Archive | September 10, 2015

Villas-Boas to leave Zenit….

Andre Villas-Boas

Former Chelsea and Tottenham coach  Andre Villas-Boas,  currently serving a six-match ban for attacking a match official, says he will quit as Zenit St. Petersburg boss at the end of the season and claims he was blocked from leaving in the summer.

Nigeria’s U-23 Men’s Team qualify for AAG Semi Finals….

U-23 Eagles

Nigeria on Wednesday booked their place in the semifinals of the men’s football event of   Brazzaville 2015 All Africa Games following their 2-0 defeat of their bitter rivals   Ghana at Stade Municipal de Kintele. The national Under-23 team’s final Group B match against Senegal, who drew 0-0 with Ghana on the opening day, will determine the overall winners of the group following the last-minute withdrawal of Egypt. Goals from Junior Ajayi and Kingsley Sokari gave Nigeria three points in their first match of the competition as they seek to win their second gold in the Games. Nigeria ruled the men’s football event at the   1973 edition in Lagos.

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Controversy over Okagbare ban….

Nigerian athletics was plunged into a major controversy on Wednesday after the Athletics Federation of Nigeria distanced itself from   the reported banning of multi-talented United States-based sprinter Blessing Okagbare from the Rio 2016 Olympics by the National   Sports Commission. The reports claimed the NSC had decided to omit the Commonwealth Games women’s 100m record holder from the Rio 2016 national athletics squad after the 26-year-old opted out of the 200m event of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China last month — and   the All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo. Okagbare had claimed she was injured, hence she decided to abandon the Beijing 2015 200m race. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (long jump) bronze   medallist stunned the NSC   and her fans after she announced her withdrawal from Brazzaville 2015 days before the beginning of the Games. But the runner   raised the ire of the authorities after   competing in the   Diamond League in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday, finishing second in the 100m with a time of 10.98.

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