National Tiles boss Nick Walker has put his Miami Beach house on the market

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first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agogcb realestate 12 and 14 Santa Monica Road, Miami 13 March 2017“Design definitely runs deep in Nick’s family, he comes from a family of six sisters and two of which are interior designers themselves.”Mrs Walker said her husband travels to Italy and Spain for some of the most beautiful tiles in the world. 12 Santa Monica Road, MiamiOrnate mirrors and elegant lampshades feature in the main bathroom while Italian wallpaper is the highlight in the powder room. The powder rooms are elegant spacesMr Walker and his wife Penny bought the property in 2010 and gave it a total makeover. “We basically ripped the home back to its original shell when we were renovating, but I was also seven months pregnant with my youngest daughter January,” Mrs Walker said. “I think we moved seven times during the renovation and Nick was off in Argentina sourcing tiles so it was a very big challenge getting to the final stage of the renovation. 12 Santa Monica Road, MiamiMr Walker said he picked up his knack for design from his mother Rhonda.“I grew up with a mum who would spend every weekend tile shopping so I have grown to love it,” the father-of-three said. The renovation includes an extension on the house and a Hampton’s beach vibe styled by Amy Spargo from Maine House Interiors.In the centre of the entertaining deck is an old sailing mast which Mr Walker said is the showpiece of the beach house design. 12 Santa Monica Road, Miami 12 Santa Monica Road, MiamiThe 827sq m Miami property will go under the hammer on April 9 at 10am. National Tiles managing director Nick Walker at his Miami home which is going to auction. Picture Mike BatterhamFRANK Walker has the most recognisable voice on Australian radio so it is no surprise his son and National Tiles boss, Nick Walker, has kept the tile tradition going in his stunning home. The managing director of National Tiles has put his coastal cottage on the market at 12 Santa Monica Rd — complete with travertine tiles from Turkey.last_img read more

Is this Brisbane home the king of Queenslanders?

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first_imgCM 10 Power St, Norman ParkSET atop a hill in a suburb that used to house an Australian prime minister, this charming home may well be the king of Queenslanders.Oriented towards impressive city skyline views, the five bedroom, four bathroom, quadruple garage home at 10 Power Street, Norman Park is so loaded with charm, it’s expected to fetch over a couple of million at auction next week. Norman Park, once home to former PM Kevin Rudd, is classified as a high demand market by realestate.com.au with 972 visits per property, almost triple the Queensland average. Even its loo has a view.A distinct feature of this residence is its vast timber deck surrounding an inground saltwater pool. The deck provides a separation between the main house and detached guesthouse, which includes living spaces with timber floors, a high peaked ceiling with exposed beams, a kitchen, bedroom and a bathroom. The property has an expansive 20m frontage with a large 810sq m block and the home features ducted reverse cycle airconditioning, solar power and established gardens. The home is open for inspection from 6-6.30pm on Wednesday and is scheduled to go to auction at noon on December 9. FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REALESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX Ample verandas to make the most of the views.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoAgent Frank Lombardi of Ray White East Brisbane, who’s marketing the home with Dale Cage, said the ‘captivating Queenslander’ was more than a house.“This is a home your family will fall in love with, a home that your family will grow up in, a home you’ll want to grow old in,” he said.Its classic facade complete with a gable roof and leadlight front door sets the tone for the interiors, which span two levels – and then there’s the separate self-contained guesthouse.Character features enhance the house, including the main living hub which sits on the upper level and has polished hardwood floors, high ceilings, VJ walls and fretwork. So much space it feels luxurious. I can see myself putting together a cheese platter here.The open-plan kitchen boasts timber benchtops, ample white cabinetry and quality appliances including a VZUG induction cooktop and oven, Miele dishwasher. There are city views through its large windows.From the lounge area, French doors draw in natural light and open to a covered deck, ideal for outdoor dining and entertainment with the city as its backdrop.Four bedrooms with built-in wardrobes sit in the main house; the main bedroom also has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. The lower level includes a large open-plan living area with a wet bar and access to a covered deck overlooking a pool and the city. 10 Power Street, Norman Park Qld 4170center_img It’s hard to walk past a view like this one. The guesthouse also has spectacular views. The kitchen in the guesthouse. Serious effort has gone into maintaining old world charm.last_img read more

