Anambra FA elects executives through e-voting

first_imgIfeanyi Ubah, the President of FC IfeanyiUbah, has been re-elected Chairman of the Anambra State Football Association after an election conducted through electronic voting on Sunday.The result of the elections was signed by Jude Anyadufu, Chairman of the 2020 AnSFA Electoral Committee. It was issued to newsmen by Obinna Dike, the committee’s Head of Media and Publicity, on Monday  in Awka.Jude Obikwelu, a long-time vice-chairman of the association, was returned unopposed alongside Ubah, who is starting his second term.The result also showed that Philip Balepo, a veteran journalist, was also elected into the board as a first-timer.Other elected members of the board were Joe Amene, Uduh Kingsley, Amuzie Cyprain, Obiefune Collins, Adinnu Okezie and Ada Edward.The results further showed that elections were also successfully conducted into the state FA’s 19 Local Football Councils. In the case of Orumba South LFC, forms were returned late and a bye-election would be held on a later date.The statement said: “The elections were held on Sunday with Obinna Dike as the Returning Officer for the LFCs, and Godwin Madubuko was the Returning Officer for the Board Elections.“In the LFC elections, there was a tie in the Chairmanship position for Onitsha South with the option of a coin toss.“A bye-election will be conducted for Orumba South LFC which returned forms late, while elections in the other 19 LFCs were through.”The statement indicated that the Electoral Committee expressed its gratitude to the candidates, delegates, agents, stakeholders, media and the government for their collaboration in ensuring a smooth electoral process. “Appreciation also goes to the Nigeria Football Federation and Sports Ministry for their roles in the elections,” it stated.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Anambra FA elections, originally scheduled for July 27 and July 28, were suspended on the orders of the state government.It had expressed fears the elections would violate the COVID-19 rules.Preparations for the elections had reached an advanced stage with the conclusion of sale and return of forms, screening, appeal and final briefing for all candidates and delegates eligible to participate in the elections.RelatedPosts No timetable yet for Anambra FA elections — Caretaker Committee Nasarawa United snaps midfield maestro We stand by elections we conducted, Anambra FA Electoral Committee says The electoral committee, after July 28, communicated this development to the AnSFA, which met and gave it powers to conduct the elections through virtual processes.Tags: Anambra State Football AssociationAnSFAE-VOTINGIfeanyi Ubahlast_img read more

Ambitious Hetmyer eyeing World Cup as breakout moment

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON, England (CMC) – Big-hitting left-hander Shimron Hetmyer hopes to use the World Cup to make an indelible mark on the international stage but says his main priority will be helping West Indies win the ICC showpiece.The 22-year-old was one of seven players who joined the Windies camp last Saturday, after seeing out their full contract in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL).Thus far it has been a fantastic ride for me. Actually being a part of the West Indies team for about three years now has been just fantastic. I’m just trying to go from strength to strength in whatever way I possibly can,” Hetmyer said.“I’m just trying to play the situation and play for my team as much as possible and in whatever way possible I can make West Indies come out on top in whatever way I could, I’ll just try to do that.”Hetmyer has been a settled member of the Windies ODI squad in recent times and has made the most of the opportunities, averaging nearly 41 from 25 appearances.He struck a sparkling unbeaten 104 against England earlier this year in Bridgetown, the last of his four ODI hundreds that have come in relatively quick time.Hetmyer said he was pleased with his career to date but was aware he also needed to capitalise on opportunities to make bigger scores.“Thus far it’s been alright. I’ve missed out on a couple of centuries also – I missed out on one against India in India last year and even against England I got only one,” Hetmyer said.“In my career so far it’s been a fantastic ride for me because of the guys and everyone around me just supporting me in whatever way possible. It gives me the freedom to go out and do what I do best and play my shots and execute as well as I possibly can.”West Indies went down by seven wickets on Wednesday in a practice match against Australia at the Rose Bowl here, with Hetmyer managing only 11.The Caribbean side will further their preparation when they take on South Africa on Sunday in the first of two official warm-up matches in Bristol. They play New Zealand two days later.last_img read more

