Tragedy strikes Nigeria football again as Amodu dies

first_imgAmodu rose to prominence when he guided BCC Lions of Gboko to win the Africa Cup Winners Cup in 1991.He was subsequently rewarded with leading the Super Eagles in 1994.He would take up this post at least three other times during which time he qualified the country to two World Cups.But on both occasions he was not the man in charge at the final tournaments.He also handled top South African club Orlando Pirates between 1996 and 1997.Share on: WhatsApp Nigeria’s coach Shuaibu Amodu talks to the press following the World Cup 2010 draw at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town on December 4, 2009. The draw, which saw the 32 qualified teams split into eight groups of four for the first round stage of the June 11-July 11 tournament, laid down the battle lines for what will be the first World Cup to be played on African soil. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN Tragedy has hit Nigeria football again as former Super Eagles coach Shuaibu Amodu died just days after another national team coach Stephen Keshi passed away.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced Saturday that Amodu, 58, died after complaining of chest problems.On Wednesday, Keshi, 54, died suddenly in the southern Benin City.Amodu, four-time Super Eagles coach, also died in his sleep in the same city.Amodu, who qualified Nigeria to two World Cups, in 2002 and 2010, was to have replaced Sunday Oliseh, who quit as the country’s coach in February, but he declined on health grounds.The top coach was recently appointed Nigeria technical director.Senior football officials told AFP Amodu was hypertensive and had been on medication.Keshi assisted Amodu when Nigeria qualified for the 2002 World Cup.last_img read more

From World Cup elimination to a 9-1 thriller entry into Euro- Welcome back, gli…

first_imgImage Courtesy: ReutersAdvertisement 3niy8NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsquxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2feWould you ever consider trying this?😱2qc8reCan your students do this? 🌚3u1phRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Italian football team and its reputation in the international level is unmatched. One of the most successful teams ever, lifting four World Cup trophies, and the 2006 team that would confuse anyone as a World XI team, the blues unfortunately lost their panache. However, the last night’s thrashing of Armenia and a smooth entry to the 2020 Euro Cup, are the former reigning champions returning to glory?Advertisement Image Courtesy: ReutersAfter a star studded squad that lifted the 2006 World Cup, they faced early exits in 2010 and 2014, and couldn’t even make it past the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after an embarrassing loss to Sweden.However, things have started to change for the Azures. Robert Mancini took helm in 2018, Robert Mancini. Several Serie A top tier names are on the starting 11 again, and the former manchester City gaffer is on the way to restore the team’s former glory. And with yesterday’s thrashing of Armenia, Chiellini’s leadership is proving strong.Advertisement Last night’s Group J match at the Renzo Barbera stadium in Palermo proved in favour of the hosts. The scoreboard opened up with back to back strikes from Ciro Immobile and Nicolò Zaniolo in the 8th and 9th minute. They both secured a brace, along with single goals from Nicolò Barella, Alessio Romagnoli, Federico Chiesa, Riccardo Orsolini and a penalty spot conversion from Chelsea star Jorginho. Armenia’s single consolation goal came in the 79th minute from Edgar Babayan.Italy have topped their qualifier group and will be a strong contender for the title for Euro 2020 starting 12th June next year.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Jaja Santiago fittingly named PVL MVP

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s just right that the best player of the only undefeated team throughout the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference was named Most Valuable Player.Jaja Santiago, National University’s towering leader, was named MVP on Saturday before Game 2 of the PVL Finals where the Lady Bulldogs are going for a sweep of Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The 6-foot-5 Santiago, who led NU to an undefeated run to the finals, averaged 14.4 points with a success rate of close to 41% on attacks.Two other Lady Bulldogs shone with Risa Sato winning the 2nd Best Middle Blocker award and Gayle Valdez earning Best Libero.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFEU was also reaped a pair of hardwares with Jeannette Villareal and Toni Rose Basas being named Best Middle Blocker and Best Opposite Spiker, respectively.The other awardees were Rhea Ramirez of Arellano University (Best Setter), Eli Soyud of Adamson (Best Open Spiker) and Regine Arocha (2nd Best Open Spiker). Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Woman named to head sports federation in Saudi first Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

