More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 20207/453 Montague Rd, West End. 7/453 Montague Rd, West End.For the past 10 years, Rebekah Collins has enjoyed every moment living in her inner-city apartment at 7/456 Montague Rd, West End.But the time has come for Ms Collins to find a bigger place with her partner.“We absolutely love this place,” Ms Collins said.“We’re not leaving because we dislike the place, we just want a bit more room.”Ms Collins said she could still remember the day she bought the property.“This was the first place I ever bought,” she said.“I had hardly any furniture but I felt so elated it was my home.“I have so many great memories here. It’s been the place to have my friends and family come and visit, I really love that.” 7/453 Montague Rd, West End.Ms Collins said she loved being out on the balcony of her two-bedroom unit.“It’s a nice spot to enjoy a drink,” she said.“The unit is in a great spot – it’s a great location.“We walk to the markets on the weekends, we are right near the river and you can catch glimpses of the Citycats when they go by.” 7/453 Montague Rd, West End.She also enjoyed watching the fireworks from her balcony.Ms Collins said renovations had been done to the property including a fresh lick of paint, a new toilet, bathroom and kitchen cabinetry.“We didn’t do much for many years because we didn’t need to, but we decided it was time to add some new touches,” she said.Ms Collins hopes to see a first homebuyer purchase her unit. “Ideally I’d like for someone who would have the same experience I had when I bought it,” she said.“It’s a nice experience to call it home, it’s your place and you can make it as you wish and create your own memories here.”
Dodo Manyana, as Rufai is better known told THISDAY in Lagos yesterday that the World Cup games with the Indomitable Lions were going to be explosive as clashes between both countries hold so much promises.â€œI see very explosive matches ahead between Nigeria and Cameroon. We should not use what happened between Nigeria and South Africa in the AFCON 2019 qualifier to judge the Super Eagles. They are two different matches. I however believe Nigeria will come out of the double header matches with Cameroon with better results,â€ observed Rufai.He insisted that the fact that Cameroon is the current African champions is not enough to write off the Super Eagles. â€œIn the past, playing Cameroon used to strike fears in the minds of Nigerians but not anymore. The situation is now different from when the Lions were almost insurmountable,â€ stressed the ex international.Against a backdrop of concerns being raised by Nigerian football fans on the quality of goalkeepers available for selection for the crucial World Cup matches in the absence of Carl Ikeme who is undergoing treatment for leukemia, Rufai insisted that there is no need to fret.â€œNigeria is a big country with so many potentials capable of picking up the Number 1 jersey in the Eagles. Between now and the match in September is enough time for handlers of the team to pick suitable replacement for Ikeme. I have seen some wonderful goal keeping in the Nigerian topflight league and we equally have players doing very well in their clubs in Europe. It is the duty of the technical department of the federation (NFF) to give us somebody we all are going to be proud of after the qualifiers,â€ he noted.Rufai said Daniel Akpeyi should not be blamed entirely for the 2-0 Eagles suffered against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the AFCON 2019 qualifier played in Uyo.â€œFootball is team work. I donâ€™t think it is fair to heap Eagles 2-0 defeat against South Africa on Akpeyi. I also donâ€™t think it is enough to dismiss him as not good enough for the team again because of that defeat. The entire team should take the blame for the defeat. My philosophy in life is not to dwell on past mistakes,â€ Rufai stressed further.He however advised the senior team players to take the game with all seriousness in order to exorcise the ghost of invincible Cameroon from the minds of Nigerians once and for all.Nigeria currently leads Group B with six points from two games while Cameroon is second, four points behind the Super Eagles while Zambia and Algeria make up the rear on one point each.FIFA brought back the dates for the double header from August 31 for the first game in Uyo to September 1 with the reverse leg taking place on September 4.As also stated on the official FIFA website, the game in Uyo is billed to kick off at 7pm local time at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.A win for Nigeria will see the Super Eagles take a giant step towards qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2018 to be held in Russia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP 2018 DOUBLE HEADER*Says Akpeyi not to blame entirely for Nigeriaâ€™s defeat to Sâ€™AfricaDuro IkhazuagbeAhead of Nigeriaâ€™s double header FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying matches against Cameroon, former Super Eagles influential goalkeeper and Captain, Peter Rufai, on TuesdayÂ advised football fans and purists in the country to stop dwelling on the teamâ€™s last failure against South Africa.
Loughmore meanwhile will be hoping to make it back to back wins and while its been a long 24 months for his side Declan Laffan is hopeful they have it in the tank to go all the way on SundaySunday’s County Football Final throws in at 1.30 in Leahy Park in Cashel.Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Dolans Supervalu and The Gate House Bar, Cahir. Cahir manager Tom McGlinchy says the South Tipp side are under no illusions about the battle they face in this weekends Senior Football Final.The South Tipp side – which has been carrying an underdogs tag for much of the Club Championship – will square up to the reigning champs Loughmore Castleiney on Sunday.It’s been a decade since Cahir lifted such silverware but Tom McGlinchy believes they will face the challenge head on – like all their other matches