Menzies threatens to quit as Reggae Girlz coach

first_imgJamaican senior women’s football team head coach, Hue Menzies, is threatening to walk off the job if he and his technical staff are not paid. In a letter addressed to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) last week, Menzies and members of his technical staff have indicated that in the absence of payment owed to them by the body, they will not be a part of the programme going forward beyond Wednesday, September 25, when they expect payment to be received. Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz are set for Olympic qualifiers which run from September 30 – October 8, but members of the team have also threatened, on social media, not to play until they receive full payment contractually owed to them. They have however received half of the payment, with the JFF promising the other later this month. More on this developing story in tomorrow’s Gleaner.last_img read more

Nigerian Army: Chibok Schoolgirl Abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 Found

first_imgkylieellway/iStock/Thinkstock(ABUJA, Nigeria) — The Nigerian army said Thursday that it had located one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls and her six-month-old baby.According to a statement posted to the Nigerian Army’s website, soldiers investigating the suspected Boko Haram terrorists discovered one of the girls, who was abducted nearly three years ago.The girl — identified by Acting Director of Army Public Relations Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman as Rakiya Abubkar — is undergoing medical investigation.Another one of the girls was found in November, just weeks after Switzerland and the International Red Cross brokered a negotiation between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram that saw 21 of the Chibok girls released. Nearly 300 schoolgirls were abducted in April 2014.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more