Keshi’s ‘dirty deals’ forced me out of Super Eagles – Taye Taiwo

first_img ”I packed my bags and I told my wife and family that I cannot be involved in dirty deals.” Taiwo’s statement comes in the wake of the latest controversy in the Super Eagles after former Schalke 04 star Chinedu Obasi revealed he was dropped from Keshi’s team for the 2014 World Cup because he refused to pay a bribe. Meanwhile, Keshi’s assistants Daniel Amokachi and Valere Houdonou have reacted to Obasi’s claim. “Why come forward with such now when the man in charge is no longer alive to answer it?” Amokachi said. read also:How Taye Taiwo brought aura to Super Eagles – Yobo “Even look at it, this happened in 2014 and six years after you are coming forward with such claims? “Why wait until now? It doesn’t make sense to bring such an issue when the head is no longer alive to respond to you?” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former AC Milan defender managed just a single appearance under late Keshi, an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Rwanda in February 2012, which was also the last of his 59 caps for Nigeria. Taiwo made his Nigeria debut in 2004 and went on to play at the three Afcon tournaments and the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa during his eight-year international career, in which he scored five goals. He claimed he dumped the three-time African champions because he does not want to be associated with dirty glory under Keshi, who guided the West African country to their last Afcon triumph in 2013 and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “I am someone who doesn’t want dirty glory and in my life, I have never been involved in what is not clean and that was why I packed my bags and left the Super Eagles,” Taiwo was quoted by Legit. ”I cannot work or stay where I see that is dirty because I am serving a clean God, and if I am in an area that is not clean, I will have to leave the place. ”When they appointed Stephen Keshi as coach, he was acting somehow in which I told myself that it was time for me to leave the Super Eagles. Taye Taiwo has accused former Nigeria coach, late Stephen Keshi, of his early exit from the national team set-up because of his dirty dealings. Loading… Promoted Content7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksSurprising Things Women Found Attractive 50 Years Ago7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap Operas7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Pennylast_img read more

FantasyBet offers daily contests for FIFA Women’s World Cup

first_img Submit StumbleUpon FantasyBet has become the first fantasy sports provider to offer daily fantasy contests for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.Starting on Friday 7 June for the opening match between France and South Korea, the site will give fantasy managers the chance to pit their wits against each other in free-to-enter and pay-to-enter contests, with bigger prizes up for grabs for the more high-profile fixtures. “The women’s game deserves a good Fantasy Football game,” said Viktor Enoksen, one of the founders at FantasyBet. “Football is simply more thrilling when you play fantasy. This is our way of adding excitement to a tournament we believe can be a gamechanger for women’s football.” Entrants must build a squad of players within a budget cap, with points being awarded and deducted depending on how the players perform. The managers with the highest points totals at the end of each contest will win a share of the prize money.FantasyBet are kicking off the Women’s World Cup with a 6-a-side £1,000 freeroll game that covers the opening round of group games, including England’s opener against Scotland.“Our 6-a-side format makes it even easier for fantasy managers to build a great team,” explained Jamie Reeves, Content Manager at FantasyBet. “Managers can choose six players from one nation should they wish, or they can spread their budget across several teams that they expect to do well.“Players can also score points for actions like key passes, goal-line clearances and battles won, but they’ll lose points for mistakes like conceding a penalty or gifting the opponent a goalscoring opportunity.“This means players who aren’t always involved in the attacking action can still be of huge value: if you contribute to your team’s performances, you’ll be rewarded.”FantasyBet is hoping to contribute to the growth in popularity that the women’s game has enjoyed since 2015’s World Cup. “We’re hearing more and more about women’s football,” Enoksen added. “Content creators and publishers are starting to realise that the intricacies of the women’s game are every bit as engaging and intriguing as the men’s.“The problem has always been exposure. With our daily fantasy offering, we’re aiming to bridge the gap between the men’s and women’s game by giving fantasy managers a platform to research around the sport and pick the strongest teams possible. And they can win some cash in the process.”When asked who they’d like to see win the tournament, Enoksen kept his cards close to his chest. “We’re an international team, so there’s definitely going to be some tension at FantasyBet HQ as the tournament progresses,” he said. “Then again, we’re hosting a special £500 tournament every time England plays, so if they get to the final that’ll mean plenty of opportunities for managers to win big.”The team at FantasyBet has also created plenty of content to help those fantasy managers that are still yet to get to grips with the best budget striker options in the women’s game. With a guide that includes bookmakers’ odds, set-piece takers and under-the-radar bargains, plus a special podcast dedicated to women’s fantasy football, there are plenty of resources available on the site’s blog. Related Articles Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Share FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

One-day backpack & school supply drive, Click to help!

