APF Bill suffers new setback after Dutch Senate postpones reading

first_imgThe Senate wants to wait to receive this legal advice, as well as the Cabinet’s response, before deciding on the reading of the APF Bill.Legal expert Hans van Meerten warned that the deferment – particularly if the Council of State’s advice leads to legal changes – could jeopardise the new legislation’s coming into force on 1 January 2016.The Bill’s postponement also means uncertainty over the exact rules and conditions for the APF will continue.The APF, or general pension fund, is to offer Dutch schemes the option of operating under a single, independent board, but with ring-fenced assets.It is designed to be a third type of pension fund, replacing the API – the defined benefit vehicle for cross-border schemes, which never took off.The introduction of the APF had already been postponed by six months to 1 January 2016.Last April, legal experts warned that the delay would reduce the options for a large number of schemes considering liquidation. Parliamentary approval of a Bill for the new APF pensions vehicle has suffered a fresh setback after the Dutch Senate postponed its reading. The deferment followed an amendment – tabled by MPs Helma Lodders (VVD) and Roos Vermeij (PvdA) – to allow merging industry-wide schemes to keep ring-fenced assets.However, the Cabinet advised against the amendment due to potential risks to the mandatory participation of industry-wide pension funds.The Council of State – the highest legal college in the Netherlands – is assessing the issue at the request of Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary at Social Affairs.last_img read more

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UK roundup: £41bn LGPS pool appoints third-party operator

first_imgA £41bn (€46.3bn) group of Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) has appointed Link Fund Solutions to run its pooled assets.The ACCESS pool – made up of 11 LGPS funds – announced this morning it had named Link to set up an authorised contractual scheme, to be overseen by the Financial Conduct Authority.Link will set up a series of sub-funds to pool the 11 pension funds’ assets, in accordance with the government’s policy to encourage collaboration and efficiencies across the LGPS.Councillor Andrew Reid, chairman of the ACCESS Joint Committee, said the appointment was “fundamental” to the pool’s approach. GKN last week announced an agreement with US firm Dana to spin off the GKN Driveline subsidiary into a joint venture with Dana. As part of the deal Dana would take on almost £1.4bn of global pension liabilities, including  £533m from UK schemes. Dana also agreed a cash contribution of £124m.Meanwhile, GKN said it would undertake a number of derisking measures for its remaining UK schemes, including an ‘enhanced transfer value’ exercise – which offers members an added incentive to transfer out of their defined benefit scheme – and a ‘pension increase exchange’, which grants a one-off uplift to annual payments in exchange for waiving future inflation-linked increases.In a statement, the trustee board of GKN’s pension schemes said: “The Trustees believe that their agreement with GKN, which is subject to the offer by Melrose Industries lapsing or being withdrawn, provides appropriate mitigation to the schemes in relation to the proposed transaction with Dana and the proposed business disposals.”However, in its revised offer this morning the Melrose board attacked GKN’s plans, claiming that GKN would have gross pension liabilities of more than 10 times its remaining profits after selling off parts of the company.“We have already committed to make annual payments to the GKN pension schemes at a level greater than that which GKN pays into the schemes today, over and above the substantial voluntary cash contribution of £150m that we announced previously,” Melrose added.GKN shareholders have until 29 March to decide whether to accept the offer.Northern Ireland public scheme sets out divestment policyThe £7.7bn pension fund for public sector workers in Northern Ireland has said it would not divest from oil and gas companies for ethical reasons despite pressure from local campaign groups.The Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC), which oversees the fund, said in a note to members that “wholesale disinvestment from companies extracting fossil fuels is not part of its strategy as this would mean that NILGOSC would lose its power to engage with the relevant companies”.It added that exiting such investments would have “no effect” on carbon dioxide levels.“Therefore [NILGOSC] proactively considers opportunities to invest in clean energy and is currently invested in, locally and globally, manufacturers of electric vehicles, wind power, solar power, hydropower, biomass, and energy conservation,” the note said.It pointed out that the fund had signed up to a number of international measures such as the Carbon Disclosure Project and the 2014 Global Investor Statement on Climate Change, as well as engaging actively in shareholder resolutions related to environmental and sustainability issues. Link’s contract is for five years with an option to extend for another two.ACCESS is one of eight pools to be set up and the second to appoint Link, after the Wales Pension Partnership in January. Its 11 founding schemes are Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, and West Sussex.The pools must be up and running by the start of April.GKN grants more pension promises as Melrose issues ultimatumUK-listed engineering company GKN has made a series of funding promises to its pension scheme trustees as part of an attempt to fend off a hostile takeover bid.Last week the company set out plans to demerge its aerospace and drivetrain subsidiaries and divert some of the proceeds towards its UK pension funds.This morning Melrose – which has been attempting to buy GKN since the start of the year – submitted a final offer of £8.1bn for the company, which the GKN board said it was “evaluating”.last_img read more