Doctors fight to kill South Australian euthanasia bill

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first_imgLifesite News 5 June 2013A group of Australian doctors opposed to the introduction of euthanasia and assisted suicide has written to all House of Assembly MPs condemning Hon. Bob Such’s ‘Ending Life with Dignity Bill’ 2013.Senior South Australian neurologist Dr Timothy Kleinig, the chair of Doctors Opposed to Euthanasia (DOE), said the bill confuses the deliberate killing of a patient through euthanasia with the withdrawal and withholding of treatment at a patient’s request.“[A]s the AMA (Australian Medical Association) and others have pointed out, (this) is not euthanasia,” said Dr. Kleinig, “but the refusal of medical care, the legality or ethics of which is not in dispute.”..The AMA has said the bill shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the role and intention of palliative care. In describing both bills, AMA (SA) President, Dr Patricia Montanaro said:…these Bills have major elements that are ill-conceived, indicate a fundamental lack of understanding of current concepts in end-of-life care, and show a confusion in understanding of the critical difference between palliative care and euthanasia. They therefore have the potential to confuse and compromise the provision of good end-of-life care, with resulting distress to patients and their families.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/doctors-fight-to-kill-south-australian-euthanasia-billlast_img read more

Harris tops Virginia Sprint Series finale

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first_imgBy Jim HainesSHENANDOAH, Va. (Oct. 10) – Jerald Harris wrapped up the Virginia Sprint Series crown with his third straight feature win Saturday at Shenandoah Speedway.The race stayed green from start to finish and Harris was unchallenged at the checkers. The Ex­treme Motorsports IMCA Sprint Car victory was his sixth of 2015 and second this season on the asphalt at Shenandoah.Glenn Worrell and Brian Lawson paced the field to green with Lawson out first. Harris shadowed him for seven laps before taking over the lead and ran in front to the finish.Tom Humphries and Lawson were next across the stripe.Feature results – 1. Jerald Harris; 2. Tom Humphries; 3. Brian Lawson; 4. Tony Harris; 5. An­thony Linkenhoker; 6. Charlie Ware; 7. Glenn Worrell; 8. Chris Ware; 9. Ron Moyers.last_img read more

WATCH LIVE: WH Coronavirus Task Force Briefing

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first_imgPresident Trump updates what he calls the “Chinese Virus” from the White House.He announced that he is invoking the “Defense Production Act.”The Defense Production Act (Pub.L. 81–774) is a United States federal law enacted on September 8, 1950, in response to the start of the Korean War. WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he will invoke Defense Production Act to marshal private sector in response to coronavirus pandemic.— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 18, 2020 Also, the Treasury Department is proposing $250-billion in direct payments to Americans, starting April 6th.Another round of $250-billion would start on May 18th.As the coronavirus crisis hammers the U.S. economy, the stimulus package would be a tiered payment system based on income level and family size.The stimulus include 200-billion-dollars in aid to industries, including $50-billion for the struggling airline industry.WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury proposal: Deliver $500B in checks to millions of Americans, first round coming April 6.— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 18, 2020 The president said a “self-swabbing” COVID-19 test will be made available to the public soon.Pres says he’ll be asking FDA to approve self-swabbing for Coronavirus tests to free up medical personnel that now perform the tests.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 18, 2020center_img The Dow Jones Industrial Average is below 20-thousand, a fall of nearly ten-thousand points since it was flirting with crossing the 30-thousand mark for the first time last month. The Dow was down more than 13-hundred points in early trading. All three major stock indexes are down around five or six percent on the day.last_img read more

