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Team Nigeria Win 7 medals at World Powerlifting Championships

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The Nigerian team won seven medals including two gold, two silver and three bronze medals at the just-concluded World Powerlifting Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, United States (UAE).

It has been reported that the championship will qualify Nigeria for the 2024 Paralympic Games in France.

Charles Ezenwanne, President of Para Power lifting, praised the athletes’ impressive performance.

He emphasized that to keep Nigeria at this level of dominance, athletes must constantly improve and never stop inventing new strategies.

He added that as the sport evolves, athletes must also develop new rules and techniques.

“The performance of our contingent underscores the country’s status as a leader in powerlifting and our strong winning culture and competitive mentality.

“We cannot take things for granted or sit back and relax while other countries start to focus more on the sport, which is throwing us off balance,” he said.

He emphasized that the preparations for the 2024 Paralympic Games should not be taken for granted.
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Mark Onyinyechi and Kafilat Almaruf won gold in the 61 kg and 73 kg categories, respectively, while Esther Nowrgu and Bose Omolayo won silver in the 41 kg and 79 kg categories. Bronze was also won by Oluwafemiayo Folashade with 86 kg, Ezuruike Roland with 54 kg and Kure Thomas with 65 kg.

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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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