Gauteng Tournament: A Learning Experience For The Team – Eguavoen

austine-eguavoen
Former Super Eagles coach, Augustine Eguavoen

Former Super Eagles coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has said he is confident that the 2017 Future Champions Gauteng Cup tournament will serve as a learning experience for the team.

Eguavoen led the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) All-Stars Under-17 team to a Silver Medal at the Future Champions Gaunteng international tournament in Johannesburg.

In an exclusive interview with Channels Television in Johannesburg, Eguavoen said the team deserves commendation as they got to know each other within nine days in camp.

Meanwhile, the first Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi, said the football house will continue to work towards building a functional youth system in the country’s domestic leagues clubs.

He also said the NPFL U-17 All-Stars have shown they can compete among the best finishing in second place among top teams in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Clement Named EPL Manager Of The Month

Premier League, Arsenal, Man City, LeicesterSwansea City boss, Paul Clement, has been named English Premier League (EPL) manager for January.

Clement replaced Bob Bradley as manager on January 3rd, and his first month in charge has proven to be a memorable one.

The Swans claimed a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, on his first day in charge, although his first game at home proved to be a tough one as Swansea lost by 4 goals to nil to Arsenal.

However, the rest of the month was positive for Swansea as they claimed six points out of six, to climb out of the bottom three.

Australian Open: Venus And Vandeweghe Advance To Semis

venus-williams Tennis Australian OepnVenus Williams remains on course for a first grand slam singles final since 2009 after a 6-4 7-6 quarter-final win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Australian Open for the first time in 14 years.

The 36-year-old has rolled back the years in Melbourne and was at it again earlier on Tuesday to seal a straight sets triumph over the Russian 24th seed.

Williams’ 2017 Australian Open campaign is her best since 2003, the last time she reached the last four in the year’s opening grand slam event.

That year she was runner-up to her sister Serena Williams – the pair are drawn to meet in this year’s final if they continue to win.

However, Venus will play an All-American semi-final against Coco Vandeweghe, who trashed former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-0 in the following quarter-final at Rod Laver Arena.

Vandeweghe blasted her way into her first grand slam semi-final with a dominant display of power Tennis to destroy Muguruza.