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Nigeria Bounce Back To Claim Final Semi-Final Spot After Beating Botswana In The Last Group Games.

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After a disappointing start to the Kwibuka Tournament in Kigali, Rwanda, The Female Yellow Greens beat Botswana by 2 wickets in a Nerve Wrecking encounter to claim the final semi-final spot.

In a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by NCF  Public Relations Officer Musa Ehizoje Bodie revealed that Nigeria won the toss and elected to bowl first, sending in Botswana to bat.

Botswana scored a total of 106 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs

In the second innings, Nigeria shuffled the bating line-up with captain Samantha Agazuma and Omonye Asika opening proceedings. Nigeria were comfortable in the run chase and looked as though it will be a smooth ride, but a genuine fight back from Botswana saw Nigeria struggling in the later stages as wickets fell rapidly.

In the end, Nigeria was able to crawl over the finish line by scoring 107 to win the game by 2 wickets and 1 ball to spare.

Nigeria will face Namibia in the first semi-final while Host Rwanda will play Kenya in the second semi-final tomorrow 11th June 2021.

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100 Children Ready To Compete At 2021 Golf Clinic

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No fewer than 100 children, as from Monday, will slug it out at the 2021 Children Golf Development Clinic  inside the IBB International Golf and Country Club in the Nigeria’s Capital City Abuja.

 

The two-week event tagged  “Future Champions of Golf” is being put together by the club’s Ladies Section.


It is part of efforts to raise the level of sport by the Executive Committee led by Lady Captain MaryRose Richard-Obioha.


More  than 70 children and teenagers, whose ages range from 5 to 18 years, have so far registered and the organizers believe that more are still coming. 


According to the event’s organizing Chairman, Joy Ikwue who is also the Vice Lady Captain, top Nigerian professional golfers will offer life skills training to the children with a view of integrating them into the game.


“Golf is a game of rules and in as much as there will be many rules for the children to learn, we will also want them to know about service to humanity, country and fellow golfers,” Ikwue stated.


She said the club’s ladies have traditionally always arranged this summer development clinic for over a decade now and the section has tried to sustain the developmental programme with the aim of discovering potential young golfers.


“The clinic is to catch them young and groom them so as to become assets for their parents and Nigeria as a whole.”


Ikwue, however, lamented the difficulties in getting sponsors as some of the letters sent out did not receive any response. 


She, however, thanked the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board, Rotary  Club, as well as members of the club for their support. 


The clinic will run from Monday July 26th to Friday August 6th.

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