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Clan Carthy net injury-time win over Tivoli

first_img Blake revealed that they have not had a field to train on all summer, and they have had to improvise. However, with the Alpha Boys’ playing field now available for both training and matches, he expects major improvements before the end of the first round. “Up until the last two weeks, we didn’t train on a football field. We just used inside the school to really get prepared. Tomorrow (Wednesday), we will start training on a football field so we will get better for the next round,” he said. Tivoli, who were looking for their second win in as many matches, were given an early warning just minutes into the match, but the visitors missed two great chances to go ahead. However, in the fifth minute, Wallace broke away and fired past Marvin Henriques in goal. Tivoli controlled the game afterwards, but never really threatened their opponents’ goal and went into the break trailing 1-0. On the resumption, Clan Carthy were the better team until Tivoli came back into the game and found the equaliser when Lothian broke away and fired under Kadeem Martin. With the game heading for a draw, Thomas latched onto a pass at the top of the box and calmly slotted past the outstretched hands of Wallace for the winner. improvise Christopher Thomas’ added-time strike led Clan Carthy High to a 2-1 win over pre-match favourites Tivoli Gardens High and gave the Nallawe Blake-coached team a winning start in Group A of the FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup football competition at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. The visiting Clan Carthy took the lead after only five minutes through Roushawn Wallace, but Tivoli equalised through Rajeem Lothian 62 minutes into the contest. However, Thomas ensured his team all three points with a fine finish from the edge of the area, two minutes into time added. Clan Cathy’s coach, Blake, says although they are building a team for the future, once the team plays to instruction on the day, the possibilities are endless. “This game could have gone any way, but the players played off instructions. It was a good win, and we are just looking to win when we play on our home ground, where we have a bigger field and more confidence,” he said. Group D Penwood 0 Charlie Smith 5 St Mary’s College 1 STATHS 0 Group E Kingston High 0 Bridgeport 3 St Jago 3 Mona High 0 Group A Calabar 1 St Catherine 0 Tivoli 1 Clan Carthy 2 Yesterday’s Results Group G Jose Marti 6 Campion 0 Camperdown 2 Waterford 1last_img read more

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President seems to be in a perpetual state of slumber

first_imgDear Editor,When Dr Ashni Singh was Finance Minister and his wife was working in the same Ministry, Dr Singh, his family and the PPP/C Government went through tremendous criticisms from the PNCR, other political parties and certain sections of the media. The cry was “conflict of interest”. This was also the fate of Mr Khurshid Sattaur – former Commissioner General of Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and his sons during their employment at GRA.Today, the officials of the coalition Government are doing worse in every sector of the country and the overwhelming silence from the media and civil society is deafening. This Government needs to understand that their officials are “Politically Exposed Persons” (PEPs) and the standard operating procedures must be applied.They are required by law to declare annually all their assets, contracts, businesses, etc, and they cannot be involved in certain activities or business.Mr Charles Ceres and Mr S Hopkinson are known businessmen and they are entitled to land and other State contracts, etc but they also should do their due diligence and refrain from investing with known PEPs, State officials.We have already seen the demise of SOCU through massive corruption and now SARA is about to face similar questioning. The President seems to be in a perpetual state of slumber with so many inappropriate things happening under his nose. Wake up, sir!Yours truly,Ragubeer Persaudlast_img read more

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Abolition of death penalty not a priority – President

