Rohr: I’ve hired an international lawyer to get NFF pay my outstanding $100,000

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr, has raised alarm over the sum of $100,000 owed him in bonuses and allowances by the Nigeria Football Federation.The Franco-German coach, who made this claim in chat with insideworldfootball on Tuesday, said he had hired Jean-Jacques Bertrand, who served as the lawyer of Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona, to negotiate with the NFF on his behalf to get the arrears paid.Rohr said: “I preferred to get Jean-Jacques involved because it got to a stage that I didn’t want to be speaking to the federation about money all the time. It got tiring… I wanted to take my mind away from money and simply focus on my job and let him deal with the issues off the field.“While I have had a good time with my players and staff over the last three years, I have to say that relations with the administration have not been very easy, especially when it comes to the payment of my wages and that of the bonuses and allowances of my players and staff. There needs to be a lot more respect in this regard.”Nigeria, under Rohr, won a bronze medal at the last Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and have made a strong start in the 2021 AFCON qualifying campaign, winning their first two matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho.“We have made a very strong start to the campaign and we hope to continue with that when the qualification series continues in August. Hopefully, I will still be here by this time,” Rohr laughs.The manager’s contract terminates in June 2020 but discussion for a new deal is slated for January 2020, with the NFF President,.Rohr said: “The President of the Nigeria Football Federation has told me that we will sit down in January 2020 for a discussion and the conclusion of the extension of my contract, which runs out on the 30th of June.“To be very honest, I have enjoyed the last three years with the national team of Nigeria, because I can see the progress that I have made with the players over this period.“I think that I have the chance to do something with this group for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The players are young, disciplined and willing to learn. I am very happy with them and my staff. We have formed a strong team, a strong unit.“But I am surprised that the federation are taking their time to conclude a contract. And to be honest, I am also surprised that when I was given a contract extension after qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, it was only extended until July 2020, which is right in the middle of qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. That is not normal and it is only the federation that can explain the reason for this.“According to the provisions of my current contract with Nigeria, I am free, from January 1st 2020, to enter into a pre-contract agreement with any club or national team, to start work with them on the first of July 2020. That is my right.“After the AFCON in Egypt, I was approached by some national teams but I made it clear that I was still under contract with Nigeria and was happy to continue with my work here.“I will wait for my conversation with the President of the Nigeria Football Federation in January, when he says that we shall arrange a time to sit down and talk. We shall see what happens.” Tags: Gernot RohrNFFlast_img read more

Kidney support for captain Heaslip

first_imgCoach Declan Kidney is impressed by the way Jamie Heaslip has approached the Ireland captaincy amid difficult circumstances, insisting he is making “strong decisions”. Heaslip has come under close scrutiny so far this RBS 6 Nations, with the Leinster number eight receiving criticism for providing a lack of leadership during the defeats by England and Scotland. But Kidney accepts Heaslip has inherited the post at a challenging time, and said: “When things aren’t going as well as you want them to, you push the comments that are out there to one side and get on with your job. Jamie has done that and done it very well.” He added: “There’s a bit of adversity around the place and it’s the measure of a man as to how he deals with that. “Jamie’s making strong decisions for us and all we need to do is execute on those decisions.” Kidney denies Heaslip is struggling to stamp his authority on the team due to the presence of predecessor Brian O’Driscoll, who has been relieved of the captaincy but continues to play at outside centre “I would say quite the opposite actually, Brian being there has been a huge help. Now we have a couple of leaders speaking up,” Kidney said. “There have been times in the past when I’ve been prompting other players to speak up. Now Jamie and Brian do that role.” Kidney’s own position is the subject of doubt and his chances of earning a contract extension beyond the summer appear to have died alongside Ireland’s chances of winning the Six Nations. “In rugby terms this has been the most challenging Six Nations I’ve experienced,” Kidney said. “There have been a lot of things happening outside our control that we’ve had to deal with. But I couldn’t ask any more from the players. “The frustrating thing is that we’ve put ourselves in positions to win matches. As a result of not taking one or two chances, we are where we are.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Kurtis Patterson added to Australia squad for two-Test series against Sri Lanka

