ONYANGO: We are ready to do it against Lesotho

first_imgCranes in final training for Lesotho match. PHOTO @OfficialFUFATotal AFCON Qualifiers 2019 Uganda ?? vs Lesotho ??Saturday 13th October 2018Time: 4pm at Mandela National Stadium, NambooleCharges: 15,000/- (ordinary Tickets), 40,000/= (VIP), 150,000/= (VVIP)Kampala, Uganda | FUFA.CO.UG | The stage is set at the historic Mandela National Stadium as the mighty Uganda Cranes host Lesotho national football team, popularly known as Likuena (The Crocodiles) at 4pm on Saturday.Uganda Cranes will proudly don the newly designed jersey, manufactured by kits company Mafro for the first time.This is the first leg of 2019 Total African Cup of Nations (AFCON) group L qualifier for the double header whose return leg will take place in Maseru on Tuesday, 16th October 2018.Owing to the level of preparations since the Uganda Cranes kicked off their preparations with their non residential preparations for the home based players last week, the writing has been well scripted on the wall, the home team is ready.Individual players led by the captain Denis Onyango have doubled their efforts in training sessions with sheer determination and commitment as they all eye maximum points.“We are determined to give our best for the game. We need maximum points out of this game this Saturday. Lesotho is not a small team like many people think. Therefore, we have to work hard and collectively as a team” Onyango disclosed to the media in the pre-match press conference held at Namboole on Friday morning. Desabre aims for 200%The head coach Sebastien Desabre and the rest of his technical team have done a tremendous task to assemble a formidable team and prepare the players mentally and physically.Desabre says the team is prepared 200 percent for the double header starting with the first leg at Namboole.“We have spoken to the players, trained well and they are prepared physically and mentally. The players know the importance of this match. We shall work hard to get the home win which will be a stepping stone to the return leg on Tuesday” Desabre told the media at the pre-match press conference.Apart from Murushid Jjuuko, all the 23 other players in the camp at the Kabira Country Club in Bukoto will be available for selection.Jjuuko is suspended after getting two cautions but will be available for the return leg when the team travels.Uganda Cranes maintain their grip at the summit of group L with four points off two matches. Tanzania and Lesotho have four points while Cape Verde has one point.Museveni boostEarly in the week, the team got a big boost when they were hosted by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at State House Entebbe at a function he organized to celebrate the 56th Independence Day.In a jovial mood, the President discussed football matters with the contingent before he announced his offer of a chartered flight to fly the Cranes to Maseru for the reverse fixture against Lesotho to be played on Tuesday 16th October, 2018.President Museveni also offered the Uganda Cranes contingent to State House a financial boost of UGX 200M (Two Hundred Million Shillings).‘The support from the President is a sign that he follows and loves sports. Football has been picking good results partly because of such support from the fountain of honour and office of Education and Sports. This offer will help the team fly in time to Maseru for the game’ said Mugisha.Uganda players in camp:Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundown, South Africa), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda)Defenders: Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS, Uganda), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Denis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Hassan Wasswa (El Geish, Egypt)Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia ), Moses Waisswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda, Morocco), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda)Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda)Suspended: Murushid Juuko (Simba SC, Tanzania)Match Officials:Center Referee: Amin Mohamed Omar (Egypt)1st Assistant Referee: Samir Gamal Saad (Egypt2nd Assistant Referee: Mahmoud El Regal (EgyptCollated Africa Cup of Nations qualifying results Friday:Group LAt PraiaCape Verde 3 (Gomes 16, 23, Tavares 85) Tanzania 0StandingsUganda 2 1 1 0 1 0 4C. Verde 3 1 1 1 4 2 4Lesotho 2 0 2 0 2 2 2Tanzania 3 0 2 1 1 4 2FixturesSaturday: Uganda v LesothoTuesday: Tanzania v Cape Verde, Lesotho v UgandaGroup BAt YaoundeCameroon 1 (Choupo-Moting 63) Malawi 0Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)Cameroon 3 2 1 0 3 1 7Morocco 2 1 0 1 3 1 3Malawi 3 1 0 2 1 4 3Comoros 2 0 1 1 1 2 1FixturesSaturday: Morocco v ComorosTuesday: Comoros v Morocco, Malawi v CameroonGroup CAt LibrevilleGabon 3 (Bouanga 28, Appidangoye 59, Martin 88-og) South Sudan 0At BamakoMali 0 Burundi 0StandingsMali 3 2 1 0 5 1 7 Note: group winners and runners-up secure places at finals except for Group B, where 2019 Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon and the highest placed of the other three teams qualify Burundi 3 1 2 0 4 1 5Gabon 3 1 1 1 5 3 4S. Sudan 3 0 0 3 0 9 0FixturesTuesday: Burundi v Mali, South Sudan v GabonGroup DAt LomeTogo 1 (Denkey 84) Gambia 1 (Ceesay 7)At Blida, AlgeriaAlgeria 2 (Bensebaini 21, Bounedjah 75) Benin 0StandingsAlgeria 3 2 1 0 4 1 7Benin 3 1 1 1 1 2 4Gambia 3 0 2 1 2 3 2Togo 3 0 2 1 1 2 2FixturesTuesday: Benin v Algeria, Gambia v TogoGroup HAt ConakryGuinea 2 (Kamano 36-pen, Cisse 73) Rwanda 0At Bouake, Ivory CoastIvory Coast 4 (Kodjia 25, Bailly 52, Doukoure 57, Cornet 74) Central African Republic 0StandingsGuinea 3 3 0 0 6 2 9I. Coast 3 2 0 1 8 4 6C.A.R. 3 1 0 2 2 6 3Rwanda 3 0 0 3 2 6 0FixturesTuesday: Rwanda v Guinea, C.A.R. v Ivory CoastGroup IAt LuandaAngola 4 (Da Costa 12-pen, 16, Campos 52, Gelson 80) Mauritania 1 (Hacen 3)StandingsAngola 3 2 0 1 6 4 6Mauritania 3 2 0 1 4 4 6B. Faso 2 1 0 1 3 3 3Botswana 2 0 0 2 0 2 0FixturesSaturday: Burkina Faso v BotswanaTuesday: Mauritania v Angola, Botswana v Burkina FasoGroup JAt CairoEgypt 4 (Elmohamady 4, Warda 10, Hassan 29, Salah 45) eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) 1 (Gamedze 85)StandingsTunisia 2 2 0 0 3 0 6Egypt 3 2 0 1 10 2 6eSwatini 3 0 1 2 1 6 1Niger 2 0 1 1 0 6 1FixturesSaturday: Tunisia v NigerTuesday: eSwatini v Egypt, Niger v Tunisia Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

