EB SPORTS WEEKLY :21-27 JULY 2013


Hello Eb readers , firstly I apologize for not posting last week. It was due to some technical difficulties.
This week :
Death threats force Amoo out of Sunshine Stars

Death threats force Amoo out of Sunshine Stars

Technical Adviser of Sunshine Stars Fatai Amoo has resigned his position from the Akure Gunners sighting death threats from various quarters as the reason.
Sunshine failed to advance to the quarter-final of the 2013 Federation Cup following a 1-0 loss to Nasarawa United in the Round of 16 on
Wednesday.

Amoo replaced Samuel Abimbola who was sacked in June. With less than two months into his appointment, we learnt that Amoo received lots of death threats after Sunshine Stars’ ouster from the Federation Cup, which led to his immediate resignation.

It would be recalled that a group of ‘thugs’ disallowed Kwara United to train ahead of the week 22 fixture of the Glo Nigerian Premier
League against Sunshine Stars last weekend in Akure. Sunshine went on to win the game 3-1 on Sunday. They currently occupy the 10th spot on the league table with 31 points from 22 games

BASKETBALL:
Atlantic Conference: Sat. 27/07.
COMETS vs ROYAL HOOPERS
Savannah Conference. Sat. 27/07.
BAUCHI NETS vs KANO PILLARS
PLATEAU PEAKS vs MARK MENTORS
NIGER POTTERS vs YELWA HAWKS
Sun 28/07.
BAUCHI NETS vs KANO PILLARS
PLATEAU PEAKS vs MARK MENTORS
WNIGER POTTERS vs YELWA HAWKS KADA STARS vs IMMIGRATION
Mon. 29/07.
KADA STARS vs IMMIGRATION

FEDERATION CUP ROUND OF 16 RESULTS
Niger Tornadoes 0-1 Warri Wolves
Enyimba FC 3-1 Shooting Stars
Akwa United 2-1 Enugu Rangers
Akwa Starlets 2-0 Abia Warriors
Kano Pillars 1-0 Gombe United
Nasarawa United 1-0 Sunshine Stars
Lobi 0 ABS 0 (Lobi won 5-4 on penalties)
Heartland 1-1 Sharks (Heartland won 4-3 on penalties)
Quarter Finals Fixtures on July 31:
Lobi Vs Akwa Starlets,
Akwa United Vs Heartland, Nasarawa Vs Enyimba,
Warri Wolves Vs Kano Pillars

DSTV NIGERIA PREMIER BASKETBALL LEAGUE THURSDAY RESULT:
ATLANTIC CONFERENCE:
DODAN WARRIORS 54-69 POLICE BATON
UNION BANK 68-64 CUSTOMS.

Lagos Chess Open Camping Gathers Momentum Ahead of Sports Festival.

The third phase of the Lagos State Chess Association (LSCA) open camping for improving players’ skills ahead of the 2013 national Sports Festival continues on Saturday 27. Led by the Technical Director, Bayo Babalola,the coaching crew includesRotimi Dasaolu and Jibola Olarenwaju who were also at the 2012 National Sports Festival hosted by Lagos States.
Six men and nine women have been shortlisted for the camping. The male players are: Dominic Udeme, Roland Dieyyi, Odun Martin, Tosin
Akinwamide, Oloruntola Gbenga andOjo John.
The women includes: Chinyere Ehirim, Aishajimoh-Ibrahim, Tumininu Oyewole, Seun Olabisi and Oke Abiodun. Others are taiye Rodiyat Usman, Bolade Odugbesan and Yemi Osundinakin.

The players will be instructed on applying their mental abilities towards actual play, opening sequences, endgame and tactical exercises.
Technical Director, Babalola, said: “We have been holding this training program every month since the last three months.
“We are following the international manual on training and this will prepare the players for actual play, opening and endgame theories, as
well as tactical exercises which is required to have a well rounded player.”
The LSCA last year introduced the Chess4Change Series aimed at discovering and nurturing talents in the state as well as introducing the game of Chess to young children in primary and secondary schools in Lagos State.

Minister, NSC, NBBF to Appear in Court October 17.


Nigeria Basketball Federation.
Disenchanted by the manner petitions over elections into the board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation were handled (NBBF), Col Sam Ahmedu (rtd) and five others including Osita Nwachukwu representing South East, have dragged the sports ministry, National Sports Commission (NSC) and the NBBF to court.
According to documents made available to the press, the Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the National Sport Commission, Dr.
Bolaji Ojo-Oba, Tijani Umar, Muktar Kaleh and Patrick Omorodion are to appear at the Federal High Court in Abuja on October 17, 2013.
The plaintiffs, according to the writ of summon, are praying the court to declare that the exclusion of the Col Ahmedu retd on the board of the NBBF is unlawful, that an order of perpetual injunction retraining the 4th defendant (Tijani Umar) from parading himself as President of the NBBF board and the 5th defendant (Muktar Kaleh) as the vice president of the board.
They are also praying that the court grants an order nullifying the elections held on the May 14 on grounds of non compliance with the electoral guidelines, an order of the court directing the first,second and third defendants to conduct fresh elections into the NBBF board in strict compliance with the electoralguidelines and asking that the sum of N100, 000, 000. 00 are granted them for general damages against the defendants jointly andseverally.
Aside these, the plaintiffs are requesting an order of perpetual injunction retraining the 6th defendant (Patrick Omorodion) from parading himself as a member of theNBBF, 2013 to 2017 term of office.
It was gathered that the four delegates representing 24 states out of the 36 states of the federation, who worked out of the election had
taken their petition to the 7-man elections appeals panel and the recommendation was that there wasa burning zeal of all the petitioners and their desire to take the game to the next level, hence the committee chaired by Bar. A. U. Mustapha Esq., appealled to the
minister to use his good offices to reconcilethe petitioners with the other board members of NBBF with a view of fostering healthy working
relations among all the parties.
Contacted on this latest development, Col Ahmedu, said after he and the five other stakeholders had painstakingly waited for a response from all the parties they petitioned but got no positive response hence their choice of a lawcourt.
Col Ahmedu stated that on May 27, 2013, hesubmitted a petition to the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and got a response on June 5 in a letter signed by the Secretary General, Tunde Popoola to that effect.
The NOC in their letter had stated that the matter was being looked into without any prejudice and that it would undergo due process. It stated, however, that the process it is undergoing is not inhibiting my rights reserved to progress the issue to other appellate body if I so desire. It is based on their advice that wehave taken this option of the court, he stated.

Well that’s all for our weekly sports updates. Have a lovely week ahead

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