Women’s AITEO Cup: Rivers Angels survive scare to complete semi-finals lineup

first_imgTochukwu Oluehi’s safe and trusted hands were brought to bear for Rivers Angels on Sunday as the Jewel of Rivers had to depend on penalties to dispatch a dogged Edo Queens in an AITEO Cup quarter-final match decided at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.The match ended in a barren affair – like it was in the first leg which was played on Wednesday – and headed straight to penalties to decide which team goes through. Thanks to three shootout saves by Oluehi, Rivers Angels’ dream of a title defence – and the ten million naira that comes with it – is still alive.In 2015, it was Oluehi who led Sunshine Queens to their first Federation (AITEO) Cup title when she saved three penalties to help the Akure-based side beat Bayelsa Queens 3-1 in a penalty shootout.Edo Queens may be out, but they will pride themselves in being able to starve the ‘almighty’ Rivers Angels of goals over two legs.In the meantime, Rivers Angels have an obviously tougher challenge ahead as they take on Bayelsa Queens in the semi-finals.Both sides met in the final last year with the Jewel of Rivers winning on penalties.Bayelsa Queens would not only want to exert revenge on their South South neighbours, they are also motivated by the prospect of playing in the final at home.Relatedlast_img read more

Video U2 loves Costa Rica as Bono gives a lucky Tica fan

first_img* Video courtesy of Ernesto Adduci Facebook Comments Bono, lead singer of legendary Irish band U2, last week left an unforgettable impression on a Costa Rican fan who climbed onstage waving a Costa Rican flag during a concert at the United Center in Chicago.The Tica told Bono her name is Marcela, and on several videos circulating on social media she is seen suddenly appearing as the band played “Mysterious Ways.” The Thursday show is part of U2’s Innocence + Experience 2015 tour.Bono hugged Marcela and danced with her through the entire song. At song’s end, Marcela told Bono: “Costa Rica loves you.” Bono replied: “And I love Costa Rica. Yes I do. Yes I do.”Wow.The singer then recalled a 2013 incident in Costa Rica when his wife Alison “Ali” Hewson was treated for a broken leg at a local hospital. “They looked after us very, very well. … Will you pass on to the people of Costa Rica our great gratitude,” he said.Bono then told the audience that Costa Rica “is an incredible country, so sophisticated, so civilized, teaching the world a lesson on how to live in harmony and how to be extremely beautiful and not arrogant, just joyful.”Marcela asked Bono to repeat the popular Tico motto, “¡Costa Rica Pura Vida!” and the singer complied.The band then resumed the concert with “Angel of Harlem,” and Bono took the girl’s hat and handed her a smartphone with which she broadcast the concert to a live video feed and on the United Center’s Jumbotron.How cool is that? Related posts:Wife of U2’s Bono injured during Costa Rica trip? Tommy Ramone, punk band’s last original member, dies at 62 Hey NFL, are you out of your #$@% minds? EXCLUSIVE: Name Santos & Zurdo’s new song and win a free weekend beach triplast_img read more