Skoro seeks redemption at GOtv Boxing Night

first_imgRelatedPosts Flykite announces postponement of GOtv Boxing Night 21 Real One, Baby Face, Esepo to headline GOtv Boxing Night 21 Esepo delighted at winning best boxer prize at GOtv Boxing Night 20 Former African Boxing Union featherweight champion, Waidi “Skoro” Usman has vowed to use the inaugural edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini to bounce back strongly.Usman’s last fight was an eight-round national featherweight challenge bout at GOtv Boxing Night 19 in July, where he was comprehensively defeated by Taiwo ‘Esepo’ Agbaje, who was also adjudged as the best boxer on the night.Speaking in an interview in Lagos on Friday, Usman stated that the defeat has taught him lessons, which he has taken seriously. “I’m happy that an opportunity for a comeback has manifested so soon through GOtv Boxing Night Mini. I’ve pushed my loss to Agbaje out of my mind and I want to open a new chapter in my career,” he said.He commended the sponsors for launching GOtv Boxing Night Mini, which he said will afford Nigerian boxers more opportunity to develop. Usman stated that as a former African champion, he understands benefits accruable from a show like GOtv Boxing Night, which he is persuaded will properly position Nigerian boxers for shots at sub-regional, continental and international titles.Boxers scheduled to fight at GOtv Boxing Night Mini include Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion; Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, West African Boxing Union welterweight champion; Waheed “Skoro” Usman, former African Boxing Union featherweight champion; Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi, Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi and Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan.Tags: GOtv Boxing NightTaiwo “Esepo” AgbajeWaidi Skoro Usmanlast_img read more

No. 5 Syracuse men’s soccer tops No. 15 Boston College, 2-0, to tie best start in program history

first_img Published on September 16, 2016 at 9:16 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse needed to settle down.A Chris Nanco rebound led to a Sergio Camargo shot and rebound. The ball mixed around a scrum. From near the 18-yard box, Jonathan Hagman stepped up on the loose ball and drilled a 50th-minute goal to the right corner. The goal, which came on Syracuse’s second shot of the game, gave SU a lead it expanded on 24 minutes later.A second-half surge led by Jonathan Hagman and Kenny Lassiter powered No. 5 Syracuse (7-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) to a 2-0 win over No. 15 Boston College (4-2, 1-1) in front of a packed crowd Friday night at SU Soccer Stadium.With the victory, the Orange tied the program record for best start to a season set in 1984.“That first goal kind of calmed us down a bit,” Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwo hundred eighty-seven days after a Ben Polk header sent Syracuse past Boston College into the first national semifinal in program history, met the Eagles on the same field. In last December’s NCAA playoff matchup, the Orange redeemed itself after losing to the Eagles a month earlier in the regular season finale.Since losing to BC in that first game last year, SU has won the 2015 ACC title, advanced to the College Cup and not lost a game (the two non-wins were ties decided on penalty kicks).Alexis Escandon | Staff PhotographerOn Friday, Hagman’s goal mirrored his game winner against St. John’s on Sept. 12 days earlier. And like he did against the Red Storm, Hagman sprinted toward the left corner after his goal.“I was a little bit slow, I was jogging up and I thought they were going to score,” Hagman said of Friday’s goal. “But I got the chance.”At the time of Hagman’s score, SU was struggling to find quality chances with just one prior shot.This one opportunity sprouted from Nanco. Though he did not leave a mark in the box score, Nanco sucked defenders his way, creating space for others with his runs. He dragged a central defender wide, opening up spaces for his teammates.Eventually outmatched offensively, Boston College successfully tried to slow the game down with fouls.SU players said they grew frustrated in the first half, giving away too many balls, too many fouls and too much possession. So at halftime, McIntyre told his team to move the ball more.“We needed better service in the box, we need to find some seams and also try to stretch them a little bit,” McIntyre said. “I thought we tried to play in front of Boston College a little too much.”As the second half carried on, SU generated more chances. Midway through the second half, Nanco unloaded on a ball from near the box but shot it over the net. In the 74th minute, he tried bending a shot from the left side, but it missed to the right of the goal.About a minute later, though, Nanco had possession again near the 18-yard box. He dribbled to his left, giving himself a tough angle to shoot or pass, but hit a pass through using the outside of his foot. Lassiter, who was right there in front of the net, stuck out his foot for the score.After the slow start, the Orange still found ways to manufacture goals. It all started with Hagman, who now has half as many game-winners (two) as starts (four).“It’s nice to have that play from Jonathan, who can attack that ball from deep,” midfielder Oyvind Alseth said. “It turned out to be the game-changer for us today.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

BH Paralympian Kazazic: I will present BiH in the best Way possible

first_imgIn the upcoming Paralympic Winter Games, which will take place in Pyeongchang from March 9 to 18, our country will have only one representative in Alpine skiing, Ilma Kazazic.This 19-year-old girl from Sarajevo is traveling to South Korea with a fulfilled Paralympic norm, and she will compete in disciplines of slalom and giant slalom in the invalidity category LV3.According to this BH Paralympic, she went through very difficult and demanding process of preparation for this prestigious competition.“I will give my maximum in order to achieve the best result possible and to win a decent placement for BiH. I did not feel the pressure on any major competitions as well as those of lower rank so far, and I managed to perform without any problems. I am hoping that it will be the same on this great competition and that I will represent my country in the best way possible,” stated Kazazic.“Our goal was to go to the Paralympic Games with as many participants as possible, however, since the criteria was increased, only competitors with the fulfilled Paralympic norm were able to participate, which was only achieved by our Ilma Kazazic. I hope that we will manage to achieve good result in South Korea. Ilma showed her good form in the last races of the European Cup in the Netherlands and Austria, and we expect the placement among top 10,” said her couch Leon Svetlin.A total of 550 athletes from 42 countries will take part on this competition. The Paralympic Team of BiH will travel to South Korea on March 6.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more