Edo Boy Wins ABU Welterweight Title, N1.5m

first_imgGOTv Boxing Night 10Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo, on Monday, won the African Boxing Union welterweight title when he defeated Ghana’s Isaac Sowah at GOtv Boxing Night 10, which held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.For his impressive performance, he was also voted the best boxer of the night, winning a cash prize of N1.5million. It was a classic Edo Boy performance, cleverly holding off his bulkier opponent and coming up with telling combinations when it mattered most to win by unanimous decision.The night also completed the Oto Joseph/Nurudeen Fatai trilogy, when the arch rivals clashed for the third time. As with the previous duels, national lightweight champion, Joseph won, knocking out the former national champion in the fourth of their eight-round contest.Also in the lightweight division, Rilwan Oladosu defeated Prince Nwoye.Another grudge match on the night paired national featherweight champion, Waidi Usman and his predecessor, Dare Oyewole, who was knocked out by his opponent.In the light welterweight division, rocked by the last minute injury-induced cancellation of the West African title defence by Olaide Fijabi, rising star Rilwan Babatunde defeated Sikiru Shogbesan.The light heavyweight clash of the night ended in defeat to the debuting Emmanuel Igwe, who suffered a knockout against Kabiru Towolawi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Former champions fight for AFCON survival

first_img0Shares0000Keagan Dolly (C) of South Africa challenges Libya’s Almoatasembellah Ali Mohamed during the sides’ 0-0 drawJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 10- Fears that expanding the Africa Cup of Nations from 16 teams to 24 could trigger easy passages to the 2019 finals in Cameroon have proved unfounded.  Former champions Congo Brazzaville, South Africa and Zambia are among teams facing serious challenges as they seek top-two group finishes, which secure tournament places. Only four of the 47 contenders — Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Tunisia — boast 100 percent records after the second matchday at the weekend.AFP Sport suggests which countries are likely to join Cameroon, automatic qualifiers as hosts.Group AFrench coach Nicolas Dupuis has transformed Madagascar from whipping boys to a competitive team and they are on course for a first Cup of Nations appearance.They appear stronger than second-place rivals Equatorial Guinea, who they face twice next month, and should join Senegal in Cameroon next June.Group BCameroon players happily do some runs during a training session at the camp Toyoyo Grounds in Nairobi on September 4, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDefending champions Cameroon, who have hired former Dutch star Clarence Seedorf as coach, are competing to gain match practice despite being guaranteed a place.That leaves Morocco, Malawi and the Comoros contesting one place and it would be a sensation if the Herve Renard-coached north Africans failed to claim it.Group CIt is surprising that Burundi, who have never reached a Cup of Nations, are lying second, three points ahead of 2017 hosts Gabon.Sadio Berahino of English second-tier club Stoke has opted to play for Burundi, increasing their qualification hopes at the expense of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-inspired Gabon.Group DAlgeria are on course to justify being favourites to top the table, but more was expected of Togo, led by former Manchester City and Real Madrid striker Emmanuel Adebayor.Togo have been overshadowed by Benin, whose point from a draw in Lome was an unexpected bonus that could prove crucial come the end of qualifying next March.Group ESouth Africa have qualified for only one of the last five Cup of Nations and being held at home by Libya has endangered hopes of improving that dismal record.Nigeria are growing in strength and confidence and should make it, leaving the South Africans and Libyans to contest for second spot and the Seychelles seek damage limitation.Group FBlack Stars player Daniel Amartey leads Kenya Micheal Olunga. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe tightest group so far with Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia all on three points having won at home and lost away.Ghana possess sufficient talent to take a top-two place and Kenya, whose last Cup of Nations appearance was 14 years ago, could join them with Victor Wanyama an inspirational captain.Group GPerennial underachievers Zimbabwe and twice African champions the Democratic Republic of Congo have both won at home and drawn away to become early favourites for qualification.Congo Brazzaville pose the only genuine threat with Liberia looking capable of collecting  points only at home.Group HRecent Liverpool midfield recruit Naby Keita could play a key role as Guinea strive to maintain a perfect record that began with a shock victory in the Ivory Coast.The Ivorians recovered under new coach Ibrahim Kamara to win in Rwanda and it hard to imagine a Cup of Nations without them although the Central African Republic are no pushovers.Group IFar from the media spotlight in the largely desert northwest African state, Mauritania have been improving continually under French coach Corentin Martins.A first Cup of Nations appearance for them is a distinct possibility, with 2013 runners-up Burkina Faso favoured to also progress at the expense of Angola and Botswana.Group JThis section is following a predictable course with Tunisia and Egypt contesting first place and eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) and Niger trying to avoid coming last.A six-goal thrashing in Egypt has probably put the future of Ivory Coast-born Francois Zahoui as Niger coach in jeopardy.Group KA section expected to be dominated by 2012 champions Zambia has not gone according to plan as they trail pacesetters Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique by three points.It could have been even worse for the Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) under new Belgian coach Sven Vandenbroeck as a deflected goal off a free-kick salvaged a point in Namibia.Group LUganda hold a two-point lead, but Tanzania could be the team to watch after forcing a goalless draw in Kampala under new coach and former Nigeria star Emmanuel Amunike.Cape Verde have gone backwards after reaching the 2013 and 2015 Cup of Nations, although a late Djaniny equaliser away to workmanlike Lesotho kept them in contention.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

