Van Basten distances himself from proposal to get rid of offside

first_imgFIFA technical director Marco van Basten’s distanced himself from his proposal to get rid of offside.The former World Player of the Year was speaking before the Confederations Cup in Russia.Players pressuring the referee, and goalkeepers holding the ball for longer than six seconds were highlighted as priorities. Photo © Pixabay Van Basten says scrapping some of football’s rules isn’t on his current agenda.last_img

Draw made for Tipp hurling Quarter finals

first_imgThe draws for the Preliminary round and Quarter finals of the senior hurling championship were made last night. The quarter Finals sees Mid and county champions Thurles Sarsfields take on Kilruane MacDonaghs from the North of the county.Its West against Mid as Clonoulty Rossmore and Drom-Inch do battle. Loughmore Castleiney from the Mid will be up against the winners of Carrick Swans and Borris Ileigh. While finally West Tipps Eire Og Annacarty are up against Mullinahone from the South of the county.. The games are due to take place on the weekend of September 17th.In the preliminary quarter final South champions Carrick Swans are drawn against North champions Borris Ileigh. Speaking on Extra Time ahead of last nights draw, Carrick Swans Secretary Sean Sean O’Shea told Ronan that he didn’t care who they were drawn againstAudio: Sean O’Shea 1In Intermediate Hurling: The Preliminary Quarter finals are all to be played by Wednesday the 13th Ballinahinch v Cashel King Cormac’s Drom and Inch v Gortnahoe Glengoole Kilsheelan Kilcash v Carrick Davins Moyne Templetuohy v Thurles Sarsfields Moyle Rovers v St Marys Moneygall v Kiladangan Intermediate Hurling Quarter Finals: To be played on the weekend of the 17th Moyne Templetuohy/Thurles Sarsfields v Moneygall/Kiladangan Sean Treacys v Cappawhite Moyle Rovers/St Marys v Kilsheelan Kilcash/Carrick Davins Drom and Inch/Gortnahoe Glengoole v Ballinahinch/Cashel King Cormac’s Intermediate Hurling Relegation – To commence this weekend. Roscrea applied to be relegated voluntary to junior and this was agreed by the county C.C.C. With Cashel King Cormac’s and Gortnahoe Glengoole winning their divisional championship, just three teams remain to play in a league system with the bottom team relegated. The following was the draws. Round 1 Boherlahan Dualla v Galtee Rovers Round 2 Galtee Rovers v Lattin Cullen Gaels Round 3 Lattin Cullen Gaels v Boherlahan Dualla The draws for the senior football preliminary quarter finals and the quarter finals will be made next week.last_img read more

Venue for club camogie semi-finals announced

first_imgThe second semi-final between Slaughtneil of Derry and Thomastown from Kilkenny will be played in Monaghan at the same time.Meanwhile MacDonagh Park in Nenagh will play host to the All Ireland Intermediate club semi-finals on the 28th – Lismore of Waterford face Athenry of Galway. Tipperary and Munster Camogie Champions Burgess-Duharra will continue their quest for All Ireland glory later this month.The times and venues for the All Ireland Senior Club semi-finals have been confirmed.The Tipp club will take on Sarsfields of Galway on Sunday the 28th in Banagher County Offaly at 2 o’clock. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img read more

Tipp footballers put Roscommon defeat behind them

first_imgTipp senior football manager Liam Kearns is encouraging his players to park the Roscommon defeat ahead of this weekend’s trip to Cusack Park, Ennis.They take on Clare, who are still searching for a win in Division 2 of the National Football League.Tipp, meanwhile, had a disappointing loss to Roscommon last weekend, letting a 7 point lead slip in the closing stages of the game. Speaking after the defeat, Liam Kearns said it’s important not to let the previous result influence upcoming games…Tipp FM’s live coverage of this Sundays Allianz Football League Tipperary versus Clare comes in association with Gleesons Pub Irishtown Clonmellast_img read more

