Africa Just Called for the End of Poverty; The World Must Listen

first_imgAfrican leaders did a remarkable thing on Friday: They called for the end of extreme poverty, in all its forms. The response to this rallying call will define our generation.At the start of the Millennium, the world decided to work together to fight poverty, and agreed the Millennium Development Goals. Since then, these shared goals have spurred impressive progress, including in Liberia.Life has certainly improved for Liberian children during the Millennium Development Goals era. The fastest reduction of preventable child deaths in Africa. 100 fewer children dying every 1000 births. Net enrolment in primary schools increasing by 42 percent. Life expectancy at birth increasing by an astounding 13 years. The Millennium Development Goals helped to spur this vital progress.At the end of 2015, the Millennium Development Goals expire. We need a new plan.After all, in Liberia there is still much to do. Most Liberians still live far below the $1.25 a day poverty line. Just this week, Save the Children published a report revealing that every year, 3,000 Liberian children die on their first day on earth.What the world plans to do about poverty after 2015 will matter enormously to children in Liberia.When the Millennium Development Goals were written, Africans didn’t have much of a say. This time must be different. African peoples must lead the debate.This week Africa made a start. And Liberia led the way.On Friday, the African Union’s High Level Committee of Heads of State on the Post-2015 Agenda, Chaired by Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, launched the ‘Common African Position’ on what the world should achieve by 2030.The Common African Position is inspiring. It says the overarching aim of the post-2015 agenda should be the end poverty in all its forms.And the African position also starts to set out a plan.It’s full of exciting proposals. Equitable access to good quality affordable basic healthcare for all, education as the foundation for development, drinkable water for all, close the sanitation gap, decent and productive employment, action to reduce inequalities, fair taxation, wider access to social protection, universal human rights: the list goes on.The African position also focuses on ending crucial drivers of poverty, like preventable newborn, child and maternal deaths, gender-based wage inequality, all forms of violence against women and children, child labour, and early marriage.If poverty is to end in Liberia, these problems must end first.Finally, the Common African Position is inspiring because it is, well, common.The African leaders commit to speak with one voice, and act in unity whilst seeking to ensure Africa’s voice is integrated into the global development agenda.As the global negotiations in New York become ever more fraught, a unified voice for Africa will add up to more than the sum of its parts.And if African leaders continue to reach out to their peoples, asking them what they want, then Africa’s shared voice will only be more legitimate and more persuasive on the world stage. The post-2015 framework will be more likely to address people’s needs and aspirations.At the turn of the Millennium, the world debated what people in richer countries thought Africans needed. This time, if Africans speak up, the world might work with African peoples to achieve what Africans say they want.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Judge walks off after threats from AG Williams

