Advertisement Comment Advertisement Ashley Cole names Carlo Ancelotti as favourite manager he played under ahead of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho Cole played under Ancelotti for three seasons (Picture: Getty Images) ‘My favourite manager that I’ve played under, I would say is Carlo Ancelotti,’ the former England left-back told 90min.‘I played under some great ones, they were all different and I loved them for different reasons, but I just felt that with Carlo Ancelotti, I had a really, really good bond with him.‘Of course I admired him, he was a legend as a player and then of course what he achieved as a manager. Then he came to Chelsea and he was just that man manager that everyone seemed to love, whether you were playing or not.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He was capable of putting that arm around you when needed – not just about football stuff, if you’re struggling off the field, he was very understanding which as players you want.‘You see that human side in people, it’s not all about football, so for me he was my favourite, and tactically at times he was a genius.‘He had that understanding whether to go into in-depth tactics or to trust the players to go out and deliver what he says in the team meeting.’MORE: Willian backs Arsenal team-mate Gabriel Martinelli to become one of the Premier League’s bestMORE: David Alaba could join Chelsea or Manchester United in next fortnight after rejecting new Bayern Munich dealFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Aug 2020 12:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link518Shares Cole is now an academy coach at Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)Ashley Cole has revealed former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is his favourite manager he played under, snubbing Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho.The former England international enjoyed an illustrious career, in which he established himself as one of the greatest left-backs to grace the Premier League.Cole started out at Arsenal’s academy and was given his first major opportunity by Gunners icon Wenger.During his time at Highbury, the defender won two league titles and three FA Cups, playing a pivotal role in their infamous Invincibles season.ADVERTISEMENTThe left-back then secured a controversial move away to London rivals Chelsea, linking up with Mourinho for one season before he parted ways with the club in 2007, and again when the Portuguese boss returned to Stamford Bridge in 2013.AdvertisementAdvertisementCole also played under Ancelotti for two years – winning the Premier League and FA Cup Double in the 2009-10 season – and admitted his bond with the veteran Italian coach makes him his first choice.
Sustainable investing is a low priority issue for most institutional investors, according to a survey by Schroders.The UK-listed asset manager polled 650 investors around the world running $24trn (€20.6trn) and found that, although they expected sustainable investing to become a bigger issue in the next few years, it was not currently a high priority for most.Almost a third (32%) of those questioned by Schroders said that how sustainable an investment was had “little to no influence” on the decision to buy.Factors such as a manager’s track record, expected return and risk tolerance were all more important factors, investors said. Roughly three quarters (74%) of respondents said sustainable investment would become more important in the next five years. Last year 67% of investors agreed with this. Almost half of investors have increased their allocations to related investments in the past five years. Source: SchrodersHowever, larger investors tended to place more emphasis on long-term sustainability issues, Schroders reported, with 32% of those with a holding period of at least five years stating that sustainability was “a significant influence”. For investors with a 3-5 year horizon, less than a quarter (23%) prioritised sustainability.The asset manager also found that those placing a higher importance on sustainability were more confident about achieving there target returns: more than half (59%) were “at least reasonably confident” of hitting their targets.Jessica Ground, global head of stewardship at Schroders, said: “There remains a gulf between institutional investors’ sustainable investment aspirations and the reality of how they prioritise these factors in their investment decision-making. Investors clearly recognise that investing sustainably is going to be more and more important going forward, but this approach is yet to sit at the heart of their investment process.”Consultancy rolls out new ESG processInvestment consultant group Willis Towers Watson has teamed up with index provider MSCI to develop a new environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) strategy for its client base. The Adaptive Capped ESG Universal index was designed to incorporate “a broad range of ESG factors” for use by equity investors, Willis Towers Watson said. Clients have already invested more than £500m (€556.1m) in the strategy.The index has exposure to developed and emerging markets and places more emphasis on companies with “strong and improving” ESG scores, as calculated by MSCI’s own metrics. Only a small number of companies would be excluded, the consultancy said, meaning investors could still engage proactively with companies.Nikko broadens green bonds strategy Nikko Asset Management has added assets issued by sovereigns, supranational groups and agencies to its green bond fund’s investment universe. It has expanded the mandate of its Global Green Bond fund to include more “predominantly AAA-rated” bonds, mostly focused on raising money for climate change mitigation. Andre Severino, global head of fixed income at Nikko AM, said the green bond market was experiencing “record growth”, with Moody’s estimating issuance to hit $175bn to $200bn this year.Nordic bank SEB estimated that $185bn worth of green bonds would come to market by the end of 2018.“The expanded investment universe provides clients greater access to the growing green bond market,” Nikko said, “in addition to providing capital to a wider array of green projects worldwide.”