first_imgWith school starting Monday, kids are in need of supplies, and there is a way you can help!On August 11th, there will be a one-day drive to give students the start they need for a successful school year.School supplies including notebooks, glue sticks, binders, crayons, paper, pens, pencils, hand sanitizer, erasers, and folders will be put in backpacks and given to elementary, middle and high school students.Community Partners of South Florida, a nonprofit comprehensive community development agency providing services to families facing social, emotional, and financial adversity are hoping to collect enough to provide backpacks for “250 students in need.”“We know so many students struggle to get the supplies they need to excel in school,” said Community Partners of South Florida CEO Scott Hansel. “While they face many struggles each day, we want them to know that this is not one of the things they need to worry about.”For each $100 donation, Community Partners can fill ten backpacks with supplies including notebooks, glue sticks, binders, crayons, paper, pens, pencils, hand sanitizer, erasers, and folders.Donations can be made by cash, check, or online at cp-cto.org/donate.The one-day backpack drive will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 11th at Community Partners of South Florida’s office.The address is 2001 Blue Heron Blvd W., Riviera Beach, FL. 33404.Visit https://www.cp-cto.org or call 561-841-3500 to learn more.last_img read more

Health Dept Issues Precautionary Swim Advisory for All PBC Beaches

first_imgThe Florida Department of Health has issued a precautionary no-swimming advisory for all public beaches in Palm Beach County.The action comes as a result of the potential effects on water quality caused by Hurricane Dorian.Authorities plan to conduct water tests. Until the results are available, the health department says people should try not to swim in the water, to avoid an increased risk of disease or illness.In addition, officials are asking people to avoid contact with floodwaters which could contain fecal matter from sewage systems, agricultural and industrial waste, and septic tanks.The health department recommends that people take these precautions:Follow basic hygiene during the emergency period. That includes washing your hands with soap and water that has been boiled or disinfected.Do not allow children to play with toys that have been in floodwater until those toys have been disinfected. Use 1/4 cup of bleach in one gallon of water to disinfect toys and other items.If you happen to have any open cuts or sores that become exposed to the floodwater, keep them as clean as possible by washing them with soap and disinfected or boiled then cooled water. In addition, apply antibiotic cream to reduce the risk of infection.last_img read more

Boys County Finals – Lancashire turn up the heat

first_img Lancashire produced a commanding performance to beat Northamptonshire 7-2 on the opening day of the Boys County Finals at a hot and humid North Foreland Golf Club in Kent.Lancashire representatives George Holland and Matthew Jackman, Jack Anthony McPhail and Charlie Ward, and Josh Fallows and Jamie Van Wyk combined to give their team a 3-0 lead after the morning foursomes. Harry Oddy put Northamptonshire’s first point on the board when he beat Jackman 6 & 5 in the opening singles but Alex James, Holland, Fallows and Van Wyk all won for Lancashire before Hayward picked up a consolation point for Northamptonshire with a 2 & 1 win over McPhail.The other match between Kent and Devon proved to be a much closer affair.Devon representatives James Reed and Fred Bishop beat Kent’s Oliver Lewis-Perkins and James Wright 3 & 2 in the top foursomes. The match between Kent’s Jack Shipton and Oliver Gaisford and Devon’s Matt Millar and Jay Scott was halved before the host county squared things up when Jacob Kelso and George Young beat Craig Passmore and Jack Jeffery 7 & 5.At that stage it could have gone either way but things started to turn in Devon’s favour when Millar came back from four down after four to beat Lewis-Perkins 3 & 2 in the opening singles. Reed then went on to beat Miles Gray 3 & I and Passmore claimed a one-hole victory over Young before Wright sealed the match with a halve against Bishop.Kent’s Gaisford and Kelso gained two consolation points when they beat Devon’s David Baldwin and Scott 2 & 1 in the bottom two matches to see the match finish 5-4 in Devon’s favour.The second day of the County Finals sees Lancaster take on Kent while Devon will be up against Northamptonshire. Keep up with all the action from the second day here. 28 Aug 2019 Boys County Finals – Lancashire turn up the heat Tags: Boy’s County Finals, competitions, Devon, Kent, Lancashire, Northamptonshirelast_img read more

At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters

first_imgSteve Harvey (Ap Photo/File)•  So tell me again why CBS didn’t pick TV guru and multi-million dollar man Steve Harvey to take Dave Letterman’s spot?  It’s way past time for one of the three major networks to step up.  Sorry, Fox and Arsenio aren’t in the same league.•  The Masters without “Tiger” is just another golf tournament.  Think not, just ask the advertiser and check the ratings.Bill Neal• The recent WWF King of the Hill “The Ultimate Warrior” died at age 54.  Now for the fifth time in as many years, we see that the only thing ultimate is death by steroids!• Don’t look now, but your Pittsburgh Steelers are slowly and quietly putting a playoff team together.  Stay tuned.• There are two things that are lost.  #1 – that airplane and #2 – the minds of L.A. Lakers management if they bring that coach back.• I know you’ve been waiting.  Well now it’s here.  First Friday Fantasy’s are back.  Champion Enterprises, the United Rays Corvette Club and “Turning Corners” will bring you First Fridays at Brewstone’s in Monroeville, Friday, May 2nd, 8-2:00, 35 and older – $10 – Free Parking – Outdoor Patio – Cash Bar – Cash Kitchen till midnight.  Sly Jock and the Fabulous Allure Models.last_img read more