Liberia Netball Stages Maiden Coaching Seminar

first_imgSixty participants representing schools from Gardnersville, Paynesville, Central Monrovia and Bushrod Island are expected to participate in a two-day coaching workshop of the country’s newest sport – netball.The Liberia Netball Association (LNA) organizes the netball coaching training, and Gibson Otis Nyanneh – former basketball and volleyball player, is expected to serve as facilitator. Mr. Nyanneh is also physical education instructor at the AME Zion College University.The two-day training is scheduled from Friday, June 19 to Saturday, June 20, in the auditorium of the Jimmy Jolocon High School, located on the Somalia Drive, beginning at 10:00am.The LNA was established and subsequently accredited by the Ministry of Youth and Sports on Thursday, December 4, 2014.The Sports Bureau of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in consultation with Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton, Jr. assigned Clara Tue as focus person over the newly established sport.LNA president Wallace G. Weiah said the association is currently processing its official membership with the International Netball Federation (INF) – the global governing body of netball. INF is based in the United Kingdom and it is also committed to developing grassroots netball throughout the world, including Liberia.Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players. Its development, derived from early versions of basketball. It is played on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end. Each team attempts to score goals by passing a ball down the court and shooting it through its goal ring.Players are assigned specific positions, which define their roles within the team and restrict their movement to certain areas of the court. During general play, a player with the ball can hold on to it for only three seconds before shooting for a goal or passing to another player. The winning team is the one that scores the most goals. Netball games are 60 minutes long. Variations have been developed to increase the game’s pace and appeal to a wider audience, according to an official netball document in the possession of the Daily Observer.Netball was brought to the country through the kind courtesy of Football to Development Destitute (FODEDE), a local sports organization operating in the country.The Executive Director of FODEDE, Madam Rochell D. G. Woodson, during the 6th edition of the IWG World Conference on Women and Sport held in Helsinki, Finland applied for membership owing to an interaction with the Executive Director of INF.According to Madam Woodson, the INF Executive Director said, “Netball is a unique game for girls and a force for women’s empowerment, offering women and girls the opportunity to participate in sport, even in places and cultures where women’s roles are constrained.“Over 20 million people play netball around the world. We have 73 national netball association members grouped into five regions – Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe and Oceania.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Muluya hints at rotation for Sofapaka tie

first_imgSharks played against Mathare United on Wednesday, barely 48 hours after jetting back from their SPortpesa Cup triumph in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and had to make all three changes due to injuries.“We did all three changes and again we had more players who were struggling inside the pitch so I think it is time I give a chance to those who didn’t play much in Tanzania,” the tactician stated.Winger Harrison Mwendwa was stretchered out with a hamstring strain while Vincent Wasambo also limped off with a troubled calf. Striker Duke ABuya has been playing beyond the pain barrier having injured his ankle in Dar es Salaam.Among the players who might be dipped into the starting squad for Sunday’s trip to Machakos include skipper Eric Juma who has mostly been used as a second half substitute having returned from injury.Kariobangi Sharks winger Harrison Mwenda closes down on Yanga captain Ibrahim Ajib during their SportPesa Super Cup match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluLast year’s Kenyan Premier League player of the year Eric Kapaito might also get a first start this season having as well returned from injury.Sharks remain unbeaten this season after nine rounds and have accumulated 15 points, nine off leaders Mathare United.Muluya has positively affirmed that his side which won last year’s Shield title are gunning for the title and has vowed they will work to their last bits of strength to achieve that target in only their third season in top flight.He is however cautious of Mathare United who he has said should not be left to open a bigger gap than they already have.“It’s a very tricky league and whoever opens a gap might take it early and that’s why I am afraid of Matahre. It’s a short league and very tight,”“A nine point gap is not really bit because there are still many games left. We are in a good position and anyone can win the league. For us, we really want to win and I think it is a very realistic target. Had we not drawn those many matches we would have been at the top,” he said.He added; “We want to play in the Champions League because I think it is more lucrative.”Sofapaka FC head coach John Baraza glances at his stop watch during a training session in Ruiru on February 1, 2019. PHOTO/SofapakaThey come up against a Sofapaka side that has been on the surge winning two of their last three games with coach John Baraza weaving his magic to hois the side into the top eight.Batroto ba Mungu had struggled in the early stages of the season winning only once in seven games before Baraza took charge from Melis Medo who chose to resign.Baraza says the secret to the side’s turn in fortunes was his decision to give the players more freedom to express themselves, plucking a page off Manchester United’s caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.“I have not changed much since I came in but what we have done is to give the players more freedom to express themselves and now we see the results on the pitch. I think that is working for us because the players are not limited in their style of play,” the tactician told the club’s official website.Sofapaka are just a point off Sharks and are confident of upstaging them on Sunday and breaking their unbeaten run.“Sharks is a very tough team but we are also a tough outfit. We have our strategies worked out in training and we are ready for them. We will give them a good game and we are hopeful we can vie for the three points,” Baraza further stated.The tactician though won’t have pleasant memories of the last time the two sides met, this being in last year’s Football Kenya Federation Shield where Batoto ba Mungu blew a 2-1 lead with eight minutes to go to lose 3-2.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya in deep thought during their Kenyan premier League clash against Mathare United at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on January 30, 2019.NAIROBI, KENYA, Feb 1 – Kariobangi Sharks boss William Muluya has hinted he will have to heavily rotate his squad for Sunday’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Sofapaka in Machakos to mitigate the effects of fatigue amidst a congested calendar.The tactician says he has to look out for the welfare of his charges as they will be playing their fifth match in two weeks.last_img read more

