The Fabulous Baker Brothers have signed up for a third year as the faces of Craft Bakers’ Week. Speaking to British Baker at Foodex, held at the NEC in Birmingham (24 – 26 March), Tom and Henry Herbert said it was a privilege to be asked to support the week again.Tom said: “We’re going to be involved with Craft Bakers’ Week (CBW) for a third year running. It’s who we are: we are craft bakers born and bred, and we love it. And we feel that craft baking has a place in people’s hearts and affections, and it needs to keep moving and evolving to stay relevant.”Henry added: “To be asked for a third time in a row is a bit of a privilege. So, we’re stoked to be involved.”CBW is funded and supported by the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA) and Scottish Bakers, as well as stakeholders from across the bakery sector including British Baker, California Raisins, CSM, Bakels, Bako, BFP, Dawn, Ireks, Marriages, Macphie, Puratos, Reynards and Zeelandia.The week will run from Monday 29 September to Sunday 5 October 2014, encouraging the public to ‘Love Your Baker’. The campaign aims to encourage support for bakeries from local communities and highlight the quality and variety of produce made by bakers every day.The pair also revealed that they are looking to film the third series of Channel 4’s The Fabulous Baker Brothers this summer. Henry said: “We have some bits in the pipeline, so definitely watch this space. We are aiming to be filming over the summer. It’s very exciting.”For more information on how to get involved in CBW, go to www.craftbakersweek.co.uk.
Nigeriaâ€™s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, flew into the Egyptian port city, AlexandriaÂ on SaturdayÂ after a four-and-half hour flight from Kano, and immediately settled down to business ahead of a two â€“match program against the Junior Pharaohs of Egypt.Officials of the Egyptian FA received the Nigeria delegationÂ on Saturday. The Flying Eaglesâ€™ players and officials are staying at the Tulip Hotel in Alexandria. Today, both teams go for each otherâ€™s jugular at the Borg El-Arab Stadium, the famous cauldron where the Pharaohs defeated Congo 2-1 to in November to reach their first FIFA World Cup finals in 28 years.Commissioned in 2007, it is an all-seater 86,000-capacity venue, making it the second biggest in Africa after Johannesburgâ€™s Soccer City. Both the Flying Eagles and the Pharaohs will clash again at the same venueÂ on WednesdayÂ evening.Meanwhile, Head Coach Paul Aigbogun has picked Enyimba FC defender Ikouwem Utin as team captain. Utin shone for the Super Eagles B at the 5thÂ African Nations Championship in Morocco earlier in the year, after stepping up from the bench to take the place of injured Daniel Itodo following the group stage matches.While the Flying Eagles are preparing to play the winner of Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau in the second round of the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations qualification series in mid-May, the Pharaohs already know they will be up against Senegalâ€™s Junior Lions of the Teranga for a place in the final qualifying campaign.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram