Saint Mary’s organizations host Black History Month events

first_imgGina Twardosz | The Observer Junior Healy Keenan gave a presentation on the contributions of black women throughout history as part of the College’s History Club’s Black History Month programming.“When I grew up, I took AP U.S. History and talking about slavery took a week, max,” she said. “We’d breeze through it like it was nobody’s business. And I didn’t understand why — maybe it’s a difficult discussion from the educator side or maybe people just didn’t care enough to have the discussion. But we’re going to have these discussions now during Black History Month and make it a spectacle — we want you to see just how important these people are to American history because they affect our lives today.”Simpson said Black History Month is a celebration of those who struggled to advance the rights of black people in America.  “The reality is that we get to celebrate those who came before us and have done so much to pave the way because they didn’t have the same rights as we do now,” she said. Kwapong emphasized that the struggles of black individuals are not over just because Black History Month has become mainstream in popular culture.  “I think it’s important to take into consideration that a lot of people think racism is dead or that injustice was so long ago,” she said. “Racism is a systematic thing and it doesn’t change just because it’s 2020.”In honor of Black History Month, the Black Student Association hosted a trivia night Monday evening in Regina Hall. The questions were full of history about the achievements of black people and the contributions they have made to American society. Sophomore Akpedze Balo, who serves as treasurer for the Black Student Association, said that she planned for the trivia night to educate students about black scholars.“I’m really focused on black intellectuals or scholars and scientists that people may not know at all because our history and textbooks are almost all whitewashed of all these famous people,” Balo said. “There are all these black people who have had great contributions to our intellectual thought within society — but not many people know about them.”Kwapong said she feels these events are relevant because even though Black History Month has become popular, many who do not take part in the celebration of black history during February remain ignorant about the issues affecting black people in America. “People who don’t show up to events during Black History Month are not getting educated, so I feel that we should continue to host these events during Black History Month until people start to educate themselves on black history,” she said.  On the other side of campus, history club hosted its own event Monday evening in honor of Black History Month. Junior Healy Keenan presented on the contributions of black women in Spes Unica Hall in order to educate and empower the students of Saint Mary’s.“This was actually inspired by a rector at Fisher Hall who pointed out to me that black women aren’t really known for their accomplishments as we often study black men during Black History Month, so I figured it would be a good idea to represent black women in history,” she said. “I’ll be talking about the first established poet, the first nurse, the first college graduate, the first fastest women in the world and the first bank president.”Because women are often removed from the historical narrative, Keenan said that through this presentation on representation, she wants to remind students they have the ability to do anything, despite the challenges and obstacles they may face. “I want students to take away from the presentation that we, women, are empowered and we can do anything we set our mind to through passion,” Keenan said. Ferry said that students who study history have a responsibility to advocate for the teaching of black history and the black experience. “It’s the historian’s job to listen and record the stories of underrepresented groups and make them known,” she said. Senior Mary Stechschulte, secretary of History Club, said that as an education major, she said celebrating black history is an important way to facilitate discussions between black people and white people. “History is so whitewashed — I want my students to see history as something that represents them as well,” she said. “Not a lot of schools really talk about non-European history, so I think having events where we really do focus on the history of black people is important because a lot of the time their historical contributions are skipped over.”  Representing black people accurately in the classroom is also a crucial part of being an educator, Stechschulte said.   “I’ve taught history to fifth graders who are black and showed them black historical figures and they’ll tell me that that’s the first time they’ve seen someone from history who looks like them,” she said.  