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Tunisians to officiate Uganda’s next AFCON qualifier at home to Cape Verde

first_img Tags: 2019 AFCON Qualifierstop Youssef Essrayri will be the center referee when Uganda hosts Cape Verde next month2019 AFCON Qualifier-Group LUganda vs Cape VerdeMandela National Stadium, Namboole Saturday, 17-11-2018 @04:00pmCAIRO – Tunisian match officials have been appointed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to take charge of Uganda’s next AFCON 2019 qualifier at home to Cape Verde Game.Youssef Essrayri will be in center referee as the Uganda Cranes attempt to make an instant return to the AFCON tournament proper.Having featured in the last tournament in Gabon, the Cranes require only a point from their last two games to ensure qualification to the finals that will be held in Cameroon next year.Essrayi will be assisted by Yamen Malloulchi and Jridi Faouzi, both also coming from Tunisia.Uganda is currently on top of Group l with 10 points from their first four games. Their last game saw Sebastian Desabre’s men defeat Lesotho 2-0 away from home.The last game for Uganda in group L will be away against Tanzania.Comments last_img read more

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Leading the flock helps speedy pigeons learn to navigate

first_imgIf you travel with a group of friends, you might delegate navigation to the person with the best sense of direction. But among homing pigeons, the leader is whoever flies the fastest—even if that pigeon has to pick up navigation skills on the job, according to a new study. To find out how the skills of individual pigeons influence flock direction, researchers tested four flocks on journeys from three different locations, each about 5 kilometers from their home loft near Oxford, U.K. At each site, the researchers tracked the pigeons during solo flights before releasing them together for several group journeys. The fastest birds surged to the front during group flights and determined when the flock turned, despite the fact that these leaders were often poor navigators during their initial solo expeditions. But on a final set of solo flights—made after the group journeys—these same leaders chose straighter routes than followers, the researchers report today in Current Biology. Apparently, being responsible for group decisions helped pigeons learn the route, say scientists, raising questions about the two-way interplay between skills and leadership.last_img read more

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