Rose Marie Hamon March 27, 1933 – April 7, 2020

first_imgRose Marie Hamon, age 87 of West Harrison, Indiana passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at her home. Born March 27, 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Millard and Sarah (McQueen) Moore.Rose married Robert Joseph Hamon June 26, 1954 in Metamora, Indiana. She was a member of Chappelow Ridge Pentecostal Church.Rose is survived by her children Tony (Deany) Hamon, Robert (Rita) Hamon, Bill (Adell) Hamon, Steve Hamon, Marvin (Karen) Hamon, Gina (Don) Wahl, Sheila (Philip) Bowling and Mike (Sharon) Hamon and mother in law to Steve Hotopp. Grandmother of Heather (Chris) Davis, Christina (Steve) Pierce, Amber Hamon, Amanda Hamon, Matthew Hamon, Shannon Hamon, Tori Hamon, Anna Hamon, Chris (Stacey) Hotopp, Eric Hotopp, Ashley Hotopp, Steve Hamon, Daric (Sarah) Hamon, Katie Hamon, Austin (Kristen) Hamon, Haley Hamon, Anthony Wahl, Kyle Wahl, Rachel Bowling, Sean Bowling, Abigail Bowling, Maddy Hamon and Michael Hamon great grandmother of 19. Sister to Pat Geis, Martha (Audie) Bowles, Julie Shoemaker, Paul (Jane) Moore, Mag (Elmer) Kegley, Clark (Rosie) Moore, sister-in-law to Evelyn Moore and Cherese Moore.Rose is preceded in death by her parents Millard and Sarah Moore, her husband Robert J. Hamon, daughter Anita Hotopp, siblings Ben Moore, HJ (Shanks) Moore, Blanche Lanham, Ray Moore, Edward Moore and Leroy Moore, brother and sister in laws James Lanham, Kenny Geis, Marlene Moore, and George Shoemaker.Private services held at the convenience of the family.Memorials may be directed to the Chappelow Ridge Pentecostal Church c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

Evra ready for Hammers test

first_imgPatrice Evra expects a physical bombardment even tougher than the one he faced at Stoke on Sunday when Manchester United tackle West Ham at Upton Park. Press Association He added: “That is the Sam Allardyce style. Why would he change it? Not because he is playing against Manchester United. “We have to defend well and be strong in the air. That is what we have done against Stoke, although to be fair, it will maybe be tougher against West Ham.” Evra was certainly delighted with the manner of United’s 2-0 victory at the weekend, claiming it was the reaction they required after that Old Trafford derby defeat. It also presented Robin van Persie with the opportunity to break his 10-game barren streak, which he celebrated by leaping into the arms of his manager. The Dutchman’s reaction has created a great deal of hilarity in the United dressing room too, where it has been one of the chief topics of conversation. Not that Evra dare a repeat. “No chance. Never,” said the France defender. “Maybe I will do it with my team-mates. But not with the gaffer. He is older. “Imagine I go in too strong against him. He could fall, then he might sack me. I will never do that.” Evra could barely keep a straight face as he delivered his assessment of Van Persie’s reaction, adding: “Robin has had a lot of stick from us. It was nice. I could see a lot of love and emotion. It is the first time we saw that. Robin can tell you, for two or three days we have been getting at him. It is good to see love like that on the pitch sometimes.” center_img The Red Devils head south requiring just seven more points to clinch a record 20th championship, but he knows better than to expect an easy time against the Hammers, whose fans take particular pleasure in making the Red Devils squirm. “At West Ham we have to be ready for the battle, like we were ready against Stoke,” he said. “We know the challenge when you play Sam Allardyce’s team. They always knock the ball into the box and put a lot of crosses in.” last_img read more

