Mbappe making case for Ballon d’Or with four-goal game

first_imgMOST READ PSG’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side’s fourth goal during the French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Lyon at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Three months removed from scoring in the World Cup final and still three months shy of his 20th birthday, Kylian Mbappe is already a serious title contender for the Ballon d’Or award as the best soccer player in the world.The Paris Saint-Germain striker helped his case over the weekend, becoming the youngest player in the past 45 seasons to score four goals in a single French league game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Neymar was out injured for a long spell last season and had a disappointing World Cup. He is not among the favorites for the Ballon d’Or. But Mbappe delivered breathtaking performances in Russia and has been consistent throughout the year.The only stain on his record so far this year is a red card — the second of his PSG career — he received during injury time on Sept. 1 in a 4-2 win at Nimes, which resulted in a three-game ban. That day, Mbappe reacted wildly to a challenge from behind, shoved his opponent angrily to the ground and had to be restrained by teammates.Mbappe has since made amends. Not yet the equal of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, who have shared the past 10 Ballon d’Or awards, the teenage wonder has a good chance to dethrone the pair in December despite the fierce competition from the likes of Luka Modric and Antoine Griezmann, who are also among the favorites.“If he continues at this level, he can win it in any year,” Mbappe teammate Angel Di Maria said. “We see in each of his matches the potential that he has, he exploits it every time, even if he is only 19.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 3 chair umpires banned for life for match-fixing, gambling Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “The Ballon d’Or? Why not? I don’t rule out anything,” Mbappe said after scoring his four goals in a 14-minute span on Sunday as PSG extended its unbeaten start to nine wins with a 5-0 rout of Lyon.With those latest goals, Mbappe is expected to be among the nominations for soccer’s biggest individual trophy when they are unveiled later Monday. Awarded every year by France Football magazine, the Ballon d’Or winner will be announced on Dec. 3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMbappe, who won the best young player award at the World Cup in Russia after becoming the first teenager to score in a final since Pele in 1958, delivered his most efficient display since joining PSG against Lyon.After Neymar put the hosts in front from the penalty spot early in the game, Mbappe single-handedly won a fiercely-contested match at the Parc des Princes which saw both teams reduced to 10 men in the second half. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum L’Equipe newspaper summed it up with a picture of Mbappe celebrating one of his goals in Neymar’s arms with the headline: “Here, it’s Mbappe,” a reference to PSG’s motto “Ici, c’est Paris,” which translates as “Here, it’s Paris.”With striker Edinson Cavani substituted by coach Thomas Tuchel following Presnel Kimpembe’s red card, Mbappe took the scoring responsibilities. He first missed a series of chances but finally scored PSG’s second goal in the 61st minute with a left-footed shot.The former Monaco player was then clinical: He made it 3-0 with simple tap in from Marquinhos’ cross in the 66th, completed a hat trick with a shot over goalkeeper Anthony Lopes in the 69th, and sealed PSG’s win from the rebound after Neymar had had a shot blocked in the 74th.“For me he’s a phenomenon. I hope it will continue like that for several years because football will thank him,” said Neymar, who joined PSG from Barcelona to flee from the shadow of Lionel Messi but could now be eclipsed by Mbappe.Following his four-goal showing, Mbappe is now tied for the French league scoring lead with eight goals, alongside Neymar.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Ellen Celebrates 76th Birthday in Silence

