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Enyimba’s Chukwude Hopes Victory against Rivers United Thursday

first_imgEnyimba host Rivers United at the Umuahia Township Stadium, looking to get back to winning ways after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Nasarawa United.The loss leaves the seven-time league champions four points behind leaders, Wikki Tourists and second placed Rivers Unitedin the title race. However, Stephen Chukwude believes his team still has a chance to defend their title.“No one will forget that result, we are still hurt, but it’s now in the past, we need to focus on the next game against Rivers United, which won’t be easy,” Chukwude told Goal.“The players haven’t got over that defeat yet. But I am urging my team mates to forget about the past and dwell on the present. We are still focused on the league title.“We have 18 more games to play, and if we win all our matches, we have a chance depending on what happens elsewhere. I am not going to give up on the title, nothing has been won yet.“We have been doing well, but in the last two matches we have been unlucky, but I am confident we can turn things around.”RESULTSMFM 2-0 NasarawaLobi Stars 3-1 3SCRangers 1-0 PillarsAbia Warriors 1-1 Ikorodu UtdWikki Tourists 1-0 El KanemiWarri Wolves 2-2 HeartlandTornadoes 1-0 PlateauAkwa United 3-3 SunshineShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Falode Tips Falcons for Glory, Hails Falconets

first_imgJust appointed Nigeria’s National Women’s League Chairperson, Aisha Falode, has said she has no doubt about the ability of the Nigerian national women side, tagged the Super Falcons to win the African Women Championship for an unprecedented eight time in Cameroun.She also tips Nigeria’s U20 Women side, the Falconets to cause more upsets at the ongoing FIFA world tourney in Papua New Guinea where the team after losing its first game 6-1 to Japan bounced back with a 3-1 win over Canada on Wednesday.Falode, a member of the CAF and FIFA Media Committees is currently in Cameroun for the AWC championship and declared that it’s only Nigeria that can beat Nigeria at the championship. She said the Nigerian women side with Florence Omagbemi as Head Coach has a leader on the bench with the players ready to defend the integrity of the best national women side ever in Africa. Hear her: “We have a team managed by one of the best women footballers Africa has ever produced and we must thank the NFF for her appointment, the players also know what is at stake and they are determined to make a statement in the new era of women football, I believe they can do it and even more as we await better outing at the global level for the Falcons”.On the U20 side rebound in Papua New Guinea, Falode said Nigerians should support the Peter Dedevbo managed team to reach the knock out stage and possibly pick the trophy following the comeback win against Canada after an embarrassing defeat to Japan. “The team can still make it but they need the support of all Nigerians in the task and sure who says we cannot win the World Cup itself, like we say in football impossibility does not exist.”Falode while also thanking the Amaju Pinnick led NFF over her appointment assured that she will not disappoint the federation because of the carefully selected team that have been chosen to work with her. “We thank the NFF for finding us worthy to serve and the assurance here is that there is work to be done but we will not let those who have picked us for these positions down however we need the support of not only women football lovers but all and sundry for success.Meanwhile, the Super Falcons have been promised a great time in Cameroun as they prepare to defend the Women Africa Cup of Nations title at the 10th edition that kicks off on Saturday.The representative of the Governor of the Littoral region, Mr Etienne Ludovic Ngbwa received the players on arrival the Douala International Airport, Wednesday night.He welcomed the reigning African champions with these words: “I am here to bring the goodwill message of the Governor to you. To welcome the Nigerian contingent to Cameroun and wish the team a successful outing at the Women AFCON.”The Falcons have now gradually settled in Buea and are camped at the Parliamentarian Flats Hotel.The Cup holders will take on Mali in their opening game of Group B on Sunday, 20th November at the Stade Municipal de Limbe.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Mini Cadet Tennis Championship Begins in Lagos

