Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “It was tough, it was definitely tough especially since it’s an Ateneo-La Salle game,” said Samuel. “I’m just doing what I can there, just trying to stay as calm as possible and do what I can to just get us into the Final Four.”The Green Archers, with the loss, dropped to an 8-5 card in the third seed of the standings and are in danger of even getting booted out of the Final Four race.An 8-6 triple tie between La Salle, FEU, and University of the Philippines will send the Green Archers to a fourth place playoff with the Tamaraws with the Fighting Maroons claiming the third seed because of a better quotient.Nevertheless, whomever the Green Archers face next will have to run into the physicality of Samuel who played rugby before transitioning to basketball at La Salle.There were moments when Samuel got into the face of Ateneo big men Angelo Kouame and Isaac Go but the La Sallian center said it was all left on the court.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Navarro gives Ateneo lift vs La Salle Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I’m kind of used to the physicality since I came from a rugby background before playing basketball,” said Samuel, who had eight points and three rebounds in 17 minutes of play. “If someone pushes, I’ll push back. It’s nothing new to me, I’ll just keep matching and trying to play like how they play.”“It’s just banter, it’s just in the game, and whatever happens stays on the court. I have a lot of respect for every player in every team. They’re just doing what they can do to win, just like what we’re doing.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college It would be understandable had someone forgot that De La Salle has a player named Taane Samuel in its lineup for the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The 6-foot-9 Kiwi played just five minutes in the Green Archers’ season-opener against Far Eastern University, a game La Salle lost 68-61, then, sat out the rest of the tournament due to Jones fracture in his left foot.It was around two months of inactivity for the big man before he got to the basketball floor once more and he couldn’t have timed his return better.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSamuel got back to the Green Archers’ rotation on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum against archrival Ateneo.Although La Salle lost 71-62, it was enough exposure for Samuel to show to the league what he can do. View comments
January 14, 2020
Scores of residents in Barkedu, Quardu Gborni District in Lofa County, through their political leaders represented by the county Superintendent, George S. Dunor and Paramount Chief Musa Kamara, over the weekend conferred a traditional name on United States Ambassador to Liberia, Debora Malac.The naming of the U.S. Envoy and her gowning led by a female representative of the district, was preceded by a presentation of white kola nuts and a white rooster as the residents’ token of appreciation for the work the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is doing in the country. Ambassador Malac was named ‘Mama Dukuly’ and gowned by the traditional leaders of Barkedu Town during a ceremony marking the official dedication of Barkedu Health Center. It is the single largest health facility in the district. The citizens thanked her for her numerous contributions to the development of the district. Ambassador Malac was named after the district’s first female representative in the National Legislature in the 60s, called Mama Dukuly. She, too, is remembered by the locals for putting the district’s name on the political map of the country. Paramount Chief Kamara, performed the naming ceremony at the well attended program, remembered among other things efforts the U.S. diplomat exerted to impact the lives of the residents when their district was among those parts of the country plagued by the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) last year. Lofa County was the first county that suffered the outbreak, particularly in the Barkedu District, pre-dominantly occupied by the Mandingoes, most of whom are followers of the Islamic Faith. For his part, Lofa County Supt. George S. Dunor, presented to Amb. Malac, an unread position statement endorsed by the residents who are requesting that the Ambassador further intervene in the development of the district by erecting a high school. The ceremony was attended by several other personalities, including the County Health Officer (CHO), Dr. Joseph Bolongei and representatives of several other international and local nongovernmental organizations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 14, 2020
The ongoing legal tussle between the National Elections Commission (NEC) and Liberty Party (LP) standard bearer Charles Walker Brumskine is a very important historical precedent.History will record it because this is the first in our democratic process for a presidential election result to be contested in the Supreme Court.This does not, however, mean that there have been no fraudulent elections in Liberia.It may be recalled that in 1927 incumbent President Charles Dunbar Burgess King of the True Whig Party (TWP) and Thomas J.R. Faulkner of the Reformation Party went into the presidential race.In that election, 15,000 voters were registered, but after ballot count, over 235,000 votes were reportedly cast in favor of King!But despite this grave and alarming this incident, Faulkner did not contest this electoral fraud in the Supreme Court but took a complaint to the League of Nations that the King administration was engaged in forced labor practices in the country. The International Commission appointed by the League to investigate the charge found the King government guilty of practices that were similar to slavery. That led to President King and his Vice President, Allen Yankee’s forced resignation and the ascendancy of Secretary of State Edwin Barclay as President of Liberia.The ongoing legal controversy between NEC and Counselor Brumskine, we believe, is not meant in any way to suggest that he (Brumskine) won the