LBDI Sues Eco Timber over Unpaid US$1.2M Loan

first_imgLiberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) has filed an “Action of Debt” against Eco Timber-Liberia Limited and its Ghanaian partner, Logs and Lumber Limited, at the Commercial Court at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, to recover US$1,239,663.17 in unpaid loans.Eco Timber is an investment company operating in the forestry sector in Liberia.The amount, the bank lawsuit claimed, “represents upgraded principal, interest, legal fees and cost of travel to and from Ghana for payment of the consolidated and restructured loan facility.”The suit, filed in January this year, alleges that Eco Timber is a wholly owned subsidiary of Logs and Lumber Limited based in Kumasi, Ghana, with 60 percent shares, and which through its authorized legal interventions of its officers guaranteed two separate loan transactions as working capital to facilitate the production of round logs in the country.As a result, owing to several interventions and guaranties from the co-defendant, Logs and Lumber, the bank extended the first US$300,000 overdraft facility to Eco Timber to be repaid within 6 months, with 11 percent interest per month, commencing the date of booking, and an advance of US$400,000 facility to be paid within 90 days with a default commission of 2 percent per month, the lawsuit further alleged.In addition to Eco Timber’s overdraft balance of US$206,859.36, on October 24, 2011, it requested and received from the bank US$40,000, which increased its overdraft to US$246,859.36, all to be paid within four months, inclusive of a one-month grace period.On December 28, 2011, the bank and defendant, Eco Timber, also executed an MOU, on which the two loans were consolidated and restructured, giving the total aggregate amount of US$622,933.70 to be fully liquidated within 24 months, beginning after the date of booking.According to the lawsuit, the defendant’s consolidated outstanding balance has been on the books since December 20, 2012, and has now accrued interest, charges and other fees up to October 20, 2016 which, the bank claimed, now stands at US$1,239,633.17.“There [have] been no deposits made into the defendant’s account, and that on a daily basis, their income has bloated by this uncollected liquidation.“As a result of the defendant’s continued failure, refusal and neglect to honor its consolidated and restructured facilities over the years, the loan now stands upgraded at US$1,239,663.17, inclusive of outstanding principal, interest and legal fees and travel cost,” the bank complaint claimed, adding, “Notwithstanding several honest demands and approaches made by the bank to the co-defendant, Logs and Lumber, as guarantor for the settlement of the consolidated and restructured facilities, the co-defendant has failed, refused and neglected to do.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UNDP Equips EPA Monitoring System

first_imgThe United Nations Development Program (UNDP) yesterday donated 25 motorbikes and basic accessories to authorities of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for environmental monitoring and data collection initiatives across the country.UNDP Country Director, Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai, made the donation in Monrovia, which was received by EPA Executive Director, Nathaniel T. Blama.Dr. Beyai said that the donation is necessary because there are numerous current environment and climate change challenges in the country, including deforestation, coastal erosion, pollution of rivers and coastal waters, raw sewage, change in temperature and rainfall patterns that demand partners to adequately equip the EPA to face these challenges.“This donation is intended to boost EPA’s capacity to monitor and collect data for environmental compliance, while at the same time supporting adaptation planning,” Beyai said.He spoke of the agency’s limited capacity to monitor, coordinate and supervise the sustainable management of the environment that was recognized in 2015 during a stock-taking exercise UNDP conducted at the formulation process of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP).The NAP’s project, which is supporting the country to advance its preparation for medium-term investment planning in climate sensitive sectors, presents a unique opportunity for UNDP and EPA to work together to build resilience across the sectors.“It avails the country the opportunity to attract investment and finance to increase development in the key sectors to Liberia’s economic growth,” Dr. Beyai said.He said that EPA and UNDP partnership has delivered several key results, including the recent ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement by the Legislature which, according to him, was done through continuous engagement of key stakeholders such as the EPA, the legislature, ministries of State and Foreign Affairs, leading to UNDP’s support for an experience sharing visit to Ghana.“This shows UNDP’s recognition of the importance for Liberia as Africa’s first republic not to be left behind as signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.”Beyai assured that UNDP will continue its partnership with the EPA and other key government institutions to tackle the country’s environmental challenges.Mr. Blama, upon receipt of the logistics, lauded the UNDP for its support, and promised that the motorcycles would be used by inspectors for the intended purpose.According to him, the last time EPA’s inspectors received a motorbike supply was seven years ago, and disclosed that EPA now spends a lot on the repair of motorbikes previously assigned to inspectors.Blama thanked UNDP for its continuous support and said that the agency has been supportive of EPA’s on-going projects, including a program to strengthen its national capacity and resilience.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Leicester City hit by FA fine

