Defending champions St George’s College will face a tough task when they oppose St Jago High in the feature ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup Knockout semi-final at the Constant Spring playfield today at 3 p.m.The game is the second of a double-header as the last four battle for spots in the November 28 final.In the opening encounter, Jamaica College square off against Wolmer’s Boys at 1 p.m.The feature game will see two quality teams in action. St George’s College will start as favourites but they will be severely tested by a robust St Jago team.St George’s will be looking to outscore their opponents, as they have found the back of the net 42 times in both the Manning Cup matches and Walker Cup so far.In the Walker Cup quarter-finals, St George’s beat Excelsior High 3-1 while St Jago blanked Kingston College 2-0.St Jago have scored a total of 28 goals in eight Manning Cup matches and one Walker Cup game.Marcel Gayle, assistant coach of St George’s College, is confident that his team will come out on top.”We are defending champions and so the aim is to win this game tomorrow,” Gayle told The Gleaner yesterday.Star GeorgiansSt George’s will look to star players Shevon Stewart, Alex Marshall and Gregory Messam Jr to get past their rivals.”It will be a good match-up against St George’s,” St Jago’s coach Glen Laing said yesterday. He added: “The George’s team is an attacking one, with quality players, but we also have a quality bunch. These guys are also talented in other sports and able to play in different positions on the field, which is a plus for us.”St Jago will look to Romario Douglas, Ryan Smart and Shaqon Bryan for victory.In the first game, Jamaica College are tipped to clip Wolmer’s.Both won their quarter-final games in penalty shoot-outs against Charlie Smith and Hydel respectively, last Saturday.JC won three titles last year but lost the Walker Cup in the final. With this in mind, the Miguel Coley-coached team will be determined to advance to the final.JC will look to Alando Brown, Norman Campbell, Donovan Dawkins and Ronaldo Brown to lift them past their rivals.Wolmer’s, under the guidance of Vassell Reynolds, have been quietly making their mark. The leading players for the Heroes Circle-based school are Rojay Smith, Alphanso Gooden and the diminutive Stuart Payne.B2: St Jago hunt North Street sweep
The suspicious actions of an unidentified man led E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Police to the discovery of a marijuana farm at Coomacka, Upper Berbice River. According to Divisional Commander Linden Lord, ranks were on patrol in the Coomacka Mines area, when they gave chase to the male, who was observed acting in a suspicious manner. The male reportedly ran into some bushes, with Police in hot pursuit, where about a mile in they stumbled upon a cannabis farm. Ranks discovered some 150 cannabis plants, measuring from one to four feet in height, with an estimated weight of 100 kilograms. They also foundThe marijuana farm which Police found at Coomacka, Upper Berbice River75 kilograms of dried cannabis in the makeshift camp along with a hammock and clothing. The camp was burnt by ranks. An investigation has been launched.
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, a Florida-based rock band, will open the show, touring behind their latest studio album, “Am I the Enemy,” which includes the singles “Reap” and “Don’t Lose Hope.” The band formed in 2003 and released their debut, self-titled album the next year, and have gone on to sell nearly 2 million copies of their first two albums.Besides rocking hard, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is known to support a number of charitable causes and have played concerts for United States military service members.The band will be touring this summer with Godsmack, a band that deserves a lot of credit for bringing hard rock music into the mainstream since they released their debut, self-titled album in 1998. The band has spawned massive hit singles like “Keep Away,” “Whatever,” and “Awake,” and are currently touring behind their third, full-length studio album, “The Oracle,” which includes the hit single, “Whisky Hangover.”- Advertisement -The band has toured with the likes of heavy metal legends Black Sabbath and Motley Crue, boasts three consecutive albums that reached number one on the Billboard 200, and has 19 Top-Ten rock radio hits, including 15 songs in the Top Five, a record number of Top-Ten singles by a rock artist.Tickets to the show are still available through the Tiger Box Office Plus or Dawson Co-op High Performance Ticket Outlet, or by phoning 1-877-339-TIXX (8499), or going online to www.dawsonco-optickets.com.
