Annsert White finished eight in 50.80 in the 400m hurdles event which was won by Abderrahaman Samba, 48.44. Qatar’s Femi Ogunode was third in 10.13 with Justin Gatlin finishing fourth in 10.14 ahead of Canada’s Andre De Grasse, 10.21. Aisha Praught Leer ran a national record of 9:19.29 in the 3000m Steeplechase finishing eight behind winner Hyvin Kiyeng, 9:00.12 with second place going Beatrice Chepkoech, 9:01.57 and Ruth Jebet, 9:01.99. Asafa Powell missed out on a 98th sub-10 seconds clocking in the 100m after finishing second to South African Akani Simbine at the Doha Diamond League in Qatar. Powell clocked 10.08 as Simbine took a famous victory in a time of 9.99 seconds to continue his impressive start to the season. #DohaDL Men’s 100m: 1st SIMBINE /S Africa, 9.99; 2nd @officialasafa 10.08; 3rd OGUNODE /Qatar; 10.13. GATLIN 4th, 10.14. #glnrDiamondLeague pic.twitter.com/RwOJzh01uA — Jamaica Gleaner (@JamaicaGleaner) May 5, 2017 It was a good win for the South African who took advantage of the fact that he has ran much more than the others given that the South African season is well advanced at this stage. “First (real) race of the season, and looking forward to the World Champs. I’m happy with my shape now, just to come up here and set a motivation for the rest of the season is what I was hoping for,” said Simbine. Powell said he was disappointed to have not gone below 10 seconds but is not surprised by the loss to Simbine as his season is just getting started. “I’m not surprised coming in second, we’re only just beginning our season. I wanted to go sub-10, but couldn’t because of the wind,” said Powell.
The President of the Algerian Football Federation (AFF), Mr. Mohammed Raouraoua will provide medical assistance to the Liberia Football Association (LFA) in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in the country.Mr. Raouraoua also told LFA secretary general B. Alphonso Armah that he would talk with friends in the Arab Football Union for assistance to the Liberia Football Association.Mr. Armah said Mr. Raouraou statement is in response to a recent appeal by LFA President Musa Bility to the Algerian Football Federation for support to fight the deadly Ebola virus.Armah said the Algerian FA boss confirmed his support to the LFA’s fight of the Ebola at their last weekend’s CAF meeting in Addis Ababa, where President Bility could not attend due to the Ebola crisis in the country.On his participation at the meeting, Armah said Liberian delegation received a warm welcome by CAF President Issa Hayatou, the executive committee members and the delegates.Armah said aware of the stigmatization that goes along with the Ebola outbreak that affects citizens of countries where there has been an Ebola outbreak, he and his colleague, Andy Quamie had planned to avoid shaking hands and physical contacts.“But to our utmost surprise, President Hayatou led the delegation to hug us,” Armah said.“President Hayatou told us that we didn’t buy Ebola to come to our country; it is just a disease that can breakout in any country,” Armah said. “He wished Liberia well in the fight against Ebola.”When asked whether President Hayatou would help CAF member countries affected with the virus, he was not specific, but noted, “but with the way they hugged us, I believe CAF is planning something.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)