SWAN hails minister for placing Rashidi Yekini’s mother on monthly stipend

first_imgSports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has commended the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, for granting a monthly stipend to the mother of the late Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini.The Kwara SWAN Secretary,  Olayinka Owolewa. who made the commendation in a statement on Thursday in Ilorin, described the gesture as comforting.The late striker’s mother is Alhaja Sikiratu.“We received the news of the monthly stipend to Alhaja Sikiratu as a surprise because we thought the woman has been forgotten but the minister changed our thinking  with that singular action.“We call on other individuals to also show love to this aged woman and others across the country who need help.“The minister showed a true spirit of sportsmanship with his decision; he has already led the way for others to follow,” the secretary said.Owolewa also appealed to Kwara Government to reach out to the  late footballer’s mother.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Yekini played in two World Cups and scored the country’s first goal in the competition.The late striker, who died at 48,  scored 37 goals  in 58 matches for the Super Eagles.Yekini died in Ibadan on May 4, 2012,  and was buried in his residence in Ira, Kwara.last_img read more

HSI Mare Showjumping Championships – Start list

first_imgHome  »  Breeding News  »  HSI Mare Showjumping Championships – Start list The inaugural HSI Mare Showjumping Championship will be held at Wexford Equestrian Centre this weekend. The aim of this Championship is to identify, evaluate and reward owners of mares that are capable of performing at the highest level in International showjumping and are suitable for producing progeny that would be competitive at the highest level in International showjumping. There will be €15,000 on offer from Horse Sport Ireland for the Championships. The start list for Saturday’s qualifier is now available to download by clicking on the link below.HSI Mare Championship 2015 Qualifier Start List HSI Mare Showjumping Championships – Start list 30 October 2015, 00:00 Tags:last_img read more

College Basketball Preview: UMBC (18-12, 10-5) vs. New Hampshire (4-23, 2-12) on senior day

first_imgJunior guard K.J. Jackson led the Retrievers with 18 points andgraduate student Joe Sherburne checked in with 16 points.  The Retrievers never led in the game, as theSeawolves shot 50% from the field. Tip–off tomorrow is scheduled for 1:00 pm.Please follow and like us: The Retrievers (18-12, 10-5) are coming off a loss at StonyBrook on Wednesday evening, 78-63, in part due to very poor shooting from longdistance.  The Retrievers hit just one ofthe 20 shots from 3-point land.  This wasthe second consecutive loss for the team, both at the hands of New York teamsafter losing at UAlbany last Saturday. The loss eliminates the Retrievers from the America Eastregular season title; however, they will host a quarterfinal game in theconference tournament next weekend. As is tradition, with the game being that last regular season home game, the Retrievers will be celebrating senior day.   Sherburne leads UMBC in points per game, averaging 14.3 withJackson chipping in 12.6.  Though defensehas been a strong suit for the team all season, the last two games it’s failedto show up as they have allowed a total of 162 points. center_img The Retrievers defeated the Wildcats, 59-51, at LundholmGymnasium on January 26th. Senior guard Jordan Reed leads the Wildcats in scoring,coming in at 10.3 points per game. Sophomore guard Josh Hopkins checks in with a ppg average of 9.6.  New Hampshire is 1-6 on the road this seasonin conference games. UMBC men’s basketball will wrap up their regular season on Saturday afternoon at the UMBC Event Center when they square off against the New Hampshire Wildcats. New Hampshire (4-23, 2-12) has struggled all season,especially on offense as they are averaging just 60 points per game.  That being said, they picked up a win onWednesday evening at UAlbany, 62-58. That victory snapped an 11-game losing streak for the Wildcats.last_img read more