Vihiga next, but Kerr’s sights on SuperSport

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr issuing instructions to his charges during their KPL match against Kariobangi Sharks at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 25, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has hinted that he will once again rotate his squad as they travel to Kisumu to play Kenyan Premier League new boys Vihiga United on Saturday, his eyes cast on putting up a good show against SuperSport United.The Kenyan champions face the South Africans on April 7 in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup play-off and with a continental phase group stage berth at stake, Kerr says he will most definitely put his focus on that. K’Ogalo are still unbeaten in the league in six matches despite using a different starting 11 in almost all the games.“We have had four players out on international duty who have come back on Thursday and above that we have that important fixture against SuperSport coming up. We have to look at everyone and the condition they are in but definitely we will need to give some players rest,” the tactician said.He expects a tough duel against Vihiga who they will be facing for the first time.“I don’t know much about them but just like everyone else, they will be coming in to beat Gor Mahia. We expect a tough game but it is a challenge to the players who will be fielded to go out there and get a result. They know what I expect of them,” the tactician further noted.Kerr is still hurting from the narrow 1-0 loss to Esperance in the CAF Champions League, but the tactician hopes his players can take lessons from the tie to make it into the group stages of continental football for the first time in 24 years.Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi trying to get the ball from an Esperance player. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“We have to make sure we are ready focused and fit. The experience of the Esperance game will be vital for us. They (SuperSport) have had a squad together for a long time, the gap is massive but we have to go there believe in ourselves and get results,” Kerr opined.SuperSport have not been in the best of forms locally and sit third from bottom on the log, three points off the relegation zone. It is this precarious situation Matsatsantsa find themselves in that makes it harder for Kerr to plan for the tie.“They have a game against Polokwane on the 4th then they travel here on the 5th so you don’t really know whether the squad they will field is the same as the one that will play us. Also, you don’t really know what their priority is so it will not be easy to plan for them,” Kerr said.“But SuperSport is a club I have known for a while and above all, it will be a very tough game. They are a big team, reached the final last year losing to TP Mazembe, but we should not be scared. Everyone didn’t give us a chance against Esperance but we went in and showed what we can do,” the tactician added.Gor Mahia will make it into the group stages of the Confederation Cup if they win the home and away ties. This will guarantee them at least Sh15mn.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Jose Mourinho tells talkSPORT: Diego Costa fitness a big concern for Chelsea

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted to talkSPORT that Diego Costa is a concern heading into the new Premier League season.The Spanish striker made a big impression for the Blues last season after his arrival from Atletico Madrid but was regularly hampered by hamstring trouble.Mourinho had hoped that a complete rest over the summer would solve the 26-year-old’s issues, but that hasn’t been the case, with Costa limping out of Chelsea’s final pre-season game against Barcelona.He is now a doubt for the Premier League opener against Swansea this weekend, and the Special One admits club medics are struggling to get to the root of the problem.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “I have to be honest and say that it is a bit of a concern.“A player that didn’t finish the season and doesn’t start the season obviously doesn’t make make me happy.“The boy is trying hard but he has a problem against Barcelona, the next day the scans show there is no injury so the next day he trains but the next day he is not comfortable and 24 hours before the game we don’t know if he plays or doesn’t play.“It is not a good feeling for him, it is not a good feeling for me.”Listen to the full talkSPORT interview with Jose Mourinho here.talkSPORT has live and exclusive national radio commentary of Chelsea v Swansea on Saturday, kick-off 17.30last_img read more

Mourinho sack, Man United £130m signings, Ronaldo move, Kane £50m fee – Sunday paper gossip

first_img1 Here is a selection of the top stories from today’s Sunday newspapers.Jose Mourinho is close to the sack as Chelsea manager, with Blues owner Roman Abramovich preparing a £9.5m pay-off for the Portuguese. (Sunday Mirror) Mourinho, however, insists that Chelsea continue to back him and he is wants to stay and turn things round. (Sunday Express) The Blues will reportedly give Mourinho just two more games to save his job. (Sun on Sunday) Manchester United want Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale in January, with goalkeeper David de Gea potentially part of any deal. (Sunday People) United are also linked with a £40m bid for Lazio’s 22-year-old midfielder Felipe Anderson. (Sunday Mirror) Bayern Munich want Tottenham’s £50m-rated striker Harry Kane next season. (Sun on Sunday) Paris St-Germain captain Thiago Silva is trying to talk Cristiano Ronaldo into signing for the French champions in 2016. (L’Equipe) Arsene Wenger has told his former player, Remi Garde, to take the Aston Villa job. (Mail on Sunday)Real Madrid have held talks with Chelsea star Eden Hazard. (Don Balon) Pep Guardiola is in talks with Manchester City to become the Premier League leaders’ manager next season. (Sunday Express) Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, November 1 last_img read more

