Preparations are in top gear for the maiden Warri Peace Marathon billed for May 28 in Warri Delta StateAccording to organisers of the event, the 10km race is opened to local athletes and keep fit enthusiasts in Delta and environs.The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has permitted the race, while the Delta State government has pledged moral and financial support for a successful outing in the first edition.Race Promoter, Joyce Bozimo, said at the weekend that plans were at advanced stage to make the marathon a success. “Things are shaping up for the event and we are looking forward to a good outing on May 28.“The major reason for the marathon is to propagate peaceful coexistence among the tribes and communities that make up Delta State. We also want to reassure the youths that there is much more to life and healthy living instead of taking to crime and violent conducts,” said Mrs Bozimo.She disclosed that the Delta State government is keying into the event as part of its SMART agenda to move the state towards sustainable development and progress.“We have a lot talented youths in the state and sports are one of the avenues the government is looking at as a vehicle to help build capacity for the youths.“The government is also committed to peaceful coexistence in the state. So we are working together with the Delta Sports Commission to deliver a memorable marathon,” concludes the race promoter.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Newly appointed Acting Board Chairman of Accra Great Olympics, Fred Pappoe has promised to get Accra Great Olympics back to Ghana’s elite division.Accra Great Olympics has been struggling for three seasons in the the second tier league but the teeming fans of the club now have a reason to smile after Fred Pappoe’s pronouncement.Speaking on Multi Tv’s sports show on Badwam,Agokansie, Fred Pappoe said the current crop of leaders at the club are bent on returning Accra Great Olympics to its glorious days.As part of the short term targets of the club, the newly appointed Acting Chairman of the club says his team will ensure that they get the “Dade Boys” back to the Premiership by the 2013/2014 season.According to him, the medium term target of the club is to ensure that the club becomes functional structurally and ultimately become one of the best if not the best in Ghana and Africa in the long term.He however appealed to the fans to desist from the practices that have affected the club negatively and rather remain resolute behind the team and support them in diverse ways to ensure that the dream to make Accra Great Olympics a household name in Ghana football once again a reality.
Australia wanted a penalty in the 20th minute when Thaisa bundled into Tameka Yallop, but referee Esther Staubli waved away their appeals and the decision stood after VAR adjudged the Matildas midfielder handled in the build-up.Matters were made worse for Australia when Elise Kellond-Knight recklessly dragged down Leticia Santos and Marta sent Lydia Williams the wrong way from the resultant spot-kick, becoming the first player to score at five Women’s World Cups in the process.5 – Marta is the first player to score in five different editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, netting in 2019, 2015, 2011, 2007 and 2003. Icon. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/tLwAQGQbp6— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 13, 2019Brazil’s other leading star Cristiane was on hand to double the advantage seven minutes before halftime, towering above her marker to head Debinha’s cross home.Australia rallied and after Kerr had failed to turn in from close range, Foord made no such mistake with an instinctive finish from Logarzo’s flick-on.Having conceded its first World Cup group-stage goal since the 2003 tournament, Brazil was dealt another blow following the restart, with Marta, who missed the opening game due to a thigh injury, unable to continue. Cristiane followed up on her hat trick from the opening win over Jamaica to add a second, but Caitlin Foord gave Australia hope.And after Chloe Logarzo’s fortuitous strike had restored parity, Australia completed a famous comeback when Monica headed into her own net and Sam Kerr was deemed not to be interfering in a contentious decision. Related News Marta’s 16th Women’s World Cup goal was not enough to inspire Brazil to victory as Australia rallied to a controversial 3-2 win Thursday in Group C. Brazil’s record scorer, who went off injured at halftime, moved level with Miroslav Klose’s tally of goals at World Cup finals when she opened the scoring in Montpellier with a 27th-minute penalty. Women’s World Cup 2019: USWNT went ‘overboard’ celebrating vs. Thailand, says Hope Solo Australia picked up where it left off and equalized when Logarzo’s long-range effort found its way through a crowd of players.Brazil’s misery was compounded eight minutes later. Monica inadvertently turned Emily van Egmond’s ball beyond Barbara, and although an offside call against Kerr seemed to have bailed out the Brazilians, the decision was overturned after a VAR review and Vadao’s side slumped to a humiliating defeat.