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Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Naija Ratels FC Boss, Bar. Paul Edeh Bags 2020 UN SDG Award.

Naija Ratels FC Boss, Bar. Paul Edeh Bags 2020 UN SDG Award.



Renowned philanthropist and President of Nigeria Women Football League side, Naija Ratels FC, Barrister Paul Edeh has been honoured with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Ambassador Award.



Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire



According to a statement by UN International Day Of peace partners, Paul Edeh was recognised for the prestigious award because of his special way of impacting the youths positively and promoting peace and harmony in the country.



This year's award ceremony came on the day the United Nations is celebrating it's 75th anniversary which is themed " Shaping peace together " which reflects the reason the UN was formed.



Barrister Paul Edeh, an Abuja based legal luminary is well known for his selfless service to humanity and has put his name on the sands of time once again with the UN SDG Ambassador Award.



"From transforming the lives of many youths positively and promoting peace, to defending human rights, and using his legal abilities to connect with individuals on issues of equality, Barrister Paul Edeh continue to make invaluable contributions to his community and the world. The foundation recognises this and what his work brings concerning the goals enshrined in the UN." Dr Dickson Akoh, the Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria said.



The Chairman of the event, Senator Phillip Aduda, who is Senator, representing the Federal Capital Territory and the minority whip of the Senate said 'peace' is a not a negotiable act, but a factor that is needed to bring development to the world.



"Peace is not a negotiable act, peace brings in gradual positive changes in the society.



"In order for us to improve as a nation, we must embrace peace in all forms.



In his remarks, the representative of the African Union (AU), Dr Tunji John said the month of September is significant in the programme of the UN and AU and commended the organisers for using the programme to promote peace.



"This month September is an important month in the calendar of the AU.



"This event is a global one as the United Nations enjoined people to engage in a global conversation on how to tackle the greatest global challenges together.



"As a body, we stand by peace and ask everyone to live together in harmony and love. He concluded.



The annual SDG Ambassador Award honours individuals who have shown 'extraordinary leadership', played a major role in the promotion of peace and youth empowerment.

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Kaduna Marathon: Race Set For Nov 21 As Governor El Rufai Vows To Sustain Marathon

*El Rufai vows to sustain Kaduna Marathon.*
 - Elite winner to get $10,000, Nigerian winner N3m.
- Marathon holds Nov. 21.




The executive governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El Rufai, has vowed to sustain the Kaduna Marathon.
For the marathon which hold on November 21, 2020,   Gov. El Rufai
called on all indigenes of the state, both old and young, to be involved in the Marathon. "As 80 years old participate regularly in international marathons, Kaduna should not be different."
He noted, while planning for the marathon, Kaduna is aware of the preventing measures for the Coronavirus.
We shall strictly follow the protocols during the race, as I am a graduate of Coronavirus, after surviving the virus.
"I will participate in the race, but I will not run more than 5 kilometres.
"I implore all to register for the Kaduna Marathon.
"We are doing our best to restore Kaduna back to its glory years, where anybody in Nigeria can retire to without ethnic or religious sentiments.


"The Kaduna Marathon is not my initiative, but that of our team of technocrats. You need not to compliment the governor for this, this huge initiative is that of the dedicated team."
The governor added that, the vision of Kaduna Marathon is to establish a sustainable, diversified, community-focused running event, encourage athletes, families and persons at all levels to lead healthy and competitive lifestyles through running."
Take off point for the Kaduna Marathon 2020 is the Muritala Muhammed Square and the race will pass through the three major local governments in Kaduna and also the metropolis to carry the people along the historic event.
According to Governor El Rufai, the Kaduna Marathon 2020 will cost between N250m to N300 million with private sponsorships and donations, with no recourse to public funds.
He added: "We want to double our prize money every year, I assure everyone that this Marathon will be sustained. At least I assure you all until 2023 when I will leave office, and I am sure the subsequent government won't throw away the unique Marathon.
"We want to give our youths a sustainable life, expect more sports to come to Kaduna. We are going to draw up a 10 to 15 year blue print to develop sports in the state. Kaduna has contributed to the success of Nigerian sports more than any state in the country.
"The MD of Nimasa announced the parastatal's sponsorship of the Kaduna Marathon."
The winner of the elite race of 10 kilometres will take home a cash prize of $10,000, while the top 10 winners will all get cash prizes with the 10th placed taking $1,000.
Local winner in the male and female categories to get N3milion each. Top 10 local winners to get cash prize, with the 10th placed getting N250,000.
A total of 20 elite runners (10 male and 10 female) have been invited.