first_imgSpeaking about his selection to ESPNCricinfo, Patterson said he had no expectations coming out of the game in Hobart. “You want to be picked when playing well and I feel I am. Obviously, there’s some hard work to be done this week, but if I get that opportunity, I’ll be really looking forward to it,” Patterson said.Patterson’s addition continues the selection of a new crop of batsmen in the Test squad following the bans on Steve Smith and David Warner. Will Puckovski, Marnus Labuschange and Marcus Harris are the new bunch of youngsters to get a chance in the series against Sri Lanka which will begin with the Day-Night Test in Brisbane on Thursday. The series will end with the second Test at Australia’s newest Test venue in Canberra.For Sri Lanka, they will be aiming to break their jinx Down Under and secure their first-ever win in a Test in Australia. However, they have been in woeful form heading to Australia, having not won a single game in New Zealand and recently being whitewashed 3-0 at home against England. Their chances have taken a bigger hit with seamer Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of the series due to a hamstring injury.Pradeep, who has been suffering from hamstring injuries and has not played a Test since October 2017, bowled only two overs and did not play any further part in the warm-up game in Hobart and scans revealed a grade one strain on his hamstring muscle, putting him in doubt even for the three Tests against South Africa after the Australia tour. New Delhi: Kurtis Patterson, the left-hander who played a vital part for the Australia U-19 team during the 2012 edition, slammed 157* and 102* in the warm-up game for Cricket Australia against Sri Lanka in Hobart. Although this match did not have First-Class status, Greg Chappell, the national selector and Australia skipper Tim Paine were in attendance and impressed by the knocks, Patterson was drafted as the 14th member of the Australia side for the two-Tests against Sri Lanka. National selector Trevor Hohns said Patterson had been “pushing his case for selection for some time”.  “We have been asking batters around the country to score hundreds if they want to be considered for selection.  Given Kurtis’ consistent performances for NSW and his two unbeaten centuries in last week’s tour match against our upcoming opponent, Sri Lanka, we believe he deserves to be added to the Test squad,” Hohns said in a statement.Australia had a poor Test series with the bat against India and no Australian reached triple figures at home in a series of four Tests or more for the first time since 1882-83. They also lost a Test series at home to an Asian nation for the first time. Patterson’s performances are a continuation of the consistency he has shown in the last couple of games, where he smashed 107* and 43 against Western Australia and 45 against South Australia playing for New South Wales. Earlier, Patterson had scored 167 in a New South Wales Premier Cricket Game. highlights Kurtis Patterson was part of U-19 squad for 2012 World Cup.Sri Lanka have never won a Test in Australia.Nuwan Pradeep out of series due to a hamstring problem. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Hoosiers hand Badgers eighth Big Ten defeat

