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However, former Nigerian international, Waidi Akani, does not see anything wrong with Musa’s move to Al Nassr.In a chat with THISDAY on the telephone, Akani said, “I think he was just trying to get a break from European football,” Akanisaid.Against the backdrop that Asia is seen as football haven for footballers that have passed their prime, and that the former CSKA striker’s move to Saudi Arabia may mean an end to his national team career, the former Super Eagles midfielder thinks otherwise.“Musa can still play at the big stage, a comeback to the national team in spite of moving to Asia. There are lots of examples of players that had moved to Asia to revive their careers and still get a national team call. A good example is Asamah Gyan, who moved to Asia and was still a dependable player for the Black Stars of Ghana. It all depends on the player’s playing form, his current form and the number of minutes he gets to play. The level of football in Saudi Arabia is not as low as perceived, people generally have the wrong perception on the level of football in Saudi,” the Bolton University, United States Engineering graduate noted.Musa on Wednesday left Leicester City’s camp in Austria, to seal a big money move to Saudi Arabia side, Al Nassr.According to his representative, the Premier League side has accepted a fee of £14.8m with several add-ons, which will see the deal rise to as high as £25m.“He will arrive, Saudi Arabia, tomorrow (Thursday) morning. A fee was agreed yesterday (Wednesday) but he had to tidy some of his belongings before heading out to Saudi Arabia. The deal is too good to turn down,” his representative told Owngoalnigeria.“Al Nassr are getting him at his prime. He has regained his confidence at the World Cup with Nigeria and towards the end of last season he was one of the key men for CSKA Moscow during his loan spell,” he added.Musa was a subject of the bid from Nassr after an impressive 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign where he scored two goals for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.The 25-year-old caught the eyes of scouts in Russia with his impressive brace in Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland in a Group D game.Musa has already demanded the number 7 jersey at the club and the deal will reportedly make him the highest-paid Nigerian footballer when it is wrapped up.The former Kano Pillars striker made history for himself with his two goals against Iceland by becoming the first Nigerian player to score at two different World Cups and making him the second African player to score two World Cup braces, after Roger Milla in 1990.At the 2014 Mundial in Brazil, Musa was on the scoresheet, scoring twice in Nigeria’s 2-3 loss to Argentina in an encounter Lionel Messi also scored twice.His feat against Iceland also goes into the history books in England as Musa also became the first Leicester player to score in a World Cup.Musa moved to Leicester City in the summer of 2016 for a club record £16m after the then Premier League champions initial January bid was turned down by CSKA Moscow.“Leicester City is delighted to announce that they have reached an agreement for the transfer of striker Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow for an undisclosed fee, subject to Premier League and FA approval,” a statement on Leicester’s website had read.“I feel very happy joining Leicester City, for me, it’s one of the best clubs and I feel very happy. I joined because it’s one of the best clubs in the Premier League and they are like a family. That’s why I joined Leicester City and I’m very excited. I look forward to seeing the fans in the new season and I will do my best to make them happy,” he had said on signing for Leicester.However, it was not to be as Musa who was coming with a profile of 13 goals in 29 Russian Premier League matches in his last season at CSKA could only manage two goals in 21 appearances for Leicester and it came as a little surprise when he was shipped back on loan to Moscow.Before his return to CSKA, Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, had hinted at an impending move for Musa, positing that the move to Russia will be beneficial for the player and the Super Eagles as a team.