NCF President Pledges Good Outing in ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier

first_imgThe President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), Professor Adam Yahaya Ukwenya has assured Nigerians of a good outing as the national cricket team prepares to face regional rivals for T-20 World Cup and African Cup tickets between April 14 and 30, 2018 at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in Lagos.“It is unprecedented in our cricket history for Nigeria to be given hosting rights for two back-to-back qualifying tournaments ICC T20 (April 14-22) and African Cricket Association T20 (April 24-30). Its a measure of confidence on the new board of NCF and Nigeria.“I believe in the freshness of our national team right now and the very vibrant technical crew spiced up with the inclusion of a Technical Consultant in the person of South African Cricket legend, Makhaya Ntini. “We are building a team for the future and we have this same level of freshness running through all our national teams”.The International Cricket Council (ICC) sub-regional T-20 World Cup qualifier will feature the national men’s cricket teams of Ghana, The Gambia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria as the host country while the ACA Qualifier will include two more national teams from Mali and Cameroon.According to Prof Ukwenya, “I have confidence of great performance from our team at these events and I am more assured of the future of cricket in the coming years.”The Nigeria Cricket Federation had earlier announced partnership with some corporate organisations including, Eroton Exploration and Production Company, Visionscape Sanitation Solutions and Transport Services Ltd (TSL).As host state, the Lagos State Government, through the Lagos State Sports Commission, is also supporting the NCF in hosting the tournament.Meanwhile, Captain of the Nigerian national team, Chimezie Onwuzulike, has said that the team is in high spirit and is ready for the task ahead.“I am very excited about the quality of the players that we have in camp and most especially the atmosphere. This gives us confidence and I believe we would be at our best for the sub-regional qualifiers,” he noted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Speaking out

first_imgStudents who protested in front of Tommy Trojan yesterday chanted “Hey, Hey! Ho, Ho! Mubarak has got to go!” Tim McNally, a senior majoring in international relations, said he was rallying for his friends in Cairo. “I am here in support of the Egyptian people and their efforts to overthrow tyranny and realize freedom,” McNally said.Robin Laird | Daily Trojanlast_img

Badgers cap successful 1st half

first_img— UWBadgers.comcontributed to this report As the end of the semester approaches, the Badger men’s andwomen’s swimming and diving teams can look back at the first half of theirrespective seasons and label them as successful.Last weekend, the teams competed in their final calendarevent of 2007 at the annual Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas. The event isthe primary focus of the season’s first half, as it establishes the qualifiersfor next March’s NCAA championships.The men’s team earned five qualifying times while the womenracked up an impressive 24 qualifiers at the competition.”All in all, we’re really happy about our performance,” Universityof Wisconsin head coach Eric Hansen said. “This will provide great momentum aswe head into December and our training camp.”The meet capped off quality starts to the 2007-08 season forboth squads, as they kept their heads above water in one-on-one competition.The Badger women (5-1) are currently ranked 19th in the nation and the men’steam, at 3-3, hopes to break into the top 20 yet this season.October saw both teams start the schedule with 3-0 marks,aided by a pair of dominating performances over in-state rivals UW-Milwaukeeand UW-Green Bay in addition to a sweep of Big Ten rival Iowa.A road trip to the dusty Southwest in November, however,proved to be a challenge for the Badgers. They suffered losses at the hands ofthe No. 4 ranked Arizona Wildcats, with the men and women falling 172-116 and166-128, respectively.Despite the defeat, the women’s team returned to the Midwestand redeemed itself by winning the annual Northwestern Triangular, defeatingNotre Dame 218-151 and edging out host-team Northwestern 196-173. FreshmanMaggie Meyer was impressive at the meet, claiming an individual win in the100-yard backstroke and taking part in the 200-yard medley relay, where theBadgers also placed first.The men didn’t fare as well, falling hard to No. 5 Michiganand No. 18 Northwestern during the weekend’s competition.In Texas, the women continued their strong run.”The women swam really well today,” Hansen said after thesecond day of competition Dec. 1. “We have qualified several swimmers … so weare above and beyond where we thought we’d be (after today).”And there was still more to come, as the team tacked on anadditional nine qualifying times on its final day in Austin to finish with 24.Meyer — continuing her stellar year — took eight of those times individually,and was part of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that captured the Badgersonly “A” time of the meet — which gained them an automatic NCAA championship bid.Junior Scott Rice was the standout on the men’s side,claiming two of the team’s five qualifying times. Rice earned “B” times in boththe 100 and 200-yard butterfly events. In the process, he set a UW schoolrecord in the 200 with a time of 1:45.15, besting the previous mark, which heset last year, by nearly half a second.”I thought Scott Rice really highlighted the meet for us,”Hansen said.In individual performances throughout the year, KyleSorenson has proven to be an anchor once again for the men’s team. He nabbedfour wins in head-to-head competition in the 50 and 100-yard freestyles.Additionally, he garnered five first-place finishes while swimming for the 200and 400-yard relay teams.For the women, it’s been a mix of the old and the new thathas kept them in contention this year. Seniors Jackie Vavrek, a five-timeAll-American, and Katie Imhoff-Smith have teamed up with junior Jen Illescasand Meyer to produce a myriad of first place finishes in both individual andrelay competitions.With the season halfway done, UW hopes the second half willhopefully bring more success.2008 will first consist of a trip to Hawaii in January,followed by the Big Ten championship in February, and the NCAAs and the U.S.Diving Nationals in March and April.last_img read more

