Reconciliation and the ‘beautiful game’

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Photo: Anglican World[Anglican World] Football may be a religion for some, but it is also a universal language. One clergyman from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a vision to transform lives and he believes football can play a part in bringing reconciliation to his war-torn country.Canon Désiré Mukaniwra is a priest for Mission, Evangelism and Christian Formation ministry in the Province of the Anglican Church of the Congo, and Congo Brazzaville. A clergyman with a love of football, he explained: “I had a vision to reach out to different social groups and share the Gospel of Christ in the places where people are. Footballers are one of these groups. They spend all their time in the football field and most of them have no time to go to church on Sundays.”“An idea came to me during my mission in one of our regions where the war had been so intense in Rutshuru and I organised an outreach with the footballers.” Canon Désiré explained how he preached about God’s love to this group a few times. He said, “The war had brought tribal conflicts between people. My purpose was to bring together young people, who were being used by some people for killing others, to come together to rebuild and develop our nation for God’s Glory.” He explained that many of the children and young people in that area had been traumatised by violent rebel attacks and he believed football could help build bridges.From this small step three football teams were brought together. He said, “They played together and also heard the word of God and some came to faith in Jesus Christ. Now we are hearing the tremendous news that people are coming and working together. This is a sign of hope and reconciliation.”In addition to Canon Désiré’s work bringing together young footballers, he is also the Projects Director of Goma, Masisi and Rutshuru Archdeaconries, in Bukavu Diocese led by Bishop Bahati Balibusane Sylvestre, where he has helped set up ecumenical projects to alleviate poverty and enhance the lives of people returning to the area after the war. His school for orphans in Goma is just one of the projects which came to the attention of the mother of a UK footballer.Kathy McQueen, whose son Sam, plays for English premier league football team Southampton FC, visited the country last year as part of a team from the charity Flame International working with church leaders at a national conference. One afternoon Kathy and Désiré found themselves kicking a ball around with local children and their shared vision to make a difference to young people through football became the topic of conversation.She said, “I extended my trip to visit some projects. Everywhere we met people with stories of some experience of violence, loss or trauma. The Congo is one of the most traumatised places on earth – 40 per cent of the women have been raped. But there was also a huge lack of the most basic things – people didn’t have enough food for their children or medical supplies and the help they have offered is all run on a shoestring.” She said Canon Désiré struggles to keep the school open due to lack of funding. “His wife, Claudaline, runs a tailoring business,” she said, “If she doesn’t sell enough dresses they don’t have enough money for food that week. But he still dreams of each pupil having a laptop and the school having a football team!”Other projects run by the church include an adult literacy programme, growing of Irish potatoes, women’s handicraft project and a tailoring project. Canon Désiré said, “We thank God, because all the actions are bringing about change with tangible impact in terms of spiritual, social, economic, visible unity and reconciliation. And the footballers, who are also poor, are joining these projects when they are free, which helps with their self reliance as well.”Kathy’s dream is to connect UK football players with children in the DRC and set up a mentoring or sponsorship programme. “My hope it that there would be some financial link and the massive wealth of the football industry would be invested in the lives of children in the DRC. These players could be great role models for the children.”Canon Désiré and Kathy are not alone in their dream. Co-director of the Anglican Alliance, the Revd Andy Bowerman, who is also chaplain to Southampton FC, recently brought together a group of people interested in how football might be used for transformation and reconciliation. He said, “Wherever I go travelling around the world I see children playing football with anything. Perhaps football’s main contribution to conflict resolution is its universality; it crosses frontiers inspiring and motivating children.”Andy believes sport can play an important role in maintaining open channels of communication in places of conflict and tension. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has given his backing to the emerging initiative and said, “I hope that we can develop something that goes with sport and goes with reconciliation and peacemaking.” The football for reconciliation and development initiative aims to research and map existing programmes, networking and articulating the Church’s distinct role in football in development, holding a regional consultation at a future date.This article first appeared in the February 2016 edition of Anglican World, the quarterly magazine of the Anglican Communion. You can subscribe here. 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€˜Dare to be Different’ says IoF London Region

