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Emir Of Doma Hails Zenith Bank’s Sponsorship Of Women’s Basketball In Nigeria

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The Emir of Doma, Andoma Doma, His Eminence Dr Aliyu Amadu has called on Nigerian Women’s Basketball League sponsor Zenith Bank to do more for the Slam Dunk game in the country.

He said this while receiving all the teams and officials participating in the second phase of the Savannah Conference of the ongoing Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League play-offs in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

The Emir, a former basketball player, acknowledged and commended the bank and the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) for enabling the state to host the national competition and provide all players and other guests with a great stay in the community.
The teams included Nigerian Customs, Nigerian Army, Air Warriors, Amazons of Nasarawa and Plateau Rocks, their officials and all judges paid a courtesy visit to Andoma Palace and received the royal blessing.

“We salute the women who made this tournament possible. Welcome to Nasarawa State and Doma Kingdom, the only palace in Nigeria with a basketball court,” he said.

“I would especially like to thank Zenith Bank for facilitating this competition. We hope they do more for basketball so that the NBA players.” When we arrive, we can see their banner alongside other sponsors and document what they did at a basketball game in Nigeria.

“We can bring NBA teams to Nigeria; we hosted the World Cup and other sports were in Nigeria and basketball is a must.” In its place, all other sports were organized and sponsored by the Nigerian government. The same should happen with basketball. There are enough Nigerians to bring happiness to the NBA. So why can’t we bring the game here for our people? Nigeria is hosting superstars who will be a household name here,” emphasized the monarch.

“I appeal to Zenith Bank and NBBF to take action. The bank’s banner will hang everywhere and people will appreciate their support for basketball.” added the Emir.

Meanwhile, Nigeria Customs has advanced to the final round of this year’s NBBF Zenith Women’s Basketball League after a stellar performance in the recent play-offs in Savannah, which conclude this weekend in the capital Lafia of Nasarawa State in northern Nigeria.

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Men charged with murder of Kaizer Chiefs’ Luke Fleurs remanded

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Men charged with murder of Kaizer Chiefs’ Luke Fleurs remanded

Six suspects arrested over the murder of Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs have been remanded by the Roodepoort magistrate’s court on Friday.

Ndumiso Moswane, 26; Fernando Siva, 25; Nhlakanipho Dlamini, 21; Franky Xaba, 25; Maredi Mphahlele, 36; and Thembinkosi Hlomikhawu, 31, have been charged with murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, robbery with aggravating circumstances and defeating the ends of justice.

The suspects are expected to apply for bail during their court appearance next Friday.

All six suspects have opted to apply for the services of Legal Aid lawyers.

State prosecutor Arnold Limekhaya said the state intends to oppose the bail applications.

“We will oppose bail,” he told the court, indicating the state was yet to get the profiles of the men and their bail statements.

The 24-year-old Kaizer Chiefs defender and South Africa under-23 international was hijacked and fatally shot in the chest at a petrol station in Honeydew last Wednesday.

It is understood that the assailants drove off in Fleurs’ vehicle.

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Lagos FA to debut Nigerian Ex-International cup

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Lagos FA To Debut Nigerian Ex-International Cup

The Lagos State Football Association (LSFA) has concluded arrangements to organize a tournament involving Nigerian ex-internationals and their clubs’ teammates back in the day.
The Lagos State Football Association Chairman, Hajj Gafar Olawale Liameed, disclosed that the ex-internationals coming together to play football will inspire lots of youths.

“We believe in our ex-players. LSFA is determined to carry along ex-internationals and drive the game forward at every level,” Hajj Gafar stated.

“The tournament will see former Nigeria internationals based in Lagos adopt teams. For instance, if an ex-international is based in the area of Dino SC he can adopt them.

“The competition tagged ‘The Nigerian Ex Internationals Cup’ would see teams play on a home and away basis in the first phase before we proceed to the knockout stage.

“We want to have a clear identity and organize lots of programs. This is one of our innovations and we hope to take blessings from the Lagos State Government and Nigeria Football Federation,” the football technocrat enthused.

Hajj Gafar also reiterated LSFA’s commitments to the proper development of football in the centre of excellence.

“We’re determined to lead that development at every level and have created a robust plan for doing so using all our resources and knowledge.”

Meanwhile, former Nigeria internationals like Joseph Yobo, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Wasiu Ipaye have already thrown their weight behind the innovation by the LSFA.

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NFF appoints Manu Garba as Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach

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The Board of Nigeria Football Federation has appointed former U17 World Cup winner Manu Garba as Head Coach of the Nigeria U17 boys, Golden Eaglets.

The Board of Nigeria Football Federation has appointed former U17 World Cup winner Manu Garba as Head Coach of the Nigeria U17 boys, Golden Eaglets.

 

Garba had, in the same role, led the Golden Eaglets to win the FIFA U17 World Cup for Nigeria in the United Arab Emirates in 2013 – Nigeria’s fourth triumph at that stage.

 

Garba’s world-conquering squad in 2013 included Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi, Isaac Success, Musa Mohammed, Chidiebere Nwakali and goalkeeper Dele Alampasu.

 

The squad, which finished as runners-up at the African U17 Championship in Morocco after a penalty shootout defeat by Cote d’Ivoire, defeated Mexico 6-1 in their opening game, drew 3-3 with Sweden and hammered Iraq 5-0. In the Round of 16, they ran Iran ragged 4-1, dispatched Uruguay 2-0 in the quarter-finals and trounced Sweden 3-0 in the semi-finals, before they dislodged Mexico by the same margin in the final to lift the trophy.

 

The former Nigeria international will now immediately resume the role and take charge of the team’s preparations for next month’s WAFU B U17 Championship, taking place in Ghana.

 

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