Daka Gets Rousing Applause at CAF Awards

Patson Daka gave a flawless acceptance speech as he was named 2017 CAF Young Player of the Year. The 19-year-old 2017 Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations winner became the second Zambian player to win the accolade after Clifford Mulenga … Continued

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Patson Daka gave a flawless acceptance speech as he was named 2017 CAF Young Player of the Year. The 19-year-old 2017 Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations winner became the second Zambian player to win the accolade after Clifford Mulenga won the 2007 edition. Daka dedicated the award to late upcoming Chipolopolo midfielder Changwe Kalale who died on December 17, 2017. Kalale was his teammate in the junior ranks before the Zesco United player got involved a fatal road traffic accident that confined him to the wheelchair for three years until his death. “I dedicate this award to my late friend and brother Changwe Kalale, the people of Zambia, my club Red bull Salzburg and everyone who has supported me to achieve this award,†said Daka. “I want to thank you for the support and to my fellow players, young players I would like encourage you that this is the beginning of greater things to come.â€â€ The Kafue Celtic product added: “Let us keep on working hard and change the face of African football for we are the future of African football. Thank you so much and God bless you all.†FULL LIST OF WINNERS: African Player of the Year Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool) Women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dalian Quanjian) Youth Player of the Year Patson Daka (Zambia & Liefering) Coach of the Year Hector Cuper (Egypt) Club of the Year Wydad Athletic Club National Team of the Year Egypt Women’s National Team of the Year South Africa Legend Ibrahim Sunday (Ghana) Platinum Award Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo – President of Ghana George Weah – President-elect of Liberia & former World, Africa and European Player of the Year Fans’ Finest XI Goalkeeper: Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel) Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly), Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly) Midfielders: Mohamed Ounnajem (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord), Junior Ajayi (Nigeria & Al Ahly), Achraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club) Forwards: Khalid Boutaib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor), Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool), Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance) (Source: FAZ Media) The post Daka Gets Rousing Applause at CAF Awards appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Solwezi-Chingola Road Will Be Ready In June – Mateyo

North Western Province Permanent Secretary Ephraim Mateyo has disclosed that the construction of the Solwezi-Chingola Road is expected to be commissioned in June this year. Mateyo said government was aware of the challenges motorists were experiencing on the road and … Continued

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North Western Province Permanent Secretary Ephraim Mateyo has disclosed that the construction of the Solwezi-Chingola Road is expected to be commissioned in June this year. Mateyo said government was aware of the challenges motorists were experiencing on the road and had prioritized its construction to ease movement of goods and services in boosting economic activities. “The completion of the Solwezi-Chingola Road which has been the talk of the day by many people in the province will be commissioned by June this year. In addition to the completed 5km stretch Solwezi Independence Avenue dual carriageway will also be commissioned,” Mr Mateyo said. He said government had embarked on various development projects in the province of which most of them were nearing completion. Mateyo stated that the construction of the presidential hammer meal plant located in all districts in the province, the connection of the province to the national electricity grid are among projects the government was working on. “As a province we had been depending on thermo powered generation that has resulted in the promotion of local production industries but for now we can safely say we are connected to the national grid which is another success scored by this government,” he added. Mateyo further emphasized on people upholding moral integrity and respect in the manner they articulate and debate issues of concern more especially on public social media. The former Zambia Police Inspector General has since warned civil servants involved in partisan politics to refrain, if not, resign as government will not exercise leniency and mercy on those that disregard the policy. The post Solwezi-Chingola Road Will Be Ready In June – Mateyo appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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No Plans to Increase Fuel Price, Kachikwu Restates

[Premium Times] The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has denied news reports that the federal government was planning to jack up the pump price of petrol, at present fixed at N145 per litre.

[Premium Times] The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has denied news reports that the federal government was planning to jack up the pump price of petrol, at present fixed at N145 per litre.

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Further Delay in Ogoni Clean-Up Genocidal, Mosop Tells Govt

[Vanguard] MOSOP also demanded a new economic structure that would ensure the use of a fair proportion of Ogoni resources for the development of its communities, noting that there should be a proper management of Ogoni resources.

[Vanguard] MOSOP also demanded a new economic structure that would ensure the use of a fair proportion of Ogoni resources for the development of its communities, noting that there should be a proper management of Ogoni resources.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Hoodlums, Destitute Lay Siege At Newly Constructed Lagos-Badagry Rail Terminals

[Premium Times] Hoodlums and destitute have taken over the newly constructed rail terminals along the Lagos-Badagry expressway with the criminals using the facilities as a resting place by day and sometimes attacking passers-by at night.

[Premium Times] Hoodlums and destitute have taken over the newly constructed rail terminals along the Lagos-Badagry expressway with the criminals using the facilities as a resting place by day and sometimes attacking passers-by at night.

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11 Butcheries Closed Over Poor Hygiene

[Monitor] Kampala -Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has closed down 11 butcheries for failing to adhere to the established meat hygiene standards, putting their customers at risk of infections such as typhoid and diarrhoea.

[Monitor] Kampala -Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has closed down 11 butcheries for failing to adhere to the established meat hygiene standards, putting their customers at risk of infections such as typhoid and diarrhoea.

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11 Die As Omoku Massacre Continues

[Vanguard] Port Harcourt -Eleven persons were again feared murdered, yesterday, in Rivers State after the New Year day massacre in Omoku, Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area, ONELGA, reportedly spread to neighbouring communities.

[Vanguard] Port Harcourt -Eleven persons were again feared murdered, yesterday, in Rivers State after the New Year day massacre in Omoku, Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area, ONELGA, reportedly spread to neighbouring communities.

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Power Supply – TCN, NNPC Set to Maintain Grid Stability, Gas Pipeline

[Vanguard] The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, have said they are working to restore power supply across the nation through rehabilitation of national grid and maintenance of gas pipeline, which s…

[Vanguard] The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, have said they are working to restore power supply across the nation through rehabilitation of national grid and maintenance of gas pipeline, which supplies gas from Escravos region of the Niger Delta to Lagos.

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Why We Back Igbo Presidency for 2019 – Northern Youths

[Vanguard] Owerri -Youths from the northern region, said they would back the Southeast region to produce the president of Nigeria in 2019, adding that their support would weaken the agitations for a Biafra Republic in the country.

[Vanguard] Owerri -Youths from the northern region, said they would back the Southeast region to produce the president of Nigeria in 2019, adding that their support would weaken the agitations for a Biafra Republic in the country.

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