Nigerian Lady Golfers Finish Ninth at All Africa Challenge Trophy

first_imgFrom Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaNigeria’s lady golfers placed ninth at the 16-nation All Africa Challenge Trophy held in Tunisia. South Africa won the 54 holes event played at Citrus Golf Club, Hamammet, while Morocco finished in second place ahead of Tunisia.It was Nigeria’s best outing since they placed 13th in 2010 when the event was held in Abuja. The team made up of Evelyn Oyome from Ibadan Golf Club, Amina Wilfred from IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja and youth prodigy, Anita Uwadia, shot the combined score of 524 in difficult conditions with prevailing temperature as low as 0 degree Celsius and wind at 35-40 km per hour.Uwadia contributed 246 while Wilfred played 278. Though Oyome returned 301, it never tallied as only the best two scores per team counted. The team which was managed by Mrs Ekanem Ekwueme, the 1st Vice President Northern Zone, Ladies Golfers Association of Nigeria (LGAN) was accompanied by six travelling supporters, including the treasurer, Mrs. Funke Majekodunmi and PRO, Queen Asanobi.Ekwueme said that apart from unfavourable weather, the morale of the team was dampened by the demise of LGAN President, Mrs Tima Animashaun, before the team left for Tunisia.Eight-handicapper, Wilfred, who played at the AACT in Abuja in 2010 and Botswana two years later, said the team could have fared better if they had enough time to prepare or get used to the course.“We trained for only one day which obviously wasn’t enough . The course is very challenging and has water as its feature. We struggled against rain and wind. Also on hole 2, a par 5, I played 10 down, though I birdied the same hole on the first two days. It was that bad,” Wilfred said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

C.K Akunnor: “Hearts board and management are failures”

first_imgFormer Hearts of Oak coach Charles ‘CK’ Akonnor has attributed the downward trend of the club to inept management. The ex-Black Stars captain was of the view that the tenure of the current board and management has been a failure.Akunnor believes the poor leadership style adopted by the current board and management has been the contributing factor to the team’s poor showing.The former Sekondi Eleven Wise boss was at sea as to what exactly the board and management were up to.“What have they been doing? They’ve been there all these years and they talk about recruitment and everything. They are still there and they recruit the so called bad players and all that. What are they doing?” Akunnor told the Joy Sports Track on Monday.Hearts players are said not to have been paid for more than two months, with other reports saying four. “This is a failure that they have not paid the players for three months. Even if it is one month, it is a failure. Not on the part of the coach but on the part of the board members and management. It is a failure.”And what solution does Akunnor propose?“They should go away for fresh ideas. They should go away for people to bring in new ideas.”The former Black Star was adamant that coach Herbert Addo is not the problem.“Yet still [the management] won’t look at [the important issues] but they will look at the coach. It is bad and we continue to do the same mistakes every time.” “The board members are a failure. They are not doing well.”Akunnor joins a host of top names in Ghanaian footballing experts to share their views on the current crisis in Hearts of Oak. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more


first_imgMichael Murphy Sports and Leisure’ is running a unique competition for Donegal fans.The store is offering one lucky winner a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with Donegal All Stars, Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher.The competition prize can be tailored to suit the winner, so if they prefer a more leisurely approach, the prize will consist of a signed jersey, meet-and-greet and photo shoot with the two Donegal footballers. Customers can enter the draw with every purchase made in-store or online.Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure is the place to be this week, as excitement builds in anticipation of Donegal’s second All-Ireland Final appearance in three years.Visits this week by Ray D’Arcy of Today FM and a UTV news crew have only added to the excitement.Customers and supporters have also been calling to the shop to congratulate Neil Gallagher, who was named Ulster GAA Writers August Player of the Month. Gallagher told Donegal Daily, “I’m really surprised at winning this award, but I’m very pleased about being honoured with the August award and I appreciate the gesture.The shop is receiving new deliveries of Donegal gear every day and has everything required for the final, including jerseys, hats, flags and scarves.As well as in-store, customers can shop online and sign up to a unique loyalty scheme at or keep up to date with all the latest news, competitions and special offers via Facebook and Twitter.   WIN THE CHANCE TO TRAIN WITH DONEGAL GAA STARS MICHAEL MURPHY AND NEIL GALLAGHER was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesMichael MurphyNeil GallaghernewsSportlast_img read more