first_imgCarvil Duncan tribunal challengeThere was high drama in the High Court on Thursday as Justice Franklin Holder walked off the bench, leaving an uncertain outcome in the substantive legal case in front of him, following a fiery exchange and alleged implicit death threats from the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Basil Williams.Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil NandlallThe imbroglio was prompted by a cross-examination regarding the conflicting stories submitted in affidavits by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and trade unionist Carvil Duncan about the tribunal which was established to determine his removal from several constitutional posts.As the cross-examination was coming to an end, a frustrated Williams accused the Judge of not accurately recording the evidence, and Justice Holder took umbrage to the accusation.An angry Williams in a loud tone of voice repeated the accusation, and the Judge again admonished him about the accusation and about his tone of voice.Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil WilliamsBut Williams then blurted out loudly, “the last Magistrate who did that to me was later found dead… and I am saying so… that the last Magistrate who did this to me was found dead”.Williams’ remarks prompted the Judge to walk off the bench, without adjourning the matter.The legal challenge filed by Duncan against the attempt to remove him as Chairman of the Public Service Commission, and as a member of the Police Service and Judicial Service Commissions.But a conflict of facts has arisen in the various affidavits filed as the Prime Minister contends that his office served Duncan with a letter dated March 29, 2016, which was received at the Public Service Commission on April 14, 2016, calling upon Duncan to show cause within 14 days why he should not be removed from the aforesaid positions.Duncan and his Confidential Secretary in their affidavits swore that no such letter was ever received at the Public Service Commission. They both contend that indeed a letter from the Prime Minister’s office was received on April 14, 2016, but that letter, addressed to Duncan, informed him of a Public Service Conference which was to be held in London, England later that year.In order to resolve this conflict in the affidavits, Justice Holder ordered the persons who swore the affidavits be cross-examined.Commenting on the Attorney General’s outbursts, his predecessor, Attorney Anil Nandlall asserted that such a conduct in the face of the court is contumacious contempt and must be condemned in the strongest possible fashion. He said coming from the Head of the Bar, it compounds the travesty.“Such exhibitions of crass disrespect for members of the Judiciary by the Attorney General, unfortunately, are not isolated incidents, but are becoming a pattern. No Judge should be subject to this type of assault. It is a fundamental principle of justice that Judges must be permitted to function in an environment that is free from intimidation, abuse and threats,” Nandlall stated.Justice Holder, in October 2016, suspended the work of the presidential tribunal following an injunction, which was filed by Nandlall. At that time, Nandlall had argued that the tribunal was an unlawful and unconstitutional course of action, since Duncan at the time was not found guilty of the charges. However, President David Granger had suspended Duncan from several constitutional posts, which included being a member of the Judicial Service Commission and the Police Service Commission.Subsequently, city Magistrate Leron Daly dismissed one of the charges against Duncan. Duncan was facing a charge which stated that on March 31, 2015 at Georgetown, he stole $984,900, property of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL).Duncan still faces a conspiracy charge which stated that between May 7 and May 8, 2015, he conspired with then Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of GPL, Aeshwar Deonarine to steal $27,757,547, property of the power company. Duncan had also alleged that he was offered money by both the President and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon to vacate his offices, a claim which the Government had denied.Owing to the circumstances, it is unclear when the High Court case will continue.last_img read more

Water fees increasing for unmetered properties

first_imgUnmetered residences and businesses will soon be paying significantly more for their water usage after Fort St. John City Council passed a new water regulation bylaw Monday.There are 55 residential, four multi-family, 11 industrial and seven commercial properties without water meters. The City is currently charging each of these properties $150 per quarter for their water usage. The new bylaw stipulates that, as of September, any residential property owner without a water meter will be charged $300 per quarter and any commercial or industrial property owner will be charged $1,000 per quarter.- Advertisement -The City says that the reason commercial and industrial properties will be charged at a higher rate is because it is more likely they would use considerably more water than a typical household.The rates will not come into effect until September to give property owners time to have a water meter installed.The vast majority of residential and commercial properties within the city have water meters. For those property owners with water meters, Council had already passed a motion to keep current water and sewer rates unchanged for the upcoming year.The City is also considering implementing a future block rate structure. A block rate structure gives the City the ability to charge a certain rate for a certain amount of water used. If individual residential, business or industrial properties go over that amount, then they are charged at a higher rate until another ceiling amount is reached and the rate is further increased.Advertisement City Manager Dianne Hunter told that the top rates will really only apply to commercial and industrial businesses since they often use significantly more water than residences.last_img read more

