When he accepted the offer to coach Lyon last summer, Sylvinho ended a nine-year drought without Brazilian coaches in the major European leagues. Since Leonardo left the bench for Inter Milan in 2011, no Canarinho had had the opportunity Sylvinho had. In his first interview after his short stint at the French club, the Barcelona, Arsenal, Celta and Manchester City exlateral spoke with AS about a change in the mentality of a new generation of Brazilian soccer players in Europe who, like the Argentines, are beginning to prepare to take the step he took after a successful career .How was your transition to the bench?At City, Roberto Mancini saw me as a trusted footballer and we talked a lot about the team. It was natural, he had been in Europe for a decade. When I retired, I went to Brazil and worked at Cruzeiro and Corinthians with Tite, before Mancini himself brought me to Inter to be his assistant. In Italy I took out the UEFA B and A coach diplomas, until Tite and Edu called me to work as their assistant in the national team. When I took out UEFA Pro last year, the opportunity came up at Lyon and I accepted it.There was much anticipation about his departure to Lyon after nine years without a Brazilian coach in Europe’s big leagues. But things did not go well …Of course I would have liked to have been more than eleven games. To have had more time to do my work. But it was a club decision and I respect it. Football is about results. I keep the good, with the relationship that I have raised with the players and with the opportunity to have coached a club as big as Lyon.What do you get out of your first experience as a coach?The life and career of a coach is much more stressful and demanding than that of a footballer. Everything happens very fast, you hardly have time to reason. I did not want to burn stages, so I prepared myself step by step to make the leap to the bench. I believed that the opportunity at Lyon was ideal. Of course, the experience was not what I expected, the results did not correspond to expectations. Mine and those of the club. It wasn’t like anyone would like it to have been. We had four or five games that we lost conceding goals in the last minutes, even against PSG, with a goal from Neymar. But I’m still pretty calm and confident in my ability and I’m going to wait for another chance.I guess as a coach, right?Yeah right. There is no way back. There is one thing I learned a lot with Tite during our period in the selection. After an experience like this, one has to take time to digest. To make a self-criticism, mature and absorb the information and learning. To give time to time. After eight years of work and preparation, four long years of coach school and sacrifice, I can afford the time and give myself a second or third chance.Is your plan now to continue training in Europe?I am Brazilian, if I have an offer in Brazil I will study it. I cannot despise my origins. But I developed practically my entire career in Europe. I have a Spanish passport. I lived eight years in Spain, I had been living in Milan for more than four years before coming to Lyon, where my family still lives. I know well the Italian league, the Premier. I speak four languages and I am ready for the challenge. I am patient and I will go to the club that gives me the best conditions to carry out my work.Why do you think it took so long for us to see a Brazilian training again in a great league in Europe?I believe there are two factors. The first is language. The Brazilian technicians, who never lived abroad, speak only Portuguese. We have great coaches in Brazil, but in globalized football speaking other languages is essential. And the second is the interest of footballers operating in Europe to follow the career. We do not have the same mentality as Argentines and that is a mistake.What mentality are you referring to?When I was at Celta, I remember seeing Berizzo, Pablo Caballero and Gustavo López, in their twenties, taking courses. Forming. Thinking in the future. They went from Vigo to Coruña to study. Zabaletta is another who continues to play but is already fully trained to be a coach. Simeone or Pochettino was the same. They are people who anticipate their time. So I just wanted to know about playing soccer. I did not realize until the end of my career that it was necessary to prepare. It is a matter of culture. But that is changing. Changing how? The Brazilian players are realizing that the coaching career begins on the field. And taking advantage of the fact that they are in great teams to advance their training. I know at least about five Brazilian footballers, veterans, who are in European clubs and who have already started their preparation to be a coach. I am convinced that soon, in about five or six years, we