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first_imgLast season’s top scorer, Godwin Obaje made it to the list for the VAT Wonder Goal Award and will be contending with Akwa United’s Friday Ubong and Wilfred Ammeh of Niger Tornadoes in the latest shortlist announced by the League Management Company (LMC) thursday.The three nominees made the final cut in a match day that recorded 23 goals and with seven other goals considered good enough for listing. Obaje switched to FC IfeanyiUbah from Wikki Tourists after emerging the highest scorer last season and have so far netted nine times this term but it was his second effort against Kano Pillars that has earned him a chance to contest for the best goal of the week honour.Showing huge predatory instincts, Obaje amidst tight marking from four defenders inside the box calmed his nerves to link up a cross from the left side and without controlling the ball, leaned to his left, then shot to the roof of the net with his right. It was a delightful ending to a move that was initiated from the half line involving just two players before Obaje dropped the ball in the net.On a day Niger Tornadoes doused the fire from MFM, Ammeh made good a miscuing by a team made. A right footed player, Ammeh showed versatility of both legs when he deftly controlled the mis-kicked pass, pushed twice to displace two markers and position well for a right footed blaze that hit the upper inner part of the net. It was simply a goal no goalkeeper could do anything apart and this was without prejudice for the maze of legs inside the goal area.Ubong’s goal is similar to the two other shortlisted goals only to the extent that it shook the top end of the net. But his was a sheer effort in bravery and big heart. A stubborn ABS backline had on two occasions repelled moves by Akwa United through the left side and on the third time, the ball fell to Ubong who caressed with his left foot to release a rocket that sailed upwards into the net from 30 meters. The crowd rose in appreciation and his team mates piled atop him on the grass in celebration.Video of the three goals have been uploaded on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) website, www.npfl.ng and social media platform @LMCNPFL on twitter.Voting which started yesterday will end at 12noon on Sunday, June 4. The winner will receive N150, 000 half of which he is expected to contribute to a charity of his choice within the city where the club is based.The VAT Wonder Goal Award is supported by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) which is collaborated with the LMC to use matches of the NPFL to create awareness for the importance of regular tax payment by citizens.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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first_img“It was great, but it was kind of overshadowed by us getting our butts kicked the second day in a row,” Lucroy said. “That’s a good team over there. You make mistakes, they make you pay for it.”The Angels were outscored 24-6 in the two games. Although it ended up being a second straight blowout, the final score on Sunday was somewhat misleading. The Angels were actually leading 3-2 in the fifth inning, when everything started to go wrong.A game with three homers in the first two innings had settled down, as Matt Harvey retired eight straight hitters when the took he mood with a lead in the fifth. Although he was getting outs, there was something wrong, though.“His slider was a little flat,” Lucroy said. “He wasn’t locating like he was his last start. He was just a little shaky out there.”Manager Brad Ausmus also noted that the Astros were making some hard contact against Harvey despite the outs. Harvey also said that his mechanics were off and, despite the outs, “something wasn’t quite right.” After not allowing a run in his previous 9-1/3 innings, Bedrosian entered in the fifth to face Bregman. He immediately fell behind 2-and-0 and grooved a fastball down the middle. Bregman hit it out to straightaway center.“I’m trying to get it away, but it came in a little bit and he hit in the air and it just goes out here,” said Bedrosian, adding that he didn’t think it would have been a homer in other major league parks.After that, Lucroy gave the Angels a glimmer of hope when his second homer of the game pulled the Angels’ within 6-4 in the seventh, making him just the eighth player to hit multiple homers in a regular season game against Verlander. The Angels could get no closer, and the Astros put the game away with a run in the eighth and three in the ninth.“I think we gotta do everything better,” Lucroy said. “We gotta pitch better, play defense better, hit better. I think it’s all encompassing from every aspect of our game. We’ve gotta play better to beat them. They’re a good squad and they have a lot of great players. We gotta figure it out. We gotta get it done.” Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros With two outs in the inning — one of which was a fly ball Brian Goodwin caught with his back against the fence — Harvey gave up a hit to George Springer and he walked José Altuve.Ausmus, reasoning that he had a fresh bullpen and an off day on Monday, went to get the ball from Harvey, who had thrown just 57 pitches. Harvey, who said that he realized later the adjustment he needed to make, said he was surprised to get pulled.“But that’s his call,” Harvey said. “That’s why he’s the manager and I’m one of the players. It’s up to him. Obviously with as little pitches as I had, I wish I could’ve at least tried to get out of that fifth inning with the bases loaded.”Although Ausmus had gone with Ty Buttrey in similar spots earlier in the season, he said that was when they had Cody Allen as the closer. Taking Allen out of that role, and subsequently placing him on the injured list, gave the Angels one less high-leverage reliever, and therefore fewer options to cover the remaining 13 outs. They’d also have to get through the top of the order at least one more time. 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(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)ExpandMONTERREY, Mexico — More than 35,000 fans showed up to watch the Angels and Houston Astros this weekend, turning Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey into a two-day party, with singing, dancing and baseballs flying all over the place.While the Angels seemed to mostly enjoy the atmosphere of the crowd, they clearly didn’t enjoy the baseballs soaring over the fences.The Angels and Astros each hit three homers on Sunday, but one of the Astros’ homers was a fifth-inning Alex Bregman grand slam against Cam Bedrosian that sent the Angels on their way to a 10-4 loss.Jonathan Lucroy, who hit a pair of Angels homers against future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander on Sunday, said it was obviously difficult to enjoy the accomplishment. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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