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Gilas draws much-needed spark from youthful Ravena

Gilas draws much-needed spark from youthful Ravena

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments He was also given the task to be part of the closeout crew with Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, Andray Blatche, and Gabe Norwwod.“I guess the preparation is just a matter of playing together, trusting the system, and trusting yourself as well, so all of us can step up in the big stage,” said Ravena. “The trust your coaches and your teammates give you is a big help.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano And the rally began with a 3-pointer by Ravena, three simple points that became the foundation to a massive 37-6 run that gave Gilas a 41-26 lead at the 4:58 mark of the second quarter.The 24-year-old PBA rookie said spending time with his older, and better, teammates allowed him to perform under the bright lights of Fiba.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“In terms of preparing for the big stage, I think it was a big thing that every day you get to spend time with the best players here in the Philippines,” said Ravena in Filipino after their 89-84 win Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Ravena finished with 13 points, eight coming in the first quarter, a period that the Philippines ended with a 22-21 lead, with five assists and two steals. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Romeo vows to be ‘ready’ for Gilas in 3rd window Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena is the youngest player in Gilas Pilipinas and he showed that youthful energy kn sparking the Filipinos’ win over Japan in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.Gilas was down, 20-4, midway through the first quarter when Ravena singlehandedly started a revolution against Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img read more

Montez Sweat set big-man record for 40-yard dash

Montez Sweat set big-man record for 40-yard dash

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Also Sunday, Alabama D-lineman Quinnen Williams ran a 4.83 40-yard dash. That’s the fourth-fastest combine time by a 300-plus pound D-lineman since 2003.His Tigers teammate, defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, sustained a minor thigh injury while running his 40 and didn’t participate in the other drills. He is expected to work out at the Tigers’ pro day later this month.Lawrence is a 6-foot-4, 342-pound tackle who is a dominant run defender and scouts expect him to develop into a good pocket pusher in the passing game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title That topped the mark of 4.43 seconds set by Emanuel Lawson in 2006.He was faster than all but two of 23 running backs who ran the 40 at the NFL scouting combine this week, and he was 0.12 seconds faster than Jadeveon Clowney’s time at the 2014 combine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSweat had 11 1/2 sacks and 14 tackles for loss last season after posting 10 1/2 sacks and 15 1/2 tackles for loss in 2017.He said Saturday that he models his game after “old-time pass rushers like Jason Taylor,” and when asked what would set him apart among this year’s deep D-line class, Sweat said, “I think I would separate myself with my effort and my play. Just getting after the QB is what I do best.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Mississippi State defensive lineman Montez Sweat runs the 40-yard dash during the NFL football scouting combine, Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — The defensive linemen hailed as the gems of the draft class didn’t disappoint during their on-field testing Sunday, and nobody performed better than Montez Sweat.The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder from Mississippi State clocked a 4.41-second 40-yard dash at Lucas Oil Stadium, the fastest time by a defensive lineman since at least 2003.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief James Harden scores 42 points, Rockets hold off Celtics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

GPL wallowing in $4.2B deficit

GPL wallowing in $4.2B deficit

first_imgMid-year report…cash shortfall linked to decline in rate collectionAs if the criticism it receives for countrywide power outages was not enough, a report from the Finance Ministry has revealed that the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) is in the throes of a $4.2 Billion deficit.A vessel that reportedly disrupted GPL’s cableAccording to the Finance Ministry’s mid-year report, this deficit— which was recorded at the end of June 2019— was attributed to a decline in sales collection. The report noted that there was a 61 per cent collection rate for government accounts. Actual billed sales fell below budget by three per cent.“In addition, there was reduced income from investments in treasury bills as well as from services provided by the company. These services include new connections, reconnections, tampering charges and service investigation”.“Total current expenditure amounted to $16.4 billion, $925 million less than the same period in 2018. Fuel costs were $1.4 billion more than budgeted, due to payments made in January 2019 for a fuel shipment received in December 2018, as well as fuel purchased and supplied to Skeldon Energy Inc (SEI)”.The report noted that both GPL and SEI have a working capital agreement and as such, the cost will be offset. In addition, it was noted that in the first half of the year, fuel rebate to customers was $2.2 billion or 13 per cent of local sales. This is a slight increase from $2.1 billion or 13.2 per cent of local sales in 2018.There is also the impact of repairs to their submarine cables. According to the mid-year report, GPL was forced to reschedule some of its capital projects as a result of these repairs. With all its challenges, the Ministry noted that GPL is expected to close the year with a $9.5 billion deficit.After persistent power outages, GPL had revealed in June that the 69kV submarine cable on the riverbed along the channel of the Demerara River, connecting its Vreed-en-Hoop and Kingston power stations was damaged.It was subsequently reported that a second GPL submarine cable was disrupted owing to another maritime accident that occurred four days after the disruption of the 69kV submarine cable. This 13.8kV submarine cable, which rests along the upper Demerara River within proximity of Craig, East Bank Demerara, was dislodged by a barge sailing along the Demerara River.As a result of this incident, West Demerara customers from Vriesland to La Retraite were without electricity while efforts were underway to alternatively power these customers from the Vreed-en-Hoop substation.last_img read more