first_img Howard Lake | 4 September 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Dare to be Different is the title of the IoF London Region’s 2007 Conference which will be looking at a few different ways of enlivening your fundraising.The conference, on 3 October at Friends Meeting House, includes a plenary by Think’s Derek Humphries on change through creativity, and sessions on strategic thinking, major donors, leadership team building, fundraising with a passion and a debate and discussion forum on ‘How different dare we be?’. The closing plenary will be by Richard Radcliffe on ‘Never mind building relationships – make donors happy!’The conference offers a great, affordable training opportunity in London for fundraisers from organisations of all shapes and sizes. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  48 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis €˜Dare to be Different’ says IoF London Regionlast_img read more

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All surrogacy is exploitation – the world should follow Sweden’s ban

first_imgThe Guardian 25 February 2016Family First Comment: Part of a worldwide movement – “This week, Sweden took a firm stand against surrogacy. The governmental inquiry on surrogacy published its conclusions, which the parliament is expected to approve later this year. These include banning all surrogacy, commercial as well as altruistic, and taking steps to prevent citizens from going to clinics abroad.”   That something is not quite right about surrogacy has been evident for some time. Ever since the commercial surrogacy industry kicked off in the late 1970s, it has been awash with scandals, exploitation and abuse. From the infamous “Baby M” case – in which the mother changed her mind and was forced, in tears, to hand over her baby – to the Japanese billionaire who ordered 16 children from different Thai clinics. There has been a total commodification of human life: click; choose race and eye colour; pay, then have your child delivered.Then there’s the recent case of the American surrogate mother who died; or the intended parents who refused to accept a disabled child and tried to get their surrogate to abort; not to mention the baby factories in Asia.This week, Sweden took a firm stand against surrogacy. The governmental inquiry on surrogacy published its conclusions, which the parliament is expected to approve later this year. These include banning all surrogacy, commercial as well as altruistic, and taking steps to prevent citizens from going to clinics abroad.This is a ground-breaking decision, a true step forward for the women’s movement. Initially divided on the issue women came together and placed the issue higher up on the agenda. Earlier in February, feminist and human-rights activists from all over the world met in Paris to sign the charter against surrogacy, and the European Parliament has also called on states to ban it.The major objections to the Swedish report have come from intended fathers, saying that if a woman wants to be a surrogate, surely it is wrong to prevent her from doing so. It is telling that few women cry over this missed opportunity. It is, after all, demand that fuels this industry.To save surrogacy from accusations like this, some resort to talking of so-called “altruistic” surrogacy. If the mother is not being paid, there is no exploitation going on. Maybe she is doing it out of generosity, for a friend, a daughter or a sister.The Swedish inquiry refutes this argument. There is no proof, says the inquiry, that legalising “altruistic” surrogacy would do away with the commercial industry. International experience shows the opposite – citizens of countries such as the US or Britain, where the practice of surrogacy is widespread, tend to dominate among foreign buyers in India and Nepal. The inquiry also says that there is evidence that surrogates still get paid under the table, which is the case in Britain. One cannot, says the inquiry, expect a woman to sign away her rights to a baby she has not even seen nor got to know yet – this in itself denotes undue pressure.In any case, the notion of “altruistic” surrogacy – apart from being a red herring, since it barely happens in reality – has a very strange ideological underpinning. As if exploitation only consisted in giving the woman money. In that case, the less she is paid, the less she is exploited.In reality, “altruistic” surrogacy means that a woman goes through exactly the same thing as in commercial surrogacy, but gets nothing in return. It demands of the woman to carry a child for nine months and then give it away. She has to change her behaviour and risk infertility, a number of pregnancy-related problems, and even death. She is still used as a vessel, even if told she is an angel. The only thing she gets is the halo of altruism, which is a very low price for the effort and can only be attractive in a society where women are valued for how much they sacrifice, not what they achieve.READ MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/25/surrogacy-sweden-banlast_img read more

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How can 49ers’ rushing attack help Mullens encore?

