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“There are no back pass to the goalkeeper in supersoccer and any team that does that has committed a foul, which attracts a super kick that is more or less a half penalty against you like the other fouls.“A match is started with nine players and a goalkeeper on both sides unlike the normal football where 11 players are required.On making it an acceptable sport in Nigeria, Ehiri said; “Since Lagos is the home of soccer in Nigeria, we started with exhibition matches after wish there will be a seminar to sensitise coaches all over Lagos as well as other parts of the country.”Meanwhile, Collins Edwin Sports Club on Thursday emerged champions of the first edition of the Lagos Supersoccer tourney organised by Nigeria Supersoccer Federation after defeating De Pros FC 5-2 in the final played at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Lagos.The game which a large number of fans due to its uniqueness also had Great Olympics Football Club defeating Team 360 FC 8-7 in the third place match.Speaking after the final, captain of Collins Edwin Sports Club, Onunze Pascal, said: “The uniqueness of Supersoccer encourages strikers to score more goals which is the beauty of the game. The rules and techniques are very special and fascinating.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A new brand of soccer, Supersoccer made its debut in country to add fun and excitement to football in Nigeria.According to the President of Nigeria Supersoccer Federation (NSSF), Emeka Ehiri, the body, is an affiliated to the Federation of International Super Soccer (FISS), which is the regulator of the game.“Supersoccer is a new team sport with great entertainment value but it is less aggressive than some contact sports, and partly because it eliminates the penalty shoot-outs. It is full of suspense and will amply and fairly reward the participation of both players and fans. It is a team sport governed by carefully crafted rules and regulations.
LIVE DRAWS Group A :Libya, Guinea, DR Congo, TunisiaGroup B: Zambia, Cameroon, Nigeria, AlgeriaGroup C: Gabon, Morocco, Mali, Ivory CoastGroup D: Burkina Faso, South Africa, Cape Verde, SenegalGroup E: Uganda, Congo, Egypt, GhanaMatchdays1: Oct 3-11 20162: Nov 7-15 20163/4: Aug 28-Sept 5 20175: Oct 2-10 20176: Nov 6-14 2017Uganda has been drawn in one of the toughest groups in the Africa zone, 2018 World Cup qualifiers. They are in Group E with Congo and African giants Egypt, Ghana.The qualifiers start in October, with Uganda away to Ghana.Cranes coach, Serbian Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic was unfazed by the draw. He said success in the Africa Cup of Nations qualification will be the perfect launch pad for the World Cup qualifiers.” We are focusing first on AFCON qualifiers believing that we can qualify for the first time in 39 years. Once we finish that we shall fly on the wings of confidence go to play World cup qualifiers where we need to meet top class teams with no pressure on us,” Micho said.Uganda plays Comoros in September, a month before the World Cup qualifiers. Micho is looking to a win in that game and qualification for Gabon as a springboard.“Against these giants, the mental part is most important. We need to break jinx of Egypt. Technically we shall be up to standard but question is can the whole country stand behind us with just 10 percent of a budget compared to others we are competing against?”The “group of death” is Group B, that has Zambia as the minnows. Others are Cameroon, Nigeria, and Algeria.The five group winners qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia.World Cup Group qualifying starts this October, continues in November and there will be four rounds between August and November 2017.Opening match of Group E has Ghana vs Uganda : 10th October 2016. LIVE UPDATES** Draw starts: Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny to help with the draw*****LIVE UPDATESUganda is in Pot 4, the weakest of the four pots. They have never qualified for the final before, but are in contention to make their first African Cup of Nations finals.Eighteen of the nations in the draw are among the top 20 in the rankings with Gabon and Libya the exceptions.Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria are seeking third consecutive World Cup appearances.Pot 1: Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, EgyptPot 2: Tunisia, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, CameroonPot 3: Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria, Morocco, Mali, South AfricaPot 4: Uganda, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Gabon, LibyaShare on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2
–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2015)–U S Citizen rallied on the far outside to take Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature by 1 ½ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the 6-year-old gelding by Proud Citizen covered 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:13.04.Breaking from post five in a field of seven older horses, U S Citizen was unhurried early and was next to last while five-wide crossing the dirt at the top of the stretch behind fractions of 22.22, 44.52 and 1:07.18.“It’s such an adrenaline race,” said Desormeaux in reference to negotiating the unique hillside layout. “He broke a bit aggressively but once I got him covered he calmed down. That was all the way around the left-handed bend. After getting over the dirt, I presented him and he took off. It was at that point that I became a spectator–just like the fans and (I) was watching the (Infield) jumbo-tron.”The third choice in the betting at 3-1, U S Citizen paid $8.40, $3.80 and $2.60. Owned by Dennis O’Neill and Joseph Besecker, U S Citizen improved his overall record to 21-3-6-4, and with the winner’s share of $34,800, hiked his earnings to $168,635.“He’s so honest, this horse,” said O’Neill. “He likes the hill. Sometimes, on that crossover from the turf to the dirt, horses will overreact, but he just skips over it. It was beautiful seeing Kent get along with him so well.”Ridden by Mike Smith, 9-5 favorite Skylander was just up for the place, finishing a head in front of Conscience and Drayden Van Dyke. Skylander paid $3.40 and $2.60.The second choice at 2-1, Conscience paid $2.60 to show.First post time at Santa Anita on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.