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Edo Cricket Association Targets 5,000 Students

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Edo Cricket Association has set a target of mentoring and grooming 5,000 students in 10 selected schools in the state under its “Catch them Young” age-grade programme.
Age-Grade Coach of Edo Cricket Association, Theophilus Ibodeme, disclosed this to newsmen in Benin yesterday.
“The programme, which is being executed as part of the association’s ‘Edo Schools Cricket Quarterly Outreach’, will last for seven days, starting from Wednesday and ending on July 7.
“The programme will see the association visiting two schools each day and with a target of introducing the game to 500 students in each school,” Ibodeme, who is also the Regional Development Officer for Grassroots Development at the Nigeria Cricket Federation, said.
He added that the procedure in the association’s primary and secondary schools programme was to catch the athletes young and groom them to stardom.
“When you introduce the game to them in the early stage, they can build up a better future in the game,” the coach said.
Ibodeme, while adding that the outreach was entering its second edition since the inaugural one in November 2016, noted that the 2016 programme’s success has been very clear.
He said this has been evident in the state’s dominance of Nigerian cricket’s age-grade cadre.
“Edo is number one in Nigeria’s under-15 and under-17 cricket. At the last under-15 games in Ilorin, Edo won four gold medals, two each in the male and female categories.
“The same goes for the National Youth Games where Edo won gold in the male and female events.
“These results that you are seeing today are the fallout of the maiden coaching clinic held in 2016.
“The discoveries we made from that clinic are the ones dominating the sport now, not only in the state but the country at large, and you now have some of them already playing at the national level,” Ibodeme stated.

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Nigeria’s Sports Journalists Amongst Best In World – Sports Minister

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, at the weekend, felicitated with sports journalists across the country and beyond, as this year’s International Sports Journalists Day was celebrated worldwide.
Dare, a journalist, said that the profession is a noble one reserved for hardworking personalities, who work round the clock, all year-round, to give sports the needed reportage.
“This day deserves to be celebrated, as I am a sports journalist myself, and I know the efforts and passion they put into their job daily.
“Today, I celebrate sports journalists, who have made immeasurable, sacrifice for sports across the globe, especially in Nigeria,” he said.
He added, “in Nigeria, they rank very high among professionals, who put so much passion into their work, no matter what they face.
“You have not paid attention to the hazards of the job, but instead you have chosen to be partners in the development of sports. This, in itself, calls for celebration and I join in this celebration.”
The 2022 event themed: “Securing a Sustainable and Peaceful Future For All,” is being celebrated by sports journalists, media organisations and related industries across the world since 1994.

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AITEO Cup: Coach Expresses Disappointment Over Change Of Venue

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The Head coach of Police Crime Busters FC of Port Harcourt, ASP Douye Ghomorai, has expressed sadness over the change of venue for the final of this year’s AITEO Cup from Sharks Football Stadium.
He explained that the orgnisers had not given any reason why they changed the venue to Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, saying that Sharks football Stadium has been the traditional host of the AITEO Cup finals.
ASP Ghomorsi said this in a telephone interview with Tidesports shortly after the Rivers State Football Association, (RSFA), announced the shift of venue to Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium last week.
According to him, the shift of venue will adversely affect fans of his team, especially, in terms of transporting themselves to attend the match.
“We are not happy over the change of the venue because our fans may not be there to cheer their team to victory.
This is not fair with us because it is not going to be easy for our supporters and fans” ASP Ghomorai said.
He appealled to the leadership of the State FA to rescind their decision, noting that though football could be played on any pitch, the spectators should be considered first.
“We are going to play the game but I am appealing because we want a situation where we will have more people to watch the game”
The final match of this year’s Rivers state AITEO Cup will take place on Wednesday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium between Rivers United FC and Police Crime Busters FC by 3pm.

By: Kiadum Edookor

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NPFL: Rivers United Receive Commendations Over Title Win

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Rivers United FC of Port Harcourt have continued to receive commendations following their impressive performance this season and subsequent emergence as winners of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season with three matches left.
The latest came from Head coach of New Guner FC of Gokana Local Government Area, in Rivers State, Legbara Gentle, who said that it is a good thing that has happened to the State and football.
Gentle made the assertion in a telephone interview with Tidesports at the weekend.
According to him, if the Pride of Rivers State, as Rivers United are known, maintain their current form, they can win the CAF Champions League.
“If Rivers United FC can maintain their current form, they can even win the continental trophy next season.
As a coach I know it is not easy to win the NPFL title because competition is very high as every club wants to win the League” Gentle said.
He further commended the management team of the club led by Barrister Christopher Green and technical crew, for their efforts and commitment to achieve success.

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