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National Youth Games: Trophy Retained In Delta Through A Young But Old Looking Athlete

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.…As Kaduna Finished Top From North West

By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON

Fielding older looking athletes may have paid off for defending champions Team Delta as they emerged champions of the 2021 Edition of the National Youth Games (NYG) after hauling no fewer than a whooping 60 gold, 27 silver and 29 bronze medals.

Team Lagos which presented athletes which looked like the youngest at the games trailed for the second spot after picking 19 gold, 26 silver and 28 bronze medals, while 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF), hosts, Team Edo placed third after garnering 18 gold 10 silver and 11 bronze medals.

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Untill the final day of the games, Edo had a prime position as the second on the table before they were miraculously displaced by the Lagos Team.

Team Kaduna put up.a good show to finish as the top state from the North West with four gold, five silver and seven bronze medals.

Top dignitaries at the closing ceremony were the Special Guest of Honour, Kwara State Governo, Abdulrazak, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Sports Development Kaduna State, Alhaji Mahmud Yamusa, Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Professor Abdulkareem Age Sulyman, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research Mikhail Buhari and President NIgeria Volleyball Federation NIgeria (NVBF) Engineer Musa Nimrod.

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National Youth Games: Trophy Retained In Delta Through A Young But Old Looking

Others spotted were Immediate past Director Grassroots Sports Development Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Dr. Ademola Are who is also the President Rugby Federation of NIgeria, SSA Sports to Governor of Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, Honourable Vincent Akinbami and factional President of the Athletics Federation of NIgeria (AFN), Tonobrok Okowa.

The colourful closing ceremony of the 6th NYG featured several side attractions including a combined march past from 3,020 athletes from 34 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Other activities witnessed included musical performances, cultural troupe, ball jogging and finals of some athletics events.

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Cross sections of participants interviewed hailed the organisers for a successful games.

Earlier, the Sports Writers Association of NIgeria (SWAN) Kwara State Chapter were forced to a 1-1 draw in a novelty match played against visiting SWAN with players drawn from 34 other states and the FCT.

SWAN President, Sir Honour Sirawoo, President NVBF, Engineer Musa Nimrod who was the Special Guest of Honour, Kwara SWAN Patron, and other dignitaries watched the highly competitive novelty match.

Kwara SWAN scored via a penalty before their visiting colleagues equalised in the second half courtesy of an assist from Shehu Abdullahi aka Skippo from Kaduna chapter.

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

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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