first_imgMany may have forgotten or may not have been aware because of the Ebola crisis which has pre-occupied everyone’s mind, that yesterday was President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s 76th birthday. The celebration was low key with the president in a calm and reflective mood.This unusual silent celebration is understandably because of the Ebola crisis which has taken a dreadful toll on the country’s population and the economy.  However, the positive reports that the virus is now waning, may have been a reason not to celebrate yet, but to be hopeful and thankful and bring the President some measure of cautious relief.President Sirleaf spent the whole day working at her Foreign Ministry Offices while at the same time intermittently receiving guests who had come to extend birthday greetings.She received and held discussions with several individuals and institutions some of whom presented her with gifts among which were donations in support of government’s efforts to fight the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This was to the President’s great delight.The gifts included birthday cakes, an ambulance and many anti-Ebola supplies, including buckets, chloride and disinfectants.Visiting the President yesterday were representatives and members of institutions including the Liberian Senate, the Booker Washington Institute family, Guaranty Trust (GT) Bank, Central Bank of Liberia and Land Commission.The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, of which the President is a member, the Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund and several others, also arrived to convey birthday greetings.The first group to identify with the Liberian President was the Booker Washington Institute’s alumni association and its administration. The BWI family through the chairman of the Board of Governors, alumnus Kenneth Y. Best, presented several anti-Ebola items.Mr. Best said, “We want to wish you, Madam President a happy birthday and also want to thank you for the opportunity to be here. On behalf of the board of governors of BWI, faculties, staff, alumni and the student body, we want to thank God for this day and we also want to present these gifts, which is our way of joining you in the fight.”A high level delegation from the Liberian Senate, headed by Senator Cletus Wotorson, also paid a brief visit with the Liberia leader. Senator Wotorson said that Senate Pro-Tempore Gbehzongar Findley would have loved to be present, but was on his way from Grand Bassa so he had instructed him (Wotorson) to lead the delegation.The Grand Kru Senator informed the President that as their gift the Liberian Senate had passed four bills that are intended to enhance the efficiency of the Ellen-led governance exercise.Some members of the Senate delegation included Isaac Nyenabo, Alphanso Gaye, Frederick Cherue and others. Senator Joyce Musu Freeman Sumo sang a birthday song for the President.The Senators were followed by a delegation from the Guaranty Trust (GT) Bank. The GT Bank delegation donated one Nissan Urban Ambulance as a way of buttressing government’s efforts to eradicate Ebola.CBL Governor, Dr. J. Mills Jones, led a hierarchy of the Bank to wish the President a happy birthday. They presented an undisclosed gift. However, Governor Jones said the gift could be used to carryout humanitarian services.The sorority group presented as a gift, a masterpiece cake with a famous picture of the President exquisitely displayed on it. They provided some words of encouragement to the President through a poem that they read and called on her to keep the focus, especially during these difficult times.President Sirleaf thanked all of the visitors and told them how happy she was to see them at her office in such numbers. “My heart is indeed warmed to see you people here. I have been receiving a lot of calls since this morning, but it is touching to see you people here. I want to thank all of you for taking off your time to come here. But my major request is for us to remain vigilant until Ebola is kicked out of our country,” said the President.The President had earlier noted that she will not and does not intend to celebrate as there is nothing to celebrate and all should focus on ways in which the virus can be defeated.This year’s celebration was void of the pageantry and fanfare which usually characterizes her birthday like the one held last year at the Omega Community in Paynesville. The President used that occasion to raise thousands of dollars for the construction of the Omega Market Project.Liberians on various radio stations around the country, by early morning, began to wish their leader happy birthday. Some asked God to grant her long life and wisdom in order to carry out the mandate of the presidency, especially during this difficult period in the country’s history.The President, who did not make much of the occasion, had only one request:  a hand wave from the Liberian people on her natal day. She told reporters during an interview, “I will spend my birthday here at my office working. I’m not celebrating because there is nothing to celebrate. The only thing that I want from my people when I’m passing is a birthday wave.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ellen Seeks to Restructure LNP, BIN

