Berlin FC defend Chapa Dimba N.Eastern title

first_img0Shares0000Noor Osman (R) of Berlin FCs runs with the ball past Yusuf Omar (L) during the Chapa Dimba season three North Eastern region finals at Garissa Teachers Training College.GARISSA, Kenya, Nov 24 – Hosts Berlin FC reigned supreme as they saw off Al Ansar 2-0 to successfully defend the North Eastern Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom title in the first of the eight regions competition played on Sunday at the Technical Training College Grounds in Garissa.Berlin FC, who pocketed Sh200,000 for lifting the title, will now once again for the second year running represent the North Eastern region in the National Finals set for June 2020 at the Bomu Stadium in Mombasa. After a goalless first half, Berlin FC opened the scoring in the 67th minute through Noor Osman with Abdalla Marro adding a second in the 88th minute to retain the title for the Garissa–based team.Last season, the two teams met in a tightly contested final where Berlin FC narrowly won via a penalty shootout.“We have been training hard in preparation for this tournament, rectifying the past mistakes we made in the National Finals and this time we promise to put up a better performance to enable us come home with the main cup. I have also been crowned the most valuable player and I would like to thank my coach and my team as it was a collective effort that earned me this title,” Berlin FC striker Abdalla Marro, who was the Top Scorer with three goals said.Al Berlin FCs Abdi Somo (L) tackles Al Ansar’s Abdi Ahmed (R) during the Chapa Dimba season three North Eastern region finals at Garissa TTC over the weekend. Berlin FC maintained their lead in the region from the last season after beating Al Ansar 2-0.To reach the finals, Berlin FC beat Al Mumtaz from Modogashe 4-0 while Al Ansar from Wajir beat Admiral from Mandera 5-4 in post-match penalties.The tournament now moves to Mombasa, where the Coast regional finals will be held on the weekend of December 7 at Bomu Stadium.The Coast regional finals will also be accompanied by coaching clinics by La Liga coaches where they will be trained on how to build their skills to international standards.Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom aims to develop grassroots football and providing a platform where gifted players will have an opportunity to be scouted and play for the National team as well as the top tier local and international teams.Once all regional finals are played, an all-Star team comprising of 16 girls and 16 boys will be selected to attend a 10-day training camp in Spain.The teams will play friendly matches against top Spanish La Liga Football Academies after which the players will rejoin their teams for the National finals where Sh1 million is at stake for the winner.AwardsMVP –Noor Osman- (Berlin FC)Golden Boot – Abdalla Marro- (Berlin FC)Best Keeper/ Golden Glove Boys – Yahya Mohamed-1(Berlin)Scouted for La Liga Training campFirst choiceNoor OsmanAbdalla MarroReserve list for La Liga training campIbrahim Billow OsmanKhalid Yusuf0Shares0000(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Latest: Liverpool 0 Chelsea 1

first_imgChelsea lead in the crucial game at Anfield courtesy of Demba Ba’s goal just before the break.Premier League leaders Liverpool looked to make their now trademark fast start but failed to score a first-half goal for the first time in 26 matches – and then fell behind following a mistake by Steven GerrardReds skipper Gerrard slipped and Ba raced through to score a potentially pivotal goal in the title race.Chelsea had spent much of the half under pressure but had the best chances and might have had a penalty before they went ahead.The home fans were quickly complaining about time-wasting tactics by the injury-hit visitors, who got men behind the ball and then had the first effort on goal.Ashley Cole, who has never scored under Jose Mourinho, brought a good save from keeper Simon Mignolet with a stinging 25-yard shot.Liverpool responded strongly and Philippe Coutinho missed a decent chance for them, side-footing a volley into the side netting after being found by Luis Suarez.And when Cole had to clear off the line following a corner, Suarez thumped the ball back into the danger zone and centre-back Mamadou Sakho blazed over.At the other end, Chelsea felt they should have been awarded a spot-kick when Mohamed Salah’s shot struck the hand of left-back John Flanagan.Suarez then went close, firing just over after Cole had given the ball away.Chelsea boss Mourinho, without the injured Petr Cech, John Terry, Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o, as well as the suspended Ramires, named Gary Cahill among his substitutes and gave Czech defender Tomas Kalas, 20, a full debut.Kalas made an impressive start and had a great chance just before the goal, glancing a header wide when found by Frank Lampard’s corner.But Ba, Chelsea’s match-winner in vital games against Swansea and Paris St-Germain, made no mistake, calmly slotting home his fifth goal in eight matches.Former Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, who has been nursing a hamstring problem, came on for Liverpool just before the hour mark as the Merseysiders went in search of an equaliser.And they would have found one had stand-in keeper Mark Schwarzer not produced a fine save to stop Joe Allen’s volley.DembA baaaaaaaaa❤️❤️❤️❤️— Eden hazard (@hazardeden10) April 27, 2014Chelsea: Schwarzer; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Kalas, Cole; Lampard, Mikel, Matic; Salah (Willian 61), Ba, SchurrleSubs: Hilario, Ake, Cahill, Van Ginkel, Baker, Torres.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Lima plants the seeds of security

