Emmanuel Mbola, is a Zambian international footballer who plays for Hapoel Raanana. He is left-footed, and plays primarily at left-back, Mbola began his career 2007 with Zambian club Mining Rangers and in 2008 joined another Zambian club Zanaco. In January 2009 he was scouted by Armenian club Pyunik Yerevan and he became the first Zambian to feature in the Uefa Champions League, representing his new club in a 0–0 draw v Dinamo Zagreb on 14 July 2009. This ruling meant that Mbola could officially join TP Mazembe and he signed a one-year loan deal with Portuguese side Porto in February 2012. On 2 September 2013, Mbola signed for Israel Premier League side Hapoel Raanana A. F. C, Mbola is the second youngest player to have played a match in the Africa Cup of Nations. Armenian Cup with Pyunik Yerevan,2009 Armenian Premier League with Pyunik Yerevan,2009 Emmanuel Mbola at National-Football-Teams. com FIFA profile
The capital city is Lusaka, in the south-central part of Zambia. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest, originally inhabited by Khoisan peoples, the region was affected by the Bantu expansion of the thirteenth century. After visits by European explorers in the century, Zambia became the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia towards the end of the nineteenth century. For most of the period, Zambia was governed by an administration appointed from London with the advice of the British South Africa Company. On 24 October 1964, Zambia became independent of the United Kingdom, Kaundas socialist United National Independence Party maintained power from 1964 until 1991. Kaunda played a key role in diplomacy, cooperating closely with the United States in search of solutions to conflicts in Rhodesia, Angola. From 1972 to 1991 Zambia was a one-party state with the UNIP as the legal political party under the motto One Zambia. Kaunda was succeeded by Frederick Chiluba of the social-democratic Movement for Multi-Party Democracy in 1991, beginning a period of social-economic growth, after Mwanawasas death, Rupiah Banda presided as Acting President before being elected President in 2008.
Holding office for three years, Banda stepped down after his defeat in the 2011 elections by Patriotic Front party leader Michael Sata. Sata died on 28 October 2014, the second Zambian president to die in office, Guy Scott served briefly as interim president until new elections were held on 20 January 2015, in which Edgar Lungu was elected as the sixth President. In 2010, the World Bank named Zambia one of the worlds fastest economically reformed countries, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa is headquartered in Lusaka. The territory of what is now Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia from 1911 and it was renamed Zambia at independence in 1964. The new name of Zambia was derived from the Zambezi river, the area of modern Zambia is known to have been inhabited by the Khoisan until around AD300, when migrating Bantu began to settle around these areas. These early hunter-gatherer groups were either annihilated or absorbed by subsequent more organised Bantu groups. Archaeological excavation work on the Zambezi Valley and Kalambo Falls show a succession of human cultures, in particular, ancient camping site tools near the Kalambo Falls have been radiocarbon dated to more than 36,000 year ago.
The fossil skull remains of Broken Hill Man, dated between 300,000 and 125,000 years BC, further shows that the area was inhabited by pre-historic man. The early history of tribes of modern-day Zambia can only be gleaned from knowledge passed down by successive generations through word of mouth, in the 12th century, major waves of Bantu-speaking immigrants arrived during the Bantu expansion. Among them, the Tonga people were the first to settle in Zambia and are believed to have come from the east near the big sea, by the late 12th century, more advanced kingdoms and empires had been established in most regions of modern-day Zambia
Sargis Hovsepyan is a retired Armenian football player who played defender for the Armenian national team and who last played for Armenian Premier League club Pyunik Yerevan. Hovsepyan was the captain of the Armenia national team. He participated in 131 international matches and scored two goals since his debut in the teams first game in a home friendly match against Moldova on 14 October 1992. Hovsepyan ended his career on 14 November 2012 at the age of 39 and he was the last member of the first Armenian national team to retire. After his final match, he was awarded the Medal of the City Hall, a month after the completion of his playing career, he was appointed director of the Armenian national team. Sargis Hovsepyan played his first match at the level when he was seventeen. It was in the Soviet Top League with second league club Malatia Yerevan, the following year, the Soviet Union collapsed. Sargis had started competing in the Armenian Premier League of his now independent homeland, Hovsepyan first joined Lori Vanadzor in 1991 and was transferred to Pyunik Yerevan the following year.
