Dean Furman “jokingly” chided the Algerian referee in Bafana Bafana’s 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) opening defeat against Ivory Coast on Monday for being the first person to have a drink during an injury stoppage when he did not allow a first-half water breaks.
For the second Group D game running the referee did not allow a first-half water break – though Algerian referee Mustapha Ghorbal did at least allow a second-half break – in a 4.30pm kickoff Group D fixture at Cairo’s Al Salam Stadium.
The previous day Morocco coach Hervé Renard slammed Rwandan referee Louis Kakizimana for not allowing any breaks in the Atlas Lions’ sluggish 1-0 win against Namibia.
Global players’ union FifPro have raised concerns about the 4.30pm games kicking off at near 40 degrees Celsius – Sunday’s started in 38 degrees C‚ and Monday’s in 37.
Furman said Ghorbal did not allow a first-half water break.
“No. I was surprised. Because the first time there was an injury the first person to take a drink was the referee.
“And I had a joke with him because he said‚ ‘No water break’‚” the Bafana midfielder‚ arguably the hardest-working player on the field in the temperature on Monday‚ said.
“But it’s up to the referee and he decided that.
“I don’t know if the temperature was too low for a water break. But you could see from the energy of the players the guys were desperate for a bit of water.”
Also noticeable was that Ivory Coast’s players seemed to feign injuries for water breaks‚ and when they did they had a ready supply from their bench.
Bafana did not have the same service from theirs.
Furman‚ though‚ played down the effect of the heat on Monday‚ saying conditions were not much worse than Rustenburg in a mid-South Africa summer.
“It’s hot. But I would say 75 percent of us play in South Africa where we play a summer league so we play in this kind of weather every week‚” he said.
“It does alter the tempo of the game. But it is what it is. We went to Dubai specifically to get used to this. Dubai was 10 degrees hotter than this.
“It’s similar to Rustenburg‚ Polokwane‚ Thohoyandou. It’s hot. We’ve got to deal with that.
“What we’ve experienced‚ because we’ve been training at 4.30pm‚ 5pm‚ is that by the time of the second half it does cool a lot.
“And that’s the end of our 4.30 games now. We’ve got a 10pm [against Namibia on Friday]‚ and a 6pm game now [against Morocco on Monday].
“So yeah‚ we’re disappointed‚ but the conditions will suit us better in the next game‚ if they had any effect today.”
Bafana meet Namibia at Al Salam Stadium at 10pm on Friday night.
It’s a normal thing for a couple to visit each other and have sleepovers. It is at this time you get to know who someone really is. I mean, how are you going to know if your boyfriend is a thief? But it’s not everyone who does this. However, if you are a lady, you need to be well behaved if you want your man to invite you for a sleepover again and again.
Here’s how to never get invited for a sleepover:
1. Hog the remote from the moment you arrive.
If you love watching the TV, and you can’t keep your hands off the remote, try to avoid doing that on that day. You did not go there to continue watching your favorite soap opera. Remotes aside, get to know each other.
2. Go with the biggest suitcase you can find.
If you are going for a sleepover, carry something light. It’s only for a day girl. If you carry a suitcase, you will scare the heebie-jeebies out of him; he will think you want to move in. A little too fast, don’t you think?
3. Leave the house messy; like really messy.
Do I need to tell you this? Leave the house cleaner than you found it. Everyone loves staying in a clean place.
4. Hogging the bed and duvet like a cat taking an afternoon nap.
Do not hog the duvet and leave your better half feeling like a stranger in his own bed.
5. ‘Accidentally’ forget some of your stuff in his house.
Ladies, I know you want to mark your territory and all, but don’t do it until you are sure. You might give him the impression that you want to move in with him as quickly as possible.
6. Spy through his stuff like an FBI agent who wants a promotion.
Respect each other’s privacy. It’s annoying if your partner goes through your things, so why would you?
7. Overeat all the food in the fridge.
Don’t overeat. Eat reasonably. It’s embarrassing if you begin to have stomach problems at his place. You don’t want him to hear you taking a long poopie when your stomach begins to give you problems.
Comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in another car crash Tuesday afternoon after his new Bugatti supercar was side-swiped by a motorist in Manhattan, causing him to be driven away from the scene in an ambulance.
The nasty incident occurred just three days shy of the five year anniversary of Morgan’s fatal 2014 horror smash, when a sleep-deprived driver of a Walmart truck collided with his chauffeured limousine, killing his friend and leaving the now 50-year-old profoundly injured.
The driver of a Honda CR-V with New Jersey license plates reportedly attempted to make a left turn from the right-hand lane on 10th Avenue and 57th street at 1:30pm, scraping into the left-side of Morgan’s 2012 Bugatti Veyron.
According to witnesses, Morgan remarked at the scene how he had just paid $2 million for the white convertible at Manhattan Motorcars.
TMZ reported that he’d driven it out of the lot for the first time just 15 minutes earlier.
Following the collision, Morgan complained to attending paramedics of a pain in his hip. He was then escorted into the back of an ambulance and whisked away to a near-by hospital.
Pictures from the scene shows Morgan noticeably shaken-up but communicating with police, paramedics and the driver of the Honda.
However, he took to Twitter shortly afterwards to assure fans he was ‘totally fine’.
‘Thanks for any concern but I am totally fine. My NEW CAR? We shall see. Love you all,’ Morgan wrote.
The ’30 Rock’ star’s carbon fiber Bugatti suffered a number of bumps and scrapes but no significant damage, as determined from pictures at the scene.
Any lasting imperfections are likely to cost Morgan a hefty bounty. The car is already back in the shop where engineers are said to be working to price up potential repairs.
Morgan was not ticketed for the crash, according to law enforcement.
The 50-year-old made his spectacular return to television for the first time in three years last March in the TBS show, The Last OG.
Speaking ahead of the premier, he said: ‘I know why God spared my life that day in that accident,’ he said. ‘It was to bring love and to bring hope.
‘Forget the 49 years of my life, let’s think about the last three. The accident was three years ago, and am I a better man now than I was? The answer is yes!’
The 30 Rock star was in a coma for two weeks and suffered a ‘traumatic brain injury’ after his car was struck by a Walmart truck driver who hadn’t slept for more than 24 hours.
Morgan also suffered a broken leg, nose, and ribs in the crash, which killed his friend and comedian James McNair.
In an interview, fellow comedian and close friend of Morgan, Damon Wayans, revealed the star received a $90 million settlement from Walmart after the crash.
Wayans blurted out the figure while discussing the challenges some comedians face staying relevant to their audiences when they become wealthy.
‘There is a certain point as a comedian you have to be everyman… like, Tracy Morgan right now got $90 million, so when he gets on stage, people got 90 million things on their mind besides his comedy,’ Wayans told the hosts of the radio show The Breakfast Club.
Cape Town – Two people were killed in Goodwood – the driver of a metered taxi and a suspected hijacker – and seven people seriously injured after Flying Squad members pursued three hijacking suspects.
A high-speed chase ensued after police spotted a Toyota Etios that was allegedly hijacked in Bellville speeding on the N1 around 5pm on Thursday, Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said.
After racing over three red traffic lights, the Toyota ended up crashing into three other vehicles. The police implored the alleged hijackers to exit the vehicle, but one of the suspects reportedly stormed at an officer with a knife and was shot dead.
The 30-year-old’s two accomplices – aged 28 and 41 – were arrested and are expected to appear in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court soon.
The 30-year-old taxi driver’s body was found on the back seat of his vehicle and a firearm allegedly used to kill him was seized.
A 2-year-old child was among the seven people that had to be taken to medical facilities for treatment, Rwexana said.
“Circumstances surrounding the incident that occurred this afternoon (Thursday) at 5pm on the corner of Hugo and Milton roads, Goodwood, are under investigation,” Rwexana said.
“According to information, a vehicle that was allegedly hijacked, a Toyota Etios, was spotted by the police and the driver fled. A high-speed chase ensued and the vehicle collided with three vehicles.
“Two men in their thirties were shot and fatally wounded.”