England Golf announces Order of Merit schedules for 2016

first_img3 Feb 2016 England Golf announces Order of Merit schedules for 2016 England Golf has announced its schedule of tournaments and championships to form the basis of the Orders of Merit for 2016.The Scottish U18 Championship is a new addition to the girls’ schedule and the French Open Amateur Championship for the Coupe Murat has been added to the men’s tournament list for the year ahead.The Senior Women’s and Senior Men’s Orders of Merit will continue to be used for automatic selections for teams for the European Team Championships and the Home Internationals. This system, which also allows for two ‘picks’ per team, was successfully adopted for the men last year, having been previously introduced for the women.The other four Orders of Merit – for men, boys, women and girls – will be used as a guideline by the England selectors, together with other ranking systems and performance information.England Golf Performance Director Nigel Edwards commented: “There is much to look forward to in amateur golf in 2016.“In addition to the European Team Championships and Home Internationals for our England teams at all levels, 2016 is also a World Amateur Team Championship year. With just three spots available in each team, players will need to be at the top of their games in order to seal a spot for the championships in Mexico.”Ashley Chesters, the back-to-back winner of the England Golf Men’s Order of Merit in 2014 and 2015, has recently turned professional and a new winner will be crowned in 2016.In the women’s game, Bronte Law (image © Leaderboard Photography) will be defending her title and could prove tough to beat when the final calculations are made in September.Previous Order of Merit winners include a host of successful tournament professionals including Charley Hull and Holly Clyburn in the women’s game and Tom Lewis, Chris Wood and Gary Wolstenholme MBE in the men’s. All have won professional titles since graduating from the amateur ranks over the last decade.2015 Order of Merit Winners:Men – Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park)Boys – Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood)Senior Men – Richard Partridge (Wildernesse)Women – Bronte Law (Bramhall)Girls – Lizzie Prior (Burhill)Senior Women – Julie Brown (Trentham)Read more for full information about the Orders of Merit and the England Golf selection policylast_img read more

