Wan-Bissaka one of world’s best right-back, claims Ighalo

first_img Loading… Odion Ighalo has hailed his Manchester United team-mate Aaron Wan-Bissaka as one of the world’s best right-backs… because of his “rubber waist”. The Nigerian had played alongside his new Red Devils team-mates for barely six weeks before the coronavirus pandemic brought world football to a standstill. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has impressed Odion Ighalo with his ‘rubber waist’ But that appears to have been more than enough time for one of them in particular to leave an impression on him. Wan-Bissaka, 22, cemented himself as one of the league’s hottest young players when he broke into Crystal Palace’s first-team in 2018. A £50million move to Manchester United came the following summer – and Ighalo can see why. He told Juliet Bawuah: “The guy is one of the best right-backs. “His waist is like rubber, the way he bends and steals the ball. “I think this guy is going to get injured and then next second he’s going again. He’s very difficult to get past. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best Car Manufacturers In The World7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?center_img “He’s a very, very good player. His work-rate is amazing.” But unlike Wan-Bissaka in a challenge, Ighalo shirked the question when asked if he had beaten his team-mate in training yet. He responded, with a smile: “I’m a striker, so I want to stay in the middle.” Ighalo has bagged four goals in eight games for the Red Devils Read Also: Ronaldo shares cute family pic to wish fans Happy Easter Ighalo will be hoping for more opportunities to play alongside Wan-Bissaka, having had his loan spell at Old Trafford from Shanghai Shenhua cruelly interrupted by Covid-19. The 30-year-old scored four goals in his eight appearances for the Red Devils, including a beauty in their last match against LASK in the Europa League. And according to his agent, Ighalo has attracted interest from some of European football’s other stellar names. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Duke Udi Sacked from Sunshine Stars

first_imgSunshine has only earned 13 points from the 12-week old topflight and is scheduled to play Yobe Deserts on Sunday in Akure.A former coach of the team, Henry Abiodun, was asked to step into the saddle as Udi’s replacement.Ondo State’s Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye who announced Udi’s sack yesterday said his ministry took the decision following letters received from the Ondo State Football Agency over the act of insubordination and gross misconduct of the Delta born coach.“Following a letter received from the management board of Ondo State Football Agency on misconduct and insubordination of the Head Coach of the Sunshine Stars, Duke Udi had been asked to step aside.“The management, board and the Ministry of Youth and Sports management at a joint meeting yesterday agreed that coach Duke Udi should step aside with effect from today March 13 and the Technical Director of the team, Coach Henry Abiodun with a CAF ‘A’ Licence should lead the team,” the statement from the commissioner’s office announced.While reacting to his sack, Udi told journalists on telephone that he had not be contacted on the matter stressing that he just left the team’s training for his residence.“If it is so, that is no problem. I have a one-year contract with the team and if anybody is asking me to leave, they must respect my contract and pay me my money.“Leaving is not a problem. I just left training and nobody told me anything like that but if stepping aside is the next thing, they have to pay me because I have a one- year contract running,” the coach told THISDAY later yesterday evening.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram James Sowole in AkureBarely 24 hours after Kwara United eased out influential John Obuh from the dug out of the Ilorin club for poor performance, Ondo State-owned Sunshine Stars have also dumped ex-international Duke Udi.Instead of blaming Sunshine Stars’ 17th position on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) log on Udi, the management of the Akure Gunners insisted his sack is due to his alleged misconduct and insubordination.last_img read more

Sowa Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week

first_imgSowa blistered the softball in Drake’s final three regular season wins over Bradley this past weekend. At the plate, she batted .600 (6-of-10) with one home run, three doubles, five runs batted in and seven runs scored along with tallying a .667 on-base percentage and a 1.200 slugging percentage. Drake will play its first game at the MVC Tournament, held in Carbondale, Ill., Friday, May 13 at 2:30 p.m. against the winner of that Friday morning’s quarterfinal game between Evansville or Illinois State versus UNI. Every game of the MVC Tournament will be broadcast online via The Valley On ESPN3. ST. LOUIS –Junior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) of the Drake University softball team was named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday, May 10. The weekly MVC academic award is the first of Sowa’s career and comes one day after she was named MVC Softball Player of the Week. The academic honor now gives the Bulldogs a total of 24 Scholar-Athletes of the Week this season. 2015-16 Drake Scholar-Athlete of the Week WinnersMegan Sowa – Softball – May 10Emma Huston – Women’s Track & Field – May 3Robert McCann – Men’s Track & Field – May 3Emma Huston – Women’s Track and Field – April 26Reed Fischer – Men’s Track & Field – April 19Emma Huston – Women’s Track & Field – April 5Emma Huston – Women’s Track & Field – Feb. 16Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Feb. 2Emma Huston – Women’s Track & Field – Jan. 26Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Jan. 12Maddy Dean – Women’s Basketball – Jan. 12Graham Woodward – Men’s Basketball – Jan. 5Kale Abrahamson – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 29Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 22Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 15Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 8Rai Ahmed-Green – Women’s Track & Field – Dec. 8Kale Abrahamson – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 1James Grunert – Men’s Soccer – Nov. 24Paul Ciszewski – Men’s Soccer – Nov. 16Steven Enna – Men’s Soccer – Oct. 19Emma Huston – Women’s Cross Country – Oct. 19Reed Fischer – Men’s Cross Country – Oct. 6Ben LeMay – Men’s Soccer – Sept. 22 Print Friendly Version Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.center_img On the season, Sowa is batting .302 with six home runs and a team-leading 14 doubles and 39 RBI. Sowa was previously named the MVC Player of the Week on March 28. Academically, Sowa has a 3.39 GPA as a double major in English and secondary education. To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. This week’s awards continue Drake’s extensive collection of MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards. A Drake student-athlete has won the award 24 times in the 38 weeks the honor has been awarded in 2015-16 including four weeks in which the Bulldogs swept the men’s and women’s honors.last_img read more