NPFL players don’t need to travel during breaks – Obuh

first_img Loading… “They really need to understand that travelling is not the best option at every point in time but if they want to travel, they must make the necessary arrangements. “Most especially, those who have a car they need to hire provisional drivers for long trips, and they will be safe. Or at most, they use air flight.” Aside from the recent abductions and accidents involving players, clubs in the Nigerian top-flight have been the victims of robbery attacks on the road this season. In curbing this menace, the former Kwara United and Enugu Rangers coach urged clubs to make provision for security personnel before embarking on a trip by road. “There have been a lot of kidnappings and accidents around the country, but we’re focusing on the players now because of the recent happenings,” he continued. “In all these things, what we’re missing is security. I will even advise if it’s possible they should hire security for their trips. Read Also:Afelokhai wants NPFL players to be careful and prayerful “When I was at Akwa United, we usually travel with about three well-armed policemen, so if anything happens on the road at least we should be able to have a sort of protection to an extent before things get bad. “I think clubs should also key into that kind of provision.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Nigeria youth coach, John Obuh, said players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) need orientation on the risks they face when they travel by road during breaks. Promoted ContentMagnetic Floating Bed: All That Luxury For Mere $1.6 Mil?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney PrincessesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs20 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About SiberiaTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeMesmerizing Pictures Of World’s Most Beautiful Staircases Obuh made the statement while reacting to the unfortunate death of Enugu Rangers forward Ifeanyi George on Sunday morning and the kidnapping of Enyimba midfielder Dayo Ojo later on the same day. Football activities in Nigeria, including the NPFL, were suspended last Wednesday as the country continues to work in containing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and thus, granted the players permission to leave their clubs. George, 26, died along Benin-Agbor expressway when his car bumped into a stationary truck while Enyimba’s Ojo was abducted alongside Abia Warriors’ Benjamin Iluyomade on Benin-Owo highway. In avoiding similar incidents in the future, Obuh believes players should be restricted from travel during breaks and measures should be in place if they are to embark on any. “The players and the officials, including the coaches during the league season have enough risks of travelling,” Obuh told Goal. “If para-adventure you have no opportunity not to travel, most especially during this 14-day quarantine, immediately you hear there is a break you don’t just have to jump into the car and start travelling. “It is not the best for the players. These players don’t even want a day off, because once there’s a break they already have plans of travelling. “That is why I still want to believe they really need to be orientated.last_img read more

Lyon teenage striker linked to Real Madrid

first_img Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThe Best Cars Of All TimeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Real Madrid are looking to complete the signing of teenage striker Rayan Cherki from Olympique Lyonnais this summer.Advertisementcenter_img Le10sport cite a report from El Confidencial claiming that the 16-year-old wants to join Los Blancos as soon as possible – a deal may be completed this summer which would allow the player to re-join Lyon on a loan deal.Born in France to parents of Italian and Algerian descent, Cherki has drawn comparisons to Madrid striker Karim Benzema – who also starred for Lyon at a young age.Zinedine Zidane is said to be a major force behind the interest as he also is with Rennes teenage midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.Read Also: Barcelona agree to offload Firpo in the summerIt is said that Madrid president Florentino Perez may sanction a deal which would see the striker join the club this summer before immediately being loaned back to Lyon for two seasons to aid his development.The teenager has made 12 first-team appearances for the French club this campaign, scoring three goals.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

October is ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Month’

first_imgCREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 75Batesville, In. — October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and two area domestic violence service providers will be presenting several  activities to bring attention to the issue and the support services available for victims.Two high school football games will be part of the month’s focus activities, one being the Sept. 28 Batesville vs. Greensburg game at Batesville and the other on Oct. 5, the Greensburg vs. East Central game at Greensburg. Safe Passage, the provider of domestic and sexual violence for Ripley, Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland, Jefferson and Franklin Counties, and New Directions, domestic violence service provider for Decatur County, will be providing the awareness activities at both football games.Purple ribbon stickers will be passed out to guests and the cheer teams on both sides will wear purple hair ribbons. Look for the team coaches to wear the purple stickers as well. (Purple is the designated Domestic Violence Awareness color.)At the Batesville football field on Sept. 28, messages created by the local teen council will be relayed prior to the start of the game. Banners will be hung and an information table set up.  The Safe Passage Teen Council will wear purple shirts and also have a “purple” face-painting table. The BHS cheer section’s theme is “white out” with several students likely decked in purple for DV awareness.Both cheer teams will toss out purple mini footballs and beach balls with the purple ribbon symbol as another way to engage the crowd and create better awareness of domestic violence.At the East Central vs. Greensburg game Oct. 5 at Greensburg, both cheer teams will also be wearing purple hair ribbons and DV purple stickers will be passed out. Look for information tables and signs on both sides from the two organizations.Purple ribbons and banners will be hung in October in many of the communities for Domestic Violence Awareness month.last_img read more