Guyanese killed by bandits in Venezuela

Guyanese killed by bandits in Venezuela

first_img…father suffers heart attack after shootingMoments after witnessing his son shot to death during a robbery in his Puerta Ordaz, Venezuela, home, the father collapsed and died of heart attack.Dead are Miguel Alehandro Brito, 23, and his father, Artuo Brito, 60, formerly of Vergenoegen, East BankDead: Artuo BritoDead: Miguel Alehandro BritoEssequibo.According to reports, the young man was in the living room when armed bandits invaded the property. His father was in another section of the house while his mother was in her bedroom.At the time of the attack there was a power failure. Upon gaining entry, the bandits saw the young man sitting on a chair and shot him to the head.The father on hearing the gunshot, ran towards the living room only to find his son’s motionless body with his brain scattered. The father reportedly raised an alarm and immediately collapsed.The mother, a relative explained to this newspaper, also ran out of her bedroom and found both her son and husband dead.The dead young man was born in Guyana but became a citizen of Venezuela. The family had migrated to Venezuela years ago.last_img read more

Seniors get new gym

Seniors get new gym

first_imgWith an ever aging population choosing to remain in Fort St. John, the City is planning to give seniors a good workout.A new Green Gym is in the works for Fort St. John. Similar gyms exist in Prince George, Terrace and Taylor, which the City says have been well received.- Advertisement -The City has already set aside $25,000 in its 2011 budget to construct the outdoor gym, which would include workout equipment that allows seniors to improve their strength and agility.It will be applying for a federal grant, which could cover most, if not all, of the cost of the equipment or future additions.Although an exact location has not been determined yet, the plan is to construct the gym along the walking trails or beside the old tennis courts in Kin Park.last_img read more

‘Evil’ UK paedophile football coach jailed for 30 years

‘Evil’ UK paedophile football coach jailed for 30 years

first_img0Shares0000Abuse victims of former football coach Barry Bennell outside Liverpool Crown Court where he was jailed for 30 years with the judge calling him ~”sheer evil” © AFP / Anthony DevlinLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Feb 19 – Former British football trainer Barry Bennell was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday for abusing 12 boys he coached between 1979 and 1991, with the judge branding him “sheer evil”.Bennell, 64, who coached at Manchester City and other teams, was found guilty last week of dozens of child sexual offences, including indecent assault, buggery and attempted buggery. Police have said scores more complainants have come forward since the case started, bringing the number of possible victims to more than 100.“You were the devil incarnate. You stole their childhoods and their innocence to satisfy your own perversion,” Judge Clement Goldstone said as he read out the sentence in a court in Liverpool, northwest England.“Your behaviour towards these boys in grooming and seducing them before subjecting them to, in some cases, the most serious, degrading and humiliating abuse was sheer evil.”Bennell, who has already served three jail terms totalling 15 years for similar offences involving 16 other victims, stared at the floor and nodded as Goldstone handed down the sentence.Some members of the public began to applaud as he was sent down, but the judge ordered them to stop.He outlined how Bennell’s abuse had destroyed the enthusiasm his victims felt for football and caused them to suffer problems including suicidal thoughts, alcoholism and depression.Earlier in the hearing Monday, one of his victims walked over to the courtroom dock and calmly said: “Barry. Barry. Why?”During his six-week trial, Bennell was accused of committing “industrial scale” levels of abuse against vulnerable pre-pubescent boys in his care.Victims told how he had a “power hold” over them as they dreamed of becoming professional footballers.Bennell’s latest crimes emerged in late 2016 when former Liverpool and Tottenham star Paul Stewart broke his 40-year silence and revealed how he was abused as a teenager, shortly after former Crewe player Andy Woodward went public with allegations against Bennell.The case has sparked wider allegations of sexual and physical abuse of boys at football clubs across Britain in the 1970s and 1980s, some of whom went on to become heroes of the terraces and international stars.Nearly 800 victims have come forward against more than 100 coaches, leading to accusations that some of the game’s most famous and loved clubs covered up allegations of abuse of boys in their care.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Limits on growth

