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Jesus saves City at Boro

first_imgMIDDLESBROUGH, England (AP):Gabriel Jesus marked his return to Manchester City’s starting lineup by rescuing a 2-2 draw against relegation-threatened Middlesbrough in the Premier League yesterday.But City failed to take advantage of Manchester United drawing earlier in the day with Swansea and strengthen its place in the top four Champions League qualification places.Fourth-placed City remains only a point ahead of United with four games remaining, but it would have been even closer had Gabriel Jesus not headed in Sergio Aguero’s cross in the 85th minute. The forward is back after 10 weeks out with a foot injury.PRICELESS POINTSMiddlesbrough led through a first-half strike from former City striker Alvaro Negredo but the visitors drew level in controversial fashion when Aguero netted from the spot. Boro players reacted with fury when Leroy Sane went down under the challenge of Marten de Roon.Calum Chambers appeared to have secured three priceless points for Middlesbrough in the 77th minute.But Gabriel Jesus’ leveler leaves Middlesbrough six points off safety with just three games to go.last_img read more

Criminal Lawyer Jason Doe Solves:

first_imgCharacters in the storySam Dwalu—The suspect with tears of innocenceAnthony Kollie—The witness whose hostile behavior forced the judge to interveneWillie Korboi Jones, the musician whose murder drew the attention of the communityJames Layman—Prosecutor, whom the judge insisted to let due process find the accusedJason Doe—Defense Counsel who believed his client was innocentEva Choloplay—The Judge who was concerned of the due process rights for both the victim and the accused.Though the life of the 28-year-old musician Willie Koboi Jones was involved, and though many people knew the deceased had a brilliant future, newspapers described the case purely as one that was engineered by the love of money. It was not strange that metropolitan Monrovia dailies devoted much of their columns to the case. One interesting aspect was that the decedent was a resident of Kakata, Margibi County and a rising star among musicians. On a competitive occasion, Willie Koboi Jones, known among music fans and the entertainment industry as The Real WKJ, had caused more than three thousand Monrovians to converge at the Monrovia City Hall, a record that was yet to be broken. At the preliminary trial, Defense Counsel Jason Doe listened in horror as witness after witness indicated that the victim was so reckless that it would seem his death was ordained by his own actions. But who then killed The Real WKJ? And what was the major reason that one of his friends, Sam Dwalu, who happened to be the musician’s most adored fan and promoter, was accused of his murder? As the preliminary trial proceeded, witness Anthony Kollie testified that the victim was the best friend of the suspect and he saw them at many places together. He claimed, when prodded on by Prosecutor James Layman, that on the week of his disappearance, the victim had in his possession US$25,000 and the suspect informed him later that the victim had given him the money.Kollie further testified that contrary to the claim by the suspect that he had no knowledge of the money, the victim had called him, few hours before he was reported dead and his body discovered under Monrovia’s Bong Mines Bridge on Bushrod Island on June 10, that ‘he suspected his close friends were after him,’ in reference, he said, to the primary suspect’s involvement which he claimed might have led to his death.On the source of the money, the witness explained that WKJ received the money from a man whose name he did not reveal and that the money was intended to complete a house that the victim had started more than two months ago.At best the case was based on circumstantial evidence because the police, during their investigations, created several circumstantial theories about what might have happened. The only reason that compelled them to arrest Sam Dwalu, as the primary suspect, was a phone call that Dwalu had made to the victim few hours before his body was found.Though Dwalu denied any involvement, he could not account for his whereabouts around the hours that police investigators indicated the singer was allegedly murdered. It was apparent that witness Kollie’s testimony and the allegation that the suspect was found with the amount of U$25,000 belonging to the murder victim were factors that led to his arrest. However, Counselor Jason Doe, representing the suspect in the pretrial case was of the opinion that circumstantial evidence was not enough to convict his client. “It must be beyond all reasonable doubt.”So when Prosecutor James Layman exhausted his questions in his examination, he turned to the defense in a triumphant murmur, “Here is your witness,” and walked leisurely to the defense table.The spectators sat in the court room, waited with impatience. In fact, the media had raised the level of interest in the case to fever pitch. Some of the metropolitan newspapers in their editorials, compared the singer’s death to the recent tragic war in the country, insisting that the search for justice had never been more urgent than the solution of Willie Jones’ murder.One newspaper compared Jones’ murder to that of the little Angel Togba whose murder raised so much attention and agitation that it had become a standard procedure for lawyers to make reference to, in their search for justice. Criminal lawyer Counselor Jason Doe, on the other hand, believed that while the search for justice was universal, forcing others to accept a crime they apparently never committed was also a misleading search for justice. Now, as he strolled towards the witness who seemed to struggle with himself in the stand, the crowded courtroom remained silent.The only echo was the rattling noise of ceiling and standing fans, located at vantage points in the courtroom, humming along and filtering much needed air over the spectators.