England youth international and Everton youngster sent on loan to League Two outfit Cambridge United

first_img Ryan Ledson recently featured for England’s U19s against Japan Everton teen ace Ryan Ledson has joined Cambridge United on loan for the next six weeks.The 18-year-old has come through the ranks at Everton and made his first-team debut last December in the 1-0 Europa League defeat to FK Krasnodar.And now the England youth international is set for more senior football after linking up with Shaun Derry’s side until January 3.The midfielder could make his Us debut against Accrington Stanley on Saturday. 1last_img

West Covina a hot spot for wireless connection

first_imgWEST COVINA – From South Bend to San Francisco, cities nationwide are tapping into wireless Internet access for their residents and creating hot spots in coffee shops, restaurants and libraries. West Covina may soon join that growing list. The City Council asked staff to come back with a feasibility report on how much it would cost to install wireless hot spots in businesses and city-owned centers, such as the Cameron Community Center and the Senior Center. “A number of cities are operating wireless Internet service,” said Councilman Mike Touhey. “It’s something I think would be a unique opportunity to partner up with a vendor.” Hot spots are places that provide public wireless broadband network services. They are often located in heavily populated areas. West Covina already offers wireless access in Starbucks coffee shops, but the study will focus on making it more accessible throughout the city. Covina has access in its downtown area. “It’s working out wonderfully,” said Covina Councilman John King. “It’s been a really neat addition to our downtown area, giving visitors and citizens a great option to sit in a coffee shop, restaurant, shops and the library and be able to access the Internet.” In operation for about four months, the wireless access costs the city more than $47,000 a year and covers about 22 blocks in the downtown area. christina.esparza@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2472 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want 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

DDTV: Letterkenny fifth class students cover Ed Sheeran – with an educational twist!

first_imgFifth class students at Letterkenny Educate Together have been very busy putting together some incredible projects!Maggie Green’s class have been preparing a cover of Ed Sheeran’s song ‘Shape of You’.They modified the lyrics to make it more educational and they are collaborating with two local musicians, Mark Ponsonby and Mirenda Rosenberg to bring the song to life. This extremely talented class have also make a music video for the song!Maggie says; “The video was shown at Teachmeet CESI and everyone really loved it!“The children put so much work into this video. We integrated drama, music, art, SPHE, Learn Together and PE to create this video. We filmed everything on the iPad and we used Stopmotion, Timelapse, Garageband and lots of creativity! “We are very grateful to Mirenda Rosenberg, Jonny, Mark Black and Sarah-Marie McDevitt for all of their help!I was really nervous getting up to present but so proud of the work that my class had put into their video!“I am so lucky to work with such an inspirational group of children.The class also made LEGO Stop Motion movies which are entering the Fís Film Festival, are making a class website for the Junior Spiders Awards.A busy group – they are helping Ms Green put together her application for the Apple Distinguished Educator’s Institute and are also helping her practice her presentation on her students’ Genius Journals at the CESI conference this weekend.Looking forward to hearing about genius journals #cesicon @RangMaggieLETNS #cesi pic.twitter.com/3NPqKpRwfE— Ms Wards Class (@MissWardsClass) March 4, 2017Genius Journals are STEM Design Journals that Maggie designed that allow the children to explore ideas from conception to completion. The GJs teach them how to think by design and allow them to build, create and test, which are a great hit in the classroom! DDTV: Letterkenny fifth class students cover Ed Sheeran – with an educational twist! was last modified: March 4th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Ed Sheeranfifth classLetterkenny Educate TogetherMaggie GreenTalentlast_img read more