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Matt Breida dashed 18 yards on his opening carry last week. It was one of many sparks the 49ers provided in Nick Mullens’ triumphant debut as the 49ers quarterback.More, please?“No matter who’s starting at quarterback, we feel that as running backs and with the rest of the offense, we have to help the quarterback out because he has a tough enough job,” Breida said this week.Breida could have to carry a bigger workload Monday night when the 49ers (2-7) host the New York Giants …last_img

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Charity?  Chimps Don’t Get It – Nor Give It

first_imgThe science news media took note of an experiment showing that chimpanzees don’t care to share, even when it costs them nothing (see the BBC News and Science Now, “Tightwad Primates”).  Joan Silk and a team at UCLA created an apparatus where a chimp could pull one rope to get a treat for itself, or pull another to both get one and give one to another chimp in an adjacent cage.  Even when the neighboring chimp begged for the reward, the chimps tested were no more likely to share than to be selfish.  They could see it cost them nothing to pull the rope that shared the treats, but they didn’t seem to care; half the time they would pull the selfish rope, whether alone or with the hopeful neighbor.  Humans, by contrast, will give to charities or donate blood to help people across the world they will never meet.  National Geographic titled their report, “Uncaring Chimps May Shed Light on Humans, Study Says.”It may shed light on humans, all right, but not in the way evolution-obsessed National Geographic wants.  It underscores the difference between humans and animals.  Even though the study was investigating the “evolution of primate behavior,” they had to admit that altruistic behavior appears to be a uniquely human trait.    We must not assume that the chimpanzees were acting selfishly, because that would require a moral sense.  They were just acting like the beasts they are.  Could we perform a mind-meld with a chimp during the experiment, we would probably be cognizant only of the instantaneous present.  The body would react to whatever senses call most for attention at the moment.  The memory would bring forth stored responses that brought pleasure, but there would be no planning for the future, no awareness of the mental state of the neighboring chimp squealing for a treat, and no sense of moral obligation – only a memory of what previous actions elicited pleasure, whether or not they benefited the other.  That is the chimp’s mental state.  It is not wrong for the chimp, just chimpy.  We don’t expect more of the beasts.  They cannot ascend to our nature, but humans can descend to theirs (look what Peter said).    We have many physical similarities to animals, especially to the apes.  The image of God does not relate to our physical nature, but to our spiritual, moral and intellectual nature: the ability to think, love, create, communicate in abstract language, care for one another, contemplate our origin and destiny, and to have a personal relationship with God.  Most animals care for their young and many form cooperative groups, but these are instinctive behaviors.  You won’t see a chimpanzee sending a donation to disaster relief (see next story) or praying.  Exercise your human nature – all of it – not just sharing a banana.  (See David’s counsel.)(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Working towards sustainable mining

