It was a disaster- Nkata on Nakumatt loss

first_imgNkata bemoaned late arrival to Nairobi for the match and also insinuated that his players took too long to adapt to play on an artificial turf, hence caught out flat.“The field was okay but maybe they are not used to it. The way we played today is not the way we have been playing especially from the Super Cup. This game was a disaster but maybe we can learn from the mistakes and bounce back,” a crestfallen Nkata told Capital Sport.He added; “We travelled late coming to Nairobi. We only arrived on Saturday night and then we were told the game is in the morning. We didn’t have enough time to rest or even train before the game and that confusion let us down.”The loss further pegged back Nkata’s hope of pushing the team into the top half of the standings, but he remains optimistic that things will turn around.Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Paul Nkata issues instructions on the touchline during their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt FC at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHaving already signed George Mandela from Tusker FC and Jimmy Bageya from City Stars, Nkata hopes to bring in two more players, one from Uganda before the mid-season transfer window shuts at the end of the month.“I need to bring in one defender and a striker and from there we will be okay. The team will be strong enough and I know we can recover from this loss,” added the Ugandan coach.Meanwhile, striker Allan Wanga and defender James Situma are expected to return to the first team for this weekend’s Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield match against Ulinzi Stars in Nakuru.Wanga missed the Nakumatt tie as he was held up with exams while Nkata said Situma had asked to be excluded for personal reasons. The coach also hinted that Noah Wafula beat the pain barrier to play the match as he was still recovering from injury.Meanwhile, despite losing by a solitary goal to Kariobangi Sharks, Posta Rangers head coach Sammy Omollo says he was impressed with the output of his players.Posta are down to 10th in the standings after a poor start but Omollo is optimistic that they can give a punch in the remaining games to achieve their target of finishing among the top four.Posta Rangers midfielder Joseph Mbugi vies for the ball with Kariobangi Sharks skipper Eric Juma during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I think we were fantastic against Sharks and the difference was their goalkeeper. He literally won the three points from them. We played good football and we were solid. We had chances to score but once again we failed to utilize,” the coach noted.He added; “This is something we need to improve moving forward but I think the performance today can spur us into the next game.”Sharks who also started the season on a low picked up their fourth win in five games, a result that thrust them to sixth with 30 points, four off second placed Sofapaka.“The confidence is coming back and I am happy that we are winning the tough games.  A late goal against a strong team such as Posta shows that we have grown in mental strength and the players’ belief has come back,” the coach said.Sharks will switch their attention to the FKF Shield where they are scheduled to face Wazito FC in a round of 32 tie at the Camp Toyoyo Ground.KPL Weekend results:Saturday: Mathare United 1 Vihiga United 1 (Camp Toyoyo), Zoo Kericho 1 Sony Sugar 1 (Kericho Stadium), AFC Leopards 2 Chemelil Sugar 0 (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos).Sunday: Nakumatt 6 Kakamega Homeboyz 1 (Camp Toyoyo), Nzoia Sugar 1 Gor Mahia 3 (Moi Stadium, Kisumu), Sofapaka 3 Thika United 0 (Narok Stadium), Kariobangi Sharks 1 Posta Rangers 0 (Camp Toyoyo), Tusker FC 1 Wazito FC 1(Ruaraka), Ulinzi Stars 0 Bandari 0 (Afraha Stadium, Nakuru).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Paul Nkata remonstrates on the touchline during their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt FC at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 19- Kakamega Homeboyz tactician Paul Nkata was left shell-shocked as his side were handed a 6-1 hiding by Nakumatt FC at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on Sunday, their biggest defeat in top flight football.Homeboyz were atrocious on the day and Nakumatt made the most of their chances, leaving the Kakamega based visitors slapped with embarrassment.last_img read more

Do you know who these players are based on their REAL names?

first_img1 It may be hard to believe, but Brazilian players like Hulk were not born with a single name.And they’re not the only ones who go by shorter names to save time and also embarrassment for those of us who struggle with pronunciations – we’re looking at you, Alan Brazil.Some, though, just call themselves some different altogether.See if you can crack these 10 questions.About | Privacy | Terms Do you know who what other name Atletico Madrid’s Koke goes by? last_img

Why does Croatian star Vedran Corluka have a Harry Potter tattoo?

first_imgSupporters first spotted the tattoo back at Euro 2016, where Croatia crashed out following a last-16 defeat to eventual winners Portugal.Corluka, now 32, spent five years in the Premier League between 2007 and 2012.He currently stars in Russia for Lokomotiv Moscow and has made three appearances so far at the World Cup.Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Croatia: Wednesday July 11 – Kick Off 7PM BST Corluka has the tattoo on his left arm 2 Corluka started against Iceland and has come off the bench twice in Russia Why does Vedran Corluka have a Harry Potter tattoo?Some of you will have noticed that Corluka sports some intriguing ink on his left wrist.The Croatian has the mark of the Deathly Hallows on his arm, which is a symbol from the Harry Potter series.If you’re not clued up on your Potter knowledge, the Deathly Hallows are three powerful magic objects created by death which allow the user to become the ‘Master of Death’.The exact reason for the tattoo is a mystery, but they are popular amongst Harry Potter fans and it may just be that the Croatian loves the franchise. 2 Getty Getty Croatia continue to defy their critics at this summer’s World Cup.Their side is packed with youthful creative and rugged pros – including former Manchester City and Spurs star Vedran Corluka.last_img read more