Locals undefeated in the Downey Tourney

first_imgThe tournament, among the best in Southern California, draws 32 teams and hosts games at three sites. The tournament concludes Monday with games at South Gate Park and Downey High School. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Saturday’s games: At South Gate Park, (4 fields), 9520 Hildreath Ave., South Gate: 9 a.m., Winners bracket championship round: Kennedy vs. Santa Fe; Katella vs. Downey; Torrance vs. Garden Grove; Gahr vs. San Pedro. 1 p.m., Winners bracket consolation round: S. Torrance vs. Bishop Montgomery; N. Torrance vs. St. Matthias; Santa Monica vs. Sylmar; JSerra vs. Villa Park. At Downey High School (2 fields), 11040 Brookshire, Downey: 9 a.m., Consolation championship bracket: Norwalk vs. Downey Calvary Chapel; Carson vs. Huntington Beach. 1 p.m., Consolation bracket: Glenn vs. Fremont, Cerritos vs. Artesia. At Rio San Gabriel Park (2 fields), 9612 Ardine St., Downey: 9 a.m., Consolation championship bracket: Palos Verdes vs. Westchester; Paramount vs. Chino. 1 p.m., Consolation bracket: St. Joseph vs. St. Bernard; W. Torrance vs. Redondo Union. center_img L.A. City power San Pedro High, tournament host Downey and the San Gabriel Valley League’s Gahr are among the eight teams still undefeated as the Downey Classic high school softball tournament resumes Saturday morning. The tournament, which began last weekend, continues with games Saturday and concludes with winners bracket and consolation bracket championships on Monday. last_img read more

Barca desperate to make amends in Europe

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi and Barcelona begin their European adventure at home to PSV © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Sep 17 – Almost exactly an hour after the final whistle, Barcelona posted a tweet: “Congratulations to @realmadrid for winning the 2017/18 Champions League title.”Underneath some fans demanded the message be deleted immediately while others claimed it as a classy touch. “We are rivals, not enemies”, one wrote. Meanwhile, Barcelona’s key players – Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez, Andres Iniesta – stayed quiet. Some had recently posted pictures of themselves surrounded by their families, with the World Cup just around the corner.But from the words that have been spoken since, and despite the club’s stately message, it is clear Madrid’s triumph hit home. Barcelona had failed and this made it even harder to bear.“Obviously it’s infuriating (for us),” Suarez said in an interview with RAC1 earlier this month. “Madrid have won the Champions League in each of the last three years. They have made history and it’s a thorn in our side.”Chiefly, perhaps, because Barca will feel they were better than Madrid last season.They blew them away in a 3-0 flurry at the Santiago Bernabeu and then played with 10 men for the second half at the Camp Nou and still drew 2-2. They even led with a man fewer until Gareth Bale’s late equaliser.They also finished an enormous 17 points clear of them to win La Liga, a gap that admittedly swelled when Zinedine Zidane began prioritising games in Europe, but even by February, before the Champions League knock-outs kicked into gear, Barcelona were 16 ahead.A pattern has emerged in recent years that both clubs are keen to break. Barcelona dominate domestically, while Real Madrid reign in Europe.Barca have won seven out of the last 10 league titles, Madrid only two. Real have claimed four of the last five Champions League crowns, Barcelona the other one.But while Madrid’s victory over Liverpool was a final blow, it was the defeat to Roma, and the manner of it, that was the moment of realisation.– ‘Time to win’ –Throwing away a 4-1 lead by losing 3-0 in Italy was not perceived as just careless, it was unforgivable.“Without personality, without Messi and without any fight, Barca were shipwrecked at the Olimpico against an immensely superior team that lowered the Barca players from their artificial pedestal,” read Madrid’s daily newspaper AS the following morning.“We have to endure the pain,” said coach Ernesto Valverde. “There will be some tough days.”His team were stinging for the rest of the season, even as they completed the double by thrashing Sevilla to win the Copa del Rey.Before the match, reports had surfaced that Valverde could be sacked regardless of the result. After, the players were asked if victory made up for their Champions League exit. The prevailing answer was no.“It is an important trophy,” Suarez said. “But this does not hide what happened in Rome.”Motivation is one thing but shifting weight onto the Champions League will demand practical adjustments too.Valverde was accused last season of over-exerting his players in the league, particularly when it was clear it was won.Three days before the capitulation to Roma, the likes of Messi and Suarez were playing 90 minutes to beat 14th-placed Leganes.Valverde has indicated he will adapt. Ahead of their Group B opener at home to PSV on Tuesday, Sergio Busquets and Philippe Coutinho started as substitutes in Saturday’s win over Real Sociedad, even if both were needed before the end.Messi, who turned 31 in June, may also need to be preserved if he is to add a fifth Champions League success to his collection. Now captain, he appears hungrier than ever.“It’s time to win the Champions League,” Messi told Catalunya Radio earlier this month. “We’ve been knocked out in the quarter-finals three seasons in a row and maybe the last one was the worst of all because of the result and how the match was played.“I think we have to aim for that, as a club, as a team and as a collective. We have a spectacular squad and we can do it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned world’s best

