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Showing posts with label Charity. Football. Show all posts

Saturday, May 8, 2021

German Bundesliga Side, FSV Mainz 05 Partners With Mees Palace Of Jos

German Bundesliga club 1.FSV Mainz 05 is launching another big event in Nigeria in cooperation with MPFA this coming Sunday. The event will take place at the academy’s premises in Jos, Plateau State, May 9th.

It will feature digital milestones like a digital coaching and training session with Coaches from Mainz 05, a Q&A about the philosophy in their youth department and what it takes to become a player at their club as well as a friendly game between our Kids in Mainz 05 Kits and others in Mees Palace Kits at D’Cathedral.

Mees Palace Football Academy (MPFA) Founder and president, Emmanuel Adukwu, termed Mainz 05 as the 'perfect partner' for such great initiatives.

“We are delighted to have Mainz 05 as our partner for such a unique event, especially in such challenging times. The world recognizes how consistent the club has been over the years with its performances in the German Bundesliga. Its renowned knack for developing young players is unparalleled and is something we at Mees Palace resonate with.“

“ Our goal is to develop Nigerian footballers for the world stage and such initiatives helps us and especially our kids and coaches. We have a long way to go, but these steps help build a strong foundation," said Adukwu.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Ratels Sports Foundation Partners MGGN Through Mini Women Football Championship

 Ratels Sports Foundation Partners MGGN Through Mini Women Football Championship.

Ratels Sports Foundation has partnered with the organisers of the Most Gorgeous Girl Nigeria (MGGN) to host a mini Women Football tournament commemorating the first edition of the beauty pageant which will hold in Abuja.

The Chief Executive Officer of The Most Gorgeous Girl Nigeria (MGGN), Grace Ene disclosed this on Monday during a world press conference in Abuja to flag off the maiden edition of the National beauty pageant. 

Miss Ene noted that Ratel Sports Foundation, founded by Legal Luminary, Barrister Paul Edeh has agreed to partner with the initiative through the Mini Football tournament in Abuja, which will in turn bring more awareness and hope for the girl-child. 

"We are glad about this initiative and partnering with one of the leading Sports Foundation in the country, Ratels Sports Development Foundation. 

"Through this event, we have been able to share the belief that the girl-child deserve more in our community and with Ratels Sports Development Foundation coming to support us with the Mini Women Football tournament, we are hopeful that it will create more love and awareness across all quarters. 

Reacting, the Chairman and founder of Ratels Sports Development Foundation, Barrister Paul Edeh disclosed that the love for the girl-child prompt his organisation to support the beauty pageant and mini Women Football tournament. 

"The girl-child deserve all the love and affection from people around them. They deserve to be confident and believe in themselves. 

"MGGN is an opportunity to demonstrate at a National and Global level that there are no intercultural barriers. It promises to bring people together from all the nooks and crannies of this country and beyond. 

"We hope our partnership with the organisers of the MGGN will help raise a formidable voice for the girl-child and make a meaningful impact in their lives." He concluded. 

The Most Gorgeous Girl Nigeria (MGGN) is a celebration of youth and empowerment, an important way to convey the true meaning of beauty and the empowerment of all women and girl-child.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Maiden Scout4Star Players' Hunt debut in Nigeria

 Maiden Scout4Star Players' Hunt debut in Nigeria

The first edition of Scout4Star in Nigeria will hold in Ilorin, Kwara State capital on Saturday 17th, April, 2021 at the Kwara State Stadium Complex.

Scout4Star was designed by KoraStats, the

leading data analytic company in the African Football since 2010 to show talents through its platform and using a standard test that measures the physical and technical capabilities of the players on one scale that has no preferences.

According to the Nigeria Representative, Shogo Shodunnke, CEO- Phreestyle Sport Limited, the project is to give every established and aspiring footballers an equal opportunity and offering clubs and coaches the chance of finding the best uprising talents without going through unnecessary hassles and developing their performance which leads to player’s value increased.

The test for the football skills, physical abilities and characteristics is slated for Saturday 17th April, 2021 and while the Pretest will be done on Friday 16th April at the same venue.

