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Anambra Optimistic Of Successful Outing At National Sports Festival Abuja

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By KENECHUKWU CHUKWUDI

Passion and an enabling environment have been identified as two essential factors for winning medals in sports competitions.
This was part of views of experts, as Anambra state received the torch for the upcoming National Sports Festival, in Abuja, this year.
The atmosphere was lighted up as Anambra state born Olympic medalist, Mary Onyali raced with the torch, starting from Revenue House along the Enugu-Onitsha Express way to the state Government House Awka, where Governor Willie Obiano represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke received the light.
The Chairman of Anambra state Sports Development Commission, Mr. Tony Oli after several relay-hand-over of the torch along the route, finally handed it over to the Governor.

The torch was accompanied by a contingent from the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, Abuja, including Messers Aide Yan Osaro and Leonard Ukah, as well as Mrs. Lydia Eze and Jane Owoh.
The Olympic medalist Onyali and Mr. Oli in an interview noted that the sports festival is very important in the discovery of talents, who
will represent the country at the world stage.
They agreed that passion for the game and the enabling environment, especially grassroot empowerment are critical in sports development and expressed confidence that Anambra will do well at the game especially on popular sports were they have trained so hard and are ready for.
The torch was later handed back to the team for its onward journey to the South West and other parts of the country before the commencement of the game, in Abuja.

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19th NSF: Rivers, Ondo win gold medals in 100m

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Usheoritse Itsekiri of Rivers and Bukola Boluwatife of Ondo State emerged winners of the men’s and women’s 100m races respectively at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) on Wednesday.
Itsekiri coasted home in a time of 10.27 seconds to win the male event’s gold medal, while Boluwatife crossed the finish line in 11.45 secs in the women’s race.
Egwero Oghene of Delta and Enoch Adegoke of Rivers finished in 10.32 secs in the men’s race, but the former won second place by arriving hundredths of a second earlier.
In the women’s category, Peace Uko of Cross River came second to take silver, while Joy Udoh of Delta returned in 11.53 secs to settle for the bronze.
Speaking with reporters after the race, Itsekiri said it was the sprint if his life, as he never expected to win gold.
“This was based on the fact that my personal best time was one of the poorest among the finalists,’’ he said.
On her part, Boluwatife said she was expecting nothing less than a victory because she had trained hard for the NSF.
Several athletics events were cancelled at the 19th NSF, with organisers citing inadequate funds.
Events such as 200m and relay races were not featured at the games, but action continues in 400m, shot put, javelin and other track and field events on Thursday.

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Team Anambra quest for medals haul continues on Day 6 of the 19th NSF

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There are 35 events billed for today across different sport centres as Day 6 of a very entertaining and highly competitive 19th edition of the National Sports Festival continues. *#TeamAnambra* with a total of 5 medals *(2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze)* won so far are set to feature in 10 events this Tuesday at the ongoing festival. The events and venues are:
*BOXING* – GYM HALL, AGUIYI IRONSI CANTONMENT
*CHESS* – CHELSEA HOTEL, CBD, ABUJA
*DEAF TABLE TENNIS* – INDOOR HALL, PACKAGE B
*JUDO* – VELODROME, PACKAGE A
*KICKBOXING* – GYM HALL, AGUIYI IRONSI CANTONMENT
*KUNGFU* – GYM HALL, MAMBILLA BARRACKS
*SCRABBLE* – VIP LOUNGE, PACKAGE A
*TABLE TENNIS* – INDOOR HALL, PACKAGE B
*TAEKWONDO* – VELODROME, PACKAGE A
*VOLLEYBALL (INDOOR)* – OUTDOOR COURT PACKAGE B
#NSF2018Update
#TeamAnambraForGlory
#TeamAnambraStrong

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Salah sends Liverpool atop, Chelsea tame Man City

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Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick fired Liverpool to the top of the Premier League on Saturday with an impressive 4-0 win at Bournemouth, while Manchester City stumbled at Stamford Bridge.
The defending champions had their unbeaten run in the English Premier League broken by Chelsea, with an emphatic 2-0 defeat.
At Old Trafford, Manchester United finally hit some free-scoring form with a 4-1 win over Fulham.

