Connect with us

Sports

Women Football League In Need Of Restructuring -Rivers Angels TM

Published

on

FRED270416 SPO 27Team manager of Nigeria Women Football League champions, Rivers Angels, Mrs Matilda Oyiloha has described the Annual General Congress of the NWFL held last Friday as a congress marred with too many irregularities.
The Congress had on Friday smuggled in four relegated teams, namely; FC Robo, Martins White Doves, Pelican Stars and Taraba Queens back to the NWFL for this season’s campaign which is expected to kick-off on the 21st of next month.
Mrs Oyiloha, who was present at the congress revealed how these clubs were promoted back to the women premier league
“The first mistake was made when Pelican Stars was brought back into the league after the rules had it that teams that fail to honour up to three league games will be automatically relegated”
“Pelican failed to honor more than three games last season and they still went ahead to bring them including Taraba Queens that had similar case”.
“When we started the congress proper, a projector was set and Fourteen teams were on the list for draws to be conducted but the other two teams, Martins White Doves and FC Robo had to demand that they be brought back since there was no relegation”
“Before we knew it, everyone was asked to add both teams” Matilda narrated.
Following the scenario that led to the relegation of Pelican Stars and Taraba Queens, Matilda questioned the possibility of these teams executing their games this season
“What are we even crying for when we keep doing the wrong thing? Three seasons now, no relegation; What is the point shouting that the league is dying? What are we showcasing to the world? How can sponsors be attracted to the league? And what is the guaranty that these teams can even register let alone executing the league?, the disappointed team manager asked.
She however called on the Nigeria Football Federation to come and salvage the Women Football League.
“NFF should please save women football in Nigeria. Give us an independent body, when you go out there, there’re quality consultants and good companies that can come to the aid of women football”
“Even if it is for one season or two, once the league has been stabilized, you can now come back to and continue”
We want new vision and commitment to come in and re-brand our league” she said.

Continue Reading

Sports

Athletics: Okagbare Begins Preparation For Tokyo 2020

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

Sports

LAA Holds Lucrative Track Meet, Next Week

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

Sports

S’ Falcons Bow To World Champions

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

Trending