first_imgDeputy president Kgalema Motlanthe is no stranger to the workings of the mining industry. Futurist Peter Schwartz, co-founder of the Global Business Network, said that human, economic and environmental elements must be in balance in any forward-looking scenario. The NUM is committed to working within the law, said the organisation’s president Senzeni Zokwana.(Images: Janine Erasmus)MEDIA CONTACTS • Zingaphi JakujaMedia liaison, Chamber of Mines+27 11 498 7212RELATED ARTICLES• New mining industry sector launched• Mining experts gather in Cape Town• Joburg – from mining camp to big city• Revenue from beneficiation• Anglo’s Zimele helps SMMEsJanine ErasmusSustainability, transformation and competitiveness were the keywords at the 2013 Mining Lekgotla, which started on 27 August in Johannesburg and runs until 29 August.The lekgotla (a Sotho word for a public meeting, traditionally held to discuss issues affecting the community) is meant to be a dialogue addressing challenges and uncertainties in the local mining sector, and exploring global trends, with a view to creating a positive future.The founding partners are the Chamber of Mines South Africa, the Department of Mineral Resources, and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). The event’s tagline is A purposeful mining compass, which points to objectives such as encouraging greater beneficiation, promoting employment equity, and ensuring sustainable development in mining, among others. This year’s theme is Growth, transformation and global competitiveness.The 2013 lekgotla is the second, after the successful first edition which took place on 5 and 6 June 2012 – just weeks before the wildcat strike, over pay issues, at the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana, near Rustenburg in the North West province. At the end of that strike 34 mineworkers and 10 others, including police and security guards, were dead and 16 August 2012 would go down as a black day in the industry.The assembly observed a moment of silence in honour of these and other miners who lost their lives in the line of duty.“There were a good deal of insightful future scenarios discussed at last year’s lekgotla but these were negated by the tragic events of Marikana that occurred shortly after the event,” said Mark Cutifani, president of the Chamber of Mines. “We will resume that dialogue in 2013 and focus on transformation and competitiveness in our sector, at the same time ensuring that we take those Marikana events into account,” he said.Mining companies need to do more for their communities, said Cutifani, and make a meaningful contribution to the societies they operate in, which will mean real and sustainable benefits for people.The global mining sector is under increased scrutiny for a number of reasons, and Cutifani urged players in the industry not only to reflect on the challenges it faces, but also to look forward to what can be achieved by working together. These challenges include unemployment, a strained education system, and infrastructure constraints, and the industry will overcome them if everyone works together.“South Africans tend to be our most critical observers,” he said, “and we don’t sell the good that we’ve done over the years in the industry and across the country. I hope that after the next three days we have cause to reflect on the great things that have been achieved as a country and as a mining industry.”Cutifani lauded the collaboration that has resulted in improvements in the safety of the industry, explaining that since 2003 there has been a 66% reduction in fatalities across the industry, which in just one of the last 10 years has there not been an improvement on the year before.“In our year-to-date performance we’re seeing the best performance ever across the industry.”He said that when considered in a global context, the 66% reduction in fatalities is significant. “Even though we didn’t achieve the 87% aspirational target of achieving zero fatalities between 2003 and 2013 we made great strides compared to all of our industry competitors – in the US, a 47% improvement. In Canada, a 25% improvement specifically in Ontario, which comes the closest to having mines that are as deep as the ones we have here. In the context of the labour-intensive mining here against the mechanised mining in Canada, the improvements we’ve made are truly remarkable.”Cutifani said that in the future there will have to be more automation and a different type of capital approach. “By continuing that rate of improvement, we hope to become the benchmark for the global mining industry in the next five to 10 years.”He said that there should be more interaction with the government, to better resolve issues and build a relationship of trust, mutual appreciation and respect. And the industry needed to understand its workforce better than in the past.The most important industry in the countryThe keynote speaker at the 2012 event was Prof Stéphane Garelli of the International Institute for Management Development and the University of Lausanne, and an authority of world competitiveness. This year it was Peter Schwartz, a renowned author, business strategist and futurist. A co-founder of the Global Business Network, Schwartz specialises in scenario planning.“Mining is important to South Africa, and South Africa is important to the world,” he said. “We live in a world of profound technical and economic change, driven by world affairs and by innovation in this industry.”For South Africa to remain an active and relevant participant in the dynamic global mining industry, he said, it has to allow itself to adapt to changes in the global economy because the forces experienced today will be around for years to come.There are three significant aspects of the future that must be addressed with equal consideration, said Schwartz, and they are human, economic and environmental factors. “If we fail to deliver on the human prospect – a reasonable standard of living, a better life for their children – we will have a fundamental problem.”In economic terms, it’s vital to adapt to the ever-changing global situation. “Industries rise and fall, technologies change. This will always happen. And we have to drink water and breathe the air.”What happens to the environment in one part of the world – for instance, with air quality – can affect it in another part, said Schwartz. “We’re dealing with climate change, use of water, and other challenges. Our scenarios have to involve a balanced view of human, economic and environmental issues, to plan successfully for the future.”South Africa must remain an investment destinationNUM president Senzeni Zokwana, who has held the position unopposed since 2003, delivered a fiery speech, saying that operating, legal and other costs notwithstanding, for him the most painful mining-related cost was that of losing the trust of investors. “We are suddenly not seen as an attractive investment destination because there is no guarantee that, even after negotiation, there will be peace going forward.“We can make sure that this country remains an investor destination, and that mining plays the role that it has always played – to create employment, to bring in state revenue, to ensure there is consistent employment in other elements of the industry. This is within our hands.”Zokwana also mentioned that many miners have not been given a chance to acquire other skills, and if jobs are lost these people will not be employable in other areas. “We are not using further education and training colleges in a way that every mineworker, should he lose his job, can go to another industry.”Productivity will not improve if the safety of workers at work and at home is not addressed, he said, and peace and stability in the industry will not come if anarchy is allowed to reign.He lashed out at other industry sectors whose members engage in violent strikes. “We had a march in Johannesburg this week. Journalists will tell you that not a single vendor had his produce spilled over by our members. But we are failed by our counterparts who connive with those who break the law.“NUM is committed to work within the law. We will not be reckless in the manner in which we engage with employers – we will not use assegais and spears.”Not enough transformationSouth Africa’s deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe, a former trade unionist who worked for NUM for 10 years, eventually becoming its general secretary, said that the mining industry will continue to shape the future of the country, as it has done in the past.“Mining remains central to South Africa’s economy and job creation – it accounts for 6% of GDP, generates 60% of our export revenues and is a valuable contributor to corporate taxes. Mines employ 2.9% of South Africa’s economically active population, which translates into more than half a million direct jobs.”In order to improve productivity, the industry needs innovation, he said, and must move away from “archaic practices that have not kept up with modern productive methods”. These practices compromise the methods of collective bargaining that have been developed since 1994.“One of these undesirable practices that need immediate attention is the migrant labour system which continues to be a scar on the face of democratic South Africa. There has been no overhaul and investment in the migrant labour system at all,” he said. “There has been no attempt to find new ways to effect a more humane system of migrancy akin to the best migrant labour systems of the world.”This would entail a system that encompasses shorter work cycles which will benefit mining families, control of the spread of HIV/Aids, and lower absenteeism leading to enhanced productivity, among other factors.But the industry is limited by its apartheid past, said Motlanthe, with cheap labour “sourced through a migrant’s punishing annual work cycle and all the social evils associated with that cycle. To move forward, the industry must break with its undesirable past and make workers feel valued for their contribution – they must have decent jobs and sustainable livelihoods, including proper housing, recreation and time with families.”Motlanthe has just played a central role of mediating between the government, trade unions and companies, in the development and signing of a framework agreement to bring about a more sustainable mining industry.last_img read more