Sparta Boss in action tonight as Rio $1M tournament kicks off

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first_imgAt the end of the group round, the top two finishers from each section and the best four third place teams will advance to the knockout round.Day-1-Thursday November 14thAlexander vs Kingston-19:00hrsSpot-7 vs Buxton Diamond-19:30hrsBack Circle vs Rio All-Stars-20:00hrsLA Ballers vs BV-20:30hrsLeopold Street vs Uprising-21:00hrsTiger Bay vs Broad Street-21:30hrsSparta vs Melanie-22:00hrs Day-2-Saturday November 16thSophia vs Island All-Stars-19:00hrsAlexander vs Melanie-19:30hrsAlbouystown-A vs Showstoppers-20:00hrsFuture Stars vs Stabroek Ballers-20:30hrsLeopold Street vs Broad Street-21:00hrsGold is Money vs Silver Bullets-21:30hrsKingston vs Sparta-22:00hrs A mammoth crowd is expected to descend on the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue this evening when the inaugural ‘Rio Indoor Streetball Championship’ officially starts with the group stage play from 19:00hrs.According to an official release from tournament coordinator, Three Peat Promotions, “The excitement and buzz is certainly in the air for this inaugural tournament. This is the first time in local history that an indoor community/street ball championship will be played for $1,000,000 first prize.It is well deserved for the players who have built this format from its initial humble beginnings and deserved recognition for creating a viable format and alternative of the traditional game.” The release further said, “The tournament is expected to be fiercely competitive and very exciting for both fans and players. We are expecting a huge turnout and support throughout the event as they will be prizes to be won by several spectators each night, which will certainly add to the spectacle that will unfold. We encourage all teams to be punctual for their respective matches and to help keep the tournament, along with their fan base incident free.”The historic event will commence with Alexander Village battling Kingston from 19:00hrs, with Spot-7 taking on Buxton Diamond at 19:30hrs and Back Circle tackling Rio All-Stars from 20:00hrs.The fourth engagement will pit LA Ballers against Beterverwagting [BV] from 20:30hrs, with Leopold Street battling Uprising at 21:30hrs in the fifth affair. In the final two matches, Tiger Bay lock horns with Broad Street at 21:30hrs and Sparta Boss faces off with Melanie from 22:00hrs.The second night of the event will then occur on Saturday at the same venue. The round-robin competition, which lasts for the duration of eight nights, will conclude with the grand finale on December 14th.The other playing nights are November 21st, 23rd, 28th, 30th and December 7th. With the $1,000,000 slated for the eventual winner, the second, third and fourth place finishers will pocket $400,000, $200,000 and $100,000 respectively and the corresponding accolade.Group-A comprises Back Circle, Buxton Diamond, Spot-7 and Rio All-Stars, while group-B contains Leopold Street, Tiger Bay, Uprising and Broad Street, Group-C features Sparta Boss, Alexander Village, Kingston and Melanie.Group-D consists of LA Ballers, Bent Street, BV and Avocado Ballers, while group-E Future Stars is made up of Future Stars, Albouystown-A, Showstoppers, Stabroek Ballers. Group-F involves Gold is Money, Sophia, Silver Bullets and Island All-Stars.last_img read more

