The Nigeria national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, have qualified for the semi-final stage of the 2019 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket in Senegal after beating DR Congo 79-41 on Thursday.
D’Tigress who had blown Tunisia and Cameroon in their earlier group games, started the first quarter on a slow note with DR Congo getting the first basket of the quarter, commanding the tempo of the game.
Defending champions D’Tigress will face either Mali or Ivory Coast in the semi-finals.
NANF Calls On IGP, Police Commissioner To Investigate Killing Of Remo Stars’ Player
The national association of Nigeria footballers has vowed to bring to justice, killers of Remo Stars player, Tiamiyu Kazeem.
In a statement on Sunday, association president, Harrison Jalla says the special anti-robbery squad, SARS, is notoriously known for wasting innocent lives at will.
The body has also called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and Ogun State commissioner of police to investigate the cause of Kazeem’s death.
Court Frees Pinnick, Sanusi From Being Joined In Financial Misappropriation Case
The Federal Capital Territory high court has cleared NFF president Amaju Pinnick and secretary general Mohammed Sanusi of a case of financial misappropriation brought against the pair by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Justice Peter O. Affen refused the amendment sought by the EFCC to include Pinnick and Sanusi to a trial of misappropriation of an eight-million-dollar FIFA grant.
This is the second time the court has thrown out financial allegations against both parties.
Pinnick and Sanusi say the charges were borne out of envy, malice, victimization and vendetta.
IFAB Rules Out Immediate Change To Offside Law After Wenger Floats VAR Proposal
International Football Association Board (IFAB) has ruled out the possibility of Arsene Wenger’s proposed changes to the offside law making it in time for this summer’s European championships.
The former arsenal manager’s proposals would mean a player would be deemed onside if any part of his body is level or behind the last defender.
However, IFAB general secretary Lukas Brud told Sky Sports news there will be no law change regarding offside at this month’s annual general meeting.
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