Osimhen’s Dad for Burial June 23

first_imgVictor Osimhen The family of Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, has released the burial arrangement of his late father, Pa Patrick Osimhen.According to the statement by the family made available to journalists, Patrick Osimhen will be laid to rest in Lagos on June 23.Pa Osimhen aged 80, will be interred according to Christian rites at a private cemetery, Omega Memorial Garden, Ojodu, Lagos. Late Osimhen, who breathed his last on May 23 after a brief illness, is survived by seven children. Amongst whom are; Andrew, Samson, Gloria, Esther, Joy, Blessing and Super Eagles’ goal poacher, Victor Osimhen.Pa Osimhen lost his wife, Christiana Osimhen, in 2001 after a brief illness.The Osimhen family who are indigenes of Uromi, Edo State informed well wishers that they have concluded to adhere strictly to the social and physical distancing by the Lagos State Government during the burial ceremony.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Baldwinsville hockey blanks C-NS, falls to Fairport

first_imgA week after its season may have hit a low point with a Jan. 14 defeat to Ithaca, the Baldwinsville ice hockey team had a far different look to them.When the Bees dismantled Cicero-North Syracuse 7-0 last Tuesday at Lysander Arena, it moved into third place in the Division I standings, with games still left against the top two, Syracuse and West Genesee.Against C-NS, B’ville seized control with a pair of first-period goals as Luke Hoskin assisted on Matt Speelman’s tally and then got one unasssisted.After a modest second-period effort made it 3-0, B’ville dashed to the finish line with four goals in the final period, Hoskin eventually earning three assists to go with his early tally.Speelman tacked on a second goal and Cooper Foote scored twice, with Matt Carner and Tyler Derito each getting one goal. Braden Lynch, Keegan Lynch and Garrett Sutton had one assist apiece.All of this set up a big test on Saturday, B’ville hosting state Division I no. 4-ranked Fairport, and it started well for the Bees as it gained a 1-0 lead through one period.But then the Red Raiders erupted for four goals in the second period, the deciding factor as it defeated B’ville 5-3.Twice, Alex Pompo earned assists as Carner, Hoskin and Brett Collier picked up the Bees’ goals. Brad O’Neill was solid in the net, finishing with 26 saves.Having fallen to 7-5-2 overall, B’ville maintained a 5-0-1 league record and still had games left against the top two teams, Syracuse and West Genesee, ahead of them after it met Rome Free Academy and Cazenovia this week.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Baldwinsvilleice hockeylast_img read more

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Mayweather 146, Pacquiao 145: Manny weighs in lighter than Floyd

first_imgManny Pacquiao weighed in one pound lighter than American Floyd Mayweather after the Filipino was welcomed by deafening cheers from his supporters on the eve of Saturday’s hotly anticipated welterweight showdown in Las Vegas.Pacquiao, 57-5-2 (38 knockouts), tipped the scales at 145 pounds in front of a massive crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena where fans purchased tickets to gain entry.Undefeated Mayweather, 47-0 (26 KOs), a 2-1 favourite for what has been billed as the ‘Fight of the Century’, was weighed second, hitting the scales at 146 pounds for the scheduled 12-round megabout.The showdown between the two best boxers of their generation has been more than five years in the making and is expected to be the biggest-grossing prize fight of all time.What had been a subdued build-up to the most anticipated fight in decades exploded to life when Pacquiao and then Mayweather entered the arena to thumping hip hop music and deafening cheers from a seething crowd of 11,500, some of whom had waited three hours for a glimpse of the two boxers.Their meeting is expected to be the biggest grossing prize fight of all-time. “I have dedicated myself to the sport of boxing for the last 20 years and I am ready,” declared Mayweather over a roar of boos and cheers.Asked for a prediction about the fight, the 38-year-old American said, “I can’t really say but I am ready to fight. It’s an unbelievable turnout. I’m glad all the fans came out to here to support Manny and me.”Normally free and open to the public, the weigh-in broke from tradition, charging to watch Mayweather and Pacquiao step onto the scales in a move designed to maintain crowd control.All money raised through ticket sales went to charity, but many of the tickets found their way onto the resale market. A smiling Pacquiao, dressed in a bright red track suit, waved and raised his fists into the air as he slowly made his way to the stage, playfully interacting with the crowd.In stark contrast, Mayweather was serious and focused, rarely looking up from under the brim of his ‘Money Team’ baseball cap to reveal a cheeky smirk.Once the business of the official weigh-in was complete, the two welterweights moved to the front of the stage for the traditional stare down, the smaller Pacquiao looking up at Mayweather with a challenging smile while the stone-faced American stared straight-ahead unmoved.”I have been fighting bigger guys like (Antonio) Margarito and (Oscar) De La Hoya,” said the Filipino southpaw.”It doesn’t matter to me. I feel tomorrow that the Lord is always with me and gives me strength. “I know it’s a great, great responsibility for me to give enjoyment to the fans. “Tomorrow the fans deserve to have a great fight.” –last_img read more

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