WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay United FC captain Dwayne Ambusley netted his first goal for almost three seasons and only his second goal for the club, as they eased past Tivoli Gardens FC 2-0 in Monday night’s Red Stripe Premier League football fixture at Montego Bay Sports Complex.Afterwards, he dedicated the victory to his daughter, Shanice, who was celebrating her birthday, noting that he had promised something special and the goal was a fitting gift.”I am delighted with the win because I kept my promise to my daughter to score tonight and get the win,” the midfielder said.”It is my first goal in about three years so it’s special on that account. But the most important thing is that we won tonight,” added Ambusley.The win lifted the former champions level to the top on 37 points with Portmore United and two clear of defending champions Arnett Gardens FC.Ambusley’s goal, which gave his team a 12th minute lead, was rather fortuitous, as his intended cross swerved away from Tivoli’s goalkeeper Edsel Scott and into the upper far corner of the goalgoalscoring formMercurial striker Dino Williams also continued his fine goalscoring form, when he scored in the 28th minute in a dominant first half of football from the home side, in front of a partisan crowd.Ambusley said they were determined to get the victory and heaped praise on Williams for his role in the team’s success so far this season.”We talked about it before the game that we needed to win this one and that Dino keeps scoring and it worked out that way. As team captain, I can’t ask for nothing more.”MoBay’s goalkeeper had a relatively quiet night between the posts, but was called to duty with a superb one-handed save to deny Jamoy Sibbles an equaliser at the 18th minute.Williams was netting his League-leading 14th goal for the season, but the hard-running striker was taken off in second half action because of a lingering hamstring problem.Tivoli’s coach, Christopher Bender, said his side’s struggle will have to be addressed with additional talent in the transfer window.”We are not playing with enough confidence at the moment and of course the team missed Junior Flemmings greatly. He brings a certain calmness to the team and that was lacking tonight,” Bender reasoned.”There still a way to go in this up and down season for us, but we’re hoping to get some wins and stay away from trouble,” he said.Tivoli, following their 10th loss this season, lie 10th in the 12-team standings and have a woeful defensive record, having shipped a league leading 28 goals in 19 matches.
Mbarara are winless in their last four games. (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueTooro United Vs MbararaKavumba Recreational Stadium, WakisoSaturday, 20-04-2019 @4pmKAVUMBA – Mbarara City will make the trip to Kavumba to face Tooro United in one of the games on the StarTimes Uganda Premier League menu on Saturday.The Ankole Lions who had a brilliant start to the season are currently occupying fourth place on the standings with 42 points, four points behind URA who sit in third.In their last two games, Mbarara City lost away match to SC Villa 2-1 during the night game played under floodlights before recovering to hold Vipers to a 0-0 draw at Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara.Head coach Charles Livingstone Mbabazi, his assistant Baker Kasule and the rest of the technical team will target nothing but maximum points if they are to displace URA in the third, before the season closes.Goalkeeper Muhammed Ssekebba who was in the goal posts against Vipers is expected to maintain his slot as first choice, Ali Kimera is suspended by the club. Team captain Hilary Mukundane and talisman Paul Mucureezi remain sidelined because of injury.Ivan Eyam, Jude Ssemugabi, Ibrahim Orit, Pistis Barenge, Ronnie Kiseka, Zaidi Byekwaso and Wol Makueth are their key players.On the other hand, Tooro United who are currently sixth with 39 points will play at Kavumba after confirming to the league managers. They have also previously played their home games at Buhinga and Wankulukuku Stadia.Tooro will host the Mbarara game at Kavumba (file photo)Despite moving from one home ground to another, Tooro United have always been strong at home this season and will be no pushovers for Mbarara City.They have goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Baker Buyala and Allan Kayiwa as the key players.Match Facts:This will be the fourth top-flight meeting between the two sides since Mbarara made their latest return to the top tier in 2017.In the first three meetings, two have ended in draws with Mbarara winning the other 1-0. Mbarara’s victory came in the two sides’ first meeting this season.Last season, both games between the two ended goalless.Toor United go into the game having lost only one of their last six League games (W3 D2).At home, Tooro are unbeaten in their last 12 League games (W8 D4).For Mbarara, they come into the game on a four-game winless run, losing one and drawing the other three games.Away from home, the Ankole Lions have won only one of their last 8 League games (D4 L3).The other games on Saturday:-KCCA FC vs Express FC-Onduparaka FC vs Bul FC-Nyamityobora FC vs Maroons FCFriday’s results:-Vipers SC 1-2 URA FC-Bright Stars FC 1-1 Police FCComments Tags: Mbarara CityStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueTooro united
