Ruthless Ronaldo punishes Roma

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Ronaldo swept home Lucas Vazquez’s cross 26 minutes from time before turning provider for Rodriguez to smash home the second.“I am happy with the way we attacked and I think defensively we improved a lot in the second-half,” said Real boss Zinedine Zidane.“Everyone dreams of winning the Champions League and we are in the hunt.”Roma coach Luciano Spalletti criticised his side’s mental strength after letting Madrid off the hook.“We have to point out that we had more chances than them and if we’d taken them then the psychology of the game changes,” said Spalletti.“Right now on a mental level perhaps we are a bit fragile. It’s a big game, big games make us nervous and we have to change this.”Gareth Bale started for Madrid for the first time in over six weeks due to a calf injury and the Welshman began brightly as he got a rare chance to start on the left with Ronaldo through the middle in the absence of the injured Karim Benzema.Bale’s cut-back was sliced wide by Marcelo as Real threatened early on.However, it was Roma who enjoyed the best of the chances before half-time to get back into the tie.Former Manchester City striker Dzeko failed to repay Spalletti’s faith by handing him a start up front when he fired into the side-netting after Salah’s pace tore through the Madrid defence.Salah had a great chance himself but he too could only find the side-netting when clean through on Keylor Navas just before the half-hour mark.Yet, the hosts could also easily have been ahead by the break as former Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny was put to work in the Roma goal.The Polish international’s palms were stung by Luka Modric’s long-range drive before Szczesny got down well to turn Ronaldo’s low shot to safety.Ronaldo then had Madrid’s best chance of the half when he was played in by Bale, but Szczesny again scurried from his line to block the three-time World Player of the Year’s effort.Szczesny was forced into action once more at the start of the second period to parry Rodriguez’s volley.– Instant impact –However, the pattern of the first half was repeated as the Italians then passed up a host of chances to put themselves ahead on the night.Salah again failed to hit the target with just Navas to beat as the Egyptian continued to find acres of space in behind the Madrid defence.Navas then had to make two smart saves from Alessandro Florenzi and Kostas Manolas as Roma finally at least hit the target.Bale was replaced on the hour mark by Vazquez and the Spanish winger made an instant impact to tee up Ronaldo’s 13th Champions League goal of the season.Vazquez got to the byline and Ronaldo beat his marker and Szczesny to his cross to fire into the roof of the net.Four minutes later it was 2-0 as Ronaldo led a Madrid counter-attack and teed up Rodriguez to lash between Szczesny’s legs.Ronaldo missed a glorious chance for his second of the night 20 minutes from time when he slotted just wide after a brilliant Real break involving Marcelo, Rodriguez and Vazquez from a Roma corner.Spalletti then put his recent spat with club legend Francesco Totti behind him to introduce the 39-year-old for the closing stages to a standing ovation by the home fans.And Roma were denied at least the goal their performance deserved when Navas flew to his right to claw away Diego Perotti’s effort and ensure he still hasn’t conceded a goal in the Champions League this season. 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo (up) attacks Roma’s goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny during the UEFA Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. PHOTO/AFP.MADRID, March 9 – Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez left Roma ruing a host of missed chances as Real Madrid moved into the quarter-finals of the Champions League 4-0 on aggregate with a 2-0 win on Tuesday.Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah were the culprits in front of goal for the visitors before two goals in four second-half minutes ensured Madrid’s first win in a two-legged tie over Italian opposition in Europe for 29 years.last_img read more

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BC Naturals Resource Forum in Prince George

