Zambia Out To Deny Italy At Under-20 World Cup

Zambia goalkeeper Mangani Banda is determined to keep a clean sheet when they face Italy in an Under-20 World Cup quarter-final on Monday. Junior Chipolpolo have conceded seven times in their four matches in South Korea and have not kept … Continued

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Zambia goalkeeper Mangani Banda is determined to keep a clean sheet when they face Italy in an Under-20 World Cup quarter-final on Monday. Junior Chipolpolo have conceded seven times in their four matches in South Korea and have not kept a clean sheet. Banda, who plays for Zambian champions Zanaco, says the defence has been working hard to remedy that. “We’re looking forward to the game against Italy and we are sure can keep a clean sheet,” he insisted. Mangani says the team has forgotten about their thrilling 4-3 win over Germany in the round of 16, which was decided in extra-time thanks to a Shemmy Mayembe goal. Zambia had conceded two late goals in normal time that meant at the end of 90 minutes it was 3-3 and so forcing the extra-time. “As for Germany, it’s now water under the bridge. We have buried that chapter and we are looking at Italy,” he insisted. “We take a game at a time, now we are focusing on the Italy game. Each game is very important for us. “We prepared very well, and so far the tournament has been good for us as a team and for me as as an individual.” Mangani was voted Golden Glove winner as Zambia won a first ever Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations title on home soil earlier this year as he conceded just twice in the tournament. He is hoping a good run at the Under-20 World Cup will also boost his chances of playing first team football with Zanaco, where he is currently third choice keeper. Source: BBC AFRICAN SPORT The post Zambia Out To Deny Italy At Under-20 World Cup appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Smith CODEL Meets Famine Victims & U.S. Aid Workers Fighting to Save Lives

[U.S. Congress] Washington, DC -Refugee camps in East Africa have swelled to the size of American cities, overflowing with starving children and displaced families and growing by the thousands every day, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), who led a bi…

[U.S. Congress] Washington, DC -Refugee camps in East Africa have swelled to the size of American cities, overflowing with starving children and displaced families and growing by the thousands every day, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), who led a bipartisan congressional delegation (CODEL) mission to war-torn South Sudan and neighboring Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Cairo, Khartoum Downplay Strains After High Level Visit

[VOA] Ties between Egypt and Sudan appeared to be on the mend Saturday, following a belated visit to Cairo by Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour. Ghandour had been scheduled to meet with top Egyptian officials earlier in the week, but the visit…

[VOA] Ties between Egypt and Sudan appeared to be on the mend Saturday, following a belated visit to Cairo by Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour. Ghandour had been scheduled to meet with top Egyptian officials earlier in the week, but the visit was postponed amid a public spat between the presidents of both countries over the imposition of visas on Egyptian nationals.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Galmudug President Pays First Visit to Abudwak Town

[Shabelle] The newly inaugurated President of the Somalia’s central semi-autonomous Federal state of Galmudug Ahmed Dualle Geelle Haaf has paid his first visit to Abudwak town on Sunday.

[Shabelle] The newly inaugurated President of the Somalia's central semi-autonomous Federal state of Galmudug Ahmed Dualle Geelle Haaf has paid his first visit to Abudwak town on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

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[Shabelle] Thousands of people and government officials took part in an organised rally held in Mogadishu’s Banadir Football Stadium to mark President’s 100 days in Villa Somalia.

[Shabelle] Thousands of people and government officials took part in an organised rally held in Mogadishu's Banadir Football Stadium to mark President's 100 days in Villa Somalia.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Foreign Fighter Jets Target Al-Shabab Camp in Somalia

[Shabelle] Warplanes thought to be belonging United States military have launched an airstrike against Al shabaab militants at a camp in Southern Somalia on Saturday night, residents said.

[Shabelle] Warplanes thought to be belonging United States military have launched an airstrike against Al shabaab militants at a camp in Southern Somalia on Saturday night, residents said.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

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[Shabelle] Children’s charity UNICEF has issued an emergency appeal amid warnings that hundreds of thousands of children in northern Somalia are at risk of severe malnutrition.

[Shabelle] Children's charity UNICEF has issued an emergency appeal amid warnings that hundreds of thousands of children in northern Somalia are at risk of severe malnutrition.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Another PDP Politician Arrested

[Premium Times] The family and lawyer of an opposition politician arrested in Kogi State on Saturday have called on Governor Yahaya Bello to help secure his release.

[Premium Times] The family and lawyer of an opposition politician arrested in Kogi State on Saturday have called on Governor Yahaya Bello to help secure his release.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria