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Seven Players Pass Medical Test To Join Go-Round

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Seven new players have been given the all clear to join Go Round FC as the team prepares for the second round of the Nigeria National League, NNL.
Top on the list is Achibi Ewenike who was captain of Warri Wolves before he decided to leave for Go Round FC.
Achibi had previously played for Dolphins before joining up with Warri Wolves.
Ewenike has already featured in two games, the 1-0 loss in Ogbomosho to Crown FC and the 2-0 win in Omoku against Delta Force.
Achibi’s jersey number is 40.
Eta Okon Otop was top scorer for Warri Wolves in the first round of  the league but has now dumped the Seasiders for Go Round FC.
Otop concluded his medicals successfully at Omoku and has been registered with the League to be part of the club in the second stage of the season.
Oghali Shedrack was a striker with promotion chasing Delta Force until a week ago but will now wear the green and yellow jerseys of Go Round FC.
Shadrack agreed personal terms with Go Round FC last week, has concluded his medicals and has been registered to play the second phase of the season.
From Unicem Rovers another attacking option, Agwu Chinedu Ibe will now play for Go Round FC after modalities were successfully concluded as regards his personal terms and medicals.
Former captain of the club, Ajie Martins has returned to the Kris Dera Hotel Stadium after a short sojourn away while Obinna Ukwu has also returned to the club.
Ukwu has already played in the 1-0 road loss at Crown FC as well as the 2-0 win at home to Delta Force. He wears the 21 jersey.
Ejikeme who had a two year stint with Yarmalight before joining the Feeder team of Go Round FC was also promoted to the first team recently.
Go Round will resumed the 2nd round of the league with a trip to Ogwashi Uku against Delta Force.

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Athletics: Okagbare Begins Preparation For Tokyo 2020

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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.

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LAA Holds Lucrative Track Meet, Next Week

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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.

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S’ Falcons Bow To World Champions

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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.

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