first_img… Govt in “no rush” to hold consultationsDespite repeated calls from the international community, the death penalty will not be abolished anytime soon in Guyana, with top Government officials declaring that this measure is not a priority.One day after United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) officials urged that the death penalty be removed from the law books, Government affirmed that there is no rush for this to occur since there has already been a moratorium on capital punishment since 1997.President David Granger, during a recording of his weekly telecast “The Public Interest” on Thursday, made it clear that all governments have their priorities; however, the abolition of the death penalty is just not a pressing matter to pursue.Positing that his utmost priorities are the eradication of poverty and alleviation of illiteracy, President Granger argued that the sidelining of this issue does not mean his Government will rush to execute prisoners.“Right now, persons who are being convicted and sentenced to death will not fear that the penalty will actually be carried out… It is not one of my priorities to order the death penalty, I am not about to order an execution,” he explained.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, during the chairing of the post-Cabinet press briefing on Thursday, iterated that there is no urgency in abolishing the death penalty.In fact, he explained that it is a complicated situation given that the death penalty needs to be enshrined in the country’s laws in order to be compliant with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regime.“We are aware that recent laws dealing with countering terrorism include the death penalty brought us in compliance with FATF. We are placed in a position where credible international organisations are calling us to enact certain laws which we complied with so we may not be put on certain lists and made a pariah state where terrorism is concerned,” he stated.Notwithstanding, Trotman said holding consultations on the matter is not important at this moment.“Government is not rushed to remove it from the books. Should we do so, we will have widespread consultations with the people of Guyana,” the Minister said.The conversation surrounding the abolition of the death penalty in Guyana became slightly complex after the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Administration included capital punishment in its anti-terrorism laws, even though it had signed on to join worldwide efforts to abolish the death penalty.Ahead of a judicial colloquium on the death penalty on Wednesday at the Marriott Hotel, several UN and EU officials once again emphasised the importance of the death penalty to be repealed and called on Government to make advancements in this regard.The officials also expressed hope that Cabinet will find it fit to remove capital punishment from the recently passed Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation.With Government insisting that the death penalty is required to render Guyana FATF compliant, others are contending that this is not the case.Former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall had asserted that in other countries deemed FATF compliant, the death penalty is abolished.He pointed out that in France, where FATF is headquartered, the death penalty has been abolished decades ago; and the country is still FATF compliant.Nandlall had lamented that the country will only suffer, having the death penalty still enshrined in its laws while standing in solidarity with the worldwide movement to abolish capital punishment, which has been deemed inhumane and completely ineffective in deterring crime.last_img read more

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Neymar, the darling of starless Brazil

first_img0Shares0000Brazilian golden boy Neymar is riding high on a wave of unprecedented popularity at home © AFP/File / Odd ANDERSENRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Jul 28 – Brazilian golden boy Neymar is riding high on a wave of unprecedented popularity at home where a year ahead of the World Cup news of his possible transfer has become an issue of national debate.Reportedly pondering a 222-million euro ($256.8 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona, the Brazil captain showed this week why the French club would be willing to pay a world-record price to get him. Neymar remained serene amid the speculation frenzy, scoring for Barcelona in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in an International Champions Cup friendly midweek.But the general view among football pundits at home is that he must leave Barcelona to emerge from the shadow of Argentinian teammate Lionel Messi and target individual glory.Brazil fans see Neymar as the key to a sixth World Cup title in Russia next year and the first Brazilian to win the Ballon d’Or since Kaka in 2007.In a recent poll carried out by Globoesporte.com 75 percent of fans favoured his transfer away from Barcelona.All rumours are meticulously dissected in the Brazilian media, with television station Esporte Interativo creating a global buzz in mid-July by announcing that Neymar had “accepted PSG’s offer”.Home fans see Neymar as the key to a sixth World Cup title in Russia next year and the first Brazilian to win the Ballon d’Or since Kaka in 2007 © AFP / HECTOR RETAMALIn Brazil, Neymar is an icon, and the transfer has become a national issue.If Messi has long been criticised in Argentina for his lack of national commitment, Neymar has always delivered.At just 25 years he is already the fourth top scorer in Brazilian history with 52 goals from 77 matches — three goals shy of Romario and already past legends such as Bebeto or Jairzinho.The player from Sao Paulo has always had huge pressure on his shoulders as the unique Brazilian star of his generation.Since his early days at Santos — also the team of the legendary Pele — Neymar has been touted as the next superstar.In 2013 he even inherited the number 10 jersey immortalised by three-time world winner Pele, despite always playing 11 for his club side.Under the guidance of Tite, Brazil were the first country to book a ticket to the 2018 World Cup, with Neymar scoring five times and contributing six decisive passes in six games.– Neymar brand –But the Neymar phenomena goes beyond the football pitch.Every appearance in Brazil is accompanied by frenzy among his adoring followers — the so-called ‘Neymarzetes’ — his adoring, mostly teenage, fans.A champion of social network he has 78.3 million followers on Instagram and over 30 million on Twitter.Omnipresent on Brazilian television he features in round-the-clock daily advertising spots for products ranging from batteries to food and shower gels.His revenue is calculated at $37 million by Forbes, who estimate he is the only footballer to earn more from sponsorship contracts that his salary as a player.Paradoxically the only place in Brazil where Neymar is not highly regarded is his former club Santos, who believe they were short-changed during his controversial multi-million dollar transfer to Barcelona in 2013.The Neymar brand was damaged in March 2016 when the player was found guilty of tax fraud in his home country.But despite his tax problems in Brazil and Spain he maintains an image of a naive young man and his father a hard money-obsessed businessman.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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When concert tickets are gone in a flash, fans are left singing the blues