Unique gathering of Defence Forces to take place in Letterkenny

first_imgA rare event will take place in Letterkenny in May when the Minister with Responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe will review the 114th Battalion.Over 400 members of the defence forces led by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Kelly, who is originally from Letterkenny, will parade in Letterkenny on Friday 3rd May at 11am.They will be assembling in the St Eunan’s College Football Field for inspection by the Minister. They will then march to the reviewing stage at Market Square and then on to the Community Centre. It is expected that many families will come to Letterkenny on the Thursday evening to stay over to see the parade.A spokesman for Letterkenny Chamber said “This will be a unique and special event in Letterkenny.”Unique gathering of Defence Forces to take place in Letterkenny was last modified: March 29th, 2019 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:114th Battaliondonegalletterkennyparadelast_img read more

Top sponsors for Unity Cup in SA

first_imgSpecial Olympics athletes look forward torunning onto the field with President JacobZuma at the Unity Cup match on 3 July.(Image: Special Olympics) MEDIA CONTACTS • Ancilla SmithSpecial Olympics+27 11 783 8533RELATED ARTICLES• SA pride in World Cup at 90%• Natalie wins Human Values award• Cape Town ready for 2010 draw• Fever pitch at Green PointJanine ErasmusCoca-Cola and the Special Olympics have teamed up to bring the inaugural Unity Cup to South Africa. The event will take place in Cape Town as a curtain raiser to the Fifa 2010 World Cup quarter-final in that city on 3 July.The Unity Cup will be held in the spectacular new Cape Town stadium, formerly known as Green Point stadium. The venue was rebuilt virtually from the ground up for the World Cup, and since completion has successfully hosted a range of events.According to Coca-Cola, the event will see Special Olympics athletes – who are intellectually disabled – entering into the World Cup spirit, playing football with local and international greats of the Beautiful Game.The World Cup gets underway on 11 June and the quarter-finals take place on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 July.Coca-Cola is a sponsor and partner of both the World Cup and the Special Olympics.“The Unity Cup is an incredible opportunity to showcase the abilities of our Special Olympics athletes on a world stage,” said Special Olympics CEO Timothy Shriver.The game will fall under the Special Olympics’ Unified Sports programme, and aims to show that the world’s most popular sport can be played and enjoyed by anyone.The Unified Sports programme allows Special Olympics and higher ability athletes to play in equal numbers on the same team. This gives each the opportunity to learn valuable life lessons from the other.“The Unified Sports experience benefits not only our athletes, but also the partners involved without disabilities as we promote a global community of inclusion and acceptance.”“The Unity Cup is a testament to that power as we have brought together our partners at Special Olympics and Fifa to shine a spotlight on the important values of understanding, acceptance and inclusion that we all share,” added Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent.Download the 2010 Fifa World Cup schedule here (PDF, 232KB).Top teamUnity Cup participants include popular stars of the game such as former Bafana Bafana and Leeds United captain Lucas Radebe, former captain of women’s national team Banyana Banyana Desiree Ellis, and Clarence Seedorf of AC Milan.South African Special Olympics athletes Arnold Ngqulunga and Philane Ngwane will represent the organisation. President Jacob Zuma is also expected to don his football boots and step onto the field, wearing a number one jersey, in the hope of scoring a goal or two.Inclusive approachAlthough the Unity Cup is just one match, said Coca-Cola, it will raise awareness of the need to include athletes with intellectual disabilities in sport and society.In September 2009 the global organisation’s local chapter hosted a Unified Sports football day at the end of the Special Olympics Fifa Football for Hope Soccer Week, with staff from Absa Bank joining the grand finale.South Africa has taken part in every Special Olympics since 1993 and has a number of Unified Sports initiatives on the go, such as the successful St Benedicts–Nokuthula Unified Sports basketball team, based in Johannesburg. The team is made up of children from St Benedict’s private school in Bedfordview and the Nokuthula Special School in Marlboro, both east of Johannesburg.Since they teamed up in 2004 the two schools have built a strong basketball squad and have become so good that they represented South Africa at the Special Olympics Summer Games in 2007. They also participated in the Global Youth Summit held during the games, and came home with a bronze medal.last_img read more

Horn wants rematch in PH

first_imgChina furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Very few believed the former school teacher then as he was the huge underdog in his WBO tussle against the legendary Pacquiao.But Horn believed in himself, confident with his abilities and the preparations he and his trainers had taken during their 10-month training camp.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“It feels amazing,” Horn said during the postfight conference at a function room of Suncorp Stadium. “I felt just lucky throwing a lot of punches to upset his rhythm.”That was part of the 10-point plan charted by Glenn Rushton, Horn’s millionaire trainer. While he preferred his first title defense to be held in Brisbane, Horn said he’s open to the idea of going over to the Philippines to give Pacquiao a chance to regain the 147-pound crown.Another goal for Horn is to unify the welterweight titles and said he doesn’t mind facing unified world champion Keith Thurman or International Boxing Federation king Errol Spence, both Americans.Horn, who reportedly earned $500,000 for his title crack against Pacquiao, who stands to get around $8 to 10 million, said he was also motivated by the desire to give his wife and their unborn child a better life. Now that he’s a champion, Horn, only 29, can dream on without restrictions.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next According to Horn, who showed up with his handsome face marked with welts, cuts and bruises, performing before over 50,000 people propped him up.And hearing them chanting his moniker, Hornet, gave him the strength to survive a near knockout in the ninth round and finish the bout still firing away.“That’s just my heart,” said Horn. “It keeps me going a couple of more rounds. I still feel good and came back in the 10th, 11th and 12th rounds. “Those homestretch rounds turned out to be pivotal as the referees awarded it to him for the marginal points in a unanimous decision over Pacquiao, 117-111 once, and 115-113 twice.Acknowledging that Pacquiao was indeed a great champion, Horn said he’s willing to give Pacquiao a rematch.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Jeff Horn of Australia celebrates after beating Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBO World welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)BRISBANE—Jeff Horn’s vision has come true. When the final bell rang, his arms were raised and the World Boxing Organization welterweight title was on his waist.While Manny Pacquiao saw no sign, nor dreamed of emerging the loser in their “Battle of Brisbane,” Horn bared during Wednesday’s press conference that he pictured himself at the top of the ring, victorious.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Only Pacman knows LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View commentslast_img read more

