Dearth of Grassroot Talents Bane of Nigeria Football

By Jahrock Ujewe The dearth of grassroot talents has been identified as the bane of development in Nigeria football. This was noted during the maiden press conference of the 2019 Bet9ja Royal Cup on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the DFA Patrick Okpomo Football House, Asaba. Speaking at the ceremony, the chairman of the Local Organising Committee, LOC, and Head, Finance Sub Committee, Marvel Dick said the urgent need to revive the football game from the grassroot informed the idea to make competition a statewide tournament. Mr Dick, a Bet9ja…

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Royal Cup Organisers Congratulate Warri Wolves on NNL Playoff Qualification

The organisers of the 2019 Bet9ja Royal Cup have congratulated Warri Wolves on their qualification for the Nigeria National League, NNL, playoffs following their 3 – 3 draw with Ibom Youths. In a press statement by the organisers, they commended the Seasiders for securing that result against the Uyo-based club, describing it as a priceless feat. “The outcome of that game in Uyo on Sunday afternoon speaks volume of the determination of the club’s management and players to take Warri Wolves to its rightful place in domestic football. The organisers…

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My Passion For Cycling, Dream Of Becoming A Lecturer- Edhuze

Edhuze Ebenezer is a Computer Graphics graduate of Delta State University and a cyclist from Isoko South Loal Government Area of Delta State . In this interview he talks about his passion for cycling, his team; Future Step Cycling Club and his dreams of becoming a lecturer. Excerpt: Tell me about yourself, where are you from, educational background and schools attended? I am Ebenezer Edhuze, I am from Oleh, in Isoko-South Local Government Area of Delta State. I have B.A in Computer Graphics from Delta State University Abraka, I got…

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Fmr Gov Uduaghan in-law, Amaju, 4 Others Arraigned In Court Over An Alleged $8.4m

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and four others have been charged to court by the Federal Government over alleged misappropriation of $8.4 million belonging to the federation. According to sources, the money was said to have been paid by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as appearance fees for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Amaju Pinnick, it was gathered was elected president of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in an alleged controversial  election conducted in Delta State while his brother in-law, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan…

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Breaking: Warri Federal High Court Reaffirms Asaba Judgement On Delta APC

The Federal High Court sitting in Warri today affirmed that the recent Asaba Federal High Court Judgement, which knocked down the candidacy of Sen Ovie Omo-Agege, Chief Great Ogboru, and others, had comprehensively dealt with all issues regarding the State Executive Council and APC candidates for the last elections.  Justice Emeka Nwite, while dismissing a case filed before the court by Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and others, held that the FHC Asaba Judgement has sufficiently dealt with the contentious issues of Exco and candidates and therefore declined to entertain them. He…

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SylvaLink Chair, Donates Trophy, Jerseys, Books to Mark 14th Annual Sports Competition Of Oginibo S/Schl

..as Principal, staff lauds gestures The Chairman of SylvaLink Hotels, Deacon Sylvester Pela has donated an athletic Trophy, sets of football jerseys and customized note books to Oginibo Secondary School in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State to mark their 14th annual inter-house sports competition. According to Pela, “We are doing this to promote and encourage sporting activities and appreciate the best House in all activities in our school so that students can be committed.  While appreciating the principal and staff of Oginibo Secondary school,  Dcn. Pela said, …

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Boxer dies after knockout in WBC title match

An Italian boxer, Christian Daghio, has died after he was knocked unconscious during a fight in Thailand. The 49-year-old, who had won seven world titles during his career, was knocked out twice in the final round of his WBC Asia title fight against Don Parueang last month, reports Metro UK. After his second knockdown, Daghio was immediately treated by medical staff inside the ring but didn’t get up. He was subsequently taken to hospital in Bangkok where he spent two days in a coma before he died. “He died as…

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AFRIMA jury arrives Nigeria for adjudication of 8,009 entries

The 13-man International Jury of the All Africa Music Awards will arrive Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday ahead of a week-long adjudication process following the closing of entries where 8,009 songs/videos were received for the 5th edition of the annual awards event. From August 8 to 14, event hospitality partner, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, will provide a secure venue for the AFRIMA International Jury members representing the five regions of Africa, the diaspora (Europe and North America) and the African Union Commission, who are tasked with the…

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Sergio Aguero hits 200th goal as Manchester City spank Chelsea

The new English football season got off to a familiar start as two Sergio Aguero goals, including his 200th for the club, handed Manchester City a 2-0 win over Chelsea. The victory enabled the 2017/2018 English Premier League champions to claim the FA Community Shield for the fifth time at a sun-baked Wembley. The game between title winners and Cup holders is the traditional curtain-raiser to the new season. But on this evidence the gap between the two teams, which last season stood at 30 points in the Premier League,…

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Juan Mata scores as Manchester United draw against Mexican side on US tour

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Thursday’s 1-1 pre-season draw with Club America in Arizona “pushed us to levels we are not prepared for”. United had to come from behind against the Mexican side as Juan Mata’s 78th-minute strike cancelled out Henry Martin’s opener on 59 minutes. The Premier League side were without many key players after the World Cup. Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and English duo Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford were among those missing. David de Gea, Nemanja Matic and new Brazilian signing Fred are expected to join…

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