INSIDE AFCON 2019: Win Over Nigeria Shows We Can Win Title – Mahrez (AUDIO)

first_imgCAIRO – Match winner for Algeria, Riyad Mahrez says that the semifinal win over the Super Eagles has imbued the Desert Foxes with additional confidence which has given them the belief that they are “capable to win” the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Algeria captain Mahrez’s sublime free kick in the dying seconds earned Algeria a 2-1 win over three-time AFCON winners Nigeria on Sunday and a place in the final against Senegal who had earlier defeated Tunisia 1-0 after extra time.And while receiving the man of the match award after Sunday’s encounter, the 28-year-old said the win over Nigeria was hard-fought especially given the nature of Nigeria’s equalizer which came from the spot following a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review and expressed delight at the “unbelievable” feat of making the final of the AFCON for the first time since 1990.Download audio“It was a very, very tough game against a strong team,” the Manchester City forward said. “We were one nil up, the team was good in the game and then this decision with the VAR with the penalty, they scored the penalty and we had this freekick at the end of the game and we scored. So, I think we are very, very happy because to be in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations is something unbelievable.”Algeria have put up an impressive showing throughout the tournament and have arguably been the best side after winning their first four games without conceding a goal and then showing remarkable grit and doggedness to oust West African powerhouses Ivory Coast and Nigeria in quick succession.Their run in the competition, Mahrez said had given them a confidence which has been boosted by the nature of their victory against Nigeria. And ahead of the final clash against yet another West African side Senegal who they beat 1-0 in the group stage, Mahrez says his side are more confident than ever of winning a second ever AFCON title for Algeria.Download audio“I think we’ve been very good in this tournament. We’ve scored twelve goals and only conceded two, we have already the confidence and this game has given us more confidence to play in the final. It will be another battle, another tough game but I think we are capable to win it. We’ve played Senegal in the group stage; they’re a very good team and we will see.”RelatedINSIDE AFCON 2019: Gernot Rohr Highlights Improvement Needed in the Super Eagles After Loss to Algeria (AUDIO)July 15, 2019In “AFCON”Wilfred Ndidi Reveals “Hate” For Riyad MahrezMay 20, 2020In “AFCON 2019″INSIDE AFCON 2019: Algeria Coach Djamel Belmadi Says Nigeria are A Stepping Stone To History (AUDIO)July 13, 2019In “AFCON”last_img read more

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Super Sub! Samuel Chukwueze’s Electric Performance Turns Tide for Villarreal in Real Betis Rout

first_imgSamuel Chukwueze’s introduction turned the tide for Villarreal in their 5-1 victory over Real Betis on Friday. For 56 minutes, the Nigeria Super Eagles winger watched from the bench as the visitors kept the game at 1-1. Chukwueze came on in the second half and justified his nomination for Europe’s Golden Boy Award with a superlative performance that opened the flood gate of goals for the home side. The opposing defenders could not keep up with Chukwueze’s blistering runs and conceded three goals in quick succession before the year old added to the tally to make it 5-1 in the end. The youngster has been one of the standout revelations in world football in the 2019/20 season and was nominated on Thursday for the Europe Golden Boy award.  Relatedlast_img read more

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Boro tickets on sale from Monday

first_imgLee Johnson’s team head to the Riverside on Saturday, April 14th in a clash of two teams currently battling for a play-off place in the Sky Bet Championship.The club has received an initial allocation of 637 tickets for the match, including 12 pairs of wheelchair/carer tickets.TICKET PRICESAdult – £30 Senior 65+ – £20Under-18 – £17A £1 fee will apply to each ticket.SALES PERIODSSeason Card PLUS Members online – Monday, 19th March at 10amSeason Card PLUS Member phone – Wednesday, 21st March at 10amSeason Card Member online – Friday, 23rd March at 10amSeason Card Member phone – Monday, 26th March at 10amForever Bristol Member online – Wednesday, 28th March at 10amForever Bristol Member phone – Friday, 30th March at 10amGeneral Sale online – Monday, 2nd April at 10amGeneral Sale phone – Wednesday, 4th April at 10amCATS TRAVELCoaches will depart from Ashton Gate at 7am, with seats costing £41 for season card PLUS holders, £46 for all others.Supporters will be able to park their cars on site.last_img read more

