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Osimhen gets deadline to decide future after holding Liverpool talks

first_imgJurgen Klopp’s Premier League leaders reportedly opened talks with Lille over a deal to bring Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen from LOSC Lille to Liverpool last week.Advertisement Loading… Osimhen could make a decision about his future within the next fortnight, according to La Voix du Nord, after the Lille striker opened talks over a potential switch to Liverpool. Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt Just last summer, one of Ligue 1’s best clubs made Nicolas Pepe the biggest export in their history when they sold the Ivorian winger to Arsenal for a cool £72 million.Osimhen celebrates a goal in LOSC Lille colours12 months on, Lille could be about to repeat the trick with a Nigerian centre-forward; although the global health crisis could reduce Osimhen’s price tag by a penny or two.Read Also: Here’s how Ronaldo, family returned to Turin with convoy of carsA powerful and aggressive number nine in the Didier Drogba mould, Osimhen would certainly add something different to Liverpool’s star-studded front line – a power tool amid the paintbrushes.Interestingly, French news channel Le10 Sport reported last week that the 2019 Champions League winners have entered negotiations over a deal to bring the the former FIFA U17 World Cup winner to Anfield in a deal valued around £70 million.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

AVB: Wigan can upset Gunners

first_img Press Association He added: “I expect them to give them a hard game because the objectives are there for both teams. Arsenal are a very experienced side, but Wigan are very, very motivated to save themselves.” A win for Arsenal would take them back above Tottenham with one game to play – the Gunners go to now-safe Newcastle on the final day while Spurs face Sunderland at White Hart Lane. And while Arsenal have to remain favourites to clinch fourth spot, Villas-Boas said: “For us the objective was to take this into the last game of the season and that is what we will do.” Villas-Boas singled out Clint Dempsey for helping to keep Spurs’ Champions League dream alive after his long-range equaliser following Steven Nzonzi’s early strike, before he set up Adebayor’s late winner. Dempsey has gained something of a reputation for coming up with crucial strikes and the American admitted he would like to score more after notching what was his seventh of the season at the Britannia Stadium. Dempsey told Spurs TV: “I haven’t scored as many goals as I did last year but I’m pleased that they’re important ones. Hopefully I can keep scoring important goals that also get my goal tally up. “It keeps our dream alive that in the last game we will get the right result, and then maybe with a little bit of luck and the way the results go in the Arsenal games we might have a chance.” Emmanuel Adebayor’s late winner at Stoke on Sunday lifted Spurs back over their north London rivals into fourth place in the Barclays Premier League table, but the Gunners will regain pole position with a win at the Emirates. But with the newly-crowned FA Cup winners heading to London knowing they need another win to stand any chance of staying in the top flight, Villas-Boas said: “Obviously there is great emotion and motivation going through the Wigan players’ heads at the moment, and we saw the message from Dave Whelan saying they are absolutely focused.” center_img Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is backing Wigan to pull off another shock win over Arsenal on Tuesday night and boost his own side’s hopes of hanging on to a Champions League qualifying place.last_img read more

Anelka hearing set for next week

Nicolas Anelka’s disciplinary hearing into his controversial ‘quenelle’ salute is due to start early next week. Press Association The three-man independent regulatory panel’s hearing is expected to last several days but to be completed by the end of the week. West Brom’s French striker faces a minimum five-match ban after being charged by the Football Association with performing an alleged anti-Semitic gesture during his club’s match against West Ham on December 28. The 34-year-old has denied the gesture was anti-Semitic and requested a personal hearing. Anelka was charged last month with an aggravated offence after making a gesture that was judged to be “abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper”. The aggravated breach was that it included “a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or religion or belief”. The quenelle has been described as an inverted Nazi salute and its invention has been credited to French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, a friend of Anelka’s, who was been prosecuted in France for anti-Semitism. Anelka maintains his goal celebration was an anti-establishment gesture in support of Dieudonne. Last month, Dieudonne was banned from entering the UK after the Home Office made him subject to an exclusion order. read more

