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    Salisu Yusuf and Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr
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    1.2020 Olympic Games: Quadri kicks off preparation with Austrian Open
     
    After helping his club – Jura Morez to claim their second victory in the four weeks old French Table Tennis League, Aruna Quadri will begins his preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at the ITTF World Tour tagged Austrian Open holding in Linz.
    Quadri, a quarterfinalist at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was instrumental to Jura Morez’s 3-1 win over Pontoise-Cergy on Monday and from tomorrow he will campaigning from the main draw after being seeded number six in the men’s singles.
    Also, Aruna Quadri will also be partnering his continental rival – Egypt’s Omar Assar in the men’s doubles event as the duo will start their campaign from the preliminary round to be sure of a place in the main draw of the doubles event.
     
     
     
    2.NSA: Paralympians dominate nominees list
    Members of Nigeria’s contingent to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games dominated the list of nominees for the 2016 Nigerian Sports Awards released in Lagos on Tuesday.
    Eleven categories will be contested at this year’s event scheduled for Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, on December 2.
    While four of the categories, namely the Sports Journalist of the Year (Print), Sports Journalist of the Year (Television), Sports Journalist of the Year (Radio) and Photo Journalist of the Year will be contested by media workers, the paralympians are dominant in four of the remaining seven, including the Sportsman of the Year and Sportswoman of the Year respectively.
    Powerlifters Roland Ezeruike, Paul Kehinde and Innocent Nnamdi made the shortlist for the Sportsman of the Year.
    Ezuruike and Kehinde won gold in the 54kg and 65kg class respectively in Rio while Nnamdi won bronze in the 72kg event. The trio also made the shortlist for the Special Sports Person of the Year (Men) award.
    The Sportswoman of the Year had five nominees, all of them Rio 2016 Paralympians. They include three powerlifters – Bose Omolayo, Josephine Orji, Lucy Ejike – and two field athletes – OnyeLauretta and Flora Ugwunwa.
    Omolayo, Orji and Ejike won gold in the 79kg, 86kg and 61kg powerlifting events respectively. Onye won gold in the F40 Shot Put event, while Ugwunwa won gold in the F53/54 Javelin Throw. The five athletes also made the shortlist for the Special Sports Person of the Year (Women).
    Powerlifting coach to the Paralympics, Feyisetan Are, will compete with Samson Siasia, who guided the men’s football team to a bronze medal finish at the Rio Olympics and ImamaAmapakabo, who helped Enugu Rangers to a first league title in 32 years, for the Coach of the Year award.

    3.Osinbajo visits Eagles, Falcons
     Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday visited the Super Eagles and Super Falcons during  their  training sessions at the National Stadium, Abuja.
    The  Falcons are preparing for the  Women’s  Africa Cup of Nations  scheduled for  Cameroon  from November  19 to  December  3. 
    The  Eagles are preparing for  Saturday’s  Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier  against Algeria in Uyo.
    Eagles  captain Mikel  Obi praised  Osinbajo for  his visit,  saying Nigeria had one of the youngest teams in Africa.
    Captain Evelyn Nwabuoku captain   commended the VP for his visit and  promised that the Falcons  would defend their title. 
     
     
    4.Rohr dispels Ideye, Balogun, Shehu Abdullahi injury worries
     
    Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has assured Nigerians that Leon Balogun, Brown Ideye and Shehu Abdullahi, who did not train with the rest of the team yesterday morning, will be ready for the country’s crucial Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Uyo on Saturday.
    Rohr described as minor the injuries that kept the trio out of the training session, saying that they were excused from the exercise as a precautionary measure.
    He said Balogun and Abdullahi has minor knocks, while Ideye is nursing a slight knee injury, which would be alright by today. 
     
     
    5.Akwa Ibom to distribute 20,000 jerseys
     
    Akwa Ibom Government  says  it will distribute  20,000 T-shirts to football fans to cheer the Super Eagles in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Uyo.
    AS Over 3,000 fans trooped out to cheer the Super Eagles train in Abuja Tuesday evening with the biggest cheers reserved for the country’s Premier League stars led by Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi.
    Report reaching us reveal that  tickets for Saturday’s World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Algeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo will go for the sums of N1000 and N500 for covered seats and popular side respectively.
     

