Connect with us

Sports

“WE WILL BOUNCE BACK BETTER NEXT SEASON” – Chairman, Kogi United FC

Published

on

Spread the love

“WE WILL BOUNCE BACK BETTER NEXT SEASON” – Chairman, Kogi United FC

By: Godwin Wambebe

The Chairman of Kogi United and Confluence Queens Football Clubs,  Hon. Abdulmalik Isah, has expressed optimism that the male side will bounce back better after a disappointing outing in the recently concluded 2020/2021 Nigeria National League season.

The Chairman who spoke to the club’s media in his Office in Lokoja,  said despite high hopes, the Club was unable to meet the expectations, stressing that such was part of experience.

“It was disappointing that a team that started the season well winning two vital matches away from home can still finish the season relegated

“That was never the expectation of anyone, the players tried their best, the management played their part as well, but in in football, such things are bound to occur but, its not the end of life”

READ:  Just In: Ghanaian National Footballer Samuel Amoah Passes On At 28

Hon. Isah pointed to the below par performance of the players especially in home games as one of the reason for the disappointing outcome of the season.

When asked if the team  will be playing in the next season’s  Amateur Division or not, the club administrator said “playing in the Amateur division is not my wish nor plan for the team however,  arrangements are already being put in place to ensure that Kogi United return to the big stage in a dramatic way

“We are perfecting plans for a more viable, result-oriented, vibrant and competitive Kogi United come next season and this is going to be ensured through acquisition of quality players and some partial overhauling of the team”

READ:  Nasarawa Assembly Expresses Total Commitment To Support Home Based Football Club, Nasarawa United FC Through Passage Of Favorable Legislative Bills

Hon. Isah hinted that relevant stakeholders in football circle in the State will be consulted on the way forward to revamp and revitalize the fortune of Kogi United towards better performance next season.

He appreciated the State Governor for responding promptly to the needs of the Club, assuring that better days awaits the team in the next season.

“I want to use this medium to appreciate the Executive Governor of Kogi State, H.E Alhaji Yahaya Bello for the prompt release of funds to execute matches

“There was no paucity of fund all through the season and that’s why we have no reason whatsoever to disappoint Kogites

READ:  Fernandes Penalty Sees United Get Past Dogged Copenhagen.

“We didn’t wish to be relegated but it has happened so, we’re dusting ourselves off the past and we are making plans for better performance”

Hon. Isah thanked supporters and lovers of the teams for their massive support in the outgone season despite the disappointing outcome, while pleading with them to be patient with the team as positive changes will soon be witnessed in the team.

He also appreciated the efforts and role played by the Kogi State Football Association, especially the Chairman who he said has been of immense help and support to the management of the Club during the outgone season.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Sports

How Eddie 43 Years Old Man Gets Newcastle Job As New Manager

Published

on

Eddie Howe
How Eddie 43 Years Old Man Gets Newcastle Job As New Manager
Spread the love

 

In a desperate effort to get the club lost glory back, Eddie Howe was confirmed as Newcastle’s new manager on Monday, a month after a Saudi-led takeover at St James’s Park

The former Bournemouth boss succeeds Steve Bruce, who left the Premier League club by “mutual consent” on 20 October.

Newcastle United are delighted to confirm the appointment of Eddie Howe as the club’s new head coach on a contract until summer 2024,” the club said in a statement.

Howe, 43, said: “It is a great honour to become head coach of a club with the stature and history of Newcastle United. It is a very proud day for me and my family.

READ:  Fernandes Penalty Sees United Get Past Dogged Copenhagen.

“This is a wonderful opportunity, but there is also a lot of work ahead of us and I am eager to get onto the training ground to start working with the players.”

Newcastle are second from bottom of the Premier League without a single win this season after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Brighton.

Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe

 

Continue Reading

Sports

NYCN Chairman’s Cup: Amb. Ogohi reiterate commitment to grassroots sports development

Published

on

Spread the love

As Newlayout whitewashed Peace Community

 

 

Chairman of the Kogi State Chapter National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN),  Ambassador Usman Ogohi has reiterate his commitment towards the growth of grassroots sports development in the state.

Amb. Ogohi in his chat with members of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Kogi State Chapter during the opening kickoff of Amb. Usman Ogohi football tournament at Aneibo field, Gadumo in Lokoja disclosed that the tournament is a beginning of several sports initiative programmes to come.

