first_imgK’Ogalo, who launched their campaign on a high, beating nine-time CAF title champions Zamalek of Egypt 4-2, are upbeat of overcoming the tough test against an Angolan side that lost 2-1 to NA Hussein Dey in the opening matches.Gor Mahia striker Dennis Oliech goes past Zamalek’s Naguez Hamdi during their CAF Confederations Cup game against Egypt’s Zamalek at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 3, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaBut the only Kenyan club to win an African competition — the 1987 Cup Winners Cup — have often flattered only to deceive and Petro Atletico of Angola in Luanda will be a big test.In other fixture, a Zamalek team boosted by Tunisian pair Hamdi el Nagguez and Ferjani Sassi and Moroccan Khalid Boutaib need all three points when they host NA Hussein Dey of Algeria.Gor, who are in Angola, have been dealt a major blow after Rwandese forward Jacques Tuyisenge and right-back Philemon Otieno were ruled out.The two are suspended after accumulating two yellow cards. Tuyisenge scored twice and assisted one as Gor whipped Zamalek 4-2 in the first match day against Zamalek and will be a great miss for the Luanda assignment.Gor squad to AngolaZamalek keeper Abdel Wahab picks the ball ahead of Gor Mahia forward Nicholas Kipkurui during their CAF Confederations Cup match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 3, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaGoalkeepers: Boniface Oluoch, Fredrick Peter Odhiambo.Defenders: Wellington Ochieng, Shafik Batambuze, Joash Onyango, Shakavah Haron, Charles Momanyi, Joachim Oluoch.Midfielders: Wendo Ernest, Lawrence Juma, Kenneth Muguna, Francis Kahata, George Odhiambo, Boniface Omondi.Strikers: Nicholas Kipkurui, Erisa Ssekisambu, Francis Mustafa.-Other fixtures-The Nkana FC of Zambia team pose before drawing away to San Pedro FC of the Ivory Coast and securing a place in the group phase of the 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup.Nkana FC of Zambia host Al Hilal of Sudan in the CAF Confederation Cup this Wednesday boosted by a record of never having lost at home in 56 African matches.The 40 victories and 16 draws came in the CAF Champions League, Confederation Cup and two now defunct competitions, the African Cup Winners Cup and the CAF Cup.Unfortunately, the magnificent home run has not led to any CAF titles for the Kitwe-based outfit, who came closest when losing the 1990 Champions League final on penalties.Nkana need maximum points against Hilal to get back into contention for a top-two finish in Group C after losing their matchday 1 clash at fellow Zambians Zesco United.“Our goal remains unchanged — we want to progress beyond the group stage,” stressed Nkana coach and former star Beston Chambeshi. “One loss does not deter us.”AFP Sport previews the second series of group matches in the African equivalent of the UEFA Europa League.Group ATrophy-holders Raja Casablanca and fellow Moroccan side Renaissance Berkane can create three-point gaps above their rivals provided they use home advantage to secure victories.Raja recently hired French coach Patrice Carteron and a side stacked with Moroccan internationals should be too strong for Congo Brazzaville visitors AS Otoho Oyo.Berkane fired five goals past Senegalese Jaraaf in their previous home match and a repeat of that form with Togolese Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba leading the charge, should sink Agadir.Group BFormer Dutch star Ruud Krol (L) with his assistants when he coached Tunisia. He is now in charge of CS Sfaxien, one of the top clubs in the country.Record three-time Confederation Cup winners CS Sfaxien of Tunisia have home advantage over Enugu Rangers of Nigeria in the most attractive matchday 2 fixture.It is the only match-up featuring clubs who won their group openers and Enugu will parade the most prolific Confederation Cup scorer this season, six-goal Godwin Aguda.Sfaxien are coached by Ruud Krol, once a star defender who suffered the disappointment of being part of the Netherlands teams that lost the 1974 and 1978 World Cup finals.Group CNkana are not the only club seeking redemption in this section with once formidable Asante Kotoko of Ghana desperate to beat Zesco after losing away to Hilal.The Ghanaians reached nine finals in various CAF competitions between 1967 and 2004 but, frustratingly, won just two of them.“We believe we have what it takes to be one of the two qualifiers for the quarter-finals from this group,” insists Kotoko coach and former Ghana captain CK Akonnor.-Additional reporting from AFP- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia of Kenya star Jacques Tuyisenge (C) celebrates one of his goals against Zamalek of Egypt in a 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup group match.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 12 – Despite missing legendary Dennis Oliech, Kenyan champions and Group D leaders Gor Mahia are hopeful of keeping on the winning momentum when they take on Angola’s Petro Atletico in their second CAF Confederation Cup pool match on Wednesday in Luanda.Gor will be without Oliech after the Harambee Stars great failed to recover on time after sitting out of the Mashemeji Derby 2-0 victory over rivals AFC Leopards on Saturday last weekend.last_img read more