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Gold Coast’s top 10 sales of 2019

first_img MORE NEWS: Is this the Coast’s wackiest house? 3. 126 and 151 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters 5. 60 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters 67 and 69 Hedges Ave on “Millionaires Row” at Mermaid Beach were a packaged pair that fetched a handsome sum.An interstate buyer splashed $10.3 million on the two Hedges Ave properties earlier this month, making it the second highest sale of the year.The beachfront blocks belonged to drilling business veteran Peter Mitchell and his wife Dee.Property records show the couple paid $200,000 for No. 67 in 1981 and $5 million for No. 69 in 2005.They listed the properties earlier this year with the option of buying them separately or together. 7. 2-6 Riverbend Ave, Carrara 10. 99 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach 1A Yacht St, Southport, sold at auction.The Hamptons-style home fetched $7 million under the hammer in June.About 70 people gathered for the auction where bidding started at $4 million before climbing to $7 million when the hammer came down.The impressive residence has a seemingly endless list of luxury features, including a formal pillared lounge, Quantum Quartz kitchen benchtops, a wine cellar, rumpus room with adjoining media room, waterfront pool and private beach with pontoon.Property records show several agents tried their hand at selling the house after it hit the market in March last year. 6. 311 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters 2. 67-69 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach Barry Sheene’s former house at 2-6 Riverbend Ave, Carrara, fetched more than $7 million.The riverfront house built by former motorcycle champion late Barry Sheene and wife Stephanie 30 years ago fetched $7.05 million in July.Adrian Puljich, general manager of an over-50s lifestyle resort company, and wife Jessica bought the 1.2ha property.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe traditional English-style house has nine bedrooms and seven bathroom and includes a guest wing with a two-bedroom guest cottage on the grounds.Mrs Sheene, whose two-time world 500c champion husband died of cancer in 2003, put the property on the market in April. Take a look at the Gold Coast’s biggest residential sales of 2019.CASHED-up buyers have not been scared off by the tough conditions that plagued the Gold Coast property market this year. Here are the top 10 residential property sales for 2019, which total more than $82 million and include trophy homes, prime positions and future income sources. MORE NEWS: Coast’s hottest homes of 2019 9. 45 Knightsbridge Pde West, Sovereign Islandscenter_img The Penthouse at 3533 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach, broke a few records.The luxurious Main Beach penthouse was snapped up for $8.25 million in February and held the top spot until September.The two-storey residence tops the boutique Sea building and was designed by acclaimed architect Bayden Goddard.It has four-bedrooms and four-bathrooms as well as a rooftop pool. Its sale broke multiple records, including being the third highest apartment sale and highest beachfront apartment sale on the Gold Coast. 37-39 Brittanic Cres, Sovereign Islands, was the Gold Coast’s crowning property of 2019.The palatial mega-mansion claimed the city’s top spot when it sold for $11 million in September.A Sydney buyer snapped up the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom residence, which is on a 2168sq m north-facing double block.It’s the epitome of opulence with soaring ceilings, feature lighting and luxury detailed finishes.It also has a ‘Gold Lounge’ cinema room, wet bar and outdoor entertainment pavilion with a pool. 4. 7/3533 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach 1. 37-39 Brittanic Cres, Sovereign Islands 8. 1A Yacht St, Southport It took a while but 60 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters, eventually fetched an eye-watering price.A family splashed $8.1 million on the waterfront mega-mansion in September after more than 500 days on the market.The residence, known as The Palms, spans 1363sq m and has five bedrooms and six bathrooms.Among its standout features are an Art Deco-inspired theatre with starlit ceiling, wine cellar, internal lift, eight-car underground garage and multiple terraces and balconies overlooking the manicured gardens, pool and Nerang River.It was built by Dr Michael Kazacos over two years from 2008. He lived on the property since 1988, previously in another house. The sale of 311 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters, was a big deal early in the year.The six-bedroom mansion set the bar for eye-watering sales in 2019 when it changed hands for $7.5 million in January.It features a fully-equipped gym, expansive formal and informal living areas, an outdoor kitchen, double pontoon and state-of-the-art technology throughout.A local buyer outbid a string of others to claim the waterfront home.It hit the market in August last year and attracted hundreds of house hunters with more than 300 inspections in the five months it was on the market. 45 Knightsbridge Pde West, Sovereign Islands, will be one impressive holiday home.The Sovereign Islands mansion fetched $6.98 million after spending almost 200 days on the market.The buyers bought the six-bedroom, six bathroom house in March as a holiday home.It spans four levels with multiple entertainment terraces, two pools, a theatre room and 10-car garage among its highlights.It also has 24m of water frontage and panoramic Broadwater and Hinterland views. 126 & 151 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters, is one pricey patch!The neighbouring vacant blocks sold as a package for $9.4 million in November.The Gold Coast buyer planned to build their dream home on the 3369sq m waterfront site at the end of Commodore Drive.CoreLogic records show the parcel last sold for $9.2 million in 2016. The sale of 99 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, rounds out the list.The beachfront home on arguably the Gold Coast’s most illustrious street sold to a local buyer for $6.395 million in July.Know locally as “the yellow house on the corner”, the Hamptons-style home was snapped up within weeks of hitting the market.It was initially listed with a $6.495 million asking price.The three-bedroom house had been a holiday home to 1984 Olympics super heavyweight gold medallist and South Australian tuna fisherman Dean Lukin for almost six years. 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Zidane admits Hazard injury ‘doesn’t look good’ ahead of City test

