Abilene Christian, McNeese Lead the Southland at South Central Regional

first_img 21 Charlotte Tara MURPHY SO SMU 20:35.8 +1:00 5:31 21 2 The Hacketts’ trip to nationals is a program first and will be the Southland’s first representation at the NCAA Championship meet since 2015. It marks the first time the league has earned multiple bids since Lamar sent Clerc Koenck and Renee Graham in 2007. 23 Charles MILLS JR Texas 30:50.5 +1:01 4:57 22 6 6 7 11 Rice 313 18 Joseph MEADE JR Texas State 30:34.1 +45 4:55 17 1 3 1 7 7 4:47 1 1 20 UL-Lafayette 463 3 Anna WEST SO Baylor 19:40.0 +4 5:16 3 1 7 Hannah MILLER SO SMU 19:50.7 +15 5:19 7 1 Houston Baptist NTS 7 4 McNeese 173 7 5 Texas State 179 1 Arkansas 35 2017 NCAA Women’s All-South Central Region Team 4 SMU 148 7 3 24 Alex RIBA SR Texas A&M 30:52.8 +1:03 4:58 23 3 7 23 UT-Rio Grande Valley 582 7 7 11 Justin DOMANGUE SO UT-Arlington 30:14.9 +25 4:51 11 1 ACU’s 5th place team finish (163 points) led the league’s women’s sides, followed by Lamar in 10th place (296). McNeese finished 12th (336) followed by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (16th, 404), Stephen F. Austin (17th, 413), UIW (22nd, 526) and Nicholls (24th, 789). 13 Texas State 379 12 UIW 283 7 6 1 Arkansas 59 14 UL-Lafayette 340 Complete ResultsCOLLEGE STATION, Texas – Michaela and Alexandria Hackett headlined the Southland Conference performances at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships, finishing 5th and 6th, respectively, to secure automatic spots in the NCAA Cross Country Championships next week. The Wildcat women finished fifth out of 24 finishing teams. 6 Alexandria HACKETT SR Abilene Christian 19:50.2 +15 5:19 6 2 8 Lamar 235 9 Susannah LYNCH JR North Texas 20:03.6 +28 5:22 9 1 6 17 Central Arkansas 378 7 22 Garek BIELACZYC SO Texas 30:48.6 +59 4:57 21 5 12 Brenley GOERTZEN JR Texas Christian 20:18.2 +43 5:26 12 1 7 15 Arkansas State 398 6 Texas A&M 196 7 7 6 22 Arkansas State 563 16 Abby GUIDRY SO Texas 20:23.5 +48 5:28 16 2 23 UL-Monroe 664 Pl Team Pts 24 New Orleans 733 19 Abilene Christian 515 7 14 LSU 381 10 UT-Arlington 255 13 Tulane 337 5 Abilene Christian 163 5 Michaela HACKETT SR Abilene Christian 19:47.6 +12 5:18 5 1 4 Lindsey BRADLEY JR Baylor 19:42.3 +7 5:17 4 2 The Hackett twins will head to E.P. Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky., for the 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 18, hosted by Louisville. 2 Texas 73 2 # 21 UTSA 551 19 Jacob PICKLE JR Texas 30:36.0 +46 4:55 18 3 7 24 Meghan LLOYD JR Texas 20:39.2 +1:04 5:32 24 4 3 Alex ROGERS JR Texas 30:03.1 +14 4:50 3 1 Four Southland women’s athletes earned all-region accolades, headlined by the Hackett twins in 5th and 6th place. Michaela finished with a 6K time of 19:47.6 while Alexandria was right behind her at 19:50.2. McNeese’s Katja Woelfl finished 23rd with a time of 20:36.3 while ACU’s Diana Garcia-Munoz took 25th (20:41.3). 