Sports Ministry foots part of Ikhana’s medical bills

Posted On Sep 22 2020 by

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development under the leadership of the Minister, Sunday Dare, has supported coach Kadiri Ikhana with a sum of money.It could be recalled that coach Ikhana came to Abuja some months ago for medical treatment, which included surgery and had cried out for help. Speaking  on the gesture, Dare said: “Coach Kadiri Ikhana is an ex-international of note, he served the country, he was part of the historic team in 1980 and a one time Super Falcons coach.“He brought smiles to the faces of football loving Nigerians when he became the first Nigerian coach to win the CAF Champions League trophy.“I heard his plea for assistance and I sent one of my aides to him while he was in the hospital to ascertain the level of assistance required by the coach. What better way to show support than to foot part of his medical bills? That’s what we have done.“Like I have always maintained, the welfare of athletes, ex-internationals and that of those who still represent us remain our priority and we will continue to be on the lookout to assist in anyway we can. We wish Coach Kadiri Ikhana a quick recovery.”The renowned soccer coach was part of the Nigerian team to the 1980 Nations Cup, the first set of players (Green Eagles) to win Nations Cup for the country in the year 1980. He also won the CAF Championships league with Enyimba Football Club of Aba in 2003.Tags: Kadiri Ikhanamedical billsSunday Darelast_img read more


Tomori: Nigeria Never Showed Interest in Me

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgWhile he could also have played for either Nigeria or Canada, Tomori revealed it was only England that showed interest in him and it would have been hard to turn them down.Speaking in an interview with Omasports, Tomori revealed he has been thinking about it for about a year.”I just wanted to go as far as I can and that also involves playing for the national team. It was a difficult choice for me. It was something I had to think about for a year or two and I was previously at the U-21 Euros, so I wasn’t thinking too far ahead, but then there was a lot of talk and questions and I had to make a decision.”England called me up in September, and I didn’t get a call up from anyone when they called me up, it was hard to say no to them.”However, despite choosing England, the former Derby loanee revealed he still feels Nigerian, saying he loves the culture, food and the music.”I enjoy Nigerian music, I’m Nigerian, it’s my culture and I’m very proud of it. I enjoy the food too -pounded yam and Jollof especially.”Meanwhile, Chelsea coach Frank Lampard has revealed that he wants Tomori to commit his future to the club.It has been widely reported that The Blues have started talks with the central defender to extend his contract until June 2024 and the London club are confident that they will reach an agreement with the player.Tomori is a graduate of the Chelsea Academy and has been brought into the first team fold by Lampard after they were slapped with a transfer ban by FIFA.The 21-year-old has shone since he forced his way into the starting line-up and has started the last six games in the Premier League, scoring against Wolverhampton Wanderers.Lampard was asked if he wants new deals for Tomori and Abraham, and he answered : ‘’Of course I do, but that is out of my remit. I would want them. They are playing really well.’’Tomori’s current contract with the Europa League holders runs out at the end of the 2020-2021 season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori Chelsea of England defender, Fikayo Tomori has given his reason for opting to play for England as against his fatherland, saying Nigeria never showed real interest in him.The Chelsea defender was eligible to play for the Super Eagles, but Tomori has revealed that was never an option as the country’s authorities never got in touch with him.The 21-year-old received his Three Lions call up during the last international break, although he did not feature in any of the two matches played.last_img read more


Tiana Mangakahia named ACC Player of the Week

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_imgSyracuse point guard Tiana Mangakahia was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 18 points, 7.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds during a 3-0 stretch for the Orange.SU spent its Thanksgiving break in Mexico for the Cancun Challenge, a three-day slate of games in which Syracuse extended its winning streak to five. Mangakahia began the Tournament with 18 points against Kansas State in a 70-61 Orange victory before tallying her first double-double of the season the next day against Princeton.The junior had 14 points and 11 assists with no turnovers in just 21 minutes against the Tigers, who were defeated by SU handily, 92-61. Her final performance of the week was perhaps her best, coming against then-No. 16 DePaul on Saturday.After scoring just 11 points in regulation, Mangakahia scored 11 of SU’s 13 points in overtime including the game-winning layup at the buzzer. She grabbed 10 boards against the Blue Demons as well, the first time she’d reached double-figures in rebounding this season.She’ll have another stout test on Thursday when the Orange face off against No. 20 Minnesota and Kenisha Bell, the second-consecutive Nancy Lieberman Award watch list candidate that Mangakahia will face.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on November 26, 2018 at 4:47 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34last_img read more


Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury in Celtics’ season-opener

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgMOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Medical staff immediately came to his attention with fellow players from both sides also giving him support. He was stretchered out of the court. Boston was in the lead 12-9 when the play was stopped. The Cavaliers now hold a 44-30 lead with five minutes left before halftime.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kings shoot for 3-0 cushion Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LeBron gives Gordon Hayward some words of encouragement following his injury. pic.twitter.com/VW4HDDoP2k— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 18, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Hayward was playing his first game with the Celtics after signing a four-year, $128 million max contract to join his former college coach Brad Stevens.After Hayward was carted off, the Celtics looked distraught as they huddled at the sidelines.Celtics gather after Gordon Hayward is carried off pic.twitter.com/A7UjjM03ob— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 18, 2017ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Hayward breaking his left ankle on a play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Boston forward Gordon Hawyard sustained a horrific injury on his left ankle only a few minutes into the Celtics’ NBA season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.Hayward landed awkwardly on his leg after trying to finish an alley-oop at the 6:54 mark of the first quarter. He dropped to the floor and writhed in pain with his left ankle bent in an unnatural position.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more