438 Views no discussions FaithInternationalLifestylePrint Vatican arrests female activist who bared chest in square by: – December 27, 2014 Share A Vatican police officer stops a Ukrainian feminist group Femen activist after she snatched the statue of Baby Jesus from the Nativity scene set in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Thursday, December 25. (AP Photo)VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says it has arrested the Femen activist who on Christmas Day bared her chest and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus in the life-size Nativity scene in the centre of St Peter’s Square.Vatican spokesman the Reverend Lombardi said Friday that Ukrainian activist Yana Zhdanova was being held for questioning, and noted that the incident aimed to “intentionally offend the religious feelings” of numerous people. Possible charges include carrying out obscene acts in public, insults and theft.A bare-chested Zhdanova grabbed the Baby Jesus statue about an hour after the pope offered his Christmas blessing Thursday. A Vatican guard immediately covered her with his cape and detained her, while Zhdanova, still clutching the figure, shouted, “God is woman.” Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet
Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews DOWASCO working feverishly to restore water supply around island by: – November 30, 2011 81 Views no discussions General Manager of DOWASCO, Bernard EttinoffeGeneral Manager of the Dominica Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO) Bernard Ettinoffe has announced that the company is working feverishly to restore water supply around the island.The water supply in several communities across the island has been interrupted in some cases for over three days. At a press conference on Wednesday, Ettinoffe explained that these interruptions are as a result of the heavy rainfall experienced over the weekend and earlier this week which caused severe flooding at the intakes.According to Mr Ettinoffe the water supply in the Woodfordhill, Wesley, Marigot and Picard area will be restored by the end of the day on Wednesday.“We have the water supply in the Woodfordhill, Wesley, Marigot area where the intake was completely flooded and had to be restored. That was done yesterday, I have heard just this morning that there are probably a few persons in the Marigot area without water still it is something where we have already assigned men to deal with. The Picard area where the community of Picard especially where there is no storage tank serving that community is still without water and that is because of flooding and blockages at the Picard intake.”He further explained that the water systems in the East of the island have also been flooded but due to blockage by landslides DOWASCO employees are unable to access the intake in order to repair them.The water pipes in the community of Vieille Case have been damaged due to landslides and the company has to replace them.“There is also blockage at the intake but coupled with that is a landslide which damaged some sixty (60) feet of pipelines which must be replaced and we are working to see if that can be done today and water restored to the Vieille Case community today.”The Springfield intake which serves the communities from Mero to Castle Comfort including Warner and Campbell which suffered damaged during the passage of Hurricane Dean has not been fully functional despite the fact that DOWASCO has taken steps to address it.“We have our major water system, Water Area One “WA1” we call it which is fed from the Springfield intake and that system serves the areas from Mero to Castle Comfort including Warner and Campbell. Since 2007 following Hurricane Dean we have been experiencing severe problems with that system, we have taken certain steps to address it but nonetheless the construction works and landslides occurring in that area has worsened the situation and so when it rains we have mud slides into the river and what we have is no longer water but mud. We have just recently completed and infiltration plant which will assist when the water is turbid up to 40 NTo’s; which is the measure for turbidity. We know now that we have to upgrade the capacity of that plant because that plant now treats about 370 cubic metres per hour, the demand on that system can be as high as almost 900 cubic meters per hour so steps are being taken to address the capacity issue there,” Ettinoffe said.He noted that “the storage tanks at higher elevations such as The Morne in St. Joseph, Morne Daniel, Morne Bruce, St. Aroment and all these high elevations can receive some water because the system has to be fully recharged”.Regarding the villages of Giraudel and Eggleston Mr Ettinoffe explained that due to the high levels of turbidity they were unable to pump water from that system.