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THE 61ST FIRSTBANK LAGOS AMATEUR OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP TEES OFF THIS FRIDAY

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In furtherance of its commitment to the development of sports in Nigeria, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that the 61st edition of the FirstBank sponsored Lagos Amateur Golf Championship has been scheduled to tee-off at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 on Friday 18th, to Sunday 20th of November 2022.

 

To be played over 54-holes (3-days), the FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship is a World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) listed competition that attracts the best golfers from the amateur scene, not only in Nigeria but across the world. The emerging winner of the Championship, the Amateur Champion for the year, also earns points that contribute to their WAGR ranking. The 61st FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship is also supported by Seven-Up Bottling Company, One Spirit Company and Palton Morgan Holdings.

 

On behalf of the tournament organisers, Ibukun Obatoyinbo, Director Concierge Sports said “FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship has been the premier amateur golf event in West Africa. It is notable that some of the top golf professionals within this environment have been participants & past winners of the Championship. As we mark the 61st edition this year Concierge Sports are committed to the continued promotion & support of the development of the sport in Nigeria. We are confident that a new set of stars will emerge courtesy of FirstBank’s unwavering sponsorship of the Championship. We look forward to an exciting 2022 edition.”

 

Anticipating the thrills of fun and excitement to be witnessed in the 61st FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Tournament, Oluwaseyi Otulana, Chief Marketing Officer, Palton Morgan Holdings said “Palton Morgan Holdings is proud to be a partner at the 61st edition of the FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship. The game of golf is truly a game of the masters and as the budding masters converge this year at the Ikoyi Club 1938 Golf Course, a long-standing tradition since the Championship’s inception in 1960, we look forward to an exciting tournament as participants journey from far and near to grace this prestigious event.

 

We understand that great things come from humble beginnings which is why we are glad to be a part of this year’s event. Palton Morgan as masters in our own right wishes all the participants the best of luck.”

 

Speaking ahead of the 61st edition, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications highlights FirstBank’s consistent role in driving development through sports: ‘’As an institution that is woven into the fabric of the society for nearly 129 years, FirstBank has been at the forefront of the growth and development of sports in Nigeria for decades. Our constant commitment to sports is a demonstration of our belief that sport remains a major vehicle for social and economic development. From infrastructure development, employment generation to social skills, sport remains a unifying force for socio-cultural interaction and development regardless of language, culture and religion.’’

 

Assuring participants of a memorable tournament, Dr. Anthony Oboh, Golf Captain, Ikoyi club 1938 stated that “It’s our pride and honour to welcome participants to the 61st edition of the FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship, the premier amateur golf event in West Africa. 61 years of continued partnership with FirstBank has been phenomennal. It is a partnership we are proud of and we look forward to fostering for many more decades.

 

To participants from across Nigeria and Africa, we invite you to enjoy our facilities. This 2022 edition promises to be more exciting and better than those before it. Go swing, enjoy your golf, and we can’t wait to congratulate the Amateur Champion for the year.”

 

Expressing his appreciation to FirstBank for its unbroken sponsorship through the years, Ademola Mumuney, Chairman, Ikoyi Club 1938 noted that “golfing in Nigeria and particularly Ikoyi Club 1938, cannot be sufficiently described without due recognition of FirstBank’s consistent and unbridled partnership, year over year, for more than six decades. Greatness is well exemplified in this fusion of Golf and FirstBank. I hope other organisations would latch on to this for better enhancement of sports in Nigeria”.

 

Since its debut, FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship has been the most consistent and premier amateur golf event in West Africa and has produced great champions most of who are competing in the elite professional golf cadre. Last year, the Championship threw up Ilorin based Aminu Kadir who won the landmark edition. It is expected that this year’s edition will produce another great winner.

 

Other FirstBank-sponsored sporting events include the Georgian Cup of Kaduna Polo Tournament, sponsored for 102 years; the Dala Tennis Hard Court in Kano Club for over 30 years; the Obasanjo Pro-Amateur Golf tournament of Abeokuta Club now in its 6th year. The Bank’s influence in the development of sport in Nigeria is under its [email protected] initiative.

