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Ikeja Youth Games: Winners emerge in Snooker, Table, Tennis, Draughts

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…As Football Quarter final pairings released 

The Snooker event of the Honourable James Abiodun Faleke  Ikeja Games has been won by a 37 year old clearing and forwarding agent   Babatunde  Oladimeji who defeated Aremu Ibrahim to clinch the top price . 
While the third place went to Ikusika Victor.


The Ogba, Ikeja based winner said he started playing the game about sixteen years ago when he came third at the Lagos State Rothmans Snooker  competition.
Oladimeji defeated Salami Habeeb in the semi final, while Aremu Ibrahim  outplayed Ikusika Victor.In the third place game, Victor  Ikusika outplayed  Salami Habeeb.


 In Scrabble,  16 year Faidat Bello, student of Oregun Senior  High school who started  playing scrabble at the age of 11 years  was the center of attention as she emerged  in the 5th position out of 100 schools, 50 public and 50 private schools. She was the  only public school student that got  to the final stage of the competition  held at Chris Land school, Okpebi,  Ikeja.


In  table  tennis, Adeboye Adekoya won the pro event,  while  Rasheed Balogun came second with   Bolaji Asekun finishing  in the third positionIn the female category,  Ayo Udoh out stroked  Aliya Adedeji.


Draughts game have Sunday Amoo as winner,  with Abiodun  Ojo and Femi Daniel Olanipekun  finishing in the second and third place respectively.

The quarter final pairings of the football  event have been  released by  the National  Institute for sports- led Technical  Committee. According  to the draws, Agidingbi representatives  of Ward B will slug it out with  Oregun Ward C team.


In the other pairings, Seriki Aro/ Ipodo of Ward E will be up against  Onilekere Ward D, while  Ward F of Oluwole Sogunro battle against  Aguda/ Oke Ira  Ward G .


The last pairing is  between Opebi and Police  Barracks GRA.


The matches  will be played between  28th – 29th of January across different venues in Ikeja.

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NCF/PwC U17 Cricket Tourney: Federation Extends Starter packs to all States

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In order to encourage all the states taking part in the 4th edition of the National U17 Cricket Championship powered by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the Nigeria Cricket Federation, ably led by Mr. Uyi Akpata,  is extending additional starter packs to all the states taking part in the playoffs across the 6-geo political zones of the country.

In a statement issued on Thursday by the NCF General Manager Emeka Igwilo said that the donation is a morale booster to the states for sustaining the game in their states.

According to the statement, this is coming after the distribution of two different consignments over the last three years. All the 36 states and the FCT got the initial consignment from the Bankstown Community, Australia. 

“After the distribution of the Equipment from Australia which was facilitated by ICC Africa, NCF also followed it up with the distribution of the NCF Customized equipment imported from outside the country and that one’s also imported through the ICC Criiio initiative. 

“The States, Schools, NGOs and Development officers that have been deploying the equipment into use have continued to receive booster packs to support their grassroot development and growth.  It has been a healthy development to support those that help NCF build their scorecard and NCF will not relent in its approach to get the States take ownership and responsibilities of growing the game in the country of over 200 million. 

“The Board of the Nigeria Cricket Federation during its Board meeting of 28th Dec 2022 resolved to sustain the growth by re-jigging the growth plan in line with the current projections. This will come during the Strategic Session/AGM when the Development Plan, submitted by the Development Committee to the NCF leadership, will be reviewed.”

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