first_imgMEGHAN CONLIN/Herald PhotoUW women’s basketball head coach Lisa Stone started her 12th different lineup of the season Thursday night, and despite a 71-64 loss to Indiana, this starting five may be the one.Guard Janese Banks shined in her return to the Kohl Center — and to the starting lineup — in her third game back from a foot injury.Banks was all over the place — diving on the ground for loose balls, penetrating to the basket, creating steals in the full-court press and hitting clutch shots.”It’s certainly nice to have (Banks) back out there,” Stone said. “It takes a lot of pressure off of Jolene (Anderson). She’s had to carry the weight for quite a while.”Banks and Jolene Anderson — dubbed the “Dairyland Duo” — scored 19 and 20 points, respectively.But it was Indiana’s one-two scoring punch that was the premier duo of the night in Cyndi Valentin and Jenny DeMuth, who scored 25 and 19 points, respectively.The game was tightly contested for much of the second half, but a Hoosier run in the last 10 minutes of the second half, sparked by back-to-back 3-pointers by Leah Enterline and Cyndi Valentin, helped put it away.”We were able to get a little run going in the second half,” Indiana head coach Sharon Versyp said. “We were finally playing some good defense and getting some rebounding and run in transition, and that’s our game. We were able to hold on at the end, but they just kept on battling back. It was a really good basketball game.”Wisconsin had a 10-point lead with 16 minutes remaining in the second half, but Stone said the team simply did not know how to play with the lead.”In the second half with a 10-point lead, we didn’t use the clock real well and our shot selection was not the best,” Stone said. “With the lead, we sped up and we needed to be more patient. When we’re not shooting the ball real well in the second half, we needed to find easier opportunities by going to the post.”Post touches in the second half were minimal for the Badgers. Stone said she counted a mere five post touches, and that alone contributed to the shooting-funk offense.In a game expected to be dominated by the guard play of Wisconsin’s Banks and Anderson and Indiana’s Valentin and DeMuth, Stone was hoping she could find an “X-factor” to give the Badgers an edge.However, the lack of post touches in the second half left Wisconsin relying too heavily on its perimeter play.”I think we would’ve had that X-factor had we gone inside a little bit more,” Stone said. “We need more than two scorers, and it can come from anywhere else. The game had their two players scoring and we had two players scoring. I was hoping that we would have one more and that would throw them off.”Banks attributed the lack of looks inside to the pesky Hoosiers’ “one”-zone defense — it took away the post-entry passing lanes and allowed good looks outside, but always contested with a hand up.”They wanted to force us into taking a lot of outside shots,” Banks said. “You just have to be smart and learn — penetrate gaps and know when to do it and try to get the ball in to the post players. It’s not going to happen probably on the initial pass, but off a few reversals. We can’t just settle for the first wide-open jump shot we get because we might get that same shot a few more passes down the line.”Despite the Badgers’ continual woes this season, Stone insists nothing major is wrong with the team — they just need to get the job done in crunch time.”It feels very interesting how people will try to say what’s wrong with the team or whatever when you’re having a season that we’re having — that there seems to be problems,” Stone said. “Well, there are no problems. We just have to get it done and learn how to win and play with the lead and so forth. No more yelling. We just have to execute.”It’s time to play basketball and get out there and get the job done.”Notes: Janese Banks wasn’t the only one to make her home return from injury — senior Annie Nelson also got back to action after missing several games with a nagging shoulder injury. Nelson played eight minutes, collecting two points and two rebounds.Akiya Alexander — currently on academic probation — was not on the Badger bench Thursday night and will not be practicing in the near future due to academic reasons.”She’s not putting all of her efforts right now into academics,” Stone said. “Everything is in academics. She won’t be practicing with us for a little while because everything is academic-oriented and she is in complete understanding of that and we want her back on the court.”last_img read more

Clonmel RFC ‘blessed’ with talent in playing pool

first_imgDenis Leamy’s team go in search of their second Round Robin series victory against Enniscorthy in Ard Gaoithe tomorrow.The Tipp club opened their promotion campaign with a 38-0 win away to Westport last weekend.Denis, who played for both Ireland and Munster, is delighted with the players he has at his disposal.last_img

Big Blow! Butland Suffers Broken Finger.

first_imgStoke City have been dealt a big blow after their first choice goalkeeper Jack Butland was ruled out for at least four weeks with a broken finger.Butland, 24, injured his finger while on England duty ahead of the upcoming international friendlies against Germany and Brazil.This injury setback will come as a personal blow to Jack Butland, who spent more than a year on the sidelines after he suffered ankle injury while on international duty in March 2016.Jack Butland is now expected to miss a minimum of five games namely Brighton (a), Crystal Palace (a), Liverpool (h), Swansea and Tottenham (a).RelatedLuke Shaw Makes England Squad For September GamesAugust 30, 2018In “England”England Recall Forster And Delph Ahead Of Slovenia, Lithuania ClashesSeptember 28, 2017In “World Cup”Premier League Clubs Suffer Big Blow On International DutyOctober 9, 2017In “England”last_img read more