The Latest: KC Royals donating 500,000 meals to food bank

first_imgThe move follows the club selling 20-year-old forward Róbert Boženík to Feyenoord in January for a reported fee of about 4.5 million euros ($4.9 million).Zilina is second in the now-suspended Slovak league. The club played in the Champions League in 2010-11 but lost all six games in a group that included Chelsea and Marseille.___The Badminton World Federation has frozen the world rankings while the circuit is suspended.The rankings have been backdated to March 17. That was the day after the last international tournament, the All England Open. They will be the basis for entry and seeding into the next international tournaments, whenever they are. March 31, 2020 The 36 clubs in Germany’s top two divisions have agreed to accept the recommendation of the league authority to extend the period without games to April 30 at least.The last game played was on March 11.League president Christian Seifert says “the most important thing without question is controlling the outbreak of the virus and especially protecting groups at risk.”Training for the 36 clubs is to remain stopped until April 5.UEFA is to meet with its 55 members on Wednesday with the fate of the remaining Champions League, Europa League and international games to be discussed. Two-time mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray says he believes Wimbledon will be canceled.The All England Club board will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the fate of the 2020 tournament.The grasscourt season lasts only six weeks and Wimbledon is staged when daylight hours are the longest in Britain. The club has acknowledged the short window available to it and ruled out playing without spectators.The French Open has been postponed from May to September.The brother of two-time Wimbledon singles champion Andy Murray was asked whether he thinks a cancellation is more likely than a postponement. He told BBC Radio 4: “I think so. I think for them it is difficult to move the tournament back for many reasons, because you are running into other tournaments.” ___Organizers of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Roger Federer’s hometown of Basel say ticket sales will start on schedule on Thursday.The tournament is due to run from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. Organizers say tickets will be refunded “should the coronavirus crisis continue and the Swiss tennis highlight not take place.”The ATP Tour is currently suspended until at least June.Federer and his wife donated 1 million Swiss francs ($1.04 million) last week to help families in need in his home country during the pandemic. Kapas won gold in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2019 world championships in China and a bronze medal in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.___Global soccer union FIFPro says seven-time Slovakian champion Zilina is opting for bankruptcy after offering players a “take it or leave it” 80% pay cut.FIFPro says it believes Zilina is the first European club to go into liquidation since the coronavirus outbreak.The union says Zilina “refused to negotiate with the (Slovak) player union.” Fans entering the stadiums in Belarus over the weekend were given antiseptic hand gel but few wore masks for protection.Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has been defiant about not limiting people’s movement, saying “it’s better to die standing than to live on your knees.”Baer-Hoffmann says FIFPro does not have a member union in Belarus but “we will be lobbying” to introduce precautions.___The Bundesliga soccer season will remain suspended through April because of the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The new ownership group of the Kansas City Royals, along with players, staff and the organization’s charitable arm are donating more than 500,000 meals to Harvesters, a local food bank helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Royals chairman John Sherman, who purchased the club late last year from David Glass, said in a statement that his group of players, executives and investors “share a deep connection to the Kansas City community, which is why the entire Royals family is coming together to do our part.”The Royals would have opened their season against the White Sox last week in Chicago. Their home opener would have been Thursday against the Mariners. At this point, nobody is quite sure when the club will take the field.Longtime outfielder Alex Gordon donated to the Royals’ food drive. He says that his family is staying home during the pandemic, but “we feel very blessed, and we want to make sure our neighbors are taken care of.”___Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame President & CEO John Doleva said the organization is moving forward with its planned London Showcase doubleheader in December that will match Kentucky against Michigan and Marist against UMBC. Federer is a 10-time champion at the Swiss Indoors and will turn 39 before this year’s tournament. He was twice a ball boy at the event and made his debut as a player in 1998 when he was 17. He lost in the first round to Andre Agassi.Federer posted footage on his social media accounts on Monday of him practising trick shots in his rehabilitation after surgery on his left knee in February.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___Hungarian Olympic swimmer Boglarka Kapas says she has tested positive for COVID-19.The 26-year-old Kapas writes in an Instagram post that she had to submit to testing in order to return to training.She says her first test was negative but a second test showed she has the virus. She is staying in quarantine at home for two weeks.Kapas says “I don’t have any symptoms yet and that’s why it’s important for you to know that even if you feel healthy you can spread the virus.” Doleva said in a statement that it “remains diligent in monitoring the situation and making decisions in the best interest of public health.” He added that the health and safety of players, fans and staff is of the “utmost importance” and will communicate with the four schools with updates as needed.___Global soccer union FIFPro says soccer players in Belarus are worried about the continuing despite the coronavirus pandemic.FIFPro general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann says “it’s not comprehendible” that the Belarus league is still playing after kicking off this month. It’s the only top-tier European league in action.Baer-Hoffmann says “there are players who are reaching out concerned.” The world circuit is suspended to the end of April, but the BWF expects more tournaments to be put off in May and June.It says it has yet to decide how the rankings will be unfrozen.The BWF says “it is difficult to outline the exact procedure until we have an exact overview of what the international calendar will look like once play resumes and suspended tournaments have been rescheduled.”With the Tokyo Olympics delayed until 2021, the BWF says it is reviewing the Olympic qualification process. It notes the consequences of freezing the world rankings does not apply to Olympic qualifying. ___ ___Scotland rugby coach Gregor Townsend has agreed to a 25% salary deferral from April 1 to Sept. 1.The coaches of two professional sides, Richard Cockerill at Edinburgh and Dave Rennie at Glasgow, have made the same agreement, though Rennie begins his new job as Australia coach in July.Scottish Rugby also announced CEO Mark Dodson was taking a 30% deferral, and the board 25%.Last week, England coach Eddie Jones accepted a 25% pay cut. The Latest: KC Royals donating 500,000 meals to food bank ___ABC/ESPN has moved up the premier of the 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance” featuring Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls to April 19. The docuseries will be shown on ESPN on Sunday nights and on Netflix outside of the United States.It was originally scheduled to be released in June but sports fans have clamored on social media for the series to be moved up in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and with most sporting events canceled or postponed.The news was announced on Good Morning America.The Bulls won six NBA titles during the 1990s and were led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr and Dennis Rodman. Associated Press last_img read more