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – 16th Annual Natural Resource Forum is set to take place January 22nd to the 24th, 2019.The 2019 Program will focus on innovation and collaboration in the resources sector. The event will host moderators, panellists and keynote speakers that are covering a range of topics such as;Innovation and TechnologyUnlocking Potential Within Indigenous CommunitiesMining: Excellence in InnovationsCharting Forestry’s FutureThe Future of Energy – Canada’s OpportunityTransformative Influences in the Resource Sectorand more!The Tradeshow Forum will also include a diverse range of speakers offering informed perspectives on innovation in BC’s resource sector. This is an opportunity to connect with; natural resource delegates interested in developing resource projects; resource companies active in northern BC; consultants; engineering firms; equipment suppliers and service companies; First Nations and communities; government representatives; and labour, trade, and safety professionals.- Advertisement -The event includes an opening Banquet on Tuesday evening, the Resource Ministers Breakfast on Wednesday, two Keynote Luncheon, networking breaks and receptions, high-profile speakers and a 72-booth tradeshow.For more information on the forum CLICK HERElast_img read more

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‘If Carlsberg did weeks of football…’ Twitter goes into meltdown over Sepp Blatter’s FIFA resignation

first_img1 FIFA president Sepp Blatter Champagne corks were popping in all the football-loving parts of the world after Sepp Blatter’s shock resignation as president of FIFA.It’s fair to say the Swiss boss didn’t have many fans before, and confidence in him was rocked further by recent revelations of a devastating level of corruption within the organisation.Despite the scandal, he was re-elected for a fifth term on Friday, leading to many wondering if the 79-year-old would willingly ever leave the post, or eventually go out in the traditional way of the pope.But they had little time to ponder another four years of a Blatter reign, as just four days later he announced his exit from the role.A host of former and current professionals, plus football fans and journalists worldwide, could barely believe it…last_img read more

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Datebook

first_imgFRIDAY: Conservation efforts around the world, 7-8:30 p.m., Mammal Hall, Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd. Music and other performances will follow until 1 a.m. Admission: $15 for nonmembers, $12 for members and students. SATURDAY: Christmas tree recycling, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at 16 drop-off sites, including: Chatsworth Park South, 22360 Devonshire St.; Balboa Sports Center, 17015 Burbank Blvd., Encino; Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park; Sunland Park, 8651 Foothill Blvd.; and Sylmar Park, 13109 Borden Ave. Call (800) 773-2489. Open house for prospective students, 1-4 p.m., St. Francis High School, 200 Foothill Blvd., La Caada Flintridge. Call (818) 790-0325. SUNDAY: AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson A tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., 4 p.m., Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive. Call (800) 204-3131 or see www.forestlawn.com. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Hull City considering January move for Portuguese forward Renato Santos – Report

first_imgHull City are tracking Boavista forward Renato Santos, according to reports in Portugal.The 25-year-old is entering the final 18 months of his current contract and he is still yet to pen an extension.That has alerted several clubs to the Portuguese player’s availability, with Boavista debating cashing in on him.Hull, according to Noticias ao Minuto, are one of those monitoring Santos and they are now weighing up a January move.The Tigers are expected to bolster their squad during the upcoming transfer window as they bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League.A forward is reportedly a priority for the club and, as well as Santos, Hull are also tracking Legia Warsaw striker Nemanja Nikolic. Boavista forward Renato Santos (c) 1last_img read more

