Doping Russian Paralympics, Dream Team IV’s return and More #Urban96 Sport News
The world will still be congregating in Brazil next month for the Paralympics. One country that will not be there is Russia.
This is because the court of arbitration for Sports has decided that all of Russia’s paralympians, will not be competing at the games after being found guilty of doping. The court confirmed the finding by the I.O.C that the Russian government had sponsored the doping of its sportsmen and women.
Meanwhile The Russian government has reacted to the decision by saying that the move was motivated by a desire among certain leaders of the Paralympics movement to squeeze out, strong competitors.
Nigeria will be part of the paralympics.
The Nigeria Paralympics Committee assured the nation of this. It said the country’s representatives will be there, despite the challenges they are currently facing. Nigeria is expected to feature in power lifting, table tennis and athletics.
Nigeria U-23 team are now in Nigeria, after their exploits in Brazil. They arrived in Lagos Monday night after winning the bronze medal in Rio.
Several members of the squad went straight to their base in Europe, but the likes of vice-captain Azubuike Okechukwu, midfielder Usman Muhammed, left-back Stanley Amuzie, midfielder Saliu Popoola and new Al Ahly of Egypt striker Junior Ajayi were seen with coach Samson Siasia at the airport.
Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa Tuesday evening, lost 3-1 to Enyimba of Aba in their final CAF Champions League Group B match that was played at the Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.
Two goals from Mfon Udoh and a stunning set piece from Uche John gave the boys from Aba, victory over the Sundowns
The win however means nothing to Enyimba , as they remain rooted at the bottom of the group with three points and will miss the chance to play in the semifinals.
For the Sundowns, they still lead the group with nine points from three wins and will now play in the knockout stages as group winners. The second leg of the Champions League play-off, returns Wednesday night.
Manchester city will be up against seaua bucharest and we hear that out-of-favour Goalkeeper Joe Hart could make his first start in the game.
Remember he is yet to make an appearance this season, and has been told by new boss Pep Guardiola that he can leave the club if he wants.
Meanwhile City full-back Bacary Sagna has been ruled out of the game, while Captain Vincent Kompany and new signings Il-kay Gun-dogan and Leroy Sane are back in training, but not yet match fit.
We can also tell you that players like Samir Nasri, Wilfried Bony, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Eliaquim Mangala are not registered for the tie.
In other fixtures, Apoel , will take on FC Copenhagen, Borusia M’gladbach host BSC Young Boys, Salzab have a date with Dinamo Zagreb while FC Rostov will line up against dutch giants, Ajax
In England, the capital one cup, now known as the English football league cup returns. Super Eagles winger Victor Moses is expected to make his first start of the season for Chelsea when the Blues take on Bristol Rovers .
In other fixtures, Nigerian goalkeeper Carl Ikeme will hope to keep his third clean sheet in the campaign when Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Cambridge United.
Also, Odion Ighalo will be seeking his first goal in Watford’s home clash against Gillingham .
In the transfer market,
Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio has arrived England to finalize his deal with Manchester City. Greek club, Olympiacos have confirmed the permanent signing of Marko Marin from Chelsea.