“Dr Ifeanyi Ubah has endorsed the Yobo Centennial Game. He has promised to use two of his companies, FC IfeanyiUbah and the Authority Newspaper to be brand ambassadors for the testimonial match,” revealed Akanni yesterday.While expressing his happiness over the coming of the top businessman to the testimonial project, the former chairman of Lagos State Football Association stressed that Dr Ubah has shown to football loving Nigerians that he is truly a man of the people.“His long association with the senior national team is legendary. How he supported past testimonials for the likes of Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Taribo West and Nwankwo Kanu remain very fresh in our minds. Dr Ubah remains a father figure for us ex internationals,” observed Akanni who used the occasion to call on other well to do Nigerians to support worthy causes meant to celebrate past footballers who have contributed their quota to make Nigerian sports great.Some of the corporate bodies who have indicated their support for the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game include, Sifax Group, NICON Insurance and Beko Electronics Ltd.Meanwhile, some top players from Europe including William Gallas, Louis Saha, Tim Howard and Steven Pienaar have been booked on the flight to Port Harcourt for the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game.Yobo’s former Everton teammate Wayne Rooney and African greats Samuel Eto’o, Yaya Toure, plus a host of other international football personalities have all shown interests in honouring the former Eagles defender who amassed 100 international caps, scoring seven goals in a career that spanned 13 years.The testimonial game which is being put together by the Joseph Yobo Foundation in partnership with the Rivers State Government will be an occasion to celebrate a worthy son of the state who had a distinguished career.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With barely one month to the befitting testimonial match planed to mark the retirement of former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo, from football slated for May 27 in Port Harcourt, one of Nigeria’s top businessmen, Dr Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, has thrown his weight behind the project.The Capital Oil chairman at the weekend endorsed the Yobo Centennial Game and promised to use two of his companies, FC IfeanyiUbah and the Authority Newspaper to be brand ambassadors of the testimonial match.Coordinator of the Yobo Centennial Game who is also a former Super Eagles player, Waidi Akanni, confirmed Ubah’s magnanimity and his involvement in the plan to give the Ogoni-born former Nigerian captain a befitting send-forth from the Beautiful Game.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Students at Alpena’s All Saints Catholic School got a special demonstration on Thursday and Friday.Ceramicist Sam Machulis brought in his tools to show the children the power of pottery! He also showcased some of his work and talked about how pottery played a critical roll in history. Students all the way from kindergarten to the eighth grade got to marvel in the creations. They really enjoyed the animal creations he was able to make out of clay.“It was really cool,” said Student Cecelia Weaver, “When he showed all of the animals and he made this huge bull, we got to see all of his other creations like the huge vase he made with all of the designs on it.”Well, it was cool when he made the trunk, he would just put it on the spinning wheel, and he just kept going up with it, and then he made the ears and eyes,” said Student Caden DeCaire. “It was pretty cool.”Machulis has been practicing pottery for over 40 years. He’s crafted as a teacher, professional, and just out of pure passion for this unique hobby. He’s always happy to show children the power and fun parts of the craft.“Kids asked me about that, you know, well do you do this for a living, a job?” said Machulis. “I do it out of love, not because I’m going to get rich, it’s just always stuck with me, so their is not a ton of us running around.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: All Saints Catholic School, Alpena Catholic Schools, Ceramicists, Ceramics, Live Demonstration, PotteryContinue ReadingPrevious Salvation Army Grateful for Additional Donations From the CommunityNext World AIDS Day: Health Department Raises Awareness on HIV and AIDS