first_img Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted that the injury Eden Hazard suffered on Saturday “doesn’t look good”, four days before their Champions League clash with Manchester City.Advertisement Read Also: La Liga: Real Madrid drop to second spot after Levante lossHazard made his first start in almost three months against Celta Vigo last weekend and started again at Levante, with a view to regaining sharpness before the City showdown.Real surrendered first place in La Liga to Barcelona, whom they host in the Clasico next Sunday.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Hazard was substituted in the second half of the 1-0 defeat at Levante and was then pictured with an ice pack around the same right foot he broke in November.“It doesn’t look good,” said Zidane. “It can become weak where you’ve had an injury. It is a blow, let’s see. It’s sore now but we’ll see tomorrow, when we do more tests.”The Belgian now appears to be unlikely to face City, whom Madrid play at the Santiago Bernabeu in the last-16 first leg on Wednesday.Since joining Real Madrid from Chelsea last year, Hazard has endured a stop-start season in Spain.He injured his hamstring the day before Real’s opening fixture in August and then broke his foot in November. Loading… last_img read more

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Jennings County crash claims the life of North Vernon man

first_imgJennings County, In. — Indiana State Police and the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department investigated a fatal crash Friday around 6 p.m. on County Road 450 West near U.S. 50.The crash reconstruction team determined a car driven by Travis Green, 31, of North Vernon, was northbound on County Road 450 West when he lost control of the vehicle. The car hit a tree, reentered the roadway and caught fire.Green was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.last_img

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Newcastle defender Taylor facing two months out following surgery

first_img Press Association The 29-year-old has missed the last two games because of the injury, and has now undergone a minor procedure to address the issue. Head coach Steve McClaren said: “Taylor had a scan on his hamstring, the tendon. He had an issue, he’s had a small operation to knit the tendon together, so it’s a blow because he’ll be out for a couple of months.” Taylor has made only two appearances to date this season with McClaren deciding to pair skipper Fabricio Coloccini with summer signing Chancel Mbemba at the heart of his defence, although the loss of an experienced home-grown player leaves a big hole in the head coach’s cover. center_img Newcastle defender Steven Taylor will be sidelined for two months after undergoing surgery on a hamstring problem. last_img read more

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New Zealand’s Ronchi retires from international cricket

first_imgNEW Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has retired from international cricket but will continue to play in franchise-based Twenty20 tournaments around the world, the country’s cricket board said yesterday.The 36-year-old played four one-day internationals and three T20 matches for Australia in 2008 and 2009 before switching his allegiance back to his native New Zealand in 2013.Ronchi went on to play four Tests, 85 ODIs and 32 T20 matches in total with this month’s Champions Trophy match against Bangladesh his last for the Black Caps.“It was a dream come true,” Ronchi said in a statement released by New Zealand Cricket. “I can’t think of a better time to have been involved with New Zealand cricket.“From the 2015 World Cup campaign, through to the overseas tours of that time and some amazing games and series, it’s been a genuine highlight for me.”New Zealand coach Mike Hesson called Ronchi, known for his ability to score briskly with the bat, the perfect team man.“We’ll remember Luke fondly for the energy he created in the field and his selfless attitude towards the team,” Hesson said.He was always prepared to play a role for the greater good of the team; to do what was required even if that risked sacrificing his wicket.“Luke was one of the best glove-men going around and I think that’s often overlooked in a game increasingly dominated by batting and run-scoring. He was a very skilful wicketkeeper, and a very destructive batsman.”Ronchi’s sole one-day international century, 170 not out off 99 deliveries, came against Sri Lanka in 2015. His highest Test score of 88 was made on his debut against England in Leeds the same year.(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; Editing by John O’Brien)last_img read more