La Liga: Real Madrid Stay Top after Draw with Atletico

first_imgReal Madrid stayed top of La Liga after maintaining their unbeaten domestic start with a goalless draw at city rivals Atletico Madrid yesterday. In a first half of few clear-cut chances, Diego Costa was inches away from sliding home Thomas Partey’s low cross.Gareth Bale should have given Real the lead in the second but blazed Nacho’s cross over the bar. Jan Oblak produced a marvellous save to deny Karim Benzema late on.Diego Simeone’s side thrashed Real 7-3 in New Jersey in pre-season, but the match at the Wanda Metropolitano was a much more cautious affair with only two shots on target in the first 45 minutes. Both those efforts came from Toni Kroos, who twice forced Oblak into action with low drives from outside the box. Atletico failed to properly test Thibaut Courtois throughout the 90 minutes, although it was not for the lack of trying.Costa almost slid in Partey’s delivery, before Joao Felix – who marked his first competitive Madrid derby appearance with a lively performance – dragged a fierce shot off target from the edge of the area five minutes before the break.Real enjoyed the better of the openings in the second half, Bale scooping Nacho’s low delivery high over the crossbar from an excellent position.Benzema thought he had snatched all three points for Zinedine Zidane’s side with 15 minutes remaining but Oblak, diving at full stretch, kept out the Frenchman’s goal-bound header with a strong left hand.The draw lifts Real one point above Granada – who beat Leganes 1-0 earlier yesterday – while Atletico climb above Barcelona into third.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

LV BET nets Eurovolley sponsorship deal

first_img Share LV BET celebrates Vanarama National League’s return July 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Share LV BET has announced that it has become the official sponsor of the men’s European volleyball championships, EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017. The tournament will begin on 24 August and culminate on 3 September, with the opening match alone expected to be watched by more than 50,000 spectators. LV BET has also announced that its ambassador for the tournament will be Polish volleyball icon, Krzysztof Ignaczak.  The deal marks LV BET’s continued support for Polish support, it’s already the main sponsor of Ektraklasa club Wisła and it’s also the official betting partner and sponsor of the well supported Liga 3 football club Widzew Łódź. LV BET, has also supported MMA events and sponsored the high-profile Kölner Haie ice hockey team in GermanyLV BET CEO Marcin Sapinski, said: “Volleyball is hugely popular across many European markets, so we’re delighted to be supporting an event that will give so much enjoyment to so many fans. “LV Bet’s customers can look forward to lots of great offers and promotions, and maybe we can even introduce some new people to the sport, which would be brilliant.”LV BET’s sponsorship of the European Volleyball Championships will include a TV and digital campaign, starting in the middle of August, and will feature a range of promotional competitions with exciting prizes, including tickets for the opening match. Submit Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Luzerne resident charged with four counts including brandishing a firearm

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMIO, Mich. –A Luzerne resident was arraigned on Friday and charged with four counts assault with a dangerous weapon and one countbrandishing a firearm.57–year–old David Gerard Wandolowski phoned 911 on July 18 to report reckless driving on Royce Road.Michigan State Police Alpena Post were dispatched to the location where others involved said Wandolowski pointed a handgun at them.According to Wandolowski, he admitted to having an argument with someone who lived on Royce Road.Wandolowski was arraigned in Oscoda on July 24 and is lodged at the Oscoda County Jail. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Three sentenced in 2019 Glennie assault caseNext Presque Isle County reports first death due to COVID-19last_img read more

Sapholda Ventures crowned champions of Joy Sports Invitational 2019

first_imgSapholda Ventures Limited, one of the most efficient and experienced freight forwarding companies in Tema, have been crowned champions of the 2019 Joy Sports Invitational tournament. Sapholda dethroned last year’s winners Nestle Ghana after winning two of seven competitions which took place at the Burma Camp Sports Complex. They won the football competition and the Ladies penalty shootout. In the football, Sapholda defeated Nestle Ghana in the final courtesy a lone goal scored by Bernard Adjetey Adjei. The title is their second in three years. “We are very excited. Remember we told you this cup was ours,” Adjei said. “Next year we will come back stronger and hopefully we will emerge champions again.” Mr. Chadi Haidar of Solitcom Limited, producers of Doliat Yoghurt, claimed the bragging rights as he won the CEOs mini goal post. Nestle Ghana for the second year running won the Team Spirit award. GOIL emerged champions of the Table Tennis, beating Nestle Ghana in an intense final. GHACEM won Basketball competition while Volleyball was won by MTN.Multimedia claimed Arm wrestling competition thanks to Lexis Bill, host of Drive Time on Joy 99.7 FM.  The most credible and reliable corporate games in Ghana, the Joy Sports Invitational has seen increased participation in the last 12 years. CEOs and staff swooped on to the Burma Camp Sports Complex from as early as 7 am. There were several games to contest including Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Arm Wrestling and the CEOs mini goal post.Click here for the full list of winners.last_img read more