October 10 election or came even second; but to examine his claim of “gross irregularities and fraud” in the election.How is it in the interest of all? When Cllr. Brumskine first took the issue to NEC, some viewed it as a distraction, believing that he was frustrated over his defeat in the first round.Even the ruling Unity Party did not comment until later, when it decided to identify with the LP standard bearer, having realized that “town trap is not for rat alone.”Brumskine raised a number of issues about the October 10 poll, including tampering with ballots in Nimba County, where a NEC worker was caught putting ballot papers in a ballot box, leading to his arrest and prosecution. Counselor Brumskine also complained about the starting of voting at some precincts as late as 3 p.m.; and allowing people without names on the voter roll to cast votes.If these cases are all proven, political parties, including the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Unity Party (UP), the Alternative National Congress (ANC), All Liberian Party (ALP) and the rest stand to benefit.Who knows? The delay on the part of NEC to commence the process on time, thus resulting in denying of thousands of eligible voters to cast votes, could affect every party because those voters may have supported the contested parties to increase their points.Who knows? The issue surrounding Amos Siebo, who was caught printing voters cards in his private home in Johnsonville during the voter registration exercise, was overlooked by all political parties, including UP. But this could create the condition for enabling illegitimate voters to vote. Remember, it was NEC Chairman, Jerome Korkoyah himself who once said that people with voter cards whose names were not on the voter roll could vote. This issue of these illegitimate voters cast very serious doubts on the transparency and credibility of the election. One of Chairman Korkoyah’s own fellow NEC Commissioners, Jonathan Weedor, condemned the statement by Chairman Korkoyah, insisting that that was not the right way to conduct an election.Another surprising and even alarming twist to this Amos Siebo incident is that he works in the office of the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and that he was not prosecuted but instead reportedly allowed to return to his job in the President’s office. Did the President know, or has she not heard about this? What was her reaction, if any?It was glaring from the beginning of the process leading to the election that most NEC workers were incompetent; yet this information, which reached Chairman Korkoyah through the print and electronic media, had no effect on him. Most of them did not know how to identify names by alphabetical arrangement and could not even direct voters to their proper queues. This was recorded in some international observers’ reports.Many such workers have remained employed and the impact was felt in the October 10 poll.Given these serious irregularities, some tantamount to fraud, it is commendable that the LP standard bearer has taken the path of the law to bring to the nation’s attention the need to pursue justice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 12, 2020
Wendell Williams of Lot 70, Section ‘C’, South Turkeyen, Sophia appeared on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, charged for obstruction of traffic.The court heard that on August 21, at Water Street, Georgetown, the 53-year-old Williams was responsible for obstructing traffic.Williams pleaded guilty to the charge with explanation. He told the court he has two children to send to school, and that he was given permission to sell at the aforementioned location, for which he has to pay a fee. He then asked the court for leniency in the matter.Facts presented to the court revealed that Williams had caused a traffic build- up due to him having two large umbrellas at the place of business.The case against him was, however, discharged by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after listening to his explanation.
January 12, 2020
Empowering Guyanese girls will lead to them making meaningful contributions to national development. This was according to Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Chairperson Genevieve Allen, who was at the time speaking at a function in observance of International Day for the Girl Child.Officials of the RDC and Massy with the participantsAllen explained that Guyanese girls are fortunate, adding, “I will like to let you know that according to statistics, 1.4 billion girls are without education and we are so fortunate here today in Guyana to have the privilege to have access to education, to have access to healthcare, and to have access to internet access as well”.October 11 has been given the name International Day for the Girl Child since 2012 by the United Nations, and Guyana has joined in with rest of the world to observe the day.In recognition of the day, the Ministry of the Presidency, in collaboration with the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Region Four and Massy Industries, hosted a forum themed: “Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow”.This event, hosted at the La Bonne Intention (LBI) Secondary School, East Coast Demerara, was aimed at ensuring Guyanese girls are empowered through interactive programmes that are designed to develop their skills and abilities.Bringing the curtains down, she encouraged the audience that, “before you empower a young boy, it is good to also empower a young girl. You empower one girl, you empower an entire village, you empower one girl, you empower an entire nation, you empower one girl you, empower the entire world”.The International Day of the Girl Child was set aside by the UN to promote human rights and girls’ empowerment. The main aim is to shed light and to address the many needs and challenges girls around the world face; some of which include lack of education, abuse, and discrimination.Participating schools of this event were the LBI Secondary, Beterverwagting Secondary, Plaisance Secondary, Buxton Secondary School and the Beterverwagting Educational and Welfare Club.