will have more Brazilian technicians with this profile in Europe. Former players of great European clubs who are going to lead a cultural change in the mindset of the Brazilian soccer player. But a change like this is not from one day to the next, Argentines thought like this many years ago. While the Brazilian player often comes with the idea of one day returning to Brazil, the Argentine player comes with the idea of staying. To create roots in Europe after the soccer career. Now that is also starting to happen with the Brazilians, with the encouragement of the clubs, which offer their players the opportunity to take the coaching courses. There is a very interesting movement and that is very positive.How does Sylvinho, the coach, understand soccer?Soccer is first of all human. It is how to quickly diagnose situations, relationships, people. Understanding which player plays better in what position, how he responds best to instructions, how the individual characteristics of each can be potentiated. What loyalty relationship do you have with your players and peers. A matter of trust. How can you put all your ideas together and transmit your message in the best possible way. But within all that there are three fators that are very important and that the great coaches have: to understand and a lot of tactics, to know how to express themselves before the press and to be a great wardrobe manager. All great coaches have these three characteristics. It is very difficult to get there. Having two of these three is already very complicated …Who was the best coach you had as a player?I was privileged because I had the opportunity to play for Guardiola, Wenger, Mancini and after working with Tite. All four are amazing and have these three pains I said earlier. They are geniuses, they are human, they are loyal, they have group management in their hands, the highest level of confidence, they understand everything that is happening in tactical terms, such as assembling a team, diagnosing problems.Tite says she still wakes up at night thinking about that World Cup quarterfinal loss to Belgium. How does one manage to overcome a disappointment like that?For the coach it is very hard, all the pressure is on him. But for us it was also an inexplicable pain. As a footballer, I won two Champions but lost a Europa League final, I suffered hard defeats in the quarterfinals or eighths of European leagues. But you always have the feeling that you can come back next season. A defeat in a World Cup is something incomparable because it is four years of work. You know that several more veteran players who are there are fully aware that it was the opportunity of a lifetime, that they will not return. I remember talking to Zabaleta before Russia, asking him what it’s like to be there. And he said to me: ‘It is much worse than a Champions League. There is no return match. ’ If you have a mistake, you play bad 30 minutes, it’s over. Four years take a long time to pass. But the month and each match of a World Cup passes very quickly. It is a pressure that does not exist the same.What else have you learned with Tite?I have learned a lot of things. He is a complete coach. International top level. He dominates the tactical part, he knows how to communicate, he has tremendous group management. He is confident, loyal, honest. Tite’s records with Corinthians say it all. He is the last South American to win a Club World Cup. He is a coach who adapts to any situation. He knows how to mount his teams to attack and he knows how to do the same to defend. It does not close to a style. He and Mancini were my great teachers at the practical school.Your natural way when you decide to leave the command of the Brazilian team is to come to train in Europe?He is more than ready and his results say it all. I already told you that, that I see you more than ready to take the step. It would be a tremendous joy to see him train in Europe because Tite is a true reference for players of my generation. As are Muricí Ramalho or Mano Meneses, coaches who were pioneers and had to work hard to achieve what they achieved, perhaps without the same tools and opportunities that exist in Europe. It would be fair to see Tite train a great European club.Knowing Barcelona as you know, how do you see the crisis the club is currently experiencing?There is a very thin line between crisis and success in a club like Barcelona. The potential of this club, its staff, the greatness it has makes it possible to go from the crisis to a historic achievement practically in the blink of an eye. I lived that in Barcelona. My four years at Barça, we lived through a crisis of results. And the following year, in Guardiola’s first year, in 2008-09, we won the treble. Barcelona has potential for that.
Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding NEED TO KNOW: Cleveland is 0-3 at Indiana so far this season. So even though James’ teams have eliminated the Pacers four times in their last seven postseason appearances, the Cavs have some work cut out for themselves.KEEP AN EYE ON: James’ supporting cast. He’s been his typical self through the first three games, but that hasn’t been enough to create more wins than losses. The Cavaliers are averaging just 90 points in the series and had trouble holding leads. Could the second-half struggles be a result of James’ logging more than 41 minutes per game? Perhaps. But this is supposed to be the time of year when he carries his club, no matter what help he gets — or doesn’t.PRESSURE IS ON: Lue. While his lineup change worked wonders early in Games 2 and 3, the Cavs couldn’t close out either and nearly blew both. Now he needs to find another adjustment that gives James & Co. a chance to steal a road win and get back into the series.INJURY UPDATE: PG George Hill is questionable with back spasms. “Right now he’s getting an MRI to see what’s going on in there,” Lue said Saturday. If Hill can’t play, it’s not clear who would replace him. Could be Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson or Jose Calderon, who did not play in Game 3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We’ve had some good quarters,” James said Friday, “and we didn’t have some good quarters.”Well, that explains a lot.Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue’s synopsis?“They won a game we should have won,” Lue said. “That’s what’s disappointing. But we’re not discouraged. We’ve got to get Game 4 — and I’m confident.”In addition to Cavaliers-Pacers on Sunday, the day’s other NBA games are the Boston Celtics at the Milwaukee Bucks, the Golden State Warriors at the San Antonio Spurs, and the Toronto Raptors at the Washington Wizards.ADVERTISEMENT PRESSURE IS ON: Anyone on San Antonio other than LaMarcus Aldridge. The All-Star forward is averaging 22 points in the series, and has been the team’s only consistent scorer. San Antonio needs someone else to step up.INJURY UPDATE: Golden State is without Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard remains out for San Antonio. Both have knee issues. Leonard missed all but nine regular-season games.RAPTORS AT WIZARDSToronto leads 2-1. Game 4, 6 p.m. EDT, TNTNEED TO KNOW: As long as all the chippiness and on-court chatter that showed up in Game 3 doesn’t lead to any real fights moving forward, this series could be mainly about the two terrific All-Star backcourts, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry of No. 1 seed Toronto vs. John Wall and Bradley Beal of No. 8 Washington. And each duo has performed much better at home than on the road. Wall and Beal each scored 28 points in a Game 3 win , while the Wizards shot 55.3 percent on field-goal attempts, the third-best playoff showing in franchise history.KEEP AN EYE ON: Turnovers and bench scoring. Those were two of the Raptors’ strengths in the regular season, but both were huge issues in Game 3, when Toronto’s 19 turnovers led to 28 points for Washington, and the Wizards’ sometimes-unreliable reserve unit outscored their counterparts 35-32. “We had some turnovers that are just our fault, that we really shouldn’t have — we can’t have,” Toronto reserve Jakob Poeltl said.PRESSURE IS ON: Otto Porter Jr. As much as the Wizards dominated in a 122-103 victory Friday, they still train in the series and can’t afford to head to Toronto trailing 3-1. So now that Beal has awoken and joined Wall in being effective, it’s Porter’s turn to produce. He’s averaging only 9.7 ppg and has made a total of only three 3s after ranking third in the league in 3-point percentage in the regular season. “It falls on everybody,” Porter said. “Me being more aggressive. Me getting more involved, getting open.”INJURY UPDATE: Raptors PG Fred VanVleet has played a total of only three minutes in the series, troubled by a bruised right shoulder. His absence could be a big reason that Toronto’s second unit has not been as effective as usual.CAVALIERS AT PACERSIndiana leads 2-1. Game 4, 8:30 p.m., TNT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) defends against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis, Friday, April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)LeBron James is keeping his thoughts to himself.Whatever concerns — or confidence — he might harbor about his Cleveland Cavaliers facing a 2-1 first-round Eastern Conference series hole heading into Game 4 at the Indiana Pacers on Sunday were not going to be made available for public consumption.