Salah declared fit for Egypt clash against Russia

first_imgSalah has scored 44 goals in a sensational first season for Liverpool and is keen to make his debut after missing the Pharaohs’ 1-0 opening game loss to Uruguay with a shoulder injury.“Salah is fit,” Cuper said on Monday. “We always carry out a last physical test before naming the line-up.“Today we will have a test for him to see how he is. I hope he will be fit to play, I’m sure he will be able to play. He is a central piece in our team.”Cherchesov, however, says Russia have a plan to thwart Salah, even if he is available.“The level he will be playing at only he and his coach knows but we have a mission and we will accomplish the mission,” Cherchesov said.“I trust in my team, I believe in my players and I will give you a simple answer: we are ready to do this and we will do this.”The bold promise highlights a new swagger that had been missing from the host nation’s team for much of the past year.Russia’s convincing win over the Saudis was preceded by a seven-match winless streak and a spate of injuries that wiped out almost the entire defensive line.But the men in red are now on the cusp of making their first knockout stage of a World Cup in post-Soviet history.The achievement would be a huge relief for both players and Russians who worried about being humiliated on the world’s biggest sporting stage.Standing in their way could be Salah, but his availability has been a headache for Egypt ever since he injured his shoulder during a tussle with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final last month.Ramos was accused of deliberately hurting Salah and it has been suggested opponents could target him again, particularly if his shoulder is not fully healed.“I saw only that Ramos was holding the cup,” Cherchesov said. “He did not do this on purpose, this is a contact sport, and as I understand it nobody injures people from other teams on purpose.“Salah will get better and bring happiness to fans of Egypt. Players like him only make tournaments better.”Russia’s veteran goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev said he would rather focus on winning than any particular opposing player.“Would I prefer to see Salah play or not? I do not even know how to respond,” said Akinfeev. “I would prefer to see my team win.”Meanwhile, Russia’s early success has seen the number of Russians who say they will follow football rise from 52 percent to 64 percent, according to one poll.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Russia’s coach Stanislav Cherchesov says he knows how to stop Mohamed Salah © AFP / Giuseppe CACACESAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 18 – Mohamed Salah has been declared fit ahead of Egypt’s crunch game against Russia on Tuesday and coach Hector Cuper is optimistic his star striker will play.But Russia boss Stanislav Cherchesov believes the World Cup hosts have figured out a way to rein Salah in when the two sides meet in Saint Petersburg.last_img read more


first_imgUP to 50 people at the Largo Foods crisp factory could lose their jobs as part of cutbacks at the company in west Donegal, has learned.Staff have been told in meetings that the jobs will go before Christmas.Management at the company – the same firm behind the recent controversial ‘sexist’ Hunky Dory adverts – are to meet the affected staff in one-on-one meetings over the next few days. Tonight local TDs Pearse Doherty and Thomas Pringle have expressed concern at the prospect of more job losses in Gaoth Dobhair.The crisp factory accounts for a quarter of the jobs on the Udaras na Gaeltachta industrial estate in the parish.The move – the company has yet to make a formal announcement – comes just ten weeks after a high-profile launch of a Tayto-branded tortilla snack. There was a promise of 35 jobs back in June – but we understand the new crisp “isn’t doing well” in the market and the stores are “packed with them.”At that time the company said it had 190 staff. The company has been given huge government grants. One insider told “A lot of the jobs these days are part-time and we were told the jobs will be going before Christmas.”TD Pearse Doherty said: “This looks like bad news for the area and I will be seeking a meeting with the company about this.”GAOTH DOBHAIR JOBS BOMBSHELL AS CRISP FACTORY AXES STAFF was last modified: September 20th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Gaoth Dobhairhunky dorysjobs axedlargo foodslast_img read more

Donegal design expert wins UK Dragon’s award

first_imgLetterkenny-based interior designer Anne Tuohy has won a prestigious award from Theo Paphitis, one of the UK’s most high profile businessmen.Anne Tuohy, aka Room Junkie, is the only Irish interior designer to be personally chosen by former UK Dragon investor Theo Paphitis as a winner of his #SBS business awards.Anne is a nationally acclaimed designer, a previous winner of RTE’s Showhouse and interiors columnist with Her latest ‘Small Business Sunday’ award from Theo Paphitis is a pivotal boost for her business online.Anne travelled to Birmingham to meet Theo at a special #SBS winner’s event, where he presented her with her award and shared lots of inspiration.Entrepreneur Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons Den on BBC Two. He is also a mentor and investor to many other businesses acquainted via the UK Dragon’s Den.Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their businesses in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS. He then personally reviews and chooses his favourite six, who are re-tweeted by him. As he has nearly half a million Twitter followers, this provides a massive boost to the chosen businesses.The benefits range from increased Twitter followers, to positive media publicity, and crucially for many, an increased public profile.The lucky winners are also invited to Theo’s #SBS event where they get to spend the day with the investor and many other hugely successful entrepreneurs. They are also presented with their #SBS winners award, and are enrolled in the #SBS Community, with a personal profile on the SBS website.On the recognition, Anne Tuohy said: “Room Junkie is an interior design practice which specialises in the full design of newbuild and renovation projects. Naturally, I am absolutely thrilled to catch the eye of Theo Paphitis, and to be the only Irish Interior Designer to be chosen by him as an #SBS winner.”Get top interior design tips from Anne Tuohy in her columns on here: Donegal design expert wins UK Dragon’s award was last modified: February 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Anne tuohyBusinessinterior designerroom junkielast_img read more