Axe Falls over LNP as President Sirleaf Makes New Appointments in Government

first_imgMinistry of Internal AffairsLocal Government Mrs. Youngor S. Sherman, Development Superintendent, Lofa CountyMr. Jumah Gull, Supt., Suehn Mecca Statutory District, Bomi Co.Ms. Mammie Dulleh, Township Commissioner, Bakedu Township, Lofa Co.Mr. Richard Flyjour, Commissioner, Kongba, Gbarpolu CountyMr. Thomas Ezike, Commissioner, Gbarma, Gbarpolu CountyMr. John Gormu, Commissioner, Bokomu, Gbarpolu CountyMr. John Suloken, Commissioner, Gouwalala, Gbarpolu CountyMr. Learphey Binda, County Inspector, Gbarpolu County Pending the recommendation of the “Change Management Committee”, the Liberian President, upon the recommendation of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, has designated: Prince Mulbah, Chief of Professional Standard Division, to serve as Acting Deputy Director of Police for Operations; and Sadatu F. M. Reeves, Chief of Gender Affairs to serve as Acting Assistant Director for Administration.These changes take immediate effect. Ministry Of State for Presidential AffairsMr. Abel Plackie, 2nd Deputy Press Secretary  According to a press release issued late Friday, the Liberian leader has also mandated the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Liberia, to constitute a “Change Management Committee” at the LNP with the view to formalizing the procedure for the promotion and changes in the management structure at the LNP. In another development, President Sirleaf has dismissed Imam Mohammed A. Passewe as Superintendent of Grand Cape Mount County and has forwarded to the Ministry of Justice a case involving Imam Passewe in the misuse of public funds.  The Assistant Superintendent for Development has been mandated to serve as Acting Superintendent. Liberia Maritime AuthorityMr. Edward Dunn, Member of the Board(replacing Mr. Willard Russell) Those appointed include: Ministry of Foreign AffairsDr. Brahima Kaba, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMr. Jarjar Kamara, Ambassador to Sierra Leone President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has with immediate effect, relieved the following persons from their posts at the Liberia National Police (LNP).  They include: Abraham Kromah, as Deputy Director of Police for Operations; Samuel Nimley, as Assistant Director for Intelligence; Phil Tougbey, as Assistant Director for Administration; and, Joseph B. Flomo, as Assistant Director for Crimes Services Department and transferred to Intelligence as Acting Assistant Director.  Board of Tax AppealsMr. David Kolleh, Member National Housing AuthorityMr. Prince Anything Wleh, Deputy Managing Director for Administration Liberia Electricity CorporationMr. Ian Yhap, Chairman, Board of DirectorsMinister of Lands, Mines and Energy, Statutory MemberMinister of Finance and Development Planning, Statutory MemberMinister of Justice, Statutory MemberDr. Clarence Moniba, PDU, MemberMr. Monie Captan, MemberMs. Mona Doe Siaffa, MemberMr. Cooper Tomah, Member Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Liberia Airport AuthorityMr. Gbehzhongar Findley, Chairman of the Board of DirectorsMinister of Transport, Statutory MemberMinister of Public Works, MemberLiberia Civil Aviation Authority, Statutory MemberMr. Frederick Vloeberghs, MemberMs. Aumou Abdallah Ebanks, MemberManaging Director, Secretary Meanwhile, the President Sirleaf has made the following appointments at the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Internal Affairs, State for Presidential Affairs and the National Housing Authority as well as the Boards of Tax Appeals, Liberia Maritime Authority, Liberia Airport Authority and the Liberia Electricity Corporation. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Liberian Senate where applicable.last_img read more

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GFF expresses condolences to Hinckson’s family

first_imgThe Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has, through its President Wayne Forde, expressed condolences to family members of the late Oliver Hinckson, a former football administrator.In a letter to the family, President Wayne Forde has said the fraternity is saddened by the loss of the former football administrator and friend.“Please allow me, on behalf of the Guyana Football Federation and on my own behalf in my capacity as President, to extend my deepest sympathy to his immediate family” Forde’s missive read. “He was an ardent supporter of the development of football in Guyana, and we mourn his loss. Again, we extend our deepest sympathy to his family during this time of mourning”, the missive ended.Hinckson passed on just over a week ago.last_img read more

