Super Eagles adopt rules to curb bonus rows

first_img0Shares0000ABUJA, December 3 – Nigeria have adopted a code of conduct which they hope will forestall bonus rows like the one that almost caused the country to miss out on this year’s Confederations Cup.Sports minister Bolaji Abdullahi has forwarded a code of conduct, drafted by a committee at his ministry, for immediate implementation by the country’s football federation. The committee was set up to draw up rules after the Super Eagles refused a 50 percent cut in their bonus for two 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Kenya and Namibia in June.The African champions refused to board their flight out of Namibia to Brazil and the government had to intervene to pay the balance of the bonuses before they agreed to travel to South America.Nigeria arrived less than 24 hours before their opening Confederations Cup game against Tahiti.The five-part document spells out the obligations of the Nigerian Football Federation, coaches and players called up to the national team. Non-compliance could lead to fines, suspensions or even expulsions.Pay rows have often surrounded Nigerian teams with coaches not paid regularly and in time, while players have resisted any attempts to review their win bonus downwards.There have been several attempts to introduce a code but they have often been met by a stiff resistance from players.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure presented an update of completed work in B.C.

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure presented an update at the Peace River Regional District Board meeting about completed work in the Peace region and B.C.Since the last report dated July, projects such as road resurfacing was completed on Jackfish Lake Road, West Fraser road Dawson Creek to Kiskatinaw Bridge Mill & Fill and H29 Bullmoose to Sukunka HIPR as well as providing additional paving to Farrell Creek Road and Patch paving on Braden, Sweetwater, Bessborough Roads.Bridge work that is now complete includes Roseland Culvert Replacement, Scour Remediation, McLean & St John 3 and Brassey Creek Bridge.Community safety enhancements were completed to the Murray River Boat Launch Access, improved 911 Signage, increased reflectivity North Taylor Hill and improvements to the Museum Cross Walk in Ft. Nelson.To date, 2017 road washouts have been fixed with the Ministry now focusing on the Old Fort Road.“Currently, a single lane forestry type road has been put in place of the Old Fort Road, and within a weeks time they seek to upgrade the road to two lanes reducing the curves and increasing sight lines,” said Hali Davenport, Acting District ManagerFor more information on continued work in the region, see the Drivebc.ca website or HERE – Advertisement –last_img read more