Former champions Vere Technical advanced to the 2016 Headley Cup final after easing past Munro College by nine wickets last Friday.Scores in the two-day semi-final match played at Vere were Munro 95 and 140; Vere Technical 215 and 21 for one.The Robert Turner-coached Vere Technical have been unbeaten all season and they continued their fine run with another magnificent display. The destroyers on Friday were spinners Romaine Jacobs, with five for 36, and Ryan Burnett, three for 36. Javon Francis (28), David Curtis (25) and Phillip Ebanks (20) were the main contributors for the Malvern-based Munro.Vere reached 165 for six in reply on the opening day. The second day was delayed by almost two hours due to overnight rain. However, when play was resumed, Vere added a further 50 runs for their last four wickets. Romario Allen made 51 and Javere Bryan 36.GOOD INNINGSKnowing that only an outright win was their only hope of advancing, Munro started their second innings on fire as they racked up 35 runs off the first five overs. However, when Vere introduced the spin attack of AndrÈ Stubbs and Burnett, it was a different affair. Stubbs had excellent figures of seven for 61 and Burnett three for 24 as Munro slipped to 140 all out and a 20-run overall lead. Vere easily got past the required runs.Turner is hoping to turn back defending champions St Elizabeth Technical when both teams meet in the three-day final starting tomorrow at the Jamalco Sports Club.”It’s a great feeling to be in the final as the boys have played very well all season, and we did not expect to win that easily as Munro have been scoring very high all season,” Turner said.He said Vere were very confident they could dethrone St Elizabeth.”We are looking forward to meeting St Elizabeth Technical as over the years, they have beaten us either at this stage or in the quarter-finals but this time around, we are confident that we can go all the way,” Turner said last Friday.
The Ministry of Health in collaboration with its partners and with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched the National Policy and Strategic Plan on Health Promotion. The overall goal of the Policy, which began this year, will end in 2021, is to strengthen health promotion implementation at the national, county and community levels. The National Policy addresses the social determinants of health and aims to improve the quality of health in line with the Government of Liberia’s “Investment Plan for Building a Resilient Health System.” At the launching ceremony, Dr. Samson Arzoaquoi, the Assistant Minister of Health for Preventive Services, representing the Dr. Francis Kateh, Deputy Minister of Health/CMO, congratulated the Health Promotion Division for the launch and the Liberia Media kit which will guide and support implementation of health promotion across the country. Dr. Arzoaquoi expressed his appreciation to WHO and other key partners for supporting the process as he officially launched the program. The Director of the Health Promotion Division, Ministry of Health, Reverend John Sumo, restated the commitment of the ministry to ensure that Liberians attain the highest possible standard of health through their full participation in mitigating risks. He said with support from partners, the capacity of community radio journalists in health reporting has been strengthened, risk communication plan is being implemented, and distance learning by way of radio for community health volunteers has been established.Dr. Alex Gasasira, WHO Country Representative to Liberia, in his message read by an official of the organization, Luwaga Liliane, congratulated the ministry and partners for the important milestone in the history of health promotion in Liberia. Gasasira appealed to all parties to ensure that the interventions stipulated in the National Policy and Strategic Plan on Health Promotion are implemented. He pledged WHO’s continued technical and financial support to the Ministry of Health.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
CDC Youth Wing Chair Jefferson KoijeeAuthorities of the Liberia National Police yesterday released their investigative report into the alleged attempt to assassinate CDC standard bearer Senator George Weah and said Jefferson Koijee, who is the youth wing chairman of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), concocted and tailored the assassination story to win the hearts of partisans.The report said Koijee and another CDC executive, Sheik Sackor, denied the allegation when they appeared before the LNP investigation board. “Our investigation is of the opinion that Oldpa Weh, alias Long John, George Barry, alias Ivorian, and Mustapha Sesay, who raised the false alarm about the assassination plot, would have been hypnotized by Koijee and Sackor, who were in communication with them (defendants) prior to, including and after the arranged press conference, or they concocted and tailored the assassination story to win the hearts of CDCians, (which is) detrimental to the peace the Liberian people and the sub-region want to see prevail,” the LNP report said. “Koijee, between