At the Emirates Arsenal laboured to extend their unbeaten run to 21 games, but left it late to beat Huddersfield 1-0 thanks to Lucas Torreira’s overhead kick seven minutes from time.
Chelsea inflicted the defeat on Manchester City with goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz.
Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling had early efforts denied by Kepa Arrizabalaga, before Chelsea took the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Eden Hazard’s cutback from a counter-attack found Kante, who fired into the roof of the net.
City trailed for only the second time this season and Ederson had to palm away Willian’s second-half free-kick to avoid the deficit being doubled.
David Luiz sealed the points, heading in Hazard’s 78th-minute corner as Arrizabalaga ensured a clean sheet with a fine late save from Gabriel Jesus.
But Liverpool took full advantage of kicking off first on the south coast to start a big week in the best possible fashion by moving a point ahead of their title rivals.
Salah had been rested from the start for Wednesday’s 3-1 win at Burnley that kept Jurgen Klopp’s men on City’s coat-tails, and the Egyptian looked to have benefited from a break as he looked more like the player who netted 44 goals in an incredible debut season at Anfield.
The visitors were slightly fortunate to take the lead on 25 minutes when Asmir Begovic fumbled Roberto Firmino’s long-range shot. Salah’s follow-up effort was allowed to stand despite him appearing to be marginally offside.
Salah made the game safe by showing determination to stay on his feet despite being fouled before finding the bottom corner early in the second-half.
Steve Cook’s own goal then made it 3-0 before Salah sealed his hat-trick by remaining remarkably cool to dribble past Begovic twice before prodding home.
“What Mo did around his two goals in the second half was just exceptional,” said Klopp. “I don’t know at the moment a lot of players who would have scored these two goals.”
United took advantage of Bournemouth’s defeat and Everton not being in action till Monday to rise up to sixth by ending a four-game winless run in the league with a comfortable victory over bottom club Fulham.
Jose Mourinho again rang the changes, but continued to leave Paul Pogba on the bench.
And it was three of those introduced to the side from Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal that scored in the first-half with Ashley Young, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku on target.
“We were strong, aggressive and intense,” said a happy Mourinho. “At times it was beautiful football. The first-half was perfect.”
Aboubakar Kamara’s penalty pulled a goal back for Fulham, but any hope of a fightback from the visitors was ended by a red card for Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Marcus Rashford added a fourth for the hosts.
Arsenal are still yet to lead a Premier League game at half-time this season, but again came good late on when Torreira acrobatically met Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross to lift the Gunners above north London rivals Tottenham into third.
Ralph Hasenhüttl’s start to life as Southampton manager got off to a terrible start as Callum Paterson scored the winner in a 1-0 victory to move Cardiff up to 14th and three points clear of the bottom three.
Burnley also moved out of the drop zone courtesy of a first win in nine games as James Tarkowski scored the only goal to beat Brighton 1-0.
West Ham recorded a third straight win to move into the top half by coming from behind to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 thanks to second-half goals from Robert Snodgrass, Javier Hernandez and Felipe Anderson.

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Anambra Contingent Arrive Abuja For 19th National Sports Festival, Participate In Opening Ceremony

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Team Anambra is already in Abuja and participated in the match past at the Abuja National Stadium as part of the ritual for the commencement of the 19th National Sports Festival.

The Anambra contingent consisting of 105 athletes and 30 officials is being led by Chief Tony Oli, the Chairman of Anambra State Sports Development Commission.

The spirit in the camp is high and both the athletes and officials are promising Ndi Anambra a great outing at the festival.


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Anambra Launches State Football Season

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By EMMANUEL OKONKWO –

The Anambra state government has yesterday the 4th of December 2018 launched the state Football Season.
The football season which kicks off yesterday will be rounded off on the 27th of May 2019.

The competition whose opening ceremony is ongoing at the St. Mary High School, Ifite dunu in Dunukofia council area will feature Primary schools, secondary schools, tertiary institutions, security agencies, traders groups, among others.

 

The football competition is aimed at producing a formidable football team that would represent the state both locally and internationally, and as well supporting and showcasing young talents in the state to the world.
The Anambra state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano was represented at the occasion by the Deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke.

 

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Scrabble: Nigeria’s Moses Peter emerges African champion

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Moses Peter, the captain of Nigeria’s senior scrabble team, on Sunday emerged the 2018 African scrabble champion at the 13th African Scrabble Championship in Kiriyangi, Kenya.

The team’s coach, Anthony Ikolo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja that Peter emerged champion with two more games to play at the championship.

According to him, Nigeria once again dominated the African scrabble scene after retaining both the individual and country trophies for the 12th consecutive time.

“Peter proved beyond reasonable doubt why he is the world’s second best player after winning the African scrabble best player award at game 30 of the just-concluded African Scrabble Championship.

“Kudos to all eleven players in the team for flying the flag of our beloved country Nigeria,” he said.

NAN reports that players from seven countries took part in the championship, namely Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Tanzania and Zambia.

After Round 32 of the competition, seven Nigerians were in the top 10 with other four Nigerians among the top 40 players.

They were placed first, second, third, fifth, eighth, ninth and tenth, while they also placed 15th, 25th, 26th and 38th.

This means all 11 Nigerian players at the championship placed among the top 40 at the competition.

