103 Schools for Calabar Table tennis Open Championship

first_imgAs part of opening ceremony, an exhibition match was staged between two young national champions, Charles Etim of Government Secondary Barracks Road, and Orok Etim of Government Secondary School Akim, who had won gold medals in National school sports meets of Port Harcourt 2013, Ogun 2014 and Benue 2015.According to Duke the state have dominated the game in the country for 18 years, adding that the essence the Royal International Farms and Estates Ltd is bankrolling the event is to discover new talents that would succeed the likes of Offiong Edem and Cecilia Otu-Akpan who are already African champions.Usen Umoh who is General manager of Royal International Farms and Estates Ltd said their deep involvement in sports is to give back to the society and empower the youths in order to help discourage them from crimes.Before the Championship proper, the sponsors had donated complete set of one Joola 5000 table tennis board, 8 packs of. Das table tennis balls, two pairs table tennis rubber and said the private firms were united to popularize table tennis in the state.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Over 103 primary and secondary schools in Cross River State are participating in the 2017 Calabar Open Table Tennis Championship holding at the famous Hope Waddel Training Institute sports hall in Calabar.The three-day Championship which is sanctioned by the Nigeria Table tennis Federation (NTTF) is bankrolled Royal International Farms and Estates Ltd, Triple Star Printing Press Ltd and First Royal Micro Finance Bank Ltd, which last week, had sponsored a one-week 1st Calabar Open Taekwondo Championship.The Championship formally commenced on Wednesday when the chairman of Cross River Sports Council, Orok Duke and representative of the state commissioner for sports, praised commitment of the sponsors to sports development in the state.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE:Hearts to appoint new manager on Tuesday

first_imgReports reaching sportscrusaderonline.com  reveals Ghana Premier League side, Accra Hearts of Oak will appoint a new manager by next Tuesday,November 19.Sources within Hearts of Oak have disclosed that after the Board’s emergency meeting on Thursday evening the club has decided to name a new head coach on Tuesday before the Ghana Premier League competition resumes on 27th November 2013.Former Hearts and Ghana Black Stars defender Joseph Addo looks most likely to get the Hearts nod.He currently leads the race and could meet the Hearts Board on Monday afternoon to finalise discussions.Sportscrusaderonline.com can also confirm that 18 coaches have expressed interest to take up the vacant Hearts post.Hearts sacked Manager David Duncan last Friday due to unwise spending.18 coaches apply for Hearts job18 coaches have expressed interest to take up the coaching job at Accra Hearts of Oak.Sportscrusaderonline.com has gathered that the tall list include Professor Mintah of Dwarfs, former Kotoko player Abdul Razak, former Hearts players Joe Addo and Mohammed Polo, former Hearts Coach Papic, former Hearts Coach Papic, Yussif Abiubakar and Didi Draman. Hearts is expected to name a new manager by close of next Tuesday.Hearts’ board Chairman in close consultation with the Board of directors will meet up with all 18 coaches before the final decision will be made on Tuesday.The club has already commenced separate interviews with the coaches mentioned above.last_img read more