first_imgAs part of efforts to develop the game of table Tennis among kids, the maiden edition of the Cadet Kids mini championship will serve off at the knock Hall of the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos today.According to the sponsor of the competition and Chairman of Kuker Farms, Kunle Soname, “I’m concerned about the development of table tennis because of the huge potentials of so many youngsters. “So I have decided to start the development of the game from kids. Hopefully we can discover so many future champions from this competition. We believe that once the maiden edition achieves the objective of nurturing future champions, then we can make it a regular event,” he noted.The two-day event which started with the registration of kids will begin today and end on Saturday.A record number of kids are expected to take part in the competition. Kits, bats, balls and others equipment are to be distributed to all participants.Soname affirmed that sports is an important vehicle for the overall development of kids. “If we catch them young, then they will be focused on developing their talents as well their education. I believe sports and academics must go together for a better society,” he concluded.The competition is endorsed by the Nigerian Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) in line with it’s developmental programme.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

2019 Elections: ‘Lagos Walk With Sanwo-Olu’ Holds January 12

first_imgAs more and more Lagosians key into the vision of the Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, no fewer than 20,000 residents of the state would on Saturday show their support for him with an early morning 10-kilometre walk.Tagged “Lagos Walk With Sanwo-Olu”, the 20,000-man march is the initiative of the 39142 Group, which has been building huge grassroots support for Mr. Sanwo-Olu across the state. According to the 39142 Group in a statement, “the walk is scheduled to hold on the 12th of January, 2019. Converging point is Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) and the route is through Awolowo Road and Falomo to end at Muri Okunola Park. Take off time is 7a.m.” The organisers of the exercise  noted further that online and offline activities for the success of the walk were in top gear, with the registration of over 20,000 Lagosians already accomplished.“Social Media buzz on the march is trending on Twitter under the hashtag #LagosWalkwithSanwo-Olu, which the 39142 Group launched via its twitter handle @greaterlag39142,” the statement stressed.While still insisting that Contacts, registration and other round-the-clock engagements with Lagosians are also on-going on the 39142 Group’s Instagram Account: @greaterlagosby39142 and facebook page: Walk4GreaterLagos and twitter: @greaterlag39142, it welcomes more Lagosians who want to be part of the healthy walk for life. The 39142 Group enjoined more Lagosians to embrace the vision and agenda of the Lagos APC governorship candidate in order to keep the state on the path of steady progress initiated in 1999 by then Governor of the state and current National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. “We are supporting a great vision; a great mission for the Lagos of our collective dreams and it is clear that Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu is the right man for the job today. That is why we have been engaging Lagosians from all walks of life for Sanwo-Olu. The grassroots response to our engagements has been massive and without doubt Lagos is voting President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and all other APC candidates across the state in this year’s General Elections,” the 39142 Group stressed in the statement.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

African Footballers Use Black Magic, Says Odemwingie

first_img”They poured hot water to relax their muscles. Somehow they returned the hand to the place, while I yelled, they twisted some small sticks.“There was a rite with a chicken.” I came home, my mother saw the hand: “Broke?” I answer: “Yes.” I was taken to a regular hospital, anesthesia was done, and they put the plaster on.Odemwingie who was known for his superb skills while playing for the Super Eagles added that most African players believe in juju treatment (voodoo) than going to see doctors when injured.”At least 70 per cent of players believe in it. They think that some kind of salve will save them. This is more suggestion. Brainwashing goes.”But three years in Nigeria have been helpful to me. They called me to the Big League and there my career developed much faster,” he added.Odemwinge represented Super Eagles in the 2014 FIFA World Cup staged in Brazil.He is currently plying his trade with Indonesian club Madura FC.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Nigerian forward Peter Osaze Odemwingie has said that African players are fond of using juju or black magic to aid their football career.He shared his experience of how he received treatment from a voodoo man after he sustained an injury.“I had a fall in training; I also hurt my shoulder and broke my arm. I was afraid to tell my mom so they took me to the local juju man.last_img read more