first_imgOn the first day of its six-week extended sitting, the Senate yesterday received two security-related communications from President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for enactment into law.The two acts are part of several bills which the President is expected to submit to the Legislature, and for which she requested members of that body through a proclamation for the delay of their annual agriculture break.In her first Act entitled: The Liberia National Police (LNP) Act of 2015, President Sirleaf in the communication dated August 30, said the bill puts into place the necessary legal framework of the establishment of the LNP as a semi-autonomous agency under the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to be headed by an Inspector General.A semi-autonomous government agency is a semi-private agency where it operates without total government supervision under its own charter. The government ministry or department is managed by the public administrators. Semi-autonomous government agencies are known to deliver services more promptly because of the operational and business nature while the latter remains purely public service as it is.“The purpose of this new bill is to ensure the state through the LNP acting as an instrument of the state to provide an atmosphere of safety and security, protect lives and property and foster respect for human rights.”She asserted that the bill represents a significant milestone in the process leading to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) transition.“When signed into law, it will fulfill the commitment of government to the United Nations Security Council towards a new police act approved prior to the September 2015 review of the UN Mission mandate in Liberia. In view of the important purpose of this bill, I have asked for its timely enactment into law,” the President said.The President’s second bill to the lawmakers that was read before plenary yesterday was titled: The Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) Act of 2015.The Act when passed into law replaces the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), which was established within the MOJ under Section 22.11, Sub-chapter (a), Chapter 22 of the Executive Laws; Chapter 12 of the Liberia Code of Law Revised; and Section 2.2 of the Alien Nationality Law of Liberia as amended and is now repealed.President Sirleaf maintained that the LIS Act 2015, when passed into law, shall enforce all laws and regulations relating to immigration, citizenship, naturalization and related matters.“As Liberia commits to transition its system with that of its international partners and of its membership with the UN standardized pattern of governance within the security apparatus, MOJ has embarked on reforming the LIS, formerly BIN, in consultation and collaboration with all of the relevant stakeholders and security sector in Liberia.”She emphasized that the LIS Act addresses policy issues that need to be in conformity with international standards; the issue of providing a clear heretical structure, decentralization of LIS, respect for law, disciplined immigration officers, immigration officers or civilian personnel being subjected to civilian authority of a civilian complaint review commission, amongst others, were all cardinal points considered in this act, President Sirleaf noted.“Mr. Pro Tempore, in fulfillment of Liberia’s commitment to maintain a secured and stable country in the absence of UNMIL, and considering the improved governance and heretical structure outlined in the act, the LIS will iterate and transition into international surety standard in performance of its required immigration duties.”She then requested that timely consideration be given to enact into law what she referred to as “this important legislation in order to fulfill our national and international commitment of being capable to maintain the peace and security in the absence of UNMIL.”The two bills were sponsored in the Senate by Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherif, Chair of the Senate Committee on Executive, and co-sponsored by Senator H. Dan Morais, chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.The bills meanwhile were sent to the Committees on Judiciary, and Security.In a related development, the Senate was yesterday plunged into a state of contradiction, when the Chair on Rules & Order, Senator George Tengbeh called the proceeding to order after he observed that the Proclamation by President Sirleaf, which states reason for her request for the Legislators to stay on for the additional six weeks was never read.For almost an hour, the floor became charged as senators with legal minds argued that by virtue of the fact that individual senators received copy each of the proclamation was sufficient to invalidate the need for reading it.In fact, yesterday’s agenda, which was voted on and adopted, did not mention the proclamation, eventhough that body failed to convene Tuesday due to absence of the proclamation. Reason however, prevailed and the proclamation was read.In another development, senators yesterday failed to debate other agenda items outside the President’s two communications after some of them argued that their mandate for the extended sitting was mainly to deliberate on issues emanating from the President in line with her proclamation.It is not clear whether the issue was resolved during the senators’ executive session or not.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyanese workers fearful, apprehensive about future