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MOHAMMED ALI: The Last of the Camelot Giants

first_imgTRIBUTE TO A LEGENDBY PROFESSOR A. BOLAJI AKINYEMINigerian Minister of External Affairs, 1985-87My generation by which I mean the generation which came into political and social consciousness in the 1960s was lucky in the sense that we had many real heroes, men and women from whom we drew inspiration, who made us feel that the best was within reach and that God’s mission on earth was achievable by doing good. They did not come any greater than John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Kwame Nkrumah, Patrick Lumumba, Nelson Mandela, Kaduna Nzeogwu, Francis Fajuyi and yes, Mohammed Ali (the Greatest boxer of all times.). It was also the age of independence for African states, an age that liberated not just territories but the can-do spirit of the whole world.It reminded us of the can-do and elevating atmosphere prevalent in the court of King Arthur and his knights of the roundtable. That Court was known as Camelot.But it was also an unfortunate generation because we watched helplessly as each one of our heroes was assassinated, overthrown, and incaserated. It was a generation that watched as dreams were aborted. We watched as the dreams of independence turned into the nightmare of massacres, genocide, civil wars and kleptocracy.Now, the last of the Camelot Titans, Mohammed Ali is gone, just gone.I met Ali only once in Lagos during the Shagari period. The United States under Jimmy Carter was trying to organize a boycott of the Moscow Olympic games then due to be held in Moscow. Mohammed Ali was sent by the Carter Administration to lobby African States to join in the boycott. I was still at the Institute of International Affairs as the Director-General and Professor Isaya Audu was the Foreign Minister. I turned up in Professor Audu’s office on appointment only to be told to wait a while as an unexpected visitor had shown up. Soon, the door opened and I leapt up as Ali floated out in a boxing posture as he exited the Foreign Minister’s office. Then we shook hands. Professor Audu said jokingly that Ali should seek to persuade me about the Moscow boycott. That Ali went on diplomatic missions on behalf of the United States showed that even though he was against the Vietnam War and was against racism in the United States, he was not against the United States. He had a presence and a charm that masked the gritty determination of his beliefs. Ali showed a more profound and nuanced opposition to racism in the United States than most of the leaders of the anti-discrimination movements. The singular act of changing his name from Cassius Clay Jr. to Mohammed Ali sent a more powerful message as a symbolic message than a thousand marches. Ali was probably, actually definitely, not aware of the linkage between Islam and Arab slave trade in Africa. A later awareness of this in his later years might account for his switch from Sunni Islam to Surfism (another variant of Islam). Ali was a master of the grand gesture, gestures timed for maximum effect. Without a university education, not to talk of any specialization in psychology, he used psychology to devastating effect against his opponents before they even climbed into the ring.Ali, the master performer, elevated boxing from the basement of the poor to the sitting room of royalty and billionaires. Boxing will miss him; sports will miss him; humanity will miss him.He survived in spite of the fact that he did not play safe. He took on the American system when in 1964, he changed his name from Cassius Clay to Mohammed Ali after joining the Nation of Islam otherwise called the Nation of Islam and when he refused to fight in the Vietnam War. Those who took on the system especially in 60s and 70s usually paid with their lives as one hero after another got hunted down by the invisible forces that form the underbelly of rapacious and vicious system. Mohammed Ali survived.The death of our heroes, speaking for my generation, did not kill our dreams.  Those who kill often do not realize that dreams cannot be killed. They sow seeds that germinate over time and hopefully serve to inspire another generation. You said you were the Greatest. So say we all. Your death brings to mind the immortal words of John Donne in his poem “For whom the bell tolls” when he wrote “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls, it tolls for thee”Good night Mohammed AliProfessor A. Bolaji AkinyemiJune 5, 2016Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Kei Nishikori Quits Tennis