first_imgHe beat Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah to the prize.Modric’s success means Ronaldo remains tied with Messi having won FIFA’s award in different guises five times each.At 33, Croatia’s run to the final was the culmination of a brilliant career for Modric that had often been overshadowed by Ronaldo’s goalscoring in their time together in the Spanish capital, before the Portuguese left for Juventus in July.Luka Modric, who reached the World Cup final with Croatia in the summer, was named the FIFA Best Men’s Player of the YearModric scored twice and also netted in penalty shootout wins over Denmark and Russia, but it was his playmaking ability that caught the eye in winning the Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup.“It was an unbelievable season, the best season in my life,” said Modric.“I’m still not realising how good a year I had collectively, individually, and I’m very proud for everything I achieved this year and it will be remembered forever.”For a sixth straight season, Ronaldo was the Champions League’s top scorer with 15 goals and also scored four times at the World Cup, including a hat-trick against Spain in a thrilling 3-3 draw to open Portugal’s campaign.However, Portugal’s last 16 exit to Uruguay in Russia and Ronaldo’s failure to score in the semi-finals or final of the Champions League opened the door for Modric.– Messi, Ronaldo no show –Modric (left) poses with his Best FIFA Men’s Player Award alongside Marta with her Best FIFA Women’s Player AwardNeither Ronaldo or Messi attended the glitzy ceremony in London with both in action for Juventus and Barcelona respectively on Wednesday.For the first time in 12 years, Messi was not among the finalists with third place going to Salah for his incredible 44-goal debut season with Liverpool that carried the Reds to the Champions League final.However, a shoulder injury suffered early on in the final robbed Salah of the chance to help Liverpool lift the trophy and also meant he was far from peak condition as he led Egypt’s World Cup bid.Despite scoring in each of his two appearances in Russia, he bowed out with the Pharaohs bowed at the group stage with three defeats.Salah did not go away empty handed, however, as he picked up the Puskas award for best goal for his strike against Everton in the Merseyside derby last December.Modric was joined by Real team-mates Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Marcelo in the FIFPro team of the year, also featuring David De Gea, Dani Alves, N’Golo Kante, Eden Hazard, Kylian Mbappe, Messi and Ronaldo.Didier Deschamps has won the World Cup as a coach and player© AFP Ben STANSALLFrance’s World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps won the best coach of the year prize in recognition for his work in leading Les Bleus to success in Russia.Deschamps, who became just the third man to win the World Cup as a player and coach, beat off competition from Dalic and his former France team-mate Zinedine Zidane, who won a third consecutive Champions League title with Real Madrid before resigning in June.Thibaut Courtois won the best goalkeeper award for helping Belgium reach the World Cup semi-finals as well as the FA Cup with Chelsea before a summer move to Madrid.Brazil’s Marta was crowned best women’s player for a record sixth time for her role in winning the Copa America to beat out Lyon duo Ada Hegerberg and Dzsenifer Marozsan.Lyon boss Reynald Pedros did win the award for best women’s coach, though, after winning the Champions League with the French giants.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric inspired Croatia to reach the World Cup final for the first time© AFP Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 24 – Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination of football’s individual awards by being crowned FIFA’s best player of the year on Monday.The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for both club and country as Madrid won a third straight Champions League, and he inspired Croatia to reach the World Cup final for the first time.last_img read more

