The Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF) has expressed its gratitude to the Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, for fulfilling his N20 million pledge to the Super Eagles B team for finishing as runners-up during the last Championship of African Nation (CHAN) in Morocco early this year.The NFF, which was represented by its First Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, who is also the Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association, described Ambode as an amiable Governor, who had done a lot for sports in his state and Nigeria.He stated that he was with the team in Morocco when the governor made the promise and expressed happiness that he had fulfilled the pledge.â€œWe at the NFF are extremely happy that the governor has made good his promise,â€ he said.He thanked the governor on behalf of the NFF and urged others to emulate his kind gesture.The Lagos State GovernmentÂ on TuesdayÂ at the Teslim Balogun Stadium fulfilled a pledge of N20 million to the Super Eagles B team that finished second at the Championship of African Nation (CHAN) in Morocco early this year.The Eagles lost 4-0 to Morocco in the finals but were deemed to have done enough to deserve N20million largesse from Lagos State.Receiving the cheque on behalf of his teammates, Ajiboye said the governorâ€™s kind gesture would spur the players to do better in future.â€œI must commend Governor Ambode for the love he has shown to the team, though I am not surprised that he has redeemed his pledge because he is a sports-loving governor who is doing a lot to motivate athletes,â€ Ajiboye said. Speaking earlier, Chairman of the Lagos State Spots Commission (LSSC), Dr Kweku Tandoh, who presented the cheque on behalf of the Governor, commended the Eagles for finishing second in Morocco despite the odds.Tandoh stated that the gesture was to appreciate the players for their good run at the tournament and also encourage them to do better in future.â€œIn line with Governor Ambodeâ€™s disposition, he made a pledge to the team in Morocco and he is finally releasing the money to the team through the LSSC,â€ Tandoh noted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
A USC student was killed and another injured on Saturday after their car collided head on with another vehicle in Kern County.Sandy Roberts, a sophomore majoring in cinema-television production, was killed after the car he was riding in passed a truck, lost control and veered into oncoming traffic on highway 46. Roberts died after being transported to Kern Medical Center.Nicole Deane, who was driving the car and is a sophomore majoring in cinema-television production, was airlifted to KMC, and is in stable condition.Deane was driving east on the highway near Annette Street at about 7:30 p.m. when she crashed into a westbound vehicle going 55 or 60 mph, according to police. Deane was trying to steer the car back into the eastbound lanes after passing the truck, but she lost control, police said.“Our hearts go out to the families of those involved and the family of the deceased student,” said James Grant, head of USC’s media relations. “Nothing prepares us for this kind of thing and it’s always a shock to us.”Counseling will be available to students who need it, Grant said.