Osok fielding costs Wazito three points

first_img0Shares0000Wazito have thus been deducted points from the win, but have immediately earned them back with the Federation awarding them points for their botched match against Shabana FC in Kisii.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 – Despite handing Kisumu All Stars their first National Super League loss at home this campaign, Wazito FC have seen all that hard work undone by an administrative error after the Football Kenya Federation stripped them of the win for fielding a suspended player.All Stars made a protest to the Federation’s League and Competitions office that midfielder Teddy Osok, who scored one of the goals in the 4-0 thrashing was fielded for that match and yet was suspended having accumulated five yellow cards. The same was confirmed by the Federation.“Teddy Osok, License Number FKF00352 was suspended for the match against Kisumu Allstars FC having accumulated five yellow cards in the league matches against; Shabana FC (Round 6), Bidco United FC (Round 8), Fortune Sacco FC (Round 13), Nairobi City Stars FC (Round 20) and Bidco United FC (Round 27),” a statement from the Federation.Wazito have thus been deducted points from the win, but have immediately earned them back with the Federation awarding them points for their botched match against Shabana FC in Kisii.-Crowd troubleThe match was halted due to crowd trouble with Wazito leading and the Federation has made a ruling to award the match to the visitors.Wazito FC’s Zachary Gathu vies for the ball with a Kisumu All Stars player during their National Super League match at the Moi Stadium in KisumuWith the scenario, Wazito remain on 57 points after 28 rounds of matches but have dropped to second spot with All Stars rising to the top with same number of points but a better goal difference.Meanwhile, Shabana as well as Kibera Black Stars have been fined Sh20,000 for crowd trouble during their matches against Wazito.Elsewhere, Nairobi City Stars will have to do without the services of head coach John Amboko as well as players Austine Ochieng and Ronny Kagunzi for the rest of the season after the three were found guilty of violent conduct on match officials during their match against Kenya Police last Wednesday in Naivasha.The match was halted with scores tied at 1-1 after the City Stars players refused to get back to the field of play protesting a decision from the referee with ugly scenes following.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘No room for complacency on crime’

first_img9 February 2012Despite recent successes, the government will guard against becoming complacent in the fight against crime in the country, President Jacob Zuma assured South Africans on Thursday.Delivergin his State of the Nation address to Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, Zuma said the government would forge ahead with programmes that ensured that South Africans felt safe and were safe.“The crime statistics for the period 2010/2011 indicate that our country witnessed a decline of 5% in the number of reported serious crimes compared to the previous year. We will, however, not become complacent,” he said.The government would not let up on the fight against corruption either.“The Multi-Agency Working Group on procurement led by the National Treasury, Sars and the Financial Intelligence Centre is reviewing the entire state procurement system to ensure better value for money from state spending,” the President said.Initiatives aimed at achieving this include the vetting of supply chain personnel in government departments.Security will also be improved through the memorandum of understanding signed between the Department of Home Affairs and the banking industry that will see an online fingerprint verification system rolled out at participating banks.The system will assist in fraud prevention and detection.Zuma also welcomed the Corruption Watch initiative launched by trade union federation Cosatu and the recent agreement between government and business to implement anti-corruption programmes.“These interventions will complement the work of government in combating corruption,” Zuma said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

BRICS summit: opportunity for solutions and investment

first_imgThe value proposition of 33 South African companies would be promoted to businesspeople and investors from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) bloc ahead of the annual summit of leaders from the respective countries, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).The companies come from KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Western Cape and Eastern Cape and have been chosen based on their applications to participate in this programme through the Export, Marketing, and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA) of the department.South Africa is one of 26 industrialised nations, gateway to African continent: Yunus Hoosen, Invest SA #BRICS2016 pic.twitter.com/4yn1F81byX— BRICS Bus. Council (@bricscouncil_in) October 12, 2016“The BRICS formation aims to offer an alternative to the commonly accepted global political and economic architecture,” said the dti’s deputy director-general of trade and investment, Pumla Ncapayi, at a briefing with South African business on 11 October 2016.“Strengthening inter-BRICS trade and economic relations will be an important enabler of this alternative narrative. Furthermore, the BRICS Business Council Working Groups will also convene ahead of the summit. This working group is seized with how to enable the ease of doing business including matters related to projects that will advance our developmental objectives in agriculture manufacturing, financial services, infrastructure and skills development.”South African companies had an opportunity to network and showcase their industrial capabilities within the block, which brought with it a market of approximately 42% of the world’s population, she said.The BRICS Trade Fair takes place from 12 to 14 October in New Delhi, India while the leaders’ summit is scheduled for 15 and 16 October in Goa. The summit will be held under the theme “Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions”.Source: South African Government News AgencyWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

