RelatedPosts Shell’s 20km gas pipeline connects industrial zones in Aba Runaway coronavirus positive case in Aba surrenders self, family to hospital Abia State Commissioner dies Former African champions, Enyimba FC of Aba, have qualified for the quarterfinals stage of the CAF Confederations Cup, following their 5-2 win over San Pedro of Cote d’ Ivoire at Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny on Sunday. Goals from Abdulrahaman Bashir, Victor Mbaoma, Austine Oladapo, Stanley Dimgba and Cyril Olisema secured victory to the Nigerian side. Abdulrahaman and Mbaoma’s goals shot Enyimba up in an explosive opening minutes, before Jimoh pulled one back for the hosts in the sixth. Oladapo made it three before Cyril Olisema’s deflected pass into the bottom corner for the fourth goal, while Dimgba grabbed the fifth goal on the night. With 10 points from six matches, the Fatai Osho-lads finished second behind Hassania Agadir, who topped the group with 11 points. The duo of Paradou AC and San Pedro with eight and three points failed to make the next round of the competition.Tags: AbaAbdulrahman BashirAustine OladapoEnyimba FCVictor Mbaoma
RelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests European Super Cup: UEFA in talks with Hungary following border closure Sevilla re-sign Rakitic on four-year deal Spanish Laliga side Leganes have agreed a deal in principle for Nigerian international, Chidozie Awaziem. Awaziem, whose parent club is FC Porto, is at the moment on a season long loan in Spain. The player has also impressed before the suspension of games due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Reports claimed Leganes is keen on retaining him, but the opportunity to play for a top team as Sevilla is an option the 22-year-old is willing to explore. Though, a fee is yet to be agreed with FC Porto, but the representatives of the player have held talks with Sevilla and are confident that Porto won’t stand in the way of Awaziem. It was also believed that a transfer fee of 8 million euros (N3.2 billion) will be sufficient to get the deal done.Tags: Chidozie AwaziemFC PortoSEVILLA
ANOTHER below-par batting display from West Indies enabled Pakistan to open up an unassailable 2-0 lead in their three-match Twenty20 international series with a 16-run victory in Dubai.The World T20 champions were skittled for just 115 in Friday’s opening T20, Imad Wasim’s five-wicket haul setting Pakistan on their way to a comfortable triumph.Twenty-four hours later, Pakistan were invited to bat first and posted 160-4 as Khalid Latif (40), Shoaib Malik (37) and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (46) made useful contributions.West Indies then slumped to 89-7 in reply and some late defiance from Sunil Narine (30 off 17 balls) provided little consolation as the tourists finished on 144-9, Sohail Tanvir returning outstanding figures of 3-13.Pakistan made a slow start themselves and had only four runs on the board when Sharjeel Khan (2) played on to Samuel Badree in the third over of the match.However, although Badree (1-24) and captain Carlos Brathwaite (1-24) kept things tight, Pakistan were able to post a healthy total.Latif provided initial momentum by dominating a 54-run stand with Babar Azam (19), who holed out to long-on from Brathwaite’s first delivery.Having been put down by Nicholas Pooran at deep backward square on 22, Latif was run out in the 12th over, but Sarfraz and Shoaib shared 69 in quick time prior to the latter falling to Dwayne Bravo (1-38) in the final over.West Indies soon found themselves in deep trouble on 19-3, Johnson Charles falling cheaply to Wasim before Tanvir struck in successive overs to remove Evin Lewis and Marlon Samuels.Only 45 runs were on the board at the halfway stage of the innings, by which point Bravo had also departed to Mohammad Nawaz.Andre Fletcher (29) and Kieron Pollard (18) briefly rallied, but their dismissals in the same Hasan Ali (3-49) over signalled the end of West Indies’ hopes.Five boundaries from Narine, including a six off Hasan, came too late in the day and the Windies’ top scorer was out to the final ball of the match. (Omnisport.com).PAKISTANSharjeel Khan b Badree 2Khalid Latif run out 40Babar Azam c Pollard b Brathwaite 19Shoaib Malik c Pollard b Bravo 37*+Sarfraz Ahmed not out 46Umar Akmal not out 1Extras (lb10, w5) 15TOTAL (4 wkts, 20 overs) 160Did not bat: Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir, Hasan Ali.Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Sharjeel Khan, 2.2 overs), 2-58 (Babar Azam, 8.1), 3-85 (Khalid Latif, 11.4), 4-154 (Shoaib Malik, 19.2)Bowling: Badree 4-0-24-1 (w1), Taylor 4-0-28-0 (w2), Narine 4-0-36-0 (w1), DJ Bravo 4-0-38-1 (w1), Brathwaite 4-0-24-1.WEST INDIESJ Charles c Umar Akmal b Imad Wasim 10E Lewis c Sharjeel Khan b Sohail Tanvir 3+A Fletcher b Hasan Ali 29M Samuels c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Sohail Tanvir 1DJ Bravo b Mohammad Nawaz 18K Pollard c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali 18*C Brathwaite c Umar Akmal b Hasan Ali 8N Pooran c Mohammad Nawaz b Sohail Tanvir 4S Narine c Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz 30J Taylor not out 10Extras (w7, nb6) 13TOTAL (9 wkts, 20 overs) 144Did not bat: S Badree.Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Charles, 2.3 overs), 2-15 (Lewis, 3.4), 3-19 (Samuels, 5.3), 4-45 (Bravo, 10), 5-82 (Fletcher, 14.2), 6-83 (Pollard, 14.5), 7-89 (Pooran, 16), 8-119 (Brathwaite, 18.2), 9-144 (Narine, 20)Bowling: Imad Wasim 4-0-18-1, Sohail Tanvir 4-0-13-3 (w1), Mohammad Nawaz 3-0-19-1, Shoaib Malik 1-0-3-0, Hasan Ali 4-0-49-3 (w2), Wahab Riaz 4-0-42-1 (w4, nb2).
Consequently the Turkish football federation must make a decision to stop all football competitions until the first week of April. Depending on how the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the suspension time may be extended.Those responsible for the federation are expected to make the decision official after the match that Göztepe and Rizespor will play on Tuesday afternoon. Over the weekend all matches in the Turkish league have been played without an audience due to the coronavirus pandemic. In principle, the Galatasaray, which was supported by several clubs and by the players of the rest of the Turkish Super League team, are against this decision and have pressured the Federation to suspend the league.Despite the request, the derby between Galatasaray – Besiktas (0-0) did not stop and it was played without an audience. After the derby, the Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim and the Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera pointed out that “the life and health of the people is the most important thing and that they had to suspend all games. Soccer players worry about the coronavirus, they cannot continue playing and we demand that the league be paralyzed. “