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  • Djokovic’s next French Open foe was cleared of match-fixing

    first_imgItaly’s Marco Cecchinato celebrates winning his fourth round match against Belgium’s David Goffin in four sets 7-5, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, June 3, 2018. APPARIS — In his record 12th French Open quarterfinal, Novak Djokovic will face a man he knows well, even if the rest of the world does not.What a tale Marco Cecchinato (it’s pronounced Cheh-key-NAH’-toe) can tell, though. He is a 25-year-old from Sicily who once was handed a match-fixing suspension that later was thrown out on appeal. His tour-level career record was 4-23 before this season. His Grand Slam record was 0-4 before last week.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding And what a beautiful, one-handed backhand that is.A reporter wanted to know whether he thinks that shot of his is more like Gustavo Kuerten’s or Stan Wawrinka’s, a pair of past French Open champions.“Honestly,” came the reply, “I want to be like Cecchinato.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next #KicksStalker: LeBron’s shoe gets Filipino touch 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 View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Yet here he is, earning the right to face Djokovic for a spot in the semifinals at Roland Garros by eliminating the No. 8-seeded David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 on Sunday. How surprising is this run? Cecchinato’s ranking of No. 72 is the lowest in a decade for a man in the final eight at the French Open.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 crownAsked whether he could have envisioned, even as recently as April, that he would get this far at a major tournament, Cecchinato answered with one word, “No,” before breaking into as wide a smile as can be.“For me,” he continued, “this is the best moment of my life.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Cecchinato and Djokovic, who meet Tuesday, have crossed paths often in Monte Carlo. Djokovic, a 12-time major champion, lives there; Cecchinato has worked on his game at an academy there.“I have known of him for many years,” Djokovic said after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over No. 30 Fernando Verdasco. “I know now his game and I practiced with him. I watched him play. For sure, he’s playing the tennis of his life.”Yes, Djokovic was thrilled to get back to a ninth consecutive quarterfinal in Paris after dealing with elbow trouble for more than a year and needing surgery in February. And in other men’s action Sunday, No. 2 seed Alexander Zverev was relieved to win a third consecutive five-setter — after trailing 2-1 in sets each time — to get to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, where he will face No. 8 Dominic Thiem.But one of these is not like the others.At all.ADVERTISEMENT In July 2016, Cecchinato was one of three Italian players initially suspended by their national tennis federation for allegedly influencing the outcome of matches. He was banned for 18 months and fined 40,000 euros (about $45,000), accused of losing on purpose during a lower-tier Challenger event at Morocco in 2015.Cecchinato appealed, and the Italian Olympic Committee announced in December 2016 that the sanctions were dropped entirely.Asked Sunday whether he wanted to explain what happened, Cecchinato replied in Italian: “Right now, I want to enjoy this moment. That year was a tough time. I want to think about the present. Maybe we can talk about it after the tournament. Now I want to enjoy the fantastic moment that I am living. And I think that’s good enough.”Fact is, his French Open probably should have ended in the first round.Cecchinato dropped the opening two sets that day against someone named Marius Copil, a Romanian ranked 94th, and then was two points from losing, right then and there. But Cecchinato came all the way back, winning 10-8 in the fifth set.And so the journey began.Next came a straight-set win over 190th-ranked Marco Trungelliti. The “lucky loser” made the 10-hour, 650-mile drive with his 88-year-old grandmother, mother and younger brother from his home in Barcelona to Paris once he realized there was a spot in the field available because someone else withdrew.That was followed by a four-set upset of 10th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta, and then the surprising win over Goffin.“When he made me run, he was actually dictating the rallies,” said Goffin, whose right elbow was looked at by a trainer during the match, “so it was hard for me to have the upper hand.”Cecchinato certainly appeared to be appreciating every moment of his time on Court Suzanne Lenglen. He chatted with himself during changeovers — “I like to talk,” he said later — and dropping down onto the red clay after one last backhand winner on match point. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

