West Brom close on Davidson capture

first_img Heracles, however, informed Davidson they had triggered a one-year option on that deal and he was still their player. Albion have played their part in the row, and now talks over terms and a medical are scheduled to go ahead this week. Press Association West Brom appear poised to finally conclude a move for Australia left-back Jason Davidson.center_img The Baggies have had to wait patiently for the 23-year-old to resolve a contract dispute with Dutch Eredivisie club Heracles Almelo. Davidson, who played in Australia’s three World Cup group matches, believed he had finished his contract with Heracles and had become a free agent. last_img read more

Eagles Get N24m Despite Defeat in WAFU Cup Final

first_imgA break down of the prize money outlay showed that the first place prize was $100,000 while the runners up prize was $50,000. Niger Republic that defeated Benin Republic 2-1 got the third-placed prize of $25,000. The Squirrels of Benin got $10,000 as the fourth place finished team.In addition to the prizes for the final and the losers’ final, they all got participation fees of $15,000 each.The four semi final losing teams got $10,000 each while the four second round losers were consoled with $5,000 each.Ghana defeated Nigeria 4-1 to avenge an earlier group stage 2-0 defeat they suffered in the hands of the Super Eagles who needed the win to qualify for the semifinals.Goals from Stephen Sarfo (brace), Winnful Cobbina and Vincent Atingah set the Black Stars on a rollercoaster ride until Rabiu Ali’s late strike from a free-kick proved to be only a consolation.Eagles Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf admitted Nigeria lost to a better Ghanaian team. He hoped that his wards have learnt a lesson from the tournament ahead of the African Nations Championships.“We lost to a good team and they (Ghana) deserved to win because they took their chances and it was a good lesson for us,” the former Kano Pillars coach said in his post-match reaction to AOIFootball.com.Meanwhile, Players and officials of the home-based Super Eagles to the just ended WAFU tournament in Ghana have received commendations from the League Management Company (LMC).The topflight league body urged them to build on the lessons learnt from the sub-continental championship for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).The players were drawn from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) organised by the LMC.LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko who was at the finals on Sunday, said he was impressed by the fight in the players that saw them come from the brink of ouster at the group stage to reach the finals.“Winning the trophy would no doubt have been delightful, but the LMC is happy for the exposure the players have gained from playing in an international tournament of this nature and more importantly, it is a learning curve for them ahead the 2018 CHAN”, stated Dikko.The LMC described the tournament as a ‘win-win’ for domestic football in Nigeria and the entire West Africa, noting that the strength of West African football can be seen in the dominance of West African teams to recent World Cup tournaments.Dikko also noted that the tournament has offered the players and coaches more time to bond and understand each other as compared to when they were just invited to camp to play for the CHAN qualifiers, adding, “It is our belief that a lot has been learnt on the side of the coaches and on the side of the players.Whatever gaps were observed at the WAFU tournament will be the tool to improve the team going forward”.TOTAL MONETARY GAINS BY TOP 4 FINISHING TEAMSWINNER: GHANA – $115,000 + Participation feeRUNNER UP: NIGERIA – $65,000 + Participation fee3RD PLACE: NIGER – $40,000 + Participation fee4TH PLACE: BENIN – $25,000 + Participation feeShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram * LMC urges CHAN Eagles to build on gains of WAFU ExperienceDuro IkhazuagbeDespite being beaten 4-1 in Sunday’s West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations final by eternal rival, Ghana, the home-based Super Eagles pocketed $65,000 (about N24 million) as runners up of the sub-regional tournament.Although Ghana’s Black Stars walked away from the Cape Coast Stadium with the ultimate star prize of $100,000 (about N36million) offered by FOX Sports, sponsors of the two-week WAFU Cup tournament, the home-based Eagles were consoled knowing they were not returning to Abuja empty-handed.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal County Council may once again reject its Budget for 2014 after Fianna Fail said tonight they will still not support it.Scenes from last week’s council meetingThe council will meet again today tomorrow in a last ditch attempt to agree a €138M Budget for the coming year.The Budget proposal was defeated by 15 votes to 13 last week after three days and 21 adjournments when Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein and Independent John Campell rejected it. It was hoped councillors could reach some kind of agreement on the Budget when it meets tomorrow.But this evening Fianna Fail cast serious doubt on any hopes of a resolution when they said they could not accept the Budget in its present form.Once again they cited the issue of Irish Water as not being a good deal for the people of Donegal.The council’s eleven Fianna Fail councillors issued a statement tonight saying they are standing firm on their decision that the current Budget is not a good deal for Donegal. “We will continue to maintain our stand on behalf of the Donegal Public and send a clear message to the Management of this Council as well as Minister Hogan that the people of this County have suffered enough and will no longer accept these savage cuts from this Government.“Having always taken a view that Irish Water was not going to offer a fair deal for the Households across our County, our position has been reaffirmed in recent days with many of the revelations which have come to light.“This in effect shows that the lack of information and difficulties in attaining contact from Irish Water has been a smoke screen and an audacious attempt to push ahead with a revenue generating mechanism called Irish Water. Minister Hogan rammed through legislation before Christmas where all of the opposition TD’s walked out of the Daíl, he and his Government are neither prepared nor willing to listen to a view point other than his own or his party’s which flies in the face of democracy.“The Fianna Fail group are prepared to take a stand in an attempt to raise the issues which we face on a daily basis and try to force this government to give a better deal to Donegal and it’s citizens.”The group said despite its continued strong representations in regards to being allocated additional funding for roads and housing within Donegal, it is unfortunate that their requests have gone unanswered. They added that they cannot therefore accept this and must ensure that the needs of the Donegal Public are listened to and delivered upon for this reason they are taking a stand.“We are asking Fine Gael, Labour and those independents who are supporting the Government to join us in taking a stand in appealing to the Minister to consider our concerns and the needs of the people of Donegal.“We want to be a position to provide essential services to the people of our County and therefore we ask Minister Hogan to acknowledge the Democratic Decision that will be taken here today and ensure that Democracy and not Dictatorship rules our County.”FIANNA FAIL SAY THEY HAVE NO PLANS TO CHANGE THEIR MINDS ON REJECTION OF BUDGET was last modified: January 12th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Budget 2014Donegal County Councilfianna failrejectionlast_img read more