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Acquisition strategy pays off for Ashtenne

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Indonesia exports 2.2 tons of tuna from Maluku to Japan

first_imgIndonesia exported 2.2 tons of tuna from Maluku to Japan on Sunday in a bid to boost the fishing industry in the region.At a ceremony commemorating the export, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo said the export was a sign of the central government’s efforts to boost fishery in Maluku.”I also thank the Maluku administration for its tireless efforts to improve its ocean resources,” Edhy said on Sunday.During the ceremony, Edhy handed a hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) certificate to PT. Maluku Prima Makmur, the company exporting the tuna.”This certificate indicates that the company has obtained a feasibility processing certificate [sertifikat kelayakan pengolahan-SKP] and has implemented good manufacturing practices and sanitation standard operating procedures,” he said.Read also: Vietnamese-flagged illegal fishing vessel caught in North Natuna SeaEdhy said the central government would work hard to support the Maluku fishing industry so that the region could be categorized as a national fishing grounds, as the residents wished.Maluku has been striving to improve its fishing Industry. In 2019, the region exported US$ 14.8 million worth of fish. In June, 123 fishers of a fishery on Buru Island, Maluku, were certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) with the ecolabel, which indicates that the associations’ catch meets international best practices for sustainable fishing. With the award, they became the first handline yellowfin tuna fishery in the world, and the second recipient in Indonesia, to be certified with the MSC credentials.As per July 2020, Indonesia has exported 6,278 tons of fish consisting of tuna, shrimps, and decapterus worth $34.6 million. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

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Carol Jean Daugherty

first_imgCarol Jean Daugherty, 76, of Iowa Park, Texas, passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.She was born on February 23, 1941 to James and Margie (Smith) Burress in Dearborn County , Indiana.Carol was a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School (Class of 1959) and lived her life in Florida and Texas.She was a loving, caring, gentle person to all and a compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many. Her passing is an enormous loss for those who knew and loved her. Carol loved to sew, crochet, read books, shopping, restaurants, collecting recipes and trying new cuisines. Carol loved riding motorcycles, and shared that passion with her husband and friends. Carol had a special love for animals, like her miniature donkeys, horse, dogs and cats.Carol is survived by her husband, William Daugherty of Iowa Park, Texas; daughters Nickie (Donald) Woodworth of Jacksonville, FL. and Tanya (Anthony) Baker of Iowa Park, Texas; grandson, Ethan Baker; step daughter, April (Wayne) Myers, step son, Kevin (Amber) Daugherty, step grandchildren, Gracie Myers, William Myers and Brad Daugherty.She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Margie E. Burress, and a brother, Donald Burress.Visitation will be held Monday, April 17, 2017 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Graveside services will be held at 12:30 pm at the Rising Sun Cemetery with Pastor Jim Jenkins officiating.Burial will take place in the Rising Sun New Cemetery.Online condolences can be given at read more

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US World Cup winner gives birth to first child

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?San Francisco Runner Makes Art With GPS-Tracking7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers United States star Alex Morgan has given birth to her first child.Advertisement The Orlando Pride player revealed she and husband Servando Carrasco, a former LA Galaxy midfielder, welcomed a girl, Charlie Elena Carrasco, into the world on Thursday.“At 1130am on May 7 weighing 8lbs5oz, Charlie Elena Carrasco made her grand entrance into the world,” Morgan posted on Twitter.US World Cup winner Alex Morgan gives birth to first childRead Also: Manchester United keep vigil on La Liga star“She made us wait longer than expected, but I should have known she would do it her way and her way only. My super moon baby.”As well as winning two World Cups, Morgan is also an Olympic gold medallist from the 2012 Games in London.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Striker Morgan announced she was pregnant in October, just three months after helping the USA retain their Women’s World Cup title.last_img read more

