Buhari Congratulates Super Eagles

first_imgThe Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said: “Having keenly followed the senior national football team’s progress in the qualifying stages, President Buhari is enthused by their confidence, sense of patriotism and professionalism, and commends these attributes to other Nigerians.”The President also commended the coaching crew, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Supporters Club, especially Nigerians residing in South Africa who turned out in great numbers to cheer the players, for a job well-done, and assures them of the unflinching support of the federal government going forward.“The President wishes the young Nigerian football ambassadors more successes as they prepare for the AFCON tournament in Cameroon,” Adesina stated.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Shola Oyeyipo in AbujaPresident Muhammadu Buhari has joined millions of football-loving Nigerians to felicitate with the Super Eagles of Nigeria on their qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after a draw with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in an encounter in Johannesburg Saturday.Buhari commended the Nigerian team for their spirited and disciplined performance against the formidable South African side which earned them qualification and making the Nigeria -Seychelles game a mere formality. Muhammadu Buharilast_img read more

USWNT vs. Netherlands lineup: Megan Rapinoe to start World Cup final

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe explains USWNT’s celebrations amid criticism Megan Rapinoe has overcome a hamstring injury to return to the United States’ starting XI for the Women’s World Cup final, while Lieke Martens has also been handed a start for Netherlands following a fitness test.USA forward Rapinoe, who has scored five goals in France, missed the semifinal win over England with a “slight hamstring strain,” but trained the following day and said all week she expected to be fit. However, despite not being involved in the portion of training open to the media on Saturday, she is healthy enough to take her place in Sarina Wiegman’s side. Related News Martens’ status was less assured, the Barcelona star having come off at halftime in the semifinals win over Sweden due to a toe injury she sustained when celebrating her winner against Japan in the round of 16. Christen Press, who replaced Rapinoe and scored the first goal against England, reverts back to the bench as one of two changes in the USA team, with Sam Mewis also coming in for Lindsey Horan.The Dutch have made just one change, Anouk Dekker replacing Merel van Dongen.The teams are in! #USANED#FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/iCjt3NLAuj— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 7, 2019last_img read more

Bonyo extra-time goal dumps Vipers out of Uganda Cup

first_img Tags: Noordin Bunjoproline fctadeo lwangatopUganda Cupvipers sc Bonyo (left) celebrates scoring the winner on Tuesday (Photo by Proline Media)Stanbic Uganda Cup-Quarter finals Proline FC 2-1(aet) Vipers SCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 12-03-2019LUGOGO – Vipers SC continued their miserable 2018/19 season as they were dumped out of the Stanbic Uganda Cup on Tuesday.The Kitende based side who were eliminated from the Caf competitions in the early stages and are currently second in the league, four points behind leaders KCCA FC, lost 2-1 to Proline at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.Proline who are currently featuring in the Big League scored through Noordin Bunjo and substitute Ibrahim Bonyo while Vipers’ goal came off Tadeo Lwanga’s head.After a cautious start to the game, Bunjo struck on 24 minutes, justifying Proline’s show of courage in the early exchanges.With things not going according to plan, Vipers made a first half substitution as Moses Waiswa replaced Steven Mukwala.Proline went into the break leading 1-0.Six minutes into the second half, Vipers made their second change as Abraham Ndugwa paved way for veteran striker Hamis Diego Kiiza.In an attempt to add more fresh legs into the game and also try to see out the 1-0 lead, Proline made their first change with Bunjo coming off and replaced by Hakim Kiwanuka on 56 minutes.However, that did not work as Vipers upped the tempo with Dan Sserunkuma rattling the cross bar on 63 minutes.Proline’s best chance to double their lead came 11 minutes later but Bright Anukani missed a free header while an marked in the Vipers area.As fate would have it, the home side were made to pay dearly as Tadeo Lwanga equalized off a header from Ibrahim Kiyemba’s corner on 75 minutes.With the two sides locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes, the game headed into extra time to determine the winner.In the first 15 minutes of the post regulation time, Vipers were dealt a huge blow as Lwanga was forced off with injury and replaced with Rahmat Ssenfuka.Vipers hit the cross bar for the second time in the game when defender Halid Lwaliwa headed Moses Waiswa’s corner kick from the right.Skx minutes to the end of extra time, Bonyo won it for Proline, combining swiftly with fellow substitute Kiwanuka before the former headed in to the net.Vipers could not mount a serious challenge to find the equalizer as Proline ran out 2-1 winners to storm the Cup semi finals.The Big League side now join Express FC, Bright Stars and Kyetume in the last four of the competition.The draws for the semifinal will be held next week.All the Uganda Cup 2018/19 Quarter final results:-Nebbi Central FC 0-1 Bright Stars FC-Kyetume FC 0(4)-0(1) Wakiso Giants FC-Express FC 1-0 Bul FC-Proline FC 2-1 Vipers SCComments last_img read more