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Nimba Electoral District # 9 Captures Trophy

first_imgNimba County Electoral District # 9 has captured the trophy of the week long district league in the grand final played at the Kumasi Sport Pitch in Ganta City, Nimba County to climax the celebration of July 26 Independence Day.The final match between Districts #9 and #3 began at 4pm with District # 3 dominating the first quarter of the first half with District #3 striker William Gala sent a spot kick into the hands of their opponents’ goalkeeper.In the 33rd minute a penalty was awarded to District # 9 after a long kick from the corner touched the hand of one of District #3 defenders and Marcus Paye scored the penalty.District #3 boys tried all techniques to find the equalizer but to no avail till the end of the half. The second half began with District #3 mounting making several substitutions but could not till the game ended. A giant size trophy was awarded the first winner with some unspecified cash while several awards went to 2nd and 3rd winners.The game brought together about ten thousand Namibians to support their various districts and it is the first such a tournament has been held, since the end of the civil-war.The Steering Committee of Nimba Sport Association, headed by Prince Howard told spectators that the tournaments was intended to bring together all talented players that could be selected for the county national soccer team. He said 50 players have been identified from the total number of 225 players.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Arsenal, Rangers chart safe passage in Europa League

first_imgMonday’s 3-1 victory at West Ham ended the club’s worst winless run since 1977 and Arsenal just require a point at Standard Liege in Belgium to progress from Group F.Rangers missed out on their first major silverware in almost a decade at the weekend following an agonising 1-0 defeat by Celtic in the Scottish League Cup final.Gerrard’s side dominated large parts of the game but were unable to find a way past an inspired Fraser Forster, who saved a second-half penalty from Alfredo Morelos.Rangers are top of Group G and will advance if they avoid a second defeat of the competition to Swiss champions Young Boys.Arsenal’s 3-1 victory at West Ham ended the club’s worst winless run since 1977 © AFP / Adrian DENNIS“We’ve got a huge game on Thursday and there’s no better game to bounce back,” Gerrard said.“We have to soak it up, remember it and be ready to go and give ourselves another opportunity. That type of performance will get us where we want to get to.“It’s raw right now but this is football at the top. We’ll suffer and then we’ll bounce back.”Unbeaten Celtic have wrapped up top spot in Group E ahead of their trip to Romania’s CFR Cluj, who are second in the section.Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could well stick with a similar side to the one that lost 2-1 in Astana with qualification already assured.Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could well stick with a similar side to the one that lost 2-1 in Astana with qualification already assured © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFThe Norwegian fielded a starting team in Kazakhstan with an average age of 22 years and 26 days — United’s youngest ever in major European competition.They lead AZ Alkmaar, who host leaders Ajax in the Dutch league this weekend, by a point in Group L going into their showdown at Old Trafford.Twice former European champions Porto as well as Italian duo Lazio and Roma and Bundesliga leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach are also still bidding to nail down a qualifying spot.FixturesGroups A-F (kick-offs 8:55pm)Group AAPOEL (CYP) v Sevilla (ESP)Qarabag (AZE) v Dudelange (LUX)Group BFC Copenhagen (DEN) v Malmo (SWE)Dynamo Kiev (UKR) v Lugano (SUI)Group CFC Basel (SUI) v Trabzonspor (TUR)Getafe (ESP) v Krasnodar (RUS)Group DLASK (AUT) v Sporting Lisbon (POR)PSV Eindhoven (NED) v Rosenborg (NOR)Group ECFR Cluj (ROM) v Celtic (SCO)Rennes (FRA) v Lazio (ITA)Group FStandard Liege (BEL) v Arsenal (ENG)Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) v Vitoria Guimaraes (POR)Groups G-L (kick-offs 11pm)Group GRangers (SCO) v Young Boys (SUI)Porto (POR) v Feyenoord (NED)Group HEspanyol (ESP) v CSKA Moscow (RUS)Ludogorets (BUL) v Ferencvaros (HUN)Group IWolfsburg (GER) v Saint-Etienne (FRA)Gent (BEL) v Olexandriya (UKR)Group JBorussia Moenchengladbach (GER) v Istanbul Basaksehir (TUR)Roma (ITA) v Wolfsberg (AUT)Group KWolves (ENG) v Besiktas (TUR)Slovan Bratislava (SVK) v Braga (POR)Group LManchester United (ENG) v AZ Alkmaar (NED)Partizan Belgrade (SRB) v Astana (KAZ)0Shares0000(Visited 30 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Freddie Ljungberg recorded his first win as Arsenal caretaker boss at West Ham on Monday © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISPARIS, France, Dec 11 – Last season’s runners-up Arsenal and Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have their sights fixed on the Europa League knockout phase Thursday with 19 clubs competing for the final 11 places.Interim Arsenal boss Freddie Ljungberg will look to lead the Gunners into the last 32 after Unai Emery was sacked following last month’s 2-1 home loss to Eintracht Frankfurt.last_img read more