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

Clippers coach Doc Rivers saw three key components in rout of Lakers

first_imgGood ball movement, proper spacing and defense. All were on display for the Clippers in their 114-89 rout of the Lakers on Wednesday night at Staples Center.Clippers coach Doc Rivers took notice.“The ball movement was fantastic,” said Rivers, whose team will play host to the Dallas Mavericks at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. “The opponent does not matter; you need to make shots. We had great spacing and ball movement.“We need that every night, but it was beautiful to watch. Our defensive intensity was also very high, and that is good to see.” Lakers coach Byron Scott before the game reiterated what he’s been saying since he took over the helm this season, that this is not yet a rivalry and that Los Angeles is still a “purple and gold” town.Rivers believes these games against each other do carry some kind of special meaning.“Both teams can say this game did not mean anything,” Rivers said. “Yes, it does not mean anything in the big scope of everything, but when you play people you know, those games are fun.“You always want to beat the guys that you will see all of the time. You could see the energy in the building.”No question, the Clippers were pumped. Part of it might have been because they were ticked at losing to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. Part of it might have been the long-lasting effects of last season’s opening-night loss to the Lakers, Griffin suggested.“Last year, we still had a pretty bad taste in our mouth from losing that first game on opening night,” he said. “There has to be a little bit of pride, but at the same time, I don’t think we do anything different to get ready for this game than we do for any other game.”Matt Barnes, who scored 19 points and played solid defense on Kobe Bryant — Bryant scored just four points on 2-of-12 shooting — chimed in on the so-called rivalry games against the Lakers.“I think that any time — throwing their record out — (a game against the Lakers) is going to be good,” said Barnes, whose team has won nine of the past 10 against the Lakers dating to Nov. 2, 2012. “They are going to play a little better than they normally play, we are going to play a little better than we normally play.“The crowd is electric. The (blowout victory) is just what’s been happening lately.”After losing 116-103 on opening night of 2013-14, the Clippers beat the Lakers 123-87, 142-94 and 120-97 before winning 118-111 in the second game of this season.This and thatShooting guard Monta Ellis is leading Dallas in scoring with a 20.5 average and power forward Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. … The Mavericks are shooting 47.6 percent from the field, second in the NBA. The Clippers are fourth at 47.2 percent. … Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is leading the league in rebounding (13.6 average) and field-goal percentage (71.0).BREAKOUTAfter Saturday’s game against Dallas, the Clippers will host Miami (15-20) on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Blake Griffin, who led the team with 27 points, said the team’s mind-set going into the game was all of the above.“Obviously, you have to execute,” Griffin said. “But that was what we talked about in shootaround and pregame amongst the players. I thought we came out and did everything we wanted to do.”With all that said, Griffin seemed happiest the Clippers did not let up on the Lakers. Lack of a killer instinct has been one of the team’s issues.“We said at halftime that we have to keep (pushing) the pedal, keep going and come out with energy and focus,” Griffin said. “We did just that.”Beating Lakers means somethingcenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more