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‘Adekunle Ajasin Varsity Ready For NUGA Challenge’

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A sports instructor with Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Mary Olalusi, yesterday said that the institution would be battle-ready to compete for honours at the 26th edition of the Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) Games.
Tidesports source reports that the University of Lagos (UNILAG) got the nod ahead of the University of Jos to host the 2019 edition scheduled for later in the year.
She said that the university was doing all it could to present the best athletes for the NUGA Games, adding that they would compete in Football, Judo, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Handball and Basketball.
“We have had our own games and we will be preparing well for the NUGA Games. In Ondo State, we do have our own higher institutions Games.
“It is a competition that we are hoping to go for in August, it is also for all the students in Ondo State and we will use it as a stepping stone to NUGA.
“We hope to have a strong squad that will compete in Football, Judo, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Handball and Basketball.
“If we can do well at the state level of the Games, why can’t we replicate that in NUGA? We hope to surpass the past records,’’ she said.
Olalusi said that sports administration could be improved upon with the collaboration of academics through researches and theoretical knowledge.
“There are needs for researches and theoretical knowledge to make a difference in sports administration. Sports are now different from what they used to be, they are now more analytical.
“There is a great impact of theoretical knowledge of sports, this cannot be over emphasised because it is now growing to become everybody’s affairs.

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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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