NATHAN ODUWA is hoping for some stability at Dundalk as he prepares to play in his sixth country in five years.The former Spurs starlet has completed his move to Oriel Park having been a free agent since leaving Hapoel Hadera last summer.1Credit: SportsfileThat is the same club which signed Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe – who topped the League of Ireland scoring charts last year during a loan spell with Derry City – last month.Israel was the latest pitstop for the Londoner who also played in Scotland during a loan spell with Rangers, with Slovenia’s Olimpija Ljubljana and Vejle in Denmark.Oduwa said: “My agent told me to come over and have a look at Dundalk and I was surprised at the standard and the facilities, to be honest.“In England, they don’t really talk about the League of Ireland too much but the gym facilities, changing rooms and canteen here is of European standard.ONLY 24“I’m only 24 but I’ve travelled to a lot of places and I’ve learned a lot.“The world of football can be very cut-throat and players like to have security and be somewhere where they are happy to play and express themselves and I feel like I have that at Dundalk. I’m just raring to go now.”Oduwa spent a decade on Spurs’ books without making the first team but picked up first-team experience during temporary stints with Luton Town, Colchester United and Peterborough United as well as Rangers.The attacker was also capped by England up to under-20 level and by Nigeria’s under-23s.Dundalk head coach Vinny Perth said: “Nathan is someone we have tracked for a while.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’“He trained with us last week and we were really impressed with him. He can play left-wing, right-wing and we also feel he could operate as a centre forward.“Career-wise, he probably made a couple of wrong decisions over the past couple of years but he’s got real pedigree and this is the first time he has felt at home in a group for a long time.“He’s had loads of options and he has been to lots of different clubs over the past few months but this felt more like a home move for him. It’s an opportunity for him to rebuild his career.”
Tenerife announced on Friday night that the labor authority approved the Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) presented and requested by Tenerife last week “due to force majeure”, as a consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic.“The aforementioned temporary employment regulation file (ERTE)”, details the entity’s brief, “includes the professional sports staff of the first team, grassroots soccer area, technical bodies and the rest of the sports and administrative staff.” Tenerife adds that it was forced to take this step “due to the serious health, economic and social crisis” derived from the Covid-19 pandemic, and by which thousands of people have died and tens of thousands have been infected throughout the National territory.The ERTE presented by the club has been coordinated by the economist Salvador Miranda Calderín and has received the advice of the club’s labor lawyer, Rubén Ojeda Santana and the entity’s Financial Director, Melania Rodríguez.“Always looking for the interests of all Tenerife employees, the board of directors decided to request before the corresponding body, the temporary suspension of employment of its workers due to the declaration of the state of alarm and the exceptional situation we have been experiencing since last day. March 14, 2020 ”, was published in another part of the statement.
Staying true to form, the final dealing day of the season was busy. Coming on the heels of the most active deadline day in 2006 when 25 trades were completed, at least 20 went down in the final hours Tuesday. Islanders general manager Garth Snow mulled offers for Blake, an impending unrestricted free agent this summer, and then pounced when Smyth became available when contract talks with the Oilers broke down. New York sent first-round picks Robert Nilsson (2003) and Ryan O’Marra (2005), along with the Islanders’ first-round choice in this year’s draft to Edmonton for Smyth, who has 31 goals and 53 points in 53 games this season. The Sharks sent left wing Ville Nieminen, college forward Jay Barriball and New Jersey’s first-round pick to the rebuilding Blues for Guerin. The injury-plagued Bertuzzi was traded by the Panthers for forward Shawn Matthias after playing seven games this season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Norstrom, the Kings captain since 2002, is the team’s career leader in games played among defensemen with 780. He has two goals, seven assists and 40 penalty minutes in 62 games this season. “Mattias solidifies our defensive group and also adds character and veteran leadership to our locker room,” Stars general manager Doug Armstrong said. “We look for him to make an immediate impact on this hockey club as we push towards the playoffs.” In separate trades, the Kings acquired defenseman Jamie Heward from the Washington Capitals for a conditional fifth-round pick in 2008 and sent little-used forward Jason Ward to Tampa Bay for a fifth-round pick in 2007. Heward has four goals, 12 assists and 27 penalty minutes in 52 games. Ward had an assist and four penalty minutes in seven games. The New York Islanders kept their leading scorer and stole the one that makes the Edmonton Oilers go. The Islanders, just minutes before the NHL trading deadline expired Tuesday afternoon, took Ryan Smyth away from the Oilers after deciding to hold onto Jason Blake. The big deal trumped those made earlier in the day, including ones that sent Bill Guerin from the St. Louis Blues to the San Jose Sharks and Todd Bertuzzi from Florida to Detroit. LOS ANGELES – The Kings traded defenseman Mattias Norstrom, right wing Konstantin Pushkarev and two draft picks to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Jaroslav Modry and three draft choices Tuesday. The moves were the latest in a series by general manager Dean Lombardi to unload players before Tuesday’s trade deadline as part of his efforts to rebuild the slumping Kings, who will not make the playoffs this season.