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Scrabble Added To 2018 Sports Festival After KSTV Expose

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The Nigerian Ministry of Youth and Sports, on Thursday, has made a U-turn on its decision to exclude Scrabble from the forthcoming National Sports Festival, Abuja 2018.

This development follows efforts at reinstating the sport by several officials of the game and enthusiasts with the World English Scrabble Players Association, WESPA, writing for a reversal.

Protest and solidarity messages were also publicised through the media and circulars.

Most notable of these is the ‘Sports On The Couch’ on KSTV with Ayo Akinfemisoye, the Lagos State Scrabble coach, published on Wednesday.

The discussion features intriguing revelations which triggered the tough stand of the ministry on Scrabble.

Following the reversal, KSTV, received a notable commendation from players and officials of the game, most notable of all, Mr Akinfemisoye and the first black world champion, Wellington Jighere.

Ayo: “Am so happy and deservedly too .  They hitherto maliciously removed our scrabble from the sports to feature in the forthcoming National sports festival!

“We would Not have any of that ! No, we chorused!

“There were protests, agitations, hues and cries from all concerned quarters.

“Then, We channelled our grievances to the appropriate elements in the sports governing body by invoking the instrumentality of social media to our advantage.

“Thanks to Kanu Sports Television for identifying and partnering with us on this. And now, our scrabble is back in the National Sports Festival Abuja 2018.”

Wellington: “Scrabble has been reinstated in the forthcoming National Sports Festival. On behalf of the entire Scrabble community in Nigeria, I’d like to say a big THANKYOU to everyone who lent us their voices in the course of the #BringBackOurScrabble campaign.

“Special thanks to you, my friend, for the role you played in making this possible.”

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Walk with Nwankwo Kanu holds on September 29th

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Everything is presently set as Kanu Heart Foundation has finished up courses of action to commend the current year’s World Heart’s Day in the country’s capital.

As indicated by the occasion’s , Local Organizing Committee (LOC) executive, Mo Muhammed Mustapha, the subject for 2021 is named: Walk with Nwankwo Kanu and will expectedly happen on September 29th in the country’s capital, Abuja.

The Kanu Heart Foundation was established in 2000 by previous Super Eagles chief Nwankwo Kanu to give aid to those enduring with undiscovered coronary illness and give them medical procedure.

It would be reviewed that the Atlanta 1996 Olympics Gold medalist and previous Arsenal striker experienced inborn heart abandons however ultimately had a fruitful medical procedure.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reserved September 29th yearly to observe World Heart’s Day fully intent on expanding attention to cardiovascular infections and how to control them to nullify their worldwide effect.

Amusement superstars, over a significant time span Super Eagles players are relied upon to participate in the five to 10km stroll in Abuja.

The strolling exercise is relied upon to begin from the Force base camp to Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.

Previous Nigerian Internationals including Victor Ikpeba and Emmanuel Emenike; close by Nollywood stars including Kenneth Okonkwo, Francis Duru, Ali Nuhu and Sani Danja are totally expected to partake in the activity.

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Napoli captain talk about Osimhen ‘stealing’ his goal

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The Nigerian forward followed up his splendid support against Leicester City in midweek with a basic completion against Udinese on Monday night

Napoli chief Lorenzo Insigne has rubbished talks that he is irate with Victor Osimhen for ‘taking’ in to jab home goal bound exertion from the Belgian assailant.

Insigne had overseen only one strike while Osimhen was without a Serie An objective this term heading into the Monday night conflict.

Furthermore, the Blues’ captain thought he had asserted his second association objective when he executed a scrumptious heave over the Udinese goalkeeper in the 23rd moment.

Yet, Osimhen dashed to jab the ball in not long before it went too far to snatch his first objective of the period and Napoli’s first of the evening.

Three additional endeavors from Rrahmani, Koulibaly, and Lozano controlled Luciano Spalletti’s men to an ordering triumph over Udinese and the highest point of the Serie A table.

Toward the finish of the match, Insigne was inquired as to whether he held any resentment against Osimhen for denying him one more appearance on the scorer’s diagram.

In any case, the commander of Napoli kept up with that he was more satisfied to lead his group to another association win.

“It doesn’t make any difference who scores,” Insigne told DAZN according to Il Napoli Online.

“My objective will come, it’s OK regardless of whether the objective is given to Osimhen! It isn’t not difficult to come to Udine and score 4 objectives, we simply need to continue doing what we are doing.”

Osimhen’s most recent strike, however, drove Napoli into the Serie A record books, with the Neapolitans turning into the third group, after Juventus and Milan, throughout the entire existence of Serie A to score in something like 30 games in succession.

The Blues are top picks to keep up that stunning scoring run when they go on the outing to the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris to keep one more away date with Sampdoria on Thursday.

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CAS reduced Samson Siasia’s football life ban to five years

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CAS claimed that a match-fixer attempted to include Siasia as a club mentor under his (fixer’s) severe mandates in 2010. It was affirmed that he was guaranteed work benefits on the off chance that he handled a few players heavily influenced by the match-fixer.

As per CAS, dealings between the match-fixer and Siasia about the terms of work were completed by email for a very long time, yet the arrangement fell after the anonymous club neglected to acknowledge the previous Flying Eagles gaffer’s solicitations.

53-year-old Siasia who was given a daily existence boycott for tolerating to “get pay-offs corresponding to the control of matches”, had anyway denied the charge and advanced the authorization.

CAS which reported on Monday, June 21 that it has decreased the existence boycott to 5 years, added that it’s anything but a fine of $5000 forced on the previous Nigerian striker by FIFA and predated the existence restriction to start from 16 August 2019.

The assertion read;

“We decided the inconvenience of a daily existence boycott be unbalanced for a first offense which was submitted inactively and which had not had an unfavorable or prompt impact on football partners, and that a five-year boycott would, in any case, accomplish the conceived point of rebuffing the encroachment submitted by Mr. Siasia.

“(Cas) recognized the requirement for assents to be adequately sufficiently high to kill pay off and particularly match-fixing in football.

“Nonetheless, the Panel considered in the specific conditions of this matter that it would be unseemly and unnecessary to force a monetary approval notwithstanding the five-year boycott since the boycott authorize effectively consolidated a monetary discipline in wiping out football as a wellspring of income for Mr. Siasia.

“Also, taking into account that Mr. Siasia had not gotten any addition or monetary advantage from his unscrupulous conduct.”

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