Osimhen has the heart of Drogba, sharpness of Eto’o, says Akatugba

first_img “You need to see the fire he plays with to understand how much he wants to do well at Naples. He loves football, always willing to learn and that is very important for growth. Keeping football pundits informed throughout the transfer saga, he said: “The reason he initially hesitated was that he was not very clear about Napoli. He was not sure if he wanted to leave LOSC Lille after one season. He also did not like the fact that his former agent, Jean Gerard Benoit Czajka, was not very honest in how he managed the whole process with Napoli and Lille. So he wanted to clear his head and be sure of what he was getting into. This helped him to unravel all the discrepancies in the whole process, which led to his decision to part ways with Jean Gerard Benoit Czajka. Napoli hosted Osimhen at their training facilities, meeting President Aurelio De Laurentiis and coach Gennaro Gattuso. read also:‘Victor Osimhen is ninety percent Napoli player’ “He liked Naples. He was impressed by the reception he got and meeting with the club president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, and the manager, Gattuso made him begin to consider the move to Napoli. His girlfriend also liked the city and that is very important because he loves his girlfriend so much. “I think he just wants to do well at Napoli and help the club make progress. What happens next will be determined by how everything pans out at Napoli. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldAlbino Animals: A Rare Kind Of Ultimate Beauty8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’center_img Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, has been described as a player blessed with the heart of Didier Drogba and sharpness of Samuel Eto’o Fils. According to football italia’s close associate, Oma Akatugba, Osimhen has very different characteristics to Napoli’s current strikers, Dries Mertens and Arkadiusz Milik.” “In characteristics, I’d say he has the heart of  former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba, the finesse and sharpness of ex-Inter Milan hitman, Samuel Eto’o and the spirit and willingness of Victor Osimhen.” “He is different from Mertens and Milik in that he’s younger, works a lot harder and is a fox in the box too. With limited service, Osimhen will bring even more goals to Naples and has the years on him to grow and do well. Revealing what Napoli fans should expect from Osimhen after completing the reported €81m price-tag, he said: “Osimhen is first of all young, hungry, and very talented. As shown in how long the club has waited to pull this deal off, and how much they have invested in him, he’s a player of immense ability. “He comes from a very humble background, and that makes him even hungrier to succeed. He is very down to earth, respectful, humble and friendly. During his time at Lille, he personally delivered his jersey to a fan, and that tells how respectful and heart-warming he is.Advertisementlast_img read more

Minnesota man pleads not guilty to Worth County assault

first_imgGRAFTON — An October trial date has been set for a Minnesota man accused of an assault in Grafton. The Worth County Sheriff’s Department says on June 30th, they took a report of an assault that happened at the Grafton Community Center, with the victim suffering three facial fractures and required six stitches to the face. Jordan Bursell was later charged with willful injury causing bodily injury, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Bursell was due in court for his arraignment hearing on Tuesday but filed a written plea of not guilty to the charge last month. His trial has been scheduled for October 30th in Worth County District Court.last_img

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Fred Thomson rink

first_imgIt was festive time at the Nelson Curling Club as rinks from throughout the region competed at the annual Mixed Valentine’s Bonspiel. For the third consecutive year the Fred Thomson rink came out on top, winning the Thorman Drilling A event title.  Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, from left, Jamie Tedesco, Marlo Tedesco, sponsor Audrey McKenzie, Gioconda Maida and skip Fred Thomson.last_img

Wade, Chirico pace Bombers to 5-1 win over Rockers

first_imgThe Bombers looked strong on the home pitch at Lakeside, scoring early and often.Naomi Perkins scored the other goal for the Bombers.”There was amazing mid field work by Allie Zondervan and Abbie Bourchier-Willans while keeper Tara Yowek  was outstanding in the net,” said coach Val Gibson.The winner of Tuesday’s semi final advances to meet the Rossland Royals in the West Kootenay Final Thursday (October 25) at Pass Creek.The zone winner qualifies for the B.C. High School AA Fieldhockey Championships in Burnaby.The loser plays a backdoor game into the provincials against Fraser Valley No. 2 in Kelowna October 30. Sarah Wade and Chiara Chirico each scored twice sparking the  L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 5-1 decision over the Stanley Humphries Rockers in West Kootenay Fieldhockey League action Wednesday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.The game was a preview to the West Kootenay semi final set for Tuesday at Pass Creek in Castlegar.last_img read more