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Carey’s double-double helps Pitt women top Chattanooga 51-40

first_imgKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stasha Carey scored 16 points and had 13 rebounds Saturday and Pittsburgh defeated Chattanooga 51-40 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, snapping the Mocs’ 25-game winning streak.Pittsburgh (20-11), the No. 10 seed in the Spokane Region, will play against No. 2 seed Tennessee on Monday.Chattanooga, which never led, has eight straight NCAA Tournament losses since beating Rutgers in a 2004 first-round game. The seventh-seeded Mocs (29-4) shot a season-low 26.2 percent (17 of 65) to fall for the first time since a 57-52 loss at Arkansas State on Dec. 1.The victory continued a surprising season for Pittsburgh, which was picked to finish last in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Jasmine Joyner had 10 points and nine rebounds for Chattanooga before fouling out. Brianna Kiesel had 13 points for Pittsburgh.last_img read more

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Kini joins Tusbab, Gubag off to Lae City

first_imgSocccer BY KEVIN TEME Tusbab Stallions Football Club from Madang province has signed up FC Kutubu captain and former PNG Kapuls midfielder Samuel Kini. Kini, who has been the strength for the only Highlands franchise club competing in the 2020 National Soccer League season, will now join forces with the Madang franchise club. Tusbab Stallions manager Afinini Tawi confirmed the signing of Kini for the remainder of the season. “Unfortunately, Kini will not be available for this weekend’s game against his former club FC Kutubu,” Tawi said. Afinini also confirmed that one of its star players Stahl Gubag was officially released this week. “I would also like to confirm to you that Gubag was officially released on Tuesday, July 27th to join Lae City FC for the remainder of the season as well, following the second window transfer opening,” he said. Kini said he was happy to join the Madang franchise club after what transpired within FC Kutubu. “I have dedicated myself to lead the boys mostly from the Highlands and share my experience with them in my time with FC Kutubu so they can go back to their respective associations to be role models,” Kini said. He said for various reasons and false allegations from certain FC Kutubu officials (named) he was terminated from FC Kutubu and he has no regrets but to move on. After learning of the former Kapul midfielder’s fate, Stallions jumped to the opportunity by signing him for the remainder of the 2020 NSL season. Kini is not new to Madang soccer fraternity having represented the province in the NSL from 2016-2017 season and at the OFC Champions League. For Madang fans, Kini’s signing with Stallions is a boost while also losing one of its star players Gubag to Lae City FC. “I am humbled by the opportunity given and like I always do, I will give my best for Stallions in the remaining NSL competition which resumes this (Saturday) tomorrow in Port Moresby and Lae respectively,” Kini said. He said he is looking forward to the game against his former team FC Kutubu in Lae this Saturday however he is still waiting to be cleared. “Yes, I am still waiting for my release letter from the club and I should get it by today (Wednesday) or tomorrow earliest,” Kini said. Afinini said Kini will not be able to take the field this weekend. “Unfortunately, Kini might not be available for this weekend’s game against FC Kutubu,” Finini said.last_img read more

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College Football Uniforms – 2017 Season