Townsend out after betting charges

first_img Press Association The 21-year-old, who spent time on loan at QPR during their relegation campaign, was replaced in Stuart Pearce’s party by Birmingham’s Nathan Redmond. It is understood Townsend has not been accused of betting on any matches he played in. Therefore it is not a match-fixing case, but the FA is taking the alleged breach seriously and has invited Townsend to respond. Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has pulled out of the England Under-21 squad for this summer’s European Championship in Israel after being charged by the Football Association with betting offences.center_img The FA said in a statement: “The FA has announced it has charged Andros Townsend in relation to alleged breaches of its rules governing misconduct and betting. “The Tottenham Hotspur player has been charged with breaches of Rule E8 (b) in relation to a number of betting offences. The player has until 3 June to respond to the charges.” The specific rule he is alleged to have broken specifies that players must not bet “either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on” any “result, progress or conduct of a match or competition” in which they participate or have participated in during a season, or in which they have any influence. For example, a player who appears in the first round of the FA Cup would not be permitted to wager on the outcome of the final. The rule also forbids players gambling on any other matter involving a competition in which have have participated in during a season – “including, for example and without limitation, the transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters”. Players, and all club employees, are deemed by the FA rules to participate in matches involving a club while they are employed by that club, whether they take to the field or not. The FA, which has given no details of the exact breach in this case, added: “Townsend will receive the full support of the FA and Tottenham Hotspur FC in seeking rehabilitation whilst responding to the allegations.” Townsend is a product of the Tottenham academy who has had loan spells with a host of clubs, including Ipswich, Millwall, Leeds and Birmingham, while attempting to make his mark at White Hart Lane. His representatives declined to comment on the FA charges. last_img read more

Poyet ready for next challenge

first_img The 46-year-old Uruguayan, who had been touted as a possible replacement for Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton, committed himself to the Black Cats until 2016 when he put pen to paper at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday evening. Now Poyet, who kept the club in the Barclays Premier League against all odds with an astonishing finish to last season, is looking to ensure he never has to pull off another great escape. Press Association Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is preparing himself for a “different” challenge after ending speculation over his future by signing a new contract. However, having held a series of discussions with owner Ellis Short and sporting director Lee Congerton, matters appear to have been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties. The announcement of Poyet’s new deal came just hours after the Black Cats confirmed the capture of out-of-contract West Brom defender Billy Jones on a four-year deal, and work is continuing behind the scenes to reshape the squad for the new season. Congerton said: “We are naturally delighted that Gus has committed his long-term future to Sunderland. “Our plans are well under way in terms of summer recruitment and we are working hard to bring new faces to the squad ahead of the 2014-15 season.” He said: “I am delighted to extend my stay with Sunderland AFC after an unbelievable season and our famous Great Escape. “Now it’s a different challenge for me and the club and I am relishing the next stage with Sunderland. “We achieved so much last season, working together – the club and the fans – and we took many good memories from the season. “The prospect of creating more of those memories is one which excites me, and now I cannot wait for the next chapter in my career and the history of Sunderland AFC.” Poyet arrived on Wearside in October last year and waded into the morass left by predecessor Paolo Di Canio with the club languishing at the foot of the table with just a single point from its first seven games. Despite extended runs in both domestic cup competitions – they reached the final of the Capital One Cup only to lose to Manchester City at Wembley – they remained in serious danger of dropping out of the top flight. However, an unlikely sequence of results saw them take seven points from a possible nine on the road at City, Chelsea and Manchester United to claw back a seven-point deficit and eventually finish in 14th place. In the depths of Sunderland’s despair, Poyet had voiced his fears over underlying problems, and seemed less than happy with his title of head coach rather than manager. last_img read more

