Ghana FA to protest to FIFA over Cairo venue as violence in Egypt escalates

first_imgThe Ghana FA will write to FIFA this week to ask for their crucial World Cup playoffs return leg against Egypt to be moved from Cairo as violence escalates in the troubled country, the Ghanaian media have reported on Monday.The Black Stars will travel to play the Pharaohs on November 19 but the Air Defense stadium in Cairo chosen as the match venue has dominated the major talking points due to the volatile security situation in the North African country.At least 50 people have been killed in a latest clash between police and supporters of toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo on Sunday.The Ghana will lodge an official complaint to world governing body, FIFA, this week over the match venue for the crucial return encounter with fears the safety of the Ghanaian national team and their supporters cannot be guaranteed.FIFA approved the venue despite the violence that has claimed thousands of lives since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.There are fears violence could erupt during the crucial playoffs especially if the Black Stars beat them to qualify to Brazil 2014. Cairo has been flagged as a high-risk security area and this alert cannot be taken lightly. The Ghana FA will write to FIFA for a change of venue as the world governing body comes under intense pressure to move the game from Egypt.Media reports in Ghana have suggested Qatar and Saudi Arabia could be the likely destination for the return fixture next month.The Pharaohs will travel to Ghana later this week for the first leg tie at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi on Tuesday October 15.last_img read more

Carson Wentz raises $500,000 at 2nd annual charity softball game

first_imgThe AO1 Foundation benefits three ministries, Haiti Sports Complex, Outdoor Ministry and Thy Kingdom Crumb and the funds raised will benefit the foundation’s mission to “uplift individuals and communities around the world by demonstrating God’s love for His people.” The participants were separated into two teams, Team Offense and Team Defense. Team Offense consisted of Carson Wentz, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Zach Ertz, Corey Clement, DeSean Jackson, Wendell Smallwood, Nate Sudfeld, Jordan Howard, Jason Kelce, Richard Rodgers, Stefen Wisniewski, Miles Sanders, JJ. Arcega-Whiteside, Dallas Goedert, Nelson Agholor, Jordan Mailata, and Lane Johnson. Rodney McLeod, Sidney Jones, Avonte Maddox, Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, Nathan Gerry, Rasul Douglas, Jake Elliott, L.J. Fort, Cre’Von LeBlanc, Malik Jackson, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Cameron Johnston and Rick Lovato made up Team Defense. The players seemed to have a great time trading in their shoulder pads and helmets for baseball gloves and bats.  Jason Kelce wore a black crop top, Richard Rodgers won the home run derby and Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers hit back-to-back-to-back home runs to win the game for Team Offense in walk-off fashion. “It was too restricting. I needed more freedom.”#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/JoDeuJDjpr— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 1, 2019Richard Rodgers nearly hit the upper deck a few times during the home run derby at the @AO1Foundation Softball Game 👀 pic.twitter.com/7ZDPBNv928— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 31, 2019SHOT [email protected]_86 @goedert33 & RICHARD RODGERS WITH BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK HOMERUNS TO WALK IT OFF FOR TEAM OFFENSE #AO1LeaveYourMark pic.twitter.com/Z0yZghC80o— AO1 Foundation (@AO1Foundation) June 1, 2019On June 3, Wentz announced that he will be hosting a second charity softball game on June 26. He will return to his alma mater, North Dakota State University, for a home run derby and a seven-inning softball game with members of the NDSU football team. The rosters have not been released yet. In the two years of hosting this event, Wentz has raised $1.35 million for community service. On May 31, 29 Philadelphia Eagles players and 15,000 fans came out to Citizens Bank Park for a home run derby and softball game to benefit The Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation. Wentz, with the help of his Philadelphia Eagles teammates, raised $500,000 at his 2nd annual AO1 Foundation Charity Softball Game. last_img read more