Onazi acquires multi-million naira mansion

first_img In an attempt to secure regular playing time, he left Trabzonspor for a one-and-a-half-year deal with the Denizli Ataturk Stadium giants. The game against Sivasspor, where he replaced Oscar Estupinan, was his seventh game in the Turkish elite division. Denizlispor are currently in the 11th position with 31 points from 27 games as they continue preparation for Saturday’s game against Besiktas. On the international scene, he was part of John Obuh’s Nigeria team to the 2009 U17 World Cup where the Golden Eaglets bowed 1-0 to Switzerland in the final. read also:TB Joshua’s prayer led to my Eaglets recall – Onazi His impressive outing fast-tracked his transition to the senior national team, and in 2013, he played a key role in Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations triumph in South Africa. Later that year, he was part of the country’s Confederation Cup squad as well as the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. However, injury ruled him out of Rohr’s squad for the 2019 Afcon where the three-time Africa kings finished third. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The midfielder put aside the disillusionment of Denizlispor’s 1-0 defeat to Sivasspor with a state-of-the-art edifice. Reacting to this development, the president of Authentic Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Prince Abayomi Ogunjimi lauded the 27-year-old’s latest achievement. “This is a very great development for Onazi and on behalf of my team, I want to say a big congratulations to him,” Ogunjimi told Goal. “I have been a staunch fan of the youngster – not because of his performance or charisma on the field of play, but because of his ability to make responsible choices. “With a place where he can call home, I think that will spur him in putting up more impressive performances for his Turkish based team.” Onazi joins Manchester United’s Odion Ighalo in the hallowed list of Nigerian footballers past and present who own a mansion in the comfy part of south-west Nigeria. Nigeria international, Ogenyi Onazi, has acquired a multi-million naira residence in Lekki, Lagos.center_img Loading…last_img read more

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Batesville CYO Basketball Scores

first_imgSt. Louis-1 defeated St. Mary’s-1 62-59. Despite not playing well in the first half St. Louis-1 only trailed 26-23 at halftime. I wasn’t sure how we would play the first game back after the Christmas break and with the number of turnovers we had in the first half, I felt good only trailing by 3. St. Louis-1 played a lot better in the second half and was able to come away with the 3 point win. We knew St. Mary’s-1 was a good team as they hadn’t lost all year and to come away with the victory at their place says a lot about us. Courtesy of  Bruins Coach Roger Dietz.STL Scoring. Lane Oesterling 22, Sam Giesting 14, Calvin Sherwood 13, Alex Westerfeld 4, Nathan Eckstein 4, George Ritter 3, Cooper Williams 2St. Louis-2 played extremely well as the were able to defeat St. Mary’s-3 72-41. We really played well today this was a team effort. Courtesy of Bruins Coach Fuzz Springmeyer.STL Scoring. Adam Cox 18, Kurt Siefert 15, John Thompson 8, Drew Kiefer 8, Evan Vogelsang 7, Alex Smith 5, Braydon Worthington 5, Gus Cooper 5, Adam Vogelsang 3, Karson Macke 2.St. Maurice defeated St. Louis-3 by the score of 49-20. Despite playing better in the second half St. Louis-3 could not come away with the win. Christian Anderson lead the way with 5 points and Luke Wilson had 4. Courtesy of Bruins Coach Chris Lanning.last_img read more

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Panama lose Quintero

first_imgPanama City, June 7: The Panamanian national football team have lost midfielder Alberto “Negrito” Quintero due to a fracture in his right foot, which he sustained during the pre-World Cup friendly match with Norway, which the team lost 0-1.The Panamanian Football Federation (FEPAFUT) said in a statement that Quintero, 30, “is out of the FIFA World Cup after suffering a fracture in the second metatarsal of his right foot,” reports Efe. IANSlast_img

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‘We never asked, people demanded Bharat Ratna for Dhyanchand’

