Obika dashes Odoffin’s hope as Hamilton records third defeat

first_img Loading… “They scored a scrappy goal from our point of view, but I thought second half we were at them and I feel a bit aggrieved that we didn’t get anything from the game. Obika’s first-half goal all St Mirren needed to stamp their authority on the game and pocket three points. The 29-year-old striker bundled the ball in from close range in the 19th minute and the Buddies might have added to their lead before the interval. Read AlsoJonathan Obika desperate to score goals for St Mirren St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin who was not impressed by his team’s performance especially in the second half however expressed delight that victory was achieved the below par performance notwithstanding. “First half, I was really pleased; second half I was disappointed that we were sloppy in possession but at the same time over the moon that we were able to see it through.” Hamilton travel to Motherwell next Saturday, while St Mirren host Ross County. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Popular saying that there is no paddy in the jungle came to the fore Saturday, as Nigeria born Jon Obika stopped fellow Nigerian descent Hakeem Odoffin from singing victory song. Obika who plies his trade with St Mirren in the Scottish Premier league scored a 19th minute goal to earn his team three points thus dashing Hamilton’s quest for the first victory in the new season. Hamilton had lost two previous matches heading into Saturday’s encounter with Odoffin expressing optimism that the home tie against St Mirren would provide ample opportunity to test victory, a dream which crashed like a pack of cards. “We go into every game at home thinking we can win it so we have to have that mindset,” he enthused just before the match. The defeat means Odoffin and his teammates will have to wait till next Saturday to see whether they can outshine Motherwell to test victory. Hamilton boss Brian Rice said: “I thought we started the game really well, the first 10-15 minutes and then St Mirren took control.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last Movie8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemMost Famous Female Race Car Drivers Of All Time9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Ikoyi Club 1938 Team Dominates at Swimfest in Germany

first_imgBY Femi SolajaLike the athletes from outer world, the traveling contingent from Ikoyi Club 1938 to the just concluded Swimfest in Germany have done something extraordinary. Like superhuman, the team emerged top at the annual international swimming competition from 18th-20th of May in Neheim-Husten, Germany.The journey to the top actually began two years ago when the club (Ikoyi Club 1938) made its maiden appearance at the annual event. With 23 young swimmers to the maiden edition, the contingent mainly school children put up a remarkable performance and it was not a surprise that last year with 35 athletes, the team notched in 25 gold, 31 silver and 27 bronze to finish runner up at the fiesta attended by 37 other clubs from different part of the world. The geometric projection of the team’s performance has now manifested following the first position of the team to the last edition held at same venue last month. The team made up of 42 swimmers with a combine average age of 11 years returned home a total of 75 gold, 59 silver and 38 bronze medal with several certificates and trophies won for outstanding performances in various categories of play.Enroute to victory, some of the swimmers were outstanding and among the top medallists are Abduljabar Adama (eight gold, one silver), Chukwudi Kanu (six gold, five silver), Maria Perner (five gold, four silver, one bronze), Kayo Adeniji (five gold, three silver), Iman Adama (three gold, four silver, one bronze), Chiamaka Kanu (two gold, one silver, two bronze), Kika Ebie (two gold, one sliver, one bronze) and Theo Okolo (one gold, two silver and four bronze medals).In his post event comment, the Vice Chairman/Games Captain of the Club, Oloyede said “he was especially proud of the girls and boys relay teams whose combined average age is 11 years.The girls relay team comprised of Chiamaka Kanu, Iman Adama, Ameenah Azeez and Maria Perner who came first in both the 4X100m freestyle relay and medley relay team.“The swimmers who participated in the boys freestyle relay is made up of Abduljabar Adama, Chukwudi Kanu, Kayo Adeniji and Eduvie Oseragbaje. They came third and second in the medley relay and freestyle respectively.The Games Captain also noted that “given the times the swimmers age 9-13 years achieved; there was no doubt that swimming is a sport that will give prominence to Nigeria in the nearest future,” he pointed out.In his remarks, the Chairman of the Swimming Section, Ikoyi Club 1938, Mr. Abayomi Ogundipe said “he was especially thankful to all our sponsors without whom this achievement would not have been possible. He further noted that the children’s performance and conduct no doubt qualifies them as good ambassadors of Ikoyi Club 1938, their various schools, as well as Nigeria, and are thus, worthy to be celebrated.“Ikoyi Club 1938 are grateful to all our esteemed sponsors (Zenith Bank, Africa Terminals, Duport Marine and AIICO Insurance) who continue to believe in our vision of taking swimming in Nigeria to greater heights,” he remarked.The children who represented Ikoyi Club, also swim for their various schools: Children’s International School (CIS) Lekki, Corona School, Victoria Island, Corona School Ikoyi, Grange School Ikeja, St. Saviours School, Ikoyi, St Saviours School Ebute Metta, Meadow Hall School Lekki, Lagoon School, Lekki, Lycée Français Louis Pasteur de Lagos V.I, British International School (BIS), V.I, White Sands School, Lekki and Greenwood School, Ikoyi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Irish golfers still in play in Miami

