RelatedPosts China waste treatment plant fined $16m for dumping untreated waste Premier League terminates China broadcast contract Why we borrow — Minister Ahead of Sunday’s final game against host China, D’Tigers Head Coach, Alex Nwora, has noted that grinding out a win is achievable but will not come easy. With just one more win standing between the team and an automatic 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification, Nwora said picking the maximum win against China is non-negotiable. He said: “We have to roll up our sleeves and fight. China is a very good team and well coached and playing in front of their home crowd. It’s going to be a very good test for us.” He described his team as a balanced one declining to tip any player for the demolition job against China on Sunday. Nwora said: “I know that we have the experience, the skill set and talent to compete with anybody. We have a lot of talents on the team. “Looking at the 12 guys on the roster, they can all play. “One day, some guys will step up while on some other days, it will be different set of players. “We are running a system that will allow everybody to be efficient.” Nwora waved away any form of pressure playing against China saying the Olympics ticket is just enough motivation for his team in their last game at the World Cup. He said: “It means a lot because you know we have already fallen short of our goal of moving forward in the medal table, we are here now, fighting to make sure that we get a ticket from here to the Olympics. “It is just a consolation for us to qualify from here to the Olympics.” Nigeria and Tunisia are the two teams left in the race for the sole ticket for Africa with one match to go. Enjoying a superior point difference, Nigeria has held on to the top spot ahead while the 2017 Afrobasket winner, Tunisia are closely behind on the second spot with inferior points difference. A win against China will ensure D’Tigers’ return to Asia in the summer of 2020 for the Olympics.Tags: 2020 Tokyo OlympicsAlex NworaChinaD’Tigers
Share Share Submit Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 Europe’s premier ice hockey competition, the Champions Hockey League (CHL), has signed a long term partnership with Sportradar for its expert integrity insights.The sports data, insight and analysis provider is to work together with the CHL, which pits the leading sides from the top tier of leagues across the continent against each other each year, in order to best safeguard the competition from manipulation and betting fraud.Martin Baumann, CHL Chief Executive Officer, added: “Our fans demand hard but fair competition and that cannot happen without integrity. As we set about finding the right partner to support us in this area, we were clear that we needed to work with most respected name in the field. The road led us to Sportradar and their Integrity Services. “We are delighted to bring them into the CHL family and it gives us great comfort and confidence to know that they are on hand to help and advise.”Sportradar details that it is to deliver a combination of monitoring and detection services, intelligence and investigation insights and a series of education and prevention workshops. The organisation is already partnered with the International Ice Hockey Federation, in addition to the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga and the North American NHL.Andreas Krannich, Managing Director of Integrity Services at Sportradar, said: “Creating the systems and tools to properly and credibly support any sport takes a lot of investment and expertise and we are humbled that the top rights owners in ice-hockey worldwide recognise and appreciate that. “The CHL pitches the best in Europe against each other to crown the number one team on the continent, doing our bit to help protect this proud competition is a great honour and we thank CHL for their trust”.