Palace Captain Craves to be Part of F’ Eagles World Cup…

first_imgCrystal Palace U-18 captain Martin Onoabhagbe has made himself available for selection to the Flying Eagles team ahead of this summer’s FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.A central defender by trade, Onoabhagbe has been in exceptional form for Palace U-18s side throughout this season and was rewarded with his first start for the U-23s against Colchester United in November 2018.The 2000-born defender trained with Team Nigeria UK in 2015 and 2016 but was not selected because he was then not technically sound and was asked to go and do more work. He later got scouted by Crystal Palace before joining the club in 2017 and being close to cementing a spot in the U-23 side will highlight the progress he has made in the last three years.Onoabhagbe’s minders have described him as a mature, strong and intelligent defender with a massive future ahead of him and with good leadership qualities.Last season, the 18-year-old appeared in 22 matches for Palace’s U-18 team.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Golden Eaglets Book 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Ticket

first_imgGolden Eaglets Five-time world champions Nigeria became the first African team to book a 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup ticket after 1-0 defeat of Angola in Dar es Salaam Wedneday.The win means that the Eaglets return to the FIFA U-17 World Cup after missing out of the last edition staged in India two years ago.Olakunle Olusegun earned the ticket to the tournament semi finals and to Brazil 2019 when he hooked a 21st minute penalty to the roof of the net with Angola’s goalkeeper Geovani stranded. But the Golden Eaglets were guilty of profligacy and the technical crew certainly has much to do still. As happened against host nation Tanzania on Sunday, the Eaglets proved to be masters of use of space and close control, but they mostly lacked the right ideas and punch in the final third, just as some passes went astray at critical moments.Two-goal hero against Tanzania, Wisdom Ubani could have been on the scorer-sheet in the 11th minute but his fierce effort from a 22-yard free kick went narrowly off target.Angola were not to be brow-beaten, as Zito latched onto the ball a few metres from the centre and unleashed a rocket that goalkeeper Sunday Stephen, in for the jittery Suleman Shaibu, did well to punch away.Three minutes later, Stephen had to be alert to push away another fierce Angolan shot, but two minutes later, at the other end, Ubani’s swift turn and shot came quite close with Geovani beaten.An Angolan defender handled the ball in the box under pressure in the 21st minute, and Olusegun made no mistake from the spot to put Nigeria in front.They could have had many more, but Shedrack Tanko bundled against the upright in the 42nd minute when it appeared easier to score, and Olusegun’s effort to chip Goevani from a swift counter was well –read by the goalkeeper.In the second period, the Eaglets’ profligacy continued, even after the Angolans were reduced to 10 men in the 51st minute as Jose Cabincano earned a second yellow card. In the 53rd minute, Ubani’s stinging shot from 25 yards went narrowly over, and on the hour, when it appeared easier to score, Ubani passed the ball to onrushing Olusegun who missed from close range.Substitutes Ibraheem Jabaar, Divine Nwachukwu and Peter Agba could not effect any improvement in the Eaglets’ game, and Nwachukwu even missed a glorious opportunity with six minutes to the end.Nigeria will certainly finish at the head of Group A if they avoid defeat against Uganda at the same venue on Saturday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Musa Wins Saudi Super Cup Title With Al Nassr

first_imgSuper Eagles captain Ahmed Musa played a key role as Al Nassr won the Saudi Arabia Super Cup title following a 5-4 penalty shootout win against Al Taawon at the King Abdullah Stadium yesterday night. Both teams battled to a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes of thrilling football action.It was Musa’s second title with the Saudi Arabia Professional League champions. The 27-year-old was replaced by Abdulfattah Mohamed Adam five minutes from time.Al Taawon took the lead through Cameroonian forward Leandre Tawamba Kana in the 18th minute. Abderrazak Hamdallah equalised for Al Nassr two minutes before the half hour mark.Al Nassr then converted all five spot kicks during the shootout, while Al Taawon scored four.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Caz boys basketball routs APW, improves to 12-8

