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  •  A coalition of world sports bodies has written an open letter to the Kenyan government expressing concern about the Copyright Amendment Bill currently before parliament and its potential impact on the availability of international sports content on the Internet Kenya The Sports Rights Owners Coalition SROC is an alliance of over 50 international and national sporting bodies representing some of the world s leading sporting codes and competitions including the English Premier League FA Cup Wimbledon MotoGP and RugbyWorld Bowl In the recent letter signed by Chairman Mark Lichtenstein the SROC says its members are extremely concerned about changes to Kenya s Copyright Act if the Copyright Amendment Bill it becomes law The SROC is particularly concerned about proposals to repeal sections 35B 35C and 35D of the Copyright Act which allow for the removal of notices issued to Internet based service provider platforms that allow copyright piracy to flourish content A takedown notice is a widely used resource by copyright owners around the world forcing online platforms to promptly remove content from their websites if the content is suspected of infringing copyright The Kenya Copyright Board KeCOBO champion of the Partners Against Piracy PAP initiative has spoken out in support of the SROC letter Takedown notices are a critical tool for copyright and related rights holders to combat digital content piracy by controlling the distribution and economic viability of their work and how it is accessed online says Edward Sigei CEO of KeCOBO Around the world they help safeguard the intellectual property rights of sports rights owners If rights owners cannot request that pirated sports content be removed immediately it will threaten the future of live sports broadcasts in Kenya Why would the international sports media allow sports broadcasts in Kenya if they have no way of preventing them from being pirated Kenya s Copyright Amendment Bill 2019 incorporates principles from the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO Internet Treaties 1996 aimed at preventing unauthorized access to and use of creative works Takedown notices are among these principles and are necessary tools to enforce copyright protections for rights owners and distributors If the amendment bill becomes law Kenya will be out of step with global trends the average Kenyan will miss out on great sports entertainment Another negative consequence of the passage of this amendment bill would be the reputational and economic investment quagmire it would create which would jeopardize Kenya s ability to renew participation in the Africa Growth and Opportunities Agreement AGOA program as one of the additional renewal provisions requires a demonstrated commitment to copyright protection as a prerequisite to signing Repealing section 35 of the Copyright Act would do the exact opposite and threaten investor confidence The SROC notes that in Europe lawmakers are strengthening not weakening the effectiveness of takedown notices particularly when it comes to live content New proposals to protect live content more effectively in Europe are expected in the first half of 2022 If the Copyright Amendment Bill were to be enacted it could have devastating consequences for both the Kenyan economy and Kenyan consumers the SROC letter states Rights holders from sports and other creative industries are highly unlikely to license their content in a jurisdiction that effectively legitimizes piracy Thus consumers would be deprived of watching their favorite sports and TV shows leaving Kenya isolated on the world copyright stage The coalition which includes the English FA UEFA IAAF and the International Tennis Federation continues to call for the proposed new law to be urgently reconsidered so as not to harm Kenyan consumers and threaten the availability of sports content and of entertainment in Kenya nbsp
    CORRECTION: World sports bodies raise concern over Kenya copyright bill
     A coalition of world sports bodies has written an open letter to the Kenyan government expressing concern about the Copyright Amendment Bill currently before parliament and its potential impact on the availability of international sports content on the Internet Kenya The Sports Rights Owners Coalition SROC is an alliance of over 50 international and national sporting bodies representing some of the world s leading sporting codes and competitions including the English Premier League FA Cup Wimbledon MotoGP and RugbyWorld Bowl In the recent letter signed by Chairman Mark Lichtenstein the SROC says its members are extremely concerned about changes to Kenya s Copyright Act if the Copyright Amendment Bill it becomes law The SROC is particularly concerned about proposals to repeal sections 35B 35C and 35D of the Copyright Act which allow for the removal of notices issued to Internet based service provider platforms that allow copyright piracy to flourish content A takedown notice is a widely used resource by copyright owners around the world forcing online platforms to promptly remove content from their websites if the content is suspected of infringing copyright The Kenya Copyright Board KeCOBO champion of the Partners Against Piracy PAP initiative has spoken out in support of the SROC letter Takedown notices are a critical tool for copyright and related rights holders to combat digital content piracy by controlling the distribution and economic viability of their work and how it is accessed online says Edward Sigei CEO of KeCOBO Around the world they help safeguard the intellectual property rights of sports rights owners If rights owners cannot request that pirated sports content be removed immediately it will threaten the future of live sports broadcasts in Kenya Why would the international sports media allow sports broadcasts in Kenya if they have no way of preventing them from being pirated Kenya s Copyright Amendment Bill 2019 incorporates principles from the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO Internet Treaties 1996 aimed at preventing unauthorized access to and use of creative works Takedown notices are among these principles and are necessary tools to enforce copyright protections for rights owners and distributors If the amendment bill becomes law Kenya will be out of step with global trends the average Kenyan will miss out on great sports entertainment Another negative consequence of the passage of this amendment bill would be the reputational and economic investment quagmire it would create which would jeopardize Kenya s ability to renew participation in the Africa Growth and Opportunities Agreement AGOA program as one of the additional renewal provisions requires a demonstrated commitment to copyright protection as a prerequisite to signing Repealing section 35 of the Copyright Act would do the exact opposite and threaten investor confidence The SROC notes that in Europe lawmakers are strengthening not weakening the effectiveness of takedown notices particularly when it comes to live content New proposals to protect live content more effectively in Europe are expected in the first half of 2022 If the Copyright Amendment Bill were to be enacted it could have devastating consequences for both the Kenyan economy and Kenyan consumers the SROC letter states Rights holders from sports and other creative industries are highly unlikely to license their content in a jurisdiction that effectively legitimizes piracy Thus consumers would be deprived of watching their favorite sports and TV shows leaving Kenya isolated on the world copyright stage The coalition which includes the English FA UEFA IAAF and the International Tennis Federation continues to call for the proposed new law to be urgently reconsidered so as not to harm Kenyan consumers and threaten the availability of sports content and of entertainment in Kenya nbsp
    CORRECTION: World sports bodies raise concern over Kenya copyright bill
    Africa10 months ago

    CORRECTION: World sports bodies raise concern over Kenya copyright bill

    A coalition of world sports bodies has written an open letter to the Kenyan government, expressing concern about the Copyright Amendment Bill currently before parliament and its potential impact on the availability of international sports content on the Internet. Kenya.The Sports Rights Owners Coalition (SROC) is an alliance of over 50 international and national sporting bodies, representing some of the world's leading sporting codes and competitions, including the English Premier League, FA Cup, Wimbledon, MotoGP and RugbyWorld. Bowl.In the recent letter, signed by Chairman Mark Lichtenstein, the SROC says its members are "extremely concerned" about changes to Kenya's Copyright Act if the Copyright Amendment Bill it becomes law.The SROC is particularly concerned about proposals to repeal sections 35B, 35C, and 35D of the Copyright Act, which allow for the removal of notices issued to Internet-based service provider platforms that allow copyright piracy to flourish. content.A takedown notice is a widely used resource by copyright owners around the world, forcing online platforms to promptly remove content from their websites if the content is suspected of infringing copyright.The Kenya Copyright Board (KeCOBO) champion of the Partners Against Piracy (PAP) initiative, has spoken out in support of the SROC letter.“Takedown notices are a critical tool for copyright and related rights holders to combat digital content piracy by controlling the distribution and economic viability of their work and how it is accessed online” says Edward Sigei, CEO of KeCOBO.“Around the world, they help safeguard the intellectual property rights of sports rights owners. If rights owners cannot request that pirated sports content be removed immediately, it will threaten the future of live sports broadcasts in Kenya. Why would the international sports media allow sports broadcasts in Kenya, if they have no way of preventing them from being pirated?Kenya's Copyright Amendment Bill 2019 incorporates principles from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Internet Treaties 1996, aimed at preventing unauthorized access to and use of creative works. Takedown notices are among these principles and are necessary tools to enforce copyright protections for rights owners and distributors.If the amendment bill becomes law, Kenya will be out of step with global trends, the average Kenyan will miss out on great sports entertainment. Another negative consequence of the passage of this amendment bill would be the reputational and economic investment quagmire it would create which would jeopardize Kenya's ability to renew participation in the Africa Growth and Opportunities Agreement (AGOA) program. ), as one of the additional renewal provisions requires a demonstrated commitment to copyright protection as a prerequisite to signing. Repealing section 35 of the Copyright Act would do the exact opposite and threaten investor confidence.The SROC notes that in Europe, lawmakers are strengthening, not weakening, the effectiveness of takedown notices, particularly when it comes to live content. New proposals to protect live content more effectively in Europe are expected in the first half of 2022.“If the Copyright Amendment Bill were to be enacted, it could have devastating consequences for both the Kenyan economy and Kenyan consumers,” the SROC letter states. “Rights holders from sports and other creative industries are highly unlikely to license their content in a jurisdiction that effectively legitimizes piracy. Thus, consumers would be deprived of watching their favorite sports and TV shows, leaving Kenya isolated on the world copyright stage.”The coalition, which includes the English FA, UEFA, IAAF and the International Tennis Federation, continues to call for the proposed new law to be urgently reconsidered "so as not to harm Kenyan consumers and threaten the availability of sports content and of entertainment in Kenya." 

