Â Â Segun Awofadeji in GombeÂ Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo in collaboration with AshakaCem Plc, last Monday tee-off the first edition of the Talba Open Golf Tournament at the Gogilla Valley Golf Course, Ashaka, Gombe State.Represented at the ceremony by the stateâ€™s Deputy Governor, Mr. Charles Iliya, Dankwambo assured all his administrationâ€™s continued support for sporting activities in the state.Â “Today’s occasion is therefore a deliberate effort by Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo to promote the game of golf which has been misconceived by many as a sport for the elites and the rich,” he said.The governor urged the participating golfers in the tournament to exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play throughout the event.Â Chairman of Gombe State Sports Commission, Alhaji Bello Suleiman, called on the youth to key into the game of golf as government and individuals have promised to support them in the game.“Golf has become a popular sport all over the globe. Players of all ages, walks of life, social standard and geographic locations find solace in the game of golf. It has direct benefit on individualsâ€™ health, job creation, social benefits and economic advantage,” he said.In his remarks, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Ashaka Cement Plc, Mallam Rabiu Umar, congratulated Dankwambo for introducing the tournament as a means of bringing together dignitaries from all walks of life across the country for relaxation.Â He expressed the companyâ€™s readiness to continue to partner Gombe State government towards encouraging the game of golf and other sports for healthy living.Â Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
A hamstring injury will see Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo out for three weeks, the club confirmed in a statement on Sunday.Real’s top scorer may possibly miss the club’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Tottenham as a result.A statement on the club’s official website reads: “After a medical control and scan at the Sanitas hospital, Cristiano Ronaldo is suffering from a first-grade lesion to the hamstring in his left leg. The player will be out for three weeks.”The injury blow means Ronaldo will miss Portugal’s friendly games against Chile and Finland. He is likely to miss Madrid’s game against Sporting Gijon.But, worryingly for coach Jose Mourinho, the former Manchester United man could find himself out of contention for the first-leg of their Champions League clash against Tottenham on April 5.Source: Goal.com
Black Stars defender Jonathan Mensah nodded the match-winner for Evian Thonon Gaillard who pipped Lens 2-1 to manage their first win of the season on Wednesday night. The 24-year-old scored just after the half-hour mark and defended gallantly at the Parc des Sports.Bottom-side Bottom-side Evian had lost four of their last five matches in Ligue 1 coming into this game, but their appetite for goals looked insatiable in the first half, and they were two goals up inside the first half hour.Cédric Barbosa pulled a training-ground free-kick back to the edge of the penalty area and Mensah thrashed the ball toward goal first-time. His initial attempt was blocked but landed kindly, and the big Ghanaian was on hand to thump home past Wylan Cyprien to make it 2-0.Wednesday night’s game is Mensah’s second Ligue 1 goal after scoring for Evian in a 1-1 draw with Stade Reims in 2013.