first_img1 Leicester have been hit with a £20,000 fine from the Football Association after a mass brawl at the end of last Saturday’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa.The incident occurred following a challenge by Leicester’s Matty James on Villa’s Jores Okore. Villa’s Ciaran Clark reacted by knocking the Foxes midfielder off his feet.As the duo pulled each other’s shirts, players from both sides surrounded them and became involved in a melee, at the end of which James and Clark were each shown a red card.City have subsequently admitted an FA charge of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour, resulting in the fine.Villa have admitted the same charge. However, their case is to be heard by an Independent Regulatory Commission in due course.It is the third time this season Villa have been hit with such a charge following similar incidents in the matches with Spurs on November 2 and Manchester United on December 20, resulting in £20,000 and £30,000 fines respectively. Leicester City and Aston Villa players brawl last_img read more

PSG coach ‘optimistic’ injured Neymar will recover to face Real

first_imgThe 26-year-old was on his own when he innocuously rolled his ankle and flopped to the ground in pain.“The first examination in the locker room revealed that it was a twist to the ankle. Now we will do a medical examination to find out what this twist is,” said Emery, whose team face Real at home on March 6 in the Champions League last 16 where they need to overturn a 3-1 deficit.“We will wait for the examination, we will be optimistic. If I had to say today (whether or not he will face Real) I would rather say yes to being optimistic.”PSG skipper Thiago Silva told Canal+ added: “Neymar already had a swollen ankle. I’m not a doctor, but I don’t think he’ll be available on Wednesday (when PSG face Marseille again in the French Cup). He has to rest.”It was an otherwise easy night for the big-spending Parisians as teenager Kylian Mbappe became the youngest scorer in the French ‘Classique’.Uruguayan goal-machine Edinson Cavani was also on the scoresheet while Neymar had a hand in PSG’s other goal.With Monaco drawing 3-3 at Toulouse on Saturday and Lyon held 1-1 at home to local rivals Saint-Etienne earlier on Sunday, it meant none of PSG’s three nearest challengers managed to win.Monaco remain second with Marseille third, two points behind, and Lyon a further five adrift.This result was never in doubt and Emery even had the luxury of bringing off Mbappe, 19, after an hour to give Argentine international Angel Di Maria a half-hour run out.PSG were off to a flying start through Mbappe but Marseille were in part the architects of their own downfall.France midfielder Adrien Rabiot tried to thread a through ball on 10 minutes to Mbappe, cutting in from the right.Kylian Mbappe celebrates becoming the youngest scorer in ‘Le Classique’ © AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTFormer Aston Villa full-back Jordan Amavi was in place to intercept the ball but he slipped and succeeded only helping it onto teenage star Mbappe, who jinked inside onto his left foot and dragged a low shot inside Yohann Pele’s near post.As expected, the hosts were dictating the tempo and dominating the ball, but Neymar was off target with a header from a Dani Alves cross.The second came before the half hour mark, though, and again it owed much to poor Marseille defending.Layvin Kurzawa slipped Rabiot into the inside left channel in the visitors’ box and he picked out Brazilian Neymar with a cut-back.The forward’s poked finish was heading off target until his compatriot and Marseille centre-back Rolando thrust out a boot and inadvertently directed the ball into the goal.– Showboating –The match was as good as over and PSG had barely needed to break sweat.Ten minutes before half time and the men in blue were already breaking out the showboating tricks and flicks, with Rabiot’s backheel setting up Neymar to curl a long-range strike just past the post.Marseille barely had a sniff and when midfielder Andre Anguissa got up to meet a header in the box, it looped up harmlessly and landed in goalkeeper Alphonse Areola’s arms.It took just 10 more minutes after the break for PSG to extend their advantage as Neymar was allowed time and space to reach the byline on the left.His cross picked out Cavani, whose first touch with his left was sublime to turn marker Rolando, while his right-footed finish was unstoppable.Marseille were barely putting up a fight, but substitute Clinton N’Jie managed to get himself booked for needlessly lashing out at Marquinhos and then clashing with Dani Alves, who also saw yellow.After Neymar was stretchered off, the pacey N’Jie almost gave Marseille hope but having rounded Areola, his goal-bound effort was cleared off the line by sliding PSG captain Thiago Silva.Areola also made smart saves to deny Florian Thauvin and Luiz Gustavo, but Marseille’s spirited finish had come too late.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar was visibly in pain after turning his ankle, making him a doubt for the Real match © AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTPARIS, France, Feb 26 – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery remains optimistic that superstar Neymar will be fit to face Real Madrid in their do-or-die Champions League clash despite suffering an ankle injury in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Marseille.Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, was stretchered off 10 minutes from time at the Parc des Princes as PSG opened up a 14-point lead in Ligue 1.last_img read more