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Pro Tips – Things You Shouldn’t Pay For at Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!A few days ago Tammy Whiting wrote a great article about Things You Shouldn’t Pay for on a Disney Cruise. Today I take that idea and apply it to Walt Disney World! Here are some purchases to avoid to save money at Disney.Some of you might think, “Hey Claire, everything is expensive at the Disney parks! You just have to deal with it!” I agree with your statement, but there are always things that are just a little too ridiculous, or a little too much like a nickel-and-dime scheme, or WAY too expensive to warrant even being put on the shelf or promoted by the company!So if you’re trying to afford that great Disney vacation and are thinking of ways to reduce the overall budget, here are some things you can definitely ignore:Save Money at Disney – Don’t Fall for Preferred ParkingWalt Disney World’s parking is huge and sprawling. They have always accomodated the early riser and the late arriver by shuttling people with their tram system to roughly the spot where their vehicle is located. If you are close enough to the entrance, you can just hoof it to the security checkpoint.A rental car minus a Disney resort = extra cash for parking. Photo – Claire NatDisney’s commuting guests have grown accustomed to this arrangement. However, one year ago Disney decided to provide an up charge by giving guests really, really great parking spaces for just $20 more!I need to remind you that parking for a Disney park in Florida is already $20, so if you want the best spot in the Mouse House you have to double your parking payment. $40 paid for the day and you haven’t even made it to the entrance yet!I have parked all over the lots at Disney and in all sort of podiatric conditions. The trams do a lot of the heavy work – use them if you have to! Don’t sacrifice a Mickey moment in the park because you spent that extra $20 outside the park.Save Money at Disney – Buy Meals a la CarteHonestly, I didn’t need the fries. Photo – Claire NatWhen you go up to the counter for the first time at a quick service dining location in the parks, you might deal with some sticker shock. After all, most of our national fast food chains aren’t quite to the point of charging $10 for a combo meal. (…Yet…) But that doesn’t stop Disney. The main meals at places like Casey’s Corner in Magic Kingdom park or Pizzafari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are $10 or more – and that doesn’t even include the drink!This isn’t as huge of a cost-cutting measure as the parking, but remember that it will still save you a couple bucks, and it could help your belt a little, too.There are two ways to enjoy the meals but at a lower price: order the kid’s menu version of the same meal, or order it a la carte. The kid’s price has a smaller portion, but it probably is the size that one would expect from one’s local fast food joint. (The regular menu portions are huge!)Disney rarely posts that you can order just the burger or just the chicken nuggets, but you can, and the cast member will knock off some of the price at the register.Save Money at Disney – Baby Clothes Are Tomorrow’s Garage Sale ItemsI now have two nieces (with a third niece or nephew on the way) and I have declared them the best babies ever in the history of the whole world period. (Period!) So when I went to Walt Disney World last summer with my parents, we wanted to find some cute baby outfits.We didn’t expect the baby outfits to be on par in price with youth and adult t-shirts! Here’s a child’s onesie set from the Disney Store: One TP staffer calls refillable mugs portable petri dishes of fun.Save Money at Disney – Refillable Mugs are not worth the TroubleI did get sucked into the refillable mug craze back in 2010, but I didn’t get the most out of the money I spent. I rarely was at the resort to refill my mug, and all I wanted on those hot June days was water! I wised up last year and just brought a gigantic water bottle, and it was exactly what I needed.When you think about how many times you’d need to use the mug, and also think that you would need to make a trip to the food court every time you wanted a refill, the idea of the refillable mug starts to not look very appealing – especially not at a $18 price tag. Moreover, do you really trust the “washing stations, which would more accurately be called “rinsing stations? At home, you don’t just rinse your dishes for a week instead of washing them. And sugary syrup probably isn’t a good thing to put in a body in need of hydration – just take a water bottle and get free ice water.Save Money at Disney – Bring Your Own Glow ItemsBefore each of its nighttime spectaculars, Disney wheels out its magical light-up cart full of hats, crowns, twirly-ma-bobs, and swords to entice the kiddos in the crowd to sidle up to their parents and say, “Pleeeeeeeeease?” Disney hopes that the exhausted parent will purchase something to make the kids happy while they wait for Anna and Elsa to come down the street or Mickey Mouse to shoot fireworks from his fingers.This stuff is all trap merchandise. Don’t let the fact that they wave this stuff in front of your children keep you from standing your ground. The best advice I ever heard on the subject was to purchase your own nighttime glow merchandise before you leave for Florida (or purchase it at a local Florida store). Hide it so the kids don’t see it, and then break it out when their eyes start to twinkle at the Disney twirly-ma-bob with its retail price of arm-and-leg. Chances are your unique glow merchandise will be the envy of the kids around you that all have identical light-up swords.Save Money at Disney – Wishes Dessert Parties Are Good For Desserts, Not So Much For Viewing FireworksFood? Delicious. View from the back? Not so great. Photo – Claire NatDisney dessert parties contain many varieties of desserts. From cheesecakes to fruit tarts to chocolate, every dessert lover’s desire is granted. (They even have milk!) If dessert is your goal, you can enjoy as much as you want and it’s pretty delicious.However, if the goal of a dessert party is the show, then you might want to just camp out in advance at the best location, because it’s pretty likely that the dessert party viewing area isn’t going to be the greatest.I did the Wishes dessert party a few years back at the Tomorrowland Terrace, and since I had booked it so early, my friend and I had seats right at the front. But those with tables in the back still had to get up and stand behind us to watch the show…just like they would have if they hadn’t been at the party.This is a question of spending time vs. spending money. In my opinion, time wins out for that picture perfect view.(Ed. – Illuminations dessert parties are an exception to this. Many of the private party locations and the Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party are prime viewing locations that also remove you from being shoulder to shoulder with other guests.)Photo Courtesy Brian McNicholsSave Money at Disney – Midway Games Are For SuckersSpecifically, I am talking about the games you would find at Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama, but you will find them a few other places too. These are games that are typically found in random theme parks across America as well as boardwalks, circuses, and fairs. People throw, squirt, or move something, and if they win they get a giant stuffed animal. Which you will then have to carry around the park. Possibly in the heat of summer.The reason Disney even has this area in Animal Kingdom is because of the amazingly detailed theming of the area that makes it resemble an off-highway tourist trap. (Maybe too amazingly detailed?) That doesn’t mean you have to waste your money ($4 per game) to be immersed! Save (and make!) money by teaching your kids how to set up their own 3-Card Monte games out of sight of Disney security. Do you have any other items or experiences to add to the Walt Disney World list? Disagree with anything I’ve mentioned above? Have you ever paid for something at WDW and regretted it later? Let us know in the comments below!center_img Notice the price? I would bet the adult is going to get more use out of a shirt of the same price than the child. Children under the age of three grow at a rapid rate, and purchasing clothes for them is more like playing a game of roulette. Will the baby be that size when this weather is taking place? Or – more likely – how long will the baby be this size anyway?Yep, my family caved. Photo – Claire NatEtsy has amazing Disney-themed baby clothes for a slightly more reasonable rate (plus it supports creative people), and Disney-themed clothes are all over budget-friendly stores like Wal-Mart and Target! The clothes can start the Disney conversation, and it’s completely up to you if you want to say where exactly you purchased that outfit.Save Money at Disney – There Are Movies at HomeFor long-term guests a movie might be a pleasant break from the Disney crazy. However, most guests are in Walt Disney World for a week or so. I have taken a break from the Disney crazy, but I didn’t need to spend $20+ to do something that I can do at home. Instead, I just turned on my television, which is conveniently included in the price of your hotel. Between sporting events, movies, and weather, I could take a breather and not spend more money.last_img read more