January 6, 2020
A League Cup thrashing of minnows Grimsby in midweek was Lampard’s only win on home turf until Jorginho’s second half penalty broke Brighton’s resistance.Willian bagged the second goal to guarantee Chelsea that avoided failing to win their opening four home league matches for the first time since 1986-87.“The home games have been frustrating for different reasons, so today is a nice one. You are aware of it. You want to win,” Lampard said.“You could almost feel the frustration at half-time because we hadn’t put the ball in the net. Hopefully this gives everyone confidence.“Because of the no wins here you fear the worst, but there was a different feel today. I felt the goal was coming and the penalty was the moment.”Chelsea’s third league win this season was just reward for a dominant display that backed Lampard’s belief his raw team can challenge for a top four finish.Giving further encouragement to Lampard, the Blues kept a clean-sheet for the first time in 10 games in all competitions this term.“We’ve been waiting for it. We hadn’t put together a full 90 minutes. Today it was a good performance, solid, professional. “We lacked more goals because we created enough chances, but we got the clean-sheet we were striving for.”Brighton have now lost all nine league meetings with Chelsea, setting a new Football League record for most games played against one opponent with a 100 percent losing record.Graham Potter’s team are winless in six league matches and sit just above the relegation zone.Chelsea were without N’Golo Kante after he complained of a hamstring niggle following training on Friday, but the France midfielder wasn’t missed in this one-sided encounter.“I spoke to N’Golo about it. I didn’t want to take the risk today. He could have a chance for Lille (in the Champions League on Wednesday),” Lampard said.Chelsea’s dynamic young duo combined early on as Tammy Abraham hit the far post with a glancing header from Mason Mount’s inswinging free-kick.– Leader Jorginho –Despite their bright start, Chelsea would have been behind against the run of play if Kepa Arrizabalaga hadn’t alertly raced off his line to save Neal Maupay’s shot on the edge of the area.Jorginho’s pin-point lofted pass picked out Pedro’s run, but the Spaniard shot straight at Ryan.Chelsea needed just five minutes to make their pressure pay off after half-time thanks to Brighton’s suicidal over-playing in defence.Adam Webster was the guilty party with a miscued back-pass inside his own area that Mount seized on, provoking a clear foul by the panicked Albion defender.Ross Barkley had missed from the spot in Chelsea’s recent Champions League defeat against Valencia and it was no surprise that Jorginho resumed penalty duties, the Italy midfielder slotting home his first league goal of the season with ease.“Jorginho is a leader in his personality. Whatever happened last season, I wasn’t here,” Lampard said of a player criticised by Chelsea fans last term.“People can make judgements, but what I see on the pitch and in the dressing room, he wants to win. He is the penalty taker, end of story!”Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, back from a ruptured Achilles, came on for his first league appearance since April.Brighton were inches away from equalising when Dan Burn flicked a header against the post.But Willian wrapped up the points in the 76th minute when he burst onto Hudson-Odoi’s pass and drilled a powerful effort that deflected off Burn’s foot and beat Ryan at his near post.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea midfielder Jorginho scored the opening goal from the penalty spot against Brighton © AFP / Glyn KIRKLondon, United Kingdom, Sep 28 – Frank Lampard admitted he was relieved to finally earn his first home Premier League win as Chelsea manager after goals from Jorginho and Willian sealed a 2-0 victory against Brighton on Saturday.Lampard had presided over two draws and a defeat in the league at Stamford Bridge since the Blues legend was hired from Derby in the close-season.
