Connect with us

Sports

Fans Task Gateway FC Management On Performance

Published

on

The government and people of Ogun State are looking up to the new management team of Gateway United FC to deliver on its promise, an official has said.

The Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr Gbenga Otenuga, said in a telephone interview that this was as a result of the management team members’ proven track records.

He told The Tidesports that the  members’ rich resume had helped determining their appointment.

“The club’s new management members have been charged to give the assignment their best and we all now look up to them to deliver on their promise.

“This is because we, especially our governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, believe so much in them, based on their track records of performance in the football sector,” Otenuga said.

The Tidesports gathered that the commissioner had in Abeokuta inaugurated the club’s Advisory Committee with a charge to the members to give the assignment their best.

He urged the new management team to strive towards achieving Amosun’s goal of ensuring the return of the club to the Nigerian Premier League by next season.

The Tidesports reports that the committee, constituted last week by the commissioner, is headed by Adeola Adelanwa, with Coach Kola Taiwo as Vice-Chairman.

The seven-man committee also has Kunle Soname, Yomi Opakunle, Mayowa Osunnaike, Lawal Asimiyu and former Green Eagles Captain Segun Odegbami as members.

Adelanwa has already promised that the club will return to the Premier League from where it was demoted two seasons ago.

Last week, the state government appointed Gboyega Okegbenro as the club’s General Manager, with ex-Flying Eagles defender Tajudeen Disu as Team Manager.

Former Shooting Stars coach Philip Boamah heads the technical crew, with defunct Abiola Babes star players Biodun Odejimi and Raymond King as assistants.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Sports

SWAN Lauds NFF On COVID-19 Palliatives

Published

on

The President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Honour Sirawoo, has applauded the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on the transparent manner it disbursed the COVID-19 palliative package from FIFA, CAF and other sponsors.
Sirawoo, who expressed delight in the N 11,580,000 (eleven million, five hundred and eighty thousand) Naira that was earmarked for SWAN said the NFF was meticulous in ensuring that all the stakeholders in Nigerian football were duly captured.
He further noted that the gesture will in no small way enhance the cordial working relationship between the NFF and other stakeholders especially SWAN, even as he urged all the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the grant.
“The leadership of the NFF has displayed a very high degree of transparency in the manner it handled the COVID-19 palliatives from its various sponsors by ensuring that all the stakeholders in the football development chain were captured.
“We in SWAN are particularly happy because this recognition will go a long way in alleviating the impact of the pandemic which has slowed down the economic activities of the country.”
“We thank the President of the NFF, AmajuPinnick and members of his Board for this well-thought and timely gesture; our members have gone through various degrees of pains following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, we say thank you NFF,” he declared.
The SWAN President also assured that he will ensure that all the members of the association in its 37 state chapters were given their due from the amount.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Continue Reading

Sports

Opara Dumps Enyimba

Published

on

Defender, Austin Opara has parted ways with Enyimba International of Aba, despite joining the club twelve months ago.
Opara reached an agreement to terminate his contract despite having two more years on his contract he signed last year.
Opara joined the 2019 Nigeria professional football league Champions after ending his successful spell with the MFM Football Club of Lagos, where he captained the team for several seasons.
Opara arrived Aba giants with much promise but he found first-team opportunities difficult to come by, no thanks to the solid partnership of Anaemena and Adebayo at the back.
The hard-tackling defender is also behind Nelson Ogbonnaya down the pecking order, which only makes him Fatai Osho’s fourth choice.
Opara is however free to join any team of his choice ahead of 2020-2021 campaign.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Continue Reading

Sports

COVID-19, Setback To League Players – Mbaoma

Published

on

Enyimba player, Victor Mbaoma, has stated that league players at this rate have been put at a disadvantaged position with the current COVID-19 situation and the level of things with regard to when football will return.
Mbaoma, speaking in a chat with Tidesports source, said the current situation with regard to waiting for government approval, whereas their counterparts abroad are able to play behind closed doors, means league players are worst affected and may not be ready to be in the scheme of things until next year, career-wise and even with regard to movement abroad.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Continue Reading

Trending