Friday, 18 September 2020

FC Nilayo Signs Shirt Sponsorship Deal With Western Quarry Limited

FC Nilayo Signs Shirt Sponsorship Deal With Western Quarry Limited


FC Nilayo have sealed a multi million naira Shirt sponsorship deal with one of Nigeria's leading crushing and grinding industry, Western Quarry Limited.

General Manager of the Club Mr Lekan Kelani confirmed that the partnership has been sealed and the deal takes effect immediately the 2020/2021 Nigeria National League kicks off.


President of FC Nilayo Mr Ebidowei Oweife expressed his profound gratitude to the Babalaje of Ilaro, Otunba Wale Saranda, the owner of Western Quarry Limited for keeping to his words and partnering with the club

"We are very happy, we are grateful for this opportunity and it definitely means we are doing something right. We definitely will not relent".

General Manager of FC Nilayo Mr Lekan Kelani also expressed his delight and confirmed that his Boys will be ready to roar once football returns in the country.



"This definitely is a morale booster for the boys, they are eager to return to the pitch and this deal will spur them to deliver better when the league returns so that more good tidings will come our way"

The owner of Western Quarry Limited Chief Wale Saranda, a prominent business mogul, Philanthropist and iconic son of Ogun State on sealing the partnership with the Nigeria National League side said it is one of the little ways of adding value to the lives of youths in Ogun State and Nigeria as a whole.

He said "I am very delighted to do this, it's a partnership that will work for long, so many people are involved and it's a way of giving youths a means of livelihood for a better Nigeria".

He added that he is a very passionate supporter of Nigerian Football and will not leave any stone unturned in ensuring that Football in Ogun State becomes more than just a game to the good people of the State.


The two parties have confirmed that a Press conference to showcase what is involved in the deal will be held at a later date

FC Nilayo is owned by former Commissioner for youth and sports in the Gateway State, Hon. Bukola Olopade who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports Marketing Limited.

Sports Minister Declares E- Sports Championship Open

Sports Minister Declares E- Sports Championship Open



Bayo Adegboyega

The Minister of youth and Sports Mr. Sunday Dare has declared opened the 2020 E- Sports  Championship tagged "Fuel Your Passion" put together by Nilayo Sports Management Limited.

The Minister who was represented by Dr. Ebhojaiye Simon on the Zoom meeting pronounced the eight weeks event opened to the delight of everyone involved.

In his speech he said "As a Nation, we are tapping into potentials which E-Sport can offer, we thank Nilayo Sports Management Limited for doing this."

He confirmed that the Honourable Sports Minister himself Mr Sunday Dare who is a staunch supporter of laudable ideas is happy with the initiative put together by Nilayo Sports Management Limited.

Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports Management Limited Hon. Bukola Olopade a former youth and sports commissioner in Ogun State in his opening speech appreciated everyone that is working effortlessly in ensuring that the event becomes a reality, he said the event would empower so many young people due to its nature.

He added that  “We plan to have an E-sport Summit in March at the Eko hotel in Lagos, Nigeria where the best gamers from around the world will come and showcase their skills and interact with the tech industry and sponsors”.

The event is worth Ten Thousand Dollars in prize money system and people as young as 10 and as old as 50 can take part.