first_imgMcIlroy’s closing-hole double-bogey took the gloss off an otherwise impressive opening round in Miami, while the highlight of Lowry’s round was an eagle on the 10th.Graeme McDowell struggled yesterday and finished on 2-over par.Scott Piercy and Marcus Fraser share the lead on 6-under par.last_img

All hail Woods! Trump, Serena, Nicklaus join Tiger Twitter frenzy

first_imgAugusta, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump and Barack Obama were among those hailing Tiger Woods on social media after his 11-year major drought was ended by a thrilling and emotional Masters victory on Sunday.“Congratulations to @TigerWoods,” tweeted the US president Trump, who played a round of golf with Woods earlier this year. “A truly Great Champion!”“Congratulations, Tiger!” former president Obama tweeted. “To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination.”As Woods went on a charge on the back nine at Augusta National with birdies at 13, 15 and 16 to win by a stroke and claim his 15th major and fifth Masters, social media lit up in a frenzy of congratulations.“I am literally in tears watching @TigerWoods this is Greatness like no other,” tweeted 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion Serena Williams.“Knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you just did today? Wow Congrats a million times! I am so inspired thank you buddy.”Fellow golfers and former greats of the game were also quick to hail Woods’ achievement in returning to the summit of the sport after multiple surgeries and a string of off-course problems since his 14th major win at the 2008 US Open.Just two years ago his back pain was so bad Woods thought he might never play again, let alone win another major.“Very few people really know what @TigerWoods has been thru to get back to this point,” tweeted four-time major champion Rory McIlroy, who finished in a tie for 21st on Sunday.“So cool seeing him with Tida, Sam, Charlie, Erica and the rest of the team behind 18 green. Couldn’t be happier for him! What a great day for golf!” added McIlroy after an emotional Woods hugged his mother, children and partner Erica Herman after his winning putt.– ‘Simply unbelievable’ – Aged 43, Woods became the second-oldest Masters winner, trailing only Jack Nicklaus who won 46 in 1986.“A big ‘well done’ from me to @TigerWoods!,” said Nicklaus on social media. “I am so happy for him and for the game of golf. This is just fantastic!”Woods also set a record for the longest gap between Masters triumphs, the 14 years since his last win in 2005 eclipsing the old mark set by South African Gary Player who won his second Augusta crown in 1961 and his third in 1974.“For most an impossible task. But not for you,” said South African legend Player on Twitter. “Congratulations Tiger. So special for you and your family. So great for the game of golf. Simply unbelievable.”Other US Sports stars were quick to join in on Twitter. “A big BIG congratulations to @TigerWoods for winning the Masters!!” NBA icon Magic Johnson tweeted. “The roar of the Tiger is back!”“Congrats Tiger! What a performance,” the New England Patriots’ six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady said.“Greatest comeback story in sports!” said three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry. “Congrats @TigerWoods Let me hold one of those 5 jackets one time!”Woods finally found time to respond to all his well-wishers late on Sunday night.“I can’t thank my family, friends and fans enough for their support. Having my family by my side today is something I will never forget,” he posted on his Twitter feed, @TigerWoods, along with a picture of him wearing his newest of five green jackets.“To not only be able to play again, but to be able to win again, is something I will forever be grateful for.“This jacket sure is comfortable.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Florida Teen Arrested For Setting Kitten on Fire

first_img(Milton, FL) — A Florida teenager is accused of animal abuse after allegedly setting fire to a kitten’s face.18-year-old William Carr of Milton is charged with torturing/inflicting pain of an animal.The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office says the woman came over to Carr’s house to help him paint the inside and brought some kitties with her. Apparently she brought two adult cats and their kitten in a black bucket and the two got into an argument with Carr threatening to burn her cats. The report states Carr then took a torch lighter, set a cereal box on fire and threw the box into the bucket. It caused the side of a kitten’s face and head to catch fire, singeing the whiskers.Carr was later arrested, charged with animal abuse and released from the Santa Rosa County Jail.last_img read more