Syracuse uses coffee to bolster performance

first_imgWhat the Syracuse players really wanted before their game in the Sportco Kick Off Classic in Las Vegas was some caffeine. Despite a Starbucks not being within five miles of the team’s hotel, Jocelyn Cater said Mike Bosch had the bus driver take them to a nearby Starbucks.“I was like, ‘What are we going to do?’” Cater remembers asking Bosch, SU’s head coach. “He’s like, ‘We’ll have to take the bus.’ So we took the bus for everyone’s pregame coffee because that’s our thing.”That was back in February, but 46 games into the season, SU players have relied on coffee to get through early morning workouts, weeknight doubleheaders and weekend series on the road. The cup of joe has become a significant part of the Syracuse (25-21, 9-11 Atlantic Coast) culture.Many of the Orange players developed their addiction to coffee at SU. AnnaMarie Gatti’s affection kicked in right away, as a freshman in fall 2014. She didn’t consider herself a big coffee drinker in high school, but now she’s hooked. She won’t throw a pitch without having had a cup.“As long as I can get it in my system before I start to warm up, I’m fine,” Gatti said. “But if not, I can’t function.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore a recent Saturday doubleheader, SU players shared a big jug of coffee while watching film. That day they played 22 total innings. In the 22nd inning, they won on a walk off.After last week’s doubleheader versus Colgate, Cater sipped a Starbucks coffee while leaving the field. Usually her pregame Starbucks only lasts her through the first hour of batting practice, but on April 20, she had extra.In the fall semester, players wake up for 6 a.m. workouts every day. After those workouts, to stay fresh during a day of classes and afternoon practice, Cater and teammates make Starbucks runs.“When you have 6 a.m.’s,” Gatti said, “you have to (drink coffee) or you won’t be able to survive.”A central nervous stimulant, coffee can raise peoples’ heart rates, induce jitteriness and make drinkers “just a little amped up,” said Jane Burrell Uzcategui, an instructor of nutrition in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.Side effects include insomnia, upset stomach and diarrhea, but timely, moderate coffee consumption can enhance athletic performance.“It usually peaks at about an hour,” Uzcategui said. “Having (coffee) an hour before the game would be good timing.”Uzcategui noted that for the average size athlete, three grande coffees from Starbucks can put an athlete above the NCAA’s caffeine doping level. SU players limit themselves to one cup before games.On the road, finding good coffee can be a challenge, as was the case during the team’s first weekend out in Las Vegas. If Starbucks is inconvenient, Cater will resort to hotel coffee which is “not so good.”“It’s a treat on the way to the airport,” Cater said. “If we’re lucky, Coach Bosch lets us.”Cater drinks coffee after cardio workouts, during batting practice and after games. Even before bed, she’ll down a cup and still go to sleep fine. Between classes, she’ll make pit stops at Starbucks.Other players swear by coffee. Corinne Ozanne said what her roommates find most annoying about her is the constant smell of coffee. She lives in an off-campus apartment with Cater and Sydney O’Hara. The trio has a three-tiered stand dedicated to coffee.The top row is a Keurig machine, espresso machine and line of mason jars full of Wegmans tea. The second is littered with an array of coffee mugs. The bottom shelf contains coffee flavors ranging from Reese’s peanut butter cup to mint chocolate chip and blueberry. The roommates have more than 30 types of coffee in total.Courtesy of Corinne Ozanne“It’s just crazy,” Ozanne said.“(Ozanne’s) the reason I have a downfall with it,” Gatti said. “I pretty much lived with her all of last year. I would sleep in and she’d bring me coffees.”Every other week, Gatti gets coffee beans sent to her door. Ozanne, who gets her coffee grounds from Freedom of Espresso on Walton Street in Armory Square, uses her French press to get her coffee crisp every time. She introduced the methods to Gatti.Gatti frequents Recess Coffee because it gets its beans direct from farms with sustainable and ethical practices. The team also frequents the Starbucks behind the College of Law.“You know there’s something wrong when the people at Starbucks know your order and know your name,” O’Hara said, laughing.Growing up, O’Hara would sometimes come home to a refrigerator filled with five Mountain Dew bottles. But while sharing an apartment with Cater and Ozanne, she was inevitably overwhelmed by her roommates’ coffee. Now, she’s another addict.“Whether he believes it or not, (Bosch) is a big coffee drinker,” Ozanne said. “Him, Anna(Marie Gatti) and Jocelyn (Cater), if there’s no Starbucks, they are not happy campers.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 26, 2016 at 11:43 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Mixed fortunes for English teams in Champions League

first_imgIn tonight’s action, Liverpool can make it two victories out of two in the competition by triumphing in Switzerland against Basel while Arsenal chase their opening win at home to Turkish team Galatasaray. Manchester City are still without a victory in the Champions League this season.They drew 1-1 at home to Roma last night, meaning they have 1 point from a possible 6 in Group E.Chelsea claimed their opening win in Group G, as they finished 1-0 in Portugal against Sporting Lisbon.last_img read more

Munster stay third in PRO12

first_imgMunster stay third, but Leinster are hot on their heels in fourth. Leinster are back in title contention in the Guinness Pro 12. Tries from Ian Madigan and Jack Conan helped Matt O’Connor’s side to a 24-11 defeat of Ulster at the RDS. Madigan also kicked 4 penalties for Leinster.last_img