December 27, 2019
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsMigrant groups estimate 500 people died trying to cross the border in 2005. The Border Patrol reported 473 deaths as of Sept. 30. In Ciudad Juarez, Julieta Nu ez Gonzalez, the local representative of Mexico’s National Immigration Institute, said Tuesday she will ask the Mexican government to send a migrant protection force, Grupo Beta, to remote sections of the border. The dusty outpost near the New Mexico border has turned into a smugglers’ haven after the U.S. Border Patrol increased its presence on the Arizona border. Sending the National Guard “will not stop the flow of migrants. To the contrary, it will probably go up,” as people try to get into the United States with hopes of applying for a possible amnesty program, Nu ez said. Along the border in Nuevo Laredo, Carlos Gonzalez, a 23-year-old from Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas, was waiting for a chance to swim across the river into Texas. He said soldiers wouldn’t stop him from getting to a construction job he had lined up in North Carolina. NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – Mexico warned Tuesday it would file lawsuits in U.S. courts if National Guard troops detain migrants on the border, and some officials said they fear the crackdown will force illegal crossers into more perilous areas to avoid detection. Bush announced Monday he will send 6,000 National Guard troops to the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border, but said the troops will provide intelligence and surveillance support to U.S. Border Patrol agents and will not catch and detain illegal immigrants. “If there is a real wave of rights abuses, if we see the National Guard starting to directly participate in detaining people … we would immediately start filing lawsuits through our consulates,” Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said in an interview with a Mexico City radio station. Mexican officials worry the crackdown will lead to more deaths. Since the United States toughened security at crossing spots in Texas and California in 1994, migrants have flooded Arizona’s hard-to-patrol desert, and deaths have spiked. “Desperation gives one a lot of willpower. If they stop me 20 times, I’ll arrive on the 21st,” Gonzalez said resting on a street corner outside a migrant shelter. However, Carlos Ferrera, a 27-year-old from Honduras who lost part of his arm in a recent car accident, was worried that the National Guard could push him into dangerous terrain when he crosses to get to an $8.50 an hour landscape-gardening job in Dallas. “The more reinforced the border is, the further we will have to go to find places to get in,” Ferrera said. Mexican newspapers Tuesday characterized the decision as a hardening of the U.S. position, and some criticized Mexican President Vicente Fox for not taking a stronger stand, though Fox called Bush on Sunday to express his concerns. Fox’s spokesman, Ruben Aguilar, said Tuesday that Mexico accepted Bush’s statement that the Guard troops didn’t imply a militarization of area, and that Mexico remained “optimistic” that the U.S. Senate would approve an immigration reform “in the interests of both countries.” He noted Bush expressed support for the legalization of some immigrants and the implementation of a guest- worker program. “This is definitely not a militarization,” said Aguilar, who also dismissed as “absolutely false” rumors that Mexico would send its own troops to the border in response. Critics have accused Bush of using the plan to win support for immigration reform from U.S. conservatives, who are more interested in tightening border security. Bush said it was a stopgap measure while the Border Patrol builds up its resources to more effectively secure the border. Presidential hopeful Felipe Calderon of Fox’s National Action Party issued a statement that the military presence would endanger migrants without stopping them. “These measures have been proven mistaken. They increase the social and human costs for migrants and only benefit criminal groups that make money on the hopes and suffering of those looking for an opportunity,” Calderon said. Salvadoran President Tony Saca said he was worried that there could be an increase in abuses against migrants because National Guard troops are trained to handle natural disasters and wars.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
December 27, 2019
Lotto winning numbers for the 19/04/16 are 4-5-1-7-6-8-2-3. Eamon Moy and Bridgin Byrne had 3 numbers and win €30 each. Jackpot for 26/04/16 is €3200Congratulations to Kathy Ward and Shane Moy who win the Junior Strictly Dancing competition in Jacksons on Saturday night last. There was a great turn out for this very entertaining night with all eleven couples really doing themselves proud. The club would like to thank everyone who helped out in any way and many thanks to the sponcers, McElhinneys Stores, Bonner’s Pharmacy, Harkins Bar, Martin Scanlon, Contracts, Frank Bonner Tractors, Marley & Tea, John & Aidan Marley, Michael Murphy Sports, Marley Travel, Kernans Diner, Ann McGlynn Welshtown, Ulster Bank and The Hatter tea Room. Minor Board: Under age training: Wednesdays U8 & U10 6.00pm-7.00pm. Thursdays: U12, U13 & U14 Boys 6.15pm to 7.15pm.Our U14 Boys lost to Robert Emmetts on Monday last the 18th of April. Next fixture TBC.Minor boys