“Anthony Kollie,” Counselor Jason Doe said, in a well modulated voice that indicated his inner frustration. “You don’t seem to like Sam Dwalu, do you?”Kollie, in a surprise move, wrung up his hands, and made a face. The lawyer observed it but deliberately allowed his eyes to sweep across the spectators.“I like all my friends, Sir,” the witness replied.“How long have you known the suspect?”The witness, shifted in the box, and said, “I have known him for about three months and up to the time my friend was murdered.”“How close is your relationship?”The witness considered the question for a second, and said, “Just a casual friend—I mean someone I see around. We don’t normally share things in common.”The lawyer frowned at his response, and continued, “How do you then know that the victim was murdered by the suspect?”The witness again hesitated, and then replied, nonchalantly, “The prosecutor and the police told me that he murdered him.”Counselor Doe shrugged his shoulders, and walked deliberately towards the defense table, considered some papers and returned to the witness.“You testified that the suspect told you that the victim gave him U$25,000?”“Yes.”The lawyer’s smile was a bit triumphant when he said, “Kollie, you told the court that your relationship with the suspect has been casual and both of you don’t share things in common, did you not?”“Exactly.”“Is it yes or no, Anthony Kollie?”“Yes,” he said, raising his eyes, “if that’s what you insist.”“And you have seen him around for about three months?”“I told you already.”Judge Eva D. Choloplay lifted her head, adjusted her glasses on her nose and in an irritated voice said, “The court cannot accept the scorn that this witness provides to answers posed by the defense and will want to stipulate that under no condition should a hostile witness demonstrate his unwillingness to ensure that ‘a due process’ is offered to the suspect.“Nonetheless, it seems probable that to ensure the eventual resolution of the case, the witness will have no other choice but to offer answers that can lead to the provision of justice by the law.”Prosecutor Layman swiftly jumped from his seat, and made a defense to the witness’ action: “Thank you, Your Honor, but it seems also that counsel is using some tactics that the witness understands to lead him to contradict the information already provided during the examination.”Judge Choloplay adjusted herself in her seat, and glaring at the prosecutor, said, “The prosecutor must understand that he can have an adequate time for a re-cross-examination if he feels the information being provided by the witness is affecting his earlier examination.“The court cannot accept innuendos from the prosecution and the witness and I stipulate that the witness should not lead the court to believe that being a hostile witness, he is providing information under strict instructions from the prosecution, which is contrary to the spirit of due process.“The court cannot entertain the unwillingness of the witness, for justice means that the one who is providing the information about a suspect, particularly in a murder case of this nature, avails himself all the chance he needs to ensure the equitable dispensation of justice.“I need not remind the prosecutor of the due process right of the suspect and there is absolutely no way that this court will maintain the belligerent posture of a witness, particularly this witness whose actions so far seem to work against the very search for justice.”The judge’s remarks were enough for the prosecutor to see the seriousness and the apparent displeasure of the court.Layman then dejectedly said, “Thank you, Your Honor,” and turning to the witness, said, “You need to provide the required answers to counsel because I am here to protect you and therefore should not create any disaffection with the court.” The blow was too clear to be seen, but the prosecutor thumped his nose and slipped back into his chair.Now fidgeting in the dock, the witness lowered his head and made a comment under his breath. Judge Choloplay turned to defense counsel Doe and said, “You may resume the cross-examination,” but she took a swift look at her wrist watch, and said, “We are nearing the end of the morning session and therefore I am ordering the case adjourned for fifteen minutes recess.”Defense Counsel Jason Doe smiled, but his attempt to look at the defense was met with a sneer of opposition.The lawyer then turned to the suspect and he saw that his soul was smitten and scourged but still invested with dignity and innocence. The lawyer had seen such a character before. Though his duty was to ensure his defense, he could not tell if the issues being presented, though circumstantial, the hostility of the witness could work against his client. However, he was thankful that Judge Eva Choloplay was a character full of justice.Jason Doe could depend on that to find justice in this case.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Marylanders Have Heeded the Voice of Reason; Now Wonkeryor’s Challenge

