Musa Bility believes African football is on the decline

first_imgLiberian FA President Musa Bility has expressed his disappointment at the state of football on the continent.The FIFA presidential hopeful, speaking exclusively on Asempa FM’s Sports Night stated the major bane of African football was down to poor cash injection.Bility was of the view football in Africa is on a downward football spiral.“It is in a downward trend. There is no money, the clubs are suffering. Our competitions are not funded,” he told Asempa Sports.“I am sure by now, Ghanaians are watching the English Premier League. We are being colonized through football again. Unless we put money behind our clubs and hire professionals to play for us. Football is in a bad state.”When asked whether FIFA was of any help, Musa believed it was incumbent on Africans to develop their own game and not solely rely on FIFA aid.  “You give me money, 500,000, 200,000 , that is not what I want. It is to develop my capacity to make my own money and that has not happened to Africa yet. Unless that happens we are going to stay where we are.”Musa Bility was banned for six months by CAF on May 2, 2013 for violating status to the use of confidential documents.–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. The Joy Sports hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Tremendous anger on the CD Lugo for arbitration in Almendralejo

first_imgIn the chapter of expulsions Ocón Arraiz did spin thinner. Pray the act that is expelled by double reprimand to Curro Torres for “making observations and gestures of disapproval” to your decisions, and you expel to Leuko “for ostensibly protesting to the assistant referee in the following terms: ‘time, a lot of time is being wasted’ being warned by the referee ”. For all this, It is expected that in the next few hours and as announced the club, East file a complaint with the Federation. The defeat of CD Lugo in Almendralejo against Extremadura with a goal by Alex Alegría in a more than doubtful position and that the VAR considered valid It will have consequences. In the club albivermello there is a tremendous anger both with the performance of Milla Alvendiz as referee in charge of the VAR and with the decisions that Ocón Arraiz made on the pitch, expelling three team members on the bench (coach Curro Torres, the goalkeeper coach Roberto Fernández and player Serge Leuko, which was on the bench after being replaced). They insist from Lugo in which both the decision to validate Alegria’s goal and subsequent decisions were a grievance towards those of Curro Torres, and Announce a formal complaint to the Royal Spanish Football Federation.Coach albivermello himself was very angry in the press room, where he pointed out that “We don’t want them to help us, but we’re not going to let them hurt us either, ” while holding in his hand a mobile with the image of the controversial goal. He sentenced Curro Torres what “We are small, but they will not be able to with us.” He also complained about a possible penalty Gerard Valentín, who claimed that “There is a touch that is just enough to unbalance and twist my ankle, but the referee does not interpret that it is a penalty.” LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of February 2, 2020last_img read more

Former world champ Ana Julaton retires from combat sports

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Ana Julaton in the One Championship. Contributed PhotoFormer boxing world champion Ana Julaton has decided to step away from the sweet science and mixed martial arts after a professional career that spanned more than 10 years.Julaton announced her retirement Thursday through a lengthy message her Instagram account, saying that it was time for her to leave the world of combat sports while thanking those who helped her along the way.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters NU ends Sacred Heart’s Cinderella run, faces La Salle Greenhills in NBTC finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next She extended her gratitude to long time promoter Allan Tremblay, Bellator President Scott Coker and promoter Lou DiBella as well as Heather Hardy, her last opponent in Bellator.“As a competitor inside the ring and cage, I’m confident in leaving combat sports fully knowing there are so many wonderful, passionate and hardworking women continuing to carry the torch as a guiding light for the bright future of our arena,” wrote Julaton.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “For all who have been positive and continue to create a stage for all my sisters in the arts, all the organizations I have fought for thank you.”Julaton became the WBO World Female super bantamweight champion in June 2010 before she lost to Yesica Patricia Marcos in March of 2012.Although she signed with MMA promotion ONE Championship in 2014, she was still a professional boxer until her last fight in the ring in March 2017 that ended in a draw against Maria Jose Nuñez.Julaton finished her boxing career 14-4-3, while her MMA stint was a lackluster one, ending at 2-4 including three straight losses in her final bouts.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more