Tennis Jamaica disputes Azar’s claims

January 20, 2020

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first_imgTennis Jamaica have responded to comments made by John Azar published in yesterday’s Gleaner.In the article, Azar contended that he was legitimately elected in the abandoned election and described the over-voting as a deliberate attempt by the administration to compromise the process.In a response via press release, Tennis Jamaica president, John Bailey, said the association “remains committed to proper governance of the association and an electoral process that is transparent and fair”.It also said it rejected Azar’s accusations.”With regards to the disputed ballots, neither Mr Azar nor the administration of Tennis Jamaica is in a position to establish which ballots were compromised, as the exercise was based on secret ballots that were not marked for identification purposes.”It added that affidavits from persons purporting to vote for Azar would be inadequate replacements for ballots that may be in dispute.”Persons may, for their own benefit, give incorrect or untruthful responses after the fact.”The releases added: “It is in the pursuit of this, that – after consultation with our board and taking advice from competent persons – we decided to go the route of holding fresh elections to secure a new administration, following the last exercise on November 19, 2015 which had to be terminated due to the action of some unscrupulous members. This, amid the fact that the methodology used then to govern the elections was the usual.”On that occasion, conducting a re-vote was not possible as the meeting had broken down and a number of members had left the premises.”Tennis Jamaica asserted that the current approach is one that it believed would satisfy the requirements of all “well-thinking members of the association and persons who love the sport of tennis.The release added that Tennis Jamaica had secured the services of Jamaica Olympic Association to organise and administer the fresh elections set for March “in a way to remove any doubt as to the integrity of the proposed elections”.last_img read more


Beckford launches book on sport and tourism

January 20, 2020

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first_imgCarole Beckford has written a new book to showcase the potential of Jamaica as an opportunity for business and sports tourism.The book, titled Jamaica Is In – Sport and Tourism, is Beckford’s second and was launched on Thursday night at an official book signing held at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) on Trafalgar Road. The function was attended by various leading figures in sports, business and tourism.Beckford said that she had been working on the book for eight years.”The motivation to write the book was really to ensure that Jamaica and the Caribbean can capitalise on sports tourism – a very important aspect of our economic development,” she said. “I think, over the years, we have depended on talent, but I think there’s actually a business model that we can use and I think this book kind of chronicles some ideas that people can put to good use.”Beckford said that it was not difficult to publish because of her years of experience working in sport. This includes her time spent as a sports publicist, broadcaster, writer, blogger and lecturer.”The book says to me that the door is open for business to happen in sport in Jamaica,” Dahlia Harris, Beckford’s friend and master of ceremonies at the launch, said.Milton Samuda, past chairman of JAMPRO, is one of the book’s endorsers. He says that the book brings attention to the importance of branding in sports.BRANDING OF SPORTS”This book says the business of and the branding of sports and also the branding of individual sportsmen and sportswomen is something we need to pay attention to,” he said.Beckford said that an online version will be released next month and her aim for both formats is to reach not only local readers but also members of the Jamaican diaspora.”From the first one, I think I’ve done pretty well in terms of schools and colleges, centrally into the diaspora areas: New York, Miami, around the Caribbean, and so on,” she said.Beckford said this is not her last publication as she will be working on a third book in the future, but she would not give any hints, except to say ‘it will be about sports, but I won’t tell you what about sports’.last_img read more