10 Nathan JONES SR McNeese 30:14.7 +25 4:51 10 1 9 North Texas 290 7 7 5 Jack BRUCE SR Arkansas 30:04.8 +15 4:50 5 1 6 Arkansas-Little Rock NTS 15 LSU 349 10 Lamar 296 7 1 Nikki HILTZ SR Arkansas 19:35.5 17 Enrique SOTO SR McNeese 30:33.8 +44 4:55 16 2 14 Dajour BRAXTON JR LSU 30:27.3 +38 4:54 13 1 2017 NCAA Men’s All-South Central Region Team 2 7 7 6 13 Isaac LALANG SR Arkansas-Little Rock 30:19.5 +30 4:52 Northwestern State NTS Pl Athlete Year Team Time Gap Pace Pts TmPl 3 Baylor 116 Pl Athlete Year Team Time Gap Pace Pts TmPl 5 In total, three men and four women earned spots on the All-South Central Region team with top-25 individual finishes. Jones topped the men’s list with a 10K time of 30:14.7 while Lamar’s Jamie Crow finished 15th (30:30.5). McNeese’s Enrique Soto took 17th, clocking in at 30:33.8. Sam Houston St. NTS 25 Andrew RONOH JR Arkansas 30:53.7 +1:04 4:58 24 5 16 Stephen F. Austin 367 24 Nicholls 789 3 Texas A&M 98 Pl Team Pts 18 Sam Houston State 487 6 7 7 7 6 7 17 Alex CRUZ JR Texas 20:24.9 +49 5:28 17 3 7 5:15 1 1 16 Matt YOUNG FR Arkansas 30:31.9 +42 4:54 15 4 17 Stephen F. Austin 413 5 12 McNeese 336 2 7 12 John RICE SO Texas 30:19.3 +30 4:52 12 2 Central Arkansas NTS 7 7 21 Houston 483 9 Devin MEYRER SO Baylor 30:13.0 +23 4:51 9 1 On the men’s side, McNeese finished fourth as a team out of 24 with 173 points, led by Nathan Jones with a 10th-place individual finish. 1 Emmanuel ROTICH JR Tulane 29:49.1 2017 NCAA South Central Region Women’s Team Results 2 Brian BARRAZA SR Houston 29:51.5 +2 4:48 2 1 7 Rice 234 4 Jon BISHOP SO Texas A&M 30:03.8 +14 4:50 4 1 # 6 Christian FARRIS SR Texas A&M 30:05.2 +16 4:50 6 2 6 18 UT-Arlington 413 8 Tulane 282 19 UTSA 456 7 Alex GEORGE SR Arkansas 30:12.4 +23 4:51 7 2 22 UIW 526 Nicholls NTS 6 6 6 22 Lauren BARTELS SR Tulane 20:35.8 +1:00 5:31 22 1 1 1 Louisiana Tech NTS 2017 NCAA South Central Region Men’s Team Results 21 Mike LOWE SR North Texas 30:46.0 +56 4:56 20 1 11 North Texas 263 15 Jamie CROWE JR Lamar 30:30.5 +41 4:54 14 1 2 Texas 93 16 A&M-Corpus Christi 404 Lamar men finished eighth with 235 points while UIW took 12th (283), followed by Stephen F. Austin in 16th (367), Central Arkansas at 17th (378), Sam Houston State 18th (487) and Abilene Christian in 19th place (515). New Orleans rounded out the finishing conference teams with a 24th-place finishing spot (733). 7 15 Ashton ENDSLEY FR Arkansas 20:21.0 +45 5:27 15 7 Arkansas-Little Rock NTS 2 Carina VILJOEN SO Arkansas 19:36.0 <1s 5:15 2 2 7 20 UT-Rio Grande Valley 549 7 Texas Christian 278 20 Gabrielle SATTERLEE SO Baylor 20:33.7 +58 5:30 20 3 19 Khayla PATEL SO Rice 20:32.4 +57 5:30 19 1 11 Taylor WERNER SO Arkansas 20:14.2 +39 5:25 11 4 6 8 Therese HAISS SR Arkansas 19:57.9 +22 5:21 8 3 9 Baylor 248 6 Houston 203 8 Austen DALQUIST SR Arkansas 30:12.6 +23 4:51 8 3 14 Sydney BROWN JR Arkansas 20:19.8 +44 5:27 14 6 3 7 1 18 Ashley DRISCOLL SO Texas A&M 20:26.2 +51 5:28 18 1 20 Eric KROON JR Texas 30:39.6 +50 4:55 19 4 7 UL-Monroe NTS 10 Destiny COLLINS SO Texas 20:05.4 +30 5:23 10 1 23 Katja WOELFL SR McNeese 20:36.3 +1:01 5:31 23 1 13 Lauren GREGORY FR Arkansas 20:19.0 +43 5:26 13 5 25 Diana GARCIA-MUNOZ SR Abilene Christian 20:41.3 +1:06 5:32 25 3last_img read more

