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Supreme Court  engages Bala, as mgt issues warning to players

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…as mgt issue warning to players

In calculated effort geared towards improving the technical depth of Supreme Court FC, its management has gone ahead to appoint Coach Bala Nkiyu as Technical Consultant to spear-head the coaching crew of the team.

Announcing the latest development, General Manager Tolulope Oguntimehin warned players to shape up or face exit door even as he expressed confidence that the Abuja-based side will soon  bounce back to victory with the remaining matches in the current season.

“As a club, we always want to put smiles on the faces of our fans that believe and support their darling team. That’s why we are putting in spirited effort to ensure compact playing pattern. Yes, it has not been rosy so far perhaps due to how one or two things went wrong, I strongly assure that our glory days will soon be back with the new coaching arrangement headed by experienced-coach Bala.”

While addressing players, Oguntimehin warned; “Henceforth, we won’t condone any form of laxity from anyone. Its either you sit up or choose where you belong.”

Responding, Coach Bala promised to champion immediate resurgence of the club with a view to competing favourably among its opponents. He further advised players to put aside the past and focus on better times ahead.

Also speaking during the special session before Bala took full charge of training on Tuesday, chairman FCT Football Coaches Association, Coach Godwin Bamigboye assured of support from his colleague that would guarantee steady success for Apex Boys.

FCT FA Board chairman Musa Talle and his Vice Patrick Ngwaogu as well as the entire football association in the nation’s capital had declared their intention to continue providing conducive environment for the Nigeria National League side to soar.

Ikenna Okonkwo

For: Supreme Court FC

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

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

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

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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