“Over the last few days that system too experienced significant levels of turbidity, the run-offs from the neighboring hillsides got into the intake and the water was excessively dirty it was more like mud. So we had to stop pumping for a while and that system has also been extended. In times like these we extend that system to serve the people of Castle Comfort, Reigate, Upper Kingshill and so forth. So all of these areas were affected because we could not pump water from that system because of the turbidity; the high levels of silt in the water.”This however has been rectified, “we pumped right though last night and so Giraudel, Eggleston should have had water last night and hopefully today sometime today we will be opening up that system again”. Dominica Vibes News
Fires belch smog across Southeast Asia annually, but this year’s are the worst since 2015. AFP JAKARTA – Thousands of schools wereshuttered across Malaysia and Indonesia Thursday, affecting at least 1.7million pupils, officials said, as toxic haze from rampant forest fires sentair quality plummeting. Nearly 2,500 schools were ordered toshut their doors in Malaysia — including nearly 300 in the smog-hit capitalKuala Lumpur – over soaring health concerns sparked by toxic haze fromout-of-control blazes in Indonesia’s Sumatra and Borneo islands. Indonesia said hundreds of schools inhard-hit Riau province on Sumatra would also be shut Thursday, with 800 closedin one district alone, while about 1,300 were shut in its Central Kalimantanprovince on Borneo. (AFP)
I just heard that Butch Wade of Columbus North High School was elected to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Butch was born in 1945 and was a 1963 graduate. During his senior year he led the Bulldogs to an undefeated season. He went on to Indiana State University where he led them in scoring and rebounding during his college career. The 6’4″ Wade also led them to 2 Indiana Collegiate Conference titles. Two of his teammates at both the high school and college level were Jerry Newsom and Steve Hollenbeck. I wonder how many of you remember them?Butch Wade spent most of his career as a teacher and is now retired. I assume he still lives in the Columbus area. Congratulations, Butch!
492 patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours bringing total number of cases in the country to 26, 928.Out of the new infections, 331 are male, while 161 are women.Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe was speaking in Kericho where he officially inaugurated Aina Moi isolation facility and health meetings with county health officials on COVID-19 preparedness. The youngest confirmed case is an 11 months old infant and the oldest is 83 years.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 The CS noted that 538 patients have recovered from the virus, 56 from various health facilities while 478 are from home based care programme.Also Read Kenya marks World Alzheimer’s day amid renewed hopeThe total number of recoveries now stand at 13, 435.“Three more patients have succumbed bringing total number of fatalities to 423,” said CS Kagwe.Nairobi County continues to lead with 357 cases, Garissa has 52, Kiambu 37, Kajiado 14, Machakos 10, Busia five, Baringo three, Embu three, Mombasa three, Murang’a three, Kilifi two, while Isiolo, Makueni one case each.Also Read President Uhuru to make remarks in the 75th Session of UNGAThe CS appealed to Kenyans to shun away from stigmatizing Covid-19 patients noting that it is not a death sentence.“As much as COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease should one contract it, it is not in itself a death sentence and like any other disease it will be manged by our healthcare workers to the extent possible,” said CS Kagwe.Also Read MOH told to vacate, fumigate schools ahead of reopeningHe lauded Kericho County’s preparedness saying, “When it comes to COVID-19 and your approach to it, I must let Kenyans know that you are an unsung hero, at 116 your number of infections is relatively low compared to many other Counties but you nonetheless put in place initiatives worth commending.”
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced that all COVID-19 testing sites in Miami-Dade County will shut down ahead of Hurricane Isaias.Due to the possibility of tropical storm conditions in South Florida, both state and county supported COVID-19 testing sites will be closed starting this evening. I will hold a virtual press conference that will be streamed on my social media pages at 2 p.m. with more details.— Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez (@MayorGimenez) July 30, 2020 Cleveland Clinic Florida also announced the COVID-19 testing site in Weston will be closed through Sunday. The site is expected to open back up on Monday.Testing operations will resume next week as soon as possible after the storm passes and conditions are evaluated.
