Duo strike to send KCCA nine clear

first_imgBY UPL.co.ugJMC Hippos 0  KCCA 2Soana   2 URA 1Sadolin 1 Maroons 0Express 2 Lweza 0KCCA’s chances of winning a 11th national league title got even better on Saturday after they saw off stubborn JMC Hippos 2-0 in Jinja to go nine points clear at the top of the Azam Uganda Premier soccer League.Defender Denis Okot and striker Derrick Nsibambi scored the goals as manager Mike Mutebi’s side moved to 51 points, nine ahead of second-placed Vipers with six matches to go. They have, however, played one game more than coach George Nsimbe’s Vipers, the defending champions.Having ceded ground in a 1-1 draw with Lweza on Tuesday to allow Vipers cut their lead to six points on the same day, KCCA again watched on as the defending champions lost to Bul 1-0 on Friday.All they had to do the following day was just to win at Kakindu in Jinja, one of hardest grounds to visit.KCCA did just that, Okot opening the scoring on the stroke of half time before Nsibambi, netting his second in four days, added the other nine minutes after recess.UPL.co.ugShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Fitness Ablaze: Fat Loss 101

first_imgFacebook40Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Fitness Ablaze Here at Fitness Ablaze the most common goal mentioned is achieving fat loss. People want to lose fat, gain lean muscle, which will ultimately make them look and feel better. We are always excited to help each individual who begins one of our programs. Sometimes the first step is educating individuals about the most effective and efficient methods to achieving fat loss. I will be explaining these methods below. Here is the order people should follow if their goal is fat loss.NutritionSee #1 – it’s that importantTIED: Metabolic Acceleration Resistance Training & Strength TrainingHigh Intensity Anaerobic Interval TrainingHigh Intensity Aerobic TrainingLow Intensity Aerobic TrainingNow the order you should apply each training method based on how much time you have to train (nutrition is a given)If you only have 3-4 hours per week- only use #3If you have 4-6 hours- use #1 and #2If you have 6-8 hours available- add #3If you have more than that available- add #4Strength Training is a method of training for burning fat not because of the calories burned during the actual workout but because of what it does to the body. When we challenge our muscles (active tissue in the body) to work hard in a strength-training program then you will increase your metabolism over a longer period of time. The amount of energy that it takes to recover from these sessions will increase your metabolism over a longer period of time. The amount of energy that it takes to recover from these sessions will spur an increase in caloric expenditure and also give you a hormone response that allows you to handle carbs better and burn fat.This includes heavy lifting and most likely total body two to three days per week to get maximal resultsNow before you freak out realize that heavy lifting is relative. If you are a beginner and just starting then you aren’t expected to break any world records in the squat and deadlift on your first day, but you should be performing some variation of those lifts with weights and in rep ranges that challenge you.Here are two Basic sample days:Day 11A) Plank Variation 2x30s1B) V-ups 2x30secNo rest between exercise and 30s rest after each super set2A) Squat Variation ( Goblet, Front, Back) 4×8-12repetitions2b) Push Up Variation 4×8-12repetitionsMinimal rest between sets and 60s rest between super setsStong(HER) women from Fitness Ablaze Training Center complete deadlifts and chinups during small group training.3A) Single leg movement (split squat, lunge, step up) 3×12-153B) Pulling Exercise (row, pull up, etc) 3×12-15Minimal rest between sets and 60s rest between super setsDay 21A) Side Plank Variation 3x30sNo rest move from side to side until you finish2A) Deadlift Variation ( RDL, KB DL, BB DL, TB DL) 4×8-122B) Rowing Variation (DB row, Band row, inverted row) 4×8-12Minimal rest between sets and 60s rest between super sets3A) Single Leg Variation (Rev Lunge, SL RDL, Skater Squat) 3×12-153B) Push Up Variation 3x 15-203C) Mountain Climber or Bear Crawl 2x30sMinimal rest between sets and 60s between super setsYou can alternate these training sessions for either 2 days per week or 3 days per week taking one day off rest and recovery in between and get great results.  