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AFCON Qualifier: Nigeria Beat Seychelles 3-1 to Finish Top of Group…

first_imgOdion Ighalo scored two goals in Nigeria’s 3-2 defeat of Libya in an AFCON 2019 qualifier in Sfax, Tunisia Tuesday In an interview with CAF, Renard had claimed hosts Egypt- with Africa Player of the Year Mohamed Salah and the home crowd – are leading favourite, with defending champions Cameroon, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria also in the running for glory at the biennial event.The Frenchman, a two-time winner with Zambia (2012) and Cote d’Ivoire (2015), currently coaches the highest ranked team on the continent, Morocco but stated that he would rather not boast of their chances.Rohr, however, labelled him a ‘diplomat’ and would rather not be drawn into analysing his ‘young’ team’s prospects.“I know my friend Herve Renard is a diplomat. His team are favorite to win the tournament because they are number one in Africa so he’s the natural favorite, but he tries to put other countries ahead. This is a tactic already so I say, Morocco is number 1 in Africa and they are favorites,” Rohr told media.“Egypt with one of the biggest players in the world are favourites as well. They are also playing at home. Senegal and Tunisia and second and third. We (Nigeria) are No.4 and we have a chance though, but please let them speak while we stay humble. “To declare that we will win the AFCON is stupid. We have to work, we have young players.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s Super Eagles yesterday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba defeated Seychelles 3-1 to finish top of Group E in their final AFCON 2019 qualifiers. The Gavin Jeanne-led side proved a lot tougher nut to crack unlike in Mahè and the Super Eagles had to work their socks off particularly in the first period.Stoke City man Oghenekaro Etebo saw two brilliant shots thwarted, once curling just over the bar before seeing the opposing goalkeeper get a fingertip to another of his brilliant effort.For all their resistance, Seychelles were soon behind 34 minutes in after Karle Hall fouled Wilfred Ndidi from behind in the box, paving the way for Odion Ighalo to step up and send the goalkeeper the wrong way.But the spirited visitors rallied to pull themselves back on level terms just before the break, Rody Melanie profiting from a comical error to score after Nigeria failed to properly deal with a floated ball into the area.Nigeria retook the lead just after half time when Jamilu Collins sent in a brilliant ball for Henry Onyekuru to nip in behind the defenders and head home with the slightest of touches.And Simon Moses, making his first competitive appearance since his injury last year came off the bench to add the icing on the cake with a brilliant goal and set up the team in good mood ahead of the date with Egypt.Meanwhile, Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr has dismissed Morocco’s Coach, Herve Renard’s claim that Nigeria are one of the favourite teams to lift the 2019 AFCON title.last_img read more

Austin Rivers calls reported rift between Chris Paul, James Harden ‘fake news’

first_img NBA trade rumors: Celtics have ‘checked in’ with Rockets about potential deal for Clint Capela “I’ve talked to Chris since (the end of the playoffs), for sure,” Morey told the Houston Chronicle. “Myself, (coach) Mike D’Antoni, James Harden are all super competitive, all frustrated we were eliminated from the playoffs, all want to get over the hump. That leads to a lot of competitive fire. All of it is normal. We’re all in the same boat, pursuing the championship. We’re all frustrated we’re not there. But there is nothing past that.“I’m very frustrated right now. We’re literally trying to do real work on making the team better and every day I have to learn about a new media rock that has been turned over.” “I know nothing about any of that. I don’t know where that’s coming from,” Rivers said during an interview with TMZ. “A lot of fantasy tales being told right now. … It’s definitely not true. I didn’t see any issues between any of them. It’s just made up news, fake news like most of the stuff you see on these Instagram pages.”Paul and Houston general manager Daryl Morey both forcefully denied the Yahoo Sports report shortly after it was published. Related News Austin Rivers thinks Chris Paul and James Harden get along well.The relationship between the two Rockets stars is “unsalvageable” and Paul has asked the team to move him, according to a report from Yahoo Sports. But, Rivers, who spent 47 games with the Rockets last season, said he didn’t see any issues. Jimmy Butler free agency rumors: Rockets will be ‘aggressive in their pursuit’ of wing Chris Paul trade rumors: ‘There’s not a team in the league’ willing to deal for Rockets guard Rivers, 26, began the season with the Wizards and ended up signing with the Rockets after he was waived by the Suns following a trade in December. He averaged 8.7 points and 2.3 assists in 28.6 minutes per game during his time with Houston.The Rockets will reportedly pursue Jimmy Butler this summer and have also discussed dealing center Clint Capela to the Celtics. Rivers is set to be a free agent.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho’s comments about Spurs’ forward options bode poorly for Troy Parrott

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has said that with Harry Kane out injured, Tottenham now don’t have a striker in their squad.The Portugese did not mention Troy Parrott at any point in his press conference yesterday.1 Irish fans have been hoping Kane’s injury would open the door to more game-time for ParrottCredit: ReutersWhen quizzed on how his side’s attack will have to change with their talisman out injured for the next few months, he gave a downbeat response.He said: “We don’t have another one. There is not a striker in the squad. We have only one, he is not fit, we don’t have another one.”You know that you cannot play like we normally play when Harry Kane is not in the team.”The only thing I can tell you is that of course we cannot do the same way as with Harry.”IRISH HOPEIrish fans had hoped that 17-year-old Parrott would get more time in the first-team as the season went on but especially in the wake of the England captain’s injury.He made his first senior start in the Carabao Cup defeat to Colchester earlier in the season.Mourinho then gave him Premier League debut bringing him off the bench in a win against Burnley.It is expected that he’ll sign a new contract with the club next month when he turns 18.DECISION TIMEThe Republic of Ireland international has been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich but Mourinho has said that he is keen for him to stay.Mourinho said: “The next step for him is to sign a new contract at the club long-term and then it is for everyone to decide what is best for is development.”In this club we care about our players.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raid”It is also to find the best pathway to develop.”However, his manager appears to currently only view him as a player for the future.He said previously: “Some minutes will arrive like it happened against Burnley, and step by step but [we are] not in a situation where we see Harry Kane is injured and Parrott is the man to resolve our problems.”last_img read more

Establishment of Rights Commissions achievable

first_imgPresident David Granger has said the establishment of the four rights commissions is achievable with the full cooperation of the Opposition by the end of this year and reiterated his commitment to meaningful consultations with the political Opposition to see this process through.The President was at the time responding to questions posed by a reporter during the recording of his weekly programme ‘The Public Interest’.The Commissions are the Women and Gender Equality Commission, the Indigenous Peoples’ Commission, the Rights of the Child Commission, the Human Rights Commission and the Ethnic Relations Commission.“Each Minister is aware of the person in the Opposition with whom he or she has to deal on matters of State policy… It is just a matter of form to ensure that there is consultation and there are many other issues on which we have to consult with the Opposition but there are no obstacles to consultation and it is the principle of the coalition to ensure that there is consultation,” President Granger said.Commissioners were last appointed for the Women and Gender Equality Commission, Indigenous Peoples’ Commission and Rights of the Child Commission in 2010, while the Ethnic Relations Commission has been without a chair since 2011. The Human Rights Commission, which has to comprise the chairpersons of the other four Commissions, was never constituted under the previous Administration.last_img read more