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Un contrat à long terme s’avère nécessaire pour le nouvel entraîneur des Super Eagles (Eguavoen)



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L’ancien conseiller technique/entraîneur intérimaire des Super Eagles, Augustine Eguavoen, a demandé un contrat à long terme pour celui qui sera le nouvel entraîneur de l’équipe nationale de football du Nigeria.

Eguavoen pense que la Fédération nigériane de football (NFF) doit réaliser ce fait pour s’assurer que le nouvel entraîneur fasse voler les Super Eagles en éclats.

“Je dirai simplement que toute personne qui arrive devrait bénéficier d’un contrat à long terme, tout comme un projet à long terme”, a révélé Eguavoen lors de la remise des certificats d’occupation des maisons aux membres de l’équipe victorieuse des Super Eagles qui a remporté la Coupe d’Afrique des Nations (AFCON) 1994 en Tunisie.

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Le ministre des Travaux publics et du Logement, Babatunde Fashola (à droite), présente un certificat d’occupation à Augustine Eguavoen (à gauche), membre de l’équipe des Super Eagles qui a remporté la CAN 1994

Eguavoen a ajouté qu’il allait être difficile de mener l’équipe au succès sans disposer d’un long temps de préparation. Mais il a fait remarquer que le nouvel entraîneur devra toujours s’appuyer sur les joueurs actuels.

“Vous ne pouvez pas simplement lever une nouvelle équipe. Ce sera toujours difficile. Tout entraîneur qui arrive aujourd’hui travaillera encore avec 90 % des joueurs que nous avons actuellement”, a déclaré l’ancien joueur des Super Eagles.

Eguavoen, qui s’est excusé pour son incapacité à mener les Super Eagles à la qualification pour la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA 2022 au Qatar, a souligné que l’équipe qu’il dirigeait était toujours bonne.

“Tout d’abord, je tiens à m’excuser pour notre incapacité à nous qualifier pour la Coupe du monde. C’est très douloureux que nous ne nous soyons pas qualifiés et je sais à quel point nous aimons le football dans ce pays”, a-t-il ajouté.

“Mais nous n’avons pas perdu le match. Nous avons seulement perdu le billet, et le fait qu’il s’agisse d’un billet pour la Coupe du monde rend la chose encore plus douloureuse.”

Selon lui, le fait que le manque de temps ne lui ait pas permis d’imposer sa philosophie du football à l’équipe est en partie responsable de l’échec à décrocher le billet pour la Coupe du monde.

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Les Super Eagles du Nigéria

“Je pense que nous n’avons pas eu assez de temps. Si nous avions eu assez de temps pour intégrer de nouveaux joueurs et les voir dans des matchs amicaux et que l’entraîneur est capable d’établir son ADN, je pense que cela aurait été mieux. Mais nous devons aller de l’avant”, a ajouté l’entraîneur.

Eguavoen, qui a gardé son poste de directeur technique de la NFF, a intimé que toute l’attention devrait maintenant être portée sur la recherche d’un nouvel entraîneur qui assurerait la qualification pour la CAN 2023 en Côte d’Ivoire.

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Déjà, 46 pays, dont le Nigeria, se sont alignés pour participer à la phase de groupe des éliminatoires de la CAN 2023 qui débutera en juin.

Le comité exécutif de la NFF a mandaté mardi le sous-comité technique et de développement de la Fédération pour recommander “dans les cinq prochains jours” une nouvelle équipe d’entraîneurs pour les Super Eagles.




Gerhard Schroeder loses some of his special rights



Gerhard Schroeder loses some of his special rights

His office is closed. Former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will have to relinquish some of his privileges in the future.

The Bundestag has revoked some of the special rights of former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, the former head of the German government. The Budget Committee decided to close its office on Thursday, as it became known to the DPA news agency from within the committee. The rest of the staff has to take on other tasks according to the application of the traffic light coalition, which found a majority in the commission. However, the former chancellor is still entitled to a pension or personal protection. The union would like to cancel the pension of the SPD politician. Among other things, he accused Schroeder of damaging Germany’s international reputation.