first_imgAll Activity Posted December 30, 2016 5,026 Share on other sites Share on other sites College Football Uniforms – 2017 Season 8,685 0 All Activity Location:Tucson, AZ Share on other sites Page 1 of 238   Grand Pooba of Walksylvania 3 2,128 1 6 Supposedly Georgia is moving to the Mach Speed template next year. Unknown what the changes, if any, will be. It’s Kirby Smart’s first change to put a stamp on the program. He did away with the bones on the back of the helmet this season. They kept the same uniforms and added a black jersey to the rotation this past year. Posted December 30, 2016 Recommended Posts 5,026 Clintau24 buckeye Members Members Posted January 1, 2017 Unlike the past couple years when starting this thread, is it just me or does it seem quiet on the uniform front for next season so far. By now, I’ve usually been able to see some changes already announced, but I can’t seem to recall or find anything for 2017. I am a couple days earlier than usual when starting this but thought why not… Any who, let’s get everyone’s favorite topic going and see where we stand for next season. Fire away… Share this post Favourite Logos:Auburn, White Sox batter, South Alabama Jaguars, Tulane Angry Wave Share this post 73 Share this post Location:Auburn, AL Share this post By buckeye, December 30, 2016 in Sports Logo News 2,128 Members 8,685 Link to post Members 17,487 posts Location:San Antonio, Texas Share on other sites Share on other sites 1 14,123 posts 5,026 5,026 3 1 Link to post 0 11 minutes ago, aawagner011 said: Members 1,500 posts 4,807 posts This topic is now closed to further replies. Unlike the past couple years when starting this thread, is it just me or does it seem quiet on the uniform front for next season so far. By now, I’ve usually been able to see some changes already announced, but I can’t seem to recall or find anything for 2017. I am a couple days earlier than usual when starting this but thought why not… Any who, let’s get everyone’s favorite topic going and see where we stand for next season. Fire away… Share on other sites Share this post Posted December 30, 2016 Link to post Share on other sites MJWalker45 39 posts 6 1 do and what they decide to go with. 1,482 Members Followers 16 Link to post Link to post Members 482 H11K Members 8,685 WSU151 Man I hope so. The gradient look is awful. Sad to see it extended to the basketball program, so I’m not sure if they’ll dump it altogether  2 I would predict the jerseys would either be the exact same, just on a new template, or a simplification such as the removal of contrasting cuffs and collars. There won’t be any radical changes. Perhaps we’ll also see the reintroduction of red britches occasionally on the road. That would be nice. Switching back to standard block numbers would help. Location:San Antonio, Texas Posted December 30, 2016 Members Right now I’m most interested in seeing what Under Armour has in store for UCLA.   1 Maybe we’ll see a change in the bear logo?  I’m guessing the logo now belongs to the school/athletic department, but that was a big Nike design.  Those jerseys are pretty nice in their simplicity.  No huge gold collars. Do we have an updated list of schools that are changing uniform suppliers?  Only ones I really know of are Cal and UCLA to Under Armour. lahaye7 Share on other sites According to a friend of mine (who is a very reliable source) Arizona should be in line for getting new uniforms next season, will be interesting to see if they Next WSU151 Sign in to follow this   0 0 WSU151 8,685 4,807 posts Location:DC area 0 In all kinds of weather California will be joining UA as well. The original uniform that was rolled out was a throwback to their 1983 style look. It may not be the finished product though as proven by Wisconsin.  Posted December 30, 2016 Posted December 30, 2016 Share on other sites 395 2,128 551 551 Share this post lahaye7 Share on other sites Share on other sites Forums Home Share this post Prev Posted December 30, 2016 Those came out before Miami’s uniforms so they could keep it if it was part of their contract. That seems to be the new trend, after X amount of years, the logos and even fonts belong to the school. 0 0 2,128 482 SportsLogos.Net Webfooter H11K Switching back to standard block numbers would help. Maybe lighten the blue by a shade or two as well. 1,482 10 minutes ago, lahaye7 said: do and what they decide to go with. Posted January 1, 2017 Share on other sites Members I sure as heck hope Arizona goes more traditional. I actually don’t mind the gradient sleeves, but the number font is terrible and the colored numbers on a colored jersey is awful, too. Hope they resurrect the double stripe look. Share this post IIRC, schools have been unveiling next year’s unis around spring ball and their scrimmages. I too am looking forward to UA/UCLA (hope they start wearing gold pants on the road, Clarendon font and stop with the black/grey/steel baloney)  Share on other sites 1,482 aawagner011 Sports Logo News 919 Posted December 30, 2016 919 Page 1 of 238   MJWalker45 Posted December 30, 2016 Webfooter Members Share this post Share this post 2,128 5 482 Link to post Location:Tucson, AZ aawagner011 Link to post 551 3,823 posts 0 Members Just now, Clintau24 said: WSU151 1 Link to post Share this post Members Next aawagner011 Location:DC area Share this post 1,712 posts 1,371 posts 4 Posted December 30, 2016 1,482 Members 2 1,844 MJWalker45 23 minutes ago, WSU151 said: 17,487 posts 2,128 MJWalker45 Share this post jakgol 4 They also need to get the striping situation figured out. Link to post Location:San Antonio, Texas 2 Mississippi State will likely get new maroon jerseys to match the maroon pants that were unveiled earlier this year. 8,685 17,487 posts Link to post 1 Link to post Favourite Logos:Auburn, White Sox batter, South Alabama Jaguars, Tulane Angry Wave Link to post Share on other sites I wouldn’t call it awful, just poorly executed. Especially since they use separate lines of color that fade down instead of blending it. I know Rich Rod was pissed when he couldn’t do the gradient numbers, and that really messed the whole look up. So I bet we will see something more traditional. 