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Rutherford, Hemraj among GAW players selected in Abu Dhabi T10 league

first_imgAs T20 cricket is rampant around the world, a road has been paved for a faster version of the game, namely the T10 format. All attention will now be focused on the upcoming Abu Dhabi T10, which will be played in the United Arab Emirates from November 15-24.Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik, Chris GreenHighlighting the Hero Caribbean Premier League 2019 edition, the selection of key players from the Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) line-up was seen as the Caribbean contingent made their presence felt with stellar knocks. Despite the Warriors losing to the Barbados Tridents in the finale, there were notable performances from key players that earned them the right to be selected in the T10 league. Captain of the Warriors, Shoaib Malik was selected in the Icon category by the Delhi Bulls for a price tag of US$60,000.The other Warriors players to be selected in the league were Quais Ahmad and Chris Green, they were selected in Category B for a fee cap of US$30,000. Ahmad will represent the Bangla Tigers, while Green will play alongside the Northern Warriors. Closing off Category B was the experienced Ben Laughlin, who was snapped up by Team Abu Dhabi.Chandrapaul Hemraj, Quais AhmadIn Category C, which has a price tag of US$20,000, Sherfane Rutherford was selected by the Delhi Bulls and Nicholas Pooran by the Northern Warriors. In the sixth round, stylish opener Chandrapaul Hemraj was picked in the Emerging Players Category for a fee of US$10,000 and will be representing the Deccan Gladiators.Nicholas PooranAbu Dhabi T10 will be the third season of the T10 League. The matches will have a 10-over-a-side format with a duration of 90 minutes. The tournament will be played as a round robin followed by semi-finals and the final. It will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.Ben Laughlinlast_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Bus Feda hiring Office/Accounts Administrator

first_imgJob Vacancy: Donegal bus company Bus Feda is now recruiting for an Office/Accounts Administrator. The candidate will be required 3 days per week to cover maternity leave with the possibility of a permanent post.Responsibilities: Answer phones and e-mailsProvide informationDetailed record keepingCredit ControlBank reconciliationsReconciliation of Debtors and Creditors accountsThe ideal candidate must have:Excellent communication and customer service skillsAbility to oversee and manage all bookings Strong problem-solving skillsBe able to work weekends on occasionDesirable not essential:Competent on social mediaAccounts experienceSalary: €25,000+ pro rata depending on experience with an immediate start.To apply: Please forward your CV via email to franceswilson500@gmail.com Closing date for applications: On or before 18/10/2019Job Vacancy: Bus Feda hiring Office/Accounts Administrator was last modified: October 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bus FedaOffice/Accounts Administratorlast_img read more

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ENTERTAINMENT: ECLIPSE CINEMAS HOST FAMILY FUN DAY NEXT WEEKEND

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: ECLIPSE CINEMAS HOST FAMILY FUN DAY NEXT WEEKEND was last modified: August 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

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Amazing blast at Lionel Messi as Argentina superstar branded a ‘fraud’

first_img Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup 2 A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers And with many people comparing the 30-year-old to Cristiano Ronaldo, Seixeiro launched into a scathing monologue about the Argentine superstar, who has scored 64 goals in 126 games for his country. Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? misery Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter And he continued by comparing the capability of Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and Ronaldo to play with any players they were teamed with.You can watch the incredible Seixeiro monologue below. You’re the one Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi looks dejected as his nation are beaten 3-0 by Croatia at World Cup 2018. SUPERSTITION Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Pure class diamond geezer center_img Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Canadian broadcaster Sid Seixeiro discusses his opinion on Lionel Messi. 2 Fallon d’Floor Shy guy Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song “Here’s the fraud element of Messi that no one wants to talk about,” began Sexeiro before talking about the player’s success at Barcelona and stating his belief that Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and David Villa were the key players behind it.Sexeiro backs up his assertion the player is a ‘fraud’ citing Messi’s previous international failures at Copa Americas and World Cups, and his poor goalscoring in the latter competition. Argentina star Lionel Messi has come under fire for his poor display against Croatia and one Canadian broadcaster has laid out his brutal opinion plainly and simply, labelling him a ‘fraud’.Broadcasters Donnovan Bennett and Sid Seixeiro discussed Messi’s legacy following the match, which saw the Croats win 3-0, on the Tim & Sid show on Sportsnet in Canada. Good times Latest World Cup news Will early elimination from the #WorldCup hurt Leo Messi’s legacy? @donnovanbennett and @Sid_Seixeiro discussed that on #TimAndSid this afternoon: pic.twitter.com/n6R5BKoWGI— Tim and Sid (@timandsid) June 22, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. NO JOY LU BEAUTY Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings last_img read more