Guys should stick to lower rep ranges for the lifts and the ladies should work towards the higher rep ranges (to begin with). The goal is to challenge yourself during the workout with weights that are heavy enough to cause you to work but never to fail on any lift. You should always feel like you could get 1-2 more reps at the end of your last set.The beauty of this set up is that you can change out exercises every 3-6 weeks to add some variety and constantly challenge your body. However, don’t change them more frequently than that. For 3-6 weeks attempt to lift a heavier weight or more reps each time you do the workout. So if on day 1 you did a 40lbs goblet squatter for 10reps the next time you perform that workout you will want to either do more reps or do more weight for the same number of reps.That is strength training made simple.Metabolic Acceleration Resistance TrainingMetabolic acceleration resistance training is ideally the second program I would prescribe people to incorporate (strength training first) because you must learn the basic technique of the foundational lifts and/or movements (squat, lunge, bend, push , pull, twist, single leg stance) to ensure you are capable of completing the exercises and decrease any chances of injury.  We still focus on strength. The goal isn’t to push lightweights around until you sweat and “feel the burn”. The goal is to use short rest periods and setting up exercises in alternating fashion to create a big time metabolic disturbance. Basically, short rest with big movements= a higher metabolism.There are two simple ways to set this up. The first involves working with basic strength movements and having short rest between your sets or you can work directly off of time.ExamplesDay 11A) KB Swing x15Rest 15-20s1B) Push ups x12Rest 15-20s1C) Alternating Reverse Lunge x8/legRest 15-20s1D) DB Single Arm Row x12 each armRest  15-20s1E) Burpee x10-15Rest 15-20s1F) Plank to Push Up x10-15Rest 60-120sYou would then repeat this 2-3 times (3-4 rounds total)Day 21A) KB or DB Goblet Squat 40sRest 20s1B) TRX Row 40sRest 20s1C) Split Jumps 40sRest 20s1D) DB Push Press 40sRest 20s1E) Mt Climbers 40sRest 60-120s and repeat this 2-3 more times (3-4 rounds total)You can alternate between these two workouts for a month and then change the exercises. Make sure you include rest day between the workouts.High Intensity Anaerobic Interval Training would include such training sequences such as sprints, kb swings, bike sprints, hill sprints, and other high intensity interval training sequences.High Intensity Aerobic Training– higher intensity jogging, biking, etcLow Intensity Aerobic Training– slower paced jogging, walking, biking, etc…I am assuming the majority of people start backwards when their goal is fat loss. They will start with low intensity aerobic training, progress to high intensity aerobic training, then to high intensity anaerobic interval training, and finally incorporate strength training and metabolic resistance training. If you haven’t achieved your fat loss goals give the above methods a try, it may just be what you are missing to take your fitness to the next level.last_img read more

3 Indian national team basketballers jailed overnight after drunken roadside brawl in Bangalore

first_imgAdvertisement 61NBA Finals | Brooklyn VswoicWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4xmak( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 065Would you ever consider trying this?😱oCan your students do this? 🌚9ejniRoller skating! Powered by Firework Three Indian basketball team players, Amjyot Singh, Arshpreet Bhullar and Amritpal Singh, were involved in a roadside brawl in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Reports claim that the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) is probing the incident, through a three-member inquiry committee. The scuffle took place on Wednesday as the players were returning to the national camp that night when a road accident took place and Amjyot Singh took to Instagram posting photos of his injured knee and arms and accused the board for “suppressing” his voice.Advertisement Image Courtesy: NBAThe national basketball team is in Bengaluru to take part in the camp, and as per sources, the trio, Amjyot, Arshpreet, and Amritpal, with an under-17 player, left the campus on two bikes without seeking permission from any officials or coaches. The fight took place outside the camp premises and resulted not only in injuries but also a damaged gold chain and broken spectacles.BFI secretary general Chander Mukhi Sharma confirmed that the four have been issued show cause notices for their violation of the camp’s protocol.Advertisement “Since the two met with the accident, they feared that their act of indiscipline would come out in public. Arshpreet was furious about Amjyot not riding the bike carefully and fought with him. A scuffle broke out and the two hit each other” he said.Among the three accused, Amjyot was involved in a controversy earlier; for allegedly slapping Arshpreet and captain Yadwinder Singh, during the Commonwealth Games in Australia. He was then for a year banned by the BFI.Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