NPFL: Rivers Utd Stars out of Hospital after Mishap

first_imgThe trio have now been discharged with the club’s doctor, Chukwuemeka Agi, revealing that two of the three players can now return to action.“Sope suffered a laceration while Austin injured his knee. However, the knee injury suffered by Austin turned out not to be as serious as first feared and he can therefore return to action.“The only person who cannot play competitive matches at this stage is Yusuf who suffered a deep cut in the Achilles tendon.“Seventeen other persons who were in the bus at the time of the accident have since been treated for minor bruises and psychological trauma,” he told, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) First Vice-president, Seyi Akinwunmi, has commiserated with Rivers United over the accident that left three footballers and one official seriously injured.“I want to commiserate with Rivers United FC over the accident that happened last Thursday.“I pray for a speedy recovery for all those injured and pray that similar things do not recur,” he said.Rivers United currently occupy third place in the NPFL standings with 44 points from 26 matches this season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Rivers United players who were admitted after the club’s bus was involved in an accident last Thursday have been discharged from Hospital.Yusuf Jaiyeola, Sope Hameed and club captain, Festus Austin all sustained varying degrees of injuries after the accident that occurred in Ndele, Rivers State.They were subsequently admitted at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) where they received medical attention.last_img read more

WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIER Mikel: We’re all Ready for Chipolopolo of…

first_imgRohr, assistants arrive  By Femi SolajaSuper Eagles Captain, Mikel John Obi yesterday reinstated the readyness of the players to give in their best in the World Cup qualifying round of matches Day-one next Sunday against host, Chipolopolo of Zambia.The match, which comes up at the Levy Nwanasawa Stadium, in another development has seen the FC Chelsea midfielder debunked reports of his being injured. ” I am fully fit and ready to lead the other players to Ndola battle next Sunday,” he decleared yesterday.He said further that “I don’t know where the story about my being injured came from. I have no injury. All the other players and myself are fit and ready and we are determined to start the World Cup race on a winning note,” the team’s Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed from Mikel Obi last Saturday.According to plans, the players are expected in camp as from today with training sessions scheduled for morning and evening each day before departure to Ndola by chartered flight on Friday.Meanwhile, the team’s Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr and some of his technical assistants arrived yesterday in Abuja and will start recieving the players from this monring for the final preparations for the match.France –based Rohr, who has now been provided with accommodation in Abuja by the Nigeria Football Federation, jetted into town aboard an Air France flight in company with technical assistant Jean Luc Royer and video analyst Nabil Trabelsi.The team’s backroom staff were early birds to arrive with Chief Coach Salisu Yusuf expected also expected in the city lastnight while his  assistant, Imama Amapakabo expected to join him today after he led  Enugu Rangers to 4-0 win against El-Kanemi Warriors on the final day of the season yesterday.The clash between the Super Eagles and the Chipolopolo (who both fought out a memorable Africa Cup of Nations final in Tunis in 1994 that the Eagles edged 2-1) will start at 2.30pm Zambia time (1.30pm Nigeria) on Sunday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

SWAN Declares Three-day Mourning for Late Eddie Bekom

first_imgBefore the journalist’s death on Sunday, Bekom had earlier lost his wife and last child while his remaining two other children are still on danger list at the hospital.In a media statement signed by SWAN National Secretary, Olawale Alabi and made available to newsmen in Benin City, noted that consequent upon this, the mourning period which begins today, July 18 requires members and sympathisers to wear black cloth or piece of black material pinned on their shirt pockets as mark of respect for the late sports journalist.“Mr Bekom’s death is a national tragedy, and given what has befallen his entire family, we can only pray the Almighty God to take control of the situation we have at hand,” observed the SWAN scribe in a statement.According to Alabi, “The Bekom family’s case is an unfortunate situation that calls for all hands to be on deck for all kinds of support.“However, while we thank those that responded as quickly as possible and joined us in the challenge of rescuing the family, it is now a greater challenge to us all that those still receiving treatment at the hospital in Abakaliki should not lack anything in the area of material and financial support for treatment and rehabilitation.SWAN however, sees as regrettable the lackadaisical attitude of the Cross River State Government in the handling of the Bekom family tragedy.“Inspite of being informed immediately the incident happened and the fact that Eddie Bekom works for the state’s Broadcasting Corporation, there was no response from the state until he died last Sunday.”SWAN thanked stakeholders in Nigerian sports that rallied to raise funds for the treatment of the Bekom family.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City and Benjamin Nworie in AbakalikiThe Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has declared three days of national mourning among sports journalists in honour of the South South Vice President of the association, Mr Eddie Bekom, whose painful death occurred on Sunday, July 16, 2017 following the injuries he sustained from a fire incident occasioned by gas explosion.Bekom, wife and four children were admitted at the Plastic Surgery Department of the Federal Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State for more than two weeks receiving treatment for the second degree burns they all sustained from the cooking gas explosion from a neighbour’s apartment in Ikom, Cross River State.last_img read more

