Camptown stun Police 1-0 to claim Turbo football title

first_imgIT was a night of upsets and one that will be talked about for months to come as Camptown FC stunned tournament favourites Police for the Turbo KO football title.Against the grain and underdogs on the night, the Camptown side showed what grit and determination can do for a team when they needled Police 1-0.The final started as expected with the Police unleashing their arsenal on the Camptown defence but the Camptown side were ready for it.Former national keeper Richie Richardson was on point to deny the lawmen when they looked most dangerous and while one did slip through, it was later disallowed after play was stopped for an earlier foul.Still, Camptown did well to absorb what the Police threw at them and delivered the rabbit punch through player-coach Troy Prescott.Prescott’s set piece proved troublesome for the Police with the end result being a goal for the underdogs when the Police least expected it.The Police, unable to answer with a goal of their own despite several tries, had finally fallen in the tournament they were favoured to win and Camptown had toppled the tournament giants.Captain Lazhan Lord contended that hard work and training was keys in his side’s success on the night which will now see them $500 000 richer.Meanwhile, in the third place playoff, Pouderoyen took home top honours over Grove Hi-Tech as well as the $100 000 up for grabs.last_img read more

Zenith Bank/Delta Principal’s Cup Prelims Begin in 25 LGAs

first_imgThe preliminary matches of the 2019/2020 edition of Zenith Bank/Delta Principal’s Cup football competition will start today in the 25 Local Government Areas of the state.From today, the secondary schools involved in the prelims will battle for places in the main draw of the event which starts with the opening match billed for the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba on September 30.The competition which is in its 4th edition is expected to get better in all areas this term as the final is also taking place later in the year and not next year as it was in the last three editions. Delta State’s Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has assured that the tournament would be hitch-free.Ukar said: “The players expected to take part are the leaders of tomorrow and so we want the best for them since this is their foundation in the game.“We are going to try our best to make this an improvement on the last year’s edition.”The Chief Executive Officer of Hideaplus Limited, organisers of the competition, Tony Pemu, said the tournament is wearing new look already.“We normally spill to the next year but this time everything ends this year. We have all the logistics in place to make the competition more interesting,” Pemu saidDickson Egede, Manager Zenith Bank Branch 1 Asaba, said the bank would continue to boost sports in Nigeria.“We are committed to the growth of sports generally and that is why we are pleased with the catch them young policy of the Delta state Government,” he said.About 850 private and public secondary schools have so far registered to participate in this year’s edition of the competition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Hamburg names Bert van new coach

first_imgHamburg have named former Netherlands boss Bert van Marwijk as their new manager after axing Thorsten Fink last week.Fink was dismissed following a 6-2 hammering by Dortmund, with Hamburg languishing third from bottom on the Bundesliga table with just four points from their opening six games.Before now, former Ghana international Otto Addo was placed in joint charge of the struggling club on an interim basisHSV have now turned to the experienced van Marwijk, who led the Dutch to the 2010 World Cup final, in a bid to turn around their fortunes.Announcement-We’re delighted that we have been able to appoint Bert van Marwijk as coach of HSV,” Hamburg director of sport Oliver Kreuzer told the club’s official website. -He has a great deal of experience and has proven his ability many times.ExperienceVan Marwijk has experience of the German top flight, having coached Borussia Dortmund from 2004 to 2006, he is to start his reign with Hamburg in the away game to Entrechat Frankfurt.last_img read more

Wagner: I would be happy if I had the opportunity to defend the Colors of B&H

first_imgWhen you say football club Siroki Brijeg, one of the first associations is Brazilian international player – Wagner Santos Lago. The best scorer in the history of Premier League and the football player who is delighting all lovers of domestic football for years and he is not planning to quit soon. Captain of football club Siroki Brijeg is not thinking about ending his career, and says that he will play as long as he can help his team on the field.“I’m not thinking about ending my career. As long as I feel good and I can help my club, I will continue to play football. As long as my health serves me, I am here,” says Wagner.Wagner is playing in B&H since 2003, and says that his desire was to play in the national team of B&H.“Of course, I would be very happy if this invitation came. It was my big desire. I would accept that call now, but I know it’s difficult because of my age. I would be happy if I had the opportunity to defend the colors of B&H and help the team,” said Wagner.This fantastic Brazilian says that he will stay to live in B&H after the end of his career.“My family and I are planning to stay to live in B&H. We find it beautiful here and the people accepted us very well. Not only in Siroki Brijeg, but in the entire of B&H. Of course I want to stay, I want to work in the club and bring more players from Brazil. I want to remain engaged in football, “said Wagner.(Source: read more