“Musa is going back to Russia and it is very good news that he will be playing there. Musa playing in Russia is a positive development so that we will have the sympathy of Russian fans. We have seen that when Brian Idowu was introduced in the game against Argentina. The fans encouraged us and he scored, this can be a good reason to get support from Russian fans because of the people there like Musa. Also, Musa knows the people there because he is familiar with them, he knows the weather condition too,” Rohr had said.Musa began his career in the GBS Football Academy and in 2008, he moved to JUTH FC where he played 18 games, scoring four goals in his first two professional seasons for the Healers. He was subsequently loaned to Kano Pillars in the 2009-10 Season where he set the league record scoring multiple crucial goals as Pillars finished second. Musa held the record for the highest goals ever scored in one season in the history of the Nigeria Premier League until November 2011, when Jude Aneke of Kaduna United set a new record of 20 goals.He transferred to Dutch club VVV-Venlo in summer 2010, but the move was held up because he was only 17 years of age and therefore not eligible for an ITC in accordance with the current FIFA rules. He was officially eligible to play for VVV-Venlo in October 2010 when he eventually turned 18 years of age. In 2010, Coach Lars Lagerback invited Musa for camping prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa after helping Nigeria win in the 2010 WAFU Nations Cup. He was however forced out of the Super Eagles’ 30-man World Cup provisional team due to an ankle injury.Musa, however, made his debut for the Nigeria senior team in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Madagascar and scored his first goal for the Super Eagles against Kenya in 2011, in a friendly game and he has continued to march on from then.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFTER A NOT IMPRESSIVE SEASON AT LEICESTER IN WHICH HE COULD ONLY MANAGE TWO GOALS IN 21 APPEARANCES, HE WAS UNSURPRISINGLY SHIPPED BACK ON LOAN TO FORMER CLUB, CSKA MOSCOW AND HE FOUND BACK HIS GROOVE. IT WAS THIS FORM HE TOOK TO THE 2018 WORLD CUP WHERE HE SCORED TWO GOALS FOR THE SUPER EAGLES AND ONE OF HIS GOALS WAS VOTED THE 6TH BEST GOAL OF THE COMPETITION. WHILE MANY OBSERVERS FELT HIS PERFORMANCE IN THE MUNDIAL WOULD EARN HIM A MOVE TO A BIGGER CLUB OR A RETURN TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE, MUSA HAD RATHER OPTED FOR THE SAUDI ARABIAN CLUB – AL NASSR, MAKING OBSERVERS WONDER IF HIS MOVE TO ASIA WAS PROFESSIONALLY A GOOD ONE OR THAT HE CONSIDERED CASH AHEAD OF PROFESSIONALISM. WRITES KUNLE ADEWALEMost European players see countries of Asia and America as a retirement ground after a lucrative career in major European leagues. Former Barcelona captain, Xavi Hernandez left for Qatar after a lucrative career with Barcelona. His compatriot, Andres Iniestamoved to Japan at the end of the season at 34 years after winning everything with Barca. Kaka, Steven Gerrard wound up in America after successful careers in Europe.At the unveiling of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, the Portuguese said while his age mates are now winding up in Asia, China and America, that at 34 he still chose to play at the top level, making one to wonder why Musa who is just at his prime – 25 years would be opting for Saudi Arabia.
Published on January 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm Contact Ryne: email@example.com A quick glance at the box score and DaJuan Coleman only scored six points in 15 minutes of action. But the freshman center’s contributions in the paint came at crucial points during Syracuse’s 72-61 win over Villanova on Saturday.His first bucket of the second half, a strong move finished on the left side of the glass, gave SU a six-point lead with 13:09 left. His second came after the Wildcats closed to within one point, an emphatic slam off an up-and-under move that led to an ovation from the Carrier Dome crowd when he checked out 21 seconds later.“I thought DaJuan made a couple good plays,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We got him the ball in position and he made a couple good plays out there for us which I think was good.”Coleman was decisive underneath on his two scoring chances, a contrast to his hesitant play early in the season. And he also brought a physical presence in SU’s zone, leading Boeheim to say he was more “engaged “ on the defensive end. Coleman grabbed two rebounds and added a steal in his limited minutes.Coleman said he’s focused on making strong moves to the basket, especially as SU continues conference play against tough opponents. And he accomplished that Saturday with his strong play offensively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This is Big East play, you ain’t going to get the fouls so just go strong to the basket,” Coleman said. “That’s what I did.”And when he wasn’t on the court, Coleman remained intent on the game watching from the bench.He was emotional running down the court after his first basket gave SU some breathing room. And he released more excitement heading to the bench with Syracuse still holding onto its three-point lead.Minutes later, after Trevor Cooney’s 3-pointer put the Orange up by 14 to seal the win, he was the first to jump off the bench.“I just try to bring energy and anything I can do to get the team pumped up” Coleman said. “Because when you get the team pumped up, everybody’s scoring everybody’s involved, the crowd’s involved and it kind of shifted our way so that’s what I tried to do.“That’s the player I’m trying to be.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