Man Utd January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Man Utd ask for Evans updates Goal Last updated 1 year ago 21:52 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Manchester United Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Red Devils as the January transfer window heats up Man Utd ask for Evans updatesManchester United have been asked to be kept updated on former defender Jonny Evans’ situation at West Brom, reports The Times. Manchester City have held talks over a deal for Evans, while Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested his club will struggle to compete with the Premier League leaders for the centre-half.Evans, who left Old Trafford for West Brom in 2015, remains of interest for his old club, while Everton and West Ham are also watching matters. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsenal step up Malcom interestMalcom BordeauxArsenal have stepped up their interest in Bordeaux forward Malcom as they plan for life after Alexis Sanchez, Goal understands.The Gunners are one of three Premier League clubs interested in Malcom, with Manchester United and Tottenham also plotting a January move.Goal understands Monaco’s Thomas Lemar is still a key target for Arsenal, but the Gunners are only willing to pay up to £40 million for the winger, whose asking price is now £60m.Read the full story on Goal!  Man Utd loan Wilson to Sheffield UnitedJames Wilson Manchester United 05062014Manchester United have confirmed the loan of James Wilson to Championship side Sheffield United.The 22-year-old striker has featured for the Red Devils Under-23 side this season, as he has made his way back from a knee injury suffered in 2016.Now he will head to England’s second tier for the third time in his career for the remainder of the season in hopes of proving himself with the Blades, who are seventh in the table and fighting for promotion to the Premier League. Read the full story on Goal!’Insane’ bid needed to buy DendonckerLeander Dendoncker Anderlecht 2017Anderlecht will only allow reported Manchester United and West Ham target Leander Dendoncker to leave the club in January if “an insane” offer is made, according to coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck.The 22-year-old remains crucial to Vanhaezebrouck’s side and is said to have caught the eye of United, while West Ham are said to be preparing a bid.Read the full story on Goal!  Man Utd planning for Zlatan exitZlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester UnitedManchester United are making plans to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is expected to depart in 2018, according to Yahoo Sport UK.  Ibrahimovic is out of contract at the end of the season and could leave sooner if he accepts an offer from Major League Soccer or the Chinese Super League.The 36-year-old has made seven appearances in all competitions for United since returning from a serious knee injury in November. Darmian demands €3m salary from Roma Matteo Darmian Manchester UnitedMatteo Darmian wants a €3 million per year net salary to join Roma, with Manchester United only willing to sanction a permanent transfer, according to Corriere dello Sport . The Serie A club see the Italian as the perfect full-back option, although are also considering a move for Atletico Madrid veteran Juanfran, should they fail in talks to sign Darmian. Juve raise Dybala asking pricePaulo Dybala Verona JuventusManchester United’s chances of signing Paulo Dybala have taken a hit, with the money Barcelona spent on Philippe Coutinho’s transfer convincing Juventus to raise their asking price, Tuttosport claim.A fee of a fee of £154 million will now be asked for the Argentine forward, with the Italians wanting more for him than the £142m spent on the Brazilian. No Moura offer from Man Utd yetLucas Moura PSGManchester United are interested in Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura but have not made a bid yet, according to Sky Sports News. PSG are willing to cash in on the 25-year-old Brazilian, who has yet to make a start in the league this season. Mertens open to new Napoli dealMertens Napoli Serie ANapoli are hoping to renegotiate Dries Mertens’ contract in order to avoid losing the Belgium international to Manchester United or Liverpool, according to Sky Sport Italia . Mertens signed a new deal in May 2017 that included a relatively small €28m release clause. Napoli are willing to increase the Belgian’s salary in a new contract in exchange for a big increase in that release clause. Fellaini wants out of Man UnitedMarouane Fellaini Manchester UnitedMarouane Fellaini has told Jose Mourinho he is not interested in staying at Manchester United, claims the Sun .The Belgium midfielder, who has suffered with injuries this term, is out of contract in the summer. And after rejecting an extension in September he has resisted all Mourinho’s efforts to convince him into signing a new deal. Lucas Moura agrees to Man Utd moveLucas Moura PSGLucas Moura has agreed to join Manchester United from PSG, reports Calciomercato .The Brazilian attacker is keen to move to the Premier League, and is now pushing the French club to acquiesce to his sale.United, meanwhile, are likely to pursue Antoine Griezmann in the summer, as they bid to further bolster their attack.last_img read more