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Arsenal, Man City battle for title in PL finale drama on GOtv

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The Premier League season is drawing to an end, and football fans worldwide are eagerly anticipating the thrilling finale on matchday 38. With Arsenal and Manchester City competing for the league title, anticipation is high for what promises to be a memorable conclusion to the season.

This Sunday, in the season finale, Arsenal will face Everton at the Emirates Stadium. Tune in to GOtv Premier League (channel 65) at 4pm to catch the action live. At the same time, Manchester City will be hosting West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium, live on GOtv Premier League (channel 66) also at 4pm.

Under the leadership of manager, Mikel Arteta, Arsenal has shown determination and resilience throughout the season. Recording 27 wins, the Gunners have displayed their best performance in a Premier League season to date. Key players such as Saka, Saliba, Odegard, Rice, and Gabriel have made significant contributions to the team’s success, bringing them close to their 2003-2004 title-winning form.

Meanwhile, reigning champions, Manchester City, led by manager Pep Guardiola, have demonstrated their dominance with a commanding display throughout the season. Following a decisive victory over Tottenham in Matchday 37, Manchester City currently leads the table with a two-point advantage over Arsenal.

Guardiola, speaking at the post-match press conference against Totthenham, emphasized the importance of the upcoming game, stating, “We know what we’re playing for. The tension is there, the rival is so good. It’s why it is difficult, we know that. Everyone come to the stadium and make noise. These games are more difficult but you have to do it. We’ll have one day off, two days to prepare, and then we will do our best.”

With Manchester City holding a slim two-point lead over Arsenal, both teams face pressure as they approach the defining matches of the season. A draw or defeat for Manchester City could shift the advantage to Arsenal, offering the Gunners the opportunity to secure their first league title in 20 years. Conversely, a victory for Manchester City would secure their place in history with a fourth consecutive Premier League triumph.

While all eyes are on Arsenal and Manchester City in the finale, matchday 38 promises a host of intriguing fixtures across the league. From Chelsea’s pursuit of Tottenham to Liverpool’s clash with Wolves at Anfield, football lovers can expect a feast of action. Tune in to GOtv La Liga and GOtv Select 1,2 & 3 at 4 pm to catch all the action. All matches will also air on SuperSport channels on DStv.

Stay connected to experience the final Premier League games as the season draws to an end. Download the MyGOtv app or dial *288# to subscribe, reconnect, or upgrade your package. You can also download the GOtv Stream app for nonstop sporting action.

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Golfers in Tight Race to Emerge Ikeja Golf Club Champion ahead of Week-long Tourney Finale

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The competitive challenge to emerge as the new Ikeja Golf Club champion is set to heighten ahead of the grand finale of the 2023 edition of the Championship holding on Sunday, November 26. In this tightly contested race, golfers on Handicap 1 and 18 will take to the course on Saturday in a bid to make the cut and stake their claim for glory on Sunday. Top scorers from the Saturday’s showdown will advance to the anticipated grand finale where finalists are keen to dethrone the reigning champion, Muyideen Olaitan, who has emerged the champion for two consecutive editions of the prestigious tournament of the club. The grand finale promises an exhilarating display of golfing prowess as finalists strive to emerge Club Champion in the absence of Olaitan who is not playing in the competition this year. The finale will wrap up the week-long championship, which commenced on Monday, November 20, with staff and caddies. Subsequent days featured veteran golfers on Tuesday November 21, a competitive challenge by female golfers on Wednesday November 22, a special kitty and auction night on Thursday and the main competition for golfers with handicap 19 and above on Friday. The Captain of the club, Sina Akinyemi highlighted at a press briefing held last Tuesday that the winner of this edition of the championship is set for a memorable victory, coinciding with the 55th anniversary of the Ikeja Golf Club.The competition is supported by ADL Solutions, 7 Up , Express payment, Prime metro and Golf view hotels,enhancing the prestige and excitement of the competition.

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We’re Reviving Boxing In Ogun Secondary Schools – Boxing Chairman

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The Chairman, Ogun State Boxing Association, Mr. Somide Christopher



Plans are underway to introduce boxing competition in secondary schools in Ogun state as part of the catch them young initiatives of the state boxing association.