August 13 to 28, placed seven calls to Barry and one of those calls was placed on August 22, the eve of the press conference,” the report said, adding, “Koijee also had conversation with defendant Barry twice on August 28, while he was within the police holding cell undergoing investigation.”The report was made available yesterday at the Monrovia City Court, where police surrendered Weh, Barry, and Sesay for trial on charges of multiple crimes. Their charges include criminal malevolence, false public alarm, false statement, and false report to law enforcement officials. At yesterday’s hearing, Weh, Barry, and Sesay were remanded at the Monrovia Central Prison to await trial, because they could not hire a lawyer to secure their bail, though the crimes qualified them for it. Despite the results of the police investigation, Koijee and Sackor have not been charged with any crime.It all started on August 23, when Weh, Barry, and Sesay, believed to be members of the CDC, during a press conference held at the party’s Congo Town headquarters, alleged that their services were hired by George B. Kailando, a businessman and Unity Party national chairman for mobilization, and Saye-Maye Cole, the party’s Montserrado County’s campaign chairman, to disrupt and cause pandemonium during the CDC rally on August 19 to assassinate Senator Weah. The report claimed that Kailando told them not to be afraid of anything because there were bigger hands like Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and Defense Minister Brownie Samukai behind the assassination plot, and they would protect them. The document claimed that during the evening hours, including the night of the rally, Koijee called Barry, and when he did not pick-up his phone, he contacted Sesay, who answered his call. When Sesay realized that the caller was Koijee, he immediately informed Barry that it was Koijee on the line. “Due to the persistent calls from Koijee and Sackor, they told Barry and Sesay that they were looking for a stolen phone belonging to one big man of the Unity party,” the report quoted Barry and Sesay’s testimonies. “The manner of which Koijee and Sackor were calling us,” the report quoted the two defendants, “made us afraid, so Barry responded to Sackor that they were no longer going to meet with Koijee because they wanted to kill them.”On the issue of Kailando and Cole meeting with Weh, Barry, and Sesay, the report quoted Emmanuel Dahn, UP Montserrado County District#7 representative candidate, alleging that Dahn met with the defendants in early August. During their meeting, Dahn requested Barry, Sesay, and Weh to help mobilize voters who will vote him into office, because, they (defendants) were very popular in District#7. After that, Dahn introduced the defendants to Cole, and they discussed the mobilization plan beyond District#7. Later Cole and Dahn allegedly introduced Barry, Sesay, and Weh to Kailando.During the meeting with Kailando, he gave them 100 pieces of T-shirts on August 18 to distribute to the partisans they were going to mobilize. The meeting was held at Kailando’s Hotel on the Old Road, outside Monrovia. “But, at that meeting, nothing was discussed relative to Vice President Boakai, Defense Minister Samukai neither Weah,” the report said. “Barry, Sesay, and Weh did not report the alleged plot of the assassination to any law enforcement agency, neither did they report same to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL),” the document stated.Unfortunately, on August 23, the document said, “Barry, Sesay, and Weh took the t-shirts to CDC headquarters and held a press conference, which has no truth; and they presented the UP shirts on a false and baseless allegation,” police said in its investigation. “CDC did not report or initially call on the police to investigate the alleged plot of the assassination on Senator Weah, immediately upon hearing or listening to said allegation against him, which was on August 23, until the 28th,” the report indicated. “Barry, Sesay, and Weh never had any conversation with VP Boakai and Defense Minister Samukai,” the report said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Public Infrastructure Ministry wishes to advise the general public that a section of the East Coast Demerara (ECD) Public Road will be temporarily closed on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 08:00h, and will be reopened on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 22:00h.The road closed, the Ministry said in a statement, will be in the vicinity of Vryheid’s Lust Road to Chimney Road, to facilitate bridge/culvert works under the East Coast Demerara Public Road Widening and Improvement Project. As a result, traffic detours would occur in this proximity.It was advised that persons residing in the vicinity of Vryheid’s Lust Road to the Montrose Bridge and Montrose Bridge to Chimney Road would be permitted to use the road to access their properties.Motorists and pedestrians are kindly asked to exercise caution and observe all safety and directional signs, particularly in the vicinity of the road works.
