Putting an end to her professional playing career didn't mean the end of her passion for the sport. On the contrary, it was a brand new start, as she became a football teacher after graduation.
"I didn't expect to take charge of the team at such an early stage. It arrived all of a sudden," she recalled. "But the team was at a crucial time, so I took it over."
"We all agreed it was critical to deliver the season... as basketball finds itself on the doorstep of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics where the Australian Opals are eying glory again and, just twelve months later, the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup will be hosted by Sydney." Enditem
Rwanda lags in the group without a point, Cameroon and Mozambique lead the pack with four points each while Cape Verde has two points. Enditem
Trailing by as many as 15 points in the second quarter, Shanxi put on a ferocious 13-0 run and gradually seized the control in the second half.
The Spaniard rewrote history again in Paris after sweeping old rival and top seed Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the men's singles final on Sunday, lifting his 13th La Coupe des Mousquetaires and equaling Roger Federer's men's all-time record of winning 20 Grand Slam singles titles.
BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Main Press Center (MPC) and International Broadcasting Center (IBC) will be integrated into the Main Media Center (MMC) during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Malian captain Hamari Traore secured the opening goal in the third minute while El Bilal Traore and Haidara Amadou also scored in the 49th and 75th minutes respectively to secure a convincing win for the Eagles.
It took the five-time world champions just 16 minutes to find the target, with Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos meeting a curling Danilo cross with a powerful header from the edge of the six-yard box.
Temwa Chawinga broke the deadlock for Wuhan in the 26th minute, taking advantage of an error from a Jiangsu defender in the penalty area and lobbing the ball into the net. Jiangsu wasted a chance to level the game in the 38th minute as Ni Mengjie missed a penalty.
"We will add new blood," he said. "The door of the national team is always open to those who are in good form and willing to fight, no matter they are teenagers or experienced players."