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Bayelsa State Taekwondo Wins Overall Best Team National President Cup Open Championship



The 2023 National President Cup Open Championship organized by the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation came to conclusion on Sunday night as Bayelsa State Taekwondo team emerges as the Overall Best Team after claiming top position with 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze on the medal table.

The keenly contested 3 days competition which had athletes competing in Kyroigi, Poomsae and Para, saw team Bayelsa, Team Edo and Team Oyo State Taekwondo finishing in the top 3 position.

Speaking after lifting the trophy presented to the Bayelsa State Taekwondo team, Head Coach of the team Coach Judith D. Willaims described the success as a plus for her carrier. 

“Word can`t express how I feel but I must first thank God for the success we recorded here even as much that this is my first outing as the head coach of team Bayelsa state Taekwondo team, looking back to were we are coming from due to the fact that we have lost hope of coming to participate at this National President Cup Open Championship  but I must specially thank our director of sports in our state for the supports given to us and to also the working and committed president of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation for creating this kind of championship for athletes to show their skill”.

Coach Judith Williams then gave a pass mark on the organization to the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation toward the organization of National President Cup Open Championship.

“I want to sincerely commend the federation for the good work put in place for this championship, for me to rate the tournament, I will give them an A using the academic team because there were no issues recorded between the coaches and the referees even among the athletes. This championship is a success”.

Chidinma Favour from Team Edo State won the overall best female player while Feysal Hamidou from Niger Republic won the Overall Best player for the National President Cup Open Championship.

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Football Charity Cup: Team Attom pounces Team Celebrity 4-1



Joel Ajayi 

Its was a gale of enjoyment,fun and celebration for many resident of FCT over the weekend as the arrays of legend players all over the world as well as Nigerians entertainer dazzled In football charity Cup.

Legend players like the former Arsenal of England star, Emmanuel Ebue,  former Chelsea of England star, Claude Makelele, comedians, AY, Sabinus and Broda Shaggy

Other notable music stars like Tiwa Savage, Wande Cool,  and several other top celebrities graced the occasion.

The Match was organized by the Attom Foundation to raise funds and awareness to support eye care treatment for at least 10,000 Nigerians, particularly the elderly, affected by vision problems such as refractive errors, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.

However, Moshood Abiola National Stadium came alive with overwhelming crowds  as Team Attom pounced Team Celebrity 4-1 to win the inaugural edition of  Attom Charity Champions cup.

Super Eagles star, Kelechi Iheancho was the hero of Saturday’s  match played at the Moshold Abiola stadium.

Iheancho was definitely a thorn in the defence of the opposing team that was led by former Super Eagles captain, Jay Jay Okocha. His effort saw him score a brace and creating the penalty.

Hoever, the Jay Jay Okocha team paraded several current and former Super Eagles players in addition to other former international football stars in their midst. The team had the likes of Ahmed Musa, Samuel Chukwueze, Kenneth Omerou, former South African, Mark Fish to mention but a few.

Despite all their efforts which saw them mostly dictating the pace of the game, their matter was not helped by the glaring misses of Samuel Chukwueze who had several begging chances to score but squandered them all.

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