LATEST EVENTS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS




         Good morning beautiful UM readers,

       Hope you took part in the sanitation exercise this morning?


   This is a list of some of the Latest Events happening around in the world of Sports. Please feel free to share your thoughts with us by commenting.....


HAPPENING TODAY AS THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS; UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL






Will the pain of defeat in 2014 drive Atletico Madrid to victory this time? Historically, Real have been the bigger and more successful club ever since Alfredo di Stefano signed and turned the rivalry on its head, but in the space of the five-year Simeone era, What was once a chasm between the teams is now non-existent.

   Atletico have won seven of their last 16 games against Real Madrid, a run that follows on from 25 winless meetings and goes to show just how significantly times have changed since the Argentine took over.Last Feburary’s 4-0 win at the Calderon was something approaching an all-time high for Atletico.

They kept 18 clean sheets in 38 games in La Liga this season, plus another eight in the Champions League, including four in six knockout games. In their last 21 games in Europe’s elite competition, Atletico have kept 15 clean sheets.

   However,football is a game of surprises and nothing is impossible,lets see how it goes in Milan today.........




AS JOSEPH YOBO ENDS HIS FOOTBALL CAREER IN STYLE........








    Former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo quit an illustrious playing career in Port Harcourt with a testimonial played in his honour on Friday.
    Team Nigeria beat Team World 5-4 in an entertaining hour-long match played in front of over 10 000 fans.
   Emmanuel Emenike snatched a hat-trick for Team Nigeria, who lined up Vincent Enyeama, Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Ahmed Musa and Efe Ambrose.
    Former Manchester United manager David Moyes, who made Joseph Yobo his first signing at Everton, was in charge of Team World, who paraded the likes of Samuel Eto'o and Ghana stars Stephen Appiah and Sulley Muntari.



ENYEAMA EXTENDS LILLE CONTRACT




Vincent Enyeama has signed a new contract to stay at French Ligue 1 side, Lille OSC.
According to the club, the Nigeria shot-stopper penned a new deal that will keep him in the north of France till 2019.
"LOSC is pleased and proud to announce the extension of Vincent Enyeama contract for two more seasons. The Nigerian goalkeeper, 33 years, will continue to defend the post of LOSC until 2019," Lille OSC announced on their official website on Thursday.
The French club explained that they have decided to agree a renewal with Enyeama because he is a big influence in their dressing room in terms of "his experience in international games, his leadership, and of course, his immense talent."


     


    SIASIA SELECTS  AWONIYI, 19 OTHERS FOR  SUWON TOURNAMENT









Nigeria’s U-23 team head coach, Samson Siasia has named captain, Azubuike Okechukwu, Taiwo Awoniyi and 18 others for next month Suwon Invitational tournament in South Korea.

The 20 players are made up of 12 home-based and eight overseas professionals.

The list is dominated by players who featured against the Brazil U-23 in a friendly in that country two months ago which Nigeria won 1-0 while two new faces, Emiloju Julius and Abdulrahman Taiwo break into the team and winger, Saviour Godwin also makes a return to the team after a long absence.

Siasia charged those selected players to see their call as a rare honour to serve fatherland.

“That you were selected does not mean that those not selected are not good. We simply want to give everyone enough opportunity to justify why they should be part of the team to the Rio Olympics,” said Siasia to thenff.com.

Siasia however told the unlucky ones not to see themselves as not part of the plans of the technical crew but a clarion call to work even harder as the team will be going to the United States of America for its final camping exercise where the best will be selected for the Olympics.

The team is expected to depart Nigeria for Korea Republic on Monday aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight to arrive in Seoul on Tuesday.

List of the 20 players for Suwon:

Emmanuel Daniel, Yusuf Mohammed, Emmanson Daniel, Sincere Seth, Ndifreke Effiong, Segun Oduduwa, Stanley Amuzie, Julius Emiloju, Erhun Obanor, Saturday Erimuya, Azubuike Okechukwu, Usman Mohammed, Stanley Dimgba, Sodiq Popoo, Saviour Godwin, Taiwo Awoniyi, Ubong Ekpai, Abdulrahman Taiwo, Nathan Oduwa,Tiongoli Tonbara




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