first_imgThe third Commencement Exercise of Tubman University (TU) passed off peacefully and successfully last Tuesday, despite threats of disruption from TU students and others against the election of Nimba-born Dr. Edward Wonkeyor as its new President. Dr. Wonkeyor, current Provost of Cuttington University (CU), was elected by the TU Board of Trustees in April. The Board then submitted its recommendation to the Visitor of the University, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who met with the nominee, Dr. Wonkeyor, and approved the recommendation. But no sooner had he been confirmed than TU students, backed by Maryland’s Legislative Caucus, started demanding that the job be given to a Marylander, or someone from Liberia’s southeast. The TU students went further to threaten that should their demand not be met, they would disrupt the impending commencement exercises, scheduled for last Tuesday, May 31. Unfortunately, both the TU students and the Maryland Legislative Caucus were totally ignorant of the TU Charter, which states that TU is Liberia’s second State University, after the first, the University of Liberia (UL). The Charter further states that the university – founded in 2009 – elevating the W.V.S. Tubman College of Technology, is established to extend higher education throughout Liberia and the world. Even though President Sirleaf did appoint Maryland-born Dr. Elizabeth Davies Russell, daughter of eminent Marylander and former Associate Justice O. Natty B. Davies, as TU’s first President, there is nowhere in the Charter that stipulates that a TU president should be a Marylander or south-easterner.It was in the face of that threat by the TU students to disrupt the third commencement exercises that the editors of the Daily Observer newspaper decided, in an Editorial published on Monday, May 30 and read on several radio stations around the nation, to dissuade the TU students from that action. The newspaper wondered whether the TU students and the Maryland Legislative Caucus had forgotten the man after whom TU is named—none other than President William V.S. Tubman, who did more than anyone else to promote unity and unification in Liberia.The newspaper appealed to the TU students to decide, out of respect to President Tubman, to listen to the voice of reason, accept Dr. Wonkeyor as TU’s new President and call off their threatened action.We here applaud both the TU students and the Maryland Legislative Caucus for listening to the voice of reason, and paying homage to President Tubman, who made it possible for any Liberian from any part of the country to serve in any position anywhere. None of these TU students—probably even some of their parents—were yet born when in 1964, Liberian educator, Mrs. Elizabeth Kadae Collins, a Marylander married to another Marylander, Samuel Sie Collins, was elected one of the first two Senators of Nimba County. Remember, too, that one of Lofa County’s first elected Senators was Senator Ernest Liberty, who hailed from distant Edina, Grand Bassa County. Senator Liberty, who served for many years in the Interior Service, becoming Provincial Commissioner stationed in Voinjama, was so loved by the Lofa people that when he died on December 5, 1979, Lofaians demanded that he be buried in Voinjama, their capital. The family bowed to this wish.So much for unification, which we pray that the current Maryland students and students throughout the country will study more deeply along with Liberian history as we move toward the future, especially the 2017 presidential and general elections. We challenge Education Minister George Werner to reintroduce Civics into our school curriculum, so that our youth may learn more about the country’s history and the progress we have made in unification and democratic governance.Now to the new TU President, Edward Wonkeyor, we say you have a historic challenge and opportunity to lift TU to loftier heights. Your predecessor, Dr. Davies Russell, has done much to put TU on map as one of Liberia’s outstanding institutions of higher learning. You must now carry it further by building up its high caliber faculty, enhancing its academic and professional offerings, generating more financial support from government and elsewhere, and recruiting more students from Liberia’s southeast and from all over the country, Africa and the world.One of your first challenges is to help all the high schools in various southeastern counties, which are TU’s primary feeder institutions, to produce better students, fit and ready to enter TU. In this effort, you will need to intervene in each school by offering tutorials to build up their academic standing.You already know that Marylanders are not easy to deal with. See how they treated their own daughter and sister, Elizabeth Davies Russell. Work hard, be fair-minded and prudent (shrewd, farsighted, practical) in all you do, and stay in touch with your base constituency—Maryland and the rest of the southeast. Help in whichever way you can to improve the lives of these long neglected people. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DPP still to advise Police way forward – Deputy Commander

