Somalia marks 55 Years of Independence

first_imgIt is a nation that has witnessed the harshest consequences of internal conflict. Somalia has endured a torrid existence, with no formal government for more than two decades, as well as a continuing drawn out war against militant group Al Shabaab. But such major challenges are not stopping Somalis from celebrating fifty five years of independence Related Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence Somalia marks a year without Polio Somalia reopens US embassy after 25 yearslast_img

Ex-Falcons coach craves for local strategist for women’s national team

first_img Loading… Mabo was the head coach of the Nigerian women’s national team at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, 2000 Summer Olympics, and 2004 Summer Olympics.Advertisement Mabo in an exclusive chat with www.brila.net stated that Nigeria under the leadership of an indigenous coach remains the only African side to have reached the World Cup and Olympics games quarterfinals.“I personally took the Super Falcons team to the Quarterfinals of the world cup in America in 1999, and I also took them to the Olympics in Greece” read also:Oshoala: Former Super Falcons stars Akide,Nkwocha are my role models“The girls I trained today, are very well trained coaches, why not give them a chance to prove their mettle, he said.Mabo led Nigeria to the quarter-finals of the World Cup, the team’s best-ever result. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All TimeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Former Super Falcon coach,Ismaila Mabo, has said that the mantle of coaching the women’s national team should be given to an indigenous coach in the country.last_img read more

Trinidad’s Rowley to lead delegation to Europe and North America

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley leaves Trinidad on Sunday for visits to Europe and North America where he is expected to sign a new agreement with the oil company, Shell.Meeting major oil companies Rowley, speaking at the end of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Thursday, said that during the 10-day trip he would be heading a government delegation to the headquarters of the major oil companies operating here.He said he had been invited to Holland for talks with Shell and would also be visiting London for discussions with BP Oil Corporation. He said while in London he would also be meeting with Trinidad and Tobago nationals.Rowley said his visit to Texas in the United States would allow the delegation to meet Shell’s technical teams.Rowley reminded reporters that his administration had faced “challenging negotiations” with all contributors to oil and gas to the economy especially as some contracts, including long-term contracts, had come to an end.He said it was decided that both government and the companies would establish an empowered negotiation team who can speak for each interest and authorized to make decisions.“So, we’ve had that going on for quite some time and we are not in a position to tell you the final outcome of that because there are still some minor points to be tied up. But we are at a stage now where I think we have concluded those negotiations and I dare say satisfactorily,” he said, adding that the visit to Holland would allow for Trinidad and Tobago to sign an agreement with Shell from the outcome of negotiations as Cabinet has just approved the outcome.BPTT/Shell consortiumAsked about the three bids out of six received for the shallow-water bid round this week, and all from one bidder – a BPTT/Shell consortium– Rowley said “there has been some combining of effort in our area.” He said initially BP was off the east coast and then, when BP got involved with BHP, BHP became the major partner on the east coast with BP as junior partner. He noted BP was now focusing on the southern basin while Shell has consolidated and become the major player.“Now with the bid round where before you would have Shell looking for its own acreage and BP looking for its own acreage but they aren’t enemies. They’re in the same business,” he told reporters, adding the companies now talk to one another.“Which is a good thing for Trinidad and Tobago, we get the best of both companies. And some acreage was taken up and are focused on that side of it,” he said.last_img read more

World Club Cup: Late Hafidi goal sends Raja through

first_imgRaja Club Athletic (MAR) treated a packed Agadir Stadium to a confident 2-1 display against OFC representatives Auckland City FC (NZL) in the opening match of the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup Morocco. The two sides had never met before, and it was the first time Raja Casablanca had faced opponents from Oceania, while Auckland City had their best result against an African opponent at a Club World Cup in a 3-2 victory over TP Mazembe in the 2009 fifth place play-off. The Moroccan national league holders had the first chance in the seventh minute of the match when Raja captain Mohsine Moutaouali crossed from the right to the far post where Adil Karrouchy volleyed his shot over the bar from close range. Supported by their passionate home crowd, Raja came close in the 22nd minute when Moutaouali threaded a beautiful through ball to Mouhssine Iajour who was denied by Auckland goalkeeper Tamati Williams inside the box, who saved with his leg. Raja dominated possession for the majority of the first half, but Auckland were able to break in the 29th minute when Roy Krishna had his shot blocked. The deadlock was broken when Karrouchy found Iajour in the box who slotted his left-foot shot into the far corner past Williams to send Agadir into a frenzy.  The hosts brought their momentum from the first half into the second as Moutaouali curled a shot from the left edge of the box only to be denied by the post. Auckland asserted themselves on the attack when Christopher Bale shot wide from 16 metres out. The Agadir Stadium turned quiet when Mohamed Oulhaj and Ismail Benlamalem ran into each other, failing to clear effectively, leaving Fijian Krishna an open path to score the equaliser past Khalid Askri. After Krishna’s equaliser, Raja continued to attack when clever passing between Moutaouali and Abdelilah Hafidi led to a pass for Kuoko Guehi who had hist shot blocked by John Irving in the 77th minute.The tie looked to be heading into extra time when Karrouchy crossed from the goalline to find Oulhaj whose headed shot was initially saved by Williams only to fall to the feet of Hafidi who tapped in the rebound to send Agadir Stadium into delirium.   The Moroccans will now face CF Monterrey (MEX) in the quarter-finals in Agadir on 14 December.last_img read more

