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Mfon Udoh: Enyimba To Blame For Ismaily No Deal

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Nigeria league all-time
hot shot Mfon Udoh has told AfricanFootball.com he has not joined Ismaily of Egypt and Enyimba may have been the ones to blame for the scuttled move.
He said there was an agreement involving Enyimba, Ismaily and himself, but he later learnt the document was not signed in time and that may scuttled the deal.
“I actually signed documents to play for Ismaily on Sunday. But what I heard was that Enyimba delayed in the signing of the documents which made Ismaily to sign other players and they have filled the three foreign slots for this transfer window,” Mfon told AfricanFootball.com
The former Akwa United striker, who is in Uyo currently, said he is disappointed Enyimba delayed signing the agreement.
“I am not happy what Enyimba did on this deal. I don’t know why they delayed the document signing when they had it with them,” he said.
“Enyimba are yet to tell me anything about the deal, I am waiting to hear from them if there still a way out of it or not.
“It is not right, they just kept mute, telling me nothing.”
On the rumour he was on the verge of signing for a club in Belarus, Udoh simply said, “Belarus? No, I don’t even have any contacts from a team in Belarus, talk less of signing a deal.”
He scored 23 goals for Enyimba last season.

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Tokyo 2020: Nigerian Wrestlers Are Medal Hopefuls -Coach

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National wrestling coach Akuh Purity, has stated that Nigerian wrestlers going to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have real medal chances this time, compared to the 2016 Olympics with less than a month to the games in Tokyo.
Purity, speaking in a chat with Tidesports source stressed that better exposure and competition experience already put the Nigerian wrestlers as medal prospects.
He added that the wrestlers had actually competed against the very best in the world in the run-in to the Tokyo Olympics and have an idea of almost whatever anyone of the top guns will offer.

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Ex-D’Tigers Player Becomes NBA Head Coach

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Former D’tigers player Ime Udoka has been appointed the new coach for Boston Celtics in the NBA.
Udoka had been considered a front-runner for the job, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported last Friday that Udoka was among the candidates who received second interviews.
Udoka, 43, spent seven years on Gregg Popovich’s staff in San Antonio, including the 2013-14 season, when the Spurs won the NBA title.
He joined the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019 and was with the Nets last year.
Udoka was a member of the Nigerian national team, for whom he played at the 2006 FIBA World Championships.

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B/Volleyball: Nigeria Defeats Kenya In Olympic Qualifiers

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Nigeria beat Kenya 2-1 (21-13, 19-21, 15-13) in the golden match to record their first win in the men’s category of the Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualifiers in Morocco.
Nigeria Team A (Obayemi Ogunshina and Hilary Simon) lost to Kenya Team B 0-2 (15-21, 13-21) in the first encounter before Nigeria Team B consisting of Emenike Ezike and Emmanuel Chidebere defeated Kenya Team A (21-16, 21-16) in the second encounter.
The head coach of Nigeria beach volleyball team, Francis Imoudu commended the players for putting all their effort against Kenya.
Imoudu stated that Kenya gave Nigeria a good fight but the better side won the game.
He said, “This win is an indication that the men’s team is ready for their remaining opponents. I must commend the fighting spirit of the team because bookmakers had given the game to the Kenyans but we shocked Africa.
“Kenya is a good side but Nigeria did not show them any respect on the court. We will take each game as they come and all we need is the support of Nigerians home and abroad for these boys to succeed”.
Reacting to the victory, the Chairman Caretaker Committee of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod lauded the players for recording their first win of the beach volleyball Olympic qualifiers.
He said the Federation will continue to support the team adding that the players should show no respect to their remaining opponents in the qualifiers.

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