Red Lions, BYC Continue CAF Campaigns

first_imgLiberian CAF Confederation Cup campaigners, Red Lions are now set to play their 1/16th final against their Algerian counterparts, Club Sportif Constantinois today at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.The Algerians are already in the country and all is set for their game against their Liberian counterparts this afternoon.Liberian champions, Barrack Young Controllers will be in action against their Ivorian counters, Sewe Sports of San Pedro on Sunday at the same venue.The Ivorians are also in the country and therefore their game against the Liberian champions are also set and soccer fans are encouraged to come in their numbers to give their continental campaigners the much needed moral support.The Algerians and the Ivorians are here to ensure that their respective return leg matches next week end would become less burdensome.The fewer goals they concede the better it will be for their home matches.It is a truism that Liberian football has come of age, based on the recent elimination of Africa’s Club of the Century, Kumasi Asante Kotoko.The respect that African football has for Ghanaian football and particularly Asante Kotoko, has placed Liberian clubs at the pedestal that clubs like Club Sportif Constantinois and Sewe Sports of San Pedro are in their class to ensure that the Antoinette Tubman Stadium does not become their waterloo.In all due respect Club Sportif Constantinois, as one of the oldest clubs in Algeria since its rebirth in 1929 is an indication of how much respect soccer fans have for the Algerians.Sewe Sports of San Pedro, as local West Africans, are not strange to Liberian football. This is because if a country like Liberia in the past could produce the World’s Greatest Footballer, where none of their countrymen has ever reached, then of course Liberian clubs should be considered with due respect.But to return to this afternoon’s game and that of Sunday, Liberians expect a good performance with positive results from their heroes, and they are aware that their chances of going further into the CAF Championship League and CAF Confederation Cup will depend how well they manage against their opponents.But for us at the Daily Observer Sports, we can only wish our heroes the best of luck and God speed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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CHRISTMAS JOY! BRAVE PAUL WALKS TO SEE SANTA FOR FIRST TIME!

first_imgA delighted Paul Doherty gets into the Christmas mood. (North West Newspix)A young boy who underwent life-changing surgery has fulfilled a lifelong Christmas wish by walking to see Santa.Little Paul Doherty, 6, has been in a wheelchair all of his life.The brave primary school lad, from Killygordan, was born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy which left him unable to walk. However last March he traveled to Missouri in America to undergo an operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) which involves cutting some of the nerves in Paul’s spinal cord.His mum Anne-Marie and the rest of his family underwent a huge fundraising campaign to raise more than €60,000 for the pioneering Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery.Even singer Daniel O’Donnell lent a hand and hosted a fundraising concert for Paul.Since his operation earlier this year Paul’s condition has improved dramatically and he even occasionally uses just a ‘walker’ to get around himself. The battling school-kid recently visited Santa at McElhinney’s Department Store in Ballybofey – and insisted on using his walker to get to see Santa.Mum Anne Marie said she has already had her Christmas wish after her son insisted on walking to see Santa.And she apologised to those in the queue who allowed her son to skip past them!“It was just amazing to see Paul walk up to see Santa. It was so special for him and it’s another amazing milestone on his journey.“People were very good to allow Paul past them. “We were all so happy for him. He told Santa what he wanted and I have no doubt that Santa will deliver.“I just hope that he doesn’t want to wake up too early on Christmas morning to see if Santa has come yet,” laughed Anne Marie.And the loving and dedicated mum said she will not stop until Paul fulfils his full potential.“It’s impossible to explain how things have changed in our lives since Pauls operation. Every routine we knew has changed. Every day he proudly tells us something new he can do or something new he has learned. “He keeps wanting to be better and achieve even more. We still have a few battles left, but there is no way I’m going to lie down and not allow Paul to achieve his full potential. He has gone through too much and has fought so hard to be where he is already,” she said.She added that Paul is now counting down the days to Christmas and the arrival of Santa.“He’s hard counting the days down and Christmas day can’t come quick enough. This is going to be our most special Christmas ever,” she said.CHRISTMAS JOY! BRAVE PAUL WALKS TO SEE SANTA FOR FIRST TIME! was last modified: December 17th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:CHristmasdonegalKILLYGORDANpaul dohertySANTAwheelchairlast_img read more

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