Xavier: Nigeria has no replacement for Okocha

first_imgFormer AFC Leopards midfielder, Francis Xavier, has said that he was surprised that Nigeria is yet to produce another great star, Austin Jay Jay Okocha. The creative midfielder helped Nigeria to win the 1994 Afcon and played a huge role as the team finished second in 2000 and third in 2002, 2004 and 2006. He was also in the team that won the 1996 Olympic Games as well as the Afro-Asian Cup of Nations in 1995. “He won many individual and collective awards but he remained humble and disciplined until his retirement,” Xavier added. read also:‘Mikel is great but Okocha is Eagles’ all-time best’ “Nigeria are still struggling to find his replacement who can consistently deliver for the team and help them hit greater heights.” Okocha made 75 appearances for the Super Eagles, scoring 14 goals in the process. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 46-year-old former Nigeria international was a joy to watch during his playing days both at the club and national level. The former AFC Leopards midfielder has explained why he will go for the former Super Eagles star. “Okocha is one player who was very influential on the pitch and could create chances, as well as scoring goals,” Xavier told Goal on Tuesday. “He was very skilled and could dribble his way out of trouble at any given time. Another impressive characteristic was his ability to adapt to any given game and have a positive effect on his team. “On most occasions, he was physically fit and his technical ability was on another level.”Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Most Expensive Mistakes In History17 Mind-Blowing Makeovers By Makeup Artist Vanessa DavisWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy Aboutlast_img read more

Fifth-Ranked Argonauts Claim Ninth GSC Title

first_imgFifth-Ranked Argonauts Claim Ninth GSC Title Share ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Fifth-ranked West Florida added another piece of hardware to their illustrious history. After winning the Gulf South Conference title for the first time since 2002 last season, West Florida (17-6) repeated as conference champions with a 5-3 win over fourth-ranked Valdosta State (15-4) on Sunday. The win gave West Florida their record-setting ninth conference championship. All three doubles matches were very close, but West Florida was able to come out on top in each match. However, Valdosta State immediately answered with three straight singles wins in the third, fifth and sixth positions. But West Florida pulled out the win with a pair of three set wins in the first position by Suzana Cavalcante (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and in the second position by Tammy Kevey (Auckland, New Zealand). West Florida and Valdosta State will both advance to the NCAA Division II South Region Tournament on May 3-4. It is expected that both schools will host the two regional tournaments in the south region. Seedings and brackets will be announced on Wednesday. RESULTS#1 Singles: Suzana Cavalcante (UWF) def. Raphaelle Durante (VSU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4#2 Singles: Tammy Kevey (UWF) def. Dominiq Rothlaender (VSU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2#3 Singles: Anne Corten (VSU) def. Mandy Septoe (UWF), 7-5, 6-1#4 Singles: Renata Mattos (UWF) vs. Natali Gumbrecht (VSU), unfinished#5 Singles: Sonya Haggstrom (VSU) def. Paola Arevalo (UWF), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2#6 Singles: Karine Redon (VSU) def. Anne Claire Beard (UWF), 6-4, 6-0#1 Doubles: T. Kevey/M. Septoe (UWF) def. D. Rothlaender/A. Corten (VSU), 8-7#2 Doubles: S. Cavalcante/P. Arevalo (UWF) def. R. Durante/K. Redon (VSU), 8-5#3 Doubles: R. Mattos/A.C. Beard (UWF) def. N. Gumbrecht/S. Haggstrom (VSU), 8-4Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more