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On Sports Today: NRA issues warnings

January 23, 2019

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On Sports Today: NRA issues warnings

The Nigeria Referees Association has threatened to withdraw its members from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) following repeated attacks on referees in the league.

On match day one of this new season, the referee who officiated the match involving Plateau United in Jos was assaulted while the referees who officiated the match involving Remo States in Ogun state were also brutally beaten.

None of the culprits have been caught as investigations are still ongoing. Kwara United are currently top of group A standings while Heartland FC are top of group B standings.

Former Super Eagles Star has been Jailed.

Super Eagles former defender, Efe Sodje and two of his brothers have been jailed for siphoning tens of thousands of pounds from a charity set up to help poor African children, reports telegraph.co.uk.

Efe, 46, fellow footballer Stephen Sodje, 43, and ex-rugby player, Bright Sodje, 52, were condemned by a judge for bringing “shame on their family” as they were convicted of milking their own fundraising campaign, the Sodje Sports Foundation (SSF).

Mikel Obi has returned to England

Former Tianjin TEDA and Chelsea Midfielder John Mikel Obi would be unveiled as a Middlesbrough Player later today after undergoing a successful Medicals.

The 31 year old spent the last two years of career in the Chinese Super League. He would be handed the number 12 shirt according to the Nation.

Rafeal Nadal in cruise control in AO

Rafeal Nadal barely broke a sweat as he cruised into the semi finals of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Francis Tiafoe. Nadal will play Stefanos Tsitsipas (he is the second youngest player after Novak Djokovic) in the last four on Thursday.

Serena Williams, her movement cramped late in the match by a rolled ankle, blew a third-set 5-1 lead losing 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, four match points, a rematch with Naomi Osaka and a chance to equal the 24 slam titles of Margaret Court in a dramatic quarter-final.

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