He immediately became the first star of the country, in 1992, he became the first player to be named Armenian Footballer of the Year. In the same year he made his debut for the national team, Hovsepyan was named Armenian Footballer of the Year again for 1995, becoming the first player to receive the award twice. Hovsepyan was switched clubs in 1997 to 1998 and spent the part of his club career in Russia. Anatoliy Byshovets had acquired Hovsepyan and took him into Zenit St. Petersburg, Zenit coach Anatoli Davydov believed Hovsepyan to be suited for right-back. In this position, Sargis was so good that by the end of the season in 1999, the first season Hovsepyan joined them, Zenit won the Russian Cup 1998–99, the Russian Cup in history. The categorically refused to sell any kind, Hovsepyan began to receive the interest of CSKA Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow. However, Yury Morozov, the coach of St. Petersburg, had decided not to use Hovsepyan for any useful positions. And thus he unwittingly provoked the subsequent parting player with the club, no player in the new center of defense look convincing.
Suffice it to say that in the list of 33 best for the season of 2002, but in just a couple of months, it turned out that without Hovsepyan in Zenit, the defense was superfluous. In the football club, tactical revolution broke out, the team became the defensive line, and the specialty of the last defender suddenly lost its relevance
FC Ararat Yerevan
Football Club Ararat Yerevan, commonly known as Ararat Yerevan, is an Armenian football club based in Yerevan. Currently, they play at the Armenian Premier League, Ararat Yerevan are the most popular football club in Armenia. Since 1999, the club is owned by the Switzerland-based Armenian businessmen Vartan Sirmakes, in 1935 a football team was established in Yerevan by Spartak sports society. The first time the team participated in the competitions of the national level, the first trophy of the club was the Armenian SSR Cup in 1940. In the next 4 years soccer was not played because of World War II, in 1944 games of USSR Cup were resumed, and Spartak participated. A match was set up with their rivals, fellow FC Dinamo Tbilisi. However, the match was not played through the fault of Yerevan, in 1947 the team becomes silver medalist in the second league of the Transcaucasian region. The team finished just one point behind the ODL from Tbilisi, in this championship, Spartak, in a home match against Tbilisi Wings of the Soviets, showed the best result at the time, beating them by the score 7,1.
In Season 1948 Spartak was to start in the first group, all 16 clubs have continued to participate in the league below. Spartak have spent the season in the second group, improved their performance. The team won 13 matches out of 18, the first place in the zonal group did not guarantee promotion. According to the regulations of the USSR Championship, the winners of zones in the league should have played each other in the final stage. At this stage,6 teams participated, games between the teams went into a circle. After 5 games Spartak has settled on the place, which ensured the club a place in the first group. In 1949 at Spartak participated for the first time in the Soviet Top League, the team performed poorly, finishing 12th. In the first two rounds the team lost, but in the 3rd round victory was recorded in a game against the Air Force. To beat the team was able representatives of the half of the table. There were 3 major defeat, the double-0–6 from Moscow Lokomotiv and CDKA, despite the poor performance, the club remained in the top league for next season, as the latter two dropped out of the club, ranked 17th and 18th place in the standings
Ulisses Football Club, commonly known as Ulisses, is a defunct Armenian football from Yerevan. The club played at the Armenian Premier League, the top division in Armenian football and they regularly used the Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium in Yerevan and sometimes the City Stadium in Abovyan as their home ground. The club headquarters are located on Nalbandyan street 48/1, like all other Armenian Premier League clubs, Ulisses FC had a reserve team that played in the Armenian First League. In 2015-16, the club was owned by the Armenian businessman Genrikh Kazanjian, in 2004, the club became known as FC Dinamo-Zenit Yerevan and took 5th place in the Armenian Premier League. In 2004 and 2005,2 reserves teams of the club were represented in the Armenian First League, FC Dinamo-VZ Yerevan, in 2006, the club changed their name with the arrival of new sponsor. They occupied the 8th place at the 2006 Armenian Premier League season grabbing the chance to save their place in the top league in a match with FC Dinamo Yerevan.