Atlético climbs to second position in the UEFA ranking

first_imgFrom nothing to Cholista gloryEight of those ten years in which Atlético has won six titles in Europe (and has reached two Champions League finals, in 2014 in Lisbon, in 2016 in Milan) hThey have passed with Simeone, the coach who restored the luster to the team. There is a revealing fact in this regard that Mundo Deportivo, in its Atlético edition, described as follows: “To understand the brutal escalation of the mattress, it must be said that from 2004 to 2007, Atlético did not appear in the UEFA rankings, made up of more than 280 teams ” A list of which today is second, something that from this summer also matters in the UEFA draws (and that they place you in more favorable drums, the possibility of more affordable a priori draws) in addition to feeling in the economic. Something that gives muscle to an Atlético that when it has to compete, competes. Liverpool, the current European champion, knows that this season it will no longer be.UEFA ranking1. Real Madrid, 134,000 points (+17,000 in 2019-20)2. Athletic, 126,000 points (+21,000)3. Barça, 124,000 (+20,000)4. Bayern, 1230,000 (+23,000)5. Juventus, 115,000 (+20,000)6. Manchester City, 112,000 (+21,000)7. PSG, 105,000 (+23,000)8. Liverpool, 99,000 (+18,000)9. Manchester United, 92,000 (+14,000)10. Arsenal, 91,000 (10,000) They are the six European titles in the last decade. It is the last victory, to the current champion of Europe. All this is in the last update of the UEFA ranking, a few hours ago, and at Atlético’s position: it climbs to second position. Considered the second best team in the world, only behind Real Madrid. The whites with 134,000 points, the rojiblancos with 126,000, that is, two thousand more than the next in the list, the third, Barcelona, ​​which falls. Bayern Munich (also down) and Juventus complete the top five positions.Waiting for what happens in European football, with all the competitions stopped by the coronavirus crisis, and without many teams being able to play to score points. Atlético has risen to that second position after being the third team that has scored the most points so far this season, 21,000 points, only behind PSG and Bayern, both +23,000.last_img read more

Liberian Entrepreneur Embarks on Factory Construction

first_imgOne of Liberia’s youngest  entrepreneurs in Ganta City, Mr. Pharene Dekpa, is embarking on the construction of factory in the country in order to begin manufacturing some Liberian basic goods for the market.Speaking to the Daily Observer in Ganta on 22nd September 2014, he said that based on experiences gathered from around the world, it is prudent to have more factories in the country for some of the goods we import to be produced right here in Liberia. Mr. Pharene Dekpa, who began his business by selling from market to market, is now the CEO of DEKTA INC, a Liberia based business entity involved in multipurpose businesses, including the supplying dry cotton, plastic among other goods in Ganta and other parts of Liberia.His entity has begun importing motorcycles for the market bearing his entity name, “DEKTA,” to the citizens’ admiration.He said, his decision to import  different motorcycles is to bring quality motorbikes into  the market, looking at the terrain in our country.“Our bikes we are importing are more durable than the Safari ones that we were import.  Our bikes will bring new flavor into the market,” he said.Mr. Dekpa also explained that the Ebola crisis is hampering businesses due to daily increase in prices of basic  commodities such as rice, baking materials and among others.He also lamented that  monopoly given to some business entities in the country was hampering the importation of some essential goods, and this has caused a hike in the price of those goods.  He did not name any business entity, but said many commodities are restricted to a certain business entities in Liberia.Currently, the DEKTA Inc. is constructing a water factory in Ganta to boost the production of water in Nimba and this is said to be gaining momentum in Nimba.“We have a bigger dream when it comes to factories.  As  soon as we complete the mineral water factory we will build another factory that will produce some goods that we import here,” he said.However, Businessman Dekpah is calling on fellow business friends and the public at large to take all necessary Ebola Prevention very serious and abide by the Ministry of Health advice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BC Winter Games Committee looking to residents for stories of previous Games

first_imgThe 2020 B.C. Winter Games is taking place from February 20 to the 23 in Fort St. John.For more information, you can visit bcgames.org. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With less than 100 days until the 2020 B.C. Winter Games coming to Fort St. John, the Winter Games Committee is looking for you to share your stories of Games past.According to Amber Harding, Public Relations for the Winter Games, the stories from residents of Fort St. John and area will be used as part of the ongoing marketing of the Games.Harding says the type of stories they are looking for is if you volunteered or participated in previous B.C. Games events.- Advertisement -According to Harding, to submit a story, you can submit the story idea online and then a team of writers will get in touch with you and write a story from what you tell them.All stories will then be featured on the Winter Games’ website and other social media properties.All story ideas can be submitted online through a submission form.Advertisementlast_img read more