Tuesday’s practice centers around O line

first_imgAt Tuesday’s practice, USC coaches were quick to address the offensive line, one of the worrisome aspects of the game against Arkansas State that was otherwise dominated by the Trojans.“We went back, and we re-emphasized everyone doing his job,” said Bob Connelly, offensive line coach, after practice. “We know what we’re doing. We know our assignments. Today, we talked about going out there and executing your job.”Overall, the line gave up five sacks, but also dominantly blocked runs, allowing for big holes for Tre Madden, who ran for 106 yards, and the three freshmen running backs. Connelly, however, was not satisfied with the performance.“It wasn’t good enough,” Connelly said. “I liked the effort. I liked the attitude that we played with, but the assignment football was not good enough, and we did not do a good enough job at protecting the passing unit as an offense.”Last season’s big concern, starting three freshmen on the offensive line, was supposed to become a strength for the team in Connelly’s first season at USC. Since the freshmen — now sophomores Toa Lobendahn, Viane Talamaivao and Damien Mama — showed flashes of excellence their first year, they are projected to be truly dominant this year. The offensive line, led by Max Tuerk, a preseason         All-American, should also benefit from the added stability of Chad Wheeler, who missed most of last season with a torn ACL, at left tackle.“No matter how hard they practice all through fall camp, it is impossible to simulate true game speed and game physicality,” said George Tew, assistant offensive line coach for USC last season. “This is true across all levels. So, no matter how much this unit played together last season, it’s been a good eight months since they’ve played against full-go, game-speed opponents, and it’s going to take a few games of getting hit in the mouth to get back up to that speed.”The Trojans’ offense converted only three of 10 third downs, and the line seemed confused by Arkansas State’s stunts and twists for most of the first half. Arkansas State proved to be a good test for the Trojans. Even though their front seven were physically overmatched, they accounted for it by bringing heavy pressure and blitzing from all over the field, with a large amount of success.“The only way in this game that you get better is by playing,” said head coach Steve Sarkisian after the game Saturday. “You have to make mistakes and realize what the coach has been talking about. Surely we got better on the front because guys got experience, and it will make us a better team in the long haul.”Ten offensive linemen, nine defensive linemen and 10 linebackers played in the opener, according to Sarkisian. The offensive line was able to use a game against an unranked opponent to gel as a unit and become more adept at picking up blitzes without putting the win in jeopardy. Connelly will need to use Saturday’s game and next week’s against Idaho to get his line where it needs to be once conference play begins.“The biggest thing is just settling down,” Connelly said. “Again, there are young guys. There are some true freshmen that were in there playing for the first time in the Coliseum in front of 85,000 people. It’s a learning experience.”If the offensive line can get to the level where they are protecting Kessler as well as busting open holes for Madden and the backs, then there might not be anything else holding the Trojans back from really taking off this season.In other practice news, Adoree’ Jackson, who left last week’s game because of a strained abdominal muscle, showcased his usual quickness and athleticism. He participated in everything except team drills — including scout-team work, one-on-ones and punt returning — and is expected to play against Idaho this Saturday. Additionally, tailback Justin Davis practiced fully for the first time since suffering a rib injury Aug. 19 and is also on course to make his 2015 debut Saturday.last_img read more

