EDO 2020: Win 1 Gold Medal, Receive N1m, Okowa Promises Team Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on today, April 2, 2021, assured the state’s contingent to the 20th National Sports Festival holding in Edo from April 2, 2021that every gold medal won by the team at the festival would attract N1 million reward to the athlete. He reaffirmed that the reward would be a repeat of what the athletes received for medals won at the 19th edition of the festival held in Abuja. After gold, each silver medal won attracted N500,000 to the athlete while winners of bronze medals…

Team Delta Gets COVID-19 Vaccination Ahead of Sports Festival

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Sports Commission has directed athletes and officials of Team Delta to undergo COVID-19 vaccination, ahead of the forthcoming Edo 2021 National Sports Festival. The Director General of Delta State Sports Commission Mr. Chris Anazia, made this known in Asaba, while addressing participants at the COVID-19 Vaccination Point at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in the state capital. Mr. Anazia remarked that the ongoing vaccination campaign was in line with the federal government CIVID-19 protocol, saying it was essential for athletes and coaches representing Delta state at the…

Véron Mosengo-Omba Appointed CAF General Secretary

ZURICH/Switzerland:  FIFA confirms that Véron Mosengo-Omba will leave his role as Chief Officer of the FIFA member associations (MAs) division with immediate effect to take on the position of CAF General Secretary. Mr Mosengo-Omba initially joined FIFA in 2016 as Chief Member Associations Officer with responsibility for Africa and the Caribbean, and subsequently spent the past two years supporting all FIFA 211 MAs to implement the FIFA Forward development programme, as well as managing relationships with all FIFA MAs and continental confederations in his role as Chief Officer of the…

FIFA President Praises African “Team Spirit”

RABAT/Morocco:  FIFA President Gianni Infantino has stressed the importance of “team spirit” to project African football to the top of the world in his address to the 43rd CAF Ordinary and Elective General Assembly that took place today in Rabat. “We know the values of football, but the most important value is team spirit. This is the team spirit that we have witnessed these days in Africa”. Referring to the future of African football, the FIFA President said: “I have already said it, and I say it again. We must…

Okowa Congratulates NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, on FIFA Seat Victory

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor of Delta, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday congratulated President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick, on his election into Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Executive Council. Pinnick defeated Malawian FA President, Walter Nyamilandu, by 43 votes to eight during the CAF General Assembly held in Rabat, Morocco on Friday. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor commended the Nigerian football administrator for emerging as one of the six African leaders that would represent the continent in FIFA…

COVID-19 Forces Sabo GRA To Postpone Kaduna Speaker Cup Final

KADUNA/Nigeria: Following the upsurge of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state, the Tsaunin Kura GRA Residents Association (Sabo GRA), organisers of the Kaduna State House of Assembly’ Speaker, Rt.  Honourable Yusuf Zailani Peace and Unity Cup have postponed the final earlier billed for Saturday December 20. According to a statement signed by the Executive Public Relations Officer of the community, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, this was made known at a press briefing held on Saturday December 19, 2020 in Kaduna. Reading the text of the statement, President General of the…

Kajuru Lions Stun Hosts In Kaduna Speaker Cup As Dignitaries Storm Sabo GRA For Opener

KADUNA/Nigeria: Visitors, Kajuru Lions FC felt at home at the opening ceremony of the Speaker Kaduna State House of Assembly,  Rt. Honourable Yusuf Zailani Peace and Unity Soccer Competition as they beat one of the hosts Sabo GRA Zone D 1-0 in the opening match watched by several dignitaries. Kajuru Lions took advantage of the excitement on the part of the hosts in surprising them shaking their net early in the game on Sunday December 13, 2020. The game subsequently witnessed a goal drought afterwards, as attempts by both teams…

Excitement As Nigeria Rugby Football Federation Unveils Rugby Programmes At NIS

LAGOS/Nigeria:  The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) has released courses and guidelines for prospective enthusiasts who intend to deepen their knowledge of the sport at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) ahead of the 2021/2022 session. This piece of development was revealed by the President of the NRFF Kelechukwu Mbagwu during a virtual meeting with members of the NRFF Board. The announcement of this latest development confirmed the underground efforts made by the Board to expand rugby from the fields to the lecture rooms where more knowledge can be acquired…

Kaduna Speaker Cup: Emulate Sabo GRA In Fostering Unity, Zailani Absolute Care Foundation Urges

KADUNA/Nigeria: The Zailani Absolute Care Foundation has commended the Tsaunin Kura GRA Residents Association (Sabo GRA) for blazing the trail in consolidating peaceful and unity in Kaduna metropolis through the organising of the Rt. Honourable Yusuf Zailani Peace and Unity Soccer Competition. This was expressed in a statement signed by its Chairman, Honourable Tasiu Musa, made available to newsmen on Saturday December 12, 2020. According to the statement, the foundation urged other communities to emulate Sabo GRA in fostering peace and unity not just in the metropolitan, but the entire…

Sabo GRA Rolls Out Maiden Edition Zailani Peace, Unity Cup

KADUNA/Nigeria: Maiden edition of the Zailani Peace and Unity Cup Tsaunin Kura (Sabo GRA) will be kicking off on Sunday December 13, 2020 at the LEA Primary School, on James Bawa Magaji off Jafaru Markarfi Road  in the community. A statement from the Executive PRO, Tsaunin Kura GRA Residents Association (Sabo GRA), Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson informed that eight teams will be participating in the competition, billed for kick off by 4pm. “In this maiden edition, only eight teams will be participating, drawn from Chikun, Igabi, Kajuru, Kaduna North and…