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CRSG Appoints New Management Team For Rovers, Pelican Stars

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The Cross River State
Government has named new Management Team for UNICEM Rovers and Pelican Stars Football Clubs of Calabar.
The Rovers Management led by the former Chairman, Mr. Maurice Inok while Mr. Sam Kombor was also returned as Chairman Pelican Stars Football Club.
Secretariats of the two teams are to be handled by George Obi Otu  for Rovers and Esther Peter Etim for Pelican respectively.
Inaugurating the Management Teams, the Commissioner for Youth & Sports Development, Comrade Asu Okang charged the officials to consider their appointments as a call to duty and not political settlement.
Comrade Okang advised them to give their best to the assignment and their loyalty to the Governor, Senator Ben Ayade.
He cautioned against anti-government activities and noted that the Governor through his people-oriented programmes has provided a shoulder for everybody to lean on.
The Youth & Sports boss told the team to work assiduously to ensure that the two teams make significant progress in the nation’s League and bring back laurels.
Giving his acceptance speech, the Chairman Rovers Management, Mr. Maurice Inok who said the scriptures affirm that there is time and season for everything, called for respect for due process and line of authority.
In his acceptance speech, the Chairman Pelican Stars Football Club, Mr. Sam Kombor said, funding remains a major challenge to football and sued for sacrifice on the part of Management and players.
Speaking at the occasion, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Ninka Takon, commended the efforts of Government towards youth empowerment.
Mrs. Takon advised the teams and stakeholders to tap into human resources at their disposal to support Government Projects.
She expressed gratitude to be associated with the Commissioner’, initiatives and thanked Management members for accepting the appointments.

 

Friday Nwagbara

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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.

By: Kiadum Edookor

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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.

By: Tonye Orabere

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