My father had wanted me to be a boxer-Abu Azeez

first_img Azeez with teammates at the fifa beach world cup in Paraguay 2019 The Computer mathematics graduate of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education talking from lockdown which rampaging coronavirus pandemic has forced all sports men to embrace said he has continued to train indoors to keep fit as he hopes to be in super form after the covid-19 sabbatical. Azeez who has already netted three goals and three assist this season for Warri Wolves, is hoping to do better when pitch action resumes. “I will like to see the team do better and end the season on a high” even as he  hinted he would like to go into sports administration or analysis after playing. “I see the likes of Okocha, Yobo and others making good analysis of the game and I am encouraged by that and I think that is what I would like to do.  When you retire from football you cannot but remain within the circle,” he submitted. Abu Azeez made his debut for Nigeria at the 2009 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Dubai where he scored twice. Read AlsoBeach Soccer Worldwide ambassadors: Abu Azeez listed Although Nigeria crashed out in the group stage of the competition, it nonetheless served as a launching pad for the former Kwara United ace who went on to win several laurels in beach football including emerging top scorer at the Africa Beach soccer cup of Nations 2013 and African Beach Games 2019. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks Now10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Bad Relationship With Their Kids9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key RoleWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Absolutely Unique Facts About Kanye Warri Wolves forward and Super Sand Eagles sensation Abu Azeez has revealed that he would have been a pugilist after all. The former Enyimba and Rangers international ace said his late father had wanted him to go into boxing as opposed to football.  He however noted that he had to shun the idea according him “I don’t have the heart for that kind of sport” He made the revelation while discussing his career so far on radio 104.7 S.M.A FM. He gave his mother a pat on the back for backing him all the way as he attempted to make his dream of playing football become a reality. He further revealed that his mother aware that he was getting a lot of pressure not to go into football as a career told whoever cared to listen to leave his son a lone to pursue his dream. “My mum simply told everyone to leave me alone to live my life” he enthused Azeez who became an instant hit in beach football where he showed a lot of courage and skill opined that regular football is a cheaper nut to crack than beach football. “Beach football is not easy at all when you finish playing it could take you weeks to overcome the pains,” he submitted.center_img Loading… last_img read more

Time called on Condon career

first_imgDavy Condon has been forced to retire from the saddle due to a spinal injury. Condon had resigned himself to the fact he would be out of action for a lengthy period of time but after seeing a specialist on Wednesday he has been advised to call time on his career. Dr Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical officer of the Irish Turf Club issued a statement on behalf of Condon which read: “Davy Condon suffered a spinal injury in a fall during the Grand National at Aintree. “This was on the background of a previous spinal concussion from which he had recovered fully and had been passed fit to ride by our consultant neurologist. “Davy was reviewed yesterday by Dr Brian Murray, Consultant Neurologist, on behalf of the Turf Club. “Dr Murray has recommended that Davy retire from horse riding, be it professional or recreational, due to the risk of further spinal injury. “Davy has been referred by Dr Murray for a neurosurgical opinion as he has an ongoing disc lesion in his neck. “Davy has fully accepted the medical advice and will be liaising with the Irish Jockeys’ Trust with a view to future career options.” Condon’s best days in the saddle in recent years came when riding for Gordon Elliott and the trainer was quick to take to Twitter to pay tribute to him. Press Association Condon was riding Portrait King in the Grand National at Aintree when he fell at the third-last, leaving him with a spinal concussion. It was the second time within a year that he suffered a similar injury. “Very sad to say that Davy Condon has been forced to retire from racing due to injury,” said Elliott. “Davy has been an integral part of the team and has ridden some of the biggest winners I have had in my short career. “Davy will not only be missed by myself, he is a very popular person in the industry and here at Cullentra. “We all wish him the very best of luck with whatever he chooses to do next with his career and if we can help in any way, we will not hesitate to do so. “Thanks for everything Davy, we’ve had some great memories together.” Condon’s last major win came at Ascot in The Ladbroke on the Elliott-trained Bayan, which was only his third ride back since the first bad back injury he suffered in August. His last Grade One success came on Pat Fahy’s Morning Assembly at the 2013 Punchestown Festival and he also won a Powers Gold Cup on Realt Mor for Elliott earlier that season. The early days of his career were spent with Willie Mullins and he first came to prominence to British race fans when winning the 2007 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on Ebaziyan. last_img read more

Syracuse lands Class of 2020 No. 3 recruit Owen Hiltz

first_imgSyracuse men’s lacrosse added a key offensive piece Wednesday afternoon from the Class of 2020. The class’ No. 3 overall recruit Owen Hiltz, who had been committed to Denver since Sept. 2018, has flipped his commitment to Syracuse instead, according to Inside Lacrosse. Hiltz, a left-handed midfielder, is expected to join the Orange for their 2021 season. Hiltz, who’s originally from Peterborough, Ontario, is currently a senior at Culver (Indiana) Military Academy. As a junior, Culver recorded a 100-point season for the national prep champions.  Former Princeton head coach Pat March, whom Syracuse hired as offensive coordinator in September, played a big role in getting Hiltz to flip, per Inside Lacrosse. March had coached several Culver players in the past at Princeton. Though Hiltz won’t join SU this season, he joins Chase Scanlan as an offseason addition for SU. Scanlan, who last played for Loyola, the team that ended Syracuse’s 2019 season in the first round of the NCAA tournament, scored 43 goals in 17 games last year. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange will also get midfielder Tucker Dordevic, who sat out all of his sophomore year with a foot injury, back to the field this season. Comments Published on October 9, 2019 at 6:49 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Calgary Flames set embarrassing franchise record in sixth consecutive loss

first_imgIt’s not the kind of record the Calgary Flames wanted to set.Not only did the team’s 5-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Thursday extended their losing streak to six games, but it marked an entirely separate low: the Flames haven’t even held the lead in nearly that entire timeframe. Via @Sportsnet: #Flames pic.twitter.com/9C0jW07dxY— Ryan Pike (@RyanNPike) November 22, 2019The last time Bill Peters’ team held any sort of lead was during their 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Nov. 7, when Sean Monahan scored a go-ahead goal halfway through the second period.Since then? Six consecutive losses. Calgary has been outscored 23-5 in those games. They have not played even with the score tied since a Nov. 9 game against St. Louis went to overtime (the Flames lost 3-2). The Flames have been shut out in three straight road games for the first time in franchise history. Calgary players reportedly held their second closed-door meeting in the locker room in just eight games after the latest beating, in which team captain Mark Giordano told reporters they offered “just a lot of honesty” to one another.Head coach Peters told reporters on Nov. 5 that the Flames “need more out of some veteran guys” amid their ugly downward trajectory, disappointing for a group that expected to contend as the Western Conference’s team to beat again this season. The team will need to find that “more” soon or face season-defining consequences. After all, a certain team east of Alberta just recently went 400 minutes without holding a lead, and their coach was fired.last_img read more