Several communities in Greater Georgetown will today experience a nine-hour power outage, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL Inc) announced earlier this week.According to the power company, this interruption to the electricity supply is necessary to facilitate the Sheriff Street/Mandela Avenue Road Expansion Project.The areas that will be affected are Laing Avenue to Adelaide Street and Middle Road; Broad and Russell Streets Charlestown; Aubrey Barker Road and South Ruimveldt Gardens; Roxanne Burnham Gardens and Guyhoc Gardens; Shirley Field Ridley Square and East Ruimveldt; North East, East and West La Penitence; Worthmanville, Louisa Row and Newburg; as well as Independence Boulevard, Nora, Callender, James and Hunter Streets Albouystown.The power outage will be between 08:00h and 17:00h today. GPL on Friday said it regrets any inconveniences this may cause.Works on the US$31.03 million Sheriff Street-Mandela Avenue Road Enhancement Project commenced earlier year.The contract for the project was awarded to Sinohydro Corporation Ltd back in November last year and the contract was signed the following month. The project, which will cover approximately seven kilometres of road, is being funded by the Inter-American Bank (IDB).Works for the two-year project include the relocation of utilities, lane and shoulder improvements, placement of sidewalks and paved shoulders, traffic signals, traffic signs, streetlights, drainage, a pedestrian overhead walkway, culverts, bridges and a Roundabout.The Public Infrastructure Ministry had cautioned back in March that during the period of construction, residents living close to the road, road users, and the wider community may be inconvenienced by traffic delays, dust, as well as general construction activities.“The Ministry wishes to emphasise that these impacts will be temporary and will be constantly monitored to ensure their minimisation. The Ministry advises that persons take all necessary precautions,” it added.
0Shares0000Pablo Blackwood, a former England youth international, works for Queens Park Rangers community trust © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 12 – Yellow card for a suspended sentence, red card for going to prison — these are the simple but stark analogies used in a revolutionary football programme to prevent young men falling prey to a life of crime.Football, or “Sport for Thought”, is being used as a powerful tool in British charity Key4Life’s campaign to prevent youngsters becoming embroiled in gang warfare and knife crime. Pablo Blackwood, a former England youth international who works for second-tier English side Queens Park Rangers Community Trust, told AFP the so-called Beautiful Game lends itself to using analogies that can be easily understood by young men who are grappling with how to deal with tough situations they encounter in life.Knife-related crime rose by 23 percent in London last year and a spate of stabbings and shootings have left more than 50 people dead this year, pushing the murder rate higher than New York’s.Blackwood is heavily involved with Key4Life, an organisation set up in 2012 by dynamic Irish woman Eva Hamilton after riots across England the previous year.Its aim is to create solutions to help reduce youth offending and gang warfare as well as rehabilitating young men when they are released from prison.“What football is good at is linking into real-life environment and situations,” Blackwood told AFP at a session last week at QPR’s Loftus Road stadium where 20 young men on the six-month-long preventative programme ‘At Risk’ learned about putting together CVs.“I give them the example of a yellow card and red card.“If you get the former, a referee will normally tell you what you have done to merit it and he or she will tell you if you do it again you will get a red card.“Because of where these young men are I tell them it is like a suspended sentence, with them being told what they have done wrong and what they have to do next. People in general tend to modify behaviour as a result.“But as we also well know some players three seconds later commit the same offence and get a red card.“I link stuff like that in as I tend to find it is about giving them a hook.”Blackwood, who as a youth player was on Chelsea’s books before his career was cruelly cut short by injury, says practice sessions on the pitch are also used to educate.“I say to them ‘some of you don’t like rules and regulations, but guess what, you were able to stay onside, you were able to play within the confinements of the pitch’.