Wasps and Cranes to vie for Cecafa glory

first_img0Shares0000Rwanda head coach, Johhny McKinstry. PHOTO/SportPichaNAIROBI, December 3- Harambee Stars conquerors, Rwanda and record 13-time champions, Uganda will vie for the 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup trophy on Saturday after penalty shootout wins over battling Sudan and hosts Ethiopia.Rwanda who dumped out titleholders Stars on Tuesday 5-3 on post-match penalties, reached the decider after out-firing Sudan 4-2 after extra-time following a dramatic 1-1 draw in the first semi at Addis Ababa National Stadium. Next up, Uganda Cranes who have recovered from a 2-0 opening day defeat to Kenya were stretched to the full distance by the dogged hosts in front of a capacity crowd in a barren stalemate before they wrought heartache on Ethiopia by out-gunning them 5-3 on spot kicks.“Maybe I bring the luck of the Irish to this group. It was a very tough game. To go 1-0 behind in extra time can kill the confidence but our players kept going and got that equaliser. We are trying to put that fighting spirit into these young players and you saw that today,” the beaming Rwanda Northern Irish coach, Johnny McKinstry gushed after the Wasps nailed their place in the trophy match.After a tepid opening, the match turned on its head in the 18th minute when Bakri Abdelgadir received his marching orders for an off the ball incident after both sets of players engaged in handbags following a foul on a Rwandese player.With Sudan employing rearguard action and waiting to spring on the break, McKinstry’s side found it difficult to break down their opponents as the game ended 0-0 after 90 minutes and time added on.With 100 minutes on the clock, the ten men went ahead when tournament leading scorer, Atahir Eltahir scored the opener but Jean Baptise Mugiraneza forced the game to penalties when he levelled ten minutes later.By then, the numbers on the field had evened up after substitute Isaie Songa came on for Rwanda and was then handed a straight red barely a minute after his introduction for a professional foul.That was quickly forgotten when Rwanda showed the same kind of clinical accuracy from the spot that overwhelmed Stars when Haruna Niyonzima, Jacques Tuyisenge, Djihad Bizimana and Ernest Sugira netted with their keeper, Eric Ndayishimiye saved Atahir’s effort with Mazin Shams Elfalah firing wide for Sudan. -Crane’s nerve-In a well balanced play, Uganda and Ethiopia enjoyed their moments in front of goal with Cranes danger man and captain, Miya Farouk, failing to extend his scoring run during regulation and extra time despite finding himself in promising positions, but he did tuck the ball into the net from an offside position in extra time.However, he was on hand to fire in the decisive penalty that finally ended Ethiopia’s dogged resistance with the hosts for once failing to recover from a losing position to force their way to the next phase in what would have been a dream run to the finals.Dennis Okot, Joseph Ochaya, Muzamir Mutyaba and Isaac Muleme put the ball past Abel Mamo who was the hero in their shoot-out victory over Tanzania in the quarters.Walia Ibex skipper Panom Gathuoth’s effort was stopped by Crane’s keeper; Ismail Watenga but Behaylu Girma, Aschalew Tamene, Eliyas Mamo and Anteneh Tesfaye kept the home side in it before Miya was presented with the chance to grab the headlines.“I cannot smile. I need to tell you that it could either way and when you are winning like this, it’s not good to over celebrate. What I saw over 120 minutes was us creating the chances and I believe we had one genuine goal there but it was disallowed.“It’s hard to play against an opponent where six players do not cross the halfway line and eight are behind the ball. I believe we shall try the best, we got what we wanted; to get to the finals,” Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic said before agreeing the officials made the right decision when he was shown the television replays.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DCFS money frittered, supervisor charged

first_imgNotified that the agency charged with overseeing the county’s children has a $32 million budget shortfall, the Board of Supervisors blasted managers for frittering away funds earmarked for an innovative federal waiver designed to fix problems in the long-troubled department. “This is the second year in a row we’ve had budgetary problems or surprises in this department,” board Chairman Zev Yaroslavsky said. “The (waiver) was sold to us on the premise that we were going to save a lot of money and that we would have a lot of flexibility. That flexibility has been frittered away.” Supervisor Don Knabe said the $32 million hole in the Department of Children and Family Services’ budget reflects the staff’s failure to factor in the cost of hiring hundreds of new social workers and overstating DCFS revenues. “While this has taken a hit on the waiver and has caused us to not be able to roll things out as quickly, we are still moving ahead full force with the waiver.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “These recent developments have only further exacerbated concerns I have raised on numerous occasions that we are pouring county funds into DCFS at a rate that far exceeds any match we are required to provide to cover the significant number of additional staff,” Knabe said. In July, DCFS rolled out an innovative program designed to reform the child protective system. Officials originally said this federal waiver would allow DCFS to use $369 million of its $1.5 billion budget to help thousands of children live safely with their parents. But they subsequently admitted the amount shrank to $5 million as funds were diverted to pay for raises for DCFS workers, a rate increase for foster family agencies and group homes and to help settle a federal lawsuit. Last month, the supervisors voted to spend $90 million to improve mental health services for children in danger of being removed from their homes. “We used some of the future projected waiver savings to ensure that we had sufficient funding for this year,” DCFS Director Trish Ploehn said. “So we’ve got $2.5 million we’re spending this year (on the waiver) and that leaves us $5 million for future years.last_img read more