Billingy storms to four titles in three days

first_img…‘Focused’ Van Lange wins Cadet and Junior Challenge titlesJASMINE Billingy and Jonathan Van Lange are not just the future of table tennis – they are also the present. The Titans Table Tennis Club players dominated the GTTA Cadet and Junior Challenge, which was played at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) on Monday.The Challenge, which attracted 53 players in total, was held by the national association to keep the young players active.Jonathan Van Lange won both the Cadet and Junior titles at the Challenge.Both Van Lange and Billingy had won titles over the weekend at the GTTA National Mini- and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships, which was held at the same venue. Nine-year-old Billingy won both Mini-Cadet (11-and-under) and Pre-Cadet (13-and-under) competitions, while Van Lange had defended his Pre-Cadet title.The 12-year-old, who won the National Cadet and Junior Championships in March this year proved his dominance at the 18-and-under level, by stopping all challengers.FOCUSSEDAccording to the pre-teen, although he emerged victorious, he needed to stay focussed and had to implement new strategies when needed.“It was very challenging, especially as there were players who had a lot of experience in the discipline, so I had to be very vigilant and with the help of God and the support of family and friends I pulled through.”The youngster, who is also a quality cricketer, said he had solid training help for the event.“I managed to put in the hours with coach Dwain Dick who is very determined and committed to this sport. I also received some useful advice and tactics from veteran Colin France. Hopefully, I could get some much more needed hours in training as I am not where I would like to be; as getting to the top is much easier than staying at the top.”Van Lange defeated Jamal Nicholas in the 18-and-under final by a 3-1 (12-10, 11-4, 7-11 and 11-8) margin.Van Lange had defeated Terrence Rausch 3-1 (12-10, 9-11, 11-9 and 12-10) in a close semi-finals, while Nicholas had gotten past Isaiah Layne 3-0 (11-8, 13-11, 11-4) in the other final-four clash. Both Rausch and Layne finished joint third.Layne battled against Van Lange in the 15-and-under final.  Van Lange, who called the match his toughest for the day, said that he was exhausted.  He won the opening game 11-8, before losing the next two 8-11, 9-11.  The youngster got his second wins in the fourth game and drew the clash even with an 11-2 win, before he claimed victory at 11-7.Colin Wong and Krystian Sahadeo finished joint third in the 15-and-under division. IMPROVEMENTBillingy, who continues to improve, got past Nkechi McRae in both the 15-and-under and the 18-and-under finals.Both girls played some quality table tennis to reach the 15-and-under final unbeaten, but in the championship clash, Billingy surged ahead 3-1 (11-5, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8).Tatyana Mohamed claimed third place, Rose-Anna Saunders fourth and Racheal Saunders fifth.  Meanwhile in the 18-and-under final, Billingy dispatched McRae by a 3-0 margin (11-6, 11-1, 11-9), while Mohamed and Rose-Anna Saunders finished joint third.last_img read more

Sicilian Master, Adu, Wins Millionaire Chess Championship

first_img“It’s the Lord’s doing for all the successes I have achieved in the last one year in Chess. This is the seventh time that I will emerge top in a major tournament among my other rivals,” Baku Chess Olympiad-bound Adu commented after the win.After securing a quarterfinal slot by scoring 7.5 points from nine rounds to lead other contenders into the final knockout phase, Adu dismissed Udeme Edet in three straight win to hit the semifinal and won against fellow Baku-bound chess Olympiad Dr. Adeyinka Adesina with same result.The defining moment of his triumph came in the final match against ambitious FIDE Master Daniel Anwuli.The champion had to dig deep after being down to half out of two points in the rapid.“I needed to win the two blitz games to become the overall tournament with a 2.5-1.5 thereby securing the ticket to the Millionaire Chess championship in Atlantic city, New Jersey, USA,” revealed Adu.In his closing remarks, the President of Nigeria Chess Federation (NCF), Mr. Lekan Adeyemi, commended all the participants for their comportment all through the four-day event.He enjoined them not to lose focus on the plans the present board of NCF has for them in spite of poor funding from the Federal Ministry of Sports since the inception of the current board of the federation.“We hope to organise more rated tournaments even after the World Chess Olympiad aimed at making more aspiring players to improve on their ratings and earn titles,” he remarked.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaInternational Master Oladapo Adu showed shades of his genius on the big stage following his massive win at the just concluded Millionaire Chess Championship at the Chevron Recreation Centre, Gbagada, Lagos last Sunday.Playing in the pool of best players in the country, Adu opted to play different openings in the tournament, with the English opening as white and Queens Gambit most used during the grueling nine-round Swiss event pairing which he won convincingly.The feat means that Adu who has triumphed in six previous tournaments among his contemporaries, has won the ticket to represent the country at the forthcoming Millionaire Chess Open in Atlantic City, USA in October.last_img read more