Germans Overcome Resilient Aussies in Five-goal Thriller

first_imgBut they still should have had an easier afternoon on the Black Sea were it not for their wasted scoring chances.The Germans were in control from the start and outsprinted their opponents, with Lars Stindl converting a perfectly timed cutback from Julian Brandt to put them ahead in the fifth minute.They squandered a bagful of chances in a one-sided first half and were punished when Tommy Rogic scored out of nowhere, his first off-target shot bouncing off a defender’s back and his rebound slipping in under keeper Bernd Leno.Their joy lasted only three minutes with the Germans earning a penalty in the 44th. Captain Julian Draxler put them back in the driving seat.Leon Goretzka grabbed another three minutes after the restart but again the Germans dropped the ball with Leno letting a shot slip out of his hands and Tomi Juric tapping in as Germany paid the price of their poor conversion rate.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUPFresh-faced Germany was made to work harder than expected in its 3-2 victory over Australia in their Confederations Cup Group B debut on Tuesday with the world champions’ young squad still adjusting to tournament life.With half a dozen key players rested this summer ahead of next year’s World Cup title defence in Russia, Germany coach Joachim Loew brought a young team to Russia.last_img read more

M-DCPS launches student vaccination program for sixth-graders

first_imgHealthy Schools LLC, in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), will offer no-cost, in-school tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough – also called pertussis – (Tdap) vaccinations to sixth-grade students. The booster is required by Florida law before a child enters 7th grade.The Tdap booster will be administered by nurses from Healthy Schools at clinics set up at middle schools and K-8 centers between May 21 and May 31, 2018. Parents should contact their child’s school for specific dates and times of the clinics. A consent form will be sent home with each student. Parents or guardians may either complete the paper form and return it to the school any day before the clinic day scheduled for their child’s school or sign up at  www.miamiitdap.com/6 between April 30 and May 11, 2018. Children will not be vaccinated without the completed consent form.The paper consent form will available in English and Spanish. Parents/guardians who would like an additional copy of the paper consent form or require additional languages, please email info@healthyschoolsllc.com.For more information about Healthy Schools LLC, questions or for assistance in completing the consent form, please call School Operations/ Comprehensive Health Services at 305 805-4600.last_img read more

Francisco Arcia homers in long-awaited big league debut, leading Angels barrage in victory over White Sox

