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Protecting Kids from Holiday Sports Camp Hazards

July 6, 2017

  Mr. Martins Ajiboye, a football coach, has been involved in football camping for most of his adult life. During holidays he gathers teenagers within the 10-17 years age range for a three-week football camp in Sagamu, Ogun State. To be picked for the camp, the kids are required to fulfil normal procedural conditions such […]

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SPECTATORS SAFETY AT SPORTING EVENTS

June 1, 2017

    As undergraduates in 2009, my friend and I attended the FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinal game between Switzerland and Italy at the Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. This was my first time of witnessing first-hand a stampede situation. Despite having our tickets, we had to slug it out with other fans […]

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Sport Safety: Protecting School Pupils from Abuse by Sport Coaches

January 11, 2017

A Lagos-based football academy manager, Mr. Frank Darlington was arrested on November 17, 2016, for having carnal knowledge of three boys in his academy. According to media reports, Darlington, who manages Soccer Warriors Football Academy in the Agege area of the state, slept with many of the boys, some of whom were less than 18 […]

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