Gerhard Schroeder has been criticized for contacts with Russia

Schroeder has been widely criticized for his contacts in Russia, his closeness to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his positions in Russian state-owned companies. The 78-year-old was chancellor from 1998 to 2005. Then, among others, he took over the responsibilities of the pipelines “North Stream”, Russian “Gazprom” and energy companies “Rosneft”.

As he did not leave after the start of the Russian aggressive war in Ukraine, the SPD leadership asked him to leave the party. There are also motions to leave the party.

Until now, the former chancellor had a pension depending on his term of office, as well as an office with several employees, a driver, and travel expenses. The traffic light coalition is now largely reorganizing the alimony of former federal chancellors ային federal presidents և depending on whether former high-ranking politicians are actually still taking on tasks such as sponsorship և speech.

Schroeder’s ties to Russian corporations or Putin are not mentioned in the motion approved by the budget committee. The background is the fear that this will be legally vulnerable. We do not want to give the impression that the former chancellor is being punished for a contradictory opinion.

The European Parliament is calling for sanctions against the former chancellor

The decision may affect former Chancellor Angela Merkel. The CDU politician also has an office, only a few months ago he got nine employees with a salary of up to 10,000 euros. That’s two more employees than Schroeder had since becoming chancellor in 2005.

Prior to the decision of the Budget Committee, the European Parliament had voted overwhelmingly in favor of EU sanctions against the former Chancellor. The move is likely to increase pressure on EU Commissioner-designate Ursula von der Leyen and Foreign Minister Josep Borrell to submit a proposal for Schroeder to be included in the EU sanctions list. If accepted, Schroeder’s existing assets in the EU could be frozen.

Editor’s note. This article has been updated since its first publication.




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Let’s break down the stigma around dying



Lets break down the stigma around dying

“Come on, mother, let’s have a beer and talk about death.” It’s not exactly the most attractive invitation that could raise at least a raised eyebrow in response. But why should the only security in life be so unpleasant for us? Dying Matters Awareness Week, which took place earlier this month, asked the nation exactly that question. The aim of the campaign is to break down the innate stigma and encourage people to simply talk about the end of life. It doesn’t have to be deep and complicated conversations (“what’s the point of life?” Or “what happens when we die?”). They can be practical and actually quite lightweight. What song would you like to play at your funeral? Do you like a small family affair or a big knee where the bubble still flows?

At North Devon Hospice, we joined a conversation for Dying Matters Awareness Week and asked questions on our social media channels to get people to think about some of the related issues that will come to an end. The answers were fascinating and it was amazing to see such topics openly discussed with people who share their thoughts and wishes, which hopefully sparked more conversations even offline. One note that occurred to me was the answer to the question, ‘What would you like to achieve before you die?’ One lady simply replied, ‘Happiness’.

This spoke of the basic truth, which is that acknowledging one’s own mortality allows one to live life to the fullest. This is one of the main reasons why we should normalize talking about death and dying. When we deal with the fact that one day we will die without being morbid or annoyed, the opposite is true. We can make the most of life by knowing that every day is a gift that cannot be wasted.

There is also a purely practical reason why it is important to have these conversations, so that your loved ones are aware of your wishes when the time comes. They should know how and where you want them to take care of you, how you would like your departure to be marked, and what you would like to see happen to you and your belongings after death. This makes your loved ones very exhausted, and the conversations are much less emotionally charged before they become urgent.

Our reluctance to talk about dying or dying in any way is, in fact, a big risk to the future of the hospice itself. For the past 15 years, I have promoted the work we do so that local people understand the vital importance of hospice care in North Devon and will therefore feel compelled to support it. However, many in society are so closed to the concept of death that they are unwilling to think about what the hospice is doing and how we are helping people in our community. If more people were willing to talk about the end of life and realize how important time is for all involved, then more eyes would be opened to the role that the hospice plays. This would help secure our future as a charity completely dependent on the generosity of the local community.

I would like to live in a world where death and dying are not taboo, where we can be honest about our hopes, fears and desires at the end of our lives. It’s something you can try tonight with one of your friends or family. You can start by asking what they like

The song of all time is, then ask if it’s a song they would like to play at their funeral. Before you know it, the conversation will begin.

Our last days are as important as the first ones. So let’s talk about them.

North Devon Hospice Credit: Andy Casey

Leo Cooper

Head of Marketing and Communications

North Devon Hospice



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