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AIF Hosts 4th National Junior Tennis Championships In Lagos

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About 200 kids will be competing in this year’s Alhaji Adewale Isa Foundation (AIF) 4th National Junior Tennis Championship which is set to serve off on August 28 through to September 2 at the Tennis Complex of the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos.

Alhaja Olayinka Adigun, daughter of Late Alhaji Adewale, who made this known on Saturday noted that already 15 states and a club in Osogbo have registered their players for the championship which is open for boys and girls between the ages of 12, 14 and 16 years.

The sports philanthropist, who was accompanied by one of her siblings, Nurudeen Isa, said prizes ranging from tennis rackets, shoes, bags and several other item will be won, while expressing optimism of a very competitive championships.

She explained that the aim of the championships is to discover burden talents and future tennis greats for the country.

“As of last week, we have received 108 entries from 15 states of the federation and club from Osogbo and more are expected to register before the championships serve off on Monday 28. We expect about 200 kids this time around.

“Last year was great, but this year we expect to is a bigger and better championships, ” she said.

“It’s the dream of our late dad to discover and build tennis talents and that is what this championship is all about to keep his legacy on with the Adewale Isa Foundation,” she added.

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NNL solicits for funds from cooperate organisation

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NNL solicits for funds from cooperate organisation

The Nigeria National League, NNL, has appealed to cooperate organisations for funds to assist in the effective running of the second tier league.

NNL chairman, George Aluo noted that the unavailability of funds has hindered the progress of his administration.

“I must continue to express my appreciation to Alhaji Gusau for finding me worthy to serve as NNL chairman and a board member of the NFF,” he stated.

“My appeal is that corporate organizations should come to our aid and do what GTI is doing for the NPFL.

“We’re not saying they should give us money to put in our pockets. Let them take care of referees indemnity and once this is done, the referees will not be intimidated but rather be at their best and it will now be possible for teams to be winning more on the road as is presently being witnessed in the NPFL.”

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NPFL reschedules matchday 30 fixtures

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NPFL reschedules matchday 30 fixtures

The Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, has rearranged the matchday 30 fixtures, DAILY POST reports.

Three games were initially scheduled to take place on Saturday April 13th, 2024.

The games have now been moved to Sunday April 14th.

The matches affected are the ties involving Doma United and Remo Stars, Bendel Insurance versus Kano Pillars and the Oriental derby between Rangers and Abia Warriors.

The remaining matchday fixtures will be played on Tuesday, April 16th across all venues.

The NPFL Chief Operating Officer Davidson Owumi disclosed this in a memo sent to the affected
clubs.

Rangers currently occupy the top position in the NPFL table with 51 points from 29 games.

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Asuquo wins Enyimba Player of the Month award for March

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Asuquo wins Enyimba Player of the Month award for March

Uwana Asuquo has won Enyimba’s Player of the Month award for March.

Asuquo beat midfielder Elijah Akanni to the award.

The defender won 51.7 votes, with Akanni getting 48.3 votes.

The right back helped the People’s Elephant secure two victories at home against Niger Tornadoes and Doma United, respectively.

Asuquo has featured in 22 games for Enyimba in the Nigeria Premier Football League this season.

He has two assists to his name.

Asuquo will be hoping to continue with his standout performance as Enyimba continue their title fight.

Enyimba will face Heartland in a matchday 30 fixture in Aba on Sunday.

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