first_imgBurnt body of welder…says “matter is not a clear cut one”Those responsible for burning the remains of the welder who was found dead near his mining camp even before Police could investigate can only face charges based on the advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).Yogindra Steve RamkarranThe DPP still has the file that was compiled by investigating ranks, and is yet to advise Police on the way forward.This is according to Deputy Commander of B Division (Berbice), Phillip Azure, who told this publication on Monday that although a month has passed since the welder, Yogindra “Steve” Ramkarran, was discovered lifeless and whose body was burnt by his co-workers, the police are awaiting word from the office of the DPP as to the next step.However, Azure was unable to say how soon the file will be returned and if those involved in the incident will be charged for perverting the course of justice but he noted that due to the fact that this case is an unusual one, the police have to be properly guided before they can act.“That file is still up for legal advice. You see some of these matters are not clear cut, we get the facts and investigate and send to the DPP for legal advice and they can give us the direction where we should go. For instance, if there is further investigation to be done, and if so then that investigation would be done,” he explained on Monday.The dead man, Yogindra “Steve” Ramkarran, was employed by a well-known sawmill owner from Corentyne, Berbice, and is said to have mysteriously died in the interior on July 4 but his co-workers burnt his body after allegedly being instructed to do so by their employer.Police had acknowledged that Ramkarran’s cause of death was unknown due to the fact that his body was burnt before an autopsy could have been conducted.However, despite repeated claims by the employees involved that they were instructed by their boss to burn Ramkarran’s body, the sawmill owner continues to deny the allegations.Crime Chief (ag), Senior Superintendent Michael Kingston had earlier explained that when the police received a report about Ramkarran’s demise, a rank immediately left to investigate.But due to the distance of the crime scene, it took some time for him to arrive at that location. Kingston had explained that when the police arrived, he found a decomposed body, which he was told was that of Ramkarran’s.“Indeed the body had begun to decompose. So the police left to go and get assistance and when he returned with the assistance, that is what they had done [burn the body]. The police had no involvement in the burning of that body, none at all, the men in work said they were acting on the instruction of their employer [to burn the body] but he denied this.”As a result of this, the workers who burnt the body, along with their employer, were arrested but were later released.Testing on bone sampleKingston had also stated that although it has been alleged that the ashes from the decomposed body belong to Ramkarran, the necessary testing needs to be conducted to confirm this.As such, samples of the remains will be tested at the Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory (GFSL) to confirm the identity of the dead person.“We had a crime scene team that went up into the area, we took whatever bone sample was there and samples were also taken from the relatives. That is basically for DNA purposes. We will utilise the services of the (GFSL) lab unless they tell us that they are incapable. But for now, we will utilise the services of the lab and a file has already been compiled and sent for legal advice on this matter.”last_img read more

Enerplex finally gets money from the Federal Government

first_img– Hudson’s Hope – Arena Heat Recovery project. This project has a total cost of $326,264 again the cost will be split three ways.When we get the details on each of these projects we will pass that information along. – North Lagoon Trunkmain Twinning at a total cost of 4.2 million dollars with 1.4 million coming from each level of government.Other communities in Peace River North also got funding from the Federal and Provincial Governments.– Fort Nelson – Drinking Water Quality, Security of Supply and Energy Efficiency project. The project has a total cost of 3.8 million dollars with 1.2 million coming from each level of Government.– Fort Nelson – Fort Nelson Recreation Complex project – The Federal and Provincial Governments will each contribute 5 million dollars with the Regional Municipality picking up the rest of the cost at 23.4 million dollars.Advertisement The Enerplex will finally get some money from the Federal Government.The funding was made available as a part of the 719 million dollars announced Thursday from the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund and Building Canada Fund.  At the moment we have been unable to track down any details on the funding except the money will go towards Enerplex site improvements.The Federal Government will give just over 2.5 million dollars, along with another 2.5 million dollars coming the Province. The catch is the City of Fort St. John will also have to come up with other 2.5 million dollars for a total project cost of 7.5 million dollars.- Advertisement -We are still awaiting word from the City of Fort St. John on just how they intend to match the Federal and Provincial money.   The Province already contributed $12.5 million, which helped to kick start the project.  The overall budget for the Enerplex when construction started in 2007 was $37 million dollars. Other projects that the Federal and Provincial governments announced today included:– 100th Avenue Expansion at a total cost of 4.2 million dollars with 1.3 million coming from each level of government.Advertisementlast_img read more

