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3SC poor form could favour ABS, says Henry Makinwa

The Saraki Boys handler feels the poor situation for Fatai Amoo’s side could help his side’s chance of securing the crucial win in Ibadan ABS head coach Henry Makinwa believes his side faces a great prospect of picking the vital three points against struggling shooting stars at the Lekan Salami Stadium. Seeing their hosts languishing at the bottom of the Nigeria topflight log, the gaffer is confident they could be lucky to secure their first win away this season in Ibadan on Sunday. “We are prepared for the game and after 90 minutes we will see what happens,” Makinwa reviewed. “But...

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Warriors 4th quarter meltdown hands H&R third win of the season

Oluyole Warriors succumbed to a magical second half by Hoops & Read’s Bolaji Emilagba who scored 16 of his career high 22points to ensure the Ibadan side lost their 2nd straight game at the Lekan Salami Stadium 66-77. The Warriors led at 35-32 at the half in a fierce encounter, with star man Moses Okpah recording 15 points and 2 assists before the break and Sulaiman Owolabi adding 8 points. Owolabi later finished with 14 points -as the home Ibadan side took the opening quarters 13-11 and 22-21. The third quarter however, saw a huge response from the visiting Lagos...

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Enyimba arrive Ibadan after salary row

Enyimba players and officials have finally arrived Ibadan on Thursday night from Aba ahead of their Federation Cup semi-final tie with Nasarawa United after the players got part of their outstanding debts. The People’s Elephant’s players had vowed not to honour the tie billed for the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan because of their unpaid match bonuses but after a frantic search for cash by the chairman, Felix Anyansi Agwu the players have back-pedaled on their threat and have asserted that they are ready for the clash. Read More  FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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3SC players begin strike over unpaid salaries

Players of Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan on Tuesday stayed off training because of unpaid five months salaries, allowances and match bonuses. Our correspondent, who visited the Lekan Salami Stadium, where the team usually train, observed that although the coaches were around to conduct the session, none of the players turned up, forcing the session to be called off. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Ekiti Badminton team to participate in 3-day tournament in Ibadan

Ekiti Badminton team to participate in 3-day tournament in Ibadan

The Ekiti Badminton Association on Wednesday said that eight of its players would participate in a three-day tournament from April 21 to April 24 in Ibadan. The Secretary of the association, Mr Ayodeji Olowolafe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti that the tournament was sponsored by Gemiga Trust. The trust is a U.K.-based charitable organisation founded in 2010 to encourage and improve badminton in Nigeria, he said. He added that six states were invited to participate in the tournament which would hold at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan. He said the invited states – Osun, Ogun, Lagos,...

2014 Obakin ayo olopon tourney kicks off

2014 Obakin ayo olopon tourney kicks off

By Nurudeen Alimi THIS Year’s annual Chief Oladimeji Obakin annual Ayo Olopon competition will begin tomorrow at the indoor sports hall of the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan. The competition organised by the Oyo State Ayo Olopon Association in conjunction with the Oyo State Sports Council, is expected to draw players from the nook and cranny of the State. Speaking with Journalists ahead of the tournament, Secretary of the association, Mrs F. Badmus, informed that logistics to ensure a hitch-free tournament have been put in place adding that “this year’s edition will be improved upon compared to what had been witnessed...

Abducted girls: Women in Oyo to hold rally

Abducted girls: Women in Oyo to hold rally

The wife of the Oyo State governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, is  to mobilise women in the state for a  rally  in support of government’s efforts  to secure the release of  some abducted girls  in Chibok, Borno. Ajimobi  told newsmen on Tuesday in Ibadan that the event, which  would include a prayer session, would hold at the  Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan on Thursday. She said  the rally would involve women representatives from all the 33 local government areas of the state, NGOs as well as  civil society organisations. “We, as mothers, need to take urgent action to stop the kidnapping...

Gateway to end away jinx at 3SC

Gateway to end away jinx at 3SC

Gateway United head coach, Henry Nwosu has said his side will rake in their first three points on the road at 3SC. The Abeokuta-based side will be the guests of Oluyole Warriors in the Nigeria National League (NNL) Division B match day 8 duel on Saturday at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan. Nwosu said the side recruited three additional players to help them fight for promotion to the elite league. “Of course, we’re yet to pick a win on the road so far in the season but I tell you 3SC will suffer for it on Saturday. We’ll end the...