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Gustin leads late, takes Night of 1,000 Stars checkers

first_imgBy Ryan ClarkBRITT, Iowa (Aug. 13) – An 83 minute rain delay was the first of many unexpected twists during the Night of 1,000 Stars at Hancock County Speedway.What seemed like a guaranteed payday for Ryan Ruter ended with a pair of broken rear axles in the 50-lap feature event for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds. That allowed Richie Gustin to steal the spotlight late as he drove to his first win in the annual event.Ruter took the lead from Corey Dripps on the sixth circuit and then built a straightaway lead when the mandatory caution slowed action on lap 25.After the 10 minute stop for drivers and crews to make adjustments to their cars on the front stretch, Ruter picked up where he left off when racing resumed.Ruter’s advantage was nearly half a lap when misfortune struck and he slowed to a stop on the front stretch with 43 laps complete.Benji LaCrosse, who had battled Hunter Marriott through much of the second half of the event, assumed the point on the restart.Following another stoppage one lap later, Gustin, who qualified through a B feature and started 17th, restarted in second and quickly pressured LaCrosse for the lead.Contact between the frontrunners with two laps to go left LaCrosse stopped in the middle of turns one and two while Gustin was able to continue. He inherited the lead for the green, white, checkered finish.Jeremy Mills, who started 24th, chased Gustin over the final two circuits, however he came up less than a car-length short at the line as Gustin sealed the win.Troy Swearingen started last in the 25-car field and came home third ahead of Iowa Modified Speedweek point leader Joel Rust. Dripps ran fifth.“This is big,” said Gustin. “We’ve won Super Nationals and the Harris Clash. Now to win this event means a lot.”For his efforts, Gustin took home a $3,600 winner’s share. In addition to $3,500 for the victory, he earned $100 in lap money. It also earned him a spot on the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Ruter earned a $1,000 bonus for leading at halfway.Jason Minnehan held off late pressure from David Smith to score the win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car headliner.Kris Zuhlsdorf made a late pass on Shane Swanson to race to victory in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Cody Nielsen led wire-to-wire to win the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature.A total of 152 IMCA drivers signed in to compete Saturday night, including 66 Modifieds.Iowa Modified Speedweek comes to a close on Sunday with the Night of 10,000 Stars on the Hancock County oval. Hot laps are at 3 p.m. with racing to follow.The event will be broadcast on IMCA.TV.Modified resultsFeature – 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 2. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 3. Troy Swearingen, Forest City; 4. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 5. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 6. Jason Fisher, Lakefield, Minn.; 7. Tyler Prochaska, Iowa Falls; 8. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 9. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 10. Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; 11. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; 12. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 13. Josh Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn.; 14. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 15. Aaron Krohn, Slayton, Minn.; 16. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee, Wis.; 17. Racer Hulin, Laurel; 18. Scott Olson, Blairsburg; 19. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; 20. Mark Noble, Blooming Prairie, Minn.; 21. Josh Ruby, Lakota; 22. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 23. Brian Mullen, Seymour, Wis.; DQ Kelly Shryock, Fertile; DQ Chris Abelson, Sioux City.First heat (top two) – 1. LaCrosse; 2. Fisher; 3. Ward; 4. Swearingen; 5. Mark Elliott, Webster City; 6. Rogotzke; 7. Mike Hansen, Dickinson, N.D.; 8. Mike Mashl, De Pere, Wis.; 9. Tom Berry Jr., Boone; 10. Steve Reynolds, Springfield, S.D.; 11. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.Second heat – 1. Ruter; 2. Rust; 3. Dotson; 4. Ruby; 5. Mike Mullen; 6. Jim Mathieson, Sioux City; 7. Adam Larson, Ankeny; 8. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; 9. Ben Kraus, Britt; 10. Cody Knecht, Whittemore; 11. Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee, Wis.Third heat – 1. Marriott; 2. Krohn; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt; 4. David Brown, Kellogg; 5. Gretz; 6. Kyle Brown, State Center; 7. Austin Wolf, Algona; 8. Brad Theys, Kewaunee, Wis.; 9. Clint Wendel, Mason City; 10. Shawn Bearce, Hinton.Fourth heat – 1. Dripps; 2. Prochaska; 3. Eric Dailey, Armstrong; 4. Rob Rose, Dallas Center; 5. Jeremy Mills; 6. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 7. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; 8. Andrew Schroeder, Keswick; 9. Stacey Mills, Webb; 10. Travis Peterson, Mapleton, Minn.; 11. Jeff Larson, Lakefield, Minn.Fifth heat – 1. Olson; 2. Brian Mullen; 3. Richie Gustin; 4. Hulin; 5. Jon Snyder, Ames; 6. Josh Long, Little Suamico, Wis.; 7. Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay, Wis.; 8. Jason Briese, Cleghorn; 9. Shawn Ritter, Keystone; 10. Jeff Coon, Elysian, Minn.; 11. Garry Hall, Rochester, Minn.Sixth heat – 1. Noble; 2. Laney; 3. Jimmy Gustin; 4. Mark Joski, Denmark, Wis.; 5. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas; 6. Ben Chukuske, Sherburn; 7. Todd Stinehart, Waseca, Minn.; 8. Tim Pessek, Hutchinson, Minn.; 9. Nate Hughes, Indianola; 10. Larry Hall, Rochester, Minn.First B feature (top three) – 1. Ward; 2. Richie Gustin; 3. Gretz; 4. Jerovetz; 5. Thornton; 6. Hansen; 7. Wolf; 8. Stone; 9. Ritter; 10. Snyder; 11. Wendel; 12. Berry; 13. Garry Hall; 14. Elliott.Second B feature – 1. Mike Mullen; 2. Laney; 3. Dotson; 4. Joski; 5. Rose; 6. Kraus; 7. Peterson; 8. Pessek; 9. Lemmens; 10. Strickler; 11. Schroeder; 12. Larson; 13. Larry Hall; 14. Chukuske.Third B feature – 1. Hulin; 2. Krohn; 3. Rogotzke; 4. Theys; 5. Mashl; 6. Swearingen; 7. Long; 8. Coon; 9. Reynolds; 10. Bearce; 11. Kyle Brown; 12. Briese; 13. David Brown.Fourth B feature – 1. Ruby; 2. Jimmy Gustin; 3. Jeremy Mills; 4. Dailey; 5. Hatlestad; 6. Stinehart; 7. Stacey Mills; 8. Knecht; 9. Hughes; 10. Mathieson; 11. Mari; 12. Melton; 13. Larson.last_img read more

