Leadway Wins UBA Pensions’ Sports Tournament

first_imgLeadway Pensure has emerged the overall winner of the annual UBA Pensions Sports Tournament that took place last weekend in LagosThe competition organised annually by UBA Pensions Custodian Ltd for its clients, provided friends and families the opportunity to network, mingle and generally take some time off their usual busy and hectic schedule.This year’s event which held at the Upbeat Centre, Lekki Lagos, was the 10th edition. 14 PFAs from across the country participated in the competition, higher than the 12 involved in the previous edition in 2018. Stanbic IBTC Pensions maintained its second position as it had in the previous edition, while AIICO Pensions, which were the overall winner in the 2018 edition, won the third place position.In all 79 medals were won, while six special recognition awards were given out during the event namely;(overall winner trophy, 1strunner-up winner trophy, 2nd runner-up winner trophy, Most valuable player, Best keeper and Highest goal scorer).Participating companies in the pension industry were treated to a time of fun, games and relaxation, amidst an atmosphere of intense competition at theThe participating PFAs were: AIICO Pensions, ARM Pension, AXA Mansard Pension, FCMB Pensions, Fidelity Pensions, IEI Anchor Pensions, Leadway Pensure, PAL Pensions, Premium Pension, Radix Pension, Sigma Pensions, Stanbic IBTC Pensions, Trustfund Pension and Veritas Glanvills Pensions.These teams competed in Five-a-side-football, Chess, Scrabble, Table Tennis (Male & Female), Snooker, Egg and Spoon, Sack race, and Virtual Game (FIFA 19) events, Penalty Shoot-outs.Managing Director, UBA Pensions, Bayo Yusuf, who addressed the over 850 participants at the event, said that UBA Pensions organised the event annually in a bid to assist its clients to enjoy a time of bonding and interaction in a relaxed atmosphere, with the overall aim of fostering a healthy lifestyle.He also noted that the initiative was not just about games being played but about learning lessons of failure, joy, disappointment, excitement, winning and losing.While promising that upcoming editions would be bigger and better, Bayo Yusuf expressed satisfaction on the successful outcome of the event, which according to him, witnessed an increased turnout.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Leadway Wins UBA Pensions Sportslast_img read more

My Coach Didn’t Want Me To Play For Nigeria – New Super Eagles Star

first_imgNew Super Eagles sensation Brian Idowu has narrated how his club coach tried to discourage him from playing for the team.Idowu, 25, revealed that Amkar Perm coach Gadzi Gadzhiyen wanted him to play for his place of birth (Russia) adding that the Russian tactician told him to wait and see whether he would be invited to the Russian national team.He made this known in a chat with ESPN, Brian Idowu said: “Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr contacted me and told me that he was following me.”“He wanted to invite me to the squad, but that was impossible because I didn’t have a Nigerian passport.“Gadzhiev said that such a call is not incidental, and I should keep progressing. He advised me to wait and see if I get called by Russia as well. I don’t see why I can’t play for Russia if I keep getting better, but they have good players like Mario Fernandes in my position. They don’t miss me.” he concluded.Brian Idowu made an instant impact in an international friendly for the Super Eagles on Tuesday night as he scored minutes after coming on as an halftime substitute for Ola Aina to edge Nigeria 3-2 ahead before the outstanding Alex Iwobi finished the team’s opponents and long time nemesis Argentina off to give the team a 4-2 win. [tps_header][/tps_header]RelatedRohr Undecided On Leftback SpotMarch 31, 2018In “National Team”New Sensation Brian Idowu Faces Sanction For Eagles AppearanceNovember 16, 2017In “National Team”Argentina Win Fallout: Rohr Singles Out Two Players For PraiseNovember 15, 2017In “National Team”last_img read more

Clippers sign forward Johnathan Motley, guard Derrick Walton

first_imgThe Clippers also recently signed Amir Coffey to their other allotted two-way contract, which allows players to spend a maximum of 45 days with the NBA team while otherwise playing for the G League squad.Walton will join the team on an Exhibit 10 deal. The 6-1 former Michigan standout is the only Wolverine with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists. He also holds the program’s single-game assist record (16).Walton played for the Miami Heat on a two-way contract in 2017-18, when he appeared in 16 games and averaged 1.8 points,  and he has international experience, having played in Lithuania and Germany.This summer, he played in four games with the Clippers Summer League contingent, averaging 4.3 points, 1.8 assists and 1.8 rebounds in Las Vegas. The Clippers added a couple of promising players to the mix this week.No, not the pair they introduced in a celebratory news conference at Green Meadows Recreation Center on Wednesday, where hundreds of media members were on hand to hear introductory comments from new Clippers superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.The Clippers also brought aboard 24-year-old point guard Derrick Walton Jr. on an Exhibit 10 contract – a one-year contract that pays a minimum salary but offers bonuses intended to compel a player to stick with the franchise’s G League program – and brought back 24-year-old power forward Johnathan Motley, again as a two-way player, an NBA source said.Clippers fans are familiar with Motley, who impressed last season as he split time between the Clippers and the organization’s G League affiliate in Ontario. With Agua Caliente, he averaged 24.5 points and 9.9 rebounds and shot 55.3 percent from the field in 27 games, production for which the 6-foot-10 prospect from Baylor was named to the All-G League second team. The honor was appreciated, though not unexpected, Motley said last season, after he and fellow two-way standout Angel Delgado were honored by the G League. “We’re supposed to get it,” Motley said. “We want to be NBA players … so those are awards we’re supposed to get.“We’re supposed to dominate at that level every night, and I think we did a good job of that this year, showing that we’re NBA players. We’re very thankful for the G League awards, but we have a higher goal in mind.”On the big stage with the L.A. Clippers, Motley – whom Dallas initially signed as a two-way player in 2017 before trading him to the Clippers last year – appeared in 22 games, 4.6 points and 2.3 rebounds and 7.1 minutes.“When we got him, I wasn’t too familiar with the overall personnel of the entire G League, but everybody told me, ‘This is a top center in the G League,’ ” Bryan Adams said before coaching a G League team last season. “And Mot had an amazing training camp for us with the big team, so the thing that I’ve been telling him is while I’m excited to have him here, the goal is to make him stay up there. He’s great, he’s supposed to be one of the more legit guys and I can see why.”Surmised Delgado, in respect to his buddy in the post: “He’s probably the best offensive big man I ever played with. He’s a bucket.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Mesud Pezer to fight for a Medal at the European Championship in Berlin

first_imgThe finals in shot pot at the European Championship in Athletics is scheduled for tonight, and Mesud Pezer will represent BiH.Pezer threw the ball for 20.16 meters during yesterday’s qualifiers, and thus he was ranked as fifth in the finals.This qualifying result gives a hope to Pezer that he can win a medal tonight.The finals will start at 8:33 p.m. and the favourite is David Storl.Besides Storl, Michal Haratyuk from Poland, Stipe Zunic from Croatia and Makim Afonin from Russia are also hoping for medal.Besides them and Pezer, in the finals will also perform Aleksej Nihjapar from Belarus, Nikolas Skarvelis from Greece, Konrad Bukowiecki from Poland, Tomas Stanek from the Czech Republic, Bob Bertems from Luxembourg, Jakub Szyszkowski from Poland and Francisco Belo from Portugal.(Source: E. B./Klix.ba)last_img read more