Why Nigeria couldn’t excel at Women’s World Cup – Uchendu

first_img “Football is all about understanding and team cohesion,” Uchendu told Kick442. “I think if the Super Falcons should play more Grade A friendly games with tough teams (countries) before major competitions like the World Cup, it will help the players have more understanding of each other and it will bring cohesion in the team. “Most importantly, the team will get better exposed to playing tough teams almost what they should expect in these major competitions.” Nigeria are without a substantive coach and yet to regroup since crashing for the third time in a row from the 2020 African Olympic qualifiers in October last year. Read Also:Super Falcons striker signs for Minsk They will face Togo or Niger in the second round of the African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers in June as they aim to claim the continental crown for the fourth time in a row later this year. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chinaza Uchendu believes Nigeria’s below-par performance at the 2019 Women’s World Cup is due to a lack of team cohesion. Promoted Content13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWorld’s Most Delicious Foods7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Absurd Ideas That Made Their Inventors Millions In the build-up to the showpiece event last year, Nigeria played 14 warm-up games between January to June, including the Chinese Invitational, Cyprus Women’s Cup, Wafu Women’s Cup and Canada. After claiming a ninth African title in 2018, the Super Falcons progressed to the knockout stage for the second time in history on their eighth appearance at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. Despite reaching the Round of 16 last year, the West African giants bowed out of the competition after a 3-0 thrashing against Germany. And the Sporting Braga midfielder feels the team’s inability to impress could also be hugely blamed on the lack of regular grade-A warm-up games before major tournaments.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Stanford doctor addresses Indiana prosecutors about opioids

first_imgFrench Lick, In. — Attendees of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council’s summer conference heard an address from Stanford University’s Dr. Anna Lembke, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science.Lembke came to the summer conference to talk specifically about her personal experience in treating people dealing with addictions to prescription drugs. She said there is a direct correlation between the massive increase in prescriptions for opioids to the spike in opioid related deaths. She also specified it wasn’t one certain set of physicians who were prescribing a large amount, all physicians are over-prescribing, she said.“Today in our culture, we really believe that pain is dangerous,” Lembke said. “I think it’s worth noting that this is a very modern concept. We used to believe that pain was a good thing and meant the body was healing. We don’t think of pain that way anymore.”Lembke spoke about her recent book Drug Dealer, M.D. which takes a deep dive into the opioid crisis gripping America, including how doctors and patients got into the crisis and possible ways to get out of it. With her background, Lembke has a unique perspective on what motivates those addicted to painkillers and why doctors have been susceptible to over-prescribing.Lembke took a deep dive into the startling number of prescriptions filled in the past ten years and the coinciding spike in the number of prescription overdose deaths. Currently in the United States, 16,000 people die from prescription opioid overdoses each year, according to the Center for Disease Control. As a medical professional who works with people struggling with pain and pill dependency, Lembke urged those in the audience to focus on what she thinks is the true culprit behind the opioid epidemic; pills being promoted as a quick fix to problems, over-prescribing and pharmaceutical companies working together with organized medicine to create profits at the expense of patients.Importantly, Lembke talked about possible solutions as more is revealed about the opioid crisis. One suggestion was more alternatives to treating pain, including physical therapy and group therapy, and making sure those treatments are covered by health insurance. She also stressed thinking of addiction as a remitting disease and build places inside medical centers to treat addiction.last_img read more

Los Angeles Clippers’ ‘ridiculous’ J.J. Redick continuing his red-hot run

first_img“It’s just great to watch. And you know what I liked most about our team? It’s that they know he’s got it going, and they’re trying to keep him going instead of trying to get themselves going. I think Blake passes up 10 shots the last two days because he sees J.J. and he’s still looking for him.”While assessing the Clippers post-game, Celtics coach Brad Stevens gave Redick the biggest compliment.“(Chris) Paul was in charge of the whole game and he was really good,” Stevens said. “Redick’s playing at a ridiculous level and the two bigs (Griffin and DeAndre Jordan) are hard to handle. Matt Barnes is playing at a great level. You just go down the line, they’re playing really good.”‘Big Baby’ fondly remembers BostonRivers coached the Celtics for nine seasons and to the NBA title in 2008, when they beat the Lakers. When Rivers arrived inside the arena Sunday, he was greeted by many wishing him well. He wasn’t the only one with cherished memories there. Reserve forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis played for the Celtics from 2007-11. He was a rookie on the ‘08 championship team and he was in his third season when the Celtics lost to the Lakers in the 2010 NBA Finals.“It always feels good to come back here to Boston,” Davis said. “This is where you started your career, for me, and I have some great memories: Finals twice, NBA championship, and also just the relationships are just awesome.“So it was good seeing a lot of familiar faces.”Here come the WarriorsGolden State, which has a league-best record of 60-13, is 2-1 against the Clippers this season. The Warriors won 121-104 on Nov. 5 at Oracle Arena in Oakland with Steph Curry leading all scorers with 28 points. The Clippers came back and took the Warriors 100-86 on Christmas Day at Staples Center with Clippers’ sixth-man Jamal Crawford leading everyone with 24 points; Crawford (calf) won’t play Tuesday.And on March 8 at Oracle, the Warriors beat the Clippers 106-98. Golden State’s Draymond Green was the high scorer with 23 points. After the game he was being interviewed on-court and Clippers reserve Dahntay Jones bumped him as he was walking by. Green called for the NBA to look at that and Jones was fined $10,000.Indeed, there is no love lost here. J.J. Redick of the Los Angeles Clippers has likely never been the biggest worry for any opponent, not with the likes of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin around. But that may be changing.Redick on Sunday had yet another terrific game, scoring 27 points on 11 of 15 shooting – 5 of 6 from 3-point range in a 119-106 victory at Boston. It was the seventh consecutive victory for the Clippers (49-25).Redick is averaging 21.1 points in March while shooting 50.9 percent from the field, a tremendous 44.3 from 3-point range. Following Sunday’s victory, coach Doc Rivers was asked what impresses him most about Redick’s run that has seen his season scoring average rise to a career-high 16.1 points.“That everyone prepares for him,” said Rivers, whose team will play host to the rival Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night at 7:30 at Staples Center. “You know it before the game; you can see within 30 seconds how they’re going to try to guard him and he makes the adjustments. It’s nothing I’m doing; the team and the players make the adjustment within a minute. They figure it out early. Like tonight, they (the Celtics) were trying not to let him go right, so he just started going left, making shots.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more