As hundreds of newly admitted students for the freshman class of 2014 flood USC this week for one of several orientations held throughout the summer, they won’t be bringing their brand new USCards to a big white tent.Working on it · Construction still cases the campus center and much of Trousdale Parkway, though the campus center has seen a fair bit of traffic since it opened its doors in June. Many prospective students availed themselves of the two available restaurants in the food court this week, as another orientation session brought many admitted students to campus. – Dieuwertje Kast | Summer TrojaRonald Tutor Campus Center opened two of its restaurants this week for business — Wahoo’s Fish Taco, moving from its previous location at Café 84, and Carl’s Jr., which operated out of The Lot up until the tent’s closure last month. Also slated to open its counters later this week is Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.The rest of the nine restaurants and cafes that will be operating out of the campus center will also open for business in the next two months, with training periods for its staff beginning up to two weeks before.California Pizza Kitchen, Panda Express and Seeds Marketplace will begin accepting student business in July; August will bring newcomers Lemonade and Moreton Fig officially to campus, as well as reintroduce USC’s 23-year-old bar, Traditions, into the student perview.Though construction still lines Trousdale Parkway, Trojan Hospitality began the process of moving student organizations and commercial outlets June 1. The campus center will also house the offices of the Alumni Center, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, the SCheduling Office, Admission Center, Undergraduate Student Government, KSCR radio station and Program Board, among others.
Yusif Raman Chibsah was not a name synonymous with the Black Stars until last week when Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah handed the midfielder his first international call up for the friendly against Turkey.The 20-year-old midfielder who plays for Italian Serie A side, Parma could make his Ghana debut on Wednesday in the friendly in Istanbul.For Chibsah, his has fulfilled a dream of getting into the national team.“It is a great feeling. It’s every professional’s dream to be in the Black Stars. They received me warmly and I was excited. I appreciate that,” said the fresh call up, Chibsah.He joined the rest of his colleagues for the team’s first training session on Monday and it left an impression on him.“It [training] was great. I saw good qualities in the team.” Bearing no relation to the famous Yusif Alhassan Chibsah, who played for domestic champions Asante Kotoko some season’s past, the Parma player says he desires to push for a permanent place in the team.“Ofcourse, I am confident,” said Chibsah.“It’s an opportunity which the coach has given me so I have all the confidence in myself that I can make it better and make it good. I am just praying that I have a little bit of chance to show Ghanaians what I can also do to help the national team.”Though young at just 20, Chibsah is counting down to be a major pillar in the national team in a couple of years time.“I expect to be one of the major players in the Black Stars,” he said. “It’s my dream and I am working very hard towards it. I know by the grace of God, I am going to be one of the pillars of the Black Stars in two-three years to come.”
The national football team of BiH will play a friendly match against Spain on May 29 in the Swiss city of St. Gallen. After that, the national team will participate in the Kirin Cup, were they will play against Denmark in the semifinals.The list contains names of nine players who have not recorded a single performance for the A team so far (Kenan Pirić, Goran Karačić, Almir Bekić, Aleksandar Kosorić, Samir Memišević, Zvonimir Kožulj, Riad Bajić, Armin Hodžić i Adis Hušidić). Riad Bajić and Armin Hodžić have been called even before, but they did not play.Coach Mehmed Baždarević invited the following 32 players for these matches:Goalkeepers: Asmir Begović (Chelsea, England), Ibrahim Šehić (Qarabag, Azerbaijan), Kenan Pirić (Sloboda), Goran Karačić (Zrinjski).Defense: Ognjen Vranješ (Sporting Gijon, Spain), Mateo Sušić (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova), Emir Spahić (HSV, Germany), Ervin Zukanović (Roma, Italy), Sead Kolašinac (Shalke 04, Germany), Edin Cocalić (Mechelen, Belgium), Toni Šunjić (Stuttgart, Germany), Almir Bekić (Sarajevo), Aleksandar Kosorić (Željezničar), Samir Memišević (Radnik).Midfielders: Muhamed Bešić (Everton, England), Miralem Pjanić (Roma, Italy), Mario Vrančić (Darmstadt, Germany), Sanjin Prcić (Perugia, Italy), Anel Hadžić (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Srđan Grahovac (Rapid, Austria), Haris Medunjanin (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel), Zvonimir Kožulj (Široki Brijeg), Tino Sušić (Hajduk Split, Croatia), Haris Duljević (Sarajevo), Edin Višća (Medipol Basaksehir, Turkey), Miroslav Stevanović (Željezničar), Izet Hajrović (Eibar, Spain).Strikers: Napad: Edin Džeko (Roma, Italy), Milan Đurić (Cesena, Italy), Riad Bajić (Konyaspor, Turkey), Armin Hodžić (Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia), Adis Hušidić (LA Galaxy, USA).Coach Baždarević explained the list: “We could not count on the injured Bičakčić, Graovac, Ibišević and Lulić. Aničić and Cimirot have championship matches so we spared them, just as we spared Burić because of personal affairs. Good opponents are expecting us and we wanted to present them the best possible team. Besides that, we want to give a chance to the younger boys, as well as to the Premiere League players, to show what they know. We are already thinking about obligations which await us this autumn and we must enter the qualifications well-prepared.“National team players will gather in St. Gallen on May 26.(Source: klix.ba/photo mojportal.ba)