  • 47 educators participate in diversity workshop

    first_imgSocial studies educators along the coastland were on Wednesday facilitated by the Social Cohesion Ministry for a two-day workshop on awareness of behaviours that contribute to bettering relationship between individuals.Labelled a Diversity Workshop, the 47 participants were allowed to explore the negative internalised attitudes which impact the way they perceive themselves or other persons, commonly referred to as “self-understanding”.Guyana is a diversified land with persons of different ethnicities. As such, they were assisted in understanding some of the challenges which arise from a varied population as well as developing cross-community understanding.Acting Programme Coordinator, Natasha Singh Lewis explained that this is a contribution to nation building and creating a unified Guyana.“The department wishes to add our contributions to national building as our vision speaks to a unified Guyana where diversities are embraced and conflict resolved, networks and collaboration with stakeholders strengthened, equity promoted and decision-making processes results in equal opportunities and benefits for all,” she explained.According to the Programme Coordinator, the workshops would have commenced last year, with the aim of inclusivity for all educators. As such, the coastland region will be completed by September and the facilitators will then move onto the hinterland communities. For some regions, social studies teachers will also be included.Singh-Lewis reiterated, “It is our goal and it is our plan that we would be able to complete all of the coastland region, then use the Christmas term to complete the hinterland region. So by the end of 2019, we would have covered the Diversity Education and Improvement Training for all of the Heads of Department for social studies, countrywide.”She added, “We know that across Region Two, we would not be able to gather 40 or 45 Heads of Department because of geographic location. We would be able to extend the training to the social studies teachers.”Just last April, a diversity training exercise was held with the Rastafari Core Group.Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton had said that the events were introduced after it was recognised that there is a need for more introspection in an effort to promote the Rastafarians’ notion of “love, fairness and acceptance” regardless of differences. This, he said, is important in improving the Rastafarian movement locally and the world over. He emphasised the need for members to accept others’ cultures despite differences.Going forward, educators across the country will benefit from these engagements, which will be further passed down to other students.last_img read more

  • Frank Girardot: Think it’s real just because it’s online? Better think again

    first_imgFor a day or two last week, a video that purported to have filmed Judge Lance Ito hanging out at a nightclub and speaking flippantly about O.J. Simpson made the rounds on the Internet. That wasn’t Ito.Then, someone began circulating photographs that look a lot like champion boxer Oscar De La Hoya cavorting in a women’s wig and high heels.De La Hoya’s people say the shots of him are fakes. If anything, the two events stand as reminders that the thin line between provable reality in black and white and convincing forgery in cyberspace has become ever more blurred.This effect sometimes obscures reporting we do at the paper.During the past week we reported on the slaying of Liya “Jessie” Lu, a 32-year-old Pasadena City College student who was killed and stuffed in a trash can. Her body was discovered Sept. 15 in an Arcadia back yard.Early on, homicide detectives and coroner’s investigators tried to keep a lid on their findings. Their hope was the killer wouldn’t know the body had been discovered.On Monday, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner refused to divulge the sex of the victim in the trash can, citing a “security hold” that had been placed on the case. The first key in reporting this story came when an Arcadia police lieutenant let slip the body find was linked to a missing person case in San Gabriel.Even though San Gabriel police denied the connection, we knew we were on to something.Then things got weird.Detectives released a suspect’s name and the Internet got busy.An anonymous comment on a blog known as “LA Noir” put up details about the discovery of Lu’s body that could fit the facts of the case.The question arises, are these the true facts?There are only a handful of people that know the answer: The detectives, the coroner, the person who made the discovery and the killer.My bet is that none of them are posting on the Internet right now.Which brings us back to Lance and Oscar.Don’t get me wrong. I’m probably the first guy in line at the supermarket willing to plunk down the three bucks or so for the Enquirer.I know what I’m getting: entertainment posing as news, paid for out of someone’s checkbook.We don’t do that. We also don’t cruise the blogs for insight from anonymous comments that we can plug into news stories and somehow pretend we’ve done our work.Call it old-fashioned; call it retentive; say my head’s buried in the sand.But at the end of the day, if I’m interviewing Ito in front of a nightclub and he’s celebrating the 40th anniversary of an underground magazine, I know I’m going to be asking a ton more questions than “what do you think about O.J.?”The first one’s going to be, “got any ID?”frank.girardot@sgvn.com(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717www.insidesocal.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS EARN CRUCIAL VICTORY OVER MAC CUMHAILLS

    first_imgKillybegs GAA NotesSunday results: Na Cealla Beaga 1-7 Maccumhaills 0-9 Reserve- Na Cealla Beaga 2-5 Maccumhaills 4-9. There will be no senior or reserve game this weekend. As it was unfortunate for the reserve to miss out on a win it was great to see the senior teamputting points on the table, hopefully with gaining a few more of the lads back from injury in the coming weeks the team will continue to strive.Well done to the U-14 girls who beat Malin on Thursday last 8-6 to 3-5.Would you like your business to feature on our killotto envelopes? Each year the club sells approx. 20,000 envelopes, reaching a huge audience on a weekly basis. Contact Sarah Tully 0863311733 for further info. Time for a Spring Clean?? CLG Na Cealla Beaga will be collecting any unwanted clothes, shoes, towels, linen, curtains and mobile phones! This was a huge success for the club in 2013 and helped raise vital funds to maintain the facilities at The Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park. You can drop off any evening during training this week into dressing room 4 or contact 0863311733 and we can arrange collection from your door! Many thanks for your support!  Club Donegal is now available. The Club Donegal card enables the card holder to enter into any adult league or championship club match in the county. If you attend regular games this is a great saving! Purchase your adult membership and the club donegal card for €170. Purchase your family membership and the card for €200. Alternatively purchase two cards and your family membership for €330. These card​s are limited and we already have applicants inquiring. Don’t worry if you have already paid your membership – you can ‘top up’ your membership to avail of the club donegal scheme! There was no bingo jackpot winner this week. Next weeks bingo jackpot is €1900. There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. This weeks numbers were 3,7,20,23. Next weeks killotto jackpot is €1600 and match 3 is 120 euro. Gracie O Haras team are selling Sat 23rd May, Billy Brodericks team are selling Sat 31st May and Ed Byrne/Niall Erskines team are selling Sunday 1st June. Remember you can play the lotto online at www.locallotto.ie​ Wishing the Donegal County teamthe best of luck against Derry on Sunday.The club would like to take this oppurtunity to wish the most vocal man on the senior palying field a Happy 30th Birthday! GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS EARN CRUCIAL VICTORY OVER MAC CUMHAILLS was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAKillybegsNoticesSportlast_img read more

  • DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011

    first_imgCHRISSIE GRANAGHANThe death has taken place of Christine Granaghan, better know as Chrissie, 21 St Brigid’s Terrace, East End, Bundoran, at Sligo General Hospital. Reposing at her late residence from 6 pm today, for removal on Friday at 10.30 am to arrive at the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bundoran for Mass of the Resurrection at 11 am. Burial afterwards in St. Ninnidhs Cemetery, Bundoran. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to North West Hospice, The Mall, Sligo, c/o Conlon and Breslin Funeral DirectorsMAGGIE COYLE The death has taken place in Letterkenny General Hospital of Maggie Coyle, Gortnalake, Creeselough. Remains reposing at her home in Gortnalake. Funeral Mass in St Michael’s Church, Creeselough on Friday at 11am with burial afterwards in Doe Cemetery. Family time please from 11pm – 10am.ANNE FRIELThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny of Anne Friel, Killult, Falcarragh. Remains reposing at her late residence. Funeral Mass at 11am in Christ the King Church, Gortahork on Friday with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to The Donegal Hospice c/o Patrick Gallagher Undertaker or any family member House private please from 11pm to 10am.CANNON The death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of John Cannon, Farrigans, Lettermacaward. Remains reposing at his late residence. Funeral Mass on Friday at 12 noon in St Bridget’s Church, Lettermacaward with burial afterwards in the Old Graveyard. House private from 11pm – 10am. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to The Donegal Hospice c/o Shaun McGlynn or any family member.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011 was last modified: October 26th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:2011DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAYOCTOBER 26last_img read more

  • COLD SNAP TO BRING ICE, SLEET AND SNOW, SAYS MET EIREANN

    first_imgDONEGAL is set to be hit with a 48-hour cold snap – with ice warnings, sleet and snow on the hills this weekend.But don’t worry – it won’t last, and the mild weather will return on Monday, albeit with torrential rain and high winds, say Met Eireann.“Saturday night will be cold with lowest temperatures of 0 to -2 degrees,” said a Met Eireann spokeswoman. “There is the risk of some wintry showers along the north and northwest coasts, some of the showers will be of sleet or snow on higher ground. As winds become very light there is also the risk of some fog forming as well as a widespread frost.“It will be a cold and frosty start to Sunday, however it will be generally dry and bright. In the north it will be cloudier with some scattered showers. Highest temperatures of only 4 to 7 degrees in light winds. It will quickly become cold once again on Sunday evening after the sun goes down, with another widespread frost expected as temperatures fall to between 0 and -2 degrees,” she added.The cold weather will clear however overnight on Sunday as cloud and rain move in from the Atlantic and those freshening southerly winds will bring higher temperatures. So on Monday there will be widespread heavy rain with fresh to strong southerly winds. Temperatures will improve and will range from 8 to 10 degrees.On Tuesday there will be more spells of rain with temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees. The wet and windy but mild weather will continue into Wednesday as well. In the North, the BBC has issued an amber warning for ice on untreated roads on Saturday night and Sunday. COLD SNAP TO BRING ICE, SLEET AND SNOW, SAYS MET EIREANN was last modified: February 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:COLD SNAP TO BRING ICESAYS MET EIREANNSLEET AND SNOWlast_img read more

  • SECOND DRUGS VICTIM ‘DOING MUCH BETTER’

    first_imgSIMON Lynch, the young St Johnston man rushed to hospital on Monday, is now “doing much better”.Simon’s friend Oisin Crawford died in the drugs tragedy in the Co Donegal town.Mr Crawford, who was 22, will be laid to rest in St Johnston later today. Mr Lynch, who is also 22, has been taken off the critical list at Letterkenny General Hospital where his family have been by his side since the incident.The HSE Public Health Department in the North West is again reminding people of the danger of taking substances including an ecstasy like substance known as Double Cross and/or Double Black.The Public Health Department is advising that people should not take these substances and if their friends are in possession of these that they should not be consumed.  SECOND DRUGS VICTIM ‘DOING MUCH BETTER’ was last modified: May 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:drugsHSEOisin CrawfordSimon LynchSt Johnstontragedylast_img read more

  • THE SEARCH IS ON FOR DONEGAL’S BIGGEST GAA FAN – AMAZING COMPETITION LAUNCHED!

    first_imgSeamus Gallen, Breege Lindsey,Ollie Reid and Deidre Browne cheer on the Donegal team in the search for the biggest Donegal fanDonegal Creameries, proud sponsors of the Donegal GAA, want to celebrate the countless Donegal GAA fans who support their county and local team through thick and thin.They want to reward the people who never miss an opportunity to cheer from the side-lines or those who dedicate their free time to working behind the scenes to make GAA in Donegal the best it can be.Have you followed Donegal from MacCumhail Park to Celtic Park, from Clones to Croke Park. Have you cried tears of sorrow at missed points and tears of joy when Sam came back to Donegal? Michael Murphy and Rory Kavanagh sign a ball for a stunned young fan!Can you name every club player in the county? Do you book your holidays around match fixtures and dread a family wedding that clashes with a big game?!If that sounds familiar then you might be the perfect candidate for ‘Donegal’s Biggest GAA Fan’ – a new search for the ultimate GAA fan from Donegal Creameries.The winner of ‘Donegal’s Biggest GAA Fan’ will receive an amazing VIP package including an overnight stay for two people in the team’s hotel at the Ulster Final.Not just that but also a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Jim McGuiness and some of the players ahead of the Ulster Final and a pair of tickets to all of Donegal’s remaining matches of the 2014 season up to and including the All Ireland Final if the team progresses. The winner will also receive a framed, signed jersey and two of the new team jerseys. To enter, simply email gaacomp@donegal-creamery.ie and tell us why you or someone you know is ‘Donegal’s Biggest GAA Fan’. Entrants are asked to keep their entry to approx. 150 words and are encouraged to include a photo to support their application.The closing date for entries is Monday, the 14th of July so get the entries in now! A shortlist of semi finalists will be posted on Daisi’s Facebook page, people will be encouraged to ‘like’ their favourite and the top 5 will then judged by a panel of GAA experts.Speaking about the campaign, Lydia Rogers, Brand Manager, Aurivo Co-operative Society said: “As proud sponsor of Donegal GAA, Donegal Creameries want to reward the fans who support the team with the recognition that they deserve. We have witnessed first-hand the lengths people have gone to in order to show the pride and passion they have in their team, from standing in the rain on Sunday, cutting the pitch grass every week, to flying half way across the world for an important match – we know that there are some die-hard GAA fans out there so we are looking forward to seeing the entries come in.”For more information visit Donegal Creameries Daisi Facebook page for all details or email gaacomp@donegal-creameries.ie.THE SEARCH IS ON FOR DONEGAL’S BIGGEST GAA FAN – AMAZING COMPETITION LAUNCHED! was last modified: July 2nd, 2014 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:biggest fancompetitiondonegalDonegal CreameriesGAAlast_img read more