The takeaway from all these events, Simpson said, is that all people are encouraged to educate themselves on black history, regardless of their race. “We want people who aren’t black to show up to Black Student Association events because these conversations must happen and must continue to happen,” she said. “Come out to our events because we want to share our knowledge with you and socialize with you and engage in conversation and dialogue. Whether you agree or not, we understand that there are different perspectives in the world, that maybe you didn’t understand something then but you do now — if anything, you can learn.”Tags: Black History Month, culture, history, society Black History Month is an important time to celebrate the achievements of black people while adding to a renewed sense of visibility and awareness for the black experience in America. Two Saint Mary’s organizations, the Black Student Association and the History Club, held events on Monday night to celebrate the historical and cultural contributions black people have made throughout history. History club president and senior Elizabeth Ferry said that while Black History Month is important, there should be a celebration of black achievement every day. “We should be amplifying black stories all year round,” she said. “But using February to focus on the contributions of black people and get their stories out there is really important.” The concept of a single month being devoted to black history has been debated for years. Junior Jazzlyn Kwapong said that while black history should be integrated with other U.S. history teachings, Black History Month forces all Americans to focus on the contributions of black Americans until they become as well known as those contributions from white Americans. Senior Hannah Simpson, president of the Black Student Association, said she feels that Black History Month is crucial, especially since the history classes she took in high school barely covered history pertinent to the black experience like slavery or the Civil Rights Movement.last_img read more

Iloilo provincial civil defense group mulled

first_imgThecommendation was named after Roy Babas, a 12-year-old Boy Scout hero fromEstancia, Iloilo. Defensor said he would also seek thehelp of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. They will notonly serve as security personnel at the provincial capitol, stressed Defensor. ILOILO – The provincial government plans toform a “provincial civil defense group” that will serve as responders duringemergencies and disasters. Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. wants a uniform “enhanced community quarantine pass” throughout the province. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Gov.Arthur Defensor Jr. wants the provincial guards to make up the core of thisgroup. Also yesterday, the provincialgovernment recognized its Emergency Responders of Iloilo (e-ROI) for servicesrendered during the Dinagyang Festival 2020. Accordingto PDRRMO chief Dr. Jerry Bionat, provincial civil defense group personnel mustknow basic life support and first aid. “We willrevive, improve and step up our provincial guards by providing them training ondisaster response,” he said yesterday. Theymust know, too, how to move and transport patients and how to swim, Bionatadded. Forthe budget support and requirement for this provincial civil defense group, hewill be conferring with the Provincial Budget Office, Provincial AccountingOffice, General Services Office, Human Resource Management and DevelopmentOffice, and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office(PDRRMO). Theyreceived the first ever “Scout Roy Commendation” from Defensor and PDRRMO chiefDr. Jerry Bionat. Babas, aGrade 6 pupil, died saving seven persons during an accident at the Estanciaport on Jan. 24, 1971. (With areport from Louine Hope Conserva, Capitol News/PN)last_img read more

Essequibo’s Dinesh Joseph ready to give back to cricket as a mentor

first_imgPERHAPS he walked away from the game that he dominated too young, but the 38 year old Dinesh Joseph is eager to return on the field in a different role.He is arguably Essequibo’s best batsman in history and his magnificent 110 against Demerara in 2000 remains a gem and it is one of only five inter-county centuries scored by an Essequibian.In a recent exclusive interview with Chronicle Sport, the aggressive and technically correct opening batsman explained that due to frustration and the national selectors’ reluctance to believe in his ability, he decided to walk away from the game.The former Essequibo captain was seen at the time as one of the best opening batsman in the country, yet he failed to attract the attention of the selectors despite his prolific scoring, both against Demerara and Berbice.The soft-spoken Joseph reminisced that he was inspired by former Essequibo middle order batsmen, Lennox Alves and Sarjoo Jainarine to play cricket and once he did so, the game became his lifelong achievement.He disclosed that inter-county matches were extremely tough and competitive, yet he relished the challenges, including the pace of Reon King and Colin Stuart as well as the spin of Mahendra Nagamootoo and Gavin Nedd.He further disclosed that having consistently scored at that level, he was convinced that he was capable of achieving great things at the national and even international level, once he was given a break. “I didn’t think that the selectors were looking in my direction, even though the statistics were there to show” he remarked in frustration.