AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: Anaemena replaces Idowu as Eagles get set for Squirrels

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has called up Enyimba FC defence stalwart Ifeanyi Anaemena to the Super Eagles’ camp as the three-time African champions get set to open their 2021 AFCON qualifying campaign against Benin Republic’s Squirrels in Uyo on Wednesday. The defender will also be part of the squad for the Day Two clash with Lesotho in Maseru on November 17.The People’s Elephant’s bulwark has been drafted in to replace Russia-based World Cup left back Bryan Idowu, who submitted his international passport for renewal and the document is not ready for him to travel to Nigeria for the encounter.Anaemena was impressive for the Eagles B in their 2020 African Nations Championship qualifier against Togo at the Agege Stadium last month, and has also been a key player for Enyimba, two-time CAF Champions League winners, as they reached the group phase of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup competition.As at Monday evening, captain Ahmed Musa and 13 other players had arrived at the Eagles’ Ibom Meridien Hotel and Resorts, with the remaining nine squad members expected on Tuesday morning.The 14 who trained on the grounds of the Ibom Meridien Hotel and Resort on Monday evening were Musa, goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi and Maduka Okoye, defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Olaoluwa Aina, Jamilu Collins and Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, midfielders Alex Iwobi, Ramon Azeez and Wilfred Ndidi, and forwards Samuel Kalu and Victor Osimhen.Those arriving on Tuesday morning are defenders William Ekong, Anaemena and Abdullahi Shehu, midfielders Mikel Agu and Joseph Ayodele-Aribo, and forwards Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Paul Onuachu and Emmanuel Dennis.Ayodele-Aribo, who plays for Glasgow Rangers in Scotland, has scored in the Eagles’ last two games, against Ukraine (2-2) and Brazil (1-1) – incidentally the only two matches he has played for Nigeria.The Super Eagles will train at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Tuesday evening. Tags: CAF Champions LeagueIfeanyi AnaemenaSquirrelsSuper Eagleslast_img read more

NBA: Toronto Raptors defeat New Orleans Pelicans in season opener

first_img Written By COMMENT 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: New York Knicks profile, roster and season schedule Also Read | NBA: Referees question travelling call on Rockets’ star James HardenNBA: Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans match reportWith Derrick Favors and Brandon Ingram earning early points, the New Orleans Pelicans, had a well-maintained lead after the game started. However, Vanvleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry closed the deficit by the time Q1 came to an end. Pelicans even gained a 25-19 lead, but Toronto Raptors made a comeback, ending Q1 with a three-point lead. Pelicans played well as the first half progressed, even gaining a 52-46 lead with around three minutes left to go. Ingram, as well as Lonzo Ball, earned crucial points for the Pelicans as first-half ended with a 61-56 advantage to the New Orleans Pelicans.Also Read | NBA News: New Orleans Pelicans to open season without Zion WilliamsonQ3 began with Vanvleet scoring early points for his team. The teams picked up their pace, delivering back-to-back three-pointers and trying to establish a lead. Ingram and Vanvleet continued to drain threes, and Q3 ended with Raptors having an 88-86 advantage. Vanvleet, Lowry and Siakam scored back-to-back points as the second half came to an end, the match going into overtime with a 117-117. Marc Gasol’s five points and Lowry’s three-point shot with under a minute to go earned Raptors a 130-122 victory. JJ Redick and Jrue Holiday scored the five points Pelicans earned during overtime. Also Read | NBA: Golden State Warriors shift base to Chase Center for new seasonAlso Read | NBA 2019-20: New York Knicks profile, roster and season schedule FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago NBA News: New Orleans Pelicans to open season without Zion Williamson Last Updated: 23rd October, 2019 12:43 IST NBA: Toronto Raptors Defeat New Orleans Pelicans In Season Opener Toronto Raptors triumph over New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA 2019-20 season opener on Wednesday, October 23 at the Scotiabank Arena, Canada (5:30 am IST). 10 months ago NBA: Golden State Warriors shift base to Chase Center for new season 10 months ago 10 storylines to follow in the 2019-20 NBA season WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND First Published: 23rd October, 2019 12:43 IST The NBA 2019-20 season opened with the Toronto Raptors prevailing over the New Orleans Pelicans with a 130-122 overtime victory. The match took place on Wednesday, October 23 at 5:30 am IST at the Scotiabank Arena in Ontario, Canada. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet scored 34 points each for Toronto Raptors, while Brandon Ingram was New Orleans Pelicans high-point scorer for the opening game with 22 points.  LIVE TV 10 months ago NBA: Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans live streaming, schedule Devika Pawar last_img read more