SHOCK REPORT! Arsenal star could join Tottenham in the summer

first_img1 Mikel Arteta Mikel Arteta could be set for a shock switch across north London.The Arsenal captain is being earmarked for a coaching role at their bitter rivals Tottenham.Arteta played alongside current Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino for two years at Paris Saint-Germain and the pair have remained close friends since their time together in France.Pochettino has now suggested that he could offer the Spaniard a place in his backroom team.“I love him and he loves me,” Pochettino said of Arteta.“You know our history from Paris St Germain, when he was 17 and I was the captain. “We have a very good relationship, but I never speak about rumours.” Arteta, 34, is out of contract at Arsenal in the summer and is considering hanging up his boots after an injury-hit campaign.He has already taken his coaching badges and has also been linked with a role at Manchester City under their incoming boss Pep Guardiola.last_img read more

West Ham’s performance not helped by London Stadium pitch concedes Slaven Bilic

first_img1 Slaven Bilic conceded West Ham had produced a “slow, flat” performance as they laboured to a 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Stoke.They briefly led in the second half when an own goal from Glenn Whelan put them into contention for a third straight victory at the London Stadium.Erratic goalkeeping from Adrian then gifted Bojan Krkic the equalising goal, ensuring they sit in 16th place and four points above the bottom three ahead of a difficult run of fixtures.Bilic’s team next visit Tottenham before two games with Manchester United and further fixtures with Arsenal and Liverpool.Responding to Mark Hughes’ belief the pitch had been slow, the manager said: “I can agree the pitch was slow but we were still slow in the first half.“That shouldn’t have stopped us playing one-two. We played with too many touches, and that has little to do with the pitch.“I was expecting to start better than we started. We didn’t have a midweek game, we looked good in training, but we were flat in that first half.“It wasn’t a particularly nice game of football. Neither team deserved to lose or to win. First half, we were flat, simply not good: not in the second ball, not when we had the ball, not when they had the ball.“In the second half we changed after 60 minutes. We put a couple of strikers up and they gave us energy, quality, and we started to play much better. We scored a goal and our best part of the game was between goals.“Then we gave away a very, very cheap goal. We were disappointed because we were looking for a win, after some good performances in October.” West Ham manager Slaven Bilic last_img read more

Ger Dalton is tops in Dunfanaghy Golf Club Top 20 final

first_imgTHE Golfer of the Year Top 20 final was held at Dunfanaghy Golf Club on Sunday.Ger Dalton was the victor, winning on a break of tie with Billy Griffin second and Connie Ferry third after an exciting day of action.Dunfanaghy Golf Club Results for week ending December 15 2019 Gents Club Stableford – Sunday 15th December 20191st   Martin McBride (18)             42 pts2nd Fergus Mullen (17)                38 ptsGross: Brendan Kelly (7)   28 pts3rd Tony McGilloway (9)             34 pts BOTCSS: 36 ptsGolfer of the Year 2019 Top 20 Final – Sunday 15th December 20191st   Ger Dalton      37 pts BOT2nd Billy Griffin      37 pts BOT3rd Connie Ferry    37 pts BOT Ger Dalton is tops in Dunfanaghy Golf Club Top 20 final was last modified: December 17th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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

FA launch investigation after coin appears to be thrown at Lingard by Arsenal fan

first_img REVEALED Head’s we win , Tails you loose 🤘🏾 pic.twitter.com/igwUZK2uVO— Ashley Young (@youngy18) January 25, 2019Ashley Young picked up a coin that had been thrown towards the United players and handed it to the assistant referee.The FA has now asked Arsenal for their assessment of the incident, according to Sky Sports.Both clubs have avoided further action over the altercation that took place in the second half. The altercation between both sets of players Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions MONEY huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 1 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Marcus Rashford and Sead Kolasinac both received yellow cards for their involvement.Lingard was pulled away by team-mates after getting into a verbal exchange with Arsenal supporters. REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won An investigation has been launched by the Football Association after a coin appeared to be thrown at Jesse Lingard during Manchester United’s win over Arsenal in the FA Cup.Several players were involved in an altercation on the touchline in the 85th minute of the match at the Emirates last Friday, which United won 3-1. no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card It is not the first instance of fans at the Emirates throwing objects at opposing players.Tottenham’s Dele Alli was struck by a bottle during Spurs’ 2-0 Carabao Cup win over the Gunners in December.The incident, which threatened to overshadow the England international’s excellent display, saw Alli riposte by making a ‘2-0’ gesture with his hands.last_img read more