Joel Embiid unstoppable as 76ers finally beat Celtics

January 18, 2020

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first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tobias Harris added 21 points for the 76ers, who avoided a season sweep by the Celtics. Philadelphia (47-25) holds the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race, three games ahead of idle Indiana and four in front of fifth-place Boston.“He was very, very dominant tonight,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said of Embiid. “He showed in many ways how much it means to him, and I respect his tenacity.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsA turning point came early in the second half when tempers flared.Smart took objection to Embiid sticking his left elbow out as Smart ran past the Philadelphia center on defense. With Embiid’s back turned, Smart gave Embiid a two-handed shove that sent him sprawling toward the sideline. An enraged Embiid got up and went after Smart. Both players were restrained, and no punches were thrown. After an officials’ review, Smart was ejected for a Flagrant 2 foul. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title A motivated Embiid scored the next eight points to help Philadelphia trim a 69-58 halftime deficit.“Stuff like that gets me going, gets the crowd going,” Embiid said. “Obviously, I was frustrated because it was a cheap shot. I didn’t see it coming.”The 76ers, who trailed by 15 in the first half, continued to chip away at the Boston lead. The game remained tight throughout the fourth quarter and was tied at 113 with a minute left before Ben Simmons converted a three-point play. He banked in a shot with his right hand and got fouled by Marcus Morris, hitting the free throw to make it 116-113 with 40.8 seconds to go.Embiid then rejected a driving Irving on the Celtics’ ensuing possession, and Butler sealed it with a long jumper from the wing with 4.7 ticks remaining.“I thought I had him beat,” Irving said. “Clean block. Great play.”ADVERTISEMENT Turnovers had been an Achilles’ heel for the 76ers in the three losses to the Celtics this season, averaging 16.3 miscues in those games. But Philadelphia turned it over just eight times on Wednesday night.TIP-INSBoston: Hayward missed his second straight game. … Aron Baynes injured his left ankle with 5:07 left in the first half and didn’t return. … The Celtics dropped to 17-18 on the road. … Smart exited with three points.Philadelphia: JJ Redick had 17 points and Simmons scored 13. … The 76ers improved to 29-9 at home. They have 10 games left in the regular season.UP NEXTCeltics: At the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.76ers: At the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) dunks as Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, Marcus Morris and Al Horford, from left, watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 118-115. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Boston’s recent dominance of the Philadelphia 76ers has been frustrating for Joel Embiid. So when Marcus Smart angrily shoved the star big man to the ground, Embiid had finally had enough.Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics 118-115 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Irving scored 36 points, but the 76ers finally broke their hex against Boston.The host Celtics took the season opener 105-87, won a nationally televised Christmas game 121-114 in overtime also in Boston and earned a 112-109 win in Philadelphia on Feb. 12. Embiid was fined $25,000 after the latest loss for criticizing officials.Boston also eliminated the 76ers from the playoffs last season, and Brown acknowledged prior to Wednesday’s game that it was important for Philadelphia psychologically to defeat Boston.“It was good to get this win,” Embiid said. “It was a great step to what we’re trying to do here. We’ve been losing a lot to them. I knew that I had to come out and be extra physical and set the tone.”NOT SMART PLAYThe Celtics acknowledged that losing Smart was a big blow.“He took responsibility,” Irving said. “He knows how much of a big piece he is. We need him out there.”The Celtics already were short-handed without Gordon Hayward (concussion) and Aron Baynes (left ankle).“I’m disappointed in Marcus,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “We need him to be in the game.”SMART PLAY Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Jazz hardly sweat against Knicks for 5th straight rout Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more


