D’Tigress through to 2020 Olympic qualifying tourney

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available African champions, the D’Tigress, have qualified for the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament after defeating Mali 74-59 in the semifinals of the African pre-qualifiers.The Otis Hughes girls will represent Africa along with either Mozambique or Senegal at the WOQT in February, 2020.The Nigerians led the first quarter by 14-11 points and also consolidated by 20-14 and 25 -14 points in the second and third quarters but lost the final quarter by 15-20 points.In the series, Nigeria had beaten hosts, Mozambique, by 57-48 points and also walked out Democratic Republic of Congo.—  Tags: Otis Hugheslast_img read more

Yaya Toure Beats Iwobi, Mane to EPL Award

first_imgManchester City’s Yaya Toure has been named the winner of the English Premier League African Player of the Month for December.The Ivorian midfielder, 33, won the award ahead of other shortlisted nominees Sadio Mane of Liverpool and Alex Iwobi of Arsenal.After being left out of the squad amid talk of a falling out with manager Pep Guardiola, Toure made an entry back into the first team and featured in all of his team’s six games in the Premier League in December. Toure, who has retired from international football and hence not involved in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, had won the monthly award twice since it started in 2014.Meanwhile, Toure is adamant Manchester City can still end the season as Premier League champions even after a humiliating 4-0 defeat by Everton left them 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.The veteran City midfielder insisted his side could mount an improbable rally with 17 matches of the league season left, starting with this weekend’s clash at home to second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.“I think in the Premier League everything is possible,” said Toure. In football you have to be positive. I am a positive guy,” the 33-year-old Cote d’Ivoire star added.“I know it is tough sometimes but you have to accept that and continue to work hard, and we will have the chance. We just have to win a couple of games and everything will come back again.“On Saturday we have an important game. We have to keep going. It is a difficult situation but what we have to do is work hard and try to bounce back.“The league is still long. We have to try to do the business on Saturday and then we are coming back again.”Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas put Everton firmly in control in the opening 46 minutes, before teenagers Tom Davies and Ademola Lookman, with their first goals for the club, completed the rout.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more