For registration, requirements and enquiries, please reach us via  +234 803-340-8685 or showgyconcept@gmail.com.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Picking up the pieces from Berackiah/Abigol Coaching Clinic in Ijebu-Ode, As Clinic Train Move To Asaba

 Picking up the pieces from Berackiah/Abigol Coaching Clinic in Ijebu-Ode, As Clinic Train Move To Asaba

We have made constructive efforts at providing you with  all the bit  that made the lot of the just concluded South West Zone phase of the Berackiah/Abigol Football Coaching Clinic.

Featuring about 12 sessions of training which includes Theory and Practical, the clinic provided a great opportunity for Nigerian Coaches to learn, re-learn and un-learn football concepts of various ideology.

Gian Marco as a Goalkeeper Trainee is one of the resource person from Italy. He was able to share his knowledge with Nigerian Coaches on the fundamentals of coaching and getting the best out of goalkeepers.

Speaking to Berackiah/Abigol Media Team at the sideline of the event he said:

"I feel honored to be here and I want to thank all the people who have worked to make this project happen and make it possible for me to come"

Marco believes he is just privileged to impact on the coaches and not  a 'teacher' who wants to teach what has not been taught before.

"What I want to do is to exchange my knowledge with the locals. I have found very   prepared coaches in this course and so I am finding my self comfortable. So it's just a first step and every journey begins with a step and we are to start.

Marco spoke highly of Nigerian Coaches for keeping the passion alive despite the myriad of socio-economic challenges and difficulties they have got to deal with.

"I admire their passion because in Europe where I came from ,we have plenty of infrastructure which are lacking here in Africa and despite that they didn't quit and they are working in situation that we in Europe can't even imagine,if we find such a situation with the lack of materials, infrastructure,most of the people in Europe would  have quit".

"I am not teaching anything it is a win to win project,I learn something they learn something we are exchanging Knowledge so I am feeling better with that Marco said. 

From NLO to NPFL : Marco has a dream

"I want this project to reach the top most especially as we are starting with the lower tier of the league,we want to reach the second tier and the top division of the league and even all over Africa. 

Roberto Bassi is another resource person who have taken the participants through the dynamism of the game .

He said in his words: "I am very happy to be here.

The last few days we have spent, the level of Nigerian Coaches concentration to the programme is good and they are willing to learn so I hope this programme will in the future be a point of reckoning"

Mathew Olorunleke is the CEO of Abigol Football Management and a co - facilitator of the clinic. As one of the brain behind the project, he believes the potential of Nigerian Coaches will help them scale the height coupled with what the clinic has offered. 

"It is not easy this is the first time, we are trying to cope to make it better and I must say from what I have seen, the Coaches are able to learn and are trying to cope as well.

Bridging the Gap and hopes

For Mathew, there is always the need to do more. He expressed the need to bridge the gap between talents and those who tend to develop them.

If Nigeria can have one of the expensive players in the market and we have players that are doing well in Europe, It will be very wrong to say Nigeria Coaches are not good. For us, we have discovered the missing link and now keen to bridge the gap.

He argued that if Nigeria players are doing well in abroad,that means Nigerian Coaches are good just that there is need to keep developing themselves in tune with what is obtainable in the advanced world.

Coach Siji Lagunju is the Assistant Director of Training and Development at the NFF and as veteran Coach himself, he preached  the significance for Coaches to develop themselves taking in to cognisance the principles of intellectuality, technicality, tactically , medically and physically.

High Chief Festus Adegboye Onigbinde was the cynosure of all eyes at the 5-day clinic.

An 'encyclopedia many will call him. The CAF/FIFA instructor urged all the participants to be inquisitive, impactful and be selfless in the course of their duty saying that integrity is another integral part of the job.

While noting the parallels between football administrators and coaches, the octogenarian appealed to all the participants not to lose focus and continue to do their best for the country adding that there must be unity of purpose in their ranks across the country.

116 coaches who attended the coaching clinic have now been given their certificates with the hope that the effects of their new acquired knowledge will bear positive impact on Nigeria football.

The clinic train will now move to South South and South East Zone where schedules will be held from 1st-5th of February in Asaba, Delta State.