F-M girls volleyball takes losses to B’ville, C-NS

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first_imgOn its side, B’ville had Jenna Garvey earn 23 assists and Summer McClintic add 13 assists. McClintic also had 11 kills, part of a strong front line that included Kordas, who had 10 kills.Facing Cicero-North Syracuse on Wednesday night, the Hornets were poised to win, having taken the first two sets 25-15 and 25-21. But the Northstars, after winning the third set 25-9, kept F-M from closing it out in the fourth set, pulling it out 27-25 and then winning the fifth 25-17 to complete the rally.Broddus put away 11 kills, with Stoppacher and Mackenzie Helmer each adding nine kills. Anna Williams had six kills. Napier notched 39 assists and 11 digs as Thomas produced 33 digs, Myaghkota had 18 digs to go with five kills, and Avery had 12 digs.Then F-M went to Central Square’s Dig Pink Tournament on Saturday before a busy week that would culminate Thursday with the Hornets battling its neighbors from Jamesville-DeWitt.For its part, J-D had already swept PSLA-Fowler 25-12, 25-10, 25-10 last Tuesday night, with Sophia Ferris earning six kills and Amber Hamernik adding five kills. Maris Ryan earned eight assists and Grace DiGiovanni contributed six assists,Then the Red Rams lost the first set to Homer 29-27 a night later, but rebounded to win the next three sets by 25-21, 25-17 and 25-22 margins.Ryan had 30 assists and 14 digs as Aurora LeClair got 27 digs. Linda Shen, with 15 kills, paced J-D’s front line, Skylar Hardt contributing nine kills and seven blocks as Fiona McNeil had four kills and eight blocks and Ferris got eight kills. Cara Glazier had 12 digs.Then J-D swept Fulton 25-15, 25-17, 25-14 on Thursday night, seeing Shen deliver seven kills and Elena Hardt add six kills. Ferris had four kills, the same as Skyler Hardt, with Ryan earning 19 assists and  LeClair getting eight digs.Bishop Grimes returned to action last Tuesday night, sweeping Hamilton 25-11, 29-27, 25-12. Izzy Kinsey managed eight kills, three aces and nine digs, with Bella D’Andrea and Abbey Clapper earning seven kills apiece. Lexi Emmi earned 22 assists, five digs and four aces.Then, in Friday’s match against Bishop Ludden, the Cobras won the first set 25-21, lost the next two sets 25-10 and 25-22 and claimed the fourth set 25-17, only to drop the final set to the Gaelic Knights 25-17. D’Andrea finished with 13 kills, while Kinsey had seven kills and Emmi got 23 assists.In boys volleyball, Fayetteville-Manlius had opened its season Aug. 30 with a tournament appearance in Baldwinsville, then was off until last Tuesday night, when in its first head-to-head match of the fall it defeated Oswego in four sets.Close 28-26 decisions in each of the last two sets indicated how good this match was as Andersen Fuller put away 20 kills, with Cyrus Felton adding 13 kills and six digs. Feeding both of them, Brandon Rogers piled up 37 assists as Sam Elbadawi had a team-best seven digs. Isaac Frechette contributed five digs.Jamesville-DeWitt ran into Cicero-North Syracuse and lost, 25-18, 25-13, 25-22 to the Northstars. Matt Cieplicki still finished with 11 kills, while Nick Kemmis got six kills and Kenny Hildreth added five kills. Brevin Scullion passed to them and earned 23 assists.But the Red Rams rebounded two days later to sweep Liverpool 25-19, 25-21, 25-18. Scullion gained 32 assists, passing it to Cieplicki, who had 15 kills, and Kemmis, who got 13 kills. Hildreth earned five aces.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story At least for a single set, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls volleyball team could say that it got the best of its long-time nemesis from Baldwinsville.That was part of the takeaway from last Monday’s SCAC Metro division match, with the Hornets falling in four sets, but proving, at leaset for a while, that it could make the mighty Bees worry a bit.Both teams were coming off tournament action on Sept. 7, F-M having hosted the “Hornets’ Nest” event as B’ville gained an impressive title over host Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, who has won six state championships. Two nights later, they were going head-to-head, and the Bees made enough mistakes in the first set that the Hornets capitalized and won that set 25-22.And the second set was close, too, but B’ville pulled this out 25-22. Perhaps denied its best chance at an upset, F-M could only watch as the Bees claimed each of the next two sets by equal 25-14 margins.Juliana Myagkota still managed 14 kills, with Nina Avery notching 10 kills and Kendra Broddus getting eight kills. Defensively, Morgan Napier notched 18 digs, with Harter Stoppacher adding eight digs.center_img Tags: Bishop GrimesF-MJ-Dvolleyballlast_img read more

