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APC Chieftain Urges Sanwo-Olu to Appoint Seasoned Sports Administrator

first_img“We all know serious sports administrators; we don’t need to put politics in everything; the rest is left for the governor to make the right decision that will move Lagos State forward in sports,” he said.Salvador said that Gov. Sanwo-Olu needed to appoint those that would move the state forward in sports by reporting directly to him and updating him on current happenings in the sporting world.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Babajide-Sanwo-olu A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Hon. Moshood Salvador, has called on Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to appoint ‘seasoned and tested’ sports administrators to move forward sporting activities in the state.Salvador made the call during his courtesy visit to the Lagos Office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday.He said that for Lagos State to excel in the sports sector, notable sports administrators should be placed in charge.“Sport is a serious matter unfortunately, many people are not taking it serious but we need to take sports serious in Lagos State meaning the sector should be given to best hands.last_img read more

All we’ve needed to get to this point is bundles of television cash

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Mike Ashley has formally told her to do one.Sydney FC completed a domestic treble after beating Adelaide 2-1 in an FFA Cup final that jumped to life in extra-time when a flamin’ ball boy who refused to do his job was bundled to the ground by Adelaide galah Michael Marrone, leading to a mass brawl involving Australian fuzz. “I said sorry to the boy and his dad — what happened was not in the character of Mickey, he is a very quiet boy,” sniffed Adelaide boss Marco Kurz. Topics It’s all brought us to the point where tonight is set to be a night of pride for English football. Tottenham can seal top spot in Group H by condemning struggling Bundesliga hipsters Borussia Dortmund to the League of Arsenal, Liverpool can secure their place in the last 16 by becoming the first away side to win at Sevilla since 22 November 2016 and Manchester City can continue their emphatic progress by showing Feyernoord – and, indeed, every other fallen power from a poorer league – that it isn’t 1970 any more. Make no mistake, this is a time of deep joy, and anyone who argues otherwise, suggesting that this is all coming at the expense of variety and sporting fairness, that financial inequality doesn’t seem to matter so much now it isn’t just being implemented by Barcelona, Bayern and Real, will be deemed guilty of treason and subjected to a course of re-education at $exually Repressed Morris Dancing Fiver’s local.LIVE ON BIG WEBSITEJoin Simon Burnton at 7.45pm GMT for hot Big Cup MBM action from Sevilla 1-1 Liverpool, while Paul Doyle has Manchester City 3-0 Feyenoord, and Bryan Armen Graham will be all over Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur.QUOTE OF THE DAY“I came to England and I had never spoken English very well. Some guys said to me ‘if the gaffer comes to the dressing room, say to him ‘Scottish [email protected]’, you know like ‘hello Scottish [email protected]’. I said it and everybody was laughing. [Lord Ferg] as well. 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Fifa’s ethics committee has probably hit the pub for congratulatory drinks all round after giving life bans to the former presidents of the Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela football associations for corruption.Chris Coleman reckons that by sacrificing himself for the doomed Sunderland cause no one can accuse him of putting any more pressure on under-fire Premier League managers. “I’ve seen it before where managers are struggling, managers out of work in directors’ boxes smooching around directors because they’re looking for that job with the guy in the dug-out going through absolute hell,” he blathered. “Not one person can point a finger at me and say: ‘He’s a vulture’.” And Fraserburgh chief suit Finlay Noble added a refreshing dose of realism to news that his Highland League side had drawn Newc Pope’s O’Rangers in the Scottish Cup. “We are under no illusions about this, we will lose the tie for sure,” he deadpanned.STILL WANT MORE?Big Cup previews! 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