Nigeria demoted, Uganda stays in Pot 4 for Africa World Cup draw

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Uganda’s defender Denis Iguma (R) in action when Uganda beat Botswana in the AFCON QUALIFIERS. Uganda also still in running in World Cup qualifiers. AFP PHOTOSeedingPot 1: Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, EgyptPot 2: Tunisia, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, CameroonPot 3: Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria, Morocco, Mali, South AfricaPot 4: Uganda, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Gabon, Libya Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |FIFA have altered the seeding for the 2018 World Cup Africa group draw in Cairo Friday with Egypt, Guinea and Cameroon promoted and Tunisia, Nigeria and Mali demoted.Egypt are now among the top seeds and Guinea and Cameroon are second seeds ahead of a draw that will split 20 nations into five groups with the winners qualifying for the finals in Russia.Tunisia drop from first to second seeds and Nigeria and Mali from second to third seeds for the most eagerly anticipated off-field event in African football this year. (LIVE FEED from draw at 6pm -bottom of page)FIFA have not explained why they changed the seedings.Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria are seeking third consecutive World Cup appearances.Group qualifying starts this October, continues in November and there will be four rounds between August and November 2017.Eighteen of the nations in the draw are among the top 20 in the rankings with Gabon and Libya the exceptions.last_img read more

Breaking: Possible Active Shooter at Mississippi Walmart

first_imgPolice are responding to reports of an active shooter at a Walmart in Mississippi. There are reports of a number of people injured at the store in Southaven, just over the state line and not far from Memphis. Authorities are asking people to avoid the area. Police and emergency crews at on the scene.last_img

Member of Mike Pence’s team test positive for the coronavirus

first_imgAccording to the White House, a member of Vice President Mike Pence’s team has tested positive for the coronavirus.Vice President Pence’s spokeswoman Katie Miller, spoke about the incident on Friday.Miller reported that though the staff member does work for the Vice President, he or she did not have “close contact” with either the vice president or President Donald Trump.Miller also says that they are now in the process of contacting everyone who may have had contact with the staff member in accordance with CDC guidelines and that VP Pence’s office was also notified about the development on Friday evening.last_img read more

BSO: Suspect in police chase may be linked to double murder in Lauderdale Beach

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – BSO Detectives are trying to determine whether a man who led officers on a chase along Interstate 95 is also responsible for a double homicide in Fort Lauderdale.A few hours after detectives found the two stabbed to death in Lauderdale Beach, Michael Jones told police officers he found an intruder nearby with “crazy in his eyes” who threatened to kill him.Jones said the man was camping on his property and told police he was driving a white Jeep Wrangler with a Pennsylvania tag.Jones said when he asked the man to leave he threw him to the ground then smashed his Jeep into a golf cart driven by Jones’ business partner.“He continued in reverse and he backed up, full-speed, into my Porsche Turbo S and destroyed the entire side of it,” Jones said.Officers chased the intruder northbound on I-95 until a Florida Highway Patrol trooper’s maneuver caused him to crash.“The incidents occurred within close proximity and timeframe to one another and as result detectives are looking into the possibility that the two incidents may be related,” said Detective Ali Adamson, a spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.Officers responded to the double murder shortly after 6:00 a.m. at 3054 North Ocean Blvd where two people were found on the beach stabbed to death.Then they were dispatched to the aggravated battery on Jones about three hours later at 2613 Center Ave.Jones said officers told him the man was armed with two hunting knives.Adamson is asking anyone with information about the crime scenes to call detectives at 954-828-5534 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.last_img read more

ECHO EDDIE STAKES QUOTES

first_imgBOB BAFFERT, GIMME DA LUTE, WINNER: “First time I ran him, I completely had forgotten that he was a Cal-bred . . . Somebody forgot to give me that memo, so here we are. We have different options with him. He’ll determine where we run next. He was working great. We’re looking for bigger and better things.” NOTES: The winning owners/breeders are Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman. MIKE PEGRAM, PART OWNER/BREEDER, GIMME DA LUTE, WINNER: “Winning inCalifornia is always great, especially having a Cal-bred here. We bred Casino Gold in Kentucky and brought her to California specifically to be foaled here so we could run this colt as a Cal-bred. It’s always good when plans work like you hope, and the way he won today, I can’t wait for him to run again. But you never want to get ahead of yourself in this sport.” -30- JOCKEY QUOTESMARTIN GARCIA, GIMME DA LUTE, WINNER: “It was easy today. He’s been learning. The last two times he ran he was a baby. He’s still a baby but he’s more mature now and I was just cruising with him. When I asked him to go he just took off.”TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more