‘I’m very happy at Bournemouth!’ – Eddie Howe commits to Cherries

first_img1 Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has no interest in upgrading clubs despite attracting the attention from a number of teams.Howe realised his early potential when he guided the South Coast club into the Premier League last season.And now, at the tender age of 37, he is one of the most exciting managers in England and, as a consequence, is being regularly tipped to leave for a side with a bigger budget than the Cherries.“My stance has always been very clear,” he told the Daily Echo.“While I am enjoying such a good relationship with the owner and the people who run the club, I am very happy here.“The job is an exciting and challenging one but I am absolutely where I want to be in terms of league and club. I am desperate to move this club forward even more and to continue the success we have had.“It is never about one person. It is a collective effort to produce a successful team. It requires everybody to move things forward and to help each other.”last_img read more

DDTV: ANDREW’S RALLY CRY AGAINST WATER CHARGES BECOMES ONLINE HIT

first_imgA Donegal performance artist has gone viral with a Youtube video of a speech about the upcoming water charges protest.Letterkenny-based Andrew Galvin’s superb ‘On the 10th of December Ireland Will Rise’ has already been watched more than 30,000 times since it was uploaded on Saturday. The eight-minute speech is a call to the Irish people ahead of the water protests due to take place on December 10.Simply click on the video to play.DDTV: ANDREW’S RALLY CRY AGAINST WATER CHARGES BECOMES ONLINE HIT was last modified: December 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Andrew GalvinDDTVdonegalpoetwater chargeslast_img read more

10 JOBS LOST AS CASTLEFINN COMMUNITY CHILDCARE CENTRE IS CLOSED

first_imgThere is shock and anger among parents and residents of Castlefinn following the announcement that the Community Childcare Centre in the area will be now closed with the loss of ten jobs. The news comes as a devastating blow to the staff of the facility who it is believed have been kept in the dark surrounding the impending closure of the centre until it was closed last Friday.It is believed that close to 50 children attended the centre on a daily basis and parents are now not sure if there is anywhere else they can send their kids. A public meeting was held last night to see if the issue could be resolved, the meeting was attended by anxious parents, staff and residents to see if the centre could be re-opened.The meeting was also attended by Councillor Patrick McGowan, however nothing positive came from the meeting and no solution was brought forward to get the centre reopened and it now looks certain that the centre will remain closed for the foreseeable future.This has left parents in the lurch as to where they can send their kids, and leaves ten people without a job. 10 JOBS LOST AS CASTLEFINN COMMUNITY CHILDCARE CENTRE IS CLOSED was last modified: August 7th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:10 Jobs LostAngerCastlefinn Community CentreChildcare centreCréchemeetingPARENTSresidentsShockStafflast_img read more