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Super Falcons’ Coach names final squad

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Super Falcons’ Coach names final squad

The list of 21 players who will be donning the colours of Nigeria at the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals in Ghana has been released.

The list was officially announced Wednesday by Super Falcons Head Coach Thomas Dennerby

The championship starts next week, with Cup holders Nigeria heading Group B of the competition, to contend with South Africa, Zambia and Kenya.

The eight –time champions, presently at the world –renowned Sol Beni, Abidjan (academy of 1998 African champions ASEC Mimosas FC) for an eight –day final camping, will depart for Ghana on Wednesday, 14th November.

Nigeria take on South Africa on November 18, before matches against Zambia and Kenya in Cape Coast.

Hosts Ghana, Algeria, Mali and Cameroon will battle things out in Group A in Accra.

THE 21 FALCONS FOR GHANA 2018

Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Confluence Queens); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels)

Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Sarah Nnodim (Nasarawa Amazons); Ngozi Ebere (Barcelona FC, Cyprus); Faith Michael (Pitea IF, Sweden); Onome Ebi (Henan Huisanhang, China); Osinachi Ohale (Vaxjo DFF, Sweden); Josephine Chukwunonye (Asarum AIF, Sweden)

Midfielders: Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Ngozi Okobi (Eskiltuna UTD, Sweden); Rita Chikwelu (Krstianstand DFF, Sweden); Halimat Ayinde (Asarum AIF, Sweden)

Forwards: Anam Imo (Nasarawa Amazons); Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo Queens); Asisat Oshoala (Dalian Quanjian, China); Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit, USA); Desire Oparanozie (En Avant Guingamp, France); Chinaza Uchendu (SC Braga, Portugal); Chinwendu Ihezuo (Biik Kazygurt, Kazakhstan)

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Maradona plans to remain as head coach of Dorados

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Maradona named coach again - Premium Times Nigeria

 

Argentine football great Diego Maradona on Friday appeared to backtrack on plans to quit as head coach of Mexican second division side Dorados at the end of the season, Xinhua news agency reported.

Maradona said earlier this month that he was considering leaving because of alleged bias from referees towards opposition teams.

However, the 58-year-old changed his tone after Dorados’ 1-0 home victory over Cimarrones de Sonora in their Ascenso MX quarterfinal first leg.

“I have to talk to (team owner) Jorge Alberto Hank, because I have ideas for the next tournament for Dorados. I feel an attachment with the club and I’ll defend my players to the death,” he told reporters.

The result extended Dorados’ unbeaten run to 10 matches.

The 1986 World Cup winner took charge of Dorados in September, guiding them to last season’s playoffs following six wins in seven matches.

 

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Michael Jordan praises Tiger Woods, says his Masters victory is greatest comeback

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Michael Jordan says Tiger Woods’ Masters victory last weekend is the greatest comeback of all-time.

“He had to change his game; he had to change his perspective a little bit,” M.J. told The Athletic … “To me, it was the greatest comeback I’ve ever seen.”

“I never thought he’d get back physically.He didn’t think he’d get back physically. But he did it. No one expected him to be back the way he is now.”

M.J. added, “He’s probably the only person who believed he could get back. To me, that’s a major accomplishment. To me, it’s unbelievable.”

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Legendary Sports Broadcaster, Chet Coppock dies from injuries sustained during ghastly auto crash

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Chicago sports broadcasting icon, Chet Coppock has died  April 6 car after the accident in South Carolina.

Known as ‘The Godfather of Sports, Coppock was seated in the passenger seat during the crash, according to Chicago’s ABC affiliate.

The driver, a woman only identified as a 50-year-old from Hammond, Indiana crossed over the media and struck another vehicle head on before colliding with a third vehicle.

The driver’s condition has not been publicized.

Following the crash, which took place near the South Carolina-Georgia border, Coppock was transported to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, where he ultimately died on Wednesday.

According to his former wife Anna Marie Busalacchi, Coppock’s family was by his side.

Investigators are continuing to examine the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Coppock’s daughter Lyndsey announced her father’s death on Facebook.

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