The organizers Nilayo Sports Management Limited are the owners of the Prestigious Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, the Abeokuta 10 KM Marathon, the Remo Ultra Race as well as the Kaduna Marathon which is coming up later in the year among other notable Sporting events

Monday, 14 September 2020

Kaduna state govt appoints Nilayo Sports Management Limited consultants for 2020 Marathon race

*Kaduna state govt appoints Nilayo Sports Management Limited consultants for 2020 Marathon race*




Nilayo Sports Management Limited (NSML), Nigeria’s leading sports marketing agency has been appointed as official consultants for the Kaduna Marathon.

Mr Jimi Lawal, the Chairman of the Marathon steering committee while announcing during the stakeholders meeting on Saturday said: “We have engaged NSML, an organisation who
has organised marathons and road races of international repute.”

He expressed confidence that engaging NSML as consultants for the Kaduna Marathon will ensure that the marathon is a success.

The stakeholders meeting which was held at the Kaduna State Government House was attended by major stakeholders involved in the planning and execution of the Kaduna Marathon. Ministries, Educational Institutions and security agencies across the state were
well represented.



Hon. Bukola Olopade, Chief Executive Officer of NSML said “We are delighted to be part of the Kaduna Marathon, kudos to the steering committee for conceptualising this illustrious event, we are bringing our full force and expertise to execute the Kaduna Marathon and
ensure that it is a resounding success.

“NSML is known for excellence and we are very confident that the race will join the league of recognised and respected marathon races across the world.”

The Kaduna Marathon also tagged “Kaduna Runs” was established through the collaborative efforts of Kaduna State Government and its partners to further showcase and promote the diverse sporting talent that abounds in the state.

The event slated for November will attract leading international marathon runners in a bid to strengthen the state’s position as a foremost sporting venue that has produced many world-class athletes in Nigeria. The event which is also positioned as a unity race will
showcase the dynamism and relentlessness of Kaduna People. The state is expected to host approximately 10,000 – 50,000 people for the marathon.

ABOUT NILAYO SPORTS MANAGEMENT LIMITED - Nilayo Sports Management Ltd, is a sports
management and marketing company based in Lagos, Nigeria. NSML has worked with some of the biggest names in the world of sports including World Athletics, Confederation of African Athletics and Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

Yearly, NSML organises severalsporting events across the country, which include Access Bank Lagos City Marathon which is the biggest Marathon in Africa and also Silver labelled by World Athletics, Great Abeokuta 10km Race, Africa’s foremost ultrarace, the Valuejet IAU African Championship Remo 2019, a 50km Ultra race held in Ogun state among others.

Under the leadership of Honourable Bukola Olopade, Former Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Ogun State, Nilayo Sports Management Limited has consistently delivered excellence at all races and other sporting events.

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Esama Of Ancient Benin Kingdom Inducted As ANFSC's Patron On His 86 Birthday Anniversary

*Esama Of  Ancient Benin Kingdom Inducted As ANFSC's Patron On His 86 Birthday Anniversary*



It was celebration galore at the ancient  Benin Kingdom as the Esama of the Kingdom, High Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion marked his 86th birthday at his country home Benin, Edo state.

Authentic Nigeria Football Supporters Club were on ground to celebrate the great man from Benin Kingdom, as a way of honouring him on his birthday, Authentic Nigeria Football Supporters Club adopted him as a Patron of the club. According to his title "Esama"  it means Son of the People, he is known for  assisting the poor in medical, monetary and private venture forms.



Former  governor of Edo state, his excellency,  Chief Lucky Igbinedion, a sports loving personality who is  the son of the celebrant was present to witness this great occasion.

Speaking on the events of the day, the national president of ANFSC, Prince Abayomi Ogunjimi was full of wishes and prayers for the newly inducted club patron who was celebrating his birthday today, in his words " I celebrate our new patron and our royal father , Esama of Benin Kingdom , God has been gracious to him and has made him to celebrate 86years birthday, he is a man of the people, the prayers of the people, his good deeds and God's love has kept him, we at Authentic Nigeria football Supporters club are proud to associate with such a noble man, I pray for more life to his age and more celebrations. We are grateful and honour for him associating with us as a Patron. It has been a great day for our club"  he  concluded.



