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‘Inter-House Sports, Avenue For Talents Discovery’

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White House has emerged overall winners of the 8th biennial inter-house Sports competition of our Lady of Fatima College, Creek Road, Port Harcourt.
The competition which took place at the school’s play ground on Saturday 8am white House chinched first position with 434 points while yellow and Blue house came second and third position with 421 and 400 points respectively.
Speaking at the event, chairman of the occasion, Paschal Ezeh said the important of sports cannot be over emphasised, adding that it ensures fitness of the mind and body which is necessary for the good health required to carry out every day task.
According to him, Inter House Sports Competition is schools has not only helped the participating students show case their talents but, also Provides them the opportunity to keep fit for their studies, adding that, it is something very good and worth commending that the school did not relent in this aspect of a child’s training.
He commended the Catholic Bishop for the provision of an enabling environment which is very conducive for learning and sporting activities.
“Talents are usually discovered at these competition for greater competition.
Champions today were discovered in similar competitions amongst the youths.
He encouraged parents to support the development of their talented wards in Sports while pursuing academics, saying that Sports bring unity as it is evidenced in the Nigeria State where citizens forget their differences to support country’s team whenever they are playing.
The chairman explained that good sports women who have developed themselves are well known and respected in their countries.
“Women such as Mary Onyeali of Nigeria referred to as the Queen of Nigeria track, Chioma Ajunwa the Nigerian Olympic gold medalist in long jump,  Serene Williams a world lawn tennis champion from USA to mention but a few. These champions not only have attained fame but are also wealthy.
Earlier, Principal of the school, Rev. Sister Loretta Ibobo, said that the human body needs lots of exercise to keep it going.
She urged students, parents and teachers to engage themselves in exercise, saying that it will keep them healthy and happier and as well release them from daily stress.
“We are celebrating sports, what our children known how best to do, sports is not just for competition. If you want to live long engage in sports, Rev. Sister Ibobo said.
The climax of the event was the presentation of certificate, medals and trophies to participants and winners of competition.

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Infantino Reveals How Nigeria Can Host FIFA Competitions

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FIFA President, Gianni Infantino last Thursday, in Abuja, revealed how Nigeria can be made a destination for top Grade A football matches and FIFA competitions.
Infantino gave the insight when the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare took him on a tour of the renovated main bowl of the MoshoodAbiola National Stadium.
The FIFA boss, who was visibly happy with the re-grassed pitch at the stadium, said well-maintained stadia with good pitches were key to hosting grade A matches.
He said FIFA was ready to work more closely with Nigeria to develop the game and host more grade A matches in the country.
“We (FIFA) have to make sure when a country, when a government with the President, the minister and private persons are investing in football, in stadia, we work with them to give something back.
“It’s obvious that stadiums like this (MoshoodAbiola stadium) and others in Nigeria deserve the best quality games.
“They deserve top national team games, top club games and it’s not just about Nigerian football or African football, it’s about global football.
“We are working together to see what kind of new opportunities, competitions we can bring for men and women to fill this stadium and make the heart of the stadium beat for the fantastic spectacle that all of the Nigerian love, which is football,” he said.
Earlier, the minister said the Federal Government will continue to invest in sports development and facilities.
Tidesports source reports that the FIFA President, in the company of the minister, had earlier visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Statehouse, as part of his engagement.

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Why NFF Must Offset Rohr’s Salaries, Bonuses  – Aikhomogbe

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Former Nigerian goal keeper, Andrew Aikhomogbe has called on the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to resolve every outstanding salaries and bonuses owed to the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr before the next World Cup qualifiers against Central Africa Republic (CAR).
Aikhomogbe made this known on the backdrop of the football body’s recent deal with Baba Ijebu.
Although the financial details of the deal was not disclosed, Aikhomogbe in an interview with Newsmen from his base in Cairo, Egypt, stated that the NFF should use this platform to offset Rohr’s salaries and bonuses.
“It’s a big delight to know that the Nigeria Football Federation have signed a deal with Baba Ijebu and this will serve as an opportunity for them to use part of the money to pay Rohr’s salaries and bonuses.
“There is no better time to motivate him than now before Nigeria’s next 2022 World Cup qualifiers against the Central Africa Republic (CAR) on October,” he said.

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Enyimba Players Vow To Support  Finidi

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Enyimba FC Goalkeeper, John Noble has stated that the players of the People’s Elephants will be key to the success of the newly appointed coach of the team, Finidi George.
Finidi, signed a two-year deal with Enyimba and oversaw his first full training session with the team on Thursday after a cameo appearance on Wednesday.
Speaking in a chat with Tidesports source, Noble  gave his assessment of the coach in his first session under the manager and believes the former Super Eagles winger has what it takes to lead the team to the next level.
He added that the Enyimba players will be the ones to hand Finidi George his success at the club.

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