The North Central and North East Zone programme will also holds in Lafia, Nasarawa State from 8th-12th February.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Italian Coaches Arrive Nigeria For Berackiah/Abigol Football Coaching Clinic

 Italian Coaches Arrive Nigeria For Berackiah/Abigol Football Coaching Clinic

Top Italian football coaches, Roberto Bassi, Gian Marco Duina and Matthew Olorunleke, have arrived Nigeria ahead of the Bereckiah  / Abigol coaching clinic which is set to commence on Monday, 25th of January 2021.

The coaching clinic which is aimed at improving Nigerians coaches at the grassroots level for critical impact on football development in the country, will kick start  in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state on the 25th January 2021 through to the 31st of March 2021 and will last for the duration of one  week each in various zones across the country thus: North Central (Abuja); North East (Bauchi); North West (Kaduna); South East (Enugu); South South (Uyo); South West (Sagamu).

Speaking to press on arrival, Mr Matthew Olorunleke who is a coach as well as one of the resource persons for the clinic, thanked the Nigeria Football Federation President (NFF) Mr, Melvin Amaju Pinnick and the entire board of the country apex football body for believing and endorsing the programme.

"I want say a big thank you to the President of the Nigerian Football Federation for endorsing this program, the secretary Dr. Sanusi,  technical directors, Alhaji Mohammed Aikali, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau because when we came to the president last year, we explained our plans, our goals and what we want to bring to the country, they embrace it and immediately and gave us a go ahead.

"They supported us to see that we do this and I must thank the NLO board for their support as well, it a thing we have been doing abroad for the past years now, and we decided to bring it to Nigeria.

South West Zone holds in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State from 25-29th of January.

South South and South East Zone holds in Asaba, Delta State from 1st-5th of February.

North Central and North East Zone holds in Lafia, Nassarawa State from 8th-12th February.

North West Zone holds in Kano, Kano State from 16th to 20th February.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Otunba Isiaka Adeleke Memorial Football Championship Kicks Off On Sunday

 Otunba Isiaka Adeleke Memorial Football Championship Kicks Off On Sunday. 

The first edition of the Otunba Isiaka Adeleke Memorial Football Championship will officially commence on Sunday at the Community High School, Ido-Osun from 4pm. 

The tournament which is sponsored by Hon. Bamidele Salam, a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Ede North/South/Egbedore/Ejigbo constituency as a mark of tribute to the first executive Governor of Osun State, the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke.

According to an official release from the organisers, 16 teams across Ede, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal constituency will participate in the competition with Awo United and Ofatedo United playing the opening match this Sunday by 4pm.

On his own part, the initiator of the Championship, Barrister Bamidele Salam disclosed that the championship is a key part of the BS-E4 initiative which was launched about a year ago. 

" The competition is dedicated in honour of Otunba Isiaka Adeleke, who was the first executive Governor of Osun State. He was known to be honest, transparent, selfless and contributed immensely to the growth and development of Osun State and Nigeria as a whole. 

"Apart from remembering the legacies of Otunba Isiaka Adeleke, the competition which will involve 16 teams in our constituency will bring up various soccer opportunities for talented young footballers across the state.

The opening ceremony of the competition will start by 3pm, while official kick off is 4pm, special guest of honour is Yeye Dupe Adeleke-Sanni.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

We Take Our Coaches Portfolios Seriously- Iconica Chairman

 We Take Our Coaches Portfolios Seriously- Iconica Chairman.

Owner of fast rising sports academy in Nigeria, Iconica Fc Mr Ahmad Adiatu says he ensures his coaches are up to date with the necessary Credentials, skill, knowledge about the round leather game. 

Mr Ahmad further revealed that as FIFA rules are updated regularly so it is with his coaches as the coaching department is key to a successful team. 

"We take our coaches portfolio's seriously. Our coaches always like to upgrade their credentials and often work on ways to increase their knowledge. We support by sending them to coaching seminars or doing in-house training sessions for them.

 FIFA rules are updated regularly so do we with our coaches, depending on the availability and suitability of the course.  But it's something we practice as to meet the required standards and to accommodate the demands of the profession". 

Iconica Fc in the coming days will organise refresher course for her coaches at their base in Ibadan.

My Academy Will Be the Hub For Future Stars In Our National Teams- Adiatu Ahmad

 My Academy Will Be the Hub For Future Stars In Our National Teams- Ahmad Adiatu

A fast Football Academy in the city of Ibadan, Oyo State Iconica Fc is taking the country storm as the vast experience of the Proprietor Mr Ahmad Adiatu has ensured the academy is on the lips of many.

