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Sports Foundation Tasks Parents On Morals

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A Non-governmental organisation (NGO), Kodian Tennis Foundation (KTF) has called on parents to teach their children good manners, because some children have lost morals.
The coordinator of the foundation, Stella Epegu made the call at the closing ceremony of the just concluded First Rivers State Sports Development Initiative (RSSDI) for Under 17 at the Alfred Diette-Spiff Sports Complex, Moscow Road, Port Harcourt.
She said, parents should get close to their children and know the type of things they do within and outside the house, saying that many children have lost out due to their involvement in immoral acts.
Epegu explained that her job is to coach children on how to play tennis, adding that parents have more time with their children than the coach.
“The coaches spent short time with the children during training session”, she said.
The coordinator stated that, during the holiday period, the foundation invite doctors without boarders to teach the children about morals and sex education.
According to her, she train children in some academies to become future tennis stars, saying that she had discovered and groomed many talents through the foundation, noting that tournament is very important for children to be exposed.
“Parents should encourage their children to partake in sporting activities,” she stated.
She appealed to the state government to organise more sporting activities in the state and commended the organisers of the RSSDI for Under 17 for doing a good job, and also the many children who partook in the tournament.

 

Kiadum Edookor

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Rangers’ Forward Recounts Poor Continental Performance

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Enugu Rangers forward, Ibrahim Olawoyin has recounted his team’s disappointing loss against Al Masry of Egypt in the group stages of this season’s CAF Confederation Cup.
It was a poor performance from Rangers at the Alexandria Stadium after losing their opening fixture against Pyramids FC.
The Flying Antelopes failed to come to the party and subsequently fell to a 4-2 loss against the Egyptian.
Goals from Austin Amutu, Ahmed Yasser, Muftah Taktak and Hassan Ali ensured the Coal City club left Egypt empty-handed, but Eziekwe Chinoso’s effort and Saidou Simpore’s own goal made the scoreline more respectable.
Rangers would then go on to pick a paltry three points from their subsequent four games and ultimately exited the competition in the group stage.
Three months later, Olawoyin has expressed his disappointment at the defeat, insisting his side gave up a good fight.
The former Abia Warriors winger, in a video clip posted on Twitter, also highlighted his overall contribution to the game.

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NNL To Wait For NPFL’s Decision

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Ex-international and Chairman of Nigeria National League side, Kogi United, Abdul Sule has stated that the decision on the status of the Nigeria National League which has been on hold since December 2019 after just five and four games respectively will largely be dependent on some of the decisions taken by the topflight league.
Sule speaking in a chat with brila.net said the incidents of the Covid-19 induced break coupled with the league that has been hold means it remains clearly uncertain when the league will resume, how the league will run and whether the second tier league will be played.
“We know it’s going to take time for the Corona virus thing to disappear but also it depend on the Nigeria Premier league, we have to follow the status quo. We have to see what the Nigeria Premier league will do. Are they going to stop the league and start afresh?”

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Obuh Against Plans To Slash NPFL Players’ Salaries

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Former Akwa United Coach, John Obuh, has stated that it would be unfair for teams in the NPFL to be thinking of slashing the salaries of the players in the league because of coronavirus.
The former Flying Eagles handler seems not too cool with the news that some NPFL Clubs have slashed and some are planning to reduce the salaries of their players due to the COVID-19 induced break.
Obuh’s reaction was timely with a resolution of the committee signed by Yobe Deserts chairman, Hon. Goni Bukar Lawan that the monthly allowance of the players and technical crew of the main team was reduced by 75% while the Feeder and Under 15 teams would receive 50% of their monthly allowances.
In a chat with brila.net, Obuh asked if the clubs in the Nigerian professional football league pay their players well in the first place before considering a pay cut.
“Some clubs don’t even pay these guys during breaks, now you want to go into the idea of a pay cut, pay cut of how much? How much are you paying the players before talking of pay cut? Obuh fumed!”
Obuh also said most of the NPFL clubs have terrible welfare packages for their players, and sometimes don’t treat the boys as the asset they are.
Sports activities including the domestic league in the country was earlier suspended by the government as part of measure to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

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