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SPORT-ATH-DIRECTOR 2 LAST

first_imgBoosey, who is connected to India through his grandfather Boosey, who is connected to India through his grandfather who was born in Pune, took part in the 1968 Olympics. He has a vast experience as a coach working in Korea. His appointment could also herald a shift in the policy of roping in coaches from countries of erstwhile Russia and Eastern Europe. “For long, the AFI has been taking in coaches from Central Asia and eastern Europe, from the countries that form the erstwhile Russia. Now, a High Performance Director, which is the top job in AFI, is being appointed and this could mean a policy shift,” a seasoned coach said on the condition of anonymity. Boosey, who holds multiple citizenship of United States, United Kingdom and Canada, has worked in several capacities in various countries as head coach and consultant of national teams, as top administrator of major Games and marketing head of national athletics bodies and companies like Nike. He has also published coaching manuals which were approved by the IAAF for its development programmes throughout the world. He is currently working as track and field coach to NCAA Division One at the Southern University Utah. From 1974 to 1976, he was the head coach of jumps and multiple events in Canada and then return to that country later on to work as the marketing boss of the national federation whose finances were in shambles after the Ben Johnson doping crisis during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. The Canadian media had described him as the “miracle man” for bringing the sport on track in that country by bringing money through some major sponsorship deals. He was Director of Athletics for nearly a year in Saudi Arabia in 1976 before taking up the job of head coach decathlon and heptathlon in Australia from 1980 to 1984. Boosey also served as athletics consultant in Korea from 1984 to 1988 before taking up the job of same nature in China for two years (1988 to 1990). PTI PDS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