COMMUNITY NEWS: HOST OF COURSES AT DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LTD

first_imgDunkineely/Bruckless/Killaghtee notesDunkineely Community Ltd Office HoursPlease note that DCL Office Hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to projects outside the office. If someone is in the office on these days, please come in. Car Boot SaleA Car Boot Sale is planned for Saturday September 5th at Killaghtee. This is an extra event to make up for the cancellation of the June Bank Holiday wash-out Car Boot Sale. Fingers crossed for reasonable weather!Men’s Walk Over Slieve LeagueDunkineely Methodists are organising a walk up Slieve League on Saturday the 5th September, meeting at Carrick supermarket at 11am. For more information ring Rev Davis on 9737052 or 0894831156. All are welcome. Words and MusicMeas Writers’ Group will be having an evening of song, poetry and readings, in the Manhattan Steakhouse in Donegal Town on Wednesday 9th September at 8pm. Featuring local and Irish-American performances.Nursing StudiesSt. Catherine’s V.S. Killybegs, still has places still available on its FETAC Level 5 Nursing Studies course commencing in September. Contact 074 9731491 for details.Autumn Program of Courses DCL is trying to put together an autumn program of courses and would love to hear for people who are interested in any of the following courses.• Basic Computers*• Calligraphy*• 1st Aid (Basic 1 day)*• 1st Aid (3 day Occupational) *• Defibrillator Course• Creel Making*• Carpentry*• Art*• Creative Writing• Interior design *• Upcycling (i.e. converting old and waste materials into something new and useful)• Family HistoryThe courses marked with an asterisk (*) have been run before.If you are interested in any of the above, please call to the DCL office, phone us on 0749737678 (9:30-12:30) or email us on [email protected] Also if anybody has any ideas for courses, please let us know.Photoshop – An Introduction To Image ManipulationDunkineely Community Ltd is hoping to run an introductory course for people who already have Photoshop on their computers. Contact us if you are interested on 074 9737678 (9:30-12:30) or at [email protected] Religious Education Course 8/10 weeks – one evening per week starting in September (PG). Topics covered: Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, Extreme unction, Holy Orders, Matrimony, Our Lady, The Saints. This will be a short course with basic information on the Sacraments and is suitable for anyone with an interest in Catholicism. It will be helpful for those who would like to gain more knowledge about the faith; the title of the course is “I Believe”. Contact Parochial House Bruckless 074 97 37015 for details/booking. The cost will be €5 per night to cover rent/course materials/refreshments.Ceol agus CraicTraditional music session each Wednesday at McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely at 10pm. All musicians and singers welcome.Recovery from Emotional DistressG.R.O.W. – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome.DCL OfficePlease feel free to pop into the office any morning Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30 and chat with Michael, use the Internet (20c per half hour), print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book (20c per book).Going on a Sun Holiday?Print your Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.Researching a Family Tree?DCL has a copy of the adjoining Methodist Church index of Births & Marriages 1860 -1899 (Ardara and Dunkineely). Also the Burials Register for the same congregations from 1950 to 2007.LibraryDunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a small library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Borrowing 20c per book.COMMUNITY NEWS: HOST OF COURSES AT DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LTD was last modified: August 31st, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Bruckless notesdonegalDunkineelylast_img read more