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Rohr Has Done Well With Super Eagles, Deserves Contract Extension –Akwuegbu

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has done a good job with the Super Eagles since his arrival in 2016 and as a result deserves a new contract when his current deal expires in June 2020, Benedict Akwuegbu, a former Nigeria international told Completesports.com in an exclusive chat.

Rohr’s future has been a subject of speculation since the 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt, where the Super Eagles won a bronze medal for the 8th time in the history of the tournament.

Though Rohr’s current will run out in June 2020, his future has become a subject of speculation with Nigeria Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, washing his hands off the matter which has been awash in the media.

The Minister, instead, pushed issues relating to Rohr’s future back to his direct employer, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

While the future of the Franco/German gaffer continues to dominate media speculation, Akwuegbu is backing Rohr to get contract extension, saying the coach has a rich score card so far. Reward for a good job, according to him, is more responsibilty.

“If you ask me, Rohr has done well so far and deserves to get his contract extended”, Akwuegbu told completesports.com from his base in London, on Thursday.

“He’s brought young players to the national team. He selects players purely on merit and is not sentimental in his invitation of players to the Super Eagles.

“Besides, he’s brought flair and balance to the team within his short tenure so far. He’s a typical German trainer, direct on his job.

“He’s just three years on the job and you can see how the Eagles play. They may not have won the Nations Cup, but he has laid a foundation for bigger positive results. Yes, this team of young players has the potential to win the AFCON anytime soon.

“Egypt 2019 was his first AFCON and he won bronze, same way Westerhof won silver in his first Nations Cup in Algeria 1990.

Akwuegbu added: “I played under a German coach, Klaus Augenthler, in my days at Stum Graz, Austria. He was a member of the German Machines that won the World Cup in Italy, 1990.

“I also played in Germany, so I know the German mentality. That’s what Rohr has put on the table in the Super Eagles.

“He deserves more time to see through his program with these young Super Eagles players and Nigeria will be better for it.”

Before he was appointed by NFF President, Amaju Melvin-Pinnick, in August 2016 as Super Eagles coach, replacing Sunday Oliseh, Rohr had managed some African countries’ national teams, including Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso.

Rohr had managed Etoile Du Sahel, one of Tunisia’s top clubs.

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Lagos Athletics Association Holds Refresher Course, Seminar

The Lagos State Athletics Association will hold a one-day refresher course/seminar for coaches in Lagos state today at the Teslim Balogun stadium.

The event, to be organised in conjunction with the National Association of Athletics Coaches (Lagos state chapter) will be
anchored by the renowned Professor of Sports Psychology, Seun Omotayo and has as its theme: Basics of Track and Field.

Lagos Athletics Association chairman, Dr Solomon Alao says the need to update the knowledge of coaches in Lagos State informed the seminar.

He revealed that the resource persons that have been invited for the refresher course/seminar will deliver lectures on coaching science, nutritional specificity and psychology of exercise.

“The event will feature plenary and syndicate break-out sessions which promises to be both refreshing and informing,” says Alao who further revealed that there will be practicals and demonstrations and participants will be issued certificates and course materials.

“Sports is now science and there is the need to constantly update our coaches on the new trends in track and field coaching. The seminar will help participants to prepare for any level of the IAAF coaching course,” Alao added.

Sports science, according to experts is the study of the body as a performance machine. Its specialties span biomechanics and psychology and this may have informed why the Lagos Athletics Association is organising the refresher course/seminar.

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Tickets Still Available, Nuggets and Nikola Jokic will host Rockets In front of our fans.

Buy all the Denver Nuggets tickets with no fees at TickPick. Starting from 34 dollars to Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets at Pepsi Center. NBA Preview: the Nuggets vs. the Houston Rockets – November 20, 2019 Will Jamal Murray replicate his monstrous 39 point performance in last games win over the Memphis Grizzlies? The Nuggets are coming to the game after a 131-114 over win the Grizzlies at home. Juancho Hernangomez had 15 points (5-of-6 shooting). Jamal Murray contributed 39 points (14-of-24 from the field), 8 assists and 7 threes made. Paul Millsap contributed 23 points (8-of-11 from the field). The Nuggets do not expect to miss any notable players. Eric Gordon will not be playing for the Rockets because of a knee injury. The Rockets are much better at free throw shooting than the Nuggets; they rank No. 1 in free throws made, while the Nuggets rank just No. 22. This will be the first meeting between these teams this season. The Nuggets attempt to continue their momentum having won 4 games out of their last 5. The Rockets attempt to continue their momentum having won 5 games out of their last 5. The Nuggets are in the middle of a 3 home stand.

