ZONE A in Antigua: Leeward Islands Hurricanes, West Indies Under-19, Kent Spitfires, Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, Windward Islands Hurricanes.ZONE B in Barbados: Barbados Pride, Jamaica Scorpions, Guyana Jaguars, Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners, International Cricket Council Americas.TUESDAY, January 24Scorpions vs Marooners – 3Ws Oval, Barbados (09:00hrs)Pride vs Jaguars – Kensington Oval, Barbados (13:30hrs)WEDNESDAY, January 25Volcanoes vs West Indies Under-19s – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (09:00hrs)Hurricanes vs Spitfire – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua (13:30hrs)THURSDAY, January 26Marooners vs ICC Americas – Windward, Barbados (09:00hrs)Jaguars vs Scorpions – Kensington Oval (13:30hrs)FRIDAY, January 27Hurricanes vs West Indies Under-19s – SVRCG (09:00hrs)Red Force vs Volcanoes – CCG (13:30hrs)SATURDAY, January 28Pride vs ICC Americas – 3Ws Oval (09:00hrs)Marooners vs Jaguars – Kensington Oval (13:30hrs)SUNDAY, January 29Red Force vs Spitfire – SVRCG (09:00hrs)Hurricanes vs Volcanoes – CCG (13:30hrs)MONDAY, January 30Jaguars vs ICC Americas – Windward (09:00hrs)Pride vs Scorpions – Kensington Oval (13:30hrs)TUESDAY, January 31Red Force vs West Indies Under-19 – SVRCG (09:00hrs)Volcanoes vs Spitfire – CCG (13:30hrs)WEDNESDAY, February 1ICC Americas vs Scorpions – 3Ws Oval (09:00hrs)Pride vs Marooners – Kensington Oval (13:30hrs)THURSDAY, February 2West Indies Under-19s vs Spitfire – SVRCG (09:00hrs)Hurricanes vs Red Force – CCG (13:30hrs)FRIDAY, February 3Pride vs ICC Americas – Windward (09:00hrs)Marooners vs Jaguars – Kensington Oval (13:30hrs)SATURDAY, February 4Volcanoes vs West Indies Under-19s – SVRCG (09:00hrs)Hurricanes vs Spitfire – CCG (13:30hrs)SUNDAY, February 5Pride vs Jaguars – 3Ws Oval (09:00hrs)Marooners vs Scorpions – Kensington Oval (13:30hrs)MONDAY, February 6Hurricanes vs West Indies Under-19s – SVRCG (09:00hrs)Red Force vs Volcanoes – CCG (13:30hrs)TUESDAY, February 7Marooners vs ICC Americas – Windward (09:00hrs)Jaguars vs Scorpions – Kensington Oval (13:30hrs)WEDNESDAY, February 8Red Force vs Spitfire – SVRCG (09:00hrs)Hurricane vs Volcanoes – CCG (13:30hrs)THURSDAY, February 9Jaguars vs ICC Americas – 3Ws Oval (09:00hrs)Pride vs Scorpions – Kensington Oval (13:30hrs)FRIDAY, February 10Red Force vs West Indies Under-19s – SVRCG (09:00hrs)Volcanoes vs Spitfire – CCG (13:30hrs)SATURDAY, February 11Scorpions vs ICC Americas – Windward (09:00hrs)Pride vs Marooners – Kensington Oval (13:30hrs)SUNDAY, February 12Spitfire vs West Indies Under-19s – SVRCG (09:00hrs)Hurricanes vs Red Force – CCG (13:30hrs)FINAL FOURSemi-finalsWEDNESDAY, February 15Zone A winners vs Zone B runners-up – CCG (13:30hrs)THURSDAY, February 16Zone B winners vs Zone A runners-up – CCG (13:30hrs)GRAND FINALSATURDAY, February 18Semi-final 1 winners vs Semi-final 2 winners – CCG (13:30hrs)
Assures NFF Benin will host Eagles next AprilAdibe Emenyonu in Benin CityThe President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has commended Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, for his initiatives in transforming the sports sector in the state. This comes as Governor Obaseki has appointed Godwin Dudu Orume to act as the interim Chairman of the Edo State Sports Commission, pending ratification by the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA).Pinnick relayed his gratitude during a courtesy visit to the governor at the Government House in Benin City, Edo State, at the weekend.The reelected NFF helmsman commended Obaseki’s administration for transforming the sports sector in the state, noting that the governor’s efforts will help in reclaiming the state’s stature as a destination for sporting activities in Nigeria.He said, “Football is an integral part of the economy in Europe with huge revenue accruing from it. Edo State is moving towards that direction with the way this government is handling sports in the state.”Pinnick said he was in the state to appreciate Governor Obaseki and his deputy, Rt, Hon Philip Shaibu for their support in his re-election bid as President of NFF.