G’Eaglets to Face Junior Menas in Abuja

first_imgIncidentally, Saturday’s match will be the fourth encounter between both sides in the last four years with the Golden Eaglets also claiming a 10-1 aggregate win in the qualifiers for the 2013 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations hosted by Morocco.Meanwhile, ahead of Saturday’s qualifier, the Golden Eaglets will on Wednesday tackle Piloter Football Academy of Kaduna at the National Stadium, Abuja in what will be their seventh friendly match against local teams.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has picked Saturday, August 6, and the National Stadium, Abuja to host this weekend’s CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Golden Eaglets and Junior Menas of Niger Republic.Nigeria’s Eaglets, who won a record fifth FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy in Chile last year, were drawn bye into the second round by CAF in the race towards Madagascar 2017 and will now start their quest against their familiar foes in the Junior Menas.Last year, the Eaglets came fourth at the continental cadet championship hosted by Niger Republic, where they inflicted a 2-0 defeat on the Junior Menas in front of their fans at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché in Niamey.last_img read more

NBA wrap: Pistons clinch final playoff spot with big win over Knicks

first_img The Pistons were playing without star Blake Griffin, who’s dealing with a sore knee. They had last made the playoffs in 2015-16.Meanwhile, the Hornets entered play with their postseason hopes still alive. But, they were officially eliminated with the Pistons’ win. Charlotte would not have advanced to the postseason, anyway, as it fell to the Magic at home, 122-114.Kemba Walker recorded 43 points and five assists for Charlotte in what could be his last game with the team. He’ll be a free agent this summer.Studs of the nightDwyane Wade registered a triple-double in the last game before his retirement. He put up 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Heat’s 113-94 loss to the Nets.👏 What a night for D-Wade! 👏@DwyaneWade (25 PTS, 11 REB, 10 AST) closes out his career in style with a triple-double! #OneLastDance #L3GACY #HeatCulture pic.twitter.com/q6JXhtD0gE— NBA (@NBA) April 11, 2019Philadelphia wing Jonathon Simmons had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists in his team’s 125-109 victory over the Bulls.Jevon Carter tallied 32 points in the Grizzlies’ 132-117 win against the Warriors.Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against the Spurs in his final game. Nowitzki officially announced his plans to retire Tuesday.Duds of the nightDorian Finney-Smith was 2-of-10 shooting and scored five points in the Mavericks’ 105-94 loss to the Spurs.Hawks wing Kent Bazemore shot 2 of 10 from the field and was a minus-16 as the Hawks fell to the Pacers, 135-134.HighlightsAaron Gordon powers his way to the basket. Joel Embiid injury update: ‘It’s possible’ 76ers star could miss start of playoffs The Pistons are heading to the playoffs.Detroit jumped out to an early lead and pulled away for an easy 115-89 victory over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. It clinched the final Eastern Conference postseason spot with the win. Aaron Gordon muscles his way down low and flushes it late in the 4th Q!#PureMagic 122#Hornets30 112📺: @ESPNNBA pic.twitter.com/nuacXDaszA— NBA (@NBA) April 11, 2019Trae Young with the slick dribble move.Trae too smooth going between-the-legs pic.twitter.com/LruPxoMHq8— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 11, 2019What’s next?The playoffs — After a long regular season, the playoffs have finally arrived. The path to the championship begins Saturday when the first series tipoff.center_img Stephen Curry injury update: Warriors have no concerns about star’s ankle The Pistons took control in the opening moments and held a 14-point advantage by the end of the first quarter. They pushed the score to 65-41 by halftime and cruised from there.Keeping it 🆙#PistonsNow x @RocketFiber pic.twitter.com/DmzqeQ1niq— x – Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) April 11, 2019Andre Drummond tallied 20 points and 18 rebounds to lead Detroit to the victory. Luke Kennard chipped in a game-high 27 points off the bench while connecting on four of his eight 3-point attempts. Related Newslast_img read more

COUNTDOWN CONTINUES AS ORGANISERS EXPECT HUGE CROWD FOR NORTH WEST 10K

first_imgMayor Ian McGarvey and County Manager Seamus Neely sign up for the North West 10K.The Mayor of Donegal Cllr Ian McGarvey and the County Manager Seamus Neely were the first two people to register for the North West 10k during Monday’s Council meeting in Lifford.But they certainly won’t be the last!In fact, organisers are estimating than more than 2,000 people will be taking to the roads of Letterkenny for the popular annual fun run/walk. Donegal Daily is once again sponsoring the event along with Brian McCormick Sports.But anyone looking for the cool running t-shirts which come free with entry are advised to sign up because they are going quickly!With huge crowds expected for the North West 10k the committee is encouraging as many people as possible to pre-enter at Letterkenny Community Centre. A Portacabin office will be open beside the Centre from 5 to 7pm tonight, Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd while it will be 3 – 6pm on Saturday afternoon.Sponsorship cards are still available from the Letterkenny Chamber to support the two main benefiting charities the Letterkenny Branch of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and the Conwal Parish Church Restoration Committee. A number of other associated charities will also benefit by their association with the North West 10k. The Chamber office is located at Grand Central Complex, Canal Road opposite the Retail Park (tel number 9124866.A traffic management plan will be in place on the day. There will be some disruption to traffic for a period in the afternoon so motorists and the general public are asked to be patient and cooperate with the instructions of the Gardai and stewards. For further details go to www.northwest10k.com      COUNTDOWN CONTINUES AS ORGANISERS EXPECT HUGE CROWD FOR NORTH WEST 10K was last modified: May 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalletterkennyNorth West 10klast_img read more