Limits on growth

first_imgSomething had to give. The expected result of the ruling last week is the threat of water rationing that would hit many Southern California communities hard. For most of us, it means adopting a perpetual-drought mind-set and conserving at every level. For agriculture, it will mean a hard economic punch. And for politicians, it ought to mean a serious rethinking of land-use policy. Some will dismiss this an overreaction to the possible extinction of a little-known fish. But concentrating on the water rights of smelt vs. humans misses the entire point: We don’t have unlimited amounts of water. If there isn’t enough water for smelt or people, how can we continue to allow major construction developments that bring in more people who need more water and force more rationing on current residents? The answer is we can’t. The largest user of delta water, the Metropolitan Water District, has already made plans for rationing water to its 18 million users. No doubt every agency affected will do the same. The past of California has been one of opportunity and open horizons and the dream for millions of new and potential residents. This ruling makes it clear the future must be different for the state to continue to prosper. Water can be used more wisely, stronger conservation measures can be introduced, and future developments need to meet stringent land-use planning rules and pay a hefty premium for that most basic of all necessities, water.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DON’T blame the smelt. A district judge cited the danger of wiping out the tiny Sacramento Delta fish when he imposed tough restrictions that threaten Southern California’s water supply. But if it hadn’t been the smelt, it would have been something else. Eventually, something was going to arise to make the state face the fact that its water demands can’t keep going up indefinitely while the water supply keeps shrinking. The preciousness of water in this semidesert state is something that has escaped the attention of California’s politicians. That’s because all they can see is how growth replenishes public treasuries and provides more money to squander every year. State and local politicians routinely rubber-stamp new developments with little thought to environmental preservation or the strain on water supply. last_img read more

Penn State loses in final seconds

Penn State loses in final seconds

first_img Michael Robinson scored his second touchdown with 53 seconds left to give the Nittany Lions a 25-21 lead, but Steve Breaston returned the ensuing kickoff to midfield to set up the game-winning score. Virginia 26, No. 4 Florida St. 21 : Marques Hagans threw for 306 yards and two TDs, and Connor Hughes kicked four field goals to help host Virginia recapture a bit of its history by holding on to beat Florida State. Brodie Croyle finished with 234 yards passing and converted three third downs on the game-winning drive for the Crimson Tide, who looked out of sync against an inspired Ole Miss team looking for its first big win under new coach Ed Orgeron. No. 7 Miami 34, Temple 3 : Kyle Wright threw four touchdown passes in the first 19 minutes, leading visiting Miami over woeful Temple in the Owls’ first game since coach Bobby Wallace said he will leave at the end of the year. No. 10 LSU 21, No. 11 Florida 17 : Joseph Addai ran for a career-high 156 yards and a touchdown, JaMarcus Russell had two TD passes, and LSU ended a three-game home losing streak to Florida. No. 13 Texas Tech 59, Kansas St. 20 Cody Hodges threw for 643 yards and five touchdowns to help host Texas Tech to its best start since 1998. No. 14 Boston College 35, Wake Forest 30 : Kevin Challenger made a foot-dragging catch for a 26-yard touchdown at the end zone sideline with 1:18 left as host Boston College rallied from early and late deficits. No. 15 Ohio St. 35, No. 16 Michigan St. 24 : Troy Smith threw three long touchdown passes, and Ashton Youboty returned a blocked field-goal attempt 72 yards for a score on the final play of the first half to lead host Ohio State in a game in which the Buckeyes didn’t run a play in Spartans territory until just over 5 minutes remained. Oregon St. 23, No. 18 California 20 : Yvenson Bernard rushed for a career-high 185 yards and the go-ahead touchdown with 6:41 to play, and Oregon State snapped California’s 10-game home winning streak. Matt Moore passed for 196 yards, and Oregon State’s defense forced five turnovers in a miserable performance by the Golden Bears (5-2, 2-2 Pac-10), who lost their second straight after the school’s best start since 1996. West Virginia 46, No. 19 Louisville 44 (3OT) : Freshman Steve Slaton scored six TDs after halftime, including all three of West Virginia’s scores after regulation, and the host Mountaineers came from 17 points down to win in triple overtime. No. 20 Oregon 45, Washington 21 : Kellen Clemens threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns, and host Oregon decisively defeated northwest rival Washington for the second straight year. No. 21 Auburn 34, Arkansas 17 : Kenny Irons rushed for a career-high 182 yards, and Brandon Cox threw three second-half touchdowns to lead visiting Auburn to its 20th win in 21 games. No. 23 Wisconsin 38, No. 22 Minnesota 34 : Jonathan Casillas blocked a punt, and Ben Strickland recovered it in the end zone with 30 seconds left to complete a stunning rally for visiting Wisconsin. No. 25 TCU 38, Army 17 : Jeff Ballard passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more as host TCU held off a charge from winless Army. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Cavaliers stopped the Seminoles near midfield with 3 ½ minutes to go to force a punt. Hagans then ran for six yards before Florida State’s Tony Carter was called for pass interference on third down, giving Virginia a first down. After Hagans came up a yard short on the next third-and-7 run, the Cavaliers punted and Florida State got one last chance from its own 26 with 56 seconds left. Drew Weatherford’s pass was picked off by Tony Franklin, sealing off the upset and bringing thousands of fans pouring onto the field to celebrate the victory. No. 2 Texas 42, No. 24 Colorado 17 : Vince Young ran for three touchdowns, passed for two more, and host Texas avoided any post-Oklahoma letdown with a convincing win. No. 5 Georgia 34, Vanderbilt 17 : D.J. Shockley threw three touchdown passes, Thomas Brown rushed for 91 yards, and visiting Georgia beat Vanderbilt in a rare SEC East showdown with a team that has been the league’s worst team for decades. No. 6 Alabama 13, Mississippi 10 : Jamie Christensen’s 31-yard field goal as time expired lifted Alabama over host Mississippi. center_img Penn State might be back, but it still can’t beat Michigan. Chad Henne threw his second touchdown pass to Mario Manningham, from 10 yards out with no time left to lift the host Wolverines to a thrilling 27-25 victory over the Nittany Lions, whose first loss this season was their seventh straight in the series. The Wolverines (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten) avoided their worst record in mid-October since 1967 and knocked Penn State (6-1, 3-1) out of sole possession of first place in the conference. last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CLONES: MCGUINNESS – “MONAGHAN HAVE BEEN PLAYING 15 V 20 IN TRAINING MATCHES