25 July 2014South Africa will be aiming to make it two in a row when they defend their title at the International Club under-16 Junior Challenge Worldwide finals in London next week. In 2012, they took the honours in Adelaide, Australia.The event, which takes place from 28 July to 1 August, is being hosted by the International Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain and will be played on the Championship courts at Wimbledon.In October 2013 the International Club of South Africa hosted and won a 16-and- under regional play-off against Mauritius, Zimbabwe and Botswana to secure a place in London.The winning South African team was made up of twins Lee and Zani Barnard, Jan- Louis Maritz and Richard Thongoana. They will represent Africa in the finals, with Terry Schweitzer coaching coach and captaining the side.‘Excitement’“As it will be my players’ first opportunity to compete on grass at Wimbledon, you can only imagine the excitement in the team,” Schweitzer said in a statement on Thursday. “Added to this, the exposure in playing against other top international players is such an opportunity.“Playing at Wimbledon is a goal and a dream for each one of my players.”‘A great initiative and opportunity”Gavin Crookes, the President of Tennis South Africa (TSA), said TSA was grateful to the International Club for arranging the event. “This is such a great initiative and opportunity for juniors worldwide,” he enthused.“It awards our up-and-coming juniors from South Africa the opportunity to play at the ‘home of tennis’, which is bound to be an awesome experience.“On behalf of all of our members and citizens we wish the South African team all the very best.”TeamsJoining South Africa at Wimbledon are the other regional qualifiers – the USA, Argentina, Italy, Japan and the hosts, Great Britain.Open to all 40 International Clubs around the world, the Under-16 Junior Challenge is the International Club Council’s premier junior event.The tournament will feature a round-robin format over a five-day period and will conclude on Friday, 1 August.Each team will be represented by two under-16 boys and two under-U16 girls, plus an adult captain/coach. Matches will feature two boys’ singles, two girls’ singles, one boys’ doubles and one girls’ doubles match. The final positions will be determined by the number of tie wins.The referee for the event is Clare Wood, a former professional player and an assistant referee at The Championships, Wimbledon.SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Continued wet conditions hamper field workWhile some areas of the state are still too waterlogged, some areas were dry enough for fieldwork until heavy rains over the weekend, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.There were 3.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 23rd. Some fields are showing damage from too much rain, particularly soybean fields with yellowing and some plant death. Growers were also having difficulty cutting hay, harvesting wheat, spraying fields, and spreading manure. Some growers resorted to aerial application of fungicides and pesticides. Wheat harvest moved closer to completion, but quality issues were found in the wake of the warm wet weather of late.Click here for the full report
Assam Government has notified setting up of 200 more appellate Foreigners’ Tribunals for hearing of appeals of people, excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC).The facilities, to be set up in all the 33 districts of the state, will be in addition to the existing 100 Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs), according to an official release on Septmeber 26 night.The appeal against exclusion from the NRC must be filed in the quasi-judicial tribunals within 120 days of the publication of the final NRC.The final NRC was released on August 31 with 19,06,657 of the total 3,30,27,661 applicants excluded and 3,11,22,004 included.The process of NRC update was started in Assam following a Supreme Court order in 2013 and since then, the apex court has been closely monitoring the entire process.