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Adeboye U-20 T/Tennis Tourney Begins  print

Published on February 15, 2013 by   ·   4 Comments

The tournament, which is the brainchild of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Lagos Province 3, is part of its efforts to revive table tennis in Nigeria, with eight players made up of four male and four female representing each state at the national final scheduled for this month.

The grand finale will take place at the Redemption Camp, in Ogun State. According to the organisers, finalists are expected to arrive on Monday, 25 February for registration, while the competition will hold from 26 February to 2 March. Over N6m cash prize will be won at the championship.

For the Pastor-in-Charge of Lagos Province 3, Austin Ukaiwe, the motivating factor for the competition was the poor performance recorded at the London 2012 Olympics.

“Dissatisfied with the performance of Nigeria at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Province 3 is further encouraged to join forces with the Federal Government, Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), individual and corporate organisations to discover talents that would bring honour to Nigeria,” he said.

A seminar will hold on Saturday, 2 March with the theme – “Maximizing the potentials of Nigerian Youth/Teenagers in table tennis, towards the 2016 Olympics Games. The roles of the Private Sector.”

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4 Comments for “Adeboye U-20 T/Tennis Tourney Begins”

  1. CONTROVERSY TRAILS PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE NATIONAL TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP.

    It is needful I bring to the awareness of the public the saddened mischief of the organizing committee members of the Pastor E.A Adeboye Under 20 National Table Tennis Championship. These characters who disguise themselves as men of God has hijacked the entire process of the competition from the sole official marketer of the event owing to their selfish interest, thereby giving a bad image to their Man of God; Pastor E.A Adeboye.

    As the official marketers of the Championship, we were saddled with the responsibility of organizing the entire events including registration of intended participants. We had put in adequate preparation in place and have spent whooping some of money in the Millions of naira in advertising the event all on our expenses just to have a world class Table Tennis Championship.
    At the end of it all, agreements were breached by the Redeemed Christian church of God.

    The Redeemed Christian Church of God has observed its obligations as Host more in breach than compliance to our agreed terms of contract. Rather, they continued their grandstanding and without due regard to the mutual warrantees and representations.

    Various meetings, mediations and arbitrations between the official marketers and Redeemed Christian Church of God were more of complications than resolutions.

    THE CHURCH HAS GONE AHEAD WITH THE COMPETITION WITHOUT THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE OFFICIAL MARKETERS AND WITHOUT THE AUTHENTIC DATA OF REGISTERED PARTCIPANTS. THEY HAVE USED FICTITIOUS NAMES FOR PARTICIPANTS THEREBY DISENFRANCHISING THE REAL PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY REGISTERED FOR THE TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT.

    We apologize to the True participants that bought the N500 Registration Scratch Card for these abnormality. More update will come to you later as we progress in this matter.

    • Dele

      This is criminal and justice must prevail. Why do Nigerian churches feel like something from a gangster movie (e.g The Godfather, Untouchables, e.t.c). This is a Naija where everything is an open book and partnerships are entered based on consesual agreements, I am pretty sure if churches were paying tax, they wouldnt treat hardworking business people as such because end game will be highly beneficial to them.

  2. oge

    are you sure that this competition has started because i bought scratch card for 500 and up till now no text message has been sent to me. who can i talk to.

  3. PRESS RELEASE
    CHARLATANS AND THE PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE U-20 NATIONAL TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

    Our attention has been drawn to recent media reports on the commencement of the “Pastor E.A Adeboye U-20 National Table Tennis Championship”.

    We wish to place it on record that our firm, Strategic Media Limited, as the sole official marketer and organiser of the Championship, has no business with the persons or group of persons parading and/or masquerading as the organisers of this Championship. We do not know them.

    As the sole official marketers of the Championship, our contract with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) saddled us with the responsibility of organizing the entire events including securing the approval and recognition of the relevant professional bodies, publicity of the Championship, the registration of intending participants and the actual co-ordination and supervision of the Championship from the grassroots to a national grand finale throughout the nation. We have diligently pursued our obligations under the contract and in consequence spent over 139million naira to date on media publicity.

    The initial dates for the Championship was postponed to enable the RCCG and Strategic Media Limited clarify few knotty issues surrounding the commencement of the Championship. To our knowledge, no new dates have been agreed by the parties to the contract for the commencement of the Championship.

    The general public and all relevant agencies or bodies are by this publication, put on notice that the persons or group of persons (regardless of their status’ within and outside the RCCG) holding themselves out as organisers of the Championship, sponsoring media reports or “registering” participants are NOT the organisers of the “Pastor E.A. Adeboye U-20 National Table Tennis Championship”. Any person or institution that deals or relates with them does so at his or her own risk.

    SIGNED
    Management
    Strategic Media Limited

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