first_img Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros He became the eighth player in Angels history to hit a homer in his major league debut, a feat most recently accomplished in May by José Briceño.After he added an RBI single to pad the lead in the eighth, he became the first player in franchise history with four RBIs in his debut.It capped an emotional 18 hours for Arcia. He had been scratched from the lineup at Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, with no explanation. He then had to spend a few hours wondering if he’d done something wrong before he got the news after the game.After a sleepless night, he took an early flight to Southern California and found himself immediately in the lineup, with Briceño having caught the game the night before.“I wasn’t nervous,” he said. “I was so excited.”Arcia then helped Nick Tropeano through an odd 6-1/3 innings. Tropeano gave up five solo homers, and nothing else. He had allowed homers to José Abreu and Daniel Palka in the first two innings, and then settled down before getting tagged for three homers in a four-batter span in the seventh.“I felt good out there today,” Tropeano said. “I made five mistakes and they all went for home runs… Obviously the hitters picked me up tremendously today.”Related Articles The Angels, who scored 11 runs on Wednesday, ended up with their first back-to-back games with at least five runs since June 29-30 against the Baltimore Orioles.Justin Upton had four hits, including two with runners in scoring position. Ian Kinsler had three hits, including a homer that put the Angels on top 3-2 in the fourth.With two on and two out in the fifth, Simmons circled the bases on a “Little League homer.” A routine hit into left center got past center fielder Leury Garcia and rolled to the warning track as Albert Pujols chugged around third. Shortstop Tim Anderson’s relay to the plate sailed back the screen, allowing Pujols and Simmons to score. It was scored a triple and an error.After that, the teams kept blasting traditional homers — nine, all told — but one that stood out.“It’s awesome man,” Upton said of Arcia’s homer. “To grind that long in the minor leagues and get that opportunity to get here … he took full advantage of it.”center_img “Amazing,” Arcia said after the game. “A great moment. I have waited too long for this. After 12 years in the minor leagues, when they called me last night, it was the best moment of my life. I cried.”Arcia, 28, said he nearly cried again as he was rounding the bases on Thursday afternoon, when he thought about the journey from Venezuela to the majors.Arcia slapped his hands together and pointed to the sky as he touched home plate, before being mobbed in the dugout by his teammates.“That was an incredible moment,” Ian Kinsler said. “It happens in baseball. For some reason a guy grinds through the minor leagues for a long period of time. To see him get his chance and deliver that big swing at that point of the game — they are right on our heels — that was a special moment.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.The Angels had seen their 6-2 lead shrink to 6-5 when the White Sox hit three solo homers in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the inning, Arcia got all the runs back with one swing, blasting the ball into the right field seats. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros PreviousChicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson (7) and umpire Payt Hoberg discuss Hoberg’s called third strike on Anderson, during the eighth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Anaheim Angles in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Angels won 12-8. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels’ Francisco Arcia (37) is congratulated by teammates including Mike Trout, rear, after his three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Angels won 12-8. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout doubles to right field against the Chicago White Sox iduring the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Angels won 12-8. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler (3) celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Chicago White Sox Los Angeles Angels starter Nick Tropeano (35) pitches to the Chicago White Sox in the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif.,Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout grounds out as Chicago White Sox first baseman Nicky Delmonico (30) makes the play in the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif.,Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) strikes out against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun (56) slugs a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Chicago White Sox designated hitter José Abreu (79) is congratulated by Avisail Garcia, center, after hitting a solo home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Francisco Arcia (37) watches in the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler hits a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Chicago White Sox left fielder Daniel Palka (18) can’t reach a solo home run hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler runs the bases after hitting a solo home run as Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Covey (68) walks to the mound in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels Kole Calhoun avoids a wild pitch from Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Covey in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons (2) connects on a triple to left, scoring two runs, and he then scored from third on an error throw to the plate against the Chicago White Sox, in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, scores as Justin Upton, center, waves in Andrelton Simmons from third base as Chicago White Sox catcher Kevin Smith (36) chases an wild throw, in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler connects on an RBI double against the Chicago White Sox during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Angels won 12-8. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)The Angels’ Francisco Arcia, right, is congratulated by Andrelton Simmons after Arcia’s three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning of a game in Anaheim on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Angels won 12-8. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Chicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson (7) and umpire Payt Hoberg discuss Hoberg’s called third strike on Anderson, during the eighth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Anaheim Angles in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Angels won 12-8. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Angels’ Francisco Arcia (37) is congratulated by teammates including Mike Trout, rear, after his three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Angels won 12-8. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)NextShow Caption1 of 17Los Angeles Angels’ Francisco Arcia (37) is congratulated by teammates including Mike Trout, rear, after his three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Angels won 12-8. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)ExpandANAHEIM — Catcher Francisco Arcia had spent parts of 12 seasons toiling in the minor leagues before the Angels’ trade of Martín Maldonado created an opening for him on Thursday.He certainly made it count.Arcia belted a three-run homer for his first big league hit, padding a one-run lead in the seventh inning and sending the Angels on their way to a 12-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox.It was an important hit for the Angels, but a life-changing one for Arcia. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Whicker: Clippers rout Dallas in home opener but don’t exactly resemble champions