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Adron Games: We may discover another Tobi Amusan says Ojo-Omoniyi

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Adron Homes and Properties, the foremost real estate company, on Tuesday expressed optimism that the sixth edition of Adron Games will produce more talents like Tobi Amusan. Ayodeji Ojo-Omoniyi , the Director-General, Business Strategy, Adron Homes, said this at the unveiling of the sixth edition of Adron Games in Lagos

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the Adron Games competitions is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

Ojo-Omoniyi said that the sixth edition of the competition would be bigger and better.

He said that the slated for Nov. 10 to Nov. 12 would take place at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Complex, Lagos State.

Ojo-Omoniyi said that the competition with the theme: “The Fit Are The Best,” coincided with the brand’s 10th anniversary.

“At Adron Homes and Properties, we are committed toward showcasing grassroots talents in the tertiary institutions.

“In this year’s edition, we will include hurdles, we want to discover more Tobi Amusan in Lagos.

“This competition will further promote teamwork and cooperation among staff and promote a healthy lifestyle,” he said.

Adron Games is a competition among staff of the organisation put together by the management.

But the tournament over the years, has grown with invitations extended to landlords and homeowners, Adron contractors and students.

Also speaking, Jesuyemisi Odeyemi, the company’s Group Company Secretary, said that journalists would also participate at the 2022 edition of the game and raffle draw at the grand finale.

“We want to make this year’s edition all encompassing so we’re extending our invitation to our friends in the media with lots of prizes to be won.

“Also, there will be a raffle draw, and winners will emerge and win mouth watering prizes, last year the top prize was an IPhone Pro Max; health wise, we have put in place necessary measures to ensure that people are taken care of in case of injury.

“We will verify participants with staff identification card, while students will be registered based on the data of the tertiary institutions,” she said.

Wahidi Akanni, the Technical Consultant to Adron Games, applauded the company for being consistent with the initiative in spite of the economic situation of the country.

Akanni, the Chief Executive Officer of Match International Ltd., also commended the Group Managing Director of Adron Homes, Adetola Emmanuel-King, for appreciating ex-sports men and women.

“Being consistent for the past six years should be applauded, the only time this tournament did not hold was in 2020 during the pandemic and each year it keeps getting better.

“I appreciate the tenacity of Emmanuel-King and members of staff of Adron Homes.

“This year won’t be different, we will have Games Ambassadors as we have always had which is different from Adron Homes and Properties Brand Ambassadors. We have Daniel Amokachi and Joseph Yobo, we will unveil them before the games.

“Also, as a way of developing talents, we have some talents among the staff that were discovered, they now play for football clubs, so we just don’t find these talents, we try to encourage them, but we are open to partnership,” he said

NAN reports that no fewer than 700 athletes will participate in the sixth edition of the tournament. (NAN)

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel Speaks on Frenkie de Jong transfer

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Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel is keen to boost his midfield options following the arrivals of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly. Following the injury issues of N’Golo Kante last term, Tuchel wants to add at least one new face in the middle of the park.

De Jong appeared to be one of his top targets to fill that role, having previously attempted to sign him while in charge at Paris Saint-Germain. But according to Sport, Barcelona’s high demands could end up scuppering a deal.

The Blues are yet to submit an official bid for the 25-year-old, who is ‘open’ to joining Chelsea. But currently holding the move back is Barca’s demands for a £67million fee, which Chelsea ‘does not intend to meet. United have already submitted an offer in the region of those demands, but Chelsea is yet to move forward. The situation could change if Barca lowers their asking price, but the solution is said to be ‘not easy’.

It is stated that Barca is still trying to find a new club for De Jong, but it is proving to be ‘very complicated. De Jong is insisting that he wants to stay at the Nou Camp, though he has so far rejected Barca’s request for him to take a pay cut to do so.

Barca is said to be clear that they cannot afford to keep De Jong if he insists on being paid his previously agreed wage. But De Jong has the ‘upper hand in the negotiations, which is why he has not yet joined a new club. With Barca pulling out all the stops to move De Jong out of the Nou Camp, they have been sent a warning over their actions. La Liga president Javier Tebas has reminded them of the rules around attempting to sell players.

