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New Era Newspaper - 07/06/2017 - Vol22 No209

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20 NEWS Tuesday, June 7 2017 | NEW ERA Tributes pour in for Ivorian midfielder … Cheick Tiote ‘had most beautiful smile in football’ – McClaren Former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has been described by Steve McClaren as the “toughest player” he has ever seen - but also a man with “the most beautiful smile in football”. Ex-Magpies boss McClaren paid tribute after the Ivorian, 30, collapsed and died after training on Monday. “At Newcastle, if [Papiss] Cisse and Cheick were smiling I knew the world was OK,” McClaren told BBC 5 live. “He was the kind of player that everyone wants in their team.” Tiote was the ‘perfect fit’ – Hughton Tiote joined Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises from Newcastle in February. He died in hospital after collapsing at the club’s training ground. In his seven years at Newcastle, the Ivory Coast international made 156 appearances, including three in the season just finished. McClaren, who was his manager at both Dutch side FC Twente and Newcastle, added: “I knew him first as a young player at Twente. He was the toughest player I’ve ever seen. “On the field and in training he was such a competitor. He wanted to win every game, kick every [ball] and win every tackle. Tiote’s only goal for Newcastle was his equaliser against Arsenal in 2011. “He was a winner. I just can’t believe it. Some days we would have to pull him out of training because he was such a ferocious competitor, such a winner. He was a warrior and could play too. It was his dream to play in China and I was so delighted for him when it happened. He earned money to look after his family. “He loved playing football to look after his family. All the relatives, uncles, aunts, grandparents, they all relied on him to look after them.” ‘Everything you wanted in a player’ Another former Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew, said he was “devastated” by the news of his friend’s death. “Cheick was a wonderful presence around the dressing room and his performances on the field often defied belief,” he said. “None of us will ever forget that incredible day when our Newcastle team came from 4-0 down to draw an unbelievable Premier League game against Arsenal, with Cheick’s incredible goal in the final moments of that game [see top of story] one of the iconic moments in Premier League history. I loved him, he was everything that you wanted in a Newcastle player. “Life is not fair sometimes and I will remember Cheick Tiote as a giant of a midfielder who I loved to manage. Rest in peace my friend.” The late Tiote was part of the Ivory Coast squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. He began his professional career in Belgium with Anderlecht in 2005 before moving to Twente, where he made 86 appearances and won the Eredivisie league title in the 2009-10 season under McClaren. A no-nonsense defensive midfielder, Tiote then signed for Newcastle in 2010 for £3.5m. He joined Beijing Enterprises Group for an undisclosed fee in February 2017. ‘A true professional and above all, a great man’ Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez said: “It is with great sadness that I have this afternoon learned of Cheick’s death. In all the time that I have known him, he was a true professional, dedicated and above all, a great man. Our hearts go out to his family and friends at such a sad time.” Newcastle’s current captain Jamaal Lascelles said the news of Tiote’s death had devastated the team. “There are not words to express how saddened I am to hear the news that Cheick has died,” he said. I have spoken to the team and none of us can believe it, my thoughts are with his family at this time.” – BBC. Tyson: Joshua must stay clear of the distractions success can bring Anthony Joshua must prove he can handle the pressure and distractions of holding world heavyweight titles, says former champion Mike Tyson. Joshua, 27, knocked out Wladimir Klitschko in May to add the WBA title to the IBF strap he already held. But Tyson - a two-time world heavyweight champion - has warned the position can be “a crown of thorns”. In a wide-ranging interview with BBC Radio 5 live boxing’s Mike Costello, Tyson outlined his belief in Joshua’s ability, gave his views on a potential Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout and offered insight into the man who turned him into the youngest heavyweight champion in history. ‘Like being President of the United States’ Tyson regained the WBC title in 1996 when he stopped Frank Bruno in three rounds Tyson describes Joshua as a “happy fighter” who is “fast for a big guy”, and his admiration grew when the Briton survived the first knockdown of his career to stop Klitschko in the 11th round at Wembley Stadium. He places huge emphasis on the heart Joshua showed to “finish the job”, insisting such grit is the most important quality in the sport. “Joshua has the potential to do a lot of things,” said Tyson, 50. “He’s got the look and throws a lot of hard punches. But there is so much pressure on him. I was in Dubai and there are big posters of him there.” He told 5 live’s boxing podcast: “The heavyweight championship will drive people crazy, you know that right? It’s like a crown of thorns. Everyone wants to use you for something. It’s like being the president of the United States. “Joshua can’t get the big Photo: PA/BBC On the rampage… Joshua is undefeated in 19 professional fights. Former world champion Mike Tyson, who regained the WBC title in 1996 when he stopped Frank Bruno in three rounds, says Joshua must beware the pitfalls of fame. head. He has to focus on fighting. When you start focusing on money, girls or whatever it is, it’s going downhill. No religion, nothing, you can do those things when the fight is over. Let’s see if he can handle that stuff. “It’s his time. I could be wrong, I’m not the gospel of boxing but he impressed me with Klitschko.” ‘He turned me into a megalomaniac’ A similarity between Tyson and Joshua can be drawn as both men found boxing after difficult spells in their youth. By his own admission, Tyson lived in the “hell hole” neighbourhood of Brownsville in Brooklyn, New York. Joshua meanwhile, pled guilty to possession of cannabis with the intent to supply just over a year before he won Olympic gold in 2012. Joshua is undefeated in 19 professional fights. The McGregor- Mayweather lure Alongside television work he still studies the sport and talks up Tyson Fury’s credentials when prompted, insisting the former world heavyweight champion “really knows how to fight”. His belief in the boxing craft of Conor McGregor is not so apparent when talk turns to the potential meeting of the two-weight UFC champion and Floyd Mayweather. “Conor is a personality,” added Tyson. “It’s very rare to get a personality like that. Floyd doesn’t have that.”