Breaking: Two car collision in Letterkenny

first_imgEmergency services are at the scene of a two-car collision in Letterkenny.The accident occurred on the Port Road before 2pm this lunchtime.Ambulance personnel are currently assisting those involved. Traffic is moving slowly on both lanes of the Port Road near the Value Centre and Tesco turn-off.The one-way lane from Tesco/Letterkenny Shopping Centre is blocked by one of the vehicles involved in the crash.Breaking: Two car collision in Letterkenny was last modified: July 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fossil Worm: Does It Help Solve Cambrian Explosion Puzzle?

first_imgA soft embryo of a Cambrian worm, exquisitely preserved, makes Graham Budd (U. of Uppsala, Sweden) ask some hard questions about it and other recently-discovered embryo fossils in the Jan. 15 issue of Nature:1These fossils raise several questions, to say the least.  First, how could they possibly be preserved?  Second, why are they concentrated in a period (600-500 million years ago) that is already unfairly overstocked with exceptionally preserved fossils, such as those of the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies?  Third, do they tell us anything about animal evolution?He spends most of his article on the third question, but seems to end up with more questions than answers about the “miraculous preservation of these embryos.”The BBC News has a report and pictures of the embryos.Ask yourself how soft tissues could be exquisitely mineralized and preserved for 600 million years, when many later fossils have been reworked by storms, glaciers, moving continents and asteroid impacts.  More interesting than the data that seem to fit the reigning myth are the anomalies that do not.  This find does nothing to help evolutionists in their Cambrian explosion predicament (08/21/2002).  Graham Budd has been pushed by the disconnect between his expectations and the facts to the ultimate no-no in science: invoking miracles.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