first_imgThe Mavericks were shooting 34.9 percent from the floor when they cut L.A.’s lead to 64-57 with 5:57 left in the third quarter. Dirk Nowitzki, who turned 37 in June, hit the 3-pointer, but what made coach Doc Rivers leap off the bench to call time was the fact that the Clippers had chances for three rebounds on that defensive possession and got none.The Clippers responded to whatever was said, and shot 60 percent in the third quarter, and they rose to 2-0, emphatically. With home dates against Sacramento and Phoenix next, they’ll likely take a 4-0 record into their Wednesday night reunion with their Golden State buddies.But there was little compelling visual evidence that they’re very different this year, not that there has to be on the last Thursday night in October.The Clippers have a new logo this year. We’ll get used to it eventually. But it initially looks like a bar code. Maybe that’s apropos, because this team needs to be validated after coughing up Western Conference semifinal series the past two seasons.In their last non-exhibition game here, they were up 19 over Houston in Game 6 and lost by 12, a phenomenon that even David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson found weird. They thought they had fortified their bench with Josh Smith and Paul Pierce, but Dallas’ second unit, led by Devin Harris and Dwight Powell, played better.They did get some welcome shooting from Jamal Crawford, who was AWOL in the Houston series. But we can already see that Jordan didn’t invest any of that contract money in a foul-shot tutor. He was 2 for 8 in the first half, with Dallas going to Hack-A-DJ strategem at the end. Then the Mavericks began fouling Smith intentionally, too, because the former Atlanta All-Star dipped under the .500 mark last year.Before the game, Rivers said that he felt the club’s leadership group of Jordan, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were being allowed to lead more easily this year. Was he talking about Barnes? In any event, it’s hard to lead when you have a cannonball-sized hole in your game, like foul shooting, and you never close it.The Clippers are real good at winning regular-season games, coming up with slogans, making commercials and making noise. Huge murals adorn the western wall of Staples, where the Lakers’ banners usually are. Griffin, Jordan, Crawford and Paul Pierce are shown in full scream. Maybe that’s why they keep running out of breath.Interesting, how chemistry works. As the Clippers finally began pulling away from a team missing Chandler Parsons, Wesley Matthews and Deron Williams and wasn’t thought to be that good anyway, it took ex-Laker Wesley Johnson to connect the dots. In one possession, Pierce and Crawford and Austin Rivers spent much of the 24 seconds considering shots and never committing to them. So Johnson waited for Rivers to cut and served up a perfect bounce pass, creating an 87-68 lead.Jordan got into it briefly with Nowitzki after he accidentally elbowed the future Hall of Famer in the ear. After he committed to sign with Dallas and then backed out, he can expect a civic tantrum on Nov. 11 when the Clippers visit the Mavericks.Dallas owner Mark Cuban has already vented about this. Before this game, he sat near the Dallas bench and said, “They can change the owner and change the team, but they’re still the Clippers.”Then, during the KissCam segment, the videoboard showed a split screen with Cuban and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer. Both laughed, and Cuban blew a kiss at Ballmer’s image.Rivers said everyone should chill out about Jordan and July, although he was steamed that Tom Penn, an ESPN brain, said the Clippers should apologize.“I don’t see teams apologizing when they cut players,” Rivers said, “or when they sign a player to a long-term contract and then trade him before December.“He (Jordan) was a free agent. He played his way into that. What part of ‘free’ don’t we all get?”He was right, of course. Little else is free in the NBA West, not even blowouts. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Dallas Mavericks were missing three starters when they met the Clippers at Staples Center on Thursday night.Four, if you count DeAndre Jordan.On the road, that’s usually a prescription for a blowout in the NBA, but the Mavericks have recovered from the loss to Jordan last July, mainly because they never had him. They made the Clippers work for much of this 104-88 victory on Home Opening Night.• Photos: Clippers beat Mavericks in home openerlast_img read more

