Unmissable Incentives Limited organisers of Nigerian’s foremost and prestigious sports award, Nigerian Sports Award, has lauded the outstanding performance of Rangers’ International Midfielder, Chisom Egbuchulam in the 2-0 victory over Rivers United at the just concluded Super4 in Enugu.The midfielder, who was awarded the Best Footballer of the Year at the recently held Nigerian Sports Award 2016, scored both goals for the ‘flying antelopes’ as his team moved to the summit of the pre-season tournament.Speaking on his performance, the Chairman of the award committee, Mr. Ikeddy Isiguzo commended the prolific midfielder for his tenacity and doggedness throughout the match which led to his team’s victory. According to him, “Chisom is a great player and I congratulate him for his brace against Rivers United. His commitment and doggedness has really helped him and his team this year”.Mr. Ikeddy further stated that Chisom has justified himself as the Nigerian Footballer of the Year 2016, following his sterling performance which saw Rangers International broke a 32-year jinx to win the league trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
“Bundesliga is better than Premier League in terms of tactical approach, technical approach, discipline, stadium attendance and number of goals scored per week,” observed Okocha whose stint as Eintracht Frankfurt remains talking point to date.Okocha also insisted that the Bundesliga has the best youth development programme in Europe. He attributed the youth programme as one of the reasons for the successful development of German football in recent years.Bundesliga usually attracts more than 18 million spectators in total to the stadiums every season. The Bundesliga’s current average attendance of about 42,000 fans per match is the highest in a professional football league worldwide and only second after the American National Football League (NFL) compared to all professional sports leagues.According to StarTimes Marketing Director, Mr. Dare Kafar, “The Bundesliga Legends Tour is a continuation of the journey that was started more than twelve months ago when StarTimes signed the exclusive broadcast right of the Bundesliga for five years in Nigeria.”He further reiterated that, StarTimes is also using this platform to allow subscribers and fans to interact with their Bundesliga legends.Okocha while in Lagos and Accra will share his experience on the Bundesliga during live studio shows and serve as co-commentator for Bundesliga matches. He is to also take part in various activities like football clinics and autograph sessions for African football fans.Another Bundesliga legend, Sunday Oliseh will visit Kenya between December 20 and 22 where he will appear as an analyst and guest with media partners, holding training sessions with local football managers and meeting with football fans in Nairobi.Speaking on behalf of the Managing Director, DFL Sports Enterprises, Mr. Daubitzer, Tobias Ross stated that, ‘Bundesliga is very proud to partner StarTimes and Austin Jay-Jay Okocha.He underlined that it is very important for them to take the Bundesliga experience out of Germany with activities such as the Legends Tour. “We want to be close to our international supporters and show them what makes the Bundesliga so special,” Ross noted.StarTimes Bundesliga Legend, Tobias Ross, Manager for International Marketing–DFL, Henning Brinkmann, Manager for Sales and Marketing – DFL, Bundesliga and Jana Bernhard, Manager for Events and Promotion – DFL alongside many other dignitaries attended the event which held last weekend in Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeFormer Super Eagles Captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha has described the German Bundesliga as a better league than the English Premier League in terms of statistics.Speaking with sports journalists at the Bundesliga Legend Tour with Austin Jay Jay Okocha, organised by foremost digital television company, StarTimes and DFL Deutsche Fussball Liga, Okocha, insisted that in terms of tactical approach, technical approach, discipline, stadium attendance and number of goals scored per week, Bundesliga was better.
…suspects still being interrogatedAs the five men held on suspicion of murdering 18-year-old Qualfon receptionist Raynelle Benfield remain in Police custody, the Post-Mortem Examination (PME) has confirmed that she was alive when she was bashed in the face.Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh conducted the autopsy on Monday and determined Benfield’s cause of death as crushed injuries to the face by a bluntMurdered receptionist Raynelle Benfieldobject. The PME also determined that the young woman was not raped at the time of her demise and that the burn marks were as a result of burns from the sun.Benfield was last seen by colleagues early Saturday evening and was found partly unclothed in a Muslim cemetery near her Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara home just after 07:00h on Monday. As the Police continue to figure out the timeline surrounding the teen’s final hours, the suspects are allegedly reluctant to disclose what they may know about the ghastly crime. It was observed that Police in C Division (East Coast Demerara) were yet to make a breakthrough on the teen’s murder.The teen’s relatives were on Monday questioned by investigators about her social life and acquaintances which prompted ranks to visit the homes of several young men in the area. These young men were arrested and one of them was Benfield’s boyfriend, a suspected gang member who had reportedly dated a female relative of Benfield in the recent past.When the teen’s body was discovered, her hands were resting on her chest while the pair of jeans she was wearing was pulled to her knees. Guyana Times reported that the teen left home on Saturday morning for work and after she did not return home that evening, her relatives were under the impression that she was working overtime. Her colleagues also stated that they last saw her around 18:00h on Saturday.