Brighton boss Sami Hyypia told the club’s official website: “Gary is a quality midfielder who we have been aware of for some time. When we knew he was available, we wanted to bring him here as he will give us another quality option in the middle of the park. “There are areas of the squad where we would like more options, and midfield was one of those areas. We have Dale Stephens out injured, but more importantly, given the considerable demands of the Championship, I want to be able to rotate the squad. “Gary has had a tough couple of seasons due to injury, but he showed during a spell with Sheffield Wednesday last season that he is over those problems. We hope this loan spell will benefit everyone: Gary, us and Aston Villa. “He is the type of midfielder who is active and mobile, but very importantly he has real quality on the ball – and is also capable of producing things from set-pieces.” Press Association The 22-year-old is in line to make his Seagulls debut in their Capital One Cup second round game at Swindon on Tuesday night after completing a medical. Gardner has suffered two serious knee injures while at Villa and was on loan at Sheffield Wednesday last season. Brighton have signed Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner on loan until January.
GUWAHATI: South Point School lifted the 1st Royal Cup U-16 Inter-School Tournament defeating Oakland School by virtue of the first innings lead at the Latasil ground here today. The star of the final is Dhruv Raaj Bora of winning outfit who made brilliant performance with both bat and ball in the two-day final. Elected to bat, Oakland English High School bowled out 150 runs in the first innings. Dhruv Raaj Borah (5/33) and Ziyad Zaman (4/29) shared nine wickets between them. In reply, rode on a nice century from Dhruv Raaj Bora, South Point School scored 292 losing all wickets.Dhruv Raaj Bora, faced 147 balls, scored 133 runs and there were 25 boundaries in his innings. Ziyad Zaman (53) also scored half century in the first innings. Among the bowlers of Oakland Sahid Ali (5/80) came out with best performance. Oakland were 150/5 in their second innings when the match came to an end. Akash Basfor(56) and Sahid Ali (55) scored half centuries while Pratay Raj Das (3-24) were most successful bowler for South Point in the second innings.Individual awards: Best Discipline Team: Don Bosco School, Best Fielder: Garg Agarwal (Royal Global School), Best wicket keeper: Sivam Chetri (Fairy Land High School), Best Batsman: Dhruv Raaj Borah (South Point School), Best Bowler: Ziyad Zaman (South Point School), Man of the match in final: Dhruv Raaj Borah (South Point School), Man of the Series: Shahid Ali (Oakland English High School).Also Read: LOCAL SPORTS
The event was graced by the presence of dignitaries and senior executives including the Managing Director of SystenSpecs, John Obaro; Managing Director of Wema Bank, Ademola Adebise; Executive Director of SystemSpecs, Deremi Atanda; legendary former goalie of Nigeria’s Super Eagles and tournament ambassador, Peter Rufai; Chief Operating Officer of Media Vision Limited, Jimmy Shogbesan, Ola Ehinmoro, HR Director, Ghana & Nigeria, Unilever; Sola Akinsoye, Country HR Manager, Nestle and an array of Ex-Super Eagles and Falcons Internationals.Reacting to the quality of football on display throughout the course of the competition and the commitment of his organisation to promoting worthy CSR causes around the nation, Managing Director of SystemSpecs, the tournament sponsors, John Obaro said: “We are committed to the promotion of a productive workforce capable of accelerating advancement in Nigerian, African and global economies as a whole.“Through RC3, for five seasons we have reinforced our commitment to provide a fun-filled platform for workforce across various brands in diverse industries in Nigeria to relax and bond in a way that ensures work-life balance, without official duties coming in the way”Also remarking on the tenacity of both teams to arrive at the final and put up a strong showing of themselves, Tournament Ambassador and Ex-Super Eagles International, Peter Rufai noted: “The quality of football seen so far has been great and I will like to applaud all the teams for putting so much effort in ensuring a great tournament. I will also like to thank SystemSpecs and Media Vision for hosting such a tournament”Unilever and FCMB competed for third and fourth places in the tournament, with the bankers defeating its on-field adversary 1-0 in a fast-paced game.Ebuka Daniel of Unilever was adjudged Most Valuable Player of the tournament and Best Midfielder while Yusuf Rasheed, also of Unilever, was named Best Goalkeeper.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Exhilaration was the pervasive feeling at the Yabatech Sports Complex on Sunday as fans of corporate football witnessed endless entertainment at the grand finale of the 2019 Remita Corporate Champions Cup (RC3), where Unilever edged Nestle to the trophy.The match, which was enjoyed by a near-capacity crowd, was as tactical as it was exciting. Four converted penalty kicks by the Unilever team deprived former champions, Nestle of the dream to lift the new Koenig Trophy for the first time after a goalless draw in regulation time.Unilever defeated FrieslandCampina and IHS Towers en-route the final while Nestle bested First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and Union Bank to make the final of the RC3, a tournament regarded by pundits as the Champions League of corporate football due to eligibility granted to winners and runners-up of sectoral championships.
The best B&H tennis player Damir Džumhur will take part this week in the ATP Challenger Tournament in Ostrava, which is being played for a prize award of 85.000 Euros.Džumhur found out the name of his opponent at the start of this competition. In the first round he will play against Riccardo Bellotti from Italy, who is taking part in this tournament as the ‘lucky loser’.The B&H tennis player is the seventh holder in this tournament.(Source: Fena)