Nigeria’s Falconets get new head coach

first_imgThe Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Christopher Danjuma as Head Coach of the U20 Women National Team, otherwise known as Falconets.Danjuma will be assisted by Wemimo Matthew (1st Assistant Coach), Mansur Abdullahi (2nd Assistant Coach) and Abdul-Lateef Yusuf (Goalkeeper Trainer).They are expected in the Federal Capital, Abuja on Wednesday next week to open camp for the screening of players for next month’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Tanzania.According to fixtures released by the Confederation of African Football, two –time FIFA World Cup silver medallists Falconets will take on Tanzania in Nigeria on the weekend of 15-17 September, with the return leg in Dar es Salaam two weeks later.Recall that the Falconets had reached the semi finals in Japan in 2012 but failed to reach the knock –out stage in Papua New Guinea last year.last_img read more

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Australian Open: Kevin Anderson Overcomes First Round Loss to Advance to Next Round

first_imgSouth Africa’s Kevin Anderson seems to have dealt with his traditional poor first-round performances at Melbourne Park with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 win over Adrian Mannarino.Anderson has lost in the first round at the tournament six times, including to Kyle Edmund last year. It was the fifth seed’s first win in Melbourne since 2015 after warming up for the Australian Open by winning his sixth ATP tour title at Pune, India.Mannarino became upset when Anderson took a lengthy bathroom break after the third set, complaining to the umpire. The Frenchman’s mood wasn’t improved when he lost his service game to open the fourth set.Mannarino recorded his best performance at Melbourne Park by advancing to the third round last year. He went into Monday’s match having lost in the first round at Doha and at last week’s Sydney International.RelatedSW19 Day 5 Recap (Men’s Singles): Ageless Federer Continues To Set RecordsJuly 7, 2018In “Sports”Cilic Ends Edmund Fairytale Run To Reach Australian Open FinalJanuary 25, 2018In “Sports”SW19 Day 7 Recap (Men’s Singles): Top Stars Federer, Nadal And Djokovic Untroubled In Respective Fourth Round ClashesJuly 10, 2018In “Sports”last_img read more

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