Dynasty

first_imgThe USC men’s water polo team celebrates after winning its fifth straight NCAA championship Sunday. The Trojans beat UCLA 11-10 at McDonald’s Swim Stadium to clinch the title, which also marks USC coach Jovan Vavic’s 11th national championship as coach of the men’s and women’s teams.  Read the full recap of the game on page 12.Sean Roth | Daily Trojanlast_img

NFF Celebrates Partners, Sponsors and Super Falcons

first_imgHe stressed that it was not a night for speeches even as the partners and sponsors affirmed their satisfaction and commitment to the relationship. Even those not in the boat yet gave words of their eagerness to jump aboard.At the occasion were big wigs and representatives of AITEO Group, the Official Optimum Partner of the NFF); Coca-Cola the Official Soft Drink and Co-Sponsor of the National Teams as well as Nigerian Breweries PLC (Star Lager – Official Alcoholic Drink of the Super Eagles; Amstel Malta – Official Malt Drink of the NFF and the National Teams).Also in attendance were Zenith International Bank PLC as the Official Bank of the NFF; Tropical and General Investments makers of Big Bull which is the  Official Rice of the Super Eagles as well as  WAPIC Insurance PLC, the Official Insurance Services Provider of the NFF and the National Teams. Cadbury Nigeria PLC makers of Tom Tom which is the Official Candy of the Super Eagles; Emzor Pharmaceuticals makers of Official Paracetamol of the NFF and the National Teams; FrieslandCampina WAMCO (Peak Milk – Official Milk of the Super Eagles); Simba Group (TVS: Official Motorycle and Tricycle Partner of the Super Eagles) and; Sports Radio Brila (Official Broadcast Station of the NFF) all attended the event.  Overseas-based kits supplier NIKE and 1XBET (Official Partner) sent words of goodwill.Consul-General of the United States of America, John Bray; Stephen Forbes from the British Council and; Auditing firm PwC’s Edafe Erhie, Esiri Agbeyi and Tolu Adeleke added colour to the occasion.The highlight of the occasion was the presentation of N50 million to the Super Falcons by Dangote Group, immediately followed by the presentation of N25 million to the team by BUA Group. 6 Attachments Olapade Edges Tour ChampionshipOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSunday Olapade at the weekend in Abuja cumulated a present-perfect 10 under par 278 to win the Tour Championship, the final event on the schedule of the West Africa Golf Tour.The Tour Championship paraded the top-ranked 30 players on the Tour, who converged on IBB International Golf Club, Abuja for a piece of the tournament’s $45,000 prize money.Olapade, from MicCom Golf and Country Club, Ada, Osun State, executed the final round with a commanding one under par 71 to beat Vincent Torgah of Ghana by six strokes. His path to victory had been eased by his scores of 71, 68 and 68 respectively in the preceding 54 holes. The victory was his fourth on the West Africa Golf Tour this year following wins at Port Harcourt Classic, B&E Match-play Abuja and Nigeria @ 58 at Lakowe Lakes, Lagos.It also reinforced the intensity of the rivalry between him and Torgah as both players featured in the highly contested final grouping and between themselves accounted for eight of the 10 tournaments on the 2018 schedule.Olapade held on to his four-shot advantage and refused to allow Torgah into his lead on the front nine they both scraped at level par.Despite several openings to come into the play, Torgah blew and hot and cold and failed to take the initiative on a feisty back nine. His hope of mounting a real challenge evaporated, when he slipped six shots out of the lead after Olapade birdied the 14th and 16th holes while he could only respond with pars.Torgah closed at one over par 73, but not withstanding was crowned the West African Golf Tour Order of Merit winner for the second consecutive seasons.After he was handed the trophy by Justice Monica Dongban-Memsen, Olapade, who earned $6,000 for his effort, described the task as one that was cut out considering he was matched with Torgah and Gift Willy.