Authentic Nigeria football Supporters club are the bride of Supporters club within and outside African, having won CAF award and numerous awards within the country.


Esama of Benin Kingdom, High Chief Gabriel Igbinedion now join the league of great  patrons of Authentic Nigeria Football Supporters Club, the numerous patrons includes; His Royal Majesty, Ooni, Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi
Ojaja II as Grand patron , Oba Asoya Kingdom,  Honourable Kunle Soname and other notable Nigerians

Friday, 11 September 2020

Naija Ratels President, Barr. Paul Edeh Visits New NWFL Secretariat

Naija Ratels President, Barr. Paul Edeh Visits New NWFL Secretariat, Donates Photocopier-Printer, Match-Balls And Advocates For More Teams in the NWFL.





The president of Nigeria Women Football League side, Naija Ratels FC, Barrister Paul Edeh on wednesday visited the new NWFL Secretariat which is under renovation, where he paid a courtesy visit to the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer of the league, Mrs Faith Ben-Anuge. The Naija Ratel boss also took advantage of the visit to donate a digital multi-functional copier, an embossed number clock and twenty match balls to the NWFL.



The visit was primarily to congratulate Mrs Faith Ben-Anuge over her appointment by the NFF and seemingly to touch on some critical issues on the growth and development of the league as well as seek for collaboration with the league body on the annual Naija-Ratels Pre-season Championship.



The Ratels President in his remarks said he deemed it necessary to pay the new Chief Operating Officer of the league a visit, because the team enjoyed a very robust relationship with the former C.O.O, Dr. Ayo Abdulrahman and thought the good tidings should continue considering the dynamism she was bringing to bear on the league.



" We have no doubt, that with your pedigree and dynamic leadership, having been around the women football cycle for sometime now, your unique touch will boost the work of your predecessor. We are sure that you would get the job done dilligently with the full backing of your boss, the Chairperson of the NWFL Ms Aisha Falode." He noted.



" Over the years, we have had to contend with the women's league playing second fiddle to the men's league.



" There is so much disparity when you compare the wages of the male footballers to female footballers both at the league level and at the level of the National Team.



" I urge you to use your good office as Chief Operating Officer to advocate for equal pay for both the men's and women's league. This I think is achievable considering the fact that some state owned teams are already paying the same wages for both their male and female teams.



"No doubt, the NWFL Chairperson, Aisha Falode has introduced a lot of innovations and discipline into the league, she has succeeded in making the NWFL a huge success as she isn't one who would bend laid down rules. She operates by the books as she thinks outside the box.



The Benue-born philanthropist went on to say that there is need for the expansion of all tiers of the Nigeria Women Football League if there must be an improvement in female football in Nigeria.



" The expansion of the various tiers in the NWFL is also very neccesary. It is not enough to advocate for equal pay, it is also important to emphasis that the male and female league should have more teams participating that that of the male league.



He noted further that "The NPFL has 20 teams, while the NWFL Premiership has 16 teams, the NNL has over 40 teams, while the NWFL Championship as at last year had only 5 teams, the NWFL Nationwide, which is meant to be the grassroots league had just 6 teams as at last year, while the NLO has over 300 teams.



" It is our responsibility to make grassroots football more attractive, as it is the bedrock of our football. Our vision as a club is to discover talents and bring them to limelight.



"We have a great structure as a club and our club house in Makurdi covers a land mass of 2000sqm and it is tastefully well furnished.



" I am glad to also announce that most of our players are on scholarship, because we believe education must go together with football, while those who are not opportune to go to school are engaged in vocational training. Our recent enrollment of our girls in vocation training cost an upwards of 1.8M Naira in its first phase.



" I want to use this medium to solicit for collaboration with the NWFL to partner with Naija Ratels FC to host the Naija Ratels Pre-Season Tournament which will enable teams test their players before the league fully takes off.



" The Naija Ratels Pre-season Championship is the biggest Pre-season tournament in Nigeria and it's neccesary that we form a partnership with the NWFL to make it even more robust.



