0Shares0000Gor Mahia FC winger Boniface Omondi celebrates scoring against Tusker FC during their Kenyan Premier League match at Moi Stadium in Kisumu on August 31, 2019. Gor Mahia FC won 5-2. Photo/KPLNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 – If there were any doubters that Gor Mahia are strong challengers for title number 19, then their opening day 5-2 thrashing of 11-time champions Tusker FC in Kisumu served as a warning statement that Wuon Timbe are not about to drop their crown.Despite losing three very vital players in skipper Harun Shakava, midfielder Francis Kahata and striker Jacques Tuyisenge, all who were integral in their campaign last season, K’Ogalo showed they were still at their very best. And the players they brought on board have quickly integrated into the team and not even an ounce of lack of cohesiveness was visible.Their midfield acquisition, Tobias Otieno, showed he is class and Gor didn’t drain their energies to sap him off the cane farms of Awendo for nothing as he has time and again proved in all four competitive matches he has started, that he is a defensive midfielder worth everyone’s time.Otieno’s combativeness at the heart of midfield has given both Lawrence Juma and Kenneth Muguna, scorer of two goals against Tusker, freedom to move upfront and this is the sole reason Gor destroyed Tusker.-Zico makes emphatic start with KCBNew face of KCB FCGor’s former assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno meanwhile made a resounding return as a head coach when he guided KCB to a 3-0 victory over one of his former employers Sony Sugar in Awendo.New boys Stephen Waruru, Dennis Odhiambo and Enock Agwanda, Sony’s captain last season, found the back of the net in the convincing victory.While it was against a Sony side rebuilding after losing their entire first team at the close of the season, the three points will be a massive morale booster for the bankers who are looking to break into the top five at the end of the campaign.While it was jubilation for Zico, James Nandwa, the new Sony tactician has a lot to ponder on to ensure they replicate the same performance they had last season where they finished fifth.-AFC, Sofapaka struggle on day oneNew Sofapaka head coach Divaldo Alves shares a word on the bench with his assistant John Baraza during their league match against Posta Rangers in Narok on August 30, 2019. PHOTO/SofapakaThe last time AFC Leopards won the Kenyan Premier League title, neither Twitter, Facebook or Instagram was existent, Meaning, no Ingwe fan has ever uploaded a photo on social media of their team lifting the league title.It is widely expected that AFC will challenge for the league title especially after they dived deep into the transfer market bringing on board quality players from within and without.But, Leopards had a torrid start to the campaign, losing 1-0 to Kakamega Homeboyz in their opener in Kakamega with their fans left seething with a display they didn’t like and head coach Cassa Mbungo sealing himself further in a hot pressure cooker.The deadline day acquisition of John Mark Makwatta, Paul Were and Washington Munene looks to spur Leopards, but judging by history, Mbungo has a short while to impress the Ingwe faithful.It was similar case miles down in Narok with Sofapaka and their new boss Divaldo Alves suffering a 2-1 loss to Posta Rangers, a side that merely survived relegation last season.Batoto ba Mungu have also hugely changed their squad with up to six debutants named in their starting team against the mailmen.The side however will have plenty of positives to build on having lost the tie with a myriad of scoring chances missed, something that massively broke the Portuguese coach’s heart watching his side fire blanks.“I have never seen a match in my entire career with so many opportunities to score like this. That is the positive that we can pick from the game. If we can work on the chances we missed, then I believe we can be better,” Alves said after the game.-Star studded Wazito yet to hit high gearsWazito FC was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Nzoia Sugar in their season opening match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 1, 2019. PHOTO/WazitoSpendthrifts Wazito began their Premier League return with a scrappy 1-1 drw at home against Nzoia Sugar, new signing Elvis Rupia stepping off the bench to score a late second half penalty to salvage a point.Wazito paraded most of their high end acquisitions, but the chemistry was far from near and the reality that it doesn’t take a single harvest to replenish a barn slowly dawning on them.Probably, these were just gremlins of the opening weekend but the next five games will sure show what weight Wazito have on them, with an ambitious project of winning the league.0Shares0000(Visited 182 times, 1 visits today)