first_imgNEW DELHI: In the autumn of 1931, iconic Hollywood star Charlie Chaplin had a brief meeting with Mahatma Gandhi in a humble little house in East India Dock Road in London. A year later, in Los Angeles, Charlie Chaplin had another memorable meeting with another Indian icon, Major Dhyanchand.The hockey wizard, who registered some of the biggest wins in the game, was an instant star at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics after winning the gold for India. “Charlie Chaplin came to the Olympic village and met Dada (Dhyanchand) and his other teammates. The American media highlighted the meeting,” revealed Ashok Dhyanchand, World Cup winner and son of the hockey legend, who along with several Olympians has demanded Bharat Ratna for Dhyanchand. Remembering his father on his 115th birth anniversary, Ashok said that India honours the hockey legend by celebrating National Sports Day on his birthday on August 29 every year. “This is an honour not only for our family but for all sports loving people of the country. And to be true, the Bharat Ratna for Dhyanchand has been demanded by the people of India, and not by us. It’s for the government to decide. As far as I know, the Sports Ministry (during UPA-2) had recommended Bharat Ratna for Dada, but somehow the final approval on the file was for Sachin (Tendulkar),” said Ashok, who scored the winning goal against Pakistan in India’s maiden World Cup title at Kualalumpur in 1975. On Tendulakar, the hockey Olympian said, “I have respect and love for Sachin. He is the greatest cricketer India has ever produced. But top sports historians are of the view that Dhyanchand was the greatest sportsman ever born in Indian sub-continent…because he was unbeatable. For an athlete to remain unbeaten for an entire career, in any sporting discipline, is itself a record.” On a rare photograph of Dhyanchand playing cricket, Ashok said Dada was brilliant in several games. Billiards was his favourite pastime. He was fond of football and also played cricket. In a friendly match played in Mount Abu (in 1950s), Dhyanchand batted as a star and the bowlers could not beat him for once. Dhyanchand’s autobiography “Goal!”, published in 1952 by Sports and Pastime, Chennai, reveals about the hockey legend’s meeting with cricket legend Sir Don Bradman. On May 2, 1935 in Adelaide, Bradman arrived at a function hosted for Dhyanchand and his team by the Lord Mayor. Bradman was so impressed by Dhyanchand’s spellbound stickwork that he compared his runs with the latter’s goals scored on the tour. In that tour, Dhyanchand played 43 matches and scored 201 goals. Bradman later posed with Dhyanchand for photographs. On Bharat Ratna for Dhyanchand, Ashok said that being his son, this question is asked to him every year on the eve of National Sports Day. “Often I feel why I am being asked about Bharat Ratna? The question should be asked to the government. More precisely to the UPA-2 regime, which had recommended Bharat Ratna for Dada but did not honour the recommendation of the then sports minister,” Ashok said, adding, “However, the government has announced so many awards in his memory. So many stadia have been built in his name… I am honoured by the government’s recognition for Dada’s contribution to sports.” On National Sports Day, the government honours outstanding sportspersons by giving them Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjun Award and Dronacharya Award (for best coach) at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. India’s highest award for lifetime achievement in sports is the Dhyan Chand Award which has been awarded annually from 2002 to sporting figures who not only contribute through their performance, but also contribute to the sport after their retirement. The government also named the National Stadium in Delhi in the memory of Dhyanchand. Several streets, parks and playgrounds have been named in the memory of the hockey wizard, both in India and abroad. IANS Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Re-Opening Education Institutes Issues & Challengeslast_img read more

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Falconets in Make or Mar Clash with Canada

first_imgDedevbo has reassured Nigerians that the changes will pay off positively, insisting that the adjustment is geared towards getting the points to keep hope alive in the tournament.“The focus right now is on how to pick the maximum points against Canada. The line-up will change and most of the mistakes of the first game have been corrected. I remain optimistic that we will do a good job.”The team took time off from training Tuesday evening to study the video clips of the game between Canada and Spain, which ended in a 5-0 win for the Spaniards.Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Falconets yesterday evening joined millions of sportsmen and women around the globe in issuing red card to violence through the #ENDviolence campaign.The #Endviolence campaign, which has been going round the camps of the 16 countries participating in this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea, seeks to raise awareness and create sporting champions who will speak up against violence towards women and children.The filming of the campaign done by the poolside of the Crowne Plaza hotel, saw Falconets players’ chanting: “Be a champion, speak up against violence!” and then raising the red card with the #ENDviolence hashtag to the camera.Three Falconets players, namely Chinwendu Ihezuo, Rasheedat Ajibade and Sandra ChiiChii, were selected to speak on other topics condemning violence before flashing the red card to the camera.Ihezuo picked “Help us end violence”, Ajibade chose “Each child has the right to grow up without violence”, while ChiiChii ended the filming with the message: “We support same right for boys and girls.”The red card campaign sees footballers as role models that have powers to make the invisible, visible and end violence against children and women in every form throughout the Pacific and around the world.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeAfter getting their campaign off on a worrying note, succumbing to a 6-0 bashing from Japan, Nigeria’s Falconets will today clash with Canada in a game to determine their continued stay at the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.Already, team’s gaffer, Peter Dedevbo has promised to make three key changes in the starting line -up today. It is expected to look different as Sweden-based Christy Ohiaeriaku takes up the gloves in place of first choice keeper and Captain, Sandra Chiichii, who is being rested for the game.Midfielder Ihuoma Onyebuchi, who came in for Patience Kalu against Japan, will get a starting role, while midfielder Joy Bokiri who sat out the opening match, completes the changes expected in the squad. Other players including Ugochi Emenayo, Chinwendu Ihezuo, Yetunde Adeboyejo and Chinaza Uchendu retained their starting places in the team.last_img read more

