Serie A: Juventus escape with a point from trip to much-improved Fiorentina

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Fiorentina were left to rue missed chances after holding Juventus to a 0-0 Serie A draw in Florence on Saturday to end the champions’ perfect start to the season. Juve arrived at the Stadio Artemio Franchi having won their opening two games and were heavy favourites against a Fiorentina side on zero points and a 16-match winless league run. Franck Ribery impressed on his first start for the hosts as they created the better chances, but a lack of clinical finishing from Vincenzo Montella’s men helped Juve escape with a point. Juventus are top of the standings with seven points but could surrender the lead to Inter Milan or Torino before the end of the weekend. Fiorentina are 16th after collecting their first point of the campaign. The draw extended Fiorentina’s run of Serie A games without a victory to 17, their worst run in the competition since 1970-71. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Frank RiberyJuventusSerie AStadio Artemio FranchiVincenzo Montellalast_img read more

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Pre-Cadet table Tennis Championships:

first_imgGuyana bag five silver and one bronze in team eventsTHE Guyana Pre-Cadet Table Tennis team are currently battling for regional table tennis supremacy in the 2016 Caribbean Pre Cadet Table Tennis championships at the National Arena, Kingston Jamaica.In their quest for championship honours the team secured 5 silver medals 1 bronze medal in Team events played on days one and two.Guyana secured two silver and a bronze in the 13 years-and-under Boys’ team events through Kaysan Ninvalle, Isaiah Layne and Niran Bissu though they lost in a tough contested battle to Trinidad and Tobago in the Team events on Tuesday.En route to the final, the team defeated Barbados, Jamaica A and B.In the 13 years-and-under category the team of Thuraia Thomas, Neveah Clarkston and Abigale Martin also secured silver.For the 11 years-and-under class the Guyana young team of Colin Wong, Dhanesh Persaud, Krystain Sahadeo and Alexander de Abreu had to settle for bronze after they defeated Barbados.13 years-and-under Girls’ Doubles Abigale Martin and Neveah Clarkston picked up silver after losing out to a Trinidadian duo by a 3-2 margin.In the Mixed doubles the Under-13 pair of Kaysan Ninvalle and Abigale Martin played their hearts out but narrowly lost to Trinidad and Tobago.The team used yesterday as a rest day with action resuming today in the singles competition. Guyana’s chances to steal gold and overcome their Trinidad counterparts hinge on Kaysan Ninvalle who is actually competing in the 13 years-and-under in the teams and doubles but is eligible for the 11 years-and-under where he will play the singles. Kaysan will be joined in the U-13 divison by Isaiah Layne, Niran Bissu and Alexander De Abreu.Abigale Martin and Neveah Clarkston will also compete in the Girls’ 13 years-and-under singles while Thuraia Thomas will do battle in the 11 years-and-under singles division.In the Under-11 class, Colin Wong, Dhanesh Persaud and Krystian Sahadeo will represent Guyana.last_img read more

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Five Nigeria Players Who Could Move During the Winter Transfer Window

first_img With the January transfer window less than 72 hours away from now, some Nigerian players are expected to join in the transfer train. AOIFootball.com looks at five Nigeria players who could change clubs in the coming days. Oghenekharo Etebo: He is one Nigerian who will definitely be on the move this January. The Super Eagles’ midfielder is expected to join Portuguese giants FC Porto from CD Feirense in the coming days.The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist has been Feirense’s best player by a distance this season, scoring four times and his impressive display has been sported by the league leaders who are keen to add the Nigerian to boost their chances of winning the league. Ahmed Musa: If there is any Nigerian currently waiting for the start of the transfer window, it has to be Super Eagles’ winger, Ahmed Musa who has been frozen out by Leicester this season.The former CSKA Moscow man is expected to finalise a contract agreement with Stoke City in the next few days, as he looks to reignite his career and boost his chances of playing in the World Cup next year.  Shehu Abdullahi: The Super Eagles’ right-back is attracting offers the likes of Birmingham City, Trabzonspor and Freiburg who are looking to add the defender to their squad in January.Abdullahi, who currently has six months left on his contract with Anorthosis Famagusta, could be sold in January by the club, so as not to lose one of their most priced assets for free in the summer. Kelechi Iheanacho: The January window could be a now or never opportunity for the Super Eagles’ star to quit former Premier League champions, Leicester City, having failed to break into the first team.Iheanacho, who arrived during last summer transfer window for a club record fee of around 25 million pounds from Manchester City, has failed to adapt with the Foxes’ style of play, playing second fiddle to Shinji Okazaki. The Nigerian has not featured for Leicester in any of their last eight EPL outings and should now be looking for a way out in January to boost his chances of making the Super Eagles’ World Cup squad. Imoh Ezekiel: After been told his services are no longer needed by Turkish club, Konyaspor, the former U-23 striker is one man on the hunt for a new club during the transfer window.Ezekiel left Konyaspor due to a breach of contract and is thought to be keen on a return to former club Standard Liege in Belgium, with some clubs in the Middle East also showing interest in the Nigerian.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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