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NPFL: SWAN President Tasks LMC on Last Round of Matches

first_imgLauds Nigeria’s ParalympiansThe President of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mr Honour Sirawoo has tasked the League Management Company Limited (LMC) to pay particular attention to the last rounds of matches involving the main contenders for this year’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title in order not to jeopardise its achievements so far.This is has he commends Nigeria’s contingent at the on-going Rio 2016 Paralympic Games for weathering the storm to do the country proud, saying SWAN will come up with a position on sports in Nigeria during the National Youth Games in Ilorin where the body is expected to hold its convention.Sirawoo disclosed this in an interview with newsmen shortly after attending the wedding ceremony of the daughter of Nigeria’s ex-international footballer, Chief Adokiye Amiesimaka in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.He argued that the league title was still within the range of about five teams, emphasizing that at a time like this, desperation is bound to set in leading to critical stakeholders taking actions that could unconsciously or consciously thwart the emergence of a deserved winner.The SWAN boss urged the LMC, referees, security agencies and sports writers to up their games toward ensuring that the remaining matches involving the major contenders pass through the fair play and officiating test.Commenting on the performance of Nigeria’s Paralympians so far, Sirawoo disclosed that the ‘leading role in Africa performance’ being put up by the Nigeria’s contingent is what Nigerians and indeed the world expect of a country with the kind of population and potentials like Nigeria. The nation’s number one sports journalist opined that the association in keeping with its tradition of converging during major sports summit, is expected to hold its convention during the National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State where its position on the state of Nigeria’s sports would be made known.While promising a vibrant and more proactive SWAN, Sirawoo called on members to acquaint themselves with the statutes of the association in order not to cross boundaries in their operations.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Pochettino officially FREE to sign for clubs as Spurs gardening leave ends

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is officially free to sign for another club after his Spurs gardening leave came to an end on Monday.The Argentine was axed by Tottenham in November and paid a £12.5million compensation package that included a clause not to manage another club for six months.2 Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is now free to sign for another clubCredit: ReutersThat time has now come to an end, meaning interested parties will not have to fork out any cash to secure Poch’s services.Real Madrid are known to be long-time suitors of last year’s Champions League finalist.And Manchester United have long been linked with Pochettino as a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.However, it is Newcastle who are leading the charge for the talented tactician.2The fallen giants are on the verge of being taken over in a £300m deal by a Saudi-led consortium.And they want Pochettino to replace current boss Steve Bruce with immediate effect.Newcastle are ready to hand him an incredible £19m-a-year, a huge increase on the reported £8.5m he was earning at Spurs.Poch will also be backed in the transfer window with a gargantuan war chest.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubOne player said to be top of Newcastle’s wish list is Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.He is said to be interested in a move to St James’ Park.But Newcastle will have to compete with Man Utd and Liverpool for the Senegalese superstar.Tottenham ask sacked Pochettino to take pay cut on severance package due to coronavirus shutdownlast_img read more

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