Trio of big men bring defensive presence to Syracuse’s 2-3 zone early in season

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first_img Published on November 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 They stand a combined 244 inches tall and weigh a combined 745 pounds. Together they take turns manning the middle of Syracuse’s 2-3 zone, a menacing trio of speed, athleticism and power that few teams around the country can match.Their goal is simple: Block every shot attempted by an opponent in the paint. And as their offensive games develop, that defensive mindset will be their calling card.“I think the biggest thing is that we have to be great defensively,” Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins said after practice on Tuesday. “We have to take charges. Fab (Melo) impacted the game last year by being great defensively and having a presence down low and letting them know that you’re not going to get easy layups, you’re not going to get easy shots.”Occupying the center of the paint, the place Melo dwelled last season, are Rakeem Christmas, Baye Moussa Keita and freshman DaJuan Coleman. Together they put forth a stifling defensive effort in a season-opening win against San Diego State, blocking a combined six shots. Up next is Wagner (0-1) at the Carrier Dome at 1 p.m. on Sunday, and these three underclassmen will continue to fuel the Orange (1-0) defense against a team with only one player taller than 6-foot-8.“What you want to try to do early in the year is really get them to buy into the defensive end of the court,” Hopkins said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor Christmas and Moussa Keita that has meant a continued education of the 2-3 zone system and adapting to the absence of Melo, who took home Big East Defensive Player of the Year honors last season. And for Coleman that has meant a crash course in the intricacies of rotations while learning both the wing and center positions.Last Sunday against the Aztecs, Coleman took the next step in his progression by starting at the center position. He and Christmas, who manned the middle of the zone at the start of both exhibition games, switched positions, allowing the 6-foot-9, 288-pound freshman to patrol the paint — a position that Hopkins said he and the rest of the coaching staff see as the logical fit for Coleman.“It felt good,” Coleman said on playing the center position. “I’ve been used to it since high school. We played a little zone, plus I’ve been playing the five in practice.”He quickly got into foul trouble on Sunday against the Aztecs, but Hopkins was pleased with his effort on the both ends of the floor. And his activeness on offense — he was in prime position for two tip-ins, though he missed one — was a positive sign.Equally impressive was the defensive aggressiveness exuded by Christmas and Moussa Keita. Hopkins called Christmas the “athletic, physical man” and Moussa Keita the “active, quick, intelligent player,” and together they frustrated San Diego State’s players from start to finish.Christmas tallied five blocks by himself on Sunday, and Keita chipped in with a block of his own. Keita had a second block waived off after he was whistled for a foul after chasing down Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State’s best player, which he insisted on Thursday was a clean play.“It goes back to confidence and knowing that he can make plays defensively,” Hopkins said.The next step for Syracuse’s three big men is to add to their defensive repertoire. Part of Melo’s defensive prowess last season was his incredible ability to take charges. When coupled with his shot blocking, the 2-3 zone defense became dynamic.Keita said he and his two fellow interior players were disappointed when they failed to take a charge against the Aztecs. So when Coleman stepped up and drew a charge on C.J. Fair in practice on Tuesday, the entire team — guards, coaches and forwards — cheered and applauded.While the defense is their calling card, their offense remains a work in progress. For now, Hopkins said relying on Fair, Brandon Triche and Michael Carter-Williams can benefit the team as the young big men continue to develop.Eventually, as the guards and wings attract the attention of opposing defenses, opportunities for the interior players to contribute offensively will present themselves. It’s only a matter of time.Said Coleman: “The thing is we’re going to keep getting better.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