“If you can do that, why can’t you take that mindset and apply it in a societal environment?”– ‘Need to take a step back’ –Blackwood, who was instrumental in organising the charity match last year at Loftus Road which raised £1 million ($1.42 million) for the Grenfell Tower fire victims and their families, also gives the young men a lesson in how to avoid trouble.“If you head into a fight and you run into that situation you don’t know what you are running into,” he said.“You need to take a step back and see the big picture, which allows you to take a more informed decision.“The player who runs into a blind alley, normally he or she ends up making the wrong choice.“It is imperative to have that understanding of putting your foot on the ball, assessing the situation and taking a mental step back or even a physical step back,” added the 45-year-old.For Eva Hamilton, football — along with horses and music — play crucial roles in unlocking the emotional pain inside the young men, either in the “At Risk” programme or those on a scheme in prison.Hamilton, whose work for a series of charities of whom Prince Charles was the patron earned her an MBE, knows all about the emotional pain which culminated in her having a breakdown when she was 28.Her long-term goal through Key4Life is securing employment for the people on the programmes — albeit for a lot less than they have been earning through criminal activity.“We need to find ways of getting them a proper job that is going to yield obviously not £10,000 a week but gives them fantastic self-belief and confidence,” she told AFP.“What Key4Life is really about first and foremost is getting more businesses in Britain opening up job opportunities and help these young men back onto a positive path,” added Hamilton, who has persuaded some high-profile companies to place their faith in her proteges.Anthon Dinnall has become a key mentor since being released after serving a prison sentence for robbery. He is responsible for recruiting young men from housing estates in London for the “At Risk” programme.Dinnall — who could see his home from the prison — is also knee deep in the music part of the programme but what gives him the greatest pleasure is his changed relationship with his mother.“Before she used to ring me and ask me where I am and where I have stayed all night,” said the softly-spoken 24-year-old.“Now she is ringing me to sort out everyone else in the household.“To be able to now ring my mum and vice versa and collaborate over these preventative thoughts and have these conversations on how we can help others… it’s great, you know.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesdayuesday’s newspapers…Tottenham have made a fresh bid to hijack Liverpool’s move for Belgium midfielder Divock Origi, 19. (Daily Mirror) Juventus are pressing ahead with a £2m bid for Manchester United and France left-back Patrice Evr, 33. (Daily Mail)Evra’s move to the Turin club will see Chilean defensive midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, heading in the opposite direction for a fee of £32m. (Daily Express)Manchester City will not sell Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, despite claims that he wants to leave. (Daily Mirror)Liverpool will sell Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva, 27, to fund their bid for Southampton’s Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren, 25. (Daily Express)West Brom are interested in 23-year-old Australia left-back Jason Davidson, who is a free agent after leaving Dutch Eredivisie side Heracles Almelo. (Birmingham Mail)Paris St-Germain are ready to make a £60m bid for Juventus’s 21-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba. (Le Figaro)Juventus are on the verge of signing 21-year-old striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid. (Marca)Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 36, is waiting for an offer from Juventus after the Ivory Coast international ended his contract with Turkish side Galatasaray. (Tuttosport)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer rumours…Exclusive – Sanchez’s Arsenal switch ‘almost done’, reveals WengerInter Milan close in on one-time Liverpool and Everton targetEverton facing failure in Cerci chase as Atletico Madrid make moveSwansea close in on £4m deal for Bosnian midfielderLiverpool will NOT copy Tottenham’s mistakes! Rodgers backed to spend Suarez money wiselyTottenham legend backs Argentina to seal World Cup final spotPremier League trio in the hunt for World Cup hotshotMaiga and Diarra set to leave West HamExclusive – Cardiff star Medel set to complete Inter Milan moveEuropean giants set sights on Chelsea and Liverpool targetIpswich to resurrect move for West Ham goalkeeperReal Sociedad to ramp up pursuit of QPR midfielderExclusive – Dnipro to reject West Ham’s £9.5m offer for KonoplyankaMandzukic set for Atletico Madrid move despite reported interest from Arsenal and ChelseaPremier League transfer blow! Porto open talks with Tottenham, Everton and Liverpool target