The No. 4 USC men’s tennis team moved to the front of the Pac-10 conference with two very different types of wins over the weekend.Big weekend · Senior Robert Farah won all four of his matches this weekend against tough Pac-10 competition including a tussle with Stanford’s Bradley Klahn in which Farah dropped the second set 6-1, but was able to win the third-set tiebreaker. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan With No. 9 UCLA losing 4-3 to No. 7 Stanford on Saturday, the Trojans (18-2, 4-0) remain the only undefeated team in conference play with two more Pac-10 matches left on the schedule.On Saturday, USC hosted No. 17 California (10-6, 1-2) and defeated the Bears 6-1.The Trojans started out quickly with wins at the top two doubles positions to take the match’s initial point.The No. 8 team of senior Robert Farah and sophomore Steve Johnson played at the No. 1 position and defeated its counterparts from Berkeley 8-3, and at No. 2 sophomore Daniel Nguyen and freshman JT Sundling won 8-4.During the singles portion, USC continued to rack up points as No. 1 Johnson, No. 83 Nguyen, and No. 123 Sundling easily kept their opponents at bay and clinched victories.Soon after, No. 15 Farah defeated No. 71 Christopher Konigsfeldt 6-3, 6-4 to give USC a 5-0 match lead.The Trojans split the remaining two matches, which went to third-set super tiebreaks.No. 73 junior Jaak Poldma came up short at the No. 3 position, but senior Jason McNaughton finished off the match with a victory over Riki McLachlan, making the most of his opportunity to contribute during conference play.McNaughton has had an injury-plagued career as a Trojan and is relishing his opportunity to participate in conference play.“It feels good to contribute to some good wins in the Pac-10 with a chance to win one of these Pac-10 titles,” McNaughton said.On Friday, the Trojans entertained the large Marks Stadium crowd in a down-to-the-wire finish against No. 7 Stanford (12-5, 2-1).USC beat Stanford 5-2 in a close match, which has come to be expected when the Trojans and Cardinal meet on the courts.“We seem to have nine lives,” USC coach Peter Smith said in describing how his team pulled through another tightly-contested match against Stanford.As with Cal, USC had some good performances from the top two doubles positions.Farah and Johnson defeated No. 1 Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher 8-3, and Nguyen and Sundling defeated No. 31 Alex Clayton and Richard Wire 8-4.At the No. 3 position, Poldma and junior Peter Lucassen were ahead in their match 7-4, before it was suspended when the doubles point was clinched after the completion of the first two matches.The singles portion seemed almost a different match compared to the way the Trojans played in doubles.To start off, Stanford was able to tie up the match score as Denis Lin defeated Lucassen 6-3, 6-4.Johnson reclaimed the match lead — avenging a loss during the previous Stanford match to No. 45 Clayton — with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph.In what Smith called the key performance of match, McNaughton defeated Greg Hirshman 6-4, 6-3.Hirshman was previously undefeated at the No. 6 position, and McNaughton’s win propelled the Trojans to a 3-1 match lead with three three-set matches still being decided on the courts.Poldma came up short in his match, tightening up the match score and ratcheting up the tension at Marks Stadium.With the two remaining matches on the courts still in doubt, the large crowd was fixated on every point.Nguyen pulled out the decisive victory, defeating Wire 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.Nguyen has not been in such a crucial position often, but displayed maturity and poise to gain the fourth match point.“I was happy to embrace the opportunity,” Nguyen said. “I was a little nervous, but it was good to clinch the match.”Meanwhile, Farah and Klahn were locked in an intense battle. The match went back and forth as Farah and Klahn exchanged breaks to send the deciding third set into a tiebreak.In the breaker, the struggle continued until Farah finally prevailed 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-7 (8).The Trojans’ success in close matches this season can be boiled down to one prevailing theme — experience.“The team sees the bigger picture, they are very experienced and have lots of understanding of what it takes to win in these situations,” Smith said. “They have had success in close matches, which builds momentum and recall during the tough situations.”With two more conference matches left in their dual match season, the Trojans understand the mindset necessary to achieve success and potentially win the Pac-10 title.“We have to keep it going, and stay rested, healthy and hungry,” Smith said.
