Arnett Gardens FC will face Trinidad and Tobago’s W Connection FC in a Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship semi-final stage match at the Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, today, starting at 4:30 p.m. Having won Group Four with a maximum nine points last month, the Jerome Waite-coached Arnett will face a stern test against W Connection. Michaelous Martin scored four times in the group stage in the Dominican Republic while Kemal Malcolm found the back of the net three times. When the teams last met in the CFU tournament in 2002, W Connection defeated Arnett in the final. Today’s second semi-final will be between Haiti’s Don Bosco FC and Trinidad and Tobago’s Central FC. The final will be played on Sunday, with the winners advancing to the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League.
Sen. Paye wants an “All Presidents’ Day,” not individual holiday.The election and certification of Rivercess County District # 2 Representative Francis S. Paye to the Liberian Senate is historic and unprecedented, according to House Speaker Alex Tyler.Speaker Tyler, one of the longest serving Speakers of the National Legislature in recent times with nine years in office, said Rep. Paye, being an incumbent Representative of Rivercess County to win a Senate seat in his first term is historic.“I stand to be corrected; but it is historic that he, in his first term as a Representative, has won a Senate seat from the chambers of the House of Representatives,” Speaker Tyler said. “I hope Hon. Paye will be our Ambassador to the Senate, facilitating some of the intractable problems that occasionally arise between the sister Houses.” It is believed that this is the first time for a sitting Representative to contest and win a Senatorial seat.According to the results from the National Elections Commission (NEC), the Senator-elect accumulated 1,959 votes, or 22.8% of the poll.The remaining 10 candidates who vied for the county’s high office were outgoing Senator Jonathan J. Banney (PUP) – 627 votes (7.3%); Superintendant Wellington G. Smith (UP) – 1,278 votes (14.9%) Atty. D. Onesimus Banwon (LP) 566 votes – (6.6%) and J. Josephus Burgess, Sr. (ANC) – 1,010 votes (11.7%).Others were Teplah P. Reeves – 143 votes (1.7%); Rosana G.D.H. Schaack (MPC) – 687 votes (8.0%); Emmanuel S. Toe (ULD) – 312 votes (3.6%); Minnie T. Tomah (IND) 82 votes – (1.0%) and Ziankahn B. Tompoe – 880 votes (10.2%).The former Representative served as member on three Committees; Information, Broadcasting, Culture & Tourism; National Defense and the Resettlement, Repatriation, Relief and Re-Adjustment.Senator-elect Paye, 59, told the LEGISCOPE on Thursday in an exclusive interview that his election was based on developmental initiatives and his regular interventions in sessions, dispelling the adage of the past, that “the Rivercess lawmakers are “bobo lawmakers.”According to reports, the Senator-elect began working with government as a janitor in the office of the wife of a Bassa County lawmaker in 1974, and later as an interpreter. A few years later, he became Superintendent of Rivercess County, 2006 – 2011, and then Representative, from 2012 to 2014.Said Senator-elect Paye: “Since I was born, I have dreamt of being a Senator and because of that, everyday was like a campaign.”Meanwhile, House Speaker Tyler has advanced a recommendation for coordination between the three Branches of Government, the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary.The Bomi County Representative asserted that if Liberia is to progress in its development, the three branches of the government must coordinate and collaborate to enhance the country’s recovery drive just as is being exhibited during the fight against Ebola.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
“I see him every day in the training sessions, I see him every day practice penalties and it gave me a lot of confidence,” said Guardiola after he instructed Gabriel Jesus, who earlier replaced regular penalty taker Sergio Aguero, to hand the ball to Mahrez.However, Mahrez’s miserable record from the spot continued as City’s club record £60-million ($79 million) signing missed for the fourth time in his last six penalties by blasting well over the bar.Unlike the four enthralling encounters between the two last season when Liverpool beat the English champions three times, a highly-anticipated clash fell flat with neither side managing to register a shot on target until after the hour mark.However, Guardiola admitted his plan for a slower tempo to stop Liverpool springing onto the counter-attack had worked.“If it is an open game at Anfield you don’t even have a one-percent chance,” said Guardiola.“Up and down they are the best team in the world. Running in these transitions there is no one better. They are built for that, Jurgen (Klopp) is built for that. In that situation they are much better than us.”But after losing on his three previous visits to Anfield as City boss, Guardiola took the positives from taking a point from one of the few venues the champions were defeated last season.“We were close more than ever to win here. (A draw) is better than last season when we lose,” added Guardiola as City’s wait for a first win at Anfield since 2003 continued.“I’m so comfortable (with) the performance we have done. I know against which team we are playing.”After starting the season with seven straight victories, Liverpool have now failed to win any of their past four matches.But manager Klopp lamented a gruelling fixture list that has seen his side face Chelsea twice, Napoli away in the Champions League and City in 12 days.“It was an unbelievably intense period of fixtures, crazy. It makes no sense to moan about it when you are in it. But now it is over so I can,” said Klopp.“If somebody had told me after eight fixtures, 20 points, I would say ‘yes’. But with this fixture list, I would definitely buy it.”– Goal-shy Salah –Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah had another afternoon to forget in front of goal © AFP / Paul ELLISAhead of the game, Klopp tried to play down Mohamed Salah’s slump in form after an incredible 44-goal debut season at Anfield.But the Egyptian again looked far from his best and snatched at the sort of chances he buried last season.Salah had the first opening after just three minutes when he pulled his shot wide after jinking inside John Stones.City’s first penalty claim was waved away when Dejan Lovren appeared to trip Aguero inside the area, but the visitors quickly neutralised Liverpool’s threat by keeping possession for long periods.Guardiola was furious as another penalty shout was turned down when Van Dijk was instead awarded a free-kick for a pull by Fernandinho as the Dutch defender handled inside the area.A rare incisive Liverpool counter-attack found Salah again in a good position 21 minutes from time, but he blazed high over the bar.City had the golden chance when substitute Leroy Sane was too quick for the normally flawless Virgil van Dijk and this time Martin Atkinson pointed to the spot.A message came from the City bench for Mahrez to take the spot-kick instead of Jesus.But that proved costly as the pressure got to Mahrez and City had to settle for a point.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola consoles Riyad Mahrez after his missed penalty against Liverpool © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Oct 7 – Pep Guardiola took responsibility for placing his trust in Riyad Mahrez as the Algerian’s missed penalty five minutes from time cost Manchester City victory in a disappointing 0-0 draw at Liverpool on Sunday.The draw preserved both sides’ unbeaten Premier League records, but they failed to lay down an early marker in the title race as Chelsea moved into a three-way tie at the top on 20 points after eight games. read more