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Oyo Assembly Speaker Donates Cup

Oyo State House of Assembly speaker, Honorable Michael Adeyemo has donated a trophy to be competed among football teams from the 33 local government councils of the state. Adeyemo says this comes at a point of his concern over the dwindling fortune of grassroots football in the state, hence his decision to institute a competition for youth from all the …

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Sirawoo Vows Credible Go- Round/SWAN Athletics

-MOC Chairman Promises Unbiased Competition Chairman of the main organizing committee for the ongoing Go-Round/Rivers SWAN Secondary School Athletics Championships, Honour Sirawoo has assured intending participants of a competition devoid of controversy. Sirawoo gave this assurance while officially inaugurating the various sub-committees put in place by the MOC to ensure a smooth organization of the championships. The sub-committees are for …

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NNPC, Shell For NOGIG 2016 Final

Shell FC and Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) FC qualified for the national finals of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games (NOGIG) Friday morning following 3-0 and 2-0 wins against LNG and Total in preliminary games. Shell were first to pick a finals ticket at the legacy pitch of the National Stadium, Lagos before two great goals by NNPC’s …

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Go-Round, SWAN Tourney Starts Saturday

-Former Speaker, Austin Okpara Donates N1m All is set for the much-talked about Go-Round/Rivers SWAN Secondary Athletic Championship billed to begin this Saturday at Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt and end on Wednesday, February 3. Preparations for the tournament, which would see secondary schools in all 23 local government areas of Rivers State jostle for honours, got another lift last …

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Obuah: Let’s Develop Sports Together

 Nigerian National League (NNL) side, Go-Round FC’s president, Bro Felix Obuah has called on sports lovers, fans and stakeholders in the country to rise up, join hands and assist in developing the nation’s sporting sector together. Obuah, who is key planner of the forthcoming Go-Round/Rivers SWAN Secondary Schools Athletics Championships in Port Harcourt, told SportsDay after unveiling the mascot, that …

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Edebiri Cup Ends On Friday

This Thursday and Friday have been set aside respectively for the semi-finals and final of the maiden of an under-19 boys football competition sponsored by Chief Solomon Iyobosa Edebiri (MON) in Benin city, the Edo state capital. Tournament director and coordinator of Solomon Edebiri Volunteers (SEV), organisers of the tournament, Mr Ray Darlington Okpebholo told SportsDay in Benin that semi-finals …

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Onwu Reveals All Interests At Ikoyi

-Says Club Championship Is Everybody’s Game Ikoyi Club 1938 Lagos golf section captain, Tony Onwu, has said that the 2016 edition of the Club Championship will represent the interest of all members of the club. The championship which will feature players of handicaps 0 to 14 is billed to tee-off on Saturday January 23, 2016 with over 150 golfers expected …

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SportsDay Trio Keep Lagos SWAN Shirts

-For January 23 All Stars Friendly SportsDay trio of Raymond Nwaduba, Jerome Obuninta and Henry Esabunefe have maintained their positions in the selected football squad of Lagos State chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (Lagos SWAN) and have been included in a list of invitees for a friendly match on January 23. Nwaduba, who is team captain and editor …

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NFF Need Grassroots Focus – Etim

Former Super Falcons assistant coach, Joy Nnenna Etim has urged Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to take the promotion and development of grassroots soccer serious to have replacement for the current crop of players in the national team. Etim, Nigeria’s first female to officially qualify as a football coach at National Institute for Sports (NISport), Lagos, said this during this year’s …

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Rivers Schools Chase Athletics Glory

Secondary schools in Rivers State Local Governments have geared up for the forthcoming Go Round/ SWAN Athleties Championship billed for Adokie Amesiemaka Stadium on January 31. Principal of Ojims Secondary School, Esther Iguama disclosed to SportsDay during the school training at University of Science and Technology (UST) that she is overwhelm with the invitation extended to her school for participating …

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