first_imgNEW YORK – Lisa Senauke, a Bruce Springsteen fan since 1973, tried to get tickets to his Oct. 26 concert in Oakland. The tickets were to go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 17, and starting at 9:58 a.m., she logged into her Ticketmaster.com account, credit card in hand. But though she tried again and again for the next hour to buy tickets, she was always told the same thing: Nothing available. “I never even had a chance,” she said the other day. “Who, then, got those tickets? How many people managed to log in, in between me, and sweep up the tickets?” Senauke’s frustration is not isolated. The concerts of 14-year-old Miley Cyrus, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and star of the Disney show “Hannah Montana,” sold out in minutes. And the same thing happened with tickets to recent reunion tours by the Police and Van Halen. While some fans just quietly give up, others have complained to government officials, particularly after they found tickets to the same concerts or sporting events available – sometimes at many times the face value – on secondary sellers such as Stubhub.com and TicketsNow minutes after the public sale began. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAfter hearing from some would-be ticket buyers, the Missouri attorney general announced Thursday that the state was suing three ticket resellers on charges that they had violated state consumer-protection laws. That same day, the Arkansas attorney general said he was seeking documents from five resellers. And the Attorney General’s Office in Pennsylvania is also looking into the reselling business after receiving several hundred complaints over a “Hannah Montana” concert in Pittsburgh, said a spokesman, Nils Frederiksen. “All hell broke loose with `Hannah Montana’,” said Justin Allen, the chief deputy attorney general in Arkansas. “The tickets were gone in 12 minutes, and when people turned around they were selling at online sites for sometimes as much as 10 times the face value.” Ticketmaster, the subsidiary of the IAC/Interactive Corp., which bills itself as the biggest seller of concert and sports tickets in the world, is also facing questions from angry fans and has sent representatives to meet with state and local officials. It argues, in part, that the number of tickets available to the public at a concert is often far less than the total number of seats in the arena. Ticketmaster has also filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court in Los Angeles against a software company based in Pittsburgh, RMG Technologies, and several ticket brokers, contending that they have discovered a way to get around Ticketmaster’s defenses. Bombarding Web site The software allows “bombarding Ticketmaster’s Web site with millions of automated ticket requests that can constitute up to 80 percent of all ticket requests made,” Ticketmaster states in its suit. These actions deny the public “access to tens of thousands of tickets so that RMG’s customers can purchase and resell those tickets to the same public at inflated prices,” it contends. A lawyer for RMG, Jay M. Coggan, denied the allegations. He said in an interview that RMG provides a specialized browser for ticket brokers but would not discuss the company’s services in detail, saying such information was proprietary. He added, “Ticketmaster isn’t losing any money – they’re getting paid full dollar for every ticket sold.” A hearing on Ticketmaster’s suit is scheduled for Oct. 15. The fact that tickets to popular events sell out so quickly – and that brokers and online resellers obtain them with such velocity – is clouding the business, many in the music industry say. It is enough, some longtime concertgoers say, to make them long for the days when all they had to do was camp out overnight. Joseph Freeman, the assistant general counsel for Ticketmaster, said that in some cases, demand for tickets simply exceeded the supply. Even in large arenas, a certain number of tickets are reserved by the artist, the promoter and the concert site, and some may also be set aside for fan clubs or presales, like those frequently held by American Express or Visa. But thousands of tickets are still typically left for the general public. In Kansas City, for example, there were “only 11,000 seats available for the `Hannah Montana’ concert,” Freeman said. “We got about 8,400. Of those, half went to the fan club while the other half was sold to the general public.” Freeman added that more tickets are often released after the initial sale date once the stage configuration is known. Automated devices While Ticketmaster would not disclose how many hits it receives when tickets go on sale, Freeman said the company had the ability to sell several thousand seats a minute. But how do hundreds of tickets show up on online sites minutes after individuals have been shut out? Officials at resellers such as Stubhub.com, now owned by eBay, guarantee the authenticity of the tickets. “What’s often mistaken about our marketplace,” Sean Pate, a spokesman for Stubhub, said in a statement, “is that we procure and price tickets when, to the contrary, we simply provide a secure and managed online marketplace for those who wish to sell tickets they possess.” The Ticketmaster suit includes a statement from a former ticket broker, Chris Kovach, who was originally named as a defendant but later settled with Ticketmaster. He said he used RMG’s “automated devices to enable me to access Ticketmaster’s Web site.” Kovach said in the statement that he had paid a monthly fee for access to RMG’s site and that its software had enabled him to simultaneously search and request tickets – sometimes more than 100 sets at a time. Kovach said in the statement that RMG’s system is “specifically designed to navigate or otherwise avoid various security measures on Ticketmaster’s Web site,” including what is known as the Captcha feature – those squiggles in a box that users must retype before they can proceed. In the meantime, potential ticket buyers continue to try various means to capture their prey. Lisa Nicholls of Houston, for example, was unsuccessful last winter in buying tickets to a “Hannah Montana” concert for her children, Alexandra, 10, and Robbie, 8. When the Toyota Center, the Houston arena, announced a new concert, her husband, Rob, sat at home with three computers logged on to the arena’s site at precisely 10 a.m., when tickets were to go on sale. Lisa Nicholls, meanwhile, had left the house hours earlier to wait at a ticket outlet at a local supermarket. Despite arriving at 7:30 a.m., she was not the first in line. Still, within minutes, she and her husband were both out of luck. “I went there thinking we would hedge our bets and do it every which way,” Lisa Nicholls said. “But only the first person in line got tickets – and I was 10th.” Jessica Fricke, a mother in Minnesota who also failed to get “Hannah Montana” tickets, tried to put the best face on it. “We are trying to teach our children the law of supply and demand. It’s a lesson for our family. It’s a hard one for an 8-year-old, but a good one.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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MAN USED STOLEN CARD FOR €186 PIZZA ORDER – AND ATTACKED GARDAÍ IN AMBULANCE

