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Fifa Club World Cup: African champions Esperance lose 3-0 to Al Ain


Anice Badri of African champions Esperance following their 3-0 defeat to Al Ain at the Fifa Club World Cup

African champions Esperance of Tunisia were left stunned by home side Al Ain FC on Saturday, losing 3-0 in the last eight of the 2018 Fifa Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Al Ain, who narrowly got through the last round to qualify for a place against Esperance, will now face recent Copa Libertadores champions River Plate in the semi-finals.

The hosts fought from three goals down to draw 3-3 with Team Wellington before winning on penalties to book their quarter-final spot.

But they avoided making the same mistake against the African champions on Saturday, as Mohamed Ahmed opened the scoring just two minutes into the match.

Hussein El Shahat doubled their lead…

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Grupo Therrestra To Build Part Of New Club Med Project In Miches, Dominican Republic



SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/: Grupo Therrestra, led by Engineer Hugo Pérez Ovalles, …
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Keeping An Underground African-American Poker Club Alive



During the era of segregation in the United States, a group of African-American men founded an underground poker club in Washington, D.C., so they …
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Raja Casablanca beat AS Vita Club to win 2018 African Confederation Cup


Raja Casablanca brought a 3-0 first leg win with them to Kinshasa for Sunday’s finale

Morocco’s Raja Casablanca won the 2018 African Confederation Cup on Sunday, surviving a late fight-back from DR Congo’s AS Vita Club in the second leg of the final in Kinshasa to win 4-3 on aggregate.

Raja brought a 3-0 first leg advantage with them and despite a 3-1 defeat in the second leg in front of Vita Club’s home fans, the Moroccans held on for the overall victory.

Raja’s coach Juan Carlos Garrido became the first man to win the African Confederation Cup with two clubs.

The Spaniard also coached Al Ahly to a dramatic victory over Ivory Coast’s Sewe San Pedro in the 2014 final of Africa’s second tier club competition.

As the second leg of the final kicked off, the pressure was on Vita…

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Shock as Banyana star Refiloe Jane out of African final due to Aussie club commitments


Refiloe Jane was unable to celebrate with the rest of the Banyana team after their win over Mali. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Banyana Banyana vice-captain Refiloe Jane thanked coach Desiree Ellis for “allowing” her to leave the team just two days before the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations final against Nigeria on Saturday.

Jane, who has been one of the star performers in Ghana, made the shock announcement on Thursday that she will be rejoining her Australian club Canberra United and miss the Awcon decider.

Banyana had clinched their first ever qualification for the Women’s World Cup by beating Mali 2-0 in the semi-final on Tuesday night.

They are determined to finish the job by claiming their first ever African title against Nigeria, but they will have to do it without midfielder…

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Commentary: St Kitts-Nevis Explorer Youth Club tackling crime at the root!


Dr Neals J. Chitan holds a doctorate in Social and Behavioral Sciences and is the Grenadian-born president of Motiv-8 For Change International — a Toronto based High Impact Social Skill Agency that is specially dedicated to the social empowerment of individuals, families and communities. He can be reached regionally at 869-662-3606 and from North America 647-692-6330 or email: nealschitan@motiv-8.org

By Dr Neals J. Chitan

A new day dawned in January 2017 when a different approach to fighting crime was adopted and championed by St Kitts-Nevis’ ministry of national security and its determined and focused permanent secretary, Osmond Petty, and Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris.

2016 had taken the homicidal plotting graph to a record-breaking level, registering 32 homicides…

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