Iloilo City gov’t puts unruly drivers, pedestrians on notice

first_imgAfter the Diversion Road, next to bemade a “traffic discipline zone” is McArthur Drive from Barangay Tabuc Suba,Jaro district to Barangay Balantang. But in October 2017 Mabilog wasdismissed from the service by the Office of the Ombudsman for unexplainedwealth. Then vice mayor Espinosa who assumed Mabilog’s post put the project onhold. ILOILO City – There is no dearth ofnational laws and local ordinances regulating traffic. The pandemonium on thecity’s streets, the congestion and accidents here are mostly caused byundisciplined drivers and pedestrians not following traffic rules and regulations,according to the city government. Conlu said these included the speedlimit ordinance, the ordinance against modified mufflers, points where to loadand unload passengers, the law on the use of helmets and other body protectivegears by motorcycle riders and the maximum number of back riders allowed, thelaw on the use of seatbelts, the law on the non-use of cellphones while drivingand clearing of windshields from gadgets that directly distract the driver’sline of sight, among others. As proposed by Mabilog, the firstphase of the ITS would be on the Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue because thishighway is prone to vehicular accidents due to overspeeding drivers. City hall is thus implementing this montha new scheme aimed at disciplining drivers and pedestrians, although narrow inscope for the time being. Mabilog thought of having an ITS forthe city to address traffic congestion, stop illegal parking and curb recklessdriving that mostly result to vehicular accidents. What are the traffic rules andregulations to be fully imposed? He said an ITS would discouragedrivers from disregarding traffic rules and regulations, and it would also helplaw enforcers to easily identify and catch violators. Phase II would be on the coastal road,Phase III on the McArthur Highway Drive going to the municipality of Leganes,Iloilo and Phase IV on the Circumferential Road going to Oton, Iloilo./PN In January 2017 Mabilog formed atechnical working group and the city government allotted P25 million for thesystem. “Angwala gatabok sa pedestrianlane…tudloan man naton kondiin dapat insakto magsakay,” he said. Like the Diversion Road, McArthurDrive is also “problemado pirmi satraffic because of lack of discipline,” he explained. An ITS involves the use ofclosed-circuit television cameras capable of determining the speed of vehicles(if they are overspeeding) and of recording them. It would also entail theestablishment of a command/monitoring center.center_img The mayor previously said he would pushthrough with the intelligent traffic system (ITS) that former mayor Jed PatrickMabilog proposed in 2017. Treñas also said gianttelecommunications company Philippine Long Distance Telephone offered toestablish a traffic command center with closed circuit television cameras onthe Diversion Road for the monitoring of vehicles. Going ahead with the ITS without acomprehensive study on the city’s traffic situation would not be an intelligentmove, explained Espinosa. “I want this scheme initially tried onthe Diversion Road para mapakita ngapwede maobra ini,” said Treñas. “Gustoni Mayor (Jerry) Treñas ma-start na kita this January,” said Conlu. The Philippine National Police (PNP),Highway Patrol Group (HPG) and Land Transportation Office (LTO) will be helpingthe PSTMO enforce this new scheme. Conlu said law enforcers wound bearmed with, among others, breath analyzers to catch those driving while underthe influence of alcohol and speed guns to catch drivers who are exceeding thespeed limit. All traffic rules and regulations(national and local) will be strictly enforced on the avenue round the clock. DISCIPLINE ZONE. The 14-kilometer Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue (Diversion Road) in Mandurriao district is the pilot area for the Iloilo City government’s Traffic Discipline Zone, a scheme that aims to restore order on the city’s streets by enforcing national and local traffic rules and regulations without fear or favor. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN It was unclear, though, if Espinosaordered a comprehensive study right after suspending his predecessor’s project. In the first few days or weeks,however, the PSTMO and its partners would focus more on informationdissemination on the Traffic Discipline Zone scheme. There will be noapprehensions but traffic laws and regulations would be strictly enforced,stressed Conlu. The 14-kilometer Sen. Benigno AquinoJr. Avenue (Diversion Road) in Mandurriao district will be made a “TrafficDiscipline Zone”, according to the city government’s Public Safety andTransportation Management Office (PSTMO) head Jeck Conlu.last_img read more

