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All Stars Club Supports Handicapped, Elderly In PH

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In keeping with the spirit of the yuletide, two notable charity homes played host to Goldashe United Football Club of Port Harcourt last Saturday, as food items worth thousands of Naira were donated in support of the occupants.

The Port Harcourt Cheshire and Old People’s Homes both of which are located in the Town axis of the city received bags of rice, tomatoes, onions and other accompanying condiments  from the part time footballers.

In his remark at the occasion, the President of the club and Director of Finance and Admin, Government House, Port Harcourt, Mr. Fubara Kingsley Hart said there was no better time to demonstrate affection towards the less privileged in the society than the Christmas period, a time the world is rejoicing over the greatest gift of salvation to mankind.

Fubara Kingsley Hart said the occasion was a great experience for him, as he savoured every moment of it.

“For me it is dream come true giving all these items to these elderly citizens many of whom do not have children or loved ones to cater for them. As an orphan, I will cherish this experience because it makes me feel like I am giving these things to my real parents” he said, adding that Goldashe would make the exercise an annual ritual.

Describing the experience as fulfilling, he called on sister clubs in the state to follow suit so as to put smiles on the faces of these people many of whose lives have been committed to the homes.

Earlier while responding to the gesture, the Matron of the Old People’s Home, Sister Jane Raphael expressed heartfelt gratitude to the visitors for their benevolence.

“What you have done today is a sincere obedience to God’s command and the implication is that none of you will be abandoned by your children. You will all see old age and will be well catered for by your children in Jesus name” she prayed.

The high point of the occasion was a trip to a ward where a 138-year old woman, Ma Margaret Anya lay on her bed. Supported by Sister Raphael and Goldashe President, Ma Anya who hailed from Isuochi in Abia State was able to sit up on the bed and muttered words of prayer for the visiting  footballers.

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Rivers International Marathon To Celebrate Fubara’s One Year

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Former Nigeria international goalkeeper, Peterside Idah says next month’s Rivers International Marathon will be used to celebrate the one year anniversary of His Excellency,  Siminalayi Fubara as the Executive Governor of Rivers State.           Idah, who is the race’s head of media and communications said the event could not have been better timed and organizers have keyed it into the one year celebration of Governor  Fubara’s tenure.       “We want to use this race to celebrate the one year anniversary of our Governor, Fubara who is the main reason Rivers State has been officially termed as the sports hub of the nation by John Enoh, the Minister of Sports Development,” Ida said. Continuing, Idah revealed that the Rivers International Marathon has received massive backing from Governor Fubara as well as corporate Nigeria.        “Governor Fubara is the biggest supporter of the race and we are determined to organise a race befitting the status of Rivers state as the new destination of sort for sports in Nigeria,” Idah stated, adding two financial institutions have thrown their weight behind the race.    “Globus and Zenith bank are backing us as partners and this shows that corporate Nigeria is appreciating the giant strides we have taken in terms of sports development and the many benefits that come with organizing a road race.

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BAL : Rivers Hoopers Arrive Rwanda, Attend Playoff

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Nigeria’s representatives at the 2024 Basketball Africa League (BAL), Rivers Hoopers on Sunday landed in Kigali, Rwanda ahead of the competition which dunks off on May 24th .
The Tidesports source hinted: “The KingsMen have arrived in Kigali, Rwanda for the Playoffs. Dakar was good, Kigali be great.”
The KingsMen will face AS Douanes of Senegal in one of the four seeding games in the playoffs in Kigali on May 24th.
The two teams played against each other twice in the Sahara Conference that ended last week in Dakar, Senegal with each winning one game apiece.
The winner between Hoopers and AS Douanes (Game 40) will play against the winner between Petro de Luanda (Angola) and US Monastir of Tunisia (Game 39) in the semi-final, while the loser of the tie will square up against the loser of Game 39 in the quarter final.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s hip-hop star, Adekunle Kosoko aka Adekunle Gold and AG Baby, are among the list of top celebrities who will perform at the 2024 African Basketball League playoffs in Kigali.
The finals usually attract top celebrities from both the sports and music community And this time around, BAL 4 playoffs will feature performances by local and international acts, including the likes of Nigeria’s Adekunle Gold and Rwanda’s very own The Ben, Chris Eazy, Ish Kevin, Kevin Kade, Ariel Wayz, Kivumbi King, Bwiza, Ishami Talent, Inganzi Ngari cultural troupe and Kenny Sol.
The selected artists will perform during the halftime shows of the finals. Globally with special performances to spice up the halftime show atmosphere.

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WAFU U-17: Togo, Nigeria Clash Must-Win For Garba

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Golden Eaglets head coach, Manu Garba, is leaving no margin for errors in ensuring the team beat Togo today in their second Group B match of the WAFU Zone B U-17 Cup of Nations in Ghana.The record five-time world champions made a stuttering start to their campaign with a barren draw against Burkina Faso at the University of Ghana on Thursday, but boosted their title defence with a 1-0 win over Niger Republic on Sunday at same venue, with Raphael Adams’ 31st-minute strike separating both sides.
Nigeria are second in the group with four points, the same as Burkina Faso, who have their nose in front on a superior goal difference. Garba looks to finish at the top of the pile and has declared their last group game against the young Hawks another must-win.
“The Golden Eaglets will have to beat Togo on today. The Togo U-17 team is good, and Nigeria will not underrate them,” Garba saider Alleged N8bn Air Fraud, Food PricOthers
“We have trained the players on goal-scoring drills. Nigeria should have scored three goals against Niger. So, we hope that the players will convert more of their chances against Togo,” he added.
Niger are in the third position with three points from their 3-2 win over Togo, who, though rock bottom, are not pushovers but largely undone by errors.
The tournament, running from May 15 to 29, will see the top two teams from the group facing the best teams from Group A, which includes Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, and Benin Republic, in the semi-final.
The two countries that qualify for the final will represent the region at next year’s U-17 African Cup of Nations.

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