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Top Flight Spanish Football League LaLiga Proud to be in Nigeria

first_imgPresent at the event were former Nigerian LaLiga stars Finidi George, and Emmanuel Amunike. The Nigerian players from Las Palmas, Malaga, Deportivo La Coruna, Nastic Tarragona, and Lugo were also present to represent their respective clubs.Also speaking during the event, wasLaLiga ambassador, and former LaLiga star, Mutiu Adepoju, who said, “As the LaLiga ambassador, growing the LaLiga brand in Nigeria has always been my primary objective. I am excited about the prospect of Nigerian fans being closer to LaLiga and its clubs, as there is an array of Nigerian talent plying their trade in the Spanish top flight. I believe that LaLiga’s presence in Nigeria willultimately further strengthenties between Nigeria and LaLiga”.Sports and broadcast media personnel from the top media publications and online blogs in Nigeria were present at the event, and were treated to a pulsating experience with the Magic of LaLiga, in a private viewing of the Madrid Derby between Real Madrid & Atlético Madrid, with the former Nigerian LaLiga stars acting as commentators during the match.LaLiga is continuously committed to the development of football in Nigeria at all levels, and will stop at nothing to better the footballing culture here through the best league in the world, LaLiga’s methodology.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram  Liga Nacional De Fútbol Profesional, more commonly known as “LaLiga” sunday hosted its first official “LaLiga in Naija”media event in Lagos. The event was aimed at officially unveiling the LaLiga Nigerian office and highlighting the various projects it has undertaken sinceits inception in the country.The LaLiga office in Nigeria was launched in Abuja in 2016, in a signed partnership with Legacy Sports, but there was no official launch event at the time. This was the first official ‘corporate’ event for the brand in Nigeria.The launch was designed tobring LaLiga closer to its Nigerian fans, and to generate more awareness around the other clubs in LaLiga.LaLiga Delegate in Nigeria, Javier Del Rio, whospoke during the event, said; “We (LaLiga) are very proud to be in Nigeria, and to be much closer to the fans. We believe Nigeria is a significant market for the growth of our brand, and we are highly committed to the development of football in this country,paying close attention to its grassroots football asdemonstrated through the 5-day LaLiga-NPFL Coaching Clinic for Nigerian youth coaches earlier this year at the National Stadium in Abuja. We plan to host more of these types of activations, and this is just the beginning of greater things to come between LaLiga and Nigeria.”last_img read more

“If the competition is over, the first three should go up”

first_imgRare is the footballer who does not know that the least thing now is to return to competition. Fernando Martínez is aware that the fundamental thing now is health, even acknowledging that his is a leisure profession, unlike the health workers who are saving the country during these days. However, the Almería goalkeeper is of the opinion that if the Second Division were not resumed, the first three should go up. “Thebes does not contemplate not finishing this competition. As every year they have to ascend three and it would be fair as the competition has been promoted by the first three. It would be the fairest. I have read that several scenarios are contemplated “, explains the second captain of the Almería team.The Murcian acknowledges that the break came at the worst time for his family in a week in which the UDA would visit La Romareda. “It is a shame that he just caught us after recovering the good feelings against Deportivo. We were going with great enthusiasm to Albacete and now this week we would play a lot going to the meeting in Zaragoza. But now it’s time to be home and it’s time to take care of yourself “, points out a Fernando who flatters the donation of the 1,200,000 euros that the sheik has made for the city of Almería due to the coronavirus crisis. “For me it is incredible. Apart from the economic issue, which is greatly appreciated, to serve as an example for other clubs. Hopefully this is the principle of solidarity for others. It says a lot about the great person he is. There are many people who, being from Spain, have not had the gesture unlike him, Saudi. That money is going to save many lives “, he comments on the matter, also thanking the work being carried out by the different people who are at the foot of the canyon. “We are leisure people. People like soccer a lot and when everything goes well, it fills their lives. But when it comes to health, with many lives at stake, there are many important trades that you might not value. In risky situations there are professions that are putting their lives on the line, “he explains.The former UCAM Murcia is not wet about when they will step on the grass again. “Since the league stopped, the predictions were to train the following week and only two weekends without playing, but we were all aware that this was going to last. It goes on the go, day by day. Now we know that they play two or three more weeks at home. That is the date that we set, but we do not know for sure if that goes for long. That is not the important thing, but that they reduce the number of infections, “he explains before acknowledging that society will now value other aspects.” We are all realizing what is really important in life. We give a lot of importance to the material and now we are aware of what life is, being with family and friends. In these moments of isolation you realize that you miss going out, talking to your neighbor or a stranger, going to a bar … It seems that it has been lived in other times, but it will be another experience. Our children will study it tomorrow in the books, “he concludes.last_img read more

“It’s a dumping ground”: Derelict boat sinks at Bunbeg pier

first_imgThe issue of derelict boats in Bunbeg pier has been raised after a dilapidated boat sank. Fortunately, no one was onboard during the incident. The boat had been taking in water for a period of time before sinking during the night.Although a great effort was made by locals to save the boat, it remains at the bottom of the water. Cllr Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig told Donegal Daily that there are a number of boats which have been left abandoned at the pier for years, and hopes that the sinking of this boat will spur the Council on to work with the owners of the vessels, and the fishermen who use the pier regularly.“There are a number of abandoned boats lying there for a long time which haven’t been used in years and will never see the ocean again. “There are a number of pleasure boats which also need to be looked at with regards to where they’re tied up. There are other boats there that only go out once or twice every few years, and these should be pulled up on the slip.“The new Harbour Master will hopefully be in place very shortly and I have asked that Bunbeg comes under the remit of the new Harbour Master. We’re lucky we have a big long harbour at Bunbeg.“All of these issues must be addressed in consultation with the fishermen and those who use the pier on a regular basis.“The Council need to consider fees at the harbour like there is in the majority of working harbours around Ireland.“It’s really important that we clean up and provide the facilities that are needed to allow people to get on with their daily work at Bunbeg, and Bunbeg doesn’t become a dumping group.“I believe we should provide as much as possible, considering how the government have failed the fishing community and have continued to fail them. The priority should be given to the fishermen.“With the Wild Atlantic Way tourism is becoming a big thing for our piers and harbours, so we need to take this on board. Tourism must be a benefit to all, not just a small minority. With this in mind, the Council must take a holistic approach to it.” “The Council must work alongside the fishermen of the area who make a living from the pier, and those who own the boats in resolving this issue.”“It’s a dumping ground”: Derelict boat sinks at Bunbeg pier was last modified: October 3rd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:boatBunbegdonegalharbourpiersinklast_img read more