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Moses leads Nigeria to another World Cup win

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Victor Moses opened and closed the scoring as Nigeria overcame Algeria 3-1 Saturday to take charge of their group in 2018 World Cup qualifying.Captain John Obi Mikel, a Chelsea team-mate of Moses, was also on target for Nigeria at a packed Uyo stadium while Nabil Bentaleb scored for Algeria with an unstoppable drive.With Cameroon surprisingly held 1-1 at home by Zambia, Nigeria have taken a four-point lead after matchday 2 in Group B, regarded as the toughest of the five African mini-leagues.Only section winners qualify for Russia and Nigeria are sitting pretty with a maximum six points from two matches, Cameroon have two and Zambia and Algeria one each.If Nigeria win three of their remaining four qualifiers from next August — two of which are at home — they will be guaranteed to finish first and secure a sixth World Cup appearance.A lucky deflection off a defender allowed Moses to score on 20 minutes and Mikel doubled the lead three minutes before half-time while Algeria wrongly appealed for offside.Bentaleb offered hope to the visitors with a thunderous 67th-minute drive only for Moses to score again in stoppage time with a close-range shot after pouncing on a low cross.Collins Mbesuma shook Cameroon in Limbe by finishing off a Rainford Kalaba cross after a clever free-kick manoeuvre to give Zambia a 34th-minute lead.Vincent Aboubakar levelled five minutes into first-half stoppage time from a penalty, but for Cameroon it was two points dropped as much as one gained.Morocco coach Herve Renard had to settle for a 0-0 draw in Marrakech against former team the Ivory Coast — the third goalless stalemate in four Group C matches.African champions Ivory Coast will be happier with the result as they maintain their lead with four points, Gabon and Morocco have two each and Mali one. The Ivorians held the Moroccans with a depleted team, lacking suspended goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo and injured defender Eric Bailly and attacker Gervinho.Renard, who has guided Zambia and the Ivory Coast to Africa Cup of Nations titles, may regret dropping leading scorer Youssef El Arabi.South Africa converted a penalty that should not have been awarded as they beat Senegal 2-1 in Polokwane and trail Group D leaders Burkina Faso on goal difference.Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly was judged to have handled the ball just before half-time, but big-screen replays proved that it rebounded off his legs.Captain Thulani Hlatshwayo netted the spot-kick and Thulani Serero added a soft second goal in first-half stoppage time for a flattering two-goal advantage.The visitors dominated the second half and halved the deficit on 76 minutes when Cheick N’Doye slammed the ball into the net from close range after two attempts were blocked.Burkina Faso rocked Cape Verde by scoring twice within 29 minutes of the kick-off in Praia, then survived sustained second-half pressure for a 2-0 victory.Banou Diawara struck after two minutes in the multi-island state off Senegal and Prejuce Nakoulma doubled the lead.Burkina Faso and South Africa have four points each, Senegal three and Cape Verde are pointless.Uganda followed up a shock draw in Ghana last month by edging Congo Brazzaville 1-0 in Kampala thanks to goal from Belgium-based teenager Farouk Miya on 18 minutes.Victory completed a memorable year for the east Africans as they also booked a place at the biennial Cup of Nations tournament for the first time since 1978.Uganda have four points in Group E, Egypt three, Ghana one and Congo are pointless. Egypt host Ghana in Alexandria Sunday.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Bedroom Furniture – Make Your Own Personal Statement