“It was not easy on the course today as I played with tough guys. I only started to feel at ease in the last two holes when I was leading by six shots. At that point, I knew somebody had to kill me to give up the lead,” Olapade said. Sodiq, Olatunji Win O’Trafford PSA National TourneyNigeria’s top female squash player, Yemisi Olatunji and former male Number One, Taiwo Sodiq, emerged winners of the O’Trafford PSA National Closed Satellite Tournament 2018 at the weekend.It was another version of the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, at the final when Yemisi defeated her younger sister, Busayo Olatunji, 11-7, 11-8,  11-3 to win the women’s event of the maiden  O’Trafford  squash tournament.Fresh from her exploit at the just concluded National Sports Festival in Abuja, Yemisi displayed why she is Nigeria’s topmost player in the female category.In the male category, Sodiq who was in strong form throughout the game and ousted top player, Lanre Abdulrahman in the semi-final, bounced from his lost in the first set to defeat a hard-fighting Idowu Enemakure 12-14, 11-1, 11-6, 11-8 in a five straight set game.The Chairman of O’Trafford Squash club, Aderemi Adeseun  while presenting the winners with their prizes said the tournament has come to stay and urged all other squash clubs to organise more PSA sanctioned tournaments to enable Nigerian squash players get points to be ranked.Sodiq, the winner of the male category received $1,000 as the star prize while Yemisi Olatunji who emerged champion of the female version received $500. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the weekend at the Lagos home of its President, Amaju Pinnick, held a dinner to appreciate its partners and sponsors as well as the nine-time African champions, Super Falcons.According to the federation, the partners and the sponsors “are the reason the Nigeria Football Federation can beat its chest anywhere that it is 60-65% self-funded.”In a press statement by its Director of Communication, Ademola Olajire, Corporate Nigeria’s support for Nigerian football has improved significantly over the years. “And they all turned out gleefully and in full flow when the NFF decided to celebrate them in Lagos on Thursday night.”center_img Boxing: Whyte Knocks out Chisora, Targets Anthony JoshuaBritish heavyweight Dillian Whyte delivered a brutal 11th-round knockout of Dereck Chisora to maintain hope of facing world champion Anthony Joshua.In an intense rematch, Chisora brought constant pressure and was up on two of the three cards when he was stopped.But the 34-year-old – who had been deducted two points – left himself exposed to a crushing left to the jaw.Afterwards, Whyte called out Joshua, who stepped up to the ring and said Whyte was third on his list of targets.Addressing Joshua, who beat him in 2015, Whyte said: “Rematch, let’s go. Let’s do this.”IBF, WBO and WBA champion Joshua has made it clear he hopes to fight WBC title holder Deontay Wilder, with Tyson Fury a second target.The 29-year-old moved from his commentary position, climbed to the ring ropes and asked fans at London’s O2 Arena if they would be interested in him fighting Whyte, prompting cheers.“So if the Whyte fight gets made I don’t want to hear any boos,” said Joshua.“We know how the list goes, who is one and two. If there’s anyone that deserves a shot, if it isn’t them it’s you.”Whyte stormed from the ring as Joshua explained his place in the pecking order. But promoter Eddie Hearn later said a bout between the pair was a case of “when, not if” as he expects Whyte to become a mandatory challenger.In defeating Chisora, Whyte showed more elements of progress as he boxed patiently against a rival who ploughed forward time and again.Whyte, 30, seemed more cautious than during their heavy-hitting meeting in 2016 when he shaded a points win after 12 thrilling rounds which left many fans calling for a repeat.The rematch was again played out at pace, with Whyte picking smart shots under pressure. A hard counter-right in the opening round and a short uppercut in the second caught the eye, while a shot drilled to the body jolted Chisora in eight.But Chisora landed good work of his own as he closed the distance, with a heavy right hook getting home in the sixth.He was docked points – for repeated low blows in the eighth and an elbow in the 11th – perhaps tempting him to chase the contest without knowing two ringside judges had him ahead.In missing with a shot of his own, he was made to pay as Whyte swept a left hook to the jaw, leaving him in need of lengthy attention from his corner with the ninth loss of a 38-fight career sealed.