Greek side AEK Athens sign Nigerian striker Enobakhare

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney Movies5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime “It is a great move [the transfer to AEK] and I am happy to be here. To be honest, I searched the internet, like YouTube, for how the team plays and trains, and I think it will fit my gameplay,” Enobakhare told the club website. “So I’m happy to be here. I don’t want to talk about myself so much, I think the stadium will ‘talk’ about me.” Enobakhare was part of the Wolves team that gained promotion to the Premier League after winning the 2017/18 Championship title. The 12-time league champions AEK are currently third on the league table with 56 points from 29 games, and will hope the addition of the forward will boost their chances of qualifying to play European football next season. read also:Besiktas in talks with Bright Enobakhare Enobakhare, who had two appearances for the Nigerian U23 team, will look to impress with the Greek side to boost his Super Eagles chances. The forward could make his debut for his new club when they take on Aris in a Cup tie on Wednesday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Nigerian striker departed Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers last month by mutual agreement, having been with the side since 2014. The forward, who rose through the ranks at Wolves, broke into the first team in 2015 and made 41 league appearances for the side during his stay. Enobakhare also had loan spells with Scottish club Kilmarnock, Coventry City and Wigan Athletic before permanently leaving Wolves. On Saturday, AEK heralded the arrival of the former Northfield Town centre-forward after signing a three-year deal with the Greek club. The striker is delighted to team up with the Athens Olympic Stadium side and explained he has been observing their style of play.Advertisement Greek Super League club, AEK Athens, have announced the signing of Bright Enobakhare on a free transfer. Loading… last_img read more

Poessnecker makes long-awaited return to victory lane

first_imgBy Randy Pospishilsports@norfolkdailynews.comNORFOLK, Neb. (Aug. 4) – It’s been a long time between wins for Dusty Poessnecker.So his excitement was no surprise after his win in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature Saturday at Off Road Speedway.A family-comes-first decision in 2013, to establish a local business in his hometown of Atkinson, put Poessnecker’s racing career on hold for four years until this season.“It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” he said. “But I needed to concentrate on my family and the business, a hometown body shop which I bought from my uncle.”So this rseason, with the business underway and with the help of Dale Bittner of Big Daddy Rac­ing, Poessnecker – who began racing when he was 11 years old – is back on the racetrack.“I couldn’t have done it without Dale. He put me back in a racecar,” Poessnecker said. “I got back into racing this season in the Hobby Stocks (division), where I’ve had some success over the years, with four or five track titles.”But after four weeks of racing in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, where he qualified for four fea­tures and finished among the top five twice, Poessnecker switched to the SportMods, a first-ever experience which did not produce immediate results.Since then, during four weeks of competing in the new division, Poessnecker had qualified for just two features before Saturday night’s victory.“The car wasn’t doing what we wanted it to do, nor was the driver,” he said. “We just needed to get our relationship together, so with the three weeks off here at Off Road, we definitely spent some time visiting, me and the car, and we came to an agreement on how it was going to run.”Despite starting on the pole, Poessnecker faced a race-long battle among several cars before securing the lead midway through the 20-lap race to finish just ahead of Karl Brewer and Cam­eron Meyer.“The car was liking the track, I was liking the track; I kind of liked running the top, and the track was good up there,” Poessnecker said. “Everything was good; everything clicked. We’re definitely go­ing to make notes on what worked, and I think we’ll be right in there in the future.”“The competition here is outstanding,” he said. “They started 18 cars in the feature, and I would say every one of them has a chance to win.”Another driver with a ‘big win’ was Gage Koch, who earned his first Off Road Speedway win of the season in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature.In the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature, Ramsey Meyer extended his season’s undefeated streak at Off Road to nine while TeJay Mielke won the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.last_img read more