first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsCheers and applause greeted three Labrador Land protectors who were back in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Supreme Court Monday morning after spending the last 10 days in jail.Jim Learning, Eldred Davis and Marjorie Flowers were charged with contempt of court for breaching an injunction obtained by Nalcor Energy, a provincially-owned Crown corporation.On July 21, all three refused to sign an undertaking to stay one kilometre from the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam and were taken into custody and sent to the St. John’s jail 1,500 km south.On Monday morning they were back in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and before Justice George Murphy who was appearing via video conference from Cornerbrook.The judge cautioned the people in court against disrupting the proceedings after emotional outburst July 21.When Davis came into court, he was met with a quiet show of solidarity as people raised their arms and waved.Davis has refused to eat while in jail.“My mind was tested to the limits,” Davis told the court on his time in jail.The judge told Davis he didn’t want to send him back to jail, but if Davis refused to comply with the court order, he had no choice.His next court date is set for the end of August.“I don’t know if I could last that long,” said Davis. “I feel I have no choice, for my sanity…my health.”(Supporters go through security at the Labrador court house in Goose Bay. Photo: Trina Roache/APTN)He agreed to sign the undertaking this time.But Learning refused. When sheriffs escorted him into court, he smiled at the land protectors filling the room and said: “A full house.”The 79-year-old has fought the hydro project at Muskrat Falls for years. Nalcor alleges Learning trespassed on its property on June 25 and 26. Then blocked traffic entering the main gate at the Muskrat Falls site on July 18.Murphy said there’s a difference between protesting and breaking the law. He urged Learning to sign the undertaking, saying he didn’t want to send him back to jail.“I don’t want to sit there either,” said Learning. “But there’s no choice for me here. I’m not giving up my fight.”Flowers consulted with her St. John’s lawyer Mark Gruchy who asked the court for the option of house arrest in lieu of jail time. Murphy agreed. Flowers has to abide by an undertaking she previously signed in November 2016.The judge then offered the same option to Learning.The court took a short recess so Learning could consult with his partner Roberta Benefield and lawyer Mark Gruchy.(Eldred Davis is hugged by a supporter after court in Goose Bay. “I feel I have no choice, for my sanity…my health,” he said. Photo: Trina Roache/APTN)Learning steadfastly refused to sign an undertaking but agreed to house arrest over going back to jail.When the three land protectors were released after the court proceedings, they were met with hugs and cheers.Learning and the others will appear in court again at the end of August. Fifty land protectors are facing civil charges.Thirty-seven people are also facing criminal charges related to protests at Muskrat Falls.The hydro project has been criticized for its impacts on the environment, skyrocketing costs now over-budget at $12-billion, and a lack of consultation.Contact Trina here: [email protected]last_img read more


first_img Related Items:freedom of information law, Pdm, pnp manifesto TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Sept 2015 – The Turks and Caicos is another step closer to a Freedom of Information Ordinance, after the Opposition Leader saw her motion pass through the House of Assembly with majority support on Monday. There was contentious debate on the motive for the Freedom of Information or FOI motion; the readiness of the TCI with human and other resources to support an actual FOI ordinance; argument that a Freedom of Information law was not a part of the PNP Manifesto promise, said the Premier; that the FOI would further weigh down the PNP Administration’s legislative agenda and a reminder about the constitutional responsibility to have the law, at some point, enacted. The governor’s appointed member female, Hon Lillian Missick chided the governing side for what she called, ‘emotional’ comments about the Motion brought, explaining that the TCI parliament is constitutionally obligated to establish the law so, in her view, there was no need for the hot rejection of the idea. Hon. Missick admits she would like to see first, that the country has the infrastructure to support the demands for information she believes the legislation will create. There were three abstentions including the Premier; six nay votes including most of the PNP frontbenchers, who voted ‘no’ and nine Members voted ‘yes’ to push the motion forward. All PDM members and the Governor’s female member voted in favor of drafting legislation for a Freedom of Information Ordinance. last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 9, 2018 – Nassau – The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the National Junkanoo Committee held a ceremony at the British Colonial Hilton, on December 22, 2017 to induct 22 persons into the Junkanoo Legends Circle.   