first_img Tags: boys basketballCazenoviaChittenango Having long secured its place in the post-season, the Cazenovia boys basketball team’s primary goal was to find its great early-season form before the Section III Class B playoffs.It helped that 4-14 Altmar-Parish-Williamstown was visiting Buckley Gym Tuesday night, and the Lakers had little trouble subduing the Rebels 75-44.Prior to the game, Cazenovia honored its seniors – Ryan Romagnoli, Ty Freyer, Keegan Bailey, Mike Parella, Robert Liddell and Brian Roca – and then proceeded to nearly double APW’s total in the first three quarters.Building a 59-30 advantage, the Lakers had all six of those seniors get on the scoreboard. Freyer had 12 points, with Romagnoli adding 10 points and Bailey eight points.Parella hit a 3-pointer, Lidell converted on a basket and Roca sank three free throws, while freshman Alex Moesch led the effort, converting four 3-pointers to account for more than half of his 23 points.This finished the Lakers’ season at 12-8 as it would wait more than a week to find out where it would get paired for the sectional tournament.A very different situation faced the Chittenango boys basketball team. Simply put, it had to win its last two games to get to the .400 league mark needed for a playoff berth.Against Phoenix Tuesday night, the quest nearly ended, but the Bears showed its toughness and resilience, pulling out a 58-57 ovetime decision over the Firebirds.Phoenix led 34-28 at halftime, but Chittenango held them to six points in the third quarter and, during the late stages of regulation, did enough to get even 52-52.In a tight four-minute OT period, the Bears’ defense again saved things, limiting the Firebirds to five points.Brian Schermerhorn finished with 15 points, part of a four-pronged attack where Bryce Bishop got 13 points and the duo of Tyrus Kelly and Alex Lum had 12 points apiece.So it all rode on Thursday’s game against Homer, and with that urgency Chittenango got off to just the start it wanted, grabbing a 16-6 lead on the Trojans through one quarter.But then the Bears hit a slump the rest of the half, held to two points. Homer went in front 20-18, and it stayed that close until the fourth quarter.Getting away late, the Trojans prevailed 56-46, overcoming 18 points from Kelly and 14 points from Bishop. Jarrett Wilbur (17 points) and Derek Fickett (16 points) paced Homer as Mikyle Franklin added 12 points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Through Domia’s Lens

