Nigeria Ready to Host Any FIFA Event, Says Pinnick

first_imgPresident of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has assured world football-governing body, FIFA, that Nigeria is ready, able and willing to host any major football programme, on or off the field.The NFF supremo made this known on Tuesday shortly after the FIFA Executive Football Summit that held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.“We have the capacity and we have demonstrated this on several occasions, and we have a government that is doing everything possible to encourage and enable the blossoming of sport as a key industry. Just as the FIFA President himself said at the AITEO-NFF Awards, football is life in Nigeria. “On behalf of the Nigerian football fraternity, I want to commend FIFA for their strong support for our football and for African football at large. Mr. Gianni Infantino visited Nigeria for the first time in his tenure in July 2016, and after he left, we witnessed a turn-around in the fortunes of our football. I believe that after he leaves this time, our football will soar even higher, with great possibilities of dazzling the world at the FIFA World Cup in Russia,” observed the NFF chief.The Summit, which was one of 12 FIFA Executive Football Summits planned for November 2017 and March 2018 and one of the cardinal programmes of President Infantino, was attended as well by CAF President Ahmad, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, FIFA Council members Kwesi Nyantakyi of Ghana and Sonia Bien Aime from Turks and Caicos Islands, alongside presidents of 17 member associations of FIFA: Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Turks and Caicos Islands, Denmark, FYR Macedonia, Lithuania, San Marino, Sweden and host country Nigeria.Only two other cities in Africa – Nouakchott in Mauritania and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania – are in the mix of the 12 cities worldwide hosting the FIFA Executive Football Summits. Dar es Salaam will take its turn today while the curtain will be drawn on the meetings in Lima, Peru next week.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Class of 2020 power forward Woody Newton verbally commits to Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 28, 2019 at 6:55 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder Four-star recruit Woody Newton announced his verbal commitment to Syracuse via Twitter on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8, 190-pound forward from Mt. Zion Prep (Maryland) was recruited primarily by assistant coach Allen Griffin, per 247sports.com. He’s ranked No. 73 in his class by rivals.com and is the first Class of 2020 commitment for Syracuse. He chose the Orange over seven other Division I schools, including Xavier, Maryland, Seton Hall, Cincinnati, Penn State, Kansas State and Virginia Tech. “I will bring to any program a tough player that will lock up any best player in the country,” Newton said at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League session in Dallas last weekend. “I’m always giving my all, 110%, and I’m ready to work, no matter what.”In 13 EYBL games this summer, Newton averaged 5.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. He shot 47.1% from the field and 40% on 20 3-pointers. He also made 18 of his 35 free throw attempts.Newton called himself the best defender in the country at the EYBL session in Dallas last weekend, and with a long, lanky frame, he affected shots at the rim and had the lateral movement to stay in front of guards on the perimeter. In EYBL this year, he averaged 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocks per game and earned playing time at crucial moments on a talented Team Takeover squad with his defensive presence.“Just being long, wily, as well as being able to guard multiple positions my whole life, I always prided myself on defense,” Newton said over the weekend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse currently has four players listed at the same position as Newton: juniors Marek Dolezaj, Bourama Sidibe and Elijah Hughes and sophomore Robert Braswell. Commentslast_img read more

Hot muscled guys hilariously recreate Rihanna in viral video

first_imgThe original video shows the Umbrella singer applying foundation onto her shoulder and sultrily rubbing it in.Then the new and improved video goes a little bit further… okay, maybe a lot further.The first muscled guy puts some lotion on his shoulder and then rubs it in with a toilet brush.Then the second one uses a mop.And then somehow a dog gets a cameo.Photo: jempt / InstagramYou have to see it to believe it. Originally posted to the Instagram account of French personal trainer Jeremy Fontanet Cullens, it made its way to Reddit.Then it found it’s way to Twitter and went viral. At the time of writing it has over 55,000 retweets and 110,000 favorites.See the viral video:I think I’m doing this right from r/gifsthatkeepongiving A group of hot muscled personal trainers hilariously recreated Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty promo video. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… See this man hilariously recreate Instagram thirst traps from Queer Eye’s AntoniStraight guy hilariously freaks out over his dog being called gayGay men, stop hot-shaming me for going to the gymRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/hot-muscled-guys-hilariously-recreate-rihanna-viral-video/ GAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Muscled guys hilariously recreate Rihanna Fenty Beauty video. | Photo: jempt / Instagramlast_img read more