Winning the game, Ulisses FC secured their place in the top tier for the next season, in seasons 2007 and 2008 team play was much more better, and there was no need of survival games. At the beginning of 2008, the department was enlarged with the Shengavit football school of Yerevan. In 2007, they played their games in the Kasaghi Marzik Stadium in Ashtarak. In 2009, they moved to the Mika Stadium in Yerevan, in 2011 Ulisses FC won the Armenian championship for the first time in club history, and ended Pyunik dominance of 10 consecutive championships. On 3 February 2016, the club declared that it will not participate in the half of the 2015-16 Armenian Premier League season. Home results are noted in bold Armenian Premier League, Champions,2011 Runners-up, 2014–15 As of 30 September 2015 Note, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. The Ulisses FC reserve squad play as Ulisses FC-2 in the Armenian First League and they play their home games at the Kasakhi Marzik Stadium in the town of Ashtarak.
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Kilikia Football Club, is a defunct Armenian football club from the capital Yerevan. Kilikia F. C. was founded in 1992 and participated in the first ever independent Armenian championship, in 1992, they occupied the 12th spot in the table, and were allowed to play in the 1993 Armenian Premier League. At the beginning of 1993, the merged with fellow financially struggling FC Malatia. The merger lasted only for 1 year, as the team was relegated to the Armenian First League, in the beginning of 1994 the two clubs were separated and disbanded. Kilikia F. C. was revived in 1997, but did not participate in the league until year 1999, in 1999, Kilikia F. C. had replaced the financially struggling club Pyunik Yerevan in the Premier League. In 2001 Kilikia F. C. was relegated from the Armenian Premier League after refusing to pay the entrance fee. They got promoted again in 2003, and have since finished sixth and fifth in the Premier League, the club has since been struggling to keep up with the other clubs, as it only manages to field young local players.
In 2011, the management had to confirm the participation of Kilikia F. C. in the national championship of 2011. But no confirmation and payment is not made within the specified period, in January 31 FFA officially decided to exclude Kilikia from all football tournaments under the auspices of the FFA. Thus, the club ceased to exist, Armenian Cup Runner-up –2005 As of December,2008
Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a sovereign state in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. The Republic of Armenia constitutes only one-tenth of historical Armenia, Armenia is a unitary, multi-party, democratic nation-state with an ancient cultural heritage. Urartu was established in 860 BC and by the 6th century BC it was replaced by the Satrapy of Armenia, in the 1st century BC the Kingdom of Armenia reached its height under Tigranes the Great. Armenia became the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion, in between the late 3rd century to early years of the 4th century, the state became the first Christian nation. The official date of adoption of Christianity is 301 AD. The ancient Armenian kingdom was split between the Byzantine and Sasanian Empires around the early 5th century, under the Bagratuni dynasty, the Bagratid Kingdom of Armenia was restored in the 9th century. Declining due to the wars against the Byzantines, the fell in 1045. An Armenian principality and a kingdom Cilician Armenia was located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea between the 11th and 14th centuries.
By the 19th century, Eastern Armenia had been conquered by the Russian Empire, during World War I, Armenians living in their ancestral lands in the Ottoman Empire were systematically exterminated in the Armenian Genocide. By 1920, the state was incorporated into the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, in 1936, the Transcaucasian state was dissolved, transforming its constituent states, including the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, into full Union republics. The modern Republic of Armenia became independent in 1991 during the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Republic of Armenia recognises the Armenian Apostolic Church, the worlds oldest national church, as the countrys primary religious establishment. The unique Armenian alphabet was invented by Mesrop Mashtots in 405 AD, Armenia is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Council of Europe and the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Armenia supports the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, which was proclaimed in 1991, the native Armenian name for the country is Հայք.