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Premier Badminton League: Chennai Smashers beat Mumbai Rockets

first_imgChennai Smashers made the best use of the “Trump Match” to outclass Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in the third tie of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) here on Sunday.The tie began with the mixed doubles match where Pia Zebadiah and Chris Adcock of Smashers beat Kamilla Juhl and Vladimir Ivanov of Rockets 15-10, 7-15, 15-11 to take a 1-0 lead.”It is important to start the League on a winning note and we are delighted to kick start our campaign with a victory. Our opponents made a brilliant come back in the second set but we managed to hold our nerves in the third set and gave our team a very important win. Also the importance of this win is because it was their trump match and we did not allow them to win it,” Adcock said after the win.Next up was the men’s singles match between H.S Prannoy of Mumbai and Brice Leverdez of Chennai. World No. 20 Prannoy defeated Leverdez 15-8, 15-11 in a one-sided affair to give his team the first point of the evening.”I was in a little bit of pressure because I lost yesterday’s match against Awadhe Warriors. I was determined to win this one today. This was a good match today as I won it convincingly,” Prannoy said after the match.This was followed by the men’s doubles match which was the ‘Trump Match’ for the Rockets.Mumbai’s Mathias Boe and Vladimir Ivanov got off to a flier winning the first game 15-10. Their opponent Chris Adcock and Pranaav Chopra of Chennai came back sharply to win the second game 15-9 and take the match into the decider.advertisementBoe-Ivanov used their experience to good effect to take the final game 15-13 and most importantly the bonus point (+2) to win the match. With the win, Mumbai got a healthy 3-1 lead.”After losing our first game of the match we did not fall apart and in this important Trump match, we managed to get two vital points for our team which will consolidate our position in the Tuesday’s today. Also it’s a nice feeling to get wins for your team. We won the all important team yesterday and today again we stood up to the team’s expectations,” Boe said after the win.The penultimate match of the tie saw World No.12 P.V. Sindhu beating Han Li 15-8, 11-15, 15-8 in the women’s singles match to make it 3-2.”Han Li just showed the nerves of steel, though I easily won the first game but she was flawless in the second game. Luckily I managed to win the last game and earned the all important point for our team. Now we hope to win the next game which is our Trump match and end the Tie on a positive note,” Sindhu said after the match.The last match of the day saw Gurusai Dutt of Mumbai facing off against Simon Santoso of Chennai which was a Trump Match for the Smashers.Santoso used his skills to good effect to win the crucial match 15-9, 15-12 and gather two vital bonus points which helped the side win the tie 4-3.last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Bumrah burnishes death-overs reputation with yorker barrage,World Cup 2019: Bumrah burnishes death-overs reputation with yorker barrage

