Lagos All-Sail Championship Set to Light up Waterways

first_imgPHOTO CAPTION: L-R: Initiator, Lagos All-Sail Championship, Maleek Shehu, and President, Nigeria Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation (NRCSF), Rear Admiral Festus Porbeni (Retd) showcasing the King of the Sea trophy while Ladi Ani-Mumuney (middle) looks on during the unveiling of the Lagos All-sail Championship in Lagos Olaseni DurojaiyeThe Lagos All-Sail Championship debuting this week is set to up the ante regarding water-based activities in the state, as well as create awareness around the safe and healthy use of the waterways.The championship will feature four categories of races: King, Queen, Prince and Princess Sea boat races. According to the organisers, the three-day tournament billed for December 13 through 15 will be a yearly competition with the support of the Nigeria Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation (NRCSF).The initiative has also received support from stakeholders in the private and public sectors.Speaking at a media briefing in Lagos, the initiator of the tournament, Maleek Shehu, said; “For the past two and half years, we have been on the drawing board working on this and having put everything in place, we believe we are set to stage the maiden edition of the tournament that will help to put our waterway to use.“Among other things, we hope to create awareness around the safe and healthy use to which our waterways can be put to. This kind of event will add colour to our waterways and boost tourism in Lagos State.“The maiden edition will have four titles to be competed for with winners emerging in the King of Sea, Queen of Sea, Prince of Sea and Princess of Sea categories. All stakeholders including the marine police, Nigeria Ports Authority among others are involved in the tournament. Also, safety precautions have been put in place to ensure that we compete under a safe atmosphere,” Shehu said.In a brief remark at the event, President of NRCSF, Rear Admiral Festus Porbeni (rtd), said the organisers have the full backing of the federation.Porbeni said, “We are excited about the initiative that will raise the profile of water sports. When we were contacted, we were so excited with this and we hope and believe this kind of tournament will help to raise home-grown athletes.”Marine life aficionado and safety consultant to the tournament, Ladi Ani-Mumuney, also stated at the briefing that a championship of the calibre of the Lagos All-Sail Championship will ignite interest in water sports as well as impact the country economically.Ani-Mumuney also disclosed that over 300 athletes drawn from riverside communities will compete in the rowing and canoeing event of the competition with the sole aim of helping to discover talents.Also speaking, Nollywood star, Caroline Hutchins said proceeds from the tournament will be deployed to supporting the less privileged communities in the state particularly in riverine areas of the state with the provision of basic amenities.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Domestic Companies “Metalac“ and “A3“ to renew the Stadium “Pecara“?

first_imgWorks on covering the north stands of the stadium Pecara in Siroki Brijeg are in the progress and will be ended until the beginning of the new football season. Contractors are companies from Siroki Brijeg “Metalac“ d.o.o. and “A3“, and the investor is the Football Club Siroki Brijeg, as confirmed in  Metalac.First, the old structure above the VIP Lodge was removed and the installment of columns that will carry the roof structure is in progress. With covered south stands, Pecara will be additionally beautified with covering the north stands that will certainly means a better comfort for spectators.“Metalac“ is performing works on the steel construction (main columns, girders and the secondary construction) and the covering of the stands with an appropriate profiled steel sheet, and “A3“ is the contractor of concrete works.“The job is very demanding and complex as in terms of a technical solutions and the workshop development, as well as in terms of the installation itself and the appliance of an appropriate scaffoldings and cranes for the installment“, said the contractor, stating that “Metalac“ engaged 20 people for the workshop development and 10 people for the installment itself.In the current phase, around 1.300 square meters of the space at the north stands s being covered and it will enable a better comfort for spectators.Also, the grass is completely refreshed, thus preparations and playing matches will be a pleasure for players of FC Siroki Brijeg.(Source: read more