Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan,regional police director, lamented that there were still persons going out oftheir homes beyond the curfew hours. “From a total of 234, we are down to106 cases, comparing the period from Feb. 16 to March 16, and from March 17 toApril 16. While there were several violators,Pamuspusan said, the total crime incidents dropped to 45 percent. ILOILO City – Violators of the curfewhours being imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)in Western Visayas have reached 5,181, data from the Police Regional Office 6(PRO-6) showed. Aside from curfew violators, 346persons were also arrested for disobedience to authorities. “Meanwhile, if we compare it to thelast year’s data, we have a remarkable decrease of 63 percent (229) from 362cases, down to 133 cases for the period March 17 to April 16, 2019 versus thesame period for 2020,” he said. Pamuspusan, meanwhile, laudedpolicemen for keeping the region peaceful and orderly one month into theimplementation of the enhanced community quarantine. From March 18 to April 20, the topthree areas with the most number of violators were Bacolod City (1,888), NegrosOccidental (1,480) and Iloilo City (1,258). “We do not know what is in store fortomorrow, so let us always be ready,” he said. (PNA) Pamuspusan also told police personnelto take care of themselves as they continue to fight an unseen enemy. “As of April 20, a total of 5,068 werewarned, 57 were fined and 56 were arrested, totaling to 5,181 violators in theregion,” Pamuspusan said. “Indeed, staying at home will not onlykeep you safe from COVID-19 but it is also the best way to prevent crimes,” hestressed. The decrease in crime volume could beattributed to the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, EnhancedManaging Police Operations (E-MPO) and the establishment of checkpoints, saidPamuspusan. The PRO-6 set the 300 for regularfiling of charges while 46 others were subject for inquest.
On Senior Night, Alex Bischoff was outstanding on the mound. Bischoff pitched 9 innings of no hit baseball while striking out a school record 20 batters. Unfortunately, the FC offense was unable to push across a run and Bischoff had reached his pitch limit. Joe Fields came in in relief, not allowing a hit in 2 innings until Rushville finally broke through with a few hits and 2 runs in the top of the 12th.In the bottom of the 12th, FC led off with a Dalton Durbin walk and Joe Fields single. After Dominic Reeves sacrificed the runners to 2nd and 3rd with a bunt, Senior Evan Ariens came through with a 2 rbi single to right. Ariens advanced to 2nd on an error. Freshman Hunter Geis entered as a pinch runner and with two outs, Senior Tommy Ratz delivered a game winning, walk off double to right center to score Geis.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach DErek Stang.
Mourinho spoke of short celebrations after the Wembley win and captain John Terry insisted they had been postponed until the end of the season, when he hoped there would be further cause to party. Yet at times it appeared as though Chelsea’s defenders had a hangover as the pace of Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho and Stewart Downing found holes. Terry was booked for pulling down Valencia in the first half and cautious thereafter, with Chelsea indebted to a number of fine saves from the restored Thibaut Courtois – namely from Cheikhou Kouyate and Sakho – as the Hammers pressed forwards. Ramires struck a post on the counter-attack and had a header well saved by Adrian, while Willian spurned a late chance for a second to settle the contest. The Hammers now have one win in 11 league games to slip further down the standings – and Sam Allardyce appears to be running out of time to convince his bosses to extend his contract, which expires at the end of the season. Chelsea’s players, meanwhile, have two days off before resuming preparations for next week’s Champions League last-16 second leg with Paris St Germain. Courtois returned in place of Petr Cech and Oscar replaced Willian following Chelsea’s win at Wembley as Mourinho made two changes, with Kurt Zouma continuing in midfield as Nemanja Matic completed his two-match suspension. Kevin Nolan replaced Alex Song for the Hammers, who had to make a further change after seven minutes when Winston Reid limped off and James Collins came on. Chelsea almost went in front while the Hammers were preparing to make the switch, but Diego Costa could only meet Oscar’s cross with his shin and the ball went over. Kouyate halted Costa as the striker bore down on goal and was then booked after catching Zouma with a flailing arm. Terry was shown a yellow card after being caught flat-footed by Valencia, with the Blues skipper clearly concerned by the pace of the West Ham attack. Courtois saved from Kouyate at close range before Chelsea struck when Cesc Fabregas fed Ramires down the right, he crossed and Hazard converted. There was a hint of offside, but Hazard – shorter than the 5ft 8in he is credited as on the Chelsea website – got the benefit of the doubt and reacted with surprise at scoring with his head. Costa was looking to end a five-match scoring drought and should have done so when played through by Hazard, but Carl Jenkinson made a fine last-ditch tackle as the striker shaped to shoot. Jenkinson next showed his attacking ability, crossing for