first_imgA JUDGE has ordered a probation report on a man before Letterkenny court on a series of offences, including ordering €186 worth of Dominos’ pizza – and attacking gardai in an ambulance.Judge Paul Kelly was given details of two incidents involving Shane Valentine, 15a Glendale Manor, in February 2014 and November 2015.Inspector Goretti Sheridan told how in the February 4, 2014, incident Valentine, now 21, had been found seemingly unconscious outside a house in Letterkenny. A concerned resident went to his aid and as he was calling an ambulance, he was hit over the head with an empty paint tin. Valentine also punched the good Samaritan twice in the face.Gardai were called and initially they also believed Valentine was unconscious. They helped to get him into an ambulance, said the inspector. However Valentine woke up and began attacking a garda.“He struck out and became aggressive,  extremely aggressive and violent in the ambulance,” said the inspector.Valentine told the garda: “I’ll break every bone in your body and every tooth in your head.”Valentine pleaded guilty to assault and making threats to kill.The second incident related to a garda investigation on November 3 last.Dominos’ Pizza in Letterkenny reported suspicious activity on a sterling ATM card which was used to order pizza on the previous two nights.On November 1 a delivery order was taken for €114 worth of pizza to 39a Meadowbank, Letterkenny.The following night a €72 order was made on the same card.Gardai traced the owner of the ATM card to the North, said the inspector, and he had reported it stolen along with his wallet in a bar in Letterkenny the previous month. He had also left his PIN number in his wallet.Gardai searched the Meadowbank address where the pizza was delivered to and found the ATM card in Valentine’s trousers. He initially denied having the card. However, gardai were able to trace phone calls made to Dominos from Valentine’s mobile phone.In all Stg£570 worth of transactions had been made. Valentine pleaded guilty to one charge – the €72 pizza order – claiming he was given the card at a house party.Solicitor Frank Dorrian detailed how Valentine came from a broken home. His father had died aged 43 and Shane Valentine had been in 27 different institutions or care homes between the ages of five and 18.He said his client had deeply regretted the ambulance attack, and hadn’t remembered it because he was on drink and possibly drugs at the time.He had apologised to the garda after being interviewed about the incident.Inspector Sheridan said Valentine had a number of previous convictions for assault and theft.Judge Kelly asked for a probation report on Valentine and adjourned sentencing until March 7.MAN USED STOLEN CARD FOR €186 PIZZA ORDER – AND ATTACKED GARDAÍ IN AMBULANCE was last modified: November 5th, 2018 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:ATM cardDominos PIzzatheftlast_img read more