  •   A coalition of world sports bodies has written an open letter to the Kenyan government expressing concern about the Copyright Amendment Bill currently before parliament and its potential impact on the availability of international sports content on the Internet Kenya The Sports Rights Owners Coalition SROC is an alliance of over 50 international and national sporting bodies representing some of the world s leading sporting codes and competitions including the English Premier League FA Cup Wimbledon MotoGP and RugbyWorld Bowl In the recent letter signed by Chairman Mark Lichtenstein the SROC says its members are extremely concerned about changes to Kenya s Copyright Act if the Copyright Amendment Bill it becomes law The SROC is particularly concerned about proposals to repeal sections 35B 35C and 35D of the Copyright Act which allow for the removal of notices issued to Internet based service provider platforms that allow copyright piracy to flourish content A takedown notice is a widely used resource by copyright owners around the world forcing online platforms to promptly remove content from their websites if the content is suspected of infringing copyright The Kenya Copyright Board KeCOBO champion of the Partners Against Piracy PAP initiative has spoken out in support of the SROC letter Takedown notices are a critical tool for copyright and related rights holders to combat digital content piracy by controlling the distribution and economic viability of their work and how it is accessed online says Edward Sigei CEO of KeCOBO Around the world they help safeguard the intellectual property rights of sports rights owners If rights owners cannot request that pirated sports content be removed immediately it will threaten the future of live sports broadcasts in Kenya Why would the international sports media allow sports broadcasts in Kenya if they have no way of preventing them from being pirated Kenya s Copyright Amendment Bill 2019 incorporates principles from the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO Internet Treaties 1996 aimed at preventing unauthorized access to and use of creative works Takedown notices are among these principles and are necessary tools to enforce copyright protections for rights owners and distributors If the amendment bill becomes law Kenya will be out of step with global trends the average Kenyan will miss out on great sports entertainment Another negative consequence of the passage of this amendment bill would be the reputational and economic investment quagmire it would create which would jeopardize Kenya s ability to renew participation in the Africa Growth and Opportunities Agreement AGOA program as one of the additional renewal provisions requires a demonstrated commitment to copyright protection as a prerequisite to signing Repealing section 35 of the Copyright Act would do the exact opposite and threaten investor confidence The SROC notes that in Europe lawmakers are strengthening not weakening the effectiveness of takedown notices particularly when it comes to live content New proposals to protect live content more effectively in Europe are expected in the first half of 2022 If the Copyright Amendment Bill were to be enacted it could have devastating consequences for both the Kenyan economy and Kenyan consumers the SROC letter states Rights holders from sports and other creative industries are highly unlikely to license their content in a jurisdiction that effectively legitimizes piracy Thus consumers would be deprived of watching their favorite sports and TV shows leaving Kenya isolated on the world copyright stage The coalition which includes the English FA UEFA IAAF and the International Tennis Federation continues to call for the proposed new law to be urgently reconsidered so as not to harm Kenyan consumers and threaten the availability of sports content and of entertainment in Kenya
    World Sports Bodies raise Concern Over Kenya Copyright Bill
      A coalition of world sports bodies has written an open letter to the Kenyan government expressing concern about the Copyright Amendment Bill currently before parliament and its potential impact on the availability of international sports content on the Internet Kenya The Sports Rights Owners Coalition SROC is an alliance of over 50 international and national sporting bodies representing some of the world s leading sporting codes and competitions including the English Premier League FA Cup Wimbledon MotoGP and RugbyWorld Bowl In the recent letter signed by Chairman Mark Lichtenstein the SROC says its members are extremely concerned about changes to Kenya s Copyright Act if the Copyright Amendment Bill it becomes law The SROC is particularly concerned about proposals to repeal sections 35B 35C and 35D of the Copyright Act which allow for the removal of notices issued to Internet based service provider platforms that allow copyright piracy to flourish content A takedown notice is a widely used resource by copyright owners around the world forcing online platforms to promptly remove content from their websites if the content is suspected of infringing copyright The Kenya Copyright Board KeCOBO champion of the Partners Against Piracy PAP initiative has spoken out in support of the SROC letter Takedown notices are a critical tool for copyright and related rights holders to combat digital content piracy by controlling the distribution and economic viability of their work and how it is accessed online says Edward Sigei CEO of KeCOBO Around the world they help safeguard the intellectual property rights of sports rights owners If rights owners cannot request that pirated sports content be removed immediately it will threaten the future of live sports broadcasts in Kenya Why would the international sports media allow sports broadcasts in Kenya if they have no way of preventing them from being pirated Kenya s Copyright Amendment Bill 2019 incorporates principles from the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO Internet Treaties 1996 aimed at preventing unauthorized access to and use of creative works Takedown notices are among these principles and are necessary tools to enforce copyright protections for rights owners and distributors If the amendment bill becomes law Kenya will be out of step with global trends the average Kenyan will miss out on great sports entertainment Another negative consequence of the passage of this amendment bill would be the reputational and economic investment quagmire it would create which would jeopardize Kenya s ability to renew participation in the Africa Growth and Opportunities Agreement AGOA program as one of the additional renewal provisions requires a demonstrated commitment to copyright protection as a prerequisite to signing Repealing section 35 of the Copyright Act would do the exact opposite and threaten investor confidence The SROC notes that in Europe lawmakers are strengthening not weakening the effectiveness of takedown notices particularly when it comes to live content New proposals to protect live content more effectively in Europe are expected in the first half of 2022 If the Copyright Amendment Bill were to be enacted it could have devastating consequences for both the Kenyan economy and Kenyan consumers the SROC letter states Rights holders from sports and other creative industries are highly unlikely to license their content in a jurisdiction that effectively legitimizes piracy Thus consumers would be deprived of watching their favorite sports and TV shows leaving Kenya isolated on the world copyright stage The coalition which includes the English FA UEFA IAAF and the International Tennis Federation continues to call for the proposed new law to be urgently reconsidered so as not to harm Kenyan consumers and threaten the availability of sports content and of entertainment in Kenya
    World Sports Bodies raise Concern Over Kenya Copyright Bill
    Africa10 months ago

    World Sports Bodies raise Concern Over Kenya Copyright Bill

    A coalition of world sports bodies has written an open letter to the Kenyan government, expressing concern about the Copyright Amendment Bill currently before parliament and its potential impact on the availability of international sports content on the Internet. Kenya.

    The Sports Rights Owners Coalition (SROC) is an alliance of over 50 international and national sporting bodies, representing some of the world's leading sporting codes and competitions, including the English Premier League, FA Cup, Wimbledon, MotoGP and RugbyWorld. Bowl.

    In the recent letter, signed by Chairman Mark Lichtenstein, the SROC says its members are "extremely concerned" about changes to Kenya's Copyright Act if the Copyright Amendment Bill it becomes law.

    The SROC is particularly concerned about proposals to repeal sections 35B, 35C, and 35D of the Copyright Act, which allow for the removal of notices issued to Internet-based service provider platforms that allow copyright piracy to flourish. content.

    A takedown notice is a widely used resource by copyright owners around the world, forcing online platforms to promptly remove content from their websites if the content is suspected of infringing copyright.

    The Kenya Copyright Board (KeCOBO) champion of the Partners Against Piracy (PAP) initiative, has spoken out in support of the SROC letter.

    “Takedown notices are a critical tool for copyright and related rights holders to combat digital content piracy by controlling the distribution and economic viability of their work and how it is accessed online” says Edward Sigei, CEO of KeCOBO.

    “Around the world, they help safeguard the intellectual property rights of sports rights owners. If rights owners cannot request that pirated sports content be removed immediately, it will threaten the future of live sports broadcasts in Kenya. Why would the international sports media allow sports broadcasts in Kenya, if they have no way of preventing them from being pirated?

    Kenya's Copyright Amendment Bill 2019 incorporates principles from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Internet Treaties 1996, aimed at preventing unauthorized access to and use of creative works. Takedown notices are among these principles and are necessary tools to enforce copyright protections for rights owners and distributors.

