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2019 Lagos State Table Tennis Association First Quarterly Trial: Bose Akinsete, Augustine Emmanuel emerges Victorious




Bose Akinsete and Augustine Emmanuel emerged victorious at the first quarterly Lagos State Table Tennis association trial in both the female and male category respectively.

The trials, which took place at the famous Mobolaji Johnson Sport Centre, Rowe Park, was aimed at getting the best for the Athletes and to ensure them of the Association’s commitment to their wellbeing.

2018 West Africa University Games Gold Medalist, Bose Akinsete, Gbenga Ajulo, Emmanuel Augustine, Oyeniyi Kehinde and a whole lots of others are amongst the notable names present for the trials.

Conspicuously missing is the 2018 Asoju Oba Champ David Fayele , two times Asoju Oba Champion, Adeyinka Hammed, Bose Odunsanya and Nimota Aregbesola, who defeated Funke Oshonaike at the 19th National Sport Festival.

According to the Chairman of the Association, Arch Femi Shokoya, the trial is the first of the several trials that will take place this year.

“ The trial is to fine tune the players and put them in the right frame of mind for upcoming competitions so also to avoid rustiness in the players .“

The trials, which is also used to rank the players for the first quarter saw Bose Akinsete, Oyeniyi Kehinde and Ajasa Imoleayo ranked first, second and third respectively, while Taiye Coker ranked fourth with Valentina Ewelike in the fifth position.

In the Men’s Catergory, it was a battle between Augustine Emmanue and Gbenga Ajulo, with the former ranked first and the latter coming second.

The third ranked Player in the Men’s Catergory is Joseph Osendokwo while Agbaje Shamusi ranked fourth

The second edition of the 2019 quarterly trial will take place in April.

Mudashiru Shittu

Media Officer, LSSTA.

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Barcelona Announce New Financial Boost




Barcelona have announced they’re getting their finances on track.



Barca has issued an official statement communicating that it has received a stable triple B negative rating from the credit rating agency Fitch.



This is an important vote of confidence in terms of the club’s image. It is worth remembering that the club has already reached an agreement with the American investment fund Goldman Sachs, which has loaned the club 500 million euros.



The same fund already injected 90 million euros into the club during Josep Maria Bartomeu‘s presidency, with said loan conceived to aid the development of the Espai Barça project.



In a statement, the club announced:

“The sporting and financial project of the new FC Barcelona board of directors has received a vote of confidence in receiving a stable triple B negative credit rating from the credit rating agency Fitch.



“The credit rating agency gives a triple B rating to companies that are satisfactory at the time of rating, just as has happened to FC Barcelona after their assessment.



“With this BBB stable negative rating the Fitch agency values positively the Club’s financial project, which will have to undergo important readjustments to balance books.



“The confidence shown by Fitch allows the Club to look to the future with optimism and at a moment when the organisation is adjusting is financial viability plan as well as its strategic plan.”

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Gerrard Frustrated With Liverpool Links: I Don’t Welcome It, I Don’t Add To It…



Steven Gerrard

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard does not welcome the speculation linking him with replacing Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.



The Reds legend is consistently linked as a future replacement for Klopp, who is expected to leave Anfield when his contract expires in 2024.



But Gerrard is unhappy about the speculation as he is “very happy” in Glasgow.



Asked about the constant links to his old club and England, Gerrard told ESPN: “I can’t control any media speculation about my position.



“I don’t welcome it, I don’t add to it. All I do is focus on the job I have here and I’m very flattered and grateful for the position.



“I’m very happy here, I’ve said it on numerous occasions, it’s a huge club, I’m settled, I’m happy and I can continue to develop and keep trying to push this team forward.”

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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria Leads Countries With Highest Figure Of Banned Athletes




Ten athletes from Nigeria have been banned from participating in the Tokyo Olympics.



While the names of the affected athletes were not released, a statement from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), revealed that a total of 18 athletes have been declared ineligible, with Nigeria being the most affected.


According to AIU, the 10 athletes from Nigeria failed the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15.



“Under the framework of Rule 15 governing National Federation Anti-Doping Obligations, which came into force in January 2019, National Federations are accountable for ensuring appropriate anti-doping measures are in place in their respective jurisdictions.



“Among other things, the Rule sets out minimum requirements for testing on the national teams of ‘Category A’ federations deemed to have the highest doping risk and considered as a threat to the overall integrity of the sport.



“The key requirement in Rule 15 is that an athlete from a ‘Category A’ country must undergo at least three no-notice out-of competition tests (urine and blood) conducted no less than 3 weeks apart in the 10 months leading up to a major event. Only then do they become eligible to represent their national team at the World Athletics Championships or the Olympic Games.



“For the year 2021, the seven identified ‘Category A’ National Federations are: Belarus, Bahrain, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and Ukraine.

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