The Power of Sports Award given to Governor Nyesom Wike by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), has continued to generate reactions among sports lovers within and outside the state.
This latest came from the Paramount ruler of Woji Community, Eze Oha Evo III, Eze Gbakagbaka, Eze Leslie Eke when he spoke with Tidesports at Woji in Obio/Apkor Local Government Area of Rivers State at the weekend.
He said the governor merited the award after he hosted the African Wrestling Championship (AWC) in the state, recently.
Eze Eke, noted that such display of sports development gave him international recognition by organisations like AIPS.
Supporting the views of former South African President, Nelson Madela that sports has the power to change the world, he said that Governor Wike has marketed the state to the world through sports development.
The Woji / Evo kingdom monarch, who lauded the decision of the group over nomination of Wike for the award, said it has proven that sports can bring both peace and unity to the world.
Noting that the prestigious AIPS award had been given to about four persons at the global level which include the Rivers State Governor and the immediate past president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge of Belgium.
He maintained that the record vividly explained how important and prestigious the award was in the eye of the world.
The monarch recalled that the AIPs was over nine decades old, added that they should do more to sports development in Africa.
He has also called on Governor Wike not to rest on his oars, but to continue to raise the bar of sports in the state.
It would be recalled that the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike received the Power of Sports Award by AIPS on May 9, 2018 in Brussels Belgium in recognition of his dogged determination towards sports development in Nigeria.
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Omeruo Needs To Do More In Super Eagles – Amokachi
Ex-Nigeria international, Dan Amokachi, has tasked Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo, to take up bigger responsibilities in the Super Eagles.
Omeruo, 26, earned his debut international cap in 2013 and quickly became a regular, with then captain, Joseph Yobo nearing his retirement.
He was considered the heir apparent to Yobo and, at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013, Omeruo showed just how good he was.
According to Amokachi, so far, he has made over 50 caps for the Eagles and continues to show he can become even better and indispensable.
At the 2019 AFCON in Egypt he was one of the tournament’s best players, according to ratings by whoscored.com with a 8.09 score, the highest by any defender.
In addition to his on-field abilities, the former Chelsea player has also been praised for his leadership quality in the locker room.
Amokachi, who was an assistant Coach in 2013, and later the interim head coach of the Eagles, described Omeruo as “tough” and a player whom others can look up to for inspiration.
No Structure On Grassroots Football In Nigeria – Ezeji
Nigeria Professional Football League ( NPFL) legend, Victor Ezeji has said that Nigeria did not have any structure on ground in terms of grassroot football development in the country.
He explained that, if there is any structure, the country would have gotten abundant talents, and there would be no need looking for players anytime there is competition.
Ezeji made the assertion , yesterday, in an exclusive interview with Tidesports in Port Harcourt , saying that catching then young is the best policy to adopt.
“ If we catch them young at the tender age and groom them, we will not have this problem of running around looking for players” Ezeji said.
He commended the Rivers State government for bringing back school Sports, saying that, it will be an avenue to discover talents.
According to him, if you engage the youth at their tender age it will take them off crime.
“We want everyone to support grassroot sporting activities because it is a way of encouraging the kids. It will take them off the streets” he stated.
Ikpoba-Oka LG Emerges Winners Of Edo Sports Festival
Ikpoba-Oka Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo at the weekend in Benin emerged winners of the just-concluded Edo State Sports Festival with 100 gold medals.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the competition, which was its third edition, Edo’s Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, thanked all the 18 LGAs which participated in the competition.
“This festival was also used to select athletes that will represent the state at the 20th National Sports Festival tagged `Edo 2020’.
“There were lots of surprises during this competition, and that is what we expected. We are going to see new athletes at the National Sports Festival.
“For us, this is the beginning of the return of sports to the native land which is Edo, and just as Governor Godwin Obaseki said at the opening ceremony, this event has become an annual event.
“The era where Nigeria uses calculator to calculate qualifications are over. Edo and Delta State are back and Nigeria now will be winning at world games as it used to be,’’ he said.
The deputy governor assured that the state government would keep in touch with all the participants in the competition.
Tidesports source reports that Owan West LGA clinched 74 gold medals while Egor LGA won 64 gold medals.
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