" We look forward to having a bigger and better Pre-season Championship this year and we know with the support of the NWFL, we shall achieve our aims.



Finally, the legal luminary cum football administrator while making a donation of a digital multi-functional Sharp Photocopier and Printer, embossed number clock and twenty match balls to the NWFL Secretariat, stated that the urge to ensure a smooth and functional environment for the NWFL inspired him on the donation of the office equipments.



The Chief Operating Officer of the NWFL, Mrs Ben-Anuge, while receiving the donated equipments, described the donor, Bar. Paul Edeh as a women's football patriot and one who has shown selflessness to the development of the league.



" We would like to express our very sincere gratitude to Bar. Paul Edeh for his contribution to the development of women's football in the country.



" The Photocopier, Printer will indeed help to ease our official duties here at the NWFL Secretariat.



" Just like you rightly said, the chairperson of the league, Aisha Falode has done alot to see our league become one of the best in the world. Last season, she single handedly went all out to get sponsors for the league. We are looking forward to getting sponsorship for the league and call on corporate organisations and individuals to come forward and assist the league grow. She said.



" Your proposal to partner with the NWFL is a welcome development and I will present your proposal to the Board and I have no doubt that the board will be favourably disposed to partner with you to host the Pre-Season Tournament. It may be necessary to consider hosting this edition in Abuja to encourage participation."



"I hope someday, the Nigeria Football Federation sees a treasure in you and bring you to the glasshouse, where you can exhibit your wealth of experience. She concluded.



Also speaking, a board member of the NWFL, Mr. Joe Amene, who was present at the event, said the level of women's football in Nigeria and indeed Africa has improved drastically, citing the introduction of the CAF Women's Champions league as a leapfrog to success.



 Mr Amene also hailed Aisha Falode for the steady leadership in the NWFL, since she came in three years ago.



The experienced football administrator while thanking the President of Naija Ratels FC, Barrister Paul Edeh for his generosity also praised him for laying down good examples for other clubs in the NWFL to follow.



The C.O.O. took the Naija Ratels round the new NWFL office complex located in the former NFF Headquarters where he inspected the ongoing renovation of the office complex.

Vandrezzer FC is One

Vandrezzer FC is a professional football club that competes in the Nigeria National League (NNL) - the second tier of Nigerian club football.



Nicknamed the ‘Lions of Naija’, Vandrezzer FC is driven by the vision of her founder to bring about a change in the narrative of football club management in Nigeria. Since it’s establishment precisely one year ago, on September 11, 2019; Vandrezzer FC has been at the forefront of redefining the dynamics of club football management in Nigeria, riding on its four cardinal principles of Football artistry, Arts, Entertainment and Hospitality.

Working with a business model focused on fans engagement, merchandising, ticket sales, broadcasting rights, Vandrezzer FC is determined to be a trailblazer in promoting the ‘football for business’ concept in Nigeria.

Not discouraged by the stalemate of the 2019/2020 NNL league season, and subsequently the COVID-19 induced lock-down; the club remained resolute and undaunted in her pursuit for excellence, keeping her teeming global fans constantly engaged on all her social media handles. 

In addition, Vandrezzer FC launched her fully enhanced and interactive website, designed as a digital platform to cater to fans, sponsors and merchandising agents, dishing out professional and delightful content.

These efforts did not go unnoticed, as Vandrezzer FC got what could be described as her first official global recognition on August 27, 2020, when she was rated by the Global Digital Football Benchmark study as the most followed football club in Nigeria and the 37th best in Africa!

Vandrezzer FC has through the support of her global principal partner, Vandrezzer Energy Services Limited, acquired a state-of-the-art audio sound system from Amate sounds in Spain to provide crispy clear audio entertainment on match days.

Still in line with the culture of excellence, the club engaged with UK top brand suppliers, including suppliers of grounds management equipment and have acquired best in class grounds equipment for effective maintenance of her football pitches.

