Ijaw/Itsekiri Peace and Unity Football Cup Tournament Ends in Grand Style

WARRI/Nigeria: The 2019 edition of the most popular Ijaw/Itsekiri Peace and Unity football cup competition, also known as Comrade Mulade Sheriff Peace and Unity Cup has been trending for over two weeks now. The round leather game finally came to a very exciting end on Friday, November 29, 2019 with 2.2 million naira cash awards and consolation prizes splashed on the competitors. Spectators at the Benikrukru Township Field cheered Ajudiabo FC and Kunukunuma FC which locked horns for the third place prize, as well as Ogidigben FC and Okerenkoko FC…

Rugby Africa Cup: Senegal clearly beats Mauritius 63-0

DAKAR/Senegal: The Senegal rugby team fulfilled on Saturday their mission to book a spot in the group stage of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020. In front of a supportive home crowd the lions dominated mercilessly Mauritius 63-0. In the group phase of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 Senegal will now play in Group C playing against Algeria and Uganda. Senegal set the tone with a penalty goal scored by Mansour Sall in the 5th minute. The host team’s early 3-0 lead gave then place to a battle of attrition with…

Rainstorm Wrecks Havoc In Sapele Stadium, One Week After Fire Incident

SAPELE/Nigeria: The continuous rainfall in Delta State, especially in the South and Central part of the state, has had an adverse effect on the Sapele Township Stadium as the rain that fell recently blew off sections of the roof a week after a fire incident that destroy some equipment meant for sporting activities. According to report, the rain that lasted for about 30 minutes came with strong wind that blew off most of the roof at the Stadium and deposited the sheet within and outside the stadium premises. As at…

Ochor Commends Organisers of Ijaw/Itsekiri 2019 Peace and Unity Football Tournament

The official Presentation of the Ijaw/Itsekiri Peace and Unity Tournament Jessy to the Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor by Local Organising Committee, LOC.  On his Left is Mr Ken Nwaomucha, the Chairman,  followed by Mr Sunday Lucky,  SA to the state governor on youths,  on his right is Mr. Mike Ikeogwu, Chairman of the Contact and Mobilisation Subcommittee and next is Mr.  Kelly Kerio ASABA/Nigeria: The organisers of the 2019 Ijaw/Itsekiri Peace and Unity Football Tournament had been commended for their…

Okowa Attributes Delta’s Sports Greatness to Ogbemudia’s Seed

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (3rd left); presenting the Trophy to the Captain, College of Commerce, Warri, winners of the 2019/2020 edition of Zenith Bank Delta Principals” Cup. With him is the Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori (2nd left); President, Nigeria football Federation, Amaju Pinnick (right); Delta State PDP Chairman, Barr. Kingsley Esiso (left) and the Executive Director, Zenith Bank, Mr. Henry Okoh, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Thursday, 28/11/19. PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI / JIBUNOR SAMUEL ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr)…

Black Stallions finished 8th as Kenya qualifies for Japan 2020 Olympics

LAGOS/Nigeria: Nigeria Rugby Sevens Team participated in the Africa Cup Sevens which doubled as Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers at the Bosman Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend. It was their first appearance at the Africa Cup since 2016 following a ban on Nigeria by World Rugby in 2017. The Black Stallions entered the tournament as the last ranked team (14) and had to face defending champions Zimbabwe (1). The Stallions were impressive all through the match leading 14-12 at half time. The match ended 24-21 in favour of…

DTSG Angry, Slams High School One Season Ban for Fielding Ineligible Players

ASABA/Nigeria: To bring sanity to competitive sports in the state, Orhuwhorun High School, Orhuwhorun, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, have caught the wrought of the state ministry of Education, as the school had been been given one season ban for fielding ineligible players in the ongoing 2019/2020 Zenith Bank Delta Principals’ Cup Football Competition. The state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, who approved the recommendations of a committee set up to look into a petition written by Destiny Secondary School, Ughelli, Ughelli North Local…

Ijaw/ Itsekiri Peace and Unity Cup Draws Hold On Thursday

WARRI/Nigeria: The stage is now set for the second edition of the Ijaw/Itsekiri peace and unity cup football tournament as the preliminary playoff draws hold on Thursday the 7th of November, 2019. The draws scheduled to hold at the Ugborodo township stadium will have the 16 teams from the two ethnic groups participating and know their opponents for the first stage of the competition, while details of the fixtures will be made public later. Corroborating the draws, the LOC’s head of media and publicity committee for the tournament, Mr Azuka…

Sixteen Ijaw/Itsekiri Coastal Communities in Delta Jostle For 2.2 Million Naira as Draws for Mulade Peace Cup Holds on Nov 7th 2019

WARRI/Nigeria: The Local Organizing Committee LOC, of the most popular grassroot and ethnic coexistence peace building football tournament otherwise known as Comrade Mulade Sheriff Peace and Unity Cup as fixed November 7th Thursday by 9am to 3pm prompt for the screening of players registered for the tournament and also conduct the draws for the 16 Communities/Teams that as duly registered for the tournament. It is pertinent to state that this is the most crucial and important aspect of football, therefore any TEAM/COMMUNITY that fail to participate will be disqualified automatically. And…

Residents Appeal for Rehabilitation of Warri Stadium

WARRI/Nigeria: The Warri Township Stadium in Warri South Local Government Area is in a deplorable state as the sports complex. As at the time of filing this report, the football pitch is flooded with stagnant water even after it has stopped raining. The place is also overgrown with weed and some of the facilities in dilapidated state. Consequently some concerned residents of the sports loving city of Warri who spoke to our correspondent on the deplorable state of the stadium, appealed to Governor Okowa to rehabilitate the edifice. A soccer enthusiast…