Article 15 screening resumes in Kanpur

first_imgThe screening of Bollywood film Article 15, which was stopped by fringe groups here on Friday, have resumed, police said on Sunday. The screening of the movie, which is based on the Badaun gang-rape incident in Uttar Pradesh and deals with caste discrimination, has started from Saturday at cinema halls and multiplexes, said Superintendent of Police (West), Sanjiv Suman. Exhibitors had suspended the screening of the Ayushman Khurrana starrer after Brahmin bodies protested outside theatres, raised slogans against the actors and the producer, and tore off film posters, the police had said. Adequate securityDirectives have been issued to provide adequate police force at every theatre to ensure the peaceful screening of the film, Circle Officer (Babu Purwa) Manoj Gupta said. However, the screening of the film was put on hold at the Sapna cinema hall at Mall Road. District police chief Anant Deo has asked his subordinates to take strict action if anyone try to disrupt the screening of the film. The general secretary of the Akhil Bhartiya Brahmin Ekta Parishad, Hari Tripathi, claimed that the makers of the film had portrayed the community as a “cruel and an aggressive group who oppresses the Dalit community”.last_img read more

Pangilinan: PH ‘putting very good bid’ to host 2023 Fiba World Cup

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ “The Filipino people deserve it,” he said. “I’m guardedly optimistic and cautiously optimistic. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. We’re putting a very good bid so let’s see.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Manny V. Pangilinan. INQUIRER.net file photoFor Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan, he sees the country winning the hosting rights for the 2023 Fiba World Cup as his lasting legacy for Philippine basketball.“For the country, it will be a great Christmas gift and it will be great honor. If anything, if there’s any legacy I’d like to leave to the sport of basketball, it’s that after so many years, the Philippines will once again be the center of the world in the sport of basketball,” Pangilinan said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Castro leading the way for Gilas in World Cup qualifiers Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC After yielding the 2019 Fiba World Cup hosting rights to China, the Philippines’ hopes in hosting the global hoops extravaganza was fanned once again as it joined forces with Japan and Indonesia in submitting a joint hosting bid for the 2023 edition.The three-nation proposal made the final cut together with the joint bid of Argentina and Uruguay. The two candidates are set to present their proposals before the Fiba Central Board on December 9, where the decision will also be known.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIf the Philippines’ joint bid do get the nod, venues like Smart Araneta Coliseum and Mall of Asia Arena are expected to stage games, while the cavernous Philippine Arena is also eyed to host the championship game.Pangilinan said he’s really praying to the heavens that Fiba finally gives the country the green light in hosting the Fiba World Cup, noting that if there’s a country in the world which loves the sport of basketball more than anyone, it’s definitely the Filipinos. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

Punjab refuses reward to CWG medallist

first_imgThe Punjab government’s decision not to reward Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medallist Gurpreet Singh, saying he belongs to the defence services, has drawn flak.The state government had announced cash rewards of Rs 7 lakh to gold medallists, Rs 5 lakh to silver medallists and Rs 3 lakh to bronze winners.But Havildar Gurpreet Singh, who won two shooting gold medals and a bronze at the CWG, has been left out. Singh belongs to Naushera Pannua village of the state’s Gurdaspur district.After facing flak, the state government is now desperate to come out of the embarrassing situation. H.S. Bains, media advisor to the Punjab government, said the government was taking a re-look at its policy.The discrimination against defence sportspersons in Punjab is in sharp contrast to neighbouring Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, which have taken the lead in honouring their CWG medallists.Haryana has even announced a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh for athletes who have failed to win medals at the CWG. The Himachal Pradesh government has given a cash prize of Rs 35 lakh to its medal winner Subedar Vijay Kumar.last_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Steep task ahead for injury-hit India

