Friday 20 April 2018
(Redpepper 05/17/13)
The reopening of Nakivubo war Memorial stadium will see the start of the 2013-2013 national Netball league on Saturday 18th May 2013 with several games on card. Defending champions NIC will be taking on KCCA and while Police will be up against Mbarara club at noon. In other games on the day, Prisons will take on Posta, while UPDF waits Blue Stars at 3 pm and UCU play TLC. The day will climax with a men’s game where Uganda Christian University meets Kampala University at 4.30 pm. Uganda prison are the men’s defending champions. But as usually known to Ugandan sports, the league will for the other time commence with no sponsor and the league organizers have not seat back...
( 05/17/13)
A board member of Accra Hearts of Oak, Frank Nelson Nwokolo, has indicated that leading marksman of the club Mahatma Otoo will not play for any other local club apart from the Phobians. In-demand Otoo’s deal with the 2000 Africa champions will be expiring at the end of the season. It emerged a couple of weeks ago that Hearts of Oak’s arch-rivals Asante Kotoko have officially written to the Phobians asking about the availability of the current leading scorer of the Ghana Premier League. However, Nelson said Otoo, will never leave Hearts to join another local team in Ghana. “Mahatma Otoo is a true Phobia boy so we are not shaky, we are not moved that any club in Ghana...
(Redpepper 05/17/13)
Uganda has been confirmed to host the 2014 Africa U-19 World Cup qualifiers May 24-31 in Kampala. Justine Ligyalingi, the Chief Executive Officer told Red Pepper Online, today that although Kenya had also bid to host the event, the International Cricket Council (ICC) picked Uganda. Ligyalingi said the this was yet another chance for Uganda to prove that it has the capacity to host such a big event. He explained that although Uganda has previously hosted top African tournaments for the seniors and women, this is going to be the biggest ever tournament the country is hosting because of it’s statute and the number of countries taking part. He explained that while the International Cricket body will take care of...
(The Point 05/17/13)
The Gambia will join counterparts to participate in the 9th edition of TOLAC “ECOWAS” traditional wrestling competition slated to take place on 7, 8 and 9 June 2013 in Niamey, Niger. A delegation of nine people will leave the home soil early June. According to the ECOWAS Youths and Sports Development Centre, a team of five wrestlers and one coach will be airlifted by the ECOWAS while the remaining three meaning the head of delegation, wrestling association representative and the team doctor are to be airlifted by the government. Habibou Nyassi, Secretary General of the wrestling association, said preparations for the competition are at a high gear as the Gambia Wrestling Association will be camping and training wrestlers purposely for...
(The Sun 05/17/13)
Super Eagles’ former coach, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde has urged the handler and the entire Flying Eagles squad to prepare for challenges of making a great impact in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Onigbinde said that was the only way to get the best result in the championship as the team is billed to play the former champion, Portugal, Korea Republic and Cuba in group B of the event. The former handler said in his days as Eagles’ coach, he was never afraid of any big name in the international competition. According to him, it now depends on how coach John Obuh would like to prepare his team for the event. “It is good the team is preparing with...
( 05/17/13)
Gaborone United (GU) and BDF XI have promised do their best to attract a bumper crowd to their Mascom Top 8 final this Saturday. The two sides meet at the New Lobatse Stadium in what promises to be an interesting match. "Do not be surprised if you find our supporters outnumbering those of Gaborone United on Saturday. We have intensified our campaign to attract more supporters," BDF XI chairman Boikanyo Addenes told journalists yesterday at a media briefing held in Gaborone. He said supporters will be ferried from as far as Francistown and Selebi-Phikwe for the match. "Some will be coming from Thebephatshwa and will be accommodated at Sir Seretse Khama Barracks (SSKB). We want to leave a lasting impression...
(The Midweek Sun 05/17/13)
The New Lobatse Stadium will for 90 minutes resemble a battlefield on Saturday as the Mascom Top 8 final game that pits Gaborone United against BDF XI takes centre stage. Whether it will be a 21-gun salute from BDF XI canons or a war cry from multitudes of the raucous United fans celebrating victory remains to be seen. However, one thing is certain, the fight for the P1million cash prize will be nail biting. The game has all the ingredients of a mouth-watering blood bath as the two sides match pound for pound in most respects. Major David Bright will be hard pressed to produce nothing but victory to prove himself to the hordes of United fans. The former military...
