NPFL: Rivers Utd, Rangers in Battle to Put Campaign Back on…

first_imgRivers United will attempt to put their 2019/20 Nigeria professional Football League (NPFL) season back on track this evening when they face one of the country’s traditional clubs, Enugu Rangers as the competition enters Match Day Four.United have made a tepid start to the season, garnering two out of a possible nine points from their opening three games of the season.Rangers have fared marginally better, claiming four points from their first three games of the season.The Flying Antelopes were stunned 0-1 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Sunday in a game they dominated for long spells. They will be looking to make a rapid return to form by picking up a creditable result in Port Harcourt.Head coach, Benedict ‘Surugede’ Ugwu will be looking to his trusted stalwarts, goalkeeper, Seidu Mutawakilu, Chidera Ezeh (who scored the winner in the last meeting between the two sides), Chiemeka Nwokeji, Anthony Shimaga, Uche John, Isiaka Oladuntoye, Obinna Eleje, Godspower Aniefiok, Seka Pascal, Nnamdi Egbujuo and , Kehinde Adedipe, who returns to his old stomping ground, to deliver the goods.Gabriel Ezema, a member of the Enugu Rangers backroom staff is confident that Rangers will get a positive result of“Much as the loss against MFM is one that we do not expect, it is important for us because it gives us a positive and that positive is that we have to elicit a victorious response in our next game against Rivers United,” Ezema told Rivers United official website yesterday.The United technical manager, Stanley Eguma“Playing against Rangers is a big game. They are playing on the continent. We are ready and we have to perfect our strategies to see that we win this game as it will bring back confidence into the team,” he said.Rivers United currently sit in 15th place in the NPFL standings while Rangers occupy ninth place.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington Hosts Annual Bowl For…

first_imgFacebook44Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest WashingtonBig Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington is appealing to the community to support Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the mentoring organization’s longest standing annual fundraiser, which raises money needed to carefully pair volunteer mentors with children who face adversity in staff-supported, long-term mentoring friendships.The 2016 Bowl For Kids’ Sake will take place over two days, April 23 and 30. There are five different categories in which teams can compete: Cops vs. Firefighters, Financial, Washington State Employees, Community, and High School.The winning team, “The Mixer”, from the 2015 Cops vs. Firefighters Bowl raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters Southwest Washington.The process is simple and fun! Form a team of 4-6 members and collect pledges from friends, family, and acquaintances. Each bowler is encouraged to raise a minimum of $100. New this year: every $10 donation is eligible to receive a raffle ticket to win one of three great prizes, with the grand prize being a trip for two to Palm Desert! For more information and to register as a team captain, please visit Bowl for Kids’ Sake online.Donor funds, such as those raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake, enable Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington to provide careful mentoring matching and ongoing staff support that keeps one-to-one relationships going strong long-term to help youth overcome adversity to achieve lifelong success.About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest WashingtonBig Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington helps children facing adversity beat the odds. We know mentoring works, because we have independent research that shows that children who meet regularly with their Big Brother or Big Sister are:52% less likely to skip school46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs27% less likely to begin using alcohol99% less likely to engage in risky behaviorBig Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent to every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. We are committed to helping Littles access their own resourcefulness and their own resiliency in order to realize their fullest potential.There is no cost to Bigs or Littles to participate in our program. The majority of the funds we raise through special events go directly into recruiting responsible, reliable, and trustworthy Bigs, making matches, and maintaining matches. We train and recognize our Bigs, and provide match enrichment activities. Our professional staff recruit volunteers, assess the needs of the children, and support, monitor, and evaluate each match for the entire duration of the relationship.To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington and how you can help, please visit our website and like us on Facebook.last_img read more