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Activities making the Season 4 of the annual Opeifa Lagos State Secondary Schools Handball Championship holding at the Rowe Park Sports Centre Yaba will be rounded-off today when all the eight finals in both the boys and girls categories will be on the card.This afternoon, Lagos City College Yaba and Zumratu Islamic Senior High School will look horns in the senior boys final while Wesley Girls Senior Secondary School will take on CMS Senior Grammar School in the senior final. Todayâ€™s grand finale will begin at 9am with the junior finals at the open court.To get to todayâ€™s final, Lagos City College defeated Ikosi Senior High School 13 â€“ 6 while Zumratu Islamic outscored Jagumolu Senior Girls Grammer School 3 -1. In the junior category, United Christian Junior Secondary School will face Eletu Ejigbo Junior High School in the Girls final while Herbert Macaulay Junior High School will tackle Jibowu Junior High School. In the Boys final, United Christian Junior School beat Herbert Macaulay 3 â€“ 1 while Eletu Ejigbo out classed ST. Lukeâ€™s Junior Grammar School 6 â€“ 4 in the semi-final even as Jagumolu High School beat Mobolaji Bank Anthony Junior High School 14 â€“ 13.Interestingly, new champions are to emerge this year as the defending champions in both the senior boys and girls categories have since crashed out of the race to pave way for new championsSecretary General of the Lagos Sate Handball Association, Fatimoh Ojikutu and the former chairperson of the Lagos Sate Handball Association Adeola Opeifa, both applauded the development which they attributed to the equal opportunity given to all the schools to use the Rowe Park Sports Centre facilities for their training.Meanwhile death was adverted at the venue yesterday when a female player suspected to be fasting, collapsed on the court but thanks for the quick intervention of the Lagos State Sports Commission medical team that revived her instantly and she continue her play.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Both Lopez and Commey have had very commendable things to say to each other after the bout and the champion believes that the door is not completely closed to the Ghanaian in terms of another showdown in the ring.“Wishing him (Commey) nothing but the best and if the fight potentially comes up again, then I don’t see why not to have a rematch,” Lopez said to Citi Sports’ Nathan Quao during a live Q&A chat on Thursday on The Athletic platform.On the big fight with Lomachenko, Lopez said that all his efforts and energies were guided towards the bout with Lomachenko and the two camps were still engaging over when it would finally happen.“I’m going straight for Lomachenko. I’m in contact with his promoter time to time.”Lopez also shared some advice to boxing fans on staying safe during the current period of the Coronavirus pandemic.“I hope everyone is safe and practising social distancing for the mean time. I hope everyone stays indoors during these times of the COVID-19.” IBF Lightweight champion, Teofimo Lopez, says that he is not totally averse to the idea of facing Ghana’s Richard Commey again for a rematch but it all depends on whether or not that chance will be there for the two boxers.Lopez defeated Commey in December 2019 at the Madison Square Garden to pick up the lightweight title and set up a very expected clash with WBA, WBO and WBC Lightweight champion, Vasyl Lomachenko.
The United States of America has given hope to the Liberian people in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia and the world, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler, has declared.In his remarks Monday during the official opening of the newly constructed Ebola Treatment Unit in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Speaker Tyler said he was thankful to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph N. Boakai for the extraordinary leadership they continue to demonstrate in Liberia.Expressing thanks to the people of the United States of America and other international partners, Speaker Tyler said, “The United States Government has given hope to the people of Liberia through the enormous assistance provided.“A few months ago, we had people coming down with the deadly Ebola virus in our county, and we had no place to take our suffering people. You have given us hope just in case the county experiences a further outbreak.”The Speaker noted that the county’s residents are continuing to observe the guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. He expressed the hope that Liberia will be free of the epidemic in the very near future. Speaker Tyler expressed thanks and appreciation to members of the Armed Forces of Liberia, the U.S. security forces, partners in the fight against Ebola, chiefs and elders of the county for their support in the fight against Ebola. He called on all Bomi residents to continue in the fight to ensure that Bomi is free of the disease.Also speaking during the occasion, the Head of the Incidence Management Team, Minister Tolbert Nyenswah, described the ETU as a milestone for the county and Liberia in the fight against the deadly disease.More Ebola Treatment Units are to be constructed around the country, including Sinje, in Grand Cape Mount, Ganta, Nimba and Buchanan, Grand Bassa, in support of the fight against the epidemic, he said.Minister Nyenswah emphasized that Liberia continues to experience a considerable reduction of Ebola cases but called on Liberians to be even more robust in containing the virus.Meanwhile, the Vice President of Liberia, Joseph N. Boakai, has promised that the government will work at the various border points around the country to ensure that Liberia does not have any further outbreak of the virus from the borders.He called on communities to cooperate in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, acknowledging that, “The various communities have been very helpful in the fight.”The Vice President said government will work with the bordering countries of Sierra Leone and Guinea to ensure that they control their border areas in order to keep the people of the three countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus safe from the further spread of the disease.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)