first_imgAfter the Roski School of Art and Design awarded her the Macomber Travel Grant, she was able to travel to her mother’s hometown of Ardmore, Okla. as a continuation of “Journey to Salvation.”  “It was a really important thing to make sure that they would come each day and be excited that they would have something to do,” Edwards said. “Also, we tried to keep it enriching … Because a lot of the public schools in that neighborhood weren’t the best.”  “The ocean has been a really repetitive thing in my work because it’s just this unending space of just uncertainty,” Edwards said. “I find the ocean so beautiful, and it’s been a comfort for me.”  “I feel there’s no better way to really make an impact other than really investing in the future, and that’s our children,” Edwards said. Edwards’ art is mostly personal, as she incorporates fights that she considers worth fighting for. There is also a motif of water present in her artwork. “Once they get to that age … children think they’re too old [for camp], so we wanted to push them and be like, ‘OK, if you’re too old for camp, you don’t want to be with the little kids, what do you want to do in your life?’” Edwards said. The photographs themselves were images of softness brought by the presence of the ocean, waves and flowers that showcased the sensitive side of masculinity.  “I first had her in a moving image film class—that’s where you shoot analog film—and she immediately made a very beautiful and intense piece about African American kids,” West said. “The images were incredibly well-shot and composed and it was very moving … Her work is very personal and that piece was a little bit more about larger notions of the world and her community and her specific point of view and experience.’’ “I became a counselor when I was 14,” Edwards said. “I started as a site director with my older sister but [when] she graduated college … more responsibility fell onto me.”  “That town raised four generations of my mother’s family,” Edwards said. “My great-great grandparents traveled from Georgia to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears, so representation is really important to me.’’  Despite being away from her hometown and Camp Village for most of the year, Edwards manages to incorporate her history and personal causes into her art and school projects at USC.  Being raised in such an environment not only allowed Edwards to express her creative side but also nurtured her leadership skills at a young age. Through photography, Domia Edwards has found a comfortable place to share her perspective on uncomfortable issues. The artist uses her photographs as a way to open up discussions on causes she personally believes in, such as increased representation of African Americans. That affection shows through the other side too. Caleb Griffin, a senior majoring in art and one of Domia’s closest friends, was one of the models in “Boys Don’t Cry” and considers working with Edwards an experiment in mindfulness.  One of the main aspects of her photography is the effort she puts into making her models feel at ease.  Over the last 17 years, the camp has served thousands of children between 5 and 18 years old. Beyond her friendships, Edwards has left a mark on professors like Jennifer West, an associate professor of the practice of fine arts. West, who is internationally recognized for her explorations of materialism in film, was impressed by Edwards’ artistic productions when she taught her for the first time. center_img Representation is the subject of some of her other projects as well. During her freshman year, she worked on a piece called “Boys Don’t Cry,” in which she photographed three of her best friends at USC, aiming to expose a more controversial aspect of masculinity. “I think it had a huge influence on how I was raised and just being able to be around that type of education,” Edwards said. “I’m from the southwest of Atlanta, and it’s a pretty much all-Black part of the town. There wasn’t a lot of programming that was really all-encompassing for these young Black children in our neighborhood. We just grew and grew, bigger and bigger.” “My freshman year, I started this project that’s been continuously going throughout all my years here,” Edwards said. “I call it ‘Journey to Salvation,’ where I started more of an internal practice of documenting, just questioning being away from home, moving to college.” West said Edwards’ unique perspective and artistic talent, makes her a major contribution to the USC community. Her photographic expertise or with thoughtful insights during discussions inspire her peers, West said. Edwards has already established herself as a prominent photographer and artist, and although the future is uncertain, she believes she’s meant to give back to the world. “Black men are really expected to act in a certain way,” Edwards said. “They’re not expected to do certain things and the tension on their masculinity is a lot tighter. I feel they don’t get to love as freely as they want to, even in friendships.”  “Our shoots are really casual even though sometimes they’re centered around weighted topics, but the casualness is a result of our friendship,’’ Griffin said. Our relationship is really special to me because we bounce ideas off of each other a lot and push each other to new different heights.” “She holds a very strong and important role in the Roski community,” West said.  “I always try to make sure my subjects are comfortable with me having a camera, with me being in their space,” Edwards said. “Really immersing myself into that community, making sure they feel comfortable with me and I feel comfortable with them to be able to really capture what I feel like they are.”  After that, Edwards created the Junior Apprentice Program, designed for teenagers between 10 and 18 years old who are no longer excited about children’s activities.  (Photo courtesy of Domia Edwards) “People were really diving into really disbanding, ‘What can masculinity be like?’” Edwards said. “If we really just let the reigns loose, what can all the beautiful forms they can really manifest in? … To be able to see them and have such a free and loving friendship, and them having such a loving friendship with me was really inspiring.” Edward, a senior majoring in art, has known she wanted to be an artist for as long as she can remember. Born and raised in Georgia, Edwards grew up as an active member of Camp Village, an after-school extracurricular program founded by her mother when she was 3 years old.  Edwards said she realizes that being an artist is not easy, but she is a strong believer that doing what one loves is absolutely worth doing. “Art can be stressful and hard,” Edwards said. “You gotta love it. I love this … I dream about making art. I dream about making the world a better place … That’s my No. 1 mission.’’last_img read more