first_imgBattling the current economic woes…– PPP in May Day message From slavery, indentureship, colonial times to present day, workers have scored innumerable victories and have radically transformed their working conditions. Today, the Guyanese workers have all the legal protection, rights and freedoms that workers enjoy almost everywhere. The struggle to accomplish these feats was long and hard. Many were brutalised; many were jailed, and many paid the ultimate price with their lives. These victories must be celebrated, sacrifices respected, and lives never forgotten.However, according to the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), many of the gains won by these workers are now being threatened, and much of the progress made is being reversed under the current APNU/AFC coalition Administration.“From our travels and meetings across this country, we are aware that the economic and political situation in our country is a matter of deep concern of, and worry to, workers and their families. Workers from every sector and people from all walks of life are apprehensive, not only about their daily existence, but, more importantly, about their future, their children’s future, and the future of our country. We are well aware that these fears and apprehensions are well founded,” the PPP said in its Labour Day message to the nation.Following is the full text of the PPP’s May Day message:The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) extends greetings to all workers, labour leaders, and indeed to all Guyanese, on this important day. We recognise that it is the toil, sweat and sacrifices of our workers that are responsible for whatever achievements we have made, and successes we enjoy as a country and as a people. We further recognise that it is our workers that will be responsible for catapulting us to whatever heights we attain in the future.From slavery, indentureship, colonial times to present day, workers have scored innumerable victories and have radically transformed their working conditions. Today, the Guyanese workers have all the legal protection, rights and freedoms that workers enjoy almost everywhere. The struggle to accomplish these feats was long and hard. Many were brutalised; many were jailed, and many paid the ultimate price with their lives. These victories must be celebrated, sacrifices respected, and lives never forgotten.However, many of the gains won by these workers are now being threatened, and much of the progress made is being reversed under this Administration.From our travels and meetings across this country, we are aware that the economic and political situation in our country is a matter of deep concern of, and worry to, workers and their families. Workers from every sector and people from all walks of life are apprehensive, not only about their daily existence, but, more importantly, about their future, their children’s future, and the future of our country. We are well aware that these fears and apprehensions are well founded.Every productive sector is on the decline. In the sugar industry, estates are being closed and thousands are being dismissed; in the rice sector, they are no new markets, and no competitive price is being offered for paddy; in the mining sector, small- and medium-scale miners can no longer afford the cost of production; in the forestry sector, there are no markets for logs; in the commercial sector, there is a drastic decline in trade and commerce. And we can go on. We appreciate the devastating impact which the draconian tax regime imposed by this Administration is having on the working and vulnerable people of our country. We recognise that taxes and VAT on electricity, water, education and health services are simply wreaking havoc on families across this land.Politically, workers are operating in an environment where discrimination is rampant; their rights and freedoms to march and protest are threatened; the rule of law is under siege; and political witch-hunting and persecution have become institutionalised policies of the Government of the day.Against this dismal backdrop, we stand strongly in solidarity with our workers as they face these various challenges. We urge them to stay resolute, to unite, to stand up for their rights; and to remember that the PPP is on their side in the struggle for a better life.Happy Labour Day to all.last_img read more

Dirtbags down Rice in 11

first_imgMatt Cline went 3 for 5 and drove in two runs – including Steve Tinoco on a groundout in the top of the 11th inning – to help the Dirtbags beat Rice, 4-3, in a nonconference game Friday in Houston. Andrew Liebel (1-0) relieved Vance Worley with two outs in the Rice seventh and went 3 1/3 innings in earning the win. Worley (6 2/3 innings, three runs, four hits) exited with runners on second and third base and two outs and Liebel allowed a two-run single to to Jared Gayhart to put the Owls ahead 3-2. Shane Peterson and Jason Corder added two hits each for the 20th-ranked Dirtbags, who battle the sixth-ranked Owls (3-4) twice more this weekend. But Liebel did not allow another hit, and Bryan Shaw stopped the Owls on one hit in the last of the 11th to pick up his second save. Down 1-0, the Dirtbags (5-2) got two runs in the fifth, as Cline and Robert Perry (2 for 6) each produced RBI singles. Long Beach made it 3-3 with a run in the eighth before pinning the loss on Gayhart (0-1), in relief, with its 11th-inning tally. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GOSSIP: Chelsea to land Aubameyang, Dortmund target Arsenal star as replacement