are away to either Milford or Urris in the Division 3 semi-final this week. Time & Date TBC.Ladies: Training: Wednesday, U14 Girls at 7pm to 8pm. Minor Training 8pm to 9pm. U14 girls are playing Aodh Rua Ballyshannon in Glenfin on Tuesday next the 26th at 7pm. Our senior ladies had no game this weekend but now their focus is on next weekend when they face Termon in the County Gaeltacht final. Time and date TBC Our 3rd team game V Glenties was cancelled on Saturday last it is now fixed for Glenfin next Wednesday at 7.pm. Our seniors and reserves played Four Masters at home on Sunday and unfortunately both team lost. The reserves lost on a score line of Glenfin 1.07 Four Masters 1.10. Glenfin scorers were Ross McDermott 05, Paul Bonner 1:0, Hugh Foy 01, Shane Moy 01. The seniors lost on a score of Glenfin 1:10 to 4:12. Glenfin scorers were Paddy O Connor 1:06, Michael McGlynn, Kevin, McGlynn, Jason Morrow and Daniel McGlynn 01 each.Schools handball training will take a break now until September.In conjunction with hosting the County Gaeltacht, Naomh Conaill are having a Ceili, Sets and two- hand dances in the Community centre on Friday 29th April from 9pm-12. Music by Ceili Time. Fear an Ti Clement Gallagher. Admission €10 supper served.CLG Dhún na nGall will sponsor a total of six (6) grants to the value of €250 each to GAA members attending Irish language colleges of their choice in county Donegal. For more details contact Glenfin GAA club.Any club member or manager wanting to put information into the Club notes can do so by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org or texting 0872052481.KATHY WARD AND SHANE MOY WIN GLENFIN STRICTLY COME DANCING was last modified: April 25th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAglenfinSport
December 25, 2019
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Villaraigosa has defended his nominations of Mirell and Ramona Ripston, executive director of the ACLU of Southern California, which has repeatedly sued the city over homeless policy. Ripston has yet to come before the council for confirmation. The mayor cast Tuesday’s vote as a temporary setback. “Mayor Villaraigosa expects that Mr. Mirell will be approved,” said his spokeswoman, Diana Rubio. The four council members voting against Mirell’s appointment included all three with LAPD affiliations: former Chief Bernard Parks, retired Sgt. Dennis Zine and Reserve Officer Greig Smith. They were joined by Jan Perry, who represents the Skid Row area. “I believe that these suits had a negative effect on the city’s ability to help people who cannot help themselves,” Perry said. Mirell stressed that the litigation he was involved in concerned the rights of people, homeless or not, not to be stopped or searched without reasonable suspicion. “I’m not committed to any more litigation against the city,” he said. “I want to try to resolve this problem from within.” Several of the council members opposing Mirell praised him personally, with Parks saying he would likely support him for any other panel. Among those supporting Mirell was Jack Weiss, head of the Public Safety Committee. “Truly it is impossible to find a blemish, a flaw or a fault at all in his track record,” Weiss said. The council voted unanimously to confirm Rebecca Avila, a University of Southern California administrator, to the authority. The debate took place on the same day the Police Commission heard an update on LAPD efforts to fight crime on Skid Row, as well as on allegations that other cities have been bringing homeless people to downtown Los Angeles, where there is a concentration of social services but also drugs and violence. Such “homeless dumping” appears to be on “hiatus” as other agencies have become afraid of increased scrutiny, said Deputy Chief Lee Carter. Meanwhile, the LAPD has shifted resources to the central city area including 12 undercover narcotics officers, surveillance cameras and new foot patrols. The department has also started deploying recruits from the Police Academy to patrol downtown as part of their training. The aim is not for the recruits to engage serious criminals but rather to act “as a deterrent to crime,” Carter said. The plan has worried the Los Angeles Police Protective League, which fears the recruits are being put into a dangerous situation without enough oversight, said Corina Lee, a league director. “You’re creating an environment where something’s going to happen,” Lee said. LAPD officials said they are looking at ways to add more supervision to the patrols. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In its first such rebuke of the new mayor, the City Council on Tuesday declined to confirm an appointee to a homeless services agency. The council voted 7-4 to confirm attorney Doug Mirell to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, falling one vote short needed for confirmation. While Mirell’s nomination will return to the council for another vote today, the four “no” votes Tuesday marked the first time there has been any council opposition to any of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s scores of commission appointees. The split vote reflected clashing views on how the city should tackle the problem of homelessness. Mirell became controversial because he was an attorney in a 2000 lawsuit that ended in a settlement limiting the stopping of homeless people by Los Angeles police.