The name in the Middle Ages was extended to Հայաստան, by addition of the Persian suffix -stan, the further origin of the name is uncertain. It is postulated that the name Hay comes from one of the two confederated, Hittite vassal states—the Ḫayaša-Azzi. The exonym Armenia is attested in the Old Persian Behistun Inscription as Armina, the ancient Greek terms Ἀρμενία and Ἀρμένιοι are first mentioned by Hecataeus of Miletus. Xenophon, a Greek general serving in some of the Persian expeditions, describes many aspects of Armenian village life and he relates that the people spoke a language that to his ear sounded like the language of the Persians. According to the histories of both Moses of Chorene and Michael Chamchian, Armenia derives from the name of Aram, a descendant of Hayk
Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia as well as one of the worlds oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural and it has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia, and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain. The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century BC, Erebuni was designed as a great administrative and religious centre, a fully royal capital. During the centuries long Iranian rule over Eastern Armenia that lasted from the early 16th century up to 1828, in 1828, it became part of Imperial Russia alongside the rest of Eastern Armenia which conquered it from Iran through the Russo-Persian War between 1826 and 1828. After World War I, Yerevan became the capital of the First Republic of Armenia as thousands of survivors of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire settled in the area, the city expanded rapidly during the 20th century as Armenia became part of the Soviet Union.
As of 2011, the population of Yerevan was 1,060,138, according to the official estimate of 2016, the current population of the city is 1,073,700. Yerevan was named the 2012 World Book Capital by UNESCO, Yerevan is an associate member of Eurocities. One theory regarding the origin of Yerevans name is the city was named after the Armenian king, Yervand IV, the last leader of the Orontid Dynasty, and founder of the city of Yervandashat. However, it is likely that the name is derived from the Urartian military fortress of Erebuni. As elements of the Urartian language blended with that of the Armenian one, while looking in the direction of Yerevan, after the ark had landed on Mount Ararat and the flood waters had receded, Noah is believed to have exclaimed, Yerevats. In the late medieval and early periods, when Yerevan was under Turkic and Persian rule. This name is widely used by Azerbaijanis. The city was known as Erivan under Russian rule during the 19th. The city was renamed back to Yerevan in 1936, up until the mid-1970s the citys name was spelled Erevan, more often than Yerevan, in English sources.
The principal symbol of Yerevan is Mount Ararat, which is visible from any area in the capital, the seal of the city is a crowned lion on a pedestal with the inscription Yerevan. The lions head is turned backwards while it holds a scepter using the front leg. The symbol of eternity is on the breast of the lion with a picture of Ararat in the upper part, the emblem is a rectangular shield with a blue border. On 27 September 2004, Yerevan adopted an anthem, Erebuni-Yerevan, written by Paruyr Sevak and it was selected in a competition for a new anthem and new flag that would best represent the city
2009 Armenian Premier League
The 2009 Armenian Premier League season was the eighteenth since its establishment. The season began on 21 March 2009 and ended on 7 November 2009, FC Pyunik were the defending champions. There were no teams promoted from the season of the First League. Therefore, Kilikia F. C. play another season in the top league, only 8 teams were allowed to play in the 2009 Armenian Premier League. The league was played in four stages, teams played each other four times, twice at home and twice away. FC Pyunik gained maximum points after round 28 and were crowned champions, winning their ninth consecutive title, ararat Yerevan were relegated to Armenian First League. Source, ffa. am Rules for classification, 1) points, 2) goal difference, 3) number of goals scored = Champion, = Relegated, = Promoted, = Eliminated, = Play-off winner, = Advances to a further round. Last updated, November 7,2009, ffa. am soccerway. com uefa. com rsssf. com
San Giovanni in Persiceto
San Giovanni in Persiceto is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bologna, northern Italy. The most ancestral records claim the town was first populated by Gauls, the area appears to have been depopulated after the fall of the Roman Empire. The flooded plain remained uncultivated until under the rule of the Exarchate of Ravenna, the Byzantines built a defensive line in the territory against the Lombards, but c. 727, under King Liutprand, the Lombards overran the Castrum Persiceta, in the 728 Liutprand created the duchy of Persiceto. It is likely that the village formed as the traditional Borgo Rotondo under this new rule, likely that around the half of that century the parish church of San Giovanni was built by the Bishops of Bologna. After a brief autonomy, San Giovanni in Persiceto again came under control of Bologna, till at the beginning of the 16th century. In the 13-14th centuries, the castle or land of S, Giovanni in Persiceto was enlarged by a second circle of walls outside the Borgo Rotondo and by expanded settlements, like the castle, by ditches and palisades.