Wednesday, June 7 2017 | NEW ERA SPORT 21 All work and no play makes Gill a dull girl… The NFA Galz & Goals programme is a partnership between the Namibia Football Association (NFA), UNICEF and SCORE Namibia. Eenhana Galz & Goals project draws large field Staff Reporter Eenhana The Regional NFA Galz & Goals Committee in the vastly populated Ohangwena region, organised a successful football and healthy lifestyle festival in Eenhana with close to five hundred young girls in attendance. All together fourteen schools and 20 coaches from all over the region brought their girls’ teams to participate in the one day gathering that produced an electrifying atmosphere of joy and excitement never witnessed before in that neck of the woods. Participants, aged between 10- 20 years old took part in the U/13, U/15, U/17 and U/20 football matches and also engaged in educational life skills activities. The Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA) shared information with the girls on HIV/Aids and offered HIV counselling and testing for adults. Teenagers against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (TADA) also provided information on the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse for youth and society in general. “NFA Galz & Goals has been like my baby since the programme was launched in Ohangwena region in 2011. Together with the coaches and committee members, we have been working hard to continuously develop and extend the programme with the ultimate aim of contributing to the realisation of the national development goals. “It is an unspeakable joy for me to see what we have managed to achieve and how many girls are actively part of the Galz & Goals programme,” regional coordinator of Ohangwena Galz & Goals Frederick Sitali said. The Haindongo Primary School Team A won the U/13 section with Eenhana Senior Secondary School taking the gold medal in the U/15 age division, while the U/17 trophy went to Ocavela Combined School. Hosts Eenhana Senior Secondary School emerged victorious in the U/20 age category. Galz & Goals expects to add more schools when the league kicks off in full swing on the 17 June this month. Silver for DHPS at International competition Staff Reporter Berlin, Germany Pride of the nation … DHPS representatives and Inclusion team members from left: Hannah Reusch, Tatjana Metzger, DHPS principal Ms Kristin Eichholz and Carola von Blottnitz. DHPS achieved 2nd place in the worldwide inclusion competition for German Schools Abroad. The Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS) under the shrewd leadership of the “Inclusion team”, walked away with a certificate for the second prize in the inclusion competition amongst German Schools Abroad, “Living and learning together” at a glittering prize giving ceremony in Berlin, last Thursday. The quartet of DHPS representatives led by Carola von Blottnitz, Hannah Reusch, Tatjana Metzger and vice chairperson of the board Heilke Daun, received the prize money of N,600 in cash in addition to the certificate. DHPS received the award for its enormous efforts in inclusion projects, such as its partnership cooperation at the Special Olympics World Winter Games, The DHPS Interact clubs fundraising campaign “Run4Rio” to support Namibian Paralympic athlete star Ananias Shikongo and the school’s own professional support centre as well as active inclusiveness amongst its employees topped the list of the school’s impressive resume. The prize money will be used to strengthen inclusion efforts at the revered Windhoek based school and to actively live and learn together at the DHPS even

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