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RSFCA Appoints Sports Director Patron

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Rivers State Football Coaches Association (RSFCA) has appointed the State Director of Sports, Evangelist Ezekiel Ordu, as one their patrons.
The appointment was in recognition and immense contributions towards the development of the game.
Speaking at the investiture ceremony, at the state sports council, Niger/ Bende Street, Old Port Harcourt Township, Evangelist Ordu said the recognition and patron ship would spur him to put more effort in developing sports, mostly football.
He urged the association to invite their retired colleagues and tap their wealth of experience in terms football development.
The director of sports further called on all stakeholders, including the media to join hands to improve the game, and described sports as an elephant meat which one cannot carry.
“This recognition and patron position will spur me to put more effort in developing sports, mostly football.
Everybody is needed to build football, players that can play should be invited without sentiment and bias. The sports journalists should not be left out, because they play a major role in sports development, besides, sports is a media event.
Apart from that sports is an elephant meat, one person cannot develop it to desirable level, so it is imperative for everybody to join hands to develop sports “Ordu said.
He used the opportunity to introduce Miss Praise Ezinma who is to represent Rivers State for Miss Teen Nigeria 2018.
Speaking, the leader of the delegation, who is also the vice chairman of association, Herben Adibe, said the honour was in recognition of his contributions towards sports development.
“We are recognising those that has contributed towards developing sports. After thorough research we discovered the director of sports, Evangelist Ordu has actually done well” Adibe said.
Also the secretary of the council Sekibo Oruye said the reason why football is not developing as expected was because football administrators who are professionals allowed themselves to mislead by politicians.
He, however, explained that if given the opportunity to chose sporting event for competition he will prefer sports like swimming that has different categories of events that will bring more medals.
Earlier, Walter Inegbenoise while presenting the award of honour said Evangelist Ordu was carefully chosen after much consultation.
Rivers State Football Coaches Association (RSFCA) has appointed the State director of sports, Evangelist Ezekiel Ordu, as one their patrons.
The appointment was in recognition and immense contributions towards the development of the game.

 

Tonye Orabere

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WAFU Zone B Qualifier: Rivers Govt Throws Weight Behind Angels FC

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Rivers State Governor, NyesomWike, has placed a marching order to accord the necessary support needed to aid the Jewels of Rivers, Rivers Angels FC  qualify from  the  West African Union(WAFU) B and ultimately win the CAF Women’s Champions League Cup.
The Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye  disclosed this, Monday, in a press statement signed by the state government’s press officer, Daniel Nwankwoala.
The commissioner commended the team for its victory over Hasaacas Ladies of Ghana in the opening match of their group qualifier, played at the weekend.
He promised to give the necessary support needed, as ordered by the State Governor, to enable the team get the desired results, playing their CAF Women’s  qualifier and win the cup as well.
“The Governor has placed an order to ensure that the team lacks nothing needed,  to help boost their morale, help them perform optimally and aid victory, as they embarked on this maiden competition,”  Iyaye said.
Earlier, head coach of the team, Edwin Okon,  has expressed optimism that his team will perform even better, having prepared adequately for the competition.
“We will fight to the end, my girls will do even better job. I can assure you that, the(players) are  in high spirit and determined to win.
“I am glad that we don’t have injuries worries, so, we are set and ready to do Nigeria proud,” he added.
It would be recalled that the Port Harcourt, Nigeria representatives started  their campaign in the WAFU Zone B qualifier  with a 2-0 win against their Ghana opponents, Hasaacas Ladies on Saturday, to get closer to qualification for the semi-finals.

By: Nancy Briggs

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Sports Minister Hails Anyanacho,Offiong

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Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has described Elizabeth Anyanacho as a future star.
Anyanacho lost 12-7 to Turkey’s Nur Tatar in the Round of 16 of the women’s 67kg taekwondo event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday morning.
Dare, who watched the bout, congratulated the 22-year-old despite the defeat.
“You’ve done well against a world champion. Keep your focus. The world will soon rise to salute you in the near future,” Dare told Anyanacho.
Tidesports source reports that he was also on hand to encourage Edem Offiong, who lost 4-1 in the second round of women’s table tennis to the USA’s Lily Zhang.
“You exhibited strength and talent. Nigeria thank you for making the country proud at the Olympics,” Dare told Offiong.
The pair of Godwin Olofua and Anuoluwapo Opeyori also lost their second Group B match in the men’s doubles badminton event against Denmark’s Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen, while Dorcas Adesokan was beaten 2-0 by Spain’s Clara Azurmendi in the opening Group B match of the women’s badminton singles.

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We Won’t Give Up On Playing For Nigeria – Ogwumike Sisters

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Nneka Ogwumike, Chiney Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams say they haven’t given up their dream of representing Nigeria in the future after they were denied the opportunity to play for the country women’s basketball team at the Tokyo Games.
The three WNBA stars, who all have American and Nigerian citizenship, would have strengthened D’Tigress squad at the Olympics, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled they were ineligible to represent Nigeria at the moment after having played for the United States.
“I still have a lot of pride and high hopes for the Nigerian team as it is composed now,” Nneka Ogwumike said.
“So, maybe this time around, I won’t be a part of it directly, but I certainly do hope that I can be in the future.”
“I think the fight has just begun,” Chiney Ogwumike said. “I cannot accept to being called a naturalised citizen, when I have full citizenship.
“People don’t know the extent to which my family, and myself in particular, ever since I was at Stanford, has been going back to Nigeria to help. So to have someone say that I am not Nigerian is not fair to my family or my heritage or myself. It just does not feel right at all.”
Williams, who plays for the Atlanta Dream said, “It’s really about the principle now. We’re still going to keep appealing and fighting because I think people need to understand there are a lot of us that have dual citizenship. Even if we grew up here, our households look very different than what people think, and that part of us is very real.

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