Rev. Kenneth Earl “Kenny” Miller

first_imgRev. Kenneth Earl “Kenny” Miller, age 72, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on January 31, 1945, in Milan, Indiana, the son of the late, Arnold Wilbur and Gladys Mary (Lindsay) Miller. He was a 1963 graduate of the Vevay High School. Kenny was united in marriage on July 26, 1963, at the residence of Roy and Agnes Wolf, to Carolyn J. Reed and to this union arrived two sons, Scott and Steve to bless their home. Kenny and Carolyn shared nearly 54 years of marriage together until his death. He farmed the family farm in Pleasant, Indiana, where he raised his sons, drove a school bus for years, and eventually helped form the church now called, Vevay Assembly in Vevay, Indiana. Kenny pastored for the Vevay Assembly Church for 35 years before retiring in 2011. Kenny resided in the Switzerland County community his entire life. He enjoyed going to AJ’S Diner in Vevay, Indiana and spending time with his family and friends. Kenny went to be with his Lord and Savior with his loving family by his side at 6:45 pm, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at his residence in Vevay, Indiana.Kenny will be deeply missed by his loving wife of nearly 54 years: Carolyn J. (Reed) Miller of Vevay, IN; his sons: Scott Miller and his wife: Jennifer of Pleasant, IN and Steve Miller and his wife: Melody of Kasilof, AK; his grandchildren: Nicholle (David) Davanzati of Prospect, KY, Jacob (Deborah) Miller of Clarksville, IN, Caitlin (Vaughn Ashby) Miller of Louisville, KY, Brittany Miller of Louisville, KY, Kelsey Miller of Pleasant, IN, Judd, Ian, Gus and Luke Miller of Kasilof, AK; his great-grandchildren: Noah and Kyle Sedam, Aubrey Miller, Kyndell Furnish, Vaughn Ashby, Kingston and Malakiah Miller, Alex Davanzati and Caroline Miller; his sister: Carolyn Griffin of Pleasant, IN; his sisters-in-law: Tootie Leap and her husband: John of Vevay, IN and Pam Reed of Bennington Pike, IN; his brother-in-law: Davy Reed of Lake Geneva, IN and his nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Arnold Wilbur and Gladys Mary (Lindsay) Miller; his sister: Marilyn Morgan; his brothers-in-law: Pastor Robert Morgan and Dean Griffin and his father-in-law and mother-in-law: David and Becky Reed.A Celebration of Kenny’s Life will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 2:00 pm, by Bro. G.B. Turner, at the Vevay Assembly, 721 Main Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Friends may visit from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the Vevay Assembly, 721 Main Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay Assembly Building Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Adebayor defends Spurs absence

first_img Adebayor claims the TFF left him and his team-mates stranded in a hotel in South Africa for four days while they tried to fly to Togo to meet the country’s president, who wanted to see them after their historic progression to the quarter-finals. Adebayor says they arrived in Togo on Friday morning, which meant he could only return to London later that day when Spurs chartered a private jet to get him back to England. “I read about (criticism), but, I was just trying to help my team-mates in the national team,” Adebayor said following Thursday night’s 1-1 draw in Lyon. “We went out on the Sunday, then we tried to find a plane to go to Togo to see the family and the president. “It took us four days to get a plane. On Thursday I had to call the president (Faure Gnassingbe) to tell him we had to leave South Africa. He told us to get to the airport at 4pm. We did, and we ended up staying at the airport for more than 10, 12 hours. “That’s not my fault, I couldn’t do anything. I can’t just put something on my body and fly from South Africa to London. I couldn’t just abandon my team. We went to the quarter-finals of African Nations Cup, which was historical for my country. “I could not just jump on a plane and come back to Tottenham, because the president of the country wanted to see us and congratulate us. I am the captain so I have to be there. So that’s what I did. Then I got the flight the club sent to me.” Adebayor has often lashed out at the TFF over what he sees as an unprofessional approach to organising a national football team. He was so worried that the federation would not organise sufficient security around the team in South Africa that he feared there could be a repeat of the deadly gun attack on the team in Angola three years ago. Things have not gone smoothly for Adebayor at club level this year either as he has scored just three times this season, leading to questions over his commitment. However, Adebayor said: “I’ve seen people dying in front of me. I’ve seen people with guns so I take 30,000 people abusing me as a joke. I get a tough time but I have to keep going because I could have been worse.” Emmanuel Adebayor insists poor organisation by the Togo Football Federation, and not his own laziness, was the reason behind his late return to Tottenham following the African Nations Cup. Togo were eliminated on February 3, but despite the fact that he was Tottenham’s only fit striker, Adebayor did not land back in England until five days later – less than 24 hours before the club’s crucial Barclays Premier League game against Newcastle. Adebayor on Thursday night lifted the lid on the events of a bizarre week which saw him stranded in Africa thanks to what he claims was a lack of organisation on the part of the federation – something that has riled the former Arsenal striker in the past. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Schurrle hails new Blues duo