Serie A finally returns!

first_img The round concludes on Sunday, as Champions League quarter-finalists Atalanta host unpredictable Sassuolo in a game that ought to guarantee goals at 18.30 UK time (17.30 GMT). Gravina  Read Also: La Liga: Barcelona suffer title blow in 0-0 Sevilla draw You can read the Serie A Preview for Atalanta-Sassuolo here. Antonio Conte’s Inter must beat Sampdoria to keep their Scudetto dreams alive, welcoming Claudio Ranieri and Fabio Quagliarella’s side to San Siro on Sunday at 20.45 UK time (19.45 GMT). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 We begin today at 18.30 UK time (17.30 GMT) at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, as the Granata host Gervinho’s high-flying Parma. You can read the Serie A preview for Torino-Parma here. At 20.45 UK time (19.45 GMT), Hellas Verona and Cagliari go head-to-head in an unexpected battle for Europe, as Walter Zenga finally makes his debut on the Sardinian bench. You can read the Serie A preview for Cagliari-Verona here.Advertisement Serie A finally returns this evening with the outstanding Week 25 fixtures: Torino-Parma, Cagliari-Verona, Atalanta-Sassuolo and Inter-Sampdoria.center_img Loading…last_img read more

Bale, Reguilon fly to London to complete Tottenham deals – report

first_imgRead Also: Real Madrid snub move for Tottenham star Loading… Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon are flying to London today in order to complete and finalize the details of their moves to Tottenham Hotspur, according to a report from Sky Sports.For Bale, Tottenham will pay around 50% of his current wages, with Madrid taking care of the other half. It will be a one-year loan deal but the clubs could ultimately decide to extend it for another season. As things stand right now and without official confirmation from the clubs, Bale could return to Madrid next summer for the last year of his contract.Reguilon’s case is different. Tottenham are paying €30 million for his transfer but Real Madrid managed to include an option to buy him back for a price reported to be around €40 million during the next two years.center_img Considering that Marcelo has already entered his decline and his contract will expire in 2022, Reguilon has a good chance of returning to the club in the summer of 2022 if he performs well for the Spurs.Expect official confirmations about the two deals fairly soon. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

IMCA Modifieds chase $3,000 check at I-30’s Ed Jordan Memorial

first_imgLITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A top check of $3,000 is at stake this Saturday, July 21 at I-30 Speedway’s sixth annual Ed Jordan Memorial for IMCA Modifieds.A minimum of $300 will be paid to start the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier.Entry fee is $100 and includes the driver’s pit pass if paid by July 19. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region, Arkansas State and track points will be awarded.Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $1 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30.Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.More information is available by calling 501 455-4567, at the www.i-30speedway.com website and on Facebook.Gates open at 6 p.m. for Thursday’s open test and tune. Pit passes are 415 and grandstand admission is free.last_img read more

Metamora hopes for improved connectivity

first_imgMetamora, In. — Commissioners in Franklin County have put their support in writing for a Next Level Connections Broadband Grant. Indiana governor Eric Holcomb has established a $100 million fund to expand broadband in rural areas.Commissioners have penned a letter that go with a grant application completed by ETC for the Metamora and Harvey’s Branch Road areas.last_img

Okwaraji’s family notifies NFF of mother’s death, likely burial date

first_imgRelatedPosts Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 The family of former Nigeria international player, Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji, has formally notified the Nigeria Football Federation of the passing of the matriarch of the family, Jane Okwaraji, who died on May 23, 2020.Patrick Okwaraji, brother to the former player, signed the letter which informed the NFF and the Nigerian Football family of the death of the 83-year-old retired school teacher. In the letter, the Okwaraji family disclosed that Mrs. Okwaraji, also a community leader and devout Christian, passed on to the great beyond after a brief illness.The letter said: “It is with total submission to God that, the family of David Okwaraji (late) wishes to convey the notice of the peaceful transition of our mother, Mrs Jane Okwaraji to you. Mrs Jane Okwaraji died at her home at Enugu after a brief illness.“On behalf of the entire family, I convey our gratitude to you for your continuous support and concerns.”In a telephone chat, Patrick explained that the family was not quick to announce Ma Okwaraji’s death as they needed to consult with a wide range of individuals before making it public.He also said plans are afoot to organize a simple burial ceremony in accordance with the COVID-19 pandemic final rites protocols in Enugu State in about three weeks, with a bigger ceremony to hold after the pandemic experience. Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji, a doctoral student of law at the University of Rome, Italy, collapsed and died on the field of play in a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Angola at the National Stadium, Lagos on August 12, 1989.Tags: Jane OkwarajiNFFPatrick OkwarajiSamuel Sochukwuma Okwarajilast_img read more

