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Over 300 Students Athletes Storm Asaba For Sports University Trials

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Over 300 students/athletes have gathered in Asaba for the South-South/South-East zones students/athletes scholarship trials for the Sport University of Nigeria (SUN) scheduled to be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the Late Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State.

Sports Marketing International reports that the Southeast zone trials collapsed with the south south zone trials because of the unrest in the Igbo land as the organizers do not ready to endanger the lives of the students.

The students will engage in trials in 18 sports to be led by the former general manager of Oyo State Sports Council Mr Gboyega Makinde.

The final phase of the trials will hold at a yet-to-be-fixed date on the school premises.

Meanwhile, the management of the Sports University of Nigeria(SUN), Delta state has charged the newly appointed minister for youth and sports John Owan Enoh to focus on students/athletes scheme.

Speaking ahead of the south south/south east students/athletes scholarship trials for the sport university scheduled to hold tomorrow and Thursday at the Late Stephen Keshi Stadium, the acting director, High Performance Centre, Sport University of Nigeria said that the students/athletes scheme as its been practiced in the United States of America will enhance performance of the Nigeria athletes at the global stage.

According to him, the students will be in school and enjoying scholarship while competing,” this scheme will enable them to concentrate on their studies and career at all levels, it is as a result of this that I am appealing to the minister to embrace this project and support the university in its quest to bring honour to the country”.

The founder of the University, SenatorNed Nwoko has concluded plan to give one hundred students athletes scholarship in the institution to the tune of N2.5 millions each and opportunity to compete outside the country during those period.

Olukoya, a UK based sports lawyer speaking further disclosed that the exercise will help in youth empowerment and grassroot sports development as the focus is on young talented students who are ready to explore the world with their talents.

He, however, advised the federal government to provide institutional support with new student loan regime.

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Sporting Lagos to appoint Biffo as new head coach

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Sporting Lagos are set to appoint Abdullahi Biffo as their new head coach. Biffo will take charge from Paul Offor who was sacked on Wednesday night.

Sporting Lagos are set to appoint Abdullahi Biffo as their new head coach.

Biffo will take charge from Paul Offor who was sacked on Wednesday night.

The experienced tactician has managed a number of top sides in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

He once managed Kwara United, Katsina United and Niger Tornadoes in the top-flight.

The gaffer is expected to help improve the fortune of the modest side.

Sporting Lagos have moved to 11th position on the table following an improved performance in the second half of the season.

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Sporting Lagos sack head coach Paul Offor

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Nigeria Premier Football League side, Sporting Lagos have parted ways with head coach Paul Offor. Offor was sacked

Nigeria Premier Football League side, Sporting Lagos have parted ways with head coach Paul Offor.

Offor was sacked following his side’s struggles in the NPFL.

The tactician’s departure was confirmed on the club’s X handle.

The statement reads “Sporting Lagos announces the departure of head Coach Paul Offor,”

“Coach Paul brought top-flight football back to our city and gave us the first piece of silverware in our history.

“Thank you for everything, coach Paul. We wish you the very best in your future endeavours.”

Sporting Lagos have penciled down former Kwara United coach Abdullahi Biffo as his possible replacement.

They occupy 11th position on the NPFL table with 38 points.

Sporting Lagos have recorded 10 wins, eight draws and 12 defeats in the current campaign.

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Saviour relishes Rangers’ derby victory over Abia Warriors

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Rangers midfielder Isaac Saviour has expressed his excitement after scoring in the club’s oriental derby win against Abia Warriors.

Rangers midfielder Isaac Saviour has expressed his excitement after scoring in the club’s oriental derby win against Abia Warriors.

Saviour opened scoring for the Flying Antelopes in their 3-2 win at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Tuesday.

Kazeem Ogunleye and Chidozie Okorie were also on target for Rangers.

He revealed his plans to maintain his impressive performance for Rangers in subsequent games.

Saviour has netted three times in this campaign.

“I feel very excited,” he stated to the club’s media.

“I think that for some time I was out injured and coming back and got a chance to start a game and score against Katsina, I had it in mind that I had to continue scoring if at all, I wanted to make an instant impact in my team.

“I am very happy scoring against Abia Warriors after scoring in Katsina and I hope it goes on like that.

“It is always a joy to be selected as the man of the match and I feel excited and hopefully, more will come.”

Saviour will hope to add to his goal tally when Rangers battle Rivers United in their next league match this weekend.

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