95% of SA registered with Rica

first_imgMobile phone users in South Africa havejust a day to register their sim cards. Obed Bapela, communications deputyminister, has been on the road urgingSouth Africans to register their sim cards.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Busiswa MlanduMedia EnquiriesDepartment of Communications+27 72 070 6896RELATED ARTICLES• South Africa braces for digital TV switch-on• Telkom mobile to launch soon• High-speed internet from Cell C• Mobile networks in tower-sharing dealBongani NkosiThe number of mobile phone users in South Africa who’ve registered their network connection or sim cards in accordance with the new Regulation of Interception of Communication Act (Rica) has jumped to over 37-million.About 2.7-million users are yet to register their sim cards, as just a day remains before operators switch them off the networks.The country’s operators, Vodacom, Cell C, MTN and 8ta, have made significant progress in registering users over the last few months. The Department of Communications said only in March 2011 there were over 7-million outstanding users.Now 95% of the population is registered and the campaign to record the rest is notching up a gear as the deadline looms only 36 hours away.Those who’ve not yet registered at their local outlets have been warned that they will be cut off the networks by midnight on 30 June.“We want to thank South Africans for responding to the call. Registering 95% is quite an achievement,” communications deputy minister Obed Bapela said in a press briefing held in Midrand, outside Johannesburg, on 29 June. Bapela was joined by executives from the four network operators.8ta, the country’s new operator, has registered 100% of its users. Cell C has registered 99% of its contract customers and 92% of its prepaid users, while MTN has roped in 98% contract and 96% prepaid users. Vodacom has registered 98.4% contract and 93.6% prepaid customers.Registration outlets will be open until late on 30 June day to meet the expected 11th hour demand. Registration requires an identity document and proof of residence, all physically presented by the person registering.While users will still be able to register after being cut off on 30 June, they are urged to do so beforehand to avoid being switched off. “Don’t wait to be disconnected, but if you are just go to your service provider,” Bapela said.Customers should check with their operators if they are registered, just in case they doubt their details were not captured properly.Operators lead the campaignThe networks have invested heavily in the registration campaign, which has also created temporary employment for youngsters across the country. 8ta said it employed at least 20 000 people to register users.Bapela conceded that the government’s efforts to promote the Rica campaign were rather late, and commended the operators for their efforts. His department embarked on a drive in mid-June to get people to register.“It’s been a real expensive process (and) a huge campaign,” said Lars Reichelt, Cell C’s CEO.The operators stood to lose customers if they didn’t get them to register. Loss of revenue will now be avoided as millions of users have responded to the call to register.Other data sim cards, such those used in traffic lights and broadband connection, also need to be registered.It will be evident on 1 July if all municipalities have registered their traffic lights’ sim cards. Bapela noted failure to comply before deadline may result in traffic chaos.Necessary crime-prevention lawSouth Africa’s parliament passed Rica in 2009 as a crime-prevention measure.“It’s a necessary law for South Africa,” Bapela said. “We want to ensure that every citizen communicates in a safe environment, and that they are protected.”Rica will make it harder for people to buy a connection card for once-off use.Bapela noted that in the recent past criminals involved in heists would just buy a card, “after using it they’d throw it in the river or in the bush (to) make it difficult for police to investigate”.“The number of heists has decreased, so it (Rica) does have an impact,” said Bapela.“It’s quite necessary to register all sim cards in South Africa, so that we know which sim belongs to whom,” he added.South Africans have not voiced any objections to Rica.The Department of Communications and the operators have assured the public that information captured through Rica will not be used for any other reason besides preventing crime. The data, which is confidential, will only be accessed for legal reasons, and no other.Even the South African police will have to provide credible reasons to access the mobile phone data. Bapela said police would only access the data via permission gained from a magistrate.Operators have invested heavily in ensuring the data is secured in accordance with the law. “We’ve got huge security at MTN around the data,” said Karel Pienaar, the group’s MD.Vodacom executive Vuyani Jarana said: “We have a very clear protocol that the information remains highly protected.”8ta’s Stephen Blewett said they store the data in state-of-the-art technology, through which “no one can gain access”.last_img read more

How Small Businesses Can Make the Most of Yelp

first_imgTags:#biz#How To Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts john paul titlow Take Advantage of Yelp’s Tools For BusinessesWe mentioned a couple of tools that Yelp has made available to businesses, such as the ability to respond to reviewers. Business owners can find that and more at the site’s business portal, found at biz.yelp.com. From there, you can claim a business listing, add informative details and unlimited photos to it, and establish rewards for customers who check in to your establishment via Yelp. They also publish a weekly email newsletter containing tips and best practices for using the site. It’s been a few years since Yelp launched, but despite proliferatingcompetition, the user-generated business reviews site isn’t going anywhere. For some local businesses, it’s a blessing. For others, the very public, sometimes brutal candor of their customers can be a lot to swallow.Like it or not, social media has empowered customers to call it like they see it and businesses have no choice but to join the conversation. So how can a small, local business make the most of Yelp and its often passionate community? We talked to Luther Lowe, Yelp’s Manager of Local Business Outreach and he shared a few pointers.Don’t Try to Influence ReviewsLet’s be honest: Business owners are used to being in control. When you bought an ad in your local newspaper (remember those?), you could work with the ad sales rep to define exactly the message you wanted the public to see. If somebody thought your service sucked, the worse they could do was gripe to a friend or tell you to your face. Now, those customers collectively have a megaphone that’s arguably even bigger than the one the local paper used to hold.As tempting as it is, business owners shouldn’t try to directly influence the reviews of their establishment on Yelp, says Lowe.“Yelp is different than many other review sites in that we discourage review solicitation,” he says. “There’s only one way to truly influence your reviews on Yelp: a laser focus on customer service.”It’s Just a Negative Review. Don’t Freak Out.Nobody likes to hear negative things said about them. Unfortunately for businesses, most people don’t tend to treat them with the same politeness as they would a person with whom they’re speaking face-to-face. And sure, when somebody publicly trashes your business, it can sting.“No one is taking that negative review as seriously as you are,” says Lowe. “It is, after all, one person’s opinion.”Yelp offers business the means to respond to reviews in a direct, private message or publicly on the site. Lowe recommends starting with a cool-headed, diplomatic message to the dissatisfied customer and then seeing where things go from there.“Often, users will update their review and change it from a 2-star to a 4-star after being contacted by an apologetic-sounding business owner,” says Lowe.If that doesn’t work, well, it’s not the end of the world. Listen and LearnWhether reviews are good, bad or indifferent, they’re still the opinions and anecdotes of actual customers. Never before has so much insight been made so readily available to people who run businesses. Use this feedback to learn what your strengths and weaknesses might be. Improving on those weak points can only result in more satisfied customers – and more positive reviews.Says Lowe, “If ten people say your bread is stale, guess what: your bread is stale.”The information to be gleaned from Yelp isn’t limited to your own reviews, says Lowe. You can also use the site to conduct a competitive analysis and learn what your local rivals are doing to enamor – or enrage – their customers. Apply those lessons to your own business and watch it thrive. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Durant gets chance to follow Lebron’s path to title

