Ighalo may quit Man U in January

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United loanee, Odion Ighalo, is likely to return to his parent club Shanghai Shenhua when his contract expires with the Premier League giants in January.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to reports, has chosen Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland as replacement for the the Nigerian. Solskjaer, a huge fan of his compatriot, wanted to sign the Norway international having seen him shine at Red Bull Salzburg, scoring 28 goals from 22 appearances.The United manager and Ed Woodward both jetted out to Austria to sit down for talks with the striker, who insisted he’d chosen Old Trafford as his next destination.In the end, however, the Red Devils were rocked.Haaland opted to leave Salzburg for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund instead, with the German giants agreeing to agent Mino Raiola’s lucrative demands.Many saw it as a blow to United. But Solsjaer didn’t seem too bothered when asked about the forward, smiling away and saying: “Well, Dortmund have signed a fantastic boy, I can’t answer more than that.”And admiration for the striker certainly remains.United haven’t cooled their interest in the 20-year-old altogether, with Solskjaer still hoping to one day bring him to Old Trafford.And United will likely be in the race to secure his signature, with Solskjaer unwilling to let the past get in the way of improving his side.Haaland has been terrific in Germany, scoring 16 goals from 18 appearances in the short time since his move to the country. And United may be biding their time before waiting to go for the youngster.Tags: Borussia DortmundErling HaalandManchester UnitedOdion IghaloShanghai Shenhualast_img read more

Partnership upgrade sees Betfred become Bolton Wanderers official shirt sponsor

first_img Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Related Articles Football and betting partnerships continue to flourish this off-season as Bolton Wanderers FC announces bookmaker Betfred as its official shirt sponsor for the upcoming EFL Championship 2017/18.Upgrading its existing betting partnership, Bolton Wanderers will wear the Betfred logo on their match shirts for a period of two seasons, with the bookmaker gaining heightened match-day exposure throughout Wanderers’ Macron Stadium (capacity 28,500).Bolton Wanderers Chairman Ken Anderson backed Betfred, detailing the bookmaker as a key partner: “We are thrilled to have Betfred on board as our official shirt sponsor who join our ever-increasing and high-profile partnership portfolio.“They are one of the leading betting brands in the UK but have never forgotten their roots which are firmly entrenched in the North West. We are looking forward to working closely with them throughout our partnership.”Betfred Founder and CEO Fred Done was pleased to secure the shirt sponsorship with the Greater Manchester football club: “Betfred enjoyed a great relationship with Bolton whilst operating as the Club’s official betting partner a few years ago and it’s great to be back at Macron Stadium but this time as title sponsors.”Done backed Wanderers chances of being promoted back to the Premier League by commenting: “I have been looking to get more involved in football and, following their return to the Championship, I sense that Bolton are on the verge of exciting times again. Bolton have shown a real willingness to work with us and I have been impressed at the way that this deal has been completed.” Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

Neyor Decries ‘Congo-Country’ Politics

first_imgThe president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Morweh Energy Group, Mr. Christopher Z. Neyor, has strongly called on Liberians to do away with “hyphenated Liberian groups.”Mr. Neyor said “tribalism and the Congo-Country divide” which are being propagated in the country by some groups are “two ugly enemies” Liberians must do away with permanently.He made the call on Saturday, March 15, at program marking the observance of the 205th birth anniversary of Liberia’s First President, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, at the First United Methodist Church in Monrovia.“There is nothing wrong with loving your family and the tribe you come from, but all of us must have the awareness and conviction that in a multi-ethnic country collective progress is only possible when we are fully integrated and everyone, regardless of tribe or family background, has equal opportunity to education, jobs and becoming the best you can be,” said Neyor, a former Energy Sector Advisor to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.Serving as a keynote speaker at the occasion, Mr. Neyor, a world-class energy expert added: “As we approach elections this year, and then in 2017, let us be mindful not to get support and votes by dividing the voters into Congo-Country domains and tribal enclaves.”“Let us support candidates not because they come from our tribe, but because of what we believe they can do for the entire country from records of their past performance. Let us reject candidates who keep reminding us they are “country” or they are “congo” or they are this tribe, or that tribe,” he stressed.Paraphrasing the Liberian National Anthem, Neyor indicated: “In union, we are strong, and in strength, we derive success.”The former Presidential Advisor spoke on five key ingredients, which he said Liberians could learn from the life of the late President Joseph Jenkins Roberts.He named them as: hard work, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity, and unity.According to Mr. Neyor, the late President Roberts worked hard and gave most of what he earned in his lifetime to the establishment of the J.J. Roberts Education Foundation.Neyor said: “JJ Roberts and the former slaves who came from across the ocean painstakingly toiled, often with assistance from native tribes, along the coast to establish a new home in Africa; the continent where their ancestors were taken from as slaves centuries earlier. They were traders and fishermen and farmers and missionaries. Many died due to a hostile environment they were not used to.”He named one of those who died early in the new country as Melvin Cox from whom, the beautiful phrase:  “Though a thousand fall, let not Africa be given up,” originated.The Morweh Energy group’s CEO expressed regret that hard work and sacrifice seem to be words no longer used in the vocabularies of Liberians nowadays.“Instead,” according to him, “We have perfected the ‘J.J. Roberts didn’t finish it’ mentality” and this, he continued, sadly points to laziness, irresponsibility, and lack of vision.He maintained that Roberts established the Liberian nation and worked diligently to make the required sacrifice for its survival and continuity before he handed it to the next generation.“It has been the sacred duty of every generation of Liberian inheriting this glorious and rich nation to work hard, to sacrifice, and to correct discovered ills of the past, contributing to the inter-generational building of a stronger  state,” Neyor emphasized.The energy expert described the late President Roberts as “a man of impeccable integrity,” who was “honest in his dealings as a businessman, politician, and most importantly, as a Christian.Neyor, who is also former president of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), called on Liberians to show love for their country.Although he acknowledged that Liberia has many ills, he said, “This is our country, this is our inheritance. We must understand that being patriotic does not mean you accept all that our leaders have done in the past or are currently doing; neither is it patriotic to constantly badmouth your country with expressions such as: “Nothing good will ever come out of Liberia,” or “the country is finished.”The program marking the 205 Birth Anniversary of Liberia’s First President, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, was organized by the J.J. Roberts Education Foundation (JJREF).Founded and named by President Joseph Jenkins Roberts in 1876 after the death of his wife, Mrs. Rose Roberts, the Foundation is the custodian of Roberts’ properties and ensuring the education of Liberian children.The First United Methodist Church in Monrovia is the Administrator of said properties.JJREF is being run by a Board of Trustees comprising three members of the First United Methodist Church in Monrovia who take on the roles of Chairperson, Treasurer, and Secretary.The number of scholarship students for the Foundation for academic 2012/2013 is 783 in 117 learning institutions including high schools, colleges and universities in the country.At the well attended and colorful occasion, 21 Liberian children, who had graduated with honors from various colleges and universities during the academic year of 2012/2013 under the JJREF sponsorship were recognized and certificated for their scholarly achievements. Among the personalities who graced the ceremony were Rev. Dr. John G. Innis, Resident Bishop-Liberia Annual Conference, United Methodist Church; Dr. Emmett Dennis, president of the University of Liberia; and Mr. Dewitt Don Balmoos, Chairperson JJREF Board of Trustees, among others. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more