ON Saturday, all roads will lead to Durban Park where the Government of Guyana will host an “exciting” watch party for the finals of the Caribbean Premiere League (CPL) tournament.According to a release, the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport will be hosting the watch party for all Guyanese who wish to come together and continue the comradery that dominated the Guyana National Stadium during the home games of the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019.At 17:00hrs on Saturday, the Guyana Amazon Warriors, who have won all their games so far in the 2019 CPL tournament – 11 to be exact – will take on the winner of Thursday’s Qualifier 2 match-up between the Barbados Tridents and the Trinbago Knight Riders.“The Government has always been assiduous in pushing its Social Cohesion agenda. Sports, particularly cricket, usually fuel an environment of unity and pride. We want to capitalize on this CPL season and give our people a safe space to come together and support our Warriors,” Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton said.The Minister, who also holds responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, has assured that all measures, including that of security, will be put in place to ensure that the game is enjoyed with optimum pomp and the usual exhilaration displayed by Guyanese.“Hopefully, in the near future, Guyana will be able to host the CPL finals, but for now, we still want to create an environment where our people can physically come together with their fellow Guyanese who will be just as ecstatic and fervent about every wicket and every boundary the Warriors make this Saturday,” Dr. Norton posited.“Just walk with your patriotism and the enthusiasm of a true Guyana Amazon Warrior!” the government requested.
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Photo © Tipperary GAA Small margins will be the difference between Tipperary and Galway on Sunday, according to the captain of the Premier side.It’s the third year running the sides have met at this stage of the competition – each team having come out on top on one occasion so far.Padraic Maher says the game could come down to something as simple as a single hook, block, or puck of the ball. He says they’ll have to be tuned in for the full 70 minutes to book their place in an All Ireland final.Tipp FM s live coverage of the All Ireland Hurling semi final Tipperary versus Galway comes in association with Mulcahy Car Sales Ardcroney, Nenagh and Connolly Man O’Connell Street, Clonmel.
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â€œIt was awesome but enjoyable because Greco-Roman is enjoyable to me. I am glad and by the grace of God, I know I can be the best in this event,â€ gushed the lad who was carried shoulder high by his teammates after the bout at the Alfred Diete Spiff Sports Centre in the heart of the Garden City.In some of the other events decided, thursday Lu Shawn Leonico KOK of South Africa settled for bronze after overcoming Namibiaâ€™s Linus Katujanda, 4-0.In the 60kg weight class, Ikechukwu Robinson of Team Nigeria won bronze after subduing Tunisiaâ€™s Medhi Dheker, 8-0 while Ahmed Merikhi of Algeria won gold in that class by beating Zeyad Emadeldin Helmi Yakout of Egypt, 8-3.The competition continues today with more Nigerians gunning for medals.Meanwhile, the President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation Daniel Igali has said the ongoing Africa Wrestling Championship has helped the country to identify hidden talents in the sport.Igali said the cadet and junior wrestlers groomed in three national camps have afforded the country to have a pool of wrestlers for the future.The Olympic gold medalist was speaking at the opening ceremony of the AWC on Wednesday in Port Harcourt.He commended Governor Nyesom Wike for helping in the preparation of the Nigerian athletes for the continental event.A total of 90 wrestlers are representing the country in the continental competition which is coming to Nigeria for the first time in 42 years.Igali said: “We are happy we have young ones who can always be called upon. The talents are there but we do not have enough competitions to look at them.“Gov Wike has really helped us and I am happy that of the 180 athletes in camp, we have people who can take over from the senior ones in future.”Wike assured wrestling stakeholders that the government of Rivers State would create the enabling environment for all the wrestlers from 35 countries and other participants to enjoy the Garden City.Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, urged the country’s representatives to be good ambassadors of Nigeria at the championship.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFRICAN WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPPeter Ukoro handed Nigeria a surprise gold medal in the 55kg Greco-Roman event for cadet wrestlers on Day 1 of competition at the ongoing African Wrestling Championship in Port Harcourt.The youngster from Bauchi State defeated Omar Adel Abdelaziz of Egypt 4-0 in the final to win the precious medal.â€œI feel very glad and happy about it,â€ Ukoro said shortly after his he was presented the gold medal.