Zambia celebrates the title of the African Cup of Nations in 2012. Zambia, before the historic win against Italy in the 1988 Olympics. Five weeks after the tragedy, Zambia beat almighty Morocco 2-1 against some 50,000 fans who filled Independence Stadium with excitement.. After a draw and a landslide path (4-0) against Senegal, Kalusha and his boys needed a draw in Morocco to seal their ticket to the USA 1994. In a heart attack game, where they got to put two balls to the crossbar and complained about a bad refereeing by Gabonese referee Jean-Fidel Diramba, the Zambian heroes ended up falling 1-0, with a goal by Laghrissi in 62 ‘, which qualified Morocco for the World Cup.But the history of overcoming this team had not reached the end. Just two months before the start of the 1994 World Cup, Kalusha and his boys filled Zambia with pride again when they reached the final of the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia, when they lost to the Nigerian super team, with Okocha, Finidi, Amuneke, Amokachi and company.It would not be until 2012, with the conquest of Africa in Gabon, that Zambia He was finally able to celebrate the continental title and dedicate it to the 30 victims of that tragedy of April 28, 1993. 27 years ago the african football she lived a tragedy. The April 28, 1993 the plane that carried the best generation of players in the history of Zambia and from the mainland, rushed into the atlantic ocean, off the coast of Gabon, killing the 30 passengers, among them 18 international, in addition to coaches and the president of the country’s Federation. There was not a survivor and that terrible tragedy has marked forever the sport of the African continent and the life of this country.The dream was real. Zambia could feel the sensation of going to their first World Cup. A dream that had begun in the Seoul Olympics in 1988, when a team of strangers seemed to be just one more guest to the soccer tournament, unable to compete against the big favorites. But before the Italy of Tassotti and Ferrara, Zambia presented itself to the world with a landslide (4-0) and a hat-trick from Kalusha Bwalya, who from Korea went directly to the Netherlands, sign with PSV. The midfielder, 25, he surpassed Roger Milla, Rabah Madjer and George Weah and was chosen the best African footballer of the year. An achievement that opened the way for the best generation of footballers that the country had produced in its history. Than stayed one game away from qualifying for the 1990 World Cup in Italy but he had matured and he lived his best moment in the classification for the USA 1994. Six of the players who were in Seoul were part of the team that in 1993 passed through Madagascar, Namibia, Tanzania and Burkina Faso in the group stage. Five of them they entered that plane bound for Dakar, to face Senegal, in the final phase of qualifying for the 1994 World Cup.“There are no words to define the devastating feeling that the country took that day”, Kalusha said in an interview with FIFA in 2018, who survived the tragedy because he traveled to Senegal on another flight, direct from Europe, because he could not appear due to calendar commitments with PSV. “There was so much hope, so much joy around our team that we spent days crying, it was devastating for our people,” he explains. the former player, who showed his face in the rest of the playoffs leading a team full of youth and he was one game away from achieving what would have been the most incredible classification in the history of sport.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics reacts to the referees during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 6, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPATLANTA — Kyrie Irving took charge in a fashion only he can.Dribbling and weaving through the lane and around the perimeter, Irving scored from all over and kept his teammates involved all night.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Hawks: Malcolm Delaney returned after missing two games with a sprained right ankle and had 13 points. Marco Belinelli scored 19 despite a sore left Achilles.UP NEXTCeltics: Host the Lakers on Wednesday night.Hawks: Off until they visit Detroit on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “He’s just very unique,” Horford said. “He has a good sense of how teams are playing him.”The Celtics started to pull away and took their biggest lead at 10 on Semi Ojeleye’s 3 early in the fourth, but the Hawks came back to take a few brief leads in the final period.“To compete the way we did and give ourselves a chance to win, we got better tonight and we can learn from it,” Atlanta coach Mike Budenhozler said.THAT’S A DRAGBoston coach Brad Stevens wasn’t pleased with the ball movement or defense early in the third, storming the floor to call timeout after Atlanta’s Luke Babbit hit a 3 to put the Hawks up 57-54.“You could just tell mentally and physically we were dragging a little bit,” Irving said. “That’s going to happen sometimes considering how hard we play, but we don’t want to make that a habit for us. No excuse.”RAINING DOWNBudenholzer joked before the game that he regretted having his assistants work with the 6-foot-10 Horford a couple of years ago to develop a strong presence beyond the perimeter. Horford, who went just 1 for 5 on 3s, entered the game shooting nearly 52 percent on 33 attempts from the arc.