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Twisters Notch Victory Over Wildcats

first_imgOldenburg Academy’s Boys Tennis Team traveled to Brookville tonight to face Franklin County High School.Varsity Results-OA wins by a team score of 4-1.#1 Singles: Jack Stirn (FC) defeats Michael Wanstrath (OA) in 2 sets (6-3, 6-4)#2 Singles: Jon Grieshop (OA) defeats Kurt Oetzel (FC) in 2 sets (6-1,6-3)#3 Singles: Drew Wagner (OA) defeats Brant Ertel (FC) in 2 sets (6-3, 6-0)#1 Doubles: Jacob Sheets/Patrick Thompson (OA) defeat Lonnie Schwartz/Evan McMillin (FC) in 2 sets (6-2, 6-1)#2 Doubles: Riley Schebler/Ethan Back (OA) defeat Will Wade/Landen Wuestefeld (FC) in 2 sets (6-1, 6-1)OA’s varsity record improves to 6-1 on the season.In JV 8 game pro set action,Will Yunger (OA) defeats Nick Wendel (FC) by a score of 8-0Henry Meyer (OA) defeats Travis Schwartz (FC) by a score of 8-4Nate Geis (OA) defeats Tanner Weartz (FC) by a score of 8-0Courtesy of Twisters Coach Dave Back and Wildcats Coach Dylan Little..last_img read more

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Pieters fit for Tigers clash

first_img “They would not take any risk for the Chelsea game, I was in that much pain it was too much of a risk to play.” In his absence fellow summer signing Marc Muniesa filled in despite primarily being a centre-back and Pieters is not taking re-selection for granted. “Marc did really well and I am very proud of him. We came to Stoke together and I know it was difficult for him because he didn’t play many matches,” he told “But when he played against Chelsea it was good for him and good for the team. “I want to play as well, but if the manager chooses from me or Marc, it is no problem.” The Dutchman missed Saturday’s victory over Chelsea because of the problem but insists he is ready to return at the KC Stadium. “I am good again now and am ready to go if I am selected of course,” he said. Press Associationcenter_img Stoke defender Erik Pieters has declared himself fit for this weekend’s trip to Hull after a groin injury.last_img read more

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COMMENTARY: MPA’s Heal point system needs to be reconfigured or scrapped