Scout Gaming rolls out esports betting April 16, 2020 Share Related Articles Private bookbuild sees Scout Gaming raise €3.5m capital January 22, 2020 Scout Gaming appoints ‘IT Pro’ Terje Bølstad as new COO November 21, 2019 StumbleUpon Submit Share Industry daily fantasy sports (DFS) systems provider Scout Gaming has published its Nasdaq First North corporate prospectus, as the company seeks to widen its investment pool in order fund its aggressive future growth strategy.Publishing its prospectus, Scout Gaming governance will initially offer 2.6 million new company shares on Stockholm’s Nasdaq First North market priced at SEK 23 per share, detailing a pre-listings valuation of SEK 225 million (€22 million).Seeking to gain professional investors, Scout Gaming governance seeks to raise approximately SEK 60 million (€6 million) before issue costs.Scout Gaming will utilise the IPO funds raised, to continue financing the firm’s resource capabilities, growth projects and entry into new markets.In its corporate update, Scout Gaming details that a Swedish investment vehicle ‘Cornerstone Investors’, compromising of Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Swedbank Robur Fonder AB, Novobis AB, Knutsson Holding AB, and Lars Wingefors AB, and NAXS AB, has committed to funding SEK 50 million in its initial offering (84% of IPO offer).Updating stakeholders, Scout Gaming expects to begin trading as a Stockholm Nasdaq First North market enterprise on 6 December, trading under the corporate ticker of ‘SCOUT’.
The Clippers had done much better than anyone could have anticipated in the five games they had played without the services of the injured Blake Griffin. In going 4-1, three of the victories came against Western Conference playoff-bound teams.But none of them were the Memphis Grizzlies, who came to town Monday fresh off a thrilling victory at Portland. Memphis entered play in second place in the Western Conference standings, so a victory over them would have been almost too much to ask.It was, as it turned out, as Memphis held off the Clippers 90-87 in a tremendously exciting game before 19,131 at Staples Center.The Clippers led 22-21 after one quarter, 44-38 at halftime and 68-66 after three quarters. The Clippers were down by just three points with 3:18 to play in the game, but when Courtney Lee buried a 3-pointer with 2:28 left, Memphis held its largest lead at 88-80 and the Clippers couldn’t overcome that. “We’ve gotta give him room to maneuver,” he said.Paul was bummed.“We gave ourselves a chance,” he said. “We had the ball. You at least have to get a shot up, not a turnover. That’s on me. Last play, just turned the ball over. All I can think about is if I was at home watching this game, I’d say, ‘This dummy didn’t get a shot up.’ In that situation, you’ve got to give yourself a chance.”The Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph praised his teammates for forcing the turnover.“Chris is special,” he said of Paul “We knew he was going to have the ball, but Courtney and Mike did a good job on the defensive end.”Randolph then applauded his entire team.“Coming in here and getting a win is always tough, and tonight was one of those games — especially on a back-to-back,” Randolph said. “We showed a lot of heart and resilience and kept playing.“Guys stuck together and everybody contributed. That’s what we have to do. It was a team win.”Paul scored a game-high 30 points on 13-of-22 shooting. He also had 10 assists, two steals, two blocks and four turnovers. Jamal Crawford scored 15 and was the only other Clipper to score in double figures, but he shot just 4 of 15 from the field. DeAndre Jordan had nine points, 17 rebounds and two blocks. Spencer Hawes scored nine, but the 7-foot-1 post had just one rebound; he did block three shots.The Clippers (37-20) had their four-game winning streak snapped.Conley led the Grizzlies (41-14) with 18 points, Jeff Green scored 16, Marc Gasol had 14 points and six rebounds, Tony Allen scored 10, Lee nine and Randolph had just seven points with 10 rebounds; Randolph shot 2 of 12 from the field.The Clippers shot 44.3 percent, the Grizzlies 40.7.The loss notwithstanding, the Clippers are 4-2 without arguably their best player in Griffin. Rivers was told post game that he has to be happy about that.“I was, until we lost this game,” he said. “I’m competitive just like everyone else. And I just believe we should still win the games, and we can’t worry about who’s not playing. We’ve gotta win games.”The Clippers now embark on a four-game road trip starting Wednesday at Houston. But they almost did, scoring the next seven points to pull within 88-87. Then when Chris Paul tried to work for one last shot that could have won the game, he was harassed by Lee and had the ball stolen by Mike Conley with just 1.5 seconds left.Conley was fouled and made two free throws for the game’s final points. The Clippers did not get off a final shot as their length-of-the-court pass was intercepted at the buzzer.Coach Doc Rivers said the turnover by Paul was created partly because Paul’s teammates didn’t give him enough room to operate.“There was just no spacing,” Rivers said. “Listen, it was a random play because we didn’t have a timeout. It was a fast break for the most part, but I thought our spacing was horrendous. And I told our guys that at the end of the game.”Indeed, he did. Matt Barnes, who had eight points and seven rebounds, concurred. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