“I said it wasn’t going the distance,” said Whyte. “I was trying to box disciplined and take my time. I hurt him in the first round and thought ‘you have 12 rounds to do this’. I knew it would come.“It was 23 rounds of carnage. This is my time now. Joshua is talking rubbish, my career needs to progress. Time is ticking.”This was Chisora’s first contest alongside manager David Haye, who shouted instructions from the first row of seats between rounds.The focused training regime they talked of before the bout appeared evident as Chisora carried the fight to his rival with energy, only to be made to pay for losses of discipline with the deductions and a lapse of focus for a second in the penultimate round.His boxing future now seems uncertain, while Whyte’s looks positive after his ninth straight win following defeat by Joshua. Few would begrudge him a first shot at a world title, with names such as Joseph Parker, Lucas Browne and Chisora (twice) on his resume.Much will depend on how negotiations play out for Joshua’s Wembley opponent on 13 April, with Hearn attempting to lure Wilder away from a rematch with Fury following their draw in early December.Joshua admitted Whyte’s choice to call him “lanky” led him to get up onto the ring, adding: “I’m not annoyed, I’m ready.“I’m quite respectful but if Dillian steps in the ring with me you better believe me, none of these heavyweights are on my level, and I keep my lid on because I don’t want to explode on none of them.”Undefeated American Jarrell Miller was also ringside in London and has an outside chance of being Joshua’s next opponent. The heavyweight scene looks like it will prove captivating in 2019.EPL: Kane, Son Rip Everton Apart in Eight-goal Thriller Tottenham Hotspur showed why manager Mauricio Pochettino is a wanted man by thrashing Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park yesterday to close to within six points of Premier League leaders Liverpool.Spurs have had to cope with the unwanted attention of Pochettino being linked with the Manchester United job following Jose Mourinho’s sacking this week.But they showed no signs of being distracted as they roared back from a goal down thanks to doubles from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen also on target.Everton led against the run of play through Theo Walcott and even former Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson’s strike to reduce the hosts’ deficit to 4-2 early in the second half couldn’t spark a revival.Fatigue may yet still derail Tottenham’s bid to win a first trophy under Pochettino with Spurs still involved in four competitions.But with Liverpool facing Arsenal and Manchester City in a top of the table clash in their next three games over the festive period, Tottenham have the opportunity to haul themselves into a three-way title race if they maintain the standards set at Goodison.Kane had chipped into the side-netting and Jordan Pickford produced a fine save to deny England teammate Kieran Trippier in the early stages.But it was Everton who struck first in a wildly open contest when Walcott stabbed home at the near post from Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s cross.Marco Silva’s men could even have been 2-0 up had Calvert-Lewin not been penalised for a push on Davinson Sanchez when heading home moments later.But Spurs looked as if they could score with almost every attack and were soon on level terms with the aid of a Pickford error.The England No 1 rushed from his goal but only succeeded in getting in the way of his own defender Kurt Zouma and Son took advantage with a wonderful finish from a narrow angle.Once back on level terms, Spurs were relentless as Pickford denied Son a second but Alli charged into the box to sweep home the rebound to turn the game around.Kane is now just one goal behind Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang in the race for the Premier League golden boot and showed his predatory instincts to side-foot into an empty net after Trippier’s fine free-kick came back off the post three minutes before halftime.Both teams face the least rest time of any Premier League side over the festive period with another three games to come between now and New Year’s Day.However, there was no let up in the pace of the game after the break as Eriksen produced a technically perfect controlled volley from the edge of the