‘Job not over’ for Guardiola as City target last 16

first_imgGuardiola’s side suffered a 2-1 loss at home to Lyon in their opening game in September, but City are firmly back on track after winning 12 of their previous 13 matches since their lone defeat of the season.“When you lose your first game at home the group stage becomes so tough. We did our job winning the next three games and now we try to avoid arriving in the last game needing to win the game to qualify,” Guardiola told reporters at the Groupama Stadium on Monday.“We reacted well but the job is not over. We have to win one more game to be there (next round) and hopefully tomorrow we can do that.”“If you make 1 or 2 mistakes you can be out. It’s so dangerous this competition,” he added. “It’s not done until it’s done. We’d like to avoid that pressure to play against Hoffenheim in the final game.“We came here to do our jobs. The last month has been so good for us, we’ve scored lots of goals and played at a very high level. I want to qualify, that is the first target.”– Foden to start? –City left for France without Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus or Ilkay Gundogan due to injury concerns, and highly-rated 18-year-old midfielder Phil Foden could be in line to start.Foden has made just a handful of appearances as a substitute for City in the league and Europe, but Guardiola had no doubt the teenager would rise to the challenge.“He’s stronger and more conscious that he’s able to play with us without a doubt,” said Guardiola of Foden’s progression this term.“I have the feeling every time he played, he played good. He’s ready, he’s definitely ready.”Centre-back Aymeric Laporte will return to his homeland as an established figure in the City defence, in contrast to his continued absence from Didier Deschamps’ France squad.Signed for a then club record £57 million ($73 million) in January, Laporte took time to settle in his new surroundings with all three of his Champions League outings last season ending in defeat.But the 24-year-old was the beneficiary of a full pre-season under Guardiola after being overlooked for the World Cup, and he is City’s only outfield player to have played every single minute of Champions League and Premier League action this campaign.“We try to learn day after day and that’s exactly what I’m trying to do to ensure that I earn Pep’s confidence,” said Laporte.His lack of international commitments has afforded Laporte ample time to recover and allowed him to devote his undivided attention to helping City on all fronts.“Maybe for the French people it (his selection) will have an impact but I play for Manchester City and the objective is to be high-performing for them today, tomorrow and in the future.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City can’t let up with a place in the knockout phase at stake © AFP / OLI SCARFFLYON, France, Nov 26 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola warned the Premier League leaders still have work to do as they attempt to seal a place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday.City will clinch a place in the knockout phase for the sixth year running with a draw at Lyon, while victory would wrap up top spot in Group F with a game to spare.last_img read more

