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ACTDF Awards $300,000 Scholarships To 14 Young Basketballers

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ACTDF Awards $300,000 Scholarships To 14 Young Basketballers

The African Children Talent Discovery Foundation (ACTDF) has awarded scholarships worth 300,000 U.S dollars (about N123.5 million) each to 14 youngsters who excelled at a recent basketball tournament in Kano.

Noah Dallaji, the foundation’s Chairman/Founder, while presenting five of the young basketballers at a ceremony Monday in Abuja, said they would be leaving for the U.S. any moment from now.

The players include Emmanuel Peters from Bauchi state and Taiwo Abraham from Kebbi.

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The others are Samuel Alphonsus from Kaduna state, Ibrahim Dan-Mutum from Kaduna state, and Solomon Ominu from Edo.

The ACTDF Chairman disclosed that the young Nigerians won the scholarships based on their performances at the Noah Dallaji Legacy Basketball Tournament, held in Kano from Aug. 8 to Aug. 14.

”Based on our promise to reward players who excelled at the tournament, which was for 17-year-olds and those below that age, these players have been selected for our sponsorship to the U.S.

”They are heading to the U.S for further studies and to learn more about playing basketball,” Dallaji said.

The ACTDF Chairman said the basketballers would be mentored for further development in life as great Nigerians for the benefit of their families and the country at large.

He said the five basketballers were the first batch in the group of 14, with all processes leading to their admission in schools as well as travel documents being processed.

”These players from the first batch, because the necessary documentation regarding their admission into schools, either at high school, collegiate or university level, are being processed.

”Equally, we are working on all things regarding their traveling documents, such as visa, medicals, and flights. In a matter of days, they will be heading to the U.S.

“The rest nine will move to the U.S. in batches too, as soon as we can get all the necessary documentation ready,” Dallaji said.

He disclosed that Ominu, whose admission processes had been concluded, would first be heading to the Bridgton Academy in North Bridgton, Maine in the U.S.

”It is an all-male college preparatory, from where he will leave for the Washington State University.”

While responding on behalf of the group, Peters said he and the other four were full of gratitude to Dallaji and the ACTDF for the opportunity to change their lives for the better.

”This is inexplicable, the way things have happened for us. We are just very grateful for this opportunity because there are many others with potential who are out there on the streets wasting away.

”But Dr. Dallaji and ACTDF have chosen to make things become different for us. So, we are really grateful.”

He added that the five of them were, as a matter of a pledge, not going to disappoint.

”We will try with everything in us not to disappoint. We will represent our family and our country very well.”

Daniel Amokachi, ex-Super Eagles forward, former Olympic Eagles goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro and former Congolese striker Lomana LuaLua were all on hand to give words of advice to the basketballers.

The Noah Dallaji Legacy Basketball Tournament is being coordinated by Olumide Oyedeji, a former captain of D’Tigers, the senior men’s national basketball team.

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Takumi Minamino Joins AS Monaco

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Japanese professional footballer, Takumi Minamino has signed for Ligue 1 side AS Monaco after 2 years at Anfield.

The club announced the signing of the midfielder in a statement released on their official website.

“AS Monaco is pleased to announce the arrival of Takumi Minamino. The club wrote.

“The 27-year-old Japanese international attacking midfielder has signed a four-year contract, until June 2026.”

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The Japanese started his youth career at the age of 12 in Cerezo Osaka and progressed through the academy.

Minamino got his name registered in the senior team in August 2012. He would later fully join the team in 2013 and was given jersey number thirteen.

The Midfielder would later travel away from Japan to play in Red Bull Salzburg, completing his signing for the Austrian team on 7 January 2015.

During six seasons in Austria, Minamino won the league with the team six times consecutively.

He became the first Japanese footballer to play at Liverpool In December 2019, after agreeing to a deal for £7.25 million.

Alongside his club career, Takumi Minamino has also become a key member of the Japanese national team, which will compete in the World Cup in Qatar.

He scored five goals during qualifying for the competition, in which Japan won eight times in as many matches.

An international since being capped for the U-17s, he also won the U23 World Cup in 2016 and also played in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the same year.