Furthermore, as part of her efforts to up the game of football in Nigeria, and to give voice to her online campaign of “good pitches make good football” Vandrezzer FC has initiated the process with the grounds management experts in UK to provide training to willing Nigerian football clubs on how to build and maintain good pitches.

At its disposal is an asset of 4.0 hectares of land, with a planned acquisition of a further 12.0 hectares for the planned development of her Tier 2 Football academy, while the latter acquisition would cater to the future expansion and planned upgrade of the academy to the UEFA Tier 1 status.

With a focus to enhancing football business through the use of technology, Vandrezzer FC has acquired Sports performance wearable GPS trackers - the most advanced athlete fitness tracking device ever made for individuals,; and Veo un-manned camera AI technology which automatically detects where the ball is and digitally pans and zooms.

All this to mention but a few technology based acquisitions for its newly created sport science department to be headed by a UK leading sport scientist, the first of its kind in Nigeria! Medical equipment such as  several units of brand new automated external defibrillators (AED) are not left out.

To top it up, Vandrezzer FC has launched  a dedicated mobile app, now available for download on android (IOS version will be uploaded soon). The Vandrezzer FC mobile app brings the club information and products to the fingertips of her fans, given them a richer experience and engagement with their dear club.

Other innovative products in the works from the club include VFC TV Pro - to watch all Vandrezzer FC LIVE & past games; and the official launch of the "One Lion" campaign,  as well as our Dynamic supporters fans group, a subset of the fans club established specifically to cater for our physically challenged fans, among others.

“ Football for business” - a favorite catch phrase of the Vandrezzer FC management; there is no doubt that with the entrance of Vandrezzer FC into the football arena, Nigerian football will never remain the same again!

Vandrezzer FC... won’t walk that road without you.

Monday, 7 September 2020

I’m ready to play for Super Eagles, says Leke James

I’m ready to play for Super Eagles, says Leke James

By Akin Bolarinwa

Nigeria born footballer, Leke James currently playing for Molde FC in Norway has declared his readiness play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

According to him, it would be a great honour to play for Nigeria at this stage of his career.



Speaking with NSM media, Leke James stated that  his active performance on the field is enough to get him on board the Super Eagles list.

He is currently the best Nigerian player in Norway and he is ready to prove his worth to all Nigerians.

“I look forward to playing for my country if invited, I am a center forward and only Victor Osihmen is ahead of me in the Super Eagles set up at the moment".

Leke James is 27 years old and has been in Norway since 2012.

Current Super Eagles Team Can Win The Nations Cup - Leke James


Norway based Super Eagles hopeful Leke James is confident that the current crop of players in the Nigeria National Team can deliver a fourth African title in 2021.



The 27 year old goal machine has netted seven times this season for Molde, he scored 17 times last season for the Norwegian side and is looking forward to a call up to the Super Eagles.

In an interview with Newsmen on NSM Rebranded he said "The current super Eagles technical crew is doing a good job, they are building a formidable team with a couple of young players."

"With Consistency hopefully we can win the Nations Cup"



Leke James who has featured for the Under 17 and Under 23 team in the time past expressed his willingness to cap it all up with a Super Eagles call up.

He added that he's optimistic that his time will come and he will grab it with both ends when it eventually happens

N/West: Dir of sports calls for suspension of 8 Zonal Representatives

N/West: Dir of sports calls for suspension of 8 Zonal Representatives



North West Zone Director of Sports have called for the suspension of Representatives of the zone on boards of eight Federations, as well as cautioned others on ten Federations.

The call was made after a three days meeting of the Director of Sports held in Kaduna state.

In a communiquƩ jointly signed by Chairman North-West Zone Director of Sports, Nalado Iro Kankiya and representative of Chairmen North-West Zone Athletics Associations, Alhaji Mohammed Sule, the forum condemned the attitude of some representatives who have not impacted positively in their federations.

