first_imgSpeaking at the end of the competition, ED, Technical AIICO, Adewale Kadri, who led other top officials of the company to grace the final day, expressed his delight at the level of tennis artistry exhibited by the participants, while also hailing the organizer for making the tournament very colourful.“In spite of the fact that the objective of the tournament is for bonding among members of the club, the kind of tennis on display this evening was something to behold, and the organisers had been able to add colour to it with the way the competition was organized,” Kadri said.Asked if AIICO could be counted on to sponsor the competition next year, he said though he had not gotten the nod of the Managing Director of AIICO, Mr. Edwin Igbiti, sports and indeed tennis development is part of the company’s priority.“Sports development is part of our focus at AIICO and Ikoyi Club has given us the platform,” Kadri said.In his remark, Chairman of the Tennis Section, Oloye Esan Ogunleye hailed AIICO for sponsoring the competition in spite of the harsh economic condition in the country, saying AIICO defied all odds to sponsor the championship despite the fact that it was not in their budget.“The event this year has been very eventful in spite of the short notice,” Ogunleye said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The third edition of the AIICO Insurance Team Tennis Championship held at the Tennis Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 came to a close last Saturday after four days of scintillating tennis by participants.At the end of the four-day thrilling tennis, Team Cash Accumulation Policy, led by Bimbo Okubeno emerged winner.last_img read more

first_imgPresident of the Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria (KBFN), Abubakar Yakubu, a chief superintendent of police, is excited over the outcome of the maiden Rivers State National Open Kickboxing Championship held between November 12 and 18, 2018 at the Alfred Diete Spiff Civic-Centre, in Port Harcourt.The Nigerian Army team topped the medals table with nine gold, eight silver and five bronze medals ahead of the police team that placed second with five gold, one silver and four bronze medals.Delta State won four gold, two silver and two bronze medals to finish third position thereby coming first among the nine states that took part in the exercise. CSP Yakubu commended all the states and clubs that participated at the weeklong championship that was sponsored by the Plant-Geria Nigeria Ltd in conjunction with the Rivers Stated Government as packaged by the Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria and the Karate Federation.With 38 gold 38 Silver and 76 bronze totalling 152 medals available to be won in any organized kickboxing championship, the KBFN president assured that his federation will continue to pursue its developmental agenda in order to take Nigeria kickboxing to the zenith.According to the Secretary General, Mr. Peter Njoku, a total of nine states and seven clubs totalling 16 teams featured in the championshipThough the championship was in honour of late Kickboxing and Karate expert, Late Sensei Victor Bassey, CSP Abubakar Yakubu also used the opportunity provided to give meritorious award to deserving Nigerians due to their humanitarian services to the nation.They include the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Police Sports Officer, CP Aliyu Abubakar, and the GM of PLANT-GERIA Nigeria Ltd, Chief Marco Purgatorio among others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more