2,128 Location:Oregon California will be joining UA as well. The original uniform that was rolled out was a throwback to their 1983 style look. It may not be the finished product though as proven by Wisconsin.  Members They’ve been talking about this for years. People within our athletic department first said shortly after the uniforms were released in 2013 that they were absolutely coming the second year of this template (2014). Then, 2014 rolled around and the story had changed that it was hard for Nike to manufacturer the shiny silver and still use the advanced and lightweight materials. That’s why you see teams like the Cowboys and Raiders with shiny silver pants but they are the old style, heavy materials. Slowly, the story just went away. I’ll believe it when I see it. Personally, I’m indifferent to whether they have a sheen or not. My gripe with the current pants is they are too light of a gray. They almost just look dirty. Darken them a shade or two, and I’d be perfectly happy with that, even if they weren’t shiny. I’m pretty sure the “silver britches” they wore during the Herschel Walker era when they first became popular were just matte gray. Forums Home 8,685 Isn’t next year the year that shiny silver britches come back? Location:DC area Link to post 30 minutes ago, buckeye said: Man I hope so. The gradient look is awful. Sad to see it extended to the basketball program, so I’m not sure if they’ll dump it altogether  8,685 3,823 posts Share on other sites Posted January 1, 2017 Location:Atlanta, GA 1,844 Prev College Football Uniforms – 2017 Season Link to post 5,026 Members Share on other sites Clintau24 Members WSU151 I would predict the jerseys would either be the exact same, just on a new template, or a simplification such as the removal of contrasting cuffs and collars. There won’t be any radical changes. Perhaps we’ll also see the reintroduction of red britches occasionally on the road. That would be nice. SportsLogos.Net 5,026 8,685 Share on other sites WSU151 22,252 posts 551 Posted December 30, 2016 8,685 1 Posted December 30, 2016 1,627 posts 551 See Red 5 WSU151 551 aawagner011 8,685 1,844 5,026 73 2,128 Share this post Clintau24 5,026 H11K Location:DC area Share this post Members Share this post 5,026 1,844 College Football Uniforms – 2017 Season Link to post buckeye Sports Logos 919 Members Sign in to follow this   Clintau24 Location:Atlanta, GA Isn’t next year the year that shiny silver britches come back? Location:Tampa, FL See Red Followers 16 Posted December 30, 2016 1,482 Sports Logo News 14 minutes ago, MJWalker45 said: Location:Columbus, Ohio See Red Link to post 1,844 22,252 posts Supposedly Georgia is moving to the Mach Speed template next year. Unknown what the changes, if any, will be. It’s Kirby Smart’s first change to put a stamp on the program. He did away with the bones on the back of the helmet this season. They kept the same uniforms and added a black jersey to the rotation this past year. In all kinds of weather Share on other sites Share this post Location:Atlanta, GA 73 2 Link to post 13 minutes ago, H11K said: H11K MJWalker45 395 14,123 posts Posted December 30, 2016 I’m not sure this is all that newsworthy but Florida got a bunch of Jordan brand gear in advance of their bowl game this year so that had some people in team circles wondering if Florida would be switching to Jordan brand full-time but I guess they will not be.  Whether they do or don’t, I think the uniforms need some kind of refresh. 1,627 posts See Red Go To Topic Listing 2 minutes ago, MJWalker45 said: Share this post Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Members Commenting now to get the star on the feed. 0 8,685 17,487 posts Location:Auburn, AL Share on other sites jakgol 4 IIRC, schools have been unveiling next year’s unis around spring ball and their scrimmages. I too am looking forward to UA/UCLA (hope they start wearing gold pants on the road, Clarendon font and stop with the black/grey/steel baloney)  4,807 posts aawagner011 1,844 8,685 According to a friend of mine (who is a very reliable source) Arizona should be in line for getting new uniforms next season, will be interesting to see if they 22,252 posts 2,128 Share this post Link to post 0 395 Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Link to post WSU151 MJWalker45 Or italicizing the numbers like the basketball team.  I’m not sure if the fonts are the exact same, italics aside, but they work much better on the basketball uniforms. Posted December 30, 2016 Link to post Share on other sites Share this post Posted January 1, 2017 3 1,482 aawagner011 Sports Logos Posted December 30, 2016 Location:Tampa, FLlast_img read more

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‘Spartak’ is sold to the Italian A-series club in Charpentier

first_imgThe Latvian football team Jūrmala “Spartaks” has sold the striker Gabriel Sharpentier to the Italian A-series club “Genoa”, informs the local team. Content will continue after the ad Advertising Italian media estimate that the Genoa club paid about one and a half million euros for a 21-year-old footballer. Telenord.it reports that the Frenchman will be hired for a B-series team.Last season, a footballer from Spartaka was hired to the C-series team “Avellino”. He went to Charpentier Square in 15 games, scoring five goals in four games in a row last fall. True, he has not played in any official games since December.Spartak was represented in Sharpentie in the 2019 season, when he scored five goals in 19 matches.There are several other football players who are interested in foreign teams under the auspices of Jūrmala club, for example, Nigerian midfielder Lakijs Opara recently had a check at the Swiss club “Lugano”, but Canadian striker Richard Enin, who was hired by Vilnius “Žalgirs”, scored four goals this season in the Lithuanian A league.last_img read more

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Red Wings GM Ken Holland visits Muskegon, marvels at the USHL’s young talent

first_img $0.00 Report a problem This item is… Share Mail Displayed poorly ENDS IN FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… ENDS IN Ads by Amazon × Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… Other Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $15.29$17.99 × Other Bestseller Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Other By Dave HartLocalSportsJournal.comMUSKEGON – The L.C. Walker Arena had three special guests at Saturday night’s contest between the Muskegon Lumberjacks and the Team USA Under-18 national squad.Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland was present, along with two very well-known former Red Wings – the legendary Steve Yzerman and Kris Draper. Their presence was not announced to the crowd, but plenty of fans noticed them and word spread quickly.Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland talks with LSJ reporter Dave Hart.Holland, who came to scout some of the great young talent that the United States Hockey league has to offer, stood on the concourse and politely chatted with anyone who approached him.He quickly agreed to a between-periods interview with LocalSportsJournal.com, and talked about all the prospects he was watching, particularly on the super-talented Team USA U-18 roster.“Team USA has a number of players who are going to go high in the draft and throughout the draft,” said Holland, who started his off-ice career as a scout, from 1985-97. “These players work hard all year to go to the NHL Combine at the end of the year.“I’m also going to watch the U-18 team on Sunday, before our game against Dallas. They have lots of great players, so I’m going to watch them when I get a chance. I live five minutes away from where Team USA plays (in Plymouth, Michigan), and sometimes I see them when they play other USHL teams.”Holland was happy about what he saw on the ice. Team USA cruised to an 8-3 victory over the Lumberjacks, but it was Muskegon’s first loss of the season. The Jacks are currently 8-1 and have plenty of talent themselves.“It’s a great league that had about 60 players drafted last season,” Holland said. “Many of the players end up playing college hockey.“There are advantages and disadvantages (to drafting young USHL players), One of the advantages is we own the players’ rights for four years while they are in college. You can give them the development time, if needed.”Steve Yzerman takes notes in a suite at the LC Walker Arena during the Lumberjacks game on Saturday.The Red Wings currently need all the young talent they can stock up on, as evidenced by their current struggles on the ice.Through 10 games of the 2018-19 season, Detroit has only managed one win and has four points in the standings, which is last in the entire National Hockey League.“We are obviously building, and we have to build it with young players, so I’ve been out watching more amateurs over the last two years than I have been, but I’ve always liked to go out,” Holland said. “I like to go out to the World Junior tournament at Christmas time, it’s the best junior tournament in the world.”Despite the slow start, Holland is optimist that the Red Wings can turn it around. He doesn’t believe the team is really as bad as its current record indicates.“We expected to have a better record than what we have now.” he said. “It’s been a very disappointing start. We had two games where we got blown out in Boston and in Montreal. But if you take out empty- net goals, the other eight games were basically one-goal contests.“We have some young forwards with a lot of responsibilities that they didn’t have last year, but we want to have a better win-loss record than we have, and I know our guys are digging in. We need to find a way to generate more offense.” ENDS IN Displayed poorly (34271) DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… (822) × × Former Detroit Red Wing Chris Draper talks during the Lumberacks game against Team USA U18 on Saturday. Not relevant Other Bestseller Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. 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Keevin Allicock loses split decision to Finland’s Khataev

first_imgDespite Keevin Allicock’s split decision loss in his opening bout at the ongoing World Championships in Russia, President of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA), Steve Ninvalle commended his performance on the big stage. Allicock lost to Finland’s Arsian Khataev in a close, punch filled encounter after stepping up from bantamweight to featherweight.Following the fight, Ninvalle stated the following:“The guy he fought was a seasoned guy on the European strip, and he was coming down from lightweight to make featherweight…Keevin gave a very good account of himself and it shows why exposure and more exposure can only get him better.” The Olympic Qualifiers are set for March 26 to April 4 in Argentina and Ninvalle stated that the standout boxer would need some more overseas exposure to get in shape for that event.“We really shouldn’t go if we are not properly prepared,” said Ninvalle while mentioning that Trinidad had four persons attending the championships while Guyana had only one.Ninvalle disclosed that in excess of $1.3M was needed to make Allicock’s trip to Russia a reality. Guyana’s last appeared at the World Championship in 2013 in Kazakhstan with Dennis Thomas and Imran Khan.last_img read more

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NFF Delighted With Carl Ikeme’s Recovery From Cancer

first_imgThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed happiness at the news that former Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is winning his battle with cancer.The Wolverhampton Wanderers stopper was diagnosed with acute leukemia last year and has been receiving chemotherapy treatment until the weekend when he entered into complete remission.Speaking on behalf of the NFF in Saint Petersburg, Russia via Guardian, the body’s General Secretary, Sanusi Mohammed said: “We are indeed very happy and we rejoice with Ikeme on his progress. This is very good news that, I believe, will further inspire our Super Eagles ahead of their big World Cup match against Argentina today.”“Now that he has made the very important progress to remission, our prayer is for him to attain full recovery in the shortest time possible.” He added.Ikeme had earlier announced his treatment update via his twitter handle on Saturday. His tweet said: “After a tough year and intense chemotherapy treatment I would like to let everyone know I am in complete remission. I still have hurdles to get over to be cured but I can hopefully now move forward with some normality.“I would like to thank my family and friends, to start with, who have gone above and beyond for me. The support I have received from Wolves/Nigeria, the football world and from people from all over the world has been hard to put into words.I can’t thank everyone at the Christie and Heartlands Hospital enough for their care!!! What next who knows…I’m just taking it a day at a time.” it concluded.Sanusi Mohammed and other NFF chiefs including president Amaju Pinnick had visited Carl Ikeme at the Christie and Heartlands Hospital, Manchester in March.RelatedCarl Ikeme To Be Offered Super Eagles Coaching RoleJuly 30, 2018In “National Team”Carl Ikeme: Okala Praises NFF Gesture Towards Recently Retired GoalkeeperAugust 1, 2018In “National Team”Carl Ikeme Opens New Cancer Unit In First Public Appearance After Treatment (Photos)July 4, 2018In “Africa”last_img read more

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