    If the amendment bill becomes law, Kenya will be out of step with global trends, the average Kenyan will miss out on great sports entertainment. Another negative consequence of the passage of this amendment bill would be the reputational and economic investment quagmire it would create which would jeopardize Kenya's ability to renew participation in the Africa Growth and Opportunities Agreement (AGOA) program. ), as one of the additional renewal provisions requires a demonstrated commitment to copyright protection as a prerequisite to signing. Repealing section 35 of the Copyright Act would do the exact opposite and threaten investor confidence.

    The SROC notes that in Europe, lawmakers are strengthening, not weakening, the effectiveness of takedown notices, particularly when it comes to live content. New proposals to protect live content more effectively in Europe are expected in the first half of 2022.

    “If the Copyright Amendment Bill were to be enacted, it could have devastating consequences for both the Kenyan economy and Kenyan consumers,” the SROC letter states. “Rights holders from sports and other creative industries are highly unlikely to license their content in a jurisdiction that effectively legitimizes piracy. Thus, consumers would be deprived of watching their favorite sports and TV shows, leaving Kenya isolated on the world copyright stage.”

    The coalition, which includes the English FA, UEFA, IAAF and the International Tennis Federation, continues to call for the proposed new law to be urgently reconsidered "so as not to harm Kenyan consumers and threaten the availability of sports content and of entertainment in Kenya."

  •   ZURICH Switzerland January 26 2022 APO Group The Ghana Football Association has continued to stand out as the leading member association testing various components of the FIFA Connect programme with the most recent component the FIFA Connect Management System beginning its pilot phase in October The FIFA Connect program helps member associations systematically register all their stakeholders and track players coaches and referees anywhere in the world and digitize their competition management activities FIFA Connect provides a unique FIFA identification code for each individual who has a role in a football organization which acts as a digital football passport number and holds the information and history of each stakeholder The GFA has been a key partner for FIFA in testing various elements of FIFA Connect for the past six years Sound Quote Transcript 008 0039 Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo The FIFA Connect system is a huge leap The FIFA Connect system brings us a whole new level of comfort and improves our work more than a hundred times Players will tell you and currently we offer a same day service so if a player needs a letter of introduction to maybe go and do something maybe go apply for a visa to play abroad the apply in the morning and then they get their cover letter the same day 0040 0120 Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo If they don t have a very good IT system like the FIFA Connect platform to register the players and play their matches very soon they are going to crash Because the number of players is growing the number of problems associated with running an association without a registration platform like this is very risky The risk is very high And so we get involved with other associations from time to time and some of them come here to take lessons and see what we re doing So I would say that there is the will for this to be the step to take
    Radio News Release (Soundbite): Ghana’s FIFA Connect rollout streamlines and inspires
      ZURICH Switzerland January 26 2022 APO Group The Ghana Football Association has continued to stand out as the leading member association testing various components of the FIFA Connect programme with the most recent component the FIFA Connect Management System beginning its pilot phase in October The FIFA Connect program helps member associations systematically register all their stakeholders and track players coaches and referees anywhere in the world and digitize their competition management activities FIFA Connect provides a unique FIFA identification code for each individual who has a role in a football organization which acts as a digital football passport number and holds the information and history of each stakeholder The GFA has been a key partner for FIFA in testing various elements of FIFA Connect for the past six years Sound Quote Transcript 008 0039 Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo The FIFA Connect system is a huge leap The FIFA Connect system brings us a whole new level of comfort and improves our work more than a hundred times Players will tell you and currently we offer a same day service so if a player needs a letter of introduction to maybe go and do something maybe go apply for a visa to play abroad the apply in the morning and then they get their cover letter the same day 0040 0120 Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo If they don t have a very good IT system like the FIFA Connect platform to register the players and play their matches very soon they are going to crash Because the number of players is growing the number of problems associated with running an association without a registration platform like this is very risky The risk is very high And so we get involved with other associations from time to time and some of them come here to take lessons and see what we re doing So I would say that there is the will for this to be the step to take
    Radio News Release (Soundbite): Ghana’s FIFA Connect rollout streamlines and inspires
    Africa10 months ago

    Radio News Release (Soundbite): Ghana’s FIFA Connect rollout streamlines and inspires

    ZURICH, Switzerland, January 26, 2022/APO Group/ --

    The Ghana Football Association has continued to stand out as the leading member association testing various components of the FIFA Connect programme, with the most recent component, the FIFA Connect Management System, beginning its pilot phase in October.

    The FIFA Connect program helps member associations systematically register all their stakeholders and track players, coaches and referees, anywhere in the world, and digitize their competition management activities. FIFA Connect provides a unique FIFA identification code for each individual who has a role in a football organization, which acts as a digital football passport number and holds the information and history of each stakeholder. The GFA has been a key partner for FIFA in testing various elements of FIFA Connect for the past six years.

    Sound Quote Transcript:

    . 008-0039 - Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo

    “The FIFA Connect system is a huge leap. The FIFA Connect system brings us a whole new level of comfort and improves our work more than a hundred times. Players will tell you... and currently, we offer a same day service, so if a player needs a letter of introduction to maybe go and do something, maybe go apply for a visa to play abroad, the apply in the morning and then they get their cover letter the same day.”

    . 0040-0120 - Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo

    “If they don't have a very good IT system like the FIFA Connect platform to register the players and play their matches very soon, they are going to crash. Because the number of players is growing, the number of problems associated with running an association without a registration platform like this is very risky. The risk is very high. And so we get involved with other associations from time to time, and some of them come here to take lessons and see what we're doing. So I would say that there is the will for this to be the step to take”.

