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Dolphins, Others React Over Walk-Over

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Reactions have started to
trail the walk over against  Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt by Club African of Tunisia, in Tunis , on Saturday.
Dolphins, one  of Nigeria’s flag bearers at the on going CAF Confederation Cup was walked  over due to late arrival  to the stadium.
In his reaction,  the media officer of Dolphins China Acheru said, the team actually  arrived late in Tunisia, but in good time to play the game if not for the antics and shenanigans of the home team and their federation.
According to him, it was obvious that the walk over was not only calculated to undermine the efforts of Dolphins FC and Nigeria by extension but done in bad faith by the match officials in collusion with both the host club  and the Tunisia  Federation.
“On our annual at  1 pm it took the chancery up to two hours before our   visas were processed and passports issued to the delegation, as the visa were issued at the point of entry” Acheru said.
Sports writer and presenter with NigeriaInfo, Ufoma Egbamuno said the walk over was due to  poor  preparation  and management, saying that if there was good  management the team  was supposed to arrive Tunis on Thursday.
According to him, their opponent capitalized on their mistakes, adding  that it was a funny situation.
“I think this is caused by poor preparation and gross mismanagement, besides, the issue of estacode  also contributed to the late take-off.
“The  same thing happened to Heartland FC of Owerri in 2009. Nigerian teams should always  prepare early” Egbamuno said.
In contradiction, James Onoja, a sports analyst  and writer, said the management of Dolphins should be dissolve, saying that what happened to the club was a clear demonstration that the management is incompetent .
According to him, “this is a disgrace to the entire people of Nigeria”.
“I attribute the walk over to purely logistics problems. The management should be dissolved, because such  embarrassment is not acceptable anywhere in the world.
“Players are supposed to reach Tunisia at least two days earlier to climatise themselves with the environment” Onoja said.

 

Tonye orabere

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Terony Unity Cup Commences Soon In PH

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Terony Sports Foundation says arrangements have been concluded to commence Unity Cup 2022, at the end of this month.
According to the organizer of the football tournament, AminaTamuno, the registration that started December 2021will end next week Tuesday.
He said the competition was slated to take place at Number six field old Port Harcourt Township.
Tamuno explained that the competition will be on knock out bases, saying that the reason for the one month tournament was basically to foster the existing and unity in the area.
“We are organizing this tournament just to sustain the peace and unity we are enjoying.
Besides, will we use it to discover talents from the grassroots and groom them to stardom” Tamuno said.
He equally uses the forum to appeal to well-meaning individuals, corporation organizations and multi Nationals to Sports grassroots football Competitions so that talents will be discovered.

By: Tonye Orabere

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NWFL: Coach Wants Players To Put More Efforts

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The Head Coach of Rivers Angels FC of Port Harcourt Edwin Okon has tasks his (players) to do more if they want to qualify for the continental game.
He said that the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) is a strong one, adding that for them to make to super six they have to put in extra effort. .
Okon said this on Wednesday in his post-match interview with sports journalists shortly after his player whitewashed Abia Angels FC 4-0 in the match day four of the NWFL at the University of Port Harcourt Sports complex.
According to him, they need to put more effort to ensure that the team qualifies for Super six.
He thanked God for the victory, adding that they want to maintain their position in the league.
“First and foremost I want to thank God for the victory.
The league is a strong one but we want to maintain our position in the league.
We need to put in more effort in the game to ensure we keep to our task” Okon stated.
Despite the four goals scored the number one Female football Coach in the state, said that in every game there are mistakes adding, that he will still go back to the drawing board to perfect those grey area.
Also speaking the head coach of Abia Angels Ann Chiejine, blamed is goalkeeper for the loss, saying that she will go and do more of ball work.
“General my girls played well but we need to go back and do more of technical play,” Chiejine said.

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Open Trials ’ll Create Opportunities For Youths -Hon Wobo

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Port Harcourt based Football Club Sticmaclloyd, in partnership with 433 Football Agency of Ukraine, Germany football academy and Sports Mate 360 football academy of Poland says arrangements have been concluded to hold a two day Port Harcourt City Open Football Trials, between 17 to 24 years.
The open trials is slated to hold 29th -30th of this month at Sharks Football Stadium, Port Harcourt and expected to commence 6:00 am each day.
Speaking with Tidesports in an exclusive interview on Saturday, in Port Harcourt, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sticmaclloyd FC, Hon.Wobo I. Stanley, said the opening trials will create opportunity for talented footballers in the State to play in Europe.
According to Stanley, who was an ex international, selected players will also the have opportunity to enhance their football career in Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Italy.
“My club Sticmaclloyd Fc, is affiliated to 433 football agency, Germany, Poland and Ukraine football academies, besides, we have also signed Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) haven fulfilled their requirements to ensure that selected players have good contract” Hon. Stanley said.
He further, revealed that players that will go to Poland will combine both studies and football.
“Our foreign representatives have already sent their coaches to do the selection” he stated.
Stanley uses the forum to advice youth in the State to come and show their talents.
“We are sure players that will participate in the trials that selection will be purely on merits. Players who did not make it this time can make it next time” he added.

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