first_imgJust under 20% of the South Africa’s households are directly involved in and dependent on the agriculture sector according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). (Images: Lima)A slowing economy coupled with rising unemployment figures means many people have little choice but to grow some of their own food to ensure food security for their families. Thousands of vulnerable households across the country have benefitted from food security projects through Lima Rural Development Foundation.The foundation, a non-government organisation (NGO) established in 1989, is one of the organisations leading the charge to use agriculture to empower South Africa’s rural communities.The development of the communities the organisation worked with was “central to Lima’s focus”, explained Duncan Stewart, its managing director. He was speaking at the organisation’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2014. “Our donors and clients have been relentless in their support of our initiatives. Lima presently has 78 active projects that are being funded by our generous supporters.”It has implemented and is running rural development projects in all nine of South Africa’s provinces to ensure its services reach as many rural and urban communities as possible. It works through partnerships with several private and government entities such as the Department of Human Settlements and Mondi, the packaging and paper company.LIMA’S IMPACT ON RURAL COMMUNITIESAs part of Lima’s efforts over the years to alleviate poverty in South Africa’s rural communities, the NGO has established numerous training and economic development programmes in areas where it has identified the need.A large portion of its efforts has gone to aiding the transformation of the agricultural sector and raising the level of black economic empowerment, with marked efforts to empower women in particular.Among Lima’s many projects are its food security programmes, which help combat poverty and malnutrition in rural areas where food insecurity levels are highest. Given rising levels of HIV and Aids coupled with increasing unemployment, people are given little choice but to grow their own food as prices escalate and opportunities to earn an income dwindle.The foundation helps in this regard to increase food production in selected households by providing nutrition education, technical support and infrastructural development.Its projects cover a wide variety of subjects, such as developing community and school gardens for fresh produce, proper fencing and best practices to reduce costs such as irrigation systems that involve harvesting rain water, pest control and effective composting.Services go on to include disease control, establishing Aids support groups, clubs for the elderly, community-based care givers, homes for orphaned children as well as supporting and developing schools.RURAL LIVELIHOODSUSTAINABLE RURAL COMMUNITIESAccording to the foundation’s website, more than 5 000 vulnerable households across the country have benefited from Lima’s food security projects alone, with thousands more benefitting from other projects such as its engineering or housing projects.“The warmth and love that we receive from rural communities every day is what keeps us sane and motivated,” Stewart said in concluding the foundation’s 25th anniversary celebration. “The dreams and visions of the communities define our future agenda and from them we take our lead.”For more information about the activities of the Lima Rural Development Foundation, visit its website or get in touch via its contact us page.last_img read more

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Lynching accused yet to be identified

first_imgThree days after a mob killed an alleged rapist of a nine-year-old girl in Punjab’s Jalandhar, the police have not yet been able to identify the accused.Police said a case against “unidentified persons” has been registered under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code and investigation was under way.“So far no arrests have been made. We are yet to identify the accused who were part of the mob that killed 39-year-old Pappu Kumar, who they caught raping the minor girl,” Harsimrat Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Jalandhar, told The Hindu on Wednesday.“We have examined the CCTV footage in the area but could not gather much about the suspects,” Mr. Singh said.last_img

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Beermen looking to rebound after shellacking by Batang Pier

first_imgThe Beermen just won their fifth straight Philippine Cup when they beat Magnolia in seven games ending in a 72-71 thriller back on May 15.That championship form, however, went missing when the erstwhile formidable Beermen got shell-shocked after a 121-88 loss to NorthPort on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsCenter June Mar Fajardo, the league’s only five-time MVP, said their horrendous performance drew not just the coaches’ ire but also of that of the management.“Everybody was disappointed, the coaches were angry, the bosses were also mad,” said Fajardo in Filipino. “We played terrible, no other way around it, this was one of our worst games ever. We just have to bounce back in our next match.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel, a team that has run rampant in the PBA for the better part of five years, went back into league action after missing the start of the Commissioner’s Cup for more than two weeks.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP ‘Genius’ Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal into Nations League final According to Fidel Mangonon, the league’s statistician, the Batang Pier’s 33-point victory over the Beermen was the club’s biggest win margin in franchise history.It was also San Miguel’s worst defeat since losing to Barangay Ginebra 146-111 in Game 4 of the 2007 Philippine Cup finals.Fajardo finished 19 points, five rebounds, and three blocks but the Beermen were still at the mercy of the Batang Pier.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more

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Man shot dead near Bansdroni wife alleges friend involved in murder

first_imgKolkata: A youth was shot dead at Renia near Bansdroni under jurisdiction of Narendrapur police station on Thursday night.According to sources, the deceased youth, identified as Biswajit Sardar alias Babusona (40), was a resident of Bansdroni area. On Thursday night, he called up one of his friends, identified as Raja Das, using his wife’s mobile phone. He told Das to come along with him to a mobile repairing shop as his mobile phone was not working. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAround 7:30 pm on Thursday, Biswajit went out of his house with Das. Around 11:30 pm, a person, identified as Bijay, informed Biswajit’s wife Mukta that her husband has been shot. However, he did not make it clear that where was Biswajit. After a few minutes, Mukta came to know from another person that Biswajit has been shot at Renia area adjacent to Bansdroni. Immediately, she rushed to the spot and found Biswajit was lying on the ground. Mukta claimed that she had taken her husband to M R Bangur Hospital where doctor declared him brought dead. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayLater, Narendrapur police station was informed about the incident. Sources informed, Mukta alleged that Das had killed her husband. However, the police are not clear about the motive of the crime and the shooter. Das, a primary suspect in the case, has been detained and is being interrogated. According to police sources, there are several cases pending against Biswajit. He used to lead a group of youths, who are accused in several criminal cases. The police also came to know that Biswajit’s group had some rivalry with the group of Nanti, who is a notorious criminal in Bansdroni-Garia-Narendrapur area. Nanti’s name had cropped in a case of shootout at a bar in Haridevpur during 2015. Another anti-social group and Nanti’s group fired bullets at each of the group members over gang rivalry. Recently, Nanti’s brother’s body was found floating in a pond. It was suspected that Biswajit’s group might have something to do with the death of Nanti’s brother. However, the police are trying to find out whether Nanti has any connection with Biswajit’s murder.last_img read more

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