With a smile on his face, Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson stood out on the practice court on Saturday without any noticeable signs that anything bothered him. That marked a stark contrast from when Clarkson reported feeling “a little sharp pain” in his right shoulder in the Lakers’ preseason finale against Golden State on Thursday. Then, Clarkson left midway through the second quarter before spending the rest of the evening wearing ice.Recalled Lakers coach Byron Scott: “We were scared to death after the game about him even missing the opener.”But after an MRI exam on Friday showed nothing more than soreness in his right shoulder, Clarkson practiced on Saturday and sounded optimistic about his health. Will Clarkson play when the Lakers host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at Staples Center?“I think so,” said Clarkson, though the Lakers will have a better idea early next week. Clarkson also revealed that he has two strained muscles behind his right shoulder. But Clarkson contended that the level of pain from Friday to Saturday dropped from five or six to three or two on a scale of one to 10. “I feel like that will be gone Monday or Tuesday as long as I keep getting treatment and keep working,” Clarkson said. “I’ll be all right.”Swift changesAmid persistent injuries and losing, Scott employed 16 different starting lineups during the 2014-15 season. Scott also rarely hesitated to make lineup changes if he became unhappy with a players’ performance. Will he do the same in the 2015-16 campaign?“If somebody is not getting the job done, it’s just like last year to a certain extent,” Scott said. “If I don’t see the productivity on both ends of the floor, I won’t have a problem or hesitate to make changes.”Deadline loomingThe Lakers have until Monday to trim their 16-player roster at least down to 15. The Lakers will likely have to choose from retaining Metta World Peace or Jabari Brown. The pros and cons on keeping each player vary. The 35-year-old World Peace is two years removed from the NBA, but he could bolster the Lakers’ with his defense and mentorship. The 22-year-old Brown has upside and can score, but the Lakers have a bloated backcourt. Said Scott: “Either way that goes will be a tough one. But I have to do it.” • HEISLER: Jim Buss sticks head up, gets pie to faceIt appeared likely Clarkson would at least sit out of Saturday’s practice after the Lakers said they planned to treat him “conservatively.” So did Scott until Lakers trainer Gary Vitti told him otherwise.“Gary told me today he wanted to see where he was and if he can shoot the ball,” Scott said. “My first thought is, ‘He’s not doing anything today.’ But Gary said, ‘No I think he’s fine. Let him out there and see what he can do. That’s what we did.”Not entirely. Scott described the Lakers’ practice on Saturday as “real light,” consisting of nothing more than five-on-zero half-court drills. Scott reported Clarkson completing all drills at 50 percent pace. And Clarkson said he did not takes any shots, conceding that the injured shoulder affects when he’s “lifting up a little bit.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
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DELE ALLI’s second-half penalty earned Tottenham a point after a rough evening at Turf Moor.Jose Mourinho’s men were given a stern examination by the Clarets but fought back to earn a 1-1 draw.6 Dele Alli celebrates after scoring a second-half penalty at Turf MoorCredit: ReutersChris Wood gave Burnley the lead in the first half before Alli’s penalty meant the points were shared.Here is how SunSport rated Tottenham’s players at Turf Moor on Saturday night.Hugo Lloris – 5Returned to the team tonight and didn’t cover himself in glory for Wood’s goal.The French goalkeeper spilled a shot from Jay Rodriguez that was straight at him, and it went right into the path of Wood to slot home in the 13th minute.6 Hugo Lloris spilled a shot straight to Chris Wood to score for BurnleyCredit: Rex FeaturesDavinson Sanchez – 4Had his hands full dealing with the aerial threat posed by the home side.Never looked comfortable and failed to really deal with crosses into the box or show any kind of authority.All the danger came down his side in the first half.6 Davinson Sanchez had his hands full at the backCredit: AFP or licensorsLATEST FOOTBALL NEWSTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaEric Dier – 5Played the first half at centre-back and looked completely lost.His poor clearance from Dwight McNeil’s initial cross led to Wood’s goal in the 13th minute.Slightly improved in the second half when Jose Mourinho changed the shape and put him back in midfield.Toby Alderweireld – 6Did all he could against an aerial barrage from Burnley.Made a few vital interceptions and clearances otherwise Tottenham could’ve been more than a goal down at the break.Japhet Tanganga – 4All the danger came down his flank in the first half and he simply had no answers.Playing further forward as a wing back didn’t help him, and he was never able to provide the support neededd going forward for someone in that position.Jan Vertonghen – 5A fish out of water playing at left wing-back in the first half.The Belgian is a centre half by trade and even left back is sometimes a struggle so wing back was always