     
    6.Falconets are mentally ready for World Cup challenge, says Okosun
     
    Nigeria Football Federation's psychologist Robinson Okosun says the U20 women side are mentally ready for their campaign of the Fifa U20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea.
    Okosun believes the mental toughness and confidence level of the team will help them excel after his session with them before they departed for the international showpiece on Sunday.
    Peter Dedevbo's side will arrive the hosts' nation on Tuesday ahead of their opener against Japan on November 13 at the Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby.
    After Japan clash, Nigeria who finished as runners-up at the 2014 edition in Canada will play face Canada and Spain respectively in the group phase of the tournament.
     
      
    7.Eaglets face England in Seoul
    The  Golden Eaglets on Tuesday arrived in  South  Korea ahead of the  four-nation Under-19 Suwon Continental Cup against   England on Wednesday at the Suwon World Cup Stadium in Seoul. The tournament   kicked off on Tuesday with South Korea beating  Iran   3-1.
    The record five-time FIFA Under-17 World Cup champions will   clash  against  Iran on Thursday  and face   South Korea  on  Saturday.
    England are in Korea with some British-Nigerians including Liverpool’s Ovie Ejaria,  who was omitted from the Nigeria squad, who won the   UAE  2013 U-17 World Cup,  defender Fikayo Tomori, midfielder Joshua Onomah and forward Ademola Lookman.
     
     
    8.Federation Cup Triumph: Ifeanyi Ubah doles out N15m largesse to players, coaches, fans 
    Still basking in the euphoria of last Sunday’s superlative performance of his team, which saw them emerge as winners of the 2016 men’s Federation Cup competition, President of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah in his usual display of magnanimity on Tuesday, doled out a whopping N15million to the players, management and supporters of FC Ifeanyi Ubah. 
    The players are expected to share the sum of N10million while the Management and Supporters’ club are entitled to enjoy a bounty of N3million and N2million. 
    The Chairman of the club, Mr. Chukwuma Ubah in a chat with newsmen said that this kind gesture was the President’s little way of appreciating the enormity of the role played by the players, management and supporters’ club throughout the course of the campaign to the eventual triumph which has made the entire people of Anambra state happy and proud. 
    Reacting to the surprise package, team captain, Elu Wilson, who clearly could not hide his joy, stated that the players were in awe of what they had achieved and the contribution of the President towards actualizing this historic feat. 
    The players of FC Ifeanyi Ubah made a return to their base in Nnewi, Tuesday, and were thrilled to a rousing welcome by their supporters as they headed straight to the Winners’ Chapel Pentecostal Church for a brief prayer and worship session to thank God for his mercies and kindness towards them. 
     
     

    This Day in Sports History         November 09
     
    1965 1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis
    2015 World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a "state-supported" doping programme
     
    Birthdays in Sport
    1963 Anthony Bowie, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
    1973 Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer
    1974 Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer
    1979 Martin Taylor, English footballer
    1980 James Harper, English footballer
     
    Weddings in Sport
    2012 Tennis player James Blake (32) weds publicist Emily Snider (37) Del Mar, California
     
     
     SPORTS   CAFÉ   Rundown
    1.2020 Olympic Games: Quadri kicks off preparation with Austrian Open
    2.NSA: Paralympians dominate nominees list
    3.Osinbajo visits Eagles, Falcons
    4.Rohr dispels Ideye, Balogun, Shehu Abdullahi injury worries
    5.Akwa Ibom to distribute 20,000 jerseys
    6.Falconets are mentally ready for World Cup challenge, says Okosun
    7.Eaglets face England in Seoul
    8.Federation Cup Triumph: Ifeanyi Ubah doles out N15m largesse to players, coaches, fans 
    This Day in Sports History         November 09

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