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Championship side plot move for Benfica goalkeeper

first_img 1 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Varela came through Benfica’s youth academy, but left to gain experience elsewhere before returning in 2017 impact EFL result Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off However now, according to Record, Championship side Forest have also expressed a desire to sign Varela.The report claims Varela’s move away from Benfica should be sealed this week, with England almost certain to be the destination.However, the Eagles are demanding at least €15m to let him leave, and the Premier League is understood to be his preferred destination. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues stalemate Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack ROUND-UP Nottingham Forest have reportedly become the latest English club to plan a transfer swoop for Benfica’s 23-year-old ‘keeper Bruno Varela.It has previously been claimed that Premier League sides Newcastle and Watford were interested in the young stopper. Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer REPLY GREAT NEWS goalless Latest Championship Newslast_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Wins 2015 Lady Rebel Round-Up

first_img Preview Next Game: Box Score (HTML) Box Score (PDF) Live Stats ESPN 1350 Story Linkscenter_img at South Dakota 12/3/2015 – 7:00 PM Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster LAS VEGAS – Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) scored a game-high 23 points and Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) had 21 points as the Drake University women’s basketball team edged the UNLV Lady Rebels by a score of 76-68 Sunday afternoon in the title game of the 2015 Lady Rebel Round-Up. Drake improved to 6-0 with the win and claimed its second straight Thanksgiving tournament title.”We needed to lean on Maddy, Lizzy and Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa), and they hit some big shots tonight,” said head coach Jennie Baranczyk. “I was really happy with 18 assists on 27 baskets. However, we turned the ball over a little too much, and it wasn’t our A-game, but we got it done.”Wendell, who made 7-of-19 shots from the floor, was named the Lady Rebel Round-Up Most Valuable Player. Wendell hit four three-pointers as the Bulldogs knocked down a season-high 13 as a team. Ingle scored eight points and handed out seven assists. Dean was 8-of-13 from the floor.Drake held UNLV (5-1) to just 31.2 percent from the floor (24-of-77), including just 5-of-14 (35.7 percent). Aley Rhode led UNLV with 16 points.UNLV pulled within four points midway through the third quarter, but Drake always had an answer as the Lady Rebels never got within six points the rest of the way as the Bulldogs pulled away for the win.The Bulldogs overcame a sluggish start to the game as they turned things around taking a 16-13 lead off a three by Wendell to end the quarter. The Lady Rebels were held scoreless for 2:30 to finish the opening quarter.In the second, Dean ended a nearly three-minute scoreless drought with a tough basket in the paint to extend the Drake lead to 28-21 in the second. On the Bulldogs’ following possession, Wendell snagged an offensive board and was fouled on the putback attempt. She hit both free throws to push the advantage to 30-21. Later Dean helped engineer a 7-2 run to close the period, scoring five points in the run, and Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa) added the other two with a layup with just one second on the game clock.Dean dropped in 12 points while Wendell added nine points in the first half. Drake shot 48 percent and held UNLV to just 24 percent from the field.Drake travels to South Dakota Thursday, Dec. 3 for a 7 p.m. contest. The Bulldogs will return to the Knapp Center on Dec. 6 against Green Bay at 2 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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FUNERAL OF TRAGIC SHEENA STEWART TAKES PLACE TODAY