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Tickets Still Available, Nets and Spencer Dinwiddie will host Hornets At home.

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Buy all the Brooklyn Nets tickets with no fees at TickPick. Starting from 17 dollars to Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte Hornets at Barclays Center. NBA Preview: the Nets vs. the Charlotte Hornets – November 20, 2019 Will Spencer Dinwiddie replicate his monstrous 28 point performance in last games loss to the Indiana Pacers? The Nets will want to move on from the 86-115 loss at home to the Pacers, a game in which Iman Shumpert had a disappointing outing with 3 points (1-of-5 FG). Spencer Dinwiddie contributed 28 points (9-of-21 FG), 8 assists and 5 rebounds. The Hornets will want to move on from the 96-132 loss to the Toronto Raptors, a game in which Devonte’ Graham had 11 points (4-of-9 FG) and 6 assists. Kyrie Irving will not be playing for the Nets because of a right shoulder injury. The Nets will be without Caris LeVert due to a thumb injury. The Hornets are expected to be mostly healthy. The Nets have a large rebounding advantage over the Hornets; they rank 26 spots higher in the league for rebounds. This will be the first meeting between these teams this season. The Nets have won only once out of their last 5 games. The Nets will be playing at home vs SAC, away vs NYK, away vs CLE.

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NBA Preview: Bulls vs. Pistons – November 20, 2019

The Detroit Pistons have lost the last matchup between the teams on the road. The Chicago Bulls have won only once out of their last 5 games.

Last time these two teams met, The Bulls beat the Pistons 112-106 at home. Top performers for the Pistons: Andre Drummond had 25 points (11-of-17 FG), 6 offensive rebounds and 24 rebounds. Derrick Rose contributed 23 points (8-of-13 from the field) and 7 assists. Bruce Brown had an underwhelming performance with 2 points (1-of-3 shooting) and 5 rebounds. For the Bulls: Otto Porter contributed 22 points (8-of-12 from the field) and 6 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. contributed 16 points (6-of-9 shooting) and 11 rebounds.

The Bulls will want to move on from the 101-115 loss at home to the Milwaukee Bucks, a game in which Daniel Gafford had a great performance with 21 points (10-of-12 from the field) and 5 rebounds, even though he has been struggling this season averaging 1 rebound. Ryan Arcidiacono had 12 points (4-of-7 shooting). The Pistons will want to move on from the 106-109 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, a game in which Langston Galloway contributed 32 points (11-of-16 from the field) and 7 threes made. Andre Drummond was solid with 16 points (8-of-16 FG) and 20 rebounds. Zach LaVine and Andre Drummond, are in great form lately.

Otto Porter will not be playing for the Bulls because of a left foot injury. The Pistons will play without Tony Snell Jr. who’s out with a hip injury. The Bulls will play without Luke Kornet who’s out with a nose injury. The Bulls are coming of a back to back, where as the Pistons had 4 days to rest. The Bulls have a large defense advantage over the Pistons; they rank 24 spots higher in the league for steals. The Bulls vs the Pistons Tickets!

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NBA Preview: Sixers vs. Knicks – November 20, 2019

The New-York Knicks are coming to the game after a 123-105 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at home. Julius Randle contributed 30 points (12-of-17 from the field) and 7 rebounds. The 76ers are coming to the game after a 114-95 over win the Cavaliers at home. Tobias Harris contributed 27 points (12-of-14 from the field) and 5 rebounds. Joel Embiid was solid with 14 points (6-of-13 FG). Ben Simmons was solid with 10 points (5-of-8 from the field) and 11 assists. Josh Richardson is a must watch averaging 16.6 points per game, he has been on fire lately.

RJ Barrett Jr. is questionable for the Knicks because of a thumb injury. The Sixers are expected to be mostly healthy. The Knicks will miss Elfrid Payton Jr. who suffers from a hamstring injury. The Sixers will use their strong passing (ranked No. 6 in the league in assists) to their advantage against the Knicks to win the game. The Sixers vs the Knicks Tickets!

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