Kenya Appeals E’Guinea’s Reinstatement

first_imgEquatorial Guinea had been excluded by CAF in October for fielding an ineligible player.On Wednesday CAF reversed that decision following an appeal from Equatorial Guinea, who were restored to the finals in place of Kenya.Kenya were awarded a place in the finals in October when CAF ruled Equatorial Guinea had fielded an ineligible player in qualifying.CAF’s Appeal Board announced on Wednesday that: “The player Annette Jacky Messomo is eligible to play for the national team of Equatorial Guinea.”In the original ruling CAF upheld a protest from the Football Kenya Federation over the eligibility of Messomo.The decision at the time was that: “The player in question was allegedly of Cameroonian nationality and had played for several European based clubs.”In response FKF released a statement saying: “It is our belief that both CAF and CAS will treat the matter with the seriousness that it deserves, this even as Harambee Starlets remain in camp in preparation for” the tournament.The letter added that FKF stands by its assertion that Messomo is ineligible to play for Equatorial Guinea.The news of the successful appeal came just as Kenya drew 1-1 with Ghana in a friendly on Wednesday.As it stands two-time winners Equatorial Guinea will be in Group B for the finals that are due to begin on 17 November.They would open their campaign against Zambia on 18 November before facing South Africa and defending champions Nigeria.Should Equatorial Guinea finish in the top three at the Nations Cup in Ghana they would not qualify for next year’s World Cup in France after a ruling by Fifa in 2017.Football’s world governing body expelled Equatorial Guinea from the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France for fielding 10 ineligible players and using forged documents.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AWCON 2018Kenya’s Football Federation (FKF) has condemned a Confederation of African Football (CAF) decision to reinstate Equatorial Guinea to the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.They say they are “profoundly astonished” by the move, which represents “a great injustice” and plan an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).last_img read more

Brazilian prostitutes learn English for World Cup business

first_imgThe ladies of the night in Brazil are preparing for the World Cup in a big way.Brazil’s government expects about 600.000 foreign World Cup tourists. It’s hardly likely that Cida’s potential customers will learn Portuguese, so she and other prostitutes have decided to learn English. And they’ve been at it for a year now.Fuck, slut, blowjob, dick and suck – that’s the kind of vocab she will need to do her job. Cida isn’t ashamed of what she does: “I used to work at a bank. I didn’t like working in an office at all, it was so boring.”However, Cida kept her sense for financial matters. With the right vocabulary, she is hoping to make a lot of money at the World Cup.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, October 30

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, October 30, 2014:•3:26 p.m. Officers conducted a Courtesy Motor Vehicle Accident Report on private property in the 200 block S. Jefferson, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by John R. Burns, 48, Douglass, and a fixed object/gas meter owned by Kansas Gas, Arkansas City.•6:55 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property wish spray paint by a known suspect in the 300 block N. Olive, Wellington. •7:41 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block S. Douglas, Wellington.•8:22 p.m. Officers investigated aggravated assault on law enforcement, obstruction of law enforcement officers times two, traffic contraband in a correctional facility, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, battery, criminal damage to property, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana in the 1300 block N. B, Wellington by a known suspect(s).•9:25 p.m. Felicia L Ferguson, 28, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with disorderly conduct, obstruction of law enforcement, possession of drug paraphernalia, traffic contraband into a correctional facility, criminal trespass, battery, criminal damage to property and possession of depressant.•9:25 p.m. Rick B. McEachern, 41, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated assault on law enforcement officers and obstruction of law enforcement officers.last_img read more

‘Honest’ Conte says title still a pipe dream

first_imgHe was happy with the way his players responded in Tuesday’s 3-1 win at Huddersfield Town, but cautioned they are still 11 points behind leaders Manchester City, who play their game in hand at Swansea City on Wednesday.“I think that when you tell the truth, it’s the truth,” Conte told reporters at the John Smith’s Stadium.“We have 11 points less than Manchester City. Man City won 15 and drew one. In 17 games, we lost four.“When you have a competitor like Manchester City who are winning every game, it’s very difficult to think you can fight for the title.”Conte rubbished suggestions his stance was unduly negative after a win secured by goals from Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro.Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte said he would rather “tell the truth than a good lie” about his side’s prospects © AFP / Oli SCARFF“People say talk negative or positive. It’s bullshit. It’s about being realistic,” said the Italian.“I want to always tell the truth. I would rather tell the truth than a good lie.“I can be too honest, but I like to speak very honestly with my players and fans. It doesn’t mean we don’t want to try to catch them.“We have a big leap to make and we need to win every game in this league. This league is very difficult. You have to give 120 per cent of yourself in every game or risk dropping points.“There are six teams to fight for the title and the Champions League. We have to look at ourselves to try to improve. Tonight, I enjoyed my players’ performance.”– Bakayoko’s best yet –Bakayoko atoned for a poor performance at West Ham by scoring the opening goal with a dinked finish before Willian added a second with a header and Pedro blasted in a third.Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner blamed sloppy defending for the first two goals that his team conceded to Chelsea in a 3-1 defeat © AFP / Oli SCARFFFrance midfielder Bakayoko has struggled for form since his £40 million ($53.3 million, 45.4 million euros) move from Monaco in July, but Conte said this was his best performance in a Chelsea shirt.“Bakayoko played a really good game tonight and I’m really happy for him,” Conte said.“He’s 22 years old and I think he’s adapting to English football. Tonight, I saw the best performance from Baka and I started to see what I want. To find the right pass, to change side, to be solid, to be focused for the whole game.“I’m very pleased for him. This performance improved his confidence. I’m not worried about Baka.“He’s starting to realise he is in a big club. He showed me he has the right desire to improve himself and try to be better.”Huddersfield head coach David Wagner blamed sloppy defending for the first two goals that his team conceded.However, he was pleased that his players continued to compete after going 3-0 down early in the second half, earning reward through Laurent Depoitre’s headed consolation goal in stoppage time.“Chelsea were good, there’s no doubt about that,” Wagner said.“The bigger problem is that we haven’t over-performed. We didn’t underperform. We were at an average level.“In the first half, our defence shape was good, we wanted to frustrate them. Unfortunately we conceded a sloppy goal where our concentration wasn’t good enough. Our concentration wasn’t good enough for the second goal too.“We had to be at our best for every single second and in these two instances this wasn’t the case.“But the players showed good character. They deserved the goal they scored at the end.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko atoned for a poor performance at West Ham by scoring the opening goal in a 3-1 win over Huddersfield © AFP / Oli SCARFFHUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom, Dec 13 – Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says he would rather be honest than pretend he believes his team are realistic contenders for the Premier League title.Conte claimed after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham United that his side’s defence of their title was effectively over.last_img read more