We Will Be Underdogs, South Africa Coach

South Africa’s Thabo Senong says his side are underdogs going into Wednesday’s semi final match against Zambia. The two teams meet in the Under 20 Cup Africa Cup. Addressing a post match press briefing at Heroes Stadium, Senong said South … Continued

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South Africa’s Thabo Senong says his side are underdogs going into Wednesday’s semi final match against Zambia. The two teams meet in the Under 20 Cup Africa Cup. Addressing a post match press briefing at Heroes Stadium, Senong said South Africa would be underdogs in Wednesday’s match that pits the two Southern African sides against each other. Zambia and South Africa have met twice since December, 2016 with the junior Chipolopolo triumphing via 2-1 score including the victory in the Cosafa Championship tournament. South Africa beat Sudan 3-1 to qualify to the semi finals consequently earning a FIFA World Cup slot in South Korea later in May. Four teams in the semi finals are Zambia, South Africa, Senegal and Guinea and will fly the continental flag in South Korea. “When we came in this tournament, we were obviously underdogs. Nobody gave us a chance to go to the next round. Even now in the semi finals nobody is giving us a chance if we can win the semi finals,†said Senong. “It is always good to be the underdog. When you are an underdog, you work very hard; you are always in the performance zone. I am happy that we won’t be in the comfort zone. We will work hard.†He added: “It will be a David versus Goliath game. We do not know the outcome of the game yet. You know football has surprises, that is why it is called the beautiful game.†Zambia has been on fire sweeping aside opponents but will meet a sterner test in the semi finals when they face South Africa on Wednesday. The match will kick off at 18:00 hours at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka while the other semi final pitting Guinea against Senegal will be played on Thursday at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium. (SOURCE: Bolazambia) The post We Will Be Underdogs, South Africa Coach appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Tasila Lungu Talks Football; Joins StanChart In Road To Anfield Event

Chawama civic leader Tasila Lungu on Saturday joined the Standard Chartered Bank sponsored Road to Anfield saying the event is a good opportunity for young Zambians. Tasila, who is President Edgar Lungu’s daughter, was invited to the event in her … Continued

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Chawama civic leader Tasila Lungu on Saturday joined the Standard Chartered Bank sponsored Road to Anfield saying the event is a good opportunity for young Zambians. Tasila, who is President Edgar Lungu’s daughter, was invited to the event in her capacity as Nkoloma Ward councillor. The event was graced by FAZ president Andrew Kamanga who was joined by Director of Sport Bessie Chelemu. BELOW IS HER STATEMENT It gave me so much joy to speak at the momentous launching of the football tournament sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank. Football is the most popular sport in the world. On behalf of the residents of Msisi, I wish to commend Standard Chartered Bank for their investment in youth sport by sponsoring this event which promises to be competitive and rewarding. This event has come at the opportune time for the young people of Lusaka and Zambia as a whole. This tournament will allow our youth to truly unleash their talent. It is in the same vein, I encourage other companies to adopt the same approach to sport and support our young Zambians. The post Tasila Lungu Talks Football; Joins StanChart In Road To Anfield Event appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Armed Groups Block Interim Govt

[Premium Times] Armed groups on Monday took over parts of Timbuktu to prevent Malian interim authorities from being installed there, under a peace pact meant to end years of lawlessness, the defence ministry said.

[Premium Times] Armed groups on Monday took over parts of Timbuktu to prevent Malian interim authorities from being installed there, under a peace pact meant to end years of lawlessness, the defence ministry said.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Massive ‘Security’ Spending

[Swazi Media] If Swaziland’s contested budget is allowed to go through, the kingdom, ruled by King Mswati III, as an absolute monarch, will increase its spending on security this year and extra money will go to the police to improve ‘crowd management s…

[Swazi Media] If Swaziland's contested budget is allowed to go through, the kingdom, ruled by King Mswati III, as an absolute monarch, will increase its spending on security this year and extra money will go to the police to improve 'crowd management services'.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

R2K Calls for Minister Dlamini to Be Removed! No Secrets, No Lies!

[R2K] In the face of a national crisis over SASSA’s ability to ensure the payment of social grants, Minister Dlamini has flouted her responsibilities to the poorest and most vulnerable, and to the country to ensure trust, governance and adherence to th…

[R2K] In the face of a national crisis over SASSA's ability to ensure the payment of social grants, Minister Dlamini has flouted her responsibilities to the poorest and most vulnerable, and to the country to ensure trust, governance and adherence to the law.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Targeting Immigrants, Again

[AfricaFocus] “In the post-apartheid South Africa, resurgence of xenophobic violence is a symptom of the deep leadership deficit. For the fourth consecutive week now, South Africa is witnessing what many analysts call a “resurgence” of xenophobic viole…

[AfricaFocus] "In the post-apartheid South Africa, resurgence of xenophobic violence is a symptom of the deep leadership deficit. For the fourth consecutive week now, South Africa is witnessing what many analysts call a "resurgence" of xenophobic violence in parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria, the country's capital city. The reality is that this type of violence is a daily occurrence in the country, although it does not always get media attention. It has, in fact, become a longstanding feature in post-apartheid South Af

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt, LRCC Launch Over U.S.$100K Drainage Project

[LINA] The Government of Liberia in concert with the Liberian Renaissance Construction Company (LRCC) Wednesday launched the Monrovia Drainage Cleaning Project valued at over US$100,000.

[LINA] The Government of Liberia in concert with the Liberian Renaissance Construction Company (LRCC) Wednesday launched the Monrovia Drainage Cleaning Project valued at over US$100,000.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Supreme Court Says ‘Code of Conduct Legal, Binding’

[LINA] The Supreme Court has ruled that the Code of Conduct, signed into law by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2014, is legal and binding on the republic for all its intents and purposes.

[LINA] The Supreme Court has ruled that the Code of Conduct, signed into law by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2014, is legal and binding on the republic for all its intents and purposes.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia