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Farooq Miya stars as Uganda defeats Lesotho in Maseru

first_imgThe Uganda Cranes in action against Lesotho on Tuesday evening (photo by FUFA Media)2019 AFCON Qualifiers-Group L Lesotho – Uganda Setsoto Stadium, Maseru Tuesday, 16-10-2018 MASERU – The Uganda Cranes all but ensured qualification to the 2019 AFCON tournament after a convincing 2-0 victory over Lesotho on Tuesday evening.Two first half strikes from Farooq Miya were enough to see Uganda through in a game that had limited goal mouth action especially in the second half.After a dull initial exchange, Farooq Miya put Uganda in the lead on six minutes with a ferocious strike from outside the area after he was teed up by debutant Allan Kateregga.Uganda could have doubled their lead on 13 minutes but Kateregga’s brilliant ball across the six yard box could only find Lesotho defender Basia Makepe and the home side cleared their lines.A minutes later, the Cranes were at it again and this time Miya could only blaze over after expertly flicking the ball over a Lesotho defender out side the area.The home side was struggling to create chances and Cranes captain Denis Onyango nearly gifted them an equaliser on 17 minutes when he lazily controlled a simple back pass from Murushid Jjuuko but managed to clear his lines in time before the ball crossed the line.Two minutes later, Kateregga missed a glorious opportunity to double the Cranes lead when his goal bound shot was cleared off the line by the Makepe after the home side’s keeper Likano Mphuthi had spilt Emmanuel Okwi’s shot into the path of the Cape Town City midfielder.The first yellow card of the game went to Uganda after Hassan Wasswa pulled Tumelo Khutlage as he tried to feed off a looped pass. Onyango had to be at his absolute best to save the resultant free-kick from Masoabi Nkoto.A minute after the half hour mark, Miya was also booked for over reacting after committing a foul at the center line.With eleven minutes to play in the first half, Uganda doubled its lead. Okwi was fouled by the Lesotho Captain, Miya stepped up and curled the resultant free-kick into the top right corner off the under side of the ball.The rest of the first half was uneventful as Uganda ensured they held a 2-0 lead at half time.Lesotho started the second half strongly and registered their first and second corners of the game inside the first six minutes of the last 45.With Uganda on the back foot, Cranes coach Sebastian Desabre introduced left back Isaac Muleme in place of Kateregga to try and shut out Lesotho.The home side felt they should have had a penalty on the hour mark when Jjuuko’s clumsy tackle brought down Nkoto but the referee waved away their appeals.As the game wore on, Lesotho took the initiative and tried to find at least one goal and as a consequence, Khalid Aucho was booked for fouling Tumalo just outside the area. However, the resultant free-kick sailed wide of Onyango’s goal.Lesotho’s best chance for a consolation goal came on 71 minutes as Nkoto headed a 5 corner only for Onyango to save comfortably.Six minutes later, Onyango made another comfortable save as Tsoarelo Berang drilled a free-kick straight the the Cranes Skipper.In another cautious move, Desabre made another substitution on 78 minutes, taking off the booked Miya and replacing him with Moses Waisswa.Emmanuel Okwi who came into the game one caution away from suspension was booked a minute later for decent meaning he will miss Uganda’s next game.With the Cranes headed for a famous victory, Desabre played his last card as he introduced Edrisa Lubega in place of the ineffective Patrick Kaddu on 88 minutes.Despite being on the back foot for most of the second half, the Cranes held on to register their third win of the campaign, moving to 10 points with two games to play.The Cranes team that started against Lesotho on TuesdayAfter Tanzania defeated Cape Verde 2-0 in the other group L encounter, the Cranes need one more point to ensure qualification to Cameroon 2019.Uganda’s starting IX vs Lesotho: Denis Onyango (GK), Nicholas Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Jjuuko, Khalid Aucho, Denis Iguma, Moses Waiswa, Farooq Miya, Emmanuel Okwi, Allan Kateregga, Patrick Kaddu.Comments Tags: 2019 AFCON QualifiersFarooq Miyatoplast_img read more


