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Mazi Okorokwo Extends Boxing Talent Hunt To Involve All Enugu Communities

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Having observed the youths’ zeal and readiness to be empowered through boxing, Mazi Ikechukwu Okoronkwo, Ex international boxer and Ambassador for sports in boxing, decided to extend grassroot boxing talent hunt to touch all the communities in Enugu to make sure that all the youths have equal opportunity to be empowered.

Recall that Mazi Ikechukwu Okoronkwo embarked on the program of Grassroot Boxing Talent Hunt in all the LGAs in both Abia and Enugu states last year. This program which he has successfully accomplished said to have boasted his quest to ensure that he fights unemployment, insecurity and other challenges faced in Nigeria in his own little way.

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The Ex international boxer, who still never relented, visited Umuode Community in Nkanu West on Wednesday, 12th Jan 2022 and discovered 5 potential boxers.

Speaking to Chrysora Media who has monitored this program from the very beginning to the end, Mazi Okoronkwo said that the shift of the 17 LGA 2021 State finals of grassroot boxing talent hunt exercise to First quarter of 2022 has become an advantage to Umuode Community in Nkanu East LGA and all the communities at large.

Speaking further he said “the main purpose of the grass root boxing talent hunt is to discovered potential boxers from any Community in the state for further development therefore when there is any delay caused by unforeseen circumstances, our team has to adjust to create more opportunity to give the public the desired result”

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“The 2021 Enugu State grassroot boxing talent hunt exercise was concluded by Mazi Comr Ikechukwu Okoronkwo and closed in 2021 December when there was a thought that the state finals would hold in last year December. Due to that, opportunities for further boxing talent hunt have been open for 2 weeks before date of State Finals and award nite at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium will be announced” he said.

“The visitation of Umuode Community is in view to reopening of 2021 already concluded selection of 17 LGA,s boxers meant to get the best among the best in Enugu State for the interest of fair play in the State finals of the boxing talent hunt.
Even though the above opportunity was created due to certain circumstance beyond our control but we have to take the advantage of the delay to make our event to deliver more dividend of Democracy) Because in all thing we must give Glory to God” he concluded.

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AFCON 2021: Egypt coach, Queiroz apologizes to Nigerians

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Egypt head coach, Carlos Queiroz has apologized to Nigeria and Nigerians ahead of his side’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, tie with Guinea-Bissau on Saturday night.

Queiroz issued the apology while lamenting again the inability of the referee, Bakary Gassama to award a penalty to his team when it appears Moses Simon had fouled Zizo inside the box during the Pharaohs’ 1-0 defeat to Nigeria in their opening 2021 AFCON tie earlier this week.

Recall that Nigeria defeated Egypt 1-0, thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho’s first-half goal.

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Speaking ahead of his side’s clash with Guinea-Bissau, Queiroz said at his pre-match press conference that his team lost to Nigeria because the referee didn’t do his job.

“I apologize to Nigeria and Nigerians, the fact is the referee doesn’t do their job, VAR inclusive. It’s totally unfair,” Queiroz said.

“The reality is the Egyptian needs to press. We lost because the referee did not do his job. The bad decision of the referee cost us the game. Probably this won’t be the situation in our next game,” he said.

He added, “It’s not the responsibility of Nigerians, they pressed. We will rise. Moving forward, winning the next.”

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AFCON 2021: Super Eagles Qualify For Knockout Stages (Photos)

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Nigeria are through to the knockout stages of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, following a 3-1 win over Sudan on Saturday.

The Super Eagles had beaten Egypt 1-0 in their first Group D fixture.

Against the Sudanese, goals from Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi and Moses Simon gave the three-time champions a three-goal lead.

Although Sudan pulled one back, it was merely a consolation goal.

Nigeria top the group with six points ahead of the Egypt vs Guinea-Bissau game.

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AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria

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England-born midfielder, Nathan Tella has confirmed his desire to play for Nigeria.

Tella, who plays for Southampton in the English Premier League, said he is a Nigerian and is ready to play international football.

The 22-year-old confessed that it would be a ‘dream’ to wear the famous green and white colours of Nigeria.

Tella also insisted that he has been keeping tabs on the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Cameroon because of Nigeria and his Southampton teammate Moussa Djenepo, who was in action as Mali defeated Tunisia despite several refereeing mistakes.

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The ongoing 2021 AFCON may have played a key role in helping Tella arrive at that major decision.

“I would love to play international football,” Tella told HampshireLive.

“That is always been a dream of mine. If I went away with Nigeria, it would be something new and new experiences bring out the best in players.

“When I look at Che [Adams], I see that he has come back from Scotland as a more mature player. There is no reason why I can’t do that; come back a more mature person.

AFCON: Nathan Tella Confirms Desire To Play For Nigeria

“Whatever happens in the future, I am just focused on being here and, yes, trying to score goals and help the team win and progress.”

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He added: “I am always keeping an eye on AFCON. I am Nigerian, so I always want to focus and watch the games.

“Obviously, when I have any of my teammates (Moussa Djenepo, Mali) out there, I really want to know how they do.

“I am happy he won yesterday, despite the ending, but it was good that he was able to win, and I wish him all the best.”

Tella was born in England to Nigerian parents and he is eligible to feature for the Super Eagles.

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