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is guarded by Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on January 16, 2017 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPKevin Durant’s first trip to the NBA Finals ended with him watching LeBron James celebrate his first title as Miami downed Oklahoma City for the 2012 crown.Now five years later and with two different clubs, both superstars are back in the finals, Durant still seeking his first title and James again blocking the path.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ French Open takes player’s credential for harassing reporter “It’s a little different, definitely. I can’t lie,” Durant said of his latest trip to the finals compared to his first. “I went when I was 23 years old, and it felt like the Western Conference Finals was almost like the championship.READ: Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance“So it’s a little different now, obviously. We have a bigger goal in mind. But you’ve got to enjoy everything, man. When we look at it, this is just a blip on the radar in terms of our whole life. So every moment is definitely important and you want to embrace it and enjoy it.”And just as James struggled in building chemistry in Miami with “Big Three” teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, Durant and his new Golden State teammates had to make adjustments to maximize the contributions of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green as well.“Our chemistry is getting better and better,” Durant said. “We’re going to need it even more now.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP “He didn’t make the decision he made to go to the finals. He made the decision he made for his own life and what he wanted to do, but also to win a championship. To go win. Not just go to the finals. No one remembers second place. It’s about winning.”Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has been impressed with what he has seen from Durant with the Warriors.“When Steph and Klay have a bad game, which is not very often, then you can give the ball to Durant and he can go get his own basket and his own shot,” Lue said.“You have that third player, definitely one of the top three players in this league, that can go get his own shot at anytime and that’s what makes them more dangerous.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Durant and the Golden State Warriors will be favored to dethrone the James-led Cleveland Cavaliers when the best-of-seven championship series begins Thursday at Oakland, California.READ: NBA Finals coverage still hangs FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingInstead of James having drawn criticism for jilting Cleveland for Miami in order to become a champion, this season it was Durant who aroused the ire of many fans by ditching fellow star Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City for the Superteam spotlight of the Warriors.And just as a move paid championship dividends for James after a prior finals loss, it could do the same in June for Durant. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘It’s going to be a battle’The Warriors have the best start in NBA playoff history at 12-0. They are the ninth team in league history to reach the finals undefeated, in eras with fewer games needed to make the championship round, but only five of the first eight won the title.“I’m just proud of the work we’ve put in from the beginning of the season,” Durant said. “We just kept grinding. We didn’t talk about championships or anything. We just wanted to build good habits and have fun playing some basketball. Simple as that.“We want to take it to the next series and try to be great and see what happens, but 12-0 really doesn’t matter going into the next series,” Durant said.READ: Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies“We know it’s going to be a battle.”Durant took heat for leaving behind a solid Oklahoma City squad that pushed the Warriors to the brink of elimination in last year’s Western Conference final, but the move has paid off so far.Durant is averaging 25.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 blocked shots a game in the Warriors’ perfect playoff start.“Happy to be sharing this moment with him after all he’s gone through with joining the squad and leaving OKC,” Green said. “To be headed to the NBA Finals is a great way to combat all that talk. To win it would be even better.READ: Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more