“Half of my life was dedicated to cricket and being the best, but I didn’t receive the support I needed from the authorities” he added. The flamboyant batting architect confirmed that his favourite cricketers are Steve Smith, Michael Clarke and Curtly Ambrose, while listing his maiden inter-county century and first division double century as two of his finest moments on the field.With perhaps losing the opportunity now to score again, the still popular sportsman wants to inspire young cricketers from the county to become successful and to represent their country; an opportunity he regretted he didn’t get.Joseph mentioned his desire to return to the game as a mentor, as he is willing to share his experience, expertise and challenges to Youths across the Region, including the Pomeroon district.He advised that cricketers need to be disciplined, attend practice sessions regularly and be their own masters at solving their own technical problems, instead of relying only on coaches to do so.He is also of the belief that Essequibo’s cricket needs persons of some intellect and knowledge of the game, since cricket in the County remains stagnant’, he disclosed.Now that the Essequibo senior team has won the GCB Cricket Franchise League, he disclosed that more players from the county should be given the opportunity at the national level, based on their performance and ability.Joseph who resides in Cotton Field on the Essequibo Coast, remains a treasure of Essequibo’s cricket and it is the hope that the Essequibo Cricket Board and other stakeholders will seek to positively utilize his presence and skill in advancing the game in Essequibo, especially within the school system.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— Finishers of the virtual Boston Marathon will receive their medals in an Amazon package instead of having a volunteer drape it around their necks on Boylston Street. Runners will have from Sept. 7-14 to complete the 26.2-mile distance and submit proof. There is no time limit, but it must be completed in one continuous run. TENNIS-FRENCH OPENFrench Open to allow fans in stands at the tournamentPARIS (AP) — The French Open will allow fans to attend this year’s postponed tournament.The French Tennis Federation says up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts in September at Roland Garros. Tickets will go on sale on July 16 for the Sept. 27-Oct. Oct. 11 tournament. July 2, 2020 Boise State cuts baseball, women’s swimmingUNDATED (AP) — Boise State is cutting its baseball and women’s swimming and diving programs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The program cuts, along with additional department and program operating reductions, will reduce the overall athletic budget by nearly $3 million.The school said all scholarships for athletes in the affected programs, including incoming 2020 signings, will be honored.In other sports news affected by the virus outbreak: Associated Press Update on the latest sports MONACO (AP) — World Athletics has frozen the program allowing Russian track athletes to compete internationally after the country’s federation failed to pay a fine on time. The Russian track federation owes a $5 million fine and another $1.31 million in costs for various doping-related work and legal wrangles. World Athletics says it will freeze the work of its Russia task force and its panel for vetting those who want to compete internationally. They will remain shut down until the World Athletics council meets at the end of July. — New York Mets hitting coach Chili Davis will keep on working remotely when the team opens summer training camp Friday. 60-year-old Davis won’t be on site at Citi Field for the beginning of practices because of concerns about the coronavirus. Assistant hitting coach Tom Slater will substitute on site for Davis, who lives in Arizona during the offseason. Minor league hitting coordinator Ryan Ellis will assist Slater— Infielder Breyvic Valera has been claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers from the San Diego Padres. Toronto also placed four players on the 10-day injured list in moves retroactive to Tuesday: right-handers Elvis Luciano and Hector Perez, third baseman Brandon Drury and center fielder Jonathan Davis. The 28-year-old Valera hit .234 in 17 games last season for the New York Yankees and the Blue Jays, who claimed him off waivers on Sept. 20. He hit his first career home run on the final day of the regular season. San Diego claimed him from Toronto on Feb. 12.