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MOTORSPORT

Michael Schumacher’s 15-year old son Mick, will appear in Formula 4 from April with Dutch team Van Amersfoort. The race format is seen as a stepping stone for young drivers wanting to get to Formula One.
THE seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher, Continues His Recovery From A Skiing Accident In 2013.

FORMULA1

McLaren test driver Kevin Magnussen will replace Fernando Alonso at the Australian Grand Prix following his crash during testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

The Albert Park Street Circuit in Melbourne grand prix which starts on the 15th of march 2015 will flag off the new Formula1 season and organisers have also mentioned that this will be the venue for at-least another five years.

BASKETBALL

Basketball Board

NBA FIXTURES

Grizzlies 7:00 PM
Pelicans

Kings 7:30 PM
Heat

Pacers 7:30 PM
Knicks

Hawks 7:30 PM
76ers

Suns 7:30 PM
Cavaliers

Trail Blazers 8:00 PM
Timberwolves

Wizards 8:30 PM
Bucks

Rockets 9:00 PM
Nuggets

* all games played at Eastern time

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Photo credit Rebecca Bollwit
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GOLF
17 year old Lydia Ko has become the youngest player to win the LPGA Tour’s rookie of the year award. Ko has bettered the record previously set by

Laura Baugh in 1973, Baugh was 18 when she won the LPGA Tour rookie of the year.

Davis cup. US vs GB, photo credit Chad Kellog https://www.flickr.com/photos/kymtyr/12242111113/in/photolist-a2w1kt-u2osS-u2osT-u2osQ-u2osU-j5drfd-FV588-FFNj8-FVsjQ-j17Bc-4redSg-FFMKf-4JrBNB-4ENoSb-a2yTzW-FVvji-FVu68-bqZ9Hm-8czssc-5otU4Q-5opBi6-5otThm-5otTXJ-8aVPnH-5FMfus-cHiToS-4qc8mN-jDN28g-FH4mC-FH5Gx-5fa9Hn-FVDs8-FFuMy-FFwQe-fSPu5n-FVCNd-fSPpPu-5opBn2-FVzcz-FVEXr-FVC4e-FVDUX-FVz6w-FVzsC-FVCoT-FVvUJ-5opBxP-5opBsv-5opBDk-FVyJR/
Davis cup. US vs GB, photo credit Chad Kellog
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TENNIS

DAVIS CUP

Defending champion Switzerland WHO ARE WITHOUT THEIR TOP PLAYERS LIKE ROGER FEDERER AND STANISLAS WAWRINKA ARE ON THE VERGE OF CRASHING OUT OF THE DAVIS CUP THEY TRAIL BELGIUM 2-1

BELGIUM 2, SWITZERLAND 1

GREAT BRITAIN 2, UNITED STATES 1
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan have provided a lifeline

BRITAIN’S TOP PLAYER Andy Murray will play American John Isner and then James Ward is scheduled to face Donald Young.

Italian Serie A

FOOTBALL

ITALY
Member clubs of Serie A in Italy have voted to give Parma a five million euro emergency fund to help the club finish their season.

players of the club have spoken out saying that they will pay for their own transport to and from games if necessary.

This lifeline will see Parma host Atalanta tomorrow and also give them the opportunity to honour the rest of their games this season.

Samuel Eto’o scores for Sampdoria

Samuel Eto’o broke his Sampdoria duck and may well end Gianfranco Zola’s Cagliari career, as the Blucerchiati won 2-0. The Cameroon Striker broke his duck in the 72 second minute and it is hoped that he would carrying on from here.

La Liga

SPAIN

A 26th minute goal by Aduriz was all it took for Athletico to defeat table toppers Real Madrid as the race for the Liga BBVA hots up in spain.

Real Madrid still top the Liga with 61 points but a victory for Barcelona over Rayo Vallecano will the Catalan giants leapfrog Madrid into first place.

German Bundesliga

GERMANY

A Muller Brace and a lone goal from Xabi Alonso saw Bayern Munich defeat Hannover96 by 3-1. Hannover’s Hiyotake drew first blood in the 25th minute but Bayern showed what champions are made of by pulling one back almost immediately before confirming superiority with to more goals.

FRANCE

PSG Rolled out the big guns as usual when they faced Lens today, David Luiz Scored a freekick, Ibrahimovic scored a penalty while Matuidi and Pastore also registered their names on the scorers sheet it ended 4-1 with Touzghar scoring a lone goal for Lens.

ENGLAND

It was the Harry Kane Show once again as the Tottenham striker bagged a brace as Tottenham defeated BPL Strugglers QPR. Sandro scored QPR’s only goal in the tie. QPR 1-2 Tottenham.

THE FA CUP

FA CUP

Aston Villa 2-0 West Brom

Aston Villa have booked a place semi final berth at Wembley with their second victory in one week over West Brom. The major talking point of this match however was the pitch encroachment by fans at the end of the game.

NIGERIA

Nigeria’s Beach Soccer Team Popularly Known As The Supersand Eagles Today Lost Narrowly To Senegal.

The Supersand Eagles Put Up A Spirited Performance But Lost 5-6 To Senegal In The First Semi Final Of The Ongoing Power Horse Invitational Beach Soccer Tournament In Durban, South Africa On Saturday.

Siasia Samson credit fifa.com
Siasia Samson credit fifa.com

The Nigerian Under 23 Team Male Football Team

The U-23 National Team, Dream Team, Has Reached The Final Round Of Qualifiers For The Men’s Football Tournament Of The 11Th All-Africa Games, After A 2-0 Win Over Gabon’s U-23 Side In Abuja On Saturday. The Will Now Face Zambia In Their Bid To Win A Ticket For The Men’s Football Tournament Of The 11Th All-Africa Games.

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Hotel Booking Portal JOVAGO.COM Becomes Official Hotel Partner & Advisor Of Nigeria Racing Eagle

Nigeria Racing Eagle
Nigeria Racing Eagle

Africa’s No 1 Hotel Booking Portal JOVAGO.COM Becomes Official Hotel Partner & Advisor of Nigeria Racing Eagle

Less than twenty four hours after the Nigeria Racing Eagle (NRE) launched its worldwide “Bepartofhistory” campaign on Indiegogo; Africa’s No. 1 Hotel Booking Portal, Jovago.com has partnered with the Nigeria Racing Eagle to become the first sponsor of the initiative.

Jovago.com will also be the official hotel partner and advisor for the Nigeria Racing Eagle team and with its expertise, provide a robust service handling the entire team’s and guests travelling itinerary to NRE races around the world.

The campaign will give people the opportunity to experience the world of Motorsport from numerous packages (perks) on offer including World Class VIP Hospitality where companies can showcase their products and promote their brand, entertain corporate clients, reward employees or a treat for family and loved ones.

The Nigeria Racing Eagle car will also be a work of art, which will become an African monument at races and exhibitions around the world.

Logo placement on the race cars will be a new revolution for Africa in terms of marketing and corporate branding globally; a key aspect in Motorsport.

According to the founder of the Nigeria Racing Eagle, Ribi Adeshokan, “this is fantastic news for us; we are really glad that we secured our very first backing, the partnership with Jovago.com is a breakthrough for the campaign and we believe other corporate companies in Africa and those with interest in Africa will join us and benefit from the brand association.”

With this partnership, Jovago.com aims to take Nigerian racing fans and enthusiasts to the exciting NRE races around the world starting from the Brands Hatch.

jovago.com
jovago.com

As Marek Zmyslowski, Managing Director of Jovago.com comments: “this partnership for us goes beyond just providing affordable packages for people to travel to the UK and Abu Dhabi to watch the races.

We are very keen on being part of this great African story; having an African team host the racing competition and we want as many Nigerians as possible to also join us in experiencing this.

We enjoin as many African companies as possible to come on board and join in supporting this initiative.”

To pledge your support and buy into this New Africa initiative, participants can visit the crowd funding page at http://igg.me/at/racingeagleindiegogo

Subscribers will be able to redeem their perks at any of the races commencing this summer in United Kingdom and Abu Dhabi.

Jovago.com is a hotel booking website offering thousands of hotels across Africa, South Asia and Europe for customers to book directly.

They are part of the Africa Internet Holdings, a Company which operates eight companies including Jumia, across more than ten countries and backed by Rocket Internet, MTN and Millicom.

Jovago.com opens up previously unknown hotels to be discovered, booked and reviewed by the world, and helps property owners to access ever more customers.

Africa Takes Its First Racing Team To Crowd Funding…

Nigeria Racing Eagle
Nigeria Racing Eagle

Africa Takes Its First Racing Team To Crowd Funding…,

Launches #BePartofHistory Campaign for Africans to join elite Motorsport

Nigeria Racing Eagle today announced the launch its first global campaign “BePartofHistory” on crowd funding site Indiegogo. The campaign is the first of Nigeria Racing Eagles’ several planned campaigns for Africa to join the Global Motorsport Industry, which will contribute immensely to the economic growth and human development across Africa.

The campaign will create a platform for both individuals and companies to become stakeholders and be a part of the first African Racing Team. The campaign opens up the prospect for companies from small to large corporation to have their logos on the race car in single or multiple blocs and individuals can also have their photographs and faces on the car. Logo placement on race cars will be a new revolution for Africa in terms of marketing and corporate branding globally; a key aspect in Motorsport.

The campaign will give people the opportunity to experience the world of Motorsport with the numerous packages (perks) on offer including World Class VIP Hospitality where companies can showcase their products and promote their brand, entertain corporate clients, reward employees or a treat for family and loved ones.

The Nigeria Racing Eagle car will become a work of art, an African monument at races and exhibitions around the world. Subscribers will be able to redeem their perks at any of the races commencing this summer in United Kingdom and Abu Dhabi.

Nigeria Racing Eagle Founder, Ribi Adeshokan said, “Today marks a historic moment as we launch Nigeria Racing Eagle’s first-ever global campaign, we believe in bringing everyone on board to be part of this great story for Africa which is why we are embracing the Internet and running the campaign on crowd funding site. Crowdfunding has always been our way of life in Africa, with people and communities coming together to raise fund to run numerous projects.

To pledge your support and buy into this New Africa initiative, please visit our crowd funding page at http://igg.me/at/racingeagleindiegogo .