Akwa Ibom begins preparation for Eagles/Squirrels’ AFCON qualifier
The Akwa Ibom State government has affirmed its readiness to host next week’s African Cup of Nations qualifier between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Squirrels of Benin at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
Remembering disabled medallists who preceded Paralympics
Though the earliest forerunner of the Paralympics was inaugurated in 1948, it wasn’t an open competition for another 12 years. The Stoke Mandeville Games, as it was then called, was initially intended to aid the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers and, as such, was contested only by former military personnel. In 1960, shadowing that year’s Summer…