COUNTDOWN TO CLONES: MCGUINNESS – “MONAGHAN HAVE BEEN PLAYING 15 V 20 IN TRAINING MATCHES

first_imgCOUNTDOWN TO CLONES: Jim McGuinness says Monaghan have been preparing for the challenge of Donegal on Sunday by playing 15 v 20 in training games. In his weekly column with the Irish Times, McGuinness said he had been told that Monaghan had been playing 15 versus 20 in training to help them breakdown Donegal defensive structures.Monaghan defeated Donegal in the Ulster SFC final in 2013, but Donegal retained the Anglo Celt in a close game last July. Another very close contest is expected and there will be very little between the sides when they clash at Clones on Sunday.McGuinness never revealed his source that Monaghan were implementing such methods at training but says Malachy O’Rourke will have his troops well versed for what they will face at the weekend.McGuinness said, “I heard during the week that Monaghan were playing 15 versus 20 in training matches and were filming it so they could study it afterwards.“Malachy O’Rourke knows what is coming down the track in the Ulster final next Sunday and needs to know that his players are practiced in coping with it. “Being able to think and play your way through extreme pressure – which Monaghan will expect in the Ulster final against Donegal – is something you have to work on.”COUNTDOWN TO CLONES: MCGUINNESS – “MONAGHAN HAVE BEEN PLAYING 15 V 20 IN TRAINING MATCHES was last modified: July 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAAIrish TimesJim McGuinnessMonaghannewsSportUlster SFClast_img read more