Spark! 2014 Women’s Leadership Conference to be held May 21-22

first_imgThe conference has been designed to identify the educational and professional needs of women in who are involved in business or those wanting to get involved with business.Females working small or large businesses whether it be education, tourism, hospitality or others are encouraged to attend. The idea for the conference came from a local group who thought it was frustrating to travel to attend professional development sessions. – Advertisement -Registration for the event will open on February 1. If you are interested in attending click here.last_img

WAITING LIST FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SUPPORT NEED TO BE TACKLED – McCONALOGUE

first_imgFianna Fáil Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has called on the Government to increase the number of speech and language therapists in schools and pre-schools to reduce waiting times for supports across the country.Charlie McConalogue TDThe latest figures from the HSE reveal that there are more than 8,000 people (children and adults) waiting for treatment.Deputy McConalogue commented, “The integration of speech and language therapy into a school setting would not only alleviate the waiting lists, it would also give students regular access to a therapist cutting down on long waiting times. The most recent HSE stats show that there are more than 1,600 people waiting for speech and language therapy for over one year. These long delays undoubtedly are having an impact on children’s outcomes and should be addressed as a matter of urgency. “A key way to address the lengthy waiting times would be to assign a therapist to schools as required. Because of the difference in school sizes across the country, some therapists could be assigned to a number of schools in a specific locality.“There is ongoing concern about disparities in the provision of resources for special needs in our schools. It is imperative that they be addressed and a ramping up of recruitment of therapists combined with a programme that would see them integrated into schools and pre-schools could go a long way to addressing this”.WAITING LIST FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SUPPORT NEED TO BE TACKLED – McCONALOGUE was last modified: September 12th, 2015 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalspeech and languagelast_img read more

GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BE ‘DECENT’ ON SUPPORTS FOR DISABLED – TD

first_imgSinn Féin spokesperson on Justice and Equality, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD, has repeated his call for a “threshold of decency” on disability supports and a political consensus that people with disabilities would have their dignity and rights maintained and their families would not be abandoned as a result of on-going cutbacks.He repeated his call during a Dáil debate on cuts to disabled citizens and their carers today.The Donegal North East deputy said: “The imagery from late last year of citizens with profound disabilities, protesting outside Leinster House at Minister Reilly’s cuts, struck a chord with the Irish people. The courage and dignity of those who braved the elements to make their stand shone a light on the reality. “Despite the promises of both the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste in the final pre-election leaders’ debate last year, their government has proceeded to enforce cut after cut on those with disabilities in this state and their families and carers. Their broken promises on disabilities are the cruellest of all.“If this government took a Kango hammer and tore up our roads, there would be uproar but that is exactly what they have been doing to support services for people with disability”.“When Fianna Fáil was in government they cut the Disability Allowance, the Carers’ Allowance and Carers’ Benefit, and the Blind Person’s Allowance not once but twice. Of course, the removal of the Christmas double payments also heavily impacted on the disabled and their families and carers. All of this meant that Fianna Fáil cut the income of disabled people and their carers by 10% over two budgets.“This has to stop. We need a threshold of decency. We need a political consensus that people with disabilities will have their dignity protected and rights maintained and that their families will not be abandoned”. He concluded: “The nine leading disability organisations in Ireland have spoken out on this scandal.“They have outlined a vision for people with disabilities in Ireland and called on the government to take urgent action on three key areas:1. Halt reductions in the basic standard of living of people with disabilities requiring welfare supports. People with disabilities are most likely to experience real poverty because on top of the recent cuts in benefit levels and new charges, they also have to continue to pay for extras required due to their disability.2. Ensure funding for the services needed by people with disabilities. Cutting the services required by people with disabilities not only undermines their lives, it also leads to a growing public burden in terms of hospital stays and expensive care costs.3. Publish and show leadership on an ambitious Implementation Plan for the National Disability Strategy in keeping with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, where people have dignity, individual autonomy and full and effective participation in Irish society. People’s faith in Ireland’s eventual recovery depends not just on economic measures. Social protection for all people through this long, stressful period needs to be central to the “Government‘s recovery plans. Government actions must address social inclusion and cohesion. “Sinn Féin fully endorses their call and we call on the government to take up this challenge and honour their promises to our most vulnerable citizens.”GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BE ‘DECENT’ ON SUPPORTS FOR DISABLED – TD was last modified: March 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BE ‘DECENT’ ON SUPPORTS FOR DISABLED – TDlast_img read more

