Antiguan businessman is new CFU general secretary

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):An Antiguan businessman, Neil Cochrane, is the new general secretary of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), a CFU release said on Wednesday.Cochrane has been appointed to replace Anguilla’s Damien Hughes, who had announced his intention to leave the position since last year.The CFU statement announcing the appointment said Cochrane has a wealth of experience in management, having spent the last 13 years as a marketing manager.”We have to understand and have dialogue with the associations to understand their strengths and their weaknesses and to see how we can improve and enhance their weaknesses and further develop their strengths, so that when they have their leagues in St Lucia, or in Guadeloupe, or in Haiti they are all of a particular standard. We have to make sure they are all tapping into as many resources as possible to fund the various programmes that they have.”Relocation comingAlready, the new general secretary has announced plans to reduce the CFU staff in Jamaica as well as rent a smaller office there.He also revealed that some aspects of the daily operations of the CFU will be relocated to Antigua.”There will be some reduction in staff in Jamaica and the size in the current facility that we rent,” he said.”And then there will be the establishment of an office here in Antigua with some support staff and in particular the media. The PR machinery will be placed in Antigua.”In his first interview in the new role, Cochrane said while he intends to open-up dialogue with the membership, first on his agenda is transforming the CFU into a financially viable organisation.”The majority of the funding for the Caribbean Football Union comes through CONCACAF, and at the end of the day, the monies are not necessarily close to what the CFU requires to execute all of its programmes,” said Cochrane.”So, therefore, we have an obligation to do our endeavour best to increase and improve the revenue machinery of the Caribbean Football Union so that the member associations and can be supported stronger.”last_img read more

Jose Mourinho to manage Man United after Chelsea sacking? Coral Daily Download

first_imgCoral’s PR manager Nicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.All the talk is about Jose Mourinho and Chelsea after the Portuguese boss was axed by the Blues and McGeady looks at where the ‘Special One’ could end up next.She says Mourinho is expected to remain in England and it is 6/4 for him to be the next Manchester United manager.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports BreakfastHere’s the latest reaction to Jose Mourinho’s sacking on talkSPORT…Exclusive – Guus Hiddink the ‘perfect’ choice to take over from Jose Mourinho as Chelsea boss, says Ray Wilkins‘A great manager with people skills’ – Ex-Chelsea winger Bolo Zenden backs Guus Hiddink to replace Jose MourinhoMourinho sacked by Chelsea – ‘Performances have SHAMED club. Jose had to go,’ admits Jason CundyChelsea technical director Michael Emenalo: A ‘palpable discord’ with players led to Jose Mourinho’s dismissalChelsea FC: Jose Mourinho’s sacking was due to a ‘historic’ issue with the board, says Neil Ashtonlast_img read more

Upgrades to Logue’s Bridge on hold until Ballybofey-Stranorlar bypass agreed

first_imgLocal Councillor Patrick McGowan has raised concerns over the delay in upgrading Louge’s Bride in Ballybofey.Located on the Glenfin road, upgrades to the 107-year-old bridge must now be put on hold until the route for the Ballybofey-Stranorlar bypass has been agreed.In 2017, consultants were appointed to work on the bypass, and to look at all route options. One of the route options would be on the west side of the Twin Towns, near the present Louge’s Bridge. Cllr McGowan tells Donegal Daily that local councillors were informed that if the bypass were to take the western route, then this would have a direct bearing on any plans for the bridge.The Council’s Road Design Office has recommended stalling any further work on the bridge until the Ten-T bypass consultants have completed their work, which is due in the coming weeks.Cllr McGowan comments: “We all realise and acknowledge the need to take everything into account while selecting a new route/location for Louge’s Bridge.“The problem is Ballybofey and Stranorlar are at a standstill with traffic congestion at present and now local roadworks are being affected by a lack of progress on the bypass which is long overdue. “Recent roadworks in and around Ballybofey Stranorlar has caused a lot of anger and frustration for both locals and passing traffic.”A status report compiled by Donegal County Council’s Road Design Office in Lifford this week reveals that although no formal studies have yet taken place, initial investigations indicate that all six proposed routes for the bypass will be constrained by flooding or the presence of a special area of conservation. They will also be reaching out to local interest groups as part of any constraints study undertaken as part of the project.The Council says that “there is good justification in bringing a project forward but… this will be a lengthy process and require [a] considerable amount of funding.” The N15 at Ballybofey/Stranorlar is one of three major Donegal routes to be overhauled as part of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) upgrades: Council hope to get green light for overhaul of three major roads by 2020Upgrades to Logue’s Bridge on hold until Ballybofey-Stranorlar bypass agreed was last modified: January 27th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:ballybofey-stranorlarbypassDonegal County Councillouges bridgePatrick Mc Gowanlast_img read more