Osimhen, Ndidi, Ighalo top CAF Award shortlist

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Osimhen, Napoli bow to COVID-19 Nigeria’s trio of Victor Osimhen, Wilfried Ndidi and Odion Ighalo top the 30-man list for this year’s African Player of the Year award. The lads are being joined by award holder Mohamed Salah, Percy Tau and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the preliminary list of nominees for the 2019 African Player of the Year award. Salah beat Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Aubameyang to the individual honour in 2018 after impressing for both club and country. He faces competition for this year’s diadem from the young Lille forward who has been in fine scoring form since his move from Royal Charleroi Sporting Club. 2016 winner Riyad Mahrez, 2019 African Cup of Nations top scorer Odion Ighalo and Atletico Madrid midfield trojan Thomas Partey are also in the running. Other prominent players nominated are Achraf Hakimi of Borussia Dortmund, Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly and PSG’s Idrissa Gueye. The awards will be held on Tuesday, January 7 2020, at Citadel Azure, Hurghada, Egypt.Tags: African Player of the Year awardMohamed SalahOdion IghaloVictor OsimhenWilfried Ndidilast_img read more

Boult and Southee strike late to put Kiwis on course

first_img(REUTERS) – Seamers Trent Boult and Tim Southee struck late to leave New Zealand needing seven Zimbabwe wickets on the final day of the second Test after setting their hosts an unlikely victory target of 387 runs yesterday.Zimbabwe closed day four at the Queens Sports Club in desperate trouble on 58 for three after New Zealand had smashed a quick-fire 166 for two declared in 36 overs in their second innings.Craig Ervine and nightwatchman Donald Tiripano will resume in the morning having yet to get off the mark after Zimbabwe lost their top three before the close.Chamu Chibhabha (21) edged seamer Neil Wagner to Martin Guptill at third slip before Tino Mawoyo (35) was trapped lbw by Boult in the penultimate over.It got worse for the hosts when two balls later Southee produced a superb in-swinger to have Sikandar Raza (0) leg-before as well.Survival will be top of the agenda for Zimbabwe on an excellent batting wicket but they must find a way to counter the prodigious swing of the New Zealand seamers.Zimbabwe were 305 for six overnight in their first innings and lost their remaining four wickets for 57, including anchor Ervine for 146, his maiden Test century, as he picked out Wagner at long-off off the bowling of spinner Ish Sodhi.The latter was the pick of the visitors’ attack with 4-60 as New Zealand chose not to enforce the follow-on having been in the field for 143.4 overs.They rather pushed for quick runs in their second innings but slipped to 26 for two before captain Kane Williamson (67 not out) and Ross Taylor (68 not out) shared an unbeaten third-wicket stand of 140.The declaration came four overs after tea, leaving the tourists a minimum of 116 overs to bowl out their hosts.New Zealand lead the two-match series 1-0 after an innings and 117-run victory in the first Test.NEW ZEALAND 1st innings 582 for 4 decl. (T. Latham 136, R. Taylor 124 n.o., K. Williamson 113, M. Guptill 87, B. Watling 83 n.o.) ZIMBABWE 1st innings (overnight 305-6)T. Mawoyo b Southee 26C. Chibhabha c Williamson b Santner 60S. Raza c Williamson b Wagner 3C. Ervine c Wagner b Sodhi 146P. Masvaure b Santner 2S. Williams lbw b Sodhi 16P. Moor c Guptill b Sodhi 71G. Cremer lbw b Boult 8D. Tiripano lbw b Wagner 3J. Nyumbu c Santner b Sodhi 8M. Chinouya not out 0Extras: (b-12, lb-6, nb-1) 19Total: (all out, 143.4 overs) 362Fall of wickets: 1-65 T, 2-83, 3-107, 4-115, 5-147, 6-295, 7-319, 8-327, 9-352.Bowling: T. Southee 28-14-73-1, T. Boult 27-13-45-1, M. Santner 35-8-105-2, N. Wagner 31-8-61-2 (nb-1), I. Sodhi 21.4-9-60-4, M. Guptill 1-1-0-0.NEW ZEALAND 2nd inningsM. Guptill c Nyumbu b Chinouya 13T. Latham c Moor b Tiripano 11K. Williamson not out 68R. Taylor not out 67Extras: (lb-4, w-3) 7Total: (for 2 wickets declared, 36 overs) 166Fall of wickets: 1-24 T. Latham, 2-26 M. Guptill.Bowling: M. Chinouya 9-2-45-1 (w-2), D. Tiripano 6-1-14-1 (w-1), C. Chibhabha 3-0–22-0, G. Cremer 11-0-59-0, J. Nyumbu 7-0-22-0ZIMBABWE 2nd innings (Target: 387 runs)T. Mawoyo lbw b Boult 35C. Chibhabha c Guptill b Wagner 21S. Raza lbw b Southee 0D. Tiripano not out 0Extras: (b-1, lb-1) 2Total: (for 3 wickets, 25.2 overs) 58Fall of wickets: 1-45, 2-58, 3-58.Bowling: T. Southee 6.2-3-18-1, T. Boult 6-2-11-1, N. Wagner 8-3-21-1, M. Santner 5-2-6-0.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Awardwinning Pan Paci