first_imgThe world number nine Kei Nishikori has quit tennis for the rest of 2017 due to a recurring wrist injury.27-year-old Nishikori, who withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters this week with the hopes of getting ready for the US Open, will no longer play tennis this year as scans on his right wrist revealed a torn tendon.In an official statement, Nishikori’s manager said: “Two days ago during practice in Cincinnati, Kei hit a serve and heard a ‘pop’ in his wrist.”“We went straight to the hospital to take an MRI. Yesterday, we went to see a very renowned wrist specialist who works with many of the MLB baseball pitchers.”“We saw another specialist today to get a second opinion. On top of that we have sent MRI results to three other wrist specialists to ensure we get several independent opinions from specialists.”“After consulting with all of them, it has become clear that Kei has a tear in one of the tendons in the right wrist.”“At this stage we have elected not to do surgery and Kei is in a cast. After the swelling comes down in the next weeks, we will evaluate next steps. Kei will withdraw from all the 2017 tournaments and work hard to be ready for next year.”The Japanese join Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka in quitting tennis for the rest of 2107, dashing his hopes of moving up the world ranking by the end of the season. RelatedMilos Raonic Pulls Out Of The US OpenAugust 24, 2017In “Sports”Andy Murray Withdraws From The US Open, Fails To Recover From Hip InjuryAugust 27, 2017In “Sports”Australian Open: Djokovic Sets Up Nishikori Clash After Medvedev PressureJanuary 21, 2019In “Tennis”last_img read more

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2018 WCQ (Africa) wrap: Heavyweights held goalless in qualifiers

first_imgThe small Comoros Islands and kingdom of Swaziland enjoyed a rare outing in the World Cup spotlight on Friday by holding two of African soccer’s established powers to goalless draws in the first leg of their second round qualifying ties.The Comoros, in only their third World Cup campaign, were denied a famous victory over Ghana in Moroni when they had late effort from Al M’Madi ruled out for offside which television replays showed to be a erroneous call from the linesman.Halifa Soule struck the post for the Comoros early on but the same upright denied Ghana’ Emmanuel Agyeman Duah and Dede Ayew in quick succession in the second half in hot and humid conditions.Ghana remain heavily fancied to advance after the second leg in Kumasi on Tuesday but the Comoros, ranked 177th in the world, will have done much to earn well deserved respect.CLICK HERE TO READ COMOROS – GHANA MATCH REPORT The 130th ranked Swaziland also proved combative as they held Nigeria in their match at the Somhlolo Stadium where John Obi Mikel came closest to scoring as he hit a curling free kick against the woodwork.But Cameroon, who have been to more World Cups than any other African country, wasted no time dealing with minnow opposition as they scored three goals in a four-minute spell before halftime to win 3-0 away in Niger.Stephane Mbia, Vincent Aboubakar and Edgar Salliall netted as Cameroon played a first match since the parted ways with German coach Volker Finke last month.Cameroon, whose appearance in Brazil last year was their seventh at a World Cup, had former international Alexandre Belinga in charge of their side for the first time.African champions Ivory Coast were weakened by the absence of several key players, including Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony, but still won 1-0 in neighbouring Liberia with Belgian-based striker Cyriac Bohi Bi scoring on the stroke of halftime. South Africa conceded a goal to teenage striker Gerson after just 90 seconds but went on to register a 3-1 away victory over Angola in Benguela.SOFT PENALTYThe 2010 World Cup hosts replied through Tokelo Rantie and Thamsanqa Gabuza and a soft late penalty converted by Andile Jali, who then got sent off after his provocative celebrations angered the home crowd.Tunisia came from a goal down to score twice in six minutes midway through the second half to beat Mauritania 2-1 away. Wahbi Khazri and Yassine Chikhaoui scored after captain Oumar Ndiaye had given Mauritania the halftime lead in Noukachott. Kenya scored after just nine minutes through Michael Olunga with a close-in header to beat the Cape Verde Islands in Nairobi but will take only a slender 1-0 advantage to Tuesday’s return leg.Goals from English Premier League pair Mame Biram Diouf and Sadio Mane snatched a 2-2 draw for Senegal away to Madagascar,, after islanders first went up by two goals. Faisal Salah converted a penalty for Libya as they beat Rwanda 1-0 in Sousse. The civil strife and uncertain security situation in the country means Libya are forced to host their international matches in neighbouring Tunisia.World Cup qualification continues in Africa over the weekend and on Tuesday, after which 20 countries will emerge from the knockout rounds to play in the group phase, which starts late next year.RESULTS Madagascar 2-2 Senegal – FTComoros 0-0 Ghana – FTKenya 1-0 Cape Verde – FTLibya 1-0 Rwanda – FTAngola 1-3 South Africa – FTNiger 0-3 Cameroon – FTLiberia 0-1 Ivory Coast – FTMauritania 1-2 Tunisia – FTSwaziland 0-0 Nigeria – FT*Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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