  •   VIDEO FIFA Connect launch in Ghana streamlines and inspires Share Copy Embed ZURICH Switzerland January 20 2022 APO Group The Ghana Football Association has continued to stand out as the leading member association testing various components of the FIFA Connect programme with the most recent component the FIFA Connect Management System beginning its pilot phase in October The FIFA Connect program helps member associations systematically register all their stakeholders and track players coaches and referees anywhere in the world and digitize their competition management activities FIFA Connect provides a unique FIFA identification code for each individual who has a role in a football organization which acts as a digital football passport number and holds the information and history of each stakeholder The GFA has been a key partner for FIFA in testing various elements of FIFA Connect for the past six years Ghana VNR Sheet Exterior of Ghana FA in Accra Official using the FIFA Connect system 008 0039 Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo The FIFA Connect system is a huge leap The FIFA Connect system brings us a whole new level of comfort and improves our work more than a hundred times Players will tell you and currently we offer a same day service so if a player needs a letter of introduction to maybe go and do something maybe go apply for a visa to play abroad the apply in the morning and then they get their cover letter the same day 0040 0120 Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo If they don t have a very good IT system like the FIFA Connect platform to register the players and play their matches very soon they are going to crash Because the number of players is growing the number of problems associated with running an association without a registration platform like this is very risky The risk is very high And so we get involved with other associations from time to time and some of them come here to take lessons and see what we re doing So I would say that there is the will for this to be the step to take Francis Adu Ghana FA IT Director speaks 0124 0210 Ghana FA IT Director Francis Adu With the implementation of the Connect project it has given us a centralized database where with the click of a button we can get any information you need about a particular player from junior level to Premier Also it helps us generate player passports for our players And invariably helping our clubs make money in the sense that when it comes to claiming compensation with the help of players passports it s much easier for clubs to make their claims against other clubs that they have to Ghana s prized players So the system has been very very helpful 0211 0241 Ghana FA IT Director Francis Adu At the end of a season we can see all the games played in Ghana all the goals scored all the assists all the saves made by the goalkeepers and this is going to help our technical directions in making decisions at the national team level These are some of our main goals and objectives that we want to achieve in the near future Customs Stars players in the locker room 0243 0327 Customs Stars Forward Yahaya Mohammed It has empowered me Because at the beginning when you are training you are thinking about traveling going to sign your contract and registration forms But now you can focus 100 on the camp You know when your camp starts preseason it s really important You have to focus on it and take in everything the coach has taught you But during the preseason because of the record it affects you in some way but with this system nobody goes anywhere You will be there they will register you You have no age problem no date problem no signature problem When they check you in they check you out Everything is in one touch of a button in the system So I think they ve done very well in bringing this system out into the open 0330 0350 Referee Joseph Kwofie This system the CMS has been very useful It has saved us from the publication system that we used to do And also it s very fast you can just be in your car and do it The last time right after the game in ten minutes he had made the report 0351 0420 Head of Ghana FA Competitions Department Sena Akoto Ampaw Once a player enters the system from any age they just move from one club to another in the system They don t need to keep records or go back to each club and then get records It s all with the FA Football Association everything is in the Cloud Once you enter the system you get access to whatever you want I would encourage each and every FA to adopt it
    Video News Release: Ghana’s FIFA Connect rollout streamlines and inspires
      VIDEO FIFA Connect launch in Ghana streamlines and inspires Share Copy Embed ZURICH Switzerland January 20 2022 APO Group The Ghana Football Association has continued to stand out as the leading member association testing various components of the FIFA Connect programme with the most recent component the FIFA Connect Management System beginning its pilot phase in October The FIFA Connect program helps member associations systematically register all their stakeholders and track players coaches and referees anywhere in the world and digitize their competition management activities FIFA Connect provides a unique FIFA identification code for each individual who has a role in a football organization which acts as a digital football passport number and holds the information and history of each stakeholder The GFA has been a key partner for FIFA in testing various elements of FIFA Connect for the past six years Ghana VNR Sheet Exterior of Ghana FA in Accra Official using the FIFA Connect system 008 0039 Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo The FIFA Connect system is a huge leap The FIFA Connect system brings us a whole new level of comfort and improves our work more than a hundred times Players will tell you and currently we offer a same day service so if a player needs a letter of introduction to maybe go and do something maybe go apply for a visa to play abroad the apply in the morning and then they get their cover letter the same day 0040 0120 Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo If they don t have a very good IT system like the FIFA Connect platform to register the players and play their matches very soon they are going to crash Because the number of players is growing the number of problems associated with running an association without a registration platform like this is very risky The risk is very high And so we get involved with other associations from time to time and some of them come here to take lessons and see what we re doing So I would say that there is the will for this to be the step to take Francis Adu Ghana FA IT Director speaks 0124 0210 Ghana FA IT Director Francis Adu With the implementation of the Connect project it has given us a centralized database where with the click of a button we can get any information you need about a particular player from junior level to Premier Also it helps us generate player passports for our players And invariably helping our clubs make money in the sense that when it comes to claiming compensation with the help of players passports it s much easier for clubs to make their claims against other clubs that they have to Ghana s prized players So the system has been very very helpful 0211 0241 Ghana FA IT Director Francis Adu At the end of a season we can see all the games played in Ghana all the goals scored all the assists all the saves made by the goalkeepers and this is going to help our technical directions in making decisions at the national team level These are some of our main goals and objectives that we want to achieve in the near future Customs Stars players in the locker room 0243 0327 Customs Stars Forward Yahaya Mohammed It has empowered me Because at the beginning when you are training you are thinking about traveling going to sign your contract and registration forms But now you can focus 100 on the camp You know when your camp starts preseason it s really important You have to focus on it and take in everything the coach has taught you But during the preseason because of the record it affects you in some way but with this system nobody goes anywhere You will be there they will register you You have no age problem no date problem no signature problem When they check you in they check you out Everything is in one touch of a button in the system So I think they ve done very well in bringing this system out into the open 0330 0350 Referee Joseph Kwofie This system the CMS has been very useful It has saved us from the publication system that we used to do And also it s very fast you can just be in your car and do it The last time right after the game in ten minutes he had made the report 0351 0420 Head of Ghana FA Competitions Department Sena Akoto Ampaw Once a player enters the system from any age they just move from one club to another in the system They don t need to keep records or go back to each club and then get records It s all with the FA Football Association everything is in the Cloud Once you enter the system you get access to whatever you want I would encourage each and every FA to adopt it
    Video News Release: Ghana’s FIFA Connect rollout streamlines and inspires
    Africa11 months ago

    Video News Release: Ghana’s FIFA Connect rollout streamlines and inspires

    VIDEO FIFA Connect launch in Ghana streamlines and inspires Share Copy Embed ZURICH, Switzerland, January 20, 2022/APO Group/ --

    The Ghana Football Association has continued to stand out as the leading member association testing various components of the FIFA Connect programme, with the most recent component, the FIFA Connect Management System, beginning its pilot phase in October.

    The FIFA Connect program helps member associations systematically register all their stakeholders and track players, coaches and referees, anywhere in the world, and digitize their competition management activities. FIFA Connect provides a unique FIFA identification code for each individual who has a role in a football organization, which acts as a digital football passport number and holds the information and history of each stakeholder. The GFA has been a key partner for FIFA in testing various elements of FIFA Connect for the past six years.

    Ghana VNR Sheet

    . Exterior of Ghana FA in Accra

    . Official using the FIFA Connect system

    . 008-0039 - Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo

    “The FIFA Connect system is a huge leap. The FIFA Connect system brings us a whole new level of comfort and improves our work more than a hundred times. Players will tell you... and currently, we offer a same day service, so if a player needs a letter of introduction to maybe go and do something, maybe go apply for a visa to play abroad, the apply in the morning and then they get their cover letter the same day.”

    . 0040-0120 - Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo

    “If they don't have a very good IT system like the FIFA Connect platform to register the players and play their matches very soon, they are going to crash. Because the number of players is growing, the number of problems associated with running an association without a registration platform like this is very risky. The risk is very high. And so we get involved with other associations from time to time, and some of them come here to take lessons and see what we're doing. So I would say that there is the will for this to be the step to take”.

    . Francis Adu, .Ghana FA IT Director speaks

    . 0124-0210 - Ghana FA IT Director, Francis Adu

    “With the implementation of the Connect project, it has given us a centralized database, where, with the click of a button, we can get any information you need about a particular player, from junior level to Premier. Also, it helps us generate player passports for our players. And invariably helping our clubs make money in the sense that when it comes to claiming compensation, with the help of players' passports, it's much easier for clubs to make their claims against other clubs that they have to Ghana's prized players. . So, the system has been very, very helpful.”

    . 0211-0241 - Ghana FA IT Director, Francis Adu

    “At the end of a season, we can see all the games played in Ghana, all the goals scored, all the assists, all the saves. [made] by the goalkeepers, and this is going to help our technical directions in making decisions at the national team level. These are some of our main goals and objectives that we want to achieve in the near future.”

    . Customs Stars players in the locker room

    . 0243-0327- Customs Stars Forward Yahaya Mohammed

    “It has empowered me. Because, at the beginning, when you are training, you are thinking about traveling, going to sign your contract and registration forms. But now, you can focus 100% on the camp. You know, when your camp starts preseason, it's really important. You have to focus on it and [take in] everything the coach has taught you. But during the preseason, because of the record, it affects you in some way. but with this [system]nobody goes anywhere. You will be there; they will register you You have no age problem, no date problem, no signature problem. When they check you in, they check you out. Everything is in one touch [of a button] in the system. So I think they've done very well in bringing this system out into the open."

    . 0330-0350 - Referee Joseph Kwofie

    “This system, the CMS, has been very useful. It has saved us from the publication system that [we used to] do. And also, it's very fast: you can just be in your car and do it. The last time, right after the game, in ten minutes, he had made the report.

    . 0351-0420 Head of Ghana FA Competitions Department Sena Akoto Ampaw

    “Once a player enters the system from any age, they just move from one club to another in the system. They don't need to keep records or go back to each club and then get records. It's all with the FA [Football Association], everything is in the Cloud. Once you enter the system, you get access to whatever you want. I would encourage each and every FA to adopt it."

  •   Liverpool reopened its first team training center on Friday after a 48 hour shutdown following a COVID 19 outbreak among players and staff Preparations for Sunday s FA Cup third round tie at home to League One s Shrewsbury will resume with assistant coach Peter Krawietz taking over available players Krawietz will also take up pregame press duties with a press conference scheduled for Saturday As the closure affected only the first team area of the AXA complex Liverpool s youth teams have been able to continue training As a result several of those under the age of 23 are expected to face the Shrews Coach Juergen Klopp and players Alisson Becker Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino will have finished their periods of isolation for the weekend However it has yet to be confirmed whether any of the four men will be present at Anfield for the match However Klopp s other assistant coach Pep Lijnders is still absent This is after he tested positive Tuesday night and several other players and staff also remained in isolation Meanwhile Burnley coach Sean Dyche will be absent for Saturday s FA Cup third round clash with Huddersfield at Turf Moor as he isolates himself after testing positive for coronavirus Additionally Clarets assistant manager Ian Woan who oversees things while Dyche is away said Thursday that he believed there were four new positive cases within the gaming staff dpa NAN
    Liverpool reopen training ground after COVID-19 outbreak
      Liverpool reopened its first team training center on Friday after a 48 hour shutdown following a COVID 19 outbreak among players and staff Preparations for Sunday s FA Cup third round tie at home to League One s Shrewsbury will resume with assistant coach Peter Krawietz taking over available players Krawietz will also take up pregame press duties with a press conference scheduled for Saturday As the closure affected only the first team area of the AXA complex Liverpool s youth teams have been able to continue training As a result several of those under the age of 23 are expected to face the Shrews Coach Juergen Klopp and players Alisson Becker Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino will have finished their periods of isolation for the weekend However it has yet to be confirmed whether any of the four men will be present at Anfield for the match However Klopp s other assistant coach Pep Lijnders is still absent This is after he tested positive Tuesday night and several other players and staff also remained in isolation Meanwhile Burnley coach Sean Dyche will be absent for Saturday s FA Cup third round clash with Huddersfield at Turf Moor as he isolates himself after testing positive for coronavirus Additionally Clarets assistant manager Ian Woan who oversees things while Dyche is away said Thursday that he believed there were four new positive cases within the gaming staff dpa NAN
    Liverpool reopen training ground after COVID-19 outbreak
    Headlines11 months ago

    Liverpool reopen training ground after COVID-19 outbreak

    Liverpool reopened its first team training center on Friday after a 48-hour shutdown following a COVID-19 outbreak among players and staff.

