Dare, Amokachi hail 1980 Green Eagles

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first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope Forty years after winning the most coveted Football trophy on the continent, Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, has lavished encomium on the victorious 1980 Green Eagles. Exactly 40 years ago on March 22, 1980, the Green Eagles, led by Christian Chukwu, defeated Algeria 3-0 in Lagos to cart home the diadem for the very first time. Speaking on the 40 years anniversary of the victory, Dare said: “We salute the gallantry of the victorious 1980 Nations Cup winning Green Eagles for bringing glory and honour to our fatherland. “Their feat opened a new chapter in the history of Nigerian football and inspired generations of younger players to excel on the field of play. “They not only arrested the attention of world football, they opened opportunities for others to pursue professional football. “A big congratulations to all members of that great team for winning the Nations Cup for the first time on home soil. “Their achievement brings fond memories to us about the never say die Nigerian spirit.” Dare said the Government had planned to celebrate the 40 years anniversary by honouring members of the epoch making team, but this was put on hold due to the outbreak of the covid-19, which led to the suspension of all sporting activities. “We were planning to celebrate this anniversary in style in honour of these great patriots, but due to the Covid-19 scourge, we had to put it on hold. “Once the situation returns to normal, we shall celebrate these worthy Nigerians. “We shall continue to honour those that have won laurels for our great country. “Their immense sacrifice cannot be forgotten.” Speaking in the same vein, Nigerian Football Ambassador, Daniel Amokachi, described the team as more talented than the 1994 Nations Cup Super Eagles squad. Amokachi said: “The 1980 Green Eagles are the most talented Nigerian team. “They were even better than the 1994 squad that a lot of Nigerians considered very talented. “This team is under celebrated. “Imagine a team that had Best Ogedegbe, Kadiri Ikhana, Muda Lawal, Segun Odegbami, Adokiye Amiesimaka, Christian Chukwu, Tunde Bamidele, Alosius Atuegbu and Henry Nwosu among others. “We have not done done justice to these players because there is no archives detailing their achievements. “Television was not too common then, so a lot of younger generation did not watch them play. “Each time I watch the old video, I get inspired. “They deserve to be celebrated more because their achievement encouraged a lot of younger players. “They were not only talented, they were patriots and heroes who opened up opportunities for many younger players. “They have a big space in the history of not only Nigerian Football, but Africa and the world at large. “They can never be forgotten any time the history of football is discussed.”Tags: Christian ChukwuDaniel AmokachiGreen EaglesSunday Darelast_img read more


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first_img Published on June 10, 2016 at 9:37 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer The Syracuse men’s soccer team’s 2016 schedule was released on Friday afternoon. The Orange is slated to play seven teams that participated in last year’s NCAA tournament, including a matchup against Atlantic Coast Conference foe Clemson, which ended SU’s season in the national semifinal game last season. That was the deepest in the postseason the Orange has gotten in program history.Syracuse will play three preseason matchups at SU Soccer Stadium against New Hampshire, Michigan State and Ohio State. The Orange’s first regular season game will be on Aug. 26 against Massachusetts.The last regular season game of the year for SU will be a conference matchup against Wake Forest on Oct. 28. Overall, the Orange plays eight ACC contests.Below is the full 2016 schedule for the men’s soccer team.ACC games in bold* — Exhibtion gamesAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaturday Aug. 13, 4 p.m.  — vs. New Hampshire*Thursday Aug. 18, 7 p.m. — vs. Michigan State*Sunday Aug. 21, 5 p.m. — vs. Ohio State*Friday Aug. 26, 7 p.m. — vs. MassachusettsSunday Aug. 28, 7 p.m. — vs. Loyola MarymountThursday Sept. 1, 7 p.m. — vs. ColgateSunday Sept. 4, 7 p.m. — vs. St. John’sFriday Sept. 9, 7 p.m. — at North Carolina StateTuesday Sept. 13, 7 p.m. — vs. HofstraFriday Sept. 16, 7 p.m. — Boston CollegeTuesday Sept. 20, 7 p.m. — at CornellFriday Sept. 23, 7 p.m. — at Notre DameFriday Sept. 30, 7 p.m.  — vs. North CarolinaTuesady Oct. 4, 7 p.m. — at AlbanyFriday Oct. 7, 7 p.m. — at LouisvilleFriday Oct. 14, TBA — vs. Virginia TechTuessday Oct. 18, 7 p.m. — at HartfordFriday Oct. 21 7 p.m. — at ClemsonFriday Oct. 28 7 p.m. — vs. Wake Forest Comments Related Stories Syracuse’s improbable dream season shattered by Clemson in Final 4, penalty-kick lossSyracuse squanders opportunities in Final 4 loss to ClemsonTop 5 Syracuse sports storylines to look for in 2016Ben Polk header launches Syracuse to 1st Final Four in program historyFormer Syracuse players Julian Buescher and Ben Polk are selected in 1st round of MLS SuperDraftcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


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first_imgTwo goals in two matches on Sunday night marked the opening of the much-anticipated UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 in the Netherlands.Amidst so much pomp and splendour, a Netherlands women’s record crowd of 21,732 witnessed as the hosts opened their campaign with a deserved 1-0 victory over Norway.And it was Shanice van de Sanden’s powerful header in the 65th minute, off a cross from eventual Player of the Match, Lieke Martens, that sealed the win in the presence of Royalty at the Stadion Galgenwaard in Utrecht. With King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima both offering their undiluted support.“So many fans were already cheering us when we arrived, and it was like playing with 12 players on the pitch,” Martens who recently moved to FC Barcelona said after the match. “I hope that’ll also be the case in the next two matches.”In the 32nd minute, fans offered their applause in honour of 32-year-old Sylvia Nooij, who passed on a week to the start of the tournament. The defender earned six caps for the Dutch national team.Two minutes later, there was a standing ovation for Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri, who was recently announced to have suffered severe brain damage during a friendly against Werder Bremen last week.Meanwhile speaking about the match afterwards, Norway coach Martin Sjögren, hailed their Dutch opponents and even tipped them to progress further in the competition.“We played a good Dutch side today: they won fair and square. We had major problems in our attacking game, and we ended up very disorganised in defence because of that.“We created chances, although the Netherlands created more. We would have liked to win the first match but I hope we win the next game and then we still have a good chance on progressing.“If the Netherlands play like they did today, they have a good chance of going far in the tournament.”Elsewhere at Doetinchem’s Stadion De Vijverberg, Belgium were treated to a sour Euro debut as Denmark enjoyed victory courtesy of a sixth-minute goal from midfielder Sanne Troelsgaard.RelatedOranje: The New Colour Of Love In The NetherlandsAugust 8, 2017In “Europe”UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Final PreviewAugust 5, 2017In “Europe”UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Daily Wrap: Hosts Netherlands Go Three Points Clear In Group AJuly 21, 2017In “AFCON Insider”last_img read more