In better news Robbie Benson could return.Kevin O’Connor, Alan Bennett and Kenny Browne are doubts for City.Kick off is at 8 at City calling stadium and 7.45 at Richmond park In the Airtricity league Premier division Dundalk go to bottom side Longford with a 4 point lead with 4 games remaining.If Stephen Kenny’s side slip up Cork City can cut the gap if they beat St Pats at Richmond park.Lillywhites captain Stephen O’Donnell has been ruled out with a hamstring injury while Sean Gannon misses out once again with a calf injury.
Niger Tornadoes FC finished as the runner up of the former Federation Cup renamed Aiteo Cup when the oil and gas giants took over its sponsorship.The overall winner of the coveted trophy was expected to have gone home with N50m.Chairman of the Tornadoes Management Committee (TMC) Alhaji Adamu Aliyu, made the clarification when he received the chairman and members of the supporters club of the team in Minna.â€œLet me clear the air, we have not received the AITEO Cup money, it is something that cannot be hidden when collected, but we have received approval of the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello N10m pledge to the team”.According to Aliyu “AITEO Cup prize money is not for the team but all the stakeholders involved towards the feat that the team achieved by getting to the finals where it ended up as runner-up.”The TMC chairman told the supporters club members “to always ask questions on any issue instead of peddling falsehood.”He added that there was no reason why people should be passing information on what they did not know about the Aiteo Cup money.Aliyu commended the supportersâ€™ club loyalty, stressing that it was responsible for the beautiful performance of the team last season.Aliyu made a donation of N500,000 to the supporters on behalf of the team and a personal donation of N100,000 â€œbecause you (supporters ) weathered the storm together with the team and the management in the last two seasons.â€Earlier. the Chairman of the supporters club, Rashid Tanko Yussuf, total pledged their loyalty to the club and management committee.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Laleye Dipo in MinnaNiger Tornadoes Football Club of Minna has revealed that it is yet to receive N10m from the sponsors of the 2017 FA Cup – AITEOAlso, the club hinted wednesday that the Niger State government, owners of the team, are yet to redeem the pledge of N10m largess despite approval alreday given for the release of the money by the state governor.
But the Nigerian Basketball team, D’Tigress, still savoring the win over highly rated Turkey on Sunday night has vowed to inflict same pain on Argentina to progress into the next phase of the competition.Sarah Ogoke, who was 22 -point hero against Turkey has promised that the team will keep up their good work when they face Argentina this evening.The player is aware of the buzz across the globe following their stunning defeat of Turkey who are currently ranked number 7 in the world said “We are just getting started.“Sunday’s game was good, but we are not going to dwell on it for too long. We still have another very big and must win game against Argentina tomorrow,” she remarked.Ogoke who is a staunch supporter of Super Eagles of Nigeria said the D’Tigress are ready to finally put the ghost of Super Eagles misadventure against Argentina at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup to rest once and for all with a win against their basketball team today.“This is going to be our revenge against Argentina that took out the Super Eagles at the FIFA World cup. So we have to beat Argentina.”Besiktas Women Basketball club of Turkey new signing, Evelyn Akhator also echoed her team mate’s sentiment while sounding the clarion call on the need to maintain their consistency against Australia and Turkey when they face Argentina currently ranked 15th in the world.“No game is easy, if you underrate any team, you probably might be surprised. This is the game that we really need. We need to beat Argentina by a big margin.”For the team, impossibility seems to be nothing and Akhator thinks that with their present skill set and team work, the team can upset the bookmakers and shock the world.“I believe in the team so much, we trust each other and that’s key. If we keep trusting ourselves, we are going to go far,” she asserted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaNigeria’s perennial defeats to Argentina at the previous FIFA World Cup finals will resonate this evening in Tenerife, Spain at the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup, as the Nigeria’s National Women Basketball team, D’Tigress has promised to banish the ghost of the previous defeats when they confront Argentina in their last group game.Super Eagles had lost five times to Argentina all at the group stage of the competition in 1994, 2002, 2010, 2014 and the latest installment was at the last edition in Russia where Nigeria failed to hold tight and allowed Lionel Messi-led team to score a late winner to edged the African team out of the tournament.