Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Meanwhile, the Guinean Central Bank Governor, Dr. Lounceny Nabe, who made remarks at the closing, urged WABA member institutions to position themselves to work with the West African Monetary Agency (WAMA), the West Africa Monetary Institute (WAMI) and central banks to ensure the implementation of the single currency project which is anticipated to enhance economic development and improve cross border trade in the region. John B. S. Davies (2nd from left) celebrates with colleagues after being announced president-elect of WABA. The President of the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. John B. S. Davies, III, has recently been elected President of the West African Bankers Association (WABA).WABA is a professional association of banking and financial services and institutions in West Africa with the objective conceived for the establishment of the Association. It also provides support and promotes the West African Clearing House (WACH) as a means of enhancing intra-regional trade.According to a release, Mr. Davies, who is also President of the Liberia Bankers Association (LBA), was elected over the weekend at WABA’s 73rd General Assembly held in the Guinean capital, Conakry.He replaces Rev. Ifeanychhukwu Nwade, President of the Nigerian Export Bank (Nexim) & President of the Nigerian Bankers Association who completed his second and final two-year term. Also elected were Messrs Thierno S. Nourou, Senegal, 1st Vice President, and Idrissa Kamara, Sierra Leon, 2nd Vice President respectively.
Ray Wilkins has hailed Chelsea’s capture of Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado, claiming the Colombian was ‘outstanding’ in last summer’s World Cup.The 26-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge for £23.3m on transfer deadline day, with the move partly funded by Andre Schurrle’s switch to Wolfsburg.And former assistant manager Wilkins believes the ex-Udinese man will be a hit at the south west London club.“Cuadrado was outstanding in the World Cup for Colombia and he’s been outstanding for Fiorentina,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “Hopefully he can bring that flair to a Chelsea side which is showing some good form this year.”
Manchester United continue to be feverishly linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven star Memphis Depay, with the latest reports claiming a deal is in place for the Dutchman to move to Old Trafford this summer.Depay appeared on the Red Devils’ radar during the summer, with a handful of impressive performances for the Netherlands during the 2014 World Cup, and following Louis van Gaal’s decision to take the vacant manager’s spot in Manchester, those links have strengthened.The 21-year-old has done little to quell the rumours, recently favouriting a tweet regarding a potential move to United, while PSV CEO Toon Gerbrands reportedly admitted the club have made ‘strong progress’ in their pursuit of the wideman.Some have questioned why Van Gaal would yet again focus on bringing in attacking talent, given how shaky his backline have looked this season, but should Depay arrive in the summer, how would that change United’s line-up? It’s reasonable to suggest the inclusion of the young Dutchman would see the formation change to something akin to a more conventional 4-3-3 line-up, with Depay on one side and Angel Di Maria on the other while, as Wayne Rooney’s recent form suggests, he’ll be the focal point of attack, but in doing this, there is one glaring omission: Robin van Persie.It’s fair to suggest Van Persie is past his prime, owing largely to injury, with the striker enduring torrid fitness issues stretching back to the start of the 2013/14 campaign.Such a period of inactivity and inconsistency is bound to have some sort of effect on what he can do and offer United, but would the arrival of Depay mean the end of his Man United career?It might just.Man United fans, would Memphis Depay be an improvement on your current attacking options? Comment below… Manchester United’s Robin van Persie 2 2