West Ham fail with attempt to land Fulham man – report

first_imgWest Ham have failed with an attempt to sign Clint Dempsey from Fulham, the Daily Mail say.The Hammers are said to have made an approach for the American, who has been linked with several clubs this summer.Meanwhile, Marseille want Gael Kakuta in exchange for Cesar Azpilicueta if they are to sell the Spanish right-back to Chelsea, according to the Daily Mirror.It is claimed Marseille have rejected a £5m bid for Azpilicueta and are holding out for more money but also fancy Kakuta either on loan or in a permanent player-plus-cash deal.It follows an interview with L’Equipe in which Kakuta, 21, appeared to suggest he wants to return to France and that Marseille are one of the clubs he would be interested in joining.The Mail say Chelsea are refusing to be held to ransom in their pursuit of long-term targets Edinson Cavani and Hulk.The Blues are reportedly threatening to withdraw from both chases, with Napoli striker Cavani believed to be haggling over wages and Porto keen to negotiate a higher price for Hulk.QPR striker Jay Bothroyd is heading towards a move to Sheffield Wednesday, according to The Sun.Bothroyd played for Cardiff under Owls boss Dave Jones, who is reported to be tracking him after deciding not to sign Marlon Harewood.Jones is apparently willing to pay £1m for the England international, who has been told he can leave Loftus Road.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Watch Warriors guard Quinn Cook take us suit-shopping in San Francisco

first_imgLast season, Cook’s closet was actually a duffle bag containing daily essentials as he navigated the life of an NBA two-way player — splitting … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — A black SUV carrying Warriors guard Quinn Cook stops in front of Couture Designer European Suiting in San Francisco just after 2 p.m.Cook, months removed from his first NBA title and his first real NBA deal, is in the market for a wardrobe upgrade.last_img

Delicate Planet Dance Disturbs Theories

first_imgTheorists have been thrown a curve ball with the discovery of a planet orbiting a binary star.  It appears that the gravitational tug on a hypothetical dust disk would have prevented the possibility of a planet forming around one of its members, but Gamma-Cephei has one.  “The formation of a planet in a binary star system poses serious problems, in particular when the two stars are very close,” reports the Paris Observatory.  Some possible scenarios are considered, but “the ‘standard’ planetary formation scenario encounters here several problems.  It requires very specific initial conditions in order to successfully complete,” the study concludes.The ongoing discoveries of extrasolar planets, unheard of a decade ago, are providing storytellers wonderful new challenges to practice their art.  No matter the difficulty, as long as there is an audience, the show must go on.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South Africa’s cricket grounds

