AWCON: Glo Salutes Victorious Falcons

first_imgGlobacom in a press statement in Lagos yesterday commended the Super Falcons for beating the Senegalese and ensuring that Nigeria will be represented at the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations holding in Cameroun.The two goals were scored in the second half the match played at the National Stadium in Abuja.“We commend the fighting spirit and determination the team demonstrated in the match against Senegal and we believe Nigeria will stand out at the AWC. The team has the character and pedigree to achieve the ultimate goal of picking the gold medal in Cameroun,” the statement said.Globacom added that, “The Super Falcons should start preparations in earnest and work towards another victorious outing in Cameroun to consolidate their position as the number one women team in Africa.”The next generation network gave kudos to the Florence Omagbemi-led coaching crew, and urged both the crew and the team to work hard and evolve the right strategy to ensure that the team comes top at the forthcoming African Women Nations Cup.Globacom is the official telecommunications partner of the Nigerian Football Federation and the major sponsor of the Nigerian national teamsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s female national team, the Super Falcons has been commended on their victory over Teranga Lionesses of Senegal.The Super Falcons defeated the Senegalese Women National team 2-0 in the last qualification match played in Abuja on Tuesday.The Super Falcons who moved ahead on 3- 1 aggregate, having played a 1-1 draw during the first leg encounter in Dakar four days ago also qualified for the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations.last_img read more

Kurt Busch leaving Stewart-Haas: ‘I’m looking forward to the future’

first_imgTeam co-owner Tony Stewart responded directly to Busch about his announcement. “You brought passion and a never-ending drive to win,” Stewart wrote, in part. “You helped shape (Stewart-Haas Racing) into the team it is today.”Beyond these numbers, you brought passion and a never-ending desire to win. You helped shape @StewartHaasRcng into the team it is today. Thank you. https://t.co/W7xtFKZ6ag— Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) December 3, 2018SHR’s official Twitter feed echoed Stewart: “Your dedication and desire are hard to match. Know the next chapter of your career will be great.” Amazing how fast five years goes by… especially when @KurtBusch is at the wheel. Your dedication and desire are hard to match. Know the next chapter of your career will be great. From all of us, thank you. pic.twitter.com/zOh1FsLkGy— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) December 3, 2018While Busch has been linked to Ganassi Racing’s open ride, Stewart-Haas has given no indication who might take his place. Kurt Busch confirmed Sunday night that he will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing, ending a five-season run that included six NASCAR Cup Series victories, the 2017 Daytona 500 among them.Busch, who joined SHR in 2014, wrote, in part, on Twitter: “I would like to thank Stewart-Haas for 5 fantastic years driving the #41. … Unfortunately, it’s not in the cards for me to stay. I’m looking forward to the future (and) new opportunities ahead.” pic.twitter.com/iMIP8n9DSl— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) December 3, 2018There has been speculation that Busch will move to Chip Ganassi Racing, but the 2004 NASCAR Cup champion didn’t indicate who he would be driving for in 2019, his 19th full-time Cup Series season.Busch, 40, is coming off a 2018 season in which he won at Bristol, qualified for the playoffs and finished seventh in the standings.last_img read more

FIFA chief urges action after racist abuse halts Serie A game

first_imgPlay resumed after three minutes with visitors Fiorentina leading 1-0 after a goal from Federico Chiesa.“In Italy the situation has not improved and this is serious,” Infantino, in Italy ahead of the FIFA Best Awards on Monday, told the Italian Rai2 channel.“Racism is fought through education, condemning it, talking about it, we cannot accept racism in society and in football.Fiorentina’s Brazilian defender Dalbert (R) with coach Vincenzo Montella © AFP/File / Vincenzo PINTO“We have to identify those responsible and throw them out of the stadiums, we need clear sentences, as in England, we must not be afraid to condemn the racists, we must fight them to the end.”Since the beginning of the season, Inter Milan’s Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku and AC Milan’s Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie have been targeted by monkey cries during league games without any sanction being taken.Last season, Blaise Matuidi, Kalidou Koulibaly and Moise Kean were also victims of the problem which has been recurring for years in Italy.– Llorente scores double –On the pitch, Atalanta rescued a 2-2 draw with two late goals to avoid a second consecutive defeat after their 4-0 Champions League thrashing at Dinamo Zagreb in midweek.Franck Ribery scored his first Serie A goal by netting Fiorentina’s second.Elsewhere, Fernando Llorente scored a brace as Napoli eased past Lecce 4-1 to keep in touch with leaders Inter Milan and second-placed Juventus, while Edin Dzeko struck a stoppage-time winner for Roma.Spaniard Llorente, who scored in Napoli’s midweek 2-0 win over Champions League holders Liverpool, grabbed the opener on 28 minutes at the San Paolo Stadium. He added a late fourth for Napoli eight minutes from time.“It was a game that could have been a trap after the high of Liverpool, but the many changes helped us,” said Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti.Arkadiusz Milik started up front alongside Llorente, and the Polish striker’s assist contributed to the Spaniard’s opener.Lorenzo Insigne scored Napoli’s second goal from the spot five minutes before the break, at the second attempt after Lecce’s goalkeeper left his line prematurely before he saved the first.Fabian Ruiz scored Napoli’s third on 52 minutes before Marco Mancosu pulled a goal back for Lecce after an hour — the eighth conceded by Napoli in four league matches.– Sarri fine-tuning –Ancelotti’s side sit third, three points behind leaders Inter Milan, who are on maximum points after four games, after their 2-0 Milan derby win on Saturday.Champions Juventus won 2-1 at home against Verona and are second with 10 points from four games.“Juve still look to be under construction,” warned Ancelotti.“Knowing (coach Maurizio) Sarri and his teams, I think he is still fine-tuning things. Inter are already up and running, Juventus will get there in the coming matches.”In Bologna, Dzeko’s late winner sealed a 2-1 win for 10-man Roma, who are fourth, a point behind Napoli.The Romans were hit by Gianluca Mancini’s sending off on 85 minutes, but Dzeko headed home a Lorenzo Pellegrini cross to get the winner deep into injury time.City rivals Lazio are fifth after beating Parma 2-0 with goals in either half from Ciro Immobile and Adam Marusic.Sampdoria moved off the bottom of the table, earning their first points as Manolo Gabbiadini’s goal sent Torino crashing to their second consecutive league defeat.The Genoa club’s place at the foot of the table was taken by Fiorentina, the only team without a win.0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants strong action against racism in Italian stadiums © AFP/File / Nelson AlmeidaMILAN, Italy, Sep 23 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Sunday the problem of racism in Italian football has “not improved” after a Serie A match between Atalanta and Fiorentina was halted for several minutes because of racist abuse of Brazilian Dalbert.Fiorentina defender Dalbert, 26, asked the referee to halt play after half an hour at the Stadio Ennio Tardini until a warning statement was read out by the stadium speaker to jeers and whistles from the Atalanta fans.last_img read more