(Times of swaziland 05/17/13)
MBABANE – The Premier League of Swaziland (PLS) has declared that they are the National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) big brothers. Speaking during the MTN League prize presentation ceremony held at the Royal Swazi Convention Centre on Wednesday night, PLS chairman Victor Gamedze said they were not about to start negotiating for their right as the PLS. “The FA is obviously the football mother body and we cannot fight over who is the senior body because that is obvious. We are, however, the big brothers because we are the face of football and that is just not negotiable,” he said to the delight of those in attendance in a poorly organised function that started over two hours late. Gamedze,...
(Mail & Guardian 05/17/13)
The challenge for the team is not just about winning but sustainable growth – as the boss himself has said. What a difference a year makes. Last year around this time, Kaizer Motaung was mourning the death of his first-born son, Thabo. Another son, Bobby, was facing criminal charges relating to the building of the Mbombela stadium. His club's greatest rivals Orlando Pirates were sweeping everything before them, prompting the Kaizer Chiefs faithful to accuse the club of having lost its ambition and drive. This year everything has changed, with the visionary Motaung being recognised for more than just his contribution to the game: last month President Jacob Zuma conferred the Order of Ikhamanga upon him. The Black Business Executive...
(Lusaka Times 05/17/13)
Day-one of the 2013 Zambia Open saw Patrick Mwendapole and Madalitso Muthiya end as the local fields best performers on Thursday at Lusaka Golf Club. Mwendapole finished at one under 72 while Muthiya was a one shot behind ahead of Fridays crucial round when the cut for the final round will be made. Mwendapole ended his first 18 holes seven shots behind day-one leader Martin du Toit of South Africa carding one birdie on his final hole after sinking pars in all his previous 18 holes. Muthiya on the other hand had a mix run with four bogies that atoned with as many birdies. Other notable results from the Zambian golfers saw Kangwane Chiluba and Nick Brennan finished tied at...
(Times of Zambia 05/17/13)
AS Herve Renard names his squad today – as we have been made to believe, I propose that he should select a strong squad of players that merit inclusion in the team that plays two important 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. It will be interesting to see the type of players Renard will summon especially with the suspension of first choice goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene and defence kingpin Stoppila Sunzu, who have been ruled out due to injury. Interesting in that fans will be eagerly waiting to see which goalkeepers Renard will summon to fill the big gloves of Mweene and also which defenders will be called to fill up the back that looked extremely shaky in the last game against...
(BBC News Africa 05/17/13)
Germany have included Sidney Sam for their upcoming friendlies against Ecuador and the United States, damaging Nigeria's hopes of persuading the player to switch national allegiance. The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder was born to a German mother and Nigerian father and has not played a full international for Germany, The 25-year-old has played for Germany only at Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, making him still eligible to play for the African champions. And the Nigeria Football Federation had said it was confident of selecting Sam for June's Confederation Cup tournament in June. Spokesman Ademola Olajire told BBC Sport that the NFF was waiting for Sam to send two documents to submit a presentation to world football's governing body Fifa and obtain...
(BBC News Africa 05/16/13)
New Sierra Leone coach Johnny McKinstry has selected two Chelsea youngsters in his squad for two World Cup qualifying matches in June. Blues reserve Aziz Deen-Conteh, 20, and youth player Samuel Bangura, 18, are among 24 players called up by McKinstry to face Tunisia and Cape Verde. Deen-Conteh will need clearance from Fifa to play, having already represented England at junior level. The games will be McKinstry's first in charge of the Leone Stars. Irishman McKinstry, 27, was a surprise appointment in April, replacing Sweden's Lars Olof Mattsson. And he has wasted no time in freshening up the squad, following up Mattsson's attempt to include Deen-Conteh for the match against Tunisia in Tunis in March and also bringing in three...