Tributes pour in for rally legend Manus Kelly

first_imgThe rallying world has been paying tribute to multiple time Donegal International Rally champion Manus Kelly, who died in a tragic rally crash at age 41 on Sunday.Kelly was named as the competitor killed following a crash at the Donegal International Rally.Kelly, 41, is survived by his wife Bernie and their five children. Kelly’s co-driver Donall Barrett was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.Kelly lost his life as a result of a horror crash as he competed in this year’s Donegal International – an event he won in each of the previous three years.The tragedy occurred about midway in the Fanad Head stage at a place called Baile na Brocar a relatively short distance from a hairpin right.The Hyundai i20 R5 Kelly was driving left the road during special stage 15, Fanad Head, the first of six stages planned for Sunday afternoon, the final day of the three-day event. Kelly, a prominent businessman and Donegal County Councillor, was an extremely popular competitor on the Irish rallying scene.Manus lived in Glenswilly close to Gartan, where a stage of the rally was run on Saturday and was regarded as his home stage.Tributes have been flowing in on social media for the late Kelly who was described as ‘gentleman’, ‘top class competitor’ and a ‘huge loss to the community’.Tributes pour in for rally legend Manus Kelly was last modified: June 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How Warriors’ Klay Thompson brought out the worst in Russell Westbrook

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.OKLAHOMA CITY – The Warriors’ selfless star prides himself on having stoic reactions through both the good and the bad in a game. This time, though, Klay Thompson could not help himself. He laughed loudly.Thompson had just stuffed Thunder guard Russell Westbrook on a drive to the basket. Westbrook fumed because officials did not call a foul. So, Westbrook let out his frustrations on Thompson. Westbrook charged into …last_img read more

Warriors reveal their approach to new Raptors challenge without Durant

first_imgTORONTO – The Warriors have proven they can reach their fifth consecutive NBA Finals despite their best scorer remaining sidelined. Can they actually win their fourth NBA title in the past five years, though, without Kevin Durant?The Warriors are still expecting Durant to return during the Finals after missing the past five playoff games with a strained right calf. When the Warriors play the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 on Thursday, they will do so once again without a player that had averaged …last_img read more

More medals from PH gymnastics as De Guzman, Capellan bag silver, 2 bronzes

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Read Next LATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Reyland Capellan, the floor exercise champion, bagged bronze in the vault, the same output he had two years ago.All in all, the country harvested two golds, one silver and two bronzes in artistics. The Philippine gymnastics team will compete in rhythmic starting Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA pros, fans react to Irving-Thomas megatrade Kaitlin de Guzman of the Philippines competes in beam event of women’s artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. She scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines hauled a silver and two more bronze medals Wednesday at the close of artistic gymnastics in the 29th Southeast Asian Games here.Kaitlin de Guzman added a silver in floor exercise and a bronze in balance beam to earlier gold medal in uneven bars to become the most productive in the entire Team Philippines so far.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Torre, La Russa, Cox Make Hall of Fame

