FIFPro axes Ivorian players’ union for not backing Drogba’s FA candidacy

first_imgGlobal footballers’ union FIFPro has suspended the Ivory Coast Footballers Association (AFI) for failing to endorse Didier Drogba’s bid to head the country’s football federation. In a letter dated Thursday and addressed to the president of the AFI Cyrille Domoraud, FIFPro said it was suspending his organisation “with immediate effect.” The letter said that this “exceptional intervention” was motivated by “extreme urgency”. The AFI decided last week to not sponsor Drogba to run for the presidency of the Ivorian federation (FIF) in the September 5 election and instead backed Idriss Diallo, the current FIF vice-president.Advertisement Loading… Candidates need an endorsement from one of five Ivorian football organisations to enter the presidential race. With only the association of medical staff yet to announce their endorsement, the former Chelsea and Marseille striker does not have a sponsor. In its scathing letter, FIFPro attacked what it called the “iniquitous decision” of the AFI saying it is likely “to have a negative impact, in the Ivory Coast and beyond, on the defence of footballers, the chief objective of FIFPro and its members”. “Your decision shows a flagrant omission of this obligation and a total lack of consideration for your members,” the letter continued. Read Also: PSG star goes on crutches as Champions League loomsFIFPro said the choice “is the result of various serious statutory breaches committed by the AFI in recent years” and had failed to take into account the “strictly democratic expression of the will of Ivorian footballers.”“The suspension means that the AFI immediately loses all its rights as a FIFPro member, and in particular its rights to income,” it said.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top20 Celebs With Surprising Hidden Talents And Skills9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledThe Great Wall Of China: The Hidden StoryThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Gadgets & Inventions That Could Save Our Planet6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comeback7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more

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Liberians in Sierra Leone Build ‘Protective Fence’ Around Embassy

first_imgAmb. Ruhle (2nd from right) with the PDLSL leadership.The Professional Diaspora Liberians in Sierra Leone (PDLSL), a consortium of professional Liberians residing in Freetown, Sierra Leone, has made a financial contribution to constructing a perimeter fence around then newly acquired land of the Liberian Embassy in Freetown.The chairman of the Professional Diaspora Liberians in Sierra Leone said the project is aimed at protecting the premises of the Liberian Embassy in that neighboring country.The donation of US$1,340, according to the Liberian Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Madam Musu Jatu Ruhle, is an act of people contributing to projects meant to be supported by the national government of their own country, which she said is uncommon in many parts of Africa, mainly in the sub-region.“I am thrilled by this act of sacrifice from professional individuals who, in fact, are fellow Liberians in Sierra Leone,” Amb. Ruhle said as she received the donation from the leadership of Professional Diaspora Liberians in the country.She described the Liberians’ gift as “sacrificial love of dynamism and patriotism.”“I hope that other Liberians, not only in Sierra Leone, but in other parts of the world, will see a reason to do likewise for communities larger than Freetown,” Ruhle said.Earlier, the chairman of the PDLSL, Gregory Sneh Tugbeh, said Liberians giving back to a neighboring country signifies one’s love for his/her country of origin.“This contribution is little, but we are impressed and humbled to have acquired the opportunity to make a contribution to the construction of these pillars to protect the premises of our Embassy from encroachment,” Tugbeh said.A dispatch from Freetown says that the new project is taking place on number two Spur Road, Freetown, and it is expected to finish anytime soon.The PDLSL is described as the most proactive of several Liberian Diaspora organizations that are formally registered with the Liberian Embassy in Freetown under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Diaspora Liberians’ engagement program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

"Liberians in Sierra Leone Build ‘Protective Fence’ Around Embassy"