box to make it 4-1.Three minutes later Everton’s deficit was back to two as Sigurdsson dribbled across the whole Tottenham defence before firing back across Hugo Lloris.Yet, any hope of a fight-back was extinguished just after the hour mark when Son’s fine control cushioned Erik Lamela’s pass before he finished through the legs of Pickford.It was announced this week that the South Korean will go to the Asian Cup in January despite already representing his country at the World Cup and Asian Games this year.And Son showed why he will be missed by his club in January once more with an inch-perfect cross for Kane to slide in for his second of the afternoon 16 minutes from time. Confed Cup: Rangers FC Hit Next Phase after Win over USMFemi Solaja with agency reportFor the second year running, Nigerian clubs will have stake in CAF club competitions following the decent 2-0 win by Enugu Rangers against visiting USM Bel Abbes of Algeria yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.Although there is still a hurdle before qualifying for the group stage, the Flying Antelopes showed the character of a team to go far in the CAF Confederation Cup competition.Earlier on Saturday, Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Champions League, Lobi Stars defeated Kenya’s Gor Mahia 2-0 but progressed to the knock out phase on the away goal rule.Lobi lost the first round first leg 1-3 in Nairobi but the away goal gave the Makurdi team the edge despite the aggregate 3-3 scoreline.Unlike the last edition of the CAF continental competitions that Nigeria presented four teams based on the country’s co-efficient, poor results occasioned the reduction of the country’s slot to just one each in the two top club competitions.However, Nigeria’s determination to get the four slots back (two in each competition) may have started with these two wins by Lobi and Rangers.Bright Silas scored both goals as Rangers took the game to their visitors from the onset at the ‘Cathedral in Enugu’ on Saturday.The former JUTH FC star opened scoring after six minutes before he doubled the lead in first half stoppage time after he was assisted by defender Isaac Loute.The Algerians were reduced to 10 men on 90th  minute after one of their players Boualem received his second caution.Rangers created the better chances, but poor finishing or some resolute defending and good goalkeeping denied them a bigger win.With this victory, Ogunbote’s side will wait until December 28 before knowing their next foes.They will be drawn against the losers of the Champions League first round, with Rangers billed to host the second leg. 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Oulala continues expansion with Marsbet deal

first_img Oulala has signed a deal which will see its football management game integrated into Marsbet’s iGaming platform.The daily fantasy sports provider has signed the first ever agreement between a licensed B2B skill game operator and an iGaming company, with Oulala providing its game across the Marsbet group.Benjamin Carlotti, Managing Director of Oulala, said:  “We warmly welcome Marsbet as a member of our B2B Network.”“Sports betting operators are now fully convinced of the benefits that come with offering DFS to their clients. “The Oulala Network fits the exact needs of the new generations and it also generates long term loyalty.” Marsbet, licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), and new brand Piramit Casino, will see the management game complement its existing offerings of an online sportsbook, poker, bingo and casino games.Ioannis Ntousias, a senior member of Marsbet’s marketing team, commented:“We are delighted to offer our customers something new.“We believe that Oulala’s skill-based monetised football management game is the perfect tool for them to put their knowledge to the test against each other. We have high hopes that it will attract new users and retain existing ones thanks to its social structure.”This deal by Oulala, licensed by the MGA in March of this year, follows a white label agreement with Bravio Gaming and Orange Africa in addition to a partnership with Game Interaction Group, with more deals set to be announced in the near future. Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Submit Related Articles Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 Sharelast_img read more