McGregor, Mocke win SA River Champs

first_img6 November 2013 World marathon champion Hank McGregor and his new K2 partner Jasper Mocke demonstrated the strength of their new partnership with an emphatic victory in the Vaal Marathon that decided the 2013 South African K2 River Championship titles on the weekend. The duo, who are friends through their shared passion for surfski racing, finished the first stage together with the exciting, new Dusi crew of Andy Birkett and Sbonelo Zondi, but took their chances well on the final stage to romp to victory by more than six minutes. The same crews will have an opportunity to test themselves on part of the Dusi route this coming weekend when they contest the Ozzie Gladwin, South Africa’s leading one-day event, which takes place just outside Pietermaritzburg.Elated McGregor, who is no stranger to winning the Vaal or SA K2 titles, was elated with the weekend’s victory, particularly as he and Mocke had not sat in a boat together before the race. “Luckily we were able to settle into the boat almost straight away,” McGregor said after securing the title. “We both sat straight, which meant that we were able concentrate on putting the pressure on the other guys.” After early pace-setting from Len Jenkins and Greg Louw on day one, McGregor and Mocke raced away to end the first stage with only Birkett and Zondi on their wave.Break away At the Benoude Boude Rapids on the final stage, McGregor and Mocke managed to shake off Birkett and Zondi, and decided to break away alone. “It was a solo charge, which is maybe not the cleverest thing to do. On the Vaal there is nowhere to hide, and you can pay a hefty price for going it alone on all that flatwater,” McGregor admitted. “But we quickly realised that we were dropping them and by the time we got to the Goose Bay Weir we had a lead of a minute-and-a-quarter, so we just went it alone.” Second place While McGregor and Mocke raced away almost assured of victory, Birkett and Zondi were caught by Jenkins and Louw, who sneaked past them in the last rapid of the race, only 400 metres from the finish, and beat them to the finishing line to claim second place. Jacques Theron, who has recently relocated to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, secured fourth place with his new partner Shaun Griffin, who also lives in that region.Women’s race In the women’s race, Abby Adie and Donna Tutton were able to edge out the pre- race favourites Hilary Bruss and Olympic medallist Bridgitte Hartley to clinch the national K2 crown. Bruss and Hartley took a swim at the first rapid shortly after the start of the first stage, forcing them to play catch-up. A swim on the final stage at Benoude Boude Rapid opened the door for Adie and Tutton to scamper away to claim victory. Talented youngsters Jenna Ward and Kerry Segal wrapped up the last spot on the women’s podium.ResultsMen Hank McGregor/Jasper Mocke 4:23:25Len Jenkins/Greg Louw 4:29:23 Andy Birkett/Sbonelo Zondi 4:29:27 Jacques Theron/Shaun Griffin 4:32:13 Cam Schoeman/Ivan Kruger 4:33:29Piers Cruikshanks/Siseko Ntondini 4:33:31Thulani Mbanjwa/Mthobisi Cele 4:39:49Lucas Mthalane/Mmeli Cele 4:39:50Loveday Zondi/Thando Ngamlana 4:42:45Michael Stewart/Brandon Collyer 4:46:42 Women Abby Adie/Donna Tutton 5:03:20Hilary Pitchford/Bridgitte Hartley 5:12:46Jenna Ward/Kerry Segal 5:21:53Marion Young/Angela Scruby 5:35:25Morgan Ziervogel/Anya Botes 5:38:17 SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