first_img Fabregas earned the praise of manager Jose Mourinho and after the Spaniard was linked with Manchester United and a return to Arsenal, the Blues are pleased to have him. Schurrle said: “I think a player like Cesc – every team wants him. “So we are happy that he decided for Chelsea. We are happy that he is a Blue now. I am 100 per cent sure he will help us this season.” Schurrle himself is playing catch-up after his involvement in Germany’s World Cup win meant a late start for pre-season training. The 23-year-old said: “I’ve only been training for two weeks after my holidays – it was from zero to 100, directly into team training and everything. “So there’s a lot of work for me, but I’m feeling good. I’m enjoying my game, I’m enjoying being on the pitch. “I think the whole team played well. We had a lot of control, passes, good combinations. It was a lot of fun on the pitch.” Schurrle is now in his second season at Stamford Bridge following an £18million move from Bayer Leverkusen. He has been linked with a move as Mourinho reshapes his squad but Schurrle has no intention of leaving and plans to use his World Cup experience to make a big impression. He said: “I enjoyed the World Cup a lot, so I got out of that with a lot of confidence. “I am hungry, I want to achieve something with Chelsea. I want to win titles with Chelsea. “It was a good start for me but when I am 100 per cent fit, there will be more.” All the goals at Turf Moor came in a 20-minute spell after Scott Arfield had rewarded the Clarets’ early enthusiasm by rifling in a 14th-minute opener. Costa pounced to level three minutes later after an Ivanovic cross was deflected onto the post and Fabregas then set up Schurrle before crossing for Ivanovic from a corner. One of the main talking points was Mourinho’s selection of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who has returned from a successful loan at Atletico Madrid, in place of long-time number one Petr Cech. Schurrle hopes it does not spell the end for Cech at the club. He said: “I hope he stays of course. He is a great character and is very important for the team. “He is a fantastic keeper, one of the best. It’s his decision what he wants to do, but everyone wants him to stay and with him we have a better squad. “We will need everyone because hopefully we will have 50-60 matches in all competitions.” Asked if the pair could make the difference, Schurrle said: “Yes, I hope so. It was very good. “I think for Diego it was a perfect start. For a striker to come in and score his first goal is always important. “He played fantastic in the friendly, and he scored. And now his first goal in competition. “Cesc was fantastic for me as well – he always had control of the game. He was always running; two assists. “So it was a fantastic night for them both – but it was only the first match and we have to keep going.” One of the Fabregas assists, to put Chelsea 2-1 ahead, was for Schurrle – and came out of the top drawer. After a mazy run by Eden Hazard and a link with Branislav Ivanovic, Fabregas volleyed a well-weighted first-time pass into the box for Schurrle to run on to. The German timed his run perfectly and tucked the ball home with the final touch of a move that contained 25 passes. Press Association The new Blues duo, signed for a combined £60million this summer, made an immediate impact as the title favourites opened their Barclays Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win at promoted Burnley. Former Atletico Madrid striker Costa lashed in a quickfire equaliser after Burnley had taken a shock lead while ex-Arsenal playmaker Fabregas was influential throughout and had a hand in two goals. World Cup winner Andre Schurrle believes Chelsea may have found the extra ingredients needed to win titles in Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.last_img read more

Jonathan Walters to remain at Stoke

first_img The forward had even been granted leave from international duty by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill in an attempt to resolve his future, but after reportedly handing in a transfer request amid interest from Norwich he will remain at the Britannia Stadium for the foreseeable future. “Helicopter away for the year. Sorry LVG it’s not happening,” Walters tweeted, to which his team-mate Charlie Adam added: “Great news @JonWalters19 staying”. Hughes had previously said of Walters’ future: “Jonathan wants a little bit more in terms of the lengths of a new contract, but we are hopeful we can come to an agreement. “But if we don’t, then we will probably keep him and let his contract run down.” Stoke’s summer recruitment of Xherdan Shaqiri and Ibrahim Afellay, and the return to fitness of Bojan, has reduced his importance to manager Mark Hughes in attack. And, with his contract due to expire next summer, Walters had hoped to move elsewhere in the Premier League. Jonathan Walters is to remain at Stoke after Tuesday’s transfer window closed without him succeeding in securing his desired move away from the club.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Trojans’ defense passes crucial dual-threat test

first_imgFollow Will on Twitter @WillLaws “Laying Down the Laws” runs Mondays. To comment on this story, email Will at or visit In the modern game of college football, there are basically three types of offenses that are widely used.There’s the classic pro-style offense that uses a strong running game to wear out defenses and set up play-action passes. There’s the spread offense that utilizes a strong-armed pro-style quarterback and dynamic receivers. And there’s the hybrid spread scheme that employs a dual-threat signal-caller who could either distribute the ball to speedy skill players or take it upon himself to elude defenders in the open field.With their victory over Utah State, the Trojans have now demonstrated that they can stop all three.USC showed the ability to stifle pass-heavy playbooks by overpowering Hawai’i and Washington State, who combined for 79 pass attempts against the Trojans.In dominating Boston College and its running back Andre Williams, who rushed for just 39 yards against USC after entering as the nation’s third-leading rusher, the Trojans’ gargantuan front seven indicated they wouldn’t be beat by a pro-style run-heavy system.And on Saturday, USC overcame a prestigious mobile quarterback for what seemed like the first time in years by bottling up Utah State’s Chuckie Keeton, who’s totaled some impressive statistics in two-plus years as a starter for the Aggies.Keeton was 21-of-39 for 179 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday, giving him a raw quarterback rating of 19.5 after he had averaged a QBR of 92.3 in the Aggies’ first three games.Perhaps more importantly, Keeton was held to -15 yards on 12 carries. The longest rush Keeton had all day against the Trojans was his last, a six-yard pickup on Utah State’s failed fourth-and-nine attempt that spelled the end for the Aggies.USC head coach Lane Kiffin credited defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast’s strategy to contain Keeton, which entailed aligning defensive ends and linebackers wide before having them angle in and rush tight to keep Keeton in a makeshift bottleneck in the pocket.“Clancy had a great plan going in of condensing the rush lanes against him,” Kiffin said. “Anytime you have a great player at QB like they do, it’s going to be hard to take him out of the game … So many times Utah State had an opportunity to score but our defense just kept going out there.”After just four games, it’s clear that Pendergast and his aggressive 5-2 scheme are a much better fit at USC, and could be just what the Trojans need to halt the ascension of those pesky avians in Eugene and those silly shrubberies from Palo Alto.Under Monte Kiffin, the Trojans struggled mightily against quick quarterbacks who could run the read option or at least catch the attention of USC’s defense when they left the pocket.Last year, USC’s season was derailed by a 39-36 loss to Arizona, as quarterback Matt Scott had 100 yards and a rushing touchdown on the ground in addition to 369 yards and three touchdowns through the air.UCLA’s Brett Hundley didn’t exactly rip USC’s defense with his legs last November, as he gained just 10 rushing yards, but he did have two rushing touchdowns that proved pivotal in the Bruins’ 38-28 victory at the Rose Bowl.And of course, there’s Oregon’s vaunted mile-a-minute offense that has recently torn USC to shreds and revolutionized college football.Last year, the Ducks broke just about every offensive record held by USC’s opponents through the Trojans’ illustrious 125 years as a varsity football program. In what would be his final game against USC as Oregon’s head coach, Chip Kelly oversaw perhaps the most impressive performance of any team under his tutelage as the Ducks romped for 62 points and 730 yards. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was nearly flawless, completing 20-of-23 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns and rushing for 96 yards on 15 carries.And even though that dismantling was truly a one-of-a-kind display, it wasn’t exactly an aberration. USC hasn’t held Oregon under 35 points since 2008.Some might say that learning how to stop Stanford’s power-running attack is more vital to USC’s success. After all, the Trojans haven’t beaten the Cardinal since 2008, and a matchup against Stanford looms large on the schedule this season while USC gets to avoid Oregon.But there are far more teams in college football incorporating the read-option into their offense, and it’s imperative that USC learns to contain those dual-threat gunslingers. Arizona, Utah and UCLA all feature quarterbacks who feel just as comfortable tucking the ball and running as they do setting their feet in the pocket.When USC upset the Ducks 38-35 in Eugene in 2011, Oregon running backs Kenjon Barner and LaMichael James still managed to combine for more than 200 yards on 35 rushing attempts. But the Trojans bottled up quarterback Darron Thomas, who gained just five yards on nine carries, and no Oregon running play went for more than 17 yards.As the Trojans enter the bulk of their Pac-12 slate, the defense will be tested each week by a variety of schemes in a conference that’s made its case for the deepest league in the country by going 29-4 against nonconference opponents this season.“I think now in our conference, the offenses are better than they used to be,” Kiffin said after the victory over the Aggies. “I think we’re going to be tested in different ways from some high-powered offenses and today we passed that test.”The team is preparing to face its toughest opponent — yet again — in Arizona State this Saturday. But I’m confident that at least the defense will show up to play in Tempe. The offense, you ask? Well, we’ll see.last_img read more

Strengthened Playtech focuses on customer ‘lock-in’ for 2017

first_img StumbleUpon Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Alan Jackson – Chairman PlaytechDeclaring its full-year 2016 performance, the governance of FTSE-listed Playtech Plc has stated that the firm will now concentrate on a ‘locking-in’ strategy having boosted its sports betting services and added new gaming inventory to its client portfolio.Posting its full-year 2016 financial summary, Playtech would declare increased corporate revenues of €708 million up 12% on corresponding FY 2015’s €630 million.Playtech Casino, the firm’s flagship division would contribute €354 million in group revenues, with the company detailing significant contribution from its mobile casino inventory which increased revenues 113%.Playtech Plc full-year 2016 statementDespite spending €240 million on reported FY 2016 M&A costs for the acquisitions of BGT (sports), Quickspin (casino games), ECM Systems (bingo developer) and CFH (Forex), Playtech governance has declared a ‘reported net profit’ of €193 million (FY 2015: €135 million).Closing its 2016 performance, Playtech governance would declare that it had paid €296 million back to shareholders including a €150 million in special dividend with the firm further adding a €50 million buyback program.Moving forward, Playtech governance is confident of its full-year 2017 outlook, stating that its regulated market strategy has been significantly strengthened by the creation of its Playtech BGT division which will offer best-in-class sports betting provisions for omni-channel operators.Commenting on 2016 corporate performance, Alan Jackson, Chairman of Playtech said;“The Gaming division once again delivered very strong growth. Sports saw a good second half performance following the acquisition of BGT with the newly formed Playtech BGT Sports bringing together all aspects of the Playtech’s sports offering creating a fully integrated, best-in-class sports betting technology. 2016 also saw the signing of more than ten new customers with ten new customer go-lives. 9 of out of 10 top customers are now on long-term contracts with Paddy Power Betfair, William Hill, Rank and Betfred all renewing in the past few months.“The year was a strong year for M&A with €240 million spent on acquisitions including BGT, CFH, Quickspin and ECM. In addition to this, reflecting the strength of Playtech’s cashflows and flexibility of its balance sheet, €296 million was returned to shareholder including a €150 million special dividend and €50 million through a share buyback, with no impact on its M&A capabilities. In accordance with the new progressive dividend policy adopted in 2016, the full year 2016 dividend has been increased by 15%.” Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Related Articles Share Submitlast_img read more

Mitch Kupchak told D’Angelo Russell not to worry about trade rumors

first_imgWalton then brought up how Curry’s work ethic largely elevated his shooting.“‘Get your jump shot and ability to score the ball up to par like he did,’” Russell recalled Walton telling him. “It’ll have defenders not knowing if they should close out to block your shot or close out to defend you. That’s when it causes hell for other teams.”Commercial shootRussell offered some self-deprecation in a Foot Locker commercial with an indirect reference toward secretly recording Nick Young admitting to infidelities.LSU prospect and close friend Ben Simmons asked Minnesota’s Karl Anthony-Towns, Phoenix’s Devin Booker and Russell on advice about thriving in the NBA. Russell took Simmons’ phone and threw it. EL SEGUNDO >> The indifference regarding endless trade scenarios went beyond D’Angelo Russell’s confidence and talent. “You hear trade talks,” Russell said on Tuesday at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. “Then you get a text from your GM saying he trusts your work ethic and don’t worry about it.”Russell represents one of the few assets the Lakers could dangle in a trade for a veteran or for another draft pick. But it hardly appeared Russell’s future seems in question. He has spent most of the offseason working out at the Lakers’ practice facility and peppering Lakers coach Luke Walton with questions over the phone. “Please don’t take this the wrong way,” Russell said. “He didn’t compare me to Steph (Curry). But I asked him a lot about Steph. I asked him a lot of Steph questions about how he got to this point.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Young may have tweeted sarcastically, “real funny.” But Russell’s commercial sparked strong reviews.“It was more fun and bringing light to the situation,” Russell said. “The situation is past me.”Summer league slateThe Lakers will begin their summer league scheduled with games against New Orleans (July 8), Philadelphia (July 9) and Golden State (July 11) at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Russell, second-year forward Larry Nance Jr. and second-year forward Anthony Brown are expected to play along with the Lakers’ No. 2 and No. 32 picks.Man in chargeThe Lakers promoted assistant trainer Marco Nunez as head athletic trainer. Gary Vitti retired from a 32-year career following the 2015-16 season. The Lakers also added D-Fenders trainer Nina Hsieh to their staff. Staff writer Bill Oram contributed to this reportlast_img read more

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Drama as Libya deny Rwanda, reach CHAN quarter-finals

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Tangiers, Morocco | AFP |  Libya scored three minutes into stoppage time to edge Rwanda 1-0 Tuesday and snatch an African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals place behind Group C winners Nigeria.Relentless Libyan pressure in northern Moroccan city Tangiers finally paid off when substitute Elmutasem Abushnaf swept a low cross into the roof of the net.Nigeria topped the table with seven points, Libya had six, Rwanda four and Equatorial Guinea finished pointless.While the “Mediterranean Knights” danced and sang when the final whistle blew, many Rwandan “Wasps” cried after coming so close to finishing runners-up.A draw would have taken Rwanda through at the expense of Libya and having survived so many goalmouth scares, it looked like the central Africans were going to make it.But justice was done when dominant Libya scored and they will travel south to Agadir and prepare for a last-eight showdown Sunday against the Group D winners, currently Congo Brazzaville.Nigeria got a fright before beating Equatorial Guinea 3-1 in Atlantic city Agadir with 37-year-old Rabiu Ali wrapping up the victory by converting an 83rd-minute penalty. Equatorial Guinea took a shock lead on 40 minutes through Secundino Eyama Nsi and stayed ahead until just before the hour when Anthony Okpotu equalised through a header.Ekundayo Ojo put the Nigerians ahead on 69 minutes with a candidate for the best goal of the tournament as his thunderbolt shot from outside the box flew into the net.As Equatorial Guinea faded, Nigeria stretched the lead when Ali — the second oldest player at the tournament after 38-year-old Congo goalkeeper Barel Mouko — netted.Nigeria return to Tangiers for a quarter-final against the Group D runners-up, a position Angola occupy ahead of a Wednesday clash with Congo.Although the biennial Nations Championship is restricted to home-based footballers, matches carry full international status and count toward the monthly FIFA rankings.last_img read more