0Shares0000Marco Asensio impressed as Spain crushed World Cup runners-up Croatia in Elche© AFP JOSE JORDANELCHE, Spain, Sep 11 – Spain’s identity crisis looks to be well and truly over after Marco Asensio inspired a 6-0 thrashing of World Cup runners-up Croatia in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday.Defeat to Russia in July prompted a change of coach and doubts about the Spanish passing style but after an impressive win over England at Wembley, Luis Enrique has now overseen a demolition of Croatia too. Asensio’s two long-range shots, the second cannoning in off goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic, had Spain three up before half-time in Elche, after Saul Niguez had earlier headed home.Croatia, abject at the back, were no better after the break. Asensio first threaded Rodrigo Moreno through to finish before supplying the corner for an unmarked Sergio Ramos to nod in number five.Isco then flashed a sixth into the top corner, again Asensio the provider.Two victories in four days mean Spain sit top of League A’s Group Two, with a six-point gap over both Croatia and England, who play each other in Rijeka next month.Brushing aside two of the World Cup’s top four teams, and one so emphatically, sends out its own message, but just as satisfying for La Roja will be the sense of pride restored.In particular, this display gave early vindication to Luis Enrique’s methods. Spain still dominated possession but they looked forward faster, pressed Croatia higher up and stretched them with balls wide and over the top.There was no sign of the ponderous build-up that suffocated them against Russia at the World Cup. There was no sign either of Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and David Silva, who all retired in the summer, and are not yet being missed.Asensio was the star, his goal and trio of second-half assists fully justifying his start ahead of Iago Aspas.But Saul, who shone against England, was excellent too in midfield, departing to a standing ovation at the Estadio Martinez Valero, in the town where he was born.For Croatia, this was a humbling loss that leaves the current crop open to questions about how they sustain momentum following that superb run in Russia.Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, still at the top of their games, embraced Real Madrid and Barcelona team-mates in the tunnel and Croatia started brightly, with Ivan Santini missing two decent early chances from close range.Spain were more clinical. Ramos wafted a ball out to Dani Carvajal whose stabbed cross was met brilliantly by the arriving Saul.Asensio made it two with a crashing long-range drive and two minutes later, his left foot unleashed again, this one curling onto the bar and then in off the unfortunate Kalinic’s back.Croatia looked stoney-faced as they emerged for the second half but there was no improvement, either in their intensity or defending.Rodrigo raced clear and slotted through the legs of Kalinic before Ramos headed in, unchallenged from eight yards.Isco added a late flourish, receiving a pass from Asensio inside the box. He feigned to go one way but pushed the ball the other, before slamming it into the top corner to complete the rout.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
STEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY MUSIC CORNER IS SPONSORED BY WWW.IRISHMUSIC.CO.UK – FREE DELIVERY TO DONEGAL!Hello Everyone and welcome along to the Second Edition of Country Corner, Many thanks to everyone for contacting me and wishing me the best of luck with the new country Corner.Lisa McHugh originally from Glasgow now living in Letterkenny is just ready to launch her new single – The Court Of Love – be sure to request it on your local, national radio stations for tour dates and lots more go to www.lisa-mchugh.com. Robert Mizzell is ready to release his new single Cajun Dance – an original song penned from a songwriter from Eglinton called Peter Mc Keever, check out Roberts website for details and all his dancing dates and tours – check out www.robertmizzell.comRitchie Remo from Claudy has just released his new Single – Mary Anne – Ritchie is just finished