One year later: Miami-Dade schools committed to safety and security

first_imgPolice:a professional law enforcement officer assigned to every M-DCPS school location, through the establishment of Memorandums of Understanding with 18 police agencies to augment our police force. a number of contracts entered into with community agencies for mental health screening/assessment, individual and group counseling, family counseling, substance abuse intervention, teacher/parent consultation and case management reduction in the points of entry to school sites for employees, students and visitors. Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has been steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of its students, employees, and visitors. For years, the District has invested in enhancing school safety through school police, infrastructure improvements, and personnel training and development aimed at averting potential tragedy.New measures initiated after Parkland school tragedyImmediately following the unspeakable act of violence committed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on February 14, 2018, the District initiated the process of reviewing safety protocols and identifying opportunities for improvement. This review was comprehensive in nature, spanning school-based operations to communication methods, and facilities infrastructure to human capital needs. Over the last 11 months, a multipronged system of safeguards has been deployed to ensure that the District’s schools remain safe spaces for creativity and learning. Following are some of the most significant actions taken by M-DCPS:  68 new officers hired in less than a year through an aggressive hiring campaign by Miami-Dade Schools Police Department (M-DSPD). Communications:enhanced communications outreach, including text messages, to parents and employees during emergency situations. the establishment of redundant and failsafe notification mechanisms for critical incidents. school-site personnel also have received directives regarding the mandatory use of the VMS and implementation of the “challenge and check system.”  This practice directs faculty and staff to stop all unknown individuals NOT wearing staff, student or visitor’s identification. These individuals are escorted to the designated Access/Entry point for proper screening. Mental Health: mental wellness programs infused into the curriculum for preventative and awareness measures including anti-bullying, sensitivity training and creating a culture of respect appropriate training for school-site staff ofhostage situations, bomb threats and active shooters. updated M-DSPD Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to provide clear language related to how police officers are to move forward in the event of an active assailant incident.  “Raptor” visitor management system (VMS), which year-to-date has screened 1.2 million registered visitors to school sites and facilities. enhanced and systemic training of personnel and students. designation of hard corners at school sites. Process will be completed by the end of February 2019. increased outreach to promote social media responsibility using the hashtag #ThinkBeforeYouPost 105 public address systems (PAs) have been upgraded and an additional 66 upgrades are currently in progress allowing for quick, clear schoolwide and exterior area communication.  installation of security cameras in 102 schools, bringing the total camera count to more than 15,000 Districtwide. new security signage was installed at schools directing visitors to the main entry point.center_img partnerships created with universities such as Florida International University and organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to bring added prevention and awareness programs into schools to inform students and parents of the many services available for students and to work to erase the stigma often associated with mental illness. Training:regular emergency drills are carried out at all school locations, including scenarios for Active Shooter, Bomb Threats and Hostage Situations. One of these scenarios is executed monthly, on a rotating basis and is documented accordingly. newly created Police Command Center (PCC), which serves as the nucleus of the M-DSPD’s intelligence-led policing strategy, greatly improving the ability to identify, assess, and respond to threats. The Department of Mental Health Services was created in July. Mental Health Team established to support students with both school and community-based services to meet their specific needs. 30 Mental Health Coordinators were hired to identify and assist students who may be at-risk of or suffering from mental health or emotional issues. professional development provided for administration, faculty and staff on topics that include: Progression of Mental Health Services/Support, Multi-Tiered System of Support, and Youth Mental Health First Aid.  perimeter fencing of school sites are regularly checked and inspected. Procedures are in place that elevate all work order requests for perimeter fencing, classroom and exterior door lock repairs to critical incident status. expansion of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign. Facilities:locked classroom doors during the school day so that anyone seeking to gain entry will be required to have a key or knock. the passage of Proposition #362 provides increased funding to hire an even greater number of officers, with the eventual goal of placing our own M-DSPD school resource officers at every M-DCPS school. increased student and staff awareness/education of early warning behavior signs. Threat Assessment Team established at each school to assess student threats mandatory identification badges for all school-site personnel and all students in secondary schools. use of social media to raise awareness of the“See Something, Say Something” initiative using the hashtags #SeeSomethingSaySomething and #SafetyFirstMDCPS from the command center, police can view cameras real-time and monitor the Raptor VMS and ShotSpotter technology, a military grade ballistic-identifying software.last_img read more