first_imgWhen South Africa hosted the 2003 Cricket World Cup, South Africa, the country’s beautiful and varied cricket grounds were on show, with each of them bringing their own character to the game.The Wanderers exhibited the super-charged atmosphere of the “Bullring”. Newlands revealed one of the most beautiful settings in the world of cricket, while SuperSport Park’s spectator-friendly grass embankments showed off a party vibe.Each and every one of South Africa’s grounds boasts something unique and special. Take a look around the country:OUTsurance Oval, BloemfonteinAt Horak Avenue, BloemfonteinWebsiteLocated in Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State province, OUTsurance Oval is a spectator-friendly ground, with the sizeable grass embankment on the eastern side especially popular with spectators.It is part of a wonderful sporting complex, covering a massive city block that includes facilities of either international of provincial standard for athletics, rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis and swimming.The ground has been used for limited-overs internationals since the fifth one-day international between South Africa and India in December 1992. The pitch is recognised as a good one-day wicket and is usually conducive to high scoring.OUTsurance Oval hosted its first Test in October 1999 when South Africa took on Zimbabwe. It was a good start for the Proteas as they thrashed SA’s northern neighbours by an innings and 13 runs.Willowmoore Park, BenoniWillowmoore Park, Harpur Ave, BenoniWebsiteOne of South Africa’s newer international grounds, Willowmoore Park is a smaller-sized venue and home of the Easterns provincial team. It is also used by the Nashua Titans franchise.Willowmoore Park first hosted a one-day international in February 1997 when India met Zimbabwe and Sachin Tendulker celebrated the new venue’s debut with a century as the Indians won by six wickets, with over 10 overs to spare.Willowmoore Park remains a one-day international venue; it has not yet hosted a test. However, it has become a more and more popular choice as an ODI ground. During the Cricket World Cup in 2003 it hosted two matches.Denis Compton famously scored a triple century in three hours and one minute against North Eastern Transvaal at the ground in 1948. It remains the fastest ever triple century.Sahara Park Newlands, Cape TownMonorgan, 161 Campground Rd, Newlands, Cape TownWebsiteNewlands is reckoned by many to be the most picturesque test cricket venue in the world, with the mountains shrouded in clouds overlooking the ground, while tasteful chalets and trees, impressive stands and open grassed areas grace the ground. It is also synonymous with a fantastic atmosphere.Newlands hosted its first one-day international in 1992 when Hansie Cronje captured 5 for 32 to help South Africa to a six-wicket win over India. It was a test ground over a century before that, hosting the second test between England and South Africa in March 1889.South African fans enjoy the fact that Newlands has been a particularly good ground to the national side in limited-overs internationals.The playing surface is highly regarded, but that wasn’t always the case. Pakistan certainly didn’t think so when they were blasted out for just 43 by the West Indies in February 1993. Their woeful batting effort included six ducks!At the 2003 Cricket World Cup, Newlands hosted both the opening ceremony and the opening match of the tournament, between South Africa and the West Indies. In something of a shock, the islanders beat the home side.Newlands was one of the primary venues used during the competition, hosting five matches, including three category-A internationals, featuring established test-playing nations.Supersport Park, CenturionCnr South and West Ave, CenturionWebsiteRated one of the 10 best grounds in the world by Indian legend Kapil Dev, Supersport Park is a 20 000-seater that boasts a wonderful grandstand and superb open grass embankments. It hosted its first one-day international in December 1992 and its first test in November 1995, a match in which the great Shaun Pollock made his debut for South Africa against England.Supersport Park has always proved to be an excellent one-day cricket ground, with a wicket that is conducive to free scoring but usually has a little in it for bowlers of all kinds. In tests, the character is different, providing a more even contest between bat and ball.The ground hosted five World Cup matches in 2003, including two Super Six clashes.Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban2 Kingsmead Way, DurbanWebsiteSahara Stadium Kingsmead is a 25 000-seater stadium located within walking distance of Durban’s famed Indian Ocean shoreline. It hosted its first one-day international in December 1992, but its first test was hosted in January 1923.Kingsmead was also home to the famous “Timeless Test” played in 1939 between England and South Africa. The match lasted from 3 to 13 March, but was eventually declared a draw amid concerns that the English team would miss its ship home!The ground was a semi-final venue during the 2003 Cricket World Cup.Interestingly, it is widely believed that the changing tides of the nearby ocean help swing bowlers move the ball nicely through the air!Buffalo Park, East LondonBuffalo Park Drive, East LondonWebsiteA small ground with plentiful grass embankments, East London’s Buffalo Park, boasts a beautiful view with the ocean in the background.Home to the Border Cricket Union, it first tasted international cricket in December 1992 when India defeated South Africa in the seventh and final one-day international of their series. Since that time it has been regularly used for ODIs.There have been some special moments in limited overs games that Buffalo Park has hosted. In December 1994, Pakistani paceman Waqar Younis claimed a hat-trick against New Zealand, while in January 1999 Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Carl Hooper put on a fourth-wicket stand of 226 for the West Indies against South Africa. Incredibly, Shaun Pollock captured 6 for 35 for the Proteas in the same match!The ground hosted its first test in October 2002 when South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 107 runs as Graeme Smith hit 200 and Gary Kirsten 150.During the 2003 Cricket World Cup Buffalo Park hosted a Super Sixes contest, as well as the match between South Africa and Canada.Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, JohannesburgCorlett Drive, Illovo, JohannesburgWebsiteTo be precise, the Wanderers is in fact the New Wanderers. The Old Wanderers first hosted test cricket in 1896, when South Africa faced England and George Lohmann claimed 9 for 28 in South Africa’s first innings to help the English to a convincing innings victory.The New Wanderers, on the other hand, first hosted test cricket in December 1956, and its first one-day international, between South Africa and India, in December 1992. The stadium also hosted the 2003 Cricket World final.It is known as “the Bullring” for its electric, sometimes intimidating atmosphere. High stands surround most of the field, although there is a small grassed area that is very popular with spectators. The Wanderers’ capacity is about 34 000 people, which includes the occupants of the ground’s 180 corporate suites.De Beers Diamond Oval, KimberleyDickenson Ave, KimberleyA nice, open ground with plenty of the grass banks that are so popular with South African spectators, The De Beers Diamond Oval hosted its first one-day international in April 1998 when Pakistan chased down a Sri Lankan total of 295 to record a four-wicket victory.That has been the pattern in most one-day matches – high scoring. However, England’s Mark Ealham managed figures of 5 for 15 in 10 overs against Zimbabwe in January 2000!The ground hosted three matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup.City Oval, Pietermaritzburg Alexander Park, PietermaritzburgWebsiteThe Pietermaritzburg Oval, a small, picturesque ground with a touch of old-world, Victorian charm about it, hosted its first one-day internationals during the 2003 World Cup.Chaminda Vaas ensured the first match was a memorable one, capturing four wickets in the very first over of the contest, on his way to figures of 6 for 25, as Sri Lanka crushed Bangladesh by 10 wickets.Bangladesh won’t have good memories of the ground. Apart from their 10-wicket thrashing in the World Cup, they also suffered a 10-wicket loss to a South African Invitation Eleven in October 2000. On that occasion Charl Langeveldt knocked over 5 for 7 as the Bangladeshis were bundled out for just 51!Along with the St Lawrence Ground in Kent, it is the only first-class venue that includes a tree within the boundary.Sahara Oval St George’s Park, Port ElizabethPark Drive, Port ElizabethWebsiteActually The Crusaders Ground, St George’s Park, but commonly known as St George’s Park, the ground first hosted a test match in March 1889 – the first ground to host a test in South Africa.It was hugely improved for the 2003 World Cup, with R11-million of the total allocation of R35-million for improvements being used on it.Saint George’s Park boasts excellent stands as well as grassed embankments. It is also famous for its enthusiastic band that is always in attendance at one-day internationals and test matches.One of the most remarkable results achieved at St George’s Park occurred in October 2001 when lightly regarded Kenya handed India a 70-run thrashing, prompting anti-corruption investigators to look into the match. It was ultimately declared a fair contest.During World Cup 2003, the ground was home to one of the semi-finals, and hosted five games in total, including the high profile England versus Australia clash.Senwes Park, PotchefstroomDie Bult, PotchefstroomWebsiteSenwes Park, sometimes used by the Lions franchise, is one of South Africa’s newer international grounds. It was first used in October 2000 for a match between South Africa and New Zealand. Nicky Boje ensured the occasion would be remembered when he blasted an unbeaten 105 off only 93 deliveries, but the match was ultimately rained out.In October 2002, Senwes Park became a test ground when it hosted the second test between South Africa and Bangladesh. Herschelle Gibbs, Gary Kirsten and Jacques Kallis all scored centuries, as the Proteas raced to an innings and 160 runs victory.The excellent rivalry between South Africa and Australia was highlighted at the ground in April 2002. Batting first, the Proteas rattled up 259 for 7 in their 50 overs, thanks mainly to 71 from Jacques Kallis and 83 from Jonty Rhodes. Australia, in reply, sneaked a tension-filled tie, ending the match on 259 for 9 after being reduced to 223 for 9 in the forty-sixth over.During the 2003 World Cup, the North West Stadium hosted three contests, including the match between South Africa and Kenya during which Jonty Rhodes broke his hand, bringing an untimely end to his international career; he had planned to retire after the World Cup.Boland Bank Park, PaarlLangehoven Street, PaarlBoland Bank Park’s introduction to one-day international cricket was a memorable one. Zimbabwe and India met at the ground on 27 January 1997, with the match ending in a dramatic tie.Surrounded by beautiful mountains and trees, it offers spectators lovely grassed embankments to relax upon while taking in a match.Back in 2001 the ground was home to one of the biggest turnarounds the game of cricket has ever seen. India thrashed Kenya by 186 runs after tallying a massive 351 for 3, led by 111 from Sourav Ganguly and 146 from Sachin Tendulkar. A week prior to that, the Kenyans had crushed India by 70 runs after bowling them out for just 176.Boland Bank Park hosted three matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup and is nowadays used by the Cape Cobras franchise.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more