Sakho, but Courtois made a fine reflex save. Chelsea’s defensive jitters continued in the second half. Kouyate’s mishit shot fell for Sakho, who turned Gary Cahill and shot just wide. Then Downing’s cross from the left was missed by Cesar Azpilicueta, bounced off Terry and fell for Sakho, who s wung a leg at it and saw Courtois parry before Zouma cleared. Chelsea were playing on the break and Ramires surged down the right after fine link-up play between Hazard and Costa. The Brazil midfielder cut back on to his left foot but his shot came back off the inside of the post. Ramires then had a header saved by Adrian, who was the quieter of the two goalkeepers. Courtois saved from Sakho, yet again, after Downing fed the striker before the goalkeeper spilled a Valencia effort. The ball went to Sakho, but Cahill intervened, turning the ball behind for a corner. Kouyate ran at the Chelsea defence and chased a return pass from Sakho but ran into Terry, stopping him in his tracks. West Ham protested but Terry had already turned. Kouyate went off soon afterwards after treatment on his head. The Hammers continued to forge forwards in search of an equaliser, but Sakho headed over Downing’s cross. Substitute Nene claimed handball against Cahill, who blocked his shot, but referee Andre Marriner dismissed the appeals. Willian, on for Oscar, then spurned a chance for Chelsea’s second, but the Blues did not need it. Chelsea followed up their Capital One Cup victory with a hard-fought 1-0 win on their return to Barclays Premier League business at West Ham. Press Association Jose Mourinho won a first trophy of his second spell as Blues boss with a 2-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday and Chelsea remain well placed to add a first Premier League title in five years. The Hammers had one win in 17 against the Blues entering the contest but refused to be cowed by the leaders and deserved more, only for Eden Hazard’s first-half header to settle the contest, keeping Chelsea five points clear of second-placed Manchester City.
However, the form has been consistently franked since, with winners coming out of the race from all angles. “The form of her win for a May novice hurdle has worked out extraordinarily,” said Joe Chambers, Ricci’s racing manager. “I think the second, third, fourth, fifth and even sixth have won since. “She was a filly we bought having shown decent form on the Flat in France, but she just took time to come to hand. “She was let down after her run with an eye on bringing her to a peak for the new race at Cheltenham and at this stage she is all potential. “Everyone has seen how that form has worked out and now we all get to see if she can do it on the track. She’s been off a while and there’s obviously a chance a lot of mares will have improved since that race. “All we’re hoping is that she keeps the dream alive.” Limini is one of seven declared for the Coolmore N.H. Sires Mares Novice Hurdle, which also features Gordon Elliott’s smart Whistle Dixie. Pat Fahy expects a different display to last time from Ten Times Better. “She wasn’t herself and didn’t fire at all the last day, but Ruby (Walsh) came back in and said to write the run off straight away. The fact he didn’t abuse her on the day will hopefully stand to her and we’re hoping for black type,” said Fahy. “She definitely back to herself now. Were she to run well, the only thing that might put me and the owners off running at Cheltenham is that we sent her brother (Stack The Deck) to Cheltenham and he smashed his knee.” Limini, red-hot favourite for the inaugural running of the new mares’ novice hurdle at Cheltenham, reappears at Fairyhouse on Saturday. Press Association Another from the all-conquering Willie Mullins-trained and Rich Ricci-owned army, her price has steadily contracted for the Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle in March while she has been stood in her box. She has had just one run for Mullins in May and at the time it did not look anything out of the ordinary as she won by half a length.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-YANKEES-JUDGEJudge reveals he had collapsed lung, says rib improvingTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has revealed he had a collapsed lung that has healed and said his broken rib is improving. The signing comes three days after Brady announced on social media that he would not return to New England, ending his historic run with the Patriots.He joins an offense that led the NFL in passing yards last season, featuring a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate, and a young, developing running back in Ronald Jones.What the Bucs didn’t have in 2019, when they went 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the 12th straight season, was a quarterback who protected the football. Jameis Winston led the league with 5,109 passing yards while also becoming the first “30-30” player in NFL history with 33 TD passes and 30 interceptions.Brady, who turns 43 in August, will be counted on to change that.In other NFL news: Update on the latest sports March 20, 2020 NFL-NEWSTom Brady signs with BuccaneersUNDATED (AP) — Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, saying he is embarking on a “new football journey.”The 42-year-old quarterback who spent the first 20 years of his career with the New England Patriots announced his decision Friday