Tarik Skubal and Daniel Norris combined to pitch six innings of one-run ball in the Tigers’ 7-4 victory over the Indians. Miguel Cabrera drove in two and Detroit belted three home runs in the rubber match of the series.Jorge Bonifacio hit a two-run homer and Niko Goodrum and Grayson Greiner had solo shots for the Tigers.Elsewhere around the majors:— Nelson Cruz blasted his 10th homer and Marwin Gonzalez had two RBIs before closer Taylor Rogers dodged trouble in the ninth inning of the Twins’ 5-4 win against the Royals. Cruz hit a solo shot an estimated 453-feet to center field in the ninth inning for a two-run lead, helping Minnesota win its eighth series in nine tries this season.— Mark Canha (KAN’-ah) lifted a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Athletics a 5-4 win versus the Angels. Oakland trailed 4-2 before rallying on RBI singles by Stephen Piscotty (pihs-KAH’-tee) and Sean Murphy in the sixth. — The Cardinals have signed veteran cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick to boost their secondary after a season-ending injury to Robert Alford. Kirkpatrick spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Bengals and has 10 career interceptions in 99 games, including 67 starts.— The banged-up Jets received a boost on the practice field with the returns of linebacker Avery Williamson and tight ends Ryan Griffin and Daniel Brown to team drills. Williamson and Griffin opened training camp on the active/physically unable to perform list. Brown was on the non-football injury list with an ankle injury.— Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry was back on the field for Sunday’s practice in shells and shorts, but second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham was held back during combined team drills after also being limited Friday.PGA-NORTHERN TRUSTJohnson back at No. 1 after dominant win Fines from Magic-Bucks scuffleLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Magic forward James Ennis and Bucks forward Marvin Williams have been fined $15,000 each for a fight that led to their ejections from Game 3 of their teams’ first-round playoff series Saturday. Ennis and Williams had been competing for rebounding position midway through the second quarter of the Bucks’ 121-107 victory. They exchanged shoves as they headed back up the floor. MLB-SCHEDULETigers shed Indians hexUNDATED (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have won a three-game series in Cleveland after absorbing 20 consecutive losses to the Indians. MLB-NEWSPence designate by GiantsUNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have cut ties with outfielder Hunter Pence, ending a second stint with the fan favorite that didn’t go nearly as well as his first.The 37-year-old was designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for utility man Daniel Robertson, who was acquired earlier in the day from the Rays for cash or a player to be named later.Pence was hitting just .096 with two home runs and six RBIs in 17 games. He was a fiery, emotional leader for the Giants from 2012-2018, helping anchor teams that won the World Series in 2012 and 2014. DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has regained the NASCAR Cup Series victory lead by dominating Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway.A day after Denny Hamlin opened the doubleheader weekend with his sixth win to match Harvick and one-upped his closest rival to claim NASCAR’s regular-season title. Harvick has 56 career Cup victories to tie Kyle Busch for ninth on the career list.Martin Truex Jr. was second and Jimmie Johnson third. Johnson is on the bubble, four points outside of the cutoff with his fate to be decided under the lights at Daytona. NFL-NEWSNFL asks lab to check reliability of its COVID-19 tests Associated Press Update on the latest sports The Celtics have completed a four-game sweep by taking advantage of an injury and defeating the 76ers, 100-106.The game changed when Tobias Harris crashed to the floor at the 2:40 mark of the third quarter. Without Harris, Boston went on a 12-0 run and eventually led 96-79 in the opening minutes of the fourth.Kemba Walker poured in 32 points in his first NBA series-clinching win.Jayson Tatum finished with 28 points and a playoff career-high 15 rebounds.Harris had 20 points despite his lengthy absence in the second half. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) finished with 30 points and 10 boards for Philadelphia. Popov went into the final round with a three-shot lead. She bounced back from a first-hole bogey by making five birdies in her 3-under 68. Jasmine Suwannapura was the runner-up after shooting 67.Popov is ranked No. 304 and dropped off the LPGA Tour last year. She hadn’t previously won on the LPGA Tour, the second-tier Symetra Tour or on the Ladies European Tour. Also in NBA first-round action, Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Mavericks a 135-133 triumph over the Clippers, evening the series at two games apiece. Doncic was sensational despite playing on a badly sprained ankle, delivering 43 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists.Trey Burke finished with 25 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 in a game that featured eight lead changes in OT.The Mavericks were without forward/center Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) because of right knee soreness.Lou Williams pumped in 36 points and Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had 32 for the Clippers, who trailed by eight heading into the fourth quarter.NBA-NEWS NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Dustin Johnson played the final two holes in near darkness after a late storm delay and finished with a birdie for an 8-under 63 and an 11-shot victory over Harris English at The Northern Trust.It was the 22nd victory of his PGA Tour career and fifth in a FedEx Cup playoffs event, tied with Rory McIlroy for most. Johnson finished at 30 under and returned to No. 1 in the world. WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN304th-ranked Popov wins Women’s British OpenTROON, Scotland (AP) — Sophia Popov became the first female golfer from Germany to capture a major title when she won the Women’s British Open by two strokes at Royal Troon. — Mike Yastrzemski (ya-STREHM’-skee) smacked a go-ahead homer on his 30th birthday to help the Giants pick up their season-high sixth consecutive win, 6-1 over Arizona. Alex Dickerson added a three-run homer off Hector Rondon (rahn-DOHN’) in the seventh to provide cushion and make it a 5-1 game.