Regional procurement breaches linked to corruption, nepotism

January 12, 2020

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first_imgOpposition Member of Parliament, Juan Edghill has decried the constant breaches in the Procurement Act of Guyana, which he argued was as a result of corruption and nepotism although he admitted that these kinds of breaches were not peculiar to Guyana as they occurred in other parts of the world.Edghill further argued that while Central Government was guilty of some of the most egregious breaches, several regional administrations throughout the country were also culpable, especially those where a majority of the officials were closely associated with the coalition Government.He said the ulterior motive was to have hundreds of contracts to the value of billions of dollars handed to cronies and campaign financiers. “It is clear that regional and other subordinate officials are following the example of the top bosses,” he stated.In making reference to serious breaches in the Procurement Act in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) that were discovered by the Auditor General’s Office, Edghill said this was just one region where the issue existed.According to the Act, an award of a contract should be made to the lowest responsive evaluated bid. The former Junior Finance Minister explained that in the procurement process, the evaluation committee evaluated all the bids and ensured that they satisfied all the requirements before awarding the contract.The Auditor General had pointed out that an examination of the evaluation reports for a sample has revealed that in 22 instances, contracts were not awarded to the lowest or most competitive bidders, despite the evaluation committee recommending the lowest evaluated bidder in each instance.In addition, no reasons were given in the Tender Board minutes as to why the recommendations of that committee were not followed. Edghill said the report also pointed to one example, which involved the fixing of a structure at Pouderoyen. Twenty-four bids were submitted and the award went to the ninth bidder.The Opposition MP, who sits on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) at Parliament, said these issues were now coming to light during their regular weekly sittings and this was just one prime example. He noted that the PAC continued to find many breaches of the Procurement Act at other regions also.Training conferences have been held with the Regional Executive Officers (REOs) through the Finance Ministry, the Ministry of the Presidency and Communities Ministry. The Communities Ministry, which has direct responsibility for the REOs, has repeatedly emphasised to these regional officials the importance of staying within the boundaries of the law and the Public Procurement Act.Last month, PAC Chairman Irfaan Ali slammed Region Two REO Rupert Hopkinson for being aware of breaches of the law, but going ahead with the projects out of the belief that they were in the best interest of the Region. Ali proposed to the Finance Secretary that disciplinary measures be pursued against him.Hopkinson is under fire for using savings from Current Expenditures in order to execute capital projects in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). Such actions must have the approval of Finance Minister Winston Jordan.The projects included the construction of a bus shed at Dartmouth, construction of the Anna Regina Health Centre, construction of a fence at Unity Park Phase One, construction of a fence at Unity Park Phase Two, construction of a sitting area at Cotton Field, and construction of a landing at Liberty, Pomeroon.And only one week ago, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) officials were asked to leave the chambers after they failed to answer PAC questions regarding issues raised in the Auditor General’s Report. At the last PAC sitting, chaired by MP Pauline Sukhai, Region Nine REO Kerwin Warde was questioned on the Region’s procurement of drugs through interdepartmental warrants (IDWs). Warde could not even provide definitive details on the reconciliation from the Materials Management Unit (MMU) of the Public Health Ministry, as recommended by the Auditor General in 2016.In response, Warde indicated that he could not answer that question. At this point, Sukhai upbraided the REO, noting that on appearing before the Committee, he had a duty to come prepared to answer whatever questions were put to him. Describing Warde’s statement as unacceptable, Sukhai asked him to confer with his support staff to get the information.The Audit Office had recommended that the Regional Administration put systems in place to reconcile supplies received by the respective health facilities with the drugs’ lists initially submitted. It had also advised that the Region obtain the cost of the drugs and medical supplies from the Ministry, so as to reconcile the value of the drugs and medical supplies received with that of the sum warranted to the Ministry.last_img read more


Chelsea to offer Kante new contract to make him one of England’s highest earners

December 26, 2019

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first_imgChelsea are in talks to hand N’Golo Kante a new long-term contract that will make him one of the highest paid players in the Premier League.The 27-year-old France midfielder, who was instrumental in Leicester’s famous march to the 2015/16 league title, has flourished since arriving at Stamford Bridge. 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Wary of strong interest from Paris Saint-Germain, who are long-term admirers of Kante, Chelsea do not want to waste any time tying him down to an extension, and L’Equipe report that talks are already well under way.And it has been suggested that the new deal will bring him in line with English football’s biggest earners, such as Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, the Arsenal midfielder, who both earn over £300,000 a week. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining BEST OF REPLY ADVICE REVEALED center_img no dice RANKED Latest Football News REVEALED MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Kante has won two Premier League titles and an FA Cup since moving to England in 2015 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars He has played 81 times for the Blues already and is considered one of the best players in his position in world football.And now, according to reports in his homeland, Chelsea are ready to reward the former Caen star with a bumper new deal.last_img read more


DONEGAL COMPANY HAS BRIGHT FUTURE AFTER BUYING FACTORY

December 26, 2019

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first_imgA Donegal company has demonstrated its commitment to the area by buying the factory it current leases from Udaras na Gaeltachta.Randox Teo will continue to develop its Diagnostic and R&D facility in Dungloe.The Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny Mc Ginley TD, met the company’s CEO Peter Fitzgerald in Dungloe today where the official documents were being signed. “The decision by Randox Laboratories Ltd to acquire this sizeable asset in Dungloe is a vote of confidence in the area and the company’s future in Dungloe,” said Minister McGInley.Three years ago Randox Laboratories Ltd announced that it was to establish a diagnostic manufacturing and R&D facility in Dungloe with a total investment of €7.5 million with assistance from Údarás na Gaeltachta.Randox Teo currently employs 20 people at this facility and the company expects this number to increase substantially in the next 12 months.Peter Fitzgerald, CEO of Randox Teo said “We are delighted with our facility here in Dungloe. We expect, as we ramp up our manufacturing and R&D departments, that we will substantially increase our levels of employees.” Randox Laboratories manufactures a range of products that are used in over 145 countries worldwide by hospitals, research and forensic laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, sports testing authorities and veterinary clinics.The Randox facility in Dungloe currently supplies the company’s clinical analyser product and houses one of the company’s main R&D laboratories.Randox Teo will begin to manufacture biochips in the in the next few months and is awaiting the arrival of specially constructed manufacturing line for this purpose.These revolutionary biochips will be used in hospitals worldwide to aid in the diagnosis of disease conditions. Randox were the first company in the world to produce an automated protein biochip, used for multi-analyte testing. The biochips allow clinicians and researchers to screen for multiple conditions in a single patient blood sample.Ends DONEGAL COMPANY HAS BRIGHT FUTURE AFTER BUYING FACTORY was last modified: September 26th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:RANDOX TEOUDARAS NA GEALTACHTAlast_img read more