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAward-winning Pan Pacific Perth has unveiled a new MICE offering that will tempt meeting and event planners with exclusive benefits and savings on their 2016 and 2017 events booked this year. Conferences and events held at the five-star hotel will experience complimentary Wi-Fi for all delegates with additional bonus inclusions as well as their day delegate audio-visual package across Pan Pacific Perth’s modern meeting rooms, including two ballrooms.The offer welcomes delegates with exclusive bonus inclusions from complimentary parking to catering enhancements, special venue savings, complimentary transfers, hotel vouchers and more, all based on the unique requirements of each event.For delegates staying at Pan Pacific Perth, the hotel’s Club Rooms and Suites extend the five-star service with Pacific Club privileges. These benefits include priority check-in, Pacific Club Lounge access, daily breakfast in the Pacific Club Lounge or Montereys Restaurant from 6am to 10am, delectable evening drinks and canapés, all day refreshments, business facilities, as well as complimentary in-room and Club Lounge Wi-Fi access to ensure your guests can stay connected.Recently awarded ‘Meeting Venue – 500 Delegates or More’ for the third consecutive year at the Meeting & Events Australia (MEA) WA Industry Awards, Pan Pacific Perth’s commitment to unparalleled service complete with the largest Convention Floor of any five-star hotel in the Perth CBD, ensures each event is seamless and impressively memorable.Situated on the banks of the stunning Swan River and just steps from Perth’s premiere business and entertainment precinct, the hotel is optimally located to host meetings and corporate functions of all kinds. Whether you are looking for a conference room, intimate meeting space or a more extravagant corporate function hire, Pan Pacific Perth and their team of experienced Event Planners will provide you with the perfect venue to ensure a successful event.Along with the freshly enhanced Premier Rooms and Suites, the newly refurbished lobby at Pan Pacific Perth will provide delegates with a welcoming experience and a modern space to begin their stay. Before any meeting or event, delegates will be greeted by a ‘Pacific Ambassador’ who will be on hand to ensure guests have a smooth arrival and departure, assisting visitors with their bags, check-ins or departures. Additional enhancements to the lobby include a new business centre, which is fully equipped with three new Mac computers, printing facilities, a conference table for business meetings, as well as lounges for informal coffee meetings. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available within the lobby, as Pan Pacific Perth understands the importance of staying connected whilst travelling for business.Perfectly crafted catering packages are available to complement corporate functions as well as completely customised menus with the help of the hotel’s experienced culinary team. Delegates can also enjoy the convenience of the Meeting Concierge services available for use in the Executive Meeting Centre, ‘Meetings on 5’.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more