Working hard is good but working smart is the key to success: HCL CEO Nayar

first_imgOn a day filled with sports stars and Bollywood celebrities, a straight-talking, yet affable businessman very nearly stole the show. Vineet Nayar, vice-chairman and CEO of HCL Technologies, had the crowd’s attention the moment he danced out on stage to the introductory music at the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2012.After warming up the crowd with a few jokes, he talked about the qualities one needs to be successful. Among them: knowing from where you’re beginning, seeing opportunities in imperfection, understanding what drives change and finally, figuring out what your role in society is.He added that the beauty of India was that it was imperfect and broken. This, he said, gave Indians the opportunities to experience hardships which made it easier for them to succeed when they worked in environments where things ran smoothly. He added that these imperfections also presented entrepreneurs with tremendous opportunities as they were all problems that were crying out for a fix.Vineet Nayar at the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2012.On a question from a young delegate about the adverse PR impact on India from the Rajat Gupta insider trading scandal, Nayar said it would be wrong to focus on the wrong Gupta did. Instead, he said it was important to figure out lessons from the case and raise one’s ethical standards. “This,” he said, “is what helps society evolve”.When asked whether the Indian IT industry was guilty of lack of innovation, Nayar turned the question on its head. “Don’t ape growth models of the West,” he responded. “If we’ve created a $50 billion industry and employ 3 million people, we’re doing something right. Maybe executing well is our growth model.”Several young people in the audience also asked about career paths. Nayar had simple advice. He said it was good to work hard, but this was not enough. Using the example of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, he explained that it was just as important to have a burning desire to do something. “Find what your burning desire is and you’ll forget to even eat,” he said. He added a note of caution here, saying working “9-to-9” was not necessarily better than working 9-to-5. “What matters more is the productivity and output during those hours.”On a related question, about what it takes to become a CEO, he responded saying wanting to be a CEO was not the right way to look at it. “Ask yourself what you will do after you become the CEO. If people around you like your vision then you will be CEO one day. Also, ask ‘what’s different about me and what price am I willing to pay, what risks am I willing to take to get there.’ “advertisementlast_img read more

Nigeria can progress at World Cup – Pinnick

first_imgThe President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, is certain that the national side have the potential to advance past the group stages of the World Cup, despite losing their opening game to Croatia 2-0The Super Eagles were left unable to answer to Croatia’s set-pieces at Kaliningrad on Saturday as they fell to a disappointing 2-0 loss and are now bottom of Group D after both Argentina and Iceland drew in their opening game.“We expected to win against Croatia but it did not happen and the whole team, as well as the Federation, have put that behind us and looking ahead with hope to the next two matches,” said Pinnick, according to AllAfrica.“I have spoken with the Coach and the players and they have confidence that the job can be done. They feel bad to have lost the first match and are determined to go out there and do what they have to do against Iceland on Friday.”News: Samson Siasia banned for life by FIFA George Patchias – August 16, 2019 The former manager of the Nigerian national team Samson Siasia has been banned from football for life.A match-fixing investigation has been carried out by…The President remains hopeful that Nigeria can bounce back as in football nothing is impossible.“Losing your first match of a major competition is not an automatic exit ticket. Spain lost their first match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals and still went ahead to win the tournament.“We have a young team that can achieve so much with the right attitude and invention, and we must now reach deep down for those qualities when we play Iceland in Volgograd.”Nigeria will face World Cup debutants Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on Friday.last_img read more