The form of Go Round FC has improved, especially in the second round of the Nigeria National League, a development linked with the arrival of new players.
Go Round FC made 8 new additions to the team and Club President, Charity Obuah says she believes the new players and added discipline within the ranks have seen them move to second on the table and remain there for more than five match days.
Amongst players the club brought in during the midseason transfer window were Moses Omoduemeke, a returnee from Europe. He has so far scored three goals from three games he has played this season, against Ekiti United, Vandrezzer and Nnewi United.
Okon Otop, a former player of the team returned after a stint abroad and then at Vandrezzer and he has added more bite to the attack despite being injured after a knock in his first game.
Another key addition to the team has been Elkanah Godsgift who joined on loan from Abia Warriors. He has been immense between the sticks for the club.
Despite late clearance from Dynamites FC, Hadi Mohammed finally made his debut against Nnewi United where he had a man of the match performance with an assist for the first goal, a penalty and scoring the second.
Daniel Gotom, an academy player who joined the team has also done well. Returnees, Chris Ugboh and Gift Nwokeke have also done their bit in midfield and defence respectively.
Club President, Charity Obuah expressed her joy at the recent rise in form experienced by the side in the last couple of match days.
“The team has improved in terms of performance and results. This is what we have always wanted and we believe that this push can take us to where we want which is the top division next season,” Charity Obuah said.
“It is kudos to the coaches and management who recognised the players needed to plug certain loopholes as well as my husband and club financier who put the finances in to sustain the club and keep it afloat.
“It is all passion for the game and hopefully at some point, private owners of football clubs in Nigeria will begin to reap the benefits of their love for the game.
Go Round FC will next be at home to Delta Force at the Krisdera Hotel Stadium in Omoku.
Organisers Explain 2021 NSF Postponement
According to a statement by the Festival Secretary, Peter Nelson, and addressed to all Commissioners of Sports and Directors of Sports, the postponement was at the request of the host, Delta State.
“I wish to convey the request of Delta State Government to shift the date of the 21st National Sports Festival earlier scheduled to hold from November 2 to 15, 2022.
“It is now shifted to start on November 28 to December 10, 2022.
“The reason for the postponement is to give Delta State more time to complete some of the facilities needed for the festival,” the statement reads.
It will be recalled that the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival held in Benin City, Edo State, which was tagged: “Edo 2020,” also suffered several postponements until it finally held from April 2 to 14.
Nigeria Must Embrace Grassroots Sports Dev – Amusan
Speaking in Lagos at a dinner organised in her honour by The Plug, an entertainment firm, tagged ‘Tobi Amusan’s Homecoming,’ she blamed the exodus of the Nigeria’s top athletes to other countries to what such nations offer the athletes.
“Grassroots sports development is something we lack here and the reason we often lose our top athletes to other countries of the world.
“From my experience training in the United States, if we can have such development here, we can groom young talents and unearth more Tobi Amusans,” she said.
On the recent ratification of her record by World Athletics, Amusan said: “That my world record was ratified by the world body means that I am drug free and that I am clean. I feel great about it. Every time I am on the track, my eyes are always set on how to win and I execute it by winning.”
She also spoke on the recent reception by the Federal Government, saying, “It is great feeling that we were recognised by the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In as much as we did the work, it was an honour that they took into account and they recognised the fact that we did the nation proud. It is such a great feeling getting the national honour.”
She acknowledged the support she got after her world record feat, with her followers on Twitter rising from 3000 to 150,000 under 24 hours, saying it showed that people appreciate what she is doing.
On the criticism by men’s 400 metres world record holder, Michael Johnson, after her record breaking race in Oregon, U.S, Amusan said she was not bothered. “Honestly, I kept doing my thing because after the World Championships, I had other competitions to attend. I don’t dwell on negativity… I look on the bright side of the sport.”
At the event, Flutterwave, which used the occasion to declare it has signed a multi-year partnership deal with Amusan, said: “It is very difficult to find athletes who embody our core values the way Tobi does.”
YSFON : Academy Coach Begs For Assistance
He said that his team was representing Rivers state at the ongoing Chief of Naval Staff National (YSFON) Competition in Ilorin, Kwara State. He said he had written a letter to the Ministry of Sports and also to some private individuals for assistance.
King made the assertion on Saturday in an exclusive interview with Tidesports in Port Harcourt before leaving for Kwara state.
According to him he had nothing to do than to borrow money for the journey believing that when the State’s Commissioner for Sports sees the letter he would not fail to respond to it.
“ As you can see, my boys are ready for the competition but we lack support.
“ I have written to the Ministry of Sports and also to some private individuals to assist us but I have not gotten any reply, yet.
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