MAN WHO BEAT GIRLFRIEND ON NIGHT AWAY IN DONEGAL HOTEL IS JAILED

first_imgA man who beat up his girlfriend in a Co Donegal hotel after he became jealous of her chatting to other men has been jailed for a month.Letterkenny court.Gareth Doran and partner Claire Quigley had been staying at the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny last weekend. But during the course of the night Ms Quigley was chatted up by a number of men at the hotel.Doran, 34, became enraged and attacked Ms Quigley, the mother of his two children, when they got back to their hotel room.Garda Inspector David Kelly told a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court that Doran kicked and punched Ms Quigley “all over her body.”“He then threw her to the ground and kicked her,” said Inspector Kelly.Defense solicitor Patsy Gallagher said the altercation took place at 5am on the morning of May 4th and there was a lot of drink taken by both parties.He said his client admitted assaulting Ms Quigley saying he became enraged when “other parties showed a keen interest in Ms Quigley.”Judge Denis McLoughlin said he found that people showed their true colours when drink was taken and regarded the assault on Ms Quigley as on the serious end of the scale.“Your client gave this girl for want of a better word “a good beating.” I honestly believe when someone does this their true character comes out. I’m going to send this fella to prison. The victim would be shocked that someone could do this and just walk away with a fine,” he said.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had been in custody since the assault and was planning on moving back in with his parents.He jailed Doran of 20 Loanda Crescent, Newry, Co Down for one month.MAN WHO BEAT GIRLFRIEND ON NIGHT AWAY IN DONEGAL HOTEL IS JAILED was last modified: May 7th, 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:assaultdonegalGareth DoranletterkennyNewrypartnerlast_img read more

Angola eye victory over lowly Mauritania

first_imgAngola drew 1-1 with Tunisia in their first game. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)AFCON 2019Mauritania vs AngolaSuez Stadium, SuezSaturday, 29-06-2019After somehow stealing a draw against Tunisia, Angola will be back in action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Mauritania at the Suez Stadium.After trailing to a first-half penalty, the Giant Sable Antelopes saw Djalma Campos equalize to hand them a vital 1-1 draw with group favourites Tunisia.The point means Angola need to take care of Mauritania and avoid defeat against Mali in the last game so as to reach the last 16.“We got a good result after enormous difficulties in the preparation period, Angola coach Srdjan Vasiljevic.“We want to play good football and compete with the best African teams.Before the draw with Tunisia, Angola were on a three-match winning streak and that confidence should be enough to give them momentum going in Saturday’s game.Coincidently, Angola’s last loss in their last 9 games was against Mauritania last October.For Mauritania, their debut match at the African Cup of Nations finals ended in a heavy defeat as Mali brushed them aside 4-1 in their opening game of Group E.They started enthusiastically against Mali but were lacking the quality to inflict damage on their opponents and after they conceded the opening goal there was only one team who looked likely of winning.Mauritania enjoyed a 1-0 home victory against Angola last October during the qualifying campaign for this tournament with Adama Ba scoring the only goal of the game.Coming up against a motivated Angola side on Saturday may be too much of a task for Mauritania but with the way underdogs have performed this campaign, a result is not beyond the Lions of Chinguetti.The two teams have played each other just twice before. That was during qualifying for this very tournament. Both sides picked up a win, most intriguingly – both on their away legs.The other group E game, played on Friday, saw Tunisia draw 1-1 with Mali.Saturday’s other fixtures-Cameroon vs Ghana @8pm-Benin vs Guinea-Bissau @11pmFriday’s results-Tunisia 1-1 Mali-Morocco 1-0 Ivory Coast-South Africa 1-0 NamibiaComments Tags: AFCON 2019AngolaDjilma CamposMALIMauritaniaSrdjan VasiljevictopTunisialast_img read more