Huskies beat Wolves, 6-3, and 7-1

first_imgThe Huskies got back on track, wrapping up the weekend with two straight wins over the Slave Lake Wolves. Slave Lake only came to Fort St. John with 13 skaters – a sign it would be a long series for the Wolves. On Saturday night, the pups rebounded from a disappointing loss on Friday with a 6-3 win. Husky goals were scored by John Benere, Jason Arnouse, Cody Kalb, Dan Pappin, and Kole Norris (2), while Andrew Van der Merwe got the win in goal, facing only 12 shots from the Wolves. – Advertisement -On Sunday, the Wolves only had 11 skaters, and it would be more of the same. Goals came from Jon Spence (2), Steven Fast (3), Cody Kalb, and Cody Hildebrand. The final score on Sunday was 7-1.With the wins, the Huskies move to 15-7 on the season, which is still well behind the Wolverines, who despite a loss in Beaverlodge on Saturday, sit at 15-3 heading into Sunday’s game in Sexsmith. But, it has the Huskies 4 points ahead of Peace River, with 3 more games played. Captain Jon Spence says it’s pretty simple what the team wants to do from here on out. [asset|aid=705|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=be0b59f8d2b6f747344fe48b39be32b2-spence-second_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement All in all, Coach Kalb was a little disappoited with the weekend, despite earning 4 of a possible 6 points. [asset|aid=708|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=be0b59f8d2b6f747344fe48b39be32b2-bob-weekend_1_Pub.mp3] The Huskies can look forward to only one game next weekend, a Saturday night game in Dawson Creek.On Sunday, the pups will spread out across Fort St. John for their annual ‘Fill the Bus’ campaign. Stay tuned for more information on ‘Fill the Bus’, and don’t forget to have donations ready.Advertisement After Sunday’s game, Coach Bob Kalb admitted a few minutes of sloppy play from his team and goalie, on Friday night, was the difference in the game. [asset|aid=706|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=be0b59f8d2b6f747344fe48b39be32b2-bob-softies_1_Pub.mp3] Steven Fast says soft goals are something the team needs to learn how to deal with. [asset|aid=707|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=be0b59f8d2b6f747344fe48b39be32b2-fast-softies_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

Firefighters on spree

first_imgAfter about 10 minutes, Garcia, with an array of sports-minded toys, could barely look over the pile as he maneuvered his cart to the checkout stand. Firefighter after firefighter brought their toys up to the front of the store, while store manager George Robinson looked on. “This is great for the kids,” he said. “They seem to be filling up their carts faster this year.” About 45 minutes later, the shopping was done and all the bags of toys were loaded up in the 12-by-6-foot cab of one of the department’s trucks. The toys will be stored at a city facility until they are delivered to the kids. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-5367, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“It’s an exciting program,” said Carlos Garcia, firefighter/paramedic, as he prepared to fill his blue cart at the Toys “R” Us on Montebello Boulevard. “I like sports, so I am going to load up on baseball gloves, soccer balls and other sports items,” Garcia said. “I want kids to be active and not just sit in front of a computer playing games.” Osario, who has been with the department for about seven years, told his fellow shoppers that all the items in the store were “open game” except for the electronics department. Firefighter Ruben Castillo headed straight to the shelves stocked with Star Wars-related items. “I am a Star Wars fanatic,” he said as he piled action figures and starships into his cart. “I loved this stuff growing up, and so do my two sons, ages 3 and 5.” • Photo Gallery: Spark of Love Toy Drive • Video: Spark of Love Toy Drive MONTEBELLO – About 19 eager Fire Department personnel filled up shopping carts Thursday as they went on a shopping spree at Toys “R” Us for area children. They took part in the Spark of Love toy drive, spending $7,500 on toys for Montebello infants, children and teens for Christmas. “We are able to buy toys for kids who would otherwise go without through the generous donations from local businesses and individuals,” said firefighter/paramedic Frank Osario, program coordinator. last_img read more