(Times of swaziland 05/16/13)
EZULWINI – Mbabane Swallows fiery winger Tony ‘TT’ Tsabedze yesterday went home E16 500 richer after being named the MTN League Player of the Year. The prestigious award, which was won by his Swallows teammate Sabelo ‘Sikhali’ Ndzinisa carries a fat carrot of E11 000. The gifted forward also took home two Player of the Month Awards. The Player of the Month award carries a sum of E2 750. He was named the best player for the month of August and October respectively. The soft-spoken and media shy player immediately dedicated the award to his teammates and noted that anyone of them could have easily won it. “I obviously would not have been able to do it without the support...
(New Zimbabwe 05/16/13)
DYNAMOS have appealed against a US$10,000 fine slapped on them by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for their fans’ “unsporting behaviour” which caused a brief stoppage during their Champions league match with CA Birzetin of Tunisia at Rufaro in April. Dynamos managed to beat Tuesday’s deadline to file an appeal, according to club secretary Chris Kasiyazi. CAF had written to ZIFA informing them of their decision to impose the fine on Dynamos for what it described as “unsporting and regrettable behaviour of its supporters.” South African referee Lindikhaya Bolo, who handled the match, reported that the match was temporarily stopped due to water bottles being thrown on the pitch. He said after a minute’s stoppage, the game resumed again...
(Zambia Reports 05/16/13)
Ndola’s Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, the venue for next months’ two Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Sudan, has had its surface attacked by ants suspected to be army worms. According to sources at the facility, the ants were suspected to be army worms and had attacked the grass leading to panic as Zambia prepares to host Lesotho and Sudan on June 8 and 15 respectively. “Yes it is true the grass is being eaten away and we only noticed on Saturday and alerted the authorities and as today there were people who came to spray and I think the idea is to observe what happens,” the source told bolazambia.com from Ndola. “We will see what happens but we...
(National Mirror Online 05/16/13)
The Super Eagles are expected to depart for Germany today to begin training ahead of the May 31 international friendly match against Mexico in Houston, Texas, United States of America. Coach Stephen Keshi will lead a team of nine home-based players and technical crew, who will fly out from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja later this evening and are expected to arrive in Germany later in the night. Though details of the camping remained unclear as at press time, the team is expected to spend about two weeks at the facility before they depart for Houston, where Nigeria will test skills against the North American country for their third time at the Reliant Stadium. Unsettled AFCON-winning goal scorer, Sunday...
(News Day 05/16/13)
The Uganda Cranes could face Libya in a friendly a week before the June 8 World Cup qualifier against Liberia here in Kampala, Daily Monitor understands. A trusted source intimates to us that the Cranes, who face a busy schedule next month, could camp in the North African state before facing the hosts on June 1 or thereabouts. “We are still sorting a few issues and once we are through, the Cranes and Libya, who are all preparing for their (respective) World Cup games (Libya host DRC), will face off,” said the source, adding, “All expenses are paid for by Libya.” New coach Fufa head of communications Rogers Mulindwa could neither deny nor confirm the upcoming friendly against Libya but...
(New Zimbabwe 05/15/13)
AFTER surviving Premier Soccer League charges two weeks ago, Shabanie Mine have been finally been hauled before the disciplinary committee for causing the abandonment of their match with Harare City at Maglas on Sunday. The match was called off after 81 minutes with City leading 3-1 – a result which is set to be upheld by the PSL. Shabanie beat PSL charges after their violence-marred league meeting with Highlanders at the same ground on Good Friday. Highlanders, who won 2-0, were fined US$8,000. But now the Zvishavane side will have their turn in front of the disciplinary committee after their fans threw missiles into the field of play, interrupting the game after a goal had been ruled out for offside...
(24 Tanzania 05/15/13)
Kenya has set up an anti-doping centre in the north-western town of Eldoret, the home of the country’s distance running training camp. Athletics Kenya (AK) said the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) was “concerned” the country’s government was not taking doping seriously. Three-time 3,000m steeplechase world champion Moses Kiptanui had previously claimed doping was rife in Kenya. “Kenya’s credibility is being doubted,” said AK president Isaiah Kiplagat. Kiptanui, one of the most successful runners in Kenyan history, had alleged in February that many athletes use performance-enhancing drugs as a shortcut to wealth. Last September, Kenya’s athletics authorities revealed they were investigating allegations of widespread doping after media allegations that doctors had given banned substances to runners at a high-altitude training facility...

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