— Cubs ace Yu Darvish struck out 10 over seven innings of his career-high fifth consecutive victory, a 2-1 triumph over the White Sox. Kyle Schwarber belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Cubs end the White Sox’s seven-game winning streak.— Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina had four hits and top prospect Dylan Carlson hit his first career homer as the Cardinals dumped the Reds, 6-2. Harrison Bader added a two-run shot for St. Louis, which won three of four in the series.— Trea Turner was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the Nationals’ lopsided victory over the Marlins, 9-3. Winning pitcher Anibal (AH’-nih-bahl) Sánchez allowed one run and five hits over a season-high seven innings. — Gregory Polanco’s two-run blast in the eighth inning pushed the Pirates past the Brewers, 5-4. Bryan Reynolds, Jarrod Dyson and Adam Frazier furnished RBI singles in the Pirates’ third straight win since a nine-game losing streak. August 23, 2020 IndyCar officials declined to throw a red flag after a violent crash by Spencer Pigot (pee-ZHOH’) with just a handful of laps remaining. Pigot needed medical attention on the track, the crash scene was a debris field and there was no way the race could resume without a stoppage. Dixon dominated the race and asked on his radio if IndyCar was going to give the drivers a final shootout to the checkered flag, NASCAR style. But the five-time Indy-Car champion had to settle for second after Sato led him across the finish line under yellow. Sato’s teammate, Graham Rahal (RAY’-hahl), was third.NASCAR-DOVERHarvick gets 7th win of season The Capitals won two division titles in each season under Reirden but failed to capture a playoff series. He replaced Barry Trotz, who led the team to the 2018 Stanley Cup before heading to the Islanders in a contract dispute.The Islanders completed a five-game series win against the Capitals on Thursday.INDYCAR-INDIANAPOLIS 500Sato claims second Indianapolis 500 crownINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato snatched a second Indianapolis 500 victory as the Japanese racer held off Scott Dixon and ultimately won under caution. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSCelts sweep SixersLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Celtics will carry a perfect record into the second round of the NBA Playoffs. — Josh Fleming won his big league debut by pitching five innings of two-run ball in the Rays’ 5-4 decision over the Blue Jays. Austin Meadows drove in two runs and Brandon Lowe (low) provided an RBI single that put Tampa Bay ahead to stay.— Kyle Lewis and Austin Nola belted early solo home runs and Sam Haggerty’s two-run blow gave the Mariners a 4-0 lead in the fifth inning of a 4-1 win over the Rangers. Justin Dunn allowed just one hit over six scoreless frames before three relievers finished the combined three-hitter.— Rio Ruiz drove in four runs and the Orioles gained a four-game split by downing the Red Sox for the second straight day, 5-4. Winning pitcher Thomas Eshelman entered the game with two out in the first inning and walked his first batter before retiring his last 13.— Kiké (KEE’-kay) Hernández hit a three-run drive and Mookie Betts went deep twice in a seven-homer assault that propelled the Dodgers to an 11-3 pounding of the Rockies and a three-game sweep. The Dodgers have won 11 of 12 games overall and own the best record in baseball at 22-8 at the halfway point of this abbreviated season.— Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. made two spectacular plays at shortstop and Manny Machado hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to help the Padres earn a 5-3 victory and a three-game sweep of the Astros. San Diego has won seven straight, all against Texas ballclubs. UNDATED (AP) — The NFL has asked a New Jersey lab to investigate a new batch of COVID-19 test results amid reports from several teams of false positives. The league didn’t identify which teams got positive results, or how many there were. Among teams reporting false positives, the Minnesota Vikings said they had 12, the New York Jets 10 and the Chicago Bears nine. Other teams that were affected are the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns. In other NFL news:— The Ravens have terminated the contract of seven-time Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas. According to a statement released today by the team, Thomas was released “for personal conduct that adversely affected the Baltimore Ravens.” The action stems from Thomas’ fray with defensive back Chuck Clark at Friday’s practice after Thomas admittedly blew a coverage assignment. — Washington has released wideout Cody Latimer amid his legal issues before he practiced a single snap with the team. He was arrested in May and charged with a felony count of illegal discharge of a firearm. He also faces charges of second-degree assault, menacing, prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment. In other baseball news:— The Angels will face the Indians in the 2021 Little League Classic at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The game is scheduled for Aug. 22 at Bowman Field in front of a crowd predominantly made up of players, coaches and parents in Williamsport for the Little League World Series. NHL-CAPITALS-REIRDEN FIREDCapitals fire coach Todd Reirden after 2 postseason letdownsWASHINGTON (AP) — Todd Reirden is out after just two seasons as head coach of the Washington Capitals.