Below are the positioning of Nigeria’s players at the championship:

1. Peter, Moses
2. Jighere, Wellington
3. Karo, Eta
4. Oyende, Allan
5. Ikekeregor, Dennis
6. Edwin-Mugisha
7. Njoroge, Stanley
8. Etim, Nsikan
9. Gbaraba, Raymond
10. Oduwole, Olatunde
11. Mbugua, Nicholas

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It’s 5 days to go! The 2nd edition of Anambra State Walf4Life. Don’t miss it!!

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Countdown to the 2nd Edition of the 2018 Anambra State Walk For Life Campaign

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Save the date! On Saturday,DECEMBER 1,  the 2018 2nd Edition of WALK FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN  officially begins! Are we ready?

Anambra State Sports Development Commission beckons on all Anambra Stakeholders, Political Appointees, Market Leaders, Captains of Industries, Organized Private Sector & good-spirited individuals in Anambra State to come out on DECEMBER 1, 2018 and join the WALK FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN.

God bless you as you join!.

Tony Oli

DG – ASSDC

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Anambra State : Another football season kicks off on November 30, 2018.

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It’s all inclusive ranging from Under13 (kids), Under 17, Higher Institution category, Traders Category and Communities Category.


There are several cups to be won.
Truly sports sector has taken a new look under HE Willie Obiano ably anchored by Mr Tony Oli (DG).



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Okowa Gives $50, 000 To The Super Eagles

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… Hosts The Team To A State Banquet

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DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday, redeemed his pledge of $25, 000 dollars per goal scored by the Super Eagles in their African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
In the football encounter which took place at the weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa, the match ended 1-1 with the Super Eagles qualifying for the championship billed to hold in Cameroon in 2019.
At a state banquet yesterday held in honour of the Super Eagles at Government House, Asaba, Governor Okowa disclosed that though, the match ended 1-1, he saw the Super Eagles scoring more than one goal.
“As a state government, we did make a promise that we will give 25, 000 dollars per goal in the AFCON qualifying match in South Africa; in my mind, I know we scored two goals, not one goal, because the second goal was wrongly disallowed, so, we will fulfil our promise with what we saw, not with what was announced by the referee,” the governor said.
Governor Okowa disclosed that the camping of the Super Eagles in Asaba was a blessing in several ways. The Super Eagles trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba from where they departed through the Asaba International Airport to South Africa. Shortly before their departure, Governor Okowa promised to reward them with the sum of $25, 000 for every goal scored which motivated the Super Eagles to qualify for the continental championship.
According to him, “we are very happy that you left for South Africa from Asaba because you enabled us to witness the first international flight from the Asaba International Airport; I am truly excited this evening that we are hosting our dear Super Eagles as a state government and the Ugandan Team that earlier played with the Super Eagles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, we truly enjoyed ourselves because the two teams played good football.”
“It was good to host the Super Eagles, they have been with us for some days now and I believe that the people, Deltans and Nigerians in general are excited; though, they drew the match with the Cranes of Uganda, both team played good game and it was gladdenjng to know that both team have also, qualified for the African Cup of Nations,” he said, disclosing that the coming of the Super Eagles to Asaba greatly gave a boost to socio-economic life of Deltans.

He stated that his administration will continue to invest in the development of sports and sporting activities, noting that Principal’s Cup and the Headmaster’s Cup football championship were designed to encourage the development of football in secondary and primary schools in the state.
Governor Okowa congratulated the Super Eagles for qualifying for AFCON, assuring that his administration would continue to support the Pinnick Amaju led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to succeed.
President of NFF, Mr Amaju had in his speech, thanked Governor Okowa for his support to the Super Eagles, stating that the team had qualified for the 2019 edition of AFCON.
“We should thank Governor Okowa for not just chesting out for NFF but, giving us everything we need to qualify for AFCON, I am a very proud Deltan; we have come to Delta, we have seen and we can testify that things are okay; Your Excellency, we want to thank you; in March, 2019, the Super Eagles will come back to Delta State to play with another international team, please, continue to support the Super Eagles.”
Captain of the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa on behalf of members of the Super Eagles, thanked Governor Okowa and the people of Delta State for their support for the Super Eagles.
“We will love to come back here again and on behalf of my team mates, we say thank you,” he said expressing confidence that Governor Okowa will be re-elected in 2019 to enable him join the Super Eagles as Special Guest of Honour at AFCON in Cameroon.
High point of the event were the performances of renowned Nigerian comedians and musicians and the presentation of a Super Eagles jersey signed by all the members of the team to Governor Okowa.
The governor in turn, presented the money he promised the team for every goal scored to the Captain of the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa.
The Cranes of Uganda that earlier held the Super Eagles to a goalless draw at the Stephen Keshi Stadium were also present at the dinner.

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