Corona triple-header football on tonight at GFC

first_imgTHE much-anticipated Corona Invitational Football tournament will resume tonight with round four action featuring three matches at the GFC ground, Bourda.In the first of the night’s games Police FC have to face Black Pearl FC while the second game pits Pele against the Northern Rangers. Santos and Riddim Squad will close off the first night.Meanwhile, on Monday evening, the round continues with another triple-header. The opening game will feature Flamingo FC against East Veldt, followed by Beacons FC against Camptown FC then Western Tigers hosting GFC.The fifth round commences on the 25th with Camptown facing Black Pearl FC, Northern Rangers opposing Flamingo and Pele FC tackling Riddim Squad.The round concludes on the 28th with Santos taking on East Veldt, GFC confronting Beacons and Western Tigers engaging Police FC.The tournament will feature the top 12 teams in the Georgetown region, as they vie for $1M in cash and prizes. Admission is pegged at $1000 with beer specials and giveaways for fans every night.last_img read more

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NPA Begins Title Defence at Maritime Cup in Grand Style

first_imgThe 11th Annual Ships & Ports Maritime Cup Competition kicked off in Lagos on Tuesday, with defending champions, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) defeating Higher Pacific International (HPI) 4-0.NPA top striker, Mustapha Ashiru scored hat-trick while Bello Haruna scored the fourth goal in the 65th minute of the match. Ashiru’s goals were scored in the 10th, 40th and 60th minutes.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the competition, which attracted notable industry stakeholders, the Chief Executive Officer of Ships & Ports, Bolaji Akinola, said the idea behind the tournament, which has recorded huge success since inception, is to foster unity and cooperation among industry stakeholders. He urged the participating teams to ensure fair play and decency in the course of the competition, stating that the tournament is not only be about playing to win but also as an avenue to build friendship.“The Maritime Cup competition is like the Olympics. The joy is more in participation and not just the laurels at stake. The idea behind it is to bring the maritime industry together and foster healthy recreation among workers.We are one family in this industry so we need to socialize and interact and play together. That has been the essence since 11 years ago and up till today,” Akinola said.He noted that the competition in recent years had been devoid of acrimony and unhealthy rivalry associated with most football competitions because of the decision of the organisers to weed out mercenaries.Akinola, who announced a N1million cash prize for the winner of the competition said the first and second runners-up will win N300,000 and N200,000 respectively.The participating teams in the competition this year include NPA, HPI, ENL Consortium and Dangote Ports Operation in Group A and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Tin Can Island Container Terminal (TICT), Apapa Bulk Terminal Limited (ABTL), and Josephdam Port Services (JPS) in Group B.The 2019 Maritime Cup Competition is supported by Morbod Group, NPA and Dangote Ports Operation.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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NNPC/Shell Cup: FOSLA, Excel Qualify for Final

first_imgTwo teams; FOSLA Academy, Abuja and Excel Education Centre Port Harcourt on Tuesday qualified for the final of 2016 NNPC/Shell Cup competitions organized for all the 36 Secondary Schools in the Country.FOSLA defeated Asegun Comprehensive High school 3-0 in the first semifinal encounter in the match decided at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. It was a highly interesting match which brought out the best in the two sides to the delight of the representatives of Feyenoord Academy who were also present at the venue. Abdulahi Muhammed scored twice while Alayi Haruna scored the third goal for FOSLA Academy.The Feyenoord representatives from Holland with Nigeria’s former international, Mike Obiku, in the team, had a training session with the four semifinalists on Tuesday morning. In the second semifinal, Excel walloped Science school 4-0 in another entertaining encounter which saw Ogidi Joseph recording a hattrick for the Port Harcourt team. Benjamin Jacob is the other scorer of the team in the one sided match.The stage is now set for the final which takes place at the same venue on Thursday.“Both the finalists and the semifinal losers are still going to continue intensive training under the supervision of the of our team. These players are very strong and all they need now are little tips to better their career,” Obiku said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Luton Town enriches fan experience with Sportego partnership

