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Eaglets Striker Vows To Paint Championship With Goals

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Golden Eaglets forward, Stanley Okoro has vowed to paint the FIFA Under-17 World Championship which gets underway two days from today in Nigeria with goals that will eventually help his team to a successful defence of the trophy won two years ago. Tidesports source gathered that after the tune-up matches against Julius Berger Football club in Lagos, the Heartland of Owerri goal-getter, said one of the targets he has set for himself in the championship is to emerge the top scorer at the end of the proceedings. “I am used to scoring goals like you will see me score here today. My target is to score lots of goals at this championship, God helping me, to help my team do well at the championship. “The competition will no doubt be very stiff but we intend to do our best to defend the trophy won in 2007. I realize that with a lot of goals the team will do well, because the game is about scoring goals, so I have decided to score goals”, he declared. Okoro known among his teeming fans as “little messi” said he is looking forward to having a sweet competition that will launch his young career to greater heights, adding that the team is made up of excellent and young players that are battle ready for the task ahead. He however, called on Nigerians to pray for the team as it commences the championship defence few days from now, saying that, with maximum support, the young team will go places.

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Go Round FC Searches For Big Stars 

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Go Round FC’s coach, Ngozi Elechi has revealed that the club is in search of its next big star in the mould of Daniel Gotom and James Eronje.
Both players were top performers for the club in the first round of the just concluded Nigeria National League season before they travelled to Europe.
Elechi said while in training with the team that the coaches are on the lookout for players in their mould that will take the league by storm, though previously inexperienced in league football.
“James and Gotom had not played in the league before they joined Go Round FC last season. They came from academies and did so well for us.
“Those are the kinds of players we hope to discover in our open screening and that is why we decided to embark on this and leave the more experienced players out of the equation for now,” Elechi said.
Tens of players have been camped at the Krisdera Hotel Stadium for over a week, sweating it out and trying to impress the coaches.
“We are still training. We have our eyes on them and expect a lot more to join up within the coming days,” Elechi added.
“When we are done with this, we will now ask the old players of the team to return ahead of the start of the season, as well as those we scouted in the course of the last football season.”

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Gure Community Youths Advice On Sporting Activities

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The youths of Gure  Community in Khana Local Government Area, in Rivers State has been advised  to take the game of football as a career  because it is now a lucrative business that has the capacity to turn around their fortunes.
Deputy Rector, Academics of Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic Rumuola Port Harcourt Dr Moses Neebee, gave the advice during a novelty football match in honour of Late Chief Benson Deezua, at the weekend at the Community School field, Gure.
He further expressed joy that youths in the community have taken the right part by involving themselves in sporting activities.
“ Well,  our youth are on the right part because today sports is a lucrative business mostly football. I am also happy the honour given to late Chief  Deezua by the community youth” Dr. Neebee said.
According to him, the community would  hardly forget the late Chief  following his contributions in bringing peace and unity.
“Late Chief played major role during the cult crises and stood by the community.
“ First I want to thank God because late chief Benson Deezua was a man we all should looked upon not only because I am his nephew but the role he play in the Community.
“ Infact, his life and time will hardly be forgotten by Gure Community because during crises in the community he stood by the community.
“ He lived a life  worthy of emulation.
“ I pray to God to give us the strength that we need to start from where he stopped” he stated. .

By: Kiadum Edookor

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Why We Dominate Sports In Nigeria – Delta Commissioner

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The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Hon. Charles Aniagwu, has said that the State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa places priority on Sports development and formulates policies that will develop sports in the State.
He stated that the Government closed all schools in the State to discover talents and give equal academic opportunity to those who are participating at the ongoing National Sports Festival (NSF)  and those that are not doing sports.
Hon. Aniagwu, made the assertion in a press briefing at the NSF holding in Asaba, on Monday, saying that Sports is an indigene of Delta State.
According to him, the reason why Delta State is dominating sports in Nigeria was because the government does not give any private school license to operate if the school  does not  have field for sporting activities.
“First when we came in, the governor made it clear that no license should be issued to private school that do not have field where students can do  sporting activities.
“As I speak to you, all the secondary schools in Delta State have been closed to accommodate activities for this event because we have a good number of secondary students that are participating
After the Sports Festival, they will continue academic activities and we do not want a situation where some will be  learning and some are doing sports, we want to give every student equal opportunity of academic activities, but I know they will  to do their exams before Christmas” Hon. Aniagwu said.

By: Tonye Orabere In Asaba

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