FIFA Appoints Bondo to Take Charge of Nigeria, Zambia Showdown

first_imgNigeria will seal a sixth FIFA World Cup appearance with the minimum win in Uyo, in a clash that will see the winners of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and the champions of the 2013 edition come face-to-face in a match of huge significance. Kick –off is 5pm at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Joshua Bondo, a 39-year old referee from Botswana who has been an international arbiter for the past 10 years, will take charge of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying cracker between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo next week Saturday.World football-ruling body FIFA has appointed Bondo alongside his countrymen Oamogetse Godisamang (40, an international assistant referee since year 2010), who will serve as Assistant Referee 1, and Tirelo Mositwane (30, an international referee since 2013), who will serve as Fourth Official. Souru Phatsoane from Lesotho will be the Assistant Referee 2.Mr. Carlos Manuel Neves Henriques from South Africa will be the Referee Assessor while Sudanese Osama Hassan Ataaelmanan, who was Match Commissioner for the Match-day 4 clash between the Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Yaounde on September 4, will repeat the same role in Uyo on October 7.last_img read more

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NBA wrap: Nikola Jokic dominates in Nuggets win over Raptors

first_imgThe Nuggets brought the fight to the Raptors in Scotiabank Arena on Monday. Denver snapped Toronto’s eight-game winning streak by defeating it 106-103, proving to be worthy competition for the East’s top contender.Denver notched its sixth consecutive win and it got a huge night from Nikola Jokic, who recorded his second triple-double of the season with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists. Gary Harris left the game in the first quarter with a hip injury but Jamal Murray thrived in his absence by posting 21 points in the contest. Bulls to move Jabari Parker out of starting lineup after coaching change Giannis Antetokounmpo apologizes for comments about punching Mario Hezonja, but says he ‘meant it’ Kawhi Leonard chipped in with 27 points for the Raptors.Studs of the NightStephen Curry and the Warriors fell short to the Pistons last game, but he bounced back in a big way on Monday by scoring 30 points and sinking six 3-pointers in Golden State’s 128-111 victory over the Hawks. Related Newscenter_img Julius Randle scored a career high 37 points on 15-of-24 shooting in the Pelicans’ 129-126 loss to the Clippers.Bradley Beal scored 27 points in a close 110-107 victory over the Knicks.Duds of the NightPaul Millsap scored six points on 2-of-9 shooting, but his Nuggets still came out on top.Kevin Knox scored eight points on 3-of-11 shooting for the Knicks in their loss to the Wizards. HighlightsThis over the head hurl by Markieff Morris jump-started a series of flashy passes for the Wizards for a fast break score.Markieff Morris flips it over his head to spark the @WashWizards fastbreak!End of Q3:#DCFamily 86#NewYorkForever 80 pic.twitter.com/CxcnioAbaN— NBA (@NBA) December 4, 2018What’s Next?Spurs (11-12) at Jazz (11-13) 9:00 p.m. ET — These two team’s don’t have the most impressive records, but both sides are trying to stay afloat in the Western Conference. Utah is 14th in the West while San Antonio sits at 12th, but only five wins stand between them and the head of the pack. The Jazz lost a 102-100 nail biter to the Heat on Sunday while the Spurs rode a 36-point performance by DeMar Derozan to a 131-118 victory over the Trailblazers.last_img read more

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