in an Instagram post and thanked the Bucs for the opportunity.The deal is worth $30 million per season. — A person familiar with the deal says the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with three-time Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley, one day after he was released by the Los Angeles Rams. The person told The Associated Press about the agreement on Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal will not be official until Gurley passes a physical. Gurley’s physical will be especially important. He had a persistent left knee injury that limited his effectiveness down the stretch in 2018. The issue remained last season, even though he played in 15 games. The former University of Georgia standout has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in three of his five seasons with the Rams.— The Buffalo Bills have announced they are acquiring receiver Stefon Diggs in a multi-draft-pick trade with the Minnesota Vikings. The trade was agreed to Monday and announced Friday by both teams. The Vikings acquired four draft picks, including Buffalo’s first-round choice — 22nd overall — giving them five of the top 105 picks in this year’s draft. Minnesota also acquired Buffalo’s fourth- and fifth-round picks this year, and a fourth-round selection in 2021. Diggs has topped 1,000 yards receiving each of his past two years.— The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with veteran tight end Eric Ebron, giving quarterback Ben Roethlisberger another proven red zone target. Ebron reached the Pro Bowl in 2018 while catching 13 touchdowns but was limited most of last season while battling an ankle injury. Pittsburgh hopes Ebron’s arrival can provide a welcome jolt to an offense that struggled in 2019 with Roethlisberger sidelined most of the year with a right elbow injury. The Steelers also agreed to terms with guard Stefen Wisniewski, a Pittsburgh native. — The Denver Broncos have agreed to a two-year deal with former Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that it’s worth $16 million with all but $2.5 million guaranteed. The Broncos get a running back who has rushed for 36 touchdowns over the last four seasons and scored 11 more on receptions.— The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a deal with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, adding a familiar name for new coach Mike McCarthy. Clinton-Dix’s representatives, SportsTrust Advisors, announced the move early Friday on Twitter. McCarthy was the coach in Green Bay when the Packers drafted Clinton-Dix 21st overall in 2014. He had 14 of his 16 career interceptions with Green Bay, including a career-high five in 2016. The Packers traded him to Washington during the 2018 season, and Clinton-Dix spent last year in Chicago. Predators sign Patrick Harper to 2-year, entry-level dealNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Patrick Harper to a two-year, entry-level contract.Predators general manager David Poile announced the deal Friday.The 21-year-old Harper just finished his senior season at Boston University matching his career high with 37 points and a career-best 14 goals. The 5-foot-7, 150-pound forward finished 15th in the NCAA among all skaters averaging 1.16 points a game and was second on his team in points to David Farrance, also a Predators’ prospect.The Predators drafted Harper in the fifth round at No. 138 overall in the 2016 draft. He finished his career with 115 points in 127 games at Boston. The native of New Canaan, Connecticut, twice played for the United States at the World Junior Championship. In other virus-related developments:— The Florida Panthers have been told by the state Department of Health that someone who works part-time at the arena where the team plays its home games has tested positive for the coronavirus. The arena worker tested positive on March 15, is self-quarantined and receiving medical care. The Panthers were informed by state officials of the positive test today. The team informed staff who may have come into contact with the employee during their shift.— The XFL has canceled the remainder of its return season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league played five games of a 10-game regular season in eight cities in a revival of the XFL that played one season in 2001. Commissioner Oliver Luck released a statement saying the decision was made “with the health and safety of the entire XFL family as our top priority.”— The Miami Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross have pledged $500,000 toward critical needs for elderly and youth in South Florida as a result of the coronavirus. The money will support public school meal programs, other food programs and church relief efforts.— Formula One is setting up a series of virtual races to replace postponed or canceled Grand Prix events. The series says a “number of current F1 drivers” will take part in the races, with the first set for Sunday. That’s the day when the Bahrain Grand Prix was supposed to take place. None of the drivers taking part have been named. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and McLaren’s Lando Norris are among drivers from various competitions who have already been taking part in various online races not organized by F1. The Australian Grand Prix last weekend was canceled at short notice and the Monaco Grand Prix was canceled from its May 24 date on Thursday. Races in Bahrain, Vietnam, China, Spain and the Netherlands have been postponed. Judge had a CT scan on Friday and he said it showed that a “pneumothorax came back completely gone.”The Yankees announced two weeks ago that Judge had a stress fracture to his first right rib. Judge says the bone is “healing the way it should be.”The 27-year-old didn’t played in any spring training games because of soreness in his right pectoral muscle and shoulder.With opening day pushed back into mid-May at the earliest due to the coronavirus outbreak, Judge has more time to recover without missing games.NHL-PREDATORS-HARPER Associated Press — The LPGA Tour commissioner has provided a little hope amid more postponements. He says the ANA Inspiration has been rescheduled for Sept. 10-13. The LPGA’s first major in the California desert had been scheduled for April 2-5. It’s the first tournament to be postponed that now has a new date on the calendar. The LPGA’s event in Portland was slotted for that week and now is pushed back to the following week. Meanwhile, the LPGA postponed three more events in April in Hawaii, Los Angeles and San Francisco. And the world ranking boards have decided to freeze the standings until golf resumes.— All rugby in England below the top-flight Premiership has been canceled for the season. Bill Sweeney, chief executive of the Rugby Football Union, says the decision was taken “to assist with long-term planning and provide clarity to the game at a time of continuous change” during the virus outbreak. Sweeney says the RFU is in “active discussions” with Premiership teams about managing the end of the season, which had been scheduled to finish at the end of May. Several Premiership teams have asked players to take a pay cut during the outbreak.— The Olympic flame has arrived in Japan from Greece. It was greeted in a scaled-down ceremony at an air base in northern Japan. The flame touched down Friday amid questions about whether the Tokyo Games can open as scheduled on July 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The flame will stay in northern Japan for almost a week until the four-month torch relay begins officially on March 26 from the northern Fukushima prefecture. That’s the northeastern part of Japan that is recovering after being devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and meltdown of three nuclear reactors.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSSaints coach tests positiveUNDATED (AP) — The head of USA Swimming is calling for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.CEO Tim Hinchey has sent a letter to leadership at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee urging it to push for a 12-month delay. In his letter, Hinchey noted the unimaginable disruptions athletes have experienced during the coronavirus crisis.The committee didn’t immediately respond to the letter. But earlier Friday, its leaders said there was no rush to postpone the Olympics.
By Alan BaldwinLONDON, England (Reuters) – Usain Bolt, the “world’s fastest man”, will be putting Formula One title favourite Lewis Hamilton under starter’s orders for what could be a decisive U.S. Grand Prix this weekend.The eight-time Olympic gold-medallist sprinter, who retired after the world championships in London last August, has been enlisted to send the field off for the pre-race formation lap at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.Mercedes driver Hamilton, who can clinch his fourth title on Sunday if he finishes first or second and other results go his way, might also be giving the Jamaican a quick passenger ride in a road car earlier in the day.U.S.-based Liberty Media, who took over Formula One in January and have talked of treating every race like a Super Bowl, are keen to pump up the show at the sole round in the United States.The pre-race programme has been expanded so that Michael Buffer, renowned for introducing boxing title fights with the call, “Let’s get ready to rumble”, can present the 20 drivers individually to the crowd.Soul singer Stevie Wonder will perform, with the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders going through their routines on the starting grid.“We continue to layer in new elements at each grand prix and this innovative driver presentation format seemingly was an appropriate addition for Austin,” said Formula One’s commercial manager Sean Bratches in a statement.”The USA is, without a doubt, the country where sports events are seen as entertainment that goes above and beyond the purely sporting contest.“We want to do something that positions Formula One as breaking the boundaries, between sport and a show,” he added.A mechanical bucking bronco will also be installed in the paddock for anyone brave enough to give it a go.Pink strips have meanwhile been painted along the pitlane and around the track as part of a breast-cancer awareness initiative, with tyre supplier Pirelli colour-coding pink their ultrasoft tyres.Organisers have also secured a schedule change for qualifying, with the Saturday session starting two hours later to reduce the gap between the track action and a Justin Timberlake concert in the evening.Hamilton is 59 points clear of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with four races remaining and will win the title if he scores 16 points more than the German on Sunday.