STS Poland strengthens broadcasting content by 20,000 events with IMG

first_imgShare Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Polish bookmaker STS has announced a fresh deal with sports media rights provider IMG to significantly expand its content of ‘broadcast sporting events’ via its website and mobile app.Under the terms of the new deal, which is to run until the end of 2020, the firm is to enhance its offering by approximately 20 thousand sporting events, including streams of football, handball, volleyball, basketball, tennis and hockey, amongst others.The service is available free to all adult users and builds upon its current free broadcast service of over 2,000 sporting events each month. All games can be followed on its website and through the bookmakers app, while a selection of streams are also available throughout the country on stationary STS betting points. Mateusz Juroszek – STSMateusz Juroszek, CEO at STS, commented: “We are observing a growing interest in live betting among the customers. For this reason, we are investing in the broadest possible offer of sporting-event broadcasts, in various disciplines from around the world.“STS is the biggest legally operating bookmaker in Poland, and it has been systematically strengthening its leading position in this challenging local market. “In fact, as much as 60% of the Polish market is covered by non-licensed operators, who do not pay taxes or comply with the strict Polish bookmaking law. “Despite such an adverse competitive environment, we keep expanding our offer and offering new functionalities to our clients. Our aim is continued organic growth that will allow us to respond even better to our clients’ needs.”This deal builds upon a deal held with Eleven Sports Network Group, which sees the provision of broadcasting space to Eleven, Eleven Sports and Eleven Extra in all STS owned venues. broadcasts are available to all registered users, regardless of whether or not they are active players, with registration available for free to all adult users via its website. New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Share Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Evans Adotey to take charge of Medeama

first_imgTechnical Director of Medeama SC Augustine Evans Adotey will take temporal charge of Medeama until a new coach is appointed.The experienced former Ghana female Under-17 coach has been elevated due to his loyalty and experience and will supervise Medeama’sGhana Premier league game against Liberty Professionals and their Caf Confederations Cup game against Mamelodi Sundowns on May 18 at the Essipong Stadium.Adotey was appointed technical director of the club in November 2015.President of the Club Moses Armah Parker confirmed this upon the team’s arrival from South Africa on Monday night to the press.“Our last two league games were handled by Adotey and we won both, he is a good coach and will see to our coming matches.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

NBA free agency winners and losers: Nets rise, Knicks fall and Lakers wait on Kawhi Leonard