My Donegal… with Red Hughs GAA manager Seosamh MacCeallabhuí

first_imgDonegal school teacher Seosamh MacCeallabhuí led Donegal GAA side Red Hughs in October to their first Ulster Junior Championship after an incredible season. Following Red Hughs success over Junior football in the county, MacCeallabhuí guided his side to Ulster JFC success over Derry outfit Limavady Wolfhounds.Now as Gaoth Dobhair aims for All-Ireland Senior success in the new year, Red Hughs will start their Junior All-Ireland semi-final task in January against Sligo-based side Easkey. MacCeallabhuí is also a keen fan of music.My Donegal… with Seosamh MacCeallabhuí (1) Where is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Got to be Baile na Finne with Portnoo a close second (2 ) How do you like to spend Christmas in the county?Susie Maitis Jeaic Maighread and Grandad (in charge of the remote after an enormous dinner)(3) Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?As time moves on it has to be your parents, my father at this stage. Having family myself, now you understand they always have your back.(4) What do you think is Donegal’s best tourist attraction?Top of Achla on a fine day is a beautiful place as is Sliabh League. But there are so many under-resourced places like Ramelton.(5) Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters? Good summer’s day anywhere in Donegal is hard to beat. Our snow is too wet and you can’t ski!(6) What would you do on your ideal day out in Donegal?A good football game followed by analysis in the Brewery.(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product? Susie’s homemade Christmas decorations, so many of them. Yard sale on the January 6!(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?That has to be Joe Mc Hugh. What he has done for the Irish language alone. He now proudly speaks it as well as anyone. Also, Jim Mc Guinness and Paddy McDevitt, Donegal Boston GAA, Fintown’s greatest export.(9) Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?As a teacher, you don’t get to hear about all the great business people around but I do feel Mark Doherty in Century Cinemas and Backstage is always expanding and trying new things.(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?That has got to be Micheal Murphy not just for his talent but the way he conducts himself on and off the field. Always has time for everyone. A true gentleman and a fine example to all the youth in the country.(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Susie’s Kitchen or The Backstage if she’s feeling tired. Macs Mace for all things GAA and the Honeypot for Pancakes and Bacon.(12) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?Good snow in the winter, so we might Ski down Achla and Erigal(13) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?I travel a bit from time to time and the use of the word “wild” is a real source of amusement.(14) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?A decent health service. We live on the edge of Europe and we are punished for it.(15) What is your favourite Donegal food?My aunt Brid Wright used to scramble an egg in a cup with some other magic that remains a vivid memory for me to this day.(16) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Complaining about traffic. I travel to Dublin now and again. Now that’s traffic. Hell on earth.(17) Do you have a favourite local band?Now you’ve asked the right question! Having help promote Irish music in Donegal for years we were very privileged to bring the likes of Le Galaxie, Not Squares, The Wonder Villians, Persued by Dogs and Le Boom to Donegal. We were also well represented locally with the likes of Mojo Gogo who threatened to make it big for a while.At this point, I am watching the likes of Waldorf and Cannon, Slow place like home, Slow Skies and of course In Their Thousands, Donegal’s best band for years.Disturbance has been another very positive development in Donegal bringing some great live music to the area. It would be great to see the likes of Persued by Dogs and Le Boom play one of their events.(18) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?A million euro won’t fix the health service apparently, but I’m sure it would be well spent organising A Glastonbury type event on the shores of Lough Finn with headliners The Foals, Wombats and We are Scientists. Martin Mc Kelvey to curate.(19) Manus Boyle or Michael Murphy?Answered above, nothing against Manus another great ambassador for the game.(20) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?Our remoteness lonely and proud “Na Bach linn”My Donegal… with Red Hughs GAA manager Seosamh MacCeallabhuí was last modified: January 3rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAJim McGuinnessManus BoyleMichael Murphymount errigalMUSICRED HUGHS.Seosamh MacCeallabhuílast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: This spectacular drone footage of ‘THE GATEWAY TO HELL MUD RUN’ was taken by Martin Gallagher – ‘The High Sky Photgrapher’.The video shows some of the painstaking obstacles which faced the large number of participants who took part in the event a fortnight ago. The ‘crawl’ through a large segment of MUD looked extremely difficult, but it also looked like everybody who took part was having a good time – despite the pain!The MUD RUN took place at the Old Foundry in Letterkenny and participants were given either the option of the 5K route or the 10K route.The question is would you be up for the challenge?  DDTV: WATCH SPECTACULAR DRONE FOOTAGE OF GATEWAY TO HELL MUD RUN was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVnewsSportlast_img read more

Chelsea dealt huge transfer blow in pursuit of Napoli star Elseid Hysaj

first_imgHysaj has impressed in Italy at Napoli and he has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United in the past.Now Chelsea are interested in signing the Albanian, particularly if his former boss, Maurizio Sarri, takes charge at Stamford Bridge.But Hysaj’s agent has warned that it might not be that easy for his client to walk away from Naples.“Elseid at the moment is not worried about what he will do next season,” Giuffredi told Radio Crc.“We’ll decide the future along the way – but it will be hard to go away from Napoli.” Sarri reportedly wants to make Hysaj one of three Chelsea players he brings to Stamford Bridge Elseid Hysaj would find it hard to leave Napoli for Chelsea this summer.That is according to the defender’s agent, Mario Giuffredi, who has been responding to reports that his client is off to Stamford Bridge. According to reports, former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is close to succeeding Antonio Conte in the Stamford Bride hot-seat – with Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola set to be appointed as his assistant.Along with Hysaj, Sarri is reportedly looking to bring Raul Albiol and Piotr Ziolenski with him from Naples to bolster the Blues’ spine. 2 Hysaj in action for Napoli last season 2last_img read more