Maduka Okoye Joins Sparta Rotterdam


first_imgThe team head coach was excited over the capture of 20 year old Nigeria international.“With Maduka we bring in a great talent,” says Henk van Stee, “who has a lot of potential. He was in the interest of several clubs from different countries, but he believes he can take the next step at Sparta. We believe he can be of value to this club and are happy that he signed here,” he said.The deal is subjected to medical that is expected to take place anytime from now.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Fortuna Dusserdolf Goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has joined the Dutch Eredivisie side Sparta Rotterdam on a two-year deal.Okoye made his debut for Nigeria in an international friendly match against Brazil in Singapore last year.The Dutch club made the announcement via the club website, stating that Okoye has signed a 2-year deal with an option same years of extension.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers says he’ll retire at the end of the season


first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “This season is all I have left to give,” Bryant wrote. “My heart can take the pounding. My mind can handle the grind. But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.”Bryant has experienced recent adversities amid three-season ending injuries in consecutive seasons to his left Achilles (April 2013), left knee (Dec. 2013) and right shoulder (Jan. 2014). But Bryant will have cemented a strong legacy with five NBA championships and a third-place ranking on the league’s all-time scoring list.Follow L.A. Daily News Lakers beat writer Mark Medina on Twitter and on Facebook. E-mail him at [email protected] Although he initially wanted to stay open-ended about his future, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has decided he will retire following the 2015-16 season.“This season is all I have left to give.” Bryant wrote in a Players Tribune article.The Lakers had expected Bryant would retire following his 20th NBA season. Ever since he had season-ending right shoulder surgery last season after playing only 35 games, Bryant had expected he would not play past his current contract beyond $25 million. But Bryant had left the option open in case he changed his mind.That appears no longer the case. Bryant has averaged 15.7 points on a career-low 31.5 percent shooting. The Lakers (2-13) are also off to their worst-start in franchise history.last_img read more

Prime Minister Nagamootoo returns home


first_imgPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo returned to Guyana after spending several weeks in the United States of America (USA) recuperating following a successful heart bypass surgery.Accompanied by his wife, Mrs Sita Nagamootoo, and his eldest daughter, MariaPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, his daughter Maria Nagamootoo (left), and wife Mrs. Sita Nagamootoo entering the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) VIP Lounge, accompanied by AFC General Secretary Marlon Williams (right)Nagamootoo, the Prime Minister arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) at 07:10hrs on Thursday morning, to a warm welcome from several government ministers, including Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, and Member of Parliament Michael Carrington and well-wishers.In February, a routine medical examination done in Guyana revealed that the Prime Minister had some cardiac issues and had to undergo the heart bypass surgery at a medical institution in the USA. Following the successful surgery, he spent recovery time at his family’s residence in the USA.last_img read more