more 
Out of favour Super Eagles winger Chidera Ejuke may play his next football in Spain as La Liga side Sevilla are set to snap him up on a free transfer.
Although Ejuke is still under contract with Russian side CSKA Moscow…Read more 
Governor of Enugu State, Dr Peter Mbah has congratulated the Rangers International Football Club of Enugu for winning the 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League title with a game to spare following their 2-0 victory over Bendel Insurance Football Club at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday.
A 33-minute goal by Kenechukwu Agu and 65-minute by Chidiebere Nwobodo…Read more
Christian Eriksen marked his return to the European Championship with a special goal – but Slovenia responded to draw with Denmark in Stuttgart.
The midfielder, now playing for Manchester United…Read more 
Ukraine and Belgium suffered shock defeats in yesterdays Euro 2024 fixtures. In the first game of the day, Romania recorded a stunning 3-0 win over Serhiy Rebrov’s men.
Nicolae Stanciu smashed in an unstoppable drive from 20 yards…Read more 
The Premier League 2024/25 fixtures are officially confirmed, with a big game to look forward to on the opening day of the season as Chelsea starts with a difficult game at home to Manchester City.
That will see new Chelsea manager Enzo Maresca up against…Read more  
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has scheduled to interview three expatriates for the vacant position of Super Eagles coach in the coming days, the New Telegraph can report.
The Federation had earlier announced a decision….Read more 
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has scheduled to interview three expatriates for the vacant position of Super Eagles coach in the coming days, the New Telegraph can report.
The Federation had earlier announced a decision…Read more 
Premier League giant, Arsenal, are keen to sign Victor Osimhen from Napoli but the Gunners think the Super Eagles striker’s real worth is 75 million euros as against the 120 million euros price tag placed on him by the former Italian champions.
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, is on the lookout for a player that can produce…Read more
Defending champions, Italy and Spain will clash at the fourth consecutive Euro tournament as both teams look to secure their place in the Round of 16 at the ongoing Euro 2024 in Germany.
These and other games are set to be broadcast live on GOtv…Read more 
Ex-international, Julius Aghahowa, has faulted the plan by the Nigeria Football Federation to hire a foreign coach for the Super Eagles, saying such a move can inhibit the country’s football growth. The NFF announced the plan to appoint an expatriate to work with now-resigned head coach Finidi George after the 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign hit turbulence.
Aghahowa, who scored 14 international goals, said the NFF…Read more 
Former Super Eagles World Cup star Taribo West has revealed that a moment of frustration during his time at Inter Milan derailed his potential transfers to Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United and he has urged Napoli striker Victor Osimhen to learn from his mistakes by keeping his head calm.
Taribo’s admonition came amid Osimhen’s social media outburst against erstwhile…Read More  
Nigeria’s senior football team, the Super Eagles have dropped eight places in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday, June 20.
According to the rankings posted on FIFA’s website, the Eagles…Read more 
England failed to guarantee their place in the knockout stages of Euro 2024 after Morten Hjulmand’s spectacular strike earned Denmark a 1-1 draw yesterday. A point was the least the Danes deserved as England again flattered to deceive in Frankfurt after an underwhelming 1-0 win over Serbia to open their tournament.
Harry Kane had given the Three Lions an early lead as England pounced on a Danish…Read more
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF) Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau yesterday disclosed that the Federation is committed to ensuring that the Beach Soccer National Team, otherwise known as Supersand Eagles, enjoys the same attention as other National Teams when restored to international competitions.
The NFF boss pledged at the inauguration of the Federation’s Futsal…Read more

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