The Chairman, Ogun State Boxing Association, Mr. Somide Christopher announced this during the 14th Boxing Hall of Fame held at the indoor hall of Alake Sports Centre, Ijeja, Abeokuta.

Mr Somide explained that the tournament was being organized in conjunction with Boxing Hall Of Fame to expose raw talents discovered in the state to competition

He also noted that the tournament was to discover talented boxers from secondary schools and tertiary institutions, assuring young boxers of commitment of the association to their welfare to keep them in shape for more competitions

Mr Somide solicited the support of corporate organizations and individuals in providing the needed equipment for boxing while pleading with the boxers to always stay away from drugs to prevent destroying their future in the game

Also, the Chairman, Ogun State Boxing Board of Control, Dr. Ademolu Okunleye assured that the board would continue to work hard to ensure the growth of boxing in the country, particularly in Ogun State by supporting the tournament.

In some of the bouts, Fidelis Henry knocked out Aduragbemi Adegboro to emerge champion in the 86 kilograms category, Uriel Ajayi defeated Aboy David by split decisions 4-1 in the 67 kilograms fight while Adebayo Adura beat Cole Oluwaseun in the 60 kilograms contest.

Also Akinleye Quam defeated Saheed Odejide in the 52 kilograms category, Movei Frank beat Aliu Usman in the 54kilograme fight while Mubarak Bamidele won against Michael Olajuwon in the 49 kilograms contest

In the female category, Aliyah Olalekan defeated Anu-Oluwapo Shoyombo in the 52 kilograms contest while Fathia Gafar beat Timilehin A. in the 50 kilograms fight.

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National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa and MAVEN Developments Announce Multiyear Collaboration in Egypt

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CAIRO, Egypt, August 15, 2023/ — Collaboration Will Tip Off with Interactive Event “NBA (www.NBA.com) Weekend” in North Coast from Aug. 18-19; NBA Africa and MAVEN Developments to Launch Jr. NBA West Cairo League and Host an Elite Player Development Camp in Egypt Later This Year

NBA Africa and MAVEN Developments, one of Egypt’s market leaders in real estate development, today announced a multiyear collaboration that makes MAVEN Developments an Official Partner of NBA Africa in Egypt. 

The collaboration will tip off with “NBA Weekend,” an interactive basketball and lifestyle event that will be held in North Coast’s Cali Coast Ras El Hekma on Friday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 19.   The event will feature an NBA 3X (three-on-three) basketball tournament, live music performances and a Jr. NBA clinic for 100 local youth on both days.  Additionally, later this year, MAVEN Developments and NBA Africa will launch a Jr. NBA West Cairo League for youth ages 12-16 and host an elite player development camp in Egypt for youth ages 16 and under.

The announcement was made today in Cairo by Vice President and Head of NBA Egypt Mohamed Abdel-Motaleb Soliman and MAVEN Developments Co-Founder and Board Member Mo Rushdy.

“We are excited to collaborate with MAVEN Developments as part of our continued commitment to developing the game of basketball at the grassroots level in Egypt,” said Soliman. “MAVEN shares our commitment to inspiring the next generation of young people to be better leaders and teammates on the court and in their communities.”

“Every MAVEN project is designed to empower our residents and to help them achieve and exceed their ambitions,” said Rushdy. “We have strong conviction that life is a series of moments, shaped by where they happen.  We’re always searching for the value of the things that matter, such as creating more opportunities for Egyptian youth to play sports, and we look forward to the launch of our collaboration with the NBA this weekend.”

The collaboration builds on the league’s previous initiatives in Cairo, including the last two Basketball Africa League Nile Conference group phases, Jr. NBA clinics for local youth, the 18th edition of the Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa camp, and the launch of the NBA Egypt office earlier this year. MAVEN Developments also served as the title sponsor of the BWB Africa 2022 camp awards.

The Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game – teamwork, respect, determination and community – at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. The Jr. NBA program has been implemented in 16 African countries.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of National Basketball Association (NBA).

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