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submit Exeter City the latest side to back Responsible Gambling Week October 29, 2018 UGP app by Sportego achieves 2.2k downloads in 8 days October 7, 2016 SBC News invites Oddschecker to take the Tipster Challenge June 22, 2016 Luton Town FC and Sportego have agreed a fresh partnership which will see the data-driven sports analytics agency, help the Hatters forge better relationships with fans, improve fan engagement and increase sponsorship revenue.Sportego has proven its ability to deliver impressive results for its clients by uncovering actionable insights by breaking down sales and membership data. The group’s client, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, was nominated for the “Best Use of Analytics, Data or Research” Award at the upcoming BT Sports Awards with Sportego’s help. Luton Town will look to unlock insights from Sportego’s data as the club continues to improve the fan experience and club communication.Colm Ó Méalóid, CEO of Sportego commented: “Luton Town are a team on the rise and on the verge of promotion into League One. They have also shown massive ambition off the field and they consistently see a high level of engagement amongst their fans. This is clear from their impressive attendance numbers and engagement on social media. We will look to increase these levels of fan engagement even further by ensuring the needs and desires of Luton Town fans are catered for.”Speaking about the new partnership, Ed Smith, Marketing and Communications Manager at Luton Town FC added: “We see data as a key element of our fan engagement strategy. It is important for us to get to know our fans better, to understand their behaviours and make sure our communication is relevant to each fan. Sportego will help us use data as the bases of tailored communication with our fans, thereby improving the fan experience and the effectiveness and return on investment of the club’s marketing activities.”Luton are currently second in League Two and are on the brink of confirming automatic promotion to League One, sitting seven points clear of fourth place Exeter City.last_img read more

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BetConstruct puts live betting education at the heart of US plans

first_img VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 BetConstruct will be using its “huge library of live match betting choices” to educate the US market about why in-play betting has become so popular across the world.The gaming solutions provider will be at this year’s G2E in Las Vegas, the first edition of the event since PASPA repeal opened the doors for online sports wagering in the country.Jonathan Aiwazian, BetConstruct Regional Director in the US, said: “The key for BetConstruct at G2E is to show the immense capabilities of our products, and to show our commitment to the US market.“We are looking to make big moves in the US market for the rest of 2018 and into 2019, and the plan is to use G2E to ignite some of these plans. With all the leaders in the industry in one place, we will look to exchange ideas and strengthen our path forward.”He added: “Live Casino have also shown to be quite popular in the states. We look forward to displaying our Live Studio solution featuring real-life croupier as it presents an amazing opportunity to unearth new players and new revenues.“As does our Fantasy Sports software, which generated huge interest during World Cup 2018, having been enhanced with Tournaments mode and a redesigned interface.”The BetConstruct team, who will be based at Stand 4818 in the Sands Expo from 9-11 October, has put education at the heart of its conference strategy, alongside the promotion of its full product range, some of which have not yet been seen in the US.Ahead of the show, Aiwazian said: “Educating the population on the logistics of in-game betting that has become the majority of sports bets in other countries will be the main goal of most operators in the beginning months of sports betting in the US.“As a result of not being exposed to up-to-the-second data feeds and live streaming of all matches, US bettors are not familiar with the concept of betting on the outcome of the next play.“The closest experience has been to play the second half lines in basketball or football, which does not compare to the almost unlimited betting opportunities that exist in modern online sportsbooks overseas. Whichever operators do the best job of introducing their customers to the live betting arena will be able to capture the biggest percentage of the market.”Referencing the complexity of the market, in the absence of a federal framework, he added: “The state by state regulations could cause confusion among the betting population, with the US market acting like 50 different markets. It will be a challenge to educate users about the different guidelines and tax rates in each state, especially for people who live and work near state borders.“For example, many New Jersey residents work in New York. While at home they are able to legally bet on sports, but at work, they are blocked by geolocation companies from accessing their accounts.” Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Share New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020last_img read more