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Former Chelsea striker makes incredible claim about Eden Hazard

first_img“His goal ratio is not far off Drogba’s despite not being a striker. He has won trophies and player of the year awards but he still does not receive the praise that he deserves. Maybe because he switched off a little under José Mourinho he is not viewed as highly as he should be, but Chelsea fans should know that they are watching not only one of the best players in Europe at the moment, but the best they have had.” punished Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Latest Chelsea news REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Hazard netted twice from open play and once from the penalty spot in the defeat of Cardiff possible standings REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City He netted a fine hat-trick to cap a brilliant performance against Neil Warnock’s side, continuing his record of contributing at least one goal or assist in every match of the campaign so far.Hazard looks to have discovered a new lease of life under Maurizio Sarri, the Chelsea manager, after faltering towards the end of Antonio Conte’s spell at Stamford Bridge, and, at this early stage of the season, he’s favourite with the bookies to be named PFA Player of the Year for 2018/19. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star 2 Hazard would walk into a Premier League era best Chelsea XI, and he would come out highly in an all-time ranking of the west London club’s players. However, former Chelsea striker Cascarino thinks Hazard is not just one of the Blues’ best ever players – he is, in fact, the best.In his Times column, Cascarino writes: “Chelsea have had many exceptional players, from Peter Osgood to John Terry and Didier Drogba, but Eden Hazard is the most gifted in the club’s history.“He has a bit of everything, the full package, and keeping him at Stamford Bridge was the best bit of business in the summer transfer window. He made no fuss about staying despite Real Madrid’s interest and has got on with the job. shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense Hazard is the early favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year award smart causal Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino insists Eden Hazard is the most gifted player to have ever represented the Stamford Bridge club.Hazard, the Belgium forward, put in a stunning display in Saturday’s defeat of Cardiff which made it five wins from five for the Blues since the start of the season. silverware REAL DEAL Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker last_img read more

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ALL THE WINNERS FROM THE DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS

first_imgWinner: Nora StapletonDONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS WINNERS 2013ATHLETICSMark English, Letterkenny A.C. BADMINTONChloe Magee, RaphoeBASKETBALLCian & Tadhg Hickey, Letterkenny Blaze BOXINGJason Quigley, Finn Valley A.B.C.CLAY PIGEON SHOOTDavid Porter, LiffordCYCLING Philip Deignan, LetterkennySPECIAL ATHLETEEileen Ferry, Errigal Sports and Social ClubDARTS Charlie Grant, Quigley’s PointWinner: Joe McKelvey – Teacher Coach of the YearEQUESTRIANKenneth Graham, MuffGAAMichael Murphy, GlenswillyGOLFBrian McElhinney, Foyle Golf CentreGYMNASTICSMegan Lynch, DesertegneyHOCKEYMatthew Lecky, Raphoe Hockey ClubHURLINGDanny Cullen, Setanta Hurling ClubMARTIAL ARTSNatalie McCarron, PT’s Kickboxing Gym, CarrigansMOTOR CYCLINGAaron Mac Bride, ConvoyMOTOR SPORTDeclan & Brian Boyle, LettermacawardWinner: Arlene CrossanPROFESSIONAL SPORT ACHIEVEMENTMartin Harley, TrentaghROWINGPaul McGonagle, Kincasslagh Rowing ClubRUGBYLarissa Muldoon & Nora StapletonSOCCERBarry McNamee, Derry CitySURF LIFESAVINGTriona Mc Menamin LetterkennySWIMMINGAnne Marie Ward, PortnablaghWinner: Vienna WhiteTRANSPLANT ATHLETEVienna White, LetterkennyTRIATHLONGavin Crawford, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon ClubPRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS BOYConor O’Donnell, St. Patrick’s Boys N.S., CarndonaghPRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS GIRLGemma McFadden, Kilmacrennan N.S.SECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS BOYJamie Brennan, Magh Ene College, BundoranSECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS GIRLArlene Crossan, Loreto Secondary School, LetterkennyTEAM MANAGER/COACHRay Durack, Donegal Hurling Team ManagerAPPRECIATIONHughie Rua Gallagher, GweedoreWinner: Jason BlackBRENDAN MCDAID MEMORIAL SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTJason Black, Letterkenny (Mount Everest Ascent )TEAMDonegal GAA Senior Hurling TeamPRIMARY SCHOOLScoil Cholmcille, LetterkennyPRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS TEACHERPauric McKinney, Scoil Íosagáin, BuncranaSECONDARY SCHOOLScoil Mhuire, BuncranaSECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS TEACHERSeosamh Mac Ceallabhuí, Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir CeanainnINTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTMaeve McCarron, Carrigart A.B.C.SPECIAL RECOGNITIONCiara Grant, Raheny UnitedHALL OF FAMEHughie “Dickie”Doherty, BuncranaOVERALL DONEGAL SPORTS STAR 2013 : … Jason Quigley, Finn Valley A.B.C.ALL THE WINNERS FROM THE DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS was last modified: February 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDSwinnerslast_img read more

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Growing momentum of North West Strategic Growth Partnership

first_imgA strong momentum to promote continued growth and prosperity in the North West City Region was on display at the second meeting of the North West Strategic Growth Partnership at the Radisson Hotel in Letterkenny yesterday.This Partnership, which held its inaugural meeting in December 2016, is the first of its kind on the island of Ireland and represents a new approach to joined up governments that has the potential to bring about positive change for the region.The key aims of the partnership jointly led by Donegal County Council and Derry City & Strabane District Council, is to resource the regions’ key priorities for growth and development with a commitment to building a more resilient economy in the North West City Region. Delegates attending the North West Strategic Growth Partnership meeting on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonDiscussions were held around a number of key strategic priority areas for the region including critical transport infrastructure requirements, industry, the economy and the associated skills needs, and realising the regions’ cultural and heritage tourism potential particularly in light of the upcoming European Year of Cultural Heritage.The Partnership has been endorsed by both governments through the North South Ministerial Council and is made up of senior government officials from all Government departments in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland working together.Cllr Noel Jordan. Leas Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, John Kelpie, Chief Executive of Derry City and Starbane District Council, Clllr. Maolíosa McHugh, Mayor of Derry City Council and Strabane District Council, Cllr. Gerry McMonagle, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely, CEO, Donegal County Council and Cllr. Hugh Hastings, Deputy Mayor Derry and Strabane District Council at the North West Strategic Growth Partnership meeting on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonThe Partnership, which is being supported by the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD), heard from the Chief Executives of both Donegal County Council and Derry City & Strabane District Council on the ongoing work in the Donegal County Development Plan process and the Strategic Growth Plan for the Derry and Strabane area.The importance of these strategic planning frameworks was highlighted in terms of informing the priorities of the Partnership with a view to driving forward the economic, environmental and social regeneration of the region. Gerry McMonagle, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council with Maolíosa McHugh, Mayor of Derry City Council and Strabane District Council speaking at the North West Strategic Growth Partnership meeting on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonSpeaking following the meeting, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Gerry McMonagle acknowledged the importance of having the various departmental representatives around the table saying “their input and co-operation is vital if we are to realise the potential of the entire region by focusing on key critical areas that will be instrumental in achieving meaningful progress.“I am delighted with the level of positive engagement at today’s meeting and of the willingness of all those involved to go work with us across a number of fronts. There is a genuine sense of momentum among all the members of the Partnership to achieving a vision of growth and prosperity for the region.”Maolíosa McHugh, Mayor of Derry City Council and Strabane District Council with Gerry McMonagle, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council speaking at the North West Strategic Growth Partnership meeting on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonMayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr. Maolíosa McHugh believes that this new North West Strategic Growth Partnership is shining a light on the North West City Region and is hugely significant for this area.“This new partnership structure is building on the existing strong working relationship between both Councils and to have every Government departments both north and south represented at a senior level means that there is a concerted, focused and collaborative approach at all levels of government when it comes to joint planning and the resourcing of our strategic priorities, Mc Hugh said.Seamus Neely, CEO Donegal County Council, Leo Murphy, North West Regional College and Mlaachey O’Neill, University of Ulster at the North West Strategic Growth Partnership meeting on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonSeamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council acknowledged the growing momentum around the North West Strategic Partnership and in particular the strong commitment shown by the senior officials to this process.“This is all about facilitating greater day to day joint working across the administrations and local government through shared approaches and co-ordinated planning and delivery focusing on the three key pillars of economic growth and investment, physical and environmental development and social and community cohesion and wellbeing. Discussions at today’s meeting were extremely positive and engaging and there was a clear sense of commitment to helping us drive forward our strategic priorities.” Seamus Neely, CEO, Donegal County Council, Maolíosa McHugh, Mayor of Derry City Council and Strabane District Council, Gerry McMonagle, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council and John Kelpie, Chief Executive of Derry City and Starbane District Council at the North West Strategic Growth Partnership meeting on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonDerry City and Strabane District Council Chief Executive John Kelpie believes that the opportunities presented by this unique and innovative Partnership approach will allow the region to realise the full potential of the opportunities that exist.“This approach is about working collaboratively at a local, regional and central government level to achieve the strategic priorities of the region using a bottom up or grass roots planning process.“This region is unique in it’s offering. Derry is the fourth largest city on the island of Ireland, we have a history of strong cross border connections, as a region we are renowned for our rich heritage, culture and tourism offerings and we have a growing reputation as a compelling investment proposition across many industries.“This Partnership is about enabling the region to grow and prosper, it is about developing our resilience in a rapidly changing environment and it is about ensuring that the region is in a strong position to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented post-brexit,” Kelpie said. John McGrath and Mary Madden at the North West Strategic Growth Partnership meeting on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonBrendan Bonner, Andrew McClelland and Catriona Mullan at the North West Strategic Growth Partnership meeting on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonMalackey O’Neill, Brendan Bonner and Leo Murphy at the North West Strategic Growth Partnership meeting on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonKathleen Gavin, Department of Education and Skills with Paul Hannigan, LYIT at the North West Strategic Growth Partnership meeting on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonGrowing momentum of North West Strategic Growth Partnership was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Derry City & Strabane District CouncilDonegal County CouncilNorth West Strategic Growth Partnershiplast_img read more