first_imgLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox spent decades trying to beat each other, no holds barred. On this day, however, they were a mutual admiration society.And why not? They were going to the Hall of Fame together.With a combined eight World Series titles and more than 7,500 wins, the managerial trio made it to Cooperstown in results announced Dec. 9. Each was unanimously selected when the 16 voters on the expansion era committee met a day earlier.“They’re not the easiest guys to manage against, that’s for sure. But it was fun. It was always a battle,” Cox said Monday at the winter meetings. “And I consider them enemies on the field, but friends off the field.”All three exceeded the magic benchmark of 2,000 wins — only Connie Mack and John McGraw have won more. “Managing against them, you certainly learned things,” said Torre, now an executive vice president for Major League Baseball. “I am honored to go into the Hall with these two guys.”Induction ceremonies will be held July 27 in Cooperstown, N.Y. Candidates needed 12 votes for election. No one else on the 12-person ballot that included former players’ union head Marvin Miller and late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner got more than six votes.Torre became the fifth manager to win four World Series championships, leading the Yankees to titles in 1996 and from 1998-00 — beating Cox’s Braves twice. After making only one trip to the playoffs in 14 seasons with the New York Mets, St. Louis and Atlanta, Torre guided the Yankees to the postseason in all 12 of his years in New York with a cool, patient demeanor. His popularity rankled Steinbrenner.“George Steinbrenner changed my life giving me that opportunity at the end of ’95,” said Torre, the seventh Yankees manager to be elected to the Hall. “He just wanted to win. He felt he owed it to the city. Maybe, the fact I was a New Yorker, it really struck a nerve with me.”Torre finished his career by leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to two NL West titles in three seasons, retiring after 2010 with a record of 2,326-1,997. He’s the only manager to have more than 2,000 hits as a player — he was the 1971 NL MVP — and 2,000 wins in the dugout.“Joe taught a lot of us about how to win the right way and lose the right way,” La Russa said.The savvy La Russa won World Series titles with Oakland in 1989 and with St. Louis in 2006 and ’11, retiring days after beating the Texas Rangers in a seven-game thriller. Of the nine managers with three or more World Series titles, the other seven all have been inducted.La Russa finished with the third-most wins by a manager in a career that began with the Chicago White Sox in 1979 and ended with a record of 2,728-2,365.“I miss the winning and losing,” La Russa said. “Someday I’ll be with a team, I think. I’d like to be part of the competition again.”Cox’s managerial career began in 1978 with Atlanta, but he was fired after four seasons — only one above .500. A four-year run in Toronto ended in 1985 with an AL East title, and Ted Turner lured him back to the Braves as their GM.Cox returned to the dugout in 1990, and following one losing season he went on one of the most successful regular-season runs by any skipper, leading the Braves to 14 straight division titles and a World Series championship in 1995.He retired in 2010 fourth behind La Russa in career wins with a record of 2,504-2,001. Cigar-chomping and fiercely loyal to his players, Cox was ejected a major league record 159 times.Two of his pitchers during the remarkable stretch during the ’90s, 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, head the newcomers on this year’s players’ ballot. Results of voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America is scheduled for Jan. 8.“I just hope Glav and Mad Dog can be on the stage with me,” Cox said. “That would be the final finishing touch, going in with those two.”Miller, the pioneering head of the players’ association from 1966-81, was rejected for admission to the Hall for the sixth time he appeared on a committee ballot. He fell one vote short of induction in 2010 and received no more than six votes this year.“Words cannot adequately describe the level of disappointment and disbelief I felt when learning that once again the Hall of Fame has chosen to ignore Marvin Miller and his unparalleled contributions to the growth and prosperity of Major League Baseball,” players’ association head Tony Clark said in a statement. “Over the past 50 years, no individual has come close to matching Marvin’s impact on the sport.”This year’s committee included Hall of Famers Rod Carew, Carlton Fisk, Whitey Herzog, Tom Lasorda, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan, Phil Niekro and Frank Robinson; Blue Jays President Paul Beeston; retired club executive Andy MacPhail; Philadelphia President Dave Montgomery; White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf; Steve Hirdt of the Elias Sports Bureau; Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle; BBWAA Secretary-Treasurer Jack O’Connell; and retired Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Jim Reeves.This year’s ballot, chosen by a BBWAA-appointed historical overview committee, covers baseball’s expansion era. Players, managers, umpires, executives whose most significant impact was from 1973 and later were considered as part of a three-year cycle. The golden era (1947-72) will be voted on in 2014 and the pre-integration era (1871-1946) will be judged in 2015.(Howie Rumberg, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 months agoAjax goalkeeper Onana: Replace Cillessen at Barcelona…?

first_imgAjax goalkeeper Onana: Replace Cillessen at Barcelona…?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax goalkeeper Andre Onana is calm over talk of a return to Barcelona.The former Barca junior is being linked with a return as a replacement for Jasper Cillessen, the ex-Ajax No1.Onana told Marca: “Do I know anything new about Barça’s interest in replacing Cillessen? I have no new information. “I spoke with Jasper a few times, but I do not know what decision he will make. It’s in his hands, in the Netherlands, he’s a real idol. “Time will tell what’s going on with everyone. For my part, I am quiet.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona furious with PSG Rabiot claims after Rakitic, Busquets attempt

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona furious with PSG Rabiot claims after Rakitic, Busquets attemptby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are furious over the complaints from PSG about their pursuit of Adrien Rabiot.Barca released a statement yesterday denying French media claims of an agreement with Rabiot about a contract.The decision to go public was made after PSG chief Antero Henrique had claimed on RMC on December 20 that “Barça already has an agreement with Adrien (Rabiot)”, adding that “it always surprises us that the clubs do not respect the rules”.Barca are furious with Henrique’s complaints, knowing PSG made attempts for Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic last summer.Both approaches were made without PSG seeking permission from Barca to speak with either player. last_img read more