first_imgtalkSPORT.com bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Chelsea are favourites to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjin pulled out of a move for the Gabon forward. Liverpool have also been linked with the 42-goal striker, while AC Milan are interested. (Daily Mail)Borussia Dortmund are weighing up a move for Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud as a replacement for Aubameyang. (Daily Mirror)Meanwhile, Chelsea star Eden Hazard has contacted Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane to tell him he will be remaining at Stamford Bridge for at least one more season. (Daily Express)Real Madrid have also given up on their attempts to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, and will now turn their attention to Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga. (Daily Star)Liverpool are close to completing a deal for Southampton centre-back Virgil can Dijk, according to former midfielder Danny Murphy. (Sport360)Tottenham will not be bullied over the futures of midfielder Eric Dier and defender Kyle Walker following links to moves to Manchester United and Manchester City respectively. (Daily Telegraph)The Red Devils could turn their attention to signing £40m-rated Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, as Tottenham continue to resist any offers for 23-year-old Dier. (Daily Mail)Arsenal are preparing a £45million raid for the Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. (Daily Mail)Manchester United are hoping to push through a £40m deal for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic within the next week. (Daily Star)City are looking to make a £25m move for Southampton full-back Ryan Bertrand after missing out on Dani Alves to Paris Saint-Germain. (Daily Mail)Chelsea have reached an agreement with Monaco to sign 22-year-old midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko for £40m on a five-year deal. (RMC)Chelsea and Juventus are both keen on the Real Madrid full-back Danilo. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham are set to announce the signing for 19-year-old Argentine ace Juan Foyth. (Daily Star)Middlesbrough have beaten Premier League sides Burnley and Watford to the £14m signing of Britt Assombalonga from Nottingham Forest on wages of £60,000-a-week. (The Sun)Leicester City are planning a clear out of last summer’s transfer failures, with Islam Slimani, Ahmed Musa, Nampalys Mendy and Bartosz Kapustka all set to follow Ron-Robert Zieler out of the club. (Daily Telegraph)England Under-21 midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is wanted by Swansea and Watford, with Chelsea ready to listen to offers of £5million. (The Sun)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines: Yannick Bolasie tells talkSPORT: ‘Wayne Rooney is world class. He will bring leadership to Everton’Chelsea FC transfer news: Turkish giants Fenerbahce step up interest in Michy BatshuayiChelsea transfer news: Blues readying ‘huge offer’ bid for Torino striker Andrea BelottiTottenham transfer report: Spurs winger Erik Lamela wanted by Inter MilanReal Betis one of FOUR Spanish clubs keen on Stoke City star BojanManchester United make enquiry over possible move for Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge AurierBarcelona turn to Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta after ending pursuit of Arsenal’s Hector BellerinAC Milan make audacious bid for Juventus defender Leonardo BonucciTottenham FC transfer news: Moussa Sissoko wants Premier League stay if put up for sale this summerlast_img read more

Rally by Nazis in Ohio leads to few arrests, little trouble

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals After speaking for an hour, the neo-Nazis left in a caravan of cars, escorted by several police cruisers. Authorities reported only minor arrests and no violence. In October, the neo-Nazis gathered for a march they said was intended to protest gangs and rising crime in a Toledo neighborhood. That plan set off a riot in which businesses were burned and looted and bricks were thrown at police. On Saturday, Police Chief Mike Navarre said about 700 officers from across northern Ohio were stationed through the downtown area. He said gang leaders and community activists had offered assurances that counterdemonstrations would be peaceful as long as the neo-Nazis were kept out of predominantly black neighborhoods – a key factor in October’s disturbance. Police made 29 arrests, all for misdemeanor offenses that included disorderly conduct, inciting violence and carrying a concealed weapon. There were no injuries or property damage, Navarre said. The cost of policing the small rally was expected to reach $300,000 for the city alone, not counting the cost for state troopers and sheriff’s deputies. A judge granted the city’s request Friday to block the neo-Nazi group and counterdemonstrators from rallying beyond the grounds of the downtown government building. That kept the group about two miles from the neighborhood where the rioting broke out in October. Twelve officers were injured and 114 people had been arrested after the earlier rally. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TOLEDO, Ohio – Members of a neo-Nazi group staged a rally at City Hall on Saturday, two months after plans for an earlier march set off a four-hour riot in which a mob attacked businesses and police. Hundreds of officers stood guard to make sure there was no repeat of the October melee as about 60 white supremacists shouted at counterdemonstrators and held placards, including one reading: “White race, stand up and take back your neighborhood.” Nearly 200 others showed up in the freezing weather to protest against the members of the National Socialist Movement. The counterdemonstrators, chanting slogans and carrying signs reading “Go home Nazis” and “Stop the hate now,” were kept behind barricades about 75 yards from the area where the neo-Nazis were cordoned off. last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL – DONEGAL STARS MICHAEL & NEIL OPEN THEIR NEW SPORTS SHOP