According to him, the best way of harnessing raw sports talent for the state and the country is to invest heavily into grassroots sports with the aim of catching them young and helping those making efforts on their own to find their feat.

READ:  Nasarawa Assembly Expresses Total Commitment To Support Home Based Football Club, Nasarawa United FC Through Passage Of Favorable Legislative Bills

Ogohi further disclosed that the competition which comprises of eight teams bottling for the grand price is also targeted at engaging youth in the community to distract them and sensitize them from all forms of Anti Social vices.

Ogohi while appreciating the passion and commitment of Lokoja based street football teams and others from the 21 Local Government Areas of the State, encouraged them to keep believing in themselves as opportunities will come knocking at their doors sooner than expected.

He further reiterate his commitment towards promoting sports and other sector that would help Kogi youth grow and be comfortable with life.

READ:  Super Eagles Can Challenge For World Cup Trophy — Coach Egbo

kick starting the opening match, Newlayout Football Club whitewashed, thrashed her opponent Peace Community by 5 goals to nill, with three of the goals scored in the first half of the game and two in the other half.

Speaking to members of Kogi SWAN after the opening match, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Comrade Femi Abiodun called on youths to shun Cultism and other vices which according to him has become one of the greatest negative bane in the society.

He appealed to stakeholders in the sports sector and corporate organizations in the state to support the National Youth Council in the State so as to enable them sustain the tournament annually and extended to other committees in the state capital and across the LG.

Continue Reading

Sports

Boom! Anthony Joshua Lost WBO, WBA, IBF Heavyweight Titles to Usyk

Published

on

Spread the love

Boom! Anthony Joshua Lost WBO, WBA, IBF Heavyweight Titles to Usyk

 

By: Joshua Adinoyi

It was a thrilling fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium outside of London on Saturday night as Briton’s Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine threw tactical punches on one another while contesting for the WBO, WBA and IBF titles earlier held by Joshua.

Joshua, 31, despite fighting in front of nearly 70,000 supporters at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, was unable to meet up his pre-match promise of retaining the titles as his opponent, Usyk 34, ripped him of the unified heavyweight titles.

Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) claimed Joshua’s WBA (Super), WBO and IBF titles by using a combination of footwork, head movement and a sharp left hand to keep Joshua off balance throughout the 12-round affair.

READ:  Just In: Ghanaian National Footballer Samuel Amoah Passes On At 28

With tears in his eyes as he raised his arms in the center of the ring after an unanimous decision, the Ukrainian Boxer said: “This means much for me, a lot, the fight went exactly the way I expected it to go. There were a couple of moments when Anthony pushed me hard but nothing special

“I have been working so hard since January in preparation for this fight, it took me some half a year and I didn’t see my family for so long

“I miss my children and I miss watching them play. I want to go home and be happy and I’m not thinking about the rematch at this second”

Usyk dominated from the first bell, as score card of 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 were reward after a sensational display from the unbeaten Ukrainian, who became only the third fighter after Evander Holyfield and David Haye to win world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight.

READ:  Super Eagles Can Challenge For World Cup Trophy — Coach Egbo

Oleksandr Usyk’s extraordinary victory over Anthony Joshua earned him the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight world titles.

Joshua, who left the ring with a swollen right eye did not speak in the aftermath as he sought medical care.

His promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport ultimately believes his fighter will seek a second bout.

“The rematch is going to be tough but there is nowhere to hide because AJ is at the stage of his career where he wants his world championship and he’s already talking about it now”

Meanehile, minutes after the match, Joshua tweeted via his official account “Keep positive even if the world’s crumbling in front of you!

READ:  Stakeholders Hail Olubiyo As Talents Set NUELA Handball Championship Alight

“London I love you & thank you each and every time!”

Joshua, 31, was supposed to face WBC and lineal champion Tyson Fury this summer but plans were canceled after Deontay Wilder won a court injunction to invoke a trilogy bout against Fury for Oct. 9.

Instead of setting up plans for an all-England summit for the undisputed title, the next development besides Wilder-Fury III will be whether Joshua accepts his own contractually obligated rematch against Usyk.

Some fans of Anthony Joshua had already taken to the social media that the Heavyweight star will seek for a rematch where he will reclaim his honor as he earlier did with Andy Ruiz Jnr.

Continue Reading

Trending

%d bloggers like this: