Wikki Tourists, FC IfeanyiUbah to open 2016 NPFL Super4


first_imgThe final match day will have the fixtures between Rivers United and Wikki Tourists at 5pm while FC IfeanyiUbah and Rangers International will play the closing game at 7pm.Abubakar also noted that all the matches will be played under flood light.“We are continuing with the growing popularity of night games in Enugu and essentially, we are also considering a fans-friendly time when businesses would have closed to encourage huge turnout for the matches”.The NPFL Super4 is an annual pre-season tournament organized by the LMC for clubs participating in Confederation of African Football (CAF) Club competitions in the coming season. It enables the clubs condition their players for the competition as the tournament provides a platform for integration of new and retained players of the clubs as well as enable the Managers put to competitive test their pre-season trainings.Rangers International and Rivers United that finished first and second in the NPFL will represent Nigeria in the CAF Champions League while third placed Wikki Tourists and Federation Cup champions, FC IfeanyiUbah will play in the CAF Confederation Cup.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Wikki Tourists and FC IfeanyiUbah have been drawn to play the opening game of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which flags off on December 7 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.According to fixtures released by the League Management Company (LMC), the opening match will kick-off at 5pm with the second fixture between League champions, Rangers International and runners-up, Rivers United starting at 7pm.Abubakar said “on Match Day 2, Rangers International will play Wikki Tourists in the first match starting at 5pm while Rivers United and FC IfeanyiUbah will take to the pitch for the second game of the day”.last_img read more

Oakland coach Ryan Christenson apologises after “unintentional” Nazi salute gesture


first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By First Published: 8th August, 2020 16:49 IST Last Updated: 8th August, 2020 16:49 IST Oakland Coach Ryan Christenson Apologises After “unintentional” Nazi Salute Gesture Oakland coach Ryan Christenson faced heavy criticism from fans after he unintentionally did a Nazi salute after Thursday’s win 6-4 win over the Rangers. 8 months ago Tannehill’s playoff debut comes against the Patriots’ Brady The Oakland A’s released a similar statement where they defended their bench coach for his actions. They noted that neither the coach nor the organisation supports or condones such offensive gestures or the “racist sentiment behind them.” “We are deeply sorry that this happened on our playing field,” the Athletics wrote. Also Read | Tigers Outslug Pirates 17-13 In 11 Innings After LayoffRyan Christenson Nazi salute video spurs social media backlash for A’s coachAfter the video first appeared on social media, it quickly became a hot talking point, with fans demanding Christenson should be fired by the MLB for his racist gesture. For most fans, the Oakland coach’s apology was barely a retribution for the damages already occurred.  Sujay Chakraborty Ryan Christenson, a former MLB player himself, has been working as the bench coach at the Athletics under manager Bob Melvin since the 2018 MLB season. He played six seasons in Major League Baseball between 1998 and 2003, including three with the Athletics. After retiring, Christenson began managing Oakland Athletics’ minor league farm system before his call-up to the big league. Also Read | Murphy Drives In 4, Rockies Keep Rolling, Beat M’s 8-4Also Read | Padres Beat Dbacks 3-0 Behind Davies, Three Solo Homers(Image Credits: Oakland Athletic Twitter Handle, MLB Official Website) Christenson has since issued an official apology, where he admitted to having made a mistake by greeting players with an offensive gesture. The 46-year-old, however, insisted it was not his intent to make that gesture and that his actions were purely “unintentional.” Christenson explained the offensive gesture was a result of him adapting his postgame celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I made a mistake and will not deny it. Today in the dugout I greeted players with a gesture that was offensive,” Christenson said in the statement. “In the world today of COVID, I adapted our elbow bump, which we do after wins, to create some distance with the players. My gesture unintentionally resulted in a racist and horrible salute that I do not believe in. What I did was unacceptable and I deeply apologize.” Also Read | Trout Homers Again On Birthday, But Angels Fall To Rangers FOLLOW US LIVE TV COMMENT Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson was subject to a major backlash from fans after he was captured gesturing with a Nazi salute following the Athletics’ 6-4 win over Texas Rangers on Thursday. Christenson was caught raising a stiff arm above his head – similar to that of a Nazi salute – before he elbow bumped his players during the postgame celebration.  WE RECOMMEND WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

ESPYS: Snoop Dogg, Pau Gasol pay tribute to Kobe Bryant


first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kobe Bryant’s death remains an emotional topic for many in the city of Los Angeles and across the sports world.Rapper Snoop Dogg and former Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol paid tribute to Bryant during the 2020 ESPYS broadcast, which was held virtually by ESPN for the first time as a result of the pandemic.last_img