    Preparations for Sunday's FA Cup third round tie at home to League One's Shrewsbury will resume with assistant coach Peter Krawietz taking over available players.

    Krawietz will also take up pregame press duties with a press conference scheduled for Saturday.

    As the closure affected only the first team area of ​​the AXA complex, Liverpool's youth teams have been able to continue training.

    As a result, several of those under the age of 23 are expected to face the Shrews.

    Coach Juergen Klopp and players Alisson Becker, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino will have finished their periods of isolation for the weekend.

    However, it has yet to be confirmed whether any of the four men will be present at Anfield for the match.

    However, Klopp's other assistant coach, Pep Lijnders, is still absent.

    This is after he tested positive Tuesday night, and several other players and staff also remained in isolation.

    Meanwhile, Burnley coach Sean Dyche will be absent for Saturday's FA Cup third-round clash with Huddersfield at Turf Moor as he isolates himself after testing positive for coronavirus.

    Additionally, Clarets assistant manager Ian Woan, who oversees things while Dyche is away, said Thursday that he believed there were four new positive cases within the gaming staff.

    dpa / NAN

  •   All winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 will be crowned on January 17 during a television program broadcast live from FIFA headquarters in Zurich ZURICH Switzerland January 6 2022 APO Group Final nominees in the coaches categories have been revealed Tomorrow FIFA www FIFA com will announce who is still in the running to be crowned the best player and the best male player respectively The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony will be broadcast live from FIFA headquarters in Zurich on 17 January FIFA has announced the finalists for The Best FIFA Women s Coach fifa fans 3qWRaFA and The Best FIFA Men s Coach fifa fans 3eY6TPm awards The last three nominees for Best FIFA Female Coach are in alphabetical order Llu s Cort s Spain FC Barcelona Emma Hayes England Chelsea FC Women Sarina Wiegman Netherlands Dutch National Team English National Team The last three nominees for the FIFA Best Male Coach are in alphabetical order Pep Guardiola Spain Manchester City FC Roberto Mancini Italy Italian National Team Thomas Tuchel Germany Chelsea FC These two awards are given to the outstanding coach in women s and men s soccer voted by an international jury that includes respectively the current coaches of all the women s men s national teams one per team the current captains of all the women s men s national teams one per team a specialized journalist from each territory represented by a national team and fans registered on FIFA com The full voting and adjudication process is detailed in the Assignment Rules fifa fans 3zzW1AO All the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 including the winners of the FIFA Fan Award fifa fans 3EX4E9r and the FIFA Fair Play Award fifa fans 33743F9 will be crowned on January 17 during a television program broadcast live from the FIFA House in Zurich Tomorrow Friday 7 January FIFA will announce the three nominees for FIFA Best Player fifa fans 3EV43VX and FIFA Best Player fifa fans 3JOFPQy during a live online event at 15 00 CET with FIFA Legends Kristine Lilly and Sami Khedira To join the live stream of this announcement click here fifa fans 3zysrvy You can see the final nominees in the other categories by following the links below FIFA Pusk s Award fifa fans 3eYg8z6 Best FIFA Female Goalkeeper Best FIFA Male Goalkeeper fifa fans 3F4YXq2 FIFA Fan Award Award fifa fans 3zzWrHo FIFA Fair Play Award fifa fans 3HKz6Wh To stay up to date with the latest news on The Best FIFA Football Awards visit FIFA com and check FIFA s accounts on Facebook bit ly 3qLOVVM YouTube bit ly 3305tky and Twitter bit ly 3HyRvFh You can join the discussion on who should win the prizes using the hashtag TheBest
    Finalists for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach and The Best FIFA Men’s Coach announced
      All winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 will be crowned on January 17 during a television program broadcast live from FIFA headquarters in Zurich ZURICH Switzerland January 6 2022 APO Group Final nominees in the coaches categories have been revealed Tomorrow FIFA www FIFA com will announce who is still in the running to be crowned the best player and the best male player respectively The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony will be broadcast live from FIFA headquarters in Zurich on 17 January FIFA has announced the finalists for The Best FIFA Women s Coach fifa fans 3qWRaFA and The Best FIFA Men s Coach fifa fans 3eY6TPm awards The last three nominees for Best FIFA Female Coach are in alphabetical order Llu s Cort s Spain FC Barcelona Emma Hayes England Chelsea FC Women Sarina Wiegman Netherlands Dutch National Team English National Team The last three nominees for the FIFA Best Male Coach are in alphabetical order Pep Guardiola Spain Manchester City FC Roberto Mancini Italy Italian National Team Thomas Tuchel Germany Chelsea FC These two awards are given to the outstanding coach in women s and men s soccer voted by an international jury that includes respectively the current coaches of all the women s men s national teams one per team the current captains of all the women s men s national teams one per team a specialized journalist from each territory represented by a national team and fans registered on FIFA com The full voting and adjudication process is detailed in the Assignment Rules fifa fans 3zzW1AO All the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 including the winners of the FIFA Fan Award fifa fans 3EX4E9r and the FIFA Fair Play Award fifa fans 33743F9 will be crowned on January 17 during a television program broadcast live from the FIFA House in Zurich Tomorrow Friday 7 January FIFA will announce the three nominees for FIFA Best Player fifa fans 3EV43VX and FIFA Best Player fifa fans 3JOFPQy during a live online event at 15 00 CET with FIFA Legends Kristine Lilly and Sami Khedira To join the live stream of this announcement click here fifa fans 3zysrvy You can see the final nominees in the other categories by following the links below FIFA Pusk s Award fifa fans 3eYg8z6 Best FIFA Female Goalkeeper Best FIFA Male Goalkeeper fifa fans 3F4YXq2 FIFA Fan Award Award fifa fans 3zzWrHo FIFA Fair Play Award fifa fans 3HKz6Wh To stay up to date with the latest news on The Best FIFA Football Awards visit FIFA com and check FIFA s accounts on Facebook bit ly 3qLOVVM YouTube bit ly 3305tky and Twitter bit ly 3HyRvFh You can join the discussion on who should win the prizes using the hashtag TheBest
    Finalists for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach and The Best FIFA Men’s Coach announced
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    Finalists for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach and The Best FIFA Men’s Coach announced

    All winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards ™ 2021 will be crowned on January 17 during a television program broadcast live from FIFA headquarters in Zurich.

    ZURICH, Switzerland, January 6, 2022 / APO Group / -

    Final nominees in the coaches categories have been revealed; Tomorrow, FIFA (www.FIFA.com) will announce who is still in the running to be crowned the best player and the best male player respectively; The Best FIFA Football Awards ™ ceremony will be broadcast live from FIFA headquarters in Zurich on 17 January.

    FIFA has announced the finalists for The Best FIFA Women's Coach (fifa.fans/3qWRaFA) and The Best FIFA Men's Coach (fifa.fans/3eY6TPm) awards.

    The last three nominees for Best FIFA Female Coach are (in alphabetical order):

    Lluís Cortés (Spain / FC Barcelona) Emma Hayes (England / Chelsea FC Women) Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands / Dutch National Team / English National Team)

    The last three nominees for the FIFA Best Male Coach are (in alphabetical order):

    Pep Guardiola (Spain / Manchester City FC) Roberto Mancini (Italy / Italian National Team) Thomas Tuchel (Germany / Chelsea FC)

    These two awards are given to the outstanding coach in women's and men's soccer voted by an international jury that includes respectively the current coaches of all the women's / men's national teams (one per team), the current captains of all the women's / men's national teams (one per team), a specialized journalist from each territory represented by a national team and fans registered on FIFA.com.