first_imgThe funeral takes place today of mum-of-three Sheena Stewart who was killed in a tragic accident in the early hours of New Year’s Day.Tragic Sheena Stewart will be buried today.The 33 year old is believed to have tripped and fell into the path of an oncoming mini-bus in Ballyshannon at 1.50am on January 1st.Originally from Dooish in Ballybofey, Sheena was living at Gort na Greine in Letterkenny. She was the first person to die on Irish roads in 2015.She had been a voluntary worker at Cara House in Letterkenny where she was held in hugely high regard.Co-ordinator of Cara House, Ms Susan McCauley, said Sheena would be sorely missed by all those who knew her.“Sheena has been a valued volunteer in Cara House for more two years, coming in and helping in the kitchen every Monday and Tuesday,” said heartbroken Susan. “She was so reliable, thoughtful and willing to do anything she saw was needed. She was a valued member of staff. She will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with her family and friends on their sad loss.”Sheena’s funeral Service will take place at Gibson’s Funeral Home today at 2pm, with burial afterwards in Stranorlar Parish Church Graveyard.At the request of her family, donations in lieu of flowers have been requested to be made to Cara House, c/o Gibson Funeral Directors in Convoy.Donegal Daily would like to express its sympathy to Sheena’s extended family on their tragic loss.The scene of the accident in Ballyshannon where Sheena Stewart died. FUNERAL OF TRAGIC SHEENA STEWART TAKES PLACE TODAY was last modified: January 4th, 2015 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:accidentBallybofeyBallyshannondonegalfuneralLTTERKENNYSheena Stewartlast_img read more

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Fazil Ikwaput joins Kazakhstan top tier side BIIK Kazygurt

first_img Tags: BIIK-Kazygurt FCDan NtaleFazil IkwaputGokulamKerila FC Fazil Ikwaput in action for former side Gokulam, Kerila FC (Photo by Agency)Reigning Airtel-FUFA Awards women player of the year Fazil Ikwaput has joined Kazakhstan women league top tier side BIIK Kazygurt.This was confirmed confirmed by agent Dan Ntale who is the managing director at Jodana Sports Management.“We are happy to announce the transfer of Fazila Ikwaput to a European Champions League Women side BIIK-Kazygurt FC, read a statement by Dan Ntale.“She joins from an Indian side Gokulam, Kerila FC.“The deal was sealed this week and we wish you the best in your new journey to Europe.Ikwaput beat off stiff competition to win the 2017 Airtel-FUFA women gong.The 20 year old is blessed with pace, a great first touch, immense dribble skills and an eye for goal which will be vital in securing a regular starting slot at BIIK-Kazygurt Women Football Club in the recent future.Ikwaput is believed to have departed Uganda on Tuesday evening for Kazakhstan to join her new club.The club is also home to four other Africans with the Cameroonian duo of Jacky Annette Messomo and Josephine Ngandi as well as Nigeria’s Charity Adule and Chinwendu Ihezuo.The other female Ugandan footballers featuring in the diaspora leagues include Jean Sseninde Namayega at Crystal Palace Ladies Women Football Club in England, Sandra Nabweteme and Joan Nakirya (South West Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) as well as Natasha Shirazi who plays at Danish club, Ballerupskovlude Foothold BSF .BIIK Kazygurt is a women’s football club based in Shymkent, Kazakhstan competing in the Kazakhstani Championship.They have won 8 Kazakhstani league and knock out crowns apiece.Formerly established in Almaty, the team won five championships in a row between 2004 and 2008 under this name and represented Kazakhstan in the European Cup, making it into the last 16 in four occasions.  The club has played some seasons in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.Comments last_img read more

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