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: email@example.com | @chris_iseman Coming into the season, Lindsay McCabe didn’t have any expectations for herself. But she did have goals, and so far, she has done more than meet them. One of those goals was to play an influential role immediately after taking the court for the first time this season as a freshman. ‘I’m really happy with the way I’m doing so far,’ McCabe said. ‘It was a goal of mine, not really an expectation.’ McCabe has stepped into the starting role at middle blocker and has been a key component of the Orange’s 16-0 start. In just her first season at SU, McCabe leads the team in attack percentage (.448) and is third in kills (93). Even beyond her performance on the court, her teammates and coaches have been more impressed with her ability to stay consistent at all times.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘She’s not a real up-and-down player, which is nice to have from anyone on the court,’ SU assistant coach Carol LaMarche said. ‘And then to have it be a middle is even better. I think she’s doing well.’ And she started doing well at the first possible opportunity. Before even coming back to Syracuse for the home opener, McCabe was already getting attention for a strong showing at the Colgate Classic. In her first collegiate tournament, McCabe made her presence felt with 25 kills. McCabe said she was nervous. But she put aside any of that nervousness and showed her teammates they have a reliable middle to set up for. McCabe didn’t stop there. She received all-tournament honors at the Fordham Tournament, where she put up a .527 attack percentage. This performance earned her Big East Player of the Week honors. Possibly even more impressive than her actual performance on the court has been her ability to maintain her composure, whether she’s playing well or not. Something many freshmen aren’t able to do. ‘I would say that she’s a less emotional player than a lot of them,’ outside hitter Mindy Stanislovaitis said. ‘She plays a more consistent game straight across.’ Even though McCabe said she doesn’t think of it too much, she almost had to play this well. Especially since she’s taking over for an offensive threat in Sarah Morton, who graduated in May. Before getting started with the Orange, McCabe didn’t have any apprehension of trying to fill the shoes of someone who meant as much to the team as Morton did. If anything, it gave her a more concrete goal. She saw an opening, and she would be the one to step up and take it. ‘With Sarah Morton graduating, there was definitely an opening in the middle,’ McCabe said. ‘There was a good chance, but I still had to prove myself once I got here.’ She’s proven she’s more than capable of taking the spot. And to this point, McCabe hasn’t given in to any pressure of having to fill the void. And that performance at the Colgate Classic did more than just show everyone what type of player Syracuse has at the middle blocker position. It also let everyone know that not having Morton isn’t going to be a problem. ‘I think it was a good confidence booster for the team,’ LaMarche said. ‘They were able to say ‘Sarah Morton is gone, but we have Lindsay McCabe.” Lofty expectations, no doubt, but the Orange coaching staff knows what McCabe needs to do to make that happen. ‘Honestly, I think she’s probably starting her freshman year better than Sarah Morton did,’ LaMarche said. ‘And when she develops her arm swing a little more, I think she’s going to be dominant.’ firstname.lastname@example.org
This one was ugly to the end.Maybe it’s for the best that this showing was relegated to cable in a timeslot that would keep anyone on the east coast from watching. Those who did tune in probably flipped the channel before the conclusion.Experiencing Saturday’s USC-UCLA game was as much of a struggle as the one that took place on the field. Stats could tell the story – the Trojans racked up more than 100 penalty yards and the Bruins turned the ball over four times.USC coach Pete Carroll embraces quarterback Matt Barkley and receiver Damian Williams after Williams’ 48-yard touchdown in the final minute of the fourth quarter. – Dieuwertje Kast | Daily TrojanBut all except for the last minute of this game will likely be forgotten. And it’s not just that the surprise strike to Damian Williams and the ensuing skirmish finally gave us something to talk about. It’s that the two most memorable moments of the night embodied the pulse of the rivalry and captured where both programs stand.It’s just a shame that the rivalry manifested itself in such a hideous way.Some have said that USC’s 48-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left with the Trojans up 21-7 was football’s equivalent of a middle finger to a despised rival. The move won’t be remembered for its social tact, but fans have cried that the Trojans were provoked. USC was content to run out the clock on an otherwise forgettable game, but the opportunity for another touchdown arose when the Bruins used a timeout to get the ball back.