— Right-hander Max Meyer has agreed to a $6.7 million signing bonus as part of a minor league contract to join the Miami Marlins, and he’ll take part in training camp starting Friday. The deal was for less than his slot value of $7,221,200 as the No. 3 overall pick in last month’s amateur draft. Meyer had a 2.07 career ERA at the University of Minnesota. He’s in the Marlins’ 60-man player pool and could crack their rotation at some point this year.NFL-WASHINGTON REDSKINS-FEDEXFedEx asks Redskins to change their name 76ers’ Simmons recovered from back injury for restartPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons says he’s finally healthy and ready join the Philadelphia 76ers for the NBA restart. Simmons says he’s feeling better now than he did at the start of the season. His last game was Feb. 22 when he took such a hard fall in Milwaukee that he was left lying on his back, vomiting from the pain. He is good to go now and can help the Sixers resume their push to win their first NBA title since 1983. The NBA resumes July 30 at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida.In other NBA news: — Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson says he feels like he’s in good shape as he prepares to help lead New Orleans’ eight-game push to make the NBA playoffs. Williamson says his top priorities include bonding with teammates after the NBA this week allowed team facilities to reopen for mandatory workouts. Williamson says the Pelicans can be “really special” if they are healthy and in sync when the season resumes July 30 in Orlando. Williamson has averaged 23.6 points in 19 games since coming back from a preseason knee injury.— Ja Morant has taken advantage of the NBA’s hiatus and added 12 pounds of muscle, and the NBA’s likely rookie of the year knows exactly what he wants when the Grizzlies go to Orlando. With Morant leading the way, the Grizzlies won four of their final six before the NBA stopped play March 12. Memphis goes into Orlando’s seeding games sitting in the eighth spot in the Western Conference with a 3 1/2-game lead trying to clinch the franchise’s first playoff berth since 2017. The extra pounds not only make Morant stronger, but the guard listed at 6-foot-3 and 174 pounds when play stopped expects he will be able to absorb contact better. Detroit said the agreement will enhance fan engagement and game-day excitement. Johnny Aitken, CEO of PointsBet USA, says it is the first legal sports betting operator in U.S. history to partner with a Major League Baseball franchise.In other baseball news:– All 30 Major League Baseball teams will train at their regular-season ballparks for the pandemic-shortened season after the Toronto Blue Jays received a Canadian federal government exemption to work out at Rogers Centre. Toronto will move training camp from its spring training complex in Dunedin, Florida. This exemption does not cover the regular season and player travel between the U.S. and Canada. MLB required an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The U.S.-Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel until at least July 21.— The Boston Red Sox are getting ready to open their spring training reboot at Fenway Park. The team is scheduled to hold its first workouts Friday. Weights and exercise equipment were set up in the concourse Thursday to allow players to work out with more social distancing than the usual cramped facilities would allow. Masked grounds crew members worked to get the field ready. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was at Fenway to sign an order allowing the Red Sox to open the ballpark without fans.— Chicago Cubs left-hander José Quintana had surgery to repair nerve damage in his pitching thumb Thursday after he cut himself washing dishes and is out indefinitely. The Cubs said Quintana lacerated his thumb at his home in Miami on Saturday and needed five stitches. He had surgery in Chicago on Thursday morning. The 31-year-old Quintana is expected to resume throwing in about two weeks. The Cubs will then get a better idea of how much time he will miss. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB NEWSTigers announce partnership with sportsbook operatorDETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have become the first Major League Baseball team to reach a deal with a sports gambling company, announcing a multiyear partnership with PointsBet.center_img WASHINGTON (AP) — The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins’ stadium wants the NFL team to change its name. In a statement today, FedEx said they “have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name”. The company paid the team $205 million in 1999 for the naming rights to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. In addition to the stadium name and sponsorship agreement, FedEx CEO Frederik Smith is a minority owner. Majority owner Daniel Snyder has shown no indications he’ll change the name since buying the team in 1999.Elsewhere in the NFL:— Fewer preseason games following an offseason without on-field workouts creates more challenges for new coaches, players who changed teams and rookies. The NFL is cutting the exhibition schedule in half and pushing back the start of the preseason to allow teams more time to train because the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of organized team activities and minicamps. Players are strongly considering asking for even fewer exhibition games.