The ring villages were destroyed by 1481, under the rule of Giovanni II Bentivoglio, while over the years the castle expanded to its present shape with new bastions and embankments the shape. At the end of the 15th century, the Bentivoglio using designs of Gaspare Nadi, built the present city hall, in the final years of their rule, a canal to help drain the boggy lowlands of S. The inhabitants of the Persiceto thankfully donated to Giovanni Bentivoglio a vast piece of land, on the mansion. Between the 15-16th century hemp culture and weaving expanded, and new crops such as mulberry, landownership became more concentrated and sharecropping system consolidated, though the latter has been limited by the existence of its participants. The local oligarchy of new families faithful to the Church and subject to the Reggimento of Bologna, in the following two centuries, the castle interior underwent reconstruction, many broletti among the buildings disappeared in favor of new houses. Old medieval buildings were destroyed, while some others were irreversibly modified.
New churches and convents were built, Salvatore was built on the grounds of the old fortress. The surplus production of cloth was exported to Venice. Later it became the seat of the District of the Samoggia, between 1798 and 1799 the community life was upset by plunderings and seizures. In 1799, after the retreat of the French and of their allies of the Cisalpine republic, Persiceto was invaded by Russians and Austrians, however, in 1800 the District of Samoggia was restored. With the establishment of the Italian Republic San Giovanni in Persiceto was again under the Deputy Prefecture established in Cento, within the same years the feudal privileges and the tithe were abolished, the pieces of land belonging to the Church were forfeited and the landed property was accumulated
Football Club Banants, commonly known as Banants, is an Armenian professional football team from the capital Yerevan. They play in the Armenian Premier League, Banants won the Armenian Cup twice, in 1992 and 2007. In 2013–2014, Banants won the Armenian Premier League for the first time in its history, in early 2016, the owner of the club became Russia-based Armenian businessman Jevan Chaloyants, who purchased the shares of former owner Oleg Mkrtchyan. FC Banants were founded by Sarkis Israyelyan on 21 January 1992 in the village of Kotayk and he named the club after his native village of Banants, which was historically part of the Gardman canton of Utik province of Ancient Armenia. Between 1992 and 1995, the club was referred to as Banants Kotayk. During the 1992 season, the won the first Armenian Cup. At the end of the 1995 transitional season, Banants suffered a financial crisis, the club owners decided that it was better to merge the club with FC Kotayk of Abovyan, rather than disband it.
In 2001, Banants demerged from FC Kotayk, and was moved from Abovyan to the capital Yerevan, Banants were relocated in Yerevan in 2001. At the beginning of 2003, Banants merged with FC Spartak Yerevan, Spartak became Banantss youth academy and changed the name to Banants-2. Because of the merger, Banants acquired many players from Spartak Yerevan, after the merger, Banants took a more serious approach and have finished highly in the league table ever since. The club managed to lift the Armenian Cup in 2007, experience is making way for youth for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. The departures of most of the players have left the clubs future to the youth. Along with two Ukrainian players, Ugandan international, Noah Kasule, has been signed, the club headquarters are located on Jivani street 2, Yerevan. The Banants Training Centre is located in the Malatia-Sebastia District of Yerevan, the construction of the Banants Stadium was launched in 2006 in the Malatia-Sebastia District of Yerevan, with the assistance of the FIFA goal programme.
It was officially opened in 2008 with a capacity of 3,600 seats, further developments were implemented in 2011, when the playing pitch was modernized and the capacity of the stadium was increased up to 4,860 seats. As of 21 November 2016 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. FC Banants reserve squad play as FC Banants-2 in the Armenian First League and they play their home games at the Banants Training Centre. As of 21 November 2016 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. de BANANTS GOVERNMENT