the new video for the single and check out the you tube and see what you think – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBOXvF76Etk.Kym Kelly’s long await album is now out.This is her debut album and features a wonderful mix of new, old and original country in musical tones she is now associated with.She has been on the gigging scene throughout Leinster for a number of years and in just 9 short months she has recorded a debut single called “Every little thing” which gained her notice all over Ireland, has recorded a music video and just now completed her album titled “A new road to travel”. Phil Mack Country Show – Don’t forget to Check out The Phil Mack Country Show Every Monday night at 9pm on Sky TV, it is a great programme and also plays music from Ireland and further afield, please check out the phil mack website on www.philmackcountry.comWatch this space as a new promoter has come on the horizon. A young lady known as Michelle Smith has been working on the country music circuit now for just over three years and has been known to appear in many different roles, from being stage manager at Country Fest, PR with Nathan Carter and JW Promotions, events management, lending a helping hand at charity events as well as singing in a duo with her sister.From Co. Tyrone and at the young age of 23 Michelle has taken the big leap of starting her own business, White Star Promotions is one to watch out for over the next few months with plans in full swing for lots of events that will be sure to have you entertained whatever the occasion.To add to the Events Management, P.R and Advertising that White Star Promotions will offer Michelle’s new company has been named as the EXCLUSIVE company to deal with the PR and sales in Ulster of Hugh O Brien’s new TV show ‘A Glimpse of Ireland’ a show that has been set up by the promoters of ‘Hot Country.’Its aim is to showcase and promote Irish businesses throughout Ireland, UK and Mainland Europe in order to generate more sales in many different industries from the tourism sector to farming, crafts and many other businesses. No matter what type of business you have ‘A Glimpse of Ireland’ will showcase it. Michelle will officially launch her company on October 13th in The Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown. With a live band this top class night is sure to have you dancing the night away. Special guests on the night include; The Queen of Country Music in Ireland Philomena Begley, Anthony Mc Brien, Old fashioned girl Lisa Mc Hugh, Aidan Quinn, Award winning Trevor Loughrey, Benn Sisters, Claire Smith, Box Car Brian, Shauna Mc Stravock and Eddie Carey.Compared by DJ Big Bernie as well as Sean Wallace and with a few surprises planned for the launch this is a night not to be missed. More information can be got by contacting Michelle on 0044 7805044575, email firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/whitestarpromotions.The 3rd Edition of Country Scene will be available in newsagents from Friday 1st July. Featuring the amazing Patrick Feeney, an exclusive interview with Shaun Loughrey, and a look at the American Country Music Scene.Also we have a 6 page preview on Country Fest 2011. The magaizne will be available at Country Fest this year at Sharpe Music Stand next to the main stage on the Saturday and Sunday and also from Patrick Feeneys stand Dancing DatesDrumhill Country House(Biddy Friels)Derek RyanRiverclub – CastlefinRobert MizzellMellon Country Hotel – OmaghJimmy BuckleyDont forget to tune into me on ICR FM – www.icrfm.ie every Tuesday between 3pm and 4pm for the best in Irish Country Music and Interviews – this Tues 05th July will be talking to Daniel O Donnell. You can also get in touch with me at email@example.com or visit my website which is www.keepitcountryradioshow.co.ukCompetition TIME:To win 2 tickets to Daniel O Donnell in Concert at the Millennium Forum in Derry on Wed 06th July answer the following Question:Who is Daniel O Donnell married to – email answers to firstname.lastname@example.orgQuiz Closes Mon 04th July at 6pm. Good LuckUntil the Next TimeRegardsStephen DohertySTEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY MUSIC CORNER IS SPONSORED BY WWW.IRISHMUSIC.CO.UK – FREE DELIVERY TO DONEGAL!CLICK ON WWW.IRISHMUSIC.CO.UK TO FIND OUT MORESTEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY MUSIC CORNER was last modified: June 30th, 2011 by gregShare 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:LISA MCHUGHROBERT MIZZELLstephen doherty’s country music cornerWIN TICKETS TO DANIEL O’DONNELL