Haloti Ngata announces retirement atop Mount Kilimanjaro

first_imgNgata shared a photo of himself on Instagram proudly holding a banner that read, “I’m retiring from the NFL on top.” View this post on Instagram LOOK: Eagles DE Chris Long summits Mount Kilimanjaro Just a man standing on top of the world with a heart full of gratitude. Thank you Lord for letting me play the game I love for 13 unforgettable years. I’m retiring on top. I might be finished playing football, but I’m holding tight to the friendships, memories and wisdom I’ve gained along the way. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” Walking away with no regrets, just peace in knowing I gave it my all and had a helluva lot of fun doing it. 💪🏽 #kissestotheskyformomanddad @ravens @detroitlionsnfl @philadelphiaeaglesA post shared by Haloti Ngata (@hngata92) on Mar 18, 2019 at 3:00am PDTNgata was accompanied by Eagles defensive end Chris Long and Waterboys, an organization founded by Long that partners NFL athletes and fans to provide clean water for communities in East Africa. Related News Haloti Ngata ended his career on a high note — literally.The 35-year-old defensive tackle announced on Monday his retirement from the NFL on top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania after successfully summiting the highest peak in Africa. Long had tweeted a photo of himself on top of Mount Kilimanjaro last week.center_img View this post on Instagram Thanks to The Chris Long Foundations and the Water Boys. I have the opportunity to use my platform for good. Please visit the link in my profile to donate. The picture with the bucket of water is what the school uses for water. Students walk about 500 yards to a river and get buckets for their classrooms. If water isn’t running in the river then they’ll go without. This year I’m with a team of players and retired veterans trying to raise money to put a well pump near this school for clean water. Water boys has funded 55 wells since 2015. Please help me to continue funding wells. Please visit the link in my profile to donate. #waterboys #conqueringkili #bigmanhiking #kilimanjaro #tanzania #chrislongfoundation #lotilovethekids #africaA post shared by Haloti Ngata (@hngata92) on Mar 4, 2019 at 7:23pm PSTNgata was selected by the Ravens with the No. 12 overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft and remained in Baltimore until he was traded to Detroit in March 2015. After one year with the Lions, he signed a one-year deal with the Eagles last March.He finished with 17 tackles, a sack and three quarterback hits over 13 games with Philadelphia in 2018.In addition to five Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl 47 victory with the Ravens in 2013, Ngata was the only defensive tackle to record over 500 tackles, 30 sacks and four interceptions over his 13-year career. View this post on Instagram What a trip. Thanks to @laflamablanca95 and the @waterboysorg I’ve crossed off a bucket list item. I’m so blessed and thankful for the opportunity to accomplish something so tough physically, mentally and spiritually. I love all the guys that participated in this trip and will always consider them brothers. We did this climb for a purpose and it is to bring awareness to the water problem in Africa. Please follow @waterboys and @laflamablanca95 to see what you can do to help. I’ll always be a part of this charity and foundation. And it has now become my mission to help. Thanks again my guy CLong. Much love brother. #africa #waterboys #tanzania #chrislongfoundation #veterans #proball #mountkilimanjaro #mtkili #godemperor #mafia #suckthatsweetair #hike #justawalk #justupthehill #nightwalk #heaviestmantoclimbmtkiliA post shared by Haloti Ngata (@hngata92) on Mar 14, 2019 at 8:05am PDTlast_img read more