Singida beat Homeboyz on penalties

first_imgDeus Kaseke, Adam Miraji, Shafik Batambuze and Danny Lyanga scored for Singida while Noah Wafula scored for Homeboyz.Benjamin Oketch and Collins Kisuya missed Homeboyz’s kick, Oketch sending his effort high over the bar while Oketch had his effort saved by Singida keeper Peter manyika Junior.Missing their injured talisman Allan Wanga upfront, Homeboyz tactician Paul Nkata handed Keiphas Mutuu a starting role with new signing George Mandela also being given his sifrt start in the tournament.The home side had a perfect start to the match, Wycliffe Opondo striking them ahead much thanks to some casual defense from the Tanzanians.Mandela took on a daunting run on the right before cutting back a cross into the box which Singida took their sweet time to clear, Mutuu managing to steal the ball and toe poke to Opondo who struck the ball past Peter Manyika.Singida almost made a response three minutes later but Deus Kaseke’s curling effort from the right was pushed to the upright by keeper Mike Wanyika.Singida tried to put the ball on the ground and build up play but the slipper nature of the pitch most of the time caught them out.Homeboyz were more direct and with any possession they picked, they threw bodies upfront. In the 17th minute, a counter from Nkata’s charges saw skipper Eston Esiye pick the ball in midfield and release Moses Mudavadi out on the right, but the forward’s shot went straight to keeper Manyika.Six minutes later, Esiye took matters in his own hands striking a shot from range which keeper Manyika spilled and a rushing Mutuu failed to pounce on the error.Homeboyz’s defense marshaled by a new twin pairing of Benjamin Oketch and Andrew Waisswa managed to withstand the pressure from Singida, ensuring they sealed their single goal lead to the end of the opening 45 minutes.Singida came back a more organized side in the second half and it took them only 15 minutes to equalize when Danny Lyanga dived in to head at the edge of the six yard box off Elinywesia Sumbi’s cross from the right.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz forward Moses Mudavadi vies for the ball with Singida United’s Amara Diaby during their SportPesa Super Cup bronze medal match at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNakuru, Kenya, Jun 10- Tanzania’s Singida United beat Kakamega Homeboyz 4-1on penalties at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium on Sunday afternoon to claim the SportPesa Super Cup third place trophy and earn Sh750,000 in prize money.The game was forced into penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time and in the same manner they lost in the semi-finals, Homeboyz failed to sparkle from 12 yards out.last_img read more

Thalapathy 63 leaked stills reveal Vijay gets severely injured in film. See pics

first_imgVijay was last seen in AR Murugadoss’s Sarkar, which turned out to be a hit venture for the producers. Currently, the actor is busy shooting for Thalapathy 63, his third film with director Atlee, after Theri and Mersal.The shooting of Thalapathy 63 is currently underway at the EVP Studios in Chennai. We told you earlier that a football stadium set has been erected in the studio, where important sequences from the current schedule are being filmed. Now, new photos from the shooting spot have found their way to the internet.In the leaked photos, Vijay is seen sitting on a wheelchair with a cervical collar support. He is overseeing the women’s football match that is underway in the film. Rumour mills are churning out reports that his character in the film will suffer severe injuries at the hands of the villains.Here are the photos: Vijay in a wheelchair at Thalapathy 63 shooting spot Thalapathy 63 shooting spot Thalapathy 63 shooting spotEarlier, Thalapathy 63 was touted to be a sports drama, which is based on women’s football. Going by the speculation, Vijay will essay the role of Michael, coach of the Tamil Nadu women’s football team.As of now, the makers have completed 70 days of shooting and are expected to wrap up the film in the coming weeks. Apart from Vijay, Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Yogi Babu, Vivekh and Prem are part of the supporting cast. Produced by AGS Entertainment, Thalapathy 63 will hit the theatres on Diwali 2019.Also See | Thalapathy 63 shooting spot accident: Vijay to provide monetary aid to injured electrician SelvarajadvertisementAlso See | Malayalam actor Siddique: Vijay may be a superstar, but he’s not a good actorAlso Watch | Watch: Amy Jackson flaunts her 19-week baby bump in new videolast_img read more

