RelatedPosts Igali praises Team Nigeria’s performance in Rome tournament Team Nigeria win gold, silver, bronze at African Track Championship Tokyo 2020: Team Nigeria to participate in 11 sports Team Nigeria at the African Track Cycling Championship in Cairo, Egypt have won four gold, three silver and four bronze medals at the end of the competition on Sunday. The championship, which began on Thursday, was organised by the African Cycling Confederation. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that information on the competition’s website indicated that Nigeria’s Grace Ayuba won four gold in the junior category from the sprint race, Keirin, Scratch 7.5km and Point Race events. Also, Ese Ukpesersye won two silver while Rita Oven won one silver. NAN reports that the championship is a qualifier for the 2020 World Cycling Championship and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The team is expected back in Nigeria on January 20.Tags: Africa Track ChampionshipEse UkpesersyeGrace AyubaKeirinTeam Nigeria
9 cards in a ‘white glove’ matchIt is curious what happened on Saturday at Eibar-Mallorca (1-2) on Saturday in Ipurua. In a ‘white glove’ match, the referee Xavier Estrada Fernández had taken 5 cards before the 90th minute, to the locals Paulo Oliveira, José Ángel ‘Cote’ and Orellana; and to visitors Antonio Raillo and Dani Rodríguez.The ‘normality’ jumped through the air with the goal of Pedro Bigas, central defender of Eibar, born in Palma de Mallorca and former player of Mallorca. After the goal (1-2) with which the eibarreses cut distances, which came in time of discount, the vermilion goalkeeper, Manolo Reina took the ball inside his goal and did not release it to delay the kick-off, and try Avoid a match that did not occur. That caused the anger of the eibarreses players who claimed the ball to resume the game, but the goalkeeper of Villanueva del Trabuco (Málaga) continued to hold the ball as if it were his property, which despaired the Catalans.A dialectical brawl formed on the grass, where players from both teams met verbally because of this unusual situation. The referee then admonished by, discussing with the rivals, both the local Sergi Enrich, and Charles; as the visitor Reina.But even with the final whistle, the mess is over. Then the reproaches of one another began again. The referee took out, already finished the game and also to discuss, the yellow card to Yoel, substitute goalkeeper of Eibar, who had jumped to the grass at the conclusion of the duel.No one left the lawn. The Barca goalkeeper had to intervene, Dmitrovic, to mediate the discussion, taking his homologue Queen, who was exalted, by the arm, which managed to appease the spirits. Thus, several minutes after the end of the match, the players finally went to the locker room.The verbal noise, in which the arbitrator reflected in the minutes, there were no insults or threats – there will be no sanctions -, caused the party to end with a ‘war party’ of 9 cards (6 for the Guipuzcoans and 3 for the Balearic Islands). Paulo Oliveira, defense of Eibar, will be low by penalty before the Real society in Ipurua on Tuesday (20 hours) in a postponed match, corresponding to day 24 of the First Division League.The game between the two Guipuzcoan clubs must have been played on Sunday, February 16, but was suspended due to air pollution due to a landfill fire in Zaldibar (Bizkaia), caused by a landslide that buried two workers, whose bodies have not yet been found.The Portuguese central saw a yellow card in the Eibar-Mallorca (1-2) meeting on Saturday in Ipurua that will cause his absence due to accumulation of reprimands. He skated on the wet grass when he was going to play a ball, which he crossed, and suffered a strong encounter with ‘Cucho’ Hernández in which both were injured.This will be the second punishment match that Paulo Oliveira will meet. The first was against Atlético de Madrid in Ipurua, where the Guipuzcoans won 2-0 without their contest on January 18. In the previous duel against Valencia (1-0) in Mestalla, he saw two yellow cards that caused his expulsion. Before playing in Valencia he had 4 cards, but when he saw the red card for a double warning, the two yellow cards were not counted and his ‘score’ continued at 4.The Portuguese played 19 league games, in which he scored a goal, precisely against Mallorca in Son Moix, where the Eibarreses also fell (2-1) on the first league day of the 2019-2020 season.Eibar (27 points) has lost the only two games in which it has faced the Balearics in the First Division. Thus, Mallorca (25 points) has in its favor the particular ‘goal-average’, something fundamental in the struggle for permanence.