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Members of the media are invited to cover the 2nd annual SA Premier Business Awards

first_imgWednesday, 19 March 2014, at the Sandton Convention Centre.The event, which recognises business excellence in South Africa, is organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Proudly South African and Brand South Africa.Hosted the dti, Proudly South African and Brand South Africa, the Awards celebrate business excellence and honour enterprises which promote the spirit of success and innovation as well as job creation, good business ethics and quality.The finalists and winners have been chosen by an independent and specialist panel of judges. The judges represent business, government, organised labour and community constituencies. Along with category winners, a Lifetime Achievement Award will also be announced on the night of the event, by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Rob Davies. DATE: Wednesday, 19 March 2014TIME: 17h30 for media registration (event begins at 18h30)VENUE: Sandton Convention CentreRSVPs will be limited to two people per media house.Media are requested to RSVP by Tuesday, 18 March 2014, to:Gill de Gouveia                                   Mamosa DikelediPR Manager: Proudly SA                    the dti: Media LiaisonEmail: [email protected]                Email:  [email protected] Cell: 082 410 1195                              Cell: 076 023 4170For further information please contact:Sidwell Medupe Departmental Spokesperson (the dti)(012) 394-1650Cell: 079 492 1774Email: [email protected] Twitter: @the_dtilast_img read more