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Wisconsin hires tight ends, special teams coach

first_imgWisconsin’s head football coach, Gary Andersen, announced the hiring of Jeff Genyk Tuesday.Genyk, after spending the last three seasons at California as an assistant, will coach tight ends and special teams for the Badgers, filling the position left by Jay Boulware, who left for Oklahoma last week.“We are very excited to have Jeff, his wife, Lisa, and their two children, Jake and McKenna, become a part of the Badger family,” Andersen said in a statement. “He’s been a tight ends coach and special teams coordinator at the BCS level, as well as having head coach experience, so that made him a very attractive candidate. I’m extremely pleased we were able to get a tremendous coach like Jeff, especially given the timing of this transition.”Genyk comes to Wisconsin after a brief stint at Nevada where he was the special teams coordinator and running backs coach. Genyk’s time at Cal as special teams and tight ends coach is full of impressive achievements.In 2012, Genyk’s punt return team ranked third in the Pac-12 and 22nd in the nation with an average return of 11.37 yards. Cal kicker, Vincenzo D’Amato, and Cal punter, Bryan Anger, were both back-to-back first team all-Pac 12 selections.In addition to his first team nomination, Anger was selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, which was the highest selection for a punter since 1995.Before coaching at Cal, Genyk was the head coach at Eastern Michigan from 2004 to 2008. In his first year as coach, he led the Eagles to third place in the West Division of the MAC – their best conference finish in seven years.As was the case at Cal, the play of his special teams was among the best in the nation; his 2006 team ranked third nationally in punt return yardage defense (3.1 YPR) and 15th in the nation (5.7 YPR) the following season.Under his watch, three players at Eastern Michigan (LB Daniel Holtzclaw, DE Jason Jones, PK Andrew Wellock) earned All-American recognition. Genyk also coached OT T.J. Lang, a fourth-round selection of the Green Bay Packers in the 2009 NFL Draft.Genyk began his coaching career as an assistant at Grand Rapids Community College in his home state of Michigan, where he worked with quarterbacks and tight ends from 1990 to 1992. After Grand Rapids, Genyk spent 12 seasons at Northwestern (1994-2003), and was in charge of special teams during each of his final five seasons in Evanston, Ill.Genyk was an all-state quarterback at Milan High School before moving on to Bowling Green State, where he played quarterback and punter.The Badgers ranked sixth in the B1G and 71st in the nation in punt returns (8.2 YPR) last season.last_img read more

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Volleyball trio guides Badgers’ strong start to season

first_imgThe triple threat.This week, the Wisconsin volleyball team brought an entirely new meaning to the phrase by sweeping the Big Ten Weekly Awards amongst positions of setter, passer and hitter.Senior right side hitter, Courtney Thomas, was named Player of the Week, sophomore Lauren Carlini was honored as Setter of the Week and Taylor Morey was mentioned as the Defensive Player of the Week.With a 5-0 start to the season, it’s clear that this trio has worked hard to achieve such recognition, but not for themselves. They attribute all of their success to their teammates and coaches.“Our coaches put a ton of effort in to get us to be the best that we can be,” Thomas said. “And I think that also [goes for] our team mates; every day we push each other to be the best.”Thomas ended Sunday’s match against Northern Colorado with 12 kills, nine digs and five block assists. On top of her .381 hitting average, Thomas is only 20 digs away from a career total of 1,000. If she accomplishes this, she will be the 15th Badger to do so. The right side hitter, who stands six feet tall, has made a big impact on the team so far this season, which does not go unnoticed by the coaching staff.“[Thomas] is just turning into a really, really big time player,” head coach Kelly Sheffield said. “She does it all for us; she’s one of the rare players that can pass, set, hit, block, dig, serve. She’s a complete player who’s still getting better.”Another key player in setting up success for the Badgers’ offense is sophomore setter, Lauren Carlini. Carlini averages 11.41 sets per match and ranks second on the team in digs per set with 2.71.This past weekend she also contributed a season-high 52 assists during Friday night’s game against Northern Colorado, a match in which Wisconsin came out on top 3-1.“I’m really working on the little things in my game,” Carlini said. “Tempo things are really important, because we’re trying a new tempo this year. We’re trying to make it faster.”The quicker offense run by Carlini seems to be running effectively and smoothly for the team so far this season, especially with the progress Carlini has made in her sophomore season.“She’s trying to get a feel for the tempo that we’re trying to run,” Sheffield said. “So that’s her and the hitters and I think that they’re having a little bit more success figuring that out.”Receiving a repeated recognition as Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week is the new starting Libero Taylor Morey. This is Morey’s second week in a row being rewarded with such honors. After Wisconsin said goodbye to last year’s senior Annemarie Hickey, who is now the Student Assistant Coach for UW, Morey has stepped up to make an impact for the team’s defense.She had a career high of 26 digs against Colorado State on Sunday and she also leads the team in digs, averaging 5.88 per set.“[Morey]’s getting after it and that’s who she is,” Sheffield said. “She’s a very strong defensive player, and we’re trying to get her to communicate a little bit and serve a little more aggressively and help the ball control to be steady. But she’s been real solid the first couple weeks. “Practice seems to be Morey’s secret. As head coach Sheffield discussed the strength of his defense post-practice Tuesday and all the other players collected their things, Morey remained on a court nearby, perfecting the craft of her serve.“Coming to the gym and getting better and expecting better every time is important,” Morey said.The determination and work ethic showcased by Morey is an attitude evident throughout the team. Everyone seems aware of the season’s lofty goals, while maintaing their focus on the present.“It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon,” Carlini said. “So there are going to be bumps in the road, but we are going to find ways to overcome them and still get to the top at the end.”The forth-ranked and undefeated Badgers (5-0) have their work cut out for them for the remainder of the season as they stare down a Big Ten Conference title and hope to make a returning trip to the national championship.But with a group of three players like Thomas, Carlini and Morey, UW has a strong foundation laid for the present and the rest of the season to come.last_img read more

