Unai Emery facing sack as Arsenal suffer miserable defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt

first_imgUnai Emery facing sack as Arsenal suffer miserable defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt Advertisement Emery looked close to tears in the Emirates dugout (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown suggested that Emery should consider stepping down as manager in a fiery rant following the defeat.‘I think he may well have taken the team as far as he can,’ the ex-Arsenal defender said on BT Sport.‘We just witnessed an absolute shambles of a performance, the team motivation, the team selection, the performance, the subs, it was dreadful.‘The fans turned many years ago on Terry Neil, things got toxic, we’re getting close to that again. Is he able to motivate the team? He seems to have lost the players. Kamada scored both of Frankfurt’s goals at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)‘The desire has ebbed away. The subs he made – you’ve got Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette sitting on the bench when you’re trying to get back into the game.‘He might even feel he needs to step aside now. Change was needed under Wenger but now it looks like the club need to go in another direction again. This is relegation form.‘Do the club really realise how tricky this is going to be? Decisions have to be made otherwise they are going to plunge even further down the table.‘It’s a sad day because we still love the club. It’s sad watching it.’ Advertisement Arsenal produced a woeful display as they were beaten at home to Eintracht Frankfurt (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s season hit a new low as Unai Emery’s men suffered miserable 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in front of a half-empty Emirates.The Gunners only needed a draw to progress from Group F into the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday evening, but a pair of lethal second-half strikes from Daichi Kamada piled yet more pressure on Emery after a dismal start to the season.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang swept home Gabriel Martinelli’s cross to put Arsenal in front right on half-time before Kamada found the corner of Emiliano Martínez’s net to equalise in the 55th minute.AdvertisementAdvertisementJust nine minutes later, Kamada doubled his tally with a powerful drive from the edge of the box and Emery looked a broken man on the touchline as the visitors held on for victory.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Nov 2019 9:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Arsenal fans held aloft ‘Emery Out’ banners in the second half of the defeat (Picture: Getty)Boos rang out around the stadium as Kamada’s second strike hit the back of the net and a number of supporters could be seen holding aloft ‘Emery Out ‘ placards in protest.The result means Arsenal are without a win in their last seven matches across all competitions.It’s understood Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is the frontrunner to replace Emery as the crisis deepens in north London.The Gunners travel to Norwich this weekend and it remains to be seen whether the Spanaird will be in charge at Carrow Road. Commentlast_img read more

UNICEF Donates 15 Motorbikes to MYS

first_imgUNICEF, a leading partner of the National Youth Service Program, (NYSP) at the Ministry of Youth and Sports has donated 15 motorbikes to the program to enhance its operations at the county level.The motorbikes were turned over to the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) at the end of March, as part of its logistical support.The NYSP made significant contributions to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) through the deployment of about 300 volunteers who carried out Ebola preventive messages as well as participated in contact tracing in 12 counties.The UNICEF donation followed the recruitment in February of 11 Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) field officers to support the M&E unit of the NYSP as well as the MYS and its partners.The M&E officers are to ensure that all data related to child sensitive contact tracing collected in the field are collated and reported on time.  They are working alongside NYSP County Program Officers in Maryland, Sinoe, Nimba, Gbarpolu, Cape Mount, Grand Gedeh, Grand Bassa, Margibi, Lofa, Bomi, Bong and Montserrado Counties.  The 15 motorbikes are currently being issued to the M&E field officers to build their logistical capacities.  Meanwhile, several National Volunteers (NVs) who were recalled to form part of the NYSP Ebola Response Team are being transitioned to regular activities, including health, agriculture, youth center management, educational support, and peace building at community level. NVs with backgrounds in various disciplines have been assigned to public schools around the country to provide instructional support, while some are still involved with Ebola prevention awareness and contact tracing in some of the project counties. The NYSP’s core activities which include support to national development efforts through community service and peace building were temporarily suspended in August, 2014, following the imposition of the state of emergency and the closure of schools by the government due to the Ebola outbreak.During the peak of the Ebola crisis, the MYS and her partners, including UNICEF decided to reprogram the NYSP to allow national youth volunteers to contribute to the fight against the EVD through a door- to -door Ebola prevention awareness at the community level.This initiative has yielded maximum results through the total involvement of NYSP management, staff members and youth NVs. The National Youth Service Programme is an integrated peace building and development program which creates the platform for young Liberians who are college, technical school, and university graduates to be afforded the opportunity to contribute to nation building, while promoting peace and reconciliation in local communities.  Funded by the Peace Building Fund (PBF-L) and the Government of Liberia with support from UNICEF, the program falls under the reconciliation component of the Liberia Peace Building Program (LPP).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more