Tottenham make secret payment to FA to play at Wembley until 2019

first_imgTottenham are reported to have made a payment to the Football Association to play at Wembley until the end of the year.The London club’s new £1billion stadium is due to open on September 15 for the visit of Premier League rivals Liverpool. 2 An FA spokesman added: “Tottenham Hotspur have the option to play a small number of Premier League and UEFA Champions League group stage home matches at Wembley Stadium, but their intention is not to and they have only scheduled the Fulham home game at Wembley Stadium.” The ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’ opening could be delayed Wembley could be home for Tottenham for a little while longer 2 But, according to The Sun, Spurs have ‘construction concerns’ over the new stadium and have activated an option with the FA to use Wembley for the rest of the year.The club had been given special dispensation to play their first home match at the national arena this season, against Fulham on Saturday.But they are now preparing for an extended stay at Wembley, where they played all their home matches in the Premier League in the 2017/18 season while their new stadium was being built.Chairman Daniel Levy is said to be so worried about the timetable that he has also informed UEFA that the club may play their Champions League group matches at Wembley.An FA official told The Sun: “Spurs have taken up the option to come to Wembley for a number of Premier League home games and the home games in the group stage of the Champions League.“However, it is still their intention to play their home games at White Hart Lane after the Fulham game.”last_img read more

Owens Valley dust-control work OK’d

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The contract approved Wednesday is a $103 million deal with Barnard Construction Co. to build several miles of dust control areas, as well as operations and maintenance facilities. It is the last of six major dust mitigation-related contracts. “We’ve done a lot of work out there and it is working,” said Richard Harasick, director of the project for the DWP. Officials knew from the beginning that the project might go beyond $120 million, Harasick said, but the price ballooned as the scope of the work increased. Harasick acknowledged that the project might not end at the current boundary of about 30 square miles, but he said the DWP does not intend to spend more than $415 million. If the DWP does not meet its project deadlines, local and federal regulators could fine the city $50,000 to $60,000 per day and could possibly pursue criminal penalties, Harasick said. Meanwhile, the contract with Barnard includes possible penalties of $5,000 per day. “Those things ought to be equal,” said Councilwoman Janice Hahn. “It doesn’t make sense for us to be left holding the bag more than our vendor or contractor.” The Board of Water and Power Commissioners has also delved into the Owens Valley issue, calling for audits of all related contracts. The DWP commissioners have focused on reviewing the utility’s contracts with CH2M Hill, which provided consulting, design and construction management services on the Owens project. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Fearing that delays of dust-control work in the Owens Valley could lead to stiff penalties, the City Council on Wednesday approved a $103 million contract while also vowing to step up oversight of the project. Councilmen Tony Cardenas and Bernard Parks plan to bring a motion calling for an external review of the Department of Water and Power’s work at Owens Valley Lake, which has risen to about $415 million from original estimates around $120 million. “If we can do it cheaper we’d better figure out how to do it,” said Cardenas, who represents the Van Nuys area. The dust-control work dates back to Los Angeles’ diversion of Owens Valley water in the early 20th century to provide for the city’s growth. In recent decades, regulatory agencies and courts have ordered the city to address the serious environmental problems that ensued. last_img read more

HUGE CROWD EXPECTED TO ATTEND 23RD ANNUAL FINN VALLEY AGRICULTURAL SHOW THIS WEEKEND

first_imgFEAURES: The 23rd annual Finn Valley Agricultural Show will take place this Saturday 27th June at the Russell Brothers Farm, Kilcadden, Killygordon, Co. Donegal.A huge crowd is expected to attend the popular show which attracts people from all over Donegal and across the border in Derry and Tyrone. It is a family orientated event which means there is plenty for all the family to do at the event.Organisers have provided another superb show and are hoping the weather stays good over the weekend and that they have another successful agricultural show.A spokesman for the Finn Valley show told Donegal Daily, “We work hard to make this a family fun day, with many attractions including our famous Donkey Derby and free amusements area for the children as well as the usual Sheep, Cattle, Poultry, Horse and Pony Classes.“This year we are excited to announce that the Show will be hosting the Cash Jumping Competition on Sunday 28th June in the Show Field, the first time to be hosted in Co. Donegal. HUGE CROWD EXPECTED TO ATTEND 23RD ANNUAL FINN VALLEY AGRICULTURAL SHOW THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Agricultural showBusinessFeaturesfinn valleynewsNoticeslast_img read more