first_imgAll results and touchdown scorers can be found using the SportingPulse website link at the bottom of this page. DAY ONE: 1:00PM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18’s (6) def Australia 20’s (5) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20’s (13) def Cook Island 18’s (0) Mixed U18/20’s: Cook Islands 20’s (15) def Thailand 18’s (0) 1:55PM Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 18’s (16) v South Africa 18’s (0) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 20’s (11) v South Africa 20’s (3) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 18’s (3) v New Zealand 20’s (2) Mens U20’s: Australia (13) v Samoa (0) 2:50PM Mens U20’s: South Africa (6) drew Lebanon (6) Mens U18’s: New Zealand (5) def Australia (1) Mens U18’s: Norfolk Island (8) def South Africa (7) 3:45PM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18’s (13) def Cook Islands 18’s (1) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20’s (6) def Australian 18’s (3) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 20’s (10) def Cook Islands 20’s (6) 4:40PM Womens U18/20’s: South Africa 20’s (5) def South Africa 18’s (3) Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 18’s (7) def New Zealand 20’s (3) 5:35PM Mens U18’s: Australia (14) def Norfolk Island (3) Mens U18’s: New Zealand (12) def South Africa (1) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 20’s (4) def Australia 18’s (0) 6:30PM Mens U20’s: Australia (12) def Lebanon (2) Mens U20’s: New Zealand (17) def Samoa (1) DAY TWO: 8:30AM Mens U18’s: Australia (14) def South Africa (2) 9:30AM Mens U18’s: New Zealand (15) def Norfolk Island (2) Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (7) def Australia 18 (4) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 20 (15) def South Africa 18 (0) Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 20 (14) def South Africa 20 (1) 10:30AM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (12) def Australia 18 (3) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 20 (26) def Thailand 18 (1) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20 (9) def Cook Islands 20 (2) 2:00PM Mens U20’s: Australia (10) def South Africa (2) Mens U20’s: New Zealand (11) def Lebanon (1) 3:00PM Mens U18’s: New Zealand (8) def Australia (3) Mens U18’s: Norfolk Island (12) def South Africa (2) 4:00PM Womens U18/20’s: Australia 20 (5) def New Zealand 20 (2) Womens U18/20’s: Australia 18 (14) def South Africa 18 (0) Womens U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (18) def South Africa 20 (0) 5:00PM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20 (4) def Australia 20 (2) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (24) def Thailand 18 (0) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 18 (13) v Cook Islands 18 (0) 6:00PM Mens U20’s: Australia (6) def New Zealand (2) Mens U20’s: Samoa (2) drew South Africa (2) DAY THREE 8:30AM Mixed U18/20’s: Cook Islands 18 (15) def Thailand 18 (4) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 20 (4) def Australia 18 (1) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (12) def Cook Islands 20 (4) 9:30AM Boys U18’s: New Zealand (11) def South Africa Boys U18’s : Australia (11) def Norfolk Island (3) Boys U20’s: New Zealand (14) def South Africa (2) Boys U20’s: Lebanon (10) def Samoa (3) 10:30AM Girls U18/20’s : New Zealand G20 (10) def South Africa G18 (0) Girls U18/20’s : Australia G18 (18) def South Africa G20 (1) Girls U18/20’s : Australia G20 (6) drew New Zealand G18 (6) 2:00PM Mixed U18/20’s: Cook Islands 20 (7) def Cook Islands 18 (5) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 18 (21) def Thailand 18 (1) Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 18 (3) drew New Zealand 20 (3) 3:00PM Boys U18’s: Australia (13) def South Africa (0) Boys U18’s: New Zealand (11) def Norfolk Island (3) 4:00PM Girls 18’s Semi Final 1: Australia (12) def South Africa (0) Girls 20’s Semi Final 1: New Zealand (11) def South Africa (0) 5:00PM Mixed U18/20’s: New Zealand 20 (24) def Thailand 18 (0) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 18 (6) def Cook Islands 20 (0) Mixed U18/20’s: Australia 20 (15) def Cook Islands 18 (0) 6:00PM Boys 20’s Semi Final 1: Australia (7) def South Africa (0) Boys 20’s Semi Final 2: New Zealand (4) def Lebanon (0) SATURDAY- FINALS DAY 9:00AM Mixed 18’s Semi Final 1: New Zealand (24) def Thailand (0) Mixed 18’s Semi Final 2: Australia (11) def Cook Islands (1) 10:00AM Mens 18’s Semi Final 1: Australia (11) def South Africa (1) Mens 20’s Play off for bronze: Lebanon (5) def South Africa (2) Mixed 20’s Semi Final 1: Australia (17) def Cook Islands (2) 11:00AM Womens 18’s Grand Final: New Zealand (5) def Australia (2) Scorers: NZ- Q Tupaea, J Tupaea, S Pidduck, C Pidduck, Easton Aus- Skwarko, N Etheridge, 12:00PM Mixed 18’s Grand Final: Australia (7) def New Zealand (4) Scorers: Aus- Heuser (2), Hammett, Nicholls, Shepherd, Caspani, Springfield. NZ- Dunn (3), Matiaha 1:00PM Mens 18’s Grand Final: New Zealand (8) def Australia (5) Scorers: NZ: Reilly (2), Tarau, Stone, Black, Bason, Graham, Mauriohooho Aus: Bonner, Taylor, Hennessesy, Owen, Naughton 2:00PM Mixed 20’s Grand Final: New Zealand (9) def Australia (4) Scorers: NZ-Gupmell (3), Fleming (2), Grant, Masters, Kerrisk, Blakely Aus- Brown, Curry, Denning, Jennings 3:00PM Womens 20’s Grand Final: Australia (4) def New Zealand (2) Scorers: Aus- Ingram, Howe, Basely, McGennity NZ- Milo, Townsend 4:00PM Mens 20’s Grand Final: New Zealand (4) def Australia (3) (in a drop-off) Scorers: NZ- Edwards (2), Evans, Loudon Aus- Rawlinson (2), Mitchell LINKS: Stories will be on the homepage, www.austouch.com.au as well as archived under the link `Tournaments’ then `International Events’ on the left hand side of the homepage. Simply follow the links to the 2005 Youth World Cup stories. For other Youth World Cup stories check out the Federation of International Touch site using the following link: FEDERATION OF INTERNATIONAL TOUCH For all the latest results check out the SportingPulse site using the following link:SPORTINGPULSE RESULTS/DRAW HOMEPAGElast_img


first_imgExamples of the photos taken by Sporting Images at the 2005 Youth World Cup can be viewed in the 2005 Youth World Cup photo gallery. Simply click on ‘gallery’ on the left hand side of the homepage and then scroll down to number 7: Youth World Cup. There are several pictures on display here. All photos will also be available for purchase and viewing at www.sportingimages.com.au from next Thursday onwards. Simply follow the links to Touch- Youth World Cup on their website.last_img

