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FIRSTBANK SPONSORS THE 5TH EDITION OF THE CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO GOLF TOURNAMENT

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Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria (middle); Mr. Tunde Owolabi, Group Executive, Retail Banking (Lagos & West), First Bank of Nigeria Limited (right) and Mr. Kola Adeneye, Captain of Abeokuta Golf Club (left), following a courtesy visit to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Monday, ahead of the FirstBank sponsored 5th Olusegun Obasanjo Open Golf Championship organised by Abeokuta Golf Club, scheduled for this weekend.

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of the 5th edition of the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo golf tournament, organized by the Abeokuta golf club. The competition, which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, 14th August 2021 will have Chief Obasanjo perform the ceremonial Tee-off to the glamour of the 150 golfers participating from across Nigeria. 

Speaking on the competition, Kola Adeneye, the Captain of the Abeokuta golf club, said; “Abeokuta golf club is putting up this tournament, fully sponsored by First Bank of Nigeria Limited to celebrate Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, whom we all know to be an icon, a patriotic Nigerian and an entrepreneur. He is worthy to be celebrated and it’s not only when somebody dies that you celebrate him.

“So, Abeokuta golf club has put this tournament together to celebrate him and this is the fifth edition and we want to sincerely thank FirstBank for the support… It’s going to be a wonderful experience, a nice outing for golfers all over Nigeria to come and celebrate Baba Olusegun Obasanjo”, the captain emphasised.

Highlighting the Bank’s contribution to sports development in Nigeria, Mr. Tunde Owolabi, FirstBank’s Group Executive, Retail Banking (Lagos & West) said “we are delighted to join The Abeokuta Golf Club to honour Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for the indelible roles he has played to the socio-economic and political development of the country. The Bank’s influence in the development of sports in Nigeria is under its [email protected] initiative.

“In over a century, FirstBank has sponsored various sporting events known as its legacy sport. These events include the Georgian Cup of Kaduna Polo Club, for over 100 years; the Dala Tennis Hard Court in Kano Club for over 30 years; the FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship in Ikoyi Club which will be in its 60th year this November and the Obasanjo Pro-Amateur tournament of Abeokuta Club now in its 5th year”, he concluded.

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PRUDENTIAL ANNOUNCES AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2021 SPONSORSHIP

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…Sponsorship underscores the life insurer’s commitment to grow and to invest in Africa

Prudential Africa has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to become the official insurance partner of the ongoing 33rd edition of Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021.

At a press conference to announce the sponsorship, Eric Mboma, Chief Representative Officer, Prudential Northern Africa Region noted that the sponsorship underscores Prudential’s commitment to the African continent.

“As we grow our business in Africa, we also want to support the passion and talent of its people. Africans share a common love for football and we are honored to be part of a tournament that unites the continent and brings together the brightest talents of African football”, he said.

Mr. Mboma added, “Through sports, Prudential wants to encourage people to stay active and lead more healthy lifestyles. As a life insurer, we believe that health and wellness are important for people to live fulfilling lives.”

Commenting on the partnership, Confederation of African Football (CAF) General Secretary Mr. Véron Mosengo-Omba said, “We are excited and pleased to have on board Prudential as a partner. We share a common purpose in our commitment to developing local talent as well as driving prosperity for the people of Africa.”

AFCON 2022 started on January 9 and will run till February 6, 2022 with Cameroon as the host nation.

Prudential is a global financial services group providing life insurance, pensions and asset management products and services to approximately 20 million customers in Asia and Africa.
Prudential has life insurance operations in eight countries across Africa: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Nigeria. For nearly a decade, the life insurer has been providing affordable insurance and health solutions. Today, it serves more than 1.7 million customers through a distribution network of more than 13,000 agents and 600 branches.

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Tragic! How Turkish Footballer Ahmet Calik Died In Auto Crash

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It was a dark Tuesday in the world of sports as Turkish footballer Ahmet Calik has tragically died in a ghastly auto crash.

The 27-year-old, Turkish National who played eight times for his national team and most recently turned out for club Konyaspor, was involved in a head-on collision on Tuesday morning in the capital city of Ankara.

Calik also played for Super Lig giants Galatasaray after spending his early years with Genclerbirligi.

Reports from Turkey say that; the incident occurred around 9 am as he was said to have gone out of control on the Ankara-Nigde motorway before overturning at Hacilar District of Golbasi.

 

In a statement by his club, Konyaspor said, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our football player Ahmet Calik, who has won the love of our fans and our city since the first day he came to Konyaspor. “Condolences to all of us, especially to the family of our football player Ahmet Calik.”

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AFCON 2022: Nigeria Trashes Egypt 1-0 as Kelechi Iheanacho’s Early Strike Gives Eagle Crucial Win

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Super Eagles of Nigeria beat a disappointing Egypt 1-0 to extend their chances of coming out the top of the table for the quarter-final draw and also demonstrate that they are a potential team to win the Africa Cup of Nations. Considered favorites going into the tournament, the midfield combination of Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo dominated Egypt, starving Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah of any real opportunity to influence the game with his quick play.

The two teams sparred in the opening half-hour, with Nantes’ winger Moses Simon looking dangerous as he dazzled with his skills, but neither team had a major change until Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho beautifully controlled a ball on the edge of the area and fired it across his body into the Egyptian net.

This goal, rather than spur Egypt into action, only seemed to further favor Nigeria. They had several chances either side of the break, with Taiwo Awoniyi brilliantly kept out by Mohamed El Shenawy, and a clumsy touch from Iheanacho causing him to spurn a chance to double his tally.

Egypt had one chance in the second half when Nigeria’s defense seemingly thought Salah had been caught offside, but the Egyptian maestro couldn’t lift the ball over Maduka Okoye. In a battle of the captains, he was frustrated throughout Watford’s William Troost-Ekong.

Nigerian substitute Chidera Ejuke could have cemented his country’s win in the final minute, but his length-of-the-pitch break was hit straight at El Shenawy.

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