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Globacom Mobilises Goodwill For Golden Eaglets

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Globacom Limited, the official sponsor of the Nigeria Under-17 team, the Golden Eaglets has called for massive support to inspire the team to achieve the double record of being the first to successfully defend the title and also the first host nation to win the FIFA cadet World cup.

The company announced that it has set up a special short-code for Nigerians to send solidarity massages to the players to boost their morale and increase their confidence as the opening match draws close.

100 lucky fans that sent messages to the team stand a chance to win free tickets to watch the matches. Also to be won are Globacom T-Shirts. In a statement by Globcom’s Group Chief Operating Officer, Mr Mohammed Jamael, the company said Nigerians can identify with the team through solidarity messages sent to 33006 from their Glo mobile network lines.

“This would cup offers Nigeria an opportunity to enter the record books as the first cup holder to successfully defend the cup and also the first host nation to win. It is therefore very important for us to send your goodwill massages to 33006 through the Glomobile network,” the statement added.

The messages will be compiled in a giant book that will be presented to the team today October 23, in Abuja.

He said the Golden Eaglets have the opportunity to turn a positive and bright page in Nigerian football after the failure of the Flying Eagles in Egypt.

Nigerians have not been too happy with our recent results and the Golden Eaglets can bring back the smiles if they rule the world in the “Nigeria 2009”, Globacom said.

Globacom is also the official national supporter and Telecommunications provider for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The company recalled that before setting up the “Support Eagles” short-code, it had announced a motivational bonus of N50 million for the team to win the championship. “Globacom believes the boys can do it and to inspire them, we have offered the biggest reward ever in Nigerian football, N50 million reward for the boys to win. We enjoined every Nigerian to also support the boys, send goodwill messages wear Nigerian colours and go to the stadium to cheer them.”

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Delta Insists To Host Best Ever NSF Opening Ceremony Nov 30 

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After months of preparations, the 21st National Sports Festival tagged Delta 2022 will finally begin on November 30, with the State government insisting on delivering the best ever Games in history of Nigeria sports.
With two brand new indoor sports hall, a new swimming pool, new tartan track, new shooting range all within the Stephen Keshi Stadium as well as new hockey pitch at Okpanam and new hostel facilities at the NYSC camp at Issele-Uku, the Secretary of Local Organising committee (LOC), Chris Anazia declared yesterday that Delta would leave a legacy that will be difficult to surpass in the nearest future.
“Whenever Delta agree to do anything, we always go for the best,” Anazia said. “We are not just going to host a sports festival, but the best ever in the history of the Games. I am sure by the time the festival ends on December 10, all Nigerian athletes and officials will praise the government and people of Delta State for a job well done.”
Apart the hostel facilities being put in place at NYSC camp at Issele-Uku, headquarters of Aniocha north local council, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is also building hostels in some schools in Asaba to serve as accommodation for the athletes.
According to Anazia, arrival date for State contingent in November 28 and 29, while the opening ceremony will hold on November 30.
Meanwhile, the Adviser to the LOC, Chief Solomon Ogba, has revealed that the Festival Torch of Unity, which has been moving round the country will arrive Delta State on November 28, and will travel round all local government headquarters for chairmen and council officials to have a feel.
Ogba, a former Sports Commissioner, ex-President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and currently the First Vice President of the Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC), stated that the Festival Torch of Unity would arrive Asaba on November 30, the day of the opening ceremony.

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U-23 AFCON: Bosso Invites 40 Players To Camp 

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The  Head Coach of the U-20 Boys’ National Team, Isah Bosso, has called up 40 players to begin camping in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja from today in preparation for the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations finals in Egypt
This is according to a statement by the Nigeria Football Federation Communications Department, obtained on Saturday.
The list is made up of five goalkeepers, nine defenders, 13 midfielders and 13 forwards. The players will stay at the Serob Legacy Hotel in the Wuye area of the nation’s capital.
The seven-time African champions triumphed at the WAFU B U-20 Championship held in Niger Republic in May and thus qualified to represent the zone at the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations to be staged in Egypt from February 18 to March 12.
All four semi-finalists at the U-20 AFCON will fly Africa’s flag at next year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup finals holding in Indonesia.

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WAC: Amusan, Brume Others Set To Compete

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Five Nigerian female athletes have qualified to compete at the 19th edition of the World Athletics Championships next year August in Budapest, Hungary,  Tidesports source  reports.
The five athletes are sprinters Favour Ofili, Grace Nwokocha and Rosemary Chukwuma; sprint hurdler Tobi Amusan and long jumper Ese Brume.
The five individual athletes secured their qualification at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last August while Amusan automatically qualifies as the reigning World 100m hurdles champion albeit she could have made the cut either through the entry standard or the wild card her Diamond League victory conferred on her.
The Commonwealth Games period fell within the qualification window for the Championships.
Two of the five relay teams the women’s 4x100m and the Mixed 4x400m also secured qualification to the championships, the flagship event of World Athletics.
The two relay teams are able to secure qualification following the cancellation of the 2023 World Relays in China due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three other Nigerian athletes also qualified provisionally for the World Athletics Championships as area champions.
They are Oyesade Olatoye (Hammer Throw), Chioma Onyekwere (Discus) and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (Shot Put).
The trio won their respective events at the 22nd African Athletics Championships in Mauritius last June.

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