Nimba United signs Cameroonian Midfielder

first_imgChampion club Nimba United has signed another foreign player as part of its plan to retain the league title.Cameroonian Michael Kouamo flew into the country with the Mountaineers after their match against Union Duala about two months ago in the CAF Champions League and has been training with the club.He has been waiting for the local league’s midseason transfer window to pen a deal; and the midfielder, who can also play as a center defender, signed a two-season contract on Wednesday.If he obtains a work permit and fulfill other necessary labor requirements, Kouama will make his debut on Sunday, when the Mountaineers battle NPA Anchors.The midfielder’s move was made possible by his Russia-based agent, who was in the country over the weekend to complete the deal. Kouama played for Djalla Quan, a Cameroonian second division side before leaving to join the Liberian champions.Speaking to reporters after signing the contract, Kouama expressed delight over joining the club, promising to help the Mountaineers retain their league title.“I’m happy that the deal has now come through,” he said. “I’ve been here for more than a month to have the contract completed. United is a great club with great vision and I will help as much as I can to maintain her leadership.”The Cameroonian praised United’s technical staff for the confident reposed in him, and pledged to payback with good performance. “It has been a great atmosphere since I arrived here, the players, the technical team and the owners of the team have all been nice to me. Liberia is a nice place to be!” he added. The Mountaineers already have in their employ two sierra Leonean players, Foday Suma and Larmin Janneh, as well as Ghanaian striker Kossi Adetu.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

HOUSEHOLD TAX DEBATE DEBACLE: SINN FEIN SLAM MAYOR

first_imgHOUSEHOLD CHARGE ROW LATEST: Sinn Féin Councillor Jack Murray has accused Mayor Noel McBride of facilitating Fine Gael Councillors in stalling Monday’s Council meeting so that it would not debate two emergency motions on the household charge.Cllr Murray had submitted an emergency motion which called for the council not to collect information from utility companies in pursuance of those who have not paid the regressive household charge.And Cllr John Campbell, an independent, had tabled a motion calling on the council officials not to carry out door to door collections of the €100 bills. Cllr Murry accused Fine Gael Councillors of blatantly stalling the meeting despite an all-party agreement that each member would only speak once on each issue.Commenting after the meeting, Councillor Murray said: “Yet again, Mayor McBride has overseen a shambolic meeting of Donegal County Council. This time however, he has deliberately allowed his party colleagues to block a debate on an issue which affects thousands of families in this county.“All councillors had been given due warning that I intended to submit a motion calling for the council not to collect information from utility companies for the purpose of pursuing those who have not paid the household charge.“I emailed every councillor on Friday and spoke to representatives of all parties throughout the meeting. It became clear however that no party was willing to indicate whether or not they would support the motion. “The reason for this later became clear – they did not intend to have the debate.“Despite requesting that this urgent motion was dealt with – and with an apparent agreement from the mayor – Fine Gael councillors were allowed to speak repeatedly throughout the day in order to try and run down the clock. Despite this, I read my motion into the council minutes before the 6.15pm deadline. At this point, the mayor took a unilateral decision not to accept it and adjourned the meeting.“Many meetings have run on until 8 or 9 at night to allow a debate to continue. This is the norm. This week however, as the motion did not politically suit the mayor, the meeting was brought to an end.“It seems that unless you endorse Thatcherite policies, you will have an uphill battle in doing your democratic duty.”Our report of what happened yesterday is here: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/03/26/household-tax-uproar-as-councillors-argue-over-motions/The adjourned February meeting took up most of yesterday, meaning the March meeting will not be completed until Monday, April 16.HOUSEHOLD TAX DEBATE DEBACLE: SINN FEIN SLAM MAYOR was last modified: March 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HOUSEHOLD TAX DEBATE DEBACLE: SINN FEIN SLAM MAYORlast_img read more