“As an association, we rate him so high for his exemplary qualities. He is a stabilizing factor in the Nigerian Football Federation and his level of maturity in the face of opposition and provocation while discharging his duties as the General Secretary is so commendable.”The Lagos SWAN Chairman further tasked the NFF to focus more on grassroots development to unearth more talents for the age grade teams with the long term goal of featuring for the Super Eagles and Super Falcons.He assured the NFF that members of Lagos SWAN will continue to support the federation in their quest to meet their goals.“As critical stakeholders in the sports sector, it is imperative that we join hands with other stakeholders with similar objectives to grow sports in Nigeria.” As watchdogs and members of the fourth estate of the realm, we shall continue to play our roles and hold public office holders accountable when needed and support them where necessary”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (Lagos Chapter) has congratulated the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Dr. Mohammed Sanusi over his recent contract extension for another period of five years in office.In a statement issued by its Chairman, Debo Oshundun, he said the re-appointment at the last Annual General Assembly of the NFF held in Benin City, Edo state is a confirmation of the remarkable achievement of the experienced football administrator.Oshundun praised the exemplary qualities of the top NFF chieftain which he said contributed in no small way to the peace currently being enjoyed in Nigerian football.
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Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Defensively, he blocks shots for us, makes plays and gets us out running,” Walton said of Black. “He dives to the basket hard. If they decide to double or mess the rotations up at all, we get some easy looks. He hits the offensive glass pretty hard and gets us second and third opportunities.”Meanwhile, Lakers guard Jose Calderon will miss his seventh consecutive game because of a strained right hamstring. He had planned to complete running and shooting drills at an increased speed Friday after spending Thursday’s practice completing sprints at 60-70 percent speed and spot shooting. But Walton said Calderon did not complete any work Friday before stressing he has had no setbacks.Instead, Walton said he consulted Calderon’s opinion on various non-disclosed basketball issues. Walton also talked about “life” with Calderon, an 11-NBA year veteran and veteran of the Spanish national team.“That’s what’s nice to have vets for; you can talk to them about different things,” Walton said. “Jose’s a well-traveled man and interesting man.” PHILADELPHIA — The Lakers could be closer to receiving some extra help to bolster their depth and effort in hopes of ending their eight-game losing streak.The Lakers (10-18) have listed reserve forward Tarik Black as questionable to play Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers (6-19) at Wells Fargo Center.After missing the past five games with a sprained right ankle, Black still will need to complete a pregame workout before the Lakers determine his availability. Black completed morning shootaround drills Friday, though Lakers coach Luke Walton said Black is “still nursing” his right ankle. Black also completed his first full practice Thursday.With the 6-foot-9, 250-pound Black averaging 5.9 points on 50 percent shooting and 5.2 rebounds in 15.4 minutes off the bench, the Lakers have struggled replicating his energy. Walton also called Black, rookie forward Brandon Ingram and second-year forward Larry Nance Jr. “three of our more active defenders” because of their hustle, length and versatility.