By Nigbeke Perekontei West, Arogbo
The Inter-house sports competition held yesterday 24th of February 2019 at Ijaw National High School, Arogbo, Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo State,Nigeria.
The event was taking place at the School premises field, but finally Agwobiri House (Red) and Ukparama House (Yellow) got bracket in the competition, leading with 337 points, while Erubiri House (Blue) got 333 points, following by Egbesubiri House (Green) the 3rd in position with 267 points.
Furether, It was learnt that St. Arenibaro Memorial High School, Amapere lead the invitation secoundary school relay, following by Arogbo City Acedemy, Arogbo as secound in position, while Ebikiri Model High school, Adoloseimoh II as third in position and Community Grammer School, Biagbini at the last.
The governing body for chess launched a campaign on Tuesday for the game to be included at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The International Chess Federation (FIDE) called for faster formats of traditional chess, called rapid and blitz, to be included on the Olympic programme.
FIDE said in a statement that the game of chess has a “genuine global appeal” and that it has 189 national federations and 600 million people who practice chess globally.
The International Olympic Committee recognised chess as a sport in 1999 and a year later it was an exhibition event at the Sydney Olympics.
Manchester United could be without Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial after both were injured in the Champions League defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.
Lingard pulled up shortly before half-time in the first leg of the last 16 tie at Old Trafford with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.
He played on after receiving treatment but was replaced by Alexis Sanchez during first-half stoppage time.
Martial was injured earlier in the game and played on until the interval but did not reappear for the second half. His place was taken by Juan Mata.
The game was goalless at the time but United lost 2-0 in what was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first defeat as United’s caretaker manager.
Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said it was too early to say how long the pair would be out: “You don’t know, muscular injuries – hamstring, groin, so we’ll have to have a couple of days to assess them.”
Maurizio Sarri’s fate as Chelsea’s head coach will in effect be determined over the remainder of this month as the Italian seeks to convince the club’s hierarchy that he can recover some poise and still deliver Champions League qualification for next season.
Sunday’s humiliating 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City, Chelsea’s worst defeat since 1991 and a loss which confirmed a drop from fourth to sixth place, has left Sarri clinging to his position only seven months into a three-year deal. The head coach will hope progress in the Europa League, starting with Thursday’s knockout tie at Malmö, earns him time, given the competition’s winners gain entry into next season’s Champions League.
Yet eliminating the side who finished third in the Swedish league last season would only marginally bolster his job prospects unless a team clearly struggling to come to terms with his tactical demands can improve their performances over a daunting run of domestic fixtures.
Chelsea face Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League before the month is out, games in which the board will expect to see reasons for optimism. Any decision over Sarri’s future would still be taken by Roman Abramovich, despite the fact the owner has not attended a game this season and now spends the vast majority of his time in Russia and Israel.
Maurizio Sarri apologised for Chelsea’s record Premier League defeat and insisted he would be happy to receive a call from club owner Roman Abramovich after a 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City.
Sergio Aguero scored his 11th Premier League hat-trick to equal Alan Shearer’s record, with Raheem Sterling adding a double and Ilkay Gundogan also on target in Sunday’s rout at the Etihad Stadium.
Chelsea have conceded 12 goals in their last three Premier League away games, their battering at new league leaders City coming on the heels of a 4-0 thumping at mid-table Bournemouth.
“I am doing my best and I’m trying to get the players to do their best but at the moment I can only say sorry because in the last three away matches we played very badly,” he said.
Sarri told Sky Sports he expects to hold talks with the club’s board after their historic loss and in another post-match interview, he gave an insight into his relationship with Abramovich.
“If the president calls, I’ll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him,” Sarri said to Sky Sport Italia. “To be honest, I don’t know what to expect.
Unai Emery believes there is no coach better than his long-time rival, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola and Emery first clashed in the 2008-09 season, with the latter leading Valencia after guiding Almeria to success in the Spanish top-flight while the former was in his first season overseeing Barcelona.
Emery’s side could only manage a point in their two meetings against Guardiola’s eventual league champions, and the current Arsenal boss remains winless in his career against his old rival.
This Sunday will see Emery’s Gunners travel to the Etihad Stadium in hopes of finally breaking that streak, and looking to avenge the 2-0 defeat in London in August that started Emery’s tenure.
And ahead of that match, Emery admitted he doesn’t think there’s a better coach out there than Guardiola.
“I have analysed a lot of teams and coaches and I think it’s difficult to find one coach who is better than Guardiola,” Emery told reporters.
“His career is a very big career. We started together. He started with the Barcelona second team, I started with Lorca and Almeria [In Spain’s third and second tiers].
“I learned a lot looking at his team — it’s good to look at each other when we are coaches to learn different things between us. I think in his career he’s doing the best in all the coaches in the world.”
The Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday promised to fight for infrastructural development in Ikorodu Division, if elected in next month’s election.
Besides Igbe and Isawo roads, which his running mate, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, said will be built when the new government is inaugurated in May, the APC flag bearer said he would also build the popular Suleiman-Farouk Road in the heart of the ancient town, as requested by the residents.
Sanwo-Olu said: “I thank all our supporters. Apart from the two roads, which our deputy said will be constructed, we will also construct the Suleiman Road, which you all like. It will be constructed up to Agboyi-Ketu. You have stadia in Ikorodu and Ketu. They will be completed.”
Chiding the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for claiming that Lagos was in bondage, the APC candidate said Ikorodu and other parts of the state were enjoying freedom and dividends of democracy under successive progressive administrations.