Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 14/09/2013 - 11:27pm
Full text of Nigeria's President Jonathan's address at NDA Passing Out Parade today made available to IQ4NEWS
President Jonathan's address at NDA Passing Out Parade for 60 Regular Course
Address by His Excellency, President GoodluckEbele Jonathan, GCFR On the Occasion of the Passing Out Parade of Officer Cadets of the 60 Regular Course At the Nigerian Defence Academy, (NDA) Kaduna, Saturday 14th September, 2013
1. It is a thing of joy to join you here once again, at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), to review the passing out of the 60th Regular Course Cadets, which today include, 8 graduating Cadets from the Republic of Liberia.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/06/2013 - 11:06am
Gambia’s hopes of making it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil were dashed away by Ivory Coast who completed a 6-0 aggregate win over the Scorpions.
The Elephants of Ivory Coast were comfortable 3-0 winners on Saturday at the Independence Stadium in Bakau against the Scorpions of Gambia, who now cannot progress.
With the absence of Didier Drogba and Gervinho, who was suspended for bagging two yellow cards, Anzhi Makhachkala forward Lacina Traoré and Wilfried Bony were manning the attacking line for the visitors in the first half, with FC Basel midfielder Serey Die, who was enjoying his first cap with the Elephants, supplying most of the valuable assists.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/05/2013 - 5:02pm
Officials from the Ivorian Football Federation were said to have been in The Gambia to inspect the Independence Stadium facilities and hotel sites in the country for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
The Scorpions of Gambia host the Elephants of Ivory Coast in June for their Group C second leg in the fight to book a slot for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
And ahead of the game, the two Ivorian officials have inspected and declared pitch facilities as satisfactory according to the Gambia Football Association’s Mbaye Gaye who led the visiting around on the tour.
The Ivorian national team are expected to be lodged at the Atlantic Hotel in Banjul and Africa Top Sports understands that an advance payment had already been paid.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 24/03/2013 - 2:59am
Ivory Coast defeated visiting Gambia 3-0 on Saturday in Abidjan in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying to consolidate their lead in Group C with seven points.
The Scorpions of the Gambia, who are still looking for their first victory of the qualifying campaign, kept their hosts goalless throughout the first 45 minutes at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan.
Dutch Eredivisie current top scorer Wilfried Bony opened the scoring for the continent’s number one team before one each from Manchester City’s Yaya Toure and former Chelsea winger Salomon Kalou sealed the Elephants’ exhilarating victory that to some extent reconciled the team with local fans after their debacle at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 18/03/2013 - 6:23pm
Ivory Coast skipper Didier Drogba has been left out by Elephants coach Sabri Lamouchi ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Gambia, to be played next Saturday in Abidjan.
The reason behind the absence of the former Chelsea and Shanghai Shenhua striker is unknown, and could be related to the slight knee injury Drogba suffered with Galatasaray against Schalke in their UEFA Champions league tie last week.
A list of 28 players has been published on the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football official site earlier this Saturday, and the Elephants head coach will hold a press conference on Monday to explain his choices.
As the political crisis in Ivory Coast seem to be taking a positive turn, the Malawian President, Bingu wa Mutharika and American president, Barack Obama, have extended a hand of help to the Ouattara administration.
As the political crisis in Ivory Coast seem to be taking a positive turn, the American president, Barack Obama, has extended a hand of help to the Ouattara administration.
Obama is reported to have called the new Ivorian president on Tuesday to offer support in reuniting the country after four months of intense fighting that left many wondering if it could lead to another civil war.