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National Youth Games: Umahi promised reward for medalists

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Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has assured that any athlete who wins medals in the National Youth Games would be adequately compensated.

The state Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Charles Akpuenika, gave the assurance on Monday in Abakaliki, while addressing the athletes and officials before departing the state for Ilorin, Kwara state, venue of the competition.

Akpuenika urged the team to replicate their feat at the competition’s zonal elimination series held in Abakaliki in September where the state qualified for all the team events on parade.

He said, “The Governor had pledged to reward all medalists from the national youth games, I, therefore, want to implore you to go to Ilorin and conquer.

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“You should not underrate your opponents, rather strive to defeat them to bring laurels to the state. We will be satisfied with gold and silver medals, but will take bronze as unavoidable compensation.”

National Youth Games: Umahi promised reward for medalists

He urged the athletes to obey camp rules and translate the techniques impacted on them by their officials on the field to victory.

“You should be disciplined, compete according to the rules of the games, and exhibit true spirit of sportsmanship. The team officials should take proper care of the youngsters as anyone who has no business in Ilorin should not be there,” he said.

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The commissioner wishes the team God’s protection during their trip to and from Ilorin and success at the games.

“We thank the state Governor for massively motivating the athletes to excel at the games and pray that they reciprocate by winning medals for the state,” he said.

The Director of Sports in the State Sports Council, Emmanuel Utobo, told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview that the athletes have been fully trained to excel at the competition.

“The state-contingent consists of 119 athletes and 33 officials, while they will be competing in several sporting events,” he said.

Osinachi Ike, one of the athletes, also told NAN that the competition would afford her the opportunity of harnessing her potentials.

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Grassroot boxing hunt: 41 Potential Boxers Discovered In Awgu LGA, Enugu

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Sports fans in Mgbowo Community at Awgu LGA in Enugu State Nigeria applauded the technical skills of ex international boxer Mazi Ikechukwu Okoronkwo in Grassroot boxing talent hunt discovering conducted on 27/10/21 at Mgbowo Villages .

As parents presented their Children who are interested in the field of Boxing to participate in 17 LGA,s of Enugu State grassroot boxing talent hunt going on in Awgu LGA.

27 males were selected while 14 female were selected After A successful training by Sports Ambassador Boxing Mazi Comr Ikechukwu Okoronkwo.

Grassroot boxing hunt: 41 Potential Boxers Discovered In Awgu, LGA Enugu

Among those selected are; (1) Igwe kelechi (2)Thiophilus Ifeanyi chukwu (3) Udechukwu David (4) Onunwa obinna (5) Udeji Kasima (6) Azi Emmanuel (7) David Akachukwu (8) Esom Justine (9) Akachukwu Pual (10) OZIOMA John (11) Okolomba Joseph (12) Ngene Joel (13) Amata Isiidore (14) Onyekwere Henry (15) Onuigbo Chidera (16) Ikwuagwu Joshua (17) uzoigwe Augustine (18) Otu Patrick (19) Ngozi Ositadinma (20) Udekwe Daniel (21) Udeme Chimdindi (22) innocent Stanley (23) Mba Ikechukwu (24) Adichie Henry (25) Ndubuisi Joseph (26) Nwaru Charles (27) Obasi Eric while among the females are Rachel Nnakwe, Uzor Jullet, Anya. Ijeoma, Onu Favour, Akpa Adaeze, Ogbonnaya favour, Okolie favour, Ernerst Chioma, Akpa patience, chukwu favour, Chukwu Amarachi, Ibe onyinyechi and, Gabriel Ifeabuchi.

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Court Restrains Bash Ali, Bars Him From Defaming Sports Minister

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The Honourable Justice O.C. Agbaza of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Wednesday issued a restraining order, barring Bash Ali from further making or publishing any denigrating or defamatory material against the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.

It will be recalled that sometime in April, 2021, Bash Ali had in a letter, which he made available to the public, made several allegations against the Honourable Minister. The Honourable Minister denied those allegations and to assert his innocence, the Honourable Minister filed Suit No. FCT/HC/CV/1269/2021 seeking injunctive reliefs and pecuniary damages from Bash Ali on account of the defamatory publication. Despite the pendency of this suit, Bash Ali recently published a video on social media in which he repeated those false allegations against the Honourable Minister and also issued several threats against the Honourable Minister and the Ministry.

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In response, the Honourable Minister through his counsel, Festus Keyamo Chambers, filed an Interlocutory application with Motion No. M/7145/2021 seeking an order restraining Bash Ali from further denigrating the Honourable Minister until the pending suit is resolved one way or the other. The Honourable Court presided over by Honourable Justice O.C. Agbaza granted the reliefs sought by the Honourable Minister in the morning of 27th October, 2021.

Court Restrains Bash Ali, Bars Him From Defaming Sports Minister

While confirming this position, counsel to the Honourable Minister, Festus Ukpe, Esq of Festus Keyamo Chambers further stated that by virtue of this order, any further denigrating or defamatory publication by Bash Ali against the Honourable Minister is contemptuous of the majesty of the court and is punishable as a crime under our laws. The matter is now adjourned till 15th November, 2021 for further hearing.

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Legendary Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has reportedly prevented the club from sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Newspremises reports.

This was made known by transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, in a Tweet on Tuesday morning.

Accord to him, senior officials at Old Trafford held an urgent meeting on Monday, to brainstorm on whether to sack Solskjaer or not.

However, during the discussions, Ferguson made a case for Solskjaer to continue as the team prepares for a trip to Tottenham Hotspur next.

The meeting took place 24 hours after United were hammered 5-0 by Liverpool at home in the Premier League.

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Romano tweeted: “Manchester United internal talks. Main part of board [Sir Alex Ferguson too] wants to give Solskjær another chance to be in charge for Tottenham game.

“Pressure still high around Ole. No official talks with Antonio Conte – but he’d accept the job in the next days too.”

It is understood that Solskjaer took training on Tuesday morning ahead of the fixture.

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