NWFL Moves Secretariat to Lagos ahead Maiden Champions Shield

first_img To ensure that the maiden Nigerian Women Football League’s (NWFL) Charity Shield game takes place without hitches, the secretariat of the body has relocated to Lagos.Aiteo Cup winners, Rivers Angels are to battle NWFL Super Four champions, Nasarawa Angels for the Charity Shield at the newly refurbished ‘Soccer Temple,’ Agege International Stadium on March 4.According to NWFL Chairperson, Aisha Falode, before the Champions Shield game, the women football league board will hold its congress on March 3 to set the stage for the 2018 season’ activities. Part of the activities preceding the Champions Shield is a mentorship talk on education and football involving over 1000 girls, which is part of the league body’s Community Relations Service (CRS), Falode said. She revealed that the body was working round the clock with Lagos State officials to give the football feast the ambience and flavour it deserves.“Of course, the activities and headquarters of the NWFL have been moved to Lagos to ensure the Congress and Champions Shield turned out a huge success.“Already, the league body and relevant officials of the sponsors, Lagos State, have struck a good working relationship and wonderful rapport to ensure everything goes on flawlessly,” observed Falode at the weekend.She also hinted that the Agege Stadium has been refurbished to meet international standard. “The stadium is in its best form given the recent upgrade and refurbishment to international standard to accommodate the nation’s CAF Champions League campaigners, Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries (MFM FC),” she said. Falode added that Nasarawa Amazons and Rivers Angels officials have indicated their intention to come into the state a bit early to familiarise themselves with the local fans as well as get ready for Sunday’s match. “The teams know what is at stake, which is the rare opportunity to go home with the first ever silverware of the year.“None of them is taking the clash lightly more so as it affords one of the combatants, Rivers Angels, a good platform to prove once again that they are the best in the land notwithstanding the mishaps that took place at the NWPL Super 4 championship in Benin City,” she said.The NWPL’s Champions’ Shield is being sponsored by Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode who has shown tremendous passion for the welfare of the girl-child. Meanwhile, Chairman, Lagos State Sports Council, Dr. Kweku Tandoh has assured that the council has the permission of the government to ensure the league body lacked nothing that would aid the success of the football fiesta. “I am positive that Agege and its environs will witness something in terms of football that has never happened previously on the ground. “The women are coming with their special flair of football to lighten the environment with football artistry. The state government is also ready to support every progressive body to move sports forward in the state.“The NWFL leadership under Aisha Falode typifies a progressive football body and we have the mandate of the governor to make the NWFL Champions Shield a huge success,” said Tandoh. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Always a captain: Bhaichung Bhutia to shelter over 100 migrant workers in Sikkim

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/PTIAdvertisement 7bbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsi49jgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9p29df( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s2rWould you ever consider trying this?😱idtfCan your students do this? 🌚wchlsRoller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has found its way into India, and as many other countries of the world, the country is experiencing a 21-day nationwide lock down. While citizens are advised to stay indoors as to ‘break the chain’ of the virus contamination, it has been troublesome for the poor, migrant workers of the country who were employed in many parts of the country. Unable to return to their homes in scarcity of public transport, the workers are facing a worrying situation. However, former Indian Football Team captain and a sporting icon of the country Bhaichung Bhutia, has come up with a generous offer to provide accommodation to the workers in him home state Sikkim.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/PTIBhutia, who hails from the small town of Tinkitam in South Sikkim, has a property under construction in Lumsey, Tadong in the city of Gangtok. The former international has offered the property as a shelter to the workers who were employed in the state, until the lock down situation in the country restores amidst the COVID-19 woes.Speaking to The Times of India, Bhutia opened up about his generous offer to shelter the workers.Advertisement “The people who are affected the most during the lockdown are migrant workers. There was a huge cue in Sikkim border yesterday. I’ve got a new unfinished building in Gangtok. It should accommodate about 100 people,” the former striker said in the interview.Along with providing a roof over their head, Bhutia has also decided to help the workers with ration and essential commodities, and has decided to team up with local authorities to benefit them.Advertisement “I’ve offered any migrant worker who does not have any house to stay there. We will also provide them some basic ration. I’m also working with the local authorities to see how it can be done. We can support and work together,” the 43 year old added.Although the number of affected patients in the country has already crossed 1400, with 32 deaths, there hasn’t been any reported cases in Sikkim.“Not a single case of corona positive as of now,” Bhutia continued, “so that they (migarant workers) are safe from corona. Doctors can also check. We are trying to request the government.”“At least they will be safe from the Coronavirus in the house when the borders have been shut and locked. They are badly hit they don’t have anywhere to go,” he concluded.The building that will be used as a shelter for the workers, is co-owned by United Sikkim Football Club (USFC). On Facebook, Bhutia posted a message about his benevolent endeavour, and also added the contact info of Arjun Rai, the senior manager of USFC.“I and United Sikkim Football Club would like to offer shelter to those in need in my building in Lumsey, Tadong. Kindly get in touch with me on Facebook or call our Senior manager USFC, Mr Arjun Rai phn. 9434117465 for any help regarding this issue,” Bhutia wrote on Facebook.Also read-New date announced for Tokyo Olympics!Captain Marvel: Sunil Chhetri on how India can fight Coronavirus pandemic Advertisementlast_img read more

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