first_imgBy Duro IkhazuagbeManaging Director/CEO of the Nigerian Breweries Plc, Jordi Borrut Bel, has described the five-year partnership between the brewery giant and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as an opportunity to celebrate the true Nigerian spirit. Speaking at the weekend when NB Plc and the football federation sealed a five-year partnership worth N450million a year, Bel insisted that his company was inspired by patriotism and passion.“We are indeed delighted about this partnership between Nigerian Breweries Plc and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). This relationship provides us an opportunity to celebrate the true Nigerian spirit that is fuelled by patriotism, passion and desire for victory, through the platform of Football,” observed Bel at the event which took at the Lagos brewery bar.The agreement makes Star Lager the ‘Official Alcoholic Drink of the Super Eagles’ while Amstel Malta is now the ‘Official Malt Drink of the NFF and the National Teams,’ including Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup-bound Super Eagles.President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, restated his position that NB Plc is “an organisation that has been a torch-bearer of excellence and corporate social responsibility for the several decades it has operated in Nigeria,” whilePinnick said: “There were other companies that were interested in these categories but once Nigerian Breweries landed, they landed with conviction, with panache and with finality.“We are happy to be involved with them, and I must praise Pamodzi Sports Marketing Chairman Mike Itemuagbor, as well as Mitchell Obi and Ejiro Omonode for the roles they played in actualising this wonderful relationship.“The NFF is delighted to be in this relationship, and we want to assure you that Nigerian football will meet your expectations all round,” pledged the NFF chief.With 10 former Nigeria captains watching and the crème de la crème of Nigerian football administration seated, it was no surprise when NB Plc’s Marketing Director, Franco Maria Maggi declared: “We are not thinking of five years for this partnership. We are thinking of eternity. It is a dream that we have nursed for a long time. It is the ideal thing for Nigerian Breweries to partner Nigerian Football. We are keen to win with Nigeria.”Pinnick, alongside NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi, 2nd Vice President Shehu Dikko and Deputy General Secretary Emmanuel Ikpeme signed a Nigerian jersey which was handed over to Bel, while Bel, Maggi and NB Plc’s Corporate Affairs Adviser, Kufre Ekanem signed another which was handed to Pinnick. The NFF later presented customised jerseys to NB Plc’s triumvirate. Former Nigeria captains Olusegun Odegbami, Henry Nwosu, Peter Rufai, Augustine Eguavoen, Samson Siasia, Daniel Amokachi, Mutiu Adepoju, Garba Lawal and Ann Chiejine, as well as award-winning former Super Falcons’ forward, Okunwa Igunbor witnessed the occasion. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgFollowing the disheartening loss to crosstown rival UCLA, the USC men’s basketball team (10-13, 1-9 Pac-12) will host the Utah Utes (16-7, 5-6) today with hopes of getting their elusive second conference win and halting their current four-game snide.Shining example · Senior guard Pe’Shon Howard led the Trojans with 16 points, including perfect marks from the three-point and free-throw line, in USC’s 84-66 loss to Utah last month. Howard averages 10.5 points per game. – Jojo Korsh | Daily Trojan USC made a visit to Salt Lake City earlier in the season and walked out the losers by a score of 84-66. The Utes controlled the game the whole way, but, like most games for the Trojans, USC fought to stay within striking distance before eventually biting the dust.In that contest, the Trojans struggled to contain Utes guard Delon Wright, as the Los Angeles native dropped 22 points.“Delon Wright really put us in a bind,” said USC head coach Andy Enfield after the game. “He drove the ball really well — got to the foul line 11 times.”In general, it seemed to most that the better team won that contest.“I thought Utah played a good game,” Enfield said.The Utes are not necessarily one of the elite teams in the Pac-12, but the Trojans have no right to overlook any given team. The excitement that surrounded Enfield and his squad coming into this campaign quickly turned into embarrassment when conference play began.The Trojans’ 1-9 mark in Pac-12 play is one of the worst in recent memory. Enfield will be given a few seasons to bring in the type of players that fit his run-and-gun system, but he certainly did not want to start off his tenure in Troy like this.In spite of all this failure, one of the surprising qualities that has defined these Trojans is their ability to continue playing hard. The on-court product has been abysmal at times, but no one watching a USC basketball game this season has seen the apathy that plagued the Trojans during the Kevin O’Neill era.Enfield, for his part, is continuing to see the silver lining in his team’s play, continuing to find signs of progress.“We’ve improved defensively,” Enfield added. “The last four games, we held opponents to 40 percent shooting.”Freshman phenom Nikola Jovanovic has been a big help in that category, and he too is choosing to remain positive and look forward to the next game.“When we do everything that Coach says in the locker room, we play real well,” the Belgrade, Serbia native said.Jovanovic’s early success is a good sign for the future of the program, proving that there is a light at the end of the USC basketball tunnel. But that light probably won’t shine for another couple of years.“Everyone wants to see our men’s basketball program be successful,” said USC Athletic Director Pat Haden of the team’s progress. “But it’s not going to happen overnight.”Fans can look forward to that success in the future. For now, they’ll settle for a simple win at the Galen Center tonight.last_img read more

first_imgThe well-known Sandwich Company in Letterkenny is seeking staff.The popular restaurant, which is located at Forte Lynn Business Park, needs general staff to work part-time hours.The successful applicants will work in food preparation, coffee making, the operation of cash registers, clean-up and also in the kitchen area. Experience in such areas is preferred but not essential as training will be given.If you think you have what it takes to work in a busy restaurant, please apply by sending your CV to sandwichcodiamond@gmail.comThe closing date for applications is December 31st, 2017.Vacancies: Sandwich Company, Letterkenny requires part-time staff was last modified: December 18th, 2017 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:letterkennyThe Sandwich Companylast_img read more

first_img 3 3 Egypt have never won a game at a World Cup so Monday’s fixture therefore represents an opportunity to make history, while Saudi Arabia are searching for their first victory at a World Cup finals since 1994.When is Saudi Arabia vs Egypt?The match will take place on Monday, June 25 and will kick off at 3pm UK time.It will be at the Volgograd Arena, which has a capacity of just over 45,000. 3 Mo Salah training ahead of Egypt v Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia and Egypt will be battling to avoid the ignominy of finishing bottom of Group A when they meet on Monday lunchtime.Both sides have already had their hopes of reaching the last 16 ended, having yet to pick up a point from their respective games against Russia and Uruguay. How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT 2.What are the confirmed teams?Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary will become the oldest player in World Cup history. Mo Salah starts.Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi is without the injured Taiseer Al Jassam, Omar Hawsawi and Mansour Al-Harbi.EGYPT XI: Elhadary, Ali Gabr, Heghazi, Fathi, Abdelshafy, Tarek Hamed, Elneny, Abdalla, Treziguet, Marwan, SalahSAUDI ARABIA XI: Almosailem, Osama, Alburayk, Yasser, Motaz, Salaman, Hatan, Otafy, Hussain, Salem, FahadWhat does Group A look like ahead of the match? The Volgograd Arena will host Russia vs Saudi Arabia talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more