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Lavezzi: Messi’s gonna win something soon

first_imgArgentina forward, Ezequiel Lavezzi, believes Lionel Messi will win a major trophy with the national side one day.Argentina lost 4-1 on penalties to hosts, Chile, after it ended goalless after a 120 minutes of football on Saturday evening.La Albiceleste lost the 2014 FIFA World Cup final to Germany and now have now lost out on the South American title and the Paris Saint-Germain forward says this has left a sour taste in their mouths.”At some point Leo (Messi) is going to win something with Argentina,” Lavezzi told reporters.”We thought this was an opportunity to make our mark, but unfortunately we could not. It hurts a lot.”Once again we are left with a bitter taste. It hurts because we believed that this was the chance to win something. “I think that we should continue on this path. We are all very good in terms of the group. We are just missing that little step to achieve something.”Messi also featured for Argentina in the 2007 Copa America final, where they lost 3-0 to rivals Brazil in Venezuela. –last_img read more

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Days of Sports of Centar Municipality start today

first_imgThe event ‘Days of Sports of Centar Muncipality’ in organisation of Grammar school ‘Obala Sarajevo’ and sponsored by Centar Municipality will start on Wednesday, 10 April.It is planned that 13 schools participate in competitions in various sports: football, volleyball, basketball, table tennis.Competitions will last from 10 April to 9 May, when the award and closing ceremony will be held.This form of gathering and competition of young people gives significant contribution to enhancing the quality of life of high-school pupils of Sarajevo, and directing them to sports, socialization and health.last_img read more

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US Military Issues Warning After Viral Storm Area 51 Facebook Event

first_imgWhat began as a joke in a viral Facebook event has become no laughing matter to the United States Air Force.Air Force officials issued a warning after the viral Facebook event ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’ announced a plan to raid the Air Force base in Nevada known as Area 51 which has been linked to UFO and alien conspiracies for years.“[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces,” a spokeswoman told The Washington Post. “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”There has been renewed interest in the area since it was revealed that the U.S. military had spent 22 million dollars to research UFO sightings, according to reports. More than 1 million people have signed up for the event set for late September.The post declares, “we can move faster than their bullets; let’s see them aliens.”However, the creator of the Facebook event insists it was all a joke for the internet.“P.S. Hello U.S. government, this is a joke, and I do not actually intend to go ahead with this plan. I just thought it would be funny and get me some thumbsy uppies on the internet,” said Jackson Barnes.The post has become an internet sensation inspiring jokes and memes on popular social media sites, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.last_img read more

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Sergio Ramos answers Ajax and remembers his four Champions

first_imgSergio Ramos he replied to the tweet with a photo in which he appears with each of the four Champions you have won and the emoticon of a waving hand. The one from Camas has been proclaimed champion of the maximum European competition with the Real Madrid in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He confinement by coronavirus leads to clubs and footballers sharpen their wits in the form of challenges on social networks. He Ajax participated in a Twitter challenge in which they had to remember a Champions League match. The Dutch club shared a photo of Sergio Ramos in the box of Santiago Bernabeu in the second leg match of the Champions League, another from Tadic making a similar gesture on the grass along with a greeting emoticon remembering with the date of April 1 the result of the return of the Champions League knockout, 1-4 and that it coincides with the first day of the fourth month.last_img read more

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“They called me tomboy, but I punctured the ball”