MAYO AIRPORT BOSSES OFFER TO FLY SENEGAL JIMMY IN FOR CELEBRATIONS

December 25, 2019

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first_imgBosses at Mayo’s biggest airport have offered to fly in the Donegal team’s musical mascot free of charge.Following Donegals victory over Mayo in the All Ireland final on Sunday, there was one notable absence from the celebrations up in Donegal for the homecoming.Senegal born Jimmy, who has shot to fame in the song ‘Jimmy’s winning matches’ with Rory Gallagher, was unable to travel over to Ireland for the match and pre and post match performances of the now famous song due to issues with his visa. Ireland West Airport Knock are now offering to come to the rescue and fly Jimmy home for free from Lanzarote on their weekly service with Ryanair.The flight is due to arrive in on Thursday and it would be a fitting tribute for the two Jimmys to meet up and possibly even perform the song in one of the many pubs they will frequent in Donegal in the coming daysDonal Healy, Sales & Marketing Manager, Ireland West Airport Knock said Mayo will swallow its pride on this occasion.‘Despite the fact our airport is located in Mayo we have about 20-30,000 people from Donegal using the airport every year. As a goodwill gesture and as a congratulations to Donegal, we are offering to fly Jimmy home on Thursdays flight from Lanzarote with Ryanair free of charge so he can join in the celebrations with the Donegal team, hopefully he can get his visa sorted in time.” Meanwhile Donegal Senator Jimmy Harte has contacted the Department of Foreign Affairs with a view to reviewing Senagal Jimmy’s temporary via to Ireland. MAYO AIRPORT BOSSES OFFER TO FLY SENEGAL JIMMY IN FOR CELEBRATIONS was last modified: September 25th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:donegalKnock AirportSenegal Jimmylast_img read more


MASSIVE DONEGAL DRUGS FIND: 32-YEAR-OLD MAN APPEARS IN COURT

December 25, 2019

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first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A MAN has appeared in court this evening charged in connection with a massive drugs find in the county.Andrew Neeson, 32, from Skelpy Lower, Castlefin, appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court tonight.He was charged with possession of €200,000 worth of cannabis and possession of €200,000 worth of cannabis with intent to supply. The charges relate to an estimated €400,000 cannabis plant seizure in Castlefin on Tuesday in an operation led by the Donegal Drugs Unit and supported by National Drugs Unit and Customs officers.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan strongly objected to a bail application for Mr Neeson by defence solicitor Frank Dorrian.She said that Mr Neeson was originally from Northern Ireland and she believed he was a flight risk even if he surrendered his passport as he would be entitled to apply for a UK Passport.However Mr Dorrian said that under legislation, thousands of people living in the Republic were entitled to UK Passports and vice versa.Judge Paul Kelly consented to bail on strict conditions which included a curfew and signing on at a Garda station.These conditions included personal bail of €10,000, with €5,000 of that in cash, and an independent surety of €15,000 with €5,000 of that sum also in cash.Mr Neeson, originally from Clady in Co Tyrone, was unable to meet those bail conditions tonight.He was remanded in custody with consent to bail to Castlerea Prison to appear again at Letterkenny District Court next Monday.MASSIVE DONEGAL DRUGS FIND: 32-YEAR-OLD MAN APPEARS IN COURT 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:cannabiscastefinDistrict Courtdonegaldrugsfindlast_img read more


