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Supreme Court Football Club of Abuja have gauged on after the team’s first match defeat to experienced side, Kwara United in one of week two Nigeria National League, NNL matches decided at the weekend in Abuja.

A last gasp strike by the visiting side in the 87th minute fluffed spirited effort by the Supreme Court players nicknamed Apex Boys who neatly dominated the game from blast of whistle.

At various times, the Abuja-based side came close to scoring against the Ilorin team coming from Nigeria Professional Football League but got their chances thwarted in both halves in a pulsating encounter which prompted technical crew and indeed players of both clubs to sweat till the end.

Technical Adviser of Supreme Court FC, Joachim Osuji who shocked by the outcome of the match said the only goal resulted as a result of defensive complacency but assured that necessary mechanism would be put in place to correct noticeable lapses before next game.

According to Osuji whose bulk of players were newly recruited; “My team didn’t play badly, it’s just that scoring chances were not utilized. Before the season started we have been working hard and we will not rest till get what we want.

“If we can lose at home who say we can’t win away later on. So it boils down to the fact that we need to work harder.”

The Apex Boys will later this week travel all the way to Yola where they are expected to confront Adamawa United.

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Edo 2020: Kogi Commissioner boosts athletes moral with visit to camp

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*As DOS reaffirms athletes dedication

By Aturu Bishop

Poised to supporting and encouraging the Kogi State contingent at the ongoing National Sports Festival holding in Benin, Edo State, the Kogi State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hon. Idris Musa made a surprise visit to the camp of the state contingent.

The commissioner who was accompanied by administrative members of the ministry and Sports council thanked the contingent for enduring all the challenges faced so far.

Musa who addressed athletes and official welfare made known that the State government under the leadership of His Excellency, Yahaya Bello is working round the clock to ensure the state contingent are comfortable and well motivated.

He urged all athletes to be focus and not be distracted by any circumstances, adding that theer is always reward for hardwork.

While assuring that the state government will recognise and reward all medalist, he added that he would personally give cash gifts to outstanding athletes.

Similarly, the Director of Sports, Onipe Obakachi in his remark at the meeting thanked the Commissioner for his visit, stressing that his visit has changed the mood in the camp of Kogi.

He further disclosed that prior to his arrival, their was serious unrest as regards internal issues and some of the challenges faced by the athletes and officials as regards the festival organisation.

Onipe however promised the state athletes and officials unflinching resolve to perform well and deliver beyond expectations.

Speaking on behalf of the athletes, one of Kogi boxing medalist, Ekele thanked ths State government and the Commissioner while assuring the State of athletes dedication to deliver medals.

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Omo-Agege describes Pinnick’s Election as victory for Nigeria, glory to Delta

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Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described the election of Mr Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) into the FIFA’s highest decision-making organ in global football is a victory worth celebrating by Nigeria,

This contained is a statement issued by his media office in Abuja, Friday.
He noted that Pinnick is yet another Deltan rising further in prominence, Senator Omo-Agege also described his victory as an additional glory for the people of Delta state.

“Amaju Pinnick ably reflects our people’s traditional values such as resilience, commitment to duty and fairness; it is no wonder that his acknowledged competency in football administration has further culminated into his election into FIFA’s Executive Council along with new responsibilities as one of the Vice Presidents of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

“As we all continue to pray for his success and that of all our sports administrators and sports people, we must continue to inspire our young ones in Delta state and all other parts of Nigeria towards true greatness in various endeavours,” Senator Omo-Agege stated.

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From Daniel Abel , Lafia

The Nasarawa State Government says it would reinvigorate sporting competition in the state with the view to giving platforms to athletes to excel in their chosen carriers.

Nasarawa State Deputy Governor Dr Emmanuel Akabe, made the disclosure on Thursday in Lafia while playing host to Nasarawa State Council of Sport Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN).

Akabe noted that importance of sports cannot be overemphasise, hence the need for all hands to be on deck to revive it in the state to enable athletes move up to the peak in sports.

Dr Akabe said he would collaborate with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to ensure that all moribund sporting competition were reinvigorated and played annually or quarterly.

The Deputy Governor also promised to collaborate with SWAN towards promoting sporting activitied in the state by improving the welfare of sports writers.

Earlier, SWAN Chairman, Isa Mohammed, in the state who led other members on a courtesy call said the visit was aimed at partnering with the state government towards sports development.

Muhammed appealed to the government to reintroduce sports competition in schools as well as governor’s cup among others.

He also appealed that the association is been faced with logistics challenges and appealed that the state Deputy Governor should assist them.

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