How Airbus can prevent ‘Out of the Blue’ from being an expensive mistake

first_imgThe futureAirbus’s esports investment doesn’t have to suffer the same ignominious end that befell Team Siren. They have a likeable, community-recognised figure in their coach, ex-player Etienne ‘Steve’ Michels, and a platform to reach out to the prodigious player base of League of Legends. What they choose to do with this opportunity is key.“Airbus’s esports investment doesn’t have to suffer the same ignominious end that befell Team Siren”If Out of the Blue can continue to build their own brand, and put out plenty of videos that provides an honest and rare insight into building a team – even rarer for featuring the female esports dynamic – there’s no reason that Airbus can’t still turn this into a successful marketing exercise. But the content has to be there, and it has to be genuine; it can’t be suffering from delusions of grandeur which don’t match the players’ rankings.As they look towards the future, there are plenty of questions for the new organisation to answer. Will Airbus move past the derision surrounding their lacklustre team roster announcement? Can Out of the Blue cement itself as a team with personality, and a story worth following? Or will this be another Team Siren – as another organisation fails to understand the esports community? When Out of the Blue revealed their roster on Sunday, it quickly drew the ire of the online community. And no wonder: the all-female lineup doesn’t have a single player with a ranking on par with the professionals. But Airbus’s dubious esports dabblings could yet be made into something more than merely a costly marketing mistake.The backlashReddit and Twitter exploded with ridicule and disbelief on Sunday after the Out of the Blue roster was announced to include five players between the ranks of Diamond 5 and Diamond 3 – or roughly the top 2 to 0.25% of the playerbase. To the casual reader that might not seem unusual, but players deemed to be of a professional calibre are expected to be in the ‘Master’ or ‘Challenger’ divisions, which comprise the top 0.06%. That’s quite the jump, when you’re looking at a difference formed of literally thousands of higher-ranked players.But you don’t see the internet getting out the pitchforks every time a semi-pro team is put together. The main issue here is a result of bad marketing communications between Airbus and the community: the organisation should have come out earlier and explained that they were not aiming to conquer the LCS and the world with this team – that they had different (and unusual) goals, rather than just wanting to compete for a place among Europe’s elite.“You don’t see the internet getting out the pitchforks every time a semi-pro team is put together”In fact, Airbus did the opposite, presumably by fault of some miscommunication. The first news that many heard of the team came via a video that surfaced on the YouTube channel of French production company Master Films, which included the caption “Master Films plays the game for AIRBUS entering League of Legends (LCS EU) sponsoring”. “One of the players, streaming yesterday on Twitch, admitted that the team had no plans for competing in any particular tournaments as yet”That lead to many outlets – ourselves included – speculating whether Airbus had purchased an existing team’s slot in the premiere European competition, or whether they were trying to put together a lineup that could challenge for a place via promotion. Given the company’s financial clout (earning a reported £56.6 billion in revenue in 2016), neither option seemed unlikely. However, it now appears that the team will have nothing to do with the LCS whatsoever.The stigmaOne of the players, streaming yesterday on Twitch, admitted that the team had no plans for competing in any particular tournaments as yet. Instead, ‘Valynora’ was quite transparent in her evaluation of the team, and said that they were simply aiming to “see where we’re going to get with hard work and dedication”. She described the team as “a project to see what you can make out of relatively low elo players”.The comment carries a refreshingly realistic approach which is a far cry from the cringe-worthy, overproduced content that the infamous all-girl Team Siren put out, and were subsequently slaughtered online for. It is especially important that Out of the Blue distance themselves from that stigma now, given that there are already plenty of comparisons being made between the two. In the words of an ancient and obscure American wordsmith: “Be humble”.last_img read more

Kotoko striker Dauda Mohammed set to miss start of league

first_imgAsante Kotoko striker Dauda Mohammed is expected to miss the start of the league after picking up an injury in his team’s preseason friendly against Bechem United.The 19-year-old who took the league by storm with some impressive performances last season sustained an ankle sprain during the preseason game.Dauda has been ruled out for at least 21 days.’The injury will definitely miss his side’s preseason friendly against Nigerian Club Ifeanyi Ubah on Wednesday.“This is an update on the injury situation of Dauda Mohammed and Adzeko Mandela after the friendly match against Bechem United.’“According to the medical team, Dauda is expected to be out for two to three weeks with an ankle sprain. Mandela, with a hamstring injury is expected to be out for two weeks” said a release from Communications Manager, Kwaku Ahenkorah. Dauda was the second top scorer for the Club last season with 8 goals with only Ivorian Ahmed Toure scoring more than him.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportlast_img read more