Yoshida: Saints must wake up fast

first_imgSouthampton’s heavy home defeat to Everton was a wake-up call for Maya Yoshida and his team-mates. Press Association Saints impressed against Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa League and drawing at Newcastle, when it looked like Ronald Koeman’s men were carrying on where they left off last term. However, they were given a reality check on Saturday as a Romelu Lukaku brace and fine Ross Barkley effort saw the Toffees run out deserved 3-0 winners at St Mary’s – a scoreline centre-back Yoshida could have few arguments with. “We need to be more compact, more solid physically and tactically we need to be more intelligent. We need to improve a lot of things. “We will talk about the previous game, with the coaching staff and the team. We have to talk and I hope we can get our confidence back on Thursday.” Everton know a thing or two about juggling domestic and European exertions – something that played a big role in their disappointing 11th-placed finish last season. Judging by Saturday’s win, though, things look to be on track this term, with goalscorers Lukaku and Barkley in wonderful form. “They were unplayable,” Everton manager Roberto Martinez said. “When we play to their strengths they are very, very special. “But to see the best qualities of an individual you need a good team performance, so it would be wrong to highlight individual players too much. “Arouna Kone’s contribution helped Ross and Rom to have the space they need and overall the team was perfect. “It was a very exciting day because of that but it was a day when (club chairman) Bill Kenwright couldn’t be here and this victory is for him.” “Nobody expected it to go like this because it was our opening home game,” the Japan international said. “We made completely the same mistake as last Sunday against Newcastle from the set-piece. “The second goal was a mistake. We conceded too easily and I think Everton played like we wanted to play. They deserved to win the game. “I think we are not like the team we were here. We didn’t dominate the opponent. We had more possession but in the first half we didn’t show who we are. “The second half was a little bit better but it was too late. We have a game in the Europa League on Thursday so it’s a very important wake-up alarm for us.” Saints’ leaky defence is a far cry from last season, when only champions Chelsea had a better record than them. The departures of Toby Alderweireld and Nathaniel Clyne have compounded injuries to Fraser Forster and Ryan Bertrand, with Yoshida determined to put things right in the first leg of their Europa League play-off against FC Midtjylland. “We have to concentrate to keep a clean sheet,” he told Southampton’s YouTube channel. last_img read more

Manchester United recall Will Keane from Preston loan spell

first_img Louis van Gaal’s side have struggled to entertain this season and have netted just 22 league goals to date, with only 10 of them coming at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are United’s only recognised strikers after Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez and Radamel Falcao were allowed to move on in the summer, followed by James Wilson’s exit to Brighton on a season-long loan. Manchester United have cut short Will Keane’s loan at Preston as they “needed an extra body” to bolster their goal-shy attack. Press Associationcenter_img United can recall the England Under-21s striker but have instead decided to bring back Keane, who has netted twice in 22 appearances for Sky Bet Championship outfit Preston. The 22-year-old’s sole first-team appearance for United came as a late substitute in a home loss to Blackburn on New Year’s Eve 2011, but Preston manager Simon Grayson suggests he would be in the first-team fold at Old Trafford. “(It happened) in the last 24 hours or so,” he told Sky Sports News. “United felt they needed an extra body around them. “Obviously it’s disappointing to lose Will. In the last few weeks he’s been finding his feet with us, but that is what happens when you get loan players. “We accept it. We will probably go into the market over the next few days and weeks to bring in reinforcements. Hopefully he will do well for Manchester United.” Asked if Keane could answer United’s goalscoring problems, Grayson said: “It’s a big step up. But he’s played regularly for us, he’s fit, so time will tell.” Keane won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year in 2010 and has spent time at loan with Wigan, QPR and Sheffield Wednesday before joining Preston on a season-long loan. last_img read more