Homeowners take swing against golf course plan

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsCompany spokeswoman Marlee Lauffer said Tuesday that she intends to meet with association officials to discuss the issue. “We’ll sit down with the representatives of the HOA in the next week or so to explain why the maintenance was set up in the way it was set up in order to provide fire protection and aesthetic enhancements for the residents,” she said. “Our position when we established the Westridge HOA is that it makes sense for the HOA to control the landscaping immediately adjacent to the residences. … However, since questions have been raised, we will sit down with them and discuss this further.” Morgan said the HOA registered its concerns recently in a letter to 5th District county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. But for Paul Novak, Antonovich’s planning deputy, privatizing the TPC and the association’s disputed maintenance fees are separate issues. “Keep in mind there is an area the golf course is supposed to maintain, and there is an area the HOA is supposed to maintain,” he said. “If one or the other are not doing their jobs, that will be straightened out.” As for plans to make the course members-only, Novak said it’s allowed. “What dictates what occurs there on the golf course are the original conditions,” he said. “(County) Planning looked at the conditions and it’s pretty clear they’re allowed to do this.” Newhall Land notified the county planners in January of its intent to make the course members-only, and received clearance from officials in March. As a condition of its 1999 approval, the course could privatize only after it’s opened for public play for 15 years, or if two new public regulation-size golf courses opened in the Santa Clarita Valley to ensure there were enough open courses here. Less than a year later, two long-planned public golf courses opened in Robinson Ranch in Canyon Country, which allowed the TPC to privatize even before it opened in 2003. “I personally believe that this golf course should remain public for the 15 years from the date that it’s open, and the community gets a true benefit of it,” Morgan said. “What troubled me most about this – when the documents were written, they wrote a financially beneficial package for themselves and passed the costs on to the homeowners.” Still, Lauffer said the homeowners shouldn’t be surprised at the move. “As people were buying homes in Westridge, they were very well aware the TPC would at some point in time go private,” she said. “It has been well communicated.” Current course fees at the TPC range from $90 to $140, compared with $59 to $117 at Robinson Ranch. The area’s third public course, Vista Valencia, charges $20 to $30. TPC memberships can cost at least $25,000 per year, though discounts were offered to Westridge home buyers. eugene.tong@dailynews.com (661)257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Westridge residents have taken a stance against moves by Newhall Land to take the Tournament Players Club golf course private. The Westridge Master Homeowners Association, which represents 1,048 homeowners in the 1,700-home tract, pays about $200,000 a year to help maintain landscaping along the slopes bordering homes and the 18-hole semiprivate course, according to association President Gary Morgan. It’s fine if it helps enhance fire protection and beautify a community facility in their own backyard, but not for what will become a private business where memberships cost $25,000 to $30,000 a year, he said Tuesday. “They’re passing on that expense to the entire development,” Morgan said of the course, which opened in 2003 and is now wholly owned by The Newhall Land and Farming Company. last_img read more


first_imgA CLARE hurling fan has sent a big ‘thank you’ to a  mystery Donegal family who stopped to rescue her after her own car broke down.Sarah Ferrigan left the lights on in her car as she rushed into see her beloved Clare take on Tipp in Thurles in the National League fixtures yesterday.As the rain poured down Sarah drew a picture of a battery on a piece of paper and held it up….hoping someone would stop. “A lovely Donegal family pulled over and got me back on the road,” said Sarah.“It was a lovely act of kindness – and I just wanted to give them a public thank you via Donegal Daily.”Added Sarah: “Good luck to Donegal in the football this year – I hope you go all the way.”  CLARE HURLING FAN THANKS MYSTERY SOS DONEGAL FAMILY was last modified: March 10th, 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:ClareHURLINGSarah FerriganThurlesTipperarylast_img read more