December 22, 2019
Tags: Abdu LumalaAFCON 2019Alexis BbakkaAllan katereggaFUFASebastien DesabretopUganda Cranes Kateregga arrived on Tuesday morning. (PHOTOS/FUFA)International Build-up matches-Sunday, 09-06-2019 – Uganda vs Turkmenistan 10pm (Played behind Closed doors) at New York University in Abu Dhabi -Saturday, 15-09-2019 – Uganda vs Ivory Coast (Open to public) –Venue to be communicatedABU DHABI – Maritzburg FC midfielder Allan Kateregga is the latest player to join the Uganda Cranes camp in Abu Dhabi as the team continues their preparations for the 2019 AFCON Finals in Egypt.The on-loan Cape Town City player arrived on Tuesday morning but didn’t take part in the training session as the team had already left for the stadium.His arrival takes the number of players currently in camp to 22 with only 6 more, yet to show up.Kateregga arrived just hour after Swedish based duo of Abdu Lumala and Alexis Bbakka jetted in.Emma Okwi and Nicholas Wadada who ply their trade in Tanzania are expected later today.Kateregga, Bakka and Lumala will also have to visit the medical personnel in Abdu Dhabi for the exercise. Okwi and Wadada completed their medicals in Kampala.Six (6) more players are expected to arrive in Camp later this week as they are yet to be released by their respective clubs.For goalkeeper, Charles Lukwago, he is still with the COSAFA Cranes who are in South Africa.Sebastien Desabre and his technical team will name the final 23 man squad 10 days before the kick off of the final tournament.The Cranes have now been in Abu Dhabi for over a week. They will play two international friendlies as part of their preps for the AFCON finals.On Tuesday, the team held another training session after which, Salim Jamal and forward Farouk Miya had this to say;Salim Jamal“It is a great opportunity for us to prove ourselves this time round.“The goalkeeping department is very competitive and I look forward to welcoming my other teammates Charles Lukwago and Robert Odongkara in camp.“We are having great training here and the camp is fantastic.Jamal poses for a picture before Tuesday’s training.Faruku Miya“I think we are preparing very well.“We are following the coach’s instructions and this helps the entire team.“We shall be in great shape for the kickoff of the tournament. We look forward to the group action.The 22 players currently camped in Abu DhabiDenis Onyango, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Joseph Ochaya, Timothy Awanyi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Patrick Kaddu, Bevis Mugabi, Isaac Muleme, Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga, Allan Kyambadde, Saddam Juma, Moses Waiswa and Murushid Jjuuko, Derrick Nsibambi, Kirizestom Ntambi, Farouk Miya, Kizito Luwaga, Salim Jamal, Alexis Bbakka, Abdu Lumala, Allan kateregga.Officials in Abu DhabiLeader of Delegation – Issa MagolaHead Coach – Sebastien DesabreAssistant Coach – Matia LuleGoalkeeping Coach – Fred KajobaTeam Doctor – Ronald KisoloPhysiotherapist – Ivan SsewanyanaMedia Officer – Ahmed HusseinPhysical Fitness Trainer – Jerome D’AntonioKits Managers – Lawrence Kizito and Ayub BalyejusaThe other players expected to join camp laterGoalkeepersRobert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda).DefendersRonald Mukiibi (Ostersunds, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania).MidfieldersMichael Azira (Montreal, Canada).StrikersEmmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania).Comments