Glo Salutes Dominant Under-23, Praises Eaglets

first_imgNigeria’s Under-23 national team, ‘Dream Team VI,’ has been commended for qualifying for the quarter finals of Men’s Football Tournament in the on-going 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Africa’s biggest corporate supporter of football, Globacom, in a press statement in Lagos yesterday commended the fighting spirit and doggedness of the players which saw them defeat Japan 5-4  and  also pick maximum points with a 1-0 victory over Sweden in the first and second matches of Group B . “The Dream Team has, so far, been outstanding in the tournament. We urge them to sustain the momentum during the last Group B match against Colombia on Wednesday so as to top the group and remain in the commanding position,” Globacom said.The company praised the team for making Nigeria and Africa proud and said it looks forward to seeing them progress to the final and ultimately winning the gold medal. This will make them equal the record of the first Dream Team which won the football gold at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, USA.The Globacom also praised the Under-17 national team, Golden Eaglets, on their victory over Junior Menas of Niger Republic.Eaglets defeated Niger by a lone goal in Abuja on Saturday in the final qualifying match for African U-17 Championship. The two teams will meet in the second leg encounter in Niamey in a fortnight.Globacom urge the technical crew of the team to remain focused as they intensify efforts to qualify for the next championship, adding that “The team should work assiduously toward victory in Niger,”“We appreciate the support given to both teams by Nigerians and the Nigeria Football Federation in particular.  We enjoin all to continue to support the teams until the ultimate victory is achieved,” Globacom concluded. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Mirza Bašić in the Semifinals of ATP Challenger in Spain

first_imgThe BiH tennis player Mirza Bašić qualified for the semifinals of the ATP Challenger tournament in Segovia (Spain), worth 64.000 EUR.In the quarterfinals, in a tied match after almost two hours of play Bašić defeated the first holder, the Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, the 46th player on the ATP list, with 5:7, 7:6 (5), 7:6 (4).The 26-year-old tennis player from Sarajevo will play against the Italian Luca Vanni in the semifinals today.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba/photo: radiosarajevo.ba)last_img

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PSG lose injured Neymar in French Cup win as clubs salute missing Sala

first_img0Shares0000Neymar leaves the pitch with an apparent foot injury in PSG’s win over Strasbourg in the French Cup © AFP / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Jan 23 – Holders Paris Saint-Germain advanced to the last 16 of the French Cup with a 2-0 win over Strasbourg on Wednesday, but their evening was marred by the sight of Neymar going off injured.Edinson Cavani and Angel di Maria got the goals on a bitterly cold night at the Parc des Princes, while in between Neymar limped off with an apparent foot injury. The Brazilian covered his eyes as he went off to be replaced by Moussa Diaby just after the hour mark, a worrying sign for the PSG camp with the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United less than three weeks away.Coach Thomas Tuchel had already chosen to rest Kylian Mbappe for this game, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting handed a rare start in place of the superstar France forward.The Cameroon international set up Cavani for the fourth-minute opener, before Di Maria — who had earlier hit the post — finished into the roof of the net 10 minutes from time as PSG stay on track to win the French Cup for the fifth season running.Before kick-off, fans applauded and chanted the name of Emiliano Sala, the former Nantes striker who is feared dead after the plane he was travelling in disappeared over the Channel Islands on Monday as he was on his way to join his new club Cardiff City.– ‘Deeply affected’ –Edinson Cavani (C) celebrates with after giving Paris Saint-Germain the lead in their French Cup win over Strasbourg © AFP / FRANCK FIFENantes’ own Cup tie away at third-tier Entente Sannois Saint-Gratien has been postponed until Sunday, with their players still in a state of shock over Sala’s disappearance.Elsewhere, Caen ended the run of plucky sixth-tier amateurs Viry-Chatillon in a 6-0 rout, with Yacine Bammou setting the Ligue 1 club on their way.An emotional Bammou raised his hands towards the sky after his early goal, in tribute to Sala, with whom he played at Nantes last season.Caen coach Fabien Mercadal said Bammou had made clear his desire to be involved despite the tragic turn of events.“We talked about it. What happened is not fair. He was a friend to Yacine, he was deeply affected. The worst thing for him would have been to not play,” said Mercadal.A group of Caen supporters, for whom Sala spent the second half of the 2014-15 season on loan, also fastened a banner that read “Emiliano” to a fence surrounding the pitch.Elsewhere, Naim Sliti scored a hat-trick as relegation-threatened Dijon claimed a stunning 6-3 win away at Saint-Etienne for their first victory under new coach Antoine Kombouare, while Rennes overcame fourth-division Saint-Pryve 2-0.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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