first_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Every two weeks, Mike Mandell gives his thoughts on the sports scene in Ellsworth, Hancock County and beyond.At the end of every regular season, athletes and coaches at certain schools all over Maine wait eagerly to know where they’ll go for their first playoff games. For those teams, June is an exciting month and a chance to compete for a state title.The playoffs, as we all know, are played with the end goal of crowning a champion. To do so, playoff brackets need starting points. In professional sports, these starting points are decided through divisional standings. In college sports, they’re decided through committees of people deemed to be “experts” on the teams in question. In high school sports, they can be either of the two — or anything in between.Some governing bodies in high school athletics use mathematical formulas to make this determination. The Maine Principals’ Association is one of these governing bodies, and it makes its calculations through what is known as the Heal point system. It’s a system that tries to adjust for the fact that some teams play more challenging schedules than other teams, which is a reasonable goal for any mathematical formula.In far too many instances, though, the system has produced results that don’t make sense. Teams that don’t deserve playoff spots are getting in ahead of teams that do because the system deems them to have played more difficult schedules. A look at how Heal points are calculated tells us why.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTo get its initial calculations, the Heal point system first calculates what’s known as the preliminary index. This index awards a team 42 points for a Class AA win, 40 for a Class A win, 38 for a class B win, 36 for a Class C win and 34 for a Class D win. The result is divided by the total number of games played.Let’s use the Bucksport softball team as an example. The Golden Bucks won all 16 games in the regular season this year. Twelve of those wins were against Class C teams, but Bucksport also had two wins over a Class B team and two over a Class D team. When we add those numbers and divide the result by 16, we’re left with a preliminary index of 36.That part makes sense, but here’s where it gets tricky: The method used to determine seeding is used by the tournament index rather than the preliminary index. To calculate the tournament index, we must add up the preliminary indices of every team it defeated and divide that number by the number of games the team played.By adding this step to the process, the Heal point system takes a turn for the worse. This is because the second adjustment that is made for strength of schedule causes the tournament index to overcorrect, a phenomenon that has recently produced bizarre results such as these:In softball, 4-10 Fort Kent earned the No. 8 seed ahead of 8-8 Washington Academy and 7-9 Calais in Class C North. This gave Fort Kent a home playoff game.In boys’ soccer, 5-7 Vinalhaven finished two spots ahead of 9-5 Searsport in Class D South. This forced Searsport to play against the No. 1 seed in the second round instead of the No. 2 seed.In baseball, 1-13 Machias finished ahead of 6-8 Ashland in Class D North and would likely have made the playoffs had it won another game.In girls’ tennis, 12-0 Orono finished as the No. 3 seed in Class C North and had to travel to the Canadian border for a match against No. 2 Fort Kent, which was 8-4.These are just a few examples of some of the headaches the current format has caused. In each of these cases, a team that deserved a higher seed was denied one because of the formula the Heal point system uses to generate its results.When a team is incorrectly seeded, it affects everyone. Not only does it help or hurt the team in question, but it also means other teams will get seeded higher or lower than they should be as a result of the mistake. The best teams should be getting easier roads to the finals, and the teams that sneak in by the skin of their teeth should be getting harder ones. With the current system, that’s not what’s happening.Ultimately, an evaluation must be made regarding how crucial a system that accounts for strength of schedule to level the playing field is. If such a system is deemed important, perhaps getting rid of the tournament index is a better option. Doing so would reward teams with tougher schedules without making win-loss records irrelevant in the process.If the Heal point system is going to stay, it should be changed to reward teams in a manner that can correctly determine which ones are most fit to compete for championships. That’s what the playoffs are about, and if the system used to generate playoff matchups isn’t accomplishing that, it isn’t serving its purpose at all. Latest Posts Biolast_img read more

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Serena,  Barty,  Osaka into Australian Open second round