The possible ways Manchester United could line up with 530-goal striker

first_img United can play two up top while still being defensively sound Getty Images – Getty With Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez joining Inter Milan, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are the only senior strikers for the Red Devils.And Ibrahimovic suggested a return to his former side could be a possibility.“I could play easy in the Premier League, so if United needs me, I’m here,” the Swedish striker said.But Solskjaer was a tad more reserved on the situation, suggesting the former Barcelona striker’s age could be an issue. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:12Loaded: 13.76%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff 5 buildlineup.com Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion latest MOST READ IN FOOTBALL LATEST Getty buildlineup.com PAYBACK Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to rule out a Manchester United return for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.The LA Galaxy striker is still continuing to plunder goals in MLS and this week teased a return to Old Trafford to help his former side. SORRY ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 5 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 5 scrap TOP WORK Daniel James has made an instant impact at Manchester United and playing alongside someone as experienced as Ibrahimovic would be hugely beneficial to the Wales international.Zlatan can hold the ball up for the likes of James and Anthony Martial to cut inside and provide a direct threat.With Scott McTominay anchoring midfield, Andreas Pereira can play alongside Pogba in midfield to also get in behind and beyond the forwards.Option C) 3-5-2 The signing of Harry Maguire has presented Solskjaer with a terrific opportunity to mix up his style.The England international can play on the left-hand side of a three-man defence and use his dribbling and passing ability to drive the Red Devils forward.Alongside Rashford, Ibrahimovic can afford to even drop into a No.10 role or into a wider position. This liberated style of play will suit the 37-year-old as he reaches the latter stages of his career. revealed gameday cracker appointed 5 Adrian Durham says Man United are making a huge mistake letting Alexis Sanchez leaveOption A) 4-4-2 Diamond buildlineup.com Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ “If he was 28 not 38 next month, there’s a big difference,” the United boss said.“Zlatan had a great time here, he’s still doing well, it’s unfortunate he got his injury here.“Who knows, he knows my number, he looked at my house [to rent]. We can speak a native language; if he’s serious I’ll always speak to Zlatan.”Asked later on whether he’d seriously consider him coming back: “I don’t think that’ll happen, no. I think he’s had his time at the club, he’s had a fantastic career at the club.” 5 With a host of centre-backs at the club, Solskjaer can play with three at the back Regardless, here at talkSPORT.com, we started to think about how the giant Swede could fit into Solskjaer’s plans were he to make a sensational return.Check out the possible formations below! Zlatan Ibrahimovic has teased a return to Manchester United Some of United’s best performances last season came on the back foot, away from home and in a 4-4-2 formation.Defensively sound and primed to counter attack, Solskjaer toppled some of the biggest clubs at home and in Europe by playing this formation.With Pogba deployed on the left of the midfield, the World Cup winner can drift in and wreak havoc by playing off a target man like Ibrahimovic.Option B) 4-3-3 James and Martial can provide width and pace on the flanks Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was not confident a deal could be done The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 last_img read more

Chelsea legend Drogba reveals shock image change

first_imgChelsea Chelsea legend Drogba reveals shock image change Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 18:56 12/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) PL slow starters | Didier Drogba Chelsea Getty Images Chelsea Premier League MLS The iconic Ivorian striker has shed his trademark locks and is now sporting a more streamlined look as he welcomes the birth of a “new me” Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has undergone a dramatic image change by shedding his flowing locks.The Ivorian striker is still going strong at the age of 39 as he turns out for USL side Phoenix Rising.He has, however, taken the opportunity to open a new chapter in his professional life by revealing a “new me”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player 15/12/2000 was the Beginning,15/12/2017 Born is the new Me pic.twitter.com/SFB5xac1zn— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) December 15, 2017Drogba will be heading into retirement once his current commitments in Phoenix come to a close.With that in mind, the legendary frontman has obviously decided that it is time for a complete overhaul.He will be hanging up his boots at the end of a goal and trophy-laden career, with Drogba having started out with Le Mans in France, before forging his reputation at Guingamp and Marseille.Chelsea snapped him up in 2004 and over the course of eight years in west London he landed three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and the Champions League.He returned for a second spell at Stamford Bridge following two seasons with Galatasaray and helped himself to another Premier League crown and League Cup triumph.Over the course of his two stints with the Blues, Drogba managed a hugely impressive 164 goals.A move to Canada in 2015 took him to MLS side Montreal Impact, before linking up with Phoenix Rising as a free agent in April 2017.last_img read more