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Osimhen ‘pressured’ into Napoli move

first_img “He is totally against it,” Akatugba told Football Italia. “But he is being put under pressure by the club. read also:” Sky Sport Italia reported earlier that the 21-year-old had landed in Naples and Akatugba confirmed the news to Football Italia. In 2019-20, Osimhen netted 13 goals in 27 Ligue 1 games and would reportedly be more interested in a move to the Premier League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Partenopei have been trying to close a double deal worth €100m for defender Gabriel and forward Osimhen, but the latter is not convinced. His brother-in-law claimed the ‘racism in Italy’ could ultimately deter the Lille forward whilst journalist Oma Akatugba from, who’s in touch with the player, has revealed the Nigerian is being forced to move against his will.Advertisement Napoli are reportedly in talks with Victor Osimhen but sources close to the player claims the Lille forward is being ‘pressured’ into a move. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely See7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit Loading… last_img read more

Eddie Howe unsure about whether to involve Lewis Grabban against former team

first_img “Juan has been popular within the group, although doesn’t speak the language let, but always has a smile on his face, so all the new players have fitted in very well off the pitch.” Howe added: “It is nice to have done some early business, but it is all relative because we lost players earlier in the season and so we are really just trying to replace those numbers, to make sure we have enough strength in depth to attack the second half of the season.” Bournemouth are 16th, a place and two points below Norwich. “A win would be really important for us. Our home form has been patchy so we want to start a consistent run,” said Howe, who could be without midfielder Matt Ritchie because of a dead leg. “We know the importance of the games in this month, all we can do is give our best to achieve what we want to.” Howe said: “It goes without saying we like Lewis a lot, from his previous spell here, he knows what we want and we know him, that is really important when you have a short period of the season left. “He has not had a lot of football in the past few months, so that plays a part in our thinking, how match fit is he? So we will make a decision on that. “I don’t think any player has to pull me to say they are desperate to start, because that is a given with anyone in my squad.” Howe i s confident Bournemouth’s new signings are made of the right stuff to help keep the club in the Barclays Premier League. The Cherries have been busy in the January transfer window. As well as Grabban, they have recruited Roma forward Juan Iturbe on loan and paid a record £12million fee for Benik Afobe. “It is early days, but all three of our new players are really good characters,” Howe said at a press conference. “Lewis knows us from having worked with us before, so there are no issues with him, he can acclimatise very quickly because he knows the majority of the players anyway. “Benik is a good character and young player again, so there is no problem with him fitting in. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has yet to decide whether to unleash striker Lewis Grabban against his old club Norwich at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday. The 28-year-old rejoined the Cherries in an £ 8million deal earlier this week, having left in June 2014, and came off the bench during the second half of the 3-1 home defeat by West Ham on Tuesday night. Given the player’s lack of first-team football this season – having fallen out of favour at Carrow Road after being unable to move during the last transfer window – Grabban may have to wait for a chance to show Norwich manager Alex Neil what he can do against players he was training with just last week. Press Associationlast_img read more

Diversity Helping Female Basketball Boom in Nigeria, Says Senegalese Legend

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSenegal female basketballer legend, Astou Ndiaye has ascribed the success of Nigeria’s female basketball team in the world to diversity.Astou said Nigeria is now a global force in the game because many of its female national team players have dual citizenship by virtue of being born outside the country. The Tigress ranked as the eighth best team at the recent FIBA Women Basketball World Cup in Tenerife, Spain and raised the bar by becoming the first African team to advance to the quarter finals in a world cup.The impressive flourish also lifted the team in world ranking as they climbed by 15 points from 34th in the world to 19th in the latest global world ranking. They are the continent’s second highest ranking team, behind Senegal in the 17th place.“If you look at the landscape, a lot of them (the Tigress) grew outside Nigeria and other places as dual citizens. Also many of the kids are able to play at higher level by going to different colleges around the world, where you have top level competition. And when they come back to play for the national team, they improve,“Ndiaye said, while in Nigeria recently for the Power Forward basketball clinic.Ndiaye, who played in WNBA for franchise teams including Seattle Reign, Indiana Fever and Houston Comets, in addition to representing Senegal at the Olympic Games and Women World Cup, showered praises on Nigeria for the remarkable feat in Spain.She described the accomplishment of Otis Hughley led team as a giant stride for Africa.“It is a step forward for Africa because you are talking about reaching the quarter final at the World Cup, which is huge and unprecedented. What we need to do in Africa, not just about Nigeria, is to keep on developing the game. To get to that stage was not a stumble by Nigeria, it is a product of hard work and everybody getting behind the team. In the past, African teams used to be dominated in the first round and we try to beat others in the rankings. Kudos to Nigeria, onward and forward and no going backward,” she said.The retired player said Africa is capable of producing good players of her status in the WNBA only by hard-work, dedication, having in place the right support system and going through the process.“It is not just only Senegal and Nigeria, there is also a lot of organisation taking place in some other places. I wouldn’t say at the top level but the people are trying. I know Mali is doing great things with youths and a lot of few countries are also on the right track”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

One student elected to neighborhood council

first_imgElection results have been tallied for the Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council, and the elected executive board, including a USC student, consists of new faces ready to tackle issues concerning the local community.Shawn Simons will be returning as president of the neighborhood council but will be working with a new executive board. Ashley Ramos, a junior majoring in political science, will serve as one of the two representatives for Area 3, the area that includes North University Park.Community · The North Area Neighborhood Development Council, pictured here during a meeting at the University Village in March, recently elected a new executive board. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanRamos will be replacing Samantha Foley, a senior majoring in political science and international relations, and Daniel Wu, a senior majoring in Los Angeles urban studies, both of whom were appointed to the council and served for a year.Though a number of students showed interest in running for the council, Ramos is the only one who followed through with the election process. Ramos said she decided to run because she thinks serving on the neighborhood council will be a good experience and could be a starting point for her to learn more about city planning and urban development.In her new position on the council, Ramos said she hopes to be a link between the university and the community.“As far as what I would like to do on the council is just to keep an open line of communication between the university and residents,” Ramos said. “It would be really good to just have everybody in the neighborhood kind of have a say in the Master Plan since it affects so many people.”Although Ramos will graduate before her two-year term on the council ends, she said she plans to go to graduate school at USC, which will give her the opportunity to stay on as an active member of the council.Two of the main issues the executive board plans to address this term include creating a community benefits package that will present concerns about the Master Plan to the university and city hall and ensuring that recreational activities for South Los Angeles children will continue. Parks and libraries, Simons said, have been struggling amid the city’s stark $212 million budget deficit.Simons said she is currently working on a budget proposal with the mayor’s office to identify strategic partnerships for parks and libraries through neighborhood councils.“I think this is going to be a huge piece of the puzzle in South L.A. … Those services are so desperately needed for the youth in our area,” she said.The new executive board will also be working on the council’s outreach efforts, especially because it wants to be accessible for community members who will be affected by budget cuts.“We need to make sure people know who we are and how they can get in touch with us … When there is a crisis happening, we need to mobilize our area and amplify our voices,” Simons said.The council, however, will face challenges in reaching these goals.Simons said the new board is going to have to be very smart about how it allocates money and look for new ways to reel in funds. The Los Angeles City Council has cut $40,000 of NANDC’s funding because of the deficit, she said, and during the next fiscal year, starting in July, the council will be starting at a zero dollar balance.The two outgoing USC student representatives said they have high hopes for the council after what they were able to achieve during their time.Foley, who served for a year on the neighborhood development council, said one of her biggest accomplishments while on the council was lobbying to move the local farmers market from Shrine Place to University Avenue.“That’s been awesome because students go up and down that street all the time, and it’s an area [where] community members also feel like participating. It’s accessible to both groups,” she said.Foley and Wu also worked to launch public forums aimed at gathering opinions about the university’s Master Plan. Those forums began last month and will continue in the coming weeks.Wu said serving on the council was a great experience and gave him the chance to work with community members and also to observe interactions between members.The new executive board will host its first steering committee this month to help identify some basic principles as well as approve appointed positions.last_img read more