10 months ago​Bottle thrower at Emirates identified by Arsenal

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Bottle thrower at Emirates identified by Arsenalby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal say they have identified an image of the person who threw a bottle at Tottenham’s Dele Alli on Wednesday.The 22 year old was struck on the head by a plastic bottle during Spurs’ 2-0 win in the Carabao Cup quarter-final at Emirates Stadium.Police are investigating the incident.”Anyone identified will receive a lengthy club ban and their details will be passed to the police to commence legal proceedings,” said the club.Alli was hit by a bottle thrown from the crowd as Arsenal prepared to take a throw-in in the 73rd minute.The Metropolitan Police says it is working with Arsenal to try to identify the person responsible, but no arrests have been made.”We have all been embarrassed by the individual who threw a bottle at Dele Alli,” Arsenal added in a statement.”Behaviour of this type has no place at Emirates Stadium and after analysing CCTV footage, which showed him leaving the stadium after throwing the bottle, we have identified an image of the suspect.”We are liaising with the Metropolitan Police and investigations continue in order to apprehend the culprit.”Arsenal’s statement added: “We are not responsible for the actions of one individual, but send our apologies to Dele Alli and everyone at Tottenham Hotspur for this incident.”We do not tolerate any anti-social, discriminatory or violent behaviour at Arsenal Football Club.” last_img read more

College GameDay Announces That It Will Head To Philadelphia For Temple vs. Notre Dame

first_imgCollege GameDay graphic for Temple vs. Notre Dame.Instagram/American_confComing into the season, Temple looked to be one of the easiest games on Notre Dame’s schedule. Two months later, Temple is 7-0 and a favorite in a very solid AAC conference, and Saturday’s game in Philadelphia is one of the best on the schedule. Now, College GameDay is officially heading to the City of Brotherly Love, making this potentially one of the biggest weekends in Temple football history.We’re coming to Philly! See you Saturday, @Temple_FB and @NDFootball. pic.twitter.com/g0EVhjJMAn— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 26, 2015Temple is very [email protected] @Temple_FB @NDFootball pic.twitter.com/Ty29yP0eXV— Temple Owls (@TempleOwls) October 26, 2015While we love seeing GameDay at places with a ton of history and classic college football Saturday atmospheres, it is always cool when the show heads somewhere new and unique. Temple certainly fits that bill. The Owls and Fighting Irish kick off at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. Notre Dame opens as a 10.5 point favorite in the game.last_img read more

Mourinho eyes management comeback and third Champions League

first_imgBasel (Switzerland): Jose Mourinho is gunning for a return to top level management and a third Champions League title, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United manager revealed on Friday in an interview with AFP. Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by United in December and said he would like to be appointed as a boss at a club where he can add to his European triumphs with Porto in 2003 and Inter Milan seven years later, and draw level with Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “If I can win a third Champions League, great,” the 56-year-old told AFP. “I would like to play in the best level, which is the Champions League. “I want to be (in the race to win the Champions League next year). Sometimes, you are not in the race, but you have to win other races.” Mourinho, who has coached in his native Portugal as well as in England, Italy and Spain left the door open to returning to those leagues or taking over at a club elsewhere. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “I can go back to a country I’ve been before and to be honest, I have enjoyed working in every country I did,” he said. “(Or) I can try something very important, which is to work in a fifth country and try to win everything in the fifth country like I did in the previous ones.” Mourinho’s time with United was his third with a Premier League club after two spells with Chelsea, where he won the title three times, and he isn’t surprised that England has four teams in the quarter-finals of Europe’s top competition. United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool have all made it to the last eight. “English teams are powerful, they have a very competitive league. Sometimes, it goes against them because many times, you have very difficult situations in the calendar,” he said. “The teams are good and strong, and you look at Man City, the level of investment. Top players, experienced players, top manager, experienced manager.” Asked about France attacker Kylian Mbappe, Mourinho praised the World Cup-winning teenager, who he says has the ability take over from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when they eventually hang up their boots. “He is there, he is ready for next step. When the big monsters decide to stop, he will be there, just waiting,” Mourinho said. “Sometimes, you can be part of the team that reaches something, and you are just lucky to be at the right moment at the right time. That’s not the case. He was very important for France being champion.”last_img read more