FIFA pledges to continue funding football development in Zambia

first_imgLusaka, Oct 5 (IANS) The world football governing body FIFA has pledged to continue funding the development of football in Zambia, the head of the country’s football governing body said on Friday.Andrew Kamanga, the president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) said he recently held a fruitful meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino in Zurich, Switzerland where he promised the world football body’s commitment to fund football development in the southern African nation, reports Xinhua news agency.He said during the talks, the FIFA chief promised to fund new projects to be undertaken in Zambia over the next four years.FAZ has in the recent past introduced a wide range of initiatives aimed at improving football standards in the country using FIFA funds, he added.”We have the FIFA Grassroots Program where we have partnered with the Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Education in order to advance the game at youth level. It is my objective to ensure that we utilise FIFA funds in a transparent and progressive manner,” he said in a statement.–IANSgau/sedlast_img read more

Man City on best home run in nearly 100 years

first_img3 – Manchester City have reached the final of the League Cup on three of the previous four occasions when winning the semi-final first leg, with the exception being against Manchester United in 2009/10. Primed.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 9, 2018 9 – Kevin De Bruyne has been directly involved in nine goals in eight appearances for Manchester City in the League Cup (six goals, three assists). Catalyst. — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 9, 2018  And they owe a debt of gratitude to Kevin De Bruyne, who scored City’s equaliser at the Etihad Stadium.The Belgium international has been directly involved in nine goals for City in the tournament in just eight appearances.It’s been a year of records for Guardiola’s side. Back in September the club recorded their largest thrashing of Liverpool in 80 years with a 5-0 thumping , followed that up with a record winning run in the Premier League and ended 2017 with the largest New Year lead in the league’s history . City will have a chance to extend their home run against Newcastle on January 20, but must navigate a tough road fixture against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side at the weekend. Manchester City Man City on best home run in nearly 100 years Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 06:58 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Sergio Aguero Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City League Cup Manchester City v Bristol City Bristol City Pep Guardiola’s side have now won 16 matches in a row in all competitions after their 2-1 victory over Bristol City on Tuesday night Manchester City beat Bristol City 2-1 in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday and equalled a staggering record in the process.Pep Guardiola’s men have now won 16 matches in a row at home in all competitions, equalling the previous record set between 1920-21.City’s victory will also have fans dreaming of a Wembley final, with the club primed to face either Chelsea or Arsenal after their win over the Championship outfit. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Indeed, City have reached three of the last four League Cup showpieces in which they have won the first leg of the semi-final.last_img read more