“We’re not trying to run the score up,” running back Allen Bradford said. “We have respect for UCLA and they have respect for us. But we were trying to run the game clock out and they called a timeout, so I guess they wanted some more.”As expected, Pete Carroll had a politically correct take on the play already crafted for the postgame press conference.“It’s the heart of a competitor just battling,” Carroll said. “In the competitive moment, we went for it – and that’s it.”There’s little doubt that competitive energy drove the decision, but don’t believe both parties when they spin this just as a matter of trying to win a football game.No, there was plenty of ego involved in this. Quarterback Matt Barkley spoke after the game about being disrespected by the Bruins’ decision to take a timeout. It was clear that damaged feelings were a key component of the escalation.Carroll and UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel are perhaps too similar to be cordial while sharing the same field. The combative nature of their relationship is well-documented and it’s clear that there’s bitterness simmering below the surface on both sides. The postgame handshake between the two was as icy as the rest of the night at the Coliseum.Maybe we should have seen all of this coming. By taking a timeout, Neuheisel opened himself up to the possibility of being lit up one last time. But the long bomb and subsequent celebration gave the Trojans an unbecoming aura of showiness.Players shrugged off the incident afterward, saying that there was never a chance of a fight breaking out. And maybe the best part of the whole debacle was that a full-on melee never broke.”We jumped around a little bit and then we saw them coming over,” said linebacker Chris Galippo, who avoided the potential skirmish by standing on the sidelines. “I just said ‘no one’s going to see me on YouTube getting knocked out.’ That was kind of on my mind, but I also didn’t want anything to jeopardize next week’s game.”There’s little use in playing the blame game now. When viewed in isolation, both coaches’ choices seem innocuous. But somewhere along the line, cooler heads should have prevailed and one coach should have yielded in the name of sportsmanship.Both coaches gush about the rivalry and its history. Yet instead of a memorable game, the lasting image of this game might be UCLA linebacker Reggie Carter knocking down an official in the post-touchdown fracas. Vitriol and animosity won out on Saturday and will reign until the next clash.The good news for both sides is that they’ll get another chance at this next year.
Championship Barnsley have suspended their assistant head coach Tommy Wright – after the Daily Telegraph alleged he accepted a five-thousand-pound transfer bung.He’s categorically denied the claims – and the club have launched an investigation.QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink also denies any wrongdoing – after the same paper claimed he agreed a fee for speaking to a firm interested in player transfers. Hasselbaink says he sees nothing unusual in being paid for a speech – and made no promises in return.
Former Super Falcons coach, Ismalia Mabo has expressed his displeasure at the Aisha Falode led women football arm of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) following the Falconets’ road trip from their camp in Abuja to Benin City for today’s under-20 World Cup qualifier against Tanzania.Speaking to the Guardian, Mabo explained that “there are laid down rules and regulations by FIFA concerning the movement of teams for national assignments,”Ismaila Mabo led the Super Falcons to the FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinals in 1999 and also won the African Women Cup of Nations for Nigeria.He continued: “How come Falode who is the head of women football in the country allowed such thing to happen to the Falconets? I think FIFA’s rule says that any distance of more than 30 km, the teams have to travel by air and not by road.”“It is not fair for the NFF to treat the players and their coaches in such a way. If they don’t have the fund, why not allow the team to play the qualifiers in Abuja instead of such tortuous road trip to Benin City?”“And since Edo State government is hosting the match, Falode should have made it clear in her proposal to the governor that the team should be airlifted and not to travel such long distance by road.”Nigeria’s national under-20 women football team host Tanzania today in CAF’s first-round qualifier for the France 2018 U-20 World Cup. RelatedAUDIO: Aisha Falode Explains NWPL Super Four PostponementSeptember 8, 2017In “NWL”U-20 World Cup Qualifer: Falconets Sweep Past Tanzania In BeninSeptember 16, 2017In “National Team”Falconets Need Grade A Friendlies Ahead Of France 2018 – Izilien Tasks NFFMarch 20, 2018In “National Team”