Chelsea’s Petr Cech 1 Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is determined to keep his No.1 spot at Stamford Bridge.Belgium’s highly-rated World Cup stopper Thibaut Courtois joins the Blues squad next week having completed a successful three-year loan spell at Atletico Madrid.Courtois has been described by boss Jose Mourinho as the “best young goalkeeper in the world”.The 22-year-old was outstanding last season when he helped Atletico win the Spanish league title and reach the Champions League final, eliminating Chelsea at the semi-final stage in the process.Cech has accepted the challenge by telling Mourinho he is ready to prove he should still be first choice.“I always give my best. That’s all I can do,” Cech told reporters on the club’s pre-season tour of Austria.“I will do my best and I will do everything I can to be as ready as possible for when the season starts.“Jose Mourinho will make the choice how his team is going to look for the first game.“It’s up to us players to show that we are ready to play and make him pick us. I’m not different, I’m doing everything to make him pick me.“I don’t want to be on the bench and as I said I will do everything not to be.“I don’t want to talk about ifs or buts though, let’s see. I’m going day by day and we will see what is going to happen.“All I have in my control is my performance on the pitch and the way I prepare. Anything else is not in my hands.”
It was a close call for the highly ambitious Egyptian outfit as they would have been eliminated from the African equivalent of the UEFA Europa League had the return match finished goalless.Antwi has scored three goals in the Confederation Cup this season having bagged a brace in a comfortable home win over Etoile of Congo Brazzaville in the preliminary round.Pyramids join 15 other Confederation Cup last-32 winners and 16 CAF Champions League last-32 losers in two-leg play-offs during October with the victors securing group-phase places.Recently appointed France-born Pyramids coach Sebastien Desabre spelt out the importance of the second-tier African competition ahead of the visit to Algiers.“My first goal this season is to compete for the Egyptian league title and my second is to win the CAF Confederation Cup,” he said.When a Saudi bought Egyptian top flight club Al Assiouty Sport last year, he changed the name to Pyramids and funded numerous transfers before selling the team to an Emirati.– Spending spree –The spending spree continued after Desabre was hired having taken Uganda to the knockout phase of the Africa Cup of Nations this July for the first time in 41 years.Defeat by Belouizdad would have been a major setback for a club determined to challenge traditional giants Al Ahly and perennial rivals Zamalek for top spot in the Egypt league.Record three-time Confederation Cup winners CS Sfaxien of Tunisia made a shock exit after only drawing 0-0 at home to African rookies Paradou from Algeria, who led 3-1 from the first leg.Based in Mediterranean industrial city Sfax, the Tunisian club won the competition in 2007, 2008 and 2013 and were runners-up to FUS Rabat of Morocco in 2010.A black day for Tunisia, whose clubs have won the Confederation Cup a record five times, was completed by the dramatic elimination of US Ben Guerdane.They beat Bandari of Kenya 2-1 through two goals from Brazilian Ricardo Pereira, but lost 3-2 on aggregate having suffered a two-goal first leg loss in Nairobi.With the tie deadlocked at 2-2, just one minute remaining and a penalty shootout looming, William Wadri netted for Bandari to take them into the October 9 play-offs draw in Cairo.Enugu Rangers of Nigeria overcame an early shock to defeat Pelican of Gabon 3-1 and advance 4-3 on aggregate.Trailing 2-1 after the first leg, Enugu fell further behind by conceding after four minutes at home before goals from Ifeanyi George, Nnamdi Egbujor and Olasunkanmi Oluwoyin saved the day.0Shares0000(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A file photo of Ghana-born Pyramids forward John Antwi celebrating a goal for another Egyptian club, Al Ahly © AFP / STRINGERJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 30 – Ghanaian John Antwi rescued big-spending Egyptian club Pyramids Sunday by scoring the goal that took them into the CAF Confederation Cup play-offs.He struck after 57 minutes to give his team a 1-0 away win over CR Belouizdad of Algeria and a 2-1 overall victory after a drawn last-32 first leg in Cairo.
