Nigeria draw bye in 2018 Women’s AFCON qualifiers

first_imgWomen’s AFCON Qualifiers (Full Fixtures)FIRST ROUND (First and Second leg: 26th February 2018 to 6th March 2018)Senegal vs AlgeriaLibya vs EthiopiaMorocco vs Ivory CoastSierra Leone vs MaliBurkina Faso vs GambiaCongo vs Central AfricaKenya vs UgandaLesotho vs SwazilandTanzania vs ZambiaNamibia vs ZimbabweSECOND ROUND (First leg & Second leg: 2nd to 10th April 2018)Senegal/Algeria vs Libya/EthiopiaMorocco/Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone/MaliBurkina Faso/Gambia vs NigeriaCongo/Central Africa vs CameroonKenya/Uganda vs Equatorial GuineaLesotho/Swaziland vs South AfricaTanzania/Zambia vs Namibia/ZimbabweRelated2020 AWCON: Super Falcons Await Niger/Togo in Expanded QualifiersDecember 7, 2019In “Africa”CAF Reinstates Equatorial Quinea To Play In AWCON 2018November 8, 2018In “AWCON”AWCON : Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia Battle for Semi-Final SpotNovember 24, 2018In “AWCON” The Super Falcons of Nigeria will have just one hurdle to cross as they look to qualify for next year’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to take place in Ghana from 17 November to 1 December.Having been drawn bye into the second round of qualifying, the reigning African Champions will wait for the winners of the first round tie between Burkina Faso and Gamibia.The eight-time winners are one of four teams that have no part to play in the first round of qualifying. Others are; Cameroon, South Africa and two-time champions Equatorial Guinea.It is however surprising that Equatorial Guinea are being mentioned after they were banned from the 2018 and 2020 editions for fielding a player using fraudulent documents. They were disqualified from the 2016 edition for the same reason (HERE)In any case, Equatorial Guinea did appeal CAF’s decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sports in March this year (HERE). However, no further news have emerged to that effect.Twenty four teams have entered for the Women’s AFCON qualifiers which commences on the 26th of February, 2018. One more than in the last qualifiers that led to the 2016 edition. But most notably is the fact that Egypt, North Africa’s sole representatives in Cameroon, are missing in action this time.By the end of the qualification series, seven teams will join hosts Ghana in the final tournament.The 11th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations would also serve as qualifiers for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and will see the top three teams heading to France.last_img read more

The blow of Maria Teixidor

first_imgA new boost for women at Barça. That meant Maria Teixidor. Since January 2017, she was president of the Edelmira Calvetó Group, created by the club with the purpose of recovering the legacy of women in the history of Barça, and promoting the role of members and women athletes in the club. In addition, he represented Barça in the Grup de Treball Dona i Esport, which reports to the Municipal Council of l’Esport de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona. His activity at Barça multiplied at times. Her appointment as secretary of the Board of Directors in February 2019 confirmed her ancestry in the club, where she had a frantic activity. He was also in charge of activities related to children and the elderly within the social area.And one more detail, surely important in this story. Since September 2017, Maria Teixidor was president of the Barça Commission for Control and Transparency. A basic commission on censorship, for example, of the I3 Ventures scandal, in which the payment for the creation of accounts that eroded the image of third parties was fractured to avoid passage through the corresponding delegated control commissions.No one doubts that Teixidor was a fundamental asset for Bartomeu’s board and a figure with a background. His departure leaves Barça without references in the development of women’s football and without a fresh face that modernized the image of the club. Ambitious, Maria Teixidor has decided to leave. Who knows if to join another electoral candidacy with a view to June 2021. Who knows if to stand and try to be the first woman president of a club with more than 120 years of history. A terribly powerful image that Bartomeu may not have weighed well. It was Maria Teixidor (8-10-1975) who called Josep Maria Bartomeu to give him the news. The president could wait for the resignations of Rousaud, Tombas, Calsamiglia, Font or Elias, but that of Teixidor, at least out of doors, was a thunderclap for Barça. He had achieved great relevance in the board, so much so that for a time he had sounded like a possible replacement for Josep Maria Bartomeu in a continuation candidacy.The promotion of Maria Teixidor i Jufresa at Barça was brilliant. Lawyer, mediator and entrepreneur in the LegalTech sector (she is the creator of the first bullying detection and conflict resolution app for schools), she was a member of the board since July 2015, when Josep Maria Bartomeu won the elections. Teixidor had revolutionized the feminine universe of Barça. He was responsible for the first team since January 2018, actively collaborated in the millionaire signing of the sponsorship contract with Stanley, He presented in Los Angeles on the mixed tour that the professional male and female teams made in the United States in that 2018. The women’s soccer section had become the only professional that generates profits, which increased its prestige like foam.last_img read more

First Lady participates in annual children’s cancer awareness walk

first_imgThe Giving Hope Foundation on Saturday hosted its third annual children’s cancer awareness walk in observance of International Childhood Cancer.The cancer walk began at the National Park, Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown, and moved south into Camp Street, then west into Cowan Street, Kingston, and north into Main Street, after which it concluded at the sea walls bandstand.To show their support to the children battling with the life-threatening disease, First lady Sandra Granger took to the streets on Saturday morning where she was joined by Guyana’s representative of the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO), Dr William Adu-Krow.Scores of children, mainly ones diagnosed with cancer, along with their parents and other stakeholders of the non-profit organisation showed great excitement as they marched the streets of Georgetown to bring about cancer awareness.Meanwhile, in concluding the walk, five children were presented with hampers in a simple handing over ceremony. The generous donations were made by the Giving Hope Foundation along with the Guyana Oil Corporation (GuyOil).last_img read more