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Over 100 Bikers To Participate In 2nd Edition Of Abuja Mountain Biking Festival

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No fewer than one hundred bikers will take part in the second edition of Abuja Mountain Biking Festival, organisers announced.

The festival hosted by the foremost biking club in Abuja, Chaingang,is expected to promote cycling in Abuja and it’s environs and improve the general well-being of people in various communities through cycling.

Speaking ahead of the event slated for this Saturday, November 18th 2023, the Chairman of the club, Dr. Andrew Etsetowaghan said the essence is to raise awareness on the health benefit of cycling and help in reducing carbon footprint in the society .

“There is this maxim that ”health is wealth’ and there is no better time than now for Nigerians to embrace cycling. With the rise in population and the pressure to meet up with the daily needs of life, finding time to exercise is becoming more and more difficult which is the reason this club is set up to create avenue for regular exercise and promote the sport.

He noted that the Festival is also “an opportunity to raise awareness about carbon footprint which is a residual amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organization, or community.

“However,cycling helps reduce that effect because with cycling you are not faced with challenges of that nature,” he explained

On his part, the festival committee chairman, Mr Tunji Olanrewaju said this year’s edition would take off at Primus Hospital Karu to Karu Mountains and back to Karu at Primus Hospital. In addition to that, there are series of activities lined up by the organiser which include 40kilometers MTB (Mountain Bike Trail) competition Road Race, Cycling Clinic for Cycling Newbies, Bicycle Stunt Show and Cycling Gear Bazaar.

Forty-five riders participated in the maiden edition last year.

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Incredible Agada Bundles Fiorentina out of Viareggio Cup

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A Nigerian 17 years old Striker of Mavlon’s Football Club Charles Agada, in Tuesday in Italy orchestrated the exit of italian club Florentina out of the 2024 Viareggio Cup tournamentp courtesy of hatrick.
Fiorentina’s defence got a doze of the lethal injection from Agada when he scored in the 40th minute to give Mavlon 1-0 advantage going into the break.

He scored his brace in the 65th minute, but any thought of Mavlon being in a cruise control in the game was not seen, as Fiorentina clawed back with a goal in the 71st minute from Maiorana

The Italians piled more pressure and were rewarded with an equaliser in the 90th minute to the excitement of football fans.

The game had the signature of a very round 16 tough knockout fixture and when both teams were thinking of extra time and possible lottery of penalties,  Agada, who was configured to score goals net the heart- breaking goal two minutes into stoppage time to seal a quarter- final passage for marvellous Mavlon FC.

The young striker, who is the captain of his team, has scored seven goals in four games at the on- going Viareggio Cup to make him the leading top scorer at this year’s edition.

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