Kwara Utd Appoints New Head Coach, Retains 27 Players

first_imgHammed Shittu in IlorinThe management of Kwara United Football Club of Ilorin on Tuesday approved the appointment of former deputy chief coach of the club, Mr. Suleiman Ashifat as the new substantive head coach of the club.Mr. Asifat was a deputy to former chief coach of the club Abubakar Bala in the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The club’s Media Officer, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Bibire, made this known in a statement issued in Ilorin, a copy of which was made available to sportswriters.The statement added that the appointment was with immediate effect.He said the club also retained 27 players and declared 13 surplus to requirement in preparatory to the 2019/2020 Nigeria National League (NNL) season.Bibire said all administrative staff of the team are to continue with their day to day service to the club.The statement advised the retained players to be of good conduct and embraced professionalism that the team was known for, pending the announcement of when the club will resume for next season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

NHL Player Gaming Challenge: Schedule, entry list, how to watch ‘NHL 20’ competition

first_imgThe NHL has joined other professional sports in forming a video game tournament involving its athletes. Beginning April 30, the league will start the inaugural NHL Player Gaming Challenge with one or two players per team competing for the title.Each team, and NHL’ soon-to-be team in Seattle, will play a one-time matchup against another club in a three-game “NHL 20” series as all matches will be played on PlayStation 4. Electronic Arts (EA) and the NHL Foundation are donating a combined $100,000 in support of the CDC Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The event is a part of the NHL’s #HockeyAtHome initiative designed to remind fans to stay safe, stay home and play together.NHL Player Gaming Challenge scheduleDate: Begins April 30 and will run for four weeksTV channel (U.S.): NBCSNTV channel (Canada): Sportsnet ONELive stream (U.S.): and NBC Sports appLive stream (Canada): and Sportsnet NOWNBC Sports Network and Sportsnet One will air select matches throughout the tournament with NBCSN televising both matches on April 30 starting at 5 p.m. ET. All games will be streamed on the NHL’s Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as on Week 1(All times Eastern)DateTimeMatchupApril 305 p.m.Brady Tkachuk (OTT) def. Noah Hanifin & Matthew Tkachuk (CGY) 2-0April 305 p.m.Stephen Johns & Jamie Oleksiak (DAL) def. Zach Aston-Reese & Bryan Rust (PIT) 3-0May 23 p.m.Filip Forsberg (NSH) def. J.T. Compher (COL) 3-0Week 2DateTimeMatchupMay 75 p.m.Jake DeBrusk & Charlie McAvoy (BOS) def. Conor Garland & Clayton Keller (ARI) 2-1May 75 p.m.Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA) def. Evgeny Kuznetsov (WSH) 2-1May 93 p.m.Cam Fowler (ANA) def. Evander Kane (SJ) 3-0Week 3DateTimeMatchupMay 145 p.m.Drake Caggiula & Alex DeBrincat (CHI) def. Michael Amadio & Blake Lizotte (LAK) 3-0May 145:45 p.m.Madison Bowey (DET) def. Devan Dubnyk (MIN) 3-0May 163 p.m.Caleb Jones & Darnell Nurse (EDM) def. Luke Willson (SEA) 3-0Week 4DateTimeMatchupMay 215 p.m.Zach Hyman (TOR) def. James van Riemsdyk (PHI) 2-1May 215 p.m.Ryan Reaves & Alex Tuch (VGK) def. Thatcher Demko & Adam Gaudette (VAN) 2-1May 233 p.m.Colton Parayko & Robert Thomas (STL) def. Victor Mete & Nick Suzuki (MTL) 2-1Week 5DateTimeMatchupMay 285 p.m.Brandon Montour (BUF) def. Mackenzie Blackwood (NJ) 3-0May 303 p.m.Anthony Cirelli (TB) def. Warren Foegele (CAR) 2-1Winner denoted in boldNHL Player Gaming Challenge entry listAll 31 teams and NHL Seattle are represented with each club having one or two players participating in the tournament.TeamParticipantsAnaheim DucksCam FowlerArizona CoyotesConor Garland & Clayton KellerBoston BruinsJake DeBrusk & Charlie McAvoyBuffalo SabresBrandon MontourCalgary FlamesNoah Hanifin & Matthew TkachukCarolina HurricanesWarren FoegeleChicago BlackhawksDrake Caggiula & Alex DeBrincatColumbus Blue JacketsElvis Merzlikins & Zach WerenskiColorado AvalancheJ.T. CompherDallas StarsStephen Johns & Jamie OleksiakDetroit Red WingsMadison Bowey & Anthony ManthaEdmonton OilersCaleb Jones & Darnell NurseFlorida PanthersJonathan HuberdeauLos Angeles KingsMichael Amadio & Blake LizotteMinnesota WildDevan Dubnyk & Jordan GreenwayMontreal CanadiensVictor Mete & Nick SuzukiNashville PredatorsFilip ForsbergNew Jersey DevilsMackenzie BlackwoodNew York IslandersMatt MartinNew York RangersChris KreiderNHL SeattleLuke Willson (NFL’s Seattle Seahawks)Ottawa SenatorsBrady TkachukPhiladelphia FlyersJames van RiemsdykPittsburgh PenguinsZach Aston-Reese & Bryan RustSan Jose SharksEvander Kane & Marcus SorensenSt. Louis BluesColton Parayko & Robert ThomasTampa Bay LightningTyler JohnsonToronto Maple LeafsZach HymanVancouver CanucksThatcher Demko & Adam GaudetteVegas Golden KnightsRyan Reaves & Alex TuchWashington CapitalsEvgeny KuznetsovWinnipeg JetsAnthony Bitetto & Kyle Connorlast_img read more