2022 FCT SWAN Week: NTA tackles AIT in opener as Attah, Ejidike donate trophies


Two prominent television stations in Africa – Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) and Africa Independent Television (AIT) will on Monday (today) trade tackle in the opening football match of the  ongoing 2022 FCT Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) week.
The fixture, hosted by the Director of Media, Mark ‘D’ Ball Basketball Championships, Kingsley Aigbonoga, became evident after an official draw at the weekend in Abuja pitched both sides.
Also in the preliminary hostilities which will determine those to play in the semi-final, 2021 finalists – News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) will face Print Selected, while global radio outfit – Voice of Nigeria (VON) battles Online Selected. The tie between network giants – Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and Radio Selected completes the day’s action, slated for the Practice pitch of Moshood Abiola National stadium, Abuja.
According to Mr. Ayo Makinde, secretary of the organising committee, aside football, this year’s sporting event will also feature Tennis and Scrabble on Tuesday, Handball and Volleyball on Wednesday.
He said the grand finale of the events where football final and other ceremonial proceedings will hold on Thursday and it promises to be full of fanfare.
Meanwhile, the leadership of SWAN FCT at the weekend took delivery of two sets of Jerseys (home and away) colours.
The brand new jerseys were donated by a philanthropist and Vice President City Sports club, Abuja Mr. Sylvester Uzoama, who is also a board member of FCT Tennis Association.
SWAN FCT chairman Mr. Ndubueze Chidoka while presenting the jerseys to members hailed the donor and assured that the association is always ready to partner willing individuals and corporate organisations in advancing sports development within FCT and beyond.
Earlier, the association’s leadership received two trophies and prize money from former Super Eagles coordinator Mr. Emmanuel Attah.
Also, Nigeria Pillar of Sports Chief Donatus Ejidike donated a trophy.
The ongoing SWAN week kick-started on Saturday with a Keep Fit moment where members engaged in Aerobics as well as Walk and Jog.


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