Former Black Queens Captain, Grace Adjoa Bayor is set to leave the shores of the country to Costa Rica ahead of the Women’s Under 17 world cup on Wednesday night.Bayor who is a member of the FIFA Women’s committee for the World Cup is expected to add her rich vein of experience to the world cup after playing for the Black Queens for almost a decade.“I am part of the committee for the World Cup and I will leave on Wednesday, I have been told the specific things I will be doing when I get there, I cannot share because some will just be behind the scenes and some are confidential, so I am just hoping God will give me the wisdom and the strength to do what I want to do in Costa Rica.“I am hoping with my experience in women football, I will be able to help deliver at the highest level to help the Women’s World cup football”. Bayor told Asempa Sports.Meanwhile, the National Under 17 female team, the Black Maidens arrived in Costa Rica from the camping base in the United States of America on Tuesday ahead of the campaign in the upcoming world cup.Ghana is drawn in Group B of the World Cup alongside Germany, North Korea and Canada.
“My Monaco adventure lasted just a year, but brought me so much; a League title, my first France cap, a Cup final, an exceptional run in the Champions League. But above all it led me through a wonderful human adventure,” Mendy said before offering sincere and profuse thanks to just about everyone who worked with him over the last year in his farewell message to Monaco and their fans.El Loco, El Tactico and Sergeant PepAt Marseille, Mendy was pushed by ‘El Loco’ Marcelo Bielsa to take his life and his career seriously, losing weight, curtailing his sweet tooth and getting up to less high jinks off the pitch. At Monaco, he then came across Jardim whom he refers to as ‘El Tactico’, “the man who brought me on so much as a player and as a man”. ‘Sergeant Pep’ is the nickname given to Pep Guardiola by Oasis wildman singer Liam Gallagher, and few would doubt the Catalan’s ability to marshal Mendy’s talents to the next level.If you can’t beat them, buy themRaheem Sterling got behind Mendy to score City’s opener as the English side ran out 5-3 winners in February’s Champions League last-16 first leg, but the left-back was Monaco’s top-rated defender in the game. He was again the team’s standout performer at the back in the 3-1 return-leg win over City, making the assist for the second goal for Fabinho, and linking well with Falcao in a truly powerful performance that may have sown the seeds in Guardiola’s mind to sign the rampaging full-back. Paris, France | AFP | Five things on Benjamin Mendy, who signed a five-year contract to join Manchester City from Monaco on Monday to make him the world’s most expensive defender:#BlueMendy – New OrderFans of Manchester band New Order will have been tickled to see the witty #BlueMendy hashtag the world’s most expensive defender posted on a video he tweeted Monday telling City fans he’d see them soon. New Order’s breakthrough hit back in 1983 of course was the classic dance-floor tune “Blue Monday”. The group are known to be City fans too. Mendy is a big music fan himself and was the semi-official dressing room DJ at Monaco.Left wing code with FalcaoPutting aside his muscular and clinical tackling, Mendy’s surging runs down the left flank bore rich fruit for Monaco’s Colombian striker Radamel Falcao. The pair swiftly struck up a keen understanding last season. “He came to see me at the beginning of the season so we could invent a code to help me know where to place my crosses,” Mendy told French sports daily L’Equipe. ‘El Tigre’, as Falcao is known, scored 30 times from 43 games, his best haul since leaving Atletico Madrid in 2013.How to say goodbye – with charm Share on: WhatsApp
FAIR HAVEN – Local residents came out to Fair Haven Fields June 15 to celebrate their town at Fair Haven Day. There was a climbing wall and bounce houses sponsored by various local businesses, giving children many opportunities for having fun. A favorite spot for the kids was a classic truck filled to the brim with bags of popcorn, all donated by Brennan’s Delicatessen. Face painting and colorful bandage wraps were also available. Mayor Ben Lucarelli and state Sen. Declan O’Scanlon were in attendance for the grand opening of a new toddler-friendly play set for the Fair Haven Fields playground, made possible through the fundraising efforts of local resident Cristina Stanley. All present enjoyed live music, great food and fun games with fireworks at the end of the night. Photos by Patrick Olivero
Good news race fans! Whether you’re into Marvel Comics or secret-agent shows, see one of our favorite spy track down a suspect at The Great Race Place.Can you see Santa Anita Park in the below promo?Courtesy of the Los Angeles Magazine