Profiling the AFCON teams: Nigeria

Profiling the AFCON teams: Nigeria

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Alex IwobiGernot RohrNigeriatop Nigeria has won three AFCON titles. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)Nigeria will be featuring in only their 18th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament and their first since 2013. They have won the tournament on three occasions with the last triumph coming in South Africa 2013.In the 2019 edition, Nigeria is in Group B alongside Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi.Nigeria were not part of the first two AFCON editions (1957 and 1959).They first took part in the qualifiers in 1962 but withdrew. Their first appearance at the finals came in 1963, when they were drawn in a group with Sudan and United Arab Republic, exiting the competition at the Group stages.For the next edition in 63, Nigeria withdrew, failed to qualify for the 65 finals and once again withdrew from qualification for the 1968 tournament.For the 1972 and 74 editions, the Super Eagles failed to negotiate through the qualification process.However, they would come back stronger in both the 76 and 78 tournaments, finishing third in the two editions.Nigeria hosted the 1980 AFCON and also won their first title that year, defeating Algeria 3-0 in the final played in Lagos.The following edition was one to forget for Nigeria as they failed to get of the group containing Algeria, Tunisia and Zambia. At the finals, they drew two games and lost the other to finish third in Group B.However, they went ahead to finish second in the 1984 edition in Ivory Coast, losing 3-1 to Cameroon in the final.After failing to qualify for the 86 tournament in Morocco, Nigeria once again finished second in the next two tournaments. They lost 1-0 to Cameroon in the final of 88 and once again lost by the same score line in the penultimate game of the 1990 AFCON to hosts Algeria.In 1992 in Senegal, Nigeria failed to make it to the final for the first time in the last three editions as they were beaten 2-1 by Ghana. However, they defeated Cameroon 2-1 in the third-place playoff game to clinch third.Nigeria’s second AFCON title would eventually come in Tunisia 94. After finishing second in Group B which featured Egypt and Gabon, the Super Eagles went on to dispatch both Zaire and Ivory Coast in the quarter and semifinal respectively. In the final, Emmanuel Amunike’s brace helped Nigeria defeat Zambia 2-1.Disaster struck in the next edition as the Red Eagles failed to qualify for the finals’ tournament. They would also not feature at the 1998 edition as they were banned.Their next appearance came at the 2000 edition which they hosted alongside Ghana. Nigeria breezed through the Group stages with 7 points, overcame Senegal in the quarters and then beat South Africa 2-0 in the semis. The finals were a disappoint as the Red Eagles lost to Cameroon on penalties following a 2-2 draw after extra time.For the 2002, 2004 and 2006, Nigeria finished third after falling in the semifinals on all three occasions. In the three semis, they lost to Senegal, Tunisia and Ivory Coast.Nigeria finished 3rd in three successive AFCONs between 2002 and 2006.As Nigeria bid to win a third AFCON, they returned in 2008. They finished as runners ups to Ivory Coast in Group B but went on to exit the competition at the quarter final stage after falling 1-2 to Ghana.In the 2010 edition, Nigeria would once again finish 3rd in the competition after losing 0-1 to Ghana in the semis and going on to defeat Algeria by the same score line in the third-place playoff game. Nigeria had earlier finished second to Egypt in Group C and then defeating Zambia in the quarter finals.In 2012, the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the finals tournament which was defined as a national disaster.Their 3rd title would eventually come in 2013 after defeating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final played in Johannesburg. Earlier in the tournament, Nigeria finished second in Group C which featured Burkina Faso, Zambia and Ethiopia. They went on to defeat Ivory Coast 2-1 in the quarters and also overcame Mali 4-1 in the semis.After the 2013 edition, the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 editions.CoachGernot Rohr65 year oldRohr is a German manager and former footballer who has been the Nigeria head coach since 2016. He has been coach at 11 sides including 7 clubs and 4 national teams.Rohr has been Nigeria’s head coach since 2016.He started out at Bordeaux in 1991, a side that he managed on three different spells. As a national team coach, he has been head coach for Niger, Gabon and Burkina Faso.He was shortlisted for the Guinea national team job in July 2016 but was not given the job. In August 2016, he was named manager of the Nigeria. He won his first game in charge of the Nigerian national team, defeating Tanzania by a lone goal in. He lost his first match on 10 June as Nigerian senior coach after a 2–0 home loss to South Africa.On 7 October 2017, his Nigeria-led team became the first African side to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a 1–0 win against Zambia.Star PlayerAlex IwobiIwobi is a 23 year old winger who plays for Premier League side Arsenal FC. He is a nephew to Nigerian ledend Jay Jay Okocha and has played at Arsenal since he was 14.Iwobi has played 149 games for his club scoring 15 goals and has featured for Nigeria in 27 games, scoring 7 goals.Iwobi has scored 7 goals for Nigeria.Projection: Quarter FinalsNigeria Fixtures at AFCON 2019-Nigeria vs Burundi, 22nd June-Guinea vs Nigeria, 26th June-Madagascar vs Nigeria, 30th JuneComments last_img read more