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…

Delta Lawmakers Endorse Ijaw/Itsekiri Peace and Unity Cup

ASABA/Nigeria: The need for relevant stakeholders to compliment Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s giant stride towards building sustainable peace and unity in their domains in order to attract meaningful development has been advocated. Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborebwori disclosed this when Comrade Sheriff Mulade led officials of the Ijaw and Itsekiri peace and unity cup football tournament on a courtesy visit to his official resident in Asaba, the state capital. The Speaker who identified peace and security achievements of the Okowa’s led administration across the state which has…

Kaduna SWAN Suspends 9 Members Over Violation of Statutes, Illegal Activities

KADUNA/Nigeria: Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has suspended 9 of its members over alleged violation of its amended statutes and engaging in activities detrimental to the association. This was contained in a communiqué signed by its Secretary, Jacob Onjewu Dickson, issued on October 16, 2019. According to the communiqué, the decision was taken from its congress held at the Media Centre, Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna on Tuesday October 15, 2019. “Suspends the following members for engaging in anti SWAN activities and flagrant disobedience to its statutes. Zango Jacob,  Abdulwaheed Olayinka…

Delta Oil & Gas Commissioner Support 2019 Ijaw /Itsekiri Peace & Unity Cup

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Oil and Gas commissioner, Chief Emman Amgbaduba has said that grassroots football tournaments such as the Sherrif Mulade Ijaw/Itsekiri peace and unity cup competition is critical for discovering and harnessing potential future football stars and talents. The Commissioner stated this at his office in Asaba after receiving the official jersey for the tournament from the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Honourable Ken Nwamucha who led his committee team on a courtesy visit to the commissioner. Chief Amgbaduba commended the organiser of the tournament Comrade Sherriff…

DTSG Will Continue to Deepen Partnership with Zenith Bank – Otuaro

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State government has said that it will continue to deepen its partnership with Zenith Bank Plc in its quest to ensuring a Stronger Delta. The Delta State Deputy Governor Barr. Kingsley Burutu  Otuaro Stated this at the official Kick off ceremony of Zenith Bank-Delta State Principals’ Cup 2019/2020 Edition, held at the St. Patrick’s College Asaba, Delta State. The Zenith Bank-Delta State Principals’ cup being organized by Zenith Bank PLC in conjunction with the Delta State Government was officially kicked off by the Delta State Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro…

DELSU VC Commends DELSU Staff For Huge Turnout During Maiden Fitness Exercise

The Vice-Chancellor of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Prof. Victor Peretomode (middle); his wife, Dr. (Mrs.) Otaroghene (3rd right); Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Administration ), Prof. Samuel Asagba (2nd left) and other management staff and staff of the institution during the maiden fitness exercise of the university in Abraka. ABRAKA/Nigeria: Vice-Chancellor of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Prof. Victor Peretomode has commended staff of the university for the huge turnout during the first fitness exercise programme of the university. Speaking shortly after the exercise which covered two and a half kilometer radius, Peretomode…