first_imgYou said your father didn’t like me playing …My father wanted me to be a model and a dancer (laughs). I had to go to dance to be able to play soccer.How do you remember the rejection of girl society?They called me tomboy and insulted me but, without lying to you, I answered them, hit them or punctured the ball.He also suffered an injury …Two days before traveling to the qualification for the U-20 World Cup I broke the crusader and it was a great sadness. I stopped playing soccer for five years. I was denied. Until one day they called me from Boca. I kept playing with my friends, but I didn’t play at the club level. People from River had also appeared and was between both teams. I went to a River training and when I got to my house my mother was crying and begging me not to play in River. So I went to Boca. That’s where all the good things soccer can give me started.Will you return to Boca?One always wants to return to Boca. Boca has that, both in women and men. When you leave the club you always have in your head to go back to Boca and I feel that I couldn’t give him a championship or play a Copa Libertadores. I always say that I am not going to retire in Boca because when it is said that you are going to retire it seems that you are going to go when your career is over, with the last thing you have left. I want to come back at my best to give you everything the club gives me.Some colleagues call him boss, do you have a vocation as a coach?I always say that I will be a Boca coach and I will win a Copa Libertadores. Later, I will be a coach with Argentina and win a World Cup. I always say it and I know that I will fulfill it.You look comfortable in Spain, what do you like most about living here?I really like the security you have in Spain. I like to go for a walk after dinner and have never been afraid here. In my country I cannot do it. Also, I really like the food options, the cleanliness and how friendly people are. It is a country in which I would like to come to live. We live incredible moments, with the fact of entering the history of the future Real Madrid Femenino, and with me they fulfilled everything, but there were many problems with my teammates. We did not have the same benefits or care. I had a hard time for those girls.Is that why it didn’t renew?I had several conversations to renew with the club, but Rayo showed me to be more interested. In the Tacon they have been very wrong with some players and I regret that those who had a bad time have covered it.Did they know at Tacon that you were going to be Real Madrid Femenino?When I signed for Tacon, I already knew that there were such plans to be Real Madrid for Women. My representative told me. We knew that if we ascend there was a high possibility that the Tacon would be purchased. When I arrived they never told me that we were going to be Real Madrid but that there was a very big project behind everything. We had the opportunity to go one day to see all the facilities of Real Madrid and we had dinner with people close to the club. We also knew that if we do not ascend, Madrid would buy Madrid CFF. They were between the two clubs and it happened that they chose Tacon.“I had to go to dance to be able to play soccer”FIFA ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Ruth Bravo, Rayo Vallecano player.FIFA Ruth Bravo, known as Chule, has one of those stories behind that makes football great. The Rayo Vallecano player fought against all odds to dedicate her life to kicking a ball. From plucking the heads of the dolls that they gave her for her birthday to becoming strong among insults to be accepted in the parties that they organized in the streets of Salto or Magdalena, two of the Argentine enclaves where she spent her childhood. His mother was then his only support. It was not so for his father, who did not accept his passion and it took a lot for him to understand him. Chule found it hard to gain momentum and when he did, as part of his first club, Estudiantes de la Plata, the great obstacle of a serious injury to the crusader appeared. A setback that made him leave football for five years until his beloved Boca Juniors, the club of his life, crossed his path. In the ‘xeneize’ team, where she played from 2015 to 2018, she smiled again, but was forced to cross the pond to be able to dedicate herself to this sport in a professional manner..Spain was her destination, with Tacon being her next stop, to which she was attracted by the idea of ​​being part of the first Real Madrid for Women. It was not possible to achieve this last objective, since his time at the Tacon was completed last summer. Now, at Rayo Vallecano she has found her place again, wrapped in a great wardrobe. Confined to her Madrid home, Ruth Bravo recalls for AS the most important moments of his career, in which he has not stopped overcoming obstacles to dedicate himself to his great passion, soccer.How’s the quarantine going?Very well, but we have lost a lot of fitness.How do you see the option of not being able to finish the season?It makes us a little sad because we were having a good season. Although it is very difficult to live with that uncertainty, without knowing when we are going to return and how badly we are physically.Is that uncertainty maintained in its continuity?It is a problem that most of the players who have just signed will have. I am lucky that I spoke before all this happened with the club and they are very interested in me staying and I am very comfortable. However, things can change economically.How do you rate the season?Women’s football in Spain is making history, with the signing of the women’s agreement. Hopefully other leagues in the world will take an example.Like in your country, right?Argentina and South America are far from professionalism in women’s soccer. The players did not meet there as they did here. In Spain it did not matter how much Barça or Rayo charged. They were brought together by an agreement for all the players. That has not happened in Argentina. Each one has looked at their contract. No one fought for all those players who have worse conditions.How about Lightning?I am very happy here. There is a great changing room.How to play a World Cup?It is a very big thing. One always dreams of playing one.Who was your reference?I always had idols from Boca because my mother was a fanatic. She raised me with the image of Diego, Riquelme and others. Now it is Marta, who is extraordinary and I regret that she was born at the wrong time.Was it your mother who gave you this passion for soccer?If it wasn’t for my mother, I wouldn’t be playing, because my father didn’t like me to play. At Tacon I had a bad time and when I finished, it was my mother and my partner who pushed me to return to Spain.What happened to him at the Tacon?last_img read more

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