Syracuse’s 5-game winning streak snapped in road loss to Louisville

first_img Published on November 15, 2019 at 10:34 pm Contact Nick: Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s (10-12, 7-8 Atlantic Coast) longest winning streak of the season was snapped on Friday in a straight-set road loss against Louisville (17-8, 10-5 ACC). In the previous meeting, Syracuse defeated the Cardinals in a come-from-behind, five-set win in the Women’s Building. Three-time ACC Player of the Week Polina Shemanova struggled in Louisville, as the ACC leader in points per set only recorded 10 kills on 40 attacking chances. The St. Petersburg, Russia native also committed 10 attacking errors. In the first set, Syracuse and Louisville played tight, as the score was tied at 18 late in the first set. But a kill from Louisville freshmen outside hitter Amber Stivrins sparked a rally for Louisville. The Stivrins kill was followed by back-to-back attacking errors from middle blocker Dana Gardner and Yuliia Yastrub.While a kill from Ella Saada brought the Orange back within two, four straight points from the Cardinals ended the first set, 25-19. Syracuse committed a total of 10 errors in the first set.The second set was defined by sloppy play from Syracuse and dominant play from Louisville’s outside hitters. Louisville jumped out to a 15 to 9 lead in the second set, as the Cardinals capitalized on poor attacks from the Orange to sustain their scoring rallys. Lousiville would take a 10 point lead over the Orange with a block from Anna Stevenson and Tori Dilfer. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLouisville ended the second set with a poor attacking play from freshman middle blocker Abby Casiano, 25-15. The Orange committed double-digit error numbers in the second set as well. The third and final set was similar to the second, as Louisville benefitted from the Orange’s attacking errors to open the set with a 19-9 lead. Syracuse committed seven errors in that span. The set ended with Shemanova attacking error, 25-15. The Orange committed 37 total errors in the straight-set loss at Louisville. Those errors accounted for 77% of Louisville’s points on the night. Syracuse continues its road trip with a rematch against 17-win Notre Dame in South Bend on Sunday. Syracuse beat the Irish in four sets in the team’s first meeting in the Women’s Building.   Commentslast_img read more

Tipp appeal Forde’s remaining one-match ban

first_imgMeanwhile, Cork won’t fear coming to Semple Stadium for their Munster Senior Hurling quarter-final according to Tipp’s Michael Cahill.The sides meet on May 21st with the two-time All Ireland winner expecting a close battle.However the Thurles Sarsfields man says Tipp will be glad of having home advantage. Photo © Tipperary GAA Tipp are going to challenge Jason Forde’s one match ban.Michael Ryan wants to try and get the midfielder back for the opening game of the Munster Hurling Championship against Cork.They’re going to take the case now to the Central Appeals Committee to get the one-match ban decision by the central hearings committee overturned.last_img

Woman found passed out behind the wheel with 2-year-old in car

first_imgA 31-year-old woman was arrested on a child neglect charge after she was found passed out behind the wheel of car at a South Florida intersection with an open bottle of vodka in the front passenger’s seat and a 2-year-old child in the backseat, deputies said.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to Northwest 33rd Avenue and Commercial Boulevard in Oakland Park on Sunday after a concerned citizen spotted a woman, later identified as Jennifer Hernandez, asleep in the driver’s seat of a Cadillac that was stopped at the intersection.The concerned citizen tried to wake Hernandez by banging on the window, but she was unsuccessful. Oakland Park paramedics arrived and successfully woke Hernandez.Hernandez told paramedics that she hadn’t slept in the past 24 hours because she had worked from 9 p.m. Saturday until 9 a.m. Sunday. Hernandez said she has prescriptions for Xanax, mirtazapine and painkillers from a recent surgery.When deputies questioned Hernandez, her eyes appeared “watery and bloodshot, her speech was slurred and she had a slight odor of alcoholic beverages” on her breath, according to an arrest report.Deputies said there was a bottle of vodka in the front passenger’s seat that was only about two-thirds full.Hernandez claimed that she picked up the toddler about noon without having slept to go to a birthday party.Deputy Richard Klima wrote in his report that Hernandez placed herself and the child “at risk for serious bodily harm by operating a motor vehicle in such a sleep-deprived state.”last_img read more