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL India’s Jasprit Bumrah in action at ICC World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain.   –  Reuters cricket Published on COMMENT × India’s Jasprit Bumrah in action at ICC World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain.   –  Reuterscenter_img people India’s Mohammed Shami made a fairytale World Cup debut with a final over hat-trick but it was team mate Jasprit Bumrah who produced an extraordinary display of virtuoso bowling in Saturday’s narrow escape against Afghanistan.In a supreme display of control and accuracy, Bumrah kept lobbing the white Kookaburra ball unerringly at the feet of the petrified Afghan batsmen at the Hampshire Bowl.Shami (4-40) became only the second Indian, after Chetan Sharma in 1987, to claim a hat-trick in the World Cup but Bumrah walked away with the man-of-the-match award for what his relatively modest figures of 2-39 do not reveal.Afghanistan were inching towards an upset win with Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi looking at home on a slow pitch on which India’s vaunted line-up had earlier managed a below-par 224-8.Read also: Mohammed Shami’s last-over heroics help India beat Afghanistan by 11 runsVirat Kohli then did what the India captain usually does in search of a breakthrough and brought back Bumrah for a second spell.The 25-yer-old duly turned the match on its head, conjuring up a maiden double-wicket over, accounting for both batsmen in a span of three deliveries.Afghanistan’s never-say-die attitude meant the job was not done yet.Mohammad Nabi was approaching his fifty and Afghanistan needed 21 runs from 12 balls when Bumrah returned to burnish his death-overs reputation.Bowling yorkers at will is the quick’s calling card and he hurled them on Saturday with ice in his veins.He sent down five yorkers — Nabi stepped forward to turn one of them into a full toss — in that over and conceded only five runs to leave Shami with some cushion going into the final over.“It’s simple. We wanted to use him smartly when the conditions allow,” Kohli said of his spearhead.“He is the bowler who can do the damage at any stage of the innings and the opposition knows that as well.“The communication was to finish him off at 49th over so that Shami has enough runs to defend in the last over and yeah the plan worked really well today.”It was a bowling masterclass spread over three spells with Bumrah containing in the first and wrecking in the second before setting the stage for Shami’s last over heroics.“What we wanted was to create pressure by taking the run rate high,” Bumrah said.“As soon as the run rate goes up they’ll create chances. That was the plan. And it was a good day. It worked.”Before the match, Bumrah had complained that the English pitches are the flattest in one-day cricket where the ball does not really seam or swing.On Saturday, he went on to demonstrate how to succeed on the surface.“The wicket was getting slower and slower, so with the older ball it was necessary to be accurate and bowl stump-to-stump,” said Bumrah, the only bowler in the top rank of India’s annual contracts.“There is a bit of reverse swing as well so you rely on your yorkers. It was a tight game and I was backing my yorkers.” June 23, 2019 SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

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JSW Bengaluru FC announces plans for Residential Academy

first_imgBengaluru, Jul 13 (PTI) JSW Bengaluru FC today revealed its plans of a full-fledged residential academy at the JSW Township in Vijayanagar, Bellary. The announcement was made at a press conference addressed by club COO Mustafa Ghouse, CTO Mandar Tamhane and new Head of Youth Development John Kila at the club offices at the Bangalore Football Stadium. The club will conduct trials in five different locations across the country – Bengaluru, Kerala, Mizoram, Punjab and Chandigarh – in the Under-16 (January 2000 to December 2003) and Under-18 (January 1998 to December 1999) age categories. The shortlisted players will then be put through a final round of trials in Bengaluru after which the selected players will relocate to the academy in Bellary. The Bengaluru leg of trials will be held from July 23 to July 30 at the Bangalore Football Stadium and interested players can register and obtain further information on the official BFC website,www.bengalurufc.com or on the clubs social media platforms. The dates of trials at the other venues will be announced shortly. The fully-funded youth development program, which will be overseen by Kila, will provide for the players accommodation, education and nutrition. “Youth Development has always been a part of the clubs philosophy and a residential academy is something weve wanted to put in place for quite a while now. John (Kila) comes with a rich experience of having implemented youth programs at various clubs and we are sure that under his guidance, our youngsters will progress through the ranks and make it to the clubs first team and in time, the Indian National Football Team as well,” said Ghouse. With licensed coaches, physiotherapists, professionals in strength and conditioning and sports science, the BFC Academy will work in tandem with the clubs first team. With regards to the infrastructure, the facility comprises a full-length sand-based football pitch equipped with floodlights, a gymnasium and a swimming pool. Kila, meanwhile, expressed his excitement at the project. “It is a privilege to be a part of this club as we are looking to put our youth in the first team, which I am very excited about. The BFC residential academy and talent hunt is a fantastic project and I am looking forward to working with the coaches and players,” said Kila. PTI SSR KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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