Cranes resume preparations ahead of Senegal clash

first_img Tags: Abdu LumalaAFCON 2019Allan katereggaallan kyambaddeBevis MugabiDenis OnyangoDerrick Paul NsibambiEmmanuel Arnold OkwiFarouk Miyagodfrey walusimbiGroup AGroup CHassan WasswaIsaac MulemeJoseph OchayaKhalid AuchoMike AziraMurushid JuukoNico Wakiro WadadaPatrick Henry KadduRobert OdongkaraRonald MukiibiSalim Jamal MagoolaSenegaltadeo lwangaTimothy AwanytopUganda CranesWilliam Luwagga Cranes players in training on Wednesday night. (PHOTO/Agency)AFCON 2019Senegal vs Uganda Cairo International Stadium, CairoFriday, 05-06-2019After what will go down as one of the craziest 24 hours in Ugandan football, the Uganda Cranes returned to duty late Wednesday night.The team had on Tuesday refused to train claiming they had to be paid a sum of $6000, for reaching the last 16 at the on-going 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.After FUFA initially claiming that they did not owe players any money as per a ‘code of conduct’ the two parties signed before starting preparations, the federation finally succumbed to pressure on Wednesday evening.Two emergency meetings where held, one in Cairo and the other in Kampala, with the Federation and team officials accepting to pay the extra $6000 that the players claimed to be owed.By 7pm (EAT) time, each player had been assured he would be getting his money for reaching the last 16 but that was not all as it took up to three more hours for them (players) to make up their minds.While inside their hotel, the players are understood to have held a three hour long meeting with the agenda and contents remaining a mystery.They then boarded the bus and moved to the training ground where they held a session which will help boost their fitness ahead of Thursday’s last training.However, Wednesday’s training was missed by vice captain Hassan Wasswa Mawanda.Wasswa (16) is the only player who missed training on Wednesday. (PHOTO/File)The center back is understood to have had one of his teeth removed, forcing him to seat out the session.Uganda is gearing to take on Senegal on Friday after sealing a round of 16 spot this past Sunday despite losing 0-2 against Egypt in their last group game.The Cranes finished second in Group with 4 points, following a 2-0 victory over DR Congo and a 1-1 draw with Zimbabwe.For Senegal, they finished second in Group C, winning two and losing only one game.The Lions of Teranga defeated Kenya 3-0, Tanzania 2-0 but lost to Algeria 0-1 during their group fixtures.Uganda and Senegal last faced off in an international friendly back in 2017, drawing 0-0.The players who trained on Wednesday nightGoalkeepersDenis Onyango, Robert Odongkara, Salim Jamal MagoolaDefendersNico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Muleme, Bevis Mugabi, Murushid Juuko, Ronald Mukiibi, Timothy Awany, Joseph OchayaMidfieldersMike Azira, Abdu Lumala, Tadeo Lwanga, William Luwagga, Khalid Aucho, Allan KatereggaForwardsEmmanuel Arnold Okwi, Patrick Henry Kaddu, Farouk Miya, Derrick Paul Nsibambi, Allan Kyambadde.Comments last_img read more

Bengo eyes three points as Wakiso Giants FC visit Kyetume

first_img Tags: george best nsimbekefa kisalaKyetume FCSteven BengoUganda Premier LeagueWakiso Giants Wakiso Giants are coming off a 2-1 victory over Wakiso Giants FC in their last game. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier League Kyetume FC vs Wakiso Giants FC Bombo Barracks Stadium, BomboTuesday, 12-11-2019 @4pmWakiso Giants FC will be hoping for three more points when they visit Kyetume FC at Bombo Barracks Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.After a run of three successive defeated, the Purple Sharks returned to winning ways as they beat Busoga United 2-1 last weekend.It was relief for the Wakiso faithful and a first victory under caretaker coach Steven Bengo.It was also Bengo’s second game in charge after losing to Vipers SC in his maiden bow.Wakiso have under performed as per the standards they set for themselves at the start of the season and it can as no surprise that Kefa Kisala was let go of following the 3-0 loss to Express on match-day 11.There seems to be a feel good factor currently at the club after the change in management and it remains to be seen if that can be a motivation factor against Kyetume.Wakiso start the day in 9th position with 16 points and have a chance to move into 5th that is if they can win and other results go their way.Ahead of the game, Bengo is worried about how Kyetume will react after a hammering in their latest game.“It was important winning against Busoga United but that is now behind,” said Bengo.“We are playing against a very good side who will be eager to make amends after losing badly in Arua so we must be careful.Coming into Tuesday’s contest, Wakiso will be without captain Yasin Mugabi who suffered a cut on the eye in the 2-1 win over Busoga United. He joins Tom Masiko, Ayub Kisaliita and Yasin Mugume who are not match fit despite returning to training. Hakim Ssenkumba and Kirizestom Ntambi are also doubtful after picking knocks in training.For Kyetume, they will be eager to return to winning ways after a humiliation in Arua.The Slaughters were beaten 7-1 by Onduparaka, their heaviest loss since they attained promotion to the top tier.Before last Friday’s game, George Best Nsimbe’s side had proved hard to break down as they had conceded two goals in a single game on only one occasion.Against Wakiso, they need to be careful as the Purple Sharks have proved to be unpredictable this campaign.Just like Wakiso, Kyetume also have 16 points and sit 8th on the log.The two sides met in the Big League last season and this will e their fourth meeting in history.The other games on Tueday-Mbarara City FC vs Onduparaka FC @4pm-Vipers SC vs URA FC-Busoga United vs Maroons FC-Proline FC vs Bright Stars FCComments last_img read more