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AFN Releases Names Of Athletes, Officials For AJC

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The Athletics Federation
of Nigeria (AFN) released the name sof 32 athletes and eight officials for the African Junior Championship (AJC) scheduled for March 3 to March 7 in Addis-Ababa.
The AFN Technical Director, Commodore Omotseye Nesiama, made the list of the athletes available to newsmen in Lagos.
The list comprises of 20 women, 14 men and eight officials.
The 100m, 200m and 4×100 boys comprise Oduduru Divine, Victor Peka, Igube ThankGod, Ashien Godwin, Olisakwe Chukwu.
Adiakerehwa Blessing, Abolaji Omotayo, Aniekeme Alphonsus, Ntia-Obong Mercy, Ese Brume are for the 1001200/4x100m Girls.
Adeloye Tosin, Idamadudu Praise, Asamu Tobi, Odiong Edidiong Ofonime, Asamu Tobi and Ajayi Yinka are for the 400/4X400m Girls.
The names of male athletes for 400/4x400m are Nathaniel Samson, Fasasi Adekunle Rilwan, Adeyemi Sikiru Adewale, Precious Moses and Abdulgafar Audu.
Those for the male 110m Hurdles are Bashiru Abdullahi and Atuma Ifeanyichukwu, while Amusan Tobiloba and Temidayo Oshinbajo are for the female.
The list for 400m Hurdles Girls are Akpofa Daisy, Glory Nathaniel, while Emoghene Timothy is for the 400m Hurdles Boys.
Ese brume, Mercy Abire are for the Long Jump Girls. For the Triple Jump Girls are Uche Brown and Anigbata Grace and Nwaelehia Peace.
Thaddeus Okpara is for High Jump Boys. Nwanaga Kelechi is for Javelin Girls, while for Shot Put Girls is Aniefuna Judith.
The coaches for the Short, Long Sprints and Hurdles are Esabunor Muavaye, Endurance Ojokolo and Saheed Akinpelu and Solomon Aliyu.
The coaches for the Jumps are Kayode Yaya and Ayodele Solaja, while Ann Chet is for the Throws.
The coaches’ Coordinator is Seigha Porbeni, while Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo is the Camp
Commandant.

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Iyalo D King Cup: Obidianso FC Emerges Champions

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Obidianso Street FC of Port Harcourt has emerged winners of this year’s edition of Iyalo D King, 4 Aside football tournaments at the Amanakana football Stadium, Diobu, on Sunday, in Port Harcourt.
Speaking with journalists, after the finals match, the Chief sponsor of the competition, Victor Fubara, said the tournament was to sustain the existing peace and unity among the youths in Diobu axis of Port Harcourt.
He noted that there were a lot of talents  in the area which needed help, saying that, with the competition a lot of hidden talents has been discovered and they will be  exposed to the world of football. 
“I want to use this competition to change the narrative about the youths of Diobu in Port Harcourt.
I want to tell you that there is peace and unity among the youths in the area.
You can see joy and happiness on the faces of the people watching the game.
My   main purpose of organizing this tournament is to foster the existing peace and unity, also to pass a massage to the outside world that what they think about Diobu is different, “ Fubara stated.
Fubara who is popularly known as Diayo, revealed that he brought  some scouts to select some good players. 
“I personally just want to do it for them,” he said.
He used the medium to call on the Government to support his agenda and programme in terms of youth empowerment in different areas.  
“My message to the youths is to stop violence and embrace peace,” he stated. 
 At the end of the finals, Obidianso Street FC defeated Awgu Street FC 2-1 on penalty shootout after playing goalless draw in regulation time.

By: Kiadum Edookor

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Kano Pillars To Pay N5m Fine Over Covid-19 Protocol

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Kano Pillars have been charged for breaching the NPFL Framework and Rules, following the infraction in their Matchday 27 fixture vs Akwa Utd at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna last Sunday.
The Kano club has been charged for breaching the Covid-19 Protocol by admitting and/or permitting spectators and supporters into the venue.
Pillars are also charged for encroachment after their supporters encroached onto the field of play, thereby disrupting the match.
The club is further charged for failing to provide adequate security leading to failure in crowd control and restriction of access by unauthorised persons to restricted areas.
In line with The Nigeria Football Federation directives, Kano Pillars are hereby sanctioned with a fine of N5 million for breaching the Covid-19 Protocol. 
A fine of N2.5 million is also imposed on Kano Pillars for encroachment by their supporters, which led to a discontinuation of the match.
There is also an imposed sanction of a deduction of 3 points, which shall be suspended for the duration of the remainder of the season, subject to good conduct.
The club also faces a venue sanction of being banned from their Kaduna home ground and subsequently moved to another venue if there is a recurring event.
Kano Pillars have been directed to submit a revised security plan within 7 days and ensure they comply strictly with Covid-19 Protocol. All subject to approval by the LMC.
The club, however, has 48 hours from the date of notice to appeal these sanctions.

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Super Falcons Have So Much To Offer – Oshoala

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Asisat Oshoala is proud of Super Falcons’ spirited second-half performance against the Portuguese last Monday.
The African women’s champions came back twice to force the Europeans to a 3-3 draw at their second Group game in the ongoing National 2021 WNT Summer Series at the BBVA Stadium.
Reacting to the result, the Barcelona Femino striker, hailed the fighting spirit and said the team had so much potential.
  I am proud of everyone. We were two goals down and then 3-2 in the 88th minute and we did it. I want to say this is just the beginning.
“We have so much in this team. We don’t even know what we have, people out there kept cheering us when we had the ball because we kept on pushing. That’s the spirit!” she said.
Following the thrilling six-goal match, the Super Falcons will head to Austin yesterday for today’s final match against the United States at the Q2 Stadium as Jamaica and Portugal bid the Summer Series farewell after two games.

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