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Keith Earls could be on the move from Munster

first_imgWasps confirmed the signing of Ireland international tighthead Moore from Leinster on Monday, while Madigan revealed his decision to make the move to Bordeaux at the end of the season just after Christmas, following in the footsteps of Johnny Sexton, now back at Leinster, and Paul O’Connell by making the switch to France. The 28-year-old is seriously considering a three-year deal with the Premiership champions, according to the Irish Independent.He has played 46 times for Ireland and started all of his country’s games in last year’s World Cup.Anthony Foley will hope things don’t get even worse for Munster, with Toulouse, Stade Francais and Pau all casting admiring glances at winger Simon Zebo.last_img read more

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BGC calls for continued flexibility from government as lockdown relaxed

first_imgShare Related Articles Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to ‘keep being flexible’ following the latest update to the Government’s COVID-19 furlough scheme.Welcoming Sunak’s extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the standards body acknowledged that a number of its members ‘will be forced to operate at a reduced capacity for the foreseeable future’.Sunak has already confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until October, which is expected to support the 64,000 people who work in the retail betting and gaming industry.In May, Sunak revealed that the current furlough scheme, which sees the Government pay 80 per cent of wages up to £2,500 a month, would run until the end of July. In August, employers will have to pay their employees’ National Insurance and pension contributions.In September, employers will need to pay 10% of their furloughed staff’s wages, with the Government continuing to pay the other 70%. That will rise to 20% in October, with the Treasury contribution falling to 60%.BGC chief executive Michael Dugher urged ministers to continue to show flexibility in their approach to the crisis, emphasising that companies within the hospitality and leisure sector may require further assistance in the future.He said: “Any help for businesses from the Government at this time of global crisis is of course welcome, and we thank the Chancellor for providing more clarity on how the furlough scheme will operate until the end of October.“Even though the lockdown is easing, many of our member companies – and in particular in casinos and bingo halls – will be forced to operate at a reduced capacity for the foreseeable future because of the need to maintain strict social distancing.“Given the significant contribution the hospitality and leisure sector makes to the UK economy, we would urge Mr Sunak to keep being flexible and acknowledge that it will continue to need support from the Government as the country emerges from the pandemic.“We have had super engagement with the Government up until now, and we look forward to that continuing so we can ensure the betting and gaming industry can play its full part in getting the UK back on its feet.”last_img read more

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Reynolds cites positive case counts stabilizing

first_imgJOHNSTON — Despite it being the deadliest week of the pandemic in Iowa so far, Governor Kim Reynolds says the number of positive case counts has stabilized.  “Today we’re reporting that we have 374 new positive cases and we have 3888 negative cases for a daily positivity rate of 8.3% and we have 50% of Iowans who have recovered. Days to double continues to improve. Today’s it’s 18 days, which speaks to the slowing of the spread of the virus, and 93,556 Iowans have now been tested for a per capita rate of 1 in every 34.”Reynolds says the number of Iowans in hospitals has also stabilized.  “Hospitalization rates across the state continue to be stable and the utilization of ICU beds and ventilators is also decreasing.”Reynolds says this will be the first weekend that the state won’t be delivering personal protective equipment to counties around the state.  “I’m pleased to report that the requests for PPEs have significantly decreased and the state’s stockpile is in good shape. We’re starting to get a lot of the orders we placed in March and so our stockpile is in a good place right now.”Reynolds says 16 of the 18 deaths reported today were residents of long-term care facilities.last_img read more

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