Aljazirah Amazons feature in ‘Kick Out Cancer’ novelty match

Aljazirah Amazons feature in ‘Kick Out Cancer’ novelty match

By Mariam Sanni, Amina Isah and Victoria Apata

 The trio of Mariam Sanni, Amina Isah and Victoria Apata, AljazirahNigeria correspondents were part of the Never Again to Cancer novelty football match which took place at Millennium Park, Maitama Abuja, between the Media Queens and Beauty Queens to mark World Cancer Day.

The program which was organized by Miss NGO Nigeria was sponsored by Ritefoods limited (Bigi) and Ntel Nigeria.

The match was a success as the Media Queens and the Beauty Queens both played their hearts out.

The game lasted for 20 minutes without any team scoring a goal but left the referee was left with no choice than to introduce a penalty shoot-out and the Beauty team went home with the cup after scoring 1 goal against the Media Queens.

Mr John, a speaker and an author talked about cancer and the estimated number of people suffering from cancer in Nigeria.

He spoke on the essence of communicating cancer properly which he titled strategic communication as a way of communicating cancer in Nigeria.

He also commended the Miss NGO Nigeria for organizing a program, as he described it as one of the best ways of communicating cancer and also advised people to always go for the test.

‘’I will advise  ladies to go for a breast cancer test or cervical cancer test, for the men they should go for prostate cancer test especially when they get to the age of 45 because there is a need for that, one thing about cancer is that it never respects age.’’

The Chairman of AMAC was represented by Honorable Ramat Abdullahi, appreciated the organizers of the program while describing the project as a laudable one.

‘’We will continue to support this kind of project and any other one that has to do with health and cancer.’’

Nancy Illoh, a broadcaster with an Abuja-based television station thanked those who were able to make it to the event.

“I had to assess myself first if I am fit and look like a footballer but it is all in the spirit of commemorating the day, which is world cancer day today. We need to take care of ourselves, especially the ladies, they say prevention is better than cure.”

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