The event was held under the patronage of Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (front row, sixth right) and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (standing front row, fifth left).Also pictured with those recognized for their contributions to Junkanoo were Director of Culture Rowena Poitier Sutherland (left of Minister), and Co-Chairs of the National Junkanoo Committee Kishlane O’Brien (first row, first left) and Dr. Dwight Marshall (first row, first right).The 2017 Induction Class included: David Wilfred Thompson; Leonard “Laddy” Bain;  Peter “Cheaper” Clarke, Jr.; Godfrey “Gully” Collie; Howard Bethel, Jr.; William Gregory “Big Mull” Bethel; Herbert “Herbie” Bain; Lynden “Mojo” Rahming;  Kendal “K.C.” Campbell;  Ronald “Lugga” Cartwright, Jr.; Mrs. Emmaline Richardson; Barry Howard Herbert Wilson; Anjoun Armaly; Neville “Radio” Mitchell; Wendell Duke “Dukie” Smith; Rudolph “Billy” Burrows; Linda Christina Stubbs nee Wood; Jeffrey Rahming; Robert Andrew “Andy” Ford; Lincoln Young; Valentino A. Hanna; and Shane “Gabriel” Moncur (for Junior Junkanoo).(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgJuventus boss Massimiliano Allegri will field a star-studded team in hopes of topping Group H.Juventus will play Young Boys on Wednesday and hope to clinch the top spot of their group. Asked if Cristiano Ronaldo would have been rested if the top spot was already secured, Allegri told reporters: “For sure, just like many others,” as quoted by Goal.“Chiellini definitely does not play due to the synthetic pitch. Alex Sandro is almost back, but to immediately put him on the synthetic pitch seemed risky. He will be ready for Saturday.“Chiellini I will leave to rest because on the plastic he can have problems. I also told him not to walk too much. In any case, there will be no excuses and a victory must be brought home.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Juve is among the big clubs and avoiding the other first-place sides is very important. There are teams like Real, Barcelona, ​​City and maybe Paris Saint-Germain. Also, I hope all the Italian teams pass to the next stage.“Finishing top does not mean that we will face an easy team in the last 16, but certainly softer.”Allegri previously said that a victory against Young Boys is the most important thing for the club right now.last_img read more


first_imgInter Sporting director Beppe Marotta has thrown his support behind Coach Luciano Spalletti and embattled Ivan PerisicIt has been a tense week for Inter, on and off the pitch after reports Antonio Conte had met with Marotta at the club headquarters surfaced in the media.“There is a lot more gossip now than in the old days. Spalletti said some wise things, very directly, and I share them,” Marotta told Football Italia.“I don’t see how the Coach can be criticised, because we only went out of the Coppa Italia on penalties and are currently in fourth place, fully in line with our objectives. Let’s not try to drag people over the coals before we’ve even started.”Perisic and Radja Nainggolan are back in the starting line-up this evening after criticism and tension.“I am very happy with this decision, as the Coach sees them every day and therefore considers them to be fully focused and ready.“Perisic had felt a bit restless, but these things can happen in football and nowadays we must forget the idea of a club symbol who stays for life. It no longer exists.“If the Coach chose them for the starting XI, it means they are in good shape.”Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Antonio Conte and Beppe Marotta ‘to be reunited at Manchester United’ after Juventus chief leaves Turinhttps://t.co/xv4nMtKm1e pic.twitter.com/GAAJrbfxql— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) October 2, 2018Spalletti claimed he wanted all transfer rumours to be internal regarding Perisic.“There was no reason to hide. It is only right that we listen to what the players want, but also take into account the duties those players have towards a club. They aren’t just people, but also club assets and need to be given their due value.“In the modern dynamics of football, we need to get more accustomed to speaking to the players and reminding them that they are professionals, they are under contract and have certain obligations.“Perisic is a great professional, he is a World Cup finalist and will always honour the jersey.”last_img read more