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast A look at Sunday’s full slate of NBA playoff games:CELTICS AT BUCKSBoston leads 2-1. Game 4, 1 p.m. EDT, ABCNEED TO KNOW: Good as All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo is, the Bucks are getting major contributions from Khris Middleton, who is giving the Celtics headaches with his mid-range jumper and all-around game. Middleton is averaging 26.3 points in the series, while shooting 62 percent overall, 12 of 19 on 3s. “For me, it’s about seeing the offense, finding my spots to be aggressive,” Middleton said. “Just playing in rhythm.”KEEP AN EYE ON: The first quarter. Veteran forward Al Horford hopes the young Celtics can take lessons from their disastrous start in Game 3 , when Boston was outscored 27-12 in the opening period and never recovered. Boston was flat in front of a raucous road crowd, overwhelmed by an energetic Bucks team that received contributions from up and down the roster. “This is new for our group,” Horford said. “We’ll look at film and learn from it.”PRESSURE IS ON: One of the NBA’s best defensive teams in the regular season, the Celtics have been overrun by the Bucks of late. Milwaukee shot 57 percent in each of the last two games, making a franchise playoff-record 16 3s in Game 3.INJURY UPDATE: It’s unclear whether Bucks C John Henson will be ready after sitting out Game 3 with a bad back. … Celtics G Marcus Smart will see a doctor again next week to determine when he can return to full-contact practice.WARRIORS AT SPURSGolden State leads 3-0. Game 4, 3:30 p.m. EDT, ABCNEED TO KNOW: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will sit out a second game in the aftermath of his wife’s death. Assistant Ettore Messina coached San Antonio in Game 3 and will again in Game 4. “You know how important Pop is, not only for us players, but the whole organization and the whole NBA,” Manu Ginobili said. “We probably are in a better situation emotionally, and hopefully it fuels us. But it’s hard to tell how a team is going to react.”KEEP AN EYE ON: Ginobili. The 40-year-old could be playing in his last NBA game. Spurs fans serenaded Ginobili in last season’s Western Conference finale, believing it could be his farewell. It wasn’t. Ginobili says he will wait until the offseason to decide whether to return for a 17th season. “It was super awkward,” Ginobili said. “I didn’t want to acknowledge it. I didn’t want to ignore it.” James decided not to speak to reporters on Saturday.And he did not have a whole lot to say in the immediate aftermath of Game 3, either, when Indiana erased a 17-point deficit and then held on for a 92-90 victory over the Cavs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNot only has the four-time MVP and three-time NBA champ never lost an opening NBA postseason series, going 12-0 in the past, he had never even trailed in the first round until this one, when Cleveland dropped Game 1 at home.Now he is behind again. Popovich won’t coach Spurs in Game 4 against Warriors ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’
Following a four-hour deliberation, a mixed jury returned the guilty verdict against two men who were accused of murdering a security guard at a Mandir in Berbice.The duo – Shivnarine Jainarine of Train Line Dam, Port Mourant, Corentyne; and Ryan Persaud, also called “KK”, 17, of Williamsburg, murdered Jagdat Ramcharran, called “Ronald”, 61; a security guard of Bloomfield, Corentyne between January 6 and 7, 2013.A third suspect, Kerwin Hintzen, had earlier pleaded guilty to the heinous crime and given a 20-year sentence.State Prosecutor Mandel Moore during the trial stated the trio murdered the security guard during the commissioning of a robbery. The man’s body was foundShivnarine Jainarinebound and gagged at the Iskcon Hari Krishna Mandir at Block 6 Williamsburg, Corentyne, Berbice.During the trial which started on October 1, the prosecution called 12 witnesses. The lengthy trial was over shadowed by a voir dire which took weeks.It was to determine the admissibility of caution statements given by the two suspects. The trial was heard by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, while Attorney Mursalene Bacchus represented Jainarine and Attorney Arudranauth Gossai represented Persaud.Among those who were called to the witness stand were Magistrate Sherdell Isaacs who conducted the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) and