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin2 Submitted by Furniture WorksOne may think that focusing on buying the right bedroom furniture and décor has little importance because they are the only person who will see it and use it. This may be true, but your bedroom is a place to help you unwind after a long day and also help you relax. Having the right pieces and décor brings a sense of comfort and happiness to the room. When something is not aesthetically pleasing, our mind becomes distracted and it can be hard to get comfortable.  Hence, it’s of paramount importance that you select the right bedroom furniture.Your bedroom furniture should make a personal style statement. The bedroom is a private retreat that is only going to be used by you or your family. Outsiders, guests, or even friends are not going to spend time in this room.Your bedroom furniture should reflect your interest and must cater to your own personal needs and requirements. There are many different themes of bedroom furniture that are available today including, garden cottage, traditional, contemporary, transitional, or even exotic.The Contemporary Bedroom FurniturePlatform beds are quite popular when it comes to contemporary furniture. In such a bed, there are no footboards to speak of and the bed displays clean lines of the bedding, unobstructed by any panel or spindle usually present on footboards. It’s solid, comfortable and has a slatted frame underneath, which eliminates the need for a spring mattress.These beds and the associated furniture are quite popular with those who want to give a minimalist look to their bedroom. Many people do not want the encumbrance of a large amount of furniture. They are looking for space and contemporary bedroom furniture provides a great option for the same.The Pieces for Your BedroomAfter you select a particular theme for your bedroom, the next course of action is the selection of the furniture pieces. The most important furniture piece is the bed. King size beds are popular these days, however, the size of the bed depends on the size of the room.The modern homes have built-in storage areas and large closets, which leaves a whole lot of space for the non-traditional furniture in a bedroom. Some popular choices in this regard can be large chairs, love seats, or chaises. You can also think about putting up a small study table or a multi-purpose table in the corner on the room, wherein you can place your computer etc. A hanging bookshelf or a simple bookshelf can also be a good idea. If you are a curio collector or have some personal collectible than a small curio cabinet can help fill up the room and also provide you with a great looking place to display your collectibles.Some Buying PointersWhile choosing bedroom furniture, you must never ever compromise on quality. Furniture is not something that you buy time and again, so don’t buy cheap. Good quality furniture does not come cheap, so you might have to shell out a bit of money here. Attractiveness of the furniture can be one criterion, but the durability of the furniture is as important. Give as much importance to the concept of durability as you would give to fine craftsmanship.Comfort is one of the most important parameters while looking for great bedroom furniture. You might think that visually appealing bedroom furniture is a great buy but if it does not provide the much needed relaxation for your body. It would be a waste.Mix and MatchIt’s not necessary that you stick to a particular theme while choosing bedroom furniture. You can integrate two different styles of furniture and your bedroom will still look good. It’s all about your perception and not about what people will think. You can blend in various traditional and contemporary styles in your bedroom. You can mix the beauty of a traditional wall closet with the stark linear symmetry of contemporarily designed bed.You simply must try out different things and give full vent to your imagination. Nobody is going to comment on the décor or the furniture pieces that are present in the bedroom. It is your own personal haven;  do with it, as you wish. The right choice of bedroom furniture will make the essential difference to your requirements of comfort and luxury.last_img read more

Borussia Dortmund welcome football back with a 4-0 trashing of Schalke

first_imgImage Courtesy: Borussia Dortmund/BundesligaAdvertisement a7vs2hNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsacb9gWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2utd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bqopWould you ever consider trying this?😱fimfCan your students do this? 🌚240vs8Roller skating! Powered by Firework After more than two months of no football actions, Bundesliga has finally made a come back as the first European top flight to resume after the global lock down amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Today is the 26th match day of the 2019-20 season of the German league, and in the season reopener between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke, it was a rout for the visitors as the hosts have dominated with a 4-0 victory at an empty Signal Iduna Park.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Borussia Dortmund/BundesligaComing from a 2-1 away victory against Borussia Mönchengladbach on 7th March, today’s superb win was Dortmund’s 16th victory of the current season in a behind closed doors face off.The prolific forward Erling Håland opened up the scoreline for Dortmund in the 29th minute with a striking receive from Thorgan Hazard’s cross. The Belgian winger himself also netted one in by the 48th minute.Advertisement It was an amazing performance from Raphaël Guerreiro, BVB’s superstar midfielder, who landed a brace, with each goal coming in both halves. The 26 year old Portguese scored his first nearing the end of the first half, and his second came off after a through from Håland in the 63rd minute.Dortmund are still on the second spot in the table, with 54 points from 26 matches, They are trailing just a single point behind Bayern, the table toppers who will be back in action tomorrow against Union Berlin at the German capital.Advertisement Hertha Berlin snatched a 3-0 away victory against Hoffenheim, starting with an own goal from centre back Kevin Akpoguma, followed by strikes from Vedad Ibišević and Matheus Cunha.it was a 2-1 victory for VfL Wolfsburg against Augsburg at the Wwk Arena. Renato Steffen opened up the scoreline for the visitors, followed by an own goal from Wolfsburg defender John Brooks. However, Daniel Ginczek netted in the match winner in the injury time.Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Paderborn and and RB Leipzig vs Freiburg both matches ended in a draw. While the former concluded in a goalless tie, Yussuf Poulsen and Manuel Gulde each scored one in the latter ending one all.The Frankfurt vs Monchengladbach face off ended in 1-3 for the visitors at the Commerzbank Arena. Alassane Pléa opened up the scoreline in the first minute for Gladbach, six minutes before their second strike from Marcus Thuram and a spot kick from Ramy Bensebaini. Frankfurt’s solo consolation goal came from their striker André Silva in the 81st minute.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Here are the Bundesliga games you can look forward to after football resumes on May 16!Rohit Sharma reveals the only country where team India doesn’t get support Advertisementlast_img read more