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Sports ministry mourns as Paralympian, Kehinde dies

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The Federal ministry of Youth and Sports development has mourned the demise of current world record holder in the men’s 65 kg para powerlifting order, Paul Kehinde, who died on Thursday in Lagos, aged 33.

A press release by the media department of the Ministry reads, “ The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is burdened to learn of the death of our Paralympic champion Paul Kehinde.

“The Ministry commiserates with his family, friends, colleagues and the entire Paralympic sports community over the loss.”

Kehinde was also a former world number 1 Para Powerlifter, Olympic Gold medallist and Commonwealth Games Champion.

His achievements include winning Silver at the 2011 World Championship, Gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and Gold at 2015 All African Games (setting an African record of 214 kg).

He also won Gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games (broke the world record twice with lifts of 218kg and 220kg), Gold at the Mexico World Championship with another world record lift of 220kg and another Gold at the 2018 FAZZA World Para-Powerlifting Championship with a record-breaking lift of 220kg.

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P Sports Football Academy President Paul Omamomo Condolences Over Ekene Adams Death

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President P Sports Football Academy, Mr Paul Ojo Omamomo, has expressed a deep shock over the sudden death of the Chairman, House Committee on Sports, Honourable Ekene Abubakar Adams.

The Prominent Academy big boss described the deceased as a great icon in Nigeria football haven served as the General Manager of Kada city and Remo Stars.

The erstwhile player who passed on to glory on Tuesday, 16th July, 2024 after a brief illness has been described as a selfless and dogged fighter .

Paul Omamomo equally sympathized with the Chief Executive Officer of Remo Stars , Chief Kunle Soname under whom he rose to the green Chamber and the entire football fraternity.

“It was really a sad news for us who were close associates with him, Honorable Adams Ekene Abubakar, was a great administrator and a gentleman to the core”

“Was privilege to work with him during our days at Remo Stars Football Club and it was all success stories althrough following his administrative acumen “

“Honourable Adams Ekene, no doubt has left an indelible mark in the hearts of many Nigerians, particularly the sports communities and I believe his soul is resting with the Almighty God. ”

I pray for the entire members of the house of Representatives, Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Nigeria Football Federation, his family and of course the Chairman, Remo Stars, Chief Kunle Soname to have a fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. ”

“While I pray his gentle soul rest in the bossom of the Almighty God , May the good Lord put an end to this loss in our midst, amen.” Soft speaking Paul Ojo Omamomo prayed.

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President Cup: Sunday Megwo’s Lone Goal Sinks Sporting Supreme In Benin

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Lethal forward, Sunday Megwo, was the hero for Abia Warriros in the round of 32 of the Presidential Cup as his lone goal was Abia Warriors needed to qualify into the next round of the cup tournament.

Handful for Abia Warriors team, Megwo has continually stand out in the Coach Bethel Orji tutored side as he always come through with decisive goals and assist when needed most.

Delivering an exquisite assist to inspire Abia Warriros win over Rivers United in the League, gangling forward, Sunday Megwo, was handed another start as the team continue their quest for domestic cup glory.

NNL campaigners, Sporting Supreme were faced with an uphill task in their round of 32 tie haven been drawn to lock horns with Abia Warriros at the Samuel Ogbomudia Stadium Benin City.

An exciting and cagey first half ended in a barren draw as all efforts by the two sides to break the deadlock never came through..

On return for the second half, rampaging Abia Warriros marksman, Sunday Megwo, stepped to be counted following his overall input in the game.

A swift interchange of passes from the Pride of Umuahia ended with Ojonugwa Adejoh sending a delightful pass into the opponents vital area for Sunday Megwo to strike with precision and score his 5th goal in the President Federation Cup.

Sporting Supreme, competing in the second tier of Nigerian football, came all out in the closing stages of the match in search of an equalizer, but Abia Warriors defence quartet of captain Augustine Njoku, Prince Okorie, Collins Nwoburuoke and Aliyu Mohammed refused to bulge.

With this victory, Abia Warriors will now wait for the draws by the organizers to ascertain their next opponents.

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President Cup: Sunday Megwo’s Lone Goal Sinks Sporting Supreme In Benin

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Lethal forward, Sunday Megwo, was the hero for Abia Warriros in the round of 32 of the Presidential Cup as his lone goal was Abia Warriors needed to qualify into the next round of the cup tournament.

Handful for Abia Warriors team, Megwo has continually stand out in the Coach Bethel Orji tutored side as he always come through with decisive goals and assist when needed most.

Delivering an exquisite assist to inspire Abia Warriros win over Rivers United in the League, gangling forward, Sunday Megwo, was handed another start as the team continue their quest for domestic cup glory.

NNL campaigners, Sporting Supreme were faced with an uphill task in their round of 32 tie haven been drawn to lock horns with Abia Warriros at the Samuel Ogbomudia Stadium Benin City.

An exciting and cagey first half ended in a barren draw as all efforts by the two sides to break the deadlock never came through..

On return for the second half, rampaging Abia Warriros marksman, Sunday Megwo, stepped to be counted following his overall input in the game.

A swift interchange of passes from the Pride of Umuahia ended with Ojonugwa Adejoh sending a delightful pass into the opponents vital area for Sunday Megwo to strike with precision and score his 5th goal in the President Federation Cup.

Sporting Supreme, competing in the second tier of Nigerian football, came all out in the closing stages of the match in search of an equalizer, but Abia Warriors defence quartet of captain Augustine Njoku, Prince Okorie, Collins Nwoburuoke and Aliyu Mohammed refused to bulge.

With this victory, Abia Warriors will now wait for the draws by the organizers to ascertain their next opponents.

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