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NYG: Team Bauchi ready for zonal elimination contest in Damaturu

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NYG: Team Bauchi ready for zonal elimination contest in Damaturu

 

Bauchi State contingent said its 152 athletes were set for the North East zonal elimination at the National Youth Games (NYG) to be hosted in Damaturu, Yobe State, from Aug. 12 to 14.

Mr Sule Abdulhamid, Head of Technical, Bauchi State Sports Council, stated this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Bauchi.

He said not fewer than 152 athletes, males and females, are prepared to participate in the NYG zonal eliminations in Damaturu Yobe State.

“The athletes are fully ready for the 7th edition of zonal teams Sports eliminations tagged Damaturu 2023.

“Our athletes went through a series of training for some months and are in high spirit to participate in the games.

“The Bauchi team would compete in Athletics, Table Tennis, Badminton, Handball, Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Volleyball, and Rugby,” he said.

Abdulhamid said 30 sports will be featured at the seventh edition of the games.

According to him, those that qualified from the zonal eliminations would participate in the National Youth Games which is scheduled to be held in Asaba, the Delta State Capital, from Sept. 7 to 17.

“The objectives of the games is to promote national unity, curb age-cheating in sports and youth restiveness, as well as establish a standard programme for athletes’ succession, among others,” he said.

The head technical appealed to the state government not to relent in its efforts to support and motivate the contingent.

Abdulhamid also lauded the efforts of the state government for promoting youth programmes in the state.

 

He, however, called on citizens of the state to pray fervently for the contingent to succeed at the event.

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I Still Get Attacked By People – Yakubu Aiyegbeni Reveals

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In a recent interview, former Nigerian football star Yakubu Aiyegbeni has revealed that he continues to receive messages and criticisms from fans, years after his infamous miss during the 2010 FIFA World Cup match against South Korea.

The moment, etched into football history, occurred during Nigeria’s crucial group stage game against South Korea. With the score tied at 2-2 and a spot in the knockout stages on the line, Aiyegbeni found himself with what seemed like an open goal opportunity. However, to the shock of fans worldwide, he missed the chance, leaving Nigeria unable to secure the much-needed victory.

 

Despite this moment happening over a decade ago, Aiyegbeni expressed his surprise at the ongoing messages he receives about the miss. “I still get messages from people, different messages,” he stated in the interview. “It’s surprising how that moment still sticks with people, even after all these years.”

The striker, who had a successful career playing for clubs like Everton and Portsmouth in the English Premier League, admitted that the miss was a tough moment in his career. “Of course, it was a big moment, and I wish it had gone differently. But in football, you have highs and lows,” he remarked.

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Napoli Sack Rudi Garcia, Announce Mazzarri As Replacement

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Serie A giants Napoli have announced the departure of coach Rudi Garcia after a poor spell and announced his successor with immediate effect

Reigning Serie A champions Napoli have announced the departure of French manager Rudi Garcia after a poor run of form that sees the Partenopei handing on to faint hopes of defending the Scudetto title won last season.

Napoli have only claimed one win in their last four matches in all competitions, trailing Serie A leaders Inter by 10 points while also trailing Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League by five points.

Osimhen gets new coach as Napoli reportedly appoint Walter Mazzarri to replace Rudi Garcia

 

With the Partenopei looking a lot worse than they did at this stage last season, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has chosen to act swiftly before things get out of hand.

The club chief revealed that Garcia had been relieved of his duty, after posting a message on social media platform X to announce the arrival of the Frenchman’s replacement.

Napoli announce Garcia successor
That replacement is a former Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri[url][/url], who was welcomed back to the club by De Laurentiis, who was also the owner during his last spell at the club.

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