Zapata turns Ingwe’s claws to League assault

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata watches from the touchline during his side’s SportPesa Super Cup match against Tanzania’s Singida United at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 6- After their SportPesa Super Cup exit following a 4-2 post-match penalties loss to Tanzanian side Singida United, AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata will turn his attention to fighting for the Kenyan Premier League title and quench the club’s two decade wait for the gong.AFC are placed sixth in the standings with 25 points, nine behind leaders Gor Mahia with whom they have a pending fixture against and Zapata believes the race is still wide open and his charges have the ability to dethrone their arch rivals. “I took the team in the middle of the season and it’s not easy. But I am happy that we are still unbeaten in 90 minutes since I came here and the league is still wide open. There are many matches to play and the difference is not very big. We need to keep working,” the coach said.He added; “We need to keep playing good football and keep playing like Leopards; we are a big team and we have to play like one.”Apart from the league, Ingwe are also seeking to defend their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield title having started off with a 2-1 win over third tier side Shabana in the round of 64.AFC Leopards players line up before their SportPesa Super Cup match against Tanzania’s Singida United at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluLooking back at the SportPesa Super Cup exit against Singida, Zapata was disappointed they could not convert the many chances they created in the match , but still noted he was pleased with the performance of his team.“We dominated the second half and had many opportunities. Singida is a good team and my players did a great job. I have no complains and I am proud of them. Penalties are a lottery and it is different when you take with pressure and under no pressure. In training we were scoring,” the Argentine tactician noted.He added; “We have a lot of young players in the team and I am happy with their effort. I have nothing bad to say about them. This was a good experience for them and Leopards fans can be proud of them.”AFC Leopards players warm up before their SportPesa Super Cup match against Tanzania’s Singida United at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, Zapata says he has handed in a few transfer requests to the club’s National Executive Committee, though he says he is generally happy with the squad he has and will not be bringing many players into the side.He has been linked with a number of players from his former Botswana League side Gaborone United, the strongest name in the rumor mills being that of experienced midfielder Dirang Moloi.The club has also been heavily linked to KPL top scorer Elvis Rupia who turns out for Nzoia Sugar, though the forward has hinted he would like to finish the season at the Bungoma based club to avoid disrupting his rhythm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MORE THAN 7,000 DONEGAL SCHOOLCHILDREN TAKE PART IN MATHS WEEK

More than 7,500 schoolchildren from across Donegal took part in the tenth annual Maths Week.The children from across 66 schools participated in the all-island event which has grown to become the largest of its kind in the world.Throughout the week, world renowned and locally acclaimed mathematicians enlightened and entertained people of all ages in the joys of maths through maths talks, workshops, games, teasers, challenges and magic maths shows. For example, Scoil Bhríde in Lifford designed maths trails around the school and Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál in Letterkenny held a fun maths workshop. Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana held a photography competition to find geometry in the real world.Tens of thousands of people across the country participated online, through games and competitions through www.mathsweek.ie, and puzzles on websites including irishtimes.com, thejournal.ie and siliconrepublic.com. Teachers participated in a Twitter discussion about the teaching of maths and thousands took part in two Twiznight quizzes on Twitter.Eoin Gill, Maths Week co-ordinator said: “Well over one million people have engaged with Maths Week over the past ten years, helping them to have a more positive attitude towards maths. Not only is maths important for a variety of careers, it is also a fundamentally important life skill. From budgeting to baking, some degree of mathematical ability is important for us all.”Speaking about the role of schools during Maths Week, Mr Gill said: “Every year we are impressed with the creativity shown by primary and post-primary teachers around the island in their efforts to engage and entertain their pupils during Maths Week. That effort will have an enormous impact in encouraging young people to have greater confidence in their ability to do well at maths”. MORE THAN 7,000 DONEGAL SCHOOLCHILDREN TAKE PART IN MATHS WEEK was last modified: October 29th, 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:donegalMaths Weekschools read more