Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, Zhang Yue, has assured the Liberia National Police (LNP) and the people of Liberia that China will continue to play its role in supporting and cooperating with Liberia to maintain peace and security in the wake of United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown. Ambassador Yue made the statement over the weekend when he turned over a consignment of equipment, including a fleet of 30 Chinese made police motorbikes, two Chinese made jeeps and several anti-riot gear valued at over 1.3 million RMB to the LNP. According to the Chinese Envoy, the donation was made possible through a request made by the LNP to the Ministry of Public Security of China. “It is the largest police aid from China to Liberia”, Amb. Yue said.The donation comes at a time when UNMIL is drawing down, and Liberia is on its path to post-Ebola recovery. “This donation aims at helping LNP to overcome difficulties of insufficient funds to change the old police equipment, to improve stability and maintenance and anti-riot ability of Liberian police force to play a positive role in guaranteeing long-term security and stability,” the Chinese Ambassador said as he turned over the items to LNP Director Chris Massaquoi.The Chinese Diplomat said China has been active in assisting the Liberian government and the people in their endeavors to reconstruct their country, adding, “We take Liberia’s development as our assistance priorities with the aim to bring tangible benefit to the Liberian people.”He said with the development of bilateral relations, the police exchanges and cooperation between China and Liberia have also been deepened steadily with the protocol signed between China and Liberia. China’s Female Police Unit (FPU) will conduct training of Liberian policemen in the process of handing over of the equipment. “So this handover is not only for hardware, but of capacity,” he added. LNP Director Chris Massaquoi, on receiving the items, lauded the government of China for the gesture, adding that it will help the LNP in addressing the many challenges the force is faced with in providing security to Liberians.Director Massaquoi said China has been a partner in the restructuring process of the LNP stressing that the police will continue to exhibit professionalism in the performance of their duty to Liberians.He said the donation will help the police in getting adequately prepared to respond to the many the challenges that might face them in the wake of UNMIL’s drawdown.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Andros Townsend had opened the scoring early on for Palace before Patrick van Aanholt made it two just after the break but United hit back through Chris Smalling, Romelu Lukaku and ultimately Matic.Matic has managed to claim the accolade four times since his debut with the club, after he was named Man of the Match in their 4-0 wins over West Ham and Everton, and in the 2-1 victory against West Brom Albion back in December.The Serbian scored a 30-yard thunderbolt but also put in an impressive performance on the field, managing to complete 73 passes in the game – a record no other midfielder has managed on the pitch.The 29-year-old was thrilled with his contribution to their incredible win and it was deemed an even more wonderful feat as it was his first goal in a United shirt.“I’m happy I’ve scored my first goal for Manchester United. I know it’s not my job but I’m glad it got us the three points,” he told the club’s website.The men in Red managed to turn the game around and remove any form of doubt that the fans and manager may have had after Crystal Palace took a two-goal lead.“After the second goal it was very difficult for us to come back; we showed character and did exactly what the manager wanted us to do. In these kind of games, if we can manage to win we can compete for the title. The quality is there but we have to be honest – we need to do more,” Matic added.United boss Jose Mourinho, who previously worked with Matic at Chelsea, told his club’s website that it is not the first time the midfielder has found the net from long range – as he recalled goals he scored against Everton and Sporting in the Champions league.“He scored with Chelsea an amazing goal like this one at Goodison Park against Everton,” Mourinho said.“He scored a winning goal in Lisbon in the Champions League against Sporting; he’s scored a few goals – not many – but he’s scored a few goals.”Mourinho further added: “This season against Benfica, it was half a goal for him and half a goal for the Benfica goalkeeper [Mile Svilar]. But it is a goal of two extra points.”Matic will continue to be a key player for the club ahead of a run of three successive home games in three different competitions, starting with a visit of rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic celebrates scoring his team’s winner against Crystal PalaceMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 6 – Twitter is always the place to be when Manchester United wants to decide on their Man of the Match, as they give the fans the chance to vote for their favourite player.Nemanja Matic was named as United’s best performer on Monday night to give the Red Devils a cracker of a win at Selhurst Park. The Serbian scored a startling goal to secure an impressive come-from-behind 3-2 victory against Crystal Palace.
Derby host Leeds in the Saturday evening Championship offering.Frank Lampard and Marcelo Bielsa both got off to a winning start in their news jobs, with the Rams defeating Reading late on whilst the Whites swept aside much-fancied Stoke. What time is kick-off?This Championship clash is set for Saturday, August 11.Kick-off is at 5.30pm.Leeds were superb against the Potters and employed a relentless pressing game, but it remains to be seen if they will be quite as attacking away from home.Derby made last seasons playoffs and Pride Park is something of a fortress, with them losing just six times.When the sides met here last, Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer snatched a last-gasp equaliser in a 2-2 draw.Where can I listen to live commentary?Right here on talkSPORT 2.Tune in on our online player or through your DAB digital radio for exclusive commentary of the game. 1 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes FOOTBALL LATEST NEW ERA Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible xi ALTERED 📢 Here it is then! 📢Your #DCFC to take on @LUFC at Pride Park Stadium this afternoon…#DCFCvLUFC pic.twitter.com/MmlfK35ipd— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) August 11, 2018 Frank Lampard saw his side snatch a late victory at Reading How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? What is the team news? gameday Getty Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener highlights smart causal 📋 | #LUFC Starting XI presented by @Ladbrokes:Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Douglas, Cooper, Berardi, Phillips, Klich, Alioski, Hernandez, Saiz, Roofe pic.twitter.com/Ghv0Cc5QQb— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 11, 2018Listen to live commentary of the Championship clash between Derby and Leeds from 5pm on talkSPORT 2