Kung-Fu Federation Plans Training For Athletes, Coaches
The Nigerian Wunshu-
Kung-fu Federation (NWKF) says it has concluded arrangements to hold a one week technical training course for instructors, coaches, elite athletes, referees course/examination as well as Duan system grading and national open championship.
The Head of Department (HOD) Coaching, Rivers State Sports Council, Evangelist Ezekiel Ordu, who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with Tide Sports yesterday in Port Harcourt, said the event is expected to take place between October 27 to November 3, this year.
According to him, the programme is scheduled to hold at the media centre and indoor Sports Hall, National Stadium Complex, Surulere, Lagos State.
Also speaking, the Secretary General of the NWKF, Jideonwo George said that the training course and championship is aimed at updating the coaches/instructors, referees and athletes on the latest international Wushu Federation rules and regulations.
George who made this known in a press release stated that coaches and referees are expected to come with track-suit, canvas shoes, kung-fu uniform and officials uniform for the events.
He also said that athletes are expected to come with their official uniform approved by the Federation.
The NWKF scribe, noted that only participation in Nigeria Wushu-Kung-fu Federation organized course/workshops, and approved events would be used during National Sports Festival and other national competitions.
He maintained that the activities are strictly for Wushu-Kung-Fu practitioners, saying that, the Duan System grading is for Brown and Black Belters only.
Grading exercise is open to only Wushu-Kung-Fu practitioners, while the grading will be conducted from Brown Belt to the Black Belt degree.”
The statement added that the Armed Forces, Police and paramilitary services, clubs are also invited to participate in the programme, adding that participants would be responsible for their accommodation and feeding.
Super Eagles Beat Guinea Bissau Tops Group A
The Super Eagles on Monday in Bissau beat hosts Guinea Bissau 1-0 to reclaim leadership of Group A in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
Moses Simon’s penalty kick after 29 minutes gave the Nigerian senior men’s football team the needed win to move to nine points after four matches.
They have now upstaged from the apex position Guinea Bissau who toppled them on Friday in Abuja with a 1-0 win.
Guinea Bissau are with seven points from four matches and in second place, ahead of Sierra Leone who have five points from four matches.
The Tidesports source reports that Nigeria will next face the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in a Match Day 5 fixture.
2022 NPFL: Nasarawa United Unveils New Players
Nasarawa United Football Club, Lafia, has unveiled eight new players for the remainder of the 2022/23 league calendar
The newly acquired players comprise one goalkeeper, four defenders and three attackers.
A release signed by the Media Officer of the Club, Eche Amos and made available to Tidesports yesterday, said Goalkeeper, Mohammed Galadima and central defender, Victor Collins both returned to the club after spells at Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi and Amanat Baghdad FC of Iraq, respectively.
Right full-backs, Samson Vandi Drambi and Nelson Abiam joined from 2nd division side, EFCC FC of Abuja, while Nelson Abiam joined from premier league side Wikki Tourists FC, Bauchi. Full-back, Aminu Yusuf joined from neighbouring Lobi Stars FC, Makurdi.
The trio of centre forwards, Kazeem Abdulrafiu, Isaac James Ogiri and Kolawole Daniel inked the contract papers from Ruqayya Football Academy of Kaduna, ABS FC of Ilorin, and Gombe United FC, Gombe, in that order.
The unveiling ceremony took place last Wednesday in Lafia.
Each of the players is expected to bring his wealth of experience to bear as the Solid Miners prepare to overturn their current position on the league standings.
In another development, Nasarawa United yesterday defeated border neighbours, Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi, in an explosive friendly game decided at the Sports Complex of Federal University, Lafia, to fine-tune both teams ahead of the resumption of the second phase of the 2022/23 Nigeria Premier Football League.
Corruption, Bane of Nigeria Football Dev – Peterside
If not for the high level of corruption in Nigeria football administration, the country would have produced lots of football stars, former Super Eagles goalkeeper Idah Peterside said.
According to him, the country has a bunch of good and talented players like Victor Osimhem, but because of corrupt administration, many young players were deprived to get national call up.
Idah made the assertion last Wednesday in an interview with sports journalists shortly after Rivers United FC defeated Rangers FC 1-0 in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.
He revealed that he will come back to Nigeria with the view to promote and develop football, following the experiences gained outside the country.
“If I was elected as the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) a lot of things would have changed in the football administration.
“ I have come back to Nigeria, Port Harcourt, my base with all the experiences I had gained around the world to see how one can be involved in the development of the game.
“ Football is my game, I have sacrificed a lot for the development of the game” Idah said.
He congratulates Osimhen for his impressive performances in the Italian League, adding that what he expected Osimhen to do was to win World best or Africa footballer of the year.
By: Kiadum Edookor
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