Guyana, Belize ready for showdown and WITH just one day to go before their historic clash in the CONCACAF Nations League Qualifier, Guyana and Belize are both overflowing with confidence.The two countries will face each other for only the second time in their respective foot-balling history, on March 23, at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora, West Coast DemeraraWith a spot at the Gold Cup on the line, the game is one of the most important clashes in the two countries’ history, since a win for Golden Jaguars will see them reach the confederation’s topmost tournament for the first time, while the visitors are hoping to make a return to the competition for the first time since 2013 when they made their inaugural appearance.The two teams’ captains yesterday at a press conference held at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown, told reporters that after a lengthy preparation period, they’re anxious to take the pitch.However, there could only be one winner, since obviously, a draw is not an option for Sam Cox, Guyana’s captain, and his Belizean equal in Woodrow West.The 33-year-old West, who competes with Honduran side Juticalpa FC in the country’s first division league, said while his team is ignorant of the make-up of the Michael Johnson unit, they’re optimistic of a positive outcome tomorrow.Cox, on the other hand, spoke profoundly of his side’s composition and their new imports and stated that Guyanese should wear their yellow jerseys and overflow the National Track and Field Centre as the ‘Golden Jaguars’ create history.Guyana’s first and only outing against Belize was in 2002 in an international friendly in Belize City, where the Golden Jaguars went down 1-3.The Guyanese men are positioned at 8th behind Curacao (1), Haiti (2), Cuba (3), Canada (4), Jamaica (5) and Martinique (6) who rounded off the top-six teams in the tournament, having picked up full points from their three matches. Bermuda (7th) St Kitts and Nevis (9th) and the Dominican Republic are the other teams in the top ten.Belize, Guyana’s next opponents, are in 13th position with six points (two wins and a loss).Only the top ten teams from the 34-team CONCACAF Nations League will advance to the Gold Cup in the USA from June 15 to July 7.Golden Jaguars Squad: Goalkeepers – Alex Murray, Sese Norville and Akel Clarke. Defenders – Sam Cox, Elliot Bonds, Terence Vancooten, Reiss Greenidge, Ronayne Marsh-Brown, Walter Moore and Kevin Layne. Midfield – Neil Danns, Clive Nobrega, Stephen Duke-McKenna, Anthony Jeffrey, Kadell Daniel, Warren Creavalle and Trayon Bobb. Forwards – Sheldon Holder, Gregory Richardson, Pernel Schultz, Marcel Barrington, Emery Welshman and Keanu Marsh-Brown.Belize squad:Goalkeepers: Shane Orio (Bandits Sporting Club) and Woodrow West (Juticalpa FC) (Honduras)Defenders: Elroy Smith (Verdes FC), Evral Trapp (Verdes FC), Ian Gaynair (Bandits Sporting Club), Dalton Eiley Jr (Bandits Sporting Club), Trevor Lennen (Bandits Sporting Club) and Michael Atkinson (Oxford City FC)Midfielders: Daniel Jimenez (Bandits Sporting Club), San Mendez (Verdes FC), Elroy Kuylen Jr. (Verdes FC), Nahjib Guerra (Verdes FC), Krisean Lopez (Verdes FC), Andres Makin (Police United FC) and Nana Mensah (Balya Belediyespor FC).Forwards: Harrison Roches (Police United FC) Michael Salazar Jr (Rio Grande Valley FC), Deon McCaulay (Atlanta Revolutionary FC) and Randy Padilla (Chimal FC).