Mauricio Pochettino is considering a move to lure Gylfi Sigurdsson back to Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the season.The Daily Mail report that Pochettino views the Swansea City playmaker as a superior and cheaper alternative to Everton’s Ross Barkley.Sigurdsson left White Hart Lane in July 2014 and Tottenham’s boss voiced his disapproval at his exit in December last year, stating ‘he was a perfect player for us’.It’s understood that Daniel Levy is prepared to make a move for the Iceland international, even if it results in criticism for his selling of the player almost three years ago.Barkley has been linked with a move to Spurs in the summer, but the Toffees’ £50m price tag is proving problematic.Sigurdsson, who has scored nine and assisted 13 in the league this season, could cost around half of the fee wanted for Barkley. 1 Sigurdsson has been outstanding for the Swans this season
NOTHING planned for Valentine’s Night?????Well this is a chance for one lucky reader – and his/her partner – to spend this Friday evening at the Mount Errigal Hotel where the star performer is funnyman Conal Gallen.The winner and his/her romantic partner will be greeted with champagne on arrival (and a red rose for her) before being treated to a sumptuous Valentine’s meal for two. Then it’s off to see comedian Conal whose national tour has been a sell-out. His gig this Friday at the Letterkenny hotel has proved hugely popular.For a chance to win this competition – which is free to enter – simply email email@example.com with your name, where you are from, a contact telephone number and answer this tiebreaker in no more than 20 words:I want to take my partner to the Mount Errigal Hotel for a romantic meal because……..All entries must arrive by midnight this Wednesday, February 12. The prize is as described above, no alternative dates or cash can be offered. Usual Donegal Daily competition rules apply.If you would like to receive free offers and/or discounts from the Mount Errigal Hotel for breaks, meals and gigs, please insert the word YES at the bottom of your entry. WIN A ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S NIGHT WITH TICKETS TO CONAL GALLEN AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: February 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:competitionCONAL GALLENletterkennyMount Errigal HotelRomantic Dinner
AN investigation has been launched into how a Donegal Garda suffered bites during a vicious unprovoked attack.The female Garda was left traumatised after the incident as she escorted a female prisoner to Donegal Town court house.Donegal Daily has learned the Garda had to receive medical treatment and undergo the added trauma of waiting for the results of HIV tests. The officer was later given the all clear. She did suffer serious bit injuries.However we understand the prisoner, with a Letterkenny address, should not have been brought to court in the first place.She should have been remanded to appear via video link.An investigation is now under way into all the circumstances of the incident including why the prisoner was not remanded to appear via video. The officer is said to be covering well and has been supported by her colleagues. INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO HORRIFIC GARDA BITING INCIDENT was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by John2Share 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:bitedonegalGardaHIV testinvestigation
Basena was attacked during and after the 2-1 to Mbarara on Saturday (file photo)NSAMBYA – SC Villa have come out and confirmed that Moses Basena is still their head coach and will continue undertaking his role at the club.This happens after Villa fans attacked the former Cranes coach during and after the 2-1 loss away to Mbarara on Saturday.On Saturday, a section of rowdy fans demanded that Basena resigns from his role as he has failed to perform leaving Villa in the relegation zone after six games.However, it looks like the management of the club thinks otherwise.Through a press statement released on Monday night, Villa’s management through their interim chairperson-William Nkemba says that SC Villa condemns the acts of hooliganism exhibited during Saturday game and promises to bring the culprits to the book.“The management of Sports Club Villa condemns acts of violence and hooliganism that took placed in the match between Mbarara City and SC Villa at Kavumba on Saturday 03-November-2018, reads the statement.“The management of SC Villa disassociates it self from such acts and is investigating all occurrences involving the fans on the day before deciding on the disciplinary action.“Management wishes to remind all football fans that it is imperative that they conduct them selves in a sporting manner. There is no room for violence and hooliganism in football. Further we would like to assure all our stakeholders that we will work closely with the law enforcers and ensure that those responsible are brought to the book.About the coach, Moses Basena, this is how the statement read:“Management is also concerned by reports of abuse and assault of our head coach Moses Basena by rowdy fans during and after the match on the same day between Mbarara and SC Villa.“The management confirms that Moses Basena remains in charge of all coaching duties of the club and shall continue to execute all his duties as per the agreed terms of his employment contract.“Results on the field can only be realised through hard work and with in the frame work of the competition. We there for advise our fans to desist from harassing and interfering with our staff, partners and other football value chain players as they carry out their duties.Should this request fail, the management of SC Villa, with the help of other authorities, shall not hesitate to identify and isolate such persons from attending matches in Uganda.SC Villa have had a disastrous start to this campaign, accumulating only two points from their first six games.Them and Maroons are the only sides yet to win a single game this season and subsequently occupy the last two spots on the table.Villa’s next game will see them host KCCA at the Mandela National Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.Comments Tags: Moses BasenaSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop