FIFA Rated Referee, Jelili Ogunmuyiwa Laments Lack Of Stadium In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu A FIFA badged beach soccer referee, Mr Jilili Ogumuyiwa, has pointed at the lack of a stadium and inadequate sporting facilities as major factors militating against the performances of football teams from Ikorodu in the national league. Ogunmuyiwa, who recently officiated in the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, lamented the narrow escape by the only team representing Ikorodu Division in the national league, Ikorodu City FC, from being relegated in the recently concluded Nigeria Professional Football League. The top rated referee, writing on his Facebook page…

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Adeboruwa Cup 2022: Igbogbo Residents Thrilled With Good Football As Teams Resume Hostilities

Kunle Adelabu Residents of Igbogbo in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, have currently being treated to good and artistic football displays by the teams participating in this year’s Adeboruwa Cup. The tournament is usually staged in commemoration of the annual Igbogbo Day and in honour of the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo. Teams resumed hostilities last Friday, September 16th, when Ayegabmi FC, Igbogbo, the defending champions, hosted Ire Akari FC, also of Igbogbo at United African Methodist Church Primary School (Eleja), along Asiwaju Bola…

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President Buhari Confers National Honour On Seye Ogunlewe

Kunle Adelabu President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred a National Award on Mr Adeseye Ogunlewe (Jnr.), a Nigerian track and field sprinter. The honouree who is the son of the former Minister of Works, Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe, was conferred with the honour on Thursday, September 15, 2022. His father posted the certificate of the award on THE IMPACT platform late Saturday which has been generating congratulatory messages. According to the Instrument of conferment of National Honour, the award was conferred in recognition of Ogunlewe’s outstanding virtues and in appreciation of his…

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24 Teams Battle For 2022 Adeboruwa Cup As Tournament Kicks Off Today

Jare Babatunde The much expected annual Adeboruwa Cup will commence Friday, September 16, 2022, with 24 teams participating in this year’s edition. The tournament, which takes place at the Igbogbo Township Stadium, Igbogbo, annually, however, will be played at the United African Methodist Primary School (Eleja), Igbogbo along Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Way (formerly Agbele Road), this year, due to the ongoing redevelopment of the stadium. This year’s edition is powered by Prince Moyosore Ogunlewe, Chairman, Kosofe Local Government. Ayegbami FC, the defending champions, will play host to the Ire…

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Lagos Sports Commission Builds Games Teachers’ Capacity In Discovery, Nurturing Talents

Jare Babatunde As part of the efforts in implementing the Lagos State School Sports Intervention Programme (LASSIP), geared towards reinvigorating the school sports system, the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) has engaged Games Masters and Mistresses in capacity building training. The training, which lasted for 3 weeks, accommodated 450 Games Masters and Mistresses across the state, at the Sports Bar, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. According to a release, the capacity building training which rounded up on Monday, was embarked upon to broaden the knowledge of games masters and mistresses…

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Massive Turnout As Ikorodu Hosts Fitness Festival Season II

Kunle Adelabu It was yet another opportunity for residents of Ikorodu Division, especially the youths, as they converged and engaged in fitness exercises to keep their mental alertness and physical body in shape. Hundreds of residents, some of whom were elderly persons, had great time exercising their bodies with good music at the seaside of lagoon. The occasion was the second edition of the Ikorodu Fitness Festival held at the Metro Ferry Terminal, Ebute – Iga, Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria.…

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Asisat Oshoala Makes 2022 Ballon D’Or Nominees List

Wale Jagun Asisat Osoala, the Super Falcons and Barcelona Femeni star has been nominated for the 2022 Women’s Ballon D’Or award. The striker who won the golden boot in the Spanish Primera Division made the 20-woman list announced on the organizer’s social media handle on Friday. Some of the other nominees are: Selma Bacha, Fridolina Rolfo, Vivianne Miedema, Lucy Bronze, Sam Kerr, Christiane Endler, Lena Oberdorf, Kadidiatou Diani, Catarina Macario and Alexia Putellas. She had two weeks ago won the African Women’s Player of the Year for the record fifth…

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All Nigerian Final As Matti Pairs Boboye Against Kuti, Muiz

Kunle Adelabu It will be an all – Nigerian double finals today at the 2022 International Table Tennis Federation Africa Youth Championships in Tunisia, as four Nigerians are set for the final game in the U -19 final. The U- 19 boys’ champion at the tournament, Matti Taiwo and another foreign based u -19 Nigerian player, Boboye Samuel, will pair up against Muiz Adegoke, who is another U – 19 player and Mathew Kuti who is the only U – 15 player among them. Nigeria’s U-19 team to the Championships…

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ITTF AYC: Mathew Kuti Loses U – 15 Quarter Final Singles

Kunle Adelabu Mathew Kuti, the Ikorodu – born national champion who won the Table Tennis Cadet and Mini – Cadet categories at the 14th Aso Table Tennis Club Annual Championships (ATTC), in Abuja in 2021, on Tuesday lost the quarter final game at the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation Africa Youth Championships in Tunisia. He lost to Gaber Yassin of Egypt. Mathew with Mustapha Mustapha and Musa Mustapha, had at the weekend won silver in the U – 15 team event at the ITTF. According to ITTF – Africa on…

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Sanwo – Olu Congratulates Tobi Amusan For Winning World Championship

Jare Babatunde The Governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, has congratulated the world record-holder in the women’s 100 metres hurdles at the World Athletics Championship, Tobi Amusan, for winning gold. Amusan with the feat emerged as the first Nigerian to win a World Championship. She beat her opponents including Jamaica’s Britany Anderson, who came second and Cuban Olympic Champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who finished third, to clinch gold with a world record of 12.06 seconds on Sunday night in Eugene, Oregon. Sanwo – Olu gave his commendations on his…

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