How a call from President Trumps soninlaw started a scramble on NAFTA

first_imgWASHINGTON – A phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law set off a frantic scramble ending in sighs of relief across three national capitals that the North American Free Trade Agreement would survive.Jared Kushner called around supper time.It happened on an intrigue-filled day last month after different news reports said Trump was seriously thinking of invoking Article 2205 of NAFTA, which would be the first step in cancelling the quarter-century-old deal.There are contrasting accounts of what really happened April 26.One version suggests Trump was simply bluffing about blowing up NAFTA. Another describes it as a White House power-struggle that played out in public. For his part, Trump insists he really came close to withdrawing from the deal.What dissuaded him, Trump says, were evening phone calls from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Enrique Pena Nieto.”Two people that I like very much, the president of Mexico, prime minister of Canada, they called up, they said, can we negotiate? I said, yes, we can renegotiate,” Trump told a rally in Pennsylvania several days later.”So we’ll start a renegotiation.”He didn’t delve into the details. But here’s what happened.Washington was abuzz over those reports hinting at the possible demise of NAFTA. Some Trump administration members urged him not to proceed, warning of the economic bedlam such a move would cause. At the Canadian embassy in Washington, some were heartened by the intensity of the reaction.The business community and lawmakers had, for the most part, quietly abided Trump’s trade-skeptical campaign talk for over a year but were suddenly springing to action, flooding contacts with phone calls and pleas not to touch NAFTA.Then came the call from Kushner.A pair of sources described the chain of events. At about 6 p.m., the senior White House aide contacted a counterpart in Ottawa. The president’s son-in-law and adviser called PMO chief of staff Katie Telford, and said: Trump has a free moment, right now, to speak about NAFTA.He suggested Trudeau might want to call the White House.Telford veered to a stop. She happened to be in a carpool, commuting with her colleague Gerald Butts. The senior officials pulled over to the side of the road in Tunney’s Pasture, an industrial-park-like federal area in west-end Ottawa.They got in touch with Trudeau, and the prime minister contacted Trump. The prime minister stressed the economic disruption that would be caused in people’s lives, should the deal be suddenly jettisoned. Trump also spoke to Pena Nieto and, a few hours later, the White House issued a statement: NAFTA was saved, for now, and would be renegotiated — not terminated.The White House says the game of telephone actually began earlier in the day, on the Canadian side. An official there told the Associated Press on Monday that the initial call was placed by Trudeau aides, who were concerned about the media reports.Kushner said the leaders should speak, said he would set up a time, and called back to confirm it, according to that account.It’s still a little murky, what Trump really intended that day.”I’m not sure. I think they were genuinely close to pulling out,” one Canadian said.”(But) I think the story is a little messier than that.”The different parties involved, in both countries, might be spinning the details to their benefit, he said. That’s the opinion of some NAFTA experts — who believe the whole thing was theatre, orchestrated by the White House.”A negotiating ploy,” said Gary Hufbauer of the Peterson Institute in Washington. ”True to Trump’s style.”One Mexican official said an American colleague even admitted as much.Foreign minister Luis Videgaray told media that an American colleague told him who the intended target was — the U.S. Congress. Congress has been dragging its heels in starting the NAFTA negotiation process and, according to the Mexican minister, some described the sudden activity as a pressure-tactic intended to light a fire under Capitol Hill.The U.S.’s NAFTA point man offers a more blase explanation.The whole thing was neither a negotiating ploy, nor a near-death experience for NAFTA, but something else entirely, says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. It was a non-story that got way out of control, he says.He appears to be blaming whoever leaked news to the press about Trump considering an executive order. Ross suggests somebody prematurely pushed out a half-baked, never-decided draft policy, and that stirred up unnecessary excitement.”What people don’t understand is the president encourages lively discussion. In the course of those discussions all kinds of alternatives come up,” Ross told CNBC.”I think what’s unfortunate is that someone leaked one of the many potential papers that was floating around, and created a whole skirmish over something that had not been decided upon by the president.”This White House is notorious for its power struggles.One such fault line involves divisions over trade. Some advisers are more trade-skeptical, such as Peter Navarro and Steve Bannon, who were reportedly two forces behind the now-scrapped executive order.Other senior staff are believed to be pro-NAFTA — including Gary Cohn and, yes, the president’s son-in-law.last_img read more