RelatedPosts Saraki to Kwara Governor: Call those encroaching my land led by your SA to order FG hails Kwara Governor over social investment programme COVID-19 taught us to be closer to God – ex-NAN Director The Kwara chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria may direct its members to boycott the 5th National Youth Games holding in Ilorin from Saturday to September 17. This was part of decisions reached by the body after its State Executive Committee meeting on Friday in Ilorin, following certain lapses on the part of the Games’ organisers. In a statement signed by its Secretary, Olayinka Owolewa, Kwara SWAN said the organisers failed consider the activities of the media in their plans. It said: “The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development had consistently disrespected our members over the years through the non-provision of a Games Media Centre and shuttle buses for journalists, as well as a cumbersome accreditation process.’’ It also noted that if a member of the Association had been part of the games’ Main Organising Committee or Local Organising Committee, these issues would have been addressed. It stated: “Right from the beginning of the staging of the NYG in Ilorin, the Ministry has never provided a Media Centre. “How do you hold an event like this and sports journalists will be hanging under trees to work, with no room to compare notes or shuttle buses to ease movement. We have complained over the years, yet there has been no change. “What we are asking for is a Media Centre, shuttle bus(es) to assist our members to the various venues and a seamless accreditation process for journalists covering the games.’’ Kwara SWAN then warned that if nothing changes between now and early on Sunday, the chapter would officially notify its National Secretariat of its decision. It added that this would be with a view to seeking a wider non-coverage of this year’s NYG by the media, and urged its members to wait for directives.Tags: Kwara StateNYGOlayinka OwolewaSWAN
And he could miss out again at The Hawthorns after revealing he is still being troubled by the injury. “I’m not sure if I’ll be fit, I’ve been doing bits and pieces this week but it’ll be touch and go,” said the Northern Ireland midfielder. “We have a few days to work on it but with the type of injury it is I will need to make 100 per cent sure whether I’m fit or not. “I’ll take advice from the medical staff but it’s a game I’m desperate to play in. It’s a game I’ve always enjoyed and one you look forward to. “It’s just a small strain but it depends how I react to the rehab. I felt it go straight away in the game so I knew I had to come off. “I did the right thing but I was disappointed to come off as, as soon as I stepped off the pitch, West Ham scored the second goal.” A derby defeat could see Albion drop into the relegation zone to add more pressure on under-fire boss Alan Irvine. They sit just a point above the bottom three, having won just one of their last 10 games in all competitions, and Brunt knows they must improve. Press Association West Brom skipper Chris Brunt is in a race against time to face Aston Villa after admitting he is “touch and go” for the crunch derby. The captain has been sidelined for a week with a hamstring injury and could miss the clash on Saturday. Brunt limped out of their 2-1 defeat to West Ham last week and missed the Baggies’ goalless draw at Hull at the weekend. “Things haven’t been going our way at the minute,” said the 29-year-old. “The lads stopped the rot on Saturday and the clean sheet is always a bonus in the form we’ve been in – we’ve been conceding a lot of goals. “So to get a clean sheet was great and we need to add that little bit more going forward now and hopefully try to build on it. “I’m sure the gaffer and the lads have been doing as much work as they can. We need to go and win the game, especially at home where we haven’t been playing well. “Three points is a big target for us this week. “It’s a very important one and we need to get some points on the board, especially at home.”
Ghana’s David Accam came off the bench to score the only goal for Nashville SC as they beat Dallas in the first game back for both teams since MLS shut down in March due to Covid – 19.Accam went on a solo run just 4 minutes after coming on and managed to guide his shot past the goalkeeper aided by a deflection.Nashville and Dallas were forced to withdraw from the MLS is Back tournament this past month in Florida because of positive COVID-19 tests.The game between the teams at the Toyota Stadium was the first of the league’s restart of the regular season.Because the group stage of the tournament counted toward the regular season, Dallas and Nashville were behind the other teams. They will play each other three total times, with the second game set for Sunday at Toyota Stadium.The win means Nashville SC have secured three points and their first ever win in the MLS.