OPINION: The Cost of Being a Disciple of Prudency

The dismissal of seasoned administrator Simataa Simataa cannot pass without comment. Soccer followers may have noted that Simataa has been at the heart of the football revolution that has been taking place at Queansmead Stadium (original home) with the ‘Elite’ … Continued

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The dismissal of seasoned administrator Simataa Simataa cannot pass without comment. Soccer followers may have noted that Simataa has been at the heart of the football revolution that has been taking place at Queansmead Stadium (original home) with the ‘Elite’ side flying high in the Super Division League. Contrary to backroom recruitment of staff around Lusaka Dynamos, Simataa as Chief Executive Officer modelled the management structure around a European style structure that saw the club have a coach assigned specific roles and a manager also handed the overall command of the bench. There has been a joke around journalistic circles that the Lusaka Dynamos bench looked like a football team while during the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations the ‘Elite’ team was the envy of other clubs as they secured something in the mould of the Director’s Box where all their staff were housed during the tournament. By far their biggest statement was their use of Heroes Stadium as the home ground. Results had not been long in coming with emphasis on efficiency and of course strict on wastage of resources. Lusaka Dynamos have deservedly been at the top of the table. It had seemed a little dramatic at the beginning of the season when Simataa told the media that the objective for Lusaka Dynamos in the 2017 season was to win the league. But he had gone about realizing this objective with admirable efficiency. Naturally with his levels of dedication to efficiency and excellence, mediocrity that so often is adored in our game would not have easily allowed him to thrive. It did not win him many friends that at home matches for Lusaka Dynamos he was always on the ground checking who was being let in the stadium. Fans so used to being given free entry were not so happy to see him playing policemen at the elevator turning them away. Simataa also ensured that a cluster of fans so used to being ushered in the VIP section without paying were tossed out. That too got people talking and even little things as punishment for late coming. In the end Simataa can leave Lusaka Dynamos with his head high. After all he has left the stage when the audience is still clapping. Good luck Big Sims! The post OPINION: The Cost of Being a Disciple of Prudency appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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2018 Polls Death Knell for Economy – Think Tank Warns

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe’s fragile economy is likely to take a fatal battering when the country holds fresh elections in the coming year, a local political think tank has predicted.

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's fragile economy is likely to take a fatal battering when the country holds fresh elections in the coming year, a local political think tank has predicted.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Morans Battle Sharks for Cities Crown

[Nation] Nairobi Morans will face Kampala City Sharks in the final of the inaugural Africa Cities men’s Challenge Cup at Nyayo Stadium gymnasium on Friday from 8pm.

[Nation] Nairobi Morans will face Kampala City Sharks in the final of the inaugural Africa Cities men's Challenge Cup at Nyayo Stadium gymnasium on Friday from 8pm.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mugabe’s Call for Land Grabs Triggers Fresh Invasions

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s recent call for his supporters to “kick out” all remaining white commercial farmers from their properties has triggered a new wave of land invasions in the southern African country.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's recent call for his supporters to "kick out" all remaining white commercial farmers from their properties has triggered a new wave of land invasions in the southern African country.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Hichilema May Face Another Arrest

The knives are out for incarcerated United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema with police instituting investigations on his alleged issuance of disparaging and contemptuous remarks against Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini. On Tuesday Matibini said that … Continued

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The knives are out for incarcerated United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema with police instituting investigations on his alleged issuance of disparaging and contemptuous remarks against Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini. On Tuesday Matibini said that he had referred Hichilema’s case to the Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja for investigations and possible prosecution. Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said that police had received a complaint from Matibini and had instituted investigations. In suspending the 48 UPND MPs for boycotting President Edgar Lungu’s address to parliament, Matibini also ruled that Hichilema be investigated for possible arrest and prosecution for having labelled the speaker a PF cadre. Hichilema is already in incarceration on a non bailable charge of treason. The post Hichilema May Face Another Arrest appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lagos Govt Opens Website to Register Undergraduates for Internship Scheme

[Premium Times] The Lagos State Government on Thursday announced the opening of its website to register intending applicants for the 2017 edition of Ready.Set.Work (RSW) scheme, an entrepreneurship and employability initiative designed to equip final y…

[Premium Times] The Lagos State Government on Thursday announced the opening of its website to register intending applicants for the 2017 edition of Ready.Set.Work (RSW) scheme, an entrepreneurship and employability initiative designed to equip final year students of tertiary institutions in the state with the right skills to add value to society.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Beware of Fraudsters, JAMB Chief Warns Candidates Rewriting UTME

[Premium Times] The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned candidates who will have to re-write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) not to seek information from fraudsters and unauthorised web operators.

[Premium Times] The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned candidates who will have to re-write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) not to seek information from fraudsters and unauthorised web operators.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria