Work Permit Denial Jeopardize Onazi’s Move To Birmingham City

first_imgOgenyi Onazi’s move to English Championship club, Birmingham City, has been jeopardized by work permit denial.The Football Association (FA) turned down Onazi’s appeal for a work permit on Wednesday, following the initial rejection of his work permit application last week.The 24-year-old Nigerian, who has agreed personal terms with Birmingham City, played in over 80% of the Super Eagles of Nigeria games since his debut, winning the African Nations Cup in 2013.However, according to the BBC, the midfielder did not qualify for a work permit due to Super Eagles recent fortunes, having failed to appear in the last two editions of the African Nations Cup and not moving up the FIFA world rankings in the past two years.Onazi signed for Trabzonspor from Italian side, Lazio last year, scoring twice in 27 league appearances for the Turkish club. Relatedlast_img read more

England-Ghana return on the cards

first_imgOrganizers of the international friendly between England and Ghana have been discussing a possible return clash in Accra in the future.Ghana play the Three Lions in the first ever meeting between the two nations on March 29 at Wembley, three days after the Black Stars’ crucial 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier away to Congo in Brazzaville.However, after Ghana sold out 20,000 tickets for next month’s friendly, the organizers have been encouraged to stage a reverse match within the next two years, having held talks with the Football Association.FA chairman David Bernstein has held discussions with lawyer Mel Goldberg, who helped organise the March 29 clash.“On Wednesday I met the chairman of the FA to discuss the match on March 29 and had discussions about playing in Accra,” said Goldberg.“There is a very good chance this will happen in due course, and not too far away.” The clash at Wembley would be the first meeting at the senior level though the two nations have met before at youth level, with Ghana claiming a 4-0 win over England at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup two years ago.Source: Ghanafa.orglast_img read more

Alpena County family grieves over missing daughter, police still searching

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — A family is still grieving over the disappearance of their daughter. A close friend filed a missing person’s report of an Alpena County woman on June 12, 2012. Michigan State Police held a press conference Thursday to give a statement to the public, nearly seven years to the day after anyone saw or heard from Lisa Marie Knight.“Lisa was just a happy person, she just loved life,” said Lisa’s father Marc Knight. “She liked horses. She dearly loved her children.” Lisa has four children. The eldest is 20 and the youngest is 8-years-old.“We don’t have any peace,” said Marc. “We haven’t had peace since Lisa went missing.”Michigan State Police held their first press conference about Lisa Knight’s disappearance Thursday morning.Detective sergeant Steve Harshberger said, “Lisa was known to be alive at the residence of her ex–husband Lloyd Frey in Ossineke. That would have been on the evening of June 8, 2012.”Investigators haven’t found a shred of evidence indicating Lisa is alive.“We firmly believe at this point that she is deceased,” said Harshberger.Police see this case as an open sore. “Sometimes the community can kind of forget it and we don’t want that to happen,” said lieutenant Travis House.Lisa’s parents, Jean and Marc Knight, are still searching for answers and hope their daughter returns home.“We have to believe that there are people out there who know something,” said Marc. A break in the case would mean Marc could once again find peace, knowing his daughter can be laid to rest.The anniversary of Lisa Knight’s disappearance is Saturday, June 8.Police will award $1,000 dollars to anyone with a lead to the resolution of this case. You can send a tip to Crime Stoppers 1-800-422-5245 or the Michigan State Police Alpena Post.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Senior Living: longest day fundraiserNext Fire at Lafarge causes no structural damage to buildinglast_img read more

Friday March 8th Local Sports

first_imgMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ had 21 points and 14 rebounds in his final home game to help No. 21 Wisconsin beat Iowa 65-45. Fellow senior Khalil Iverson added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Bohannon, who averages nearly 13 points a game, and Ryan Kriener led Iowa with eight apiece. DES MOINES — Bowen Born scored 32 points to help Norwalk rally for a 61-54 win over Clear Lake in the semifinal round of the Class 3A boys state basketball tournament on Thursday afternoon, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB. Clear Lake took a 47-40 lead into the fourth quarter, but Norwalk outscored the Lions 21-7 in the final frame to advance to the championship game. Clear Lake coach Jeremey Ainley says it simply was the lack of execution in the fourth quarter that doomed the Lions.Ainley says Born showed why he’s one of the top junior basketball players in the state.Ainley says they’ll try to bounce back and win this morning’s consolation game.Drew Enke led Clear Lake with 20 pointsAndrew Formanek came off the bench to score 13 points as well as have five rebounds, two blocks and two steals.Senior co-captain Tate Storbeck was held to only six points in the game.Clear Lake drops to 24-1 on the season and will face Winterset in the 3A consolation game at 10:20 this morning, with the pre-game starting at about 9:50 on KRIB. Winterset fell to Oskaloosa 48-43 in Thursday’s other 3A semifinal. – AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Region XI championship game — NIACC men at Kirkwood — 3:00 === SATURDAY– AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Region XI semifinals — NIACC women vs. Iowa Central — pre-game 12:45, tipoff 1:00 === SUNDAY– AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Region XI championship game with NIACC women if playing — pre-game 12:45, tipoff 1:00 == 4A semfinals last nightCedar Falls 35, North Scott 27Dubuque Senior 57, Waukee 55 (OT) THIS WEEKEND:=== FRIDAY– AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — 3A boys state basketball consolation game — Clear Lake vs. Winterset — pre-game 9:50 AM, tipoff 10:20 INDIANAPOLIS — The Iowa Hawkeye women open the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis Friday night against Indiana. The Hawkeyes are the two seed and coach Lisa Bluder likes the way her team prepared.Bluder says the Hawkeyes have plenty to play for.Bluder says her players are not thinking about seeding for the NCAA Tournament,Indiana beat Minnesota 66-58 Thursday night. It was a loss to the Hoosiers that cost the Hawkeyes a share of the Big Ten title. You can hear the Iowa-Indiana game on AM-1300 KGLO starting at 5:15. MASON CITY — The Region XI women’s final four takes place on the NIACC campus this weekend. Top-seed NIACC will host the fifth-seed Iowa Central at 1 o’clock on Saturday afternoon in the first regional semifinal. The Lady Trojans won both meetings this season, 79-62 at home on January 9th and 74-63 in Fort Dodge on February 6th. You can hear the NIACC-Iowa Central game on AM-1300 KGLO starting at about 12:45 with the pre-game Saturday afternoon. The other regional semifinal has second-seed Kirkwood facing third-seed DMACC. The regional championship game will take place on Sunday at 1 o’clock at the NIACC gym. MASON CITY — The NIACC men’s basketball team won their school-record 25th game last night and advanced to the Region XI championship game for the first time since 1995 with a 90-82 win over Iowa Lakes, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Trojans coach Mark Mohl says his team played a quality game.NIACC moves into Saturday’s regional final at Kirkwood. The two teams split in the regular season with each team winning on their home court. Mohl says he knows it will be a big challenge for his team.Kyle Lang led NIACC with 20 points off the bench while Trey Sampson also came in to score 14. You can hear the NIACC-Kirkwood game on Saturday on AM-1300 KGLO starting at 3 o’clock. – AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. Indiana in Big Ten Tournament — pre-game 5:15, tipoff 5:30 == Championship games today1A — 2:10 — Grand View Christian vs. Alburnett2A — 4:10 — North Linn vs. Boyden-Hull3A — 6:35 — Norwalk vs. Oskaloosa4A — 8:35 — Cedar Falls vs. Dubuque Senior – AM-1300 KGLO — Twins spring training baseball — 12:00last_img read more