first_imgWelcome Marañón has written his name in gold letters in the history of football in Asia. Andalusian striker Ceres Negros rose AFC Cup all-time top scorer – continental competition equivalent to the Europa League – after scoring a double for Bali United in one of the few matches in Asian competition that were not affected by the coronavirus crisis.Marañón, about to turn five years without interruption in Ceres Negros, current champion of the Philippine First Division, reached 35 goals in the AFC Cup beating, among others, the Singaporean Aleksandar Duric, the Iraqi Amjad Radhi or the Brazilian Rico, all with more than 30 annotations. The Andalusian striker arrived in the Philippines endorsed by Carli De Murga in 2015 and since then has become one of the most outstanding players in Southeast Asia. “I can’t explain how happy I am! I can only say that the hard work is worth it,” said Bienve Marañón, who took the opportunity to thank Leo Rey Yanson, president of Ceres Negros; His trainer, Risto Vidakovic –Ex from Betis, Cádiz or Écija Balompié-, and all the club staff. The Andalusian also had words for the aforementioned De Murga, who was in Spain recovering from an injury when he met Bienve in Bilbao and offered to join what was then his team.With two wins and a draw in the first three days of the group stage, Ceres Negros leads his group in the AFC Cup with a three point advantage over Than Quang Ninh, Bienve being the tournament’s top scorer with five scores. The Philippine team to which the central defender Manuel Herrera ‘Súper’ also belongs is facing the start of the Philippines Football League, which is scheduled to start next week and has not been affected by the coronavirus crisis so far.last_img read more

first_imgLondon best pest control LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Wednesday advised British-Iranian dual nationals against all but essential travel to Iran, tightening up its existing travel advice and warning it has only limited powers to support them if detained. “The Foreign Secretary (Jeremy Hunt) has taken the decision to advise against all but essential travel by UK-Iranian dual nationals to Iran,” a foreign office spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.“British citizens who also hold Iranian nationality face risks if they travel to Iran, as we have seen all too sadly in a number of cases. The Iranian government does not recognise dual nationality, so if a dual national is detained our ability to provide support is extremely limited.”Earlier this month Britain’s Middle East minister Alistair Burt used a visit to Iran to discuss cases of detained dual nationals, alongside other diplomatic issues.Britain is seeking the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation who was arrested in April 2016 at a Tehran airport as she headed back to Britain with her daughter, now aged four, after a family visit.She was convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran’s clerical establishment, a charge denied by her family and the Foundation, a charity organisation that is independent of Thomson Reuters and operates independently of Reuters News.center_img Reporting by William James, Editing by Alistair Smout, William Macleanlast_img read more