US is Popovich’s team now, but he won’t lobby players for it

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “He was remarkable. Spectacular. Off the charts what he did to qualify the USA for the world championships,” Popovich said. “He put together about five different teams, mostly different players each time in a short amount of time they had to get them ready. If they didn’t do well, U.S. doesn’t go and he deserves a lot of credit for doing that on his own and really grateful to him.”The minor leaguers will now give way to NBA stars this summer. Popovich, the San Antonio Spurs coach who was hired in 2015 to succeed Mike Krzyzewski following the Rio Olympics, said he doesn’t believe anybody has, thus far, committed to playing.The Americans compiled a national team pool of more than 30 players they can choose from, knowing top stars such as LeBron James are unlikely to want to play consecutive summers. They will trim that to a smaller number to invite to training camp in Las Vegas this summer, with the goal of getting the final roster of 12 players there.Unlike Krzyzewski, who rarely saw his prospective players while coaching at Duke, Popovich is around them all the time during the NBA season.“And hate half of them,” he joked. “It’s going to be really tough to coach them.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town USA Basketball leaders haven’t begun reaching out to World Cup prospects yet, needing to devote their time first to the revolving-door rosters of the qualifying games. With that behind them, national team managing director Jerry Colangelo and director Sean Ford can begin assembling the next team — without Popovich’s help.“Jerry Colangelo has been the wizard of that, he’s been the guy who’s put those teams together along with Sean Ford,” Popovich said. “The two of them have done yeoman work over the years in putting the groups together and they’re good at it, so I’ll leave that to them.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants With that done, Popovich can lobby players to go to China with him.He won’t.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I just think that would be inappropriate for me before games to go up to one or two guys on each team and say, ‘Hey, are you going to play for us this summer? I’d really like to have you,’” Popovich said. “He’s there to try to whip (us). He’s got a different priority that night and I think it would be inappropriate for me try to do that.”Jeff Van Gundy guided the U.S. through qualifying, earning a spot in China with teams comprised of mostly NBA G League players. He finished 10-2 when the Americans beat Argentina 84-83 on Monday night in Greensboro, North Carolina . San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich give referee Tony Brothers (25) and earfull during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. The Knicks defeated the Spurs 130-118. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK— Now the U.S. really is Gregg Popovich’s team.He’s been the Americans’ national team coach for a few years but there was never a guarantee he’d actually get to lead them in competition. The U.S. first had to qualify for the Basketball World Cup, where the Americans can then play their way into the 2020 Olympics.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img PBA D-League: Marinerong Pilipino recovers to turn back SMDC-NU Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more


Driver Training Institute to Be Established at Brown’s Town Community College

first_imgThe Ministry of Labour and Social Security has intensified plans to establish a Driver Training Institute at the Brown’s Town Community College in St. Ann, to undertake the professional training of trailer drivers and transport mechanics.This initiative is expected to commence by September 2013, and has been boosted by the gift of a trailer/truck valued at CD$45,000.00 (approximately $4.5 million) to the Ministry by Canadian Employer, Trimac Group of Companies.The unit was handed over at a ceremony, held at Oceans 11Seafood Restaurant in Ocho Rios, on January 31.The programme, through which drivers and mechanics will be certified, was conceptualized in July last year when Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, visited Canada and saw the opportunities for trailer drivers and mechanics in that country’s trucking industry.Accepting the gift, Minister Kellier expressed appreciation to the Canadian Trimac Group of Companies, noting that it will be beneficial to both countries, in that drivers and mechanics who are trained and certified, could get an opportunity to work in Canada.“Jamaica and Canada have shared a very fruitful relationship over the past 50 years or so. The special bond that exists between the people of both countries is cherished, being a part of the Commonwealth where we share a common language,” the Minister said.He indicated that the Ministry of Labour and Social Security is prepared to continue to facilitate the operations that guided the programme into being, and challenged the main planners of the project to seek to move the numbers up and target at least 1,000 persons to be a part of the programme by the end of the year.For her part, Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, who is also Member of Parliament for South East St. Ann, where the project is scheduled to be carried out, told JIS News that she is pleased and very excited about the prospects of training and employment for young people in the area.“This is something that I have been pushing… and when the opportunity came up, I indicated that we had the perfect place, the infrastructure and the road network and buildings,” she said.last_img read more