Black Challenge crash out at Amputee World Cup

first_imgGhana crashed out of the 2012 Amputee Football World Cup after a 1-2 to Argentina on Thursday in their last group match in Kaliningrad, Russia.The Black Challenge needed just a draw to go through but went down by two goals early before managing a consolation later, which was little enough to boost their quest for a historic semi final berth.The Argentines, who beat the Ghanaians at the last World Cup 5-0, were more tactical in their play, keeping one player permanently at the top with a more skilful support from their danger man, Augusto Alonso.After their first half goal, the Argentines intensified their game for their second goal in the other half of the game, putting the Black Challenge in a very difficult situation as the minutes tickled away.The South Americans doubled the lead minutes later before Collins Gyamfi, reduced the tally with his fourth goal of the tournament.Ghana will now play England in the play-off for fifth place on Saturday. The Black Challenge finished sixth at the last championship held in Argentina in 2010.Meanwhile, Francis Adjetey Sowah, President of the Amputee Football Federation of Africa (AFFA) and the Ghana Amputee Football Federation (GAFF) will be contesting for the Second Vice President of the World Amputee Football Federation (WAFF) during the congress on Friday.last_img read more


Four Donegal places named among Ireland’s ‘most magical’

first_imgFEATURES: Four Donegal places have been named amongst a list of Ireland’s ‘most magical’ places to visit. Popular website, ‘Before You Die Ireland’ reviewed the 21 ‘most magical’ places to visit in the entire country.Donegal has consistently featured in the websites reviews of the best places to see, beaches to visit, pubs to drink and restaurants to eat in. The websites latest offering showcases what they describe as the ‘most magical’ places to visit, and no less than four Donegal places make the list.Below are the four places named among the most magical in Ireland:Glenevin Waterfall: The walk up Glenevein Valley to the Glenevin Waterfall in Clonmany, County Donegal, takes the rambler on a safe, well sign -posted route.Newly installed picnic areas blend easily into the natural landscape. Footbridges are dotted along the track as visitors criss cross the stream using the stepping stones. (Pic by Adam Rory Porter)Slieve League Cliffs:Ranked Number 1 attraction on tripadvisor for County Donegal. Climbing to this point on Slieve League Cliffs in County Donegal is a truly memorable experience.The views are fantastic! Highly recommended to add this place to the list of places to visit!Portsalon Beach: A very extensive sandy beach on the shores of Lough Swilly. It gently slopes towards the Atlantic ocean and is located in a Natural Heritage Area.The beach at Portsalon can be reached by travelling north east in the R246 from Carrowkeel to Portsalon.Glenveagh National Park:Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland. Situated in the Northwest of Co. Donegal, Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 hectares in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals. These lands were managed as a private deer forest before becoming a national park in 1975.With the completion of public facilities Glenveagh National Park was officially opened to the public in 1986.Four Donegal places named among Ireland’s ‘most magical’ was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:BeautyBefore you DiedonegalFeaturesMost Magicalnewslast_img read more


Young Greek of the Week

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram NameAlexander Karas, 24.Your greatest achievementsPlacing 3rd in the World Fitness Federation (WFF) Mr Universe bodybuilding competition in Germany and winning my first title at this year’s NABBA/WFF International Championships in Melbourne.How did you get to where you are now A lot of dedication and discipline was required to get to that point. I had to forgo a regular social life and regular eating habits. Your greatest challenge Having to deal with people constantly trying to bring you down and the negative social perception of my sport. It would often be easier to give up, but it’s never an option!Your aspirations/goals for the future My first goal would be to establish my professional career and start developing a professional development/training business in my spare time. I’d also like to win an Australian title in the next two to three years.Best moment of your life Graduating from university and my two trips to Greece over the last four years.One word that describes you the best Stubborn.Persons you most admire and why My parents who taught me values. They all made many sacrifices over time and I hope that I can repay them for these sacrifices.Best thing about being Greek-Australian Being brought up among the two cultures; the Australian lifestyle with Greek values. I also believe in being able to speak both languages.If I could say anything to the Greek community… Stick to your goals no matter what they are and don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done; you can do anything you put your mind to.Most embarrassing or funny Greek (family) momentMy family making all of my favourite foods and force-feeding me to try and fatten me up after competitions. Apparently I was too skinny!Favourite place to go or hang out atProbably Melissa in Templestowe or Bodyworld Gym in Camberwell.Favourite Greek food All of it, but if I had to pick one it would definitely be pastissio for regular food and bougatsas for dessert.I can’t live without… Food, my phone, car, computer and gym.If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would… Resign and put the Liberals back in power (controversial I know).last_img read more