Ecobank Mobile App Named Official Bank Service Platform for Okpekpe Race

first_imgThe organisers of the Okpekpe International Road Race, Pamodzi Sports Marketing has named Ecobank Mobile App as the official Banking Service platform for the 2018 edition of the race slated for Saturday, May 12  in Okpekpe, Edo State.Mike Itemuagbor, Chief Executive Officer of Pamodzi Sports Marketing and Chief Promoter of the Okpekpe International Road Race said the Ecobank Mobile App is the most ideal and suited for the Okpekpe 10km Road Race being an app that has been adopted across Africa.Itemuagbor observed that the Ecobank App would adequately cater for over 5000 local and international professional athletes expected at the competition and also sports enthusiasts and government officials from across the continent. According to him, “The Okpekpe Road Race is a global competition. It is therefore natural we look for a bank with a service platform that has international appeal. This informed our choice of Ecobank Mobile App”.“We have a long partnership with Ecobank based on the bank’s African appeal which best suits our dream to become one of the most sought after long distance race in the world. Our athletes come from all over Africa and they have testified that Ecobank products best suit them, enabling them access their funds at any point in time, especially during the competition as they do not need to carry cash or source foreign exchange”.In his comment, Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Charles Kie, said the Ecobank Mobile App is a game changer for African banking by using digital technology to combat many of the financial inclusion barriers faced by those on the continent.He said Ecobank’s strategic mission is built around using mobile banking to deliver innovative, efficient and cost-effective services to every African.“Our app not only removes the barriers that have financially excluded so many Africans but offers next generation functionality to help them send money, make withdrawals or pay for goods and services. Customers can use the app on their mobile to instantly open Ecobank Xpress Account, which doesn’t have any account fees, paperwork or minimumbalance requirements, or to send and receive money across 33 African countries,” he said.The Ecobank Mobile App launched in 2016 has over 4 million users registered and has consummated over one billion dollars transaction value.The Okpekpe international 10km road race has set the pace for other road races in Nigeria and West Africa. It is the first road race in West Africa to be designated by the IAAF as one of the leading road races around the world since the classification was introduced in 2008.For three years since 2015, the race was organised under the prestigious IAAF Road Race Bronze Label and now it is the first road race to be granted a silver label status in West Africa.The race is organised by Pamodzi Sports Marketing, a leader in sports marketing, sponsorship, hospitality and Rights Acquisition business in Nigeria in conjunction with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and the Edo State Government.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Mysterious Disease Kills 1000 Cattle in Lofa

first_imgA mysterious animal disease has allegedly killed 1000 goats and sheep in three small towns and villages of Voinjama and Quardu-Gboni districts in Lofa County.The incident occurred in villages in Kugbomai, Kuluka and Marvin Konnedu.Residents told the Daily Observer that pest control and other insects killing chemicals have been used in the affected areas, but it could not be confirmed if the strange deaths of cattle have any connection.The deaths of the domestic animals hit the consuming public in Voinjama, Kolahun, Foya, Zorzor, Salayea and Vahun districts with reports indicating fear among cattle owners. In separate interviews with butchery operators in Voinjama City, they expressed concern and called on the Ministry of Agriculture’s Lofa Coordination office to institute measures in order to restrict the sale and movement to identify the cause of the mass deaths of cattle.Butchery Proprietor Mohammed B. Sow said “I’m really worried and afraid over the deaths of our domestic animals in our areas and want government’s agriculture and hospital people to do something quickly about this,” Mr. Sow stressed.He explained that the cow, sheep and goats largely depend on the green grass to graze everyday and anything that affects the grass will in turn affects the animals in almost all of the towns and villages.When contacted, Ministry of Agriculture Senior Agriculture Extension Officer J. Borley Dovee, warned against spreading news that the cause of deaths could be chemicals used against the Ebola virus.He assured butchery proprietors and the consuming public that efforts will be put in place to curb the spread of the mysterious disease.Mr. Dovee explained that measures include, restrictions on the movement of domestic animals in and outside of the county and decontamination of the affected areas.Medical personnel assigned at the Telewoyan Memorial Hospital in Voinjama declined comment and noted that they are monitoring the situation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more