EB SPORTS WEEKLY
On sports this week ,
DSTV PREMIER BASKETBALL LEAGUE:
ROUND 13 REGULAR SEASON:
ATLANTIC CONFERENCE RESULT:
CUSTOMS 84-73 UNION BANK
ISLANDERS 73-64 OLUYOLE WARRIORS.
NIGERIAN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE WEEK 16 RESULTS:
3SC 3-1 NEMBE CITY
ABS 3-0 ENYIMBA
WIKKI TOURIST 2-1 KWARA UTD
KANO PILLARS 4-0 GOMBE UTD
LOBI STARS 1-0 DOLPHIN
A late minute penalty converted by Terka Melai in the 90th minute was enough for Lobi Stars to earn a home victory over former league champions, Dolphin of Port Harcourt when Tony Okpotu was brought down in the penalty area. Stanley Eguma, coach of Dolphin was handed a red card after he was alleged to have verbally abused the Assistant referee, Shina Sadiq.
BAYELSA UTD 2-0 KADUNA UTD
IT was an unfruitful journey for the Northerners who played decent football but came short by not paying good attention at the back early on. Peter Ebimowei got a brace for Bayelsa utd in the 5th and 39th minutes of the encounter.
EL KANEMI 1-0 HEARTLAND
AKWA UTD 2-0 WARRI WOLVES (ABANDONED)
The game between Akwa utd and Warri wolves turned out to be a drama when the referee from Sokoto had to abandon the match after 45minutes. He alleged that he was beaten during the half time break by fans. Officials from both teams, however, condemned the actions taken by the fans even though, they did not accept whose fans actually did it.
SUNSHINE 3-0 NASARAWA
A 2nd half hat trick from Dele Olorundare helped Sunshine Stars defeat Nasarawa fc in a game that seemed one-sided right from the blast of the whistle.
SHARKS VS RANGERS (JUNE 23)
NBA Basketball News:
Nigerian named GM Toronto Raptors:
Masai Ujiri, a Nigerian and the first African-born general manager in the NBA, has signed a deal to leave the Denver Nuggets and join the Toronto Raptors in the same position.
Ujiri was named NBA executive of the year after helping assemble a Nuggets squad that won 57 games last season and finished third in the western conference.
SEVEN HOME-BASED PLAYERS MAKE KESHI’S LIST:
The head coach of the Super Eagles has released a 22-man list to prosecute the Confederation cup matches. He made the list known in public during the week after the Super Eagles needed a 84th minutes goal from CSKA Moscow double cup winner, Ahmed Musa to defeat their stubborn Kenyan opponent in the 2014 world cup qualifier in Harambe, Kenya.
the home-based players that made Keshi’s list are Chigozie Agbim, Godfrey Obaobona, Gambo Mohammed, Sunday Mba, Azubuike Egweke, Gambo Mohammed, Francis Banjamin.
Other foreign pros invited are John Obi, Elderson Echiejile, John Ogu, Fegur Ogude, Joseph Akpala, Brown Ideye, Ahmed Musa, Anthony Ujah, Nnamdi Oduamadi, Babatunde Michael, Ogenyi Onazi, Solomon Kwambe, Kenneth Omeruo, Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will start their confederations cup campaign against Tahiti on June 17 and will take on Uruguay on the 23 of June before playing European and World Chapions, Spain three days after.
Yours Truly Evatese