going to be tough.Better in the second half when Tottenham switched to a back four.6 Jan Vertonghen looked like a fish out of water at left wing backCredit: Getty Images – GettyOliver Skipp – 4Completely overrun and non-existent in the first half in midfield.Hauled off at half-time after making no impact on the game.Tanguy Ndombele – 4As with Skipp, Burnley players swarmed all over him and never let him get a foot in the game.Also withdrawn at half-time as Mourinho switched the tactics and shape.6 Tanguy Ndombele was hauled off at half-time after being overrun in midfieldCredit: Alamy Live NewsErik Lamela – 7Looked a threat whenever he was in possession despite the system and tactics not helping him in the first half.Won the penalty that led to Dele Alli’s equaliser after being brought down by Ben Mee.Steven Bergwijn – 6Bright and lively but failed to really make an impact on the game.A lot better in the second half when he had more support.Dele Alli – 7Asked to fill in for Harry Kane up front and tried his socks off.Slotted home the penalty to equalise at the beginning of the second half with solid assurance.6 Dele Alli slots home a second-half penalty won by Erik LamelaCredit: ReutersTottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youth Substitutes: Lucas Moura (Skipp 45, 7), Giovani Lo Celso (Ndombele 45, 6), Serge Aurier (Lamela 78).
A distinguished array of leaders from various integrity institutions, government representatives including ministries, legal entities, representatives of collaborating agencies, donor organizations converged at a local resort for a conference on the Validation of Findings for the Assessment of the 2006 National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS).Sponsored by the Governance Commission, and backed by support from the African Development Bank, the gathering listened to a presentation on the findings by Dr. John E. Harvey, an internationally-renowned consultant, backed by Dr. Alpha Sampson, both of the DAH Consulting, Inc.An oversight of the occasion was presented by Atty. Bornor M. Varmah, Program Manager, National Integrity Systems Mandate Area, who briefly outlined the aspects of the assessment.He said, “It represents a national plan of action for fighting corruption and consists of time bound specific actions to be undertaken by government and stakeholders…”Introducing the occasion, Commissioner Ruth Jappah of the NISM lauded Dr. Harvey for the report noting that the assessment calls for more interventions to fight corruption such as a whistle blower protection order, corrupt offenses and a corruption court.She said, “Budgets for the fight against corruption are not aligned with the scope of strategy. In other words, the fight is underfunded.”Quoting the report, Mrs. Jappah said, “Legislation constituting agencies and commissions have been written in isolation and without due diligence, resulting in conflicting roles and responsibilities.”The commissioner stressed, “We must move from finger-pointing to clasped hands; we must develop political and cultural mores which elevate the fight against corruption and we must provide a program which shows the way out of this dilemma and then lead the way.”In his presentation, Dr. Harvey stressed that sustainability plans and mechanisms need to be developed to support anti-corruption and the rule of law programs. “Anti-corruption enforcement, justice and security programs, once implemented, have been severely under-funded in their current configurations.”He said integrity institutions should be further assessed and strengthened to increase their capacity to effectively achieve their mandates. Planned reforms should include sustainability plan as current arrangements have resulted in deterioration of facilities and reversal of gains.He noted that anti-corruption planning has made considerable progress and some expected results have been accomplished but added that a number of areas have experienced poor performance as it relates to key outcomes such as “criminalizing and prosecuting corrupt cases.”The assessment, as revealed by Dr. Sampson from a survey conducted in the process, reported various areas of rampant corruption, for example, the Judiciary, 87 percent and Legislature, 92 percent, adding that any anti-corruption strategy must address the issue of bribery, which he said is the most frequent form of corruption.The report noted that 92 percent of those interviewed said they have witnessed corruption while 93 percent confessed they did not report the corrupt acts they experienced.He said by the very nature of our society, “Systems and process have been created to support bribery,” adding that this needs fixing.There was the general belief that corruption afflicts our society, that it is ingrained in every aspect of life in society and the need for vigorous enforcement of laws to reduce the incidence. “Everything we do there is an element of corruption,” one participant said.The program was moderated by Hon. James N. Verdier, Executive Chairman of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission who stressed the need for all integrity agencies to collaborate in the war against corruption. This collaboration should persist “so that we will not lose the fight against corruption,” he said. “We need to have more conversations to discuss corruption because it is pervasive.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)