Speaking to news men from his UK base the young Football Administrator said beyond the economic situation in Nigeria, he has always been a man who loves making people smile. 

"Regardless of the academy, helping people has been my way since the beginning. It's what i grew up seeing my father do". 

Mr Ahmad hinted that in the next five years parents will be happy to see their children develop and become professionals. 

"I see the academy as where parents would be proud of having their children trained and develop into professionals.  They grow to becoming professional footballers that will be recognised by many clubs around the world but to also be the connerstone of Nigeria National football team". 

Iconica Fc is currently three years old with experience coaches, good Private facility and boast of a large fan base on Twitter,  Instagram and Facebook.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Governor Masari Preseason Tournament Matchday 7 Wrap: Zamfara United, Katsina United whip opponents; Plateau United held

 Governor Masari Preseason Tournament Matchday 7 Wrap: Zamfara United, Katsina United whip opponents; Plateau United held

Zamfara United completed their group matches of the Governor Masari Preseason Tournament in grand style with a 5-1 whitewash of Dadin Kowa Academy in a game played on Thursday at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina.

Zamfara's Louis Ntaji got the curtainraiser for the National League side in the 22nd minute while Mudashir Badamosi got the second in the 24th minute. Dadin Kowa threatened a fightback when they halved the deficit through Suleiman Ibrahim in the 44th minute but this drew the ire of Zamfara United who kept their two goals cushion through Ntaji's second of the game in the 45th minute. 

Jamiu Akibu and Lasisi Ahmed added gloss to the result with the fourth and fifth goals in the 76th amd 82nd minutes to ensure Zamfara zoom into the semi final with 10 points from five games.

In the second game of Thusday, Katsina United (1) made it four wins on the bounce after they tamed their Junior team by two goals through Suleman Mohammed and Abdulrashid Ahmed goals in the 72nd and 75th minutes while Plateau United were held to a 1-1 Draw by Sokoto United. 

The best spell of the game was reserved for the final five minutes when the Peace Boys ahot into the lead in the 86th minute through Oche Ochowechi but Sokoto United struck back three minutes later with the equaliser through Nasir Momoh.

The group stages will be concluded today with Garkuwa United facing Katsina United (I) while Jnr. Katsina United will slug it out with Niger Tornadoes in the second game of the day.

Wikki Tourists will trade tackles with Dadin Kowa Academy as Katsina United (II) entertain Rarara in a local derby.

Katsina United, Zamfara United, Niger Tornadoes and Wikki Tourists are well placed to contest the semi final matches of the tournament if they are able to sustain the momentum in the games billed for today.


Semi final games hold on Saturday and the grand finale on Sunday. Governor Masari Preseason Tournament is sponsored by the Katsina State Commissioner for Sports, Youth and Social Development, Honourable Aliyu Danlami to ensure that youths in the state are engaged in productive venture throughout the tournament and even beyond.

2020 Prince GAS Cup draw holds on Sunday

 2020 Prince GAS Cup draw holds on Sunday

Teams taking part in this year's edition of the Prince GAS Cup will get to know their groups as the draws of the grassroot football tournament will hold on Sunday, 9th November.

Over 96 male teams in the U-15 and Age-Free category are expected to take part in the tourney which is billed to kick off on November 13 in four centres in Lagos State. 

Four suburbs in the Lagos metropolis, Igando, Mushin, Ejigbo and Aboru centres would host the matches.

Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Prince Gbadamosi Adebola Sulaimon informed that: "Finally we are making headway as the draws for this year's edition will hold on Sunday in Igando.

"I also want to use this medium to inform coaches and managers of the U-15 teams that as the organisers want to curb age cheats, the screening exercise will end on Sunday."

Sulaimon urged all participating teams to adhere to the rules of the competition, while also observing the COVID-19 protocols, as teams found to go against the rules will be disqualified.

The competition will be supported by Elder David Akere, the Grand Patron Chief Iyk Madu Obi, Germany-based Yomi Oyadeyi and Raheem Ganiu of ROLAG investment, while Mr Fruts is official beverage of the tournament.

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