Eaglets shove aside Korea, ready for World Cup

first_imgRelatedPosts NSCDC dismisses officer over alleged murder Korea issues 1,424 visas to Nigerians in two years Korea, Nigeria trade volume decreases Golden Eaglets of Nigeria showed class as they defeated South Korea 4-2 in their second friendly game played at HWT Sports Academy in Sao Paulo on Wednesday evening.Samson Tijani’s shot outside the box was headed into goal by Divine Nwachukwu in the 6th minute. It was an early goal, but the South Koreans were not rattled by the goal. Rather, they attacked their more illustrious opponents and were rewarded by a penalty three minutes later after Usman Mohammed fouled Hong Sungwook inside the box.Steven Sunday in goal for Nigeria streched full lenght in an attempt to stop the low drive penalty taken by Oh Jaehyeok, but he could not stop the kick from.It was 1-1 after 10 minutes. The Koreas were all over the Eaglets, piling pressure, winning the balls in the midfield tussle and launching attack after attack, but their efforts only yielded some corner kicks and some shots on goal, which failed to beat Sunday. The Koreans were rewarded with another corner kick in the 40th minute and this time around, it was well taken by Lee Taeseok and Choi Minseo rose highest to nod the ball into the net and give the Asians the lead 2-1. The lead only lasted for a minute as the Golden Eaglets equalized through a goal mouth scramble. Olakunle Olusegun was well positioned to hit a low drive into the net.Monsur Abdulsalam and Divine Nwachukwu gave way for Akinkunmi Amoo and Jabaar Ibraheem at the begining of second half. The fresh legs gave the Eaglets fresh initiatives in the attack. When it appeared that the game was headed for a draw with five minutes remaining, Jabaar set up Olusegun again with a defence splitting pass and the attacker dribbled both the defender and the goalkeeper to make it 3-2 for Nigeria in the 86th minute.Eaglets saved the best goal for the last when Jabaar laid a pass for Charles Etim at the edge of the box and the defender hit the ball with a curly shot that sailed into the net to give Nigeria a 4-2 victory. Tags: Korealast_img read more

Woods sets Presidents Cup record, Americans make their move

first_img 8 months ago Late fightback keeps Tiger Woods’ US in hunt at Presidents Cup COMMENT LIVE TV 8 months ago Woods sits as International expands Presidents Cup lead WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News First Published: 15th December, 2019 11:10 IST FOLLOW UScenter_img WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US Tiger Woods set the Presidents Cup record for most victories and set the tone for his U.S. team Sunday at Royal Melbourne. Woods seized control around the turn against Abraham Ancer and won, 3 and 2, in the first of 12 singles matches. The Americans need to win singles for the first time in 10 years to overcome a two-point deficit against the International team.Woods went 3-0 for the week as the first playing captain since Hale Irwin at the inaugural Presidents Cup in 1994. His singles victory was his 27th in nine appearances, breaking the record Phil Mickelson had set in 12 events. The idea was to get American red on the board quickly, and Woods did his part. The rest of the team was following the script, building early leads in five other matches. The Internationals were trying to win for the second time. Their only other victory was at Royal Melbourne in 1998.Ancer, one of seven rookies on the International team, three times answered when Woods the lead. Woods, however, took over with a par on No. 9 and a birdie on the 10th. Ancer was still only 1 down through 13 holes when he three-putted from long range for bogey on the 14th. Woods closed him out with a 20-foot birdie on the 16th hole, turning to remove his cap and shake hands with Ancer before the ball dropped into the cup. Written By 8 months ago Did Khloe Kardashian shade Jordyn Woods over her lie detector revelation? Details inside Last Updated: 15th December, 2019 11:10 IST Woods Sets Presidents Cup Record, Americans Make Their Move Tiger Woods set the Presidents Cup record for most victories and set the tone for his U.S. team Sunday at Royal Melbourne. Woods seized control around the turn against Abraham Ancer and won, 3 and 2, in the first of 12 singles matches.last_img read more

North Peace Secondary School boys rugby team looking to improve to 3-0

first_imgIn their last game the NPSS Roughnecks had their way with St. Joseph’s High School as they won 48-12. The Roughnecks scores eight tries and had four converts.The game was close after the first half but North Peace Secondary pulled away in the later stages. The difference in the game proved to be the fitness of the Roughnecks as it was too much for St. Joseph’s to contend with. – Advertisement –last_img