Skoro Targets ABU Title as Holds 14 AprilÂ

first_imgThe 14th edition of GOtv Boxing Night will hold at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, on April 14, the organisers have announced. The announcement was made at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday.The event returns to the National Stadium after it was staged at the Landmark Centre in December.GOtv Boxing Night 14 will feature seven bouts, including the African Boxing Union featherweight title bout between Nigeria’s Waidi Usman and Michael Nyawade of Kenya. Skoro lost a bid to win the title to Edward Kakembo of Uganda in 2015.The event will also feature the West African Boxing Union welterweight title bout between Rilwan Babatunde and Djossou Basile of the Republic of Benin.Another title fight lined up will see Kazeem Badmus take on Rilwan Oladosu for the national lightweight title. The other fights will see Sulaimon Adeosun confront Ramon Adedoyin in a national light heavyweight challenge, Chukwuebuka Ezewudo up against Kazeem Nofiu in a national welterweight challenge contest, while Prince Nwoye will square up to Oto Joseph. Abiodun Afini will take on Ramon Razak in a national cruiserweight challenge bout. The best boxer at the event will go home with N1million cash prize attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ranieri Replaces Sacked Jokanovic at Fulham

first_imgFulham has sacked manager Slavisa Jokanovic and replaced him with Claudio Ranieri, who guided Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016.Jokanovic makes way with the Cottagers sitting bottom of the Premier League table with five points from 12 matches.Italian Ranieri, 67, has been given a “multi-year” contract by the Londoners. Claudio Ranieri “Making a change without having the right answer or succession plan was not an option,” said Fulham chairman Shahid Khan.“So having someone of Claudio’s calibre ready to accept our challenge was comforting but, most of all, essential.“Claudio is risk-free and ready-made for the Premier League, and particularly so for what we need at this moment at Fulham.“His recent body of work with Leicester City is literally legendary, and then you look at Claudio’s experience with Chelsea and big clubs throughout Europe, and it’s pretty evident we are welcoming an extraordinary football man to Fulham Football Club.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Manchester Utd Fan Gets Betway’s N50m

first_img“This is my biggest winning since I have been forcasting and I am happy to have received all my money,” gushed the winner with pride.According to Betway Marketing Manager Lere Awokoya , “this is the second biggest pay out from our company . Another customer won N58m in 2015 , now we have someone winning N50m.”He assured punters that BetWay was easily accessible online as customers need not go through stress.The Deputy Director/Zonal Cordinator for National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Nkiru Onuzulu, congratulated the winner, while applauding Betway for always keeping to their promise.She affirmed that as a regulatory body, they have the responsibility to ensure that all operators keep their promise to stakeholders.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram History was made in the sports betting business yesterday with BetWay keeping its promise to Emeka Cephas, the winner of the N50m price when he was paid his win.Elated Cephas who is a Manchester United fan received his N50m payment at an impressive presentaction ceremony at the company’s office.The jackpot winner who is an Estate Agent won the N50m after betting with N13,000 on 10 different games played over the weekend.According to him “I want to say thank you to Betway for fulfilling their promises .They have paid me to the last kobo. This is unlike my previous experience with another sports betting company who are still owing me.last_img read more