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S’ South Zonal Elimination: I Lost To Two Referees – Coach

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Rivers State Handball coach, Olunsanjo Ogundoro, has said that he did not loss to a better team, rather he lost to the two referees that officiated the match.
He said his chances to qualify to  represent the zone at the forthcoming 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja, December is slim, but still have hope to qualify.
Team Rivers male handball team lost to Delta State 18 against 16, at the ongoing South South zonal elimination tournament holding in Asaba, Delta State.
Coach Ogundoro said this in an exclusive interview with Tidesports,  shortly after his side  loss to Delta State on Wednesday, at Stephen Keshi stadium, Asaba, Delta State.
According to him, the two referees that officiated the game were indigenes of Edo State.
“ I am not happy with what just happened here. I did not loss to a better team, but lost to the two referees that officiated the match.
“The two referees are indigenes of Edo State and every Nigerian is aware that Edo and Delta States are sisters. In fact, they are like children born by same father, but different mothers.
“Our chances to qualify is slim, but we will try to win our remaining two games,” Ogundoro said.
Speaking, the head coach handball, Delta Sports Commission, Henry Obi, expressed confidence that Delta State will represent the zone in handball.
He noted that Rivers handball team is one of the best teams in the zone, but now that he has defeated them he is sure to win the tournament.
Coach Obi, equally said that he will not underrate any team, as no team is a push over.

 

Tonye Orabere

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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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