first_imgNBA FREE AGENCY 2019: Follow SN’s live rumors trackerKawhi Leonard is still on the board, of course, though his decision is reportedly down to the Clippers, Lakers and Raptors. The rest of the free agents are largely role players searching for an opportunity rather than a huge payday.So with that in mind, let’s roll through the early winners and losers from free agency. (The winners and losers are subject to change. We’re working with what we’ve got so far.)NBA free agency winnersBrooklyn NetsWhat an incredible turnaround. In three years, Nets general manager Sean Marks somehow took a franchise with no significant assets and rebuilt it from the ashes — and he didn’t go full “Trust the Process” to pull it off. Brooklyn is in position to be a contender over the next few seasons.There is a certain amount of risk in signing KD and Kyrie. Durant may never be the same player again after rupturing his Achilles. Irving has unceremoniously left his last two teams. How will this sudden shift impact the mentality of their new teammates?But this is a swing for the fences any front office would take. The 2018-19 Nets capped out as a fun playoff team. This new group has championship potential. DeAndre JordanFour years and $40 million? With Jarrett Allen already on the Nets? In this economy?It helps to be friends with Durant and Irving.Indiana PacersThe Pacers lost Bojan Bogdanovic and Thaddeus Young in free agency, two key contributors who helped keep Indiana afloat when Victor Oladipo went down with a quad injury.However, the Pacers recovered nicely by snagging Malcolm Brogdon from the Bucks and adding Jeremy Lamb on a team-friendly contract (three years, $31 million). Brogdon and Lamb offer some much-needed offense next to Oladipo. And with Brogdon and Lamb at 26 and 27 years old, respectively, there is potential for improvement in the right environment.They didn’t acquire a superstar, but the Pacers may have improved after a 48-win season.Utah JazzDon’t look now, but the Jazz could be the team to beat in the Western Conference next season.Trading for Grizzlies guard Mike Conley was huge considering how much weight had been put on Donovan Mitchell’s shoulders the past two years, but Utah didn’t stop there. The Jazz signed Bogdanovic, Ed Davis, Jeff Green and Emmanuel Mudiay, providing some depth at multiple positions.Ahead of opening night, the Jazz could be looking at a starting five of Conley, Mitchell, Bogdanovic, Joe Ingles and Rudy Gobert. Good luck trying to score against that.And so it begins….— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) June 30, 2019New Orleans PelicansPresident of basketball operations David Griffin accepted the challenge of flipping the page on the Anthony Davis era and leading the Pelicans into the future. He’s pretty much nailed it every step of the way.New Orleans got young prospects (Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram), a pile of picks and a partridge in a pear tree from the Lakers in the Davis trade. The Pels selected Zion Williamson, Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker in the draft. Then they got Derrick Favors and JJ Redick in free agency.Favors can play center if Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry prefers to slide Hayes and Williamson away from traditional NBA bigs in their rookie seasons. Redick is one of the NBA’s elite 3-point threats and will create spacing as penetrators like Jrue Holiday and Ball attempt to create offense.This might not be a playoff team in the West immediately, but the pieces are coming together.Klay ThompsonMax money from the Warriors (five years, $190 million) and an outstanding Instagram announcement. Klay wins. View this post on Instagram The NBA free agency period began only a few days ago, but a large portion of the 2019 free agent class has already found landing spots.Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are heading to Brooklyn. Jimmy Butler is taking his talents to South Beach. Kemba Walker will replace Irving in Boston. Tobias Harris and Al Horford both chose Philadelphia, helping to form one of the biggest teams in league history. The BoardroomFollow The Boardroom Instagram account for the Durant decision!Source: Kevin Durant will announce his free agent decision tonight on his company owned sports business network:— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019WOJ AIN’T GOT TIME FOR THAT.Kevin Durant is planning to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019To be determined . . .The Kawhi Leonard suitorsThe Clippers, Laker and Raptors are all-in on Leonard. Much like the Highlander, there can only be one! Mood (there was never a doubt) #warrior4lifeA post shared by Klay Thompson (@klaythompson) on Jul 1, 2019 at 12:27pm PDTNBA free agency losersNew York KnicksAn annual reminder New York missed its targets in free agency. Sorry, Knicks fans.It stings a little bit more this time knowing Durant and Irving are choosing the other team in New York City. It appeared the Knicks were in the lead for both free agents the entire season, but clearly creating a culture and identity mattered more than “The Garden” and a championship history most current players weren’t alive to see. Go figure!The Knicks switched gears and signed Julius Randle, a defensible contract on its own (three years, $63 million). After that, though? Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson, Reggie Bullock, Elfrid Payton and Wayne Ellington. Instead of utilizing their cap space to take on bad contracts and picks as sweeteners, the Knicks offered deals for the sake of… offering deals.New York is stuck in a cycle of incompetence. As long as James Dolan is at the top of the organizational chart, it doesn’t feel like that will change.Orlando MagicThe Magic finished as the East’s No. 7 seed under coach Steve Clifford in 2018-19, reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2011-12. It was a surprising success.That doesn’t mean Orlando should have essentially run this team back. The Magic are hoarding frontcourt players in a bunker big enough for all of their arms. They’ve got Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon, Jonathan Isaac, Mo Bamba, Al-Farouq Aminu and first-round pick Chuma Okeke. Plus, Khem Birch is a restricted free agent.Will the Magic stack all of these guys up in front of the rim? This is confusing.Charlotte HornetsThe Hornets lost their top two scorers in Walker and Lamb. They gave Terry Rozier a three-year, $58 million contract.So rather than giving Walker a supermax or traditional max — or even trading him at last year’s deadline — Charlotte felt it was best to let him walk and sign an unproven gunner as his replacement.To any Hornets fans wondering how to handle this, just go outside. Take a walk. Read a book. Enjoy a taco. It’s all bad news at the Spectrum Center.Minnesota TimberwolvesMarc Stein of The New York Times reported Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns had met with D’Angelo Russell ahead of free agency with Minnesota figuring out what trades would be necessary in order to sign the 23-year-old point guard. A one-two punch of Towns and Russell would have given the Timberwolves a chance to both make a playoff push and build a strong foundation.Then the Warriors swooped in and stole Russell away from the Timberwolves. Just like that, Minnesota is back to Towns and not much else.Hey, maybe this is the year Andrew Wiggins finally… nope, nevermind.last_img read more

Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Plan to End DACA

first_imgWASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a big blow to President Trump immigration policies ruling Thursday that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA, which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as “Dreamers,” to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S.The decision is a big legal defeat for President Donald Trump on the issue of immigration, which has been a major focus of his domestic agenda.The ruling said the government failed to give an adequate justification for ending the federal program. The administration could try again to shut it down by offering a more detailed explanation for its action, but the White House might not want to end such a popular program in the heat of a presidential campaign.last_img read more