first_imgEngland have a firm grip on the match as this 2000th Test at Lord’s heads into the final day. Score | PhotosBatting in their second essay India were 80/1 at stumps with Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman as the crease.India now need 378 to win with 9 wickets in hand. The target though massive has gained more weight considering Sachin Tendulkar is down with viral and Gautam Gambhir is injured. Besides, Zaheer Khan pulled his hamstring on the first day.Meanwhile, England have already made their intentions clear and the central figure in their scheme of things would be Stuart Borad.Calling his performance impressive in this match would be an understatement. He scalped four in the first innings and then put up a 162-run unbeaten partnership with centurion Matt Prior. And then came around to dismiss India opener Abhinav Mukund cheaply.Prior scored an unbeaten 103 while Broad finished with 74 not out as England declared the innings on 269/6 – a massive 458-run target for India.Earlier, Ishant Sharma scalped four to bring India back into the game, but Prior and Broad’s seventh wicket partnership undid his efforts.England started the day with an overnight score of 5/0 and a lead on 193 runs. On Saturday, Rahul Dravid scored an unbeaten 103 leading India to 286 that eventually helped the visitors save the follow-on.  Though England were cruising along with a 200 plus lead in their second essay, Praveen Kumar did his job of putting breaks to the hosts run rate by scalping opener Alastair Cook early. An edge off Cook’s bat was easily lapped up by India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the wickets when the England score was 23.advertisementSoon the hosts lost their other opener Andrew Strauss when a quicker ball from offie Harbhajan Singh trapped him leg before on 32. England were 54/2 at the stage with a lead of 242 runs.Then it was the turn of the star of the Caribbean series, Ishant Sharma, to come to the fore and he did that is spectacular fashion. He got rid of Kevin Pietersen, who scored an unbeaten double ton in the first innings, and Ian Bell in the space of four balls to push England on the defensive with 55/4 on board. Within a matter of minutes India were back in the game.But Sharma wasn’t finished, in his next over, he struck to remove Jonathan Trott with a ball that moved in sharply to remove his off stump. And England were down to 62/5.At lunch, England were 72/5 with with Eoin Morgan and Matt Prior at the crease.If the first innings belonged to Praveen Kumar, the second belonged to Ishant Sharma, who then came around and sent Eoin Morgan packing on 19 to reduce England to 107/6.Post that wicket Matt Prior took the onus of increasing England’s lead and he didn’t have a choice either as he was the last recognised batsman standing from the England camp. Gradually, Prior and tail-ender Stuart Broad started building on to the lead.Harbhajan Singh, who has just claimed one wicket in the match, did get an opportunity to have Broad as his victim, but Dhoni failed to gather a tough one from Broad’s bat to the disappointment of Harbhajan.After Ishant’s fine spell that lifted Indian players spirits, there was a downer in store, as Gautam Gambhir, fielding at short leg, got hit on the elbow off Matt Prior and was taken off the field. Gambhir was later taken to the hospital for an X-ray. The good news is that he only suffered a bruise.At tea, England were 174/6 with Matt Prior and Stuart Broad in the middle.The duo continued with their partnership in the third session helping England to a good 269/6 declared in the second essay. A lead of 457 runs.In reply India were 80/1 at stumps with Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman as the crease on Day 4 of the 100th Test between the two nations.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer on beating Huddersfield: It’s a mindset change

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer on beating Huddersfield: It’s a mindset changeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he’s been able to change the “mindset” of his players after victory over Huddersfield.Paul Pogba scored twice for the 3-1 win.Solskjaer said, “You don’t change anything in one week, but you change the mindset. I want my team to play in a certain way and I give them little pointers here and there. It’s a work in progress, that’s what it is. It’s going to take time as the players go from one manager and the details he wanted and I have a little bit of a tweak. It will improve as time goes on.”On Pogba, he added: “It was great to see him score two goals and he has created the goals last week at Cardiff, and now he scores them himself, so he will be even better for getting two lots of 90 minutes now and he will be fitter and fitter and improving with the team. We looked tired towards the end and now it is important over the next two or three days that we recover and get ready for Bournemouth.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

23 days agoTottenham defender Vertonghen: This is painful, embarrassing

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham defender Vertonghen: This is painful, embarrassingby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has declared defeat to Bayern Munich as “embarrassing”.Bayern thrashed their Champions League opponents 7-2 in London last night.“This is very painful. All negative words go through my mind now. It’s embarrassing,” said Vertonghen. “Bayern was very clinical. There is no explanation for such a score, but they punished every mistake. I think everyone’s going to have a bad night. Fortunately we have our next match within a few days. “We must deal with this defeat as a team.” last_img

Fellaini should be fit for Chelsea clash Martinez

first_imgMarouane Fellaini should be fit for Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Chelsea on Saturday according to Belgium’s boss Roberto Martinez.Fellaini, 30, was left out in the 1-1 draw against the Oranjes in Brussels on Tuesday, with Martinez confirming Fellaini was not “100 percent fit”.“He should be fine, it’s just he wasn’t 100 percent,” Martinez told Reuters reporters.“He’s got an important game at the weekend and this wasn’t the game to use players who weren’t 100 percent. We expect he should be fine in the next couple of days.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The Red Devils are currently eighth in the standings with 13 points after eight matches.Mourinho will be hoping his lads carry the momentum from their comeback win over Newcastle United to London.Stamford Bridge has not been a good hunting ground for United in Premier League history and a game against an unbeaten Chelsea side may likely complicate issues.Hence, the Portuguese manager would have to rally his troops to produce the best game of the season thus far to get a result at the Bridge and keep up the chase on the big guns.last_img read more