1: Real Madrid (Pot 1 GUARANTEED) – 174.942 – The champions of Spain are guaranteed a spot in pot 1. 20 2: Bayern Munich (Pot 1 GUARANTEED) – 154.899 – The champions of Germany are guaranteed a spot in pot 1. 20 20 3: Juventus (Pot 1 GUARANTEED) – 140.666 – The champions of Italy are guaranteed a spot in pot 1. 20 20 4: Benfica (Pot 1 GUARANTEED) – 111.866 – The champions of Portugal are guaranteed a spot in pot 1. 20 20 13: Manchester City (Pot 2 GUARANTEED) – 100.135 – As there are not enough teams in the qualifying round with club coefficients higher than Manchester Citys to push them out, they are guaranteed a spot in pot 2. 20 20 6: Shakhtar Donetsk (Pot 1 GUARANTEED) – 87.526 – As a result of both possible Champions League holders having already won their domestic leagues, the champions of Ukraine are guaranteed a spot in pot 1. 16: Basel (Pot 2/3) – 74.415 – Basel are currently set to be in pot 2, but there are teams with club coefficients higher than theirs who could still qualify for the Champions League meaning they might be pushed into pot 3. 8: Monaco (Pot 1 GUARANTEED) – 62.333 – The champions of France are guaranteed a spot in pot 1. 20 20 18: Feyenoord (Pot 3/4) – 23.212 – Feyenoord are currently set to be in pot 3, but there are teams with club coefficients higher than theirs who could still qualify for the Champions League meaning they might be pushed into pot 4. 9: Barcelona (Pot 2 GUARANTEED) – 151.942 – As there are no teams in the qualifying round with a club coefficient higher than Barcelonas, they are guaranteed a spot in pot 2. 20 There are currently 19 confirmed teams for next year’s UEFA Champions League as the majority of European seasons have now drawn to a close.As a result, we can begin to work out which teams will be in which pots ahead of the all-important group stage draw for next season.In the current format, pot 1 contains the Champions League holders and the champions of the top seven leagues based on the UEFA country coefficient (Spain, Germany, England, Italy, France, Russia, Portugal). As both of this year’s possible Champions League holders (Real Madrid or Juventus) have already guaranteed their place in pot one as respective champions of Spain and Italy, the champions of the country ranked eighth (Ukraine) are also seeded into Pot 1.Pots 2, 3 and 4 contain the remaining teams, seeded based on their individual 2017 UEFA club coefficients. Not all of pots 2, 3 and 4 are certain yet as we don’t know which teams will make it through the qualifiers and this could have an effect on the seedings.Check out who is guaranteed to be in which pots by clicking on the right arrow above… 10: Atletico Madrid (Pot 2 GUARANTEED) – 142.942 – As there are no teams in the qualifying round with a club coefficient higher than Atletico Madrids, they are guaranteed a spot in pot 2. 20 20 20 19: RB Leipzig (Pot 3/4) – 15.899 – RB Leipzig are currently set to be in pot 3, but there are teams with club coefficients higher than theirs who could still qualify for the Champions League meaning they might be pushed into pot 4. 14: Porto (Pot 2 GUARANTEED) – 98.866 – As there are not enough teams in the qualifying round with club coefficients higher than Portos to push them out, they are guaranteed a spot in pot 2. 20 15: Tottenham Hotspur (Pot 2/3) – 77.135 – Tottenham are currently set to be in pot 2, but there are teams with club coefficients higher than theirs who could still qualify for the Champions League meaning they might be pushed into pot 3. BONUS: Manchester United or Ajax (UNITED WOULD BE POT 2 GUARANTEED, AJAX WOULD BE POT 3/4) – 93.135 or 67.212 – If Manchester United win the Europa League, they will qualify for the Champions League and be guaranteed a spot in pot 2 due to their club coefficient ranking. If Ajax win, their ranking would see them in pot 3/4 depending on other teams who qualify. 11: PSG (Pot 2 GUARANTEED) – 126.333 – As there are no teams in the qualifying round with a club coefficient higher than PSGs, they are guaranteed a spot in pot 2. 20 12: Borussia Dortmund (Pot 2 GUARANTEED) – 124.899 – As there are no teams in the qualifying round with a club coefficient higher than Dortmunds, they are guaranteed a spot in pot 2. 20 17: Anderlecht (Pot 3 GUARANTEED) – 58.480 – As there are not enough teams in the qualifying round with club coefficients higher than Anderlechts to push them out, they are guaranteed a spot in pot 3. 5: Chelsea (Pot 1 GUARANTEED) – 106.135 – The champions of England are guaranteed a spot in pot 1. 20 20 7: Spartak Moscow (Pot 1 GUARANTEED) – 18.606 – The champions of Russia are guaranteed a spot in pot 1.