Mouth-watering Prizes at Stake in Southern Sun Ikoyi Golf Tournament

first_imgWinners at this year’s Southern Sun Ikoyi Golf Tournament at the Lakowe Lakes and Golf Course in Lagos have been assured of mouth-watering prizes including business and economy class tickets to various international travel destinations courtesy the tournament’s corporate sponsors.The tournament is scheduled to tee-off on November 16 with over 80 golfers competing for the prizes at stake in the various categories.According to the organisers of the event, golfers nominated by corporate sponsors representing various sectors of the economy are expected to feature at this 7th edition. The golf tournament is considered one of the strategic plans developed by the luxury hotel to reinforce its commitment to the promotion of sporting activities, relaxation and networking within its community.Speaking at a media briefing ahead of the tourney, General Manager, Southern Sun Ikoyi, Mark Loxley, used the opportunity to appreciate the traditional sponsors of the tournament for their support while recognizing new partners.He reiterated that preparations are in top gear to ensure that partners and stakeholders of the Southern Sun Ikoyi brand have a truly memorable and fun day at this year’s tournament.Mr. Loxley further added that in addition to the fantastic networking opportunities on offer to its sponsors and guests, “the 2018 Southern Sun Ikoyi Golf Tournament day, is one of the best ways that we can have our esteemed customers escape the daily chores of a hectic schedule and instead, do something healthy and socially worthy to strengthen the ties of our business community through sports and leisure”Reiterating the tournament’s objective, Sales and Marketing Manager, Southern Sun Ikoyi, Ubong Nseobot, stated that “the golf tournament is a significant event within the hotel’s calendar as it is not a commercial event, but a CSR activity in giving back to the community within which it operates. Proceeds from the tournament will be given to the Arrows of God Orphanage which has been the hotel’s adopted charity organization in the past nine years.”The Southern Sun Ikoyi Golf has grown bigger in scope as well as preparation and in turn has attracted both traditional and new sponsors who are keen on partnering the hotel to ensure a world-class golfing experience. Some traditional sponsors of the tournament include; EKEDC, Zenith Bank, Diamond Bank, DHL, amongst others, while new partners who have come on board include newly include; KLM, Air Namibia and Kenya Airways.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


Dodgers sweep way past Mets

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Also for the second consecutive day, the Mets’ momentum died there. The Dodgers’ first hit of the game was a solo home run by Justin Turner in the third inning. The next batter, Cody Bellinger, lined a ground-rule double over the short right field fence on one hop. Kiké Hernandez hit Steven Matz’s next pitch over the fence for a two-run home run. It was the Dodgers’ 14th home run of the series, and it gave the Dodgers a 3-1 lead.Rather than pile on, the Dodgers let up.Matz completed six innings and did not allow another hit. The only trouble he encountered was when Austin Barnes walked to lead off the fourth inning, then stole second and third base. No Dodger catcher had stolen two bases in the same game – let alone the same inning – since Russell Martin in 2010. But Barnes was stranded when Ryu struck out and Logan Forsythe lined out to left field.Matz allowed only three hits and three runs over six innings, while walking five batters and striking out eight.The Dodgers retook the lead in the seventh inning on a solo home run by Joc Pederson, their 15th homer in the series. It wasn’t Roberts’ only curious call from the dugout, but they all worked Thursday. They worked all series. The Dodgers swept the four-game set from the Mets, winning 6-3.In his 12th start of the season — his fifth since rejoining the rotation — Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed two runs in five innings. He threw a fairly efficient 86 pitches, well short of the 105 he threw in his previous outing.But Roberts decided he’d seen enough from Ryu with a Dodgers nursing a 3-2 lead after five innings. The Mets found new life with Chris Hatcher on the mound in the sixth inning. A two-out double by Lucas Duda drove in Jay Bruce to tie the game 3-3.Ryu lowered his earned-run average for the season to 4.30. Hatcher saw his ERA rise to 4.66.For the second consecutive day, Curtis Granderson led off the game with a home run. He sent Ryu’s fourth pitch, a 92 mph fastball, over the fence in right-center field.center_img LOS ANGELES >> Corey Seager never let go of his bat.The Dodgers had loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh inning Thursday, looking to pad a 4-3 lead against the New York Mets. The pitcher, Pedro Baez, was due to bat. Right-hander Sergio Romo was warming up in the bullpen. Seager, arguably the Dodgers’ best all-around hitter, was standing in the on-deck circle.And then he wasn’t.Dave Roberts called Seager back into the dugout so that Baez could hit for himself against reliever Jerry Blevins. The unorthodox decision paid off when Blevins threw four pitches out of the strike zone, walking Baez to force in a run before the announced crowd of 45,967 at Dodger Stadium.last_img read more


LISTEN: Antonio Conte likely to STAY at Chelsea, Roma chief tells talkSPORT

first_imgAntonio Conte is likely to stay at Chelsea beyond this season as he will be keen to lead the club in the Champions League.That’s the verdict of Roma chief executive Umberto Gandini, who joined talkSPORT on Tuesday to reflect on the Italian manager’s dream debut season in the Premier League.Conte is on the brink of seeing his Chelsea side being crowned champions in his first year in English football, after their 3-0 win over Middlesbrough meant they need just three points from their final three games to claim the title.But there are fears the Blues could lose their boss, with reports over the past number of months linking Conte with a shock return to Italy.Newly-minted Inter Milan are supposedly plotting an audacious contract offer to tempt Conte back to his homeland this summer, as their new Chinese owners looks to get the club back challenging for top honours.However, Gandini – who has known Conte since the early days of his playing career at Juventus – believes it is unlikely the manager would want to leave Chelsea now having sealed the Blues’ spot in next season’s Champions League.Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, he said: “There are very few coaches who are able to totally change the destiny of a club, and if you go through the speculation in the newspapers, yes, there are a few clubs who are looking at Antonio.“Antonio is going to make a fantastic statement by winning the Premier League in his first year and I tend to think he would like to play with Chelsea in the Champions League, but you never know.”Another Italian who could soon be on his way to the Premier League, if speculation is to be believed, is Massimiliano Allegri.Juventus have gone from strength to strength under the 49-year-old’s stewardship, and he has been hailed as the man destined to take over from Arsene Wenger when he eventually ends his long Arsenal reign.The Turin giants are poised to lift their third consecutive Serie A title under Allegri, having also won the previous three campaigns under now-Chelsea boss Conte.And Gandini says Arsenal will have their work cut out for them to tempt the manager to leave Juventus and take over at the Emirates Stadium.“Massimiliano is a very, very good coach – I worked with him at AC Milan and we won a league together,” he added.“He’s doing exceptionally well at Juventus. He’s definitely in the same class [as Conte].“I think Massimiliano would be successful [in the Premier League] but I think Juventus will be very strong to keep him.”last_img read more