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    All the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards ™ 2021, including the winners of the FIFA Fan Award (fifa.fans/3EX4E9r) and the FIFA Fair Play Award (fifa.fans/33743F9), will be crowned on January 17 during a television program. broadcast live from the FIFA House in Zurich.

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  •   Denmark s security service PET said on Thursday it had arrested four intelligence employees suspected of leaking confidential documents The four whose identities were not disclosed are current and former employees of the PET security service and the FA military intelligence service PET said in a statement PET has not disclosed to whom the information was released or the nature of the documents All four risk up to 12 years in prison if convicted of espionage They are accused among other things of violating article 109 1 of the penal code by disclosing without authorization highly confidential information from the intelligence services said PET The arrests were made on Wednesday in collaboration with the police Raids were also carried out in several undisclosed addresses The investigation is still ongoing PET said declining to release further information Source Credit TheGuardian
    Denmark arrests four spy agency employees for espionage
      Denmark s security service PET said on Thursday it had arrested four intelligence employees suspected of leaking confidential documents The four whose identities were not disclosed are current and former employees of the PET security service and the FA military intelligence service PET said in a statement PET has not disclosed to whom the information was released or the nature of the documents All four risk up to 12 years in prison if convicted of espionage They are accused among other things of violating article 109 1 of the penal code by disclosing without authorization highly confidential information from the intelligence services said PET The arrests were made on Wednesday in collaboration with the police Raids were also carried out in several undisclosed addresses The investigation is still ongoing PET said declining to release further information Source Credit TheGuardian
    Denmark arrests four spy agency employees for espionage
    Foreign12 months ago

    Denmark arrests four spy agency employees for espionage

    Denmark's security service PET said on Thursday it had arrested four intelligence employees suspected of leaking confidential documents.

    The four, whose identities were not disclosed, are current and former employees of the PET security service and the FA military intelligence service, PET said in a statement.

    PET has not disclosed to whom the information was released or the nature of the documents.

    All four risk up to 12 years in prison if convicted of espionage.

    They are accused, among other things, of violating article 109 (1) of the penal code by disclosing, without authorization, highly confidential information from the intelligence services, "said PET.

    The arrests were made on Wednesday, in collaboration with the police. Raids were also carried out in several undisclosed addresses.

    The investigation is still ongoing, PET said, declining to release further information.

    Source Credit: TheGuardian

  •   The voting and awarding process related to the FIFA Pusk s Award is detailed in the respective Assignment Rules ZURICH Switzerland November 29 2021 APO Group The race to determine the winner of the FIFA Pusk s Award 2021 FIFA com is underway Who will succeed the 2020 winner Son Heung min in claiming the coveted crown The list of 11 finalists for the best goal during the awards period has been revealed and the candidates are as follows Luis D az COL https bit ly 3lj4FNT Brazil against Colombia CONMEBOL Copa Am rica June 23 2021 Gauthier Hein FRA https bit ly 3E4nxYx Chamois Niortais FC vs AJ Auxerre Ligue 2 April 10 2021 rik Lamela ARG https bit ly 3G2E1RD Arsenal FC Tottenham Hotspur FC Premier League March 14 2021 Valentino Lazaro AUT https bit ly 3E7B8OA Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Borussia VfL 1900 M nchengladbach Bundesliga November 8 2020 Riyad Mahrez ALG https bit ly 3lkpCbn Zimbabwe v Algeria CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Nov 16 2020 Sandra Owusu Ansah GHA https bit ly 3G1apE9 Kumasi Sports Academy Ladies FC vs Supreme Ladies FC Ghana Women s Premier League May 8 2021 Vangelis Pavlidis GRE https bit ly 3E6lMdd Willem II vs Fortuna Sittard Eredivisie May 16 2021 Daniela S nchez MEX https bit ly 2ZzbrHT Quer taro FC v Athletic of San Luis Liga MX Femenil January 16 2021 Patrik Schick CZE https bit ly 3p7kMzn Czech Republic v Scotland UEFA EURO 2020 June 14 2021 Mehdi Taremi IRN https bit ly 32w55tN Chelsea FC v FC Porto UEFA Champions League April 13 2021 Caroline Weir SCO https bit ly 313B0Sg Manchester City WFC v Manchester United WFC FA Women s Super League February 12 2021 The winner will be selected by an international jury made up of a panel of FIFA Legends and registered fans from around the world on FIFA com Each of the two groups of voters on the jury has the same electoral weight The voting and award process related to the FIFA Pusk s Award is detailed in the respective Assignment Rules https fifa fans 3I2NJoN To keep up to date with the latest news on The Best visit FIFA com fifa fans 3xdZ943 and FIFA s accounts on Facebook bit ly 30L7VKE YouTube bit ly 3xdHucL and Twitter bit ly 3HHdYkv You can join the discussion on who should win the prizes using the hashtag TheBest
    FIFA Puskás Award: 11 best goals announced
      The voting and awarding process related to the FIFA Pusk s Award is detailed in the respective Assignment Rules ZURICH Switzerland November 29 2021 APO Group The race to determine the winner of the FIFA Pusk s Award 2021 FIFA com is underway Who will succeed the 2020 winner Son Heung min in claiming the coveted crown The list of 11 finalists for the best goal during the awards period has been revealed and the candidates are as follows Luis D az COL https bit ly 3lj4FNT Brazil against Colombia CONMEBOL Copa Am rica June 23 2021 Gauthier Hein FRA https bit ly 3E4nxYx Chamois Niortais FC vs AJ Auxerre Ligue 2 April 10 2021 rik Lamela ARG https bit ly 3G2E1RD Arsenal FC Tottenham Hotspur FC Premier League March 14 2021 Valentino Lazaro AUT https bit ly 3E7B8OA Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Borussia VfL 1900 M nchengladbach Bundesliga November 8 2020 Riyad Mahrez ALG https bit ly 3lkpCbn Zimbabwe v Algeria CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Nov 16 2020 Sandra Owusu Ansah GHA https bit ly 3G1apE9 Kumasi Sports Academy Ladies FC vs Supreme Ladies FC Ghana Women s Premier League May 8 2021 Vangelis Pavlidis GRE https bit ly 3E6lMdd Willem II vs Fortuna Sittard Eredivisie May 16 2021 Daniela S nchez MEX https bit ly 2ZzbrHT Quer taro FC v Athletic of San Luis Liga MX Femenil January 16 2021 Patrik Schick CZE https bit ly 3p7kMzn Czech Republic v Scotland UEFA EURO 2020 June 14 2021 Mehdi Taremi IRN https bit ly 32w55tN Chelsea FC v FC Porto UEFA Champions League April 13 2021 Caroline Weir SCO https bit ly 313B0Sg Manchester City WFC v Manchester United WFC FA Women s Super League February 12 2021 The winner will be selected by an international jury made up of a panel of FIFA Legends and registered fans from around the world on FIFA com Each of the two groups of voters on the jury has the same electoral weight The voting and award process related to the FIFA Pusk s Award is detailed in the respective Assignment Rules https fifa fans 3I2NJoN To keep up to date with the latest news on The Best visit FIFA com fifa fans 3xdZ943 and FIFA s accounts on Facebook bit ly 30L7VKE YouTube bit ly 3xdHucL and Twitter bit ly 3HHdYkv You can join the discussion on who should win the prizes using the hashtag TheBest
    FIFA Puskás Award: 11 best goals announced
    Africa1 year ago

    FIFA Puskás Award: 11 best goals announced

    The voting and awarding process related to the FIFA Puskás Award is detailed in the respective Assignment Rules.

