GOtv Boxing Night 17 Scorpion Vows to Retire Nurudeen
Golfing actions at the Philip Shaibu Birthday Invitational Golf Tournament holding at the famous Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS), GRA, Benin City, Edo State capital will come to an end today.
The golf tourney which teed-off on Friday with over one hundred golfers in attendance has featured ladies category, veteran and super veteran in both men and ladies category.
However, in today’s event, all BCGS men’s, and invited guest golfers will storm the course while the presentation of prizes and birthday party will hold after the game. Also, the thanksgiving service is slated to hold at St. Paul Catholic Church, Airport Road, Benin City, on Sunday morning.
According to the secretary, organising committee, Engr. Ben Oghumah, he noted that the two days tournament organised by Committee of Friends of the Edo State deputy governor in collaboration with the club has featured top golfers including the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy as well as other guest golfers respectively.
He added that valuable prizes and trophies will be presented to winners who distinguished themselves in various categories later in the day.
“The club is adequately prepared for the tournament, as members from Ikoyi Club and other clubs across the country are taking part at the invitational tournament. Valuable prizes and trophies have been outlined for winners who excel in various categories.
“Golfers from Ikoyi Club, Ikeja Club, Ibori Golf and Country Club, Asaba; Shell Club, Ogunnu, Warri; UBTH Golf Club, Benin City; Port-Harcourt Golf Club, Air Assault Golf Club, Port-Harcourt; Ibadan Golf Club; and IBB Golf and Country Club, Kaduna Club, FCT, among others are participating in the event.
Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola, best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 15 has declared that he will send Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai, former national lightweight champion into retirement. The two boxers are billed to clash in a national lightweight challenge bout at GOtv Boxing Night 17 holding on December 28, at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
The eight-fight show tagged ‘Boxing Jams Music’, will feature live music performances by Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Teni Da Entertainer and Daddy Showkey.
In an interview yesterday, Scorpion, a product of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, said his opponent was past his prime and is due for retirement, a duty he has imposed on himself to carry out.
“He is a former national champion. His time is gone, but he does not want to admit it. I have taken it upon myself to send him into a fitting retirement by defeating him. He will lose interest in boxing by the time I finish with him. He will see hell,” he said.
GOtv Boxing Night 17, the biggest ever edition of the show, will stage the World Boxing Federation Intercontinental super featherweight title fight between Nigeria’s Seun Wahab and Tanzania’s Issa Nampepeche. The show will also see US-based Nigerian, Oluwafemi Oyeleye take on Meshack “Smart Boy” Mwankemwa of Tanzania in an international light middleweight challenge clash.
Similarly scheduled to be in action is a clutch of big names on the domestic scene, led by Olaide Fijabi, who will take on Yusuf Mufutau in a national light welterweight challenge. In the same category is reigning African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, who fights Hammed Hammed Ganiyu; national lightweight champion, Rilwan Oladosu who takes on Mubarak Hamzat.
The show will equally see some of the brightest young talents take to the ring. Ebubechukwu Eze, a graduate of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 1, will take on Femi Akintayo in a middleweight clash, while the bantamweight division will see Opeyemi Adeyemi, best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 4, up against Jamiu Dada.
The best boxer at the event which will be aired live on SuperSport to viewers in 47 African countries, will go home with a cash prize of N1.5 million attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.
Premier League side Chelsea are set to make a contract decision on England youth international Jordan Aina in the coming days.
The fullback penned a scholarship deal with The Blues on July 1, 2018 and clocks seventeen on Monday, December 10.
The Blues higher-ups will have to decide whether he remains on the scholarship or offer him a professional contract, just as they did for midfielder Faustino Anjorin, who signed his first pro deal with the club two weeks ago.
The English Football Association states on their website : ‘’On or after a player on scholarship’s 17th birthday, the player may remain on a scholarship or may sign as a player under written contract subject to the regulations of the league or combination of which the club is a member, and to the rules with reference to players under written contract’’. Jordan, who is the younger brother of Super Eagles defender Ola Aina, joined Chelsea at U9 level after progressing through their development centre programme.
He has appeared five times for Chelsea U18s in all competitions in the current season, of which three were in the U18 Premier League.
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