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World Indoor Tour: Amusan, Brume Shine In Torun

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Sprint hurdler, Tobi Amusan has finished second with a time of 7.89 seconds at the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Tour’s Orlen Copernicus Cup in Torun, Poland.
Tidesports source reports that Amusan finished in second place behind Talay Alina (7.87 seconds) of Belarus in the women’s 60 metres hurdles.
Amusan raced inside 7.90 seconds for the third time this season following her 7.89 seconds run Saturday evening, as the 2020 World Indoor Tour made its fourth of seven stops at the Copernicus.
Amusan’s time was second best on the night behind Belarus’ Alina Talay who ran 7.87 seconds with USA’s Christina Clemons third (7.89 secs).
The reigning Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles queen got seven points for her effort, which pushed her closer to the top of the 60m hurdles standings with 22 points, two behind Christina Clemons of the U. S.
She will now look to move into top spot in the standings next Saturday at the Emirates Arena where the Muller Indoor Grand Prix will hold in Glasgow, Scotland.
Tidesports also reports that Amusan is the second Nigerian to make headlines in the 60m hurdles indoors, after Glory Alozie who ran 7.82 seconds 21 years ago in Madrid, Spain to set a new African record.
That feat made her the first African woman to run inside 7.90 seconds in the event, while Amusan became the second African woman to run a 7.8 seconds in 2018.
Amusan has now broken the 7.90 seconds record four times so far in her career.
Also, Nigeria’s Ese Brume finished in second place behind Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk in the Women’s Long Jump event.
After six jumps, Brume jumped a new Indoor Personal Best (PB) of 6.62m to see her finish second in the Women’s Long Jump event at the Orlen Copernicus Cup.

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CAF CL: Why Akwa United Struggled Against CR Belouizdad

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Coach Kennedy Boboye admitted that Akwa United failed in their bid to replace the players that left the club.
Boboye revealed this in his post match confe-rence after Akwa United kick-started their 2021-2022 CAF Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over CR Belouizdad of Algeria on Sunday.
The Promise Keepers lost influential stars like Charles Atshimene and Olisa Ndah to CD Feirense of Portugal and Orlando Pirates of South Africa respectively earlier this month.
Recall that Ndah and Atshimene played key role in Akwa United’s NPFL title victory and Boboye admitted that the club was unable to bring in replacement.
He said: “This is what we have gotten. Most of the players we tried to get did not come.”
“We can’t stop players from travelling. It is unfortunate that we started the tournament very early.”
“We have not been able to play together for a long time. By the time we surpass this stage, we would be better than before,” he said.

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Remo Stars To Appoint Ogunbote Head Coach

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Nigeria Professional Football League New Boys, Remo Stars are on the verge of appointing Gbenga Ogunbote as their new coach.
Reports revealed that Remo Stars manage-ment will appoint the former Enyimba and Sunshine Stars boss to take over the reign from Daniel Ogunbodede who tutored the team last season.
Ogunbote was spot-ted with the Ikenne-based club during the just concluded NNL Super 8 in Enugu.
The club is set to announce the mana-gerial change in the coming days, but nothing has been heard, concerning the future of Daniel Ogunbodede.
Ogunbodede helped Remo Stars seal their return to the elite division after finishing second in NNL playoff in Group A.

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CAFCL: Eguma Warns Players Against Complacency

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Rivers United Coach, Stanley Eguma, has warned his players against comp-lacency ahead of their CAF Champions Lea-gue second leg prelimi-nary game against Young Africans.
The Pride of Rivers defeated the Tanzanian side 1-0 at the Benjamin Mkapa Nat-ional Stadium on Sunday.
Samuel Omodumuke scored the winning goal for the visitors in the 52nd minute to give the Eguma’s side advant-age of going to the next game.
The return leg will take place next week Sunday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Speaking ahead of the second meeting, Eguma hinted that his players need to forget about the first leg result and approach the second leg with all seriousness.
“They are a good side and have mobile players.
 “We need to have the right mentality when we play them at home, we must not relent and fight as if we have not played the first leg.
“We must put in everything in the second leg, that is going to be our approach.”
“The players need to rise to the occasion to ensure that we seal the qualification,” he said.

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