Nigeria’s u-17 women’s national team will aim to garner their first points of the FIFA u17 Women’s World Cup when they trade tackles with New Zealand on Friday, October 14, at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao, Goa.

The Flamingos lost their opening match of the tournament on Tuesday after falling to a 2-1 defeat to Germany on Tuesday.

Dutch World Supersport 300 motorcycle rider, Victor Steeman has died at the age of 22  from injuries suffered in a crash in Portugal at the weekend, World Superbikes have announced.

The 22-year-old Kawasaki racer crashed with another rider in Saturday’s race at the Algarve circuit and had to be airlifted to a hospital in Faro.

‘Despite the best efforts of the circuit’s medical staff, marshals and hospital staff, Steeman has sadly succumbed to his injuries,’ World Superbikes said.


Steeman started the Portuguese round of the championship with a mathematical chance of taking the title after four wins this season.

His family said he had been able to save five other people by donating his organs.


Steeman’s death comes less than a week after British Superbikes rider Chrissy Rouse, 26, died of head injuries after being struck by another rider in a race at England’s Donington Park circuit.

A statement from his family read: ‘Something you have always been afraid of as a parent of a motorcycle racer has now happened. Our Victor could not win this last race.

‘Despite the unbearable loss, we are extremely proud to share with you that our hero, through his passing, was able to save five other people by donating his organs.


‘We would like to thank everyone for the way you have lived with us over the past few days. We will miss our Victor enormously.’

Tributes has since poured in for Steeman following the news of his passing.

WorldSBK wrote on social media: ‘We’re deeply saddened to report the loss of WorldSSP300 rider Victor Steeman.


‘The WorldSBK family would like to send all our love to his family, team, and loved ones. A great personality, a fierce racer, and a legacy left embedded in our paddock forever. Ride in Peace, Victor.’

Nigerian sprinter and World Champion, Tobi Amusan, has been nominated for 2022 Women’s World Athlete of the Year.


The 25-year-old, who is the current world’s record holder for 100m hurdles, made the list alongside nine others.

The World Athletics (WA) said on Wednesday that the list was compiled by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas.


Other contenders for the prize are the Jamaican duo of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon, Chase Ealey of the US, and Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela.

Others include Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, Sydney McLaughlin of the US, Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh, and Kimberly Garcia of Peru.


WA said the five finalists will be determined by “a three-way voting process.”


Votes from fans on social media and the federation’s ” family” each hold 25 percent of the result.


The remaining 50 percent count of the vote goes to the World Athletics council.

The voting will close on October 31 while the winner of the grand prize will be revealed in December.


“The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the World Athletics social media platforms. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube this week; a ‘like’ on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote,” WA wrote.


“The World Athletics Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the World Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.

“Voting for the World Athletes of the Year closes at midnight on Monday 31 October. At the conclusion of the voting process, five women and five men finalists will be announced by World Athletics.


“The winners will be revealed on World Athletics’ social media platforms in early December.”