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AFCON 2019: Ghana line up friendlies against Namibia and South Africa

first_img Source: Footy Ghana Two high-profile preparatory games against Namibia and South Africa have been firmed up for the Black Stars ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals.The Ghana FA Normalization reached the agreements for both games to be played during the team’s training camp in the United Arab Emirates.Footy-Ghana.com sources say the games have been tentatively set to be played on June 6 and 9.There are also considerations for one more game against a local side during the Dubai training camp.Head coach Kwasi Appiah is expected to announce his provisional squad next week.The Black Stars will be heading for the UAE on June 1 where they will hold a comprehensive three-week camping before making a short trip into Egypt for the Afcon.Ghana, who will be seeking to end a 37-year wait for a Nations Cup trophy, are in Group F where they are billed to face defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau.last_img read more

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Ashish Nehra reveals why he abused MS Dhoni during a 2005 ODI match!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Sportstar/ReutersAdvertisement lcNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4su1kmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E54151g( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) iodrpWould you ever consider trying this?😱wfCan your students do this? 🌚4qzRoller skating! Powered by Firework It was the early days of Mahendra Singh Dhoni with the Indian cricket team. Just a year after making his debut for the squad, the young wicket keeper starred in an ODI against Pakistan in Ahmedabad in 2005. However, one mistake in the vital match had made him a prey for sledging from none other than former Team India bowler Ashish Nehra, as the veteran recently recalled the incident of throwing words at a young Mahi 15 years ago.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sportstar/ReutersMS Dhoni, who went onto become one of India’s most spectacular wicket keeping batsmen, was still in his early phases with the seniors of the squad. However, keeping behind the iconic Shahid Afridi on defending India’s total of 315, Dhoni missed a vital catch early on that could’ve sent the Pakistani stalwart batsman marching back to the pavilion, and that earned him Nehra’s anger.There is a video on YouTube of Nehra sledging Dhoni that has circulated for many years, ann the former Men in Blue international has finally spoken up on the incident in a recent interview with The Times of India.Advertisement “I distinctly remember that match in Visakhapatnam. It was the second ODI of that series. In a video that went viral, I am seen hurling abuses at MS after an edge off Shahid Afridi’s bat goes between Dhoni and Rahul Dravid at first slip,” Nehra said reporters.The 40 year old also added that the incident actually took place in a different match: “People assume it’s from the Vizag match, but that incident is from the fourth ODI in Ahmedabad.Advertisement Although, Nehra clarified that he was ashamed of what he said towards  Dravid and a young MS, plus the added pressure of facing someone like Afridi on the pitch.However, I must admit I am not proud of my behaviour. I had been hit for six by Afridi off just the previous ball. There was the usual pressure of an India-Pakistan match. Suddenly, I created a chance and it was missed.”Afridi went onto land a blistering 23-ball-40, as Pakistan won the match with 7 wickets remaining.Although, Nehra also added that both the players were cool with the sledging, which isn’t an unusual occurrence in the Gentlemen’s Game.“I lost my cool. That wasn’t the only incident where a player has lost his cool in that manner. Both Dravid and Dhoni were fine with me after the game but that doesn’t justify my behaviour,” Nehra concluded.Check out the incident from the India-Pakistan match in the video below, courtesy of YouTube user Deepak Sharma.Also read-Shreyas Iyer reveals how he earned his entry into the Indian teamYuvraj Singh the latest Indian cricket to generously donate to PM-Cares fund! Find out how much! Advertisementlast_img read more

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Fair Haven Day Fundraiser at Raven and the Peach Feb. 23

first_imgFAIR HAVEN  – Fair Haven Day is back this year and a fundraiser is being planned to help fund the event.“Everyone had such a great time at last year’s Fair Haven Day to conclude our year-long centennial celebration that there was an overwhelming consensus to bring it back as an annual event, complete with fireworks and live music” Mayor Ben Lucarelli said. “Now we’re asking the town to come out and support it at our Fair Haven Day Fundraiser Gala on Feb. 23.”Fair Haven Day will be held at Fair Haven Fields on Saturday, June 15. Like last year, the community celebration will include live music from Brian Kirk and the Jirks, River Road Band, and a few more local favorites, a buffet picnic and a fireworks finale.“The Fair Haven Day Gala on Feb. 23 promises to be as much fun as last year’s sold out centennial gala,” Council­woman Susan Sorensen said.River Road Band will headline the evening with live music and dancing. Guests will enjoy lavish hors d’oeuvres, carving stations and a VIP wine room, plus a Pot of Gold gift card raffle, auctions and 50/50.Reservations are $65 per person or $125 per couple. Tickets can be purchased by dropping a check off at borough hall.last_img read more

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Giants plan to add former A’s fan favorite at catcher

first_imgSCOTTSDALE–When pitchers and catchers report to the Giants’ complex in Scottsdale on Tuesday, popular clubhouse presence Nick Hundley won’t be joining them.Hundley is moving across the bay to Oakland, but a former A’s catcher will have a chance to replace him in San Francisco. Two-time All-Star Stephen Vogt is expected to finalize a minor league deal with the Giants once he completes a physical on Tuesday.The Associated Press first reported Vogt reached an agreement with the Giants.Vogt had …last_img read more