Spence vs. Garcia undercard features the return of David Benavidez and Luis Nery

first_imgFOX will air the Spence-Garcia kickoff press conference Saturday at 4:30 PM ET, hours before their fight card headlined by Leo Santa Cruz against Rafael Rivera, also televised on regular FOX. The inaugural FOX and Premier Boxing Champions pay-per-view takes place next month, pitting top pound-for-pound fighters Errol Spence Jr and Mikey Garcia against each other at Cowboys Stadium. We’ve now learned what the televised undercard will look like for that March 16 clash.The co-feature will pit unbeaten David Benavidez against J’Leon Love in a ten-round super middleweight bout. Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) is returning from being stripped of his WBC title at 168 pounds after testing positive for cocaine late last year. The 22-year-old is one of the sport’s most promising stars and was the youngest American champion before he was stripped.Join DAZN and watch Joshua vs. Miller on June 1Love (24-2-1, 13 KOs) is coming off a spiritless decision loss to Peter Quillin in one of 2018’s worst fights. Benavidez will hope to get a crack at the winner of Anthony Dirrell and Avni Yildirim, who fight later this month for the title left vacant by Benavidez.Also on the card will be the PBC debut of exciting bantamweight Luis Nery. Nery will square off against McJoe Arroyo in an enticing 10-round bout. Nery (28-0, 22 KOs) signed with the PBC in late January, through Mexican promoter Zanfer Promotions. The unbeaten fighter dethroned long-reigning 118-pound champion Shinsuke Yamanaka in 2017 before testing positive for trace amounts of Zilaterol. The 24-year-old earned a rematch last year with Yamanaka but showed up three pounds overweight. His most recent win came in December against unheralded Renson Robles in five rounds.Arroyo (18-2, 8 KOs) lost back-to-back fights in 2016 and 2017 to Jerwin Ancajas and Rau’shee Warren. He’s a good opponent for Nery, who hopes to earn a crack at new WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali, who beat Rau’shee Warren for the vacant title on the Pacquiao-Broner undercard.Opening the PPV portion of the March 16 telecast will be heavyweight Chris Arreola against lightly regarded Jean Pierre Augustin. Arreola (37-5, 32 KOs) is looking to pick up his second win in four months after returning from a 17-month layoff on the Wilder-Fury untelevised undercard in December. Arreola still carries somewhat of a name and the PBC has a ton of heavyweights for him to potentially fight down the road.Augustin (17-0-1, 12 KOs) is a Haitian-born, Louisville, Ky.-based heavyweight who hasn’t fought in 14 months. His most signature win is over a 10-0 heavyweight named Humberto Soto, a fourth-round TKO for a regional title.last_img read more

