German Coach Says Its 50-50 Against Zambia

By Augustine Mukoka Jeju, South Korea Germany coach Guido Streichsbier rates his team’s chances of beating Zambia at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup as no better than 50-50. The Germans face the African champions in Jeju on Wednesday with a … Continued

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By Augustine Mukoka Jeju, South Korea Germany coach Guido Streichsbier rates his team’s chances of beating Zambia at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup as no better than 50-50. The Germans face the African champions in Jeju on Wednesday with a quarter-final place at stake. After an evening training session on Monday, Streichsbier predicted a tough fixture against the Zambians but added that the match could go either way. Germany only sneaked into the second round on goal difference and Streichsbier attributed his team’s struggles to poor preparations. “Everybody in Germany knows it was a problem for us to have a team because of the dates,” he said. “We are missing two players, it was not possible to have a complete team. “We must work with the players that we have and find a plan. They are good players.” The Europeans finished on four points in Group B after registering one win over Vanuatu, a goalless draw with Mexico and a 2-0 defeat to Venezuela. But Streichsbier said their qualification travails should not be used against them as they seek to progress to the next stage of the competition. “I think in a play-off game, it’s always 50-50, it doesn’t matter if the first three games were okay. “Maybe Zambia has a better feeling because they won two games but after 90 minutes, one team stays in the tournament, the other has to go. “We know we have to bring our very good performance to have a chance of going to the next round.” Streichsbier singled out forwards Fashion Sakala and Patson Daka and midfielder Enock Mwepu as the players to watch when the two teams meet on Wednesday. He also acknowledged that not many people in Germany expect his team to return home with the trophy. “Nobody in Germany thinks we can win the World Cup, but we must do everything possible to stay as long as we can in the tournament,” he said. Source: BBC AFRICAN FOOTBALL The post German Coach Says Its 50-50 Against Zambia appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Illicit Financial Flows Hindering Development

[New Republic] The head of the African Organization of Public Accounts Committees (AFROPAC) has said illicit financial flows are serving as impediments and hindrances to national development.

[New Republic] The head of the African Organization of Public Accounts Committees (AFROPAC) has said illicit financial flows are serving as impediments and hindrances to national development.

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‘Liberia Not Hustle Ground’

[New Republic] Ahead of the October 10, 2017 legislative and presidential Elections, the Youth Ambassador for Peace (YAP), Professor Patrice L. O Lumumba has urged Liberians not to see their country as a place of come, grab and go. He said Liberia is n…

[New Republic] Ahead of the October 10, 2017 legislative and presidential Elections, the Youth Ambassador for Peace (YAP), Professor Patrice L. O Lumumba has urged Liberians not to see their country as a place of come, grab and go. He said Liberia is not a 'hustle ground' and that Liberians must make the right decision in the much anticipated elections.

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Ellen Makes Final Push

[New Republic] With about ten months left to the extremity of her two-term presidency, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is making an apparent last minute push in a bid to ‘put the last nail in the development coffin.’

[New Republic] With about ten months left to the extremity of her two-term presidency, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is making an apparent last minute push in a bid to 'put the last nail in the development coffin.'

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Rural Schools in Deplorable Conditions

[New Republic] Schools, both private and public, in the rural parts of the country are said to be in deplorable conditions, as the Country Director of an International Non-Governmental Organization, Supporting Program in Community Empowerment (SPICE) h…

[New Republic] Schools, both private and public, in the rural parts of the country are said to be in deplorable conditions, as the Country Director of an International Non-Governmental Organization, Supporting Program in Community Empowerment (SPICE) has alarmed.

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UNZA Is On Fire; Students Riot

A full blown riot is currently underway at the University of Zambia (UNZA) Great East road campus. Police have swarmed the institution after students mobilized themselves in the afternoon to register their grievances. Among the grievances is the delay in … Continued

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A full blown riot is currently underway at the University of Zambia (UNZA) Great East road campus. Police have swarmed the institution after students mobilized themselves in the afternoon to register their grievances. Among the grievances is the delay in paying of accommodation and project allowances while matters have been worsened by lecturers who have gone on go slow. On Sunday night students had staged a demonstration but it was quelled by police. The students got incensed when evictions started being effected on those who got rooms but were not yet registered. Police have sealed off all the entrances screening people entering and leaving campus. According the UNZA calendar students are due to start writing midyear examinations next week. The post UNZA Is On Fire; Students Riot appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Succession Disputes In Chiefdoms Worry Pres. Lungu

President Edgar Lungu is worried with the rate at which succession disputes in some chiefdoms are recorded. Officiating at opening of the Fifth House of Chiefs, President Lungu urged traditional leaders to find a lasting solutions to disputes in many … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu is worried with the rate at which succession disputes in some chiefdoms are recorded. Officiating at opening of the Fifth House of Chiefs, President Lungu urged traditional leaders to find a lasting solutions to disputes in many chiefdoms. “I am saddened by the increasing number of succession disputes in some of our Chiefdoms. I therefore implore the House of Chiefs to take keen interest in finding a lasting solution to this challenge,” he said, adding; “Chiefdoms are the foundation of our country’s peace and tranquility hence the need to ensure their stability.” President Lungu says the recent amendments to the Constitution of Zambia now allows the House of Chiefs to make recommendations to local authorities regarding the welfare of communities and to the National Assembly on socio-economic development in provinces. “The house of chiefs should therefore take advantage of these provisions to make proposals that will promote socio-economic development in chiefdoms. “I understand that, rapid economic development cannot be achieved without a good communication network. For this reason, the Patriotic Front government has embarked on unprecedented massive infrastructure development across the country,” he said. President Lungu says the government will build roads and bridges, schools and universities, dams, railways, airports, hospitals, food barns, and recreational facilities such as stadiums in a bid to improve the lives of Zambians. “My government’s intention is to link up isolated areas to form the basis for economic take-off on the said areas. I am hopeful that the Fifth House of Chiefs will assist government to reach even higher development targets,” said President Lungu. The post Succession Disputes In Chiefdoms Worry Pres. Lungu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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INCHR Condemns Soldiers Attach On Civilians

[New Dawn] The Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) expresses shock over the violent disturbance that took place in Wainsue, Bong County.Personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia from the Camp Tubman Military Barracks in Gbarnga alleg…

[New Dawn] The Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) expresses shock over the violent disturbance that took place in Wainsue, Bong County.Personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia from the Camp Tubman Military Barracks in Gbarnga allegedly brutalized civilians of the community on May 19 and 20, 2017. The soldiers action is been linked to the refusal of a private motorcyclist to take a female soldier to Gbarnga.

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ALP Writes Inter Religious Council

[New Dawn] The All Liberian Party (ALP) of Liberian businessman Benoni Urey has written the Inter Religious Council here,providing reasons why it did not participate in the 24 May Inter-Party Inaugural meeting organized by the religious council.

[New Dawn] The All Liberian Party (ALP) of Liberian businessman Benoni Urey has written the Inter Religious Council here,providing reasons why it did not participate in the 24 May Inter-Party Inaugural meeting organized by the religious council.

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All Candidates Will Run

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf says all “political candidates” will participate in the October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, adding that the process will be successfully [conducted], though she did not make any further clar…

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf says all "political candidates" will participate in the October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, adding that the process will be successfully [conducted], though she did not make any further clarity whether or not those battling against a Code of Conduct here are inclusive.

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