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Lafia Golf Club Gets New Executive, Solicits Govt Support

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The Immediate past Captain of Lafia Golf Club, Paul Kouame, has urged the Nasarawa State government to support the Lafia Golf Club in order to encourage the development of the game in the state.

Kouame who made the call at the weekend while handing over the mantle of leadership to new officials of the club in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, said the state stands to benefit greatly from sporting activities, hence the need for the government to tap into the enormous opportunities that golf presents, and support the club especially during tournaments.

He said: “I started playing golf here in Lafia in November 2017. I became the vice captain of the club in August, 2018 and I became the captain of the club in August 2019. So, I have stayed for two years as the captain of Lafia Golf Club.

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“The challenge here has been that Lafia Golf club was not receiving support from the government. But thank God there have been a wonderful action lately during the ladies open. We noticed a wonderful support from our executive Governor and we did well. It was a national event and everybody was satisfied.

“The only thing we request from the government is a little support.The course in Lafia is the biggest one in the whole of North Central in terms of distance and it’s not easy to maintain it,” he said.

The immediate past Captain said he will continue to support the activities of the club and tasked the new officials to work harder for the growth and development of the club and state at large.

In a goodwill message, Captain of Makurdi Golf club, Engr Michael Vaatia, represented by his Vice, Navy Commander Abu Onum, said the location of the Lafia Golf Course was strategic as it connects with most of the North Central states, urging the state government to leverage on it to attract more golfers to the state.

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“There is a mentality that the game of golf is a rich man’s game but first, what is rich about having a good health. When you play golf, you exercise and you spend less in hospitals. So what we want is that people should imbibe the culture of exercise,” he said.

He commended the out gone captain for his numerous contributions to the progress of the club and pledged the support of the Makurdi golf to enable them succeed.

In his acceptance speech, new Captain of the Lafia golf, Augustine Okyuwa said they will work according to the rules of the game and called on members to support them to enable them discharge their duties.

“I have spoken to a lot of people in the state and have told them the importance of exercise. The golf game is a very important game so , people are very much aware of that are ready to come in and exercise and contribute in their own way to the development of the club.

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On her part, the newly elected lady captain of the club, Marylinda Ogbole, said her administration would ensure that all lady golfers are supported to go out for tournaments to enable them project the name of the state in limelight.

The new officials elected were Austine Okyuwa captain, Changkat lucky Vice Captain, Solomon Nwokoro secretary, Godwin Ogwuche, Finance secretary and Marylinda Ogbole as treasurer.

Others were Peter Danfuru, Social Secretary, Andrew Yakubu, Bar Secretary ,Edwin Philip Public Relations Officer,
Jennifer Cardy, master.
Mr. Tony Effa, Course Maintaining Officer and Dr. Chidozie Adiukwu, Competition Secretary.

Earlier, a match was played between the Lafia Golf club and Command Army Record Golf Club, Lokoja and the Lafia Golf club defeated her opponent, the winner of the game by 6 -0.

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Dennis Wins Watford Player, Goal Of The Month Awards For November

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Emmanuel Dennis has won Watford November Player and Goal of the Month awards, Completesports.com reports.

Watford made the announcement in a statement on their official website on Saturday.

“In-form forward Emmanuel Dennis has been crowned the winner of both the Stake Player of the Month and Goal of the Month awards for November.

“The Nigeria international has enjoyed a highly successful start to life at Watford, with this his second Player of the Month gong of the season, having won it previously in August.

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“Dennis scored two goals and provided two assists over a month which saw the Hornets face stiff competition, with matches against Arsenal, Manchester United and Leicester City.

“The 24-year-old also won a penalty in the final game of the month, which was ultimately converted by Joshua King. Dennis’ fine showings have also resulted in a nomination for the Premier League Player of the Month award.

“In a competitive poll, Dennis topped the supporter vote ahead of Joshua King, Leanne Bell and Anne Meiwald.