The communique also called on the North-West Zonal Representatives on the boards of Aquatics,  Chess, Deaf Sports, Fives, Rowing, Canoeing and Yachting, Shooting, Tennis and Wrestling to within the next two weeks, submit their score card since election to the Zonal Sports office through their respective states Directors of Sports.

It read, “We call on the Board of Cycling, Handball, Basketball, Hokey, Boxing, Rugby, Table Tennis and Traditional Sports Federations to without delay temporarily suspend our representatives from the Federations for lackadaisical attitude towards responsibilities envisaged from them at states and zonal level. The forum is tired of enduring their non performance.

“For representatives on the boards of Aquatics, Chess, Deaf Sports, Fives, Rowing, Canoeing and Yachting, Shooting, Tennis and Wrestling; we urge them to submit their score card since election within the next two weeks of this communiquĆ© to their the Zonal Sports office through their respective states Directors of Sports.

Meanwhile, they expressed sincere appreciation to the Zonal representatives on the Boards of Volleyball, Cricket, Taekwondo, and weightlifting for their track records of performances at states, zonal and national levels.

“Decisions taken are in the Best Interest of States and the Zone for Unhindered Progress and Sports Developments,” it said.

The forum thanked the President of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation for willing to sponsor the Zone’s U-17 Championship and further assured him of the states readiness to participate.

The forum praised the efforts of the Federal Government under the Leadership of President Muhammad Buhari for immediate measures taken in handling the COVID-19 Pandemic that brought life and Sporting activities to a near standstill until the easing of lockdown and the go ahead for Non-Contact Sporting events and activities to hold.

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development North West Zonal called on States Sports Councils to constitute sports associations with credible individuals that have the passion for the growth and development of various sports/games at state level.

Abdullahi Idris, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, North-West Zone  urged communities based sports clubs, associations and organizations to formally register/affiliate with relevant associations at states and national level for recognition, support and technical assistance on modern ways of practice.

The Communique informed that the lecture session which was part of the engagement recorded the participation of four (4) Directors of Sports, two representatives and twelve (12) others while the deliberations session recorded the attendance of four (4) Directors of Sports, two (2) representatives two (2) States Athletics Chairmen and Four (4) Representatives with the Zonal Sports Coordinator.

Nilayo Sports announce Esports Eseries Championship for African players

*Nilayo Sports announce Esports Eseries Championship  for African players*



Nilayo Sports, a sports management and marketing company based in Nigeria, has announced a massive Esports Eseries Championship event, featuring four titles and a whopping $10,000 up for grabs.

The Esports Eseries Championship has a combined prize pool of $10,000 split across four tournaments. The event started running from 18 September and would end on November 6, 2020, and registration is by heading to the official Esports Eseries Championship page on the Nilayo Sports website.

We’ve confirmed with Zimbabwe Esports the prize pool is in USD, which means the total Esports Eseries Championship prize pool is roughly R168,000 at the current Dollar to Rand exchange rate.

The titles and prize pool distributions are:
PUBG Mobile – $4,000
Valorant – $2,000
Fortnite – $2,000
FIFA 20 – $2,000
Another piece of good news is South African players can join in the action, and registration is free.

Nilayo Sports explains:
“The Esports Championship Eseries 2020 is an eight weeks long esports tournament for gaming athletes and gaming enthusiasts in Nigeria and across other participating African countries. The event is featuring two console games, Fortnite and FIFA 20, one mobile game, PUBG and one PC game, Valorant. Gamers are invited to battle for a $10,000 Prize Pool.”

Fortnite and FIFA 20 tournaments are 1v1, while Valorant and PUBG Mobile will be team-based tournaments. Participants are required to stream their games, with streaming times from Friday to Sundays, 18:00 to 22:00.

According to the registration guidelines: “Participants can join from any location as long as they can stream their games. However, for participants that cannot stream their games, they can book to play at [a] venue.”

Registered players will be pointed towards the tournament’s Discord channel, where more information such as rules will be provided.

If you are interested in joining this African esports event, you should keep an eye on the Nilayo Sports and Esports Eseries Twitter accounts for more information.

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