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Association President Urges Women Interest In Golf

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The President of Ladies Golf Association of Nigeria,  Vee Osuhor, has urged women across the country to develop more interest in golf games to be physically and mentally sound.

Osuhor, told newsmen during the flag off of 2011 1st Emenite/Enugu Ladies Golf Open Championship in Enugu  recently  that ladies should show more interest in sports like golf to improve their healthy lives.

“I wish all ladies could play golf, every woman, every girl could play golf, I wish for it. It is so nice for ladies to play golf. One, you keep fit which is your health.

“Two, you interact properly because golf develops your integrity because it is a game that borders on very high ethical standard, because may be you know that when you play, you regulate yourself.

“If you finish and you tell us you played two when you played ten, we mark your two, so you find that it is you, we want to train ladies because the ladies will train their children and we are having a better nation.’’

Mirabel Edozie, the General-Secretary of the association said there was need to introduce a golf clinic to attract ladies to the game.

“The ladies section really doesn’t have too many ladies right now. I don’t think the awareness for golf is really there.

“So the way the lady captain which we are going to encourage her can help toward having more ladies participate is to have a golf clinic.

“What this entails is you have it open to non-members of the club inviting ladies from all over and within Enugu, non-golfers, young, mature whatever age.

“Have them come around on a Saturday afternoon. And then have a feel.’’

Ethel Anyaji, the Ladies Captain of Enugu Golf Section said: “ I feel excited that ladies across the country honoured my invitation by joining me to open ladies golf section in Enugu.

“I equally thank the chairman of Enugu Sports Club, Richard Agu, the president of Ladies Golf Association and the captain of the men’s section for the support.’’

John Emenike, the captain of the men’s section said the opening of the ladies section was a welcome development to get them acquainted to golf games.

There was a tee-off and flag raising by the president of the ladies golf association, the chairman of Enugu Sports Club and the captains of the men and ladies golf sections to formally declare the Enugu ladies golf section open.

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Athletics: Okagbare Begins Preparation For Tokyo 2020

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Blessing Okagbare, yesterday started her preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the National Trials.
The opening day of the Tokyo 2020 National Trials will see Okagbare competing in the 100m against highly rated Grace Nwokocha
Okagbare, the 8th time national champions is the favourite to win the event again, but Grace Nwokocha remains one of her biggest threats.
The American-based track queen won the championship from 2009 to 2014 and returned to win the 2016 edition after missing out in 2015.
Despite her qualification for the Olympics, Okagbare will be hoping to continue her winning streak and go to the Olympics in high spirits.
Apart from the 100m finals expected to take place in the afternoon, there will be shotput men final with all eyes on  Chukwuebuka Enekwechi.

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LAA Holds Lucrative Track Meet, Next Week

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The Lagos State Athletics Association has announced it would be holding a lucrative Athletics Meet on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Yussuf Alli, who is the Meet Director for the Lagos Open Athletics Championship, made the disclosure on Wednes-day even as he revealed that arrangements were in top gear to have an elite cast of athletes in the one-day meet.
According to Alli, the Lagos Open Athletics Championship will simultaneously serve as a qualifying window for the Tokyo Olympics as well as a preparatory event for athletes that have already qualified for the sporting showpiece.
“This is another fantastic window for those seeking to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics as well as those seeking quality competition to stay in shape for the Olympics,” Alli said.
“The Lagos State Athletics Association, which is one of the most vibrant in the country, is out to organise a world-class event that would be the talk of the town as we count down to Tokyo,”  he added.
The list of events to be competed for at the Lagos Open Athletics Championship include, the 5,000 meters, 400 meters hurdles, 100 meters, 800 meters, 400 meters and 100 meters.
There would also be quality action in the 4×100 meters open, 4×100 meters open and 4×400 meters mixed relay.
Long jump, High jump, Triple jump, Shot put as well as  4×100 secondary schools relay and 4×100 secondary schools relay have all been pencilled down for the maiden Lagos Open Athletics Champion-ship.
Organisers have assured that the top three finishers across all the events will receive handsome prizes for their efforts.

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S’ Falcons Bow To World Champions

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria lost 2-0 to world champions, USA, in their final Group game at the 2021 Summer Series in Texas, USA.
The result means the African champions failed to win any of their three matches at the invitational tourna-ment, drawing one and losing the other two.
Kristen Press gave the Americans the lead on the stroke of half time, and before Lyn Williams killed Falcons hope of getting a draw with the second goal on the dot of 90 minutes.
With the victory, the world number one has now gone 42 games without tasting a defeat .As for the Falcons, the aim of participating in the Summer Series was to prepare them for a crucial 2022 African Women’s Champion-ship eliminator against perennial rivals, Ghana in October.
The African Women’s Championship will serve as qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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