Raw deal

first_imgAfter a few injury-plagued seasons running around the backfield as if he were a chicken with his head cut off, ungrateful cold winds began to blow over the football yard. The powers-that-be and the scouting gods decided that Parker had seen his best days so they looked high and low, up and down and from side to side at the combines, pro workout days and shazam! low and behold they snatched a running back from the jaws of obscurity and the clutches of the Cowboys and Bears, two teams that were looking for a running back but politely passed on choosing Pittsburgh’s first pick “Sir” Rashard Mendenhall. For Mendenhall to have been chosen in the first round by the Steelers with a “fast” Willie on the sidelines was more than lucky for the young running back. To put it mildly, God must have made him a special bling-bling chain with a horseshoe, rabbit’s foot, a four leaf clover, a “mudbone” (mojo) and all of the other good luck charms that the football gods answer the requests of the petitioner when their omnipotent power is needed. But “Sir” Rashard had better beware of the “Ides of March.” The same welcome mat that you clean your feet off on your way to a romantic dinner will be the same mat that trips you as you fall down the stairs as your date’s father tosses you out the door. And, if Mendenhall sustains one too many injuries or fumbles one too many times, he will be speed skating on the fast track outta the Steel City—faster than Dale Earnhart Jr. can complete a practice lap at the Indy 500.Willie Parker is a victim of the Kordell Stewart syndrome. Let’s look closely at reality. When Stewart was “slashing” and dashing around Three Rivers Stadium and Heinz Field he was basically on his own. In less than four years Mr. Stewart lost his two starting wide receivers in Yancey Thigpen and Charles Johnson. He also was forced to forego the services of his best O-lineman, Leon Searcy. All were forced to follow the yellow brick road to St. Elsewhere and ply their trade (at least temporarily) where they were welcomed and wanted. Compound that with the sizzling hot, here we go round the mulberry bush-like revolving door that put three offensive coordinators in Stewart’s ear. But unlike the moves they made for Tommy Maddox and Big Ben Roethlisberger, Stewart was often seen running for his life, attempting to avoid decapitation because the players around him were forced to adjust to new O-coordinators and different systems year after year. On top of that, finger-pointing at Stewart developed into an art form in Pittsburgh and the perverted form of yellow sports journalism that comes with it along with a misinformed and misled fan base that continues to this day. More nasty, sword-tongued rumors about Stewart came from the Steelers nation fan base than the ‘National Enquirer could ever dream up.Parker was forced to line up behind a discombobulated offensive line where acceptable run and pass blocking was the exception rather than the rule. If you don’t believe me, ask Big Ben who at times was on his back so frequently that he had to be thinking that sacks were a macabre part of the Black and Gold’s playbook.According to ESPN.com’s Matt Mosley, Parker has been banged up the past couple seasons, but he was a prolific runner earlier in his career. He and Redskins starter Clinton Portis are at about the same stages in their careers, but Parker has more speed and quickness.It appears as if the Redskins are getting their O-line ready for “fast” Willie or another running back because Washington agreed to a three-year contract with Vikings guard Artis Hicks on Saturday and really don’t have any “in-house” running backs at this point. Signing Parker wouldn’t preclude the Redskins from selecting a running back in next month’s draft, but it may allow them to wait until the later rounds.Willie Parker deserved more than he got from his former head coach who preaches unity in public but when he takes the pulpit inside the locker room, clearly does not utilize the entire football bible as a basis for his sermons but only preaches from his favorite books.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: abruce@newpittsburghcourier.com. Also talk and listen to Aubrey Bruce on PressPass on: www.blogtalkradio.com on Thursdays from 6-7PM along with John Harris from the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review.) There are all types of jibber-jabber about Willie “the quick” Parker having worn out the welcome sign over at Heinz Field. You know the guy I’m talking about. The same guy who helped rescue the Steelers in Super Bowl XL as they were staring down the gun barrel of defeat when they faced the Seattle Seahawks. Parker put away the toenail clippers as the Black and Gold fidgeted, fussed and played around with Seattle. Just after the second half began in Super Bowl XL, Mr. Parker unveiled the Steelers version of a guillotine. He proceeded to scamper 75 yards untouched (the longest running play from scrimmage for a running back in Super Bowl history) and thus sent the “hawks” with their wings clipped packing, back to the West Coast, headless and still in search of their first Lombardi. last_img read more

Voting open on Morgantown baseball team name

first_imgA Pittsburgh Pirates fan holds up a towel handed out at a Pirates pep rally in downtown Pittsburgh Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Voting is now open on suggested names for Morgantown’s new professional baseball team.Voting on the 10 nicknames is being held through Oct. 17 at www.morgantownprobaseball.com .The names include the Black Bears, Black Diamonds, Canaries, Coal Kings, Coal Sox, The Energy, Moonshiners, Muskets, Wild Ones and The Wonder.The Pittsburgh Pirates’ short season Class A affiliate will start playing next summer at a ballpark currently under construction. The team will share the stadium with West Virginia University’s baseball team, which plays its home games in the spring.last_img

Edgar Méndez: “The club has changed a lot for good”

first_imgEdgar Méndez analyzed the ovation paid by Mendizorroza’s stands when he jumped on the pitch against Eibar. “I already said in the presentation that I was returning to a club where I had been very happy and, when I went out to the field and people showed that affection, I felt very good and I want to thank this hobby for how he behaved with me in the past and also now. It was very nice”, said.The Canary has been in Vitoria for a week and He believes that “the city has not changed much but the club has. And for the better. You just have to see the sports city or how it works on a daily basis. Here things are done very well. Yes, the pace of training has caught my attention, which is much higher than in Mexico. But I am very happy with the decision I made to return. “ The competence in the demarcation of Edgar is high and he knows that “there are many and very good players here and we will have to work to gain a foothold. You have to give everything in your day to day, in training. ” Apart from the possible exit of Burgui to Zaragoza, Burke, Borja, Aleix, Camarasa, Rioja and Edgar himself move through the same area of ​​the pitch: at the half point either in band or a little more centered. On the team’s progressnoted that “I think we are fine. The other day, against Eibar, it cost us both teams in the first part but, then in the second and with the goal of Lucas as soon as you leave We started to play more comfortable and I think we deserved the victory. Now you have to focus on the next opponent, Mallorca this Saturday”.last_img read more