28 Players for 2019 Africa U20 Nations Cup Qualifier

first_imgAlso, the lady captain, wife of the former president of Benin Club stated that invitations have been sent across to various golf clubs in the South-South and beyond to turn out in large numbers. The course is in order and we are waiting for the ladies to come and prove themselves despite that it would be holding on Sunday.She said “It will be quite reasonable and exciting since golfers from Benin and others are coming from neighbouring states.”There would be lots of prizes and trophies for those that distinguished themselves at the event in various categories such as men’s and ladies, men veterans and super veterans categories for men while the ladies veteran would hold as well. The biggest prize will go to ladies since it is their day.“Our men golfers have always been our financial backbone, though this is inaugural event but we believed so much on the contributions of our men whenever ladies are hosting event in the club. They have always been wonderful and passionate in playing during ladies tournament.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Head Coach of the U20 Boys’ National Team, Paul Aigbogun has called to camp 28 players as the seven –time African champions begin preparations for the qualifying series for 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations.Enyimba FC’s Ikouwem Udoh, who won the Young Player of the Year award at this week’s AITEO-NFF Football Awards, has been called alongside Super Eagles B team –mates Peter Eneji and Nur Muhammed, as well as Nasarawa United’s Douglas Achiv, Akwa United’s Adesina Gata and Kano Pillars’ fleet –footed midfielder Alhassan Ibrahim.Kano Pillars’ Nazifi Yahaya and MFM FC’s goalkeeper Ospino Egbe are also invited.All invited players are to arrive at the Serob Legacy Hotel, Wuye, Abuja between February 25 and 26th with their international passports, birth certificates and training kits.The 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations will be staged in Niger Republic.Nigeria swept the African U20 titles in 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2011 and 2015, and won silver medals at the FIFA U20 World Cup in 1989 and 2005, after finishing third in the old USSR in 1985.Lady Captain’s Inaugural Golf Tournament tee-offThe ancient city of Benin will be agog for another week of golfing action as the Benin Club Golf Section 2018 Lady Captain’s Inaugural Golf Tournament tee-off on Sunday.The event is organised by the club in collaboration with the captain of the lady division is anticipated to attract about 100 men and ladies golfers to the famous Benin club golf course, Benin City.Speaking on the tournament, the lady captain, Juliet Ugiagbe optimistic of large turnout of golfers from Ibori Country and Golf Club, Asaba, Sapele Club, University of Benin Teaching Hospital golf club, Shell golf club, Ogunnu and many others noted that the tournament would leave up to the golfers expectation.last_img read more

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Tiger Woods not thinking about 18 as Jack Nicklaus says: ‘I’m shaking in my boots’

first_img“I’m sure that I’ll probably think of it going down the road. Maybe, maybe not. But right now, it’s a little soon, and I’m just enjoying 15.”In a phone call to the Golf Channel, Nicklaus joked that Woods had “got me shaking in my boots,” as he pointed out the fact the next two major championships will take place at courses where Woods has previously won the U.S. Open.”I felt for a long time he was going to win again,” said Nicklaus, who famously won the Masters for a sixth time at the age of 46 in 1986.”And, you know, the next two majors are at Bethpage, where he’s won, and Pebble Beach, where he’s won.”So, you know, he’s got me shaking in my boots, guys.”15 vs. 18#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/Z7JQMTB1BT— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 14, 2019Woods trailed overnight leader Francesco Molinari for much of the final round, but seized his chance after the Italian found water at 12 en route to a double bogey.Nicklaus added: “There wasn’t any question in my mind. After seeing Molinari hit the ball in the water at 12, and Tiger put it on the green. I said, ‘tournament’s over.’ It doesn’t make any difference what anyone else is going to do. Somebody is going to make enough mistakes, and Tiger won’t make any, and he didn’t.” While Nicklaus said he was certain of a Woods victory from the 12th hole, the outcome certainly did not appear certain as five players shared the lead with the final group coming down the 15th.”There were so many guys that had a chance to win. The leaderboard was absolutely packed and everyone was playing well,” acknowledged Woods.The champion prompted laughter as he concluded: “You couldn’t have had more drama than we all had out there, and now I know why I’m balding. This stuff is hard.” Woods is now only three shy of Nicklaus when it comes to major wins, the latter’s record of 18 coming back into focus once more.”You know, I really haven’t thought about that yet,” said Woods, 43, in a news conference. Related News Steve Kerr, Warriors delay film session to watch Tiger Woods win Masterscenter_img Tiger Woods claimed he had not yet thought about his chances of surpassing Jack Nicklaus’ record haul of major titles, after moving to within three of the ‘Golden Bear’ with victory at the 2019 Masters.Almost 11 years on from his 14th major win, Woods sensationally added to his tally with a one-shot triumph at Augusta National, completing an improbable comeback from career-threatening injuries. Tiger Woods: I was determined to win Masters for my kidslast_img read more

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