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Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the first episode of our sports wrap-up.
The 2018/2019 Season of the NPFL to start on the 13th of January.
The Nigerian Professional Football League(NPFL) has finally picked a date for the 2018/2019 season. After so much crisis from the NFF on issues relating to the leadership positions which have finally been sorted out, the LMC has released a timetable for the 2018/2019 season.
The new schedule is to accommodate the CAF inter-club competitions and also the Federation Cup. The new season will officially kick-off on 13th January 2019 with the first match and ends with the NPFL playoffs from 13th – 25th May 2019.
English Premier League
The New Year’s day matches did not come short of goals with victories for Leicester City, Arsenal, and Tottenham. Tottenham moves into second place for the time being till Manchester city face Liverpool who is cruising at the moment, on Wednesday 3rd of January.
Over the weekend, Manchester City flew back into winning ways as they took apart Southampton with ease. Their neighbors, on the other hand, tore Bournemouth in stylish fashion as Pogba scored two goals and also made an assist.
The Bucks are currently occupying the top spot in the Eastern Conference with the Raptors and the Pacers occupying 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. The Cavs are still bottom of the conference with just 8 wins so far.
In the western conference, Denver Nuggets are still top of the standings with the Warriors in the second position. OKC has climbed up to the 3rd position with the Lakers dropping to 6th on the log.
Switzerland takes two wins out of two games in Hopman Cup
In a mouth-watering fixture which saw Switzerland(the defending champions) take on the USA(most titled), Roger Federer for the first time faced Serena Williams in a mixed doubles match and came out with the bragging rights.
Roger Federer had earlier played Frances Tiafoe in the men’s singles and won with a 6-4, 6-1 victory while Serena Williams played Belinda Bencic and came out tops with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory. Team USA plays Team Great Britain next while Team Switzerland play Team Greece next.
The Hopman Cup is an annual international eight-team indoor hardcourt tennis tournament held in Perth, Western Australia in early January each year.
Do have a lovely week as this marks the end of today’s episode.