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PSL, Bundesliga in partnership deal

first_img4 May 2010 Apart from the day-to-day cooperation, two meetings will take place each year, one in South Africa and one in Germany. Another area that Siem is happy about is scheduling. He believes the Bundesliga has the best scheduling software in the game. Siem is especially excited about the development programme of the Bundesliga, which he believes will be of great help to South Africa. He explained that the PSL is in a similar position to that in which the Bundesliga found itself four years ago and there is plenty to build upon, including infrastructure and stadiums. Judging from the successes of the Bundesliga, it has a lot to offer the PSL. For starters, the Bundesliga features the largest average crowd size in the world of about 42 000. Back in 2000 that average was 28 000. How the league improved its average by 14 000 people a game over the course of a decade will be well worth investigating. Christian Pfennig, Director of Communication of the DFL, told the South African Press Association: “That success did not happen overnight. We planned hard and most importantly we plough €70 million (about R700-million) into development every year and it has paid big dividends with the Bundesliga being one of the best run and one of the most competitive leagues in Europe.” “If the Bundesliga can help us in that department then this partnership will have been more than worthwhile. “The Germans have the finest youth development structure in Europe and therefore the German national team is one of the best. We need to look into boosting our development structures,” Siem explained. Debts Siem told the press conference: “This is a truly momentous occasion for us in the PSL, and one of the highlights of my PSL career. This can only be beneficial to the entire PSL football family as we continue to raise the bar on and off the field.” A partnership agreement between South Africa’s Premier Soccer League and Germany’s Bundesliga was unveiled last week at the Deutsche Internationale Schule in Johannesburg, and PSL CEO Kjetil Siem says it holds many advantages for the development of the game in South Africa. Largest crowds in world football “But that is not the only place we can score. The Bundesliga can assist us to develop commercially and in the administration of the game.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Administration Tom Bender, the Chief Marketing Officer of the German Football League (DFL), said: “We are happy with the co-operation. We are convinced that both sides will profit and have enormous benefits from this partnership. The PSL is a perfect partner for a great future.” After the 2006 World Cup, which was held in Germany, the Bundesliga and the German Football Federation shared an estimated R1-billion rand. Just what the South African Football Association is going to share with the PSL remains to be seen, but the benefit would be great, said Pfennig. Another strength of the Bundesliga is the fact that relatively few clubs have large debts, unlike the English Premier League (EPL). Its operating margin is considerably better than that of the English Premier League, too, which sees much of the EPL’s money going towards massive salaries for the players. Clearly, there are more lessons to be learnt from this. As part of the deal, pay television channel SuperSport will broadcast a weekly Bundesliga programme. The channel already carries live matches from the league. Siem said that as part of the new deal there would also be an exchange of coaches and players between the PSL and the Bundesliga. Further co-operation would include establishing youth performance centres, a possible charity project in South Africa, and co-operation in club licensing, marketing, media, communication and sales. last_img read more

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