committed the trio to stand trial to the High Court.In his opening address, Moore told the court that Ramcharran was a watchman at the Mandir when the two men and others broke and entered the place of worship and in the course of committing a burglary, murdered the victim.A bell, two golden murti, a pair of slippers and a tape recorder were missing and the entire building was ransacked. The bandits had reportedly cut open a grill on a window to gain entry to the building.The security guard’s body was discovered around 03:00h by a worshipper who visited the temple for his early morning worship. When he arrived, no one came to greet him and the gate was locked.After making several calls and getting no response, the worshipper scaled the fence and to his horror, found the watchman lying on the ground. Government Pathologist, Dr Vivakanand Bridgemohan gave the cause of death asRyan Persaudstrangulation. Ramcharran’s head was also bashed in.Both accused told the court that they were beaten to sign caution statements. Police witnesses during the trial said there were video and audio recordings of those caution statements. Persaud said he was beaten four times.He also told the court that after he was remanded to prison, he was taken to the Mibicuri Police Station and locked up for several days in an effort to prevent prison authorises seeing the injuries he received as a result of the beating.However, one Police witness told the court that there was no evidence available to the police to indicate that Persaud made those utterances to the Magistrate during the PI.In a mitigating plea, Attorney Bacchus asked the court to take into consideration the age of Jainarine who was 16 when the murder was committed. Attorney Gossai asked for a probation report.The trial Judge proponed sentencing until November 29 when the probation report is expected to be presented to the court.
A preliminary report has shown that the braking system on CAL’s ATR aircraft was not functional at the time the aircraft collided with a wall at Piarco Airport on Wednesday, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said on Friday.And he was also unable to say if the person steering the aircraft from the airport ramp to a hangar when the incident occurred at 11.15 pm, was certified to do so.Imbert gave the explanations in Parliament yesterday, responding to Opposition queries on the accident. He stressed it was not a “crash” as the Opposition called it.CAL has said the aircraft was being taxied from the ramp to an aircraft hangar when the incident happened. The aircraft was not in active service and there were no passengers or crew aboard. It was withdrawn from service and a probe started.On Thursday Imbert said, “Preliminary reports indicate the braking system wasn’t functional at the time. However, these are just preliminary reports and it would be irresponsible to speculate on the actual cause of the accident until all investigations are complete. I’m sure (investigations) will be done in the shortest possible time.”Airport personnel near the ATR aircraft after it crashed into struck the terminal buildingHe said CAL is doing its own investigation and the Civil Aviation Authority is doing an independent probe also to determine the root cause of the accident.On Thursday, Imbert said a preliminary estimate of repair cost was about US$1M. On Friday, CAL stated the cost is being assessed and this will be covered by CAL’s insurance.CAL, in a release, stated the aircraft had been using its own power and was being operated by a licensed aircraft engineer. CAL added that a preliminary report indicated that as soon as the aircraft began to taxi, the aircraft engineer noticed that the hydraulic system was not activated.CAL said prior to the incident, it was in discussions with a potential lessor to obtain a wet lease to supplement its fleet using a similar aircraft type. Once arrangement is complete, the wet lease will operate from April 8 to September 30, which will cover the busy Easter and August vacation period. (T&T Guardian)
Injured friend: Nicolas MorrisonThe eldest grandchild of popular Soesdyke businessman, Chandralall Deokie was in the wee hours of Monday killed following a three-vehicle collision at Land of Canaan on the East Bank of Demerara. The accident has also left three persons hospitalised with one in critical condition.Dead is 20-year-old Mahendra Ryan Deokie of Soesdyke, EBD, while Emily Persaud and Sasha Mohanlall, also of Soesdyke, EBD, were treated at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.The third person, Nicolas Morrison, of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, is clinging to life at the Georgetown Public Hosptial.Based on reports received, the accident occurred at about 03:00h and involved a minibus, a Honda CRV and the car Deokie was driving.From information gathered, Deokie and his friend were heading home after a night out at a popular club on the West Coast of Demerara when it is alleged that he lost control of the motorcar and crashed into the two other vehicles which were heading in the opposite direction.Deokie and Morrison were reportedly pinned in the wrecked vehicle. It took family members, who rushed to the scene, and public-spirited citizens some time to pull them from the mangled car. They were then rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre. While there, Deokie succumbed while receiving medical attention.Morrison, who was in an unconscious state, was transferred to the GPHC due to the severity of his injuries. While information remains sketchy about the circumstances surrounding the accident, the drivers of the two other vehicles were detained at the Madewini Police Outpost as the traffic ranks continue their probe.At the home of the young man, his parents were grief-stricken. His grandparents were trying to come to grips with reality and his friends were in a state of shock and disbelief. His grandfather, Chandralall Deokie, explained that he received a telephone call at about 03:00h informing him of the accident and he rushed to the scene.He noted that his grandson had to be pulled from the wreckage but although there were minor scratches and bruises on his body, he believed that he might have suffered head injuries.He explained that both he and his close friend, Nicholas, were in an unconscious state. The two young lads who were with them sustained bodily injuries but were conscious.The grandfather told this publication that he knew his grandson was dead after looking at the body language of the doctors, who tried everything to resuscitate him.The young man’s father, Ravin Deokie, who is also a businessman, told Guyana Times that his son only returned from their interior logging operations on Sunday morning.“He called me and tell me that he wanted to come out…then he called back and said don’t worry… then again he call back and say he is ready to come out and that I must collect him at Linden,” the father said.The grieving man stated that he never stopped his son from going anywhere with his friends but always warned him not to drink and drive.“He left home in a taxi to go out but apparently, he called Nicholas and they reach up at a club in Cornelia Ida.”Guyana Times was told that Deokie boarded a taxi but then came out and collected the keys to Morrison’s car. The distressed father added that after he received the news of the accident, he asked if his son was okay but did not get a response.In near tears, he added, “I always give him his freedom… He called me around midnight and asked me if we were heading back to the backdam and I told him yes and that he must come home and get some rest”.“He was my backbone and strength… when I am out, he is in the interior managing things,” the father cried.An aunt, Camille Deokie, added that her nephew was a “gem”.“When I got the telephone call, I asked if Ryan was okay but his friend did not respond to my question… at that time I knew that it was serious… When we arrived at the scene, we saw the wreckage and I burst into tears.”She noted that the family will regroup and deal with the shock – one that will last a lifetime. The young man was a member of the Soesdyke Cricket Team. He attended the Camille Institute for Business and Science Studies (CIBSS) and after completing his secondary education, he joined the family business.He leaves to mourn his parents, grandparents, two siblings and other relatives. A post-mortem is expected to be performed on his body on Wednesday to determine the cause of death. (Bhisham Mohamed)The minibus that was involved in the fatal accidentThe mangled car that Deokie was driving at the time of the accidentDead: Mahendra Ryan Deokie
Arsenal fans have had a miserable week but will hope it gets better Arsenal will hope to banish memories of their 5-1 Champions League humiliation by beating Tottenham at the Emirates.The Premier League encounter between the two rivals will be the second north London derby of the season and it comes days after the Gunners were hammered by Bayern in Munich.HARRY KANE WARY OF ARSENAL BACKLASH ON SUNDAYArsene Wenger’s men have already beaten Spurs in the League Cup this season and here, fans are already looking ahead to the visit of Tottenham, as you can see in the tweets below. 1
tense 1 GETTY shining gameday cracker deals Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars PSV Eindhoven wonderkid Steven Bergwijn Latest Premier League news Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury silverware no dice England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool and Manchester United target Steven Bergwijn has no intention of leaving PSV, according to his father.The Dutch winger has caught the eye of both English clubs while Inter Milan have been heavily linked with him too. huge blow Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The 21-year-old scored eight goals in 32 Eredivisie outings last term and already has four in eight so far since this season.His form has intensified speculation linking him with a departure but now Bergwijn’s father, Steven Snr, has responded to reports suggesting he could leave Eindhoven.He told FCInterNews: “I haven’t heard any interest in my son, and we’re not trying to leave.“If PSV decide to sell him it’ll be at the end of the season, not in the January transfer window. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REAL DEAL “No-one from Inter has ever contacted me, and I want to make it clear that Steven is not pushing to leave PSV. He’s very grateful for what they’ve done for him.“If they decide to sell him in the near future then of course that’ll be a different story, but in any case Inter should contact PSV first.“His contract expires on June 30, 2022. He recently signed a new three-year deal and extended it for another year.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won
Donegal soccer legend Packie Bonner has sent out an SOS to help save Finn Harps.The Ballybofey club has once again found itself facing an uphill financial battle if it is to survive.But the former Glasgow Celtic and Ireland Legend Packie Bonner says it is vitally important for football in Donegal that Finn Harps remain in the League of Ireland. Packie says ‘The continuation of Finn Harps in the League of Ireland is vital for the development of football in Donegal. Over the past number of years Finn Harps have been a key element in developing a clear pathway to allow the best young footballers in the county to develop their talent.“At present for example Finn Harps Under 19 are top of the Northern Section in the National League, this team is comprised of players who have come through this development system. I look forward to seeing some of these players progress like others in the past, into the senior team.”Packie is also delighted that Finn Harps in conjunction with the FAI Development Officers have developed strong community relationships with Primary Schools in Donegal‘It is good to hear Harps have over eighty schools registered with the club and that the Harps Players actively visit the schools, rolling out competitions and coaching sessions, as well as the initiatives such as bringing kids to the FAI Cup Final,” he added. Finn Harps have come out recently and outlined that they need €48,000 to achieve licensing for the coming year.According to Packie it is important for clubs such as Harps that they keep their fans and the sporting public aware of their financial situation on an ongoing basic.‘It is important that the activities of club affairs are open and transparent and I welcome the club’s efforts in this area’.At present Finn Harps are asking people to donate a €100 in a once off contribution, in return for inclusion in the Harps Lotto 2012.This as well as other fundraising initiates, Packie Bonner is asking the Donegal Public to support Harps financially ‘I am asking the sporting public and the business community of Donegal to get behind Finn Harps financially in the coming four weeks.” PACKIE BONNER ASKS PUBLIC TO HELP SAVE FINN HARPS was last modified: November 24th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finn harpsPackie Bonner