“What La Liga is going to do is to comply with our collective agreement with the Association of Spanish Footballers. The players cannot be split from the team or pressured. It is what the collective agreement, the law, reason and ethics mark. From there, Barcelona knows the rules and the responsibilities that exist in that aspect,” Tebas said.

United remain heavily interested in him and is ready to agree on a fee with Barca, but De Jong is reluctant to link back up with Erik ten Hag. And while Chelsea is unwilling to match their asking price, Barcelona may need to change its strategy to offload the midfielder.

 

 

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94 Athletes To Represent Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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As the approach the 2022 Common wealth Games opening ceremony today, find herein a comprehensive list of the athletes representing Nigeria in each of the nine sports the country will be competing in, at Birmingham 2022.

ATHLETICS

Adeyemi Sikiru, Alaba Olukunle Akintola, Amarachukwu Obi, Amene Dubem, Amusan Oluwatobiloba, Ella Onojuevwo, Enekwechi Chukwuebuka, Ese Brume, Ezekiel Nathaniel, Favour Ofili, Favour Oghene-Tejiri Ashe, Godson Oke Oghenebrume, Isa Esther, Joy Udo Gabriel, Mike Edwards, Nnamani Jonson, Nnamdi Chinecerem, Nwokocha Grace, Obiageri Amechi, Ojeli Emmanuel, Olatoye Oyesade, Omovoh Knowkedge, Onyekwere Chioma, Orobosa Anabel Frank, Patience Okon George, Raymond Ekevwo, Rosemay Chukwuma, Ruth Usoro, Samson Nathaniel, Seye Ogunlewe, Temitope Adeshina, Tima Godbless, Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike.

 

JUDO

43 ASONYE Joy Oluchi, EDWIN Patrick, JAMES Cecilia Chinyeye, MURITALA Fatai.

PARA-ATHLETICS

47 ALAM Ugochi, EZEJI Kennedy, GALADIMA Suwaibidu, IYIAZI Njideka, NWACHUKWU Goodness.

PARA-POWERLIFTING

52 IBRAHIM Abdulazeez, IKECHUKWU Obichukwu, MARK Onyinyechi, NNAMDI Innocent, OLUWAFEMIAYO Folashade, OMOLAYO Bose, THOMAS Kure, TIJANI Latifat.

PARA-TABLE TENNIS

60 AGUNBIADE Tajudeen, IKPEOYI Ifechukwude, OBAZUAYE Faith, OBIORA Chinenye Faith, OGUNKUNLE Isau, OLUFEMI Alabi Olabiyi, SULE Nasiru.

 

BOXING

34 ADEYINKA Benson, EGUNJOBI Yetunde, EHWARIEME Innocent, OGUNSEMILORE Cynthia, OSHOBA Elizabeth, OSOBA Abdul-Afeez Osoba, OYEKWERE Ifeanyi, SHOGBAMU Bolanle, UMUNNAKWE Jacinta.

 

TABLE TENNIS

67 AMADI Omeh, ARUNA Quadri, BELLO Fatima Atinuke, BODE Abiodun, OFFIONG Edem, OJOMO Ajoke, OLAJIDE Adeyemi Omotayo, ORIBAMISE Esther, OSHONAIKE Funke.

WEIGHTLIFTING

76 EMMANUEL Appah, EZE Joy Ogbonne, ISLAMIYAT Adebukola, OLARINOYE Adijat, OSIJO Mary Taiwo, RABIATU Folashade, STELLA Peters Kingsley, TAIWO Ladi, UMOAFIA Joseph.

WRESTLING

85 ADEKUOROYE Mercy, ADEKUOROYE Odunayo, AMAS Daniel, EBIKEWENIMO Welson, EKEREKEME Agiomor, GENESIS Mercy, KOLAWOLE Esther, OBORODUDU Blessing, OGBONNA Emmanuel John, REUBEN Hannah

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