— “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press. The person said the league is working collaboratively with players to recognize victims of systemic racism throughout the season in a variety of ways. The person spoke to the AP on Thursday on condition of anonymity because discussions between the league and the NFL Players Association are ongoing.NBA-76ers-SIMMONS Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher handed recruiting penalties by NCAACOLLEGE STATION (AP) — The NCAA has put Texas A&M’s football program on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher has been given a six-month show-cause order.The Aggies were found to have violated recruiting and other rules beginning in January 2018. The NCAA says Fisher and an assistant coach had impermissible contact with a recruit.Fisher was banned from phone calls, emails and texts with prospects for nine days in January. The school was fined $5,000 and given other recruiting restrictions.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAK UNDATED (AP) — Watkins Glen International is open again for racing in upstate New York.Track president Michael Printup says most furloughed employees have returned to work.Printup says it’s too early to speculate, but if all goes according to plan he estimates the track could host at least 20,000 fans for NASCAR weekend in mid-August. That will snap a string of five consecutive sellouts that has attracted more than 90,000 fans annually. It would still be a welcome boost for the local economy.In other racing news:– NASCAR and IndyCar have come together for an unprecedented weekend of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.IndyCar will start the racing on Saturday afternoon, followed by the Xfinity Series making its debut on the road course. Then NASCAR’s elite Cup Series will race on the oval on Sunday. Fans aren’t allowed to attend what is considered a major milestone for American motorsports. Elsewhere in the PGA: — The PGA of America is removing Horton Smith’s name from one of its awards because of his history opposing Blacks. Smith is best known as the first winner of the Masters. The Hall of Famer was president of the PGA of America from 1952 to 1954. The PGA of America board decided to rename the Horton Smith Award after a review found that Smith defended the “Caucasian-only” clause while PGA president. The clause was rescinded in 1961. The honor will now be called the PGA Professional Development Award. It’s given to a member for outstanding contributions to professional education.— Chase Koepka gave up a rare chance to play on the PGA Tour by withdrawing from the Travelers Championship out of safety involving the coronavirus. Now the younger brother of Brooks Koepka is being rewarded . The tour is adding Chase Koepka to the field next week for the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village. Koepka got into Travelers as a Monday qualifier. He played a practice round with his brother and Graeme McDowell. Their caddies tested positive for the virus. That led Chase Koepka to withdraw to protect the field in case he wound up with the coronavirus.NASCAR-WATKINS GLENWatkins Glen open again, optimistic for NASCAR weekend In other tennis news:— Novak Djokovic says he and his wife have now tested negative for the coronavirus. The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the pandemic. His media team says both had no symptoms and that they were in self-isolation in the Serbian capital since testing positive 10 days ago. Djokovic was the fourth player to come down with the virus after participating in matches held in Belgrade and Zadar, Croatia. GOLF-ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSICDoc Redman in 3-way tie for lead at Rocket Mortgage ClassicDETROIT (AP) — Doc Redman took a step toward remaining among those to make the cut in every event since the PGA Tour resumed, opening with a 7-under 65 to share a one-shot lead with Scott Stallings and Kevin Kisner in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Redman closed his first round Thursday with four straight birdies and seven over the last eight holes at the Detroit Golf Club. He went from being a Monday qualifier to finishing second at the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic last year. The 22-year-old Redman is shooting to take the next step with his first PGA Tour victory. — Townsend Bell is putting his own unique twist on “double duty” this weekend. The NBC Sports analyst will call the IndyCar race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday before jetting off to Florida to compete in the IMSA sports car race at Daytona. When the IndyCar race ends, a police escort will take him and car owners Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan to a chartered plane to make it back to Daytona for the 6:10 p.m. start. SOCCER-EQUAL PAYAmerican women hire appeals lawyers in equal pay lawsuitLOS ANGELES (AP) — American women players suing the U.S. Soccer Federation for equal pay have hired a pair of appellate lawyers, even before a trial. Nicole Saharsky and Brian Netter of Mayer Brown joined the legal team on today. Netter is a former clerk of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Players sued in March 2018 under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and they asked for more than $66 million in damages. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner threw out the pay claims in May but allowed discriminatory work conditions allegations to go to trial. That’s scheduled for Sept. 15.FORMULA ONE-HAMILTON-RACISM Hamilton feels responsibility to push for more F1 diversitySPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton feels it’s his responsibility as a global star to keep pushing for more diversity in his profession and beyond. Hamilton has attended a Black Lives Matter march in London and is setting up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.RUSSIAN DOPINGWorld Athletics freezes Russia panels because of unpaid fine — The coronavirus numbers are rising in Florida and across the NBA. The league says a total of 35 players and staff from the 22 teams that will take part in the rebooted season have tested positive since such checks became mandated on June 23. And statewide, Florida reported more than 10,000 new cases in a single day for the first time. All that news comes less than a week before teams begin arriving at the Disney complex near Orlando.NHL-FLYERS-LINDBLOMFlyers’ Lindblom completes treatment for rare bone cancerPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has completed radiation treatments for a rare form of bone cancer. He rang the bell at Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, which signifies that he has completed his radiation treatments. The 23-year-old was diagnosed in December with Ewing’s sarcoma, a cancerous tumor that grows in the bones or in the tissue around bones. Lindblom says he’s grateful the cancer was caught early and he’s happy to be alive.COLLEGE FOOTBALLlast_img read more

Caribbean Athletes in Winning Form Ahead of World Championships

first_imgLONDON – Several Caribbean athletes continued to look impressive in track and field events as the IAAF World Championships in Doha draw near.Taking their place on the winners’ podium at last weekend’s Muller Grand Prix Diamond League in Birmingham, England were Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Ubio on the women 200 meters, Jamaicans Omar McLeod in the men 110-meter hurdles, Danielle Williams in the women 110 meters hurdles. Yohan Blake in the men 100 meters and Akeem Bloom field in the men 400 meters.McLeod’s win was very significant as the defending 100m World Championship hurdler has been struggling to find his form this season. McLeod, who recently changed coaches and is now based in Florida under the guidance of coach Rana Reider won the event at the Birmingham event in 13.21 seconds to beat American Freddie Crittenden and China’s Xie Wenjun. After winning the race McLeod said he is determined to successfully defend his 100m hurdles championship in Doha.In her victory, Williams equaled the women 110m hurdles meet record 12.46 seconds in beating world record holder Kendra Harrison (12.66 seconds), with Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan third in 12.71 seconds.Blake, who was edged in the semis, won the 100m final in 10.7 secs in a blanket finish with the entire field separated by 100th of a second. He had the same time as second-placed Adam Gemili of England, while Pan American Games champion Michael Rodgers was third in 10.09 seconds.Bloomfield followed up his 400m win in London in July with another win in 45.04 seconds, comfortably ahead of the American Obi Igbokwe (45.53secs) and Great Britain’s Matthew Hudson-Smith (45.55secs).Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo extended her two-year unbeaten run in the 200m in a time of 22.24 seconds (0.4m/s) coming from well behind in the last 60 meters to leave British sprint queen Dina Asher-Smith in second place in 22.36 seconds, and Jamaican and Pan-Am Games record holder Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who came out of the blocks very slow, third in 22.50 seconds.last_img read more

Expected Eagles Starting XI vs. Algeria

first_imgSuper Eagles manager Gernot Rohr is expected to make six changes for the team’s final World Cup qualifier against the Fennec Foxes of Algeria on Friday.His team has been weakened by withdrawals from key players like Victor Moses, Ogenyi Onazi and many more prompting the previously mentioned changes from the team that negotiated the 1-0 win over Zambia last month.The Super Eagles of Nigeria have already qualified for the World Cup in Russia next year as Group B winners meaning that the game against Algeria is a ‘dead rubber’.After the Algeria game, the team will take on 2-time world champions Argentina in an international friendly slated for the Krasnodar Stadium in Russia on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.As for the starting XI against Algeria, Ikechukwu Ezenwa is expected to continue in goal while highly rated defender Ola Aina will replace Elderson Uwa Echiejile at left back.In midfield, John Ogu and Oghenekaro Etebo are set to replace John Mikel Obi (captain) and Ogenyi Onazi while Ogu’s club teammate, Anthony Nwakaeme, and Arsenal star Alex Iwobi replaces Victor Moses and Moses Simon.Expected Starting XI (4-3-3): Ikechukwu Ezenwa; Ola Aina, Shehu Abdullahi, Leon Balogun , William Troost-Ekong; John Ogu, Wilfried Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo; Kelechi Iheanacho, Anthony Nwakaeme and Alex Iwobi.Relatedlast_img read more