KCCA FC players celebrating their goal on Saturday (Photo by Racheal Tebandeke)Stanbic Uganda Cup Final 2018Vipers SC 0-1 KCCA FCEmokri Play Grounds, BukediSaturday, 09-06-2018KCCA FC defeated Vipers SC 1-0 in the Stanbic Uganda Cup final to win their second successive title on Saturday at the Emokori Play Grounds in Bukedi.Julius Poloto’s header two minutes to the break was all that Mike Mutebi’s men required to ensure they don’t end the season unbeaten and in process end Viper’s dreams of winning the league and cup double, like KCCA did last season.KCCA FC’s Julius Poloto celebrates after scoring what proved to be the winning goal (Photos by Racheal Tebandeke)KCCA FC came into the game having relinquished their league crown to the Venoms and despite the fact that they are still in the CAF Champions league, their most realistic hope of any silver ware was in the oldest and most prestigious, tournament in the country.KCCA endured the last 20 minutes of the game with a man less after their star player Sadam Ibrahim Juma was red carded for two bookable offences.The chief guest Hanson Obua, flanked by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo handed over Gold medals to the winning team before handing them the trophy via their captain Timothy Denis Awany amidst celebrations.The KCCA FC trio of Charles Lukwago, Patrick Kaddu and Allan Okello were the best goalkeeper, top scorer and Most Valuable Player (MVP) respectively.Allan Okello (left) taking on Vipers’ duo of Yayo Lutimba and Halid Lwaliwa on Saturday (Photos by Racheal Tebandeke)This is KCCA’s 10th Uganda cup crown, equaling Express FC’s record of most titles won in the competition.It is also the second time in the Kasasiro Boy’s history that they retain the trophy, having done the same in 1980 having won their first the previous year.For Vipres, they have only won it once in their brief history, which was in 2016 when they defeated then Big League side Onduparaka 3-1 in the finals played at Nakivubo.KCCA FC walk away with the cash prize of 30 million while Vipers bag 20 million in the process.eam Line Ups:Vipers Sports Club XI:Isma Watenga (G.K), Geofrey Wasswa, Yayo Lutimba, Halid Lwaliwa, Bashir Asiku, Tadeo Lwanga, Milton Karisa, Moses Waiswa, Erisa Ssekisambu, Dan Sserunkuma, Duncan SsenindeSubs:James Alitho (G.K), Ashraf Mandela, Steven Mukwala, Tom Masiko, Brian Nkuubi, Pius Wangi, Frank “Zagga” TumwesigyeKCCA XI:Charles Lukwago (G.K), Fillbert Obenchan, Habibu Kavuma,Timothy Dennis Awany, Paul Musamali, Isaac Kirabira, Sadam Ibrahim Juma, Jackson Nunda, Julius Poloto, Allan Okello, Patrick KadduSubs:Tom Ikara (G.K), Jamil Malyamungu (G.K), Denis Okot Oola, Eric Ssenjobe, Solomon Okwalinga, Paul Mucureezi, Ibrahim WannamahAwards:Best Goalkeeper: Charles Lukwago (KCCA)Top Scorer: Patrick Kaddu (KCCA) – 6 GoalsMVP: Allan Okello (KCCA)The list of Uganda Cup past winners to date:1971 –Coffee F.C1972-1975-Not Held1976– Gangama F.C1977– Simba F.C1978 – Nsambya F.C1979 – KCC F.C1980 – KCC F.C1981 – Coffee F.C1982 – KCC F.C1983 – SC Villa F.C1984 – KCC F.C1985 – Express F.C1986 – SC Villa F.C1987 – KCC F.C1988 – SC Villa1989 – SC Villa1990 – KCC F.C1991 – Express F.C1992 – Express F.C1993 – KCC F.C1994 – Express F.C1995 – Express F.C1996 – UEB S.C1997 – Express F.C1998 – SC Villa1999 – Mbale Heroes S.C2000 – SC Villa2001 – Express F.C2002 – SC Villa2003 – Express F.C2004 – KCC F.C2005 – URA F.C2006 – Express F.C2007 – Express F.C2007/8 – Victors S.C2008/9 – SC Villa2009/10 – Victors S.C2010/11 – Simba S.C2011/12 – URA F.C2013/2013 – Sports Club Victoria University2013/2014 – URA F.C2014/2015 – Sc Villa Jogoo2015/2016-Vipers SC2016/2017-KCCA FC2017/2018– KCCA FCComments Tags: KCCA FCstanbic uganda cuptopvipers sc
NCBI Ballyshannon is gearing up to host their upcoming fashion extravaganza!The event kicks off on Thursday the 19th of October at 8pm at Dorrian’s Imperial Hotel in Ballyshannon.NCBI’s debut north-west fashion show will feature the best bargain pieces they have, with cool kids’ clothes and stylish ladies and menswear also being flaunted on the catwalk. With everything from cosy autumn pieces to sweltering summer staples, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. The best part? If you like something, you can buy it on the night!There will also be a live auction, a raffle, and refreshments.Tickets are just €10 for adults and €5 for students. With a limited amount of tickets on offer be sure to nab yours in advance at NCBI Ballyshannon.They are also giving away two free tickets to one lucky prizewinner for their fashion show. To enter simply share their event post! The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) have three charity shops in Donegal, in Donegal Town, Ballyshannon and Letterkenny.All shops offer quality second-hand clothes, books and other items to raise funds for the support and services provided by NCBI to 2,000 people with sight loss in Donegal.Discover thrifty treasures at NCBI’s charity fashion show was last modified: October 13th, 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:Ballyshannoncharityfashion showncbi