Spotlight Sports Group enhances US content

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Spotlight Sports Group has revealed plans to grow its content portfolio with more in-depth analysis, pre-game and in-game statistics and picks for the four major US sports.The new content will be aimed at both retail outlets and online sportsbooks, having been designed to ‘educate and reach new customers across the US’ as more states continue to legalise sports betting.Discussing the increase in focus on the US, B2B Head of Content Sales Rob Black said: “It’s been nearly two years since the US Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on legal sports betting and nearly 75% of US states have either legalised sports wagering or introduced legislation to do so.“With operators opening up across the country there will be a lot of new sports bettors. We are perfectly placed to partner with these operators to educate and reach a new audience on sports betting. Our content is specifically designed to help reach and retain customers while giving them the best information to place an informed bet responsibly.“We’re very excited about the content we are producing for the US, we can produce in a host of languages and our global team of writers are skilled in producing localised content. This is a huge advantage for operators opening up across the United States. We’re looking forward to SBC’s upcoming Digital Summit where the team will be on hand to discuss our services.”Drawing upon 30 years of editorial experience, Spotlight Sports Group has planned to use a ‘deeper level of expert analysis and information’ to boost engagement with betting products. Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog  June 18, 2020 Related Articles Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Share Submit Kwiff charges racing markets with Racing Post content   June 3, 2020last_img read more

Penalty kicks are not scientific – Laryea Kingston

first_imgFormer Black Stars midfielder, Laryea Kingston, says the art of taking penalties is not scientific but rather a tale of luck.Ghanaian teams have unfated history with penalty shoot outs with the Black Stars losing each of their last three shoot outs at the AFCON.Speaking on Citi TV’s Football Made In Ghana, Kingston, who was part of the Ghana U-20 side that lost on penalties to Spain at the 1999 Under 20 World Cup, has now disclosed that practicing penalty shoot outs will not necessarily lead to better success rate.Some people think penalties are between you and the goalkeeper but it is the most difficult thing in football.Sometimes you may get the decision right but your decision may be the same as that of the goalkeeper. So if you have noticed, all the great players in the world have missed crucial penalties in their career.The former Hearts of Oak player also added that it is not important to practice penalties as it is not scientific.For me, I do not see it as very important to practice it because it is not scientific. Sometimes you will go in with an advantage and still lose. An example is the 2015 AFCON against Ivory Coast. We led by two and you expect it to be easy but we lost. If practising it and perfecting it makes you win then we should have won that. So it is not scientific.Laryea Kingston played for the Black Stars of Ghana from 2002 to 2010, featuring 41 times for the national team and scoring 6 goals in the process.last_img read more

Bombers glide to third Kootenay Zone Soccer Title

first_imgLVR opened the tournament by bouncing host Prince Charles Comets of Creston 6-1.Emma Wheeldon led the Bombers with three goals whiile sister Jena added one. Allie Zondervan also scored twice.Keegan Patterson was in goal for both wins.LVR now advances to the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Tournament May 29-31 in Penticton.”We are looking forward to it and wanting to improve on our fourth place finish from last year,” said head coach Jamie Spendlove, in his third season a skipper of the Bombers.Spendlove is also a part of the Soccer Quest Coaches.This is the third year in a row we’ve won the Kootenay’s with the Soccer Quest coaches. The L.V. Rogers Bombers outscored the opposition 11-2 en route to capturing its third consecutive Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Soccer Zone Championship Wednesday in Creston.Noa Butterfield scored three times to lead the Bombers past David Thompson Lakers of Invermere 5-1 in the tournament final.Darian Voisard and Hailee Gerun also scored for the number one seeded Bombers.David Thompson edged out J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail in the other semi final to advance.last_img read more