Tandoh Hails New Asoju Oba Champions

first_imgKunle AdewaleThe Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh has hailed the new champion in the Men’s Singles of Asoju Oba Table Tennis Championship, saying that his victory has further proved that the state is on course in its developmental programmes.The 50th edition of the Asoju Oba Table Tennis Molade Okoya-Thomas Championship ended at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere on Friday with David Fayele, who can be regarded as a local boy, taking the shine off Europe-based Olajide Omotayo in the final that ended 4-2. Fayele of the Nigerian Army was presented with the star prize of the competition, a brand new car courtesy of the family of the late Sir Molade Okoya-Thomas, the sponsor of the oldest running competition in Nigeria.To Tandoh, Fayele defeating an experienced Omotayo who is based abroad was a testimony that Lagos is a breeding ground for upcoming talents, who would take over from the ageing athletes very soon.He said Fayele will be one of the several youngsters Team Lagos will parade at the 19th National Sports Festival, which holds in Abuja from 6-16 December, adding that the commission would leave nothing to chance to ensure Team Lagos have good outing in Abuja.Reacting to his victory over Omotayo, the new champion said that he was able to overcome the challenge of his opponent with determination and focus.“When I discovered that I would be playing Omotayo who is based abroad, I had to double up my training and as a soldier, I have this strong belief that a civilian cannot defeat a soldier in any contest. I want to assure that I will repeat this feat at the Sports Festival in Abuja,” said Fayele, who won the mixed double event with Nimota Aregebsola.In the women’s singles, Bose Odusanya defeated Aregesola in a game that ended 4-2. Odusanya was also a proud owner of a brand new car.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Zion Williamson injury update: Duke star to play Thursday against Syracuse

first_imgHe has been sidelined since, and the Blue Devils (26-5) have struggled in his absence, winning just three of their last six games. Related News 🚨 ZI🤯N STATUS UPDATE:🍿🍿🍿💨💨💨🚀🚀🚀✈️👀🎬🚂‼️🍽☀️🦁😈(He’s back) pic.twitter.com/VleciNZ6V6— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) March 14, 2019Williamson injured his left knee Feb. 20 against North Carolina when he planted his foot to cut and his shoe split apart. Williamson practiced fully with Duke this week in preparation for his return against the Orange (20-12). He is averaging 21.6 points per game with 8.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Zion Williamson is back.Duke announced that its freshman star will take the court Thursday in the No. 5 Blue Devils’ ACC Tournament matchup against Syracuse at 9 p.m. ET. UNC coach Roy Williams reacts to win over Duke: ‘It was ugly’last_img read more