first_imgThere was a huge turnout at the official opening of the new sports shop of Donegal GAA stars Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher.A large crowd attended the official opening, with many well wishers visiting the new store to wish the men well in their new business venture.Murphy and Gallagher have insisted though that their primary focus at the minute is the All-Ireland semi-final clash with Dublin at Croke Park on August 31st. Pictures by Brian McDaid, Cristeph Studio. PICTURE SPECIAL – DONEGAL STARS MICHAEL & NEIL OPEN THEIR NEW SPORTS SHOP was last modified: August 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:FeaturesMichael MurphyNeil Gallaghernewspicture specialSportssports shoplast_img read more

16 turn up for Cranes first training session ahead of AFCON qualifier

first_imgThe Cranes started training on Saturday morning (File PhotoAFCON 2019 QualifiersUganda vs TanzaniaMandela National Stadium, NambooleSaturday, 08-09-2018 @04:00pmThe Uganda Cranes have started their preparations for the upcoming AFCON qualifier at home to Tanzania next week.A total of 16 players including Emmanuel Okwi who plays for Simba in Tanzania attended the first session at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Saturday morning.After the session, Okwi who will be playing against familiar opponents as he has spent the better part of his career in Tanzania said he is looking forward to the challenge.“We have started our preparations for the next AFCON qualifier and the players are responding well, said Okwi after Saturday’s morning session.“Most of us have not been together for a while but we are looking forward to having a better session next time so as we have a good game against Tanzania.“For me it will be tough playing against them (Tanzania) because they know me but it’s a new challenge and am looking forward to it.The other players who trained on Saturday morning included: Murushid Jjuuko, Nicholas Wadada, Yasser Mugerwa, Saddam Juma, Moses Waiswa, Mustapha Mujuzi, Charles Lukwago, Nicholas Ssebwato, Isaac Isinde, Allan Kyambadde, Martin Kizza, Patrick Kaddu, Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga and Timothy Awanyi.Most of the foreign based players are expected to start coming into the country on Monday as confirmed by the head coach Sebastian Desabre.The match against Tanzania will be both sides’ second game of the campaign. Uganda leads group L with three points after a 1-0 win away to Cape Verde while Tanzania drew 1-1 at home to Lesotho and currently sit third.The complete list of expected players:Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda), Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC, Uganda)Right Backs: Denis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania)Left Backs: Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt)Central Defenders: Murushid Juuko (Simba Sports Club, Tanzania), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS, Uganda), Denis Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Musitafa Mujuzi (Proline FC, Uganda)Holding Midfielders: Hassan Wasswa (El Geish, Egypt), Khalid Aucho (Un-attached), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda)Attacking Midfielders: Yasser Mugerwa (Fasil Kenema, Ethiopia), William Luwagga Kizito (BATE Borisov, Belarus), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamo, Zambia), Moses Opondo ( Vendsyssel, Denmark), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia), Moses Waiswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda), Martin Kizza (Sc Villa Jogoo, Uganda)Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba SC, Tanzania), Yunus Sentamu (FK Tirana, Albania), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC, Uganda), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda)Comments Tags: 2019 AFCON QualifiersEmmanuel OkwiSebastian DesabretopUganda Craneslast_img read more

TG4 are seeking Ireland’s most talented family

first_imgTalented Donegal families are being sought for a brand new TV show from TG4.The new TV show hopes to find the next Irish sensation, with scouts searching the country high and low for a new famous performing family.So if you and your brother or sister, father, mother, granny has a talent, now is your chance to make your family a household name. All entries must be made up from immediate family members, and the act must consist of at leas two people.There are no restrictions on what your act could be. Your family could be singers, dancers, musicians or storytellers.If you and your family would like to apply please send a short video or a link to:Lucinda@adareproductions.ie, rob@adareproductions.ie or phone 01 2843877 TG4 are seeking Ireland’s most talented family was last modified: January 19th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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) Tags:ireland’s most talented familyshowTG4TVlast_img read more