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


first_imgSATURDAY night is warming up to be a barrel of laughs at the Mount Errigal Hotel when Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage.The hotel has confirmed that an incredible 950 tickets have been sold for the show.“We’ve less than 50 left,” said Carolynne Harrison from the Letterkenny hotel. “We’re all looking forward to the show, but we’ve just a few dozen left. It promises to be a great night. JUST A HANDFUL OF TICKETS LEFT FOR TOMMY TIERNAN AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL was last modified: December 19th, 2013 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:Mount Errigal Hoteltommy tiernanlast_img read more

Storm makes levees overflow

first_img 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant No damage to homes or businesses was reported, Covall-Alves said. The Sonoma Creek is prone to flooding and most homeowners in the area are prepared, CHP officials said. “This is such a standard thing we get every year,” said CHP Officer Bill Brewer. “I’m sure homeowners out there have taken every precaution.” A nearby levee along Schell Creek also overtopped in two places, sending water spilling into rural fields, Covall-Alves said. SCHELLVILLE, Calif. – A storm that dumped about two inches of rain in Sonoma County overnight flooded part of state Highway 121 for several hours as water overtopped nearby levees, officials said. Heavy rains washed out a section of the highway at Schellville early Monday, prompting state Department of Transportation officials to close less than a mile of the road. A break in the weather allowed the water to recede by noon, when the highway was reopened. Meanwhile, a levee built on private property near Sonoma Creek overtopped just before 8 a.m. Monday, flooding the property owner’s vineyard, officials said. The levee, located in a rural area about seven miles south of the city of Sonoma, already was weakened by the New Year’s storm, which caused a break that hadn’t yet been fixed, said Sandy Covall-Alves, a Sonoma County emergency services coordinator. The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning after the levee failure. last_img read more