No. 4 Trojans have strong showing in tournament

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first_imgThe No. 4 USC men’s tennis team earned third place at the BNP Paribas Collegiate Challenge presented by Oracle at Indian Wells, California, and routed crosstown rival No. 14 UCLA at Marks Stadium.After defeating the Bruins 4-1 on March 14, the Trojans opened the Collegiate Challenge on March 20 with a redeeming 4-0 sweep of No. 20 Tulsa — the Golden Hurricane handed the then-No. 1 Trojans a 4-3 upset loss earlier in the season — but dropped a 4-3 nailbiter to the No. 3 Baylor Bears in the semifinal round the next day. USC claimed third in the Collegiate Challenge after a 4-0 victory over No. 29 Columbia on March 22 in the third-place game.Saturday’s matchup between the Trojans and the Bears went the distance, coming down to the final game. In doubles, senior Trojan duo Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz took down the Bears’ Tony Lupieri and Mate Zsiga 6-4, while sophomore Nick Crystal and freshman Thibault Forget fell 6-3 to the Baylor pair of Felipe Rios and Vince Schneider. The Bears narrowly came away with the doubles point, as Baylor’s Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz eked out a win over junior Max de Vroome and senior Eric Johnson 7-6 in the third game of doubles play.“We had a match point at one point in doubles,” head coach Peter Smith said. “With the scoring system how it is, your window of opportunity is usually small but it’s there. We didn’t get it [Saturday], but I think that’ll really drive us the next time we play [Baylor]. Of course we want to win it, but I think what’s more important is just competing in that situation, because you’re better for it.”Initially down 1-0, following Crystal’s loss to Baylor’s Rios, the Trojans clawed back on terms 3-3 with the Bears in singles. USC’s No. 20 Quiroz fought his way to a two set win over No. 39 Lupieri on court two, fellow senior Johnson followed suit with a win over Max Tchoutakian on court three. Senior Jonny Wang brought the Trojans ahead 3-2 with his win over Baylor’s Schneider. In the final match of the tug-of-war between the two sides, however, the Trojans’ Hanfmann (ranked No. 8 nationally) couldn’t hang on against the Bears’ Lenz (ranked No. 4 nationally) who handed the Bears a 4-3 victory with his 6-2, 7-5 win.In Sunday’s contest against Columbia, the Trojans never lost the lead. Doubles competition witnessed the USC tandems of Johnson-de Vroome and Hanfmann-Quiroz win their games 6-4 and 7-5, respectively, to put the Trojans ahead 1-0.“We went out [Sunday] and took care of business,” Smith said. “We played with a good sense of urgency. We knew it was kind of a strap match for us, and we walked out there ready to go.”In singles, the defending NCAA champion Trojans wasted no time in closing out the match. Johnson posted a near-immaculate showing with a 6-0, 6-1 win at the start of singles play to make the USC advantage 2-0. Hanfmann soon followed suit, claiming a 6-2, 6-1 victory and pushing the lead to 3-0. De Vroome delivered the knockout blow, winning 7-6, 6-4 to complete the 4-0 sweep and clinch third place in the tournament for the Trojans. With the majority of the seven points already in the bag for the Trojans, Crystal, Quiroz and Wang’s matches were abandoned from play.Following the third-place finish, the Trojans are 15-3 overall. With the Pac-12 Championships a month away, the Trojans will host Washington and Oregon this upcoming weekend.“We’re excited to be home,” Smith said. “I wouldn’t say we’re that familiar with our upcoming opponents, but we’re excited to be home and taking care of our training and our course.”last_img read more

Rohr Raises Concern over Kalu’s Fitness for AFCON 2019

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first_imgSuper Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr is worried over one of the players, Samuel Kalu who is battling to be fit for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after suffering a relapse from an injury which he has nursed for two months and half.According to Owngoalnigeria.com, Kalu is yet to play for Bordeaux the past three weeks and he is not close to returning for the team due to the injury set back, which according to Rohr became worse after he tried to force his return back to action in a league game against Monaco on the 9th of March, a game he ended up playing just 29 minutes.The Franco-German coach revealed that Kalu’s family issues particularly when his mother was kidnapped for ransom also aggravated the injury as the 21 year old didn’t sleep for nights in his bid to secure the release of his mother from her abductors. He rounded up by saying he is however hopeful that the forward will play for Bordeaux once again this season and also prove his fitness on time for the Africa Cup of Nations because he is a very important player to the senior national team of Nigeria.” It’s an elongation at the limit of a small tear. He wanted to resume a little too fast ‎, so he forced it and with the fatigue accumulated by the anxiety for his mother who was kidnapped, he had sleepless nights which further aggravated the injury “, Rohr said.” Bordeaux has shown lot of understanding and have been helpful to him. The injury halted his progress but I am sure he will bring something more when he returns because he is also key to our plans for the Africa Cup of Nations “.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Samuel Kalulast_img read more