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NWFL makes COVID-19 Vaccination card mandatory

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Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) yesterday in Abuja announced that COVID-19 vaccination card is now a mandatory document for league players and officials for the remaining duration of the women’s league in the country.

Chief Operating Officer of NWFL, Modupe Shabi, disclosed that all the players listed for league matches and officials must as a matter of necessity submit their COVID-19 vaccination card for scrutiny before they are allowed to play in the league games.

“For the NWFL Premiership remaining matches, it’s now, no COVID-19 vaccination card, no league match.

“We are going to be very strict with this; this is in strict adherence to the federal government’s preventive measures against the spread of the Omicron’s COVID-19 variant ravaging the world today.

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“We don’t want to expose our players to the dreaded COVID-19 variant. Aside from this, all COVID-19 preventive protocols must be carried out at match venues nationwide and the restrictions too, strictly obeyed.”

Shabi noted that from the Week 3 NWFL Premiership matches on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, all the players and their officials must submit their full vaccination card to the Match Commissioner before the kick off of all the games.”

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Trey Haun receives hero’s welcome at Mamprugu Palace after winning 2 medals in Unicycling

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Roger ‘Trey’ Haun III, the young Nalerigu-based white rider, has presented the medals he won at the Unicycling World Championships to the Paramount Chief of Mamprugu.

Trey, who won two medals at the Unicycling World Championships, was given a hero’s welcome on his return to the North East Region.

Last week, Trey wrote his name in the history books by winning Ghana’s first-ever medals at the Unicycling World Championships.

The young rider, who was born in the United States but has been living in Ghana for the past nine years with his father, won silver and bronze medals at the Championships.

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He bested his competitors in the 30m Wheel Walk Race for males between 15 and 16 years and finished second to win a silver medal.

The teenager again put up a brave performance in the 50m One-Wheel Race and scooped a bronze medal after finishing third.

On his return to Ghana, Trey visited the Mamprugu Palace to present his medals to the Paramount Chief of the community.

“Our #Mamprusi community greeted us with great fanfare today,” his father William Haun wrote on Twitter, accompanied by a photo of Trey at the Palace.

“And Naa Bɔhagu, paramount chief of #Mamprugu, received his son Manboora Trey Haun as he returned home with two #Unicycling World Championship medals for #Ghana.”

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Unicycling is a sport practice that is not much known in Ghana, but includes more than 35 different disciplines such as collective, individual, artistic or extreme sports.

This year’s Championship is currently ongoing in Grenoble, France, with thousands of athletes converging to participate.

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Man City’s Mendy Goes On Trial For Rape And Sexual Assault

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Manchester City and France footballer Benjamin Mendy on Wednesday began his trial for the alleged rape and assault of seven women, which could see his playing career end in jail if convicted.

Mendy, 28, arrived at Chester Crown Court in northwest England wearing a dark blue suit and tie to face eight counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape, relating to seven young women.

Flanked by an interpreter in the dock, the French player spoke in English to confirm his identity.

He pleaded not guilty in May to nine of the charges, and not guilty on Wednesday to a subsequent rape count that had not yet been put to him in court.

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All the alleged offences are said to have taken place at Mendy’s home address in Prestbury near Macclesfield, also in northwest England, between October 2018 and August last year.

He is standing trial before a jury along with his co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, 40, who has also pleaded not guilty.

Matturie denies eight counts of rape and four counts of sexual assault, relating to eight young women. His alleged offences span from July 2012 to August last year.

Both the defendants are on bail, with Mendy subject to what a judge previously called “stringent” conditions, including the surrender of his passport.

After his arrest last August he was initially held at Altcourse prison in Liverpool, and then a prison in Manchester, before being freed on bail in January.

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The trial is due to last 15 weeks, with the prosecution set to open its case on Monday.

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None of the women said to have been assaulted can be named under English law, which also places restrictions on what can be reported about the case.

It begins in the same week that former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs started his trial on charges of assaulting and coercively controlling his ex-girlfriend.

Mendy joined Premier League champions City from the French side of Monaco in 2017. He has played 75 times for the Manchester club, but his playing time was limited by injuries and a loss of form.

He was suspended by City after being charged by police in August.

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The last of Mendy’s 10 international caps came in November 2019, after the defender picked up a World Cup winner’s medal after playing just 40 minutes of France’s successful 2018 campaign in Russia.

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Costa Rica 2022: Falconets seek three precious points against France

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Two-time runners-up and one-time semi-finalists Nigeria are upbeat about scooping the three points when they go up against one of Europe’s top teams, France in the opening match of Group C of this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals in San Jose on Thursday night.

Head Coach Christopher Danjuma minces no words about his faith in the high-scoring Falconets delivering on Thursday and afterward: “The World Cup stage is about players’ mentality; we have prepared the team very well in that area. You have to go out there, aim to be the best, and work hard to be the best. It is not a picnic. I believe that these girls will do Nigeria proud.

“Playing seven matches in the African qualifying series toughened the team very well, and we have also worked on their psyche. Nigeria has never been an also-ran at this level. Having reached the final twice and made the semi-finals once, the Falconets have pedigree in this championship. We cannot afford to falter. We will take it one match at a time, beginning with the game against France.”

Danjuma, who also led the team to the last tournament in France four years ago, where they lost narrowly to Spain (1-2) in the quarter-finals, is banking on the experience of the captain and central defender Oluwatosin Demehin, the lively midfield orchestra of Esther Onyenezide, Deborah Abiodun and Adoo Yina, and the ever-potent forward line of Flourish Sabastine, Mercy Idoko and Joy Jerry.

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First choice Monle Oyono is expected to be in goal against the French team, with wingbacks Omowunmi Oshobukola and Jumoke Alani also favoured to retain their places.

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In the African qualifying series, the rampant Falconets hit 11 goals past the hapless Central African Republic in the second round and spanked the Republic of Congo 4-0 in Brazzaville –with the consequence that the Congolese failed to turn up for the return leg in Nigeria.

They then routed Cameroon 3-0 on aggregate in the fourth round. The final qualifying fixture against Senegal was effectively over after Flourish Sabastine hit a hat-trick away in Thies before the home team got a consolation goal from the spot late in the game.

On Thursday, Danjuma will be goading his girls to summon every sinew of strength, skill, and savvy in them to overpower France and collect three points that will stabilize their campaign and empower their quest to go all the way.

“It will not be easy but we have what is known as the special ‘Nigeria spirit’ and we will go in there with confidence and belief in what we can do. We will play to our strengths – firm at the back and clinical at the fore.”

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Falconet’s Games
Vs France – Thursday, 11th August – Estadio Nacional – 12 midnight
Vs Korea Republic – Sunday, 14th August – Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto – 9 pm
Vs Canada – Thursday, 18th August – Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto – 3 am

Groups
Group A: Costa Rica, Australia, Spain, Brazil
Group B: Germany, Colombia, New Zealand, Mexico
Group C: France, Nigeria, Canada, Korea Republic
Group D: Japan, The Netherlands, Ghana, USA

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