  • Bright Stars vs Express: Odur out as two inform side collide in Matugga

    first_imgExpress FC have not lost any of their last five league games (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueBright Stars vs Express FCChampions Stadium, MwerereTuesday, 13-11-2018 @04:30pmMATUGGA – Bright Stars will host Express in one of the three games to be played in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday afternoon.The game in Mwerere pits two sides who have been in fairly good form recently and have gradually matched up the table standings in the last few weeks.The hosts currently sit third on the log with 14 points from their first seven games. Fred Kajoba’s side have won both of their last two games including a 3-0 victory away to Ndejje in their last outing.For Express, they look very much a shadow of the side that narrowly survived relegation last season. The Red Eagles currently occupy 6th having accumulated 12 points from their first seven games. Kefa Kisala’s side are also unbeaten in any of their last five league games including a controversial 1-1 draw at home to Vipers in their last game and they will be hoping they can get back to winning ways in Matugga.However, they have to do so minus their talismanic forward, Tony Odur after the former KCCA and Vipers’ striker accumulated three yellow cards since the start of the season. Odur is not the only one missing as first choice goalkeeper Mathais Muwanga is on National team duty with the U23.  Isaac Mutanga also misses out through injury but Mbabali Nasir, Johnhu Levita and Disan Galiwango are all available for selection.With Odur out, the Red Eagles will look at Ibrahim Kayiwa, Michael Birundi and Eric Kambale to try and spur them onto victory.The home side will look up to their inspirational captain Nelson Senkatuka who has scored 5 goals so far together with roving left back Dan Birikwalira who scored one and assisted twice in the previous game.Bright Stars captain Nelson Ssenkatuka will be key to the home side (file photo)Match Facts:This will be the 11th meeting between Express and Bright Stars in the top flight since the Matugga based side gained promotion in 2014.In the first 10 meetings, Bright Stars have won two, lost three and drew the other five.Since 2014, this has been the lowest scoring fixture in terms of goals among all those that have been played eight or more times with both sides managing only 12.In the five fixtures that Bright Stars have hosted Express, Kajoba’s side has lost only one (W2 D2). The Express victory came in March 2017 via a 2-0 score line.Last season, Bright Stars took four points off the Red Eagles including a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture.Bright Stars head into Tuesday’s fixture having lost only four of their last 21 league games (W8 D11).At home, they have lost only one of their last 15 league fixtures (W7 D7). The only loss in that period was the 2-1 defeat by KCCA at the end of last season.For Express, they have lost only two of their last 11 league games.However, the Red Eagles have won only three of their last 15 league games (D3 L9). Two of those three victories have come in first three away games this season.The other fixtures on Tuesday:-Kirinya JSS vs Maroons FC @04:30pm-Mbarara City vs Bul FC @04:30pmBET ON ALL THESE GAMES AND MANY MORE @BUNGA BETComments Tags: bright starsExpress FCStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueTony odurtoplast_img read more

  • Wounded Kirinya host relegated Paidha

    first_imgKirinya lost to Bul in the Jinja derby last week. (Agency Photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueKirinya JSS vs Paidha Black AngelsMighty Arena, JinjaTuesday, 16-04-2019 @4:30pmJINJA – Losing a derby is always a demoralizing factor to any football team and may affect a team’s season if they do not bounce back immediately.For Kirinya, they head into Match-Day 27 of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League having lost 1-0 away to arch rivals Bul last week in the Jinja derby.Tuesday’s game presents the Students with an opportunity to get back to winning ways as they host relegated Paidha Black Angels.The appointment of Abby Kikomeko at the start of the year looked to have done the magic until losing the derby.Kikomeko has over seen a transition of sorts at Kirinya, securing their top tier status as early as possible.His main target currently is to try and finish as high as possible on the standings and above Bul FC.Going into Tuesday’s game, Kirinya top scorer Joel Madondo has not fully recovered from a knock he sustained against Bul and will have to undergo a late fitness test to see if he plays. Midfielder David Bagoole will be missed as he has failed to shake off an injury that saw him miss the last game. However, Faisal Muwawu, Fred Amaku and Dan Sewava are all available and firing on all cylinders.For Paidha, they are currently playing for pride as they are already relegated from the top tier.With 12 points from 26 matches, Paidha Black Angels was relegated officially following the 2-0 home loss to KCCA last week.Paidha were relegated from the top tier last week (Agency Photo)Their interim head coach Anthony Ssekitto traveled with a depleted squad to Jinja, and it will take God’s mercy to survive a massacre.However, in Dickens Okwir, Yusuf Ssozi, Ceaser Olega and Jackson Nsubuga, Paidha Black Angels has four potent players who can cause havoc to any team on a given bright day.Match facts:This will be the second top flight meeting between the two sides.In the first game, Kirinya edged Paidha 1-0 away from home.At home to the other two teams that were promoted along with Paidha, last year, Kirinya has defeated Nyamityobora 2-1 and yet to host Ndejje University.Kirinya head into the game having lost only two of their last four League games (W4 D0).At home, Kikomeko’s side have lost only one of their last 11 League games (W8 D2).For Paidha, they go into the game having lost all of their last six League games.Away from home, the Blacks have lost 12 of their 13 games this season (W0 D1).The other game on Tuesday:-SC Villa vs Ndejje University FCComments Tags: Abby KikomekoAnthony Ssekittokirinya jssPaidha Black AngelsStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more