“The pick of the bunch from last month’s goals was Dennis’ clever finish against the Foxes on November 28. Despite the snowy conditions around him, Dennis showed composure and skill to take a stuttered touch in front of goal to trick the opposition, before lifting the ball over goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
“Dennis’ fifth goal of the season beat strikes from King, Bell, Emma Beckett, João Pedro and Ismaïla Sarr.”

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58 out of many interested youths were selected in Mbu Community grassroot boxing hunt

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Community secondary school Mbu in Isiuzo LGA Enugu State was the school where Mazi Comr Ikechukwu Okoronkwo discovered master Isreal Obodo in a similar grass root boxing talent hunt exercise as being witness in today 03/12/21 event.

Isreal obodo represented Enugu State in bantam weight and won bronze medal for Enugu State at National Sports Festival at Edo State (Edo 2020) for National unity and was decorated on 4th April 2021 at National Sports Festival at Benin city Edo State.

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The exercise is very important to that Community because of the trending success of Isreal obodo the National Sports Festival medalist

There are many more interested youths that participated in Mbu Community grassroot Boxing talent hunt conducted by Mazi Ikechukwu Okoronkwo on 03/12/21. among the lucky ones for further development are
1. Ayogu Henry Chibuzor
2. Asuke Esther Chidera
3. Onah Emmanuel M.
4. Ossai Prosper Ugochukwu
5. Agbo Calab Kenechi
6. Ugwunnaji Ezikiel Uche
7. Ogbodo Solomon Chibuike
8. Nnamuchi Samuel C.
*9. Nnabuchi Gideon
10. Nnamuchi Solomon .C.
11. Ugwu Michael Onyedika
*12. Ngwu Faith Ozoemena
13. Nnamuchi Judith Ada
14. Ugwu Mary Cynthia Udo
15. Agbo Daniel Chibueze
16. Agbo Michael Ekene
17. Ogbodo Charles
18. Alumona Esther Chisom
19. Onuabuchi Emmanuel O.
20. Abonyi Paul Okechukwu
21. Ugwoke Emmanuel Sunday
22. Ugwuanyi Gift
23. Agbo Augustine
24. Nnamdi Emmanuel
25. Eze Joseph
26. Duhu Richard
27. Eze Emmanuel S.
28. Eze Cypril .C.
29. Nnaji John .C.
30. Ugwuede Godsfavour .C.
31. Agbo Michael .I.
32. Nnamani Rebuem
33. Ogbodo Emmanuel
34. Agbo Victor .C.
35. Amadi Martina .O.
36. Ugwu Joy .K.
37. Nnamdi Felicity .O.
38. Ike Divine Favour .A.
39. Duhu Emmanuel .A.
40. Ogbodo Stanley .M.
41. Ezembu David .O.
42. Onah Wisdom .G.
43. Ugwuanyi Maryann
44. Duhu Felicia Chioma
45. Nnamani ThankGod .G.
46. Eze Levi Chikezie
47. Asuke Emmanuel.T.
48. Nnamani Divine Favour .C.
49. Agbo John .O.
50. Ugwu Emmanuel .C.
51. Ugwu Agbo Kelvin .K.
52. Ugwu Agbo Divine .O.
53. Ugwu Anieke Obumneke
54. Nnamani Moses
55. Agbo Miracle .E.
56. Nwachi Edith .A.
57. Ezembu Maureen .K.
58. Onugwu Collins .C.

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Ronaldo Scores 800th Career Goal As Man Utd Defeats Arsenal

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The forward has continued to pour in goals in important situations for the Red Devils.

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 800th career goal in all competitions on Thursday against Arsenal to briefly give his side a 2-1 lead before converting the match-winning penalty for No.801 after the Gunners had equalised.

The forward is recognised as the all-time top men’s goalscorer, and he has continued to reach significant milestones upon his return to the Red Devils.

Ronaldo has made a habit of netting in important moments this year, as he’s scored at least once in each of his five Champions League appearances, including two late winners, and scored six times in the Premier League

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