Edo, Oyo Qualify for Etisalat U-15 National Finals

first_imgAsegun Comprehensive Secondary School, Ibadan, Oyo State, and Niger College Junior School, Benin City, Edo State, have qualified for the Etisalat U-15 School Cup football competition after emerging champions at the Ibadan Centre.The Edo and Oyo team outclassed schools from Ekiti, Ondo, Lagos, Ogun and Osun states at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba and Wesley College playing ground,  Elekuro to win the tickets to the National Finals billed for Lagos in November.Oyo defeated Osun State with the a solitary strike from Abdul Rasheed Qudus in their first game before walloping Ogun State 5-1 in their second game with Qudus again scoring a brace and providing two assists before edging Lagos team 1-0 in their last game.Similarly, Edo maintained an unbeaten run throughout the qualifiers after successive victories over Delta, Ondo and Ekiti states, scoring a total of eight goals and conceding just one. Meanwhile, schools from Kwara, Kogi, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau, FCT, Benue and Cross River states will battle for the two slots available at the Ilorin regional qualifiers starting today at the Ilorin Township Stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Mary Rahal’s game-winner gives No. 6 Syracuse 17-16 overtime victory over Harvard

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Behind Mary Rahal’s overtime game-winner, No. 6 Syracuse (8-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) beat Harvard (4-2, 1-0 Ivy), 17-16, on neutral ground in Winter Park, Florida on Saturday night.Syracuse entered the second half leading 10-6, but the Crimson posted 10 points in the second half to SU’s 6, tying the game 16-16 and forcing the game into overtime. The Orange won after Rahal scored off an assist by goalie Asa Goldstock 40 seconds into overtime. This was the eighth match-up between the Orange and the Crimson. SU leads the series 8-0.The first half started close, with Natalie Wallon opening the game with the first goal. The Crimson quickly answered. Goals by Neena Merola and Riley Donahue followed.Wallon, Rahal, Alie Jimerson and Nicole Levy each had three goals. Donahue, Merola, Kelzi Van Atta, Cara Quimby and Emily Hawryschuk each had a goal as well.In the second half, Harvard outscored SU, 10-6. A 7-1 run through most of the second half tied the game at 15 all. Levy scored with 41 seconds left on the clock, putting SU ahead, 16-15. In the last couple of seconds of the game, Harvard won the draw and, with nine seconds on the clock, the Crimson’s Nicole Baiocco scored.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith only seconds left, Wallon won the draw. Levy shot the ball at the goal but it flew wide left and sent the game into overtime. Rahal scored and SU won.Goldstock’s 16 saves was a career high for the freshman goalie. Her assist in the final goal of the game was her first offensive point this season. SU won 18 draw controls, eight of which were by draw control specialist Morgan Widner.Syracuse’s next game is on Sunday, March 26 against Notre Dame in the Carrier Dome. Comments Published on March 18, 2017 at 11:20 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edulast_img read more

FIFA President, Infantino, gives kudos to Eagles, Nigerian fans

first_imgGianni Infantino President of world football –ruling body, FIFA, on Thursday hailed Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Coach Gernot Rohr, the backroom staff, officials and Nigerian ball fans for their efforts at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.In a letter addressed to NFF President Amaju Pinnick and dated 30th August 2018, Infantino wrote, inter alia: “I would like to express our most sincere appreciation to your National Team for participating in this 21stedition of the FIFA World Cup. The 2018 FIFA World Cup was an unforgettable celebration of football and a major factor in this was the participation of the Super Eagles, their sixth FIFA World Cup appearance.“I personally was very happy and proud to be able to attend in your presence two of your National Team matches, against Croatia and Iceland. Please pass on my compliments to all those who have contributed to this campaign, the players, the head coach Gernot Rohr but also the technical and medical team and, of course, the fans. “Such achievement is no doubt based on hard work, professionalism and attention to detail, as well as passion and love of the game. All this augurs well for a very promising future and will undoubtedly pave the way for future success.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more