Joining AS Monaco was exciting for the star, as he expressed his joy.

“It is a great joy for me to join AS Monaco. I am very happy to be part of this very exciting project, at a Club with a great tradition and among the most recognized in Ligue 1. He disclosed.

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Week 2 Pool Fixture for Sat 16, July 2022- AUSSIE 2022

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Week 2 Pool Fixture for Sat 16, July 2022- AUSSIE 2022

Week 2 UK football coupon pool information and fixtures to enable you to forecast your sure draws, results for Saturday 16, July 2022.

Now you can find the football result, soccer result, live score, panel, pools fixtures and Result of Week 2 for Australia 2022 Season.

Here are all the UK football pool fixtures for week 2 2022, for your sure draws, and results in prediction:

Please note the following indications;

N.SD – No Score Draw
SD – Score Draw
Home – Home Win
Away – Away Win
EKO – Early Kick-off
LKO – Late Kick-off
PP – Panel

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Week 2 Pool Fixture

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Week 1 Pool Fixture for Sat 9, July 2022- AUSSIE 2022

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Week 1 Pool Fixture for Sat 9, July 2022- AUSSIE 2022

Week 1 UK football coupon pool information and fixtures to enable you to forecast your sure draws, results for Saturday 9, July 2022.

Now you can find the football result, soccer result, live score, panel, pools fixtures and Result of Week 1 for Australia 2022 Season.

Here are all the UK football pool fixtures for week 1 2022, for your sure draws, and results in prediction:

Please note the following indications;

N.SD – No Score Draw
SD – Score Draw
Home – Home Win
Away – Away Win
EKO – Early Kick-off
LKO – Late Kick-off
PP – Panel

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Week 1 Pool Fixture

Pool FixtureStatus
1A.LeichhardtNorthbridgeSaturday
2Manly U.Blacktown C.Saturday
3Rockdale C.Sutherland S.Sunday
4Sydney O.Sydney FCSaturday
5Sydney U.Marconi S.Sunday
6Bonnyrigg W.W. Sydney W.Saturday
7Central C.Blacktown S.Sunday
8Hakoah S.Hills Utd.Saturday
9Mounties W.St George FCSaturday
10SD RaidersSt George C.Saturday
11Brisbane C.Moreton B.Sunday
12CapalabaGold Coast U.Saturday
13Gold Coast K.Sunshine C.Saturday
14Lions FCEastern S.Sunday
15Logan L.Olympic F.C.Sunday
16AvondaleOakleigh C.Saturday
17Dandenong C.Altona M.Saturday
18Pt MelbourneHeidelberg U.Saturday
19S. MelbourneDandenong T.Saturday
20St AlbansHume CitySunday
21Brunswick C.Bulleen L.Saturday
22Goulburn V.Moreland C.Saturday
23LangwarrinNorthcote C.Saturday
24ManninghamN. Geelong W.Saturday
25Werribee C.Pascoe ValeSaturday
26ArmadalePerth GlorySaturday
27Bayswater C.SorrentoSaturday
28F. AthenaCockburn C.Saturday
29Inglewood U.Gwelup C.Saturday
30PerthBalcattaSaturday
31Stirling L.Perth RedStarSaturday
32Adelaide C.Adelaide U.Saturday
33Adelaide O.Ad. CometsSaturday
34CampbelltownS. AdelaideSaturday
35Croydon K.Sturt LionsSaturday
36Cumberland U.W.T BirkallaSaturday
37Metro StarsFK BeogradSaturday
38Adelaide B.W. AdelaideSaturday
39Adelaide V.Pt AdelaideSaturday
40Fulham Utd.Para HillsSaturday
41BroadmeadowMaitlandSaturday
42CharlestownAdamstownSaturday
43L. MacquarieCooks Hill U.Sunday
44Newcastle O.Lambton J.Sunday
45ValentineWeston W.Sunday
46Clarence Z.S. HobartSaturday
47Devonport C.Riverside O.Saturday
48Glenorchy K.Olympia W.Saturday
49Kingborough L.Launceston C.Saturday

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