    ZURICH, Switzerland, November 29, 2021 / APO Group / -

    The race to determine the winner of the FIFA Puskás Award 2021 (FIFA.com) is underway. Who will succeed the 2020 winner Son Heung-min in claiming the coveted crown? The list of 11 finalists for the best goal during the awards period has been revealed and the candidates are as follows:

    Luis Díaz (COL) (https://bit.ly/3lj4FNT) - Brazil against Colombia [CONMEBOL Copa América] (June 23, 2021) Gauthier Hein (FRA) (https://bit.ly/3E4nxYx) - Chamois Niortais FC vs. AJ Auxerre [Ligue 2] (April 10, 2021) Érik Lamela (ARG) (https://bit.ly/3G2E1RD) - Arsenal FC - Tottenham Hotspur FC [Premier League] (March 14, 2021) Valentino Lazaro (AUT) (https://bit.ly/3E7B8OA) - Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach [Bundesliga] (November 8, 2020) Riyad Mahrez (ALG) (https://bit.ly/3lkpCbn) - Zimbabwe v Algeria [CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying] (Nov 16, 2020) Sandra Owusu-Ansah (GHA) (https://bit.ly/3G1apE9) - Kumasi Sports Academy Ladies FC vs. Supreme Ladies FC [Ghana Women’s Premier League] (May 8, 2021) Vangelis Pavlidis (GRE) (https://bit.ly/3E6lMdd) - Willem II vs. Fortuna Sittard [Eredivisie] (May 16, 2021) Daniela Sánchez (MEX) (https://bit.ly/2ZzbrHT) - Querétaro FC v. Athletic of San Luis [Liga MX Femenil] (January 16, 2021) Patrik Schick (CZE) (https://bit.ly/3p7kMzn) - Czech Republic v Scotland [UEFA EURO 2020] (June 14, 2021) Mehdi Taremi (IRN) (https://bit.ly/32w55tN) - Chelsea FC v. FC Porto [UEFA Champions League] (April 13, 2021) Caroline Weir (SCO) (https://bit.ly/313B0Sg) - Manchester City WFC v. Manchester United WFC [FA Women’s Super League] (February 12, 2021)

    The winner will be selected by an international jury made up of a panel of FIFA Legends and registered fans from around the world on FIFA.com. Each of the two groups of voters on the jury has the same electoral weight.

    The voting and award process related to the FIFA Puskás Award is detailed in the respective Assignment Rules (https://fifa.fans/3I2NJoN).

    To keep up to date with the latest news on The Best, visit FIFA.com (fifa.fans/3xdZ943) and FIFA's accounts on Facebook (bit.ly/30L7VKE), YouTube (bit.ly/3xdHucL) and Twitter (bit .ly / 3HHdYkv).

    You can join the discussion on who should win the prizes using the hashtag #TheBest

  •   Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his position as Manchester United manager the club confirmed on Sunday A humiliating 4 1 defeat to Watford on Saturday was the final straw for the club s owners the Glazer family with Solskjaer out amid a wretched run of five defeats in seven Premier League games A club statement read Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision While the past few weeks have been disappointing they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long term success Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as Manager and our very best wishes for the future His place in the club s history will always be secure not just for his story as a player but as a great man and a Manager who gave us many great moments He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family The club confirmed former player Michael Carrick who was part of Solskjaer s coaching staff will take charge as caretaker as well as their intention to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season The manner of the performance at Vicarage Road warranted fresh discussions between the club s owners and executive vice chairman Ed Woodward on Saturday night Chief negotiator Matt Judge was also involved in talks which focused on compensation costs for the manager as well as which of his staff would stay on at Old Trafford in the event of his dismissal Solskjaer had signed a new contract at United in July 2021 which ran until 2024 with an option for a further year Sources had told reuters that Solskjaer had expected to leave the club in the wake of the Watford loss and the news comes following United s poor start to the 2021 22 season which included a humiliating 5 0 home defeat against bitter rivals Liverpool Manchester City then comprehensively outplayed Solskjaer s United in a 2 0 win at Old Trafford before the international break and the Watford debacle sealed Solskjaer s fate Solskjaer who replaced Jose Mourinho as manager in December 2018 initially on an interim basis had been in permanent charge since March 2019 While he enjoyed some success including setting an English league record 29 match unbeaten run away from home as well as securing successive top four finishes for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 his tenure included a mixture of devastating results and a failure to secure a first trophy since 2017 As well as a 5 0 loss at home to Liverpool Solskjaer also oversaw a 6 1 defeat at home to Tottenham managed last season The Norwegian s best chance of silverware was also ended in the 2021 Europa League final as his side lost to Villarreal on penalties having been eliminated in the Champions League group stages earlier in the campaign A positive summer of recruitment which included the arrivals of Jadon Sancho Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo for over 120 million pounds heightened the pressure on Solskjaer to begin the campaign positively ahead of what many expected to be a sustained challenge for a league title However Solskjaer has left United following a run of one win in seven Premier League games with the club seventh in the table and 12 points adrift of leaders Chelsea Speaking after the Liverpool defeat the United manager labelled it his darkest hour as coach but said he and the club had come too far not to carry on and said they had taken a big step backwards after the loss to City Solskjaer s dismissal represents the latest managerial misstep since Ferguson the club s greatest manager retired in 2013 David Moyes did not see out his first season in charge with the former Everton manager sacked in April 2014 11 months into a six year contract Louis van Gaal won the FA Cup at United but he lasted two seasons before he was dismissed and Mourinho took over Mourinho won the League Cup and Europa League but was sacked in December 2018 with Solskjaer appointed as a caretaker coach until he was handed a permanent deal in the spring of 2019 Reuters Source NAN
    Why Manchester United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 
      Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his position as Manchester United manager the club confirmed on Sunday A humiliating 4 1 defeat to Watford on Saturday was the final straw for the club s owners the Glazer family with Solskjaer out amid a wretched run of five defeats in seven Premier League games A club statement read Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision While the past few weeks have been disappointing they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long term success Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as Manager and our very best wishes for the future His place in the club s history will always be secure not just for his story as a player but as a great man and a Manager who gave us many great moments He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family The club confirmed former player Michael Carrick who was part of Solskjaer s coaching staff will take charge as caretaker as well as their intention to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season The manner of the performance at Vicarage Road warranted fresh discussions between the club s owners and executive vice chairman Ed Woodward on Saturday night Chief negotiator Matt Judge was also involved in talks which focused on compensation costs for the manager as well as which of his staff would stay on at Old Trafford in the event of his dismissal Solskjaer had signed a new contract at United in July 2021 which ran until 2024 with an option for a further year Sources had told reuters that Solskjaer had expected to leave the club in the wake of the Watford loss and the news comes following United s poor start to the 2021 22 season which included a humiliating 5 0 home defeat against bitter rivals Liverpool Manchester City then comprehensively outplayed Solskjaer s United in a 2 0 win at Old Trafford before the international break and the Watford debacle sealed Solskjaer s fate Solskjaer who replaced Jose Mourinho as manager in December 2018 initially on an interim basis had been in permanent charge since March 2019 While he enjoyed some success including setting an English league record 29 match unbeaten run away from home as well as securing successive top four finishes for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 his tenure included a mixture of devastating results and a failure to secure a first trophy since 2017 As well as a 5 0 loss at home to Liverpool Solskjaer also oversaw a 6 1 defeat at home to Tottenham managed last season The Norwegian s best chance of silverware was also ended in the 2021 Europa League final as his side lost to Villarreal on penalties having been eliminated in the Champions League group stages earlier in the campaign A positive summer of recruitment which included the arrivals of Jadon Sancho Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo for over 120 million pounds heightened the pressure on Solskjaer to begin the campaign positively ahead of what many expected to be a sustained challenge for a league title However Solskjaer has left United following a run of one win in seven Premier League games with the club seventh in the table and 12 points adrift of leaders Chelsea Speaking after the Liverpool defeat the United manager labelled it his darkest hour as coach but said he and the club had come too far not to carry on and said they had taken a big step backwards after the loss to City Solskjaer s dismissal represents the latest managerial misstep since Ferguson the club s greatest manager retired in 2013 David Moyes did not see out his first season in charge with the former Everton manager sacked in April 2014 11 months into a six year contract Louis van Gaal won the FA Cup at United but he lasted two seasons before he was dismissed and Mourinho took over Mourinho won the League Cup and Europa League but was sacked in December 2018 with Solskjaer appointed as a caretaker coach until he was handed a permanent deal in the spring of 2019 Reuters Source NAN
    Why Manchester United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 
    General news1 year ago

    Why Manchester United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his position as Manchester United manager, the club confirmed on Sunday.

    A humiliating 4-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday was the final straw for the club’s owners, the Glazer family, with Solskjaer out amid a wretched run of five defeats in seven Premier League games.

    A club statement read: “Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager.

    “Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision.

    “While the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success.

    “Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as Manager and our very best wishes for the future.

    “His place in the club’s history will always be secure, not just for his story as a player, but as a great man and a Manager who gave us many great moments.

    “He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family.”

    The club confirmed former player Michael Carrick, who was part of Solskjaer’s coaching staff, will take charge as caretaker, as well as their intention to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season.

    The manner of the performance at Vicarage Road warranted fresh discussions between the club’s owners and executive vice chairman Ed Woodward on Saturday night.