Magogo, Sseninde to attend 2019 CAF Awards in Hurghada

first_imgCAF big prize. PHOTO via @CAF_OnlineKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), Moses Hassim Magogo will be one of the invited guests to grace the 2019 CAF Awards taking place on Tuesday night in Egypt.It will be the first time Magogo attends a CAF function after serving a two months FIFA suspension related to the resale of 2014 tickets. The suspension ended on December 10th, 2019.Magogo who is also an executive member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will attend the ceremony at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada together with ex-Ugandan international Jean Sseninde. The former England based professional and now involved with women football has also been invited by CAF.All CAF executive members led by the President Ahmad Ahmad and all 54 Presidents of Football Federations in Africa are expected to grace the ceremony. The event will celebrate African footballers and officials who have distinguished themselves during 2019.There will also be several new award categories in recognition of exceptional contributions to African football and inspiring individuals. Four-time winner of the African Player of the Year Award Samuel Eto’o Fils as host of the ceremony.The reigning African Player of the Year Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and his teammate at Liverpool in England Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Algeria’s Riyad Mehrez (Manchester City) have been shortlisted for the top Award.Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango and other players from the Council of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) region who had been shortlisted earlier did not make the final list.Shortlists for different categoriesAfrican Football of the Year– Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool)– Riyad Mehrez (Algeria/Manchester City)– Sadio Mané (Senegal/ Liverpool)African Women’s Player of the Year– Ajara Nchout (Cameroon/Vålerenga)– Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria/FC Barcelona)– Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa/Beijing BG Phoenix)African Women’s National Team of the Year– South Africa–  Nigeria–  CameroonAfrican Men’s National Team of the Year – Algeria–  Senegal–  MadagascarAfrican Women’s Coach of the Year– Alain Djeumfa (Cameroon)– Desiree Ellis (South Africa)– Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)African Youth Player of the Year– Achraf Hakimi (Morocco/Borussia Dortmund)– Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria/Villarreal)– Victor Osimhen (Nigeria/Lille OSC)Africa’s Men’s Coach of the Year– Aliou Cissé (Senegal National Team)– Djamel Belmadi (Algeria National Team) – Moïne Chaâbani  (Espérance Sportive de Tunis)African Inter clubs Player of the Year– Tarek Hamed (Egypt/Zamalek)– Youcef Belaili (Algeria/Espérance Sportive de Tunis/Al Ahli KSA)– Anice Badri (Tunisia/Espérance Sportive de Tunis)*****URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

England six face France in boys’ international

first_img8 May 2019 England six face France in boys’ international Tags: elite golf, England teams, England v Spain, Junior Golf Six England players will take on France in an U18 boys’ international at Chantilly Golf Club this weekend.They are Enrique Dimayuga of Surrey (pictured), Dubai-based Josh Hill, Habebul Islam of Ipswich, Ben Pierleoni of Hertfordshire, Ben Schmidt of Yorkshire and Robin Williams of Northamptonshire.The match takes place on Friday and Saturday, 10 and 11 May, and is being played on the course which will host the European boys’ team championship in July.The players are all members of the England Golf national boys’ squad:Enrique Dimayuga, 17, (Walton Heath) tied fourth in the stroke play stages of the French Boys’ championship and reached the last 16 in the match play. He was 10th in the Hampshire Salver.Josh Hill, 15, (Dubai) was in England’s winning team at the 2018 Boys’ Home Internationals and has started a busy schedule on 2019 events, mixing men’s and boys’ tournaments.Habebul Islam, 18, (Ipswich) was also in England’s winning team at the 2018 Boys’ Home Internationals. He reached the match play stages of the 2019 French Boys’ championship and had a top 20 finish in the Portuguese Men’s Amateur.Ben Pierleoni, 17, (Berkhamsted) was 10th in the Berkhamsted Trophy and reached the match play stages of the French Boys’ championship. He has successfully represented England at U16 level.Ben Schmidt, 16, (Rotherham) was third in last weekend’s U18 Fairhaven Trophies, having had top tens in the U21 Darwin Salver and the Portuguese Men’s Amateur. Last season he won the English Boys’ County Champion of Champions and the Lee Westwood Trophy.Robin Williams, 17, (Peterborough Milton) represented Europe in the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup. He was in England’s winning team at the 2018 Boys’ Home Internationals and sank the winning putt for GB&I in the Jacques Leglise Trophy match against continental Europe.Image copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Hard pitches and hard bods: Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah flaunt off their six…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Times Now NewsAdvertisement cqa5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4hWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9grq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ixpkjWould you ever consider trying this?😱9q0gd0Can your students do this? 🌚2jhRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian team are currently in the Caribbean preparing for their maiden outing in the World Test Championship. The first test is set to commence from the 22nd of August.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Times Now NewsWith the team set to experience their first feel of red-ball cricket in over 6 months, the squad opted for an outing on the shores of the Caribbean after training extensively for the past week.The highlight of the trip was the striking bodies of Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli, who stood out from the rest of the pack. The Indian skipper has often addressed the importance of a fitness regime and the benefits of staying fit.Advertisement Jasprit Bumrah seems to have followed suit as the change in his body has evolved over the course of 3 years since his debut. Being a fast bowler, Bumrah’s impressive physique only adds to the benefit of the Indian team who are on the lookout for a complete sweep in the Windies after already claiming the ODI and the T20 series.Read Also:New Zealand Women’s Cricket team captain announces pregnancy with her teammateSteve Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test Advertisementlast_img read more