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Yahoo Deals: Woot and the New Coupon Clippers

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#NYT#web#Yahoo Yahoo has just launched Yahoo Deals, a site that offers coupons, deals and shopping related tips in a searchable format. According to the release, “web searches for “printable coupons” on Yahoo! are up 50 percent in 2009, compared to the same time in 2008, and up 135 percent compared to 2007.” As mainstream news readers abandon their print subscriptions for online news sources, Yahoo’s alternative form of coupon clipping is likely to increase brand loyalty and help families weather the recession. Said Greg Hintz, head of Yahoo Shopping: “Frugality is the new cool. We now know that couponing and bargain hunting are losing their stigma and are now a regular habit for many people. Our goal at Yahoo is to be the center of people’s online lives and we’re making Yahoo the easiest place for consumers to find and manage the coupons and deals that are relevant to their lives.”While we see that there’s value in coupons and exclusive deals, it’s a little strange to see someone call frugality “the new cool”. Perhaps it would be more apt to call it a “bitter necessity for tough times” or simply, “sensible”. In any case, Deals offers users a chance to find the cheapest gas in their area, clip coupons from Valpak and Coupons.com and check for daily sales on computers, housewares and clothing. The daily deals section is by far the most interesting feature as users can check for deals in the verticals of their choice and be redirected to daily sale sites like Smart Bargains and Woot via Sellout.Woot. In this case, Yahoo finally gets a chance to really showcase their 2007 Woot partnership in a shopping experience that isn’t a maze of click-thrus. For those readers who are already following Woot on Twitter, you may want to also follow Yahoo Deals and increase your chances of scoring cheap computer equipment or stereo gear. As for the coupons section, if Yahoo Deals gains real momentum, coupon clippers might be found abusing office supplies (namely toner cartridges and paper) across the country. One great way to combat the waste of old school coupon clipping would be for Yahoo to offer a mobile version complete with scannable bar codes. This way a deal finder could simply load up their mobile phone with the correct bar codes and cashiers could scan the jpegs. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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24 days ago​Man Utd keeper De Gea: We must beat teams like Arsenal

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd keeper De Gea: We must beat teams like Arsenalby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David De Gea believes they must win games such as the home clash against Arsenal.The Red Devils were unable to turn their possession into more than a single goal, and had to settle for a 1-1 draw.It was a tough clash against a fellow top-four hopeful at home, and De Gea knows they will rue not being able to get all three points.”This is Manchester United. We’re playing at Old Trafford so we have to win these games,” De Gea said to reporters.”We have a young team but the lads have to react and play better than they are. We are a team. We know we have to improve and we are all working really hard to do it.”We had a lot of good chances – of course, they did too, but I think we had the better ones.”We have to keep learning. We have a young team, so it’s time to keep looking forward and try to win the next game.” last_img read more

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11 days agoBelgium coach Martinez praises Leicester midfielder Praet on debut

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Belgium coach Martinez praises Leicester midfielder Praet on debutby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium manager Roberto Martinez praised Leicester City midfielder Dennis Praet as he continued his good form with an assist on his full international debut.Making his fifth appearance but his first start for the Red Devils, Praet delivered a perfect cross to set up Michy Batshuayi for Belgium’s first goal in their 2-0 win in Kazakhstan on Sunday.”What pleases me as a coach was to see that Dennis was ready,” said Martinez. “He was desperate to be on the pitch, that’s what I want to see in the players.”He played technically, it was a pleasure to see him play. Much of the game went through him and at the end I was happy to see that he had enjoyed himself. He played extremely well.” last_img read more

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