Jaguars upend Bengals

December 25, 2019

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first_img “This shows how good of a team we have,” said Jags receiver Ernest Wilford, who caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. The Bengals started 4-0 for the first time since 1988 the franchise’s last Super Bowl season and entered the game as one of the last two undefeated teams in the league. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 But the Jaguars (3-2) took advantage of good field position early and had two key stops in the fourth quarter that left AFC South rival Indianapolis as the lone unbeaten. “This was huge,” Jags cornerback Rashean Mathis said. “There’s a big difference between 3-2 and 2-3. It means a great deal.” Josh Scobee kicked three field goals, including a 51-yarder in the second period and a 53-yarder with 9:45 to play that gave the Jaguars a 10-point lead. Titans 34, Texans 20 Steve McNair threw for 220 yards and two TD and ran for another to lead visiting Tennessee over hapless Houston. Chad Johnson jokingly resuscitated the football early, and Carson Palmer nearly brought the Cincinnati Bengals back to life late. Then Jacksonville’s defense put an end to all that. Byron Leftwich threw for two touchdowns, Fred Taylor ran for a season-high 132 yards and the Jaguars made a huge stop in the closing minutes to hand the Bengals their first loss of the season, 23-20 on Sunday night in Jacksonville. center_img The performance gave him more than 25,000 career yards passing. He is the second player in franchise history and the 49th player to reach the mark. Titans coach Jeff Fisher earned his 100th victory. The Texans continued their downward spiral, converting none of 13 third downs and managing just one touchdown. They are the only winless team in the NFL and are 0-4 for the first time in their short history. Bills 20, Dolphins 14 With Buffalo on the verge of squandering a 17-point lead with 1:37 left, Nate Clements stripped Miami’s Ronnie Brown of the ball and the Bills (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak. Kelly Holcomb, the veteran backup quarterback getting his first start of the season in place of the ineffective J.P. Losman, completed 11 of his first 15 attempts and engineered scoring drives on Buffalo’s first three possessions. He finished 20 of 26 for 169 yards and a touchdown. The Dolphins (2-2) couldn’t overcome their undisciplined play, committing a franchise-record 18 penalties for 108 yards. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


KCCA edge CNaPS 1-0 to progress to next round in Champions league

December 22, 2019

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first_img Tags: CAF Champions LeagueKCCAtop Paul Mucureezi (left) takes on a CNaPS Sport defender.KCCA FC continued their fine record at home as they defeated Madagascan side CNaPS Sport 1-0 to advance to the next round of the CAF Champions league.Having lost 2-1 in the first leg, KCCA came into the game knowing only a single goal at home would get the job done.Both teams started the game slowly as there was limited goal mouth action.CNaPS got the first real chance of the game when striker Francis Rafaralahy broke through on goal but his shot was denied expertly by the on rushing Charles Lukwago who parried the ball into a corner.KCCA’s first sight of goal came on 28 minutes when Derrick Nsibambi tied up Paul Mucureezi but the midfielder shot wide from inside the area.KCCA FC will take on Ethiopian side St. George in the next round.As the half wore on, teenage sensation Allan Okello shot straight at the keeper after excellent build up play involving four KCCA players.One minute into the second half, KCCA coach Mike Mutebi brought on striker Shaban Muhammad and his side started exerting authority by dominating the play near CNaPS’s area hence relentless pressure.On 51 minutes, Derrick Nsibambi headed wide a Isaac Kirabira cross and Shaban failed to connect cleanly with Nsibambi’s cut back six minutes later as KCCA continued their relentless siege on CNaPS goal.The pressure finally told in the 63rd minute when Paul Mucureezi connected excellently with a Mustapha Kizza corner to head the hosts into the lead.CNaPS launched a late charge to try and rescue the game and had a goal disallowed for offside when Rafaralahy headed in from close range but the linesman deemed him to have been standing behind the KCCA defensive line when the ball was played.The Madagascan side had one more chance in added time but Lukwago pulled off a stunning save after Lalaina Jacquot glanced a header in the top right corner.What the coaches said after the game:CNaPS Coach,“We wasted the chances we got especially in the first half and they punished us later.“I don’t think KCCA was the better side but they were lucky because they scored.“They are not that offensive a side and used a set-play to win the game.KCCA head coach Mike Mutebi.“We played a very good game against a side that knows how to use the ball well.“It was that match of football where the players’ intelligence is put to test and i think my players passed the test.“We did not utilize the ball to the maximum in the final third and a will work on that before the next game.KCCA FC will now take on Ethiopian side St. George in the next round of the CAF Champions league.The first leg of that game will be played on a date either 5th, 6th or 7th of March.KCCA FC team that started.1. Charles Lukwago2. Timothy Awanyi3. Filbert Obenchan4. Habib Kavuma5. Denis Okot6. Mustapha Kiiza7. Lawrence Bukenya8. Isaac Kilabira9. Allan Okello10. Derrick Nsibambi11. Paul Mucureezi.Comments last_img read more