“I think there was just a real push from us and a credit to him that he could do it,” Budenholzer said.“It’s part of the way the game is, and his passing just opens up the court even more for him to drive and attack. He’s such a good player, such a smart player.”TIP-INSCeltics: Irving has scored more points — 245 — than any player in his first 11 games with Boston. … With Marcus Morris getting the night off to rest his sore left knee, Aron Baynes started at center and finished with just two points and three rebounds in 15 minutes. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ “It would’ve been sweet to win two in a row against those kinds of teams,” Schroder said. “But we ended upshort.”Boston improved to 9-2, best in the NBA, and has its longest winning streak in seven years.Al Horford had 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in his best game against the Hawks. Horford spent his first nine seasons in Atlanta before leaving as a free agent ahead of last season and had totals of 20 points and 17 rebounds in three games against his former team.Irving had his first 30-point game as a Celtic on a night packed with highlights. He dribbled between his legs and behind his back before hitting a floater off the glass from the left baseline to put Boston up 46-44. He had two impressive assists late in the third with long, one-handed passes that led to 3s by Marcus Smart and Tatum, the latter giving Boston a 72-71 lead.Irving either scored or assisted on every basket of a 16-2 run in the third that put the Celtics up by seven. He finished with seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Kevin Durant, Warriors overcome shooting woes to beat Heat “It’s a beautiful game when it’s played the right way,” the four-time All-Star said. “It’s not going to look good every possession, but you’ve got to be able to move onto the next play. I understand that better than most.”Irving scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum added 21 and the Boston Celtics held off the Atlanta Hawks 110-107 Monday night for their ninth straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIrving’s 3 from the right wing put the Celtics up 104-103 — the game’s 25th lead change — with 1:37 remaining, and Boston led the rest of the way.Dennis Schroder had 23 points for the rebuilding Hawks, who dropped to 2-9 a night after a surprising two-point win at Cleveland.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers are set for the NPHL Finals either the Falher Pirates or the High Prairie Regals.The Flyers, who were last on the ice February 15th for a 6-4 win over Grande Prairie, advanced to the league finals after Dawson Creek fell to the Athletics last weekend eliminating both teams from the playoffs. The Pirates can win their best-of-seven series tonight against High Prairie, as they lead the series 3-0.“Both are very offensive teams,” said General Manager Lee Hartman. “Falher has added a bunch of Spirit River Rangers so they have a bunch of playoff experience and I think that will push them to the finals. It will be a tough final with the teams three and a half hours apart. Tuesday and Thursday’s games will be hard to get the full team out for the trips.”- Advertisement -Puck drop on the NPHL finals gets underway on March 3rd, at the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m.
Berahino handed in a transfer request earlier in August to try and push through his dream move, but Allardyce insists the England Under-21 striker must now apologise for his outburst and concentrate on his career.“I think he’s going to have to eat a bit of humble pie. He’s contracted to West Brom,” the 60-year-old told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He doesn’t want the fans turning on him, it could be very nasty in that situation because you’re not playing for the club that you’ve made your way with.“It was a really bad statement to put on Twitter I think. It was a young man being a bit silly. He needs to go out there and apologise and knuckle down.“He’ll wake up this morning a West Brom player. Continue to get out there and score goals and that move will come eventually.”Berahino’s transfer saga dominated the headlines on a comparatively quiet deadline day, but Premier League clubs still took their collective summer spending past £850m – a new record.Deals were being formalised late into the evening despite the early 6pm deadline, and Allardyce claims the chaos so synonymous with the final few hours illustrates the flaws in the system.He added: “It gets worse and worse, when you saw the activities yesterday and all the deals being run through it shows the system is flawed.“There’s so much panic buying and loaning. Players are telling the chairman they’re not going to play for them anymore, it’s really a very poor system.” 1 Former West Ham manager Sam Allardyce thinks West Brom striker Saido Berahino is due a portion of ‘humble pie’ after his proposed move to Tottenham was blocked on Transfer Deadline Day.Spurs had two deadline day bids rejected for the 22-year-old, who took to Twitter to vent his frustrations and threatened to go on strike at the Baggies while chairman Jeremy Peace is still at the helm.
DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University men’s tennis has a pair of doubles teams as well as senior Ben Lott ranked in latest Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings. Lott is ranked 76th in singles after starting the year 3-3, highlighted by a win over then ranked 18th Dovydas Sakinis from Dartmouth. Lott and sophomore Calum MacGeoch are ranked 50th in doubles, while freshman Vinny Gillespie and Bayo Philips are tabbed 51st. Lott and MacGeoch are 5-1 on the season and Gillespie and Philips have a 6-1 record. The Bulldogs return to action on Sunday when they travel to 23th-ranked Minnesota. Print Friendly Version
OAKLAND — The Warriors (8-1) completed practice Thursday afternoon in anticipation for their matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves (4-4) on Friday night at Oracle Arena.Here are the biggest takeaways from the session.How close is Boogie’s return? Injured center DeMarcus Cousins participated in a full scrimmage after practice Thursday afternoon. The scrimmage, which featured Damian Jones, Kevon Looney, Quinn Cook and a number of assistant coaches, was the latest positive sign …
20 January 2014The Department of Higher Education and Training has urged students who are looking at enrolling at private colleges to ensure that the institutions are legally registered before they sign up.The department has in the past been inundated with complaints from students who have fallen prey to bogus, illegal or unregistered private Further Education and Training (FET) colleges.People are encouraged to call the toll-free number 0800 87 2222 to make sure that they institution they are considering joining is recognised and registered.Students can also check the registration status of any private FET college on the department’s website, www.dhet.gov.za.Any private college that offers occupational and trade qualifications must provide proof of accreditation by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) or a relevant body.Source: SAnews.gov.za
At least 20 people were feared killed on Thursday when a bus fell into a roadside ditch at Motihari in Bihar’s East Champaran district and caught fire.The State Disaster Management Department has confirmed the death of 20 passengers in the accident. The bus was on its way to Delhi from Muzaffarpur in north Bihar when it overturned into a ditch along National Highway-28 near Bagra village under the Kotwa police station and caught fire. According to sources, there were at least 32 passengers in the bus, while 17 others were to board it from Gopalgunj district.“About five people have been rescued in the accident. The injured have been sent to local government hospitals in Motihari and Muzaffarpur. “The total number of deaths is yet to be confirmed,” said East Champaran District Magistrate Raman Kumar.Kotwa police inspector Vijay Sinha said that the villagers told him that the accident took place while the bus driver attempted to save a two-wheeler. “The bus went off the road and turned turtle and before anyone could react the it burst into flames…only five passengers could be rescued,” said the officer. State reliefChief Minister Nitish Kumar directed officials to provide free medical facilities to those injured in the accident and financial help to the family members of the victims from the Chief Minister’s relief fund. Leader of the Opposition in the Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav and State deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi also expressed their grief over the incident.
A new species of extinct porpoise kept a stiff bottom lip, fossils reveal. Though closely related to living porpoises, Semirostrum ceruttii (artist’s illustration above), named for its finder, Richard Cerutti of the San Diego Natural History Museum, has a mandible shape never before seen in mammals. Its bottom jaw protruded 18 cm beyond the top one, making up 40% of the beak. Researchers found the specimen (inset) in rock formations along the California coast estimated to be between 1.6 million and 5 million years old. A CT scan of the fossil revealed canals where nerves likely ran along the jaw, making it extra sensitive, researchers report online today in Current Biology. The shape and canals look similar to the mandible in skimmers—birds that glide their lower jaw along the ocean’s surface to pick up small fish. The fossil also hints that the porpoise had poor eyesight, and its teeth showed signs of wear from sand particles. Researchers suspect that the animal used its sensitive lower jaw, combined with echolocation, to skim for prey along the dark sea floor.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
Happy with his contribution and rapport with the top boxers, the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) is keen to extend its association with Cuban coach Blas Iglesias Fernandez, whose contract expired after London Olympics.Fernandez, who has been working with Indian boxers for more than 20 years now, barring a few breaks in between, has prepared the likes of Vijender Kumar and Mary Kom for the Olympics.IBF wants to gain from the Cuban’s expertise again and is considering recommending his name to the Sports Authority of India (SAI).”The federation is most likely to recommend Fernandez’s name for the post of foreign coach. He has brought us good results in major competitions, including the Olympics, and the boxers are quite comfortable working under him,” an IBF official told MAIL TODAY on condition of anonymity.”We will request SAI to ask the Cuban Sports Authority for the re-appointment of Fernandez,” said the official.For the appointment of a foreign coach, the concerned national federation conveys its preference to the SAI, which in return writes to the sports authorities of the respective nations.If the sports authority of that country agrees to the terms and conditions spelt out by the SAI, it sends the foreign coach on a contract to India.The IBF official, however, said that the federation can also ask for coaches other than Fernandez.”At a time we give three or four options to the SAI. So, it will not only be Fernandez whose name will be given, there may be two or three other options,” he said.advertisementThe federation is yet to decide when it will recommend Fernandez’s name to the SAI, but most likely it will be after the IBF elections, scheduled for September 23.”Since elections are approaching, the new panel can recommend the options. But the outgoing panel has also full right to take a decision,” he said.Fernandez will leave for his native country by the end of this month. If he gets a new contract subsequently, he will likely work with the team till the end of the 2014 Asian Games.