The following are the arrangements for the big play-off game between Finn Harps and Limerick on Friday night at Finn Park.Finn HarpsMatch tickets will be on sale from the following outlets:Michael Murphy Sports Letterkenny Thursday 10AM to 6 PM and Friday 10am to 5PM Finn Harps Clubhouse Thursday 11AM to 9PM & Friday 9am to 3PMKernan’s Newtowncunningham Thursday 10am to 6pm & Friday 9am to 5pmSupervalu Buncrana Thursday 5pm to 9pm.Further to consultation with Gardai and FAI, match tickets are colour coded so please enter ground according to following BLUE – TV Gantry/Aldi side of ground –Entry at Chestnut RoadGREEN – Main Stand – Entry at Navenney StreetYELLOW- Town End Terrace – Entry at Navenney Street and Chestnut RoadSeated Tickets available from Finn Harps clubhouse onlyPrices: Kids (primary school children) €3Secondary School Students €5- Tickets will be available to buy on match-nightConcession (OAPs, 3rd Level Students) €8Adult Terrace €10 Seated Tickets €12 for all seats.Tickets will be available to purchase on match-night from outlets in the vicinity of Finn Park.Please be aware that sections of the ground may be sold out before match-night.Traffic Arrangements Around Finn Park on FridayNo parking in the immediate vicinity of the stadium.Chestnut Road will be closed to all traffic from Mc Elhinney’s car-park to the junction with Navenney Street.There will be no parking permitted along the Trusk Road.No Traffic will be able to access Navenney via Navenney Street and Trusk Road. Barriers will be in place at Barca Bar and junction opposite the igloo on the Trusk Road (only local business staff and homeowners will be allowed access).A barrier will be in place at the junction between Navenney and Lawnsdale. Only Limerick supporters, club officials, FAI officials are permitted access. Any vehicles entering through this barrier must park in Quinn’s Yard. All other traffic will be diverted around by Dreenan and Sessiagh O’Neill.Vehicles must adhere to Garda parking directions. Any vehicle found parked on a footpath, on double yellow lines, parked in a manner that is obstructing other vehicles and houses or in between Garda No Parking cones will be towed away and a fee imposed.Those attending the game are asked to use car-parks situated close to the ground;Both car parks at McElhinney’sCar park behind Heaney’s PubNavenney car parkSupervalu car parkRoad Closures will come into effect at 18:00pm and will remain until 20.30pm. They will be closed again at 21.30pm until 22.30pm.Friday traffic in Ballybofey is extremely heavy so it is recommended supporters arrive early to avoid congestion.Vehicle seizuresAny vehicle found to be violating the traffic management operation shall be seized and towed to Harrold’s Yard. Contact number 0868255000.Limerick SupportersLimerick supporters can access Quinn’s Car Park using the following directionsProceed through town and cross the bridge into Stranorlar.Turn right onto the Mart Road.Proceed to end of road and turn right.Proceed along road, cross the bridge and turn right at the T-Junction.Proceed along this road until you come to a Road Closure Barrier.Quinn’s Car-Park will close at 22.30pm so ALL vehicles should be removed from the car park prior to this.Following the game Limerick supporters will be held for approximately 15 minutes (depending on the result). When exiting the car-park they must turn right.Buses should follow the route that they took when arriving.Cars can turn right at Lawnsdale junction (1st right turn), proceed to end of the road and turn right. Proceed on road and turn left after Supervalu. Proceed on road and turn left at end of the road. This will bring vehicles back onto the main Ballybofey to Sligo Road.After the game Gardai will be in position to help with the flow of traffic. Roads may stay closed for a longer period depending on extra time and result.ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE BIG FINN HARPS GAME THIS FRIDAY was last modified: November 4th, 2015 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:arrangementsBallybofeydonegalfinn harps
TODAY: Spay-N-Play, a free mobile spay and neuter clinic, 7 a.m., at Ralphs supermarket, 15230 Vanowen St., Van Nuys. Holiday boutique and wine tasting, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the home of a member of the Democratic Women’s Council of the Conejo Valley. Admission: $10. For information and directions, call (805) 497-7804 or e-mail email@example.com. Highland Hall’s Winter Festival, noon-6 p.m., 17100 Superior St., Northridge. Call (818) 349-1394 or see www.highlandhall.org. Las Posadas pageant, 4:30 p.m., Andres Pico Adobe Park, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills. Granada Hills Holiday Parade, 1:30 p.m., on Chatsworth Street from Petit to Zelzah avenues. New Valley Symphony Orchestra will present a free holiday concert, 2 p.m., Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Call (818) 789-5466. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Montrose-Glendale Christmas Parade, 6:15 p.m. on Honolulu Avenue between Rosemont and Verdugo boulevards, Montrose. Studio City Holiday Open House and Parade, 6:30 p.m., on Ventura Boulevard between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue. Streets will be closed at 4 p.m. Call (818) 655-5916 or see www.studiocitychamber.com. Santa Lucia Festival of Lights, 10 p.m., St. Nicholas Church, 17114 Ventura Blvd., Encino. SUNDAY: Walk of Ages, a benefit for the Jewish Home for the Aging, 18855 Victory Blvd., Reseda. Registration at 7 a.m., warm-up at 8 a.m., event at 8:30 a.m. Call (818) 774-3100 or see www.walkofages.kintera.org. Victorian Holiday Event, 1-4 p.m., Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road. Call (818) 222-6511.