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Nanka, Anambra’s Mecca of Football

By Philip ChikeBalepo The quiet town of Nanka, previously known for the invasion of erosion, has taken the bull by the horn to navigate fully into the world of sports and entertainment. No little thanks to the indefatigable son of the soil, Dr. Poly Emenike, MON, the Odenigbo of Nanka, who has been in the forefront of this adventure since ...

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Indomitable Lions of Obiuno Wins 2019 Chief Cyprian Abanofor Unity Cup

By Chioma Ndife Indomitable Lions of Obiuno in Obiuno Village, Ora-Eri, Aguata LGA, Anambra State has emerged winners of the 2019 Cyprian Abanofor’sunity cup organized and sponsored by Ora-Eristatesman, Chief Cyprian Abanofor. The indomitable Lions of Obiuno became champions of the competition after defeating their opponent, Young Stars Obinri of Obieri Villiagein the first session of a penalty shot out ...

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Messi: It Hurt When Ronaldo Won His Fifth Ballon D’or

Lionel Messi admits “it hurt” when Cristiano Ronaldo joined him on five Ballon d’Or triumphs, with the Barcelona superstar claiming to understand the frustration of a rival who opted not to attend the 2019 ceremony. Messi had dropped to fifth in the vote 12 months ago, while four years had passed since he was last recognised as the finest player ...

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Bishop Okpaleke Opens Masdevan Tennis Complex Urum

. . . Kicks Off Fr Sab Anokwulu Silver Jubilee End of Year Tennis Tournament By Chinecherem Efobi Bishop Peter Okpaleke on Thursday, October 31, 2019, officially blessed and opened the multi-million Naira Masdevan Twin Tennis Complex Urum, Anambra State for public use. The building of the facility was facilitated by Rev Fr Sebastine Anokwulu, whose Priestly Silver Jubilee Celebration ...

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Preparation, Key to Anambra’s Performance at Last NYG – Oli

By Jude Atupulazi The success recorded by the Anambra State contingent to the last National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State, last month has been attributed to the adequate preparations given to the athletes by the state government. Speaking to Fides while reviewing the games, the Chairman of Anambra State Sports Development Commission, Mr Tony Oli, said it was the ...

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Anambra Independent Football League Flags off Season 4

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Two years after its founding, the Anambra Independent Football League (AIFL), in a well-attended ceremony, on October 18, 2019 flagged off her Season 4 football league, spanning October 2019 to July 2020. Chief football scouting programme sponsor for AIFL through DOSAD Sports, Engr Dr Vincent Okeke, took the ceremonial kick off to declare the season 4 open. ...

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CAF Shortlist AFCON 2019 Top 5 Best Goals: Ighalo, Mahrez Listed

The 2019 African Cup Of Nations has just been concluded in Egypt with Algeria Champions of Africa this year. A total of 102 goals were scored at the AFCON 2019 and CAF has now shortlisted the five best goals from the tournament. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) Vs Nigeria Algeria Desert Foxes’ winger, Riyad Mahrez’s stoppage-time free-kick goal which secured the AFCON ...

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NBA Awka Branch Organizes Testimonial Match for Outgoing Chairman

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Awka Branch, last Saturday organized a testimonial match for its outgoing chairman, Barr. Gab Moneke, KSJI (Gabmonk) for his outstanding performance as a chairman. The match which took place at Awka was between NBA, Awka Branch and Judiciary Workers and had in attendance lawyers, Judiciary workers, family members and well wishers of ...

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