    Chief negotiator Matt Judge was also involved in talks, which focused on compensation costs for the manager, as well as which of his staff would stay on at Old Trafford in the event of his dismissal.

    Solskjaer had signed a new contract at United in July 2021, which ran until 2024, with an option for a further year.

    Sources had told reuters that Solskjaer had expected to leave the club in the wake of the Watford loss and the news comes following United’s poor start to the 2021-22 season, which included a humiliating 5-0 home defeat against bitter rivals Liverpool.

    Manchester City then comprehensively outplayed Solskjaer’s United in a 2-0 win at Old Trafford before the international break and the Watford debacle sealed Solskjaer’s fate.

    Solskjaer, who replaced Jose Mourinho as manager in December 2018 initially on an interim basis, had been in permanent charge since March 2019.

    While he enjoyed some success, including setting an English league record 29-match unbeaten run away from home, as well as securing successive top four finishes for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, his tenure included a mixture of devastating results and a failure to secure a first trophy since 2017.

    As well as a 5-0 loss at home to Liverpool, Solskjaer also oversaw a 6-1 defeat at home to Tottenham, managed , last season.

    The Norwegian’s best chance of silverware was also ended in the 2021 Europa League final as his side lost to Villarreal on penalties having been eliminated in the Champions League group stages earlier in the campaign.

    A positive summer of recruitment, which included the arrivals of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo for over 120 million pounds, heightened the pressure on Solskjaer to begin the campaign positively ahead of what many expected to be a sustained challenge for a league title.

    However, Solskjaer has left United following a run of one win in seven Premier League games, with the club seventh in the table and 12 points adrift of leaders Chelsea.

    Speaking after the Liverpool defeat, the United manager labelled it his “darkest hour” as coach but said he and the club had come “too far” not to carry on and said they had taken “a big step backwards” after the loss to City.

    Solskjaer’s dismissal represents the latest managerial misstep since Ferguson, the club’s greatest manager, retired in 2013.

    David Moyes did not see out his first season in charge, with the former Everton manager sacked in April 2014, 11 months into a six-year contract.

    Louis van Gaal won the FA Cup at United but he lasted two seasons before he was dismissed and Mourinho took over.

    Mourinho won the League Cup and Europa League but was sacked in December 2018, with Solskjaer appointed as a caretaker coach until he was handed a permanent deal in the spring of 2019. (Reuters/)

    Source: NAN

  •   The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has alerted millions of Nigerian telecommunications consumers to the existence of a new high risk and extremely damaging malware called Flubot Malware is a generic word used to describe a virus or software specially designed to disrupt damage or gain unauthorized access to a computer system A statement signed by NCC Public Affairs Director Dr Ikechukwu Adinde said According to information received today October 21 2021 from the Nigeria Computer Emergency Response Team ngCERT Flubot targets androids with bogus security updates and app installs The ngCERT claimed that Flubot is impersonating Android mobile banking apps to paint a false web view on targeted apps and that its goal transcends personal data theft and essentially targets the theft of credit card or credit card details online banking credentials NCC explained that FluBot travels via Short Message Service SMS and can spy on incoming notifications make calls read or write SMS and transmit the victim s contact list to their control center This malware attacks Android devices claiming to be FedEx DHL Correos and Chrome apps and forces unsuspecting users to change accessibility settings on their devices in order to maintain a continuous presence on the devices The new malware undermines device security by copying fake login screens from major banks and the moment users enter their login credentials on the fake pages their data is collected and transmitted to the malware operators checkpoint from which data is mined by intercepting banking one time passwords OTP and replacing the default SMS app on the targeted Android device Therefore it secures access to the device via SMS and forwards similar messages to other contacts who may be on the attacked device tricking them into downloading the bogus app Suffice it to say that when Flubot infects a device it can lead to untold financial loss Additionally the malware creates a backdoor that gives access to the user s device thereby allowing the invader or attacker to perform other criminal actions including launching other variants of malware the statement read NCC therefore advised telecom consumers not to click on the link if you receive a suspicious text message and not to install any security apps or updates that the page asks you to install Use updated antivirus software that detects and prevents malware infections Apply critical system and application fixes Use strong passwords and enable two factor authentication 2FA on connections Regularly back up your data If you have been affected by this you should reset your device to factory mode as soon as possible This will delete all data from your phone including personal data If you are concerned that your accounts have been accessed by unauthorized persons contact your bank immediately
    Beware of new virus that steals banking information, NCC alerts Nigerians
      The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has alerted millions of Nigerian telecommunications consumers to the existence of a new high risk and extremely damaging malware called Flubot Malware is a generic word used to describe a virus or software specially designed to disrupt damage or gain unauthorized access to a computer system A statement signed by NCC Public Affairs Director Dr Ikechukwu Adinde said According to information received today October 21 2021 from the Nigeria Computer Emergency Response Team ngCERT Flubot targets androids with bogus security updates and app installs The ngCERT claimed that Flubot is impersonating Android mobile banking apps to paint a false web view on targeted apps and that its goal transcends personal data theft and essentially targets the theft of credit card or credit card details online banking credentials NCC explained that FluBot travels via Short Message Service SMS and can spy on incoming notifications make calls read or write SMS and transmit the victim s contact list to their control center This malware attacks Android devices claiming to be FedEx DHL Correos and Chrome apps and forces unsuspecting users to change accessibility settings on their devices in order to maintain a continuous presence on the devices The new malware undermines device security by copying fake login screens from major banks and the moment users enter their login credentials on the fake pages their data is collected and transmitted to the malware operators checkpoint from which data is mined by intercepting banking one time passwords OTP and replacing the default SMS app on the targeted Android device Therefore it secures access to the device via SMS and forwards similar messages to other contacts who may be on the attacked device tricking them into downloading the bogus app Suffice it to say that when Flubot infects a device it can lead to untold financial loss Additionally the malware creates a backdoor that gives access to the user s device thereby allowing the invader or attacker to perform other criminal actions including launching other variants of malware the statement read NCC therefore advised telecom consumers not to click on the link if you receive a suspicious text message and not to install any security apps or updates that the page asks you to install Use updated antivirus software that detects and prevents malware infections Apply critical system and application fixes Use strong passwords and enable two factor authentication 2FA on connections Regularly back up your data If you have been affected by this you should reset your device to factory mode as soon as possible This will delete all data from your phone including personal data If you are concerned that your accounts have been accessed by unauthorized persons contact your bank immediately
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    Beware of new virus that steals banking information, NCC alerts Nigerians

    The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has alerted millions of Nigerian telecommunications consumers to the existence of a new high-risk and extremely damaging malware called Flubot.

    Malware is a generic word used to describe a virus or software, specially designed to “disrupt, damage or gain unauthorized access to a computer system”.

    A statement signed by NCC Public Affairs Director Dr Ikechukwu Adinde said “According to information received today, October 21, 2021, from the Nigeria Computer Emergency Response Team, ngCERT, Flubot targets androids with bogus security updates and app installs. .

    "The ngCERT claimed that Flubot is impersonating Android mobile banking apps to paint a false web view on targeted apps and that its goal transcends personal data theft and essentially targets the theft of credit card or credit card details. online banking credentials. "

    NCC explained that FluBot travels via Short Message Service (SMS) and can spy on "incoming notifications, make calls, read or write SMS and transmit the victim's contact list to their control center.

    “This malware attacks Android devices claiming to be 'FedEx, DHL, Correos and Chrome apps' and forces unsuspecting users to change accessibility settings on their devices in order to maintain a continuous presence on the devices.

    "The new malware undermines device security by copying fake login screens from major banks, and the moment users enter their login credentials on the fake pages, their data is collected and transmitted to the malware operators' checkpoint. from which data is mined by intercepting banking one-time passwords (OTP) and replacing the default SMS app on the targeted Android device.

    “Therefore, it secures access to the device via SMS and forwards similar messages to other contacts who may be on the attacked device, tricking them into downloading the bogus app.

    “Suffice it to say that when Flubot infects a device, it can lead to untold financial loss. Additionally, the malware creates a backdoor that gives access to the user's device, thereby allowing the invader or attacker to perform other criminal actions, including launching other variants of malware, ”the statement read.

    NCC therefore advised telecom consumers "not to click on the link if you receive a suspicious text message, and not to install any security apps or updates that the page asks you to install." Use updated antivirus software that detects and prevents malware infections.

    “Apply critical system and application fixes. Use strong passwords and enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on connections. Regularly back up your data.

    “If you have been affected by this, you should reset your device to factory mode as soon as possible. This will delete all data from your phone including personal data.

    “If you are concerned that your accounts have been accessed by unauthorized persons, contact your bank immediately. "

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