Ireland’s biggest ever tribute weekend is coming to Donegal

first_imgFOUR of the biggest and very best live tribute shows in Ireland and the UK will come together to take the stage under one roof in just one weekend!‘TRIB BASH’ comes to the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny on the 14th & 15th February 2020. Tickets are out now from the Clanree Hotel reception desk and online at Eventbrite.Trib Bash will showcase four of the most elite tribute shows touring the country and beyond at the moment which will include: • Queen (Qween), • Johnny Cash & June Carter (Cash Returns), • Abba (The Bjorn Identity) • Garth Brooks (Trevor Smith – Friends in Low Places) The weekend’s award winning lineup consists of four acts which are currently touring the nation and further afield and are blowing audiences away with their spectacular authentic shows. Each of the acts are without doubt the closest thing you will get to their original counterparts, each with live performances and vocals that will blow the most ardent of music fans away.Never under one roof in one weekend has a live music event like this taken place – being the first of it’s kind Trib Bash promises to be one of the most exciting music spectacles in 2020 which will cater for music fans of all genres.TRIB BASH 2020 LINE UPFRIDAY 14th FEBGarth Brooks: ‘Friends in Low Places’Johnny Cash & June Carter: ‘Cash Returns’ SATURDAY 15th FEBQueen: ‘Qween’ABBA: ‘The Bjorn Identity’Both Trib Bash Single-day tickets (€30) and Weekend tickets (€50) are available now from the Clanree hotel reception desk and online at eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/trib-bash-2020-letterkennytickets-74792011921 * All B&B weekend packages have now been sold out *Ireland’s biggest ever tribute weekend is coming to Donegal was last modified: November 16th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Abbaclanree hotelGarth BrooksJohnny CashQueentrib bashtribute weekendlast_img read more

Sharks’ Pete DeBoer calls Golden Knights coach chirping his players “ridiculous”

first_imgSAN JOSE — The chirping between the Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights’ benches may have subsided a bit in Game 6. That doesn’t mean all of the talk coming from the Golden Knights bench quieted down, though.In fact, Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said Monday that it’s Vegas coach Gerard Gallant doing most of the talking right now.Asked if the talk — particularly through the media — dying down recently between the two teams maybe works in the Sharks’ favor, DeBoer said, “I don’t know if it works in our …last_img read more

Goose matters

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest To biologists and Ohio waterfowl hunters, Canada geese are an outstanding conservation success story. Once extirpated from the state as a breeding species, Ohio now supports a healthy,growing population. However, to a landowner they can be viewed as nuisances that create conflict — and a major mess.If you are among those with concerns and find yourself referencing “flying carp” when discussing the matter, you may benefit from learning how to manage those conflicts with Canada geese during a free public program on Tuesday February 7, from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm offered in Columbus. The program will take place at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife District One Headquarters, located at 1500 Dublin Road, 43215.The goose management seminar will be led by Division of Wildlife staff that specializes in dealing with goose conflicts. Topics to be covered will not only include conflict management but also Canada goose biology, ecology, and population trends. This program is best suited for ages 16 and up. The program is free but pre-registration is required as seating is limited. ODNR, Division of Wildlife at (614) 644-3925 or email derek.klein@dnr.state.oh.us. Meanwhile, you can learn more about Canada geese in Ohio at wildohio.gov.If a visit to central Ohio isn’t on your agenda for Feb. 7, you can hear the meat of the honker management matter by tuning-in to my radio show the previous Saturday, Feb. 4, when I host goose conflict management presenter Gary Comer on Buckeye Sportsman. Visit buckeyesportsman.com to learn where you can tune in and when to catch the show wherever yo may be that day. You can also visit the podcast link to listen to that segment any time after Feb. 6, when it will be posted on that web site.last_img read more

Kamran, Umar send legal notices to bookie Majeed

first_imgPakistan’s cricketing brothers Kamran and Umar Akmal have sent legal notices to alleged bookmaker Mazhar Majeed for implicating them in the spot-fixing scandal.Their lawyer Saud Nasrullah said that he had dispatched the legal notices to Majeed’s address in the United Kingdom in which the Pakistani bookmaker had been told to either give more details of the involvement of his clients or apologise.”Kamran and Umar are very upset by the allegations made by Mazhar Majeed and believe it is an attempt to defame them and hurt their reputation,” Nasrullah said.”Either he must come up with more details to back his statement that Kamran and Umar were involved with him in spot fixing or he must publicly apologise or face a suit for damages,” he said.Majeed, in a recent video shown on Geo News channel, is heard saying that he has seven Pakistani players working for him.Besides naming the three suspended players, Salman Butt, Muhammad Aamir and Muhammad Asif, Majeed also named the Akmal brothers, Imran Farhat and Wahab Riaz as the players working for him.Imran Farhat has already sent a legal notice to Majeed.Nasrullah said that the Akmal brothers felt that Majeed had tried to misuse his position as the agent for some Pakistani players and bring a bad name to the team.- With PTI inputslast_img read more