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CAIRO – Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi believes he has had an “okay” tournament so far and says despite missing out on a place in the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria’s “young team” can leave Egypt “with our heads held high”.Speaking in the pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday’s third-place match against Tunisia, Iwobi who is playing in the Nations Cup for the first time in his career said the team now needs to end their campaign on a winning note tomorrow.Download audio“I personally believe with such a young team, Nigeria, we’ve done well we’ve done our country proud; we’ve fought in every game and we go out with our heads held high,” the Arsenal of England midfielder said.“But we still have one more game to go so like the coach said, it’s better to go off winning the game than to lose the game so hopefully we can do that.”On his overall performance in Egypt, the 23-year-old who has played in all six games for Nigeria with a goal and assist to his name, declared himself satisfied with his performances so far. And going back over Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to Algeria in the semi-finals, Iwobi said the team can be satisfied with their efforts despite the “unfortunate” loss.And with such a young playing core, Iwobi said, Nigeria’s footballing future holds plenty of promise and predicted a better outing for the side in subsequent Nations Cup.Download audio“I believe for my first Africa Cup of Nations I’ve done okay, I’ve been to get a goal and an assist but it’s not finished hopefully I can get another goal,” he said.“But for the team, we’ve done well. We’re young, the future is still bright I believe that we have a chance hopefully in the next Africa Cup of Nations to come, that we can go and do well again but for us, we can go out with our heads held high especially after the performance against Algeria. I believe that we did well, we were just unfortunate with the last kick.”Related
MAKING good his challenge to all golfers, Club President Aleem Hussain delivered a great game to emerge winner of the 4th Club Tournament held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Lusignan Golf Club.Those who participated did offer some determined fight, as current Guyana Open female champion, Joaan Deo and veteran golfer (and former captain) Patrick Prashad who were close on his heels.Winners at the end of the tournament were: Best Gross – Aleem Hussain; Nearest The Pin – Joaan Deo; 3rd place Best net – Patrick Prashad 70/8; 2nd place Best Net – Joaan Deo 66/19; and Best Net – Aleem Hussain 65/12. Other scores that were noted were: 4th place – Parmanand ‘Max’ Persaud 74/12; 5th place – Mike Mangal 75/8; and 6th place – Rabindranath ‘Pandit Ravi’ Persaud 75/18.
The New York Red Bulls exorcised some playoff demons on Sunday, but for a team having to carry the burden of 23 years of postseason disappointments, their job as Ghostbusters has only just begun.The Red Bulls played like the record-setting team they have been all season on Sunday, riding another stellar defensive performance and a pair of Daniel Royer goals to a comfortable 3-0 victory and 3-1 series triumph over the Columbus Crew, a team that had been a playoff pest for the Red Bulls in years past. It was the Crew that pummeled the Red Bulls in the 2008 MLS Cup final, and the same Crew that shocked the Supporters’ Shield-winning Red Bulls in 2015. A similar fate felt possible after the Red Bulls dropped a 1-0 decision in last week’s conference semifinal first leg, but on Sunday the Red Bulls played like a team determined to write a new history, and not one destined to repeat past playoff horrors.Defensively, the Red Bulls limited the Crew’s opportunities, with a few late saves by Luis Robles the only real threats, and those came with the Red Bulls well ahead. Offensively, the Red Bulls found much more success creating chances than they did in the first leg, and the result was a three-goal victory.”Today I couldn’t pick out a bad player, I think everyone played well,” Bradley Wright-Phillips said. “We learned from our mistakes last week. We looked dangerous on the attack, the defense was how they’ve been all season.”The Crew kept numbers around Wright-Phillips for much of the night, but his teammates helped pick up the scoring slack, led by Royer, who scored two goals to give the Red Bulls the series edge.”We needed a hero and Danny stepped up today,” Wright-Phillips said. “We just need people to chip in with goals, like they have been all season. I think it’s been spread out quietly throughout the season. Today Danny comes up big. The next game we play a better team, no disrespect to Columbus, but the table doesn’t lie. We’ll play a better team and someone else will have to step up.””We can’t always just give (Wright-Phillips) the pressure of scoring goals so I think all of us are trying to help him out,” Royer said. “He does an amazing job the entire season for many years, so it makes me happy and it makes the entire team happy that sometimes we can take the pressure off his shoulders.”Let’s watch those highlights again! #OurTime | #RBNY pic.twitter.com/Ya7fe7Bkh2— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) November 12, 2018Royer’s second goal, a long-range blast past Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen, gave the Red Bulls a two-goal cushion, and allowed nervous Red Bulls fans to relax a bit, even if goalkeeper Luis Robles was still determined to not let his team relax, racing up the field during the post-goal celebration to remind his teammates their job wasn’t done yet. “I told the guys to stay focused and disciplined,” Robles said. “We’re going to shut them out. We’re going to do everything it takes to get the shutout so that there’s no question going into the end of the game how this is going to end up. It just continues to show what this group is capable of, and what we’ve building on each and every year.”The Red Bulls will now face Atlanta United, a team New York has never lost to, and a side they dominated in their last meeting, a 2-0 victory on September 30. Despite that series dominance, the Red Bulls aren’t taking anything for granted, not against a team as dangerous as Atlanta United.”It’s kind of a clash of the titans,” Red Bulls defender Aaron Long said of the Eastern Conference final. “We were both so high up in the table. It’s definitely what the fans want to see. It’s kind of what both teams want. I’m sure they want to see us again and get revenge, and we want to see the best so it’s going to be a great series.”
First Lady Sandra Granger is urging citizens to speak out against Gender-Based Violence, stating that the adherence to human rights begins with education and the development of mutual respect.Social Protection Ministry Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Policy Unit Manager Akeela Doris (second left); British High Commissioner Greg Quinn; First Lady Sandra Granger; Mrs Ruta Drizyte-Videtič, the wife of the European Union Ambassador to Guyana, US Ambassador Perry Holloway and other attendees in a moment of silence for lives lost due to Gender-Based ViolenceGranger was delivering her remarks at the closing ceremony of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), hosted by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Guyana, at its office in Sendall Place, Georgetown. She stated that women and girls continue to be victims of physical and psychological violence in society and, therefore, early education on Gender-Based Violence would create wider knowledge and better understanding of the permanent damage caused by this type of abuse.She urged witnesses of abuse to speak out and not remain silent. “We must speak out when onlookers express amusement when a woman or girl is being beaten by a partner… We must make our voices heard when anyone is being ridiculed and demeaned. We must demand that our laws be enforced when our girls are trafficked and treated as commodities in the most vulgar way,” Granger said.Ambassador of the Delegation of the EU to Guyana, Jernej Videtič said that while inequality and violation of human rights continued to pose a challenge across the world, it was important that society defended the rights of people.“This year, the European Union joins the United Nations in calling upon people to stand up for someone’s rights… That is the theme for this year’s Human Rights Day; ‘Stand up for someone’s rights’… Each of us has an individual responsibility to stand up for his rights,” he said.Ambassador Videtič further stated that the EU would continue to play a pivotal role in the promotion of rules based on global order with respect for human rights.“The EU works hard on improving human rights in its member states, countries, and EU delegations all around the world are working tirelessly to defend human rights in their host countries. The EU remains a vocal advocate for human rights in multilateral fora and lends its full support to the UN human rights system, which is fundamental to protecting universal human rights and monitoring compliance,” Videtič said.Social Protection Ministry Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Policy Unit Manager Akeela Doris said the Ministry continued to offer counselling services to victims of any form of violence, and the Ministry has recently established a Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Policy Unit in aimed at tackling Gender-Based Violence.