first_imgSERENA Williams underlined why she is the Australian Open favourite with a rapid first-round win, while world number one Ashleigh Barty overcame a scare to reach the second round.Williams, chasing a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, beat Anastasia Potapova 6-0 6-3 in just 58 minutes.Australia’s Barty recovered from a poor start against world number 120 Lesia Tsurenko to win 5-7 6-1 6-1.Defending champion Naomi Osaka also advanced on the opening day.Third seed Osaka started slowly against Marie Bouzkova, before winning 6-2 6-4.While Williams claimed a convincing victory over her Russian opponent, there was an even faster win for seventh seed Petra Kvitova, the 2019 runner-up, demolished fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-1 6-0 in 51 minutes.Former champion Caroline Wozniacki got her final tournament before retirement off to a good start with a 6-1 6-3 victory over American Kristie Ahn.However, 2017 US Open champion and 24th seed Sloane Stephens was beaten by China’s Zhang Shuai.The American served for the match in the second set but then lost seven games in a row as she fell to a 2-6 7-5 6-2 defeat.Britain’s Johanna Konta was due to play on the first day but her match was one of 32 rescheduled for Tuesday because of rain.Top seed Barty won the Adelaide International on Sunday but struggled for rhythm in a patchy match.Ukrainian Tsurenko, who reached the 2018 US Open quarter-finals, was playing just her second match after injuring her elbow but initially held firm against an error-strewn Barty.Barty was broken in the opening game of the match, silencing the packed Rod Laver Arena, and Tsurenko ultimately served out the set after Barty sent an easy forehand long.The Australian made 19 unforced errors in the opening set but was able to take advantage of a fading Tsurenko, whose served crumbled as the match progressed.The 23-year-old won 14 of the final 16 games to close out the match and will play either Polona Hercog or Rebecca Peterson next.Barty, who claimed her first Grand Slam singles title in Paris last year, said: “It’s all good. This is the moment I’ve been looking forward to the most throughout the off season.”The tournament started as scheduled on Monday after air quality improved in Melbourne, although matches were later postponed because of heavy rain.Last week’s qualifying event had been disrupted by delays because of the air pollution caused by widespread bushfires.Williams, who had a pulmonary embolism after giving birth in 2017, said she had been concerned about what conditions might be like during her match.“That is still a concern for pretty much everyone. Every day all the players and the tournament make sure that all the players are updated on what the play conditions would be like,” said the American.“It’s literally every day, we are just waiting every day to see how the air quality would be. Today, it seemed normal. Yeah, it seemed pretty good.”Eighth seed Williams, who won her first WTA title in three years in the run-up to the opening Grand Slam of the year, will play Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek next.The 38-year-old was made to work harder in the second set by 18-year-old Potapova, who broke in the third game of the second set after a double-fault by Williams.But Williams immediately broke back and pulled away to victory.(BBC Sportslast_img read more

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Nigeria First Country to Qualify for AFCON 2019 Round of 16

first_imgThe top two nations in each of the six groups advance, along with the four best third-placed countriesNigeria dropped captain John Mikel Obi, who played for Middlesbrough in 2018-19, but their side did include Brighton defender Leon Balogun, Stoke midfielder Peter Etebo, Leicester midfielder Wilfried Ndidi and Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi.The Gunners man had one of the best chances when it was goalless with a curled effort from just outside the penalty area, but Guinea goalkeeper Ibrahim Kone produced a spectacular one-handed save to push it over the bar.Guinea’s side included Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita, who was making his first start for club or country since 1 May, when he picked up a groin injury in the Reds’ 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.However, Keita received some strong challenges and only lasted 71 minutes before he was substituted.He was replaced just before a Nigeria corner and Guinea, who now have one point from their two matches, went behind instantly thanks to Omeruo’s header.A below –par first half gave way to a lively second half, during which Odion Ighalo, who earned all the three points for Nigeria after coming on as a substitute against Burundi on Saturday, could have scored if the Guinean defenders had not checkmated Ahmed Musa’s pass from a swift counter-attack, and Alex Iwobi forced a smart one –handed save from Guinea’s goalkeeper Ibrahim Kone from a snap shot.At the beginning, the Syli Nationale were more business-like, working three shots on target including one that rattled Daniel Akpeyi, before Moses Simon fired wide over the bar when he freed himself from the right.Coach Gernot Rohr rested captain Mikel Obi and William Ekong, with Chukwueze also benched for Simon and Ighalo starting in place of Paul Onuachu. Yet, the Super Eagles did not look intensely creative in the first half hour and it was largely the organization of Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, Chidozie Awaziem and Ola Aina at the back that ensured a barren scoreline at the interval.Iwobi had movement and endeavour but gave the ball away severally, and Ighalo must have punched himself after side-netting with Musa waiting eagerly to raze the net from close range in the 32nd minute. Earlier, Ighalo had, with a poor first touch, fumbled a good pass from Musa after the latter’s run down the left, and Iwobi also wasted another excellent pass by the pacy deputy captain.The Super Eagles need only a draw from their last match of the group phase against Madagascar on Sunday to finish top of the group and remain in Alexandria for their Round of 16 fixture.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kenneth Omeruo celebrating his winning goal against Guinea…wednesday Defeats Guinea 1-0 to pick six points to land in next roundNigeria became the first team to qualify for the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations as the Super Eagles beat Guinea 1-0 in Alexandria, Egypt Wednesday.Three-time winners Nigeria scored the only goal in the 73rd minute when Moses Simon’s right-wing corner was headed in at the near post by Kenneth Omeruo.Nigeria now have six points from their two games after a 1-0 win over Burundi in their first match on Saturday and have topped the group going into Sunday’s final group clash with Madagascar. Only a win for the India. ocean island can tumble Nigeria from the top spot.last_img read more

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