Wafflemeister, the Belgian waffle specialist, has six new multi-site franchisees and has another six in the pipeline. The group currently has six sites in the UK and 10 abroad. It said most new stores would be developed in London and areas such as Brighton and Oxford, but that Leeds and Manchester have also been earmarked for expansion.Alexander Troullier, Wafflemeister’s founder, said: “The pace of expansion will be dictated by site availability: this is where our strong relationships with landlord and agent representation come in handy.”
Ezinne Kalu Ugo Udezue, co-founder of AFA Sports, the premium Nigerian athleisure and sports merchandise manufacturer, which proudly sponsors D’Tigress national team spoke of his excitement at the result.“I have been there every step of the way and watched how hard these women have trained; it is a well-deserved win and testament to the awesome willpower of both the team and the coaches.“Basketball, the love of the game, is something that flows through my veins and when AFA Sports chose to sponsor D’Tigress, we were certain that we were backing champions.“Ezinne Kalu stands for; determination, sportsmanship and skill, align with what AFA Sports, as a brand, represents. We look forward to a rewarding relationship,” stressed Udezue.Fresh from her victory and still processing their renewed status as the champions of Africa, Ezinne Kalu observed: “I am still in shock but I do know how hard we all worked to secure this title. Although I’m so grateful to have been awarded team MVP, it was a collective effort and every time I step out on that court with my team members, I am filled with gratitude that I get to do what I love every single day.“To become apart of an amazing brand like AFA Sports is such a huge blessing. I’ve always looked up to athletes specifically women who had broken barriers representing brands that promote athletes to look and perform at their best. AFA Sports is a brand that does just that.“Consistency and work ethic has always been my core values when it comes to the game of basketball. Especially since the goal is to continue playing at the next level. Being a member of the AFA Sports team would motivate me to do that. I’m extremely excited to be apart of something amazing. I am looking forward to what’s in store,” she noted in accepted to be AFA Sports Brand Ambassador.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram D’Tigress’ Point Guard, Ezinne Kalu who played a vital role in Nigeria’s back-to-back defence of the 2019 Afrobasket title in Dakar a fortnight ago has been named as the official AFA Sports brand ambassador.Kalu was named the Most Valuable Player of the epic final game against host Senegal at the Dakar Arena. She chalked up 19 points in Nigeria’s 60-55 defeat of Senegal to claim the trophy a second time in two years.D’Tigress, the champions of Africa, succeeded in defending the title they won two years ago after defeating the same team 65-48 in Bamako, Mali in 2017.
City said in a statement: “He will undergo further examinations in the coming days to establish the extent of his layoff.”The Brazil international, who completed a £27m from Palmeiras in January, has played five times for City.Jesus was hoping to become the third City player to find the net on each of his first three Premier League starts, having scored at West Ham and two against Swansea.The other two players to have achieved that feat are former striker Emmanuel Adebayor and current midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.Metatarsals are the five long bones in the forefoot which connect the ankle bones to those of the toes.The first is linked to the big toe and the fifth, on the outer foot, links to the little toe.Together, the five metatarsals act as a unit to help share the load of the body, and they move position to cope with uneven ground.Injuries usually occur as a result of a direct blow to the foot, a twisting injury or over-use.Medical experts recommend rest with no exercise and sport for four to eight weeks.The patient might be asked to wear walking boots or stiff-soled shoes to protect the injury while it heals.If the cause is over-use, then treatment can vary hugely. Training habits, equipment used and athletic technique should all be investigated.It all depends on the damage and which metatarsal bone is involved. It is impossible to put a timescale on recovery from a stress injury.With an impact fracture, after the plaster and protective boot is not needed (usually after four to six weeks), it will be a case of exercise and increasing weight-bearing activities.Ice packs, strapping and even the use of oxygen tents can be used to assist recovery.Full return to action can be anything from another four weeks and upwards – depending on the extent of initial damage. Young bones heal quicker.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus broke a metatarsal in Monday’s 2-0 Premier League win at Bournemouth.The 19-year-old was taken off in the 15th minute at Vitality Stadium after appearing to pick up the foot injury.