TOTTENHAM’S players went from villains to heroes to prove to new boss Jose Mourinho they can get up for the battle.The Special One was The Fuming One in the first half as his side shockingly went 2-0 down to Olympiakos in their Champions League clash.7 Serge Aurier got his name on the scoresheet to give his side the lead for the first time in the game – and it was a beautyCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Harry Kane wrapped up the victory as he headed home his second and his side’s fourthCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Jose Mourinho was delighted as his side performed a spectacular comebackCredit: AFPIt forced Mourinho into a 26th minute substitute, hooking off the defensive Eric Dier for the offensive Christian Eriksen.And it proved a masterstroke from Mourinho as the Dane laid on two assists to complete a remarkable turnaround and ensure qualification for the last-16.Goals from El-Arabi and Semedo had stunned the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – it even saw “MourinhoOut” trending on social media.But Dele Alli – looking re-invigorated after just two games under Mourinho, capitalised on poor defending to give his side hope just before the break.7 Tottenham were stunned with just six minutes on the clock when El-Arabi fired home the openerCredit: EPA7 Spurs fans were stunned into silence when Semedo tapped home for 2-0Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd7 Dele Alli brought Spurs back into the game with a goal right at the end of the first halfCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Harry Kane was the man to get the equaliser early in the second halfCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdAnd in the second half it was as if a whole different side had taken to the pitch – no doubt with some stern words from the gaffer ringing in their ears.Captain Kane levelled the scores at 2-2 before full-back Serge Aurier beautifully half-volleyed at the back post to give the hosts the lead for the first time.Kane then headed home Eriksen’s pin-point free-kick to seal the most remarkable of victories on a night that began so terribly for Jose and his troops.It also meant Kane became the fastest player in Champions League history to reach 20 goals.The victory, a second in two games for Mourinho, means that Spurs can go to Bayern Munich in a fortnight with their place in the last 16 already secured.Jose Mourinho celebrates with Spurs ball boy after his quick thinking leads to Champions League equaliserMost Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticTough they are unable to top Group B even if they win in Germany.But the manner of their early performance could have the alarm bells ringing for the new boss, who saw his side produce a display that had all the hallmarks of the end of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign.If Spurs thought that the arrival of Mourinho would provide a quick fix then the horror show that was the opening half hour proved how fanciful that idea is.
January 12, 2020
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Sunday morning charged the Bishop and congregation of the Smith Memorial Congregational Church to reclaim its position as a beacon of hope for communities across Guyana.The Minister of State, who was at the time addressing congregants at the Church’s 175th anniversary service, reminded that the Church has a role to play in the areas of social, community and economic development as it once did during the period of slavery and at the time of emancipation.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon shares a light moment with Reverend Oslyn Small of the Smith Memorial Congregational Church during the church’s 175th anniversary service on Sunday“The Church should return to its role as a social leader. It is a credible organisation in this community. It should utilise this public trust to solve social problems – such as domestic violence, drug abuse, poverty, teenage pregnancy and school absenteeism. Smith Memorial Congregational Church, in the Congregational tradition of service, should become a beacon of hope for its communities once again,” he stated.Minister Harmon noted that congregationalism and service to communities were inseparable and the bonds between church and communities should, therefore, be reinforced.Congregationalism, he stated, came to Guyana 210 years ago as part of the work of the London Missionary Society to minister almost exclusively to Africans. It became a beacon of hope in desperate and despondent times as Congregationalists supported Africans in their struggles, both during and after enslavement.Churches, he added, became community centres and classrooms. They were part of the social architecture of their communities supporting the four pillars – faith, family, farm, and the school.Congregationalism mentored local leaders, demonstrating the ability of locals to manage their own affairs, he added.Guyana, the Minister said, owes a debt of gratitude to the Congregational Church as it pioneered education before and after Emancipation, supported community development and provided assistance to those in need. As such, he said that the Church should deepen its involvement and integration in the community. It should work in, for and with the community to provide opportunities, especially for the young people, he declared.Meanwhile, Pastor Loris Heywood, who delivered the sermon, echoed similar sentiments as he urged the congregation to learn from its history and work to create a bright future for the lives it would touch through its ministry.The religious institution was opened on November 24, 1843 as a tribute to the work and suffering of the late Reverend John Smith, who was sentenced to death. Smith, a London Missionary Society Minister, died by hanging for the role he allegedly played in the notorious East Coast Demerara Slave Insurrection in 1823.He was referred to as the “Demerara Martyr” as a result of the circumstances surrounding his death.