first_imgLiberia’s U-20 players arrive at the SKD during the County Meet final(Photo: Anthony Kokoi)A day after Liberian sports’ enthusiasts enjoyed the finals of the country’s biggest sporting festival, the National County Sports Meet, the WAFU U-20 tournament will today kick off at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex with Jr. Lone Star (U-20) going against Ivory Coast in the opening match of Group A.Ivory Coast is replacing Cape Verde who earlier withdrew from the tournament. The opening will be followed by Group A’s second match when Guinea Bissau face Sierra Leone.Liberia was paired in Group A against Ivory Coast, Guinea Bissau, and Sierra Leone.Meanwhile, Liberia’s U20 Coach Christopher Wreh and his technical staff have named 18 players to feature for the national team. The selected players include Ashley William, Gbelly Beba Wilson, Daniel Paye, Allen Njie and Chauncy Freeman.Others are Musa Noah Kebbeh, Edward Daddy Ledlum, David Teklo Tweh, John Chea Jaysay, Asiamuh Dann, Sheku Sheriff and Sidiki Blayday Kromah.The rest are Gasimu Sheikh Kouyateh, Lawson Saah Kongo, Jeremy Gift Saygbe, Sam N. Jackson, Urias Sayon and Sebastian Tackler.The tournament will later continue on Wednesday with Senegal going against Mali, while the Gambia will face Guinea in the group’s second encounter.In addition, the local organizing committee has disclosed that all participating countries have arrived for the tournament.“The U-20 teams of Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast and the Gambia have arrived in Liberia and have been taken to their various hotels and have had their first practice sessions at selected venues across Monrovia,” the committee said in a release yesterday.The opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday afternoon to be followed by the kick off that will be taken by Chief Patron of Sports President George Weah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img Eidur Gudjohnsen Former Chelsea and Bolton striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has joined Shijiazhuang Ever Bright, according to reports in China.The Iceland legend finished his second spell at Bolton at the end of last season with five goals from 21 appearances.And now, according to reports in Asia, he has joined the Chinese Super League team who were promoted from the second-tier last season.The club already has Venezuelan striker Mario Rondon on the books as well as Portuguese midfielder Ruben Micael and Brazilian defender Rodrigo Defendi.And now they appear to have secured the services of 36-year-old Gudjohnson who had spells at Tottenham, Stoke and Fulham during his time in England. 1last_img read more

first_imgSource = Tourism Accommodation Australia Hotel industry disappointed with JetstarHotel industry disappointed with Jetstar’s decision to partner with unregulated accommodation operatorsAustralia’s peak accommodation representative body, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), expressed disappointment that Jetstar had entered into a partnership agreement with unregulated short-term accommodation provider, Airbnb.“Hotels, motels and serviced accommodation operators have been great supporters of Jetstar since it launched in Australia and we actively partner with them in providing holiday packages as well as accommodation for their crews, so it is disappointing that they would sign with an unregulated short-term accommodation operator such as Airbnb,” said TAA CEO, Carol Giuseppi.“While we have no issues with genuine ‘sharing’, the sector has become increasingly dominated by commercial operators with multiple properties that involve no sharing. They contribute little to taxes or jobs, and bypass many health, safety and development regulations.“That’s why so many cities around the world are moving towards greater regulation of accommodation listings with Airbnb. In many states up to one third of these listings are operating in the commercial space without meeting the same regulatory requirements that hotels, motels and serviced apartments have to meet.”last_img read more