“I am very grateful to Governor Obaseki, who played a major role and gave me all the needed support that led to my emergence as winner in the election held in Kastina State. The poll was supervised by officials of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA),” he said.He assured Governor Obaseki and his Deputy that if the contractor handling the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium facelift deliver a good job, he will ensure that the Super Eagles play in the stadium in April, 2019.Congratulating Pinnick on his re-election, Governor Obaseki extolled his leadership style, assuring that the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium will be ready by January 2019, for the use by the national team.Obaseki said the newly appointed Godwin Dudu Orume has been appointed interim Chairman of the newly established Edo State Sports Commission.His said his administration will do everything possible to ensure that the state reclaims its pride in sports as it was when it was Bendel State.Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Shaibu commended Pinnick, assuring him of the continuous support of Edo State Government to ensure he succeeds in his second term in office as NFF President.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Redshirt senior guard Shaqquan Aaron and redshirt freshman guard Shalexxus Aaron play one-on-one at the Galen Center practice courts. (Tucker Judkins/Daily Trojan) After an Oregon trip filled with distractions and tough defeats, the Trojans are looking to steer their season back in the right direction with a home win over crosstown rival UCLA. Even though both players are currently top-five scorers in the conference, their methods couldn’t be more different. Look for Boatwright to play an efficient game both near the basket and out on the perimeter, while Wilkes will operate with an unchallenged green light, as his 247 field goal attempts suggest. He leads the Pac-12 in shot attempts. “He has not been cleared to compete in games,” Enfield said. “He’s working on some things off the court and he has very clear expectations that he has to meet. As he progresses, we will re-evaluate his status to participate in competition.” “He’s kind of a bruiser and a big guy, so it’s going to be fun to go up against somebody like that,” Rakocevic said. “As good as he is, that matchup should be a lot of fun to see.” Enfield attributed the team’s debacle in Eugene to “distractions.” Chief among them was the abrupt indefinite suspension of projected lottery pick and freshman guard Kevin Porter Jr. Porter’s status was set to be re-evaluated upon the team’s return to campus, but it remains as much of a mystery today as it was in Oregon. However, those upperclassmen have tough matchups awaiting them on Saturday afternoon. No matchup will be more anticipated than the duel between two of the Pac-12’s best scorers — UCLA sophomore forward Kris Wilkes and USC senior forward Bennie Boatwright. The other marquee matchup to look forward to is the interior battle between Rakocevic and UCLA freshman center Moses Brown. At 7-foot-1, Brown will be one of the toughest matchups for Rakocevic in conference play. “Coming off a two-game losing streak, we’re kind of hoping this is a game we can bounce back from,” junior forward Nick Rakocevic said. “We want to be put in a good position for the rest of the Pac-12. This is going to be a big win for us.” However, the Trojans should be able to combat this newfound Bruin offense, seeing as they’ve given up over 80 points just once over their last six games. That one game, a blowout road loss to an undermanned Oregon Ducks squad, is an outlier in the recent strides USC has made over the last month and is a game the Trojans can’t wait to put behind them. Not knowing whether his star freshman will be in uniform or in street clothes, Enfield will have to rely on the steady hands of upperclassmen, as he has been doing for much of the season. “For five games, we’ve played very good defense,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “We played well on offense, our turnovers are way down, and our assist totals are up. The only game we played poorly in the last six games has been the Oregon game.” The Bruins are 3-1 in conference play, with their only loss to Oregon State. Since moving on from head coach Steve Alford, UCLA’s offensive game has noticeably improved; they are averaging over 85 points per game under interim head coach Murry Bartow. The Bruins will walk into the Galen Center as the leading scorers of the Pac-12. That matchup and more will be on display Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Galen Center as USC looks to improve to 3-2 in Pac-12 play with a win over UCLA.