YAD Celebrates ITC Graduation and Youth Cohesion Match in a Grand Style

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YAD organized today its long awaited certification and graduation ceremony in Kenema city.  The ceremony which took place at the organization’s headquarters at Duawoh Street, attracted hundreds of participants from diverse sectors of the society including academicians,  traditional, religious and political leaders, and  respective families of the graduates. Cross-section of Graduates and YAD Staff Presenting...

Death of the Olympic Games: A Celebration of Discipline.

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The first written records of the ancient Olympic Games date to 776 B.C., when a cook named Coroebus won the only event–a 192-meter footrace called the stade (the origin of the modern “stadium”)–to become the first Olympic champion. However, it is generally believed that the Games had been going on for many years by that time. Legend has it that Heracles (the Roman Hercules), son of Zeus and...

How Do You Solve A Problem Called “Mourhino”?

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What used to be the exception is now becoming a norm; Chelsea losing match after match on a weekly basis. Every defeat is followed by the mantra; “the players are fully behind Mourhino”. This is now beginning to sound like a broken record. Every time the club comes out to say that “the players are behind the manager”, you get the feeling that this is the exact opposite. If not, why the need...

Who Says Winning is not Everything, Never Won Anything.

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It is fast approaching that time of the Premier League season again, when Christmas seems to provide a festive cheer for all football loving fans. But this might not be so for others, as the annual culling season gets underway in earnest. The annual musical chairs for managers usually start around December time, when chairmen, owners and boards of football clubs evaluate their options. It is that time...

The Football Transfer Window is a Farce

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The sigh of relief was palpable, and you could hear it reverberating from thousands of miles away. No, it is not the Tsunami. It was the close of the football transfer window and fans all over the world could breathe that sigh of relief. It was especially so for football mangers, chairmen, board members and also the footballers, who make their living with astronomically inflated salaries for kicking...

The Corruption of the Best Things Gives Rise to the Worst.

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It is not surprising that the corruption scandal is the only news story on our British screens these days. It is gut wrenching that it is now an open secret of what we all knew but could not prove all along, that FIFA had been presiding over a cabal of crooks and dishonest gangs of people who have nothing, and should never have had anything to do with football. The recent revelations about bribery...

The Romance of The FA Cup, Rekindled

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When a proposal, at a meeting held in the offices of The Sportsman in London on 20th July 1871, by the FA Honorary Secretary Charles Alcock “that it is desirable that a Challenge Cup should be established in connection with the Association, for which clubs belonging to the Association should be invited to compete”, little did any one envisage that this competition will grow to become not...

The Premiership is Nearing its Penultimate Phase

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Abdulai Mansaray, authorThe Premiership is entering the business phase, and the mind games have already started. With the Chief Rabbi of Mind games, Sir Alex Fergusson, duly retired, it is not surprising that his Disciple- in- Chief, Jose Mourhino was quick off the mark this season. This time, his barbs were aimed at referees and other match officials. Mourhino is currently contesting a disciplinary...

An Enigma Or A Legend: Elvis Has Left The Building

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Abdulai Mansaray, authorWhen Steven Gerrard called time on his Liverpool career a few days ago, a lot of conjectures sprung up, ranging from the realistic, the romantic, and the sentimentalist, down to the downright blinkered. His former team mate, now turned Sky TV pundit, Jamie Carragher said that the club “should have done more to keep him”. By implication, Jamie Carragher thinks that...

The Premiership so far…..Season of Good Will.

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Abdulai Mansaray, authorIt’s that time of the year; the season of good will, and on earth peace to all men. We are literally half way into the Premier League season and things seem to be taking shape with the usual suspects. As liquids find their level, indications are that some teams in the Premiership appear to punch above their weight. Teams like Southampton and West Ham seem to enjoy the...

Germany Wins the World Cup

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Better late than never — Germany won its fourth World Cup after a tense 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday. Mario Gotze's strike, seven minutes from the end of extra time, ensured Germany ended its 24-year wait for glory at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium. Deadlocked at 0-0 after 90 minutes, it was left to substitute Gotze to provide the game's defining moment with a touch of...

Ghanaian Footballer Michael Essien Secretly Weds His Publicist

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There have been speculations for months now that Ghanaian footballer and Chelsea star Michael Essien is married to his publicist, Akosua Puni, a report they both never denied or confirmed. The report was regarded as mere speculation until last week Friday when Akosua introduced herself as Mrs Akosua Puni Essien at a cocktail charity event – Game Of Hope – organized by Michael Essien. Akosua...

Ghana beat Senegal 1-0 to win AACB 2013 Championship

Ghanas Black Stars with Coach Baffour Acheampong (inblack)The 87th minute goal from a free kick by forward Michael Osei – popularly known as Ember, a former member of Ghanaian national team Black Stars as well as Ghana club champions Asante Kotoko gave Ghana a 1-0 victory over Senegal to win African Advisory Council of Bronx (AACB) 2013 African Nations Cup Saturday in New York.   Senegal,...

Sierra Leone Qualifies for African Nations Cup Championship Play-offs in New York

Sierra Leone safely secured a play-off spot in the quarter-final of the African Advisory Council of Bronx, (AACB) 2013 fourth annual Bronx Week African Nations Tournament in New York Sunday after a lackluster goalless draw with South Africa.    Gliyoh Moses – Sierra Leone’s acting team president and coordinator said Sierra Leone could have crushed South Africa’s Vuvuzela...

The Day the Olympics Gained the World and Lost Its Soul; for